The Bridge Day was held on 31st August 2017 at the Northbridge Bowling Club and was a great success.
We had 80 ladies playing bridge at 20 tables. On arrival they had morning tea, with the bridge playing interrupted at 12.30 for lunch and the formal opening by Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.
Gail introduced the speakers representing the Charities to benefit from the Day. Janice Gibson outlined the impressive role provided by Marys House in supporting women and children who need help because of domestic violence.
Ian Burnett then described the work of Disaster Aid in international disaster relief and rebuilding.
We had 38 Rotarians, partners and Friends of Rotary work together to make this day happen, including making 280 sandwiches and cooking well over 400 biscuits/slices/little cakes. All delicious!
Our raffle was for some amazing prizes including a beautiful hand-made quilt, plus we had a Jewellery table with 20% of sales donated to our day.
The end result was a profit of $4,117.00, making the work involved most worthwhile and committing us to do it again next year!!