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PRIME MINISTER'S VISIT

It was with great pleasure that on behalf of the management and members of the Ingle Farm Sporting Club Incoroporated, Club President, Ray McCard welcomed the Prime Minister John Howard, Janette Howard and the member for Makin Trish Draper to our club on Monday 15th October 2001.

Over 150 people were present to welcome the Prime Minister including over 40 media representatives.

L to R:  Trish Draper (Member for Makin); Chris Pike (IFSC Finance Manager); John Howard (Prime Minister of Australia); Ray McCard (IFSC President); Brian Pill (IFSC Secretary).

Everyone had the opportunity of meeting and speaking with the Prime Minister as he circulated throughout the club lounge.

It was a unique opportunity to promote the club to the wider community and the visit received media coverage in the press and on TV.

In his address, the Prime Minister pledged a $10,000 donation to the club if his Government was re-elected.

As a token of appreciation, Ray McCard presented the Prime Minister with a club shirt.

The Prime Minister said that he would wear the shirt when he was out walking.

16th October 2001