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NewsJune Newsletter- Community events and connections

June Newsletter- Community events and connections

There is a lot happening for you at Community Bank Darling Square this month. From art exhibitions to musicals and networking events, there is something for everyone …

Discover a wonderful world of art

We are big supporters of local artists and are proud to be running our innovative program where the bank is also an art gallery. We’d love to invite you to the opening night of artist Michelle Hallinan’s upcoming exhibition in July.

What the tree reveals: A solo exhibition by Michelle Hallinan

When: Special Opening Celebration, Wednesday, 3 July at 6pm.

Where: Darling Square Community Bank, Shop NE12, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

RSVP: Free entry, however RSVPs to the opening event are essential.

If you can’t make it to opening night, the exhibition runs from 3 July to 31 July 2024, 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

You can’t stop the music!

From your feedback, we know you love musicals as much as we do! So make sure you catch & Juliet at the Lyric Theatre before it leaves Sydney. 

Even more exciting is the fact that Keala Settle is joining the cast. Keala is best known for her role in popular hit musical film The Greatest Showman! Her shows begin from 19 June until 12 July, so don’t miss this one. 

Lucky Draw – 2 tickets to Hamilton The Musical

We’ve also heard that you loved the recent lucky draw for tickets to Hamilton.  The winner of the last Hamilton lucky draw has now been notified but we’re now bringing you ANOTHER chance to win! The upcoming run of Hamilton starts in July. If you’d like win 2 tickets to this musical enter here:

We’re a bank with a difference

Everyone is welcome at Bendigo Bank. Bank Manager Daniel Ye and the team at Darling Square invite you for a hot cup of coffee and a chat, freshly brewed in-branch by our banker baristas!

If you have been thinking about having your home loan reviewed, or if you are looking to buy, invest or refinance, your local Bendigo Senior Mobile Relationship Manager, Kelly Mak is available to help you along the way. Call (02) 9518 9866 to book an appointment at a time and place that suits you, or drop into the branch.


ArtSHINE Artist Cielo Alegre’s solo art exhibition of sunset paintings runs until 28 June 2024 (open Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm). 

Where: Community Bank Darling Square, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2009

When: From 3 June to 28 June 2024 from 10am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)


Breakfast: How to be a leader with Olivia Barry, COO a2b Australia

Sydney Women in Accounting Network invites you to a breakfast session at Community Bank Darling Square to learn from other women on how you can become a leader. Guest speaker Olivia Barry is the Chief Operating Officer at 13cabs and a2b Corporate Transport including Cabcharge, Specialised Mobility (including TSS), and 13cabs Corporate businesses. Join us for an inspiring session that will help you transform your internal dialogue, learn to harness the power of self-talk to achieve your goals and explore how you can align your values with your business.

When: Thursday, 27 June 2024 (7:30am – 9am)

Where: Community Bank Darling Square, Bendigo Bank branch, 11 Little Pier Street Shop NE12, Haymarket NSW 2009, Australia

Cost: $40 includes light breakfast

Impact100 Sydney Networking Drinks

Last year, we were able to make an impact on community organisations that really needed help. This was through our support of the wonderful program run by Impact 100. Now, you get the chance to meet the grant recipients and find out first-hand how donations change the lives of vulnerable communities, women and children in Sydney. 

Facilitator Dom Row, CEO of Homelessness NSW will introduce the two Sydney grant recipients, The Haven Nepean Women’s Health Shelter which provides crisis accommodation to women and their children escaping family and domestic violence and the House of Welcome, a support service for refugees and people seeking asylum, to be settled in Australia.

Nicole Shore, Co-Chair of Impact100 Sydney says: ‘Our partnership with Community Bank Darling Square stands as a beacon of hope and collaboration in our mission to foster community impact.

Their unwavering support, enthusiasm, and commitment to driving real change have been instrumental in our efforts to support Sydney’s most vulnerable. We are profoundly grateful for their dedication to shared values and their role in amplifying our ability to reach those in need. Together, we’re not just funding projects; we’re nurturing a community’s heart and soul, making a tangible difference in the lives of many. This synergy is more than a partnership; it’s a powerful force for good in our beloved Sydney.’

Where: Canva Space110 Kippax St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

When: Thursday, 20 June 2024 from 6pm – 8pm

Tickets: $20 each with all ticket sales supporting Impact100 Sydney.  

CASS Charity Dinner 2024

CASS Care invites you to the CASS Charity Dinner 2024, which aims to raise funds to benefit the Asquith Residential Aged Care Facility building fund. The 97-bed Residential Aged Care Facility also has 11 Independent Living Units and will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care and services, including meals and activities arrangements, enabling the seniors to age gracefully and happily.

When: Saturday, 22 June 2024 at 6:30 pm
Where: Rhodes Phoenix Restaurant (MM4/1 Rider Boulevard, Rhodes)
Cost: Standard Ticket Price: $130 each or VIP Ticket Price: $225 each

Donations are made to CASS Care Ltd., an approved PBI by the Australian Tax Office. A part of the ticket cost is a tax-deduction.

Way In Network’s 32nd Anniversary Charity Gala Ball

Join an unforgettable evening of elegance and philanthropy at the prestigious Grand Ballroom, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney.

Founded in 1992 by a group of Chinese immigrants to Australia, the Australian Huixian Association of Australia, also known as the Way In Network, aims to “cultivate independence, enhance self-confidence, promote connection and interpersonal communication, integrate into mainstream society, and serve the population”. President Ms. Jessie Xiao shares that their efforts developed from a small number of Chinese immigrant women’s organisations to a recognised charity with the aim of supporting each other, raising and donating more than $3.8 million in total.

Where: The Grand Ballroom, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

When: 22 June 2024, 6.30pm for 7pm

Cost: A$2,888 per table


Business Connections Breakfast at the Bank

Connect with your local business community at the next Business Connections networking event at Community Bank Darling Square for entrepreneurs and business owners in the community on the first Thursdays of the month.

When: Thursday, 4 July 2024
Time: 7:30–9am
Where: Community Bank Darling Square, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2009

Cost: Entry fee $30 includes great networking, breakfast and coffee 

Christmas in July

The Christmas in Pyrmont (CIP) community celebrates Christmas in July with a traditional Christmas roast dinner at The Pyrmont Point Hotel. Diners have the option of a stuffed turkey, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy (vegetarian option available), or a pan seared salmon, baby chat potatoes, seasonal vegetables, caper butter. Dessert completes the affair with an apple, rum and raisin crumble with creme anglaise or mulled wine spiced poached pear with vanilla ice cream! Come join us and enjoy the festivities for a great cause!

Mary Mortimer OAM, Convenor Christmas in Pyrmont says:

‘The Darling Square Community Bank has always actively supported the Pyrmont community. The Bank has given enormous support for Christmas in Pyrmont, our main social and fundraising event.  Not only was the Bank a gold sponsor this year, but it also provided a group of young performers for the entertainment program, and a lively presence among the market stalls. The organising committee of Christmas in Pyrmont are – as always – deeply grateful for this financial and practical support.’

Where: The Pyrmont Point Hotel, 59 Harris Street, Pyrmont

When: Saturday, 27 July 2024

Cost: $65 includes two delicious courses and a welcome drink.


Dragon Boat Festival

There’s nothing quite as adrenaline pumping at the thrill of a dragon boat race. And we are proud to support this wonderful sport, one that continues an ancient tradition right here in Darling Harbour. If you’d like to check out the video with all the action, please do click on the above image. 

Be a part of something bigger!

Our community keeps evolving and networks expanding, so if you are keen to come to one of our upcoming networking events, or have an inspiring story to share, reach out to us.

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