Roaring ’20s Rotary fundraiser

Enjoy the fun fashion and music of the Roaring '20s

The “roaring ‘20s”, that wild time of glamour, freedom and colourful criminal characters, will be revisited at a sparkling event in Umina in October, with tickets now on sale.

Brought to you by Rotary Brisbane Water, the 1920s Shindig will highlight the era Sydney-style, focusing on tales of the “Razor Gang’s” Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh, who ruled in their world of sly grog shops, prostitution and illicit drugs.

But, for law-abiding citizens, there was the fun side of the uninhibited era where people let their hair down after the austerity of World War 1.

There was wild fashion for women, just perfect for the jazz-time dancing such as the frenetic Charleston, and sharp suits and trilby hats for the gentlemen.

Rotary Brisbane Water will hold the major fund-raising event at Ocean Beach Surf Club from 6pm on Saturday, October 29.

Apart from music and tales from the era, there will be magic and a three course dinner.

Club president, Cherie Simpson, said the night would be a good way to enjoy the frivolity of the 1920s, amid the tough times we are facing in the 2020s.

“So come on and let’s enjoy ourselves, dress the part and let your hair down,” Simpson said.

“Money raised will go towards local youth projects and other Rotary causes.”

There will be prizes, raffles and a silent auction.

Check out Rotary Brisbane Water Facebook page for details and book tickets at

Media release, Jul 12
Rotary Brisbane Water