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.