To the Membership of Vic Leather.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this email advising of my resignation from the position as President of VicLeather inc. Due to pressing issues including health management, I will be stepping down immediately to allow the club to continue the work it has done so far in building a vibrant Leather community in Victoria.
It has been a pleasure and an honour to represent a fantastic group of Leather Folk and a club that is growing from strength to strength – I am proud of all we have achieved from the success of the Leather 101 where a bunch of new folk came to learn about Leather Lifestyle to our representatives and titleholders at International Events around the world. I am proud to have personally represented VLI internationally in New Zealand and America.
I have learned a lot from my time as President of VicLeather. The local community we have here is strong and on the leading edge of communities around the world. Internationally we are represented well by our titleholders (International Ms Leather girl ang. 1st runner up International Mr Bootblack/Australian Mr Bootlblack 2017/18 Rhys, 1st runner up Mr International Rubber/ Melbourne Rubberman 2016 Liam, 1st runner up Mr International rubber/Melbourne Rubberman 2017 John) and our members who are proud to say they are VLI members when they attend events.
I learned a lot about myself and how important a local Leather club is for all parts of the community, for those newly coming into Leather and those who had become a bit jaded and wanted to spend time with other like-minded folks in a place where the gender inside the Leather isn’t a deciding factor.
I would like to thank the committee members past and present that I have worked with in the last 3 years. They have all bought a unique insight into some of the diversity we have in the Leather Community here in Melbourne. This amazing committee will continue as normal to host the events that we have in place (Gear Up etc) and will also be bringing you the events that you have asked for in the future.
VicLeather President 2016-18