Community Bank at Work Supporting Community Activities – June. 2011

The establishment of the Mirboo North and District Bendigo Community Bank Branch (MN&DBCB) has promised to return money to our towns of Mirboo North, Boolarra and Yinnar. Although the returning of dividends to the shareholders and grants to community groups is a little way off yet, the Bendigo Bank Branch has been able to provide sponsorship to several groups throughout the district already, with several more organisations currently involved in negotiations with the marketing committee of Strzelecki Ranges Community Enterprises (SRCE). If your community group requires sponsorship please see Branch Manager, Alan Bannister for more information.

Groups receiving sponsorship recently include the Mirboo North Pool Committee for their Mirboo North Idol event. This was a great fund raiser for the pool committee and a great night for the young people of our town.

The MN&DBCB has also been involved with sponsoring the Yinnar Bowling Club’s Invitation Mixed Bowls Day held in January 2011 and saw competitors from many Gippsland towns entering. The Community Bank was the main sponsor on the day offering $150 in prize money. Other sponsors included Keith Williams Real Estate in Morwell.

The winners on the day were the team from Foster with Branch Manager, Alan Bannister, himself a keen bowler and competitor on the day, presenting the Foster team with their prize. Second place went to the team from Mirboo North.

In his presentation speech Alan highlighted that this event was just one way that the Community Bank supported the wider Community, and he encouraged all present to remember that their support of the Community Bank could contribute to an increased level of sponsorship for such events in the future.

It was a great day of bowls and the sponsorship from the bank was really appreciated by the Yinnar Bowling Club as well as the participants on the day.