This month marks the end of Ashley Scott in the CoChair position. He has done an outstanding job shaping this organisation for the past two years to what it is today. Rainbow Families thanks Ashley for  an extraordinary work and leadership, his hard work and commitment to building a strong a prosperous organisation.   As a founding member of Rainbow Families and as chair in recent years, your stewardship of Rainbow Families has been characterised by hard work, calm and warm presence, strong relationship building and being responsive to the needs of our community.

Ashley joined just as he became a parent for a second time and the committee was forming. Sleep deprived and optimistic he offered many volunteer hours to many of the social events and parenting groups established. Ashley took a lead in supporting and resourcing regional playgroups and family events. On becoming chair, he became visible and sought to develop working relationships with other LGBTQI organisations, local councils, funding bodies, corporates and the community. Ashley has been across all aspects of the organisation supporting advocacy, events, web content, media and coms, and resource development.  We are grateful for his leadership and significant contribution.

We are pleased to announce that Ashley has decided to take up the newly created Community Worker role within Rainbow Families. This is a part time position which is the beginning of our dream of one day having a team of workers and centre to support our community.