In August 2016, the Southport Rotary Club, together with assistance from our respective Districts, purchased a brand new outdoor cinema system from Smart Digital Australia to further assist the Longreach Club with its movie nights.
Longreach is at the heard of the drought crisis. One of the major impacts of the drought is on the mental health of both the graziers and the local communities. The Longreach Club travels to remote areas to bring communities together for a night where they can forget about the drought and relax and catch up with friends, have some food and enjoy a movie under the stars. It also gives those members of the communities who would normally cook or organise a local event, the night off.
Our club will normally cook either a BBQ or curries for the local communities and then put on a movie. We have also worked in conjunction with the communities to help with their Christmas parties by putting on movies for the children and also working in conjunction with the Royal Flying Doctors to run a movie during their field days.
The Longreach Club has shown movies in Longreach, Ilfracombe, Silsoe Road, Aramac (Lake Dunn), Yaraka and Corfield among other places and can travel between 100km and 400km each way to reach these remote communities or properties to put on a movie.
The Longreach Club will be working tirelessly to visit the remote communities and properties and bring a little joy with a good meal and a movie under the stars.