Thank you to Retiring Board Members

At the AGM for the Friends on September 20 five Board Members retired. All made a valuable contribution in the time they served as volunteers on the Board and Destry Puia (GM of the Arts Centre Gold Coast) acknowledged this and made a presentation to each of them on behalf the Friends .

David Huddy joined the Board in September 2007 and was elected as President in September 2015.David worked tirelessly for the Friends and in the past year in his role as President initiated the following projects:

The commissioning of coffee table book outlining the 30 year history of the Friends to be written by Angela Hughes and designed and published with the assistance of Rae Cooper.

A review of the Friends’ Constitution which is now 24 years old and not reflective of current corporate governance.

The rebranding and marketing of the Friends’ image

Greg Bellchambers joined the Board in September 2012 and has been involved in Memberships as well as our website and Friends’ Facebook page. Greg has also been responsible for all emails sent to members.

Rae Cooper joined the Board in September 2014. Rae, with support from Judy Dean, made a valuable contribution to the Friends by redesigning the newsletter and providing assistance with the design of emails and other marketing materials.

John Hudson joined the Board in May 2015 and took on the role of Friends’ Secretary where he produced Agendas and recorded and distributed Minutes of Meetings as well as taking responsibility for all correspondence received or sent by the Friends.

Judy Dean joined the Board in May 2015 and her wealth of knowledge about all things Gold Coast was much appreciated. Judy worked with Rae Cooper to produce the Friends’ Newsletters as well as assisting on other committees.