Here is a sampling of The Rotary Club of Hornsby many worthwhile projects.
There will be more information on here soon about our Kiva Loans. We are making a difference by loaning money via Kiva. Please see the Kiva site for more information.Golf Day
Our annual golf day is usually held in Feburary or March. This even grows in popularity each year. We raise money for our local charities at this event. The majority of funds raised goes to Hornsby Hospital and the Rural Fire Service.
Aged Peoples Luncheon
An annual event which sees about 100 participants from logal aged care facilities. Thanks to donations and help of our members, comunity members, families, and past members we are able to chaufer these aged residents to our luncheon. Traditionaly this event has been held at Waitara Bowling Club.
Our club's book fair, in Hornsby Mall, is another of our events that help support local charities.HGH Spring Fair
The Rotary Club of Hornsby traditionaly mans the Chocolate Wheel, each spring, at the Hornsby Hostipal Spring Fair.
Several of our members are in the process of refurbishing the park benches at the Hospital. A special thank you to Superior Sheet Metal for allowing us to use their premises for this project.
Various Cancer Council events
Pride of Workmanship
This year the Pride of Workmanship is going to be bigger than ever. We are teaming up with the Rotary Club of Waitara to make this an event to remember. This year we are including the HOT Awards. The HOT Awards are awards for outstanding students from Hornsby TAFE.
The Bright Spark Program (formerly the Shell Live Wire Program) is new to our club. This program is being revamped and will hopefully be in full flight next year.RYLA
Rotary Youth Leadership Award
Routary Youth Driver Awareness Formerlly known as You Turn the Wheel, this program raises awareness of high school students about the responsibilities they
assume when climbing behind the wheel of a car. The one day program not only provides sensible information about driving, but also allows for a relaxed forum for students to ask questions not only of the instructures, but of a Police Officer who attends.Tottenham Work Experience Program
Tottenham is a small country town in the middle of New South Wales. The Tottenham kids come to "The Big Smoke", as they call it to do a bit of work experience, see the ocean, and perhaps get a glimpse of what city life is all about.
Book prizes and ad-hoc assistance for students
Each year the Rotary Club of Hornsby provides monitary or book donations to many local schools, to be presented at Presentation Day. Last year was the inaugural year of the "Cora Award for Embracing Life", presented at Hornsby Girls High School. This award is to honor a former HGHS student passed away in 2007.Interact and MUNA
Foreign coin collection
Our Foreign Coin Program is our flagship program. We collect foreign coins at many locations, repatriate them, or sell them to a coin company. The procedes of this program go to support foreign projects in general, and Rotarian's Against Maliaria. To date we have raised in exesses of $200,000.HORNSBY ROTARY AGAINST MALARIA - YOUR FOREIGN COINS CAN CHANGE LIVES
Rotary Internationals' campaign to eradicate Polio by the year 2005 is edging closer to its goal. With this goal now in sight, it is now starting a new worldwide programme to research and hopefully eradicate Malaria.
Did you know that Malaria is the worlds' most destructive tropical disease? There are over 100 million reported clinical cases, annually, with more than 2 million people dieing from Malaria every year. Young children and pregnant women are at greatest risk. Australia is one of 40 countries in which Malaria can occur, transmitted by mosquito.
The Rotary Club of Hornsby in Rotary District 9680, and with the kind assistance of Thomas Cook Travel and American Express Travel, has placed collection boxes in all their Travel Centres that handle Foreign Exchange, Australia wide. Coins and notes donated in these boxes are regularly collected by our Club members.
We have members in our Club and the Rotary District who travel overseas regularly on business and who can exchange these coins for currency that is convertible and we contribute these funds for the fight against Malaria.
Over $150,000 has been raised in the past 6 years. Many Rotary Clubs around Australia will assist the Rotary Club of Hornsby will be participating to raise funds.
Aims of 'Rotarians Against Malaria'
To make people aware of the dangers of Malaria and to teach them how to protect themselves.