Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Member Forum and Annual General Meeting at Black Brewing Co.
The evening was a great success and provided us with the opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months, including the performance of the region, our organisation, and on the services we have been able to deliver to our members.
We were also able to share details on the early progress we have made in establishing Capes Foundation – a pioneering division of MRBTA that aims to underpin the economic, social, environmental, heritage and cultural values of our community and to support and celebrate the region’s rich Wadandi culture.
Further details of these achievements can be found below via links to the Member Forum Presentation and 2022 Annual Report.
The AGM formalities included the results of the Board elections, with David Willcox of Common Ground Trails re-joining the Board for a fourth term, and David Moyes of Private Properties Australia being welcomed as a new Director.
Janine Carter has stood down from her position as Deputy Chair. I thank her for her support and I am delighted that she will continue as a valued member of the Board. At its meeting, after the AGM the Board resolved to appoint David Willcox to the role of Deputy Chair.
The Board also farewelled retiring Director, Barry House, who chose this year not to renominate in order to focus his formidable energies on his other activities and, in particular, on the Busselton Jetty Inc., which he chairs. We thank Barry for his excellent contribution to the Board.
I would like to reaffirm my gratitude to all MRBTA members and our many associates and partners for their contribution to our collective endeavours over the last year. None of MRBTA’s achievements are made in isolation, and I look forward to continuing to work with you all as we strive to ensure that our local tourism industry delivers increasing benefits to the community in which we live.