The 10th annual Cazalys Cairns $60,000 Community Fund 2017, wrapped up with a presentation ceremony held at Cazalys on the 5th September 2017. Over 70 dignitaries and worthy recipients were in attendance to see how the $60,000 had been allocated this year.
Cazalys has contributed a massive $520,000 in Cash Directly to those who help support our Community since the Cazalys Community Fund was launched in 2008. The purpose of the Fund is based on a common view of community contributions and the need to support, our wider community groups and individuals, with a little extra funding.
“The purpose of the Community Fund is something the Board and I are passionate about, and comes from the importance Cazalys attaches to our Community position and our responsibilities within it. said Jason Salecich “ We make donations to charities, community groups, health, artistic and support groups, and individuals, who deserve community funding support to pursue their grand achievements in our community.”
Cazalys success is imbedded in our engagement of the Cairns Community from the Board right down to our great staff. Each year directly or indirectly Cazalys will support more than 180 organisations per annum.
– In partnership with AFL Cairns, our direct cash contribution in the millions to the clubs, ovals, umpires and the kids to support our great game AFL in the Far north.
– We have raised in excess of $50,000 for the Hospital Foundation in the last six years.
– Our staff contributes to the annual Cancer Councils biggest morning Tea and the RSPCA cupcake day raising over $2000 in sugar baked treats per annum.
“A community Club is a unique model and something we should protect and be proud of- when you support a community club, you are supporting the community” said Jason Salecich.
We also want to thank our Judging panel for this Year, Councillor Cathy Zeigler, Louise Montafia from the Cairns Post, Glen Curtis from Channel 7 and Cazalys Board Member Sam Marino.
These people have given up their time and in turn guarantee the credibility and independence in how the monies are allocated to the recipients.
The winning applicants for 2017 were as follows:
Babinda District Community Association
Babinda Golf Club
Bears Junior and Cubs Baseball Club
Cairns Cycling Club
Cairns Gridiron Association Inc
Cairns Youth Orchestra
Dr Edward Koch Foundation
Edmonton Community Kindergarten
Ellis Beach Surf Life Saving Club
FNQ Football Referees
Gordonvale Community Kindergarten
Lioness Club of Cairns
Malanda Horse & Pony Club
Marlin Coast Meals on Wheels
QLD Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association
Rotary Club of Cairns
Tablelands Folk Festival Association
Yorkey’s Knob Community Centre
Woree State School P&C Association