Yesterday I was elected to and attended my first meeting of the board of directors of Episcopal Response to AIDS. We're dedicated to assisting and building up HIV/AIDS ministries of Episcopal parishes and associated organizations in the Greater NY area. For us that means the Episcopal dioceses of New York, Newark, and Long Island. I'm treasurer now, and we're beginning to think about next year's AIDS Walk in New York, which is May 21. We're also planning the 2007 World AIDS Day worship service, which will be Saturday, December 1 at St. Paul's Chapel in Manhattan at 6 PM. So there's a lot going on.
Also, our RFP for the 2008 funding cycle was released earlier this month, and proposals for funding are due back to us by October 12. We anticipate grants totalling $30,000 in this cycle, so if you are or know of an Episcopal organization or parish that has some sort of HIV/AIDS ministry, please check us out.