Tickets are selling well for the annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast on Friday, 31 August.
Mayor Karen Williams urged the community to get in quickly and book a seat for the popular breakfast, as tickets are limited.
“Ticket sales have been encouraging but there are still vacancies and this is an event well worth supporting,” the Mayor said.
“This very special annual event was initially established in the 1950s by United State president Dwight D Eisenhower.
“The movement was established in the Redlands in 2003 and the event has been held annually here since.
“This year’s breakfast will be held at Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point, on Friday, 31 August, from 6.45am.
“Funds raised will be donated to school chaplaincies in the Redlands.”
Keynote speaker is Gloria Jean’s Coffee joint founder Peter Irvine, a renowned how to succeed at business author and popular convention and industry forum speaker.
“We are very fortunate to have Peter Irvine as keynote speaker. He is a highly successful businessman who has inspired so many others in so many ways,” the Mayor said.
“His strong Christian faith has kept him on course during his more than 40 years’ experience at high—level business management.
“In 1996, Peter and his business partner established the Gloria Jeans franchises in Australia. Today it has expanded to almost 500 stores across Australia and more than 900 coffee houses in 35 countries worldwide.”
Cr Williams said she expected a good cross-section of key business, government, community, education, church and emergency services in the Redlands to attend the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast.
“This is a great opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives of the youth of Redland City by lending our support, with a contribution towards school chaplaincy programs.
“I have witnessed the positive difference this program makes to our students, our schools and our community.
“Our support can change lives, sustain families and help students reach their potential.”
Tickets are available for $40 each. RSVP deadline is 17 August. Tickets are available from Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, PO Box 21, Cleveland Qld 4163. Tickets will be forwarded on receipt of payment.
Inquiries can also be directed to the Office of the Mayor, 3829 8624.