Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott and Hills Shire Councillor Mark Taylor today urged Winston Hills residents to take an interest in their community by signing up to their local Rotary club.
Mr Elliott said Rotary contributed to the community in a number of ways and that their work provided millions around the globe with a better future.
“For the past 25 years the Rotary Club of Winston Hills has been playing a vital role in supporting the local community,” Mr Elliott said.
“The members of the Club are recognized for activities such as the Annual Australia Day Celebrations, programs supporting young people, the elderly, people with disabilities, recognition of local heroes/achievers in addition to raising funds for valuable programs such as medical research and the worldwide eradication of polio.
“Sadly, without an increase in membership, the club may need to merge or, even worse, fold.”
Councillor Taylor, who was recently endorsed as the Liberal candidate for the new seat of Seven Hills for the 2015 NSW election, which will contain Winston Hills, said the community looked forward to Winston Hills Rotary’s annual Australia Day Breakfast in Third Settlement Reserve.
“The Australia Day Breakfast is a family focussed event which draws our community together,” Councillor Taylor said.
”The Club has a strong focus on supporting our local youth by providing educational scholarships for high school students to allow them to continue their education as well as programs to develop young leaders.
“Over many years the members of the Club have worked as Rotary Volunteers in Vanuatu on projects enhancing health and educational opportunities.”
Now the Club wants to engage younger members who have a positive “can do” attitude to develop an innovative club that is outcome driven and find ways to make outcomes happen that meet the needs of our community while providing opportunities to network and become involved in our local community.
The Rotary Club of Winston Hills is focussed on establishing a new look club that is relevant to 20 to 40 year olds, while still embracing the older generation, wishing to work together to improve our community, while having fun, developing friendships and building networks.
An interest meeting will be held at The Winston Hotel, Wednesday 11 June 2014.
For further information, contact John on 0419 621 314 or Miriam on 0450 110 336.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.