President's Message
With the Novus Foundation Gala Dinner fast approaching, it was appropriate to invite the recipients to our breakfast meeting. Representatives from Streetwork, Be Centre and Stepping Stone House came along. Whilst many of us have previously met Helen Banu (Streetwork), it was good to meet Michelle Carlyle (Be Centre) and Tanya Jackson-Vaughn (Stepping Stone House).
I feel we are all much better informed following their brief and informative presentations. Michelle joined us for coffee in the Village after the meeting.
Peter K, Michelle, Tanya, Peter S, Helen, David R
Along with a few of our members, I attended the first session of District Assembly on Sunday 1st may at the Castle Hill RSL. Our incoming District Governor, Mina Howard, gave an address and compared her Rotary journey with some of the amazing treks she has been on; preparation, challenges, setbacks, rewards, etc. Mina has a long history of involvement with emergency services and her close connection with Shane Fitzsimmons AO AFSM who is now Commissioner of Resilience NSW. Shane Fitzsimmons attended the meeting and gave a keynote address. This was recorded by a Rotarian and posted on social media. Here’s a link to the video 
As previously mentioned, upgrade of the new footpath is now complete and open to the public. Ku-ring-gai Council advises the outcome is a result of the strong partnership with TfNSW and their commitment to the project. This project will now be closed out.
The next phase of the laneway project which includes gardening and artwork, is being progressed with Council and Telstra.
This week we will have one of PP Neil McWhannell’s world class Five Star Fellowship interviews with one of our long-serving and highly respected members
Special Olympics Ku-ring-gai Chase Fun Run

Wahroonga Rotary Youth Committee will provide a BBQ for the Special Olympics Fun Run event which will be held at Claude Cameron Grove, East Wahroonga.

Cnr Westbrook and Kintore St in East Wahroonga
Sunday the 29th May from 7.30am
It is a transformative experience for the many young people who will be attending to  gain insight into the challenges (and joys) of the families of children with special needs.  In past years there has been assistance from Knox Boarders (119) and Knox Day Boys (250) to support the Special Needs runners and to add to the fundraising.
Please join in the fun and if you would like to Volunteer  - Click - here.
Environmental news and activities

Have you started ticking off the 5 challenges in the
Environment Action Countdown Calendar?
In celebration of the UN’s World Environment Day and Rotary’s End Plastic Soup Day, District 9685 has launched the Environment Action Weekend, 4th & 5th June 2022.  You are encouraged to undertake the challenges individually, with your family or Rotary mates.
On completion, register your activities here to receive the Certificate of Recognition from the District, and win your chance to enter an exciting raffle
Click on the image to the left for a larger version.
Click  HERE for more information
A Ku-ring-gai Council sponsored initiative. 
Free clothing and linen collection at the St Ives Showground  
Saturday 22nd May (10am - 3pm)
This is a drive-through event so please stay in your vehicle while the team pick up your goods.
Click - here - to read more.
Listen to the "Rotary Matters" interview below with Jeremy Wright AM,
Rotary District Governor D9675
about their upcoming Rotary Webinar.
Items of Interest
Below a lovely Terrarium display organised by
Rtn Anshu Saxena
Anshu has donated several to the Club for their fundraising efforts and for
members to order for special occasions. 
Thanks Anshu.
You may remember Rochelle's appeal for the wonderful road trip
she and Jonathon are taking this month. 
 8th to the 13th May 2022 - the event starts in Mildura today.
You may like to follow the exploits of our intrepid travelers
Click - here  (to be updated during the week)
See the source image
To all our Rotary Mothers
Our friends at St Edmund's College
are holding a fundraiser at Miramare Gardens.
Silver Lining Ball 
Saturday 18th June
Details below - click on the image to enlarge.
District Changeover
is at Hornsby RSL Saturday
2 July 6.30 for 7pm.
Dress in Cocktail wear/ Coat & Tie.
We look forward to celebrating your success and hand over your District in good shape to 
District Governor Elect Mina Howard
From the Mayor's Desk
Click - here.
Meeting Duty Roster
Reception & Set Up Roster
If you are unable to attend any day please arrange a substitute and inform Len Stanley at or 0420 849 017.
Set up/Take down
May 11Sandy van Dijk/Nermine TomaSimran Talwar
May 18Ron Wainberg/Stuart ArmstrongRochelle Wiley
May 25Rochelle Wiley/Ron WainbergStuart Armstrong
June 1Stuart Armstrong/Rochelle WileyRon Wainberg
Rotary Matters
We foreshadow an important webinar coming up Tuesday 10 May. Decarbonise or Die deals with a timely, relevant and topical issue. Jeremy Wright, District Governor introduces the subjects and the panel of experts whose views will be heard.
Click - here - to enjoy the interview. 
Meeting Speakers
May 18, 2022
Easy Care Gardening
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 Club Events
Wahroonga Rotary Breakfast Club 11/5/2022
May 11, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Novus Dinner
Miramare Gardens
May 27, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Ku-ring-gai Chase Fun Run
Claude Cameron Grove
May 29, 2022
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 29, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
View entire list
Club Sponsors
Marshall. Chan. Yahl. -
Social Media
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Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
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1479 Pacific Highway
Warrawee, NSW 2074
Our meetings are currently face to face - if you want to join in person - please contact
Rotary Club of Wahroonga, PO Box 13, Wahroonga, 2076.