Calling for Tropical Pinefest entrants
LOCAL charities gained $36,850 from all the hard work of last year's iconic Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest Ambassador Quest and organisers are hoping to better that amount during the 2018 quest, which is now calling for nominations.
Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest chairwoman Lou Shipway said the committee was now putting the call out to potential ambassador entrants for this year's quest, asking them to nominate early.
"Last year's ambassadors put in a champion effort and it is wonderful to see all their hard work used in such a beneficial manner for community groups,” Ms Shipway said.
"We have decided to put the call out for this year's Ambassador Quest entrants early to give them plenty of time to organise and plan their events well in advance.
"The Ambassador Quest is always a favourite for both the funds that are raised for local charities and for the opportunity for interested people to use the quest as a vehicle for their own personal development.
"The Pinefest Ambassador Quest is also a great link to work within the community.”
Ms Shipway said she was always thrilled to see how beneficial the quest was for the ambassador entrants themselves.
"Throughout the quest it is so lovely to see entrants grow in confidence in themselves.
"They learn to speak publicly, get to network with others and, most of all, they meet new friends and gain a better understanding of the fabulous community in which they live while raising funds for a charity of their choosing.
"Many of our past entrants have also gone on to secure better employment opportunities and further training.
"We are all looking forward to this year's Tropical Pinefest weekend, which is bound to be just as spectacular as last year's, and I am sure the committee will once again come up with some fabulous ideas to entertain the whole family.”
Anyone interested in joining the Ambassador Quest can email Julie Strudwick at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate or inquire.