This week, President-Elect Paul thanked all members for their contribution and efforts with the Wine, Beer & Food event last Saturday. In George’s absence, President Ross paid particular thanks to Melissa, Dom Hawke and Mike for their considerable efforts.
Melissa advised that approximately 170 people attended the event and, whilst numbers were down compared to previous years, the overall nett result is expected to be quite good, with approx. $8k from the Silent Auction and $300 from the raffle.
Graham advised that the Cartoon Gallery has received its first instalment of the $2.69m redevelopment grant, being $200,000. The grant and development approval have many onerous conditions so it’s quite a demanding job in getting everything in order. Graham said that building and associated costs have been steadlily rising and it’s hoped that construction can be kept on budget and completed as arranged.
For all that and more, be sure to check out this week’s Coffs City Chatroom.