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Club Catalina VETS fundraiser for Runnyford RFS

In February this year the Club Catalina Veteran Golfers section decided to turn their annual Vets Benefit Day into a fundraising event to say thank you to one of the local RFS brigades. The Runnyford brigade was chosen, noting that they didn't have the same profile as some of the larger brigades in the region.

Several fundraising initiatives were devised and a BBQ was going to be held after the day's golf to make a presentation of the funds raised on the day.  Runnyford were going to bring one of their trucks along and over 100 Club Catalina Vets golfers were to be in attendance.

Unfortunately the chosen day had to be cancelled at short notice when the heavens opened and close to 100ml of rain fell on Catalina.   Another day was chosen in March and then along came Covid-19 and all such gatherings were banned.

Eventually the Vets Committee felt that waiting any longer would diminish the impact of any such presentation  and so a decision was taken to make a donation out of the Vets Section funds.   This decision was unanimously validated at the Vets Section AGM in October and so, on the 5th November the Catalina Vets golfers finally got to present a cheque for $2000 to Alicia Wanner, the Captain of the Runnyford RFS brigade.

L-R: Russell Gercken, President of the Vets (& Vice President of Club Catalina), Bob Spencer, Captain of the Vets, Alicia Wanner, Runnyford RFS Captain and Phil Spence, Vice Captain of the Vets.

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