Welcome to the Rotary Club of The Ponds
We are the newest club to be chartered in District 9865, in NSW. We received our new charter on 15 January 2016. Our club was formerly known as the Rotary Club of Vinegar Hill, but it was decided that a name change was necessary because we are wanting to be able to help out in the local community of The Ponds, in North-Western Sydney.
We were also the first Rotary Coffee Club to be started in Australia. This club meets every 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoon at Michel's Patisserie at The Ponds Shopping Centre and enjoy our fellowship whilst sipping coffee, tea or a cold drink.
We do Rotary very differently than other clubs, as we have dispensed with the traditions of the past. Low cost, family friendly, multi-cultural, working together for a common goal.
New members are welcome to join this vibrant and enthusiastic group of community minded individuals. We encourage everyone who is retired or working, ladies and men to please just pop down to Michel's on any of the dates listed on the side or complete the form on the Contact Us page.
Please visit our site as we move forward to fill a unique need in The Ponds area and Rotary world at large.
Melbourne Cup Sweepstakes
Vinegar Hill Rotary Club conducted its first Melbourne Cup Sweepstakes during October and November.
The winning ticket was sold at The Fiddler Hotel prior to the race, and was won by a local Kellyville resident.
The presentation of the $1,000 prize was held shortly after.
Thanks go to all members of the public who supported us, and especially to The Fiddler for allowing us to sell our tickets.
This will allow us to put some dollars into our local community.
Pictured is President Bruce Nicholls presenting the $1,000 cheque to Claire deMasi, Community service Director Janet Goodman, & Rtn Kasthuri Nayaran
The Russell Reserve ANZAC Memorial - 3rd August 2015
The Dedication of the Memorial was attended by the President of the Rotary Club of Vinegar Hill, Mr. Bruce Nicholls, Federal Member for Mitchell, Alex Hawke; The Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation The Hon. Victor Dominello; The State Member for Castle Hill and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Western Sydney The Hon Ray Williams MP; Councillor Dr.Jeff Lowe representing the Mayor of The Hills Shire Council, Rotary District 9685 Governor Gina Growden, other distinguished guests, friends, Rotarians and students and teachers of Rouse Hill High, Rouse Hill Anglican College, Our Lady of the Angels, and Riverstone High.
President Bruce welcomed everyone to this important date in the short history of the Club, and spoke of the dedicated efforts of the past Club Mentor, Mr. Peter Casey in getting this project established, obtaining the funding and arranging the construction.
PROGRESS REPORT 28 June 2015
Worlds Greatest Meal for Polio
We held our first Worlds Greatest Meal for Polio on 26th September 2015. A very enjoyable way to spend time raising money for polio eradication.