20lume 34, Issue No. 19 - 23 November 2020
Club Zoom Meetings
Yeah!!! We had our first Face to Face meeting on Monday and the buzz in the room was amazing! Everyone was so happy to be meeting again even with Covid restrictions. It only took 9 months!! We welcomed Ross and Helen Ballinger, Tom Westcott and Annette, Ros Hogan, Bob Whyms and Jason Terry plus 10 partners.
Both Ross and Tom were made honorary members of our club – a well-deserved recognition.
Steve Wagner informed us of his work in the National Parks and Wildlife particularly in the Sydney region. The sad facts and figures from last summer’s bush fires will be with us for a while.
Douglas pleaded for people to respond to emails and I concur with him. If an email is sent, please respond either with a yay or a nay. It is common manners.
Please remember the Trees of Joy in Cherrybrook Village and Westleigh Village and thanks to all those who are collecting gifts.
Our next face to face meeting is our annual Youth night. It is promising to be a great night with 20 guests so far! Katherine, our Youth Exchange student, has returned from Austria and we look forward to hearing of her exploits. We will also have an opportunity to meet some members of the Provisional Rotaract club of Pennant Hills – Cherrybrook as well as out RYPEN student.
Our Christmas meeting is on Monday 14 December so please let Tony Cote know if you will attend. We need numbers before we can commit to this fun event.
Next week 23 November will be our usual Zoom meeting at 7:30pm.
Until then, stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy the lead up to Christmas.
Here is a great opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the open air with your Rotary friends.
Join us on a scenic drive around the Hawkesbury River area.
We are restricted to 30 people so please book in advance.
Meet at Dural Putt Putt Cnr. of Cranstons Rd and Old Northern Rd at 10. 30am for coffee.
Leave Putt Putt by 11.00am
Turn left into Old Northern Road , heading towards Wisemans Ferry.
Turn left into Wisemans Ferry Road at Maroota.
Turn right into Cliftonville Road which takes you down to the river.
Turn left at River Road (at bottom of hill)
Follow river on River Road to Sackville North, Sackville North Fire Station on your left.
Turn left onto Sackville Road.
At South Maroota turn right onto Wisemans Ferry Road, heading south. Passing Riverside Oaks Golf Club on your right.
Shortly on your right turn into Cattai National Park. (BEFORE Cattai Creek)
Purchase entry ticket from machine $8.00
Follow Road to end where there are several large shelter sheds and toilets.
This is our lunch stop.
BYO everything to eat and drink plus chairs.
There is plenty of room to social distance.
After lunch you can make your own way home, either by Cattai Road and Cattai Ridge Road and Pitt Town Road or even
Boundary Road if you want to see where Sydney is developing.
Have a great day ,
Drive slowly along the windy River Road and stay safe.
Monday 6:30pm for 7:00pm - Springfield House - 245 New Line Road, Dural 2158
and Zoom Monday 7:15 for 7:30pm - on alternate weeks
- see Club Program for details.
For Springfield meetings, If you are unable to attend or are bringing a guest (even if they are your partner) you must notify Julie. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before 1pm on the Friday before the meeting.
Please no communication via phone (either verbal or SMS)
If you are expected and do not show you will be required to pay for the meal.
2019 Trivia Night
The Club held a very successful trivia night on Saturday 17 August 2019 at the Cherrybrook Community Centre, raising near $6,600 all of which will go to assist drought relief. Click this link to read more.
The Garage Sale 2019
We have just had our best and most successful Garage Sale on the weekend of 12 & 13 October raising a gross - north of $35k.
Excellent Project Management and a large number of dedicated volunteers, some putting in hours of effort, in the weeks before the weekend contributed to this result.
If you would like to come along as a guest to see what it is all about just call either:-
President Keith (0478 599 155) or Tony (Membership) (0412 812 624)
Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook meets every Monday for Dinner at Springfield House
Arrive 6:30pm Start 7:00pm End 9:00pm
245 New Line Rd
Dural NSW 2128 Australia