The Vals general meetings begin at 7 pm, with the transition meeting beginning at 5pm. In the hour or so leading up to the general meeting, we have time for casual social interaction, so feel free to mix, mingle, and network. Once the general meeting is called to order, announcements are made about news and upcoming events of interest to the transgender community. Then, the meeting program begins and last for an hour or so. Afterwards, many of our members go out and socialize at the local restaurants and nightclubs. The Vals general meetings are conducted by the Board of Directors, lead by the Chair and Vice Chair. Meetings of the Board, which are held at a different time and location, are also open to all Vals members.
During the announcements at the general meetings, members sometimes mention upcoming legislative votes and/or political events that might be of interest to the transgender community, but the Tennessee Vals is not a political organization, and we do not get involved in political activities. Those who have interests in transgender political issues may contact the Tennessee Transgender Political Action Committee (TTPAC) at tenntg.com.
The Tennessee Vals is comprised of friendly persons from all walks of life, who enjoy each other?s company and our shared experiences. We are not a singles group, and we don?t run dating services. What happens outside of the meetings is your business, but you won?t be propositioned or harassed at our meetings. To get a better idea of exactly what goes on at general meetings, please browse through our summary reports of Previous Meetings.