Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Becca" and O.P.E.N.

Angela and newborn daughter, Rebecca, whom from now on will be referred to as "Becca", had been coming home from a walk when Don spied them passing by. He immediately yelled out the door and asked Angela to stop so that we could meet Becca.

Don, Angela, and Becca. Don is all "dressed up", as we were about to leave for the 1st annual O.P.E.N. dinner (Out Professional & Executive Network).

Don speaking with Marty, whom he has known for years, and whom is on the Board of Directors of the group.

Chatting with me is Susan, from Mazomanie, WI, during the social hour prior to the dinner.......

Our friend Woody, attended as well. We had a very nice time, meeting and chatting with several interesting people.

The keynote speaker that evening was Rebecca Ryan. Instead of trying to write a synopsis of who she is and what she spoke about, which was very interesting, I decided to use what was written already.

"The keynote address will be delivered by Rebecca Ryan, founder of Next Generation Consulting Inc, who will inspire the group with ideas to make our area a more vibrant, welcoming place to live and work, and what a strong LGBTQ community means for that goal.

Next Generation Consulting ranked Madison the #1 midsize Next CityTM in 2009 due to its growing population of young knowledge workers.

In general, Next Cities™ are places with the assets and amenities that attract and retain a young, educated work force. They have bustling city centers, walkable neighborhoods, diverse career opportunities, and vibrant art and music scenes."

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