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Bookings are filling fast- dont miss this opportunity.
Please join us at Wine Women & Song: Dare to Shine on Saturday March 9, 2024.  Funds from the project will be directed towards Wahroonga Rotary Club projects, as well as Streetwork, KYDS and Fun Drum - a special project for adults with additional needs 
 
Tickets are only $85 and include a three course meal.  There are wonderful auction prizes, raffles and a variety of entertainment by local Youth.  Finally dance the night away with Total Recall - 80s Show Band.
 
 
A wonderful list of Silent Auction prizes can be viewed at 'Read More' below.
 
Thank you sincerely to members who have contributed prizes.
 
This event sells out annually, so don't delay in booking your ticket.
Auction Prize donation: bobhowe37@gmail.com
 
Many will be aware from road signs in the area of the imminent running of the annual Bobbin Head Cycle Classic, supported by our Club along with our neighboring clubs of Ku-ring-gai, St Ives and Turramurra. - 24th March 2024
 
Our Club's role is to provide a number of Club and Community volunteers for a sector of the ride and the logistics associated with Start/Finish location at Karuah Oval Turramurra.
 
At this point Dave Rigby - Manager of the Karuah Oval activity - is seeking your interest to Volunteer with the event over the three days involved.
 
 
 We are calling for Volunteers for the large number of activities needed to make the day a success.
 
Friday 22nd thru Sunday 24th March at Karuah Oval
 
Click - here - to register your willingness to participate and select a day and time slot that best suits you.
 
Thanks for your participation we will be in touch before the event to confirm your activity.
 
 
SAVE the DATE
The 3rd of March is the annual Clean Up Australia Day, and the Club will be looking for litter in Wahroonga Park, the Village and surrounding streets. Please help – more hands make light work of the task.
 
We will meet at the Rotunda at 8am and should be finished by 10am. Please let Ron Wainberg know if you can come. 
 
The Park and the Village are the heart of Wahroonga – let’s keep it clean and welcoming!
 
 
We learned during the week of the passing of our dear colleague and friend George Richards.
 
George was a major contributor to the wellbeing of our Rotary Club and used his journalistic talents to advantage to produce this Bulletin for many years. In the earlier days he generated a printed copy for every Rotarian and delivered it to the weekly breakfast meeting for members to read - he also attended most Club events and was always with his camera at the ready capturing the life of the Club for publication.
 
George also had a celebrated business career as a journalist at his beloved Sydney Morning Herald - notably as the Column 8 creator for many years until his retirement.
 
RIP George Alick Richards
 

Remembering George

Past member Steve McGregor sat with George some 6 years ago and compiled this profile for our records.
 
 
A collage of Wahroonga pictures of George's Rotary activities
 
A profile of George's business career.
 
 
An article by fellow journalist Malcolm Brown
 
 
Much can be said about George's contribution to Rotary both at a Club and District level - stories will prevail for many years to come.
 
Recently the District 9685 Rotary Youth Exchange Chair seeking input from Club Youth Directors as follows:
 
"The District 9685 Youth Exchange Committee is looking for a Secretary to commence on 1 February 2024!
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program provides an opportunity for school students to live and study abroad for 12 months. The program is coordinated at a district level by the Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, with students hosted and sponsored by individual Rotary clubs."
 
Bob, advises the outcome - as follows:
 
"I am pleased to say that Mariela Salisch contacted the current Secretary for Youth Exchange and had a 1 hour discussion with her. Mariela was then asked to attend the RI Offices at Norwest on Saturday to meet the Committee and Mariela was then offered the position effective 01 Feb 2024."
 
 
We all wish Mariela our best wishes in her new role and an exciting opportunity to work on a fabulous Rotary programme.
Community Promotions

Our Major Village Fair Sponsor
 

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The Wahroonga Village Fair committee has completed an
arrangement these supporters.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Week
Rotary Clubs Worldwide refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. Promoting Peace | Rotary International
 
Wahroonga Park Centenary Celebrations
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Welcome to a Rotary Foundation 
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Meeting Speakers
Katie Graham
Mar 06, 2024 7:00 AM
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange
Dave Rigby
Mar 13, 2024
Bobbo briefing
Ellie Hoju
Mar 20, 2024
Food, beauty and travel
Scott James
Apr 03, 2024
Knox Centenery
Ken Hutt
Apr 10, 2024 12:30 AM
Climbing Mt Everest for Polio
Craig Marshall
Apr 17, 2024
NSW rezoning and Development plans
Ann Davidson
May 01, 2024
Member Vocational Talks
Chris D'Arcy
May 08, 2024
Search for Dogs
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