Panhandlediversity.org welcomes the Shire of Hinterland!
The Shire is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism whose lands encompass the Nebraska Panhandle and Eastern Wyoming. This includes the cities of Scottsbluff/Gering, Nebraska (and outlying cities) as well as Torrington, Wyoming. The society promotes the traditions, skills and values of the middle ages, but also embraces other time periods, as-well.
The shire will be hosting a regional event soon… so if this interests you, they are actively seeking new members and friend referrals are welcome! To join please visit their facebook page and contact Robin or Pokey. (if you need, you may use our contact us page to arrange the contact).
Panhandlediversity.org is also actively recruiting we’d like to add other panhandle groups, clubs, non-profits & alternative medicine providers to make it easier for those of us with open hearts & minds to connect. See our “about us” page.
Show your support for HIV awareness by joining us, Calico Spirit, for the 2012 Panhandle AIDS Walk. Registration starts at 12p @ Trails West behind Riverside Zoo. The walk begins at 1pm with door prizes after.
Proceeds from the walk are used in education, prevention and outreach in our area. You may donate here….
As the web has changed, so have the ways we access it…
So… to make it easier to access & maintain panhandlediversity.org, we are now using WordPress! Wordpress is a powerful content-generator that powers many of the largest websites on the planet. Because of this, we can now add features that will make the website more useful on mobile devices and tie into other websites (if we chose).
As-always… there are bound to be a few hiccups during the change. Please let Pokey or Jill know if you have any issues or concerns!
An Apology…. and exciting changes ahead!
I’m fully recovered from my bout with H1N1… and I apologize for the delays in getting us back up-to-speed since. We’re now making changes that will allow other volunteers to fill-in!
We’re moving to a different software package that brings NEW features such as MOBILE-friendly access and news feeds to let you know when there are updates … but at the same time, it will make it easier to allow more volunteers to contribute to the website!
As – always, we need volunteers who are willing to help with the site & help test the changes! Contact Pokey or Jill (308) 635-3807 if you’d like to help!
On January 30, longtime friend & volunteer Marilyn (Mary) Thorsen of Torrington passed away. Mary took part in fundraising, hospitality and other Calico events until her health made attending the events difficult over the past couple of years. She was mother to fellow volunteer Bill M who said she was at-peace and “ready for the next part of her journey.” Her unique cheer & enthusiasm will be missed.
Nearly 100 attended this year’s World AIDS Day Memorial, which consisted of art show & dinner, and then a multi-media presentation remembering those we’ve lost over the years. Live entertainment was provided by local group Yes, Ma’m, whom you may remember from the AIDS Walk in September.
Pictured are some of the volunteers who helped make this year’s event possible!