Clink re­fresh

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Clink The­atre had its AGM last week which was at­tended by about 30 peo­ple. The to­tal mem­ber­ship is around 150 but as the ad­min­is­tra­tor Claire Tier­ney pointed out, a good many of them have not reached the age of ma­jor­ity. The pres­i­dent Freda Wil­son wel­comed all and thanked the out-go­ing com­mit­tee for their hard work and con­tin­u­ous dou­bling up on du­ties.

Freda pointed out that from the pre­vi­ous year they’d turned a deficit into a small profit, in spite of hav­ing to spend lib­er­ally on such items as air con­di­tion­ing. Ad­di­tion­ally, there’re still ma­jor cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­tures needed on the 90 year old, weath­er­board build­ing and an ur­gent re­fur­bish­ment is cru­cial. In ad­di­tion to the on-stage ac­tiv­i­ties, the drama classes and court­yard mu­sic were a great suc­cess, but they need more hands-on and pa­tron­age sup­port from the com­mu­nity.

Lo­cal so­lic­i­tor Martin Tran­ter pre­sented the au­di­tor’s re­port and hosted the re­main­der of the evening. He sug­gested the new com­mit­tee should pro­mote The Clink as a pri­mary as­set to the new coun­cil, when it is ap­pointed.

The out-go­ing com­mit­tee stood down and all po­si­tions de­clared va­cant and new nom­i­na­tions called for. The new com­mit­tee con­sists of Freda Wil­son (pres­i­dent), Ron Kelly (vp), Mau­reen Fraw­ley (trea­surer) Yvonne O’Hara, Amanda Stone and Jor­gia Darcy. Ni­cole Carn­aby has agreed to rep­re­sent the Tropic North The­atre Com­pany as nec­es­sary. They’ve all been in­ti­mately con­nected to The Clink in the past.

The new com­mit­tee is now en­thu­si­as­ti­cally plan­ning the chil­dren’s Xmas party and per­haps an adult one too.

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