Rotary Club of Wahroonga

Chartered on the 25th November 1975

Club Information

Australia's First Breakfast Club

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Warrawee Bowling Club
1479 Pacific Highway
(Mail: PO Box 13 Wahroonga NSW 2076)
Warrawee, NSW  2074
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Grant survey shows solid support for new model
More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation's global grants have on our areas of focus. Among the key findings: 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model. Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year. Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects...
Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
Join Date:
  • James Edmundson
    July 9, 2002
    14 years
  • Ken Broadhead RFD
    July 22, 1992
    24 years
  • Anne Prescott
    July 23, 2001
    15 years
  • Chris de Zylva
    July 27, 2011
    5 years
  • John Welch
    July 27, 1988
    28 years
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Club News
Yesterday President Neil welcomed Jim Fulton to the club and PP John Collins seen here welcoming and handing Jim his membership material. Congratulations and welcome Jim

Recently our recently inducted Member Abhi Poudel introduced the Club to a new project in his home country of Nepal. The International team made application to District 9685 for a Grant for the Project and were successful. So below is a description of the Project which will now move into fundraising mode to raise additional funds to launch the training facility
President Neil McWhannell together with District Governor Bruce Lakin welcomed Stuart Armstrong to the Club this week. Stuart has up until recently a member of our sister Club in the UK Gerrards Cross Chalfont St Peter. We welcome Stuart and Helen to Wahroonga Rotary

A celebratory meeting this week as PP Gary Webb and PP Peter Smith thanked all Board Members and Volunteers who made possible the record funding generated at the Novus Gala Dinner in May 2016.
Over $190,000 was raised and the beneficiaries Open Heart International, SAN Australasian Research Institute, KYDS and Streetworks  joined the meeting to receive their share of the Funds.

The Club's 9 months of involvement with this project culminated at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower garden yesterday at a well organised Welcome to Refugees event.
Over 100 Refugees attended and community volunteers. Our participation was to man the BBQ and drink facilities--all enjoyed the experience immensely and we thank the Mayor Cheryl Szatow for her invitation to support the project along with our friends from the local Gordon Lifeline team.
A series of photos from the event can be viewed in the Photo Album here. Refugee Welcome Event

On saturday morning the weather cleared and the team assembled at Knox Wahroonga to off load books for the Book Fair 14th-17th July--well done team--overseen by Director Wendy Carver

Last Wednesday at the Changeover Dinner at Asquith Golf Club saw the culmination of a very successful year for President Marlene Carty.
The Club was rewarded as joint winners of the Best large Club in District 9685 at the District Changeover last week
We inducted 2 inaugural Honorary Past members Peter Edwards and Gordon Fuller and Ken Broadhead received the Ferguson Plate with George Richards the Martin Forrow lecturn award.
President Marlene invests Neil McWhannell with the Presidential chain for 2016/2017.     
      Peter Edwards, Gordon Fuller
                                                                   Marlene Carty , George Richards
     Ken Broadhead, Marlene Carty,
                    Rob Ferguson
                                                                   Neil McWannell - Marlene Carty

Join the Hornsby Kuringgai Womens Shelter --Local MP  Matt Keane has even signed up  -- click here to hear Matt's message --City2Surf team
Register here to Run AND/OR Fundraise for the team

President Marlene and the District Changeover attendees celebrated the Award for the best large Club in D9685 for 2015/16. We were joint winners with Lwr Blue Mountains.
We won this Award last in 2007 --Peter Smith's Presidential year.

Last week Janelle Speight attended a training seminar at the Ryde Council offices on the subject of--"Culturally and linguistically diverse" (CALD) people.
A report from Janelle is enclosed here below. "
Facebook has a new friend on Social Media! 
The Rotary Club of Wahroonga now has a Twitter account if any of you have Twitter you can now Tweet us @RotaryWahroonga 

Deputy headmaster at Knox Grammar --Scott James--described to members the caring indigenous programme conducted through the Boarding School establishment--guided by a very capable Wahroonga Rotarian Helen Clarke. President Marlene presented a cheque for $5000 to the programme.-below
  Scott James accompanied by Helen Clarke (L) and Angus Robinson (C)

Members attending should respond with guest and visitor names to the RSVP attendance Invitation.
Others friends interested in attending contact President Marlene Carty


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     Social Event News

The Annual Yulefest Social Event 
13th August 2016
Kerri's Home

Community Volunteering
Aug 10, 2016
Judy Harris
University of the Third Age (U3A)
Aug 17, 2016
Brian Wexham
World Skills Australia
Aug 31, 2016
Bhuvan Unhelkar
Global Rotary Experiences: An excellent growth opportunity
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  Wahroonga Club
July 2016