Groups benefit from phone guide funding
MORE than $15,000 in funding was presented to local community groups, the Proserpine Nursing Home and Whitsunday PCYC as a result of the My Whitsunday phone guide beneficiary program.
The Rotary Club of Airlie Beach held a phone guide be- neficiary presentation at the Reef Gateway on Monday night.
The program is funded by advertisers in the community section of the guide who select a local not-for-profit group to receive their advertising proceeds.
More than $200,000 has gone back to nominated beneficiary groups since the program began in 2009.
During the presentations a slide show highlighted to the audience how the Rotary Club allocates the funds, which is supported by My Whitsunday phone guide advertisers in all sections of the guide.
Federal member for Dawson George Christensen applauded the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach and My Whitsunday in a speech to parliament last week.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Tony Manning (VMR), John Mol (Rotary), Marty Taylor (Whitsunday Moto Sports Club and Driver Training Facility), Andrew Telford (Macrossan & Amiet), Terry Kelly (Rotary), Libby Edge (Eco Barge Clean Seas), Steve Halter (Rotary), Roger Boast (Rotary president), Tom Saide (Proserpine Nursing Home), Ian Hudson (Rotary), Nathan McDonald (Whitsunday Christian College), Eric Bottle (Rotary), Sergeant John Dickinson (Whitsunday PCYC) and George Wade (Centro Whitsunday) were beneficiaries of the My Whitsunday phone guide beneficiary program on Monday night. Photo by Merewyn Wright.