Goulburn Valley Pride Inc. THE place to meet, socialise and spend time with those you KNOW exist, but you cannot seem to find… (In Shepparton, Victoria, Australia)
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    (GVPSMS) Dinner/Drinks at The Deck 2NITE 630pm b4 Trivia 7pm SHARP. Join us? Bring a friend. Also, mini equal love walk next Tue 17th Oct around Vic. Park Lake.

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    Please click here and complete GV Pride’s annual satisfaction survey…

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    We, the current committee, have been at it for 12 months! Now the time has come to ‘have your say’ in who runs the show! We encourage you ALL to attend, and to vote, and to use this opportunity – tell us what you want and how we can serve you better! Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of members of Goulburn Valley Pride Incorporated will be held on Sunday afternoon, Aug 27 @ 12.30pm, Uniting, 136 Maude Street, Shepparton. Business: Welcome, Apologies, President’s Report, Financial Report (16/17), Set M/ship Fees (17/18), Election of office bearers for committees and sub-committees, General Business. We look forward to seeing you there! P.S. You are invited to join us earlier for brunch @ Lemon Tree Cafe from 10.30am – meals at restaurant prices. Thought about becoming a member (only a tiny $18/yr)? We’d love to have you on board (and you need to be a financial member to be on the committee). Nomination form can be found here.

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    Dying to Know DayTalking about death is a part of life – let’s start the conversation …

    An invitation to LGBTI+ community, family, friends & carers, community and health service providers, practitioners, & businesses.

    Join us for two interactive (honest, respectful & fun) panels where those difficult questions can be asked.

    – LGBTI+ community, friends, family and carers, would you like to challenge service providers in why they don’t ask ‘those’ difficult questions?

    – Service providers, would you like to be more sensitive and inclusive in asking LGBTI+ community members about their needs?

    Please join us at the Dying to Know Day, “You can’t ask that” panel, have a conversation over coffee and cake, and pick up some resources.

    And… not to be missed guest speakers

    From Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre:

    Kaz Gurney – talking about real life experiences

    Julie O’Connor – on Powers of Attorney and Wills

    Venue: Uniting Hall, Maude St Shepparton

    Date: Monday 7th August

    Time: 4pm arrive; 4.30-6pm speakers & panel

    RSVP: Carol 5858 8114; Damien 0437 134 625

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    Speed dating @ SAM: Mixer & Mingler

    Not your usual speed-dating! Part-date, part-craft, we will be mingling over wine and chatter, pinch pots and clay! This is an inclusive event and safe space for our LGBTIQA+ friends.

    Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
    Venue: SAM (Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford St., Shepparton, 3630)

    Cost: Free. Book online.

    More info @ http://www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au/event-details/!/488/event/sam-out-late-june-2017

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    Contact Damien on 0418 511 562 if you’d like to purchase some tickets or sell a book for us – thank you for your support!

    WIN 1 OF 6 PRIZES – TOTAL VALUE $395
    1ST PRIZE – $100 TRAVELWORLD VOUCHER
    2ND PRIZE – $95 TWO MUM’S ARTWORK
    3RD PRIZE – $75 AVON PACK – WOMEN’S
    4TH PRIZE – $55 AVON PACK – MEN’S
    5TH PRIZE – $45 FOOD HAMPER
    6TH PRIZE – $25 HOME/NOVELTY BAG
    DRAWN 30TH APRIL @ BENDIGO QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

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    Introducing the ChillOut National Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) Drag Comp. to be held in Shepparton @ The Aussie (Jack’s Bar) on Saturday night 28th January from 8pm – hosted by GV Pride!
    ChillOut is celebrating its 20th (Emerald) anniversary and is paying subtle homage to all things Wizard of Oz.
    As part of the celebrations GV Pride are participating by hosting a state level Drag competition in partnership with ChillOut in January 2017. The online “final” featuring each state or territory winner will occur in the first 2 weeks of February. Who will take the crown?
    GV Pride will choose the best Judy Garland drag act in the area & provide video footage of the winning act for use on the ChillOut voting site! GOLD COIN ENTRY TO WATCH THE COMPETITION!
    Prize package for the overall winner to the value of $2,000 including travel and accommodation to Daylesford for ChillOut 2017.
    Winners will be expected to attend ChillOut and perform on a few occasions across the weekend. All expenses will be paid for. WOW!
    Contact Damien Stevens on 0418511562 to REGISTER NOW! Entrants MUST pre-register their interest by Fri 20 Jan.

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    Jump on the mini-buses departing 136 Maude Street, Shepparton on Sun 15 Jan @ 8.00am sharp (returns approx. 8pm).
    $30pp – BOOK NOW!
    NOTE: Mini-bus for GV Pride members is only $15pp; FREE for “Diversity Group” young people – MUST confirm your seat NOW!
    Cash payment MUST be received BEFORE boarding the bus.
    Contact Damien on gvpride@gvpride.org or 0418 511 562 to lock in your seat.
    Meet at 136 Maude Street, Shepparton, then travel to Melbourne & back by mini-bus. gvpstall

    On 15 January 2017, Midsumma will transform the Alexandra Gardens (on the southern banks of the Yarra River) into the queerest party in town, and this is your invitation to attend along with an estimated 100,000+ queer-friendly people. Visit GV Pride’s stall & say ‘Hi’! Throughout the day, Carnival attendees can sit with a picnic, watch the hours of free entertainment running over multiple stages and activity spaces, cruise the crowd & so much more. On the grassy lawns of the Alexandra Gardens, Midsumma will host over 120 stalls, populated by varying food stalls, community groups, government agencies, liaison units and commercial businesses. Come along for a full day of FREE entertainment, excitement, glitz and colour as Midsumma Carnival brings to life the grassy parklands of Alexandra Gardens. 11.00am until 5.00pm. More info on Facebook.

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    xmasbbq

    GV Pride members and friends alike are invited to share in the joy and happiness of the holiday season @ Victoria Park Lake this Christmas – ALL WELCOME! Meet us at the new BBQ pavilion on Wyndham Street (near the servo) – BYO steak or anything fancy, but in the spirit of giving we’ll provide FREE sausages, onions, bread, sauce, soft-drinks and salads! We may just have some bon bons and Christmas confectionary to share with you all too … depending on whether you’ve been naughty or nice 😉 See you there! Ho, ho, ho! Please arrive by 12.00pm – otherwise the BBQs might get hijacked by Christmas elves (i.e. random strangers!)

    GV Pride Christmas BBQ – all welcome! Sun 18 Dec Shepparton (11.30am – 2.30pm)

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