Wagga Wagga

Popular Quality Wool ‘Wool Drive’ on again



The popular Quality Wool ‘Wool Drive’ is on again this year to raise much needed funds for Ronald McDonald House Westmead during the 2016 season and the company is calling on all woolgrowers to contribute to this great cause.

The charity wool auction has raised more than $150,000 for Ronald McDonald House Westmead over the past three years.

Ronald McDonald House Westmead provides a “home away from home’’ for families with seriously ill children who require medical attention and attend appointments at The Children’s Hospital Westmead. It relies heavily on community fundraising and volunteers to help keep it operating.

Quality Wool is encouraging all growers to donate wool oddments or any type of wool towards the ‘Wool Drive’. The company has committed to press, test and auction the wool free of charge, with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Westmead.

Growers can deliver wool to the company’s Condobolin, Parkes, Orange and Wagga Wagga stores, or Quality Wool can visit farms to pick up wool and clean out sheds.

Quality Wool is collecting wool through until December 16, 2016, with the auction set to be held in February 2017, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House Westmead.

An Opportunity for Enjoyment and Learning


The Rotary Club of Condobolin is looking for local young people wanting to build their skills in teamwork, leadership and motivation to attend a personal development program in Wagga Wagga.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a week-long program for people aged 18 to 25, which focuses on the individual, leadership and community. The facilitators are people who have attended previous RYLA Programmes, so it is presented by young adults for young adults.

The program, which runs from 13 to 18 April, includes a visit to the Kapooka Army Base, group activities and talks from a variety of guest speakers on topics ranging from financial advice, public speaking, achievements, risk taking and overcoming adversity.

RYLA aims to give young people the chance to come together in a supportive environment to gain a better understanding of their own strengths and the unique qualities and abilities of others.

It is about helping young people develop a network of resources to facilitate their development and using experiential workshops to develop their skills in teamwork, communication, motivation and leadership.

If you or someone you know is interested in attending, please contact one of the local Rotarians, Steve Mansur (0422842000) or Dennis Brady (0428285820), to further discuss the application process. Applications close on 6 March.

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