Resilience Fund 2023
Our Ambition for 2022 and Beyond - Resilience!
Club President - David (Ducky) Marsh writes:
G’Day and a Happy New Year to all,
We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Clubs ‘Resilience Fund’. Our ambition is for this fund to raise a total of $1,000,000 over 10 years.
Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past couple of months. As I’m sure you’d appreciate, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our normal preparations for our members and the various activities around the Club during the summer season have been significant. However, what is positive is that our Club membership has grown significantly this year and we’re looking at almost 2000 members in total, which is fantastic.
Broadly speaking, the fund has been established to ensure the Club has the appropriate resources, infrastructure and equipment to keep our beaches safe. Additionally, the fund will support the Club to continue be a great community leader and to provide safe avenues for our membership to learn beach and life skills, compete and/or participate in the running of our Club.
The fund has been called the Resilience Fund as it will help us to:
Rebuild our great Club, particularly after COVID financial constraints and hardship;
Strengthen the Club to make sure we can invest in future projects or opportunities;
Fully utilise our new buildings for all members and local families; and
Grow our Club’s relevance and community engagement in Anglesea and the surrounding areas.
Over the past five years, our Building fund has raised $5,500,000 for our great Club. We are particularly grateful for the many gifts which have enabled the Club to develop infrastructure that sets up the Club for the next 50 years.
Philanthropy has continued to grow and is now regarded as a key revenue stream for our Club. Our ambition is that philanthropy will play a vital role in the Club’s ability to invest in world-class facilities to keep our beaches safe, develop our people, give back to the community and a focal point to celebrate our history, the present and our future.
You can play a vital role in turning our aspirations into reality. We invite you to be part of our journey as we look towards building our future and ask you to continue your generous support of the Club through a gift of resilience into 2022 and beyond. We’re reaching out to you in the hope of expanding our list of incredibly generous to join us on this important initiative.
Specifically, we’re seeking support via a longer-term commitment of either 5 or 10 years for a minimum total contribution of $5,000. The total amount would ideally be paid through annual donations, however, we are open to discuss other approaches with donors.
Donations to the Club are tax deductible and receipts will be provided for each payment. Acknowledgment of your commitment will be made via an electronic Honour Board, with Family or Individual names recorded in tranches that capture donation levels. For example, Gold $50k and over, Silver $20k up to $49k, and Bronze $5k up to $19k.
Club Resilience Fund Co-ordinator Ingilby Dickson is more than happy to discuss how you may be able to help. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him directly on 0425 233 300. Donations for the Club can also be made directly via our donations page HERE.
I want to once again thank you for your support to the Club - we truly appreciate it.