Friday, 4 March 2016

Bush Lemons in Mardi Gras parade!

36 Lemons participated in the Bush Lemons Mardi Gras parade entry this year.  It was a fantastic way of getting together with our diverse and fantastic community to celebrate our 20 years. And it was fun, fun, fun!!!! 


We had banner carriers, trolley pusher, dancers and walkers, and all wore our new Bush Lemons tshirts.  Because half of Hyde Park is now fenced off for participants, we could sit on the grass and eat food from the stalls whilst we readied our banner and signs.  Although there still weren't enough toilets, it did make for a much more relaxing waiting time.  We just squeezed into our space on the road about half an hour before we were due to start and boogied to all the loud doof-doof around us. 




It really was a wonderful experience to be part of the parade and to feel all the love.  I think showing everyone that lesbians come in all shapes, sizes and ages, and even like bushwalking, is so important.  A big thank you to all the Lemons who helped organise the float and came along and joined in. You are all fabulous!!  Jocelyn

















Thursday, 5 November 2015

Bush Lemons 20 year anniversary weekend

Breaking news!.....we are booking a beautiful venue in Port Stephens for the weekend of Friday, 6  May to Sunday, 8 May 2016!  Details will be sent out shortly.  This will be a lovely way to celebrate our 20 years in style.  Lots of fun, dinners, walks, swimming, chatting, making new friends, meeting old friends, and celebrating what lemons can do!  Jocelyn

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Bush Lemons win Edna Award!!

On 17 October a number of Bush Lemons headed to the Trades Hall for the Edna Awards, in which Anne McKenzie, Sharron Carter and myself won an award on behalf of Bush Lemons.  The award we won is for ‘making a feminist difference in the category of Leadership’.  This was a lovely honour and it was a great night in which to hear many inspiring stories of feminists out there making real change.  It was also worrying to hear so many stories about how women's services in the community sector are being shut down and stripped of funding! 

A big thank you must go to Jenny Gill and the staff of the Blue Mountains Women's Health and Resource Centre who drove our nomination! 
 
Although I don't like making speeches, I did want to tell everyone how wonderful Bush Lemons are.  Anne McKenzie and Sharron Carter have both contributed hugely to the success of the Lemons.  Of course every walk leader, endurance walk entrant, supporter, donor have also contributed, and there are just too many to acknowledge, but I do thank you all for your ongoing support and commitment to the group.
 
Thanks Bush Lemons - you make a difference.  Below are some photos from the night.
Jocelyn