2021 Overview By Able Anglers Pty Ltd

2021 Recap

2021 is coming to an end, throughout this year we have seen some amazing, exciting, surprising, sad and some beautiful events unfold.

AUSTRALIAN CELEBRITIES:

We unfortunately lost some Australian celebrities this year, some of them include;

  • Dieter Brummer (Dieter Brummer, the Logie-winning actor and a 1990s icon of Australian TV soap Home and Away,)
  • David Gulpilil (Yolngu actor, dancer and painter from Arnhem Land)
  • Michael Gudinski (Australia Music Producer and founder of Mushroom Records)
  • Bert Newton (Gold Logie-winning entertainer and television star)
  • Lorrae Desmond (A Country Practise)

CORONOVIRUS/COVID-19:

This year has been tough, tough for everyone.

Thousands of infections, many deaths, thousands of jobs have been lost, borders opened and closed, lockdowns, businesses closing, families separated and that is just a small glimpse on 2021.

While the Government and its members have received a lot of criticism and backlash, some even receiving death threats, Rome wasn’t built in a day as they say, while we rely on the Government to ‘get it right’.

Any first-time parent or puppy owner will tell you, there are mistakes, there are successes, set backs and there are milestones. We seek out advice but as we all know, the advice is not always correct, but we work towards a resolution and arrive at a result.

The Government advice may not have been or have felt correct and at times contradictory, however, the COVID situation is always evolving, always changing and collectively, as a society, we have proven there are people who believe the rules do not apply to them or they believe they know better, but, ‘there’s one in every crowd’.

As of 28th December 2021, there have been a total of 5798 cases in Queensland and unfortunately 7 deaths.

ABLE ANGLERS NEWS:

Able Anglers operated all year round, bringing some amazing activities to our participants.

Our activities are not simply facilitated as ‘fun days’, our activities have purpose, our primary focus is to assist our participants to live an inclusive life, build friendships and we work with each and every participant to assist them to overcome fears, overcome barriers and to give them an opportunity to experience what life has to offer.

Our events are facilitated as public groups, private groups and 1-on-1 events. Let’s see some of our 2021 events/activities/achievements;

  • Caloundra Golfing Day (3)
  • Bli Bli Barra Fishing (3)
  • Aussie World (2)
  • Sealife (4)
  • Movie World (3)
  • Outback Spectacular(3)
  • Buderim Falls (2)
  • Jet Ski Tours (12)
  • Boat Licensing (9)
  • Jet ski Licensing (5)
  • Moreton Island Day Trips (12)
  • Fishing Charter Service (9)
  • Kayaking (6)
  • SeaWorld (3)
  • Great Barrier Reef (5)
  • Sydney (3)
  • Cairns/Kuranda (3)
  • PBR (Professional Bill Riding) (5)
  • Urangan Pier / Hervey Bay Aquarium (4)
  • Trampoline Park (5)
  • Fort Lytton Historical Tour (2)
  • Bribie Island Beach 4WD (3)
  • Land Fishing Group Sessions Facilitated (572)
  • Local Show/Ekka Events (4)
  • Whale Watching (1)
  • Monster Trucks Show (3)
  • Circuses (4)
  • Brisbane River & Botanical Garden Cruise (1)
  • Bellingham Maze (1)
  • V8 Super Cars (3)
  • Photography Training Groups (17)
  • Country Day Trips (8)
  • Maleny Day Trips (3)
  • Mt Tamborine Day Trips (5)
  • Brisbane Valley Trail (2)
  • Sky Diving (1)
  • Draculas Show (3)
  • Kondalila Falls (1)
  • Glow Worm Tours (2)
  • High Ropes Challenge (1)
  • Horse Riding (2)
  • Day Spa (4)
  • Currumbin Wildlife (1)

There are so many activities and events that we have facilitated in 2021. All of our events have been successful and well received. The team we employ and their personalities play a big role in the success of our events and our company.

PROFIT VS SUPPORT:

Able Anglers is a registered Proprietary Limited company in Queensland. When setting up our company in 2016, we decided that a not-for-profit was not the right governing body. Primarily because, history has shown that many not-for-profit boards not only change members but their focus also changes.

Our goals and vision have remained consistent since our humble beginning in 2016. Able Anglers (formerly Moreton Bay Able Anglers) commenced well before the NDIS was established in this region, unlike many not-for-profits and companies, we did not start because of the NDIS, we complimented the purpose of the NDIS.

Able Anglers operates as and has always operated as a Community Focused business. The profits the company make does not ‘line the pockets’ of the directors, profits are used to donate to people and organisations who actually need a helping hand.

In 2021, Able Anglers donated over $40,000 to local charities and community organisations, sponsored small/isolated sporting teams, assisted sporting boys/girls to follow their sporting dreams and through many free events Able Anglers have put on throughout the year.

Throughout 2021, Able Anglers were nominated for and also won many awards, while it was never a plan or goal to win awards, winning multiple awards has shown our team members and management team that our service offerings, our processes and our client-focused service approach is successful and will remain successful, also ensuring our team remain, not only the longest running but the most successful social and community service in the regions in which we operate.

This Christmas we also donated presents for Children who otherwise would not have presents, we facilitated a free Christmas Day event for people spending the day alone including a free Lunch and Christmas Present.

In the lead up to Christmas, Able Anglers randomly filled up 7 vehicles of people we do not know, simply because Christmas is a time for giving and sharing.

Able Anglers are excited to see what 2022 will bring our participants, our team, our company and the greater community.