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President's Message
Traditionally District Governors make at least one official visit to each Rotary club in their respective District. This past week we had the pleasure of our 2022-2023 District Governor Mina Howard visit with us. Due to the Covid situation this was again a Zoom meeting as it has been for the past two years with our official DG visits. Mina spoke about briefly about her background and her time in Rotary. For the benefit of all members, please find attached Mina’s biography that I’ve lifted from the 2022-2023 District Directory.
 
Speaking of the 2022-2023 District Directory, I have yet to receive a hard copy. However, the directory is available online which can be downloaded from this website.
 
 
We are populating the club calendar and this is an opportunity for all members to recommend interesting speakers. A more formal announcement is included in this week’s Wahroongler.
 
The Bobbo Cycle Classic event that was scheduled to be held earlier this year (cancelled due to weather) will now be held on Sunday 18th September. Dave Rigby and Peter Lorschy are the RCW representatives on the Bobbo Executive Committee, and you’ll hear from Dave and Peter shortly. This is a major multi-club event and we need as many members as possible to assist on the day.  
 
REMINDER: This week’s Wednesday breakfast meeting, 3rd August, is a vocational visit to the new Granny Flat Solutions showroom Pacific Highway Waitara. Members need to register via the Wahroonga Rotary Event Invitation that was sent out a few days ago. (please ensure you are booked in)
 
Details of the visit (time, location, etc) are shown in the Event Invitation. Wally Gebrael who is one of the founding directors was recently interviewed and here’s a link to the video recording. https://youtu.be/701wRlADfmE 
The following week, Wednesday 10th August, we’ll be back at the Warrawee Club.
 
  
Peter
 
News
Vocational Awards - Update!
Just a reminder that the submissions for Vocational awards have now been rescheduled to close 17 August and the Award event will be held on 7 September.
 
Copies of the Candidate criteria and Application form are enclosed below for your review.
 
Awards explanation and Criteria - click - here.
 
Nominee Application form - click- here
 
If you have an idea for a suitable candidate please download this material and forward to John by the 17th August.

 
We would like your assistance - Speaker suggestions
We would like to provide a mixed and varied range of speakers and presenters at our weekly meetings throughout the year and to assist in meeting that challenge your input to the spread of subjects and areas of interest is requested.See the source image
 
To assist with this process I have attached a questionaire for you to complete to ensure we are aware of categories and interests you may have.
 
Interesting speakers provide opportunities to bring guests and friends to your Club and enjoy the camaraderie we all enjoy!
 
Please take a few minutes to offer us your preferences - click on the link below!
 
 
Bobbin Head Classic - A Reminder
SAVE the DATE
 
A reminder that the postponed Bobbin Head Cycle Classic (Bobbo) is coming up on Sunday 18 September. This is one of our major events where, in conjunction with there other Rotary clubs, we raise over $200,000 each year.  The main beneficiaries being Lifeline and KYDS as well as over $20,000 distributed to our own chosen charities, the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter and Hornsby Connect.  
 
Wahroonga Rotary is responsible for managing the start and finish of the ride and the festival atmosphere at the Bobbo Village on Karuah Oval as well as providing road marshals for the arriving riders and Team A, which is the first leg of the ride.
We’ll soon be asking you to confirm your commitment to volunteering on the day as well as asking for additional volunteers to help out with setting up at Karuah Oval on the Saturday and marshalling and pack-up on the Sunday. 
 
 
The Annual Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival - is back!
Welcome Back to the Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival                 
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This well attended event is ready for a comeback after a two year sabbatical. It has become a signature event on our calendar in recent years
 
A call to action
 
Initially we have heard from Dave Rigby as to his requirements for prize offerings required to underpin the Raffle:
 
"................ we need Raffle prizes for the St Lucys and St Edmunds Bursaries.
 
 
We need five prizes that add up to a value of around $3,000. If you can provide a suitable prize, or if you have something we could follow up on your behalf, we would appreciate you contacting Bob Howe on 0411 186 722 or bobhowe37@gmail.com
 
Any questions or answers please call Bob on 0411 186 722."
 
More to come on other activities from the Membership team and the Volunteering rosters as we draw closer to the event.
 
 
The Wahroonger Village fair
The Wahroonga Village Fair is on again! 
Sunday 4th December 2022
Save the Date
 
 
Website is now launched:  www.wahroongavillagefair.com check it out!
 
There is a lot of activity going on behind the scenes under the stewardship of
Greg Starr and Janelle Speight.
Invitations to stallholders will be sent this week
 
The planning for the days entertainment activities underway -  guided by the very talented Sallianne McClelland.
 
Our sincere thanks to all who are contributing to this large effort in setting up year one of this popular event.
 
Items of Interest
 
The launch of the "Men's Kitchen" is scheduled for the 31st August
A new activity for men in Ku-ring-gai Municipality
 
Click - here - to read more about this local initiative.
 
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Ku-ring-gai/Ryde Council  
Reconnect - Home-Based Business Forum

A free event bringing together home-based business owners

When: Wednesday 17 August  10am – 1pm
Where: North Ryde RSL
Cost: Free - lunch and other refreshments included
 
Click - here - to access the programme detail and register.
 
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Latest news from the Mayor's desk
Click - here - to review
 
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Travel Notes
Heather and Neil
Château D’Azay Le-Rideau
Loire Valley
( Wonder who the Photographer is?)
 
 
 
SAVE the DATE
 
Our Christmas Party event this year will be on the evening of
 
Thursday 15th December.
 
More details to come soon but put the date in your diary now!
 
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The Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival 
returns to Wahroonga Park on
30th October 2022.
Click on the image below to learn more
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Our members will be joining the event with our own location
to promote Rotary's image together with the volunteering opportunities
and 
selling Raffle Tickets for St Lucy's and St Edmunds fundraising effort.
 
Click - here - to read about the event.
 
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An ideal time to bring a guest to a Rotary meeting 
New members are the lifeblood of our active Club.
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If you are missing your weekly Bulletin or
Club meeting invitation
in the myriad of emails received each week you will find both uploaded
to the Club website landing page for your convenience.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Matters
 
 
 
 
 
      
 

 

Homeless people are at a significantly higher risk of suffering poor health outcomes, including higher rates of morbidity and mortality. Streetside medics, a mobile medical service run by volunteer doctors, nurses and supporters takes a medical clinic to the street offering free health advice and treatment to the growing number of homeless in our society. www.streetsidemedics.com.au
 
Click - here - to enjoy the interview. 
 
 
Meeting Speakers
Aug 10, 2022
Club Assembly
Aug 17, 2022
Fun and Fellowship - Celebrate Left Handers Week
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 Club Events
Vocational Awards
Sep 07, 2022
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Bobbin Head Classic
Sep 18, 2022
6:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
World POLIO day
Oct 05, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival
Oct 30, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
View entire list
Club Sponsors
 
 
 
Marshall. Chan. Yahl. -
 
 
Social Media
 
Twitter
 
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Australia's First Breakfast Club
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
The Warrawee Club
1479 Pacific Highway
Warrawee, NSW 2074
Australia
Our meetings are currently face to face - if you want to join in person - please contact secretary@wahroongarotary.org.
 
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Rotary Club of Wahroonga, PO Box 13, Wahroonga, 2076.
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