Update from the PFA: Te Anau Downs funding, Fete results, and plans for 2023!

Thursday 4th May 2023

The PFA Committee had an energetic meeting just before the Easter Break.

We were excited to endorse Neil Garry's proposal for the first $50,000 tranche of PFA funding to go towards financing water sports equipment for the Te Anau Downs campus, such as a 4.8-metre river-capable IRB-type boat, 5 double kayaks, 2 single kayaks, and safety equipment including life jackets and a trailer.

Our Treasurer, Andrew Tomkins, reported that the 2022 audit was completed with no matters of concern identified. He also shared the 2022 Fete's detailed results, which showed a very respectable outturn of $71,800 after the two-year COVID hiatus (see below).

We also reviewed the draft 2022 Fete Feedback and Rating Report. We agreed on an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, indicating that the 2022 Fete was generally successful, but we believe we can enhance the experience for visitors, volunteers, and the community while also increasing revenue. To achieve this goal, we agreed on a few changes for 2023, including:

· Providing better support for our hardworking volunteers.

· Improving signage and directions.

· Automating and simplifying stall ordering and silent auction processes.

· Improving collections and sorting with clearer guidance and processes.

· Adding a health, safety, and security coordinator (please contact us if you're keen).

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at jmcpfa@gmail.com.

Sandy Rasmussen

PFA Chairperson