ShelterBox Gets Ministerial Approval at RC of Matilda Bay Craft Fair

Foreign Minister The Hon Julie Bishop with ShelterBox District Reps. Michael Reeves & Jackie Bullock
Foreign Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop with ShelterBox District Reps. Michael Reeves & Jackie Bullock at the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay Annual Craft Fair

 

The Rotary Club of Matilda Bay have held their annual Craft Fair for 19 years and has up to 250 stalls selling crafts, etc. All proceeds go to Rotary Projects for the next year including ShelterBox, local projects and international ones.  All the Club members are involved on the day as well as Rotary Exchange students.

For several years the fair was held at Kitchener Park but had to be moved to University of Western Australia a few years ago, with support from the University and the City of Subiaco.  Unicamp for Kids help the Rotary Club with getting stall-holders in and out of the fair and of course helping set up the Shelterbox display. In return, the Club donates to the Unicamp cause. Unicamp for Kids then put the money towards camps during the year for disadvantaged children, referred to them by Schools and Social workers.

 

The Hon Julie Bishop MP inside a ShelterBox relief tent.
The Hon Julie Bishop MP inside a ShelterBox relief tent.

 

The Hon Julie Bishop MP officially opened the event and spoke at length about Rotary and the good it is doing in the world. Polio eradication and ShelterBox received special mention.

Later in the day accompanied by the Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA, she visited the Rotary promotion stall and spent a good length of time at the ShelterBox display.

 

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA with Foreign Minister, Hon Julie Bishop
Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA with Foreign Minister, Hon Julie Bishop

 

For ShelterBox the day was a great success with the promise of 3 boxes, monies donated on the day and of course the exposure of ShelterBox to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the local Minister for Mines, Petroleum and Housing. Both where considerably impressed with ShelterBox and asked many questions.

A special thank you to the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay for its ongoing support for ShelterBox

 

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