Rotary Club to hold Fixin’ Broke Fundraiser
BY ALEX TIGANI
When Andrew Almond stepped up to the role of president of the Rotary Club of Singleton he did not predict what was in store for the second half of 2022.
Yet he has enjoyed every aspect of his club’s duty to the community.
Less than a week after his club’s changeover on Thursday, June 30 he and his fellow Rotarians were on hand to lend assistance around Broke in the aftermath of the town’s flood.
“It has been a busy year for the club especially out at Broke that month,” he explained.
“Bulga Coal was very involved in the recovering process so we loaned our cool room to help keep food cool near the recovery centre.”
The club also managed to secure a $5000 RAWCS Rotary Grant to refit a house full of electrical supplies to one of the flood victims while continuing to participate in the Broke Road clean-up and Broke Village Fair.
Now the club hopes to continue the fundraising efforts with the Fixin’ Broke Trivia Night to be held on Saturday, December 3 at Club Singleton.
There is $20,000 worth of raffle items and auction items will be on offer with tickets still available at $150 per table.
“My drive for my year was to unshackle covid, get us back into the community and increase membership,” he continued.
“Increasing our impact, expanding our reach and enhancing participant engagement. Increasing ability to adapt.”
The club has welcomed five new members since July and has participated in a number of events including the Lake St Clair bike ride, Bulga Coal Open Day, Broke Road Clean up, A-Plus Contracting Mining Rugby League Day while the Santa’s Grotto at Christmas on John Street is just around the corner.
“Joining Rotary is a great way of helping the community,” he concluded.
MEANWHILE the Rotary Club of Singleton Sunrise was presented with the Rotary Citation in recognition of the club’s hard work in the community.
The club was one of only six in the Rotary 9670 District to receive the certificate alongside East Maitland, Maitland Sunrise, Morisset, Mudgee and Wallsend-Maryland.