Killara Golf Club recently held a very successful Ladies Golf Day and Lunch. With proceeds from the day supporting Mary’s House, the theme of “Come as Your Favourite Mary” saw some very interesting outfits. Congratulations to the Mary Poppins group who took out best dressed for the day. Carolyn Pigot, Lesley Little, Sue Jedlin, Sally McGuire and Audrey Gleecher headed a very enthusiastic organizing committee. A big thank you to all who contributed to the day.
Roseville Golf Club have held another very successful charity day for Mary’s House. The weather was beautiful and all who attended had a great day. The organizers – Wendy Butler, Ruth Diddams and Ruth Tight – would like to thank everyone who contributed to the day – attendees, donors, proshop and so on for raising over $7000 for Mary’s House! Well done to all.
Mary’s House is very privileged to have a large community supporting us. In fact we could not deliver the service we provide without this community. We like to think of this as “our extended family”. This quarter we introduce you to a valuable member of this family – the Rotary Clubs of Chatswood (encompassing Chatswood, Chatswood Sunrise, Crows Nest and Roseville Chase).
On 15 December 2018, over 200 people gathered at the Easts Rugby Club for the “Lunch for Lives”.
Lunch for Lives is the initiative of a group of thirteen friends (Mary-Anne, Lucia, Daisy, Olivia, Georgie, Lizzie, Bailey, Louise, Lizzie, Claudia, Gemma, Harriet and Kate) who wanted to give back to society and decided to host a lunch to raise funds for Mary’s House.
We are always very grateful for the amazing support we receive from our community. In the past quarter a number of organisations have hosted events supporting Mary’s House.
Pink Elite – hosted a high tea with Mayor Gayle Giles-Gidney in attendance. Guests were treated to a performance by Winnie Han, an opera singer with the voice of an angel.
Helen Chuawiwat, a retired journalist and novelist, was our very first donor. Helen heard about Mary’s House through her church, Christ Church Lavender Bay. Pastor Patrick Collins knew she was writing her second book, Finding Felicity under her maiden name, Helen Briton Wheeler – which has domestic violence at its heart – and thought Helen would like to meet with Mary’s House chairperson, Liz Mackinlay.
Over coffee, Liz confided that the initial committee were just starting to worry about where the money would come from to make Mary’s House happen. Straightaway, Helen said, “Can I give you a donation?”
On a drizzly Wednesday in June, 128 players from 18 different clubs, headed out onto the Roseville course for a very enjoyable charity golf day. The golfers all enjoyed the famous Roseville scones for morning tea, with a fabulous lunch selection from the new bistro menu.
In addition to great company, some soggy but enjoyable golf and excellent food, the golfers raised a whopping $4600 for Mary's House.
Congratulations to the Nett Winners: Angela Gibson, Jane Slack, Carolyn Boorman and Anne Allsopp. Scratch winners were Karen Romer, Pamela McDonald, Pamela Mann and Kelly Quigley from Castle Hill.
Many thanks to Roseville Golf Club for hosting such a fabulous day to support Mary's House and especially to Wendy Butler and Ruth Diddams for coordinating the day.
Roger Williams, our founding Chairman and current Board member has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary, Chatswood Sunrise.
The Paul Harris Fellowship is one of the highest honours bestowed by Rotary. It is awarded in recognition of "Service above Self"
Chatswood Sunrise Rotary awarded this to Roger in recognition of his work establishing Mary's House.
It is a rare honour for a non Rotarian to be awarded such a fellowship.
We congratulate Roger on this great achievement and thank Rotary, who have been great supporters of Mary's House from inception.
Maggy Farago, our Executive Officer and Janine Loader, Board member are seen here with Roger after the presentation.