In June 2012, A Celebration of Friends, Inc. (ACOF), commemorated its eleventh anniversary in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Five Hundred and fifteen mature gay men came from third-seven states, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, England, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece. Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Spain.
The oldest participant was ninety-three years young while the youngest was twenty-two years old.
The average age fifty-five years.
ACOF is a non-profit charitable corporation dedicated to providing yearly conventions or "Celebrations" for senior gay men and their admirers. The friendships and social connections of the participants, in many instances, span more than ten years. ACOF has provided contributions in excess of $154,000 to Broward County area non-profits including The South Florida Pride Center, Tuesday’s Angels Inc. and our newly formed non-profit "A Habitat of Friends, Inc. Ten thousand dollars were donated following this year’s event.
For those of you seeking the mature gay male, A Celebration of Friends, Inc. is proud to share an alliance with the premier mature gay mens organizations: The Prime Timers World Wide, The Caffmos Connection and The Mature Aussie Network. All who either maintain a Hospitality suite for their chapters or publicity tables during the Celebration
While Prime Timers World Wide maintained a Hospitality Suite during the Celebration, Publicity tables for our Australian and European counterparts (Caffmos & MatureAussie) were also represented. We are looking forward to an even bigger and more active Celebration next year 27-30 June 2013 at the same location!
Tom (Tomcat) Pence
A Celebration of Friends, Inc.
A Habitat of Friends, Inc.