Due to the record attendance of about 240 people (about 60 more than normal) just under $7,000 was raised at our Trivia Night on 25th August 2108 and all of it has now been donated to assist with drought relief. All expenses associated with the Trivia Night were covered by the Club, which has also rounded the proceeds up to $7,000.
An additional $10,000 has been donated by an anonymous donor, so we had $17,000 to assist farmers. To ensure that all the money goes directly to distressed families, the proceeds from the night has been given to the Rotary Club of Coonabarabran (Rotary District 9650) to assist them with their Drought Relief work.
The Coonabarabran club President, Jo Wilkin, was delighted with our decision as her club is very proactive supporting farmers with numerous projects, including the distribution of pre-paid Visa Cards and food hampers to farmers whom they know are doing it tough. They have identified many more who would benefit from similar support. The visa cards are likely to be spent in the local community on some life-luxuries to help with farmer’s well being and so are also a way to share the money within the local community as equitably as possible. Further details at:
On Saturday 1st September a group of our club members travelled to Coonabarabran and at the Coonababran Rotary Club's meeting on Monday 3rd, our Club President, Colin Sharpe, presented Jo Wilken with a certificate indicating the donation of the $17,000 to their club's drought relief program.
Below are photos from the trip to Coonabarabran and also from the club meeting on the Monday evening.
To see photos taken by the Coonabarabran Rotary club members on their website click HERE
Meeting With Coonabarabran Rotary Club Monday 3rd September (Andrew Little)
Sunday 2nd September - Sandstone Caves - 35 Km north Of Coonabarabran, Lunch At Piliga Pottery & Dinner At Chinese Restaurant (Colin Sharpe, Gino Savio, Jo Wilken, Desley Little & Andrew Little)
Sunday 2nd September - Lunch At Piliga Pottery (Andrew Little)