And the winner of that is ... Mark Carpenter. Congratulations Mark!
Attracting over 100 members is a huge achievement for a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation on the island – and we’re pretty chuffed about it.
But, apart from being rightly proud, we are encouraged that so many people have ‘joined the club’ dedicated to protecting the very special environment that for many of us is our home and that for all of us is World Heritage Magnetic Island.
MINCA, now coming up to its sixteenth year of operation, has an impressive track record, but the task is never over. With increased development, a changing climate and other pressures, the environment of Magnetic Island and its surrounding waters will need continuing support. It is the existence of members that enables that to happen.
A special thanks to our very active membership officers (Pen and Mel), to all those who have served on the MINCA Management Committee over the years – and to our wonderful members.
May you enjoy a peaceful and joyous festive season and an enlightening and productive 2012.
And if you are reading this as a non-member (or know of someone who might like to be a member), please visit our membership page!