2023 President's Report, by Belinda Worden
Welcome all and thank you for joining us.
I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owner’s of the land on which we gather today and pay respect to elder’s past, present and future.
For the Cedar Creek Public Hall Committee, this last year has been about focusing on maintaining consistency with our Thank Goodness it’s Friday end of month community gatherings. We have seen lots of different people attending across all events and enjoy seeing many familiar faces returning and keeping this event marked in their calendars. It has been lovey to see the children enjoying their time away from technology, having fun in the grounds and playing with the activities we keep under the hall.
These events truly rely on the community coming together to support TGIF by enjoying a night out with us, buying burgers, drinks and sweets for dinner and we thank all who attend.
TGIF also relies on the committee to bring the events together each month and I would like to thank our committee and congratulate everyone for a job well done.
In addition, I would like to thank the volunteers, who have assisted in various ways, from set up and pack down to helping in the kitchen, BBQ and music, and also by donating sweets and other food items. All these factors coming together are extremely helpful and necessary for maintaining TGIF as an ongoing community gathering offered at the hall.
Another area of focus has been on improvements to the Hall, as you can imagine at almost 100 years of age there is always some TLC required. Thanks to Neil for sorting out our leaky loos!
The big focus was on opening the fixed panels under the hall to better connect the grounds to the underneath area. I am extremely excited to see this come to fruition and thank everyone who pitched in to make this happen. The area under the hall now functions better for not only our own events but our hirers.
We have seen a growing number of hall hire enquirers and the hall will be hosting an upcoming wedding and a 60th and engagement are also in the pipeline before the year finishes. The new year is also looking to host a 50th wedding anniversary and a wedding celebration. In addition to one off events, we are seeing more ongoing hirers looking to the hall for their classes and we welcome;
– new hires Creative Samford.
– And thank our yoga classes hires, Maris and Pine Rivers yoga
– also, yoga retreat classes by Cherrie
– Leanne’s women’s health classes and Su’s Qigong classes
For choosing the hall as a destination, also thanks to Yajambee Meets for Jamies support in ongoing hire.
To wrap up, I also want to thank everyone who assisted with supporting our Movie Night and Dance Night that followed TGIF events and to everyone that helped to make the Welcome to Winter Soup Day another great event.
All the hirers and Hall events are keeping the hall alive, and it is lovely to see so much activity at the hall.
We look forward to seeing you at our future events.