Gaolbreak Raffle winners

A BIG thank you for the community support

Raffle draw

The winners of the raffle are:

1st prize: Scorpion garden sculpture – Cath Froome

scorpion2nd prize: Fire pit with pizza oven – Richard Treminio
3rd prize: Historical books – Sandy Moore
4th prize: Colourful quilt – Deidre

Thank you to all our sponsors.


4-Way Test – 2015 Competition

Four-Way-TestThe Four Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

How often do we test ourselves with The Four Way Test?

At our meeting on 12th August, 2015, our Club were pleased to welcome Patrick Newton, of Oxley College and Lucy Barrett, of Frensham College. Patrick and Lucy were competing to go onto the next round of District 9710’s Youth Four Way Test Speaking Competition with students nominated from the other Southern Highlands Rotary Clubs.

Patrick’s speech was very moving, as he spoke of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, both of whom were executed in Bali in April this year.
Lucy spoke of applying the Four Way Test to the use of social media.

We were extremely impressed with both Patrick and Lucy’s presentations; Lucy just edging ahead of Patrick because of the closer integration into her speech, of the Four Way Test.

We would like to congratulate both of our candidates on their impressive ability to stand in front of a room full of people and maintain quiet confidence, a great projection of their voices and all the strong qualities which make for very good public speakers.

Congratulations to Lucy; we wish her all the very best for her next round.
And a hearty congratulations to Patrick on his impressive performance.

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The Rotary Club of Berrima District scoop Awards

The Rotary Club of Berrima District is 1 of the 48 clubs in District 9710 which covers a mix of rural and urban communities of the south eastern corner of NSW and ACT. At the recent changeover of our District Governor we were one of only 4 clubs in our district to receive a Presidential Citation.

Presidential Citation

In addition to this award we also received the following awards:

  • Service Award in recognition of Excellence in Community Service in developing and delivering the Berrima Gaolbreak event;
  • A Commendation for our contribution to Youth services for the Bowral Long Lunch;
  • A Commendation for our “Medical Aid for Oceania” project

A special congratulations to our Club President, Mr Allen Cupitt who received a personal award for Excellence in Community Service for the Berrima Gaolbreak and leadership of the Rotary Club of Berrima District.


Tent Cities in Nepal

Nepal Tent City 1Nepal Tent City 2

Tent camps like the above now exist in Nepal after villages have been destroyed by the April earthquake. The start of the monsoon season makes the need for better shelter even more urgent than before. Donations to ShelterBox via Rotary will greatly assist the delivery of essentials to people who need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of such a disaster. Each Box typically contains a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack. 2ST asks Southern Highlands families – “could we cope with this?”

Donations to Rotary can be made via BDCU Alliance Bank and online to ShelterBox at:

.Please donate now