Latest edition of trusted directory hits the streets

New direction: Michelle Miller and Brian Middleton of Margaret River Rotary with the 2019 Margaret River Rotary Directory. Photo: Nicky Lefebvre
New direction: Michelle Miller and Brian Middleton of Margaret River Rotary with the 2019 Margaret River Rotary Directory. Photo: Nicky Lefebvre

The latest edition of the Margaret River Rotary Directory began landing in local letter boxes last week.

The 2019 book is the first to be produced by Margaret River business owners Peter and Jenny Griffyn, handed the reins by directory stalwarts George and Loraine Teasdale last year.

Featuring advertisements from local businesses, groups and services as well as important information for residents in the Shire, the directory has been produced for over 30 years and is a vital source of local knowledge for long time locals and new arrivals.

Rotary Margaret River's Brian Middleton said this edition is the first to feature a seamless transition of the printed information to the online digital directory.

Who, what and where: 8,000 copies of the 2019 Margaret River Rotary Directory have been produced. Photo: Nicky Lefebvre

Who, what and where: 8,000 copies of the 2019 Margaret River Rotary Directory have been produced. Photo: Nicky Lefebvre

"The whole directory will be online, which is the big thing this year - although there is no intention to replace the printed book with the online version.

"This is about providing the same information, the most up to date information, across two mediums."

8,000 copies of the directory have been printed and distributed across the region.

"For so many people, if they want to find out who, and what, and where in town, this is it," Mr Middleton said.

"When visitors come to town and want to find out things, the first thing locals do is reach for the Rotary directory."

He said the book had become essential to those in areas where a web search was not always possible. 

"I was talking to someone only today who runs a hospitality business who said 'when the internet is down, which is often, this directory is all I've got!"

Copies of the 2019 Rotary Directory can be obtained at Margaret River Home Timber & Hardware and Lloyd's of Margaret River. For more information visit www.margaretriverdirectory.com.au