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2017 Vocational Awards
Another very successful Australia Day Breakfast with crowd numbers significantly up on last year this was our largest ever Australia Day breakfast. This year we served over 5000 sausages and in record time. It truly was a great day of fun and fellowship despite the often difficult working conditions. Thanks to our volunteers, supporters and generous suppliers who all contributed to making the day a great success.
Our major suppliers:
Moreton Bay College for the tables, chairs and Marquees
Australian Country Choice for the supply of our sausages
Our fanatic band of volunteers (too many to mention) included our club members, their partners/family. .In addition to those who helped on the day, an extra special thanks must also go to the incredible set-up and take-down crews who put up the Marquees , collect supplies and set-up for the day
It’s certainly an event that makes you proud to be an Australian and proud to be a Rotarian..
Santa’s Annual Appearance
Each year the Club erects in excess of 115 Santa’s, retailers are asked to donate $60.00 for each . These funds are used to finance various local community projects. It is quite a festive picture in the Wynnum and Manly area with these Santa’s set up on the awnings of buildings
A slice of History of the origins of the Santa’s, they were made by Apex when it was a men’s Club. They were made under the watchful eye of the local Manual Arts Teacher Neil Williams with the help of Bob Beverley, Ray Buntane, Wayne Murray, Noel Hammond, Ian Fry and Ian McGilrey. Neil was a teacher at Wynnum North High School. In the mid 1980’s a further 80 Santa’s were manufactured. When Apex became a Ladies Club, Rotary inherited them. The Apexians cut the brackets and designed them just as we see them today. An additional 60 were manufactured by our Club, when not in use the are stored in our shed at the rear of the Shangri-La Reception Lounge.
Rotary Club of Wynnum & Manly Family Fun Day
This years Family Fun Day was a Great Success thanks to the Hard work of our Members and the Local Community who came together to enjoy the Bayside Sunshine with Family Members, visit the many Stalls and displays demonstrations of CPR by the Qld Ambulance Service, Qld Fire Service and heaps of community information from the Qld Police Service and other community groups and Bands that all gave their time to the Community.