Telling story of good­will

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

ev­i­dence for us to ap­ply for com­mu­nity fund­ing and grants,” Ms Holeczy said.

“We’re giv­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion say­ing all these sec­tors of the com­mu­nity have iden­ti­fied this as an is­sue, this is a solution, can we have some fi­nan­cial sup­port to make this hap­pen.”

Ms Holeczy said the morn­ing was in­cred­i­bly suc­cess­ful and she was grate­ful to ev­ery­one who at­tended.

“I think the ded­i­ca­tion to come to a meet­ing at 6am and then go to a full day of work is won­der­ful,” she said. FEW things are more sat­is­fy­ing than mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Ro­tary Club mem­ber Eric Bot­tle knows this more than most, hav­ing been in­volved with the Ro­tary club for over 40 years.

Dur­ing that time he has seen the im­por­tant work done glob­ally to al­most erad­i­cate po­lio and also the sim­ple com­mu­nity sup­port.

For this rea­son, Whit­sun­day res­i­dents are in­vited to a com­mu­nity club ‘Show and Tell Day’ at Air­lie Bowls Club fea­tur­ing 22 lo­cal com­mu­nity groups such as Mens Shed, Quota, Toast Mas­ters, three con­trast­ing

car clubs and more.

Mr Bot­tle said the event was an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to learn more about what was hap­pen­ing in the com­mu­nity.

“I have been con­scious of the need for this for a while be­cause of the fact that vir­tu­ally all com­mu­nity groups are look­ing for more vol­un­teers,” he said.

“Through this show and tell, we try and help lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions help them­selves.”

Or­gan­i­sa­tions will showcase the work they do in the com­mu­nity through demon­stra­tions and hand­outs.

The Ro­tary Club will serve their fa­mous sausage siz­zle and there will also be a lucky door prize and a raf­fle.

Any or­gan­i­sa­tion seek­ing to sub­mit a late reg­is­tra­tion can call Eric Bot­tle on 0416 273 598.

More in­for­ma­tion on the full range of or­gan­i­sa­tions in­volved can be found on­line.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

WEL­COME: Eric Bot­tle wel­comes ev­ery­one to the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club this Sunday.

COM­MU­NITY SPIRIT: Four ta­bles were filled with com­mu­nity minded in­di­vid­u­als at PCYC for Break­fast for Cham­pi­ons.

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