Com­mu­nity clubs ready to show and tell

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Dane Lillingstone dane.lillingstone@ whit­sun­day­times.com.au

ALTHOUGH Air­lie Beach’s Show and Tell Day had to be post­poned last week, it will be held soon.

Ro­tar­ian Eric Bot­tle said it would be go­ing ahead, although the April 2 date may need to be post­poned again due to Cy­clone Deb­bie.

“I’m pleased to say that vir­tu­ally all the 22 ex­hibitors have in­di­cated that, sub­ject to weather, they will come this Sun­day, April 2, and ev­ery­thing will be as pre­vi­ously ad­ver­tised.”

Mr Bot­tle said the event was about show­cas­ing lo­cal com­mu­nity clubs and not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“There’s a vast range of or­gan­i­sa­tions in this area,” he said.

“Ev­ery­one that I spoke to thought it was a great idea. They’re all in a po­si­tion where they could deal with a few ex­tra vol­un­teers or mem­bers.”

Mr Bot­tle said it was a chance to come and see what the clubs were all about.

“If you were game to turn up to a bowls game or Toast­mas­ters meet­ing and you didn’t want to com­mit but want to find out more about it, Sun­day’s your chance,” he said.

“There’s no com­mit­ment, no cost – we’d like peo­ple to buy a raf­fle ticket or two to help cover the ad­ver­tis­ing cost.”

The Ro­tary-spon­sored event will run from 10am–5pm at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club and will fea­ture a sausage siz­zle and demonstrations from lo­cal clubs, in­clud­ing bowls, bridge and three dif­fer­ent au­to­mo­bile clubs.

“There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one,” Mr Bot­tle said.

“It’s im­por­tant in a smaller com­mu­nity like ours to have dif­fer­ent so­cial con­tacts and why not do a bit of com­mu­nity ser­vice while you’re at it?”

PHOTO: PETER CAR­RUTHERS

SO­CIAL TIES: Eric Bot­tle of the Air­lie Beach Ro­tary Club.

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