Some of the helpers that put their time in for drought relief..

 
This year all our members who could volunteer on the day were flat out, so it was great to welcome the various helpers including Geoff Hopkins team at Mooloolaba Rotary who not only ran the Rotary BBQ, but also provided great help with the site site up and dismantling, and final clean up to hand back to Mooloolaba School. Also a big thanks to Grammar girls who came along to help at the gates and around the site. They were also dispatched to the wharf to meet the incoming Cruise ship, before the captain called it off. Also USC Rotoract sent volunteers to help Sean with raffles which was much appreciated. And last but by no means least, a big shout out to Lorenzo and the North Coast Board riders team for their help, not only with surf boards, but with the staging and site set up. Thank you  all - we could not have done it without your help. 
Our Graeme Hight was Kombi commander in chief, and despite some concerns about available space ....handled the kombi placement with his usual efficiency. 
 
 
 
Here is President Mike, on stage thanking the volunteers, and introducing our very own Fiona Simpson who made the cheque presentation to Care Outreach. 
 
We presented a cheque for $15,000 on the day, and are still counting the proceeds, we're looking good to reach our $20,000 target for drought relief. 
 
Also a big thank you to our fantastic sponsors and the many donations from the merchants who supported us on the day. 
 
 
Saturday morning before the event started with some drama on the road outside the oval but we were fortunate to have "commander Dave" on hand to stop the traffic outside the oval to allow the massive Tautliner semi trailer across 4 lanes of traffic before rising up to the oval.
Dave was assisted by the "expendables" ....Mike, Errol and John who Dave dispatched to stand in the way of the traffic from both directions while Dave took command from the safety of the pavement and made sure the Tautliner was safely on the oval. (this may be an exaggeration. Ed).
Anyway, Errol survived and managed the Parking with usual stoicism. 
Finally we hear that our hardworking Tanya slept all through Monday - not surprising given the work that she put in to make our drought relief efforts all worthwhile. 
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