Merrijig Campdraft seeks funding for surface improvements
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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