The National – Tuesday, December 21, 2010
By EVAH KUAMIN
THE business community in East New Britain, supported the Callan Services in Rabaul, early this month has helped to raise more than K150,000.
The corporate Christmas dinner, which was held at the Shed Club, hosted more than 100 guests with family and friends.
Callan Rabaul programme assistant Alice Keeling said the evening had great food and wine with entertainment and prizes for all who attended.
Deputy provincial administrator for corporate affairs Matalau Nakikus was present with some of his officers, including members of 14 prominent business houses in the province.
Keeling said the evening was well attended and special mention was also made of the superb food that was professionally prepared by catering students from Kokopo Secondary School.
She added that the guests were also entertained by the voices of the St Jude Nangananga men’s choir and the Akuka singsing group from Vunadidir.
The evening marked the launch of a fundraising campaign to raise K150,000 for the building and equipping of an optical workshop at the Vunapope centre.
She said more than K150,000 was raised in what was a cheerful start to the festive season for many.
Callan Rabaul coordinator Pius Norouga reiterated the hard work the organisation had been doing over the past 16 years in the province and the importance for local businesses to support such organisations.
SAS Security, PNG Balsa, Ela Motors, Tropicana Ltd, Spirit of Kokopo, SP Brewery, John J Seeto, BSP, Islands Petroleum, PNG Motors, British American Tobacco, ENB Council of Churches, Brian Bell, Andersons, Skowhegan and Southern Enterprises Ltd were some of the bussines houses that attended the dinner.