Well that was quite the night! A whopping 323 people were counted by the venue as having joined us to celebrate the 21st birthday of SGLBA’s Fruits in Suits. It was great to have you there.

Thanks to our models (L-R), Annika, Arun, David, and Ivan. They were naturals! We may have to do it again for Autumn / Winter 2018. 

21st Birthday Celebrations for Fruits in Suits
21st Birthday Celebrations for Fruits in Suits
21st Birthday Celebrations for Fruits in Suits
21st Birthday Celebrations for Fruits in Suits

Our Sponsors

Thanks also to Daly Male, Mercedes-Benz Sydney, Luxottica/OPSM, Merivale, New Theatre, Live on Stage Australia/George Takei, Tod’s of Italy and McGuigan Wines for great prizes, and to Shauna Jensen for wonderful entertainment.

We loved having Andrew Creagh from DNA Magazine, and Elaine Czulkowski from Australians for Equality on hand to update us on the George Takei event and the latest news on marriage equality respectively, and it was a privilege to have SGLBA Life member, former SGLBA President, and founder of Fruits in Suits, Simon Davies on hand to share the history of the event and why it is still such an important fixture on our calendars.

As the equality debate continues, it’s great to see the community stepping up and supporting each other, and events / organisations.

Thanks to our additional photographers, Ann-Marie from Star Observer and Sophie.

Thanks also to the amazing SGLBA team of volunteers for the weeks of preparation and collaboration that went into the event. Great work team!

20% Discount at Daly Male

Don’t forget to drop into Daly Male to check out their range of fabulous styling solutions. If you were there last night and picked up a voucher for 20% discount, remember to redeem it by 31st December, 2017

George Takei Live in Sydney

If you’re a Trekkie or follow George on social media and his human rights activism, book online now for one of two Sydney performances. ‘Oh Myyy…Cocktails With George Takei‘ at the Establishment Ballroom – Sydney on Saturday 18th November 7:30pm or ‘The George Takei Phenomenon‘ at the State Theatre, Sydney on Monday 20th November 8:00pm. 

Tickets start at $88.56.

Invest in SGLBA Membership

If you attend Fruits in Suits® more than 4 times a year, you should become an Associate member. If you’re in business, check out Networker or Business memberships.

There are significant benefits in investing in membership, and our Membership team would love to chat with you.

Stay in Touch

We have many events planned over coming months, varying from social, to networking, to panel-style events. If you haven’t already subscribed, you can do so here so you don’t miss out on anything.

Coming Up

Make sure you keep 16 November free for the next event, featuring The Bookshop selling their 2018 calendar and featuring one of the models on site to help out. It is the night after the big equality announcement, so fingers crossed, we’ll be celebrating victory – and what better place to do that than at Fruits in Suits the following night!

Christmas Fruits in Suits

In December we have Ricardo Goncalves from SBS’s The Small Business Show on hand, as well as the fantastic Greg Gould entertaining us. 

NOTE: the Christmas Fruits in Suits will be held on WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER because the venue is not available on the usual date, which is so close to Christmas anyway, that most people may have something else on. Last year’s Christmas Fruits was early, and was a great success.

Thank YOU

Lastly, thank you to all of you for your support. We’d love to see you every month. It was a fantastic event, and thanks for your patience if you had to queue early on. 

Thanks again, stay engaged, and share with a friend / colleague.

Mark Haines
SGLBA President