Huge Congratulations Rotary Club of Blacktown City and Inner Wheel Club of Blacktown City Awarded the Community Event of the Year for their Seniors Christmas Lunch and Member Manie Stalker a Finalist in the Environmental Citizen of the Year Award.
Every year Blacktown City Council look to the community for nominations for Council’s Australia Day Awards. These awards are recognised as our most prestigious and pay tribute to the incredible individuals who are making a significant difference to their community.
Contribution includes areas such as; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of the Blacktown community.
Community Event of the Year – Rotary Club of Blacktown City Inc.
The Rotary Club of Blacktown City hosts its Seniors Christmas Lunch in December. This event has been held for over 15 years wherein residents of Nursing Homes throughout the Blacktown LGA are invited to attend a free lunch and Christmas entertainment. This year’s event was attended by 280 people from 15 Nursing Homes. On the day they are given a Christmas lunch and gift from the Rotary Club and are entertained by professional musicians as well as children from a local primary school. Should the Nursing Home be unable to transport their residents then the Rotary Club of Blacktown City provide transport for them. Response from those attending and from the nursing home staff are extremely favourable.
Environmental Citizen of the Year Finalist – Manie Stalker
This award is open to individuals and organisations within Blacktown City championing litter reduction and/or environmental initiatives in the local community.