SPONSORSHIP OF OUR ANNUAL EXHIBITION
The Bungendore Quilt Exhibition would not be possible without the generous sponsorship from businesses, groups and individuals in our local community. Many thanks to all our supporters listed below. Where possible, please try and support our local businesses for goods and services you require.
GOLD AND SILVER SPONSORS
Our Gold and Silver Sponsors assist us in major funding for our group. They have given generously for screens, stands, banners, signs and monetary donations enabling us to hold our annual exhibitions. Donations to assist us during the year in making compassion quilts for individuals and groups in our region have also been given. We thank you very much for your ongoing assistance and support of Bungendore Quilters.
BUNGENDORE COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH
Bungendore Community Bank®Branch of Bendigo Bank
The Bungendore Community Bank Branch supports many community based projects and organisations. Our community bank has always been behind our annual exhibition in the form of sponsorship to assist with advertising, etc. They are located at Shop 1, 33 Ellendon Street, Bungendore.
In 2015 our Bungendore Community Bank branch sponsored Bungendore Quilters for nearly $5,000 for new black screens for our Annual Quilt Exhibition and the Queanbeyan road banner. This was a wonderful donation and very much appreciated. Mike Connors from Signflair in Bungendore made the banner and it is displayed over the road as you drive into Queanbeyan from mid to end November each year. In 2017 the Bank generously gave us further funds of $4,700 to assist in the replacement of our ageing medium-sized quilt stands. We have now raised the remaining funds needed and these new stands will be made in 2020 and used for the first time in November at the 2020 Annual Exhibition.
veolia mulwaree trust
The Veolia Mulwaree Trust was established to manage and distribute funds from the Woodlawn Bioreactor near Tarago owned by Veolia Environmental Services. The objective of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust is to provide funding to any charitable purpose and on projects for the benefit of the community of the former Mulwaree Shire Council area, or a community within a Council area immediately surrounding or adjoining the former Mulwaree Shire area.
The Veolia Mulwaree Trust sponsored Bungendore Quilters in 2009 for five very large quilt stands which were made specifically for our annual Quilt Exhibition. We had small, engraved plates made to mark this generous sponsorship. These stands will be used for many exhibitions in the years to come.
In 2015, Veolia Mulwaree Trust sponsored Bungendore Quilters for $1,000 to finish our next five compassion quilts. Our members make and donate fabric for a compassion quilt but then we require funds for backing, wadding and quilting to enable us to finish the quilt and give it to our recipient. Veolia Mulwaree Trust has very kindly allowed us to continue this aspect of our community involvement.
QUEANBEYAN-PALERANG REGIONAL COUNCIL
The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, was formed by merging the City of Queanbeyan and Palerang Council to make a large, diverse regional council with Queanbeyan as its major city surrounded by the villages of Bungendore, Braidwood and Captains Flat. The QPRC also includes many localities, some of which are Boro, Burra, Hoskinstown, Majors Creek, Mount Fairy, Nerriga, Rossi and parts of Sutton and Tarago.
The QPRC is keen to promote the arts and cultural events in our area and events such as the Arts Trail, held in October, is a much anticipated annual arts event. The Arts Trails allows visitors to take a self-guided tour around Queanbeyan-
Palerang’ s many art studios and galleries in Queanbeyan, Captains Flat, Bungendore, Braidwood, Bywong, Carwoola and Googong.
In 2017, the QPRC sponsored Bungendore Quilters for $1,500 to assist with the purchase of new banners to promote our Annual Quilt Exhibition and to assist in covering the costs of the exhibition. In 2018 the QPRC again assisted with a donation of $1,000 to help with the costs of holding our Annual Exhibition.
Thank you so much to our Bronze Sponsors, without whom we would not be able to have such a successful Annual Exhibition. Every year our Bronze Sponsors come forward to support us in a myriad of ways by donating prizes, making donations, purchasing raffle tickets, lending equipment, giving freely of their time and expertise and helping to make our Annual Exhibition the wonderful weekend it is. Thank you one and all.