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Witmore Garden Project


Our Club used the expertise of members to assist Witmore Enterprises undertake a project that was of benefit to staff and clients. Witmore Enterprises is a not for profit charitable organisation that provides disability support services including employment to disabled people from the Singleton district.

The job consisted of excavating a garden area including removing a tree and placing 150 mm depth of concrete between a kerb and the existing concrete pavement adjacent to the main building. The new paving allowed the Witmore buses to reverse into an existing parking area and to discharge their wheelchair bound clients on to the newly paved area for easy access to the building.





Grave Restoration Project

Service to the Singleton Community

April 2017 - Our Club is undertaking the restoration of the graves of Singleton’s founder, Benjamin Singleton at Whittingham Cemetery and Singleton’s first mayor, Alexander Munro at Glenridding Uniting Church Cemetery.

Financial support from Glencore allowed the restoration to proceed.

Ray Robinson, John Arthur, Peter Brennan, Lindy Hyam, John Henderson, Barry Cox and David O’Hearn (taking photo) attended a recent working bee.






Lake St Clair Charity Bike Ride

11,000 big reasons to smile!

Singleton Neighbourhood Centre will use this donation towards their Opendoor@SNC Project helping those in need in our community.

A big thanks to everyone for making our first event such a HUGE SUCCESS!

A fantastic partnership between the Rotary Club of Singleton and Soft Cogs.

Planning is already underway for our next ride. Save the date - 3rd Saturday in August 2017.




Lake St Clair Charity Bike Ride

The Rotary Club of Singleton, with support from Soft Cogs Inc. and Mt Owen, Glencore are introducing a signature annual event called the Lake St Clair Charity Bike Ride.

Profits from the 2016 ride will be donated to the Singleton Neighbourhood Centre’s Opendoor@SNC project which will provide support for those who are suffering hardship in our community. This includes daily living facilities of a bathroom, toilet and laundry for use by community members and the provision of a kitchen to allow the Singleton Neighbourhood Centre to educate people in the safe food handling in the home and economic meal preparation.

Provision of these services will help residents of Singleton to maintain and build their own resources and independence, to help them manage their lives in a more positive and empowering way, to help overcome disadvantage and allow the Neighbourhood Centre to develop and implement a wider range of programs and social support for the community.

Like our Facebook page and the Lake St Clair Charity Bike Ride Facebook page for more information.



RYDA road at Tocal

Rotarian Ted Drayton as Project Manager ensured the successful construction of the purpose built road for the RYDA Stopping Distance demonstration at Tocal Agricultural College. Construction consisted of subbase gravel covering geotech fabric followed by a two coat seal with the first coat being 14 mm & second being 10 mm aggregate.

RYDA is designed for 16-18 year old students and is a series of workshops that aim to change the way young people think about road safety. As part of an interactive one-day experience, students experience braking at different speeds (on our purpose built road), devise travel strategies that will work for them and get tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.

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Singleton Rotary Club Santa Fun Run

We will be ending the year on a high with a Santa Fun Run in Rose Point Park on 5th December as part of Singleton Council's Presents in the Park evening. To kick off the afternoon there will be markets, wine tasting, food stalls, live music from 4pm.

Our Santa Fun Run will commence at 5.30pm. All participants are encouraged to dress in costume. Entries will be taken on the day from 4pm, but we encourage people to enter prior. Like our Facebook page for more information.

Of course the night wouldn't be complete without a movie on the big screen. At 7.30pm a Christmas favourite Elf will be screening. Bring the family and a rug, visit the Rotary BBQ, have your photo taken with Santa and enjoy all of the food stalls and entertainment.




12th Annual Rotary Cash Calendar

The 12th Annual Rotary Cash Calendar is on sale now. The theme for the 2015 calendar is 'A Day in the Life of Singleton'.

The calendars are always a popular Christmas gift with a lot of calendars purchased being sent to friends and relatives who no longer live in Singleton. The calendars are also a great gift for businesses to give to their staff as a Christmas gift. Each calendar costs $10 and only 1200 copies have been printed.

There is $3000 in prize money to be won with 90 daily cash prizes ranging in value from $25 to $500. Every calendar is numbered and has a chance to win a prize in each of the three draws which take place in the first week of February, March and April.

Calendars are available to purchase from any member of our Club. The calendar is also be available for sale at Singleton Square shopping centre. Just look for our cubby house raffle stand.


Road Cleanups


Rotarians Mary Deaves, Garry Hamblin, Adrian Garton and Bill Gee at the recent Wallaby Scrub Road Cleanup

The Broke Road and Wallaby Scrub Road Cleanups are a good fundraiser for our Club.

The cleanups are organised by Singleton Council, funded by local mines and are held every 3 months.





Men's Health Education Rural Van (MHERV)

A customised van built by Singleton Rotarian and owner of Customised Mine Services, Warren Deaves will be used to promote men's health around NSW. Warren has spent around 180 hours of his own time fabricating MERV and because of this the project cost just under $20,000 as opposed to the $41,000 originally quoted. Warren recently handed over the purpose built van to Rotary District Governor, Brian Atkins, in front of fellow Rotarians who gathered to acknowledge the generous contribution Warren had made to ensuring rural men can access the help and advice they need to stay healthy.

The MERV van is a mobile check-up and information service that travels to work places and community sites throughout the western area of our Rotary District. Men can have their blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels checked followed by a discussion with a community nurse about men's health issues. The MERV van is funded and manned by Rotary for the community and will be based in Narromine.

District Governor Brian presented Warren with a certificate of appreciation for the design, fabrication and completion of Rotary District 9670's new Men's Education Rural Van.


2014 National Youth Science Forum

The NYSF is a 12 day program that offers students entering Year 12 the opportunity to test drive careers in the fields of science, engineering and technology.  The program allows students to see how study links into careers by engaging with scientists from universities, industry and reasearch organisations.  Students gain a perspective of campus life and are able to experience science at a range of laboratories and workshops.

Please contact our Club for more information.


Girl Guide Hall renovations

The Guide Hall renovations, our Club's major project for the year, are progressing well. Our Club has donated $10,000 towards the construction of the wheelchair ramp with access to the front door, the replacement of the front doors with an emergency exit door and minor repairs of interior walls which were cracked during the re-piering of the building. The total cost of the work is approximately $23,000. Girl Guides have raised the balance through fundraising and generous donations from community groups, businesses and the local community. The ramp has now been completed with the exception of the handrails which will be installed in the near future.

We are now organising a Rotary working bee to extend the existing concrete path to the bottom of the wheelchair ramp and place slats across the front piers finishing at the ramp.



Youth Driver Awareness Program

Getting behind the wheel of a car as a young driver is said to be the most dangerous thing that a person will do in their entire life. The RYDA Program equips young people with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads.

This year 180 senior students from Singleton High School and St Catherine's Catholic College attended the program which was held at Singleton Show Ground on 7 August.

The stopping distances demonstration proved the most popular session with students surprised at how far a vehicle travelled after the brakes had been applied.

The last RYDA Program was held at Singleton Showground on 4th June 2012. In attendance were 158 students and 7 teachers who were impressed with the subject matter and the quality of the presenters. The day was judged to be an outstanding success.



Our Club catered the ANZAC Day BBQ for the community on behalf of the Singleton RSL Sub-Branch. The weather was perfect and there was a large crowd attending the commemorations. Money collected on the day will be donated to Legacy.


Try A Skill day at Singleton Showground

The Try a Skill day at Singleton Showground proved a highly successful event with Year 9 and 10 students hearing from 51 exhibitors who showcased their various trades to the students.

Our Club fed more than 400 participants with impressive speed and efficiency and have been presented with a commemorative plaque from the World Skills Organisation.

Cubby House raffle



Our 2012 Cubby House raffle was was won by a very deserving local family. Our thanks go to Rotarian Geoff Williams for his time and effort to construct another cubby house for the annual Club raffle.

This prize has raised an enormous amount for our Club's community service funds over Geoff's many years of undertaking this project.

Rotarians John Henderson and Ted Drayton with Santa drawing raffle





Guide Hall repiering

Singleton Girl Guide Hall is an important part of the Singleton community. The hall was erected on it's current site in York Street in 1960 with the help of various community groups including the Rotary Club of Singleton.

When the Girl Guides approached our Club for assistance with the repiering of the hall and the addition of a ramp to provide disabled access to the hall the members of our Club were happy to help.

The first stage incorporating project managing the repiering of the hall and rectifying the drainage problems under the hall has been completed.

The second stage of the renovations which involves the construction of a ramp and replacement of the old entrance doors will be underway shortly.

Rotarians Alf Braye, Barry Cox, Tony Groucutt and John Henderson with Tony's Tiny Digger'


We invite any interested parties to contact us for further information.



Rotary Club of Singleton Inc.
PO Box 94,
Singleton   NSW   2330  

President:  Andrew Almond
Phone:  0428 107 695
  Copyright Rotary Club of Singleton Inc. 2015