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Rotary Club – Christmas in July dinner at Stroud School

At the end of July the Rotary Club of Dungog was host to Gloucester Rotary, Dungog Lions and Stroud Lions to a Christmas in July Dinner at Stroud Public School. The dinner was held in the original school hall building, and catering was provided by the Stroud Public School P & C Association, and raised much needed funds for Stroud School.

Principal of the school for the last eight years Carolyn Bowman was the guest speaker for the night. She spoke eloquently on the ability to change people’s lives for the better at the schools where she has taught over the course of her career.

After dinner guests were  presented with a challenge, divided into groups they had the task of building a tower with only the materials provided. John Walton presided over the evening and had the job of testing the height and strength of each tower. Exchange student Ida Antille and Bob Curtin of Dungog Rotary proved that the addition of cans of coke can make a big difference.

A musical interlude was provided by three brothers, James, Luke and John Thomas, and rounded off the end of a great night. The boys had their instruments destroyed in the April floods and Rotary used funds from its flood relief fund to provide replacements for them.

Overall it was a very enjoyable and gratifying experience, enjoyed by all who attended. Enhanced by candlelight when the power failed at the start of the evening. The decorations and atmosphere and the building itself enhanced the feeling of Christmas in July. So much so we are hoping we can do it again.

Rotary is currently distributing funds for flood relief to provide assistance where needed. If you feel you need assistance or want to know more about Rotary which meets at 6.30pm every Monday night at the Dungog RSL you can contact Bob Humphrey on 4992 1052

To read the article in full pick up a copy of the Dungog Chronicle – Wednesday 12 August

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