Bank invests in Kyabram
Stanhope comes together for legendairy production
KYABRAM and District Community Bank awarded $15,500 in community sponsorship at its annual general meeting earlier this month.
The sponsorship included funding towards projects being completed by several community organisations including $5000 to the Fauna Park and $3000 to Kyabram District Health Service.
Director Vince Curtis said grants were an important part of the organisation’s mission and the bank was extremely proud to offer them.
“The more people that bank with the community bank, the more sponsorship we can offer,” he said.
“The mission of the bank is to provide locals with a quality service and a chance to give back to the community they live in.”
Mr Curtis said the meeting served as an opportunity to update and thank the bank’s shareholders.
“Without shareholders the whole concept would not be possible. Their funding is what makes it all possible,” he said.
“The bank is showing great potential and we are extremely thankful for the uptake from the community and the hard work of all the staff.”
Branch manager Ben Langley said the Kyabram and district community could play a huge role in helping their town by switching to the community bank.
STANHOPE has been featured in a documentary by Dairy Australia, celebrating their story which led to being named Australia’s Legendairy capital in 2015.
The film highlighted the success of the Legendairy Capital program showcasing dairy farmers and regional communities who participated in the inaugural program.
More than 100 members of the community packed the Stanhope Community Hall this month to watch their story unfold on the big screen.
Dairy Australia program manager Suzi O’Dell said the documentary identified and celebrated the valuable contribution dairy farmers made to their local communities.
‘‘As part of the program last year, we visited each of the eight finalist communities and met hundreds of people who shared their inspiring stories of community support and of the contribution dairy farmers make to the social fabric of their towns,’’ she said.
Launching again in February 2017, Dairy Australia is calling on people to start thinking about what makes their community great.
‘‘I encourage people to start thinking about what makes their community Legendairy, and what initiative they can nominate that will benefit the entire community,’’ Ms O’Dell said.
— Vivienne Duck
Stanhope residents were happy to see the Dairy production.