Centre bringing community together

Community Centre - Elisa Seul, Rose Mayes and Jed Elme

Elisa Seul, Rose Mayes and Jed Elme

Over 20 people attended the Rainbow Beach Community Hall and Centre (CIRS) AGM last month to vote on the committee for the next 12 months.

The positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer were called with Elisa Seul president, Rose Mayes secretary and Jed Elmer has taken on the position of treasurer.

These three well known community members are all volunteers and have the community’s best interests at heart to help and bring people together.

President Elisa Seul thanked volunteers Maree, Pete, Zlata, Rose, Darlene and Val for their time and help at the centre.

Elisa particularly acknowledged the commitment and vital role of Maree Heron whose help and knowledge has been invaluable for keeping the Centre open when they struggled with numbers.

The highlights of 2019 were the successful Festival of Small Halls, Ladies Day, Santa comes to Rainbow, monthly craft markets, weddings, table tennis, pilates and meditation.

CIRS is now on social media platforms and is active on Facebook, Instagram, Google, and has a new WordPress site.

The team is preparing the 2020/2021 calendar of events including school concerts, table tennis, trivia, markets and more music and fun events. Sadly the Wellness Expo planned for September 20 has been postponed due to covid.

The famous Friday morning get-togethers have become a favourite hang-out for locals. Having the opportunity to meet people and get to know your neighbours, borrow a book, have a coffee and a sweet, grab your weekly supply of flowers and candles is a gift to the community.

Well done to Elisa, Rose and the team for this initiative and if you can volunteer even a few hours a week, male or female, the Centre will welcome you! Email rainbowcommunitycirs@gmail.com or drop in.