The Trip to Forbes on 2nd 3rd November. Yes it did rain, but nowhere near enough.
Our Sincerest thanks to the members of Rotary, Inner Wheel, Probus, Workers Blacktown and the community of Blacktown City for making this trip possible.
Pam spoke on behalf of the team, a highlight of her cometary.
"We went to the Public School in Eugowra where the Principle teachers 2 1/2 days a week & part time teachers do the other days.
Nick was presented with a cheque from the Blacktown Seniors Choir as well as some shoe boxes that we gave the students to give to their parents at Christmas time.
The Principle, Catherine, at the St Joseph’s Primary School was also given a cheque from the Blacktown Seniors Choir.
Pam asked the members who went there what their experiences were.
Members spoke about the money we spent in the town, the hot weather, the wind & the amount of dust in the air, the great people & farmers we met & the Principals of the Public & Catholic schools who told us about their schools during the tours we had. Rob also mentioned that he brought a Buddy Chair with him & Rhonda, via our son Fraser who is a school teacher, managed to get some letters from his year 2 & year 4 students to give to the teachers so that their students could become pen friends.
On Sunday morning we visited the local Salvation Church where we met the stand in Pastor. We had a quick talk to him & presented with him a cheque asking him to pass it onto the Pastor & his wife.
From there we went to Nell’s Pantry 4 Farmers. It’s a charity that was started by retired farmers who saw the need to assist families’ who are doing it tough because of the drought. Nell’s Pantry is support by the local Woolworths. Families go to the Pantry on Tuesdays to collect items that they require. The charity’s motto is not to give them a hand out but a “hand up” Our club also presented them with a cheque & 3 large boxes of items for the families.