Joint President Thomas Cann


Joint President Ian Pascoe


Jazz at the Pines - 2021-22 Season


While we were hoping to hold our first concert for the season in September the extension of the lockdown to the end of September has made this impossible.

Whether the October concert goes ahead will depend on the restrictions then in force  and if we are permitted to use the site by the Hills Shire Council. To enable us to hold the concert we will need to know this information by late September and we will update this information then.

  When we do hold our concerts we will need to follow the same process as  used for our April and May concerts where  we needed to have contact details for all attending in each group  for contact tracing as per the health guidelines and we  recommended this be done by emailing a list of the names and contact phone numbers of members of the group  to  when a booking is made. We also suggested you come a bit earlier as the  process at the gate does slows 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
September 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




Despite the challenges of the current COVID -19 restrictions we are planning to hold the  Sydney Garden Competition again in 2021 subject to current lockdown restrictions being eased. In 2020 we managed to hold the event in a COVID safe way and we are planning to do so again this year.

Steeped in history and intricately linked to the Hills Shire, the first competition ran in 1959 as the brain child of Councillor Eric Mobbs. It became the forerunner of the Orange Blossom Festival, so has a significant place in the cultural history of "The Garden Shire"

Many gardeners have had more time than usual to spend in their gardens this year, so if you are justly proud of your efforts, why not enter this year's competition. You have nothing to lose, as there is no entry fee and you could well be rewarded with a prize  and to get some tips from our professional judges who are experienced horticulturalists.

  To be eligible to enter this competition, gardens must be located in The Hills Shire or in the adjoining parts of suburbs  including Baulkham Hills,  Winston Hills, Northmead, North Rocks, Carlingford, West Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook, Glenhaven, Glenorie, Dural, Galston and Arcadia.

Entries close on Friday 17th of September and judging will take place between 20th and 24th of September. The judges will need to visit your garden during this time and you will be advised of the date and estimated time of their visit the previous weekend.

An Awards Night will be held on Friday 8th October where award winning gardens and their gardeners will be honoured and receive prizes. Location of the event is still to be finalised  but entrants will be advised as soon as this is decided. The event will commence at 7:30PM. Photos of all gardens will be shown from 7:00 PM and at the conclusion of the award presentation a light supper will be served. If the Award Night is unable to be held the  winners will have their prizes delivered to them and all entrants will be advised of the results.

For more information about entering your garden or sponsorship opportunities contact Keith Stapley on 0412 079 014

An entry form can be downloaded here entry form 2021.pdf


The Sydney Hills Garden Competition is an Orange Blossom Festival Event


The Sydney Hills Garden Competition is an Orange Blossom Festival Event