Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Sunday the 20th March 2011 saw us run the second annual Teddy bears Picnic. A fantastic day out for the family with all procedes donated to Ronald McDonald House. Visitors to the Wagga Botanic gardens were treated to a jumping castle, face painting, finger painting, games, teddybears hospital, coffee, plaster bear painting, sausage sizzle and mini dutch pancakes. The weather was fantastic and the club raised $2000 for the Ronald McDonald house kids kottage appeal.
Science & Engineering Challenge
In an effort to encourage more students to enter the Science and Engineering fields, Rotary clubs in Wagga are liaising to bring the Challenge to our region. Students from local high schools will compete in fun hands-on activities designed to encourage students to think outside the square. The Challenge took place on the 1st of March 2011 with Wagga High School winning on the day, progressing to the next level of this national (+Singapore) competition. For more information, click here. We are looking forward to an even bigger and better event next year. If you are interested in helping sponsor the event please contact our Club secretary.
|It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it! Luckily we have some great members who turned out on a sunny day in August to clean up the area around the North Wagga Flats.|
Beautifying Gardens at the Museum of the Riverina
In May 2009 we helped staff from the Botanic Gardens plant shrubs and groundcovers around the front of the Museum. Our goal was to encourage bird life and create a relaxing area where members of our community and visitors to our region may enjoy the sights of our beautiful city. The plants are thriving and are a fantastic back-drop to the stunning bronze crow statues that are a feature of the garden.
Members helped supervise Year 11 students from the local area as they participated in a program designed to raise driver awareness. Representatives from police, ambulance and other community interest groups were on hand to educate students of the dangers on the road in an effort to encourage younger drivers to drive responsibly.