Showing posts from November, 2020

Our team for 2021/22

Time flies: even during this abnormal year of disruptions, lock-downs and, for some, quarantine.  The club's AGM was held on Tuesday evening with 13 members attending (some via ZOOM)  and 4 apologies. The election of incoming officers was held and all positions have been filled. The President for 2021/22 is Rick Van Brugge - a very popular choice.  Rick has been the club secretary for two years and put in place a number of important improvements to club systems, especially communications.  Rick has also energetically represented the club at cluster meetings and district events and provided valuable input to cluster activities and our club's involvement. President Lindy and President Elect Rick after the meeting Well done Lindy The meeting also acknowledged and congratulated President Lindy for her drive and enthusiasm in what has been a most difficult and unusual first 5 months of Presidency. The club has managed to function effectively with ZOOM and we have successfully held

Who's looking?

After disconnecting the ZOOM connection during the presentation (Apologies Lindy),  here is the story. Readership of the club's first 4 months of blogging. 1.  Are we being seen: how many devices (mobile phones, iPads or similar tablets or computers) are looking at us. Reader numbers  to November 21, 2020 2. In the 4 months we have been on line, the number of devices and views have grown. Views are growing over time -we started in August 2020  3. The most popular posts(stories) Awards night was our most popular story,followed by t Cars n'Clues.  4. How did the reader locate our blog The top referring website to our blog was Balgowlah Rotary website, followed by Facebook   5. The Web Address that got to the blog   The major URL (web address) that linked the reader to our blog is from the Club Website   6. Location Note:  If the same device revisits any page it is not counted twice 

YES.....It's finally "IN THE BAG" !!

Over the last few months, the members, families and very many friends and supporters of   Balgowlah Rotary Club   have collected  123 "handbags"   of many types, shapes and sizes, as well as many hundreds of essential bathroom and sanitary items, for women in crisis. This week we have packed all the   123 bags,   and donated them to the   "It's In The Bag"   drive, run by "Share the Dignity".  All the bags will now be distributed appropriately by their volunteers. Thank you so very much  to all who contributed so generously.  It is an amazing result., that will hopefully bring "a ray of sunshine" to 123 women in great need. Sue . More pictures of the workers:  A letter from the founder and MD of Share the Dignity was received (see story)

More Photos of Awards Night

Ruby Nelson  - Manly Vale Public School Youth Awards               Piper Harrison - Mackellar Girls Campus Piper thanks the club for her award A moving address by Mayor Michael Regan Ruby Nelson with her proud family members Piper Harrison (center) withe her teacher Emma Adams and proud father Russell Harrison Small Business Awards: Rotarian Graham Evans, Deider Lannoote (Taste of Belgium) and Councellor Stuart Sprott Linda & Nerina Musumeci (Nerina's Bellezza) with Jean Hay AM      Musumeci family                      Frank Ling( Ink & Press cafe) being presented his Small Business Award by Jean Hay AM           Our 4 Small Business Awrdeees- Frank Ling, Matthew Kane, Linda & Nerina Musumeci and Didier Lannoote Pride of Workmanship Stephanie Hopkins (Arranounbai)  Pride of Workmanship Award being presented by AG Beaches, Johanna Johns Glen Hickey (Wakehurst Golf Club) and Johanna Johns                         Stephanie Hopkins  & Glen Hickey Community Service Award

Balgowlah Rotary Awards Night

Each year the Rotary Club of Balgowlah, awards members of the local community for the work they have done in promoting and exhibiting high levels of commitment in the areas of Community Service and Vocation. This was a truly great night where we as a club had the honour and pleasure of awarding various members of our community with Rotary Awards marking the difference they make in the local community or vocations that they work in. A total of 10 awards were presented -   two (2) Youth Awards to younger people nominated by their school; then four (4) Small Business Awards, two (2) Pride of Workmanship Awards and two (2) Community Awards to round out a night thoroughly enjoyed by Awardees and attendees alike. Rotary Balgowlah have been holding award evenings for almost 40 years. We had eighty-five (85) attendees at the event at held at Wakehurst Golf Club. The people attending consisting of Awardees, Parents Partners and Friends along with Rotarians and their part