St Johns Park Bowling Club donates $10,000 to Winmalee Rural Fire Brigade
St Johns Park Bowling Club has proudly donated $10,000 to the Winmalee Rural Fire Service (RFS), one of the many volunteer Fire Brigades located in NSW. Winmalee is surrounded by Blue Mountains National Park, and was unfortunately the most affected by the recent bushfires. Two hundred homes were lost to these devastating fires, with Winmalee RFS fighting from the centre of the disaster.
Winmalee RFS Captain, Mr Anthony Black said “The donation from St Johns Park Bowling Club will go towards replacing much needed equipment that is either run down or has been damaged during past bushfires. New equipment will include Fire Ground Radios, Truck Phones for our four vehicles and a hose washer. The donation is very much appreciated.”
Stars Step up to raise $15,000 for Sylvanvale
The Club Industry again stood tall with it’s generosity when St Johns Park Bowling Club hosted a fund-raising event for Sylvanvale in early April. Club CEO, David Marsh, rounded up the troops – more than 200 club and business executives from across Sydney. Darryl Brohman was ‘ringmaster’ to the series of interviews and an auction to raise funds for the foundation.
The list of celebrities who attended the event included Ricky Stewart, who spoke about his family connection with Sylvanvale, Wests Tigers players Keith Galloway and Marika Koroibete, past league champions Terry Lamb, Steve Mortimer and Eric Grothe, women’s lawn bowls champion Kelsey Cottrell and star apprentice jockey Teagan Harrison, who flew in from Brisbane for the event.
Thanks to everyone who rolled up to get behind the SES!
St Johns Park Bowling Club teamed up with Clubs NSW Western Metropolitan region president Bill Treloar to host the Stan Anderson Memorial Charity Bowls Day on July 4.
The day turned out to be a huge success with around 150 people sharing a light breakfast, followed by a fun game of bowls before attending a luncheon.
Special thanks to our sponsors Lion, Coca Cola, Carlton United Breweries & Club Host who generously donated prizes which were auctioned and used in the fund-raising raffle. With the help of all our friends who attended, we raised $16,500 for SES.
On Tuesday 20 August, Sylvanvale clients Mark & Alex travelled to Tokyo to take part in the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Development Disabilities Asia Pacific Conference at Waseda University.
Mark and Alex presented an abstract on the University of Sydney ‘Inclusive Research’ program, of which they have been part of for the last 18 months. Their presentation focused on people with disabilities and their experiences in the medical system.
This opportunity would not have been possible without a donation of $10,000 from St Johns Park Bowling Club as part of our ClubGRANTS Scheme.
Alex said “I’m very happy that St Johns Park Bowling Club and Sylvanvale have given me the opportunity to present at the conference.”
Check out Mark and Alex’s blog for a journal of their trip to Tokyo http://markandalexinjapan.tumblr.com/
St Johns Park Bowling Club has joined with other local businesses and organisations to sponsor the development of a new web portal for the Bonnyrigg community – Bonnyrigg Town Centre
The Bonnyrigg Portal was created to bring together the various local businesses, schools, places of worship and community organisations all in one central spot – an online directory. It will also keep residents up to date with upcoming events and news.
St Johns Park Bowling Club joined with major sponsors Newleaf Communities, Bonnyrigg Town Centre and Fairfield City Council to bring the new website to life.
CEO of St Johns Park Bowling Club David Marsh, said the project was important for the ongoing development of Bonnyrigg.
“Bonnyrigg is thriving and this portal will be an important source of information for the community” he said.
All the sponsors share the vision for Bonnyrigg, that’s why we’ve joined forces to develop the Bonnyrigg Portal,” Newleaf Communities General Manager Peter Williamson said.