As a LIRRF donor, you will get to know the people who run the Station. You will also have clear vision of the research facilities, science and scientists you are supporting.
The annual Research Report compiled after the close of each calendar year provides a comprehensive update on the state of the local reefs, the Station’s facilities and LIRRF news and events. It also provides details of all visiting scientists who used the Station’s field research facilities during the preceding year, the projects they worked on and new publications based on Lizard Island research that have been received in the Station library.
LIRRF’s audited financial statements (our Annual Report) for the financial year ending 30 June provide details of aggregate funds raised and how they have been applied.
LIRRF Patrons, Members and Friends receive a link to both the Station Report and our LIRRF Annual Report as soon as they are available.
Each year we arrange dinners in Melbourne (usually in May) and Sydney (usually in August) for LIRRF Members and Friends. These events provide opportunities for one of the Station Directors or a scientist who has done research at the Station to make presentations on their work. We also arrange one or two other events for Members and Friends each year.
Our events are always very interesting and informative. We charge an attendance fee calculated to break-even on cost, and steer clear of auctions, raffles and other fundraising devices.
We also send out occasional e-mail updates on Lizard Island science, and provide occasional posts on our website and social media channels.
LIRRF Members and Friends who stay at the Lizard Island Resort are encouraged to visit the Station to see the facilities first-hand and chat with the Directors and visiting scientists.
Overall, we endeavor to provide LIRRF donors with continuing transparency as to the facilities and science they are funding and how their funds are being put to good use.
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