Chinese New Year Celebrations

 

Instead of our normal meeting on Monday, Kenthurst Rotary celebrated Chinese New Year with a banquet at Round Corner Chinese in Dural. 24 members feasted on many dishes and had a fun evening.
Club president, Chris Gaskin handed out red envelopes to bring us luck throughout the year.
Our members only raffle of 2 nights accommodation at Ettalong Beach was drawn and won by Jeff Fellows. A huge thankyou to Anthony and Elaine Battah for providing the prize. 

 

 

   

Bunnings BBQs

Our next BBQ will be held on Saturday 24th February 2024.  For the BEST sausage sandwiches in town, come along to Bunnings Dural and say "Hi" to the team.


 

Burns Night

A fabulous night of fun, frivolity and friendship was had on Friday 2nd February 2024, at our Burns Night celebrating the life and poetry of Robbie Burns.

 

40 people enjoyed all things Scottish, including Haggis, Bagpipes and Highland Dancing.

Club member Keith McGill was instrumental in arranging the night with help from Kathy Bray. Paul Rapp opened his home for the venue. Fraser, Sabrina & Anna provided the entertainment and caterers cooked up a Scottish feast.

 

Marie Beck took home the bottle of Glenfiddich Whisky in the coin toss game - yes, another win for Marie!

   

Friendship

Friendship makes us a' mair happy

Friendship gie's us a' delight

Friendship consecrates the "drappie"

Friendship brings us here the nicht

                                Robbie Burns

 

 


Thanks to all who turned out to our Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony on 26th January 2024.

 

For further details and photos please visit our Australia Day page under Community Projects or via link below:

 

 https://www.kenthurstrotaryclub.com.au/australia-day.html


Christmas Party

Kenthurst Rotary held their annual Christmas Party on Monday 18th December. It was a fun filled, noisy event with lots of awards from "Sausage King" to "Best Fair" handed out. A much-deserved end to the super busy year that was 2023.
Looking forward to serving our community again in 2024.

 

 


Christmas Tree of Joy - Update

 

Thank you to the local community for your kind donations to the Rotary Club of Kenthurst Christmas Tree of Joy at Round Corner.  355 gifts were crammed into the back of a vehicle and delivered to Westmead Children's Hospital yesterday.
Your gifts will bring happiness to all the children that find themselves celebrating Christmas from a hospital bed.

 

Kenthurst Rotary is running a Christmas Tree of Joy at Dural Mall Shopping Centre.  Take a tag, buy a gift for one of the age groups shown and leave at Romeo's Hairdressers which is also located at Dural Mall.  Gifts are being collected until 18th December.  All donations will be dropped off at the Westmead Children's Hospital for distribution to children in their care.

 

A wonderful 'feel good' event to be involved with.  Get on board and help those less fortunate this Christmas season.

 


Thank you to the Kenthurst Community for turning up to

Carols in the Park 2023

 

Details and photos of the event can be found on our dedicated Carols in the Park page via link below:

 

https://www.kenthurstrotaryclub.com.au/carols-in-the-park.html

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Year!


Vietnam Vets Honoured

A gathering of 50 people attended the unveiling of the newest plaque added to the War Memorial in John Benyon Rotary Park on Wednesday 22nd November 2023. The plaque is in honour of 3 local men from Kenthurst & Annangrove that served in Vietnam from 1962 - 1973. Ron Prager, named on the plaque was in attendance along with relatives of James Birch and Allan Johnston.
Speeches were given by Julian Leeser MP, Mayor Peter Gangemi and Malcolm Johnston. A big shout out to all that made this possible.

 

 

 


 

 

 

50th Anniversary

On the 6th of November 1973, The Rotary Club of Kenthurst was chartered. A celebration of the past 50 years was held at Rydges Norwest on Saturday 28th October 2023. A crowd of 100 people, including local dignitaries, past presidents, members and guests were in attendance. 12 members of our sister club, Toyama Mirai in Japan made the long trip to make the evening a memorable one.

Founding president Gordon Rowe, gave a speech which was fabulous to see. A club polo signed by past presidents was presented to our sister club and a framed one was auctioned on the night. 50 years of serving the local community and international projects is no mean feat and those involved should be highly recognised for their efforts. Looking forward to the next few decades ahead.