Grants given generously

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Grants given generously

MORE than $28,000 was given to community groups by the Toora and District Community Bank and Foster Branch last Tuesday night.
The bank held a grants presentation night at the Toora Football Netball clubrooms.
Funds were distributed among eight community groups, committees and sporting clubs.
The Promontory District Finance Group is the board of management behind the community banks and chairman Rob Liley said giving away profit is what the board loves doing.
He said there are two points of difference between a community bank and other banks.
“The first difference is our branch teams. They are fantastic and we are lucky to have them,” he said.
“The second is our profits go to the community, not shareholders. We have distributed more than $800,000 back to the community.”
Mr Liley said the way the community had supported the bank was wonderful.
“If more of the community gets behind the bank, we can give more money away,” he said.
Llew Vale from the Promontory District Finance Group said money distributed on the grants night does not come from the board, or the staff, but from customer activity.
“The more business we can do, the more funds we have to reinvest in the community,” he said.
Recipients were:
• the Dumbalk and District Progress Association received $2000 towards the purchase of a defibrillator for the town’s community centre;
• the Foster and District Historical Society received $2000 for the purchase of solar panels for the museum;
• the Foster Photography Club received $1000 towards the purchase of a high resolution projector and screen;
• the Arthur Sutherland Recreation Reserve (Welshpool) committee was given $5000 to upgrade the stadium kitchen;
• the Toora Netball Club received $5000 to build a playground at the Toora Recreation Reserve;
• the TP Taylor Reserve (Sandy Point) committee of management received $2000 towards the installation of solar panels;
• the Foster Football Netball Club received $1360 for the purchase of a new computer for the secretary; and
• the South Gippsland Hospital received $10,000 for its Youth Assist Clinic.

Grant won: Dumbalk and District Progress Association members Bev Hanily, Joy Dyson and Ed Hanily with branch manager of the Foster bank Allison Drury (second from left) at the grants presentation night at the Toora Football Netball clubrooms last Tuesday.

Grant won: Dumbalk and District Progress Association members Bev Hanily, Joy Dyson and Ed Hanily with branch manager of the Foster bank Allison Drury (second from left) at the grants presentation night at the Toora Football Netball clubrooms last Tuesday.

Sun power: Jennifer Jones and Howard Plowright from the Foster and District Historical Society with Trudy Heiser from the bank at the grants presentation night at the Toora Football Netball clubrooms last Tuesday.

Sun power: Jennifer Jones and Howard Plowright from the Foster and District Historical Society with Trudy Heiser from the bank at the grants presentation night at the Toora Football Netball clubrooms last Tuesday.

Better image: from left, branch team member Sandra Faragher with Mary Shaw from the Foster Photography Club at the grants presentation night at the Toora Football Netball clubrooms last Tuesday.

Better image: from left, branch team member Sandra Faragher with Mary Shaw from the Foster Photography Club at the grants presentation night at the Toora Football Netball clubrooms last Tuesday.

Cook’s paradise: bank representative Anne Palmer and Carmel Van Kuyk from the Arthur Sutherland Recreation Reserve committee at the grants presentation night held in Toora last Tuesday.

Cook’s paradise: bank representative Anne Palmer and Carmel Van Kuyk from the Arthur Sutherland Recreation Reserve committee at the grants presentation night held in Toora last Tuesday.

Play well: Toora Netball Club president Kelly Boyd accepted a grant of $5000 for a new playground at the Toora Recreation Reserve from bank representative Michelle Walker last Tuesday night.

Play well: Toora Netball Club president Kelly Boyd accepted a grant of $5000 for a new playground at the Toora Recreation Reserve from bank representative Michelle Walker last Tuesday night.

Here you go: Promontory District Finance Group director Irene Spooner (left) presented Dianne Cooper from the TP Taylor Reserve committee of management with a grant of $2000 at the Toora and District Community Bank and Foster Branch grants presentation night last Tuesday at Tuesday.

Here you go: Promontory District Finance Group director Irene Spooner (left) presented Dianne Cooper from the TP Taylor Reserve committee of management with a grant of $2000 at the Toora and District Community Bank and Foster Branch grants presentation night last Tuesday at Tuesday.

Fresh keys: Promontory District Finance Group director Allen Van Kuyk presented Foster Football Club secretary Sandra Binding and president Darren Lomax with $1360 for a new computer at the grants presentation evening held in Toora last Tuesday night.

Fresh keys: Promontory District Finance Group director Allen Van Kuyk presented Foster Football Club secretary Sandra Binding and president Darren Lomax with $1360 for a new computer at the grants presentation evening held in Toora last Tuesday night.

Grant recipients: from left, Ed Hanily from the Dumbalk and District Progress Association, Promontory District Finance Group chairperson Rob Liley, Bev Hanily from the Dumbalk and District Progress Association, Carmel Van Kuyk from the Arthur Sutherland Recreation Reserve committee, Howard Plowright and Jennifer Jones from the Foster and District Historical Society, Joy Dyson from the Dumbalk and District Progress Association, Sandra Binding and Darren Lomax from the Foster Football Club, Mary Shaw from the Foster Photography Club, Dianne Cooper from the TP Taylor Reserve committee of management and Kelly Boyd from the Toora Netball Club at the Toora and District Community Bank and Foster Branch grants presentation night last Tuesday at Toora.

Grant recipients: from left, Ed Hanily from the Dumbalk and District Progress Association, Promontory District Finance Group chairperson Rob Liley, Bev Hanily from the Dumbalk and District Progress Association, Carmel Van Kuyk from the Arthur Sutherland Recreation Reserve committee, Howard Plowright and Jennifer Jones from the Foster and District Historical Society, Joy Dyson from the Dumbalk and District Progress Association, Sandra Binding and Darren Lomax from the Foster Football Club, Mary Shaw from the Foster Photography Club, Dianne Cooper from the TP Taylor Reserve committee of management and Kelly Boyd from the Toora Netball Club at the Toora and District Community Bank and Foster Branch grants presentation night last Tuesday at Toora.

09  Happy to help: from left, Samantha Park from the South Gippsland Hospital Youth Assist Clinic and Promontory District Finance Group executive officer Jillian Throckmorton at the Toora and District Community Bank and Foster Branch grants presentation night last Tuesday at Toora.

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Happy to help: from left, Samantha Park from the South Gippsland Hospital Youth Assist Clinic and Promontory District Finance Group executive officer Jillian Throckmorton at the Toora and District Community Bank and Foster Branch grants presentation night last Tuesday at Toora.

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