Community Office for Nagambie people to use
Mayor of Strathbogie Shire Amanda McClaren and councillors Deb Swan and John Mason and members of the community in attendance.
Nagambie branch manager Michael Prowse welcomed everyone to the launch and explained that the Bendigo Bank was the major backer to make the home office a reality for the community.
As well as equipment being supplied, members of the Bendigo Bank team will be available to assist community groups.
Chairman Trompp spoke about the purpose of the Community Office and the Bendigo Bank itself.
How the bank would like to encourage more locals to open accounts, for themselves, community groups, investments, loans, insurance and other services provided by the Bendigo Bank.
Mr Trompp mentioned that $50,000 had been donated back into the community over the past three years, and more would be forthcoming in the near future.
Community groups can use the office and its state of the art technology such as computers, printers, wifi, software to help them create newsletters, reports, grant applications, posters and flyers for events, and use a meeting space if required.
All this is funded by the bank as part of their support for Nagambie.
Mayor McClaren congratulat- ed the Nagambie Bendigo Bank on being the very first to have a Community Office to serve the community and its volunteers.
A celebratory cake was duly cut by Cr McClaren and the guests had the opportunity to view the new facilities before enjoying morning teal and a chat on the future of the Community Office and bank in Nagambie.
Michael Prowse reminded those present that the bank is open on Monday, Thursdays and Fridays.
Their friendly staff are only too willing to assist the patrons of the bank and those who need support in the Community Office facilities.
For more details call 5794 2565 during business hours.