Rotary donates $1000 to each of five community groups
Five non-profit community groups, including the association which owns Peninsula News, have been granted $1000 each by the Rotary Club of Woy Woy on Tuesday, May 25.
The five groups were Mary Mac's Place in Woy Woy and Mingaletta ATSIC in Umina, NG Central School in Kariong and Riding for the Disabled in Somersby, as well as The Peninsula's Own News Service, publisher of Peninsula News in Woy Woy.
Auntie Elaine Chapman from Mingaletta ATSIC opened the meeting with a welcome to country and a call for reconciliation.
Ms Andrea Cingi, principal of NG Central School, spoke of the work of the school with "at risk" students who benefited from an alternative to a mainstream school.
Ms Sally Liedberg spoke of the services provided by Mary Mac's Place and that, not being government funded, it relied on grants and donations from the community.
Mr Garry Kirkby from Riding for the Disabled said the group catered to 65 riders every and was in need of more horses.
Peninsula News editor Mr Mark Snell spoke of the importance of local community and the ways the newspaper can support and strengthen the community.
The meeting was also attended by Assistant Rotary District Governor Ms Christine Owen who spoke of the work of the Rotary district.
The evening was billed as the Inaugural Community Grants Dinner, suggesting plans to make the grants program a regular activity.
Newsletter, 25 May 2021
Joan Redmond, Rotary Woy Woy