Activities for November 2010

Mayfield Catering
The Rotary Club of Oberon, assisted by the Rotary clubs of Bathurst catered over 3 weekends for the Mayfield Open Garden. Proceeds from this catering effort will be used to sponsor Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarships. Photos can be see here. A big thank you to the Bathurst clubs for all their support.

Chatham Valley Open Gardens
The Oberon Rotary Club held an Open Garden day to raise money for Orphan Rescue Kits. Photos can be seen here. Waiting for photos from the actual day – these are of what you would have seen if you had of went!

Car Rally catering at Shooters Hill
Photos can be seen here. Proceeds from this catering exercise will be used in supporting the local community

Hugh Winning Club 55 competition
Photos can be seen here. Money from our Club 55 competition goes towards PolioPlus

Meetings at Stormwater Cafe
Photos can be seen here

  • The club were addressed by Lincoln Briffa who is enthusiastically trying to organise a “Flicks in the Sticks” event on a regular basis. His idea is that outdoor films could be shown at the showground during the summer months and this would be an excellent family oriented event. We assured Lincoln that we would support his endeavours once they were further advanced.
  • Our GSE team member, Joanne Barton, received a cheque from the club to cover some of her expenses on the upcoming study tour.
  • Albert Whalan and his parents, John and Tracy, attended. Albert was our representative at the RYAG (Rotary Youth in Agriculture),in Wellington. He outlined the tasks that they were set as well as some challenges – one of which was sleeping in a swag underneath a showground pavilion.
  • Ian McPherson gave a most interesting address on the old Cox’s Road which passes through our district. This was the original road constructed by convicts just after the crossing by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson. The first road was constructed by a small band of convicts in six months. (How long has it taken the RTA to do the recent upgrades?). A matter of concern is the privatisation of unused or disused roads where some of Cox’s road could become private property – this has already happened in some locations. The opinion was that what remains should stay in public ownership.

It was decided that the Rotary Christmas function would be on Sunday 28th of November. This year it will be a game of ten-pin-bowling followed by a dinner at a restaurant to be selected by Kevin McGrath.


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