Come enjoy a Day at the Farm and help raise funds to deliver Computer Education to the Learning Centre for Youth (Sentru Formasaun ba Juventude no Communidade) in Dili, Timor-Leste.
On June 30, President Denis Booth held a Changeover Luncheon to welcome our incoming President Jeremy Brennan. President Denis awarded Silvio Gmur a Paul Harris Fellow Award for his work in Youth Service and Ken Pratt received his 3rd Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pin Award for his invaluable contribution to the club. Jenny Thomas also received a well deserved gift of thanks from President Denis.
The changeover was attended by Trent Zimmerman the Federal Member for North Sydney who, on behalf of the club, also presented Denis with a Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pin Award for his great efforts as president for 2015-2016.
A succulent meal for a benevolent cause! If you missed our Peking Duck Luncheon, here's some photos from the day. Almost 60 people came to break Peking Duck pancake together and raise money for an earthquake stricken Nepal. Prizes from Luis Garcia signed soccer balls to silver candelabras were won, Nepalese beanies were bought and all in all we raised over $3600. Thanks to all who came! This money has been put to good use by the Rotary Club of Dhulikhel towards the reconstruction of Nepal.
Come give your taste buds an adventure and help rebuild Nepal at the same time! Nepal was devastated by two earthquakes in 2015 and much support is still needed to help rebuild their lives. See the brochure below for details and come along OR better still get a group of family and friends together!
The mental devastation will stay with the Nepalese people for a very long time but at least we can do something to mend the physical one; hope you can help!
The concept of the Tree of Joy has been part of the Club for a number of years and we give thanks to our Past President Jenny for being the driving force that keeps it going. The objectives are to provide Christmas gifts to those people who might not otherwise receive one.
Sometime before Christmas, Jenny contacts those who are willing to have trees in their businesses and then appropriate labels are printed. The members shared in putting ties on these labels which Jenny had printed. The labels are then placed on Christmas trees located in prominent positions in those groups and businesses who have agreed to take them. The number of trees that go out is growing and currently stands about.
The public are then invited to take a card/label from the tree, purchase the gift and return it to the tree. Once all tags are gone or even before a number of members pick up the gifts left and then Jenny with her team sorts the gifts and distributes them to the recipients via a list of agencies prior to Christmas. Over the many years that our Club has been involved in this project we have collected many thousands of gifts.
Thanks once again to PP Jenny's fine organisational skills and enthusiasm we were able to host many of our Tree of Joy participants to a thank you luncheon at February 4th's meeting.This worked out extremely well for those attending as they were able to receive their framed awards from our Rotary Club, in recognition, for display at their office or in their reception area.
Representatives from the following companies received their awards and others are to be awarded over the next weeks.Those awarded were to the North's Leagues Club,Meat & Live Stock Association,ALI Group Pty Ltd, CoverMore, Syngenta Crop Protection.
The Photos of those being presented Certificates are as follows:
Jackie Dibb - Meat & Livestock, Kim Archer & Tamara Hitchcock - CoverMore, Christina Hoang & Jane Booth - ALI Group, PP Geoff Pritchard,Alison O'Connor - North's Leagues Club, Sam Page & Wilma Greenwood - Syngenta