MALGRA welcomed to Te Manawa Museum

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[00:00:00] This program is brought to you by Friday and zero.com [00:00:06] good Okay. Cool and yellow tackling on all the time anyway I thought [00:00:12] he did a Nike Tony Tony TV or theater he may at Arthur King, Koto, Koto Koto, Mikey Mikey Mikey tonight, Cotto, it's just a fantastic, fantastic morning and we're so happy to see you're here. My name is Andy low on the chief executive here at Manoa. I've been here for a few years. And today is a really, really important day for us. It's very, very exciting in heart warming, and a whole lot of other things. And we just wanted to really welcome male graph and when we're to least be gay rights Association here and tomato, and to the building and into our our philosophies going forward. [00:00:55] It's as you will know, its international [00:00:58] day of Laura form in New Zealand, and it's the anniversary, that's hugely important for us to do this on. So there's a lot of lot of background to that, and a lot of thinking that was put into this. And with Mel grow. Over the years, America has been wishing well as any way over the last few years on a number of things. And that's so it's not a new thing. Rachel and Andy, his recently helped on the national museums conference that was held in Palmerston North. And the thing was interesting. But Andy, and Rachel, what kind of key to that in terms of what museums could be doing in this country, but also in other countries. So people came from all around New Zealand to part, you know, to participate in the conference. And ml grow was really, really integral to that. So thank you so much for all your work you've been doing over the last few years. And for this community, as you all know, it's a fully considered a community. So we have a lot to do, in terms of, you know, wishing, wishing in that space that people have done that over the years anyway. So it's, you know, it's it's not, it's not a new thing, but we just want want to keep keep working on it. And we've got a lot to do. And we really think those have come from Wellington as hell today, because it's a huge mission. And we know that some of you have come jQuery, really knowledge, your recent partners, you know, departure from here, and no battle those databases that people bring with them. So it's important that we recognize those today. And I just really wanted to welcome you, it's fantastic to see you all here. We've got so much to do. And we're not going to stop, we've just done a few little things, but we're not going to stop. So I'm going to hand over to Rachel, who's the president of Melbourne now. [00:02:35] Thanks, Andy. So is NBC arm right to hospital and on the president of Melbourne. And so we've got a bit of work to do. So we have moved to tomorrow from square each, where we were just surviving. So Margaret has been in the state of just surviving for a couple of years, since we close pumpkin [00:02:57] causing of club q was actually a good thing. So the reason why club you existed was to provide a safe space for LGBT q i, [00:03:07] if that's not needed, that's a good thing. So so we were okay to let that go. We're going into square each and we just started to just survive, obviously paying rent, and in trying to just see what what needed to be done in the community had been quite difficult for us. So moving and here with indies offer have been able to come to Toronto was a huge blessing for us, because now we're able to come to concentrate on what needs to happen in our community. And the current committee has looked at a few things. One is we want to be more visible. We want to provide a hardship fund for our community, and set that up. And we want to provide more events for our community as well. So they kind of goes hand in hand with the visibility, actually. But those are the things that we want to be concentrating on now. So we're working really, really hard on it things. But we also have our 40th anniversary this year. So number two is 40 as the longest running gay organization and the country, and we're really, really proud of it. And it has been solely run over there for years on volunteers, never paid person and not any position. So that in itself is saying how strong at community is. So we're really proud of that fact, club to rain for many, many years solely on volunteers. And in all of our committee members are volunteers in our community is now banding together to play in for our 40th anniversary events that will happen and live weekend this year, which the majority of those if not all of them will happen it tomorrow. So so we're really looking forward to that. So So yeah, so we're, we're just working towards there are three goals at the moment of the visibility of events in the hardship fund, in trying to make sure that we really assist the needs of our community as we go along. Because that's the the most important thing. So that's what we're working on. That's what we're doing. We have a huge history behind us. And we're going to do some expressions over this year. Both a square it into Manoir to show that history. And hopefully that will help with have visibility as well. So thanks, Amy. Thanks for allowing us to come and to try and help to move the organization forward. Because I think that's really important.

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