June 2nd Scholarship Awards Breakfast, 7:00 a.m.
On behalf of Byron Huff, FFBC President:
Please join us for this special meeting... FFBC's Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast. This year we'll be awarding $3,000 scholarships to 14 Iowa high school seniors, underwritten by you, our members and allies. We encourage you to arrive early to Hoyt Sherman Place, with breakfast available beginning at 6:45am. Come acquaint yourself with these 14 accomplished young adults.
The guest speaker on Friday, June 2, 2023 starting promptly at 7:00am will be Senator Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, Iowa Senate Minority Leader. Senator Wahls will speak live in the Hoyt Sherman art gallery. The entire FFBC Board of Directors is excited to welcome Zach and our 14 impressive scholarship recipients.
NOTE: This meeting will also be broadcast via Zoom for those who can't attend in-person. See login details below.
About Our Speaker
Zach Wahls was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2018. He was elected to his second term in 2022, representing Senate District 43, which includes Coralville, North Liberty, Solon, part of western Iowa City, and rural northeast Johnson County.
Senator Wahls has served as the Iowa Senate Democratic Leader since November 2020.
Zach ran for the Iowa Senate to give all Iowans a voice. Growing up in a non-traditional family, he learned early in life what it felt like to be left out, and he remembers how hard families like his had to fight to get a seat at the table.
Prior to his election, Zach worked primarily as an advocate in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement following his 2011 testimony before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in defense of marriage equality and his “two mom” family. In this capacity, he wrote extensively about his family’s experience, including a best-selling book, and has spoken to hundreds of audiences, including a prime-time speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
An Eagle Scout, Zach co-founded and led Scouts for Equality, which successfully executed a national campaign to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in the Boy Scouts of America.
Outside of the Legislature, Zach serves as the Vice President for Community Investment and Development at GreenState Credit Union, Iowa’s largest financial cooperative. He also owns and operates a small business with his sister, selling custom-made playing cards, and he is a co-owner of his family tree farm in northeast Iowa.
Zach completed his Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs in 2018 and his Bachelors from the University of Iowa in 2014. He married his wife, Dr. Chloe Angyal, in 2021, and they live with their dog, Zelda, in Coralville.
Zach was a 2011 recipient of a scholarship from First Friday Breakfast Club.
- 6:30am - Doors open
- 6:45am - Hot breakfast service begins
- 7:00am - Speaker & Awards Program
- 8:15am - Program concludes - This meeting will run longer than our normal breakfast gathering with photos and socializing afterwards
How To RSVP
Please RSVP using the red 'RSVP Now' button below only if you are attending the in-person meeting; watching via Zoom does not require an RSVP. It will ensure our caterer, Gateway Market, has hot breakfast prepared for you.
FFBC membership is open to men who self-identify as gay, bisexual or transgender, and their allies. We welcome all guests, regardless of sexual orientation or gender. Meetings are held the first Friday of every month from 7:00am - 8:15am at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. The membership and guest rates help us cover our food and facility costs.
In-Person Meeting Rates - Members & Guests
– Annual Rate: $180, twelve consecutive meetings
– Quarterly Rate: $48, three consecutive meetings
– Month-by-Month: $18
– First Time/One Time Attendee: $15
– Full-time Student: $8
There is no charge to attend via Zoom.
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- You can also pay via your mobile phone on our website
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