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Fund Raising Committee
31 Aug 2012
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The first meeting of the Alpha Jockey Club fundraising committee met last night at the Golf club.

A strategy was created for this meeting, with provision for regular events and two significant events to raise all important funds for the re-building of the Jockey Club.

When the Club wound up over ten years ago, all the funds from the club were distributed to local groups, hospital etc in the community.  So with a proposed price tag of over $60,000 to bring the facilities up-to-date and a further $25,000 to pay for insurances, registrations, vets, professional fees etc for the June 22 Race Meeting, it is all hands on deck to raise the funds for this venture.

Fund Raising to date includes:

'Buy a Stall' $500 ea (30 stalls) - 15 sold $7,500

Donations of materials (40 tonne of garden soil to be re-sold at $20 per trailer load)= $3000 profit

Foundation Membership Fees - $50 single - $100 family - 30 members already

Pre-sold tickets to the raceday - 10

Time donated:  Trade Painter - 40 hours

BRC Project Mgmt:  Engineer/foreman - 80+ hours

BRC:Administrative support - 60+ hours

BRC - Marketing (creation and distribution of flyers, membership forms)  -  25 hours

This project has galvanised local business, property owners, residents and rate payers throughout the region, with increased interst from neighbouring regions of Central Highlands and Central West offering support, donations and expertise to ensure that this venture is a success. 

 

 

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Economic Development Partnership Development Activities Barcaldine Regional Council Voluntary Community Groups CDEI Brokerage Funds Agriculture Rural or Remote
Comments (1)
Am Baolorphet Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:02pm

Hi Liz

Can you please back date this story to 30 August or earlier, otherwise it will not appear on your report.

Regards Am