raffle ticket sales at the turf club sat 26/10/19

Thanks very much to Peter Rixon, Peter Hill, Chris, Bill, Betsy, Theresa Lythgo and Norm for selling tickets at the turf club on Saturday.

We made $1200 on tickets sales – a good effort considering it was a relatively quiet day at the races – plus $385.70 for drought aid.

Thanks also to Norm for keeping the team dosed up with caffeine!


Thanks very much to Norm, Bill , Chris, Mark, Peters #1 &#2, Ian McMaugh, Betsy, Theresa Hux , Sue, Mary and Jessica  from Illawarra Women’s Health Centre, Kylie, Lyn, Betty, Freny, Jackie, Ian & Edith for helping sell tickets at the LIFELINE BOOK FAIR last weekend.

We collected $3,020 cash from ticket sales , which compares with $2,599 at the book fair last year. So that’s a great start.

The book fair is a social institution now in Wollongong. Its great to see people so keen to collect books and read.

We also collected $691.80 in our DROUGHT RELIEF bucket

Betsy checked out the book fair

Vicky and Kelly keeping the troops fed

Norm Miller and Sue Brown

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.