Here is a list of some of the skills and interests those behind Gay Line Wellington have been involved in at various times as part of participation in the wider community both gay and straight.
Occupational Skills and Experience
Between us, who help with the running of the Gay Line web site and Charitable Trust, we have a wide variety of experience knowledge and skill. An outline of those personal resources includes:
- Administration, executive support
- Dance teacher
- IT management
- Musical director
- Organisational development and industrial training
- Professional accounting
- Policy analysis
- Professional engineering
- Software development and marketing
- stage shows
- Property development
- Production planning
- Victimology - an interest in victim behaviour
All of which, at various times and in different contexts, have been practiced at work face level, managerial level and at governance level in one person businesses, small businesses, medium to large sized organisations, some of which have been in the private sector and others in Government Departments.
Recreational interests, in addition to involvement in the local gay scene here and there around the world, have included:
- Classical pianist
- Opera and other choral music
- Instrumental classical music
- Hanging with cousins, mates
- Horse riding
- Scrabble player (NZSA) and fan
- Land search and rescue
- Movies (mainstream, horror, action, hood, not big fan of chick-flicks)
- Art - painting and photographic
- Muay thai
The recreational interests have been at all levels from novice to experienced and both as individuals and as members of a club or other organisation. Also beyond that as part of a management committee through to the top level, in some cases, of national organisations.
Lifetime Developmental Changes
Sometimes youthful enthusiasm for an occupation or activity has lead to a life long interest. Sometime an initial interest has been satisfied after a short time to be followed by another interest taking its place. Different stages of life have influenced professional, recreational, cultural and sporting interests - sometimes because of physical limitations or because interests just changed over time. We have found that a rich and full life depends not only on developing strong personal relationships but by developing other interesting activities that have enriched our lives in various ways.