Q13 Changemakers Segment

Pizza Klatch was recently selected to appear on Q13 News for a special new series entitled “Changemakers.” “Changemakers,” intends to highlight local folx that are making our community better and we are extremely honored to be a part of it. Huge thanks to Matt Lorch and the team at Q13 for highlighting our organization and the LGBTQ+ community! Because of the attention garnered for PK regarding this segment, we were also asked to appear on iHeart Radio (a link to that interview is available in our News/Events section) so we are eternally grateful for this opportunity and all the continued support.

You can check out our “Changemakers” segment here!

iHeart Radio Interview

Recently our Executive Director, Rosalinda Noriega and Program Manager, Brett Rader were invited to speak about the history and mission of Pizza Klatch on iHeart Radio. You can listen to the interview here!

OlyTalks Interview

PK Executive Director, Rosalinda Noriega, sat down with Emma Margraf and Jim Cooper of the local OlyTalks podcast in November of 2018 to talk about Pizza Klatch and supporting LGBTQ+ youth in general. You can listen to the full interview here.

 

March 17th Show at Le Voyeur!

This Sunday (March 17th) Pizza Klatch has partnered with local venue Le Voyeur as well as some really great bands for a night of  music and community support! A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will go towards Pizza Klatch so you can enjoy some great music AND support the LGBTQ+ youth of Thurston County! Huge thanks to Le Voyeur and all the participating bands for this awesome partnership! The show is all ages and $5 at the door. See you Sunday at 7PM!

 

Vanderbuilt University Students Visit Pizza Klatch!

This past Thursday, PK received a very special visit to the office by a group of students from Vanderbuilt University out of Nashville, Tennessee. The students were spending their spring break traveling to different LGBTQ+ focused organizations here on the west coast and volunteering their time any way they can. During their visit with us, they worked together to paint our logo on a large piece of canvas for the the wall in our meeting space. It looks amazing and we can’t wait to display it! Thank you, Vanderbuilt students!

RAIN 2019 Newsletter

RAIN (Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network) has released their first newsletter of 2019 and included coverage of PK’s 2019 Gayla event! The RAIN business resource group exists to help Washington State create safe and inclusive workplaces where every LGBTQ+ employee can bring their full authentic self to work, enabling them to do their best work every day for the people of Washington. The group will provide resources and support to employees and the stakeholders serviced by state agencies. You can download a pdf of the newsletter here!

The 2018 Gayla Featured Performer: Mary Lambert!

Introducing Pizza Klatch’s 2018 Slice of the Good Life Gayla feature performer:  Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert is a two-time Grammy nominee, singer, songwriter, poet, activist and author, She is especially known for writing the chorus for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ marriage-equality anthem “Same Love”. Lambert wrote from her vantage point of being both a Christian and a lesbian.

“She is just shimmering – each song is performing with emotion, performance and raw honesty. It’s quite rare to come across something this real, and when we do, it’s an absolute pleasure.”

  Renowned for Sound by Helena Ho

Videos of Mary:

Secrets   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqqqV50zaAc

She Keeps Me Warm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhqH-r7Xj0E

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS – SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT (OFFICIAL VIDEO)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlVBg7_08n0

Know your Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsc01-0V_QU

Hang Out with You   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rz2-thDmuw


Tickets Available at www.washingtoncenter.org
          Or Call the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Line at 360 753-8586

The First 125 Tickets Sold using the PROMO CODE:   

pizza    

gets $10 off the ticket price.

 

Adult, Student and Senior Prices Available.

Pizza Klatch is an option for Combined Fund Drive participants

The Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is Washington State’s workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. State and higher education employees are invited to give to the charity of their choice through payroll contribution and agency fundraising events.

For more than 30 years, Washington State has proven to be one of the most giving states in the nation. Each year, over 15,000 active and retired public employees pledge more than $5 million to over 1,700 local, national and global charities. That number is good enough to place Washington State third in the nation amongst state employee giving programs, an incredible feat given the fact that our great state is 13th in overall population.

CFD participants can contribute to Pizza Klatch.  Our CFD number is 1481491.

A state employee can make a contribution safely and easily through the CFD’s online system, or with a paper contribution form in any of the following ways:

Monthly Contribution
A recurring amount will be taken out of each paycheck until the employee chooses to stop.

One-time contribution
A single donation is collected and distributed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Limited Time contribution
Donations will be taken out of each paycheck for a set amount of time as defined by the employee.

Personal check

The Combined Fund Drive campaign runs annually from the beginning of October to the end of December and is administered in over 250 different agencies and higher education institutions.

County Committees also put together events around the state that help bring donations to the charities of the CFD.

To find out more about the Washington State Combined Fund Drive, see their home page.

 

Pizza Klatch is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.