Recognising support for our tourism industry
THE co-founder of the Airlie Beach cruise ship ambassadors program was the first person to receive the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays inaugural Thumbs Up Award on Tuesday.
Judi Dunn was presented with the award which recognises women for their outstanding contributions to the local community.
Mrs Dunn and her husband Keith founded the Airlie Beach cruise ship ambassadors who welcome visitors to the Whitsundays by offering a warm smile and useful information as they hand out travel brochures.
Zonta Club media liaison officer Sandii Hansen said the community was very fortunate to have a person so dedicated to providing this valuable service.
“The initiative is a great opportunity for volunteers to not only help boost our local tourism industry but make some new friends as well,” she said.
A number of Zonta International members were also awarded for their long service at the club’s recent general meeting at the Reef Gateway Hotel.
Sue Hansen and Wendy Downes were acknowledged for 14 years of ser- vice, Sandii Hansen and Carole Brauner for 10 years and Roz Jennings for 11 years.
In other Zonta news, the club will be hosting a trivia night at the VMR clubhouse on Friday, September 13 with all proceeds going to Breastcare Support and initiatives to help prevent domestic violence.
There will be prizes for the winning team with a number of exciting lucky door prizes and major raffles on the night.
Tickets can be purchased from Rockmans at Centro Whitsunday or by contacting 4945 2208.
GREAT ACHIEVEMENT: Zonta Club of the Whitsundays members Sue Hansen, Wendy Downes, Sandii Hansen, Carole Brauner and Roz Jennings were presented with awards recognising their long service at the club’s recent general meeting.
GREAT WORK: Judi Dunn received the inaugural Zonta Club of the Whitsundays’ Thumps Up award on Tuesday.