Paul Beckmann and Lyn Orchard accept grant cheque from Vice Chairman Philip Lilliebridge.
On Wednesday 1 May, Serenata Singers was presented with a cheque for $1,000 from the Kedron-Wavell Services Club Community Grants Program. The grant initiative is an annual program that provides financial assistance for the improvement of community organisations. This year Serenata Singers was fortunate to be a successful applicant for a grant.
Kedron-Wavell Services Club noted that there were a record number of applicants and that it was a very hard decision for the Committee to make a decision regarding successful recipients.
The choir’s application noted that it met the following key criteria for a grant as set out by the Services Club:
“Support initiatives that increase and broaden the scope of the scope of arts, music and cultural participation and development within the community”.
“Provide support to projects or service providers that improve the health or welfare of less advantaged community members.”
“Provide support to community groups that deliver local community events”.
The choir will use the grant money to purchase new music as their current stock of music is limited due to factors such as the culling of sheet music that was outdated and damaged or non-compliant with copyright rules. Because the choir performs at most of its venues every year, there is a requirement for them to keep their repertoire fresh, so as not to be repetitive.
Serenata Singers President Lyn Orchard and Secretary Paul Beckmann, who both attended the presentation ceremony, expressed their gratitude to the Kedron-Wavell Services Club for the grant. “The club can be assured that the grant moneys will be put to good use”, said Mrs Orchard.