We are devastated and outraged by the death of Tyre Nichols following the hateful and disgraceful actions of five members of the Memphis Police Department. The criminal decisions made by those officers not only took a life, but they deeply wounded a family and fractured the trust between the community and law enforcement as a whole. Although it does not restore the life taken, we are happy to know that all of the officers involved were terminated and that all the officers involved were charged and will face punishment for their actions.
Terrible acts such as this undermine the trust that GOALcfl seeks to reinforce between law enforcement agencies in Central Florida and the communities that we serve, because we know that a bad cop anywhere erodes trust in all cops everywhere. Importantly, we remain committed to working towards justice, equity, and equality within the area of law enforcement, and serving our Central Florida community in a way that builds trust and understanding with not only the LGBTQ+ community, but all people within Central Florida.
You asked for it and GOALcfl is bringing it! GOALcfl’s Second Annual Drag Me To Brunch Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no April fools joke here!!! This is a brunch you don’t want to miss! Your $30.00 admission includes an unlimited buffet and entertainment hosted by Kitana Gemini, featuring Kaija Adonis, Evelyn Adonis and Peru! DJ KDK will be keeping the party alive. Drinks and bottomless mimosa packages can be purchased separately. This event will sell out! Click on the link below to get your tickets before they are gone! See you there! http://bit.ly/3WppBm5
We had a great turnout at our first GOALcfl general membership meeting on January 18, 2023! Thank you to all of our retuning and new members who joined us!
A very special THANK YOU to Congressman Darren Soto and Greg Miraglia, President & CEO from Out to Protect, for taking time out of their busy schedules to speak to our membership! We truly appreciate your partnership!
As this year quickly comes to an end, we hope you all had the opportunity to spend time with your friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.
Your GOALcfl Board of Directors want to wish you a Happy New Year!
Our members have accomplished so much this past year and we are grateful for all you do! As 2023 will take off in full swing in less than 4 days, we are eager to continue the great work that our organization has been accomplishing.
As most of our members know, we had our election for several open Board of Directors positions back in November, 2022. Please welcome several returning and new GOALcfl Board of Directors for 2023:
Executive Director: Ashley Figueroa
President: Brandon Ragan
General Counsel: Chris Tatum
Vice President: Robin Petrie
Public Relations Manager: Shannon Carson
Recording Secretary: Audrey Casper
Treasurer: Amanda White
Assistant Treasurer: Menachem Green
Sergeant at Arms: Dani Torres
The first Board of Directors meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, January 04, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. via zoom and our first general membership meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at our normal location (2220 Edgewater Drive) at 6:30 p.m. Please encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
As we kick off the new year, it’s time to pay your 2023 GOALcfl membership dues. A hyperlink was sent to our current members in order for you to make a payment. If your agency is paying them for you, please reach out to our Treasurer, Amanda, so she can generate an invoice for your agency (email@example.com). Also include a point of contact for her to email the invoice to. As a reminder, professional members are $30.00 and associate members are $15.00. You can locate information about professional and associate memberships by clicking on the membership tab on the top right corner of our homepage. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope everyone has the opportunity to spend time with their friends and family during this holiday season. We want to thank all of our GOALcfl members who are working during the holiday and new year to keep our communities safe! Thanks for all you do!
Also, make sure to click on the EVENT tab on the top right corner of our home page for information on our first in-person meeting that will be taking place on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
The Board of Directors are always looking for GOALcfl members caught in the spotlight helping serve the community and our GOALcfl organization!
Each quarter, members will be announced in the membership spotlight announcement! GOALcfl would like to announce Robin and Jennifer Petrie as our December 2022 GOALcfl spotlights.
Robin and Jennifer became members of GOALcfl to assist in GOALcfl’s mission to support, educate and promote a positive relationship between LGBTQ+ law enforcement professionals and the community. Through Robin’s position with her agency and being a LGBTQ+ Liaison, she was able to help members of the community in their times of need. With that, her desire to do more with the community led them both to GOALcfl!
Robin and Jennifer can always be found at GOALcfl events and bringing new sponsors into our organization. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with their three kids, pictured in the photo below!
Robin and Jennifer, thank you for all you do for Robin’s agency, GOALcfl and the community. For all of these reasons and many more, we recognize you in our December 2022 Membership Spotlight!
Who will be our March 2023 Spotlight? Send your pictures and stores representing GOALcfl in the community to Prmanager@goalcfl.org. It could put you in the spotlight.
This free LGBTQ+ training is being sponsored by GOALcfl for Criminal Justice Professionals and Allies. The attendee will be provided with a wide range of topics to include LGBTQ+ competency, terminology, hate crimes law discussion, panel discussion and networking opportunities. Attendees will be provided with a full hot breakfast buffet, coffee breaks, and more! If you need more information about this free training please email firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited so reserve now by clicking on the link below:
We are so proud of our organization and the commitment our members have to community engagement! You will always find our members out and about making a difference in the communities they live, work and serve.
Our members and other donors SHOWED UP! For our Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting the OWL program at the LGBT Center Orlando, we were able to make 40 Thanksgiving baskets! This includes all off the traditional Thanksgiving fixings and a $25.00 gift card in each basket for them to purchase a turkey or another protein of their choice.
Thank you to all of our members that donated to make this initiative successful! It couldn’t be done with out your support!
EVENT ALERT!!! Join us for a fun-filled fundraiser Saturday, November 19, 2022, for GOALcfl (Gay Officers Action League Central Florida) at The Veranda Thornton Park located at 707 E Washington Street Orlando FL 32801 from 7:00p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Tickets are on pre-sale now for $20.00. Day of event tickets will be $30.00. Get yours now by clicking on the link below to save on your purchase!
Tickets include two Tito’s cocktails, frozen turkey bowling and corn hole games. For the entertainment Line-up, we will have DJ KDK spinning the music as well as AWESOME drag queen performances by Kitana Gemini, Georgia Gemini, Tik Tak and Evalyn Adonis. See you all there!
Event is Sponsored by: Veranda Thornton Park, Thornton Park District, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/460525463057