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					   Issue 5 2010
                    INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

                           Golf Day
for the community

                                   Great State Fete
                         Apprentice & Trainee Day

                                                                                      COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

                    Hi to everyone
                    in the Moranbah
                                                                                     for the kids
                    Community                                              The Mackay Showground was full of
                    The New Year is well underway!                         smiling faces as children and their
                    As the festive season draws to a close, it             families enjoyed the Golden Casket
                    is now time to get ready for the exciting              Variety Special Children’s Christmas
                    opportunities that 2010 has in store.                  Party. Children who deal with many
                                                                           unique challenges in their everyday
                    This year, Big Sky will be working not only to         lives were able to enjoy their very own
                    maintain existing commitments to the Moranbah          Christmas Party, and Big Sky was happy
                    Community, but to also further pursue new and          to be a part of a group of supporters who
                    exciting opportunities.                                make such special events possible.

                    We will continue to sponsor the Moranbah Miners

                    Junior Rugby League and actively promote our
                    e-Kids Saver School Banking Program to both
                    primary schools in Moranbah.
                    Throughout the year we look forward to being
                    involved in a variety of events including the Rotary
                    Home Show and the Training, Employment and
                    Careers Expo, to name but a few.
                    Be sure to come and say hi if you happen to see us
                    while we’re out and about or if you’re passing by
                    the Service Centre.
                    Best Wishes
                    The Big Sky Team

                                                                           On Saturday 7th of November, the Great
                                                                           State Fete took over the school grounds
                                                                           of Moranbah State School. Living up to
                                                                           its name, families were able to enjoy a
                     They say, “the Show                                   range of great rides and giveaways along
                     must go on”, and that it                              with food and drinks aplenty. The kids
                     did!                                                  were also excited to take home Big Sky
                                                                           sample bags, which were packed with fun
                                                                           giveaways. Thanks to Moranbah State
                                                                           School and all those who attended for
                                                                           making it such a great fete in 2009!
       Community Foundation
       One of the commitments Big Sky Credit Union made when it introduced community banking in Moranbah
       was to establish a Community Foundation – where 10% of the after tax profits for Moranbah would be
       contributed by Big Sky into the community foundation to “better the community of Moranbah”.
       Big Sky Credit Union’s General Manager                  community in which we operate in,                                   “By funding at a grassroots level, we
       of Sales and Distribution, Richard Irving,              Irving says.                                                        aim to create more social cohesion.
       says the idea behind the Foundation is                  The Foundation operates on simple                                   We are also hoping to inspire other
       to support the long-term development                    criteria: applications for grants are                               organisations to make financial
       of the community through engagement                     invited from organisations that have a                              contributions into the Community
       with the locals and local business.                     broad community reach and appeal and                                Foundation to help top up the capital
       We are really proud to be a part of                     can demonstrate sound management                                    base,” Irving says.
       this initiative.                                        and excellence in their activities.                                 “The Foundation is also focused on
       The Foundation is supported by a                        Irving urges local organisations to                                 providing funding to projects and
       board of directors, made up of key                      apply for a grant or at least “talk to the                          initiatives that have the potential to
       people from within the community.                       Foundation about the grant process”.                                provide demonstrable community
       This ensures that local interests are at                                                                                    benefits over the long-term,” he says.
       the forefront of every decision to fund                 Current funding areas of interest
                                                               are projects and activities that focus                              To find out more about the Moranbah
       a program from within the community.                                                                                        Community Foundation, contact
                                                               on: financial literacy, conservation,
       The Moranbah Community Foundation                       environment and heritage, cultural                                  Richard Irving on (03) 8635 2805 or
       aims to address a vast array of needs                   development and the arts; health                                    Mark Denham on (03) 8635 2838.
       that are specific to the local region.                  and welfare (all ages); community
       This is an important criteria that was                  infrastructure; sports programs
       identified and put in place when                        and education.
       establishing the Foundation – this just
       has to be about the needs of each

       Golf Day
       As the fastest growing youth and children’s
       organisation in Australia, Scripture Union Queensland
                                                                                               Apprentice &
                                                                                               Trainee Day
       aim to bring hope to a young generation. To support
       this admirable aspiration, a charity Golf Day is being
                         held on 13th February at the                                             As another working year
                              Moranbah Golf Club.                                                 begins, Big Sky would like
                                                                                                  to send a warm welcome
                                     Big Sky is happy to support
                                      this very worthwhile
                                                                                                  to all new apprentices and
                                       cause by providing both                                    trainees at BMA. On the 3rd
                                       monetary donations and                                     February Lea Anderson
                                       golf goodies.                                              from the Moranbah Service
                                                                                                  Centre will be attending the
                                        Good luck to all
                                                                                                  BMA Apprenticeship and
                                                                                                  Trainee Day, ensuring that all
                                                                                                  employees are aware of the
                                                                                                  many benefits of banking with
                                                                                                  Big Sky.
                                                                                                  We wish all apprentices and
                                                                                                  trainees the best of luck in
                                                                                                  their new careers.

          Your opportunity to rise If you would like to give feedback, or receive Big Sky’s Moranbah Rise
                                                                                                                                                                            01/10 9594

                    in the mail or via email, contact Kelli on (03) 8635 2868 or email

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