Rotary Club of Wahroonga

Chartered on the 25th November 1975

 
Club News

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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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
Australia
 
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  • Angus Robinson
    December 4, 1994
    23 years