Skål comes to flood rescue

Skål International Australia president, Russell Butler, presented Lockyer Valley Regional Council mayor, Steve Jones, with a cheque for $22,000 on behalf of Skål International Australia.

Skål’s contribution enabled the council to purchase for the Lockyer Valley SES Unit a 4.2 Alloy Rigid Foam tube vessel and trailer. The characteristics of the vessel will enable the SES more operational capability with a shallower draft and lighter vessel able to be launched at less accessible areas compared with a conventional vessel.

After the devastating floods of January 2011, Skål International Australia with assistance from Skål International opened their Queensland Flood Appeal with the primary purpose of assisting members in the travel and tourism industry affected by the floods.

The vessel was officially handed over to the Lockyer Valley SES Unit at lake Dyer, (aka Bill Gun Dam) Laidley at a function attended by the mayor of Lockyer Valley regional Council, Steve Jones, chief executive officer of LVRC, Ian Flint, president of Skål International Australia, Russell Butler and members of Skål International SEQ.

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