Mer­ri­jig Cam­p­draft seeks fund­ing for sur­face im­prove­ments

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

THE an­nual gen­eral meet­ing of the Mer­ri­jig Cam­p­draft As­so­ci­a­tion held at the Mer­ri­jig Hall on July 7 saw pres­i­dent Ge­off Webb re-elected un­op­posed.

In his re­port as out­go­ing pres­i­dent, Mr Webb gave much thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to ev­ery­one who helped hold the two events Mer­ri­jig Cam­p­draft held in the pre­ced­ing 12 months.

One was t he ‘ Women i n Cam­p­draft­ing’ can­cer fundrais­ing clinic in Septem­ber.

“Next came the big event, our Cam­p­draft held in Novem­ber,” he said.

“The draft was very suc­cess­ful and once again a big thank you to ev­ery­one for your help and sup­port.

“A spe­cial big thank you to all the cat­tle donors for their con­tin- ued sup­port and we must thank Bruce McCor­mack for the use of his pad­docks.”

Mr Webb also made men­tion of im­prove­ment works Cam­p­draft had done dur­ing the in­ter­ven­ing pe­riod be­tween AGM meet­ings.

“Dur­ing the year a per­ma­nent fence and gates were erected to pro­tect the build­ings from cat­tle dam­age and gen­eral main­te­nance was con­tin­ued,” he said.

The high­light from the trea­surer’s re­port was that a plan­ning per­mit for McCor­mack Park to hold five events per year was ar­ranged by Cam­p­draft at a to­tal cost of $2250 with MCA con­tribut­ing $1000, and other users con­tribut­ing the bal­ance.

The elec­tions, which were chaired by Mau­reen Wil­liams, saw Adam (Jack) McCor­mack elected as vice pres­i­dent and An­drea Pick­ett as sec­re­tary/trea­surer.

Con­clud­ing the meet­ing it was con­firmed the in­ten­tion to hold a two day Cam­p­draft on Novem­ber 28 and 29 this year.

An­drea Pick­ett, newly re­turned from a won­der­ful over­seas trip, jumped straight into work­ing for Mer­ri­jig Cam­p­draft re­cently.

“We are work­ing with the shire to se­cure a Com­mu­nity Match­ing Fund Grant of $5000 for the arena sur­face,” she re­ported.

“The MCA will match the $5000 but hope­fully we can in­crease the amount of top­ping so that the arena ends up with a depth that will last many years by seek­ing con­tri­bu­tions from other user groups.”

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