Membership of a great club is something many of us understand so well (#GoDoggies), providing a collective sense of belonging, connections & benefits. Memberships for Pride go back to the earliest days of planning the project as far back as 2016. Many of us involved would journey to a local Bowls Club on a Sunday morning for $5 pancakes with prize draws for their members throughout the day.
And so when we opened in 2018, Pride memberships were something we wanted to become a reality. One of our favourite regulars who’s been involved with many community organisations eventually bailed me up one day and kindly demanded we hurry up with memberships. So we did!
It started well, with about 20 Rainbow Members and 30 Pride Members joining us in 2020 and earlier this year, showing their support for Pride as a venue & what I believe to be a vibrant & vital community hub. It’s true, when you become a Pride member you make a statement as to what kind of world you want to live in & what community you want to be part of. Pride’s fun and fair ethos is a vision for now and the future.
So, to the many of you who have signed up, purchased a hoodie, bought a ticket to an event, shared a chat & a beer with me or the team, thank you. Thank you to the performers & artists as well who lend us a reprise from the drudgery of our current reality through their joyful and uplifting acts, albeit delivered through the screen for now.
Now in 2021, Pride, more than ever, seeks the support & connection from the community.
To be detailed but clear, below is what you will be supporting and acknowledging on becoming a Pride Member: