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Posted: 8 November 2011
The Centennial Parklands Foundation greatly appreciates your ongoing support. Like our community, Centennial Parklands has grown and changed, but welcomes everyone who respects and cares for it. After a detailed review and assessment of the Friends of Centennial Parklands program, we are pleased to announce an exciting new revamp of this program with a new name and format: Members of the Centennial Parklands Foundation.
Thank you again for your ongoing support, we hope that you are able to continue to support the Parklands for many years to come.
Who are Members of the Centennial Parklands Foundation?
Members of the Centennial Parklands Foundation are people who love Centennial Parklands and want to see them enjoyed by generations to come.
What are the benefits of becoming a Member of the Centennial Parklands Foundation?
As a Member of the Centennial Parklands Foundation you will receive:
Centennial Parklands is 93% self funded and relies on your support, see below for how your much needed membership fees will help maintain Centennial Parklands now and for future generations.
How will this new membership program support Centennial Parklands?
As a Member, you will become an integral part of the Foundation’s supporter base, joining our Volunteers, Donors and Dedicators.
One of the most exciting features of the new program is the funding of a specific project through membership fees each year. We have listed the wide range of support opportunities here. In 2011-12, membership fees will be directed into an Energy Efficiency Program that aims to reduce Centennial Parklands’ carbon footprint by 30% - that’s 375 tonnes of carbon dioxide saved from entering the atmosphere each year! All delivered simply through your membership fees alone. The administration costs associated with running this new Membership program are significant less than those of the former Friends program, which ensures that the majority of your financial contributions are spent on environmental and educational programs.
Why the change?
The new Foundation membership model brings Centennial Parklands into line with many of the great parklands and cultural institutions around the world. The Friends program grew from simple beginnings in 1996 and after 15 years the program’s original aims and structure has become out-dated, and is no longer relevant in supporting the challenges that we face today. It is time to refocus and funnel support into programs and outcomes that matter – to you, to us and to the whole community.
What happens to existing Friends of Centennial Parklands?
If you are an existing Friend of Centennial Parklands, there is nothing to do, you have been automatically transferred to Membership status. During this transition period, existing Friends memberships and the benefits accruing from these memberships will be honoured until they expire.
My Friends of Centennial Parklands membership has lapsed or is due for renewal, what do I need to do?
If your Membership is due for renewal or your Membership has lapsed, there are a number of simple ways to renew or re-register as a Member of the Centennial Parklands Foundation right now:
Membership is $55 per year, or $145 for three years, inclusive of GST.
What else can I do to help Centennial Parklands?
Please spread the word to your family members, friends and work associates to become a Member of Centennial Parklands so that they too can make a difference now and for future generations.
You can also help us by:
We are always eager to hear from Members who may have unique skills, experience or networks that can also support the objectives of the Foundation.
Contact: Peter Hadfield
Phone: (02) 93396699