Hope this finds you well. We have swapped the usual EFS logo for this tropical scene just to help you take your mind off the wintery weather we have had this week. (In Adelaide anyway…) We hope you have been keeping warm and dry.
Our team have had another busy couple of weeks. Tom Curtis, our newest team member, has settled in very well and is out and about, catching up with our clients across Adelaide. We are very excited to have Tom join the team and we are looking forward to him having much success in his role of Financial Adviser.
Last week Christine and Dave attended the ‘SCRAM’ conference for country advisers, held at the newly renovated Adelaide Hills Convention Centre at Hahndorf Resort. (So brand new actually, that this was the first conference they had held since the renovations had finished – the team there did a great job!) https://www.facebook.com/reasturant5245hahndorf
During the conference, Tegan asked a couple of the long standing SCRAM members what SCRAM actually stood for…she wasn’t able to get a ‘confident’ answer but it is something like Select Country Region Advisers….Meeting?….
This conference sees AMP Country Advisers from all parts of SA and NT come together to catch up, share ideas and hear from guest speakers. And have a bit of fun too.
One highlight of the conference was the Fundraising dinner and auction, also held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre. The auction raised $5000 for the St Pauls Lutheran Homes, also in Hahndorf. An amazing result! We could not have done it without the super talented Auctioneer and Hills local, Mike Rogers. He did a superb job, lots of fun and laughs and lots of wallets being emptied! These funds are going to be put towards a Transport Van, to give the residents greater access to day trips and outings.
We also had Beerenberg Family Farm Managing Director, Anthony Paech, share the history of the farm, from settlement of the land in 1839 through to present day, it was a great story of family, heritage and hard work. We were amazed to hear that an estimated 50 million strawberries have been picked since Beerenberg opened their strawberry patch to the public- wow! www.beerenberg.com.au
To top off these busy couple of weeks, the entire EFS team and their partners are catching up for dinner and a movie tonight. We are looking forward to a chance to have a few hours of down time together.
We hope you enjoy your weekend and get a chance for some relaxation too!
All the best,
The team at EFS