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Old Bar Burns......can we help ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by oldman, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just watching the 6:00 news and lots of footage of the Old Bar area ablaze...
    Given the affinity we, kombi owners, have with the Old Bar Beach Festival and the welcome we are always extended, I started to think of how we could contribute to Old Bar’s recovery.
    Just wondering the best way we could help out?
    Obviously donations would be graciously accepted but wondering the best way to go about it ?
    I will give Lanis a call tomorrow, hopefully after things have calmed down a bit, to see if Wendy and Fizal have any ideas......
    Thoughts?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Was thinking maybe the Old Bar RFS?
    I’m sure they had no idea what was about to happen, when they drove through Lanis selling raffle tickets to raise much needed funds....o_O
    All ideas greatfully considered...
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Has anyone heard from Dave and Bev McMahon?
     
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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I don’t usually do interstate deployments, as the local risk is normally high, when they come up.

    Risk here is minimal at the moment, so I’ve just offered myself up, for any one of the 4 upcoming deployments from the ACT RFS, to the Port Macquarie/ Taree area happening over the next 2 weeks, to lend a hand if required.

    My understanding clients expecting stuff from me, will be happy to wait a week or two.
     
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  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Anyone heard from Les (Grumble)?
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No Mel.
    Holding thumbs.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  7. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Be Safe my friend.
     
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  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Great Idea, I am in on whatever is decided.
     
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    I’d also love to help out if possible.
     
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  10. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks fellas....watch this space.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Watching this . We'd like to help.
    Cheers
     
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  12. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Suggestion once it all settles down maybe a kombi convoy with food , water an basics plus toys for the kids?
     
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  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a great idea Chuck....I’m always looking for an excuse to visit Lanis !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Old Bar RFS would be great organisation to support ;):D
     
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  15. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Tried to contact Lanis....went through to answering machine......could be normal, may be not.
    Will keep trying until I get through.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  16. melissa

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    They did post on their facebook page that the power was out.
     
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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ....aaahh, ok, hopefully they are alright.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  18. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Bev McMahon has checked in - they are stuck in Taree but they are OK.
     
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  19. Syncro27

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    Also happy to help where required.

    Love that place!
     
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  20. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They were staying at the evacuation centre and thankfully are fine.
     
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