Supporting our local Community - recent programs
In late 2012 we supported a Reduce Risk Increase Student Knowledge (RRISK) program for 300 year 11 Tweed Shire students. With the to the over representation of young people in serious accidents, it addressed risk taking associated with alcohol, drugs and driving. Read the program summary here.
A group of staff with a big collective heart
It's not spoken of often or spoken out aloud but the staff at STS deserve great kudos for their Staff Benevolent Fund. The gesture started in the late 1990s & later when a long serving term team mate was diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2008, the Staff Benevolent Fund was born. It continues now, quietly helping fellow staff members & charities. The story from start to now here
We're doing something special. Giving Blood.
You can too. The Red Cross donor mobile next visits in May; Mon 13 912pm-6pm), Wed 15 (9am-3pm) & Thurs 16 (12pm-6pm). To donate, please call 13 14 95 and book now. Future dates can be found here.
In 2012 STS and a group of stakeholders including, Tweed River High, Tweed Shire Council, CONNECT Partnership Brokers, Inter Urban Arts, It's AOK, Tweed Shire Police collaborated to create unique community art projects to encourage and inspire local youth. Read more here | View the mural here
Supporting our local Community
STS has provided over $120,000 to a range of not for profit, community and sporting groups in the ClubGRANTS year of 2012. This includes direct donations (cash for projects), in kind which vary from product (food), vouchers (club vouchers-fund raising) & in house discounts (free or subsidised room hire, reduced event costs). See the list of recipients here.
Vietnam Veterans Day 2012
Saturday 18 August 2012, the 46th (our 8th) commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan was held under beautiful blue skies and warm weather with 150 or so veterans, their families and friends.
Fresh out of hospital following major surgery, the driving force of this service, Peter 'Davey' Crockett took a back seat while good friend and fellow Vet Vic Slockee emceed for the first time (rumours had it Dave would have gone AWOL if John Flynn Hospital didn't let him out).
Father John Darbyshire conducted a reading and prayer while retired Lt Colonel Brian Vickery OAM RAInf gave an insightful and moving presentation as the guest speaker. Many former serviceman joined representatives from the RSL, DVA, Legacy, South Tweed Sports and Twin Town Services Club in laying wreaths during the ceremony.
Others to lay wreaths included Federal Member for Richmond Justine Elliot, Tweed Shire Council Mayor Barry Longland, whilst State Member for Tweed Geoff Provest was represented by Matthew Fraser. St Joseph's Primary School Teacher Debbie Tietzel and her wonderful children's choir sang 'I still call Australia home' and 'Advance Australia Fair'.
You can view photos from this 2012 Vietnam Veterans Day service and if you would like a copy to email (low resolution) or print (high resolution) please
If your wondering how a Bowls/Sports Club and the Vietnam Veterans Day arose you can read the blog 'Remembering them' (written in 2011) that details how it came to that inaugural event in 2005.
Club donates $500 for GM54K (give me $5 for kids)
Peter 'Spida' Everitt of 92.5 Gold FM's breakfast show fame popped into STS recently. He's been riding up & down the Coast daily raising funds for their annual fundraiser 'Give me $5 for kids'. We were happy to chip in $500 and a quick feed. Our club members dropped another $200 or so in the can while remedial therapist Ben Saunders worked his magic on Spida's aching limbs! Click here for some pics
It's not just the grass that's green at South Tweed Sports
In the last 12 months the Club has installed a new Chiller unit for the a/c plant and replaced 380 dichroic lights with LEDs. This action has helped us reduce our electricity consumption by a whopping 283,000 kilowatt hours (16%) and saved your Club over $50,000. CLICK HERE to read full story.
Recently, we have engaged GreenBizCheck to audit and recommend further improvements to our energy, water and waste use and our recycling and purchase practices. If you would like some FREE tips to help your business or home improve and save $$$ check out their website HERE and click on FREE resources.
The ClubGRANTS scheme
The new ClubGRANTS Guidelines are now available. Applicants should read the new Guidelines to determine whether they are eligible for Club GRANTS funding. There are three funding categories under the ClubGRANTS Scheme:
Click here for all of the ClubGRANTS information
Helping out a friend
STS is proud to support once again Doreen Welsh and her fantastic support group Twin Towns Friends Inc with a $2,000 donation. Doreen won the 2012 Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year award for her 15 years of dedicated work. Read more here
We're doing something special. Giving Blood.
You can too. The Red Cross donor mobile next visits Mon-Tues 30-31 July & Mon-Tues 29-30 Oct (Mon 12noon-6pm & Tues 9am-3pm.) To donate, please call 13 14 95 and book now.
CLICK HERE to read past stories of community assistance