Rotary donation boosts school fund-raising efforts

Sausage sandwich anyone?: Mt Keira Public School students with the sausage sandwich holders donated by the Rotary Club of Wollongong.

Sausage sandwich anyone?: Mt Keira Public School students with the sausage sandwich holders donated by the Rotary Club of Wollongong.

The Rotary Club of Wollongong has commenced the Rotary year, starting July 1, with a very busy range of projects for the community.

Recently, the Club had the honour of supporting a request from the president of the Mount Kembla Public School P&C to assist with our very special sausage sizzle holders.

As a result we share the following message to share with readers of this column.

School P&C president, Emma Ivic says:

"The students at Mount Kembla Public School are so very grateful for the donation of the two metal stands hand-made by Rotary.

"We are a small school and up on the hill in Mount Kembla, we hold a variety of fund-raisers throughout the year to raise money to put back into the school, which include a number of sausage sizzles.

"We have been on the search for a sausage sandwich holder and were excited to find that the Rotary Club of Wollongong make them so approached them requesting one to purchase.

"We were generously donated two!

"These were made by the oldest and longest serving member of the club.

"We recently had a sausage sizzle at the school as part of our Loose Parts Play launch and we proudly used them when serving the students and families their lunch.

"They will be used for many years to come. Thank you very much."

Storm season

On Tuesday, October 1, members of the Rotary Club joined with the Event Management Team of the State Emergency Service to serve breakfast to mark their launch of the Flood and Storm Season.

The breakfast was presented for the staff and volunteers prior to an action-packed morning of demonstrations and activities, highlighting the importance for all to be prepared for the coming storm season.

The Club is very honoured to support the Emergency Services in this community.

Working bee

An open invitation is extended to readers who would like to join the Rotarians, family and friends of the Rotary Club of Wollongong for the first of their summer monthly working bees at Mt Keira Summit Park, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 5pm-7pm, BYO food and drink, dress to work, wear closed-in shoes and bring gloves.

For further information about the Rotary Club of Wollongong, local Rotary Clubs and their projects, contact Dot Hennessy on 0412 120 314 or email dothennessy@gmail.com

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'Service Above Self'