ROTARY CLUB OF ORANGE DAYBREAK
CENTRAL WEST NSW, AUSTRALIA
Sundowner Oriana Motel, 178-184 Woodward St, Orange 2800
ALL Welcome to join us for breakfast
Dance the night away with Jelly Bean Jam who have played in Beijing, Singapore and Tokyo, and ... Orange, for the eighth time in a row due to popular demand. Funds are being raised through a raffle with an excellent $5000 prize from Centre One Cruising and auction items that include a Witsunday Island sailing trip and a dinner by Michael Manners and Kate Bracks.
Profits from the Ball will go to ODEEP (Orange District Early Education Program). More than $250 000 has been donated from the proceeds of the past seven Balls organised by the Associates and the 2012 proceeds topped the lot with about $60 000 raised. The Ball has contributed to sponsoring the Hydrotherapy Group and the Blossoms Group, employing a full time Speech Pathologist and Special Educator, and sponsoring the Aquaplay Program and the Hanen Speech and Language Program.
The RCOD would like to acknowledge and thank the community of Orange for their support for our fund raising efforts over the last 6-7 years. The money for Ronald McDonald house was as the result of the generous efforts of the late Brendon Sturgeon and numerous trades people and suppliers in the local district.
After lunch Gemma talked about the remarkable progress at the school, which she founded in 2002 with three fully sponsored children in year 1. In 2013 there are 1650 of the poorest and brightest children in Arusha being sponsored and gaining a free quality education. 1200 students get full board and over 400 Tanzanians are employed by the school. One boy and five girls were placed in the top 10 out of 32000 students sitting the equivalent of year 10 exams. The students are excelling in science and maths. There was a very moving moment when Gemma acknowledged the work being done by Rotary International to eradicate polio worldwide. She said she had witnessed many parents, but none of her students, who had suffered polio.
Much more information about the school, and safari tours that include the school, can be found at its web site . There are many ways that people in Orange can help the school from buying books to donating money for vegetables or sponsoring a student or teacher.
The Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak would like to thank the Catholic Parish of St Mary and St Joseph, Orange for providing Kenna Hall, the members of Quota International of Orange for making and serving the tasty casseroles, and Inkability for selling tickets to the lunch.
Carolyn Russell from Hidden Talent very kindly donated a quilt that was raffled at the door and was won by Neisha Dean, one of our Rotary Associates. Over $400 was raised by the raffle.
There were many Rotarians and women from Inner Wheel at the lunch with Gemma centre front.
The raffle was drawn on February 9th 2013 at Capital Motorcycles, Peisley Street Orange at 2pm. It was won by Sherri Soncin with winning ticket 66. Sherri is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Mareeba in the Atherton tablelands, Qld. Thank you to Garry and Louise Bradstreet of Capital Harley.
For those of you who didn't hear about it - in association with the 2013 Orange Daybreak Rotary Ball, a Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob Motorcycle, value $22500 ride away, was raffled. Tickets were $100 each with a limit of 400 sold. Proceeds will go to Orange & District Early Education Program (ODEEP) - provider of early childhood intervention services to young children with disabilities and developmental delays, and their families.
Several members of the club visted Cabramatta recently to taste test food from different cultures. A collage of different photos can be downloaded here.
September was Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. RCOD organised an exhibition on the 14 and 15 September at Orange Function Centre, designed to increase community awareness of issues around male-only cancers, specifically testicular and prostate cancer. The exhibition had both creative and educational components involving community groups and individuals. The creative component consisted of displays and the sale of visual arts items; the educational component was provided by relevant groups such as Orange Prostate Support Group and Cancer Care West. Net proceeds from Art Dako will be donated to Western Care Lodge .
Creative works involved a theme related to men’s underwear or male anatomy. Exhibits were often humorous and conveyed a message to raise awareness and educate the community on male-only cancers. You can follow the progress of Art Dako on the blog.
Philip Salmon of Colour City Creatives provided plenty of photos of the exhibition here and Rotarian Ric Cother took many photos including his own Cranky Pants , Dave the Dentist , and Rotarian Lynette Bullen under a clothesline of undies made by Orange Public School.
In association with Art Dako, RCOD held an ebay auction of some Sly underwear signed by Justice Crew and framed along with the cover of their CD Boom Boom
One of the reasons RCOD was named 2012 Australia Day Community Group of the Year was for its monthly running of the Farmers' Market. It is held come rain or snow on the second saturday of every month. In July 2012 we saw one of our supporters Kate Bracks and her family, as well as the hardy Rotarians huddled around a "fire app" on the mobile trying to cope with the frosty weather.
Pictured are the team at the welcome BBQ hosted by President Russ.
Pictured is Mary Brell enhancing the teaching skills of Nepalese teachers.
|Club Board 2012-2013||Associate Program|
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|Farmers' Market||The Club's first ten years|
Total for the financial year to June 2012 was $56 922 plus a $25,000 cheque for Western Care Lodge was given at the Changeover lunch. $60 000 was raised for ODEEP at the NAB Associates Ball which will be distributed in the 2013 financial year.
In 2010-2011 RCOD donated to Sailability $1,000; Delta Dogs $500; Interplast $2,000; Orphan Rescue Kit $600; Polio Plus $2,000; ODEEP (Ball May 2010) $20,000; Science Experience Program $440; Literacy Project $450; Brendon Sturgeon Scholarship $1,000; D7900 Flood Relief $2,000; Anson St Special School $200; Donation – Rotary Foundation $2,000; Agriculture Scholarship $1,000; PCYC $10,000; 7 Shelter Boxes $5,600; Music Scholarship ORC $1,000; Rotary Foundation – Centurion Program $2,000; NYSF Molong Students $300; GSE Candidate $195; Sambhav Nepal Foundation $300; Indigenous Scholarship $2,500; Science & Engineering Challenge $1,000; RYPEN $270; Molong School Vietnam Volunteers $1,000; RYLA Leader to International Peace Seminar $500; Cancer CareWest lodge $300; Australian Rotary Health $200
The total for the financial year to June 2011 was $57,355
In 2009-2010 donations were made, both locally and internationally, totalling nearly $85,000. This included the finalisation of the commitment of $50,000 to Care West Lodge in Orange.
Click here for information about activities and fund raising undertaken by the Club during the 2008-2009 year; including $212,652 for the Orange Ronald McDonald House project.
Phone: 6361 2222
Phone: 6362 7236
ADDRESS: P.O BOX 2425, Orange NSW 2800, Australia