President 2022-23 Ian Pascoe

 NO AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATION in 2023

Third Settlement Reserve, Winston Hills

 

For about 30 years the local Rotary Club has organised an Australia Day  Celebration and Breakfast at Third Settlement Reserve, Oakes Road, Winston Hills.

However, the passage of time has seen a decline in our membership numbers and an increase in the age of the members and this  has meant that we have reluctantly decided that we can no longer stage this event in 2023 or subsequent years. We have advised all our community partners and  our local, State and Federal representatives of this decision, and while disappointed they fully understood.

We would like to record our thanks to them and the Winston Hills community for the great support given to this event over the years. We also give a special thanks to Winston Hills Mall for their generous sponsorship over many years and to Parramatta City Council for their support.  

Wishing all a happy and peaceful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2023.

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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

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ROTARY WRITING COMPETITION 2022

Each year the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville invites local primary schools to enter our Writing Competition for year 6 students. The project was initiated in 2005 to celebrate Rotary International’s centenary and was designed to promote literacy in our community.  Each school selects the best three entries and these are then judged by the Rotary Club’s judges. The finalists and prize winners are then recognised at a special Awards function.

This year 15 schools entered the competition with the 44 finalists, their parents and school representatives being invited to the Awards function at the Castle Hill RSL Club on the 5th September. 

Schools competing in this year’s event were:

Baulkham Hills North PS, Beaumont Hills PS, Bella Vista PS

Excelsior PS, Ironbark Ridge PS, Kellyville PS,

Matthew Pearce PS, Our Lady of The Lourdes CPS, Our Lady of The Angels CPS

Our Lady of The Rosary CPS, Rouse Hill Anglican College, Rouse Hill PS

Sherwood Ridge PS, St. Angela’s CPS St. Michaels CPS.

The following students were awarded Highly Commended Certificates:

- Xylia Yang (Ironbark Ridge Public School)

- Tahlia Abou Alnasr (Kellyville Public School)

- Abir Barkale (Rouse Hill Anglican College)

- Grace Diaz (St Angelas Primary School)

The Top Three Awards were presented as follows:

2022 Student awards:

1st place student: Eva Murkins (Bella Vista PS)- Trophy + prize to the value of $100

2nd place student: Nathan Woo (Excelsior PS)- Silver medal + prize to the value of $75

3rd place student: Ahana Nayak (Ironbark Ridge PS)- Bronze medal + prize to the value of $50

2022 School Awards:

1st place school: Ironbark Ridge Public School- Trophy + prize to the value of $500

2nd place school: Bella Vista Public School- Prize to the value of $200

3rd place school: Sherwood Ridge Public School- Prize to the value of $110

We were honoured that Mayor Dr Peter Gangemi, Deputy Mayor Mark Hodges and Councillor Frank de Masi attended to support our Finalists, Principals and other teachers from the 13 schools that attended the Presentation Dinner at the Castle Hill RSL Club.

Congratulation to all the Finalists and the award winners. Thank you to the Principals and Teachers who encouraged the students to participate.

Special thanks goes to our hard working Judges Gordon & Robyn Scoble and our Competition Patrons, Graeme & Edna Rohan, who have sponsored this event since its inception in 2005.

All 169 attendees had a very enjoyable evening and we are grateful to the Castle Hills RSL for their support and to the staff for looking after us.

 

 

December 2022

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 https://youtu.be/DVDZCfrgxGc

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 wilfred.vanemmerik@bigpond.com

JAZZ at the Pines 2022-23 season

 

 

AFTER OUR NOVEMBER CONCERT WE ARE NOW ON OUR SUMMER BREAK AND WILL RESUME ON FEBRUARY 19th 2023 WITH THE POPULAR CAROLYN PACKER'S STOMPIN RHYTM ACES.

 

Thank you to all our patrons for your support for our Spring season and especially for your support in November when you not only braved the windy conditions but responded to our bucket appeal for flood relief with donations of nearly $1000 which will be matched by the Rotary Club.

Wishing you all a merry but safe Christmas and New Year and looking forward to catching up next year. 

By the way if you are looking for a quality Christmas tree visit us at either the Bull and Bush or Ettamogah hotel car parks on the weekends of the 10th, 11th and 17th and 18th December.  

General Information for our Jazz Concerts

Bookings are via this website  with payments at the gate by either cash or card / phone.

Tables can be booked or bring your own chairs or a picnic rug

$25 Adults $20 Concession or $50 Family

The band starts playing at 12:30 PM and finishes at 4:00 PM with a few breaks for the band and audience

Bring your own picnic  lunch, nibbles and drinks and enjoy coffee, or tea and delicious cakes from the canteen.

OUR VENUE

 Enjoy an afternoon of live Jazz within the grounds of historic Roughley House at Dural and relax under the beautiful pine trees.

There is limited parking on site and over-flow parking available at the Dural Country Club 200 metres down Old Northern Road.

Tours of Roughley House are available again at no cost to Jazz patrons.

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

The Net proceeds from Jazz are all put back into our Rotary projects.

Contact us at info@jazzatthepines.org.au

Book online by clicking here

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CHRISTMAS TREE SALES  2022


 

This Christmas, the Rotary Club of The Hills – Kellyville are again giving families a chance to both give and receive. By coming to one of two easy locations, Hills families can ‘receive’ a wonderful fresh Christmas tree. The ‘giving’ part is that 100% of the profit from your Christmas tree purchase will go to great Rotary works in the local community and beyond.

 The Christmas tree sale dates are:

  • Saturday 3rd  & Sunday 4th December
  • Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December
  • Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December
  • Open from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM  (unless sold out)

     In two locations over the 3 weekends:

  • The Bull & Bush Hotel car park, cnr Windsor Rd & Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills
  • The Ettamogah Hotel car park, cnr Windsor Rd & Merriville Rd, Kellyville Ridge

Both locations are easy to get to with plenty of space to park & load up your new Christmas tree – we’ll even help you load. If you’re really stuck, arrangements can be made for delivery. Our Christmas Trees are freshly delivered each weekend.

 

Contact Keith 0412 079 014

Proceeds to Rotary charities.