Nar Nar Goon  

   the friendly

Bingo  

A 100% voluntary organisation for the benefit of local groups

 
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Nar Nar Goon Bingo commenced on August 17th, 1991 at the Nar Nar Goon Community Centre.  The founding president Ray de Reus, being involved in many of the community groups in a small town, saw the need for fundraising that was not labour intensive and easy to manage.  A meeting was called to canvass local groups to gauge support for Bingo.

A number of local groups were interested and the first committee was formed.  Consisting of nine local groups we obtained a permit to run Bingo from the Gaming Commission and that was the start of a great success story.  We became an Incorporated Body and set about making the rules for the clubs and running Bingo.

All funds raised from the conduct of Bingo, the canteen and Lucky Envelopes is pooled and every six months each group receives a dividend cheque.  In return they are rostered for duty where, each nine weeks, they take turns in setting up the hall with tables and chairs, staff the canteen and sell Lucky Envelopes to our players.  At the end of the night they clear away the hall and clean up.

Another great benefit the Nar Nar Goon Community Centre receives is a regular income from Bingo which helps maintain the hall.  Over the years funds from Bingo revenue has helped pay for new chairs, carpets and more recently split system air conditioning and heating.

We have a regular group of players who enjoy both the game and a great night out which is always held in a friendly atmosphere.



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