Weekly Meeting February 9 2018

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)

Theresa Huxtable

President’s Feedback

  • 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

Raffle Presentation

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