The Beaudesert Rotary Club is celebrating Christmas early this year, thanks to grant funding under Round Five of the Morrison Governments Stronger Communities Programme.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz supported the Rotary Club in their application and recently visited the Rotary team at their new Brisbane Street address.
“The Rotary club do such great work in our local community and I am very pleased to be able to support them in undertaking extensive upgrades of the van.
“I am sure so many residents in the Beaudesert community have had an experience with this van – most likely purchasing a hot dog or burger in support of Rotary – after all, it’s been on the road, at events and supporting the region for forty odd years.
“By joining with local community groups and co-funding upgrades, we’re investing in social infrastructure that builds resilient, cohesive communities,” Mr Buchholz said.
President of Beaudesert Rotary, Linda Jackson thanked Mr Buchholz for his support in promoting the Rotary Club under this round and said the new upgrades would benefit the entire community.
“By upgrading the van it will be much more user friendly which means we will be able to cater for more community events.
“It will also mean that we can more easily maintain our high hygiene standards,” Mrs Jackson said.
The Stronger Communities programme has committed funding to over 7,700 community–based projects across Australia.
“This is another example of what a strong budget can deliver, more and improved community infrastructure.
“The programme provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities,” Mr Buchholz said.
Pictured: Scott Buchholz MP, Linda Jackson (President) , Mark Jackson, Lesley Turton, Eliza Turton, Jon Forbe-Smith, Joy Drescher, Doug Lavers-McBain, Mark McCabe, Peter Greenwell, Susie Gaardsted, Corrinne Delahunty, Andrew Beohm and Rhonda Beohm. Kids – Kobe Geeves, Jordan Geeves.