shama had it's open day last week. i was fully intending to go, but found myself just too tired after work so missed out. by all accounts, it was a successful event, with some moving presentations from ethnic women who had benefitted from the services we provide. we use the open day to recognise our staff, volunteers, the women who use the centre, and our funders.
this year, we invited the waikato times to attend and cover the event. the coverage we got was a few photos in the "schmoose" section of the paper (yup, that's what they call the society page). there was absolutely no mention of shama, and the photos were labelled "ethnic women". neither was there mention of an open day, but there was mention of an AGM, for reasons that aren't apparent. meh.