23rd Annual Southern Comfort Conference: SCC update

Greetings everyone,

Hope things are going well for you and you are enjoying the warmer weather.

Here is an update from SCC central …

The conference schedule is almost complete. I hope to have it posted on our website directly. We have a couple of new optional events … to include dinner, at the 57th Regiment restaurant, and the Atlanta movie tour … both should prove to be “winners”

Our seminar lineup is one of the best in years. Seminar director Joann and her lieutenant, Debbie, have done a super job.
We are also working on trying to get Kristin Beck to attend … hopefully she will agree to a visit.

This year we are proud to be presenting Out & Equal Friday at SCC. The folks at O&E are going to present various seminars and will be providing our keynote speaker for Friday lunch. Additionally, they will be in the pre-function area with their “LGBT Career Link.” O&E has create this program to help people in our community find employment. We are excited to have them.

Our vendor area has been well “stocked” with vendors by our Marketplace director, Shari. Please plan to visit the Marketplace and purchase something from our vendors … they will appreciate it!!

And let’s not forget our entertainment. Christy promises me that most of you will not get much sleep. There will be movies, karaoke, receptions, dancing, just to name a few.

If you have not registered yet, what ya waiting for?? Put it on your to do list. Go to sccatl.org to register Do not forget to book your room at the Crowne. Last year we “sold out” and many folks had to stay “off campus.” Don’t let this happen to you. Book your room now!!

Our last planning meeting is on July 13 at the Crowne Plaza @ Ravinia, Atlanta, Ga. It will be held in the Perimeter Suite on the 3rd floor of the hotel. Follow the signs to find it. It will start at 10AM sharp. Please be aware that no new business will be discussed at this meeting. We will be finalizing the schedule of the 2013 conference only.

We still have a few rooms left at the $69.00 friends and family rate for the meeting. Use the code SM9 when you register. This room discount ends June 21st.

Our Saturday night reception will start around 7PM in room 1221. Refreshments will be served, as always, at the last reception. 50% discount codes will be available to those at the party. This will allow you purchase a “conference only” registration at 1/2 price. You must be at the reception to get a discount code.

DJ Christy will be hosting Karaoke … room to be announced … come sing your hearts out!!

Side note… just as last year … no one without a registration will be allowed in any SCC events … there will be no exceptions.

Lastly, I am sorry to report that Joann Roberts, one of the founders of the Transgender Forum, is not doing well and is in hospice. She was one of the pioneers in getting the word out to our community with the TG Forum and Ladylike magazine. Our prayers go out to her.

For those of us that were TGF chat addicts, the news is that the Forum is being revived. If you would like to check it out go to http://www.tgforum. com/. It’s free to register!!

Hope to see y’all at the conference … less than two months away!!!


Alexis Dee
2013 SCC Conference Chair
alexis@sccatl. org
http://sccatl. org/content/



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