WORKING TOGETHER: Proserpine ESA members Grace Hurst, outgoing president Gloria Rutland, state president Fay Dennien, incoming president Raelene Miller, Pat Mengel and Pat Burns celebrated their 49th Annual Handover Luncheon on Saturday.
WORKING TOGETHER: Proserpine ESA members Grace Hurst, outgoing president Gloria Rutland, state president Fay Dennien, incoming president Raelene Miller, Pat Mengel and Pat Burns celebrated their 49th Annual Handover Luncheon on Saturday.

ESA initiatives put community first

THE Proserpine ESA Alpha Epsilon branch celebrated its 49th annual handover luncheon with the induction of new club president Raelene Miller at Proserpine Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

In the annual report, ESA outgoing club president Gloria Rutland said she was proud of the club's efforts to raise funds for various community initiatives over the past 12 months.

Ms Rutland said philanthropic events such as the Greatest Morning Tea, Lavender for Leukaemia, Daffodil Day, gift wrapping, raffles for local charities, annual linen hamper and Circus Quirkus raised more than $13,378 with members working over 2,500 hours.

"One project I was very proud to support was Juvenile Diabetes for which we raised $1,991. This was in support of Indra Susila, grandson of member Pat Burns," she said.

The handover luncheon also involved the induction of new ESA club member Beryl Anderson.

Pat Burns from Proserpine ESA branch said ESA Queensland donated $30,000 to the Cancer Council's Wig and Turban Lending Service which was launched in February this year.

Cancer Council Queensland's ESA Wig and Turban Service aims to assist individuals with the side-effects of hair loss as a result of cancer treatment, through the provision of wig loans and turbans free of charge.

The Proserpine ESA club will be joining the 50 years in Queensland celebration at Childers in December this year.


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