Mayor Mick Curran (far right), with Quota Club members Carolyn Mandersloot, Jenny Blyth, and Sue Curran.
Mayor Mick Curran (far right), with Quota Club members Carolyn Mandersloot, Jenny Blyth, and Sue Curran. Philippe Coquerand

No reward like making other people's lives better

ONE of most enjoyable aspects of my role is being invited to attend the annual general meetings and committee changeover functions of so many community organisations right across our region.

I am continually amazed and impressed with the great work each one of these organisations does, not for themselves, but for our wider community.

More importantly, the hundreds of community members involved in such clubs and organisations do so to make the lives of so many better, through significant fund raising efforts which are then distributed to really worthwhile causes.

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One aspect I always find is that the participants in these community groups are always positive and genuinely seem to have a great time while carrying out their important community obligations.

Mayor Mick Curran at Rattler return launch.
Mayor Mick Curran says the region's community groups and volut Scott Kovacevic

I would certainly encourage any new residents to our community to consider joining one of our many not for profit organisations or service clubs.

Not only will you meet potential lifelong friends, but also make a personal contribution to better our community.

I know, that as a volunteer myself, the experience can be personally very rewarding.

On a completely different topic, I note and agree with The Gympie Times editor in relation to her comments about a long and drawn out local government election campaign.

My job is to continue to lead council so that we may deliver on the promised projects and initiatives, right across this region, which will grow the prosperity and liveability of our region.