Kiama service club news

KIAMA ROTARY CLUB

Rotary invites members of the community to a workshop on suicide prevention called “Let's Talk - Mental Health and Suicide in our Community” on Saturday, February 23, from 10am-4pm at the Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

This is a Rotary initiative in response to the alarming statistics that show one in five Australians experience a mental health condition in any given year. There is an urgent need for more understanding and support around mental health and suicide within our community.

Rotary Club of Sydney, in partnership with Wesley LifeForce, present Keith Garner AM, President of the Rotary Club of Sydney, Wally Lewis AM, Dr Andrew Rochford and others to discuss these issues. Our MC, Dr Andrew Rochford, will guide us through the day and share his thoughts. Wally Lewis, legendary rugby league player and commentator, will share his journey with depression and debilitating seizures, his recovery and return to TV.

The contribution that Rotarians make to the local and global communities is complemented by knowing when and how to have fun.

On February 16, at Dapto Leagues Club, there will be a Comedy for a Cause Rotary fund-raising event in the Sinclair Room at 8pm. Renowned artists like Tommy Dean, Matty B, Seamus McAlary and Mitch Garling will be coming to Dapto for this performance. This is an 18+event and you can expect some low-level course language. Tickets: $35 available: comedyforacause.net/tc-events/dapto/ or contact Mat Wakefield: mat@comedyforacause.net 0421 244 288.

The 2019 Galvanised Shield, a bowls competition between local Rotary clubs, will see four clubs competing for the championship honours. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at Warilla Bowling and Recreation Club on the indoor greens. It is a barefoot or white soled shoe event and there is much rivalry between the clubs for a most prestigious award.

Kiama Rotary Club meets at the Kiama Leagues Club on Mondays at 6.30pm for 7pm.  Visitors are welcome at any meeting and can contact John Kenny on 0434 989 253 to attend.

KIAMA LIONS CLUB

This week’s meeting will be the first that we have held in our alma mater ie The Leagues Club this year.  Among the subjects for discussion will be the part we play in the Undie Run for Children’s Tumour Research on the 17th.  We have been asked to donate money for those folks who will have lost all their home contents in the Townsville floods as Lions is already donating funds and organising help across the country.

We will be inducting two new members this week; a lady and a gentleman and we have had another lady transfer to us from another club.

Our participation in this year’s Kiama Show was very successful despite there being a fall in overall  numbers on the Friday due to the extreme heat.

We are also starting the planning process for next year's board to run the club so nominations will be taken and people "tapped on the shoulder".

The following meeting on the 28th will be a Happy Hour at the Surf Club. Please remember to mark your diary for April 5 when we are having a major fund-raising trivia night. The proceeds will help one of our members so tragically struck by quadraplegia.