Posted by Darrell Brown on Sep 08, 2018
Here is a message from PDG Darrell Brown, who organized the fundraising activity last Friday with the organizers of the Gold Coast Business Expo. Photo by Darrell Brown: Regular visitor and "Honorary Queenslander" Ann O'Connor rattling the bucket - great result, see below!
Thank you for the tremendous effort over the last two days. We excelled with the time it took to bump-in - only 1.25 hours & to bump-out - 1 hour. Brilliant when we were told 3 hours for 6 people! [yeah sure, but that would be for a unionized work force... ☺ Ed.] All due to the quality of helpers & our efficiency. 
A special thank you to Ann O'Connor & John Chirio for helping out with the collection for car parking. We collected $1,159.55 between 6.45am & 3.30pm. At times we had 12 cars queueing. It was very busy & we needed two in attendance at all times.
Combine the car parking takings with the $500 from the expo for the bump in & bump out, we made $1,659.55 which when I was asked what we were supporting, I nominated our Youth Projects. That will allow us to support a few RYLA, RYTS & RYPEN applicants.
Thank you for your support once again & thank you to those who I ended up cancelling out due to your efficiency.
Darrell Brown
District Governor 2017-18, Rotary District 9640