Posted on Oct 15, 2019
Please see below website link for the ”The Rotary Clubs of Australia 2019 National Drought Appeal” GNBC Let It Pour Fundraiser website - now LIVE! 
Our Club has decided to run a donation box at the Crows Nest Fair on 20th October 2019.
Rotary Clubs around Australia are encouraged to partner with their local supporting Publican and their local Bendigo Bank to jointly run an event between the 25thand 27th October for the drought appeal. Please note this list is in-progress and we anticipate 300 more Publicans will be added today to bring us closer to 1000 participating venues. 
It would be a great public image and marketing campaign for Rotary around Australia to join in with the supporting Publicans and every Bendigo Bank Branch to run a Social Event with all the proceeds going to the National appeal. Imagine the Social Media and the new friends we can make whilst supporting our Country Cousins! Rotary Clubs are encouraged to use the banner ads provided for their newsletters and websites. 
Additionally Channel 9’s Today Show will be joining in from the 21st October, and as they did last year, I am sure they will help us obtain a great deal of Corporate and public support by way of cash and donations in kind.
The entire Bendigo Bank network have joined in and will display images of the appeal and will assist in taking in-Branch and online donations. Please see attached marketing material. 
We will have additional information for the public on how grants can be accessed, FAQs, how Corporates can donate and much more later today. This information page will be managed by the Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation Team, who will also be ensuring every donor gets an automated tax deductible receipt.   
In the meantime if you need further information, please don’t hesitate to email. 
Best regards,
Philip Archer
* District Governor Elect
* External Relations - Rotary International District 9800
* Director – Rotary Foundation Australia Limited
* Chair – District 9800 Homelessness Initiative
Tel:   +61 448 999 555
117 Queensbridge Street, Southbank Vic 3006
PO Box 212, South Melbourne Vic 3205