Fantastic! Wonderful! A lovely reunion! What fun! Like old times!
These were some of the comments overheard on Monday at our 30th birthday celebrations. 98 members and guests enjoyed an amazing evening, meeting former friends, reminiscing and living the “good old days”. Our District Governor Bruce appeared to enjoy the evening even making a special mention of the dress up competition at the conferences.
A huge thank you to the social committee of Max, Colin Sharpe, Ross, Colin Baxter, Ros, Margaret and Bernard together with our IT guru Andrew, our MC Barry, presenters Alan, Ross, David, Tony Makin and Tony Coote as well as the PRT of Glenda and Margaret. What a team!!
Thank you to all the former members and guests, the 10 members from Pennant Hills Rotary and the 3 members from our parent club Beecroft. It was lovely to have you celebrating with us.
Now we are on the home stretch…… Friday is Meals from the Heart. Don’t forget to make a dessert and contact John Tchetchenian to arrange delivery.
We have red wine tasting next meeting with our son Andrew. There will be a small charge to taste 5 or 6 wines during the evening. I’m looking forward to hearing him for the first time!!!
On 22nd May we have Rex Langthorne from the Special Olympics together with the young athlete Amanda Kelly who we helped sponsor to the special games in New Zealand.
Saturday 27th is a Donations in Kind (DIK) working bee. Please contact tony Makin for further details.
The Red Shield Appeal in on Sunday 28th May. Please volunteer. It’s not onerous – the young people do all the walking – you just supervise and keep an eye on them. The students are lovely young people who are fun to work with. It is just approx. 3 hours to help raise funds for the Salvos who do so much good in our community. Please contact either David or myself.
Then on 29th May, its Pride of Workmanship followed by our vocational visit to Care Flight on June 5th. John is going all out!!
Phew!! I’m exhausted reading about it all but it’s better to be busy that have nothing to do. Let’s continue to have fun and fellowship whilst serving humanity.
Night Report 8th May 2017
Start time: 7pm 98 in attendance 30th Birthday Celebrations (Club opened 08 May, 1987)
Welcome by Rosemary Clarke to DG Bruce Lakin, ADG Jan Duffy and her husband Geoff, representatives from the Rotary Club of Beecroft – Alan Keighran and his wife Julie, Dr John Hodgson, the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills, our members, partners and guests.
Alan & Ross welcomed previous members and their partners and gave the apologies.
Bruce Lakin, District Governor speaks - Have fun - Sees it as a doing club - A generous club - Polio Challenge: 1.1 mil matching grants
Max - Fundraising - Book sale grossed 16000 - Bunnings BBQ over $1000 - 26 Aug Trivia Night - 7/8 October Garage Sale
**** VIVID – SUNDAY 4 JUNE - $74.00 per person, needs to be paid to Roslyn Savio by cash on Monday 15th May, meeting OR as a direct deposit in her St. George account – BSB 112 879 ACCT. NO 1560 994 31. She has only received 4 payments out of 39 people stated they are attending. We need to pay for the bus etc. on Wed. 17 May. 12, THANK YOU PLEASE TALK TO ROSLYN on Monday 15 May.
Tony Makin - Shelter box donated $2000 - DIK Saturday need help next Saturday 13 May reply to Tony
Carwas: Meals from the heart - 4-6 people to do dessert for Roland MacDonald House Friday 12 May
Sarah from Switzerland on Safari returning 15 May, then on 19 May - 4 July goes home
Marcus going winter RYPN 22 May Special Olympics speaking that night about rotary John - 5 recipient pride of workmanship. Pennant Hills Club started Pride of Workmanship Awards
5 June Care Flight Function PLEASE CONFIRM WITH JOHN
28 May Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Meet at Barry Smith Holden 8am that morning school children will join you, supervision required Names & WWC numbers to Pam before anybody can attend. Min a week before.
Keith - membership all progressing well: Became a grandparent for the second time during his stint at Bunnings BBQ
Barry Freeman advised 98 people in attendance. Commemorative Book (Dick Bushell started) look at website on the cards. Photos from the night will be up on website too Photo records - anyone who has not had their photo taken please do so.
Reminiscing by Alan
The commemorative Wishing Well 19 May 1988 built by the club
Time capsule to be open in 50 years, has since disappeared
Tree of Joy 1991 started huge natural pine tree, after that fake trees entrance at Cherrybrook Village!
1997 M2 Charity Walk Lots of organising, gold coin entry, got other clubs, schools & organisations involved
Toll section to Winston hills with
Over 36000 raised that day for the club
Other clubs raised about $12k for theirs
Raised $5400 for Art Show at Cherrybrook Technology Highschool
Community police station
Ross - Wheel Chair Sports at Dawes Pont from 1991 for 5 years - Set up from 6am as the roads were closed - Food pick up from 4am
Tony State Conferences, all themed which our club won many times Photos all on the website, as per the card with the address highlighted.
Club Fundraising Plant sales - Wilberforce Park 11 k Over a weekend people looked after plants
Wine Sales Products well sampled 11k
Christmas tree sales with Parramatta club 29k overall
Trailer Raffles 160k Morris Wood - take trailer district assembly Kurrajong District Governor not happy got around it
M2 open day 36k
Rugby jerseys 22k
Golf days 28 k
Garage sales 246k biggest earner
85 k for tsunami, & bushfires appeals etc BBQ 76k
99k all up 52k to polio challenge
Tony Youth Programme - see photos on website for various schools - Youth Exchange 23 inbound 18 outbound - 2-3 youth evenings a year - RYLA 18-25 - RYPEN
Past Presidents Photo
Raffle Draw by first president's (Trevor Turner) wife Ann Turner.
Rosemary closes thanking everyone for a wonderful night, especially the Social Committee for making the night so interesting. I feel there was a good time by all who attended.
Meeting Closed: 9.35pm
-- Ros Savio
Courtesy of Bill Forsyth and Andrew Little
30th Anniversary Display
Ross assembled a PowerPoint Display of some 117 photos. This proved to be very successful.
The display size is greater than allowed for uploading. Rather than creating two parts the Display has been re-assembled as a slide display. For access please use the following link - 30th Anniversary Display