ODEEP - RCOD Partnership
The Orange and District Early Education Program (ODEEP) and RCOD have fundraised and organised other activities together over many years . More information can be found at the Rotary Showcase.
Harley Davidson Raffle
1st Prize: Harley Davidson FLBS Softail Sport Glide 2018 model, Twisted Cherry. Value $27500 ride away.
2nd Prize: $1500 voucher courtesy of Bendigo Bank Orange
3rd Prize: $350 voucher to spend at Blowes Clothing, Orange, Bathurst, Mudgee or Dubbo
4th Prize: $200 Bunnings Gift Voucher
And the winner was ...
1st prize: Ticket 346 - Michael Clout
2nd prize: Ticket 59 - Chris Fieldus
3rd prize: Ticket 355 - Christina Rice
4th prize: Ticket 168 - Graeme Fleming
Ticket were $100 each and the raffle is limited to 450 tickets.
Proceeds go to Orange & District Early Education Program (ODEEP) a Provider of early childhood intervention services to young children with disabilities and developmental delays, and their families.
The Funtastic Christmas Party
The Funtastic Christmas Party was held on the 10th December 2016 and proved to be exactly what the title said - a lot of fun! Businesses were encouraged to make this their Christmas party and many did. The room was beautifully decorated with a Christmas and cowboy theme to celebrate the Mad Cow band.
A highlight of the night was the Cash Cow giving $100 prizes to those who contributed their phone number after paying $10. People at the Party were very generous in buying gifts nominated by ODEEP from the Wishing Christmas tree.
There were three raffle prizes donated by Heifer Station Orange, M & J's Butchery Orange and The Parrot's Nest Millthorpe which were won by D Griffiths, R Hales and K Veitch.
The night was Funtastic but also an excellent fundraiser for ODEEP.
NAB Daybreak Rotary Balls
For 9 years until 2014, RCOD Members and Associates organised a fundraising Ball in association with various institutions, with the last two balls being sponsored by NAB. Money raised from the balls has been donated to Orange and District Early Education Program (ODEEP) with a total of over $400 000 raised.
ODEEP works with young people from 12 months to eight years of age in the Cabonne, Blayney and Orange regions and assists with speech and language development, ODEEP manager Robyn Brice said. The funding raised from the ball goes a very long way to helping us provide a range of programs that the government funding just doesn’t cover.
Mrs Brice said speech pathologists played a crucial role in providing the speech and language development programs and estimated around 65 families in the region could benefit from the Ball funding.
Auction prizes in 2014 included a helicopter flight for four to Sydney, tandem skydiving for four people, and a dinner cooked by Kate Bracks and Michael Manners for up to 30 people. Entertainment was provided by Sydney party band Jellybean Jam (proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group).