2013 President’s Report

Presidents Report – 2013 On behalf of the committee, I am pleased to provide this report for 2013.

I feel that the 2013 Weipa Fishing Classic event was very successful on many levels and the committee should be very proud of our achievements.

The organisation, the community involvement and the visitors to the region, all combined to ensure the event was again something to be enjoyed by all.

Our Sponsors have continued to give great support for the event and they are all to be thanked for their generosity.

I would also like to thank the Western Cape College for their continued support of the event and the use of the college grounds and facilities.

We have continued to build the foundations to ensure the event is around for years to come by the purchasing of valuable assets which adds considerably to our sustainability and self sufficiency. Other community groups also continue to benefit from the use of these assets.

The Creek to Coast team’s involvement and resulting television broadcast certainly raises the profile and has enhanced the recognition and promotion of the event, our sponsors and the Cape York region. The Creek to Coast Team have been very impressed with the event and have expressed their willingness to continue to attend and participate in the event in the future.

A big part of our commitment to the Weipa community is to give back in some way and the classic has donated approximately $30,000 to community groups for their assistance during the event and $3,000 during the year for various charitable events.

I would like to thank and congratulate the 2013 committee and everyone else who was involved in any way with the organisation, planning and operation of the event. It is many months of hard work and loads of enthusiasm that enables the event to take place however, it makes it all worthwhile once the weekend comes around and you see thousands of people getting together and enjoying themselves. I hope everyone involved enjoyed their part and will continue to be part of the committee for 2014. I would also like to welcome any new members and trust that you will enjoy the experience and knowledge that you are contributing to this great community event.

Thank you all very much.

Tom Murray
Weipa Fishing Classic President

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