Merrijig Hall committee farewells long standing member
THE Merrijig Public Hall committee held their annual general meeting recently, farewelling the group’s long serving treasurer, Sen Weir, during the occasion.
Committee president, Des Dunn, said Sen had been connected with the hall for at least 40 years.
The committee has also lost another valued member in the social convener, Peter Deyell.
Mr Dunn described both as ‘soldiers’, recognising their contributions to the committee.
In his president’s report to the annual meeting, Mr Dunn thanked his ‘hard-working’ committee for helping to run the hall.
“It takes time away from family and effort to do what we have achieved this year,” he said.
“The achievements lead to a stronger and more connected community, one that we and our family members can be justly proud.”
Major activities and achievements for the group over 2019 include the completion of the new building providing shelter at the Merrijig War and Service Memorial, the movie and trivia event nights and the FireReady Supper Dance in conjunction with CFA.
This year’s dance was a huge success, up in attendance by about 50 per cent on last year.
Other achievements included participation in the Merrijig Rodeo and landscaping at the hall gardens undertaken by Kerri and Geoff Burrowes, Colin Nash and Bruce Barber.
Thanks go to the Mansfield Garden Club for supplying the impetus and funding.
On projects and grants, grants co-ordinator George Deyell continues to source and act on grant applications.
Acting treasurer Noel Willaton, who took on the role when needed, has crunched the numbers and these are available.
“In conclusion, let me express my appreciation and admiration to all of you for your work this year,” Mr Dunn said.
Local resident John McCombe took the chair for the election of office bearers and committee.
Those elected were: president - Des Dunn; vice president - Noel Willaton; secretary - Louise Jacob; treasurer - Mary Dunn; grants co-ordinator Georgie Deyell; Merrijig War and Service Committee - Peter Howarth; and
booking officer - Kerrie Purcell.
The general committee includes Anne Bloomfield, Kaye Dyson, Laurie Jacob, Adrian Lawrence and Robert Reeve.
GOODBYE: Pictured after the Merrijig Public Hall AGM is, from left, Louise Jacob, Mary Dunn, Des Dunn, Kerrie Purcell, Sen Weir standing in front of her husband Geoff Davies, Noel Willaton, Peter Deyell and Laurie Jacob.