We had a great bbq evening at Grandma's Refuge, Ingleside, where The BEN (Business Enterprise Network) is located. The BEN educates, builds resilience and inspires young people to overcome adversity and move on to do remarkable things.
Pride of Workmanship.
We were delighted to honour individuals at our 2022 Pride of Workmanship evening.
Congratulations to Caroline Psaltis, Manager Community Centres Northern Beaches Council; Narelle Hand, Northern Beaches Women's Shelter, Craig Sykes, Patient Transport Service and Megan Butcher, Conference & Events Manager, Manly Leagues Club.
Community Service Awards: Terry Cook, Peninsula Senior Citizens Toy Repairers; Kim Williams, co-ordinator One Meal.
Assistance to Tonga.
Tonga was devastated by the undersea volcanic eruptions in January. Our Club had sent N-95 masks to the island nation last year and liaised with the Hon. Consul General to provide additional support including water filters. Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku'aho acknowledged the club's support.
Gifts to Lebanon.
Club member Wendy Finianos' teacher sister Cindy volunteers at a remote village school in Lebanon. When we heard many children were dropping out of school due to no funds we stepped in to support them.
Tree of Joy.
Thank you to all the generous shoppers at the Dee Why Grand who donated toys for children at our Tree of Joy.
The hundreds of gifts were distributed locally to women's refuges, the Dalwood Spilstead Centre, Burdekin Association, St Vincent de Paul and others.
The raffle was drawn and the three lucky winners advised.
Changeover and Christmas party.
Liz McDougall officially handed over the presidential chain to Ruth Vumbaca who has been President since July 1. Thanks to Mayor Michael Regan who is always supportive of our club as we work locally, and beyond, doing good in the world.
Northern Beaches Business Breakfast.
On 12th November 200 early risers joined at Manly Leagues Club to learn about local homelessness and to support those facing this. Speakers included Manly MP James Griffin, Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan, rugby's Will Mataka. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah and Salvation Army and supported by Manly Leagues, Resilium Insurance Broking and Elantis Premium Funding and many others, more than $20,000 was raised.
Bushwalk to raise funds to End Polio.
Our club members, family and friends went on a walk from Allambie to above Manly Dam to see the spectacular view. We raised several hundred dollars which has gone to Rotary's End Polio campaign. This horrendous disease has almost been eliminated from around the globe - only two countries to go. We will not stop!
Australian Rotary Health.
At our meeting on 12th October we all wore hats to support "Lift the Lid on Mental Health". Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research. Our Rotary Club is proud to support them.
Congratulations to our Pride of Workmanship Awardees.
Rotary values those who go above and beyond in their profession. At our Pride of Workmanship dinner we recognised Tara Gulliver, a volunteer at Lifeline for more than 20 years, and Oksana Pueschel, Day Program Therapist at South Pacific Private Hospital. A Community Service Award was given to Dr Daniel Nour from Street Side Medics,.
Australia Day 2021.
Sharon and Rebecca were just two of the many "front-liners" who enjoyed a meal at a local restaurant through the National Australia Day and Rotary program. Rotary Clubs on the Northern Beaches provided $50 vouchers to 330 front-line workers to thank them for their amazing efforts in 2020.
Tree of Joy
We are partnering with Dee Why Grand to help make Christmas brighter for some doing it tough.
Take a tag from the tree, buy a gift or voucher and return it when we are there - times will be posted at the tree, on this websites home page and on our Facebook page.
Come and say "Hello" and share the joy of Christmas.
Upgrades at youth hostel
Changing the environment and atmosphere at a local girls’ hostel is our current project. Working with other local volunteers, we are rejuvenating the outdoor areas - sanding back and repainting the pool deck and helping clear and beautify the gardens and adding bright murals. The girls, who are far away from their remote community homes and families now have a more homely and bright place to live whilst undertaking their school studies.
Coffee Catch Up
Looking after our own mental health, and supporting those in the community, saw us enjoy a “coffee catch up” in a local park. We plan for these to be an ongoing event.
The current social restrictions have delayed community citizenship ceremonies. Our Federal Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski, has asked Rotary Clubs to host such ceremonies. We are looking forward to welcoming some of our newest Australians!
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Our Club currently meets every Tuesday night at 7pm at Manly Leagues Club, Brookvale.