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ABOUT OUR CLUB & WEBSITE
Club membership is open to all Villages residents who identify as LGBT or friends of the LGBT community. Our purpose is to provide for LGBT communication and social events as well as create visibility, acceptance, and understanding through community participation and charitable events. We welcome your suggestions and input. Our website is designed for communication directed to the LGBT community of the tri-county area of Marion, Lake, and Sumter Counties. Events, information, resources of local interest are featured here.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
"Family" activities and events are open to all members of our club, and are targeted at the LGBT community at large. A valid Villages ID is needed for designated "Club Events" only. All other events are held by our members, and are considered "community" or "private" events that are held in members' homes, rented facilities in the Villages, or locations outside The Villages where residence is not required. Contact the sponsor directly for more information on those events.
Our club supports a number of charities through the "Power of Love" campaign. If you would like to have our club support your charity, please contact us. Plan in advance for timely posting and support.
Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month at Bacall Recreation Center from 3:00 until 4:30 pm. Since meetings are not held every month, check for meeting announcements on this website. Meeting minutes and treasurer's reports are available on request.
"It is the policy of the Village Community Development Districts that no group holding Resident Lifestyle membership in or enjoying privileges of the Resident Lifestyle Groups shall discriminate against any person on the basis of age, race, nationality, handicap, physical disability, color, creed, religious preference, gender or sexual orientation."
We limit our email communications to once weekly. We encourage you to bookmark and refer to our website regularly. Our website address is noted in our emails to you.
We respect your privacy. We do not publish, sell, or otherwise distribute your private information. No membership lists are kept.
Please ensure the accuracy of your request before submission. Correcting errors after a notice is created is time consuming. You will be sent a "proof" of your announcement/ad via email for your approval prior to posting. Please review it carefully as we must limit corrections after publication. Additional charges will be applied for multiple changes. We reserve the right to refuse or edit any requests made for website publication. Event flyers will be limited to 150 words.
Please do not use the contact us link to request event tickets. Read the ads carefully and contact the person/s mentioned in the ad directly via post, phone, or e-mail. Holiday event tickets sell out quickly; avoid disappointment and order your tickets early.
We sincerely welcome your feedback. Please use the Contact Form to send us your comments, questions, or concerns. We will reply to all feedback submitted in a timely manner.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
The Rainbow Club will frequently post photographs and/or videos on the Rainbow Family and Friends website. The Rainbow Club will not post or authorize posting of photographs or videos on YOUTUBE, FaceBook, or any other social media without permission from participants.
Sports events held at Villages sports facilities are open to members and guests with a Villages ID/Guest ID. Sports events held outside The Villages or in public venues are open to all. Sports events are posted on our calendar and the Sports page.
TIMELINESS OF SUBMISSIONS
Please submit your requests in a timely manner - at least 6 weeks prior to the event. Last minute or rush requests may be subject to additional fees.
We reserve the right to refuse or edit any requests made for website publication. EVENT FLYERS are limited to 150 words.
Our website is updated weekly. Please plan in advance for your announcements. Accuracy & clarity is important when submitting information to be posted. Please use the contact form or website email.
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