Speaker Date Topic
Lucy Dahill Oct 02, 2019 7:30 AM
Capturing the art and beauty of memorials
Capturing the art and beauty of memorials

Lucy Dahill will be speaking at the Rotary Club of Wahroonga on Wednesday 2nd October, the topic Capturing the art and beauty of memorials

Gabrielle Crawford was commissioned by the Orne department to create a photographic record of France's monuments to the dead of two world wars. 

"When I came to live in Normandy I was taken by the number of war memorials there are - many very beautifully made with amazing detail. In the cities they were designed by architects. But in small towns and villages often they were paid for by local subscription: they're less grand and perhaps more touching. Often they feature images representing the ordinary French people who died when the Germans invaded or who were deported afterwards." (Author: Arts reporter, BBC News)

Lucy will be showing some of Gabrielle's photographs of these monuments.

John Julius Oct 16, 2019 7:30 AM
Working and Living Overseas as an Expatriate
Bill Bradley Oct 23, 2019 7:30 AM
The Australian Polio Epidemic
The Australian Polio Epidemic

Hornsby resident Bill Bradley is a well-known face around our Shire and has contributed so much to the area in the 50 years he has lived here. 

Bill was struck down by polio at age 14 and was stuck in an iron lung, not expected to live.

Bill is an active member of the community, and has made a wonderful impact by organising sporting events for people with disabilities.

Last year, his hard work was recognised in Parliament House with a Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Disability, and as the 2014 winner, he has been invited back for the awards this year.

Beyond his work in the sporting world, Bill is a member of the fundraising committee for Hornsby Kuring-gai Hospital, the Hornsby Homelessness Task Force and the Young Leos.

Despite the accolades he has received over his life for his tireless charity work, Bill says he doesn’t do it for the praise – instead, he just wants to help other people.

“Awards are nice when you get them, but you can’t eat them and they clutter your drawers… you don’t do this for the awards,” he said.

Radha Simhadri Nov 13, 2019 7:30 AM
Rotary District 9685 International Grant - Training for Disabled & Care Givers in Coorg, India