DIRECTOR REPORT – MJJ 2016
There are many Sub Clubs at Revesby Workers’ and they all play a part in charity fundraising, whether it be The Bill Bullard Charity, Bankstown Hospital, Legacy or the many other charities available.
The Bill Bullard Charity (named in honour of our former President) adopts a main charity per year to concentrate on so that they can receive a substantial amount of money to purchase much needed equipment for our hospitals and institutions. Over the years some recipients have been, Children’s Leukemia, Bankstown East Hill Handicapped Association, Heart Foundation, Whitehall, St Johns Ambulance, Bankstown Frail/Aged, CareFlight, Asthma NSW, Youth Off The Streets, Children’s Hospital Westmead, Tourette’s Syndrome and many more.
My wife Sue and myself, have been conducting a Trivia Night for 25 years with the proceeds going to The Bill Bullard Charity. With the support of the sporting bodies and the parent club, we have raised over $50,000 for those various charities mentioned.
The Dart Club have a social competition at The Sport and Recreation Centre (Fibro) the first Friday in the month, and the proceeds go to the clubs charity. This is a friendly game with children, accompanied by a parent, also welcome.
The Bowlers recently conducted a social tournament, a Bowls Charity Day, and along with the Fibro Mens’ Golfers raised $1,000 for the charity.
The Bowlers have another big Charity Day every Anzac Day with breakfast in the morning along with raffles throughout the day, a wreath laying at 1pm, followed by a game of bowls. This is capped off in the afternoon with a major raffle. All the proceeds from this day go to Legacy. This has been running for many years.
The Annual Terry Raper Bowls Day held at the Spence Street site raised $2,700 for the Melanoma Cancer Fund, this popular day has raised over $50,000 since its inception. To cap this off, The Bill Bullard Charity Committee are holding various fundraisers with raffles, bus trips, etc. There are flyers around the Club for all these outings.
This is a brief snapshot of the dedicated volunteers for our charities and our thanks to the members and visitors for their support.