President's Message
As we’re rapidly approaching our Club Changeover, office bearers are busy compiling reports to be included in the Rotary Club of Wahroonga 2023 Annual Report. We have brought changeover forward by two weeks (now Wed 14 June) as our incoming President Mentie Knowles will be overseas for a few weeks. Bookings are open for our Club Changeover and for convenience, there’s a link in the weekly bulletin, “Wahroongler”. Our event
will be held at Magpies Waitara, and it will be a fun and rewarding evening.
Our guest speaker at last Wednesday’s breakfast meeting was our own Sergeant Simon Clegg. Simon’s talk on AI and our future was very informative, and for some rather confronting. Due to time limitation and the complexity of the topic, it was agreed to allow Simon additional time this coming Wednesday.
We always enjoy having Sergeant Simon’s daughter Lilly at our breakfast meetings. Having Lilly with us is an important part in her development, especially confidence building when Lilly is invited to answer questions, pass comment, etc.
This past Saturday I attended my first Rotary D9685 COTA meeting as a guest. COTA is the Committee of the Association, and my formal three-year placement commences 1 July 2023.
Interestingly, the Rotary Club of Ku-ring-gai is setting up a satellite club, Ku-ring-gai Community Network. The club will meet twice monthly, on weekends, and establish their own local and international community projects.
Changeover time
The event booking site should be available by the end of next week however here is the key information for your diary.
Venue: Magpies Waitara
Date: Wednesday 14th June
Time: 6 for 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Cost: $70 
Dress: Semi-formal/smart wear
Three course meal with complimentary drink on arrival.
RSVP: 4th June 2023
Bookings can be made - here.
BOBBO Presentation Evening
Celebrate a successful event - Save the Date
Bobbo Presentation Dinner - Thursday, 22 June 2023
at Magpies, Waitara at 6.30 for 7pm.
Cost is $40 per person
 attendees will receive a $7 drink voucher on arrival.
Click - here - to register your acceptance.
(Payment details enclosed)
A Social Gathering opportunity
 August 20th
Bookings are NOW open for this event.
Please confirm by clicking on the Event - here - to register your intention to join us (incl. guests).
The Rotary Foundation - Bequests et al!
At District Assembly this year PP Neil McWhannell presented to the Club Foundation Chairs the opportunities available to support the RI Foundation which in turn supports a myriad of International service projects and Club matching Grants.
One specific initiative about which Neil spoke at our meeting last week – without costing you a cent!! Your estate will make the donation – which aims at 0.03% of the average estate! Anyone interested in leaving a Bequest is encouraged to contact Neil –
Here attached is Neil's PPT presentation at assembly.
District Assembly Presentations 
District Assembly has recently been run partly online and other sessions Face to Face. There are always a lot of wonderful ideas presented and shared at this event which provides Club Directors with lots of room for thought as to how they may provide their Club members with new ideas - creating vitality and energy for their members to participate in supporting the local and International community.
Our Club had two members present at the Assembly - Sallianne McClelland and Neil McWhannell (twice- a Foundation PPT provided above in this edition).
Attached here are their Video presentations for your enjoyment
Salliannes's presentation 
Say NO to Domestic Violence
Neil's presentation
Good leadership and Governance
The full suite of presentations from presenters at the Assembly can be found - here - for your reference.
Items of Interest
District Changeover Dinner
Rydges Norwest
1st July 2023
Registration can be made - here
(you will need your CR login)
Opportunities and challenges of using
AI in your business.
Join us for our next Small Business Roundtable.
Click - here - to read more.
In honour of National Reconciliation Week Mark Moran Warrawee extends
an invitation to attend a Smoking Ceremony
on Friday 26th May at 10.30am. 
The Smoking Ceremony will coincide with the fixing of an
Acknowledgement of Country Plaque on site.
Please RSVP Rene Ichilcik by Wednesday 24th May
Two Golfers Two Winners
Terry Hills Golf & Country Club
Check out this story - Click- here
2nd to 4th JUNE 2023
by Zoom
The next opportunity is RLI 75 which will be held on-line.
A great opportunity for new
Board members
To view the RLI brochure, click HERE
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Read the latest Mayoral news, click- here.
The busy life of Jo-Ann Moffatt
Celebrating Volunteers
(Click the image below for detail)
Meeting Duty Roster
Reception & Set Up Roster
Members please register when you get Ron's email 
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please arrange a substitute and inform Ron Wainberg  
Set up/Take down
May 24John Julius/John CollinsJo Karaolis
May 31Jo Karaolis/John JuliusJohn Collins
June 7John Collins/Jo KaraolisJohn Julius
June 14Dave Rigby/Margaret SachsJohn Cameron
Rotary Matters
Chris Lewis President of Kuring gai Rotary explains the many projects delivered by his club....from a huge community fun run, to the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic, to supporting a local school, cleaning up the environment, running a dementia cafe and funding youth programs.
Click - here - to listen to the interesting Rotary programmes from a local Rotary Club
Meeting Speakers
May 31, 2023
Jun 07, 2023
Issues related to Housing and Women
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 Club Events
Wahroonga Rotary Breakfast Club 31/5/2023
May 31, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Wahroonga Rotary - Changeover dinner
Jun 14, 2023
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Special Olympics Fun Run - BBQ East Wahroonga
Claude Cameron Oval East Wahroonga
Jun 18, 2023
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Bobbo Presentation Evening
Magpies Waitara
Jun 22, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Table Manners - a social event
Pymble Players
Aug 20, 2023 3:00 PM
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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.