Joint President Thomas Cann


Joint President Ian Pascoe


Jazz at the Pines - 2021-22 Season


While COVID restrictions were eased on October 11th, this did not allow enough time to prepare for the scheduled event on October the 17th, so we decided  not to  hold Jazz at the Pines in October but to put all our efforts into making the November concert featuring  the Bridge City Jazz Band a success.

While we will need to follow the same process as  used for our April and May concerts there will be the additional NSW Health requirements that all adults need to be doubly vaccinated and everybody needs to check in using the Service NSW phone app.

If you do not have the app on your phone we can check you in using one of our phones or  by having you email a list of the names and contact phone numbers of members of the group  to  when a booking is made. We also suggest you come a bit earlier as the  process at the gate does slow things up.

The concerts start at 12:30 PM and go until 4:00 PM with a few breaks for the band and the patrons. Chairs and tables are provided or you can bring your own.  Bring your own lunch, nibbles and drinks  and you can also enjoy coffee, tea and cakes which are for sale at the canteen.

Tables can be booked via the Jazz at the Pines website

Costs are Adults $22, Seniors $18, Families $45 Children 16 and under free. 

Payments are made on entry at the gate and can be cash or via card.

Jazz at the Pines is a project of The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville with the support of The Hills Shire Council.

All proceeds are directed back to Rotary community projects and donations to charities.

 Bands for the 2021-22 Season
 Mike Hallam Hot Six
 19th Sept 2021
 Greg Poppleton Jazz Band
 17th Oct 2021
 Bridge City Jazz Band
 21st Nov. 2021
 Summer Break Dec 2021- Jan 2022

Carolyn Packer's Stompin'

Rhythm Aces

 20th Feb 2022
 Geoff Power Jazz Band
 20th March 2022
 Zenith Jazz Sextet
 24th April 2022
 Riverside Jazz Band
 15th May 2022




ยป Club Details

Rotary Club of The Hills - Kellyville meets every Monday for Dinner at the St Joseph's Conference Centre.
Arrive 6:30 pm  Start 7:00 pm
End 8:45 pm

St Joseph's Rd
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 Australia


Club of The Hills - Kellyville Banner
October 2021

Physical meetings have been suspended but we are meeting online. To join the meeting contact the Secretary.


The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville

The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville  is an active and enthusiastic Club which was formed from the amalgamation of the Rotary Clubs of Baulkham Hills, Kellyville (2009) and Winston Hills (2015).

Our Club is involved in many activities at both a local and international level covering aspects such as community service, international service, vocational service and youth. 

 Some of our current and recent projects are The Sydney Hills Garden Competition, Jazz at the Pines , Christmas Tree Sales, Writing Competition for local schools, Australia Day ceremony,  sponsorship of the Bourke Public School breakfast programme,   Youth Exchange students, Rotary Youth Leadership, numerous partnership projects in India and Sri Lanka and supporting local causes such as North West Disability Services and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

To give you some idea of what Rotary is involved in have a look at a video of some of our activities on this link

Of course while our projects do provide good fellowship as well as good service we also also like to have fun and fellowship at our social events.

  If you would like to give something back to the community and enjoy fellowship and fun with like minded individuals you are always welcome at one of our meetings.

 Contact   Membership Director John Collignon on 0409 841 281  or Secretary Wilf van Emmerik on 0428  477 000 or

Vale Bruce Pike


We were saddened to learn that Rotarian Bruce Pike passed away on the 24th June.

Bruce joined the Baulkham Hills Rotary Club in 1976 a year after it was chartered and remained a member of that Club and the merged The Hills-Kellyville Rotary Club until he passed away.

Bruce had a lifelong involvement with the garden and nursery industries both through his family’s business and as a valued member of the industry body which was recognised by his life membership of that organisation.

I first met Bruce when I joined Rotary in 1985 and while Bruce did not get involved as a Board member of the Club during the time I knew him, he contributed in other ways such as his extensive contacts within his industry and the local community and his dry wit and good humour when he was called on to act as Sergeant.

In the last few years his periods of ill health, extensive travels and commitments at his farm reduced his regular attendance at Club meetings, but when he did attend, he enjoyed the fellowship and contributed as much as he could.

His advice and contacts were also much appreciated when the Club carried out projects such as the Sydney Hills Garden Competition, Open Gardens and in recent times the establishment of the Baulkham Hills Community Garden.  As well as this Bruce also acted as a judge in the Sydney Hills Garden Competition.

We will miss Bruce from our ranks and offer our sympathy to Wendy and his family.

Wilf van Emmerik





To all the keen gardeners who entered the Competition a BIG THANK  YOU. 

Judging took place in a COVID safe way from the 21st to the 25th September for the 74 entries in this competition.

The judges saw all sorts of outstanding gardens and met some very keen gardeners who were very proud of their gardens and the effort they had put into them.

Following the relaxation of COVID restrictions we have reached agreement with The Hills Shire Council to hold the awards ceremony on Friday the 29th of October at the Council Chambers, 3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills.

This will follow the same COVID safe pattern as last year with entry by invitation only as numbers are limited, check-in with the Service NSW app, no mingling etc. and all attendees must also be doubly vaccinated.

Invitations have been sent out to all participants in the competition,

For further information please contact Keith Stapley at or (02) 9634 2508