Sawtell RSL's Generous Support

Sawtell RSL has presented the club with $3,000 to support our Early Literacy Project.  This project which has been running for 17 years, provides local primary schools with quality Australian books for new readers. 
Pictured are Ray Baldwin, Treasurer of the Sawtell RSL and our President Peter Paff.
Sawtell RSL's Generous Support Roslyn Cousins 2020-08-29 14:00:00Z 0
Pride of Workmanship Awards 2020 Roslyn Cousins 2020-02-11 13:00:00Z 0
Movie Fund Raiser: Downton Abbey 2019-08-11 14:00:00Z 0

2019-20 Sawtell Board

President Warren Hollyman announced the Club's Board for 2019/20:
    (Pictured L-R) Ellis Nicholson (Vocational Service), President Warren, Roslyn Cousins (Youth Service), Secretary Alan Freedman, Mike Fayle (Community Service), Alison Williams (International Service), Treasurer Ray Baldwin, Vice President Rob Alford.  Not pictured Shayne Long (Club Service).
2019-20 Sawtell Board Roslyn Cousins 2019-07-02 14:00:00Z 0
Trivia Night 2019-03-14 13:00:00Z 0

Australia Day at Boambee Reserve

A Boambee Tradition
How did you spend Australia Day?
The Sawtell Rotarians and partners joined with the Sawtell Probus Club for an Australia Day BBQ Breakfast at Boambee Reserve.  President Ellis shared a variety of Australian poetry to add to the Australiana atmosphere.
Australia Day at Boambee Reserve Roslyn Cousins 2019-01-27 13:00:00Z 0

Helping out in times of drought

Posted on Aug 22, 2018
Thanks to all those members who have donated to the District
Appeal for our drought stricken farmers. Reg Pierce reports
“ I’m very pleased to announce that from information I have received
from District Governor Lorraine, we’re to receive $100,000 from the
Telethon!! We’re holding approx. $48,000 now, & the way donations
are coming in, I have no doubt we’ll reach the $250,000 mark.
A great effort from a generous people.“
In addition to donations, Rotarian Phil Makinson has been collecting
and delivering feed to farmers affected by the drought.
Helping out in times of drought Roslyn Cousins 2018-08-21 14:00:00Z 0

Ocean's 8 Movie Fundraiser

Join us for the heist of the year.  7.30pm on 7 June at Sawtell Cinema. Tickets $20
ALAN FREEDMAN  0419-357-864
Ocean's 8 Movie Fundraiser Roslyn Cousins 2018-05-14 14:00:00Z 0
Trivia Fundraiser, 18th May 2018-04-10 14:00:00Z 0

Less swampy scouting

Posted by Roslyn Cousins on Feb 24, 2018

Thanks to Ray Ellicott Concreting, Hy-tec Concrete and Felto's concrete line pumping for completing the concrete pad at the Scout Hall on Monday morning, all at special discounted rates. Brycker Hire supplied a Bobcat on Saturday to complete drainage works, again at discounted rates. A big thanks to those businesses.  Pictured are Ellis Nicholson and Pat Magann working with Brad Gosling and his crew.  For photos from start to finish see the photo album on the home page. 

Less swampy scouting Roslyn Cousins 2018-02-23 13:00:00Z 0
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That palm tree didn't stand a chance

Posted on Jan 29, 2018
The Club provided the man power to clear up the gardens at the Legacy Apartments in Lyons Road.  Pictured are Phil Makinson and Shayne Long tackling a palm tree.
That palm tree didn't stand a chance Roslyn Cousins 2018-01-28 13:00:00Z 0

Sawtell Super Family Fun Day

Posted on Jan 12, 2018
A Sawtell tradition since 1920, and undeterred by their celebrations the night before, the Club served up mountains of egg and bacon rolls at the New Year's Day Family Fun Day. Pictured are second shift cooks Bob Dorrell and Tony Hodgson.
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Sawtell Rotary Supports ShelterBox

Posted by Roslyn Cousins on Dec 29, 2017
As part of the Rotary Club of Sawtell's commitment to International Service,  funds were donated to assist the disaster relief organisation ShelterBox. In 2016/17 ShelterBoxes were distributed in Mozambique following Cyclone Dineo and in Haiti following Cyclone Matthew.
Sawtell Rotary Supports ShelterBox Roslyn Cousins 2017-12-28 13:00:00Z 0

Monitoring babies' heart rates

From the Coffs Coast Advocate, 16th November 2012

Rotary aid mums with $25,000 'baby bonus' for hospital

COFFS Harbour Base Hospital's maternity unit is set to benefit from the purchase of specialist equipment worth more than $25,000.

The purchases have been made possible by the fundraising efforts of members of the Rotary Club of Sawtell.

Acting midwifery unit manager Sonia Parker said the Rotary Club's efforts enabled the hospital to purchase a cardiotocograph monitor (CTG).

"Its function is to monitor the baby's heart rate when a woman comes into hospital for an assessment during her pregnancy or whilst in labour to monitor the baby's heart rate in comparison to the woman's contractions," Ms Parker said.

"The many benefits of the monitor include assisting staff to manage any complications, to monitor twins at the same time and to allow the woman to move about with the monitor on thanks to wireless technology."

While it was a big fundraising task for the small Rotary Club, the members took to the challenge in earnest, organising barbecues, golf days, a cycle challenge and the club's new venture, the Big Dig, on Sawtell Beach.

The club's past president, Terry Smith, said the club was thrilled to be able to present the CTG monitor to the maternity unit.

"When we heard about the need for this equipment we decided to take the project on as a major fundraiser," Mr Smith said.

"We just got straight down to work."

Ms Parker said the maternity unit was grateful for the generous donation.

"The Rotary Club of Sawtell has put in such an amazing effort with its community fundraising activities," she said.

"This equipment will be used regularly in the maternity unit and will be a great asset to the hospital for years to come."

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Sawtell Clock Tower

Posted by Roslyn Cousins on Dec 08, 2017
On 5th August, 2008, the Sawtell Rotary Clock Tower was unveiled at a ceremony after five years of planning, design, fundraising, manufacturing and construction. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sawtell, the project was a true community project, involving  members of the Sawtell community, Coffs Harbour City Council, the Sawtell Progress Association, Sawtell Public School students, Bishop Druitt College students, and many local consultants and contractors. WE Smith Engineering donated most materials and fabricated the tower.
Sawtell Clock Tower Roslyn Cousins 2017-12-07 13:00:00Z 0

Getting a vein the first time

Posted by Roslyn Cousins on Dec 06, 2017


Club Secretary, Alan Freedman, is pictured with Paediatric Nurse Linda Hammond from the Coffs Harbour Hospital. The club has donated a vein finder and other equipment to help improve the treatment of their young patients.  Linda commended the tiny vein finder (1/4 the size of a golf ball) as very small children's hands will naturally curve around it.  "It's best for everyone if the doctor can lodge a needle in the vein the first time.  Better for the nurse holding the child.  Better for the mother and much better for the little one.  Thanks to the Rotary Club of Sawtell for continuing to support our work with young children".


Getting a vein the first time Roslyn Cousins 2017-12-05 13:00:00Z 0

Helping in Haiti

Posted by Roslyn Cousins on Nov 05, 2017

Guest speakers Cheryl and John Ward spoke about Frontier Projects ongoing work with a school and orphanage in Haiti.

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