The Rotary Club of Longreach in Queensland’s outback has been very successful in providing community events to the small villages around Longreach. Longreach has been the centre of a 7 year drought which has caused much stress and anxiety in the farming community. The club goes out to these communities and provides a great barbecue followed by a movie. The event brings the communities together and provides social interaction so needed for mental health. The very interesting Longreach story is shown in the video below:
Smart Digital is now supporting Rotary Clubs in outback Australia with a grant of up to 10 movie systems including the inflatable outdoor movie screens. The total grant is valued at a massive $66,000. The clubs just need to demonstrate how they would use the system in their communities if they were successful with a grant. Applications close on 31st August 2021. Applications should be made to [email protected]. James Cunningham is a past president of the Rotary Club of Templestowe in Melbourne.