Quarterly Luncheon Series

In 2011 the DGLCC refashioned our Lunch Series into a quarterly event in order to improve impact, spur greater attendance and bring strong presenters to our membership. As you can see below, the quarterly lunches have featured leaders from all aspects of the Colorado Community.
Quarterly lunches are typically scheduled for the second Thursday of the following months: January, April, July and August. For quarterly luncheon speaker/topic suggestions or locations, please contact Sally Taylor.

Speakers and Topics:

April Luncheon – CO State Senator Pat Steadman

April 17th,  2014
 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel – 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202

Pat Steadman was selected in May 2009 to fill a vacancy in the Colorado State Senate that occurred when former Sen. Jennifer Veiga announced her resignation from office due to her planned relocation to Australia.  At age 49, Pat has been a long-time resident of Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  He grew up in Westminster, Colorado, and graduated from Westminster High School, Regis College and the University of Colorado School of Law.  In 2010 Pat was elected to finish out Sen. Veiga’s term, and in 2012 he was reelected to a full four-year term.  He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Joint Budget Committee.

As a lobbyist, Pat worked extensively to support public education, advance civil rights and civil liberties, protect a woman’s right to choose, expand worker’s rights, and defeat censorship and other far-right assaults on cherished freedoms.  Over the course of 15 years of lobbying his accomplishments were many and included several significant pieces of legislation protecting the LGBT community that were sponsored by his predecessor, Sen. Veiga.

Pat has always been actively engaged in his community.  He was appointed by Mayor Webb to the Denver Women’s Commission and by Mayor Hickenlooper to the Denver GLBT Commission, and was the first person to chair the Advisory Board for Denver’s Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations.  He has spoken at countless forums and debates, appeared on television and radio programs and campaigned for and against various ballot issues across the state.  As a senator, Pat continues to fight for progressive causes and give voice to those communities and issues that for too long have been marginalized and under-represented in the state legislature.  In 2013 he was honored at the White House with the Harvey Milk Champion of Change Award for more than two decades of advocacy for equal rights.

Please Register Online today:      
Members $28.00  Non-Members $35.00

Luncheon will be held in the “Windows Room”

Special discounted Self-parking rate of $6.00 for the event only will be extended by the Sheraton.  Self-Parking – Garage entrance is on the right side of 15th Street. Vouchers will be provided to exit  the garage  for the $6.00 rate.