Kia ora Tātou
2016 has come and gone, and 2017 brings about more promises of fun, smiles and opportunities for activities and events within our LGBTIQ+ community.
I want to acknowledge all those who have been a part of the executive teams in my time as the chair for Hamilton Pride Inc. They have been essential in organising community activities and events, they have networked with local organisations, bringing more awareness and building relationships with our own LGBTIQ+ communities.
I want to thank the team for their work, support and commitment. There have been so many valuable experiences that I will take away with me; making me a better person from them.
I also want to acknowledge my husband, who has been by my side, supporting and helping me during these times. And now, it is time to move on. I will not be standing for chair of Hamilton Pride Inc. for 2017. Now is the time for people to come forward and take hold of these reigns. We need ‘new people and new ideas’.
I look forward to passing the wealth of fun and participation on to the newly elected chair at this year’s AGM that will be held on 22nd March 2017. The time to have a think about this awesome opportunity is NOW. Hamilton needs YOU!
Ngā mihi nui
Hamilton Pride Inc. Chair