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Tuesday Marriage Equality California Meeting: Media Savvy

Tuesday, February 01, 2005
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location Details:
Chapel of the Chimes

4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

MECAMail!© Marriage Equality California,
a project of Equality California Institute and
"Marriage, Anything Less Is Less Than Equal"

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Change of location for this meeting:

Chapel of the Chimes

4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Special presentation: Media savvy

February is anniversary month for many of the SF-married
couples and for the historic events that took place last year. It will bring many
opportunties to get out our message of civil marriage equality in news stories,
letters to editors, or radio call-ins. Does talking to the media make you nervous?
Are you focused on what message you want to convey?

Public Relations professional and EQCA (Equality California) board member Linton
Johnson will join us for a presentation on how to be an effective spokesperson for
marriage equality. Please join us for our monthly meeting.

I would like to publicly thank the many professionals who volunteered their time
last Saturday morning at “(AB205 ) and Love, Kisses, Wills, and Trusts” held at
Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. There was lots of great information and time for
private discussion. So THANK YOU:

Allison Rodman organized the whole event and was there to discuss funeral and
cemetery arrangements, as well as medical power of attorney for health care, and
other important concerns.

Our volunteer notary, Mary Kearny Stroube, M.S, . J.D. and author of “I do …..don’t
I?” A Guide to Understanding the California Domestic Partner Rights &
Responsibilities Act for Couples and Professionals. We now have a copy of the book.
Two couples officially became domestic partners at the event with Mary providing the
notarizing. And thanks to her “partner in crime” Britt Alkire.

Catherine Pinkas is an investment representative for Edward Jones.

Elizabeth Callaway is a professional fiduciary.

Alma Soongi Beck is an attorney focusing on estates and trusts, domestic
partnerships, and property co-ownership issues.

Emily Doskow is a mediator, attorney focusing on adoptions, and a legal editor for
NOLO Press which has many useful resources for the LGBT community.

Paula Taylor is a Long Term Care Insurance Specialist.

Deb Kinney, of Boutiette & Von Hermann, LLP practices family law and estate work.

Klimist & Shore are mortgage professionals with Aspire Funding.

Dana Wilson is Realtor.

Mel and Geert joined us from Immigration Equality and shared MECA’s table.

All of these people are wonderful resources. MECA thanks them for their participation.

Robin, Jan and Heidi
Chapter Leaders

Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30-9:00 PM. Check our
Alameda County Chapter website for upcoming events.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jan 28, 2005 10:02PM
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