Despina Parakas and Curtis Pitt
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Funding supports local groups
Innisfail Meals on Wheels and the Innisfail Chinese Community are two group that have shared in more than $70,000 in funding from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for the Mulgrave Electorate.
Labour Day Bowls raises money for charity
Curtis Pitt presents winning team Bright Sparks – consisting of Peter Broccardo, Peter Birchley, Mal Clifford and
Vince Cooper – with their prizes
Labour Day bowls event raises money for charity
Curtis Pitt with runners-up, the PCYC Construction workers (Adam and Michelle Willimott, and
Ted and Sally Dorrington)
MP supports local Mensheds
Curtis Pitt donates a belt sander and jigsaw to Babinda Menshed, making the presentation to President Merv Thompson. The Babinda Menshed was established in 2012 and currently has 12 members who produce a variety of products for sale at very reasonable prices.
MP supports Menshed in Innisfail
Curtis Pitt donates a $500 gift voucher from Innisfail Hardware, handing it over to Menshed President Peter Coxen. More than 50 people keen to get involved in the project to revamp the East Innisfail Scout Hall on the Corso.
Trio awarded for 25 year JP service
Curtis Pitt presents certificates for 25 years service to Ray Sciban, David Kalman and Peter Rigney, with Cr Rob Pyne also in attendance.
Curtis Pitt presents Fran Lindsday with an International Women’s Day award
Fire victim upbeat following community appeal
Goldsborough fire victim Mary Oosen today met with some of the people who have assisted her after losing all her possessions, including her vehicle in a house fire in the days preceding Cyclone Ita. This week she was presented with a car by Crossway Wreckers in Gordonvale with the assistance of Dougalls Auto Electrics, Gordonvale Tint and Car Care, Windscreen Power and spraypainter Alan Jones.thanks to Sea FM, Mt Sheridan Plaza, and the Northern Pride.
Electricity rises $560 under LNP
Three years of increased power bills under Newman
Curtis Pitt and Maureen Raddatz
Bob Rossi honoured for a lifetime of community work
Curtis Pitt presented the posthumous award to Bob’s wife Pam, with daughter Lisa Robertson on hand
Adam Willimott and Curtis Pitt-mp
Babinda’s Beryl Ball rewarded for community service
At the recent Babinda Harvest Festival, Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt presented a Community Service Award for outstanding service to colourful local Beryl Ball.
Babinda Meals on Wheels turns 30
Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt marked the 30 year anniversary of Babinda Meals and donated a large ICEEPAK fully insulated SOF-PAC bag that will be used to keep food hot or keep food cold during meal deliveries ensuring safe food handling during transportation.
Launch of Azaad Sports and Welfare Club
Congratulations to the Sikh community at Innisfail for the launch launch of the Azaad Sports and Welfare Club. It was a fantastic coming together of the local community, with Inderjit Singh remarking how the drive of young President Harwinder Singh (Sabi Kullar) was integral to making this new club a reality.
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National Boardies Day 2013
Proceeds from Boardies Day go toward Surf Life Saving Clubs to assist in purchasing vital rescue
equipment, training and development of surf lifesavers. Money raised also helps fund the delivery of
educational programs to continue to save lives.
Curtis Pitt and Syd Anderson
Curtis Pitt and Anita Laksa
Almost $1,000 raised at Labour Day Charity Bowls
Innisfail Youth And Family Care was the recipient of $965 thanks to fundraising and a donation from the Innisfail Bowls Club. This money will enable Innisfail Youth and Family Care to continue to provide facilities and support for vulnerable young people in the Innisfail area.
Greg Fourmile Yarrabah Brass Band
Fank Steene Community Service Award
Locals awarded for service to community
Evelyn Jorgensen has been involved in many community service activities in the Gordonvale area including Meals on Wheels, Sunbird Lodge, Friends of Gordonvale Hospital, as well as volunteering for Southern Suburbs, Gordonvale Turf Club and also at numerous other local events.
New women’s shelter for Yarrabah
Works to create a new $800,000 women’s shelter in Yarrabah will get underway soon and is to be completed by late 2012.
Curtis Pitt with Cairns 2011 Citizen of the Year Clive Skarott
Cairns Dragon Boat Club all set to breathe fire
The Cairns Dragon Boat Club now has its own boat thanks to a $14,500 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. An additional grant of $4,028 from the Reef Hotel Casino Community Benefit Fund was announced today that will allow the club to purchase lifejackets and paddles.
Local community groups receive Christmas stocking-stuffers
Innisfail PCYC Board Member Sally Dorrington and Patron Curtis Pitt welcome funding of $46,818 that will go towards the purchase of fitness equipment
Curtis Pitt presents Rod Peckham with swim safe DVD
Curtis Pitt watches son Tristan with swimming instructor Jess Jones
Curtis Pitt with son Tristan at a learn to swim class
Deb Townsend wins Community Service Award
Curtis Pitt has continued the tradition of awarding a Great Pyramid Race Community Service Award and this year’s award has gone to long time contributor Debbie Townsend
Edmonton creeks named in time for cenenary celebrations
Curtis Pitt and Fran Lindsay welcome the naming of Kearns Creek at Edmonton with family members Eric Kearns and Patricia Diprose
Miriwinni or Mirriwinni?
Locals (from left) Alan Kingston, Annie Wonga, Paul Kieck, Fred Kieck and Wildra Smith at the entrance to the town. PHOTO: Brian Cassey
Backpacks for Aussie Kids
Curtis Pitt has gotten behind the initiative to provide backpacks to
children entering foster and kinship care by donating items for 100 packs.
Yarrabah PCYC receives GCB funding
A full list of Gambling Community Benefit Fund recipients for Mulgrave is listed below:
Thanks to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, Yarrabah PCYC will receive $27,272 to purchase sports equipment and resources
Gambling Community Benefit Fund recipients
More than $102,000 will be provided to Mulgrave community groups in the latest round of Queensland Government gaming grants to meet the ongoing demand for community services.
Facilities at Bak Park
Curtis Pitt has joined Cr Rob Pyne in an effort to ensure White Rock residents are not disadvantaged by the loss of Bak Park which has been earmarked for compulsory acquisition under all three options of the Bruce Highway upgrade project
Dan O’Bersky is presented with a certificate for his long service as a Justice of the Peace by Curtis Pitt MP
Kindergarten and long day care
The Bligh Government’s goal is to provide universal access to kindergarten by 2014, including subsidising long day care centres
Go Red For Women
MPs get together to support the Heart Foundation’s campaign.
Go Red For Women
Curtis Pitt MP with the Heart Foundation’s ‘Happy Heart’.
Go Red For Women
Hugs for the Heart Foundation’s ‘Happy Heart’.
Butterfly Wings presentation
Curtis presents medals to participants of the Butterfly WIngs program at Sugarworld
Red Nose Day 1
Curtis Pitt kicks off fundraising for SIDS with a donation of $500
Powerlink Community Benefits Program 1
(LtoR) Curtis Pitt MP – Fran Lindsay and Myra Jensen from QAS Local Ambulance Committee – Powerlink’s Walter Threifall
Rural Fire Brigade
Curtis Pitt makes a donation to the Mena Creek Rural Fire Brigade
Curtis Pitt MP Greyhound Race Event
Curtis with his greyhound Macey Grey at the Curtis Pitt MP Greyhound Race Event at Cannon Park to raise money for Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Support (SANDS) Qld
Powerlink Community Benefits Program 2
(LtoR) Curtis Pitt MP – Sam Corica, Mundoo State School – Powerlink’s Walter Threifall- Paulo Di Carlo, Innisfail United Football Club – Cr Bill Shannon
Powerlink Community Benefits Program 3
(LtoR) Curtis Pitt MP – Powerlink’s Walter Threifall – Edna Whitney, Joan Norris from QCWA
Red Nose Day 2
Selling fundraising items for Red Nose Day at Stockland Earlville
Innisfail District Gem Club
Peter Betridge thanks Curtis Pitt for the funding used to purchase faceting machine and a roller mill
Babinda Meals on Wheels volunteers honoured
Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk and Curtis Pitt used an afternoon tea to say thanks to Meals on Wheels volunteers in Babinda
Gordonvale School Crossing Supervisors
Our school crossing supervisors have a wonderful tradition of protecting Queensland’s most important asset – our children
Innisfail Charity Bowls Day
The Innisfail PCYC were the beneficiaries of the Curtis Pitt MP Charity Bowls Day held on the Labour Day holiday
Thelma Kelly received a community service award for her fundraising efforts for the Cancer Foundation
Curtis Pitt presents George Campbell with a community service award