Businesses are very much appreciated

Ian Saunders is quick topoint out that sponsorship by local businesses is very much appreciated and needsto be made public and acknowledged at every opportunity. Last week it wasTransfield Services with the donation of two new boards and this week GerryMaguire from GJ Gardner Homes came up with a hefty donation of $2500.
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GJ Gardner Homes were keen toget involved in a community based organisation and since Gerry has history withEsperance Goldfields SLSC it was a logical choice. His children Jake and Elliewere members from 2000 to 2006 and Gerry helped run juniors during those years.Last year Gerry organised $500 to help out to repair skis. This year histhoughts were to donate a percentage of houses sold during the months of Maythrough to December. Thus he was keen to present the monies to Ian Saunders asthe President of Esperance Goldfields SLSC, last Sunday and the sum of $2500.

The AJ Read Marathon was runon Sunday under magnificent conditions. Ian Saunders stepped in the starter’sbox this week explaining the rules and the course. This was a 500 metre swim,200 metre wade followed by a 1000 metre run by individuals or teams. In theindividuals, the gazelle Lucy Oorschot, showing true grit and determinationtook out first place with Sharon Henning second. The old man of triathlonsGraham Donovan led the men’s brigade first home. The team’s results saw thecombination of Sean Hazeldean and Cameron Saunders in first place. Specialmention goes to the team of Jack Oorschot, Angus Barter and Lachlan “TheRocket” Kerr for finishing a well deserved third place. We look forward to nextweek’s Ian Saunders Memorial Swim ?

The young rowers had achallenging experience at the Navy Series at Port Bouvard last weekend. But;but with Oversby and Brien as sharing the “chief de mission” duties one wouldhave considered that a pre requisite when towing a trailer would be to bringthe spare tyre? Imagine this. 10 pm Sunday night, 8 km out of Ravensthorpe,tyre blows, rubber peels off rim, sparks fly. Ask the “chief de missions” thisSunday what happened next?

This Sunday sees Santadropping in for a lightening visit, the Chrismas Cake Regatta and the IntraPatrol Challenge. We’ll all need to Monday off to recover!

this week Gerry Maguire from GJ Gardner Homes came up with a hefty donation of $2500.

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