Inaugural Dinner: 
HIGHLIGHTING THE WORK OF AGENCIES
DEALING WITH DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
 
As a result of our dinner event, we raised enough to give donations of $1000 to both Coast Shelter and The Glen.  These were presented on 13th February at Breakers.Many thank to Pia Mylan and the organising committee, as well as the many helpers on the night...
 
In November 2019 we held an inaugural dinner that demonstrated Rotary’s commitment to stop domestic violence on the Central Coast and raise awareness of the service providers who support the victims of family and domestic violence.  After months of planning the Terrigal Rotary organizing team hosted eighty guests including four guest speakers and a musician.  The event achieved our goal of engaging the community in a conversation and sharing information about family and domestic violence. 
The professional and helpful staff of Breakers Country Club who did everything that was requested.  The function room was thoughtfully set up by Breakers staff and the event organizing team.  Many comments were received that the room looked beautiful and welcoming.
 
 
 
Lucy Wicks, MP for Robertson and President Terrigal Rotary Mary Crammond
 
                       
The guest speakers were Rachel Willis from Coast Shelter,  Kylie Fawkner from All Sorts Counselling,  and
 
 
 Joe Coyte and Chris Mason from The Glen.
 
Tim Beasley provided perfect music prior to and during dinner that was enjoyed very much by the guests. Rotarian Geoff Spring had the role of MC and did a great job, Rotarian Micheal Hickey was our amazing auctioneer who skillfully achieved a successful auction.
Auction items included, antique clock donated by John Buckingham “Timepiece Repairs”, a set of suit cases in three different sizes donated by Hello World, a beautifully framed photograph donated by Peter Hamilton, a 2 course dinner for two at L’Isle de France and a lovely painting donated by Marlene Palahyi.
The New Leaf donated a beautiful basket for the raffle prize and Rotarians Norma and Bill Boag donated the lucky door prize of a basket full of goodies.
The committee members, Mary, Janet, Jill, Norma and Lyn, are congratulated and thanked for supporting and helping to host this important event that raised the awareness of domestic violence on the Central Coast which is a major issue in our community.
 
Pia Mylan
Terrigal Rotary Stands against Family Violence Committee