Newsletter – Mid 2014





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Volunteers at the Fair Day stall 2014

Femme books, art and other fab femme merchandise were popular at Fair Day 2014. 

MISSION STATEMENT
Sydney Femme Guild is a queer feminist organisation working to create an awareness, understanding, and ultimately a celebration of femme identity within the GLBTQI community.

AIMS OF SYDNEY FEMME GUILD Inc.

Combat femme-phobia and femme invisibility and to celebrate femme identity with pride.
Advocate for self-identified femmes of all walks of life and gender identities.
Build connections and raise consciousness of Femmes within and around the community.
Give the collective of femmes a voice to promote equality and visibility of femmes in the queer and wider communities.
Provide access to education and mentors, hospitality for our friends and community.
Conduct events in furtherance of the above purposes, either by itself or in conjunction with other invited organisations.
Engage in all activities that give effect to the above aims.

link to Constitution

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Our lovely Membership Femme Kylie would love to receive your membership form. If you are a new member joining for the first time, come along to the next meeting or Femme Social and we will help you sign up! 

MEMBERSHIP SURVEY
Thanks to those who have provided answers to our short survey. The survey remains open so please contribute your ideas when you can. Your comments go far in organising events. 

Mid-year update

Wow, its June already!
 
Welcome to the mid-year newsletter with photos of past events, femme-related news and community events and details of Femme Social events coming up. 
Ideas for events but cant come to a meeting? Please email your ideas for activities or events you would like to happen: femmeguildsydney@gmail.com 

Big femme love
Visibility. Solidarity. Celebration.

PAST EVENT: Fair Day 2014

The Guild had a fab Fair Day stall during the Mardi Gras season. Volunteers signed new members, renewed memberships, sold many fabulous Femme badges and pieces of glittering merchandise. Famous Femme-related books were on sale and available to read, and some collected femme art. It was a great day and opportunity for femmes to celebrate with pride. We hope you enjoyed a slice.  

SYDNEY FEMME GUILD INC: Meetings 

We encourage all femmes to our meetings. More femmes means more energy, and ultimately a diverse range of activities creating femme spaces and solidarity in Sydney. Thank you to the femmes who helped plan the Fair Day stall at our January meeting at Buzzbar, Newtown. Thanks to Felicity for hosting the meeting in May – it was great to meet some new members who came along. Venue and host suggestions are always most welcome!!

NEXT MEETING:
11 June, 6.30pm
ACON (Elizabeth St Surry Hills)
Text 0410577315 if lost.

FEMME NEWS: FemCon 2014

The Femme Collective have announced the cancellation of FemCon 2014 (Atlanta) scheduled for October 2014. You are encouraged to follow developments on their organising Facebook page. The committee will continue to update femmes and forge links of support and solidarity.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Girth of July, 4th July Red Rattler  



Join other fabulous femmes on 4th July at Red Rattler to enjoy Girth of July 'a flabulous feast of flesh, featuring Husky Hotties, Sumptuous Singers, and Curvy Cuties'. Having feasted their way through Sydney's Queer and Alternative Burlesque scene, The Falstaffian Sisters, LaLa Gabor and Smash É'Clair, proudly present their premiere event. A sensuous celebration of big beauties, rubensque burlesque, and fat-tastic bodies, Girth of July showcases some of Sydney's best, and most outrageous plumpperformers. Prepare for an explosive celebration of flesh and bountiful beauties baring all! So come along and feast on the copious assets of Girth of July in a cabaret to be enjoyed by every BODY.

NEXT EVENT: Femme Social @ The Green Room Lounge

The next Femme Social is planned to be a cozy and warm event for the winter at 7pm Saturday 28 June. We have our sights on The Green Room Lounge, Enmore for some lighthearted femme-times. Put on your glad rags and bling and let's get 'responsibly hammered' on some of the best cocktails and mocktails around. All femmes and friends invited. See you there! Check out the event on Facebook

PAST EVENT: Femme Social Picnic

Following the Mardi Gras mayhem, at the end of March femmes enjoyed a relaxed afternoon at Victoria Park. Check out some of talented Ann-Marie Callihanna's photos. 
 

FEMME NEWS: Developing the new logo for the Guild 

The Guild is looking at briefing a design expert to complete the new logo. Input from femmes will be highly valued and sought during the different stages of the development process. More details to follow.  

COMMUNITY EVENT: Butch Femme Social Network 21 June Imperial Hotel

The BFSN's regular bimonthly meet n greet is on every second Saturday of every second month. This is a casual gathering allowing femmes and butches to mingle, chat, make new friends and have fun together as a community! Meet in the main bar at the Imperial – look for the table with the red roses! ALL butch & femme identified people are welcome!

FEMMES ALWAYS WANTED!!!!!!

Got any spare time, particular skills, ideas or talents to share? Do you want to meet great femmes? Would you like to do share your skills in website design and maintenance, social media, writing, planning, organising or anything really? We are always looking for femmes to take up different creative or organising tasks and roles; one-off and on-going. Send an email femmeguildsydney@gmail.com to chat about getting more involved or see you at the next event. 

 

Our mailing address is:
Femmeguildsydney@gmail.com
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