Wet but worth it! That was the sentiment at our latest Bunnings BBQ held at Dural on Saturday. Club members braved the elements to raise funding to put towards our many community events. Our next BBQ will not be until sometime in the New Year.
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.
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. 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.
The unwavering dedication of local community groups has been supported by more than $150,000 in funding. The community groups that will receive funding from the 2023/24 Annual Community Grants Program include: Kenthurst Rotary Club – $8,486.30.
Kenthurst Rotary Club will use their allocated funding to run their annual Christmas Carols event at John Benyon Rotary Park, which will include entertainment and gifts from Santa for the children. Club President, Chris Gaskin thanked Council for supporting their event.
“Kenthurst Rotary would like to acknowledge the Hills Shire Council for their support of the Carols in the Park at John Benyon Rotary Park on Saturday, 9 December,” Mr Gaskin said. “Without the backing of the Council and our local sponsors, it would not be possible to hold this much-loved event each year. We hope to see you there.”
Mayor of The Hills Shire Dr Peter Gangemi and President of Kenthurst Rotary Club Chris Gaskin at John Benyon Rotary Park.
Local member Mark Hodges MP was a guest at The Rotary Club of Kenthurst 50th birthday celebrations held on Saturday 28th October, as mentioned in his e-newsletter for October. To view the newsletter simply click on image above.
A huge thank you to Rance Property for their generous donation towards our upcoming Kenthurst Fair.
We have an update for the Sepik Dental Clinic in PNG project. Check out the latest in the International Projects page. To assist with funding this project, we have a new GoFundMe Page available.
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