The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) would like to both welcome our new treasurer to our Committee of Management and farewell our male co-convenor.
The GLRL would like to welcome Michael Pedersen to the position of treasurer. The GLRL has been without a treasurer since our Annual General Meeting in late 2009.
Michael also volunteers as a treasurer for another community volunteer-based organisation, and brings skills necessary to assist the GLRL Committee with its financial management.
The GLRL also farewells Benjamin Keats who recently stepped down as the male co-convenor.
Benjamin became male co-convenor in April 2009. The position had been vacant since Peter Johnson stepped down at the previous AGM.
Benjamin has been a member of the GLRL Committee since late 2007 and has worked for the organisation in a variety of roles. Ben has also, for the past three years, helped coordinate the events the GLRL runs during Mardi Gras season. This is an enormous task which involves a huge amount of work including coordinating volunteers, setting up and running our stalls at Fair Day, cloakrooms, and organising our float in the parade.
On behalf of the GLRL Committee, I would like to thank Benjamin for all his hard work and dedication. Benjamin has committed a great deal of his own time to ensuring the GLRL operates effectively so the organisation can continue to campaign for equality and social justice for lesbians, gay men, and their families.
As the female co-convenor, I would also like to say that Benjamin has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He helped me develop the skills I required when I became co-convenor in September 2009. Benjamin is also a great strategist, and should be congratulated for everything he has done on behalf of our community.
Benjamin has decided to remain on the GLRL Committee.