“I think this is the best place and the best country; what’s not to love?”
Luke Vassella is a singer-songwriter who has been making music in the Northern Rivers for over 20 years. He has released nine albums to date and has written many songs in support of a CSG free Northern Rivers.
“I was 12, when I first started playing the guitar, so music has been a big part of my life. To quote Tim Freedman, if I had three lives, I’d be a musician in two…maybe!”
It is Luke’s environmental stance and his passion for ethical banking which explains his attraction to Summerland. “I appreciate their ecological priorities and the ethics behind the organisation.
“I’m not impressed with what the big banks have done in this country, so I am proud to be a part of a local institution like Summerland,” Luke added.
Having been a customer of Summerland for 13 years, Luke says it is the strong relationship, an understanding of what he needs, plus Summerland’s local knowledge that has kept him coming back. “The staff know the area, they live here, and they reinvest their profits into the community.
“When the time came for us to reapply for a loan, Summerland were able to help us. They knew our situation – I really appreciate the connection I have with them.”