John Sinnott writes:David Budd has the organisation of the purchase of a trailer well in hand, and we think that a good time to do the big handover might be the Midwinter Celebration (20th June) when we launch the new skiff.
'The Directors of Huon Valley Financial Services Ltd (HVFSL) and its franchisees the Huon Valley Community Bank branches are pleased to advise they have approved sponsorship funding of $4000.00 (four thousand dollars) in support of the trailer construction for the Bendigo St Ayles Skiff in accordance with your recent application. I also wish to thank you for the recent supply of the quotation for the trailer construction.'This is fantastic news: there are all sorts of opportunities for using the skiff around the state (and even interstate), and having a trailer available will make this much more feasible. A big thank you to the Bendigo Community Bank. A thank you as well to Graham Rankin who has negotiated this grant with Bendigo.