POPULAR: Cornel Carvalho’s Royal Flying Doctor Service 2015 Community Calendar is proving to be a real hit.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service 2015 Community Calendar is on sale and is proving to be a big hit locally and overseas.
Calendar creator Cornel Carvalho said sales have exceeded her expectations.
“Eighty per cent of the first batch have been sold and calendars are being sent to South Africa, Portugal, America, the UK, Germany, Holland and various states in Australia,” she said.
“People from Brisbane, Moonta Bay and all over Australia who saw the article on the Roxby Downs Sun Facebook page and in the paper itself have asked for a copy.
“The exposure has helped.”
Ms Carvalho’s labor of love has meant juggling her work at Arid Recovery and duties as a busy mum to get photos sorted, judged and put in order to make the publishers deadline for printing.
“From about nine or 10 o’clock after I had put the kids to bed I would go through the photos and compile them,” she said.
“There was literally hundreds of photographs to sort through.
“I couldn’t have done this without the help of Gay Dreckow and Leanne Stuckey, Deb Price, Denise and Lill from Smokemart, Scott Humphries and Mike at the travel agency.
“A special mention goes out to my husband Fernando, I couldn’t of done this without him.”
With the creation of the calendar Ms Carvalho has been encouraged to start a photographic club named after her Facebook page.
“Roxby Photo Buddies Photography Club will be an informal but active club,” she said.
“In the new year I will invite people to send in their photos and join the informal club and actually do things hands on.
“The club will operate differently from other clubs and photos taken by club members, if suitable would be used in the 2016 calendar.”
The RFDS 2015 Community Calendar is on sale for $20 each at Smokemart, Scott Humphries Physio and Roxby Travel and Cruise.
For more information and sales contact Ms Carvalho on 0467 898 153 or go to Roxby Photo-Buddies on Facebook.
All proceeds from the sale of the RFDS 2015 Community Calendar go to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.