GIVING back to the community has always been a main ethos of Leeton's Apex 40 organisation.
Last week the group gifted the Roxy Redevelopment Committee $2000, while also handing over $1000 to the Leeton Family and Local History Society.
The funds had been in the bank for some time after Apex 40 Leeton held a three-day annual convention, or RORT as it is known, in the shire and wider MIA in 2019.
With COVID-19 restrictions thrown in the mix last year, this was the first opportunity to donate the funds back to the community.
The historical society plans to use their funds to assist in the purchase of new signage and banners to alert the community to their relatively new home in the Leeton Museum and Gallery.
"This is great for us ... we'll be having an official opening on July 22, so it's good timing," society president Tony Reneker said.
Funds donated to the Roxy Theatre will be put towards the upcoming redevelopment of the building.
Apex 40 Leeton secretary Mark Carter was on hand to officially hand over the money last week and was pleased it would be put to good use.
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"When we held the national RORT here we ended up with about 35 more registrations than we first thought in the end, so we managed to have a significant amount of funds to give back to the community," Mr Carter said.
Apex 40 is not a service club, but an organisation formed to foster fellowship among past "Apexians" and their partners, and to retain the many friendships formed during their Apex years.
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