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.