Thursday, June 13, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Community Celebration A Night To Remember

On a night filled with laughter, reflection and community spirit, Community Bank Sarina Bendigo Bank hosted our Celebration of Community Anniversary Dinner to mark 19 years since our doors first opened. The event was a heartwarming testament to the wide-ranging impact the Bank has made in the Sarina and Mackay region, thanks to our banking team, volunteer board, customers, shareholders and community members.
Over the past 19 years, Community Bank Sarina has not only provided financial services but also actively supported local initiatives that enhance the wellbeing of our community. Our journey has been one of collaboration and dedication, working hand-in-hand with local organisations to create a stronger, more vibrant region.
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the announcement of donations to 19 local organisations to mark the 19 years, with each receiving $500. These donations are a reflection of our appreciation of the tireless efforts these volunteer groups dedicate to making our community a better place to live, work and play. From supporting youth programs to enhancing local infrastructure, these funds will help sustain the invaluable work that these organisations do every day.
We were also honoured to have renowned rugby league legend-turned-farmer/sports presenter Shane Webcke as our guest speaker. His keynote address on community resilience and leadership was both inspiring and thought-provoking. Shane's insights into overcoming adversity and the importance of strong leadership resonated deeply, reminding us of the vital role community leaders play in guiding us through challenging times.
The dinner was more than a celebration; it was a reaffirmation of our commitment to the community. We reflected on our achievements, shared our vision for the future and, most importantly, celebrated what those 19 years have brought to our community as a whole.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this memorable evening. Here's to many more years of making a difference together! #hereforyou #heretostay
Enjoy the full photo gallery from the event on the next page.

Community Bank Sarina Bendigo Bank hosted a Celebration of Community Anniversary Dinner to mark 19 years since their doors first opened. Photos supplied

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