Each May the Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce ‘breakfast’ is given over to the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
Tuesday - 11 May - two days ago - the local Salvos took the stage at the Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce ‘breakfast’ as part of its annual fund raising campaign.
Local business people had their tables of eight for the Red Shield Appeal fund raiser (a massive crowd) and on this occasion, the business card draw was not held.
Tronson du Coudray (Mark Tronson) a local artist with works hanging around the world and several in the Basil Sellers Private Gallery in Sydney, does a monthly art work for the Chamber’s business card draw.
Major Rowan Johnstone the local Salvation Army ‘top gun’ recommended that the art work be auctioned to raise more funding for the Red Shield Appeal. So it was.
The small size Tronson du Coudray art work (auction) raised $700 for the Red Shield Appeal.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html