ON behalf of the Board of Somerset Region Community Enterprises Ltd, and the team at the Lowood and Fernvale Bendigo Community Bank, I would like to publicly express my sincere thanks to our banking clients, Bendigo banking personnel, the former NAB staff, police and members of the wider community for their valued support following the robbery at our bank.
National statistics suggest the incidence of bank robberies appears to be on the wane, but that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t happen.
Although no one was physically hurt during the robbery at our bank, such an incident will always come at an emotional cost.
Knowing our local communities were just as outraged as we were at the idiocy of the incident however, has reinforced the importance and value clients place on having friendly helpful face to face banking services available locally. It is a privilege to work with and for the communities in the Brisbane and Lockyer Valleys, to build a better future for all.
— Keith Manz, Chairman – Somerset Region Community Enterprises
EVERY time I read the letters to the editor I feel a sense of disappointment to read people whinging and whingeing about what federal, state of local politicians do and don’t do for them.
I think it’s about time we all stated to appreciate what these people do for us.
They spend all their time working and planning how best they can achieve better outcomes for their community.
So please stop complaining and get off your butt and do something yourself.
Which brings me to the point of saying thank you to our local resident who forecast rain early this year by using an onion.
Well done he said it would rain in October and it did and has not stopped.
May it continue until all our drought-stricken farmers get sufficient rain to improve their pastures and fields and in so doing improve their lifestyle and ours. — R Tunstall, Laidley
THIS month I have lived in Australia for 50 years.
Last week, at the Cultural Centre in Lake Apex Park, I was honoured to become an Australian citizen.
Thank you to the many wonderful friends who supported me on that day, one of the most important occasions of my life.
I will always treasure the memories of the ceremony and the celebrations we shared.
Hugs to you all.
— D Lewin, Gatton