Warm Welcome by Clubs in SA
American River Community & Sports Association certainly rolled out the red carpet when Bike SA visited KI along with 273 cyclists.
Secretary, Dianne told us about the warm reception the Club gave the group.
"American River is a small community of around 240 people so it was an incredible feat to accommodate and cater for a group of 273 cyclists that descended to our small town in Kangaroo Island recently.
Our club is 95% serviced by volunteers so preparing, catering and servicing this amount of people seemed an incomprehensible achievement. The foresight and planning of the committee spearheaded by Jane Guider and Lyn Jamieson along with the most loyal and dedicated group of volunteers, made this event the success that it ended up to be.
Meals of lunch, dinner and breakfast were all served with smiling faces and prompt service.
This is the type of event that the American River Community Club does so well on many occasions and all thanks to the community we serve.
The Club relies on the community’s support to achieve many of its events and they always rise to the occasion.
When we can we donate money to the many charities and sports associations on the island. These include the 3 School campuses on the island, and the school breakfast program so that the many children who skip breakfast for whatever reason can start the day with a full stomach. Our association also caters for lunches for small groups on the island all year round especially for the elderly.
Our donations raised are purely from meals and catering and monies raises at our main Gala Day go to the local hospital, the Cancer Council group, the Flying Doctor Service, and Angel Flight.
We also raised money for the farmers struggling in the drought this year.
On the Easter weekend our club holds an annual fishing competition with many prizes awarded and every junior gets something for their efforts. This event is a successful family venture enjoyed by all. We also try to help the sporting associations eg Netball, Dragon Boat Racing, Girls football club, our own $1000 sponsorship for Junior Sports Person and Skate Park for the children.
Our club is dedicated to following the SA Club regulations and structures so that everyone can enjoy and use our facilities in a safe environment for the community, families, tourist and anyone that enters the premises is protected by our assurance to maintain a proper and comfortable environment."
Thanks Dianne for sharing the Club's news and we look forward to hearing more about events on KI in 2019.