President's Message

On Wednesday we heard from Ellie Hoju, a food, beauty and travel influencer on Instagram. A web search described her as an Influencer, Content Creator and Digital Marketer. Ellie was full of information on how she works, how she earns a living from what she does, and generally brought us up to speed about the possibilities in the world of social media, a world about which many of us are either ignorant or just touch upon.

We were also happy to host visitors from Streetwork (Helen Banu and Sarah Browett), KYDS (Justin Clarke) and Jim Jam Music (Kylie Clift), all of whom were recipients of funds raised through the Wine, Women & Song event run by Sallianne. The Youth Avenue of Service also shared in the spoils.






Each of the representatives gave a short presentation of their work and how they intend to use the funds raised. It was a lovely opportunity to put faces to the organisations that benefit from our efforts.


This coming week Nazrin Azzizi will talk to us about her work with Afghani refugees. Don’t forget to register for this meeting.

If you know of anyone who deserves recognition as an Inspirational Woman and you would like to nominate them, go to . Nominations close 14 June. There are four categories: Urban over 30; Rural over 30; Young Inspirational women under 30; and Healthcare worker. This is a great Rotary program offered by the two Sydney Districts.

The Board will meet on Tuesday 11 June, 6.30pm at the PCYC. This will be a joint meeting and the last one for this Rotary year.


Mentie Knowles
President 2023/2024
Ku-ring-gai Chase Fun Run
IT's ON in 1 Week now!
The annual Ku-ring-gai Chase Fun Run is to be held on the 16th June - at the Claude Cameron Oval East Wahroonga. In past years we have conducted the BBQ for the competitors and visitors. The students from Knox Grammar School also take part to act as mentors for the disabled competitors.
Read more about the event - here.
Detailed planning underway - and tasks allocated.
Thanks to the member volunteers.
For members who are unable to attend, there is an opportunity to participate by donating Cakes/Biscuits/etc to a fundraising Cake stall operating at the event.
Your contributions should be delivered to me before the day ( our meeting this week) or dropped off at the event.
It's that time of year again
Some of our delightful gifts
Acknowledgment - Images by Ann & Janelle
Our Changeover Celebration
Time to Book in for this event
Please join your colleagues at our Annual Changeover Dinner at Magpies Waitara on the 26th June to share in the celebration.
This event is an opportunity to thank the 2023/4 Board, reflect on our achievements and acknowledge members' contribution.
With anticipation we look forward to Sallianne's team leading the Club in 2024/5
You can book for this event at: Humanitix
 Bookings close -THIS WEDNESDAY
Member Highlights
A Club Snapshot
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John Julius joined Wahroonga Rotary over 36 years ago! and he and wife Marie have been involved ever since.
He enjoys the people he’s met and the social contact it bought. Each week John comes along to the meeting and sets up the room and much of what’s required for the meeting, including member badges.
Before joining Rotary, John spent 10 years as an engineer at sea with various companies, rising to chief engineer. Following that he joined Lloyds Register of Shipping (founded in 1760) as a ship and engineer surveyor and served the organisation for 32 years, 18 of which were spent overseas (2 years in Bangladesh, 5 years in Hong Kong, 6 years in Bangkok and 5 years in Aberdeen, Scotland).
Thank you John for your contribution to Rotary, without which the club could not operate as efficiently. From your Club President Mentie Knowles and all the members.
 Items of Interest

Have you registered for the 

District Changeover
29th June 2024
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Lion dancer
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Ku-ring-gai Council
The Social calendar
Rochelle announced an afternoon at the wonderful Pymble Players on November 3rdImage result for party images
Plenty of time to plan your diary - click on the link below to learn more and register your interest.
"The 39 Steps"
Club Runner Mobile APP
Our Club Runner platform is in the process of a 'makeover" - a new version - "Nova" will be fully launched in 2025. This version will greatly enhance the system as a Club management tool with a lot of useful features; and will embrace other local Club information useful in the future for Zone 8 activity.
Much of this is explained in the recent webinar accessible via this link: NOVA
In particular I would like to draw your attention to the CR App which you can have on your mobile device and use to check on club stories and events and communicate with your fellow members by calling or text. I encourage you to download the APP as it will become more of an option for Club communications into the future. 
You can download this Application and use your CR login to gain access to the material: - Club Runner  APP - go to the APP store to download.
If assistance is required please let me know.
Follow us on Social Media
You can follow any Club news on the internal Facebook - if you would like to join either group let me know.
Rotary District and International News
A new story to be available each week will be in this location and channel stories from our District and International pages.Rotary International
Meeting Duty Roster
Reception & Set Up Roster
Members please register when you get Ron's email 
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please arrange a substitute and inform Ron Wainberg  
Set up/Take down
June 12thJ Grundy/R HoweK Broadhead
June 19thRob Hamilton/A DavidsonH Burne
June 26thChangeover Dinner at Magpies  Arranged by CommitteeArranged by the Committee
July 3rdJohn Julius/Barry EdmundsonJohn Cameron
Upcoming Speakers
Jun 19, 2024 7:15 AM
Social Media
Jun 26, 2024
Changeover Dinner to be Held at Magpies Waitara
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 Club Events
Ku-ring-gai Chase Fun Run
Claude Cameron Oval East Wahroonga
Jun 16, 2024
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wahroonga Rotary Breakfast Club 19/6/2022
Jun 19, 2024
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Winter Street Stall - Wahroonga Village
Jun 22, 2024
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 26, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Club Sponsors
Social Media
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