JOY 94.9 https://joy.org.au Australia's OUT. LOUD. PROUD. radio station Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:19:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 https://joy.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/favicon-55x55.png JOY 94.9 https://joy.org.au 32 32 Australia's OUT. LOUD. PROUD. radio station JOY 94.9 clean JOY 94.9 webmaster@joy.org.au webmaster@joy.org.au (JOY 94.9) JOY Melbourne Inc. Australia's OUT. LOUD. PROUD. radio station JOY 94.9 https://joy.org.au/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/avatar_-_The_Concept_Album_1400x1400.png https://joy.org.au Melbourne, Australia Weekly Join Our Team https://joy.org.au/blog/2021/01/join-our-team/ Tue, 12 Jan 2021 23:13:53 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=10094 What better way to kick of 2021, than with an exciting, new job! JOY have two paid vacancies that we are currently recruiting for. We are taking applications on a rolling basis, so if the […]

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What better way to kick of 2021, than with an exciting, new job! JOY have two paid vacancies that we are currently recruiting for. We are taking applications on a rolling basis, so if the below sounds like your dream role, do not hesitate to apply!

Content Administrator:

JOY’s Content Administrator will be responsible for streamlining and professionalising JOY’s content relationships, assisting content makers looking for contacts to speak on a range of topics, and quantifying the diversity and inclusivity of JOY’s content across our channels.

A detailed position description and more information HERE

Marketing & Communications Coordinator:

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for ensuring JOY 94.9 provides timely, on-message and inclusive communications and marketing strategies that align with the JOY brand, inspire our communities of interest to engage with us and advocate on our behalf. They will collaborate with the leadership team and take direction from the Commercial Solutions Manager(and on occasion the CEO)to ensure communications and marketing messages always meet the strategic needs and reflect the values of JOY 94.9.

A detailed position description and more information HERE

TO APPLY – Please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to recruitment@joy.org.au

 

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[Remote Learning] Podcasting & Radio Content registrations now open! https://joy.org.au/education-services/ Sat, 02 Jan 2021 09:08:43 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=10073 See full details here (click twice): Education Services  

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Education Services

 

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Happy Holidays! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/12/happy-holidays/ Wed, 23 Dec 2020 05:50:21 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=10062 A final message for 2020 to all our wonderful JOYsters who have contributed to our success for the year!  On behalf of myself, the leadership team, our wonderful volunteers and the JOY Board I want to thank […]

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A final message for 2020 to all our wonderful JOYsters who have contributed to our success for the year!  On behalf of myself, the leadership team, our wonderful volunteers and the JOY Board I want to thank you all for your belief and contribution to JOY this year. 

Together we have informed, entertained and connected the rainbow community of Australia and our allies during one of the toughest years of the decade, if not century. 

Your membership, financial support, listenership or work at JOY has made our success possible, building an even more inclusive Australia during this year. 

I look forward to working together in 2021 for a bright next stage in JOY’s journey, including a new home at the Victorian Pride Centre. 

Take care and stay connected over the end of year festivities, and do tune in to JOY 94.9 for our Christmas special for the JOY family. 

Warmest wishes, 

Ange Barry 

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Listen live to JOY Daytimes https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/12/9657/ Mon, 14 Dec 2020 00:47:12 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9657   You can listen live to JOY Daytimes – Australia’s Most Uplifting Music Mix with the JOY Daytimes crew, from 9am every day at JOY.ORG.AU, the JOY App, on 94.9 FM and DAB+ in Melbourne […]

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You can listen live to JOY Daytimes – Australia’s Most Uplifting Music Mix with the JOY Daytimes crew, from 9am every day at JOY.ORG.AU, the JOY App, on 94.9 FM and DAB+ in Melbourne or via web apps such as TuneIn and iHeart Radio.

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JOY POLL – Vote for your all-time most favourite No.1 songs in Australia https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/12/special-christmas-day-edition-caffe-latte/ Sun, 06 Dec 2020 23:22:04 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=10005   Hundreds of songs have topped the Australian chart over the last 60 years; but which 10 are your favourites? List them in the link below & hear the most popular selections as part of […]

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Hundreds of songs have topped the Australian chart over the last 60 years; but which 10 are your favourites?

List them in the link below & hear the most popular selections as part of a special Christmas Day edition of JOY’s “Caffè Latte” from midday. Below is a sample of some of our chart-topping songs. Feel free to include any others (*as long as they reached #1 on the ARIA / Kent Music Report, they are eligible!).

Voting closes on December 23, 2020 and is open to anyone, but you can only vote once.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

 

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Independent community media is alive and well at JOY 94.9 https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/12/independent-community-media-is-alive-and-well-at-joy-94-9/ Thu, 03 Dec 2020 00:51:06 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9977   With much discussion around the commercialisation of media right now, it is refreshing to know that Australia’s LGBTIQA+ community media organisation, JOY is alive and well, celebrating 27 years of existence this 1st of […]

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JOY Annual General Meeting was held on Zoom. November, 2020

 

With much discussion around the commercialisation of media right now, it is refreshing to know that Australia’s LGBTIQA+ community media organisation, JOY is alive and well, celebrating 27 years of existence this 1st of December.

Holding its Annual General Meeting last Sunday 29 November 2020 via Zoom, JOY reported the achievements of the financial year 2019-2020, including their navigation through the difficult COVID-19 period.

Macca – JOY President

According to David “Macca” McCarthy, President of JOY, the pivotal change for JOY after the 2019 financial year, was vital to the survival of the organisation, which was going through very challenging times. With a new and refreshed board, JOY appointed Ange Barry as the new CEO in August 2019.

With the sole purpose of building a more inclusive world, JOY built its reach to 620,000 monthly listeners on 94.9 FM in Melbourne, grew its online streaming and social media base, reached 2.3 million podcast downloads worldwide, launched its new video streaming service, JOY TV, and picked up CBAA Community Broadcasting Awards and GLOBE awards for its content.

Recognising the importance of community participation in their sustainability, JOY has worked with the Victorian Government, partners, philanthropy, patrons, donors and sponsors to enable the organisation to solidify finances, refresh the content offering and transition to a multimedia content hub.

JOY Awards 2020

JOY’s 150 talented volunteer content makers adapted speedily to the COVID 19 pandemic, creating and broadcasting their wonderful programs from homes across Victoria.   JOY recognised the team’s achievements including the Addam Stobbs Award for Broadcasting Excellence to broadcaster Ti Butler, and the Anne Hamilton Award for Volunteering Excellence to Clayton Wimshurst.

 

Ti Butler – JOY Broadcaster

Addam Stobbs Award for Broadcasting Excellence 

It’s such an honour to receive this award, and to be recognised not just alongside the other recipients of this award, but also the much missed Addam Stobbs. JOY is a community that I am so proud to be part of, and to be recognised for broadcast excellence amongst this community of phenomenal broadcasters is one of my proudest achievements.
Huge thanks to the team I work with that help bring my show to air: Jordan Johnstone, for connecting the show up on air each week, our Program Director, Rachel Tyler Jones, for encouraging me and backing my skills; and our music team, led by Music Director Michael Polh and Interviews Coordinator Bryan McGrath, for their support not just with The Sound of Now, but also the Six at Six, which wrapped up earlier this year after ten years on air.

 

 

Clayton Wimshurst – JOY Volunteer

Anne Hamilton Award for Volunteering Excellence
Having volunteered at JOY for over 5 years now I have been delighted by the experiences that it has afforded me. Starting as a podcaster and moving into other roles like a producer, presenter and trainer, JOY has given me skills that have translated into my day job and even helped me to get leadership roles in teaching. Being part of JOY has benefited me in so many ways and I love what I do. 
I wish the thank the entire JOY community for all of their tireless work. I have worked on a variety of shows with some amazing cohosts. As part of the production team, Jason Gipps gave me an amazing start and I have loved the continuation of that work with Jack and Jordan. Our work could not go ahead without the amazing Anne, Chris and a small collection of paid staff who all go above and beyond. No matter what your role is at JOY you add to an amazing community and I thank you all for what you do. 

 

JOY awarded Hon. Martin Foley MP, Minister for Health and Equalitythe inaugural President’s Award, in recognition for his extraordinary commitment and contribution to JOY and to the LGBTIQA+ community. Minister Foley was the guest speaker at the meeting, where he highlighted the achievements of the community to date, and the importance of continued work in building a more inclusive Australia.

JOY Awards 2020 certificates

With its eye on the future, a new name, chosen by the membership, was announced for the organisation – JOY Media Independently Out, Loud and Proud.  

Looking to broaden the opportunity for the rainbow community and its allies to participate in content making, JOY proudly announced a regional, rural and remote content engagement project, and the broadening of its service offering to include multi-channel sponsorship, podcast creation, studio hire and voiceover work and most importantly online, accessible education services through JOY Academy.

Looking forward to relocating to the Victorian Pride Centre in 2021, CEO Ange Barry noted, “This year has been a time of reflection for JOY, enabling us to build a shared vision on our purpose, our participation and community engagement, and on how we sustain ourselves.  …. a direction was set to review both our content offering and service provision to ensure JOY represents and serves the Rainbow community of today”.

Ange Barry, CEO. JOY Annual General Meeting with JOY Board Members – November 2020

 

Annual Report 2019 – 2020 

Download here the Annual Report for the financial year 2019 – 2020 .

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Here is the story of JOY – the Prequel ! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/12/here-is-the-story-of-joy-the-prequel/ Tue, 01 Dec 2020 23:42:49 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9972 Author – Chris Furneaux JOY 94.9 Volunteer Archivist – Text updated 1 Oct 2020 Let’s start with a little bit of gay history for context: Gay liberation in Victoria gathered momentum in the 1970s, & […]

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Author – Chris Furneaux JOY 94.9 Volunteer Archivist – Text updated 1 Oct 2020

Let’s start with a little bit of gay history for context:

Gay liberation in Victoria gathered momentum in the 1970s, & it was not until December 1980 that a law was passed (72-7) to decriminalise homosexuality in Victoria. Until then, gay offences could result in gaol sentences – and lives would be ruined by the scandal. No wonder we were ‘in the closet’. There was general antagonism towards ‘queers’ and we existed in the shadows of society.

The AIDS crisis hit Australia in Oct 1982, and the first Australian death from AIDS occurred in Melbourne in July 1983. There was public hysteria and vilification. We all knew guys who were suddenly sick — then gone! We attended funerals on a monthly or even weekly basis. Our ranks were severely depleted.

Eventually medication improved and patients were living longer, but still dying too young. Lots of them were lying alone in sick beds at Fairfield (Infectious Disease Hospital) and The Alfred Hospital – quite disconnected from their friends, lovers, family and communities. We were now in the public gaze.

At that time, major daily newspapers only carried scandalous gay stories, and gay matters weren’t handled sensitively. And we gay people obtained our gay news via weekly street newspapers or monthly magazines. Luckily there was an active pub & club social scene which provided safe meet and mingle venues which supported us; where we could dance to our music. I must remind you that the inter-web was still in its infancy; mobile phones were the size of house bricks; there was no SMS, Facebook, Twitter or Grinder. For those in hospital or still coming to terms with their sexuality or gender, or wanting to feel part of the gay community, isolation was a frightening possibility.

John Oliver (JOY Member #1) was aware of some gay men in hospital and he thought that it would be quite therapeutic to make contact with them in their isolation through a private, safe and intimate medium – Was radio the answer? John thought so.

After some delicate negotiations with an existing local community radio station, John was able to secure 2 hours of broadcast time on World AIDS Day 1992. However this just confirmed that our community needed its own voice. Further enthusiasm and support was revealed at Midsumma Carnival 1993. JOY was poised to fill that need. We had a purpose. John drew together a small group of passionate like-minded friends and volunteers and they set themselves a target of 10 months to set up and begin broadcasting.

It wasn’t just a matter of plugging in a transmitter and hooking up a turntable or laptop (what were they?).

We had to go to Red Tape Central – the Federal Government in Canberra. This was not a quick or easy process – licences weren’t just up for grabs. We has to follow a strict process of applying for a licence to broadcast to the G&L community & it was submitted to the ABA Australian Broadcasting Authority in early 1993. The ABA (now known as ACMA Australian Communications and Media Authority) had to allocate a broadcast frequency, our broadcast power and signal strength, frequency and direction.

Hours of broadcast were limited. All consequences of being in the not-for-profit arena.

In support of each application, details of our management, financial and capabilities had to be provided. This meant that we had to set up:

  • The legal Identity –so JOY Melbourne became Incorporated & adopted a Constitution (based on Model Rules from Corporate Affairs Victoria); & this led to a committee of management (later Board of Governance), a Treasurer & need for Bank Accounts & signatories; this is still in place to this day;
  • Having established our purpose and identity, we implemented a membership process, defining the preferred model of member involvement and running of the station – as “membership with Voting Rights”- this too is still in place; and we developed a revenue stream from memberships, donations and sponsorships;
  • On the technical side, just imagine what was necessary to find and buy suitable gear to set up a broadcast studio, a transmitter and aerial, & to source office equipment, computers, desks, phones and simple 1990s software – all with meagre financial resources. Thankfully none of that early infrastructure remains;
  • Volunteers were (& still are) our greatest assets – we relied on their knowledge, skills, experience, passions, enthusiasm, personal time and generous financial support. Individuals may have come & gone, but as a group our volunteers remain our life-blood.

All this was just for periodic broadcasting – not a permanent licence. That struggle came later.

We secured a licence for an initial broadcast. The core group of volunteers performed miracles; and JOY went to air, as planned on Wednesday 1 December, World AIDS Day 1993. An important symbol.

The following weekend 4/5 December 1993, JOY went to air for 2 days of full-time broadcasting – delivering a wide array of programs including the show “Hello Hospitals”, Women on Waves, Bootscoot, gardening, computers, cooking, travel and gay news, pop music and current affairs, and the Rev Robert White’s religious program – with representatives from our diverse community.

While our initial broadcasts were for a few days at a time and at low-power transmissions, we became more proficient and the feed-back from our listeners confirmed that we had the support from all areas of our community. Soon we negotiated with the ABA to broadcast up to 90 days a year (equivalent to weekends only). We also applied for and obtained Special Event broadcast licences for the first of many Outside Broadcasts.

JOY developed a broadcast schedule which included community engagement, giving others a voice, telling our stories, providing confidence to those coming out, and celebrating as part of a visible and proud community at annual events like Midsumma & Pride March – a community uniting without a gender divide!

JOY has become a respected facilitator in ‘getting us on the map, developing community pride and involving our GLBTIQ friends, connecting with the wide Arts community, bringing the general public – our straight allies – along with us. We are agents of change, as we live our Mission Statement:

“JOY 94.9 is an LGBTIQA+ volunteer-based community radio station committed to providing a voice for the diverse LGBTIQA+ communities, enabling freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of our culture, achievements and pride.”

So our history became, tentatively at first in 1993, but them with confidence; In 2001 were successfully argues our case for a permanent broadcast licence for full-time broadcasting, and now graduating to 21st Century technology for radio and office processes – leaving our humble origins in South Melbourne, via our 12 years in rented premises in Bourke Street Community Village (partly courtesy of the City Of Melbourne), as we prepare to move to Victorian Pride Centre, St Kilda in 2021.

Thankfully, we have seen positive generational change in social attitudes, been witness to Marriage Equality, and been accepted as part of the vibrant fabric of Melbourne and Australia. This is our legacy – the future lies before us.

Chris Furneaux

Written by Chris Furneaux, Member 783, joined JOY in 1997..
Chris has been handling membership services since 1999 & is also JOY’s volunteer Archivist.

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Restrictions to JOY music podcasts https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/12/restrictions-to-joy-music-podcasts/ Tue, 01 Dec 2020 03:50:21 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9760 To our dear community of listeners,   JOY 94.9 as an independent community media organisation is in a privileged position that allows us to use music in our podcasts. We are also privileged to have a growing global community of listeners who we value. However, recent clarification confirms […]

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To our dear community of listeners,  

JOY 94.9 as an independent community media organisation is in a privileged position that allows us to use music in our podcasts. We are also privileged to have a growing global community of listeners who we value. However, recent clarification confirms that our license to include music in podcasts extends only to our Australian listeners.

As a result, JOY has had to start geo-blocking any JOY podcast that contains licensed music.  

If you are trying to listen to a music podcast from the JOY Podcast library from a country outside of Australia, your downloaded podcast will contain a message that the podcast is not available in your region 

However, all talk-based JOY Podcasts will remain available on our JOY Podcast library and can be accessed worldwide at JOY.ORG.AU and all popular podcast platforms.  

Spotify issues 

Spotify has also taken down some of our music podcasts recently. Spotify has stated that it will not allow music podcasts on its site, even though they may be legally downloaded within Australia. To prevent our other podcasts from being taken down, JOY 94.9 will no longer publish music podcasts to Spotify. 

We understand that this may be very frustrating and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We encourage you to continue listening to JOY Podcasts at JOY.ORG.AU and follow JOY Podcasts Facebook Page for updates. 

If you would like to contact us, please do so by emailing feedback@joy.org.au

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JOY Wins CBAA Best Special Event Broadcast Award for 2020 Mardi Gras Broadcast https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/11/joy-wins-cbaa-best-special-event-broadcast-award-for-2020-mardi-gras-broadcast/ Mon, 02 Nov 2020 03:13:38 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9853 Congratulations to everyone involved in JOY’s 2020 coverage of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras for taking home the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Best Special Event Broadcast Award! Following last year’s award-winning broadcast […]

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Congratulations to everyone involved in JOY’s 2020 coverage of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras for taking home the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Best Special Event Broadcast Award!

Following last year’s award-winning broadcast we were able to achieve the same level of inclusive and diverse content, but this year we did it all live! This broadcast would not have been possible without our Mardi Gras partners Salesforce who made it possible for us to get to Sydney, and who marched side-by-side with us in the parade, and the support of the Sydney Bear Bar at the Burdekin Hotel for providing us with a broadcasting space.

It took 23 people across Sydney and Melbourne to create this four-hour broadcast, with many listeners writing in to share their stories and send their love to Sydney. We spoke to people of all ages, genders and abilities, as well as people from diverse cultural backgrounds, first time parade-goers and seasoned Mardi Gras attendees. Thank you to everyone who made the trek to Sydney and to everyone who stayed in Melbourne to make this possible. This was truly a team effort, and it is a testament to the power of hard work, creative use of technology and keeping the community in community radio.

Listen to the broadcast here.

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Annual General Meeting 2020 https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/10/annual-general-meeting-2020/ Wed, 14 Oct 2020 03:38:04 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9383 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020 ANNUAL REPORT – click here to download SIGNED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – click here to download   THE MEETING The JOY Melbourne Inc. Annual General Meeting was held online Sunday 29 November 2020 […]

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

ANNUAL REPORT – click here to download

SIGNED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – click here to download

 

THE MEETING

The JOY Melbourne Inc. Annual General Meeting was held online Sunday 29 November 2020 3:00pm via Zoom, coordinated from the station premises Level 9, Bourke Street Melbourne.

Thank you to our members, team and guests for participating in this event!

Casual board members Gary SINGER & Madeleine SWAIN completed their terms and were elected unopposed as full Board members, joining existing directors Priscilla JEFFERY, David McCARTHY, Mark ADAMS, Helen JENTZ, and Pete HOLMES.

JOY Board – Terms of Office

The current board comprises seven directors:

Board
member
Years
remaining
Term
expires
Priscilla JEFFERY 1 2021
David McCARTHY 2 2022
Helen JENTZ 2 2022
Mark ADAMS 2 2022
Pete HOLMES 2 2022
Gary SINGER 3 2023
Madeleine SWAIN 3 2023

JOY Board – Office Bearers

At a private meeting of the new JOY board, the executive office bearers elected are:

  • President: David ‘Macca’ McCARTHY
  • Vice President: Helen JENTZ
  • Secretary: Pete HOLMES
  • Treasurer & Chair of Finance Audit & Risk sub-committee: Priscilla JEFFERY

Addam Stobbs Award for Broadcasting Excellence

About the Addam Stobbs Award: One of the extreme low points of 2010 was the passing of Addam Stobbs. Addam was a Life Member of JOY in recognition of his enormous contribution over many years. We still feel the loss of his extraordinary passion, work, humour and enthusiasm. He is remembered by many as a mentor and friend. At the annual general meeting in 2010, the Board instituted an Award for Broadcasting Excellence in his name as a way of acknowledging Addam in perpetuity, with recipients honouring both their own success and Addam’s contribution.

The JOY board is pleased to announce the award recipient is Ti Butler.

 

Anne Hamilton Award for Volunteering Excellence

About the Anne Hamilton Award: This Award is to celebrate and recognise volunteering excellence. The inaugural Anne Hamilton Award was presented 27th October 2013 at the JOY’s Annual General Meeting. Anne Hamilton is a life member of JOY and the Award is instituted in her name to acknowledge Anne’s embodiment of the JOY mission and values over many years, her passion for community volunteering, integrity, work ethic, the quality of her work, her enormous contribution to the organisation and the excellent example set for us all in selfless volunteering excellence.

The JOY Board is pleased to announce the award recipient is Clayton Wimshurst

 

President’s Award

About the President’s Award: This award is awarded by the JOY President to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to JOY.

The inaugural JOY President’s Award was presented on the 29th November 2020 at the JOY’s Annual General Meeting to Hon. Martin Foley MP.

 

Notes

Annual Report abridged – presented during annual general meeting

 


FORMAL NOTICE OF MEETING

Friday 13 November 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020 – JOY Melbourne Inc.

The Board of JOY Melbourne Inc invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held at 3pm sharp AEDT Sunday 29th November 2020 via Zoom (due to COVID gathering restrictions). All JOY members may attend the meeting. As the meeting is via Zoom this year you must RSVP as we need to know the number of attendees. You will receive a further email with the Zoom meeting link and a link to JOY’s annual report a few days before the meeting. RSVP’s will close 72 hours prior to the meeting at 3pm on Thursday 26th November 2020. (ZOOM link was sent)

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker for the AGM this year will be The Hon Martin Foley MP.

AGM 2020 information Pack may be downloaded from this page, the pack includes:

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Minutes AGM held 20th October 2019 to be approved
  • Candidate Statements from 2 nominees for a position on JOY Board (2 vacancies)

Should you not be able to attend the meeting in person and wish to vote on the motions (eligible members only) please consider appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf.

A proxy form is available to download from this page. Completed proxy forms must be provided to the Secretary no later than 24 hours prior to commencement of AGM.

Kind regards,

Pete Holmes

Secretary

JOY Melbourne Inc.

Notes:
A voting member is classified as an eligible member, who is a natural or legal person who is a current financial member of JOY Melbourne Inc. and has been a member for at least 6 months prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.


AGM MEETING INFORMATION PACK

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PROXY FORM

Click here to download.


AGM PRELIMINARY MEETING INFORMATION PACK

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PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF MEETING

16 October 2020 

Dear JOY Member, 

The Board of JOY Melbourne Inc. invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 3 pm, Sunday 29 November 2020 electronically via Zoom. The details of the Zoom meeting will be forwarded closer to the time of the meeting.  

The Board calls for nominations for prospective Board members, and for members to lodge agenda items for discussion at the AGM. 

The JOY Rules also provide for honorary life membership of JOY. This honour is nominated by JOY Members and is awarded by the JOY Board to recognise a current or past member (thenomineemust be a current or past member of JOY for a minimum of5 years) for their extraordinary commitment and contributiontoJOY. Nominations for life membership for 2020 will also close at the end of October. You can find more details and nominate someone on the Life Member page of the JOY website. 

Nominations for board members and life memberships and agenda items for our AGM must all be lodged by 5 pm, Saturday 31st October 2020. 

The 2020 AGM Preliminary information pack and further information about the meeting can be downloaded from the Annual General Meeting 2020 page on the JOY website. 

In due course, we will send the formal AGM Information Pack, which will include details of the nominees for the Board, their candidate statements, the agenda and any supporting documents.  

All inquiries can be directed to the Secretary via secretary@joy.org.au  

Kind Regards,  

Peter Holmes 

Secretary 

 

FORWARD NOTICE OF MEETING

The annual general meeting planned for Sunday 18 October 2020 3:00pm has been changed,

the JOY Melbourne Inc AGM is now scheduled for Sunday 29 November 3 pm. 

COVID-19 regulations will be taken into account for meeting arrangements.

Location to be confirmed at a later date.

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Register to “Podcasting & Radio Content” online course https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/09/training-course-podcasting-radio-content-open-for-registration/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 01:17:48 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9679 JOY’s brand new Podcasting & Radio Content Course will provide you with everything that you need to create a podcast or pre-recorded radio show from your home. You will be trained by JOY’s expert team of […]

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JOY’s brand new Podcasting & Radio Content Course will provide you with everything that you need to create a podcast or pre-recorded radio show from your home.

You will be trained by JOY’s expert team of trainers, and learn the basics of podcasting, writing for radio and podcasts, media law, interviewing techniques, presenting, recording and editing, as well as how to market your podcast!

Not only will the course provide you with the skills to create content from home, it will also provide information you need to make the transition into radio at JOY 94.9

You will work with a partner to create a podcast on the topic of your choice. You will be coached along the way and the final product will be hosted on the JOY 94.9 website.

And best of all, you can participate using equipment that you have at home!

To see the full details of the course and to register, click here

 

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Brand-new interview show launched on JOY TV https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/09/brand-new-interview-show-soft-launching-on-joy-tv/ Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:38:15 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9613 COCKTALES WITH WAYNE AND TOM is a brand-new interview show to be streamed on JOY TV. The show was originally intended to be filmed in the JOY TV studios with some of Australia’s biggest celebrity guests; […]

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COCKTALES WITH WAYNE AND TOM is a brand-new interview show to be streamed on JOY TV. The show was originally intended to be filmed in the JOY TV studios with some of Australia’s biggest celebrity guests; but given the Coronavirus travel restrictions and further Melbourne lockdowns, the show creators decided to do a soft launch of the online Lockdown Edition.  

Like all of us, favourite former Gogglebox channel-surfers Wayne and Tom had big plans for 2020, including the launch of their brand new show. To not let the pandemic hold them back, they plan the soft launch of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom: Lockdown Edition, where they’ll trade the bright lights and live audience for a Zoom chat surrounded by their three dogs.  

The premise for Cocktales remains the same: inviting friends around to kick back on the couch for a drink and a yarn, blending the art of storytelling, or “tales”, with Wayne’s flare for expression via beverage.  For each guest that tells their storyWayne will produce a customised cocktail or mocktail recipe, and while they haven’t found a way to pass the drink through the screen yet, Tom is always happy to be the official taste-tester.  

Tom is well known on the JOY airwaves, having hosted two years of Thursday breakfast radio as part of Tom & WarrenTom & Mikey and most recently Tom & Jess, with whom he also shared a few months of Thursday drive.  In his time on radio, Tom spoke to some of the world’s hottest names including Adam Lambert, Renee Zellweger, Queer Eye’s The Fab 5, and Kylie Minogue’s only Australian interview on her Golden world tour. 

For Cocktales, Tom is back in front of the camera with his partner of twenty years, Wayne—a sight you may recognise from eight seasons of Foxtel and Network Ten’s Gogglebox.  We’ve laughed, cried and screamed along with them in their loungeroom before, survived the harrowing marriage equality debate, and heard stories about these two dads raising three children and travelling the world together.  

While their bells-and-whistles studio version of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom will have to wait a while, the couple are excited to launch the no-frills Lockdown Edition with their exciting first guest, Marcia Hines.   

 Tune in to the video premiere of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom: Lockdown Edition on JOY TV and JOY 94.9 Facebook page, Tuesday 1st of September at 9pmAnd access to bonus content including cocktail and mocktail recipes and how-to videos also available on their social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cocktalestv/

When life gives you lemons, make lemon daiquiris! 

  

Viewers disclaimer: JOY TV recommends this program for mature viewing.  Episodes may contain alcohol references, coarse language, and frank, open discussions about adult themes. JOY does not promote excessive consumption of alcohol or use by persons under 18 years of age. 

 

For enquiries, photo or video content please contact Executive Producer Andy McCutcheon:  andy.mccutcheon@joy.org.au  

 



ABOUT JOY TV:

JOY 94.9 is Australia’s only LGBTIQA+ radio station and one of four in the world to broadcast 24/7. ​JOY informs, entertains and empowers LGBTIQA+ communities (and their allies) across Australia and the world whilst campaigning for human rights, promoting inclusiveness and embracing diversity. JOY is now embracing an evolution into a multimedia organisation, with the opportunity to launch the video streaming service to be known as JOY TV. JOY also auspices the Bent TV programming, produced by Gavin Henderson and team on Channel 31 at present. JOY TV will also contain and promote access to the Bent TV archive along with new JOY TV content. 

 

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Vote for Sam Elkin, JOY’s Local Hero! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/08/vote-for-sam-elkin-joys-local-hero/ Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:25:14 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9549 We are very proud to share with you that our very own Sam Elkin has been nominated in the Westfield Southland Local Heroes Awards. This award recognises everyday people who have an important impact on our local […]

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We are very proud to share with you that our very own Sam Elkin has been nominated in the Westfield Southland Local Heroes Awards. This award recognises everyday people who have an important impact on our local communities. After a rigorous assessment process, Sam’s nomination has progressed to the community voting stage, and we need your vote!

The top three finalists, as voted by the community, will go on to receive a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation from Westfield Centre. If Sam is successful, JOY 94.9 will use its grant to cover production costs for a season of podcasts and the cost of transcribing existing episodes to make them accessible to the deaf community.

To vote for Sam Elkin go to:
Westfield Southland Local Heroes  webpage 

Every vote counts – voting closes 14th of September

 

Capturing the important social history of the transgender and gender diverse community 

Sam Elkin is the co-creator of Transgender Warriors on JOY 94.9, showcasing the artistic achievements and activism of transgender and gender diverse communities. “I’ve gotten the opportunity to interview so many amazing people along the way, from the UK musician and best-selling author C.N Lester to one of the formative Australian transgender rights trailblazers Kayleen White“, shared Sam.

I am grateful for this opportunity to get more people engaged with the history of transgender rights and culture,  and it’s truly an honour to have this work recognised by the broader Victorian community”, he added. “Please take the time to vote so that JOY 94.9 can give others the opportunities I’ve had to tell some more important stories about our creative and resilient LGBTIQ+ community”.

To check out all the episodes of Transgender Warriors on JOY 94.9 go to:
https://joy.org.au/transgenderwarriors/

This is a well-deserved nomination. Congratulations Sam!

To vote for Sam Elkin go to the Westfield Southland Local Heroes webpage 

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Dee Mason announced as the new co-host of JOY Drive https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/08/dee-mason-announced-as-the-new-co-host-of-joy-drive/ Mon, 17 Aug 2020 02:12:36 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9530 JOY 94.9 is thrilled to announce Dee Mason as the new JOY Drive co-host, joining Warren Andrew as of Monday 17th of August. JOY Drive went to air in late June as part of JOY’S […]

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JOY 94.9 is thrilled to announce Dee Mason as the new JOY Drive co-host, joining Warren Andrew as of Monday 17th of August.

JOY Drive went to air in late June as part of JOY’S funded project by Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer, to build a consistent, 5-day-per-week sound during JOY’s afternoon show. After trialling the first team for 6 weeks, JOY decided to make a change to one of the co-hosts. Dee was part of the initial pool of candidates who applied for the role in the original selection process.

About Dee Mason

Dee Mason is a well-known public personality, often found hosting events and chairing panels across Melbourne. A cis-woman who uses the pronouns she/her and identifies as lesbian, Dee’s talents have been featured across various community radio stations, and public events in both Melbourne and across Australia.

Dee Mason is a very well-known member of our JOY family, currently as the host of PopQueers Thursday nights, and Monday nights on the Dee and Johnno show. In the past, she performed as one half of Dano & Mason: Driving you Homo, as well as  being a newsreader with the JOY News team. 

Dee has represented JOY as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras broadcast team for the past three years and has worked as part of the Street Team and in the Broadcast Box for countless Midsumma Pride Parades. One of the highlights of her broadcast career was delivering the live broadcast of the vote for marriage equality. 

Outside of JOY, Dee works as a Creative Content Producer, specialising in podcasting, graphic design and videography. These skills enhance her value as a well rounded broadcaster. 

On behalf of all the JOY team, we feel very lucky that she is joining us on JOY Drive.  

In Dee’s words: “I am chomping at the bit to work with Warren to ensure JOY Drive is a place of fun, inclusion and creativity. Now is the time for JOY to double down and support the community that has put its faith in us – and when I say community I mean ALL the letters of our beautiful alphabet. Let’s do this. 

Please join us in congratulating Dee and wishing her the best of luck!

Tune in to JOY Drive with Dee & Warren, weekdays starting 4pm. Brought to you by the philanthropic support of Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer.

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1hr free Family Law Consultation for JOY listeners https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/08/1hr-free-family-law-consultation-for-joy-listeners/ Mon, 10 Aug 2020 01:05:58 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9511 When entering into a relationship, no one can foresee the future and when it happens you may need to contact a Family Lawyer who not only knows the law, but knows you. Nicholes Family Lawyers […]

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When entering into a relationship, no one can foresee the future and when it happens you may need to contact a Family Lawyer who not only knows the law, but knows you. Nicholes Family Lawyers are showing their support to the community during these very challenging times by offering a 1 hour free Family Law consultation for all JOY 94.9 listeners.

Tune in to JOY DRIVE, every Wednesday at 4.40pm where Nicholes Family Lawyers, Managing Partner, Sally Nicholes, discusses Family Law and other matters. Nicholes Family Lawyers is a leading boutique law firm specialising in Family Law and Human Rights Law both in Australia and Internationally

Our very own, Bec Dahl, one of the hosts of “Chicks Talking Footy” (Wednesday nights, 7pm), is also partner of Nicholes Family Lawyers.

“We recognise that family law matters involve personal and emotional elements that must be addressed to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. We work in partnerships with other professionals such as psychologists, counsellors, financial advisors and accountants to ensure that all of your needs are catered to“, said Bec. “We have a firm commitment to avoid Court where it is in the client’s best interest to do so and aim to resolve matters expeditiously in a cost effective and commercial manner without recourse to Court“, added Bec.

For Nicholes Family Lawyers, as a Family Law firm, they want to play their part in society and assist those in such challenging times. Especially as Melbourne settles into COVID-19 stage-four lockdown restrictions, where there have been increasing pressures on families experiencing family violence, child protection, or relationship issues.

Access to free podcasts

In support of the LGBTI+ and broader community, during the COVID-19 crisis, Nicholes Family Lawyers have also put together a series of free podcasts as an immediate response to the need for community resources during this time, particularly as a response to tackle the increase in domestic violence.

The podcast topics include: Elder Issues & the LGBTIQA+ community and Parenting & the LGBTIQA+ community.

Listen to the free podcast network series, available here: https://nicholeslaw.com.au/podcasts/

 

For more information, head to the Nicholes Family Lawyers website:
https://nicholeslaw.com.au/

 

Nicholes Family Lawyers are long-time allies to the LGBTIQ+ community and sponsors of JOY 94.9.

 

*Nicholes Family Lawyers is proudly a JOY sponsor.

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JOY is proudly media partner of GiveOUT Day 2020 https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/06/joy-is-proudly-media-partner-of-giveout-day-2020/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 03:25:02 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9440 About GiveOUT day in Australia GiveOUT Day is returning to Australia for its second year on Friday 16 October 2020. Inspired by the success of the US concept, GiveOUT Day is an annual national day […]

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About GiveOUT day in Australia

GiveOUT Day is returning to Australia for its second year on Friday 16 October 2020. Inspired by the success of the US concept, GiveOUT Day is an annual national day of giving to LGBTIQ+ communities. By providing an online giving platform and awareness campaign for LGBTIQ+ projects and community groups, GiveOUT Day is here to inspire the country to get behind their important work.

GiveOUT Day is here to help LGBTIQ+ projects and community groups take the next step forward. By providing an online platform for these projects and groups to raise funds and build awareness through, GiveOUT Day will inspire the country to get behind LGBTIQ+ communities. Donations made through the GiveOUT Day platform to participating organisations will be matched dollar for dollar.

GiveOUT Day is open to any projects or community groups directly benefiting or celebrating LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia. Pre-pledges are now open!

An opportunity to stand with LGBTIQ+ communities by seeking or providing support.

https://giveout.org.au/

Interested in applying?

Visit giveout.org.au/sign-up to register your project or community group for GiveOUT Day. The team will review your submission and notify you once you are approved. You will then be given access to edit your GiveOUT Day page.

GiveOUT and Our Community recently researched the state of LGBTIQ+ giving in Australia and the issues affecting LGBTIQ+ people. Head to the full interactive scroller to see that stats.
Here’s a snapshot of the findings:

 

 

JOY 94.9 is proudly media partner of GiveOUT day in Australia. 

 

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A heartfelt thank you to all our drive show presenters! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/06/a-heartfelt-thank-you-to-all-our-drive-show-presenters/ Mon, 15 Jun 2020 02:33:35 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9405 This week marks the last week on air for JOY’s current drive shows before the launch of a new JOY Drive on Monday 22 June, thanks to the ongoing investment from our Patrons Geoffrey Smith […]

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This week marks the last week on air for JOY’s current drive shows before the launch of a new JOY Drive on Monday 22 June, thanks to the ongoing investment from our Patrons Geoffrey Smith and Gary Singer.

This opportunity reflects the interest of sponsors for independent media, as well as creating employment pathways for our volunteers and the community.

We are excited by the new projects that many of our current drive presenters have decided to pursue at JOY, including new spots on the grid, pitches for new JOY TV shows and taking on new leadership roles. But first, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in drive.

In the words of JOY Program Director Rachel Tyler Jones, Thank you for being there for our listeners every single week, for taking our minds off the afternoon commute, for the laughs and for all the hard work and love you put into every single show. I’m privileged to work with each and every one of you, and I’m excited to see what you’re going to make next.

 

This is a huge thank you to:

  • Monday Annie and Ando – Annie Louey, Ando McDonald and Judd Boaz
  • Tuesday Jacq and Dene – Jacq Mifsud and Dene Cici  
  • Tuesday Dee and Johnno: Dee Mason, Australia’s John O’Hara and Robbie Latour
  • MAD Wednesday: Dean Arcuri, Robbie Latour, Rachel Morrison (and a cast of thousands)
  • Thursday Tom and Jess: Tom Walsh, Jess Window and Andy McCutcheon
  • Friday David and Sue: David Hunt, Sue Wilkinson and Alex Dislakis

This isn’t goodbye – We are exploring the new opportunities that new technology and a new home at the Pride Centre open up. JOY is growing as an independent community media organisation, and all of the talent showcased here in these people is needed now more than ever before.

Once again, thank you for all your hard work and thank you for making great radio.

Listen live to JOY Drive from 4pm every day at JOY.ORG.AU, on 94.9 FM and DAB+ in Melbourne or via web apps such as TuneIn and iHeart Radio.

 

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Frock Hudson’s drive way drag show to our lucky listener https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/06/frock-hudsons-drive-way-drag-show-to-our-lucky-listener/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 05:54:07 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9388 Emily Smith became a member of JOY 94.9 during Radiothon 2020 and was one of the lucky winners of our major prize: a Frock Hudson drag performance live in her driveway. Emily invited some friends […]

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Emily Smith became a member of JOY 94.9 during Radiothon 2020 and was one of the lucky winners of our major prize: a Frock Hudson drag performance live in her driveway.

Emily invited some friends to her house to enjoy the show but, given the current COVID-19 restrictions, the performance needed to happen respecting the rules of people gathering and social distancing.

“We all had a great time during Frock’s performance! None of us really knew what to expect during a driveway drag show, but Frock was very entertaining, and had us all laughing!”, shared Emily.

For Frock Hudson this experience was one-of-a-kind. After spending the morning getting ready, loading songs onto a laptop and grabbing the bluetooth speaker, Frock was ready to be at Emily’s driveway at the agreed time, where the small crowd were ready for the performance.

 

“The fun part of performing in a driveway is that it is easy to keep a safe distance, but to see a small crowd was really awesome,” said Frock. “I sang a couple of songs and thank them for supporting JOY, luckily we picked a day and time that the weather was nice and it wasn’t too cold and we had a fun time”.

 

JOY 94.9 is run by a handful of paid staff and over 300 volunteers and relies heavily on memberships and donations to stay afloat. This year, the annual Radiothon fundraising campaign was delivered amidst COVID-19 restrictions and broadcasting from home. Luckily, the presenters of JOY found inventive ways to support JOY during this time and Frock Hudson, the drag persona of JOY presenter Dean Arcuri, donated the show as one of the major prizes of the campaign.

 

Frock Hudson drive way performance to Emily and friends

 

“I don’t have a lot of money to be able to give towards a big prize to donate to JOY but I do have me, my passion, plus plenty of wigs,” says Dean. “It was also a chance for me to give back to those who support us at JOY in a way that wasn’t just by saying thank you on the microphone”.

“10/10 would definitely recommend (and I need those boots!)”, concluded Emily.

 

JOY 94.9 is a not-for-profit volunteer-based community radio station that relies on your support to survive and grow. Become a JOY member.

 

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JOY’s very own Jessica Window featured in the Australian animated film “100% Wolf” https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/05/joys-very-own-jessica-window-featured-in-the-australian-animated-film-100-wolf/ Fri, 29 May 2020 02:13:05 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9369 An amazing Australian animated feature film hits all premium video on demand platforms this 29th of May– 100% Wolf –and it features a voice role by JOY’s own Jessica Window. 100% Wolf is a tale of inclusion and […]

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An amazing Australian animated feature film hits all premium video on demand platforms this 29th of May– 100% Wolf –and it features a voice role by JOY’s own Jessica Window.

100% Wolf is a tale of inclusion and self-acceptance and has received a good reception in the public. The film just got a 4 star review on the Sydney Morning Herald

“Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud line of werewolves, is in for a shock when on his 13th birthday his first ‘warfing’ goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle. Can Freddy prove to his family and himself that he’s still 100% wolf?”

 

Jess is one of the hosts of “Tom & Jess” live show on JOY every Thursday.

In the film, Jess is one of the ‘cockeyed stray’, plus few multi characters (mostly wolves). “It means a lot to me to be in such a big movie with so many international names and with such a gorgeous message, doing what I’ve spent years training in is always great fun”, says Jess.

Being an actor, particularly a voice actor, is very rewarding… you get to work with so many clever and creative people, and you know that animation is for everyone and is kind of timeless”, Jess added.

Tom and Jess spoke to the lead actor Ilai Swindells, who plays pink-poodle-cum-werewolf Freddie, and director Alexs Stadermann about what it meant to be a part of a film with acceptance and inclusion at its heart.

You can listen the entertained interview here:

100% Wolf – Ilai Swindells & Alexs Stadermann [Extended Interview]

The cinema is coming to YOU! Rent 100% Wolf at home on digital platforms from May 29.

Well done Jess, we’re proud of you!

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Celebrating our LGBTIQA+ volunteers! https://joy.org.au/blog/2020/05/celebrating-our-lgbtiqa-volunteers/ Wed, 20 May 2020 03:28:21 +0000 https://joy.org.au/?p=9334 Happy National Volunteer Week (NVW)! This week is very special for us because our volunteers are the core of JOY. Currently, we have 300+ volunteers in our database, each of them with a very unique […]

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Happy National Volunteer Week (NVW)!

This week is very special for us because our volunteers are the core of JOY.

Currently, we have 300+ volunteers in our database, each of them with a very unique contribution to the daily operations of a community media organisation, with a common goal of bringing positive change to our LGBTIQA+ communities and to be that independent voice of representation.

I want to take this opportunity to thank every single volunteer for your important contribution to JOY 94.9.

To our volunteers working in the Office Admin and Operations, your role is crucial to run the station, not only to answering the phone or dealing with admin tasks, but also for being that welcoming face to JOY.

To our volunteers in the IT and broadcasting services. This is where the magic happens. Thank you for the hours of content creation, broadcasting time, script writing, content research, IT support and all the early or late working hours dedicated to JOY.

To our volunteers that are “behind the scene”, coordinating events, creating marketing content, writing grants, sales proposals, or media releases.  You are making the deals and doing the work that is building our brand every day!

To our volunteers in management positions, especially the board members, that help us set the direction of the organisation, and provide guidance and support at the highest level.  Whether it’s doing our financial reporting, advising on legals, carrying the JOY flag or being our Duty Managers – your support of JOY, and me as CEO is greatly appreciated.

Thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart! 

 

I miss seeing you around the studios, and very much look forward to seeing you all again, very soon. In the meantime, let’s keep the virtual connection!

If you are a JOY volunteer, I would like to invite you to JOIN ME this Friday for a virtual celebration called L.O.V.E. – Celebrating our LGBTIQA+ volunteers, with our dear partner organisations: Switchboard, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Thorne Harbour Health and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. This event is usually held at St. Kilda town hall, but this year will be online through the app ‘Run the World Inc’. – See the details below.   During this event we will recognise and celebrate volunteer contributions to our organisations, be entertained, and break off into smaller groups to socialise – I hope you can make it.

 

When: This Friday at 6:30pm!

Where: VIRTUAL – Through the app: ‘Run the World Inc’

For a better virtual experience, we recommend you to download the app to join the event.

Please register in the event to be able to access to the platform:

VOLUNTEERS REGISTRATION: 

Please note that you need to register with your JOY email in order to attend the L.O.V.E event.

Go to: https://organizer.runtheworld.today/c/love2020

REGISTRATION STEPS: 

  • RSVP at https://organizer.runtheworld.today/c/love2020 (enter email address twice)
  • Check email and click on ‘click to join event’ This will get you to set up an account (using same email address)
  • Remember: To be able to participate in the social functions you will also need to download the platform app ‘Run the World Inc’

So pop on a JOY t-shirt and have a beverage of your choice ready!

See you on Friday!

 

Warmest wishes,
Ange Barry
CEO JOY 94.9

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