On behalf of the Board of the Lara & District Community Enterprise and our staff at the Lara District Community Bank Branch, I wish all our Shareholders and supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
 
It has been a pleasure to support our Community over the past year and as we look forward to doing more of the same next year, it is incumbent of all of us to keep a look out for those around us. This year we have partnered up with Ray White Lara with a giving tree program. Within the branch our tree is focusing on providing non-perishable food and super market gift cards supporting the Lara Food Bank who provide all year around support for those in our Community who are doing it a bit tough.  We were especially pleased to receive two five hundred dollar donations (we can deposit straight to the Lara Food Bank).  One donation from the Lara Chamber of Commerce and the other from Wyngate Care.  It is so pleasing to have local businesses supporting the broader Community.

Ray White Lara is taking donations of toys, so no matter what you would prefer to do food or toys for kids it is all available locally.

During November we also held our AGM with quite few shareholders coming along to find out what we have been up to over the year.  The meeting was well attended with many grant recipients in attendance.  We were pleased to have representatives from the Lara Golf Club, Lara United Football Club and Serendip all speaking about what the grants have meant for their organisations.
 
Community Banks bringing our Communities together. Enjoy this time with your families and friends and we will be back in touch in 2020.

Andrew Hilliard
Chair

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