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THE Rotary Club of Korumburra raised about
$25,000 at its Annual Dinner Auction at the
Italian Social Club in Korumburra on October
22 and with all 200 tickets sold, it was a won-
The club thanked all the people and businesses who do-
nated goods and services to the event, which is the club’s
major fundraiser for the year.
There was competition for many items, especially the
20 envelopes for the $3000 shopping spree at Hartley Wells
Furniture and Betta Home Living in Leongatha.
Bill O’Neill bought the envelope with the winning
Frank Preston won the raffle prize of a fully stocked bar
The evening got off to an amazing start when local singing
sensation, Kaylah Thomas, entertained the crowd with two
songs, followed by two more half way through the night.
Kaylah is only 14 years of age and showed great poise
and maturity during her performance in front of an apprecia-
The club thanked auctioneers Eddie Hams and Brian Mc-
Cormack, along with ‘pencillor ’ Stan Alger. They worked
hard during the evening and their skill ensured the club re-
ceived a great result.
The club also thanked three exchange students, Lola
Vos, Bridget Keily and Natasha Turton, who did a fabulous
job displaying items as these were auctioned.
Most of the funds raised will be directed to the Robyn
Holmes Foundation, whereby the Rotary Club can distribute
Crowd pleaser: Kaylah Thomas, 14, entertains the crowd at the Rotary Club
of Korumburra’s Annual Dinner Auction.
Have a go: exchange students Lola Vos and
Natasha Turton hold up a water pump as bidding
gets underway at the Rotary auction.
Auction backs Rotary’s efforts
to needy causes in the community.
A major project is being planned with board members
from the Karmai Community Children’s Centre, which will
come to fruition by the time the new facility opens at the
start of 2017.
The club also thanked George Auddino and Mark Hol-
mes, who capably led the auction organising committee, and
all of the members of Rotary and others, who helped in any
way with the running of the great community event.
Grand Prix Corpo-
ration is thrilled to
announce the long-
standing charity part-
ner of the Australian
Prix, the You Are My
(YAMS), has reached
its fundraising target
of $1 million dollars
with the help of gen-
erous motorsport fans
over five years.
The Phillip Island not
for profit charity, which
has been the official char-
ity partner since 2012,
aims to find a cure for the
rare and deadly childhood
chairperson Jude Donahoo,
who established the char-
ity in memory of her late
granddaughter, Khalilla, is
over the moon to reach the
fundraising goal she set
just seven years ago.
“When we began in
2009 our goal was to reach
$1 million, however never
in our wildest dreams did
we think it would happen
in seven short years,” she
“Leading into this
year’s event we were only
$52,000 short of our tar-
get so it is very fitting that
we reach the seven figure
milestone at this year’s
“It is now time for me
to hang up the fundrais-
ing boots, however rest
assured I’ll be staying in
touch with all of the amaz-
ing people we have met
along the You Are My
Sunshine Foundation jour-
ney and we look forward
to hopefully one day, find-
Phillip Island charity
raises $1 million
Milestone reached: from left, You Are My Sunshine Foundation chairperson
Jude Donahoo celebrates the foundation reaching its fundraising goal of $1
million with Australian rider and YAMS ambassador,Jack Miller.
ing a cure for Neuroblas-
Australian rider and
YAMS ambassador, Jack
Miller, said, “I’m so proud
of Jude and all the YAMS
volunteers who have
worked hard over the years
raising the $1 million for
this worthy cause.”
Equally as delighted is
grand prix CEO Andrew
Westacott, who is pleased
to have helped Jude in
a cause that has become
close to the hearts of the
“We are immensely
proud of the You Are My
Sunshine Foundation and
Jude Donahoo for reach-
ing their target of $1 mil-
lion dollars for research
into Neuroblastoma,” he
“The fans who have
attended the Australian
Motorcycle Grand Prix
for the last five years have
generously emptied their
pockets and we thank you
all for your support of
this local Phillip Island
“Jude and her team are
part of the grand prix fam-
ily. Every single person
involved in their charity is
a volunteer who contrib-
utes their time to ensure
that 100 percent of every
dollar donated helps find a
cure for this horrible dis-
Since 2012, the Aus-
tralian Grand Prix Corpo-
ration and fans at the Aus-
tralian Motorcycle Grand
Prix have contributed ap-
proximately $430,000 of
the fundraising total.
All proceeds of the
YAMS fundraising efforts
have been donated toward
being undertaken at the
Peter McCallum Cancer
For more information
please visit www.motogp.
com.au and www.yams-
THERE is still time for Gippslanders
to say what’s bugging them, or what
innovative plans they may have, for
the next month’s Regional Partner-
Deputy chair of the Gippsland Re-
gional Partnership, Paul Ford said today
submissions would be closing this Thurs-
day, November 3.
“The submissions will form the basis
of discussions at the Regional Assembly
on November 17, so we want to hear from
you now,” he said.
So far 120 Gippslanders have taken up
the opportunity to help shape the region’s
future with proposals including improved
public transport links, creating sustain-
able industries and turning the Latrobe
Valley into a technology hub.
Balancing the spread of urban devel-
opment with agriculture, lifestyle and
tourism is also high on the agenda of
many of the submissions.
More input from South Gippsland is
“The regional assembly is the first of
a series that will be delivered in different
locations in Gippsland in coming years,”
Mr Ford said.
“The Engage Regions forum www.
engage.vic.gov.au/regions is a chance
for the community to guide the focus
of the assembly this year and to shape
and engage in the thinking on an ongo-
“We want to support local small com-
munities and build on the opportunities
they present, whether it be the tourism
potential of South Gippsland towns or
the growth of the already flourishing food
and fibre industries in the region.”
The assembly will take place in Moe
on November 17.
to shape region
SOUTH Gippsland families have
been reminded to make the most
of a generous $1000 government
dental grant for eligible children
while it still lasts.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule,
delivered by Medicare, allows eligible
children between the ages of two to 17 to
receive up to $1000 worth of dental treat-
ments over two years.
However with the current Federal Gov-
ernment moving to abolish the grant, it’s
possible the fund will not be renewed be-
yond the end of 2016.
Inverloch Family Dental practice di-
rector Taehee Lee said the while scheme
had been popular since it first launched in
2014, he feared many families were going
to miss out on important dental care op-
“Based on our observations here at the
clinic, I would estimate only about 25 per-
cent of eligible families have taken advan-
tage of this funding,” Dr Lee said.
Through the CDBS, every eligible
child is entitled to $1000 worth of com-
mon check-ups and treatments, including
examinations, cleaning, extractions, X-
rays and fillings.
“At Inverloch Family Dental, we are
authorised to check a patient’s CDBS bal-
ances and eligibility, and offer top qual-
ity dental care without any out of pocket
cost,” Dr Lee said.
“But the current government has consid-
ered cutting the service. One of its main ar-
guments for this is not enough families util-
ising the available funding, so we strongly
encourage people to keep their children’s
examinations regular and ensure they make
the most of the service.”
Dr Lee advised all existing patients and
potential newcomers to check their entitle-
ments, as CDBS funding was allocated
to different families in different funding
cycles, with the current instalment set to
expire on December 31 for many families.
“Knowing the fund’s future is far from
guaranteed, now is a good time to make
sure all check-ups are up to date so you can
make the most of the funding that is still
available,” Dr Lee said.
“The Child Dental Benefits Schedule
gives parents a great opportunity to seek
and obtain the dental treatments their chil-
Inverloch Family Dental is equipped
with a specially designed clinic for chil-
dren, offering a wide range of services for
all CDBS appointments at 2a High Street,
“For those families who are not eligi-
ble for the CDBS, we have special family
rates on check-ups, cleans and a range of
other services at our friendly clinic,” Dr
For more information call (03) 5674
2691 or visit www.inverlochfamilydental.
Don’t miss out on your
$1000 of Child Dental Care
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