The Wool Wine and Wheat Country Education Fund is celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2018.
Committee chair Rosemary Goode said the small volunteer committee supports school leavers from Balaklava, Burra, Clare and Riverton schools to help them chase their dream of a tertiary education.
“We have supported over 75 students over the years, relying on donations and sponsorship, from individuals, businesses and other organisations, and with no government funding to date,” she said.
“We have done this by affiliating ourselves with the NSW-based Country Education Foundation, which allows donors a tax deduction and provides a frame work for our governance.”
This will help us plan for the future and provide ongoing assistance to our local youthRosemary Goode
Wool Wine and Wheat can only function because of its generous donors, with the Clare Rotary Club donating $5000 from its 2018 Art Show.
“We have had many generous donors over the years, but none quite as generous as the Grosset Gaia Fund who presented our treasurer with a cheque for $23,000 last week.” Ms Goode said.
“This will help us plan for the future and provide ongoing assistance to our local youth.”
The annual general meeting of the Wool Wine and Wheat Country Education Fund is being held at 6.30pm on Tuesday, September 18 in the clerk’s office of the Clare Town Hall. All welcome.