Club Information
Welcome to Sunrise!
Wagga Wagga Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Gardens Cafe & Function Centre
43 Tom Wood Drive
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
Australia
So we adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, we require an advice of attendance by 11:00 am on Monday immediate prior to our breakfast
Upcoming Events
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Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
President Elect
Community Service
Administration
Membership
Foundation
Youth
Public Image
Immed PP
Executive Secretary
Public Officer
Protection Officer
 
2023 Sunrise Rotary Christmas Tree Sales
 
 
 
Sunrise Rotary have been providing Christmas trees to the Wagga community and the greater Riverina for almost 10 years. This came about after hearing that Legacy and the Vietnam veterans had stopped collecting the wild self-sown radiata trees found in the Murraguldry forest on the Tumbarumba Road.
 
Our Christmas trees are raised by the Rotary Club of Bellbridge Lake Hume, down on the Victorian border near Hume Weir, using genetically modified seedstock developed in USA specifically to be grown into Christmas trees that exhibit both denseness and a good conical shape. The trees are regularly pruned to maintain optimal shape and density over a 4-to-5-year period.
 
        
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Where and when can I get a tree?
 
The trees are available from the Bunnings Car Park on the first and second Saturday in December from 8.00 am until sold out [last year they sold out within an hour]
 
Why buy a live tree?
 
Those of us as children who were brought up in the age when everyone had a live tree know the answer to this question, but for the benefit of a lot of parents today that only ever had a plastic tree a live tree gives off a fresh, beautiful natural scent that you will smell every time you enter the room. Selecting a live tree is a family affair where mum, dad and the kids [and sometimes grandparents] decide on the tree that is right for them. Having a live tree will provide memories of Christmas that will stay with the child for the rest of their life.
 
Finally, many of us now are making the conscious choice to move away from plastic and artificial goods and prefer to try and use natural products that minimise damage to the environment such as a live purpose grown Christmas tree.
 
How do I look after a live tree?
 
If you haven`t had one of our trees before we give you an information sheet which will outline in detail all you need to know about looking after your tree. We will also talk to you about setting up your tree to maximise enjoyment for you and your family.
 
How long will my tree live?
 
If you follow our set-up instructions and keep the water reservoir full so your live tree can constantly have a drink, your tree will survive for at least 4 weeks.
You can purchase purpose-built reservoirs from Bunnings a month before trees are available for sale, but your need to get in quick as they sell out the fixed quantity that they are given very quickly.
 
Cost of trees
 
Our standard 7ft / 2.5m trees are $85.00 and the larger 9-10 foot / 2.5 - 3m trees are $95.00 plus our delivery within Wagga is $10.00
 
What does Sunrise Rotary do with the profits from the sale of the Christmas trees?
 
We believe that Christmas is about giving, sharing and children. To that end the profits of the tree sales
. stay in the Wagga community.
. are given to organisations that help families or children in our community.
 
Over the last several years profits have been given to the Children’s Ward and the Special Care nursery in the Maternity Ward at Wagga Base Hospital as well as The Vilomah Community program where families who lose children through stillbirth or shortly after birth are supported within the community with specialist support.
 
2023 AGM & Club Meeting
The 2024-2025 Board was elected yesterday at our AGM.
Our fantastic PP Dennis Blackett was our MC again this year and we were witness to Dave's dry wit during his fines session.
John, Christmas Markets Site Manager, gave us some last minute information for this week's Christmas Markets at the Botanic Gardens on Sunday 10:00 to 2:00
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