am pleased to be able to tell you that the Burkes Pass Heritage
Trust has reached agreement with the Mackenzie Co-operating Parish
to purchase the church and enable it to be retained in our
do this we need to raise $3,000 inclusive of GST for the capital
cost of the property. The proposed settlement date is the 28th
of February 2001.
first priority is for purchase, however we are mindful of making
provision to maintain the building without having to call on this
community constantly for funds. We aim to use this opportunity to
enhance our living environment and not be a tedious burden. The most
effective way of achieving this in the short term, is by making
application to the many community trust funds available to us. Our
main tool to be successful in these applications is having a large
membership base, to demonstrate support for our project. As we are
now an incorporated Trust we are able to invite membership of the
Trust. Donated funds are officially tax deductible and you will be
sent a certificate of membership and a receipt for tax purposes.
What does it cost to be a member?
Any donation of $5 or more
qualifies for membership.
What does membership entail?
Nothing more than a $5 joining
fee if you prefer.
Will you be obliged to the Trust in any other manner?
Apart from being on our
membership list, no, you
will not be under any obligation.
What will the membership list be used for?
Contacting you if you wish to
be kept up to date, and for application to funding agencies as an
What are the advantages in joining?
satisfaction of contributing in a significant and painless manner to
the improvement of the Burkes Pass area. Members will be kept up to
date with activities of the Trust from time to time, and will have
voting rights at any meetings held of the Trust membership. Those
who are keen to be more involved , are eligible to join a management
committee. Please indicate on your form if you wish to do this or
contact myself or one of the other trustees.
will the funds raised be used for?
the first instance, funds will be used to purchase the church
property. Any funds surplus to
the purchase price will be held in the Trust bank account and
may only be used for purposes outlined in the Trust document. This
may include savings for the long term needs of the church building,
providing collateral for matching contributions from other community
providers when require,, and a contingency fund for repairs etc.
hope that as many individuals as possible will join as members and I
have taken the liberty of enclosing a membership application. It is
not necessary to use the form and more are available if required,
from Liz Angelo-Roxborough and the Fairlie Resource Centre. Please
pass forms on to other friends and relations or any others you feel
may be interested. Liz is happy to follow up any one if you give her
a contact name and address.
those who are able to contribute to the purchase fund, we would be
grateful for any additional donation.
Convenor of the Burkes Pass Heritage Trust.
Cottage, Burkes Pass
Postal address; 41 Kirkwood Avenue, Christchurch 8004.
Phone (h) 03 348 1531, (w) 03 3558283, fax 03 355 8289