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At the Lara District Community Bank we provide the community with not just quality banking services but also a source of revenue for local projects.

By banking with us you are contributing to the success of our growing community!

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We support a range of community groups, events and programs that have a significant impact on our local community.

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July 2018 – Message from the Chair

(This message is an extract from the Shareholder Newsletter) Since our last newsletter we have celebrated nine years of operation in Lara and surrounding districts. On Saturday June 30 customers coming into the branch were treated to cupcakes. Quite deliberately we had a low-key celebration in order to save ourselves for…

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June 2018 – Message from the Chair

(This message is an extract from the Shareholder Newsletter) On the evening Thursday the 21st of June, we launched our very own Be The Change moment for the handover of $50,000 to the Barwon Health Foundation Kids Appeal. Our contribution was part of a wider Community Bank effort in our…

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Lara’s See the Change

See how your banking makes a difference, with Lara’s See the Change video. Your banking has helped us to be the first Community Bank in the Geelong region, to contribute $50,000 to the Barwon Health Foundation Kids Appeal, to build a purpose built rehabilitation centre for children. Drop in and…

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May 2018 – Message from the Chair

(This message is an extract from the Shareholder Newsletter) Winter may be creeping up on us but there has been a lot happening around our town.  As always I like to focus on the positives. In our last grant round we received a very large number of requests for support.…

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Community First Aid Course

In April, we funded a First Aid Course at a cost at $1,675. Twelve different local community groups obtained life saving skills in this full day accreditation. Thank you to local business, Parcor, for providing the course. We hope to offer this opportunity again in the future.  

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Lara Food and Wine Festival 2018

Thank you to all the volunteers, community groups, local businesses, and attendees, that came to support this wonderful annual event, one that we are proud to sponsor each year. We had some fun at the Lara Community Bank marquee, for $2 and a bit of pedal power from the bikes…

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April 2018 – Message from the Chair

  (This message is an extract from the Shareholder Newsletter) April has been a busy month. We are in a good financial position, but we need to continue to promote our real point of difference – the support we give our local community. Part of our Franchise agreement with Bendigo…

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March 2018 – Message from the Chair

(This message is an extract from the Shareholder Newsletter) The month of March has brought with it unseasonably hot weather and sadly, at the end of the month, some significant fires in the South West of our state. The impact of those fires will be very significant for many years…

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Lara Legends Cycling Grant

Earlier last year, we approved a grant for the Lara Legend Cycling Group to provide them with some jerseys. This group has been meeting every week since 1992! One of the members of the group, Ted, has kindly shared a little bit of history about how the group started. It…

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Defibrillator for Lara Lake Primary School

  Andrew had the honour of presenting the Samaritan defibrillator to Lara Lake Principal Mr Durkin, along with students and staff at a full school assembly. This was donated to the school through the Lara District Community Bank support program. The full amount of purchase was $2,850.

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