The meeting was dedicated to the presentation of monies raised at the Race Day Function and the Christmas Raffle
Peter DeVries (Kembla Grange)
Jake Pearson (Interchange)
Renee Green (Lifeline)
Sally Stephenson (Women’s Health Centre)
Theresa Wolf (Women’s Health Centre)
- Australia day successful with 3 out of 4 bangs!!
- Molly (sang anthem) made a difference
- Improved PA system
- Membership meeting Feb 7 at Rowan’s
- District Conference March 2
- Combined Illawarra Rotary Meeting March 28
- Sue Clark is asking us to support Imagination Library
This year the raffle had a reduced number of venues, with increased pricing raising $8300. Rowan thanked members for support
On behalf of Lifeline Renee accepted a cheque for $4000.
She referred to our long term relationship and told us that they current receive 2000 calls per month with 50 people trained pa
The money will be used towards training of new people;
Theresa Wolf accepted $4000 on behalf of the Women’s Health refuge.
The Health centre appreciates the support of Rotary and the money will be used to support women with disabilities.
Race Day Presentation
Although there were no horses on the course that day (rained out), everyone had a wonderful day.
A special thanks to Peter DeVries for his support and was presented with a gift
$5000 went to support Rotary Youth
$5000 towards the Philippines project
On behalf of Interchange Jake Pearson accepted a cheque for $7500
Jake commented Interchange focus on Carers that the introduction of the NDIS will affect the organisation so alternate funding is welcome
A staggering statistic is that 90% of marriages with a child with a disability result in divorce, reflecting the strain on the relatioship
The money will be used to ensure carers have respite
Swing into Wings
- May 5th
- Prizes, brochures and ticketing in place
- Catering to be finalised
- Target 275 people
Ride 4 Rotary
- May 23 (to be confirmed)
- St Marys involvement this year
Elaine D won the raffle and received a bottle of wine