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President's Message
On Wednesday last, Sallianne gave her vocational talk. Sallianne has led a wonderfully varied and full life and continues to do so. She married her childhood sweetheart, Neil, and together they have a family with daughter, Rose and son, Max. Along the way there has been many a heartache in the family department, but Sallianne has used this to inform what she now does and the causes she now champions.
Sallianne’s extensive experience in event and people management can only be a huge plus for Wahroonga Rotary.
 
Bobbo was, once again, a mammoth effort and a well-run and incident-free event. Congratulations to Dave Rigby and his team, the hundreds of volunteers and the other involved Rotary Clubs for raising an extraordinary amount of money for Lifeline and other designated charities.
 
Ann Davidson and her Vocational team have raised more than the shortfall from the Awards Night, thanks to the generosity of fellow member, Arija McQuillan, and Grant Druce from Mcfarland’s Gourmet Meats in Wahroonga Village. Well done, Ann!
 
This week we will have the company of the headmaster of Knox Grammar School, Mr Scott James, to tell us about the Centenary of Knox. Our club has a close relationship with Knox, and it will be interesting to learn more about the Centenary plans.
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Mentie Knowles
President 2023/2024
              
News
Club Service Activities 
That's a Wrap!
 
Gourmet Meat Raffle, a Spectacular Success!
 
Thank you Rotarians and friends for your generosity of spirit! The Vocational Committee has made a profit of $500!
Ann Davidson
 
 
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Youth Adventures
 
We still have the final wash up for Wine women and Song to do (almost ready for the Distribution to KYDS, StreetWork, Jim Jam Music a Rotary Youth.)

Rob Hamilton is getting ready for our final event this Rotary year with two schools competing in the Model UN (MUNA) in June. 
Bob Howe
 
 
 
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The ride of a lifetime
 
Thank you very much for helping out at the Bobbo last weekend. We had 1,592 riders participate and raised about $120,000 to be distributed to Lifeline and our other Rotary beneficiaries.  For the first time in many years there were no rider incidents, which is a great outcome and testament to the safe environment provided by our 450 volunteers.
Let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we could improve the running of the event next year. 
Dave Rigby

 
 
Coming up!
 
The Bobbin Head BBQ - a social event
 
The Pavillion picnic shelter through trees in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Nicole Ribera © OEH
Now is the time to book for the Bobbin Head picnic on Saturday 20th April from 11:30am. It’s a BYO everything, including perhaps a table cloth for the tables. I’ve booked the pavilion shelter so there’ll be a cost TBC depending on the numbers attending. A lovely way to relax and enjoy some Rotary fellowship
Rochelle Wiley
 
 
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The Kuring gai Chase Fun Run
The Kuring gai Chase Fun Run is locked in for 2024 – Sunday 16 June. I am keen to have your interest in joining the team to provide the BBQ at this annual event to feed the Runners/Mentors and Visitors/Volunteers. A real community event in conjunction with Knox Grammar - students acting as mentors for many of the runners.
Peter Kirkwood
 
 
A focus on the environment
Rotary International's focus during April is on supporting our environment.

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

How can we improve our local environment?

Read more about these Rotary initiatives - here

 

A notable Guest Speaker - Ken Hutt
AN I N V I T A T I O N
SAVE the DATE
 
The President of Wahroonga Rotary Club
invites you to attend our breakfast meeting.
O N
10th April 2024.
 
Our Special Guest Speaker will be 
 
Rotarian KEN HUTT 
A man films climbers scaling a glacier.
Ken will be speaking on his record - breaking attempt to paraglide from Mt Everest 
 and raise awareness of Rotary's campaign to End Polio around the world.
 
This is a good opportunity for you to introduce someone to our Club and/or to invite a partner or member of your family along. We will have printed invitations for you to take at this week's meeting.
 
Also copy of the invitation can be accessed - here - to share.
 
RSVP Friday 5th April, 2024 to Jo Karaolis email and for members via the online invitation when it appears.
 
We look forward to having you join us for this wonderful presentation.
 
The Social calender
Rochelle recently announced two social events for the Club - one this Rotary year and one further out in November.Image result for party images
 
Plenty of time to plan your diary - click on the links below to learn more and register your interest.
 
 
 
 
 
"The 39 Steps"
 
 Items of Interest
 

Rotary International Conference 2024

Click - here- to learn more and booking

 
On a personal note

Bunya 100 : and other cracks in the looking glass - Rob Ferguson

Recently printed in the Blue Mountains Gazette

Click - here - to read more about the author

Follow us on Social Media
You can follow any Club news on the internal Facebook - if you would like to join either group let me know.
 
Rotary District and International News
A new story to be available each week will be in this location and channel stories from our District and International pages.Rotary International
 
 
 
 
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  
Schedule
Reception
Set up/Take down
April 3rdPhill Comfort/Nasrin AzziJudy Tanna
April 10thLucy Dahill/Ken BroadheadFiona Thomas
April 17thAnn Davidson/Hugh BurneNermine Toma
April 24th (Jacaranda Lodge-SAN)Phil Easton/Ian CameronChaneg Torres
 
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 10, 2024 12:30 AM
Climbing Mt Everest for Polio
Apr 17, 2024
NSW rezoning and Development plans
Apr 24, 2024 7:15 AM
Supporting Dementia Care
May 01, 2024
Member Vocational Talks
View entire list
 Club Events
Bobbin Head BBQ
Bobbin Head
Apr 20, 2024 11:30 am
 
View entire list
Club Sponsors
 
 
 
Social Media
 
Twitter
 
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