Forecast- fine with a chance of golf balls

By admin on September 9th, 2014

On Sunday 26 October at 2pm, 1,000 golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter at Woolgoolga Returned Services Golf Club, Safety Beach. Nearest the pin wins a weekend for 6 on a houseboat on the Clarence (worth $700); there are five wonderful prizes in total.  ALL TICKETS $5.  Your number will be attached to a golf ball.  GOLF BALL DROP TICKETS available at Woolgoolga Returned Services Golf Club Safety Beach; at Woolgoolga Newsagency; or at Woolgoolga Post Office; or phone 0410 039 805 or 6654 7700.

You can also win wonderful prizes playing in the golf Ambrose tournament on the day.

Golf-ball-drop proceeds go to fund Woolgoolga Rotary Club’s Youth programs – youth driver awareness (RYDA), “Getting Out There Day” to prepare for life after school, training & development scholarships, sponsorships for summer-schools or science & engineering programs, public speaking and debating competitions, Model UN Assembly teams; school speech day awards… and in 2015 a new initiative, the Science and Engineering Challenge!


Major sponsors of the golf ball drop:
FIRST PRIZE: G2Y – Grafton to Yamba Houseboats – a weekend on the houseboat for 6 people + $100 worth of petrol
SECOND PRIZE: Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort (1 night’s accommodation for 2 adults in a superior resort room) plus Precision Helicopters – 2 flights over Coffs Harbour
THIRD PRIZE: 2 nights at Big4 Emerald Beach Holiday Park in a delux spa villa
FOURTH PRIZE: one family pass to Dolphin Marine Magic
FIFTH PRIZE: one Precision helicopter ride over Coffs Harbour

Sponsors of Ambrose prizes:
Woodsey’s, Woolgoolga Bicycle Shop (free service)
Woolgoolga Health Club (3 free monthly memberships)
C.ex clubs (2 dinner vouchers – Woolgoolga or Coffs)
Woolgoolga Jewellers (gift voucher)
Woolworths, Park Avenue (gift voucher)
Big W, Park Beach Plaza (esky)
United Service Station, Woolgoolga (2 fuel vouchers)
Terry Perfrement, Woolgoolga Returned Services Golf Club, Safety Beach (12 golf balls)
Allan Casey (hand-crafted glass dish)
Fishermans’ Co-Operative, Coffs Harbour (2 gift vouchers)


Plants Thrive – and so do Children because of Woolgoolga Rotary

By admin on September 9th, 2014

This month the local beneficiaries of the monthly Rotary Auction are the Corindi/Red Rock Surf Club Woolgoolga .The Auction, scheduled for Saturday 6 September will also be complemented by a fabulous plant sale to celebrate Spring and to support an International project.

The Social Development Centre Nepal is a small Orphange that cares for children aged from 3 – 17 years of age and it has been supported by the Rotary Club on several occasions over the past 4 years.

The Orphanage provides a home for 10 boys and 5 girls ages 3 to 17. The most recent children to join the family are 2 brothers aged on arrival of 3 and 7. They had been abandoned by their mother in their village and had been begging for food for 8 months prior to coming to the Orphanage
A recent report received from the International Director of the Orphange, Sue Pitrole stated that ‘the boys had settled in very well and were excelling at school’.

Echah Wright, a Woolgoolga Rotary Club member was travelling in Nepal in 2009 and visited the Orphanage and met the local Director and the children.
Echah felt confident that the staff and the Board were managing the Orphanage well and was comfortable that the home had been established to genuinely care for the children, all of whom are ‘at risk’.
Every dollar that is donated to the home – goes to the home.
The goal of the Orphanage is to ensure children are growing up as well educated, happy, healthy Nepali citizens.

As Spring arrives and as plants thrive it is good to reflect on the good fortune that we have here in Australia and how we might help others less fortunate. Supporting the Rotary Plant sale (Beach Street – behind the CWA Hall from 9am) on Saturday 6 September is one way to do this.

——–Media Release   2 September 2014

Plants Thrive – and so do Children because of Woolgoolga Rotary

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Media Contact Patty Delaney – 66 542185-