Rotary Club of Wahroonga

   Chartered on the 25th November 1975

 
Club News
Our bucket brigade gathered at the #sancarols-- a spectacular evening and thanks to the generous audience for their contributions to our collection in part to be used to add to our efforts to support family bursaries at #stedmunds and #stlucys in Wahroonga.
The club was delighted to have the use of the McWannell residence again this year for an elegant celebratory function.
 
The food (plenty of it) and wines were fantastic and members gathered around the pool deck for a jolly time.
 
Sandy/Barry entertained us admirably with carols and  music accompaniment on the Eukele from Rob Ferguson.
 
George Richards and Liz joined the evening.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Annually the club gathers in numbers through late November and early December to frequent the Wahroonga shopping precinct and sell Raffle tickets to raise funds for the family bursaries we provide at St Lucys' and St Edmunds special schools.
 
We had the opportunity to attend the Wahroonga Fair last weekend and 20 + members and some local school senior students from Knox and Abottsleigh joined us to sell tickets--we raised $1200+ to add to that raised at the Wahroonga Food and Wine festival and other weekends at the Wahroonga precinct--We expect to raise $4000+ over the period. Thank you to the Wahroonga community and visitors for their generosity.
 
See more photos Wahroonga Fair
An inspiring meeting at our annual visit to St Edmunds this morning.
 
The teachers looked after us with a lovely cooked breakfast directly from the new commercial kitchen recently commissioned to support the vocational training for the year 11 and 12 students.   Mr Jon Franzin Principal at St Edmunds. spoke eloquently of the successes with their 200 + students and new creative programmes to prepare them for work opportunities.
 
The highlight was the musical drum item proudly presented by a group of selected students--click on the pic below-- enjoy the video!
 
 
 
This week another of our hard working Rotarians has taken to the airwaves--Dr Anne Prescott was invited by Rtn Ian Stuart (Turramurra Rotary) to join him on his weekly programme on 2HHH 100.1 --"Rotary Matters".
Many of our current members (and wives) have been involved over the years on the ground in several countries associated with a range of International projects.
Dr Anne Prescott, Richard Jackson, Richard Pitt, Jo Karaolis, David Russell, Rob Giacometti, Jim Fulton and Joan Giacometti and Jan Cameron to name a few-apologies to anyone omitted
 
Anne describes the many humanitarian projects she has undertaken in countries devastated by natural disaster. The earthquake in Nepal, the tsunami in Sri Lanka. Education and teacher training has been her primary focus in helping these communities rebuild and recover. Other projects supported by Wahroonga Rotary Club include the Starfish Foundation in Cambodia, Didi's Day in Mongolia and the Kopanang Women's Cooperative in Sth Africa. Co presented by Peter Crawley and Ian Stuart --Rotary Matters
 
 
The Streetwork Event at the Hornsby Mall today was well supported by the local community - lots of fun with push carts and music to entertain. President Stuart was interviewed by Ian Stuart ( Turramurra Rotary) on 2HHH during the morning. Congratulations Lucy Dahill and her committee.
 

Click on the pic below to listen to the audio

 
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Our members this week were delighted to welcome our District Governor Susan Wakefield and husband PDG John Wakefield. Susan in her relaxed manner spoke of several District highlights including a positive message on membership growth and also shared stories of her unforgettable experience attending a Polio immunization day in a town named Nua just outside Dehli.
 
PDG John outlined plans for the 2019 District Conference in Newcastle and encouraged members to take advantage of the early bird discounts.
 
Susan also presented President Stuart with an RI banner recognition for our excellent Rotary Foundation achievements in the 2017/18 Rotary year --one of only two presented in D9685  for the 2017/18 Rotary year.
 
A great spot for members to mingle meet extended families and enjoy a relaxing lunch and a few wines --thanks Rochelle for the initiative.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Our members had another great day at the Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival at the Wahroonga Park--the Festival Patrons were very generous as we launched our annual St Lucy's Raffle day. Congratulations to Margot Natoli for her wonderful organisation for the whole event.
 
 
 
 
We have the opportunity to get in the mood annually to promote, celebrate and raise funds for Australian Rotary Health (ARH) and wear a Hat to mark the occasion.
 
Below some of our members showing off their decorated chapeaux in past years.
 
 
So we welcome you to join us on Wednesday morning for breakfast at the Warrawee Bowling Club 7.30am and enjoy the occasion.
 
Click the ARH "Lift the Lid Logo" below to donate to this valuable research into mental illness
 
 
This month Anne Prescott and her International team are holding a Trivia night to raise funds for our two current International projects.
 
We would like as many participants as possible to support the event and show us their knowledge skills!
 
Contact: anne.prescott@uts.edu.au
 
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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
Australia
 
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Rotary Anniversaries
Join Date:
  • Angus Robinson
    December 4, 1994
    24 years
  • Philip Easton
    December 31, 2002
    16 years