STORIES
OUR 2021 CHRISTMAS TRAILER RAFFLE IS UNDERWAY!
The club's traditional bright red Christmas Trailer which we raffle to raise funds for St Lucy's School at Wahroonga and some other projects, got its first airing last Saturday at Pennant Hills Market Place. Thanks to those who shopped there that day, we received a very good reception. The prize is worth in excess of $2,000 and the tickets are just $5 each or 3 for $10. We will be selling at shopping centres in the surrounding communities over the coming weeks with the raffle drawing on Sunday 19th December at Pennant Hills Golf Club.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Bunnings at Dural who were so generous in providing an array of items for the trailer. Our thanks also to the Pankhurst Family for once again donating the trailer.
This past week we had a 'virtual' induction of another new member this year. Anoop Sud is an experienced Rotarian having been a member of the Rotary Club of Bombay. He joined that club in 1989 before migrating to Australia some years ago with his immediate family. Anoop is a retired Software Developer and Project Manager, but is now very involved with volunteer work in a number of areas. And now he is bringing his knowledge and enthusiasm to our club's projects. 
Our Chinese Lantern Project
 
Cultural Background to this Chinese Lantern Project:
 
The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival with a history dating back 3,000 years to worship the moon for bountiful harvests in China and other Asian regions. It's held on the 15th of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. It celebrates three fundamental concepts:
 
  • Gathering - such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. On this day the moon is the brightest and roundest which means family reunion.
  • Thanksgiving - to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions.
  • Praying - for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.
On the day, lanterns are carried and displayed - symbolic beacons that light people's path to prosperity and good fortune.
 
The Project:
 
 To connect and engage with the local Chinese community in celebrating this festival in 2021, as free gifts 150 handmade paper lanterns are being made by club members and will be given to Chinese residents of the Heritage Aged Care facility in Pennant Hills and other Chinese businesses in the area.
 
 

RECYCLE unused iPads and tablets

to donate to the elderly living in care during lockdown due to the pandemic.

Our aim is to supply used IPads or Tablets for elderly residents currently in care.
They will be able to talk face to face with family members and friends while in current lockdown due to Covid.
 
If you can help and do have a device to donate, here’s how you can contribute:
  • Please ensure your iPads or Android tablets for donation are  no more than 5 years old.  
  • Camera is needed.    
  • Please ensure the device is in good working order, cleared of all data, and restored to factory settings. (Help with this is available.)
email: rotaryclubpennanthills@gmail.com
 
Phone: (02) 9294 2107
A NEW MEMBER TO START THE YEAR
We are fortunate to have a new member to commence our year. Jason Terry joins us from our neighbour club West Pennant Hills-Cherrybrook due to Jason's involvement in Rotaract. He is President of the Pennant Hills-Cherrybrook Rotaract Club which he initiated and then formed last Rotary year. Due to his efforts and enthusiasm for Rotaract and Rotary in our district, Jason is the Rotaract District 9685 Representative this year. He brings a good helping of youth to our club, a trend we would like to see continue.
The Second Half Highlights of Rotary Year 2020-21
 
The second half of the year is traditionally busier in our club and our program this year was no exception. Fortunately, we were able to continue to operate without major disruption from the Covid pandemic until towards the end of June when a lockdown in Greater Sydney meant we could no longer meet face to face, so we reverted to meeting on Zoom.
 
Our highlights included -
 
      Our Australia Day Celebration including our Australia Day Merit Award;
 
     The induction of our second new member for the year, Herbert Chan;
 
     Our regular Pride of Workmanship Awards Night with 9 awardees;
 
     A Special Keynote Speaker, the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, Lloyd Babb SC;
 
     And the Changeover from President David Firth to President Kaye Carter.
The visit of our District Governor on 31st August was highlighted by the presentation of a District 9685 Vocational Excellence Award to our club's nominee, Dr Minal Menezes who is Senior Research Officer in the Department of Anesthesia at the Children's Hospital Westmead and also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. In her spare time she heads research at the Children's Hospital Westmead into Phenylketonuria or PKU.
Rotary International Theme 2021-22
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Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Pennant Hills Golf Club
Cnr Burns Road South & Copeland Road
Beecroft, NSW 2119
Australia
Phone:
(02) 9294 2107
 
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Pride of Workmanship Awards Project
This project, which originated in our club, provides Rotary Clubs with an opportunity to connect with their local community, particularly the business community. They provide organisations and businesses with the vehicle by which key staff can be publicly recognised for their contribution to the success of the business. Award trophies are available together with other associated materials including a complimentary Program Guide. 
 
Apologies and visitor advice
Please phone the answering service on 9294 2107 by 12 noon on Monday and advise if you are unable to attend the next meeting. In the same way, please advise if you are bringing a guest to a meeting. This will ensure we cater for the number who attend our meetings.
 
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