On February 19, the First Annual Meeting of Dignity is held in Los Angeles. Seventy-four members attend the Potluck Dinner/Election including 22 priests. The membership committee reports that "Dignity has 198 members, including 25 priests, four brothers and two seminarians. 108 members are from the Los Angeles area. The others are from twenty states and the District of Columbia as well as seven countries (Philippines, Australia, Canada, West Indies, England, Holland, Switzerland)." New officers elected at the meeting are:
- Joe Gilgamesh, President
- Jerry August, Vice President
- Ron Aviano, Secretary
- Ken Pavlick, Treasurer (*)
(*) Bill Washburn assumes the Treasurer’s position in October, 1972.