SAY HELLO to friends – old and new, and ones you haven’t met before. We’ll be live and in 3 dimensions, not on a computer screen! Say hello to our new name Trans Community of New England! The BBQ and more will be at TCNE on May 15 at 3PM, the last time we will meet at this location. The location is 30 Guinan Street, Waltham MA 02451. Click here for directions via Google Maps. Registration for this BBQ is at the end of this post.
SAY GOODBYE to the TCNE clubhouse before we permanently close the Waltham location at the end of May. Our gathering will be outside, but you’ll be able to walk through the clubhouse one last time.
AFTER DECADES in our Waltham clubhouse, we have finally decided that it is time to move on. Like a favorite sweater, the clubhouse has served us well for so many years. It has provided a place to be yourself, to see old friends and make new ones, and most importantly, a place to turn for those of us who had nowhere else to go.
We are proud to be able to say that we have outgrown our clubhouse in so many ways.
Our community …
- is all around New England, not just near Waltham
- includes people of all physical abilities, including those who are unable to climb the stairs or otherwise navigate our clubhouse
- includes people of all ages
- includes people of all gender identities
… is so much more than a club! …. its a community!
AFTER MONTHS of searching for the perfect affordable location, we finally realized there isn’t one. Instead of leasing one sub-optimal space, we are partnering with community organizations to set up satellite locations that will provide greater geographic reach.
We are holding off on finalizing the specific locations until the pandemic further dies down. If you are interested in organizing one of our future satellite locations, please email email@example.com. Location organizers will be responsible for scheduling and hosting monthly or biweekly social gatherings. TCNE will provide a facility, promotion, and other support.
* Not closer to all of you, but likely most of you.
To reflect that our community is so much more than a club, we have changed our name (one more time) to the Trans Community of New England.
Everything Must Go!
Without a fixed location, we won’t need most of what is in the clubhouse today. We are saving important records and artifacts, but everything else is up for grabs (free!). Furniture, framed art, those legendary couch pillows, and select TCNE memorabilia will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
We can’t say goodbye to the clubhouse without thanking Janet Asch. Janet has helped keep the clubhouse humming along for years, managing the office and hosting social gatherings. We’ll take time to celebrate and thank Janet for her dedication and countless contributions.
Come hungry and masked!
We’ll provide the bbq basics – burgers and hot dogs, chips, and drinks. No need to bring anything, though if you would like to bring something please email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate. Consistent with state guidelines, masks will be required inside the clubhouse at all times. Masks will be required outside when you are not eating. We will provide flexible seating to permit maintaining social distance while eating.