Relaunching with Pride!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the much anticipated return of the Gippsland Pride Initiative!

After an intense 2021 for us all, the Committee have been hard at work making preparations for a spectacular return of all things Gippsland Pride. There has never been a greater time for connection, celebration and change.

While the behind the scenes work never stopped, it was heartbreaking to postpone last year’s Gala – and the answer to the question you’re all asking is YES, the gala is back on the agenda! It’s time to shake off the the glitter and frocks, and get back to work on making Gippsland a wonderful place for LGBTQIA+ communities. (But more on that later)

Before any new work commences, it’s important we get to work on our Annual General Meeting.

As this will be our first AGM since establishing in late 2019, all roles will be open and vacant. Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Russell and Sally as committee members, but both staying on as valued members and supports.
As part of our commitment to be truly Gippsland representative, this will also mean we open our committee vacancies with regional and community representation as the priority.
VACANT COMMITTEE ROLES (ALL – Total of 9)
  • Baw Baw Shire Rep
  • South Gippsland Rep
  • Bass Coast Shire Rep
  • Latrobe City Rep
  • Wellington Shire Rep
  • East Gippsland Shire Rep
  • President
  • General Member – with priority given to First Nations representation
  • General Member – with priority given to Youth representation
Vice President (Nominated from elected members first)
Secretary (Nominated from elected members first)
Treasurer (Nominated from elected members first)
President does not hold a location based portfolio.
Regional Representatives may also be elected to Youth, First Nations or Sponsor Representative Portfolios.
Interested in joining the committee?
You must be a paid voting member of the Gippsland Pride Initiative Inc to be eligible for appointment to the Committee at the AGM.
Step 1: To become a member (Before Thursday 13th May 2021)
To apply, complete your Membership Application Form HERE
An invoice will be sent to you upon acceptance of membership.
You may apply also to become a non financial member (this is called Associate Membership) if you do not wish to vote at the AGM.
We will be offering membership benefits to both paid and unpaid members, and will share more on this after our AGM.
Step 2: Nominate to a position (Before Friday 14th May 2021)
You can nominate to the Gippsland Pride Initiative by contacting our returning officer, Caitlin Grigsby at admin@gippslandprideinitiative.com
Applications for membership to be eligible for this AGM must be received and paid prior to 5.00 PM Thursday 13th May 2021.
Nominations for Committee Roles must be received prior to 5.00 PM Friday 14th May 2021.
Step 3: Join us for our AGM and to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)
You don’t need to be on or joining the committee to come along to our AGM, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate being able to come back together this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day, Monday 17th May 2021)
When: 12.30 PM, Sunday May 16th 2021
Where: Gippsland Latrobe Aboriginal Advocacy & Support
30 Monash Road, Newborough VIC 3825
With any luck, the weather will allow us to put on a BBQ. We will be sharing a Facebook event shortly, and we will also be featuring some guests joining us on the day. Hopefully, we’ll have some more news to share by then, so you won’t want to miss it.
Can’t make it? We will be live streaming the event on the Facebook event too.
We’ll be sharing more about our committee opportunities in coming days. We welcome all to consider this opportunity and are committed to training, mentoring and support for members no matter their experience levels.
Want to know more? Contact us via admin@gippslandprideinitiative.com