COMFORT IN CRISIS EVENT FOR WHITE RIBBON

An appreciative crowd attended the Rotary Club of Erina “Comfort in Crisis” event in conjunction with White Ribbon on Tuesday 17 November, at the Erina Leagues Club.
The event was a panel-style forum where experts working in the area of domestic violence gave their perspective on the issues facing the Central Coast community.  Representatives were from the Salvation Army, Coast Shelter, Staying Home Leaving Violence and Brisbane Water Area Command. The panel was moderated by Scott Levi from ABC Local Radio.
Questions to the panel ranged from how victims of domestic violence can access a refuge; how the police are trained to respond to domestic violence; the need to educate men in the community that violence against women is not acceptable, and the desperate shortage of affordable accommodation, both short and longer term.
Many who attended brought along gifts of personal items such as toothbrushes, deodorants, soaps and moisturisers for women who find themselves in a refuge with nothing of their own.  Personal goods and raffle prizes were donated by East Gosford Pharmacy, Blooms Erina Fair and Priceline Woy Woy.
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CHATSWOOD SUNRISE TURNS 30

The Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary and honoring its foundation President, Dr Warwick Bateman, AM, on Sunday 11th October at 3pm in the grounds of Chatswood High School. Current and former members of the Club, Willoughby City Mayor, Gail Giles-Gibney and local MP and NSW Treasurer. Gladys Berejiklian, along with DG Gina Growden will be on hand to oversee the cutting of the cake and the presentation of a bench/seat set for the students of the school. The unique connection between Dr Bateman’s family history, the school site and the original European land grants will form the background to the celebration. For more information please contact PP Bob Selinger on 0403 003 257 or at peternathan64@gmail.com

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NORTHBRIDGE ROTARY SENDS EMERGENCY SHELTERS TO NEPAL

Northbridge has donated around 100 corrugated iron permanent shelters to victims of the Nepal earthquake.  The club’s donation was made possible mainly through a “bucket appeal” to Northbridge residents in May and subsequent donations which together raised more than $18,000.
The houses each hold from six to eight people, and in total will provide shelter for up to 800 people.  Most of these houses will be overseen and organised through the Rotary Club of Banepa, Nepal.
The full press release is at this link
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A SURE FIRE FUNDRAISER

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SYDNEY TO SIEM REAP MOTOR CYCLE FUNDRAISING RIDE

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WEST PENNANT HILLS TRIVIA

Flyer & images on the event page
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CAPE TO CAPE CALENDAR

In his 2016 calendar, multi-award winning photographer John Edwards of our Turramurra club shares his magnificent images of wildlife in our southern oceans to aid the eradication of polio.
To order your 2016 calendar, contact John on 0412 219 999 or johnedwards@rotarydistrict9685.org.au
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