TWC's Mission
  • The goal of Together We Can is to provide educational opportunities on substance abuse issues to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities.

TWC's History 
  • According to Legend – and some “old timers” – after the annual Oxley retreat, some members thought that it would be helpful to have “something to get us through the winter”.
  • The beginning of this conference was a simple one-day event in March 1982.
  • The name “Mid-Winter Warm-up” was given to a day long session of workshops, buffet supper and dance at a members home.
  • The phrase “Together We Can” appeared after the first few years and became the permanent conference title in 1987.
  • We became a 501C (3) Non-Profit Corporation in 1990.
  • This has since evolved from a church basement to high profile hotels with a full weekend of varied workshops, speakers, entertainment, hospitality suites, banquet etc. – which has only been possible with the long hours of dedication of many people.

Below is a list of chairpersons.  Scroll down for the banners/logos over the years.

A list of chairpersons over the years
History
TWC's Banners over the Years

Year

Location

AA Chair

Al-Anon Chair

1982

St. John’s

Richard R.

N/A

1983

St. John’s

Don L.

N/A

1984

Book Cadillac

Jim P.

N/A

1985

St. John’s

Mike M.

N/A

1986

Central Methodist

Ric C. & Cindi J.

N/A

1987

Pontchartrain

Chuck W.

Christopher S.

1988

Pontchartrain

Tom D.

Greg T.

1989

Pontchartrain

Tom M.

Jim A.

1990

Pontchartrain

Nita D.

Jim A.

1991

Days Inn

Doug P.

Nancy M.

1992

Days Inn

Gary D.

Nancy M.

1993

Troy Marriott

Mike C.

Valencia S.

1994

Troy Marriott

Charles L.

Sheila T.

1995

Troy Marriott

Sue M.

Janet H.

1996

Troy Marriott

Gary K.

Janet H.

1997

Troy Marriott

Carol S.

Sandy G.

1998

Troy Marriott

Rick C.

Bernie P.

1999

Troy Marriott

Barb A.

Mary Kay J.

2000

Troy Marriott

Rhonda H.

Nancy M.

2001

Troy Marriott

Gar P.

Nancy M.

2002

Troy Marriott

Tim D.

Jean P.

2003

Troy Marriott

Chris B.

Bernie P.

2004

Troy Marriott

Chuck C.

Ken D.

2005

Troy Marriott

Sherry V.

Linda T.

2006

Troy Marriott

Sam M.

Jon W.

2007

Troy Marriott

Terri J.

Tim H.

2008

Troy Marriott

Wendy W.

Ed B.

2009

Troy Marriott

Dan JC.

John W.

2010

Troy Marriott

Eric W.

Sharise S.

2011

Troy Marriott

Sheila M.

Beth G.

2012

Troy Marriott

Eric R.

Cliff C.

2013

Troy Marriott

Marty S.

Gisela S.

2014

Troy Marriott

Steve L.

Randall R.

2015

Troy Marriott

Joe Z.

Tab B.

2016

Troy Marriott

Rob B.

Julie M.

2017

Troy Marriott

Moe C.

Pam L.

2018

Troy Marriott

Ted T.

Linda T.

2019

Troy Marriott

Melanie W.

Tim H.