MINCA is proud to announce that it now has over 100 members – and the 100th member – and so winner of our competition is ... Julie Heath!
Julie will become the proud owner of an original Mel Williams painting. Thanks for coming on board Julie – and thanks and welcome to all our new members.
All those who joined up as a member of MINCA for the first time between 5 November and 23 December were put in the draw to win an A4 print of Charlie McColl’s great photo of the Adelaide at Cockle Bay at dusk.
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!