Recog­nis­ing sup­port for our tourism in­dus­try

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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