Mateel Calls Meeting Tonight to Talk About Financial Troubles and Role in the Community
The Mateel Community Center in Redway announced earlier this month that Reggae on the River, an event the Center relied on heavily to fund operations, lost a significant amount of money.
A meeting tonight at the Mateel at 6:30pm seeks to “re-examine as a community what our priorities are” and to re-evaluate what is needed for the Center.
According to letter from Justin Crellin the Mateel’s manager published earlier in the North Coast Journal, “Very challenging times lie ahead, there are difficult decisions to make, and the future of both ROTR and the MCC is at stake.”
Below is information about the event from the Mateel Community Center:
Come join us for the opportunity to re-examine as a community what our priorities are for the Mateel Community Center and re-evaluate not only what we need to keep the center viable in the long run, but also what is needed to stay relevant and functioning with the greatest beneficial impact for the entire community. Like it or not, our community and economy is changing, and this is a real fact we will need to come to terms with as a community. As a first step in this direction- for the Mateel Community Center anyway- we, the board and staff of MCC, would like to invite the community to join us…Tuesday, September 19th- 6:30pm at MCC- 59 Rusk Ln in Redway to reflect on these matters.
We will discuss our current financial/ operational situation, answer questions/ review options, start to assess what the community wants its community center to be in the future, and talk ideas in setting a more sustainable course for the center in the years ahead. If ever there was a community that could do it though, it is ours. Please join us…!