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Music at St John’s proudly presents The Sydney Welsh Choir

St Johns Uniting Church in Wahroonga, Sunday September 8th, 2019  from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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A feast of Welsh and traditional music by the Sydney Welsh Choir at St John's Uniting Church, Wahroonga.

This is a joint initiative of the Rotary Club of Wahroonga and St John's Uniting Church Wahroonga. Contact Sue Owen on Mobile: 0407 920 467 or Email:
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The Film “Ride Like a Girl”

In support of Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign
Event Cinemas in Hornsby, Sunday 15th September from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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"Ride Like a Girl’ is the inspirational true story of Michele Payne - the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Our Special guest for this film event is Martin McGrath, one of Australia’s most experienced cinematographers who will speak about the film and working with director Rachel Griffiths, the challenges and highlights of shooting the film, and he will bring some special footage as well.
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On December 7th 2016, Dick and Pip Smith visited the Rotary Club of Wahroonga (WRC). Dick was introduced to the club by WRC Charter Member Rob Ferguson, they had both been at school together at the Roseville Primary school. The major surprise of the morning came when Dick produced a cheque and donated $1 million to Rotary.

The money was used to set up Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG) with the aim to aid disadvantaged members of the Australian community irrespective of their location within Australia. Since then, RACG has received matching grants and as a result $2.5 million has delivered numerous projects that have benefited local individuals and communities.

Last Wednesday, the 7th August, PDG John Cameron and WRC President Doug Reid attended another event with Dick and Pip Smith. Once again Dick produced a check for $1 million and donated it to Rotary.

Here are Pip and Dick Smith with John Cameron, Lindsay May and Doug Reid
After the event, as John and Doug travelled back home on the train they reflected that they were possible two of only seven people who have witnessed Dick and Pip handing over $2 million to Rotary, with Dick and Pip being two of the seven!
Another inspirational day at the Rotary office.
On Thursday the 1st August we celebrated the official charter of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Rotaract Club. The club for 18-30 year olds, celebrated the launch of their club at the Blue Gum Hotel, surrounded by Rotarians, fellow Rotaracters, friends and family.
President Joshua McKenna is presented with the Charter Certificate from President past Stuart Armstrong
Of special mention, present on the night were District 9685 District Governor Kalma McLellan, Past District Governor Susan Wakefield and husband John, District Governor Elect David Clark, District 9670 District Governor Graeme Hooper and wife Sue, District 9670 Past District Governor Greg Bevan and wife Lorraine as well as Rotarians and Rotaracters from Wahroonga, St Ives, Castle Hill, Rutherford-Telarah.
The 13 charter members of the club are Joshua, Tiana, Bill, Charlotte, Justin, Emily, Audrey, Rosie, Phoebe, Dave, Harry, Sianne and Elise.
The Rotaract club also took the charter night as an opportunity to raise $1022 for their club and the Black Dog Institute, supporting mental health research and education, an area they are passionate about supporting. The Rotaractors are looking forward to becoming more active in the local community and finding ways to support mental health and youth in our local area.
If you know a young person who might be interested in joining the Rotaract Club, please put them in touch with the club via their Facebook page ‘Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Rotaract Club’ or via email
Amanda Firkins (Rotary) and Charlotte Weatherall (HK Rotaract) 
Group Photo: HK Rotaract, 
Bill Chen, Charlotte Weatherall and Tiana Jarmyn, 
District Governor Kalma  McLennan and Harry Steer  
Youth Committee Wahroonga Rotary Club, Lucy Dahill, Phillip Comfort, Carol & Bob Howe and Jim Fulton
Upcoming Events
Meeting Speakers
Jim Fulton
Sep 04, 2019
How the Scots Invented the Modern World
How the Scots Invented the Modern World

Jim will cover the true Story of how Western Europe's poorest nation created our world and everything in it.

To many of us have Scottish heritage this story will come as no surprise!

A Visit to Scotland

Oscar Akparanta
Sep 18, 2019
Nigeria – the “Giant of Africa”
  Wahroonga Club
August 2019
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Rotary Anniversaries
Join Date:
  • Steve McGregor
    August 2, 1991
    28 years
  • Sandy van Dijk
    August 4, 2004
    15 years
  • Alister Henskens
    August 12, 2015
    4 years
  • Kerri Hodge
    August 29, 2012
    7 years
  • Phill Comfort
    August 30, 1994
    25 years