Friendship develops between members as a result of our activities to raise funds
Each year on a weekend in late September the Club runs a Garage Sale at, and around, the Girl Guides Hall and Fire Station in Cherrybrook. In recent years we have introduced (and expanded) the concept of the Sunday being a Fun Day. The introduction of clowns, face-painting, farm animals and a Jumping Castle has increased the publics enjoyment.
This year’s garage sale was a huge success, with revenue some $25,803, the best ever, bettering last year by 15%. The nett after costs came around $19,500. This was thanks to the huge effort of David Turnbull and his committee, and all of the members, partners and friends who helped with the planning, collection, sorting, setup and sales on the day. A major project with a great result….
But did you know that despite this being the best ever Garage Sale, we met for over an hour after Sunday closure to work out how to make the next one better.
The 2016 giant book sale, held at the Uniting Church in Cherrybrook, was a huge success with around $14,000 being raised, surpassing last year’s results. Thanks to the kindness of local people donating books, CD’s, DVD’s and records, we had over 5,500 fiction and non-fiction books for sale, as well as hundreds of CD’s, DVD’s and records.
A considerable amount of planning, preparation and hard work went into making this book sale the success that it was, with great support from club members, their partners and assistance from Hills Rotaract members and others. Many customers commented that this was the best run book sale that they had been to as fiction books were sorted by author surname and non-fiction was sorted into 25 main categories which allowed people to easily find what they were looking for.
The book sale is a great way for our members to participate in community service to raise funds for well deserving charities and local community projects that are undertaken by our club. At the same time it also provides fellowship and enjoyment of working together as a team.
Proceeds from the book sale will be donated to our designated charities this year, including Books In Homes Australia, Shine For Kids, Lynch Syndrome Australia, Operation Hope.
We would also like to thank the Cherrybrook Uniting Church for use of their premises to hold the book sale.
We had another very successful trivia night last Saturday night, with around 190 people attending.
Altogether, with the raffle, coin nearest the bottle and the entry fee, we raised around $5,100.
There are some expenses yet to come out of this, however it’s a great result.
Everyone who comes to our trivia night has a good time and enjoy themselves.
This was demonstrated when they were asked whether they had been before, the majority of people put their hands up!
I would like to thank the trivia night committee: