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<i>POOL MAY OR MAY NOT BE HEATED DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF MEN IN THE WATER.</i>
POOL MAY OR MAY NOT BE HEATED DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF MEN IN THE WATER.

My friends,

Every couple of weeks, I get up in front of over one hundred fifty people at the South Florida Pride Centers' Coffee & Conversation to tell everyone about the A Celebration of Friends celebrations and mission.
During these meetings, I also get an opportunity to hug and sometimes kiss all who will let me. As I talk about the ACOF, I unabashedly tell every person there “I love you” and can do this because of heros like you, the brave mature men and their admirers from all over the world, who have attended past Celebrations.

Thousands of you in the past sixteen years have met attending ACOF Celebrations. You have been the ones who helped us raise over $220,000 for local charities.

You have made a difference on this planet. You have been the ones who have taught us what’s really important for the mature man and his admirer. I thank you for all your kindness.
We grew up in a generation where the culture literally threw many obstacles to prevent gay men and women from finding happiness, companionship and acceptance.

A person born before 1970 had it drilled into them that same sex love was wrong. Society made being homosexual and any homosexual act a crime. Our medical profession told us we were sick, mentally deranged and in needed of therapy, while our churches preached we were sinners, abominations and intrinsically evil. Our nation would not even permit us to enlist in the military. A gay person born before the 1970’s had no hope and had to deal with their "perversion" on their own.

Thank you for your kindness. Because of men like you, we have persevered; mature gay gatherings are now common place, our doctors now know there is nothing wrong with us, our military accepts us, our goverment now honors same sex marriages and our churches are still our churches. It is because of you that I can stand up here and truly say, “I love you all’. Thank you for taking a stand and remaining true to yourself against such great obstacles.

<i>Wake up each morning at our coffee klatch and later lunch.</i>
Wake up each morning at our coffee klatch and later lunch.

A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDS IS HEADING WEST THIS SUMMER!

JOIN US THIS YEAR AND HELP US CHANGE THE WORLD AS WE CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!

Our Board decided it was time for a HUGE Change in our 19th Celebration, so we decided to book our next event in Hollywood's favorite playground, Palm Springs.

So head on over to our web site (www.celebrationoffriends.org) and register for our Palm Springs Lusty Luau. Check out all the details for making your reservation early at our host hotel.
Second WARNING: There are a limited number of rooms at the host hotel. Rooms will be reserved on a first come/first reserve basis.

A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDS PALM SPRINGS LUSTY LUAU PROCEDURES:

REGISTRATION:

$130 - 1 - 30 April 2019
$140 - 1 - 31 May 2019
$150 - 1 - 30 June 2019
$160 - 1 - 18 July 2019 (CASH ONLY)
Daily Passes: $50 (Thursday - Sunday) Cash only

Registration fees include:

a. Admittance into hotel pool area.
b. Daily Lunch (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
c. Daily Happy Hour (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
d. All Contest Entries: grass skirt, toga, sexy swim suite, speedo, sexy senior & most outrageous costume.

You have a choice on how to make your payment (through Paypal or other credit card.)
Once payment is received you will be sent an email with instructions on how to book your room(s) at our host hotel.

Hotel Room Rates:
Nightly - $120 includes: Resort Fee & Admittance into all Hotel areas AND OUR PRIVATE POOL & HOT TUB. (You must register first with ACOF.)

    1. You have a choice on how to make your payment (through Paypal or other credit card.)
    2. Once payment is received you will be sent an email with instructions on how to book your room(s).

Daily Passes: $50 (Thursday - Sunday) Cash only

Host Hotel Room Rates:
nightly - $120 includes: Resort Fee & Admittance into all Hotel areas AND OUR PRIVATE POOL & HOT TUB. (You must register first with ACOF.)

<i>Feel good about yourself no matter who you are.</i>
Feel good about yourself no matter who you are.

Daily Schedule:

THURSDAY JULY 18

8:00AM - 10:00AM
Coffee Klatch
9:00 AM- 6:00 PM - REGISTRATION
11:00AM - 12:00 - Lunch
5:00 - 6:00 PM - E KOMO MAI - WELCOME HAPPY HOUR

FRIDAY JULY 19

8:00AM - 10:00AM
Coffee Klatch
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - REGISTRATION
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - LUNCH
4:00 PM - 5:00PM SEXY SPEEDO / GRASS / TOGA CONTEST
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR

SATURDAY JULY 20

8:00AM - 10:00AM
Coffee Klatch
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - LUNCH
4:00 PM - 5:00PM
SEXY SENIOR / SEXY SWIM SUIT / MOST OUTRAGEOUS COSTUME CONTEST/ MR. ACOF 2019 AWARD
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - HAPPY HOUR

SUNDAY JULY 21

8:00AM - 10:00AM Coffee Klatch
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM - REGISTRATION OPEN

JOIN US THIS YEAR AND HELP US CHANGE THE WORLD!!!

<i>Prizes will be awarded; accumulating up to Mr. ACOF 2019.</i>
Prizes will be awarded; accumulating up to Mr. ACOF 2019.
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WHERE MATURE MEN MINGLE!
Next time you’re in Fort Lauderdale come to our weekly KLASSIC COFFEE KLATCH at the SKOLNICK CENTER, 800 SW 36 AVE POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069

A Celebration of Friends, Inc. is a registered 501(c)4 nonprofit whose purpose is to benefit the community.

MISSION STATEMENT: The A Celebration of Friends mission is to provide warm, comfortable, safe and engaging gatherings recognizing and promoting self-worth, dignity, kindness and friendships of and within our senior population.

JOIN US THIS YEAR AND HELP US CHANGE THE WORLD!!!

TOM (TOMCAT) PENCE
PRESIDENT,
A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDS, INC.
www.celebrationoffriends.org