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30 May 2005
The Story So Far...
2005 is almost half gone and what an interesting year it has been so far. In December I was elected as President of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. Fortunately for me, I had already served about five months as President; I was elected in June of last year when Sister Gina resigned. That little trial run helped me to get used to the position and gave me a good background for this year. Of course, like most anything, I'm constantly learning from and being challenged by my role as a leader in the Order.

In January I turned over the Board Chair position to the capable and skilled Sister Rox!. Having served as Board Chair for two years, I felt a little protective of the position. However, I couldn't have hand-picked a better person. Sister Rox! brings so many great things to the position and has taken things to a new level. After having spent the last several months trying to be both the Board Chair and the President, I was relieved to give up the one so that I could focus on the other. As President I am still a Board Member so I get to be involved in a part of the Order I enjoy, I just have less responsibility, which is a Very Good Thing.

Sister Edith and Nv Sr VivaThe month of February saw the return of bingo, now called REVIVAL Bingo, natch. When Sister Betty moved to Maine, we put bingo on hiatus so that we could give some thought to what we wanted to do with it. After many months, Sister Tilly took on the role of Bingo Chair and has done an amazing job of recreating and expanding on a fun and successful event. Instead of the Scholarship Fund, Bingo is now working with various community organisations to help them raise money. So far we've worked with the AIDS Emergency Fund, Magnet and Stop AIDS, with more planned. Although I've been giving advice and suggestions, it's been nice to be able to step back from this project. And I was really happy to discover that I was excited about the return of bingo; after almost three years of continuous involvement, I was afraid that I would be burnt out.

Sisters Edith and Dana and Donna SachetIn February, the Sisters joined the queer community in supporting the tsunami-ravaged countries by participating in "Turning The Tide", a benefit for the Rainbow World Fund. It was a stellar event that raised a lot of much-needed funds. And it was amazing seeing so many people come together. So much of our work is focused here in the Bay Area, which certainly isn't a bad thing, but it was good to remember that we all share this little planet.

Sisters Gina and EdithThe Sisters attended the San Francisco Imperial Court's Coronation again this year. Last year we attended largely because it was our 25th Anniversary. Amazingly, we had a major presence and nearly all of us showed up in time to walk as a group. This year we attended to show support for one of our own. The new Emperor of San Francisco, Emperor John Richard, is also known as Sister Penny Lane. As far as I know, this is the first time a Sister has ever been elected as Emperor. I'm sure that he will bring the same devotion and drive to his role as Emperor that he brings to his role as a Sister. read further…

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