Tropical Fruits acknowledges the Widjabul/Wia-bal People of the Bundjalung Nation

and pays our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. 

This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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SAVE THE DATE - TROPICAL FRUITS PRESENTS :
 
STAGED - A DINNER CABARET
 

Tropical Fruits is so excited to announce that we will be holding our first public event since NYE 2019.

We are hosting an exciting Cabaret Dinner in the 'Ballroom' of the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday April 24th with doors open for seating from 6pm.

Dinner and the show will commence at 7pm and check out the dazzling lineup of performers we have enlisted to bring us all together once more.

We have a very special guest as our MC for the night... we wonder if you can guess who it is?

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Faceboook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/245648177225144

Ticketing website

https://lismoreworkers.com.au/staged/?fbclid=IwAR1OBmVgx3ox4S3FczkW_7AKr2unbbHqXhFMmBzN1UFjewWqK3H51RIESAE

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2020Annual Report

Our annual report is now available to download.

 


                                                                 

  Tropical Fruits Strategic Planning

Tropical Fruits in the process of strategic planning and we would love to hear from all corners of our beautiful & diverse community about your ideas for the future direction of our beloved social club.

We have just completed a community workshop on Sat Feb 20th and will be crunching that info as well as developing a Survey for Members to be released in early March 2021.

The results of the Workshop and Survey will be reported back to the Membership at our AGM March 20th and will form the foundations for creating our new Strategic Plan later later this year.

Everyone is encouraged to read the Tropical Fruits Strategic Plan Summary Report and the 2015 to 2020 Tropical Fruits Strategic Plan if you would like to contribute to the new Plan.
 

Volunteers 2019

 

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Tropical Fruits Acknowledges and Supports our Trans and Gender Diverse Communities

This statement is a public acknowledgement that Tropical Fruits as a social club acknowledges the rights of trans and gender diverse people of all ages to self-expression, self-determination, medical, cultural and legal recognition, both within our rainbow communities and in broader society.

In the lead-up to the 2019-2020 Tropical Fruits New Year’s Festival a series of events occurred that lead to some conflict between members of the trans and gender diverse communities and the Tropical Fruits management committee. Tropical Fruits acknowledges that this situation was not planned well nor was an adequate or timely response offered to community feedback, which caused harm and heartache.

The Tropical Fruits committee is responsible for and reserves the right to select performers and production contractors who align themselves with the values of Tropical Fruits and will look at developing clearer policy and procedure on this.

As per Tropical Fruits’ public statement (December 2019), we remain committed to holding a Trans & Gender Diverse Community Forum in 2020 to strengthen community input into future events. However, with COVID-19 and public health restrictions, a traditional forum has not been possible to date. A steering committee of dedicated people from trans and gender diverse communities and members of the Tropical Fruits management committee has been formed and is looking into forum options. The group is meeting regularly and our first action was to consult on this public statement.

Through this initiative the hope is that we can all do better, be better and grow into a harmonious future, stronger together.

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