$30,000 for Rotary Club
THE Rotary Club of Gatton and Lockyer received in excess of $30,000 from rotary clubs, private donations and businesses to help rebuild the flood-ravaged region.
Secretary Diane Main said the funding would be distributed to businesses hit hard by the catastrophic flooding in January including Ma Ma Creek Store, which was cut off for months.
“It is the only store in the hamlet of Ma Ma Creek and was isolated due to roads being cut off by floodwaters,” she said.
She added the next disbursement of the funds was to the Laidley Little Athletics Association because their clubhouse received serious damage due to the floodwaters.
“Their whitegoods and stock were destroyed and the Lockyer Valley Regional Council re-sited and re-connected the clubhouse to essential services,” she said.
Dr Richard J. Hudson of Tewantin-Noosa RSL Club was also present at the luncheon to donate $5000 of the funds to Gatton Rotary Club.
Dr Hudson said they are trying to show an example of what other clubs should be doing for their neighbours.
“We are using the facilities we have to help people in need,” Dr Hudson said.
“By giving $30,000 to the local people directly we know they will spend it soon andthey know who need the money most.
“We are just trying to pull our weight in the community,” he said.