Mingara Recreation Club has been named as a finalist for two categories in the 2008 True Local Business Awards.
The categories are Hotel/Clubs/Entertainment Venue and Clubs over 8,000 members. Mingara would like to thank its members and patrons for nominating and voting for the Club.
Mingara Community Services Manager John Millard said being named a finalist in the True Local awards was a great honour for the Club.
“We have always prided ourselves on our commitment to the community, but these two nominations and being named a finalist in these categories show us how much the Central Coast community values the Club,” Mr Millard said.
“We will honour these nominations by continuing our work with the community. Mingara’s vision has always been, ‘to make a significant contribution to the quality of community life’ and the award nominations prove that is exactly what we are doing.
“These nominations are great timing because our new fitness centre opens this month, which will provide even better health and leisure facilities to our members,” he said.In the past year alone Mingara has made cash and in-kind contributions worth $490,000 to the Central Coast community. The Club also incurred costs of $132,000 to operate the Gatorade Regional Athletics Centre, a facility benefiting a diverse range of sports including athletics, soccer, rugby league, grid iron and Oz tag.
Mingara’s other contributions include hosting the Australian Masters Snooker Championship, Mingara Relay for Life raising money for the NSW Cancer Council and the Club’s Christmas Under the Stars last year raised more than $12,000 for the Salvation Army Oasis Youth Centre and the Volunteer Rescue Association. Mingara proudly hosted the inaugural Donnica Clarke Foundation Sports Gala Dinner, fully sponsored the Salvation Army’s Central Coast Red Shield Appeal launch and continued to support the community through its CDSE contributions (Community Development Support Expenditure).
Cumberland Courier Newspapers holds the True Local Business Awards for 19 regions across Sydney and the Central Coast. The awards acknowledge and celebrate the success of businesses in their local communities.