Hamilton Pride Inc. Community Meeting Minutes

Link House – 2 Dawson Street, Hamilton East

Meeting opened by Hare George at 6:30pm Wednesday 23rd November 2016

General business:


  • Transgender Day of Remembrance service: Hare and Meghan commented on the event saying it was great to be with the small but diverse group of attendees to mark the occasion in remembering those in our community whom have passed.


  • World Aids Day Street appeal will be held in Hamilton on Friday 25th November 2016. NZAF have collection points across the CBD in town and Te Rapa. NZAF will use the WaQuY office as a base and move volunteers around the city using the two vans that have kindly been donated for the day.  WaQuY is located at 108 Alexandra St, Hamilton. The times available for collection on the day are: 7am – 1pmand 1200pm – 6pm.


  • Auckland Pride Parade 2017 will be held on Saturday 25th February along Ponsonby Road starting at 7:30pm. Overall theme for the parade is ‘The Carnival Continues’. Hamilton Pride Inc will be entering a float in the parade, registrations close 3rd February 2017. Hare suggested for as many Waikato LGBTTQI+ community groups i.e. HPI, UNIQ, and WaQuY to march together on mass to so solidarity. Meghan will share idea with UNIQ and email Michael with feedback. Michael suggested asking parade producers to place Waikato groups in consecutive order along parade route.
  • Parade Theme: Sambatron have agreed to lead our float down Ponsonby Rd. As the overall parade theme is ‘The Carnival Continues’ Waikato will need to think of a sub- textual theme. Brad suggested creating carnival masks to tie into our theme.


Future Events:

Pink Drinks January cancelled for holiday break

Auckland Pride Parade 25th February 2017

International Woman’s Day 8th March 2017

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday 25th January 2017

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