Bellingen Chamber of Commerce

Rotary Club Bellingen Christmas Raffle Project

8 Dec

Would you like to be part of the Rotary Club of Bellingen ‘Christmas Hamper’ with a difference???
This year, we want to help you, and all our local businesses, by encouraging our community to spend their money in our local area. So, instead of a physical hamper, with imported prizes, we will be raffling multiple prizes of “Bellingen Rotary Dollars” with a total value prize pool of $600. These “Bellingen Rotary Dollars” can only be spent at participating local businesses in the Bellingen Shire.

How does it work?? 
For every “Bellingen Rotary Dollar” that someone spends in your business, the Rotary Club of Bellingen will reimburse you up to 80%. The Bellingen Rotary Dollars will be in multiples of $25 only and are not redeemable for cash by the bearer or transferable.

Will it cost me anything upfront??
No. There is nothing to pay to participate. You simply accept the “Rotary Dollars” when they are presented to you by our winners, whose names will be marked on the voucher. You can contact Bellingen Rotary at any time to be reimbursed for any amount you would like, up to 80% of the total value of the “Bellingen Rotary Dollars”. The 20% balance, will be used for Bellingen Rotary projects.

What do I get for participating?
Your business will feature in all our advertising and promotions.
You will receive a display card to show you are a proud supporter and are participating in the “Bellingen Rotary Dollars” Promotion, encouraging locals to spend locally this Christmas.

This is a wonderful opportunity to promote your business, entice new customers into your business, with the opportunity to upsell, make additional sales and increase your turnover with no upfront outlay.

Why “Bellingen Rotary Dollars”??
In the past few months, Bellingen Rotary has been involved with assisting Drought stricken farmers, with some of our members recently visiting the Rotary Club of Narrabri to present a cheque to their “Neighbours in Need” program which to date, in total, has raised more than $250,000. This program is not just about assisting farmers, but providing support for the entire community, including local businesses, through the distribution of local shopping vouchers. As members of a small community, Bellingen Rotarian’s recognized the importance of this project and the significant impact buying local can have.

We hope our “Bellingen Rotary Dollars” Christmas Hamper can help make a difference in our shire this Christmas.

The Rotary Club of Bellingen will be selling raffle tickets from Monday 3rd December.

The raffle will be drawn on Thursday 20th December.
Winners will be presented with “Bellingen Rotary Dollars” with a list of participating businesses.
“Bellingen Rotary Dollars” will be valid for 3 months.

If you would like to participate, please email your Business Name, Address, Contact Person and Phone number to:
as soon as possible.

If you would like to assist us and further promote your business by selling Raffle tickets or require further information, please contact Ken Lloyd 6655 1341.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Karen Knight
Club President
Rotary Club of Bellingen

Ph: 0414 582 355