Through the Avenue of Community Service - Rotarians give back to the communities they live in.
Pennant Hills High School Winter Fete
25 Jun 22
A Michelle Email
Oh thank you so much Neville, we were so glad and privileged to have your Rotary Club join us on this inaugural Penno High Winter Carnival.
We have had nothing but praise and congratulations on such a great community event and we are just so pleased that it went so well with really no incidents at all.
It was exactly how I imagined, and we have rough numbers in of about 4/5000 people, although I feel it was closer to 7000 ... (just my estimate)
I will have Peter (our P&C treasurer) & Jen (our Carnival Finance Team Leader) get back to you with money details and receipt.
We have many projects we would like to put our raised funds to and we are having a P&C meeting tomorrow night to celebrate and discuss this very thing.
We will be in touch and let you know very soon.
Thanks so much,
Street Libraries are becoming increasingly popular and our club as a part of Community Service has built and manned 4 of them.
WHAT ARE STREET LIBRARIES - a beautiful home for books, planted in the front yard. They are accessible from the street, and are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your neighbours. They are a window into the mind of a community; books come and go; no-one needs to check them in or out. People can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the Street Library network, or pass them on to friends.
If anyone has a book or two that they think others would enjoy, they can just pop it into any Street Library they happen to be walking past.
They are a symbol of trust and hope – a tiny vestibule of literary happiness.
Some people once said…
"A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life" - Norman Cousins
"If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library" - Frank Zappa
Each year our Club arranges a Tree-of-Joy in the Cherrybrook Shopping Centre. This involves canvassing a number of organisations to secure anonymous cards generally describing specific under-privileged people and the type of Christmas gift that might brighten their lives a little. The cards are placed on a Christmas tree located in the shopping centre. Generous shoppers remove cards and purchase a gift for that person prior to returning the gift to the tree. Our members collect, sort and distribute the gifts with up to 1000, conservatively valued at $30,000, being distributed each year.