Rotary Club of Wahroonga

Chartered on the 25th November 1975

Club News
A wonderful opportunity this week for Sonia and Anthony at RYLA  2018 our nominations from Marion St Theatre and PCYC Hornsby. 
A rewarding day at the annual ABBOX children's week. We supported the catering side of the children's concert day--incl. Anthony Galea as guest singer and SANTA

We do wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


We are excited about a busy 2018 ahead of us --enjoy the variety of activities 


We thank you for your continuing support 



One of our new members-- Lucy Dahill--  is a wonderful community contributor through the many organisations and young people she supports. Lucy is also a very talented FM radio broadcaster with a regular programme on 2HHH in Hornsby- FM 100.1 

Below is an opportunity to here her in full flight in her own programme which includes a Rotary flavour--don't miss it.


A wonderful opportunity for one of our valued Rotarians recently to partake in an FM Radio segment hosted by the talented Lucy Dahill on 2HHH FM 100.1.
The show airs on Christmas eve and is a great listen--make a note to tune in on Sunday morning --for those that miss the live broadcast a podcast will be uploaded to Lucy's blog #stayintheloopwithlucy-share this post with your colleagues.

Listen to Lucy's introduction for this upcoming broadcast:

An outstanding group of candidates joined our meeting for the Annual Community and Vocational awards.
Their transcripts are recorded in the weekly bulletin 13th December.
Congratulations to Stuart Armstrong and Hugh Byrne and their teams for conducting the event.
A Vocational Excellence Award was awarded to Tony and Mary Macri--Hornsby Tailors (below)
Community Service Awardees below L to R
Steven Hopwood and  Lynette Ivimey ( Hornsby Connect), Alison and Doug (The Dish), Sue Owen, Sallianne McClelland( HKWS), Charlotte O'Connor (Peter Canisius House)

An outstanding meeting this morning as President Sue welcomed DG Peter Ward and wife Anne as they joined us for their annual visit; we were also proud to have one of our members Lucy Dahill's father join us. None other than Michael Crawford --visiting Sydney this week to celebrate his lovely daughters birthday.

There were over 60 members and guests who enjoyed the fun and banter from Jenetta Russell's Q&A session with Michael Crawford and PDG John Cameron's similar session with DG Peter. DG Peter was also welcomed on the meeting opening with a young aboriginal Knox student piper.


Our meeting this week was treated to a walk through by Joan Giacometti and Jan Cameron of the history and success of the Club's relationship with the Lotus Centre in Mongolia--which arose out of our involvement in that location in 1995 when the Club encouraged by the then Club President Bob Quodling and Phil Hinton  to bring to Australia for heart surgery--- a very sick young girl from Ulanbataar (capital of Mongolia) --who was the daughter of a local police sergeant and an associate of Phil Hinton's son Sean who lived there. 
It has been an amazing story of Rotary In Action!
Rob Ferguson thanked the girls for their dedication over many years in raising in excess of $200,000 for the Lotus Centre.  Click here for The Mongolian Story
Members were treated to an enthusiastic presentation from Mrs Anne Johnston --the Principal of Ravenswood Girls School this week--on some of the current day methodology in teaching young women many of the wellbeing strategies important to growing up in todays society. Anne's enthusiasm and knowledge of the topic was certainly on show.

 Ross Catterall's guests were Jim Overocker (centre below) came from Eagan Minnesota, a suburb of St Paul USA and 
Jonathon Darcy from Pennant Hills and the two are brothers in law as they married sisters, Jonathon has known Ross Catterall for 30 yrs and does orienteering with him each week.



A message from our Honorary Past Member @gordonfuller. Great to hear about his joint Rotary project.

"I do get the Wahroongler every week so keep up to date. I am currently working with Ann Prescott to join Uralla Rotary Club with Wahroonga for a joint venture for the Brave Centre in Nepal. I am seeking a District 9650 Foundation Grant to help with the project."

Well done Anne and Gordon and thanks to Abhishesh Poudel for introducing our Club to this wonderful project.

An energetic team (Anne Prescott, Jan Cameron and Eric Coonan) this week were preparing materials for #daysforgirls project to take in January for the #Bravecentre to introduce the concept into their #community.      Thanks to @janelledodd for your trainingAn energetic team ( @anneprescott, Jan Cameron and @ericcoonan) this week was preparing materials for #daysforgirls project to take in January for the #Bravecentre to introduce into their #community. Thanks to @janelledodd for your training


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    January 1, 1989
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    January 19, 1994
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