To Our Membership:
As you all know this year marks the beginning of a new era for our LGBT military family. In just a few more weeks .... end of June maybe... DADT will draw its final desperate gasp and die. It will be a time long remembered and long overdue.
Blue Alliance has continued to work in our role as a support organization for LGBT graduates and cadets of USAFA. Recently we have done interviews with AP and NPR that have been widely disseminated. But more importantly we have been working with the office of Congressman Jared Polis to further our relationship with the Academy Administration. Congressman Polis is on the Board of Visitors and was the guest speaker at our dinner last year.
For this coming year we have set two new goals to go along with our day to day mission. First we intend to get Affinity Status with the AOG as quickly as we can. Our application will be presented at the next AOG Board meeting in May. To help us with this effort, we need to have 25 signatures from our membership on the application. If you would like to be a signatory please respond back to me here. Karl Alverez is currently working on the application and will contact you about the signature we need.
Second: We want to become a significant asset to the Administration and the Board of Visitors as they implement the repeal of DADT. This goal may be harder to achieve but we are already making headway.
In our continuing role as a social networking organization.... we have a big weekend planned at the Academy in November! Our annual dinner and Board Meeting will be held at USAFA on Army weekend. So save the dates... Nov 4th, 5th and 6th to come to Colorado Springs! We will be asking the AOG to allow the dinner at Doolittle this year and we expect to get it. We had a great dinner last year and plan to have this one be even bigger and better. Also, plan to attend the Army game on Saturday because we plan to invite Knights Out to tailgate with us for the event. There will be mandatory fun had by all!
As always we thank each of you for your support. In order for us to continue in our efforts we need a little help. We are asking for a voluntary suggested donation of $50 to Blue Alliance to keep us funded for another year. You can make a fully tax deductible donation at the website and it will be much appreciated. Your Board's work is totally voluntary and your entire donation will go to support our mission.
Again, thanks to all and if you would like to help with any future projects please let us know.