The First Forum Agenda for 2021 is detailed below.
Once you have registered for the Forum you will be emailed a link on Friday 26 March to access the Forum at 7.00pm on the evening of Tuesday 30 March.
The update on the Organ Fund is that of the $11,500 necessary to cover the cost of the organ, the GM&B has so far contributed $9,110. We are still $2,390 below are target. Just 23 GM&B members have so far contributed.
We are now inviting contributions from GM&B members to the Melbourne High School Foundation’s Arts & Cultural Trust to offset the cost of the organ. By adopting this approach, the Foundation will be able to offer a tax-deductible receipt for donations to its Arts & Cultural Trust that could not otherwise be offered. Donations can be for any amount, but we suggest $200 or more if that is possible. Given that the 2021 fee for GM&B membership has been waived a possible donation might be $250 or $260. GM&B donors will be acknowledged on the organ when assembled.
Please note that credit for this initiative will rest solely with the GM&B. The Foundation’s role is simply that of a facilitator.
The easiest method for GM&B members to donate is by either emailing or calling Colin Green, (0411 759 132) with your Visa/Mastercard details stating the amount you wish to donate to the MHS Foundation Replacement Organ Fund. Colin will liaise with Jodie Gunton at the MHS Foundation for payment and she will issue and email you a tax-deductible receipt.
The MHS Memorial Hall Replacement Organ Fund will be closing at the end of April. After that time further contributions will not attract tax deductibility.
Many thanks to those who have contributed to this most worthwhile appeal.
It is hoped that you will join us for the Forum online on 30 March. The meeting will be recorded and placed on our website for all to view and comment on in due course. Many of the points raised will assist our Directions Committee and assist in formulating the agenda for the 2nd Forum, Tuesday 19 October 2021.
We all look forward to your continuing support for the GM&B Patrons’ Club. There is still much good work to achieve.