Sendoff Dinner To Be Held For a.l.p.h.a. Founder Duane Quintana

The public is invited to a “Good Luck and See You Later”  dinner and karaoke event for Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS ( a.l.p.h.a.) founder and soon to be former director, Duane Quintana.  The event will be held this Saturday, January 21st from 5:30-6:30 pm at Quintana’s favorite restaurant, Twin Dragon in Boise.

On December 15th 2011, Quintana  released a letter to the board, volunteers and supporters of the organization announcing his resignation as executive director.

Quintana, who is moving from Boise to his new home in Chicago later this month, began the organization  in 2003 as a way to bridge the gap between the testing, services and education offered by the various agencies working with HIV and AIDS in Idaho.

Under his direction over the past eight years, a.l.p.h.a. has become the largest volunteer HIV and AIDS prevention program in the state. Quintana has also been involved in several other issues and organizations over the years including  serving as a board member for the Community Center as well as founding the recent Boise Loves anti-bullying campaign.

The event is a no host dinner. Following dinner guests are invited to cross the street where there will be karaoke  at the Lucky Dog  starting at 7pm.

Those planning on attending the event are asked to RSVP by no later than Friday, January 20th. Please send an email to or by confirming on the Facebook event pages HERE and HERE.

Twin Dragon is located at 2200 W Fairview Ave, in Boise.

You can learn more about a.l.p.h.a. by clicking HERE.

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