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Pride in Work awards 2019 – last call for nominations

To nominate someone local who takes exceptional pride in their work, please nominate them before 11 October 2019. The nomination form to fill out by hand is here, or you can fill it using Microsoft Word here (second item on the list). Our club contact is Lyndy, Phone 0498 109 108 . 

The Pride in Work Program provides an opportunity for Owner/Managers in the local business sector and Community Organisations to recognise members of their team that provide outstanding service. This program provides public recognition of Employees who take pride in their work and recognises them for their efforts.

To nominate a worthy employee for the 2019 Awards, fill out the form [links in the first paragraph] and send by reply email. Alternatively, you may download this form and send to Woolgoolga Rotary P.O. Box 483 Woolgoolga.  All nominees will be considered and acknowledged for being nominated with a certificate of recognition and invited to attend a presentation dinner.  


  • To promote the concept of Do it Once – Do it Well
  • To promote pride in work in all vocations.
  • To encourage pride in a job well done.
  • To strengthen employee and employer relationships and the role employees play in their contribution to business.
  • To provide an opportunity for employers to identify those employees who display exceptional qualities worthy of an Award.
  • To provide Rotary an opportunity to recognise and thank employees who provide excellence in service to our community.

For information on this month’s Rotary auction check our Facebook feed, to the right, or visit our Facebook page (link is above). For general information about the auctions, scroll to bottom of this page.

Annual Report (released June 2019) available

A summary of the club’s activity over the 12 months to June 2019 is available in the latest Annual Report.  The last section of that report reviews 31 years of service. Previous reports are on our Documents page

Artwork gems still available

Despite a very successful Art by the Sea, and some of our top-drawer artworks being snapped up by keen, savvy buyers, we still have seven works that were among the best in the exhibition.  The post-exhibition catalogue is here. The notable items still available are

  • Two works by Kathleen Clement, noted US artist. “Who’s Who in American Art.” 19th ed. 1991–1992. You can read her full biography here, from “North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary”.  The untitled work in mauve and green tones was purchased by an Australian collector in Mexico from the artist, who was resident there at the time.
  • Two works by well-known Victorian artist Patricia Royle, noted for sought-after landscapes, particularly of the Mount Macedon area. Winner of the Earl Louis Mountbatten British Overseas League Prize 1979-80; her painting of Melbourne hangs in the League’s London Headquarters. Wonderfully framed in matching frames.
  • Mask, by Devayani (artist’s proof).  We are not sure, but think it’s likely that this is influential Indian female artist Devayani Krishna, profiled in “Modern Indian Painting, Volume 1”, P. R. Ramachandra Rao. Renowned for watercolour, graphic media, printmaking. Painter of “engaging naivete”, noted for “arresting portraits” & drawing inspiration from Indian folk art.
  • Two still lifes by celebrated local artist George Ray



Meeting schedule:

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH:  Rotary auction in lieu of first Monday meeting

SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH:  (usually partners night) Woolgoolga C.ex, 6 for 6:15 pm, finish at 8pm

THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH:  NO general meeting

FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH:  (usually partners night) Woolgoolga C.ex, 6 for 6:15 pm, finish at 8pm

FIFTH MONDAY OF A MONTH:  Social event, outing, vocational visit or meeting – contact us for details

Book on History of Woolgoolga sold out again!

The special edition of Yeates’ Woolgoolga: History of a Village is again sold out of the latest reprint (done for the 2017 Woopi Reunion).  IF you would like one please put your name on our waiting list for a possible fifth reprint in the future  – by contacting us on rotary@bioaccent.com.au . Before our 2013 edition, copies of the only comprehensive history book on Woolgoolga had been as rare as hens’ teeth. The special edition has 20 new pages, including 4 full-colour plates; 304 pages in all. The late Neil Yeates wrote “Woolgoolga: the History of a Village” for residents, both longstanding and recent, as well as for students and visitors interested in learning about the history and culture of the place they are in. Meticulous research went into it, and it is full of historical photographs, most of which can be seen nowhere else.  

Your donations have helped us buy a vehicle for our auction collections!

Our monthly auctions are our major fundraiser – but we reached a point where we needed a dedicated vehicle to allow us to collect an ever-increasing amount of large items donated by the local community. (Auction funds underpin all our work, locally and internationally – which you can learn about here.  Also, scroll down this page to find out more about the auction itself).

Generous donations have now helped us raise the funds to purchase a vehicle, shown here towing our trailer.

New auction pickup vehicle with trailer May 2017 reduced

Grateful thanks to C.ex Group ($4,000 grant); Bill Roffey ($1,500 from golf cart sale); BCU ($500); Dennes Fayle ($500); Woolgoolga Art Group ($200); John Mitchell ($100); David Shorter ($100); Woolgoolga & Northern Beaches Chamber of Commerce ($50); Col Cafferky ($100); and numerous smaller donations.

The club is also grateful to Woolgoolga Motors for their support.

Rotary Auction    – Bargains galore

AUCTION HELPERS PLEASE NOTE: it is important that people helping Rotary at the auctions are aware of the occupational health and safety issues outlined here.

Woolgoolga Rotary Auction of used household goods takes place the 1st Saturday of every month except January. Location is the Rotary shed behind the CWA, next to the RSL club in Beach St (parking available behind the RSL club).Map of Rotary shed for auction flyer

Smaller items are on sale in the shed from 10.30am and larger items are on display. The auction of those larger items begins at 1 pm sharp. In case of heavy rain the auction is held over until the following month (phone 0434 895 611 or 0401 022 951 to check/confirm if travelling to attend).

To donate and deliver goods for auction, call Dick on 6654 1828 or David on 6654 7700 to arrange a convenient time so they can unlock the gates and arrange to store the goods inside the shed).

Rotary can also collect donated items – phone and arrange a time with Dick or David. Come along and buy – there are bargains galore, and funds raised go to worthy causes, mostly within our own community (including to each month’s auction helping organisation). We are also helping to recycle useful goods – a win-win-win for the community. For more insight into the worthy causes, see this list of recent donations.

PLEASE NOTE- we cannot accept clothes, chemicals, housepaint, broken or non-working items , or any unsaleable item.

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