Groups ben­e­fit from phone guide fund­ing

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.