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Gordon Waterhouse Memorial Music Scholarship 6 June 2023

TUESDAY 6 JUNE 2023, 6.30 PM FOR 7.00 PM
This annual scholarship was inaugurated in memory of Gordon Waterhouse, a highly esteemed member of the Rotary Club of Chatswood, who dedicated his life to both music and service above self.
The scholarship honours Gordon’s memory and provides an opportunity for the young musicians to be recognised for their performance excellence, citizenship and their service to music within their school. The Scholarship also raises awareness of Rotary among our young citizens and fosters Rotary ideals of service.
Participating schools nominate a student at a high performance level who makes an outstanding contribution to the school in both music and service. The schools participating are Chatswood High, Killara High, Mercy Catholic College, Roseville College, Shore School, St Puis X College, Willoughby Girls.
An expert panel interview each of the students prior to the performance and makes an Award on both the performance and the interview. The selected student receives an award of $2,000 to further their music education, and each finalist receives an award of $200.
The importance of having an audience
The Award provides a very valuable public performance opportunity for students – for many of whom this may their very first public performance in a professional venue. Rotarians, partners and guests make an important contribution to the evening by attending and being an appreciative audience.
Venue; The Zenith Theatre on the corner of Railway and McIntosh Streets, Chatswood – that is the western side of the railway.
Parking; Street parking in both Railway and McIntosh Streets. Theatre parking underground, access off McIntosh Street. Tickets can be stamped for a discount at the Box Office.
Admission is free; Guests are welcome to attend an enjoyable concert at a high standard of performance.
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Walk for Ana Paula - 19 October 2020

The Rotary Club of Chatswood Roseville Inc. is pleased to support David's "Walk for Ana Paula" and we wish him well with his endeavour to raise $10,000 for Timor Leste Dental Program.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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