This year’s four Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo Queens have presented more than $80,000 to their chosen charities at a morning tea.
Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo General Manager Ms Natalie Flecker paid tribute to the 2017 Rodeo Queen Moz Miller (representing The Laura Johnson Home); Charity Queen Alison Scrivener (nee Gibbs – Ronald McDonald House North Queensland); entrants Caitlynd Gardner (BUSHKids); and Samantha Eaton (Estelle Cardiff Community Kindergarten).
Guests at the presentation included Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo Board members Chairman Darren Campi, Paul Silva, Peter Gogsch, Kim Kretschmann and Merilyn Harding; the Mount Isa Rotary Club past president Karen Krestchmann and 2017 Queen Quest co-ordinator Sharnee Lloyd.
Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo General Manager Ms Natalie Flecker paid tribute to the efforts of 2016 Isa Rodeo Queen Chelsea Beckmann, Charity Queen Sarah Brisbane and Rodeo Queen Runner-up Renaee Gattera.
“Thank you for the outstanding effort you have put into the 2017 Isa Rotary Rodeo Queen Quest, representing the Isa Rodeo as ambassadors for our event and of course, the huge task of raising funds for your chosen charities,” said Ms Flecker. “A job well done and we hope you are as proud of your efforts as we are.”
Ms Flecker said the rodeo’s combined fundraising efforts achieved a grand total of $143,000 with payments made to charities and community groups, an increase of $5,000 on the previous year.
Charity Queen Alison Scrivener presented her cheque of $32,685.70 to Ronald McDonald House North Queensland Paws representatives Crstina Davis and Amy Cooper. Rodeo Queen Moz Miller presented her cheque of $30,156.70 to The Laura Johnson representatives Betty Kiernan and board members.
Samantha Eaton presented her cheque of $10,240.70 to The Estelle Cardiff Community Kindergarten representatives Narelle Elliott and board members.
Caitlynd Gardner presented her cheque of $7,379.60 to BushKids Mount Isa representatives Danica Kelly, Sarah Bartich and Phillipa Brown.
Ms Flecker also thanked the charities for supporting their entrants, the local community for supporting the various fundraising activities and to queen quest coordinator Sharnee Lloyd, and her assistant Di Atkins for her voluntary assistance giving the entrants valuable support and guidance during the year.
“This year it was exciting to work with a new community organisation, The Estelle Cardiff Community Kindergarten,” said Ms Flecker. “We are looking forward to another successful year in 2018 and are in the process of finalising our entrants.
“If you are looking for an amazing experience, which will be both hard work but very rewarding, I would really encourage you to consider entering next year’s queen quest.”
The Queen Quest has seen dozens of women and one man raise many hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities over its long history.
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