Emeritus

Celebrating the individuals that have helped make BOTB what it is today!

banderson

Brad Anderson, Sr.

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rbarrera

Roger Barrera

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ejblack

E.J. Black

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Ed Clawson

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jeffcolwell

Jeff Colwell

Member Since 2008

I have been involved with or attending Bunnies going on 13 years now. I became a member in 2008 with encouragement from friends and have enjoyed every minute of it. I served on the Board as Treasurer for 2 years and have continued to assist as I can in the years since.

 

We (Bryan and I) make sure that Bunnies is part of our Easter plans every year. It has been fun to tell people about Bunnies and to introduce the event to friends local and afar.

 

Seeing the difference BOTB makes in the LGBT community is what keeps me wanting to be involved as a member of the organization. The excitement of getting the event ready (plus hard work) and finding out how much is being given away each year is hard to match. Knowing you were part of making that happen for the beneficiaries is a great experience and I’m grateful to the active members who do the work to make the event a success.

johncox

John Cox, III

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edmason

Ed Mason

Member Since 1993

I went to my first Bunny event in 1992, working as a Volunteer; the following year I became a member. I was prompted to get involved by a Bunny friend after the death of my 17 yr. life partner. I needed a new beginning, and Bunnies work and friendships helped immensely with this new beginning. Joining was a great decision.

 

I became a Board member in year 2, and I think remained one all of the years after, that I was active. I went Emeritus after about 8 years ago.

 

I have always been proud of the organization and the gifts we have made to our community. The day of the check distribution for me is really one of the big highlights of being a Bunny. So many organizations are alive and well because of our efforts! Seeing the joy on the faces of the recipients is fantastic!

 

In addition to giving the money away, the party itself Is the best! Great music, and surrounded by my most important friends, all of whom are, or have been Bunnies!

jmitchell

Jonathan Mitchell

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jimtaylor

Jim Taylor

Member Since 1987

I first attended a Bunnies party (known as ‘BFP’ in those days!) in 1987, and have not missed one since.  I was honored to be the first pres. when BOTB officially incorporated Bunnies On The Bayou and received our non-profit status in 1993, served 2 terms as president and board member for approximately 15 years.

 

BOTB is so special to me not only because of all the fun and frivolity but in memory of many original Bunny friends lost to AIDS. And now most importantly because of the significant contributions to our LGBT community made possible by so many generous donors and sponsors.

 

Following a career in oil and gas and later with a national non-profit organization, I’m now happily retired and devote time to traveling, reading, exercising and volunteering with several local non-profits.

 

“I like a martini, two at most……three I’m under the table, four I’m under my host.” – Dorothy Parker