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Lara District Community Enterprise Ltd.  ABN 67 134 347 087

October 2018 – Message from the Chair

(This message is an extract from our monthly Shareholder newsletter). It is always a bit of a challenge as we get to the last few months of the year, another 12 months has just flashed by and we tend to reflect on what has and has not happened.  You can easily find out what your Community Bank has been up to by attending the Lara District Community Enterprise AGM  on November 7th (6:30pm Registration for a 7:00 pm start). This year the AGM is being held at The Little Teapot Cafe & Play, 76 Flinders Avenue. We would love to see you there. Contact us to book your spot.

Many a young child has driven their parents slightly mad about needing a pony.  Well, this month I had the pleasure of popping into the Corio & Moorabool Pony Club at Elcho Park to present them with a grant to enable them to purchase a John Deere All Terrain Vehicle, which is going to assist  them running events and the course set up etc.  It was great to see so many family groups participating in a great outdoor activity. The ATV was on display and was a surprise to most of the members as the Committee had held back the news of their success with the grant application.

Also during the month we ran another of the courses we fund to enable community groups to upskill their members at no cost to the Group. This month we ran a CPR training morning with some hands on practice administering CPR and the correct use of a defibrillator. If you belong to a community group and have some ideas about training that would assist your group, and that may benefit other community groups, just get in touch with your ideas.

Shareholders will have received their dividends by the time this newsletter hits your inbox. But to me, the real dividend is that we all benefit from having a Community Bank servicing the Lara, Little River and Anakie districts.  We love supporting the many groups we do. If every member of a group we support even brought part of their banking business to our bank we would be able to do even more. 

Just one last reflection, as previously advised our inaugural chairman Neville Trevena passed away during the month. Last week a celebration of his life was held at the Lara Sporting Club and as is often the case you often learn things at these functions. As a child along with his family, Neville was supported by Legacy when times were tough, clearly this influenced him throughout his life, and goes a long way to explain the quiet and unassuming way he assisted people he knew who needed a hand up. 

It is always a bit of a challenge as we get to the last few months of the year, another 12 months has just flashed by and we tend to reflect on what has and has not happened.  You can easily find out what your Community Bank has been up to by attending the Lara District Community Enterprise AGM  on November 7th (6:30pm Registration for a 7:00 pm start). This year the AGM is being held at The Little Teapot Cafe & Play, 76 Flinders Avenue. We would love to see you there. Contact us to book your spot.

Many a young child has driven their parents slightly mad about needing a pony.  Well, this month I had the pleasure of popping into the Corio & Moorabool Pony Club at Elcho Park to present them with a grant to enable them to purchase a John Deere All Terrain Vehicle, which is going to assist  them running events and the course set up etc.  It was great to see so many family groups participating in a great outdoor activity. The ATV was on display and was a surprise to most of the members as the Committee had held back the news of their success with the grant application.

Also during the month we ran another of the courses we fund to enable community groups to upskill their members at no cost to the Group. This month we ran a CPR training morning with some hands on practice administering CPR and the correct use of a defibrillator. If you belong to a community group and have some ideas about training that would assist your group, and that may benefit other community groups, just get in touch with your ideas.

Shareholders will have received their dividends by the time this newsletter hits your inbox. But to me, the real dividend is that we all benefit from having a Community Bank servicing the Lara, Little River and Anakie districts.  We love supporting the many groups we do. If every member of a group we support even brought part of their banking business to our bank we would be able to do even more. 

Just one last reflection, as previously advised our inaugural chairman Neville Trevena passed away during the month. Last week a celebration of his life was held at the Lara Sporting Club and as is often the case you often learn things at these functions. As a child along with his family, Neville was supported by Legacy when times were tough, clearly this influenced him throughout his life, and goes a long way to explain the quiet and unassuming way he assisted people he knew who needed a hand up. 

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