ICC members meet on the second Monday of each month at the Commonplace Coffee House at 5:30 PM. Anyone interested in participating in the meetings in support of the goals of ICC is welcome to attend and participate.
The dance takes place April 13, 2013 from 8-11 pm at the Indiana Elks. Dress up, dress down, but definitely don’t miss out! Cover is $10 for the public, $5 for students. A cash bar is available for those 21 and older with ID.
Indiana Cares Campaign Mourns the Passing of Patricia Rawls
The Board and Members of the Indiana Cares Campaign mourns the loss of Board Member and Treasurer Patricia A, “Pat” Rawls.
Pat passed on February 2, 2013 following a valiant fight against brain cancer.
She was a soldier in the fight for women’s rights, a dedicated member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church and an animal lover.
A member of the Democratic Women’s committee, she continued active work in the recent campaign focusing on health care, as she was learning firsthand the limitations of our current system.
Surviving are her life partner, Carolyn Kerr; and sharing much of their time in Indiana, her granddaughter, Jessica Gremillion. *
Inspired by Pat’s work on behalf of women and the LGBTQ communities, the Indiana Cares Campaign established a scholarship fund in Rawls name in 2012. The Pat Rawls Memorial Scholarship aims to recognize individuals who have shown exemplary service on the part of the LGBTQ community, as well as academic excellence and community service.
“We feel this scholarship reinforces the ideals and actions that Pat embodied throughout her life,” said David Porter, chair of the scholarship committee.
The organization is currently working to establish a viable financial base for the fund, with a fundraising goal of $5000. Individuals wishing to make a charitable contribution to the scholarship fund should contact the Indiana Cares Campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship requirements and application procedures are forthcoming.
To contribute, please send your donations to:
Indiana 1st Bank
475 Ben Franklin Rd S.
c/o Indiana Cares Campaign
Pat Rawls Scholarship Fund
Indiana, Pa 15701
Come out and chase away the winter blues! The annual ICC/PFLAG Bowling Party is coming up in February. We will have giveaways, refreshments, cash bar, and, as always a lot of bowling and a lot of fun. We will also be having a 50/50 raffle in support of the Pat Rawls Scholarship Fund.
The fun begins at 7pm on Saturday, February 9, at the Indiana Elks Club on the lower level–475 S 13th St, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701. There is a $5 cover in support of facilities rental and refreshments.
The ICC holiday party is Wednesday night at 6:00pm at Bruno’s Wine Cellar. Please RSVP to
email@example.com no later than
5:00 pm Tuesday, December 11.
The 9th Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival draws to a close with a double feature of the drama Naked as We Came and the wacky German comedy Men to Kiss. Between films, join us pizza and refreshments as we celebrate another successful year.
In addition to the films and party, we will be taking up a collection for ICC’s newly established Pat Rawls Scholarship Fund. All contributions will be matched up to $250. That means a donation of 50 cents automatically becomes a dollar, $10 becomes $20, and so on. Every little bit helps. The scholarship will sponsor a student who has shown exemplary service to the LGBT community and academic achievement in their studies.
The Film Festival begins at 6:00 pm. All festivities will take place at Stouffer Hall on the IUP Campus.