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Record fundraiser anything but par for the cause

Last week we hosted our 16th Annual Charity Golf Day at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads, and we’re thrilled to announce we raised $105,376 for Bethany Community Support.

Not only did we raise a record amount, but the incredible efforts from the day saw total funds raised over the event’s 16-year history reach the amazing milestone figure of $1,000,000!

The inaugural Adroit Golf Day Capital grant in conjunction with the Geelong Community Foundation was originally set at $100,000 but the generosity of local businesses and organisations saw the final total reach an astonishing $105,376. The total funds raised will go to Bethany Community Support to develop a men’s centre.

The men’s centre will be the first of its kind in Victoria, providing a suite of services in the prevention of and response to family violence. The services will include behaviour change programs, counselling, fathering programs and mental health assessment and treatment – filling a gap in the community’s response to such issues.

Adroit Insurance Group Managing Director, Andrew Locke, was delighted with the result, thanking the businesses and organisations who donated in such a generous manner.

“For the Geelong community to have supported this event over the past 16 years, raising more than $1,000,000 to date, is a milestone achievement we can all be very proud of.”

Our thanks to all of our wonderful staff, sponsors and community partners who volunteered their time and resources helping us to reach this fantastic milestone!

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Adroit Annual Charity Golf Day 2017

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It’s been an exciting year for us at Adroit and we’re especially thrilled about next week’s 16th Annual Charity Golf Day!

Held at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on 23rd November, the day promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable outing for everyone involved.

It’s always rewarding to be able to help our local community wherever we can. This year has been particularly gratifying, as along with our community partner the Geelong Community Foundation, who have supported us to distribute funds, we’re proud to give the inaugural Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant of $100,000 to Bethany Community Support.

This grant – funded by the proceeds of the Golf Day – is an important milestone in the evolution of our event.

As part of their family violence program, Bethany Community Support will use the grant to develop a men’s centre – the first of its kind in Victoria. This important project aims to help address the increase in domestic violence.

Providing a comprehensive response, the men’s centre will offer a suite of services that aim to both prevent and respond to family violence issues.

These services will include men’s behaviour change programs, counselling, fathering programs and mental health assessment and treatment, going a long way to filling a gaping hole in the community’s response to family violence.

Having identified a need to stop the destructive cycle of family violence, Bethany’s programs of education and inclusion, which address the underlying issues that lead to such negative behaviour, will no doubt save lives.

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Geelong Business Excellence Awards, 2017

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We would like to congratulate CEO of St John of God Geelong Hospital Stephen Roberts, the winner of our Business Leader of the Year Award.

We’d also like to offer congratulations to Supatramp and Austin Wines on their wins this year!

Originally published in the Geelong Indy

Adroit Insurance Group is passionate about serving the Geelong community.

After winning the Geelong Business Excellence Awards Business of the Year in 2016, Adroit is committed to sustaining its already impressive brand.

“Our organisation is big on being part of the community,” Adroit Insurance Group Geelong branch manager Darrell Fenton says.

“We’ve strived to build that over the last 15 years. We love being a part of the Geelong community.”

Adroit is a sponsor of this year’s excellence awards and Mr Fenton said it was a terrific opportunity for local businesses to be recognised for their hard work.

“It’s a great opportunity to be involved with all the other businesses in Geelong,” he says.

“We want to be a part of it. We were absolutely rapt to win it last year.”

Adroit is a perfect fit for Geelong.

“Geelong people certainly enjoy their city,” Mr Fenton says.

“The people of Geelong always try and help out local businesses. It makes it a nice, strong community.”

Service is Adroit’s motto.

“We are certainly a service based organisation,” Mr Fenton says.

“Adroit offers superior customer service through a dedicated account manager who provides the best insurance solution for each and every one of our valued clients. Our actual KPIs are measured by client contact and visitation rather than just dollars.”

While Geelong has taken its share of knocks in the business world, Mr Fenton said the city always recovers quickly.

“The city of Geelong is going well – it’s up and about at the moment,” he says.

“There’s a good feel for the city and we want to grow with it.”

Four ingredients for a great partnership

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Great partnerships often start with a realisation of shared interests, some good company, a passion for the local community, and of course, a glass of wine!

We are proud to officially announce our formal partnership with the Geelong Wine Association for 2017.

Adroit Insurance Group (insurance brokers), Coulter Roache (lawyers), Fluid (brand, communication, digital design) and West Carr & Harvey (accountants) have come together to support and celebrate the Geelong Winegrowers Association and its members.

This partnership was born out of recognition of our shared commitment to supporting local growers in the region and helping bring the broader community together to celebrate their offerings and achievements.

The Geelong Winegrowers Association represents a community of over 35 fantastic wineries across the Bellarine Peninsula, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast.

As part of this partnership, we will be jointly supporting two major annual events in the Geelong wine calendar, the Winter Shiraz Weekend and Toast to the Coast.

These iconic events are recognised for bringing people together, from near and far, to support and sample the best of our local region.

The Winter Shiraz Weekend takes place on 8 & 9 July 2017. Wineries throughout the region will be taking part by offering up open fires, award winning Shiraz and hearty winter fare.

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Toast to the Coast is held over 4 & 5 November 2017 and is a festival of good music, fine local produce and award winning wines. Buses between the participating 25 wineries offer a hop on hop off service so you can relax and enjoy your day.

We are excited to be a part of this unique partnership and look forward to seeing you at these events!