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SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday 4th December 2021 is the date you can get into your Christmas mood and bring the family to Horsley Park for our FREE Rotary Carols at Horsley Park, brought to you with the help of this year's Major Sponsor Smithfield RSL.
 
The Rotary Club of Wetherill Park and the local Horsley Park community have been presenting this family event since 1997 (missing out in 2015 due to weather, and 2020 due to a pandemic) and we are determined to make it happen this year.
 
Starting around 4.30 in the afternoon with Pony Rides & Face-painting, the stage acts will kick off with "Unit-7" a classic rock band with hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s who performed for us in 2019. Acts from local schools mixed in with the locally-famous Eastern Charms, past-performer Anna Marie Cauchi and selected other guest artists will follow leading up to the famous Foti Fireworks display at 8.45pm. Of course we have arranged for Santa to be there from 6pm so Mum & Dad can take photos with the family. Santa has to go around 9pm and will ride a Rural Fire Service truck out of the park.
 
The evening will end at 9.30pm with the drawing of our Christmas Raffle with $12,000 in prizes to be won. TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE at www.rafflelink.com.au/wprotaryxmasraffle2021 and they cheaper the more you buy!
1 ticket, $5
5 tickets $20
8 tickets $30
15 tickets $50 (that's only $3.33 a ticket!)
 
This is a fun-raising event with four Major Beneficiaries:
  • Anowah Community Living (Horsley Park)
  • CASA - Community Action Services Australia (Wakeley)
  • Rural Fire Service (Horsley Park)
  • and projects of the Rotary Club of Wetherill Park
In the last 10 years,we have raised and distributed over a quarter of a million dollars from this event alone!
 
Watch this space as we announce the Program, additional sponsors, and performers.
 
 
 
Our club is currently looking into undertaking a project to upgrade Braeside Hospital's viewing room to make for a more pleasant experience for patients and visitors.
Soon we will apply for a Rotary District grant to fund 50% of the $10,000 project.
Upgrades will include painting of the walls, new furniture (lounges, chairs, lamps and coffee tables), wall prints, roller blinds, curtains, coffee machine, cutlery and pot plants.
Thank you to those who joined us for this year's Changeover and just for something different (pandemic induced) it was virtual! Congratulations to the new President, Brigette Pecora and new board for their election
Since we were all Zooming from home,we took the opportunity to celebrate in theme and wore our best pyjamas. Many also brought their own pizza and enjoying our favourite wine drop was wholeheartedly encouraged!

 
 
Join us for the next monthly meeting on Tuesday, 10 August at 7.30am at Club Marconi, unless COVID restrictions are in place. Then we'll be online at a time to be determined. Bring an interested friend! We'll all be done and dusted quickly in time for you to get back to your business or work.
 
Interesting tidbit: The first service project of the first Rotary Club was the installation of public toilets in Chicago in 1917.
Some of you may recall the Centurion Plan, which is a way to make personal; contribution of $A100 a year to The Rotary Foundation.
It is tax deductible and has the advantage of 50% of it returning to our District to use as support funds for the grants programs.
Further information, including the contribution form can be found here.

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