Our 31st Golf Dinner

A very successful dinner and auction evening was held on Friday March 26.  The evening was held at Wakehurst Golf Club; Eighty eight people attended and were treated to a wonderful 3 course dinner and gave strong support to the live auctions, silent auctions and raffles. This was the 31st Charity Golf dinner in the club's 47th year. (Left to right) David Hay MBE, Roger Gray, Lindy Myers ( President Balgowlah Rotary), James Griffin MP and Jean Hay AM former Mayor of Manly Due to the horrific weather conditions over earlier part of the week, carts could not be used on the course so the Golf part of our Charity event will now be held on Friday 23rd April , however this did not detract from people's enjoyment and support at the evening.   Alois Lechner and ian McCarry Enid Hill, Rick Van Brugge and Debbie Darragh Lindy Myers (President Balgowlah Rotary)  and Candy Bingham (Deputy Mayor Northern Beaches Council Robyn and Peter Worland and Sue O'Brien      

Our 31st Golf Day

Balgowlah Rotary's annual charity Golf Day raises funds for local and international charities and Rotary youth projects . Our last two club meetings have been focused on planning and activities for our Golf Day that was to be held on Friday March 26, 2021. Postponement of the Golf however the Dinner will go ahead. Due to the horrific weather conditions over the last few days we are unable to have carts for the golf day on Friday March 26, so we are postponing the Golf part of our Charity event to Friday 23rd April. We will still have the Charity Dinner with Auctions and raffles on Friday 26th March as we would need to pay 50% of food cost if we cancel this date and postpone due to food purchases. IT IS DISAPPOINTING HOWEVER THE END RESULT WAS OUT OF OUR CONTROL Our Golf Day and Dinner is the most important fundraising event held by the club.   It benefits our local community programs which have all been greatly impacted over the last year due to Covid19 a

Gemma inspires our meeting

Tuesday Feb 16   Our inspirational guest speaker at our meeting (via ZOOM) was Gemma Sisia - founder of the school of St Jude Gemma Sisia The School of St Jude is a charity-funded school located in the city of Arusha, in the northern Arusha Region of Tanzania. The school, located across three campuses, provides free primary and secondary education to the poorest and brightest children of the Arusha Region. It was founded by Australian Gemma Sisia in 2002, based on the belief that education is the best way to fight poverty. Gemma statted the first class in 2002 with three students; today 1,400 students are borders at the school, plus approx. 400 living locally in a fifty Km radius attend daily. They are collected by 26 buses (10 coaches, 7 mini vans; the remainder 4WD that pick-up /drop-off from the unmade dirt roads). There are 300 staff at the school in key areas of teaching, head office, Alumni and fund-raising. In earlier years the staff was largely international, but today al