In addition to our normal Bunnings sausage sizzle at Dural on 24th September we held an inaugural cake stall. The Club raised $550 from the cake stall and this sum will be donated to Hawkesbury Kitchen to help with the ongoing flood recovery efforts in and around this area.
On 25 September members from our club ventured north to help the Rotary Club of the Entrance, along with the Rotary Club of Erina, run their region’s National Busking Competition. This was the first time either club had been involved with this event so it was good we could help them out.
On 1 October, the Club held a Mini Garage Sale at the Uniting Church at Cherrybrook selling tools, plants, bric-a-brac, sporting goods, homewares, toys and cakes. Despite the weather hundreds of customers turned up. Approximately $9,000 was raised which will go towards various Rotary charities and, in particular, ‘Street Side Medics’, a service which provides free mobile medical services to people experiencing homelessness.
Rotary families hosted three students from Coonabarabran who attended The Science Experience at Macquarie University from 4th to 6th October. The students were supported by our Club and the Rotary Club of Coonabarabran. This was the first joint venture between our two clubs and was a great chance to foster opportunities in the Youth portfolio. It was a wonderful experience for the students from Years 9 and 10 who did experiments, attended site visits and heard about careers in science, technology and engineering.
Another successful Bunnings sausage sizzle was held at Thornleigh on 15th October.
On Saturday 3rd December the Club will be holding a pre-Christmas craft market from 9am – 3pm at the Rural Fire Services/Girl Guides site, corner Shepherds and Macquarie Drive, Cherrybrook. There will be plenty of food, drinks and lots of good Christmas shopping.
From Monday 14th November through to Monday 12th December 2022, ”Trees of Joy” will be at Cherrybrook Village Shopping Centre and Westleigh Village Shopping Centre. Rotary is currently working with more than ten charities providing gifts and brightening the Christmas of those less fortunate, mostly children. By value, the “Tree of Joy” program is often our largest charity activity with over 1,000 children receiving Christmas presents that they otherwise would not receive. Please visit our trees to select a bauble and help put some joy into Christmas for those less fortunate. The success of this project is due to the generosity of the Cherrybrook and Westleigh communities.
If you would like to know more about Rotary, be involved or join us for dinner please call 0412 064 336. Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook Web page: http://www.wphcrotary.org/