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.
2016 Melbourne Cup Sweepstakes
The Ponds Rotary Club conducted its first Melbourne Cup Sweepstakes which was held on Melbourne Cup Day at The Fiddler at Rouse Hill.
4 members, President Bruce, Secretary Stephen, Guna and Zoe, Zoe's Mum and Robyn, (Stephen's wife), contriubuted to sell the remaining 1900 tickets in the 3 hours prior to the big race. We did sell a small number welsewhere, but this venure is awesome and we thank The Fiddler for their generosity in allowing us to do this.
The winning ticket was sold by Stephen, and the winner was a very lucky lady Amanda Fradd.
The finds raised will be directed to youth projects in our area.
Pictured is President Bruce Nicholls and Stephen DInte presenting the winner Amanda Fradd, a Rouse Hill local with her $1,000 cash proze.
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.