Swing into Wings Cancelled

Due to low ticket sales and Easter rapidly approaching we have been forced to cancel this year’s Swing into Wings event

Apologies for any inconvenience

Middle Aged Men (not) In Lycra

We are pretty pleased because our combined Rotary clubs fund raising bike ride just raised over $17,000 for Southern Youth and Family Services. They are a wonderful organisation looking after kids with troubles in their life. It was great to see some of those kids riding with us and getting sponsors. Its not too late to chip in if you want to. Go to ride4rotaryillawarra.com.au , pick a rider and follow the instructions.

Ride4Rotary 10 days to go

A reminder that the Ride4Rotary event is just around the corner, Sunday May 20.

Apart from being an excellent fund raising event for Southern Youth and Family services it is also a great opportunity to meet and socialise. Coffee is available and it wouldn’t be an Illawarra Rotary event without the Corrimal BBQ van!

 To date, the event has raised $3870. so there is plenty of challenge ahead in the next 10 days. So consider:

  • Joining us on the day
  • Ride on the day, join a team and solicit some sponsorship for you efforts
  • Talk your friends and relatives into participating
  • Consider creating a link from the R4R website to your facebook

An enjoyable way to raise funds

Swing into Wings 2018

Check out the details of this great fund raising event

You can buy your tickets here


Elaine Hart, Peter Rixon, Di North, Theresa and Rowan did a cleanup on the back roads around Mt Kembla. We collected all sorts of things including carpet, beer bottles, tyres and other old car parts.

Brian tried valiantly to make it but was geographically challenged

Peter Hill came down with the Lurgi and couldn’t make it.

A few people are using this beautiful area – which is part of our home –  as a tip.

We had a good post mortem at the coffee shop on Woodlawn Ave.



Philippines Mission 2018

Check out some of the slideshow photos from the successful mission to the Philippnines

Philippine Mission Team 2018

Philippine Mission Team 2018 from RC Illawarra Sunrise, Australia, RC Glenhaven, Australia & RC Seaton, UK with RC Metro Bacolod, Philippines render Medical Dental Mission at Brgy. Old Sagay, Sagay City; Brgy. Singcang, Brgy. 34 & 35, Bacolod City; & Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City last Jan. 30 – Feb. 9, 2018.

Posted by Rotary Club of Metro Bacolod on Friday, 16 February 2018


Our Raffle was drawn on Sunday 17/12.

The winners were

1st – Dianne Tozer

2nd – K Cronin

3rd – Adam Nixon

4th – Emma Wallace


Thanks to everyone who helped and everyone who bought tickets!

Here are some photos of the ticket selling at the Turf Club on Saturday


We raised over $1650 for charity from doing the BBQ outside the new Bunnings at Bellambi


Over $1000 raised for Lifeline and Illawarra Womens Health Centre from raffle ticket sales at the BBQ

The feature image shows our quality control team hard at work statistically sampling the sausage sandwiches.

A big turnout from our club led by Elaine De Vries made this possible. Thanks very much also to Peter de Vries, Theresa Huxtable, Freny Balaji, Dave Martin  and Sally Stevenson for helping us!


This photo shows Theresa about to unleash her raffle ticket spiel while Brian contemplates the huge variety of menu items on offer – ranging from sausage sandwiches with onion all the way to sausage sandwiches with no onion.


Michael Yabsley, Stephen Swan, Paul McKenna , David Swan, Rob Edwards – Illawarra Sunrise Rotary club meeting 8/12/17

Australia Day 2018

As we move into the festive season and the break from regular Rotary meetings, it is timely to remind members  and friends to support the annual march by:

  • Marching
  • Wenching
  • Being there

The  Smith’s Hill Fort has an interesting history that is shown on our web site here

Also note that on this web page there are links to web sites created specifically for The Fort and also the Blue Mile.

It is an opportune time to make people aware of our history