An afternoon event was held and seventy people were present. Rotary District was represented by the District Governor and the zone Assistant Governor plus other office holders.

The mayor of Hornsby Shire and deputy mayor of the Hills Shire were present along with club members, their partners, family members, friends of Rotary and guests. A number of awards were made to club members and partners to recognise their contribution to the club’s activities during the past year.

The club raised about $60,000 and this money is all distributed to make a difference to people who need help and to students who participate in Rotary Youth development programs, including Youth Exchange. This year our main focus was drought relief for farmers in western New South Wales. We partnered with the Coonabarabran Rotary Club, whose president was present at our changeover, to provide more than $23,000 for their Drought Relief Fund.

All our donation has been given to farmers who need support. We made donations to many causes in which Rotary participates, for example. Money for three more cows given to Rotarian Anna, from the Glenhaven club which will provide an income for poor families in Central Vietnam.

Funds for an insulin pump to keep a young Australian child with Diabetes Type 1 Mellitus alive when the family could not afford one and was not eligible for a free one from the government.

If you would like to learn more about our vibrant club, that has fun while doing good in the community and where member’s partners are a very important part of the club, please call Keith on 0412 064 336.