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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Club Sponsors (Click on Logo for Sponsor Website)
Easy Way to make Payments
If you wish to make a contribution to support the projects of the
Rotary Club of Wahroonga 
Donations to Shelterbox can be made here--click on the link.
Donations for the The Nepalese Earthquake can be made here
Donations for the Refugee Welcome Packs Project can be made here
          Wahroonga Rotary
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John Welch
    May 6
  • James Edmundson
    May 12
  • Leon Clark
    May 17
  • Janet Grundy
    May 21
Join Date:
  • Richard Jackson
    May 7, 2008
    8 years
  • Ian Cameron
    May 8, 1991
    25 years
  • Sue Owen
    May 12, 1999
    17 years
  • Brett Goods
    May 27, 2015
    1 year
  • Dak Baweja
    May 28, 2014
    2 years
News Feeds
Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
Club Activities
Club News
The meeting this week had lots of variety--we had Senior Constable Paul Godfrey talk to us about the effectiveness of the youth programme undertaken that the Club supports financially. PP (Waitara Rotary Club) Peter Kirkwood PCYC Chairman also attended along with the facility Manager Daniel Allars
A video link here can be viewed of the wonderful programmes undertaken .
Rtn Jo Karaolis spoke to us about the launch of her new book of her life as St Lucy's Principal--the official launch is on the 3rd June--and proceeds are donated to St Lucy's. See details and booking information here.
And members were delighted to join President Marlene in welcoming Abi Poudel and his wife Karishma to the Club as a new member. Congratulations Abhi.

At the recent Presidents meeting at the Hornsby RSL--District Governor Gina Growden along with International Service Director David Mylan, presented President Marlene with a Commendation for our hands on contribution and fundraising initiatives for Projects in South Africa & Nepal, together with a global grant to build toilet blocks in schools in Nepal, all of which were considered sound achievements. 

It was Wahroonga's turn together with Partners Clubs, Kur-ing-gai, Turramurra, and St Ives  to host an elegant evening at the Pymble Golf Club last week to present the Bobbin Head Classic Beneficiaries with their Cheques. President Marlene Carty presented the Hornsby Kur-ing-gai Womens Shelter Chairman--John Lockyer their share of the funds raised.

Greg Meyer addressed the meeting this week with a wonderful presentation on the competing dynamics of  internal Company business relationships.
Classified as the "Four Winds" --Vision--Strategies-- People and Results
And afterward Greg made a presentation to two Quiet Achievers nominated by Rotarian Dr Anne Prescott
Anne and Warren Pool from UTS here with Anne Prescott (centre) and Angus Robinson (right -Vocational Chair)

Over 600 people assembled at the Miramare Gardens Reception Centre on Saturday evening to raise money for the Youth services in the Hornsby/Kur-ing-gai District. The beneficiary recipients were to be KYDS, Streetwork, Open Heart International and the Wahroonga Rotary Club's many youth leadership projects throughout the year. The Novus Partners-- The Sydney Adventist Hospital, Phil McCarroll Automotive Group and the Wahroonga Rotary Club--hosted the evening.
Among the guests who enjoyed the evening  were The Hon Paul Fletcher and his state colleagues Alister Heskins MP and Matt Kean MP and recently retired The Hon Phillip Ruddock together with the Mayors’ of Kur-ing-gai- Cheryl Szatow and Hornsby- Steve Russell.
Funds should top $190,000 bringing the 10 year contribution for our collective Youth Projects to over $1.4 Million
A wonderfully successful event --congratulations to all the behind the scenes volunteers and to the Miramare Management team
Visit the Novus website for more photos and the videos presented on the evening from the Beneficieries

The who's who got together

A fine looking lot of hard workers

A Night to get dressed up

White Christmas musical--"Sisters Sisters"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Knox Pipe Band

This week we support Volunteer week  and encourage the Community to join our "Friends of Rotary" to assist with the many Overseas and Local Projects undertaken annually.
To join the Wahroonga Rotary Volunteer team YOU can make contact with President Marlene Carty OR Ian Cameron to discuss these opportunities.

After 6 months planning and fantastic community support the first delivery of the Refugee Welcome Pack's were made to the Immigration Support Centre in Parramatta.
Pictured here the team (with Council staff assistance) loading the Lifeline van.
                        Meeting the Settlement Services International team at Parramatta


Last Saturday the Club responded to the Ku-ing-gai Council request to assist at the Turramurra Hub Community Day--and we raised over $1100 for the Nepalese Schools Programme
Below Abhi Poudel doing the work of two?

Members Weekly Bulletin
               Social Event News
SAVE the DATE  Cricket and Social occasion
Wahroonga Rotary has teamed up with Abhi Poudel's Nepalese Cricket team to hold a challenge match
The Karuah Oval in Eastern Road Turramurra
5th June 2016
20 overs each team starting at 10.30am
followed by a Nepalese Lunch--$15.00 per head
Click on Event listing below for more detail

Jun 01, 2016
Mary Faith, Gallery Director
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery (Abbotsleigh)
Jun 08, 2016
Mark Rushton
2015 Volunteer of the Year
Jun 15, 2016
Scott James
Deputy Head --Knox Grammar
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