Each year, as part of the Australia Day events, the Federal Dickson electorate calls for nominations from the community for a number of categories of awards. This year, our club was pleased to receive the Dickson Community Group of the Year Award.
Dickson Award The citation reads:
Rotary Club of Pine Rivers – Community Group of the Year
The 2019 community group of the year is an organisation that has worked hard for our district for many years, fundraising and providing services to support those in need.
One of their well-known services is a food van that has operated in the Pine Rivers area since 1994. The van is hired by organisations to assist with catering and has been a great asset for the community.
This organisation has also assisted a number of different causes in 2018 including fundraising to support villages and communities in need in Papua New Guinea.
Another fantastic initiative closer to home, was their charity golf day held at Wantima Golf Club in November 2018. This event raised over $47,000 for the Queensland Brain Institute. A phenomenal effort.
The event took place despite poor weather requiring it to be rescheduled from the original date at the last minute, effectively meaning the volunteers had to organise it twice.
These are just some of the achievements of this organisation over the past 12 months.
I am pleased to recognise the Rotary Club of Pine Rivers by awarding them Dickson Community Group of the Year for 2019.
Congratulations to the club, and sincere thanks to all the members of the public who have supported us in our fundraising projects. We appreciate your support.