The Board of Auckland Pride wishes to give notice and invite you to our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM). We’re also excited to call for nominations to join our Board, call for motions and share our next strategic plan with you.
The Board of Auckland Pride wishes to give notice and invite you to our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM). We’re also excited to call for nominations to join our Board, and invite you to share feedback on our next strategic plan.
Together, three years ago we laid out a strategic plan with a vision: A Pride that acknowledges the unique role of tangata whenua and celebrates Tāmaki Makaurau as a pacific city, evoking the energy and uniqueness of our queer communities through the environment, events, and activism.
That vision has guided our delivery ever since. From putting community at the heart of #ourmarch, to introducing an incredible toi Māori offering with Te Tīmatanga.
Since 2018, our mission has been to produce an inclusive festival that reflects the diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau and its queer communities; connecting and celebrating past, present, and future. The 2019-2022 Strategic Plan had three key priorities: a Pride that goes from strength to strength, that is fierce, bold, and real, and where communities are at the heart.
These priorities were the catalyst behind the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative, the Access Pride Fund, the expansion of our team to employ a Creative Director and Kaiwhakahaere Takatāpui, deliver Te Tīmatanga, to redesign our website, to grow our funding and partnerships base, to support year-round queer events, and throughout work to better advocate for our communities.
While we're proud of the progress we've made, we acknowledge things haven’t been perfect. With our focus on growth during the last three years, there have been shortcomings. At times we’ve cut corners, haven’t shown our people the manaaki they deserve, and haven’t engaged in more robust community conversations. We’ve begun to make changes.
We’re transitioning the organisation from Governance-run, to one run by its operational team. We’re implementing systems and processes to ensure the organisation is sustainable and community minded. This hasn’t been without turbulence, but we’re heading in the right direction.
If the past three years were about growth, the next three are about sustainability and getting things right. To do this, we’ll need your input and support by attending our AGM, feeding back on our draft strategic plan, or joining the Board.
Come to our AGM
We can’t wait to bring you all together for kai and kōrero and hear directly from our membership as we set in motion our plan for the future. Please wear a mask to protect our communities. We’ll have windows open to allow for fresh air flow.
Saturday 13 August
2pm - 4pm
Studio One Toi Tū
Feedback on our draft Strategic Plan
We are excited to share our draft Strategic Plan for 2022 to 2025. It charts a path forward for Auckland Pride, guiding our work and decision-making over the next few years. It reflects the journey we have been on, and highlights what we still have to achieve. It is a challenge to ourselves, and a signal of where we’re heading. We know to best serve the needs of our Takatāpui and rainbow communities, we must put community voices at the heart of what we do. So we want to hear what you think. Is this the direction you think we should be going in? Have we got our focus right?
Sign up to become a member and to access our draft strategic plan via our members portal. You can send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org up until 10AM 30 July. We’ll then present the strategic plan to membership for approval at the AGM.
Review our Draft Strategic Plan
Join the Board
To sustainably grow, we need to expand the skills and experience of our Board. We’re looking for committed applicants with governance, legal, financial, creative practice, and leadership experiences from diverse backgrounds and identities. If you or someone you know are considering applying, get in touch with our co-chairs by email email@example.com
There are four board positions to be elected.
In order to stand for election to the board, the following requirements must be met:
Nominate someone to join the board of Auckland Pride
You must be a registered member of Auckland Pride. Anyone interested in standing for election must become a member before membership closes, 9AM 30 July.
Nominations to the board must be endorsed by two other current members of Auckland Pride.
Nominations must be received no later than 10AM on 30 July 2022, 14 days prior to the AGM.
Nominations must be submitted via the form located on the membership portal. Click the link below to submit your nomination.
Please note: As nominations are open only to members of Auckland Pride, you will need to log in in order to access and complete this form.
We want to acknowledge all our board members from the past year, Robyn Vella, Kyle Habershon, Kara Beckford, Shaneel Lal, Priscilla Palmer, and Frances Arns and thank them for their contributions. Kaan Hiini and Christian Rika, who are half-way through their terms, will continue on the Board.
Membership applications close 9AM 30 July
Membership applications must close 14 days before the AGM. If you want to attend as a full voting member, endorse someone, or be nominated for the Board, you have until 9AM on 30 July to renew or register. membership.aucklandpride.org.nz/Membership-Signup.
Clear, concise, and plain language motions, along with a short reasoning, must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10AM on 30 July, 14 days before the AGM. We’ll circulate any motions the same day to all members. Motions can also be raised at the AGM but these can not alter the Constitution and proxy votes may not be used on these. In the interest of transparency, we ask that any motions are shared ahead of time. As the constitution can only be amended at an AGM or SGM, now’s the time to review and propose any changes.
You can view the current constitution here: membership.aucklandpride.org.nz/Our-Constitution.
Reminder on Board make-up and voting procedures
Under the constitution, up to six board members are elected by the membership for a two year term. A further two board members may be co-opted onto the board, and one Takatāpui representative is to be appointed by an independent Māori advisory committee. This year there are four positions to be elected. A process to appoint a new Takatāpui Representative will be undertaken following the AGM.
Only members can submit and vote on motions and Board elections. Voting will be conducted in the room. If for some reason you're unable to attend, you can give your voting power to another member who will be present and vote on any amendments and motions ahead of time (proxy voting). You can assign proxy voting responsibility by emailing the secretary no later than 5PM Friday 12 August.
We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on our strategic plan, kōrero with you about joining our Board, and come together at our AGM. We’re looking forward to building a sustainable future of Auckland Pride, and are excited to do so in partnership with our communities.
The Board of Auckland Pride