Community

The heart of everything we do is the Manning Valley Community. From asset management, member engagement, innovation, outlet building, sponsorship and our desire to continuously provide the best quality products and services we constantly ensure that the Community is of the central benefit, directly or through association.

Club Taree is a Community asset managed on behalf of our members for the community.

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CEO Sleep Out

Club Taree CEO Morgan Stewart is once again participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The Hunter based event raised $117,000 in 2016, providing financial assistance to those at risk of homelessness.

Morgan is raising funds online, below is the link to his fundraising page.
https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/ceos/nsw-ceos/morgan-stewart/

Club Taree will also have donation points throughout the Club from the 1st June 2017.

Club Taree provides parkrun the gift of life

On Saturday 4th February the Club Taree Community Team headed down to the Manning River foreshore to present Taree parkrun with a defibrillator.

Club Taree is extremely proud of it’s association with Taree parkrun, and were delighted to safeguard community members who enjoy parkrun through this donation. The simple donation may well save the life of one of our community members or visitors.

Parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed event which runs all over the world. Parkrun is open to everyone from juniors and first timers to Olympians and octogenarians. Whether you’re young or old, male or female, fit or unit, able-bodied or not, you’re always welcome at parkrun. Parkrun began in Bushy Park, Teddington, UK, when in 2004, 13 runners got together on a blustery day and went for a run. It doesn’t matter how fast you go, it doesn’t matter what you wear, what matters is taking part.. Today there are registered events in countries all over the world, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the USA.

Parkrun was launched in Australia at Main Beach on the Gold Coast on 2nd April 2011 with 108 runners, including the great Ron Clark AO MBE in attendance.

Relay for Life 2017

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April

Club Taree is delighted to be named as the host venue for the 2017 Manning Valley Relay for Life. The event will be hosted here onsite at Club Taree on the back lawn of the Club. We are even more delighted that our very own Club Taree Community Team will be participating in the event and as such in the lead up to the 1st April Club Taree will have a number of fundraising initiatives in place to help us raise funds for the Cancer Council. We would love to see this event the most successful Relay to date, and as such encourage anyone to get a team together and participate.

Relay for Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Taree community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save lives.

Ceremonies:
Opening ceremony – Saturday 1st April 2017 at 10am
Candlelight Ceremony – Saturday 1st April 2017 at 6.45pm
Closing ceremony – Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 9.45am

Information session:
Come and find out what the Relay for Life is all about.

Wednesday 15th February from 6pm – Club Taree
Wednesday 22nd March from 6pm – Club Taree

The information sessions allow Relay participants to receive information around the event, ask questions, meet fellow Relay participants and discuss fundraising initiatives.

Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony

In August Club Taree became a Silver Sponsor of the Australian War Memorial (AWM) Last Post Ceremony in tribute to all of the local service personnel who have given their lives in service to the nation.

Each day hundreds of people attend the Last Post Ceremony at the AWM. It is a very moving and special commemoration of the sacrifice of our brave service personnel from all branches of the Defence Force. The online broadcast is watched by thousands of people each week.

Each ceremony follows the same format, but each is a different and very moving occasion, the daily Last Post Ceremony farewells visitors to the Memorial with a tribute to and Australian named on the Roll of Honour.

Each Ceremony tells the story behind just one of the more than 102,700 names of the bronze panels that line the walls of the Commemorative Area. It is a testament to the terrible cost of war that it will take nearly 300 years to commemorate every person on the Roll of Honour, and the Memorial is committed to ensuring that each story will eventually be told.

Manning Valley Cycle Club

Club Taree is delighted to partner with the Manning Valley Cycle Club to improve the safety of the Taree Criterium Track.

The Manning Valley Cycle Club (MVCC) is a long established cycle club which encourages safe cycling for all ages. The Club conducts weekly races either on Police approved road courses at Upper and Central Lansdowne, Wootton Way, Bootawah and Kolodong. Club members also compete in Newcastle and Port Macquarie. The Criterium Track (Crit Track) is utilised for races during the daylight saving months and all year round for training.

We look forward to working with the Manning Valley Cycle Club.

2016 Rotary Schools Spectacular

Club Taree is once again in 2016 a Gold Sponsor of the Rotary Manning Schools Spectacular. Funds raised by the Spectacular are used to support programs being taught and funded in our local schools by the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF).

The ACMF was founded by Don Spencer to provide musical instruments and programs for disadvantaged and indigenous children in Australia. Initially the program was taken into Juvenile Detention Centres and gradually it has expanded into schools. Some years ago ACMF recognised the substantial numbers of youth in detention centres on the Central Coast of NSW came from the Manning Valley.

For many years ACMF has taken its program to disadvantaged schools throughout Australia, normally one school per community. A decision was taken to carry out an experiment in Taree by taking the program to multiple schools. Currently the program is being taken into Taree High School, Chatham High School, Taree Public School, Chatham Primary School and Manning Gardens School.

Club Taree Turns Pink 2016

Those who visited us in October would be well aware that we ‘turned pink’ for the month to raise funds for the Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Campaign. We were once again delighted at how our members and guests embraced this initiative and supported the efforts of the Club Taree Community Team.

In 2016 the Club Taree Community Team ran a number of initiatives, and hosted events to raise funds such as the Pink Ribbon High Tea, the Pink Plate and the Wine Degustation Dinner. We would like to take the time to thank our internal clubs, our members and guests for their valued contributions.

A special mention must go to the hard work and passion of our Club Taree Lady Golfers who each year run their Pink Golf Day as part of this program and in 2016 they managed to raise in excess of $4,300, a truly amazing amount, that will make a dramatic difference to the Cancer Council and the programs that they fund.

The total amount raised in 2016 was $9,276. This is our third year of running this initiative and to date the total amount raised by the Club Taree Community Team for the Cancer Council with thanks to their supporters is $33,432.

le Tour de Taree 2016

After riding 3,519km over 22 days in 157 combined hours in le Tour de Taree, the Club Taree Community Team was delighted to hand over a cheque for $20,879 to the Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW. 

le Tour de Taree was bigger than ever, with the community getting behind the initiative any way they could. This year saw our Club Taree Community Team ride from Saturday 2nd July through to Sunday 24th July, mirroring the le Tour de France.

From day one out Team was determined to make sure we got over the line with plenty of time to spare, setting challenges, personal goals and fundraising targets along the way. In all 28 of our Team members rode, along with a couple of ‘guest’ riders helping to clock up the kilometers. Last years record was smashed with Kye making his way through to the leaders position. Kye managed three 100km stints, along with a whole load of equally impressive rides. Amanda rode the second furthest and Mal secured third place with his efforts.

We took the ride on the road this year, setting up in Taree Central on Friday 8th July, it was great to engage with the community and have a chat to them about what we were doing and why we were doing it.

We again took our riders on the road when we visited Taree parkrun on Saturday 15th July for a special ‘Show Us Your Socks’ Taree parkrun, which saw us riding our spin bikes on the banks of the Manning River.

This year we implemented another level of Community engagement with the ‘Show Us Your Socks Taree’ campaign, whereby we asked people to wear silly socks to raise a smile for sick kids, and of course raise funds for the le Tour de Taree. A huge thank you to everyone who got in the spirit of showing us their socks.

Our Team also headed out to Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW twice for their ‘Make a Meal’ initiative, whereby members of the public hose a welcome dinner for the families using the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Forster. It was wonderful to meet some of the families benefiting from the funds raised.

We were once again humbles by the support of our members, guests, internal clubs and wider community. A massive thank you to Manning Valley Automotive who kindly donated $2,000 to the initiative. Another thank you to Anytime Fitness Taree who loaned us the bikes for the ride.

We are so proud of our Team, and their commitment to helping support the community through initiatives such as these, and the biggest thanks goes to them for always going above and beyond with passion and enthusiasm.

Club Taree Community Team

The Club Taree Community Team is able to lend a “helping hand”, quite literally.

In May 2015 Club Taree introduced the Club Taree Community Team. An outlet for our Team of staff to assist the community through volunteering, supporting, fundraising, building awareness and engagement.

In 2015 alone our team donated a total of 598 volunteer hours into the Community, a feat of which we are very proud.

The Club Taree Community Team is a fun form of Community engagement, which lets us promote the ideals of our business, while reflecting our values, and building our Teams sense of community.

If we can help with a project, some fundraising, awareness, engagement or assistance please give us a call. Our Team is always looking for new ways to help different sectors of the community, se we may just be able to help out with most tasks, no matter how big or small they may seem.

In 2015 our Club Taree Community Team raised an additional $40,000 for our Community over and above our Club Grants total.

Contact our Brand and Communication Manager, Paul Allan to make an enquiry on the support of our Team.

Phone 0265394000 or Email pallan@clubtaree.com.au

Red 25

Club Taree has its very own RED25 Team with the Red Cross Blood Service. This is a unique program uniting groups and organisations around Australia to save lives through blood donation.

We are asking all elegible members to consider signing up to our RED25 Team – Club Taree. All you need to do if you’re an existing donor is have your Donor ID number linked to the Club Taree Red25 Team. If you’re nto a donor but are considering, all you need to do is call 13 14 95 to become a donor and receive an ID.

Our aim is to be the number one RED25 Team in the region, and with over 10,000 possible donors (members) in our organisation we think this goal is well within reach.

If you have any questions please contact our Brand and Communication Manager, Paul Allan on 65394000 or by email pallan@clubtaree.com.au

Le Tour de Taree

The le Tour de Taree is the Club Taree Community Team’s signature fundraising initiative. Raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW, the ‘tour’ sees our Club Taree Community Team Members collectively riding together to mirror the distance, time and dates of the le Tour de France.

Collectively riding on spin bikes in our Members Lounge, our team rides in excess of 3300 kilometres over a period of 22 days.

In 2015, we launched to initiative which saw 30 of our team member’s ride 3344km over 22 days in 157 hours to raise $17,566.15 for Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW.

On conclusion of the ride, Club Taree President said of the team;

“The le Tour de Taree has certainly cemented itself as a signature event for 2015, not only for Club Taree, but for the whole community. We have all enjoyed following the team from day one, through the 3344km and across the finish line. We are just so proud of their efforts, their commitment and their passion. Club Taree has a rich culture which stems from our people, not only from how well our team members work together, but also by how we manage to constantly rally the support of our members and our wider community. This event is a wonderful tangible demonstration of the ideals of a club, providing support, and companionship, promoting teamwork and engagement, and supporting the wider community through commitment with passion and good intent. We are delighted to have aligned with Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW, and look forward to a long relationship. Club Taree is extremely proud to have been able to supply a platform for fundraising and awareness of the great facilities, services, education and support offered by Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW to so many of our local regional and state-wide community members”.

The le Tour de Taree has been nominated for a ClubsNSW Clubs and Community Award in 2016.

Le Tour de Taree will be back in 2016, from Saturday 2nd July through until Sunday 23rd July.

Club Grants

Club Taree literally receives hundreds of requests for assistance each year through our Club Grants process.

Club Taree offers assistance to a wide range of community organisations, whether it be through continuous sponsorship such as sporting associations and teams, continued relationships with local charitable organisations, our tertiary scholarship program, one off donations to fundraisers, or in-kind donations to assist in offsetting the costs of fundraising or community engagement. While we do try to assist as many applications as practicable, it is simply not possible for us to support each and every request.

Generally we prefer to support community minded requests, which have a greater community benefit rather than individual requests.

Support from Club Taree is available throughout the year, and applications should be made in writing and addressed to our Brand and Communications Manager, Paul Allan. Applications will be filtered through our pre-determined support criteria, including overall benefit to the community, as well as aligned to the Club Taree values.

Any application should outline specific details of what the requested funds or donation would be used for, along with perceived benefits for the community and any marketing opportunities for Club Taree.

Address any application to;

Paul Allan
Brand and Communication Manager
Club Taree
PO Box 40
Taree NSW 2430

E pallan@clubtaree.com.au

Community Raffle

Each year Club Taree provides a range of support to our community, whether it be through donations, support, and sponsorship or in kind contributions. We are extremely proud of this support that we offer, and are constantly looking for additional ways to offer support.

In March 2016 Club Taree introduced the Community Raffle concept to its Friday Night Raffle. Each Friday we hand over the raffles to a different community group, organisation, and charity or project team.

Club Taree will donate any profits from the raffle to that week’s corresponding organisation, charity, group or team.

There are a few guidelines. If you are interested in raising some additional funds for your group or project please contact our Brand and Communication Manager Paul Allan on 65394000 or by email pallan@clubtaree.com.au

Sponsorship

Club Taree is proud to offer ongoing sponsorships to a number of local sporting groups. We are proud of the association with each of these groups, and place great value in trying tho assists them where we can.

  • Taree and District Netball Association
  • Taree parkrun
  • Club Taree Touch – Taree Touch Association
  • Club Taree Red Rovers
  • Taree Tennis Association
  • Cundletown Cougars Hockey Club

BreastScreen NSW

Club Taree is delighted to host BreastSreen NSW in 2016. We value the service that BreastScreen NSW offers to the women in our community, our members, our guests, our friends and our family. We encourage all women to make use of this service while stationed at Club Taree from June – November. We need to find the Taree 20

BreastScreen NSW Hunter New England‘s Visit to Club Taree

BreastScreen NSW Hunter New England was one of the first breast cancer screening services to be established in Australia and pioneered the use of mobile vans to bring screening services to women living in rural areas of NSW.

The mobile van has been visiting Taree every year since the early 1990s. It has always been sited on the campus of the Manning Hospital. Because of redevelopment work at the hospital during 2016 BreastScreen NSW has had to find a new location.

This is very important, as having one mammogram is not enough and women need to be rescreened every two years because breast cancer can develop at any time and the risk increases as women get older.

In 2016 there are over 3000 women aged 50 to 74 years in the Taree area who are due for their rescreen and BreastScreen NSW has a responsibility to screen these women.

Club Taree has stepped into the breach and the mobile van will be sited at the Club from mid- June until early November.

Breast cancer is a community problem which affects not just the women diagnosed but their husbands, partners, children, grandchildren, other family and friends. By providing a ‘home’ for the mobile van Club Taree continues to demonstrate its commitment to the community. This visit will save lives.

While Taree women have always supported the BreastScreen NSW service, with 5784 women aged 50 to 74 years being screened over the last two years, there are still 3000 women in this age group who have not been screened.

This means that about 20 women in Taree aged 50 to 74 years have breast cancer and do not know it. As part of the 2016 visit to Club Taree we need to find the Taree 20.

 

BreastScreen NSW Hunter New England Key Messages

  • BreastScreen NSW offers a free, high quality service for the early detection of breast cancer.
  • Breast screening can find cancers when they are as small as a grain of rice, well before they can be seen or felt. Most women who have their breast cancer detected at this early stage can return to a normal life after treatment.
  • All women over 40 are eligible for free mammograms with BreastScreen NSW.
  • Women aged 50 to 74 are particularly encouraged to attend. This is because screening mammograms have been shown to be of most benefit, in terms of deaths prevented. For women in this age group.
  • About 75% of all new breast cancers are diagnosed in women 50 or over.
  • One in 8 women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Nine out of ten women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history.
  • Having a regular mammogram only takes 20 minutes every two years.
  • It’s important, it’s free and it could save your life.

To book your appointment simply call 13 20 50.