President's Message 
Talks by Rotary members including partners, is something I have always appreciated. This past week we were privileged to have Jonathan Wiley give a detailed talk and presentation on his long-term involvement with marine rescue.
Jonathan mentioned that he grew up on the Gold Coast QLD, spending a lot of time on the water boating, sailing, and surfing. He studied business, accounting, and commercial computing at QUT and became a CPA and Chartered Secretary. During his career he has held the position of Chief Financial Officer, and later pursued his passion for computerised accounting systems as a Functional Consultant in the IT space. Jonathan was working in Brisbane when his company decided to move him to Sydney, where he has lived for the past 25 years.
He joined Marine Rescue NSW in 2009, the Cottage Point Unit, and attained the rating of Leading Crew. He now volunteers at Marine Rescue Sydney, the State Communications Centre at Belrose. In addition to this, Jonathan joined the SES at the beginning of 2021 and is enjoying the (virtual) training immensely. 
Click - here - for the presentation.
I would like to include more member talks at our breakfast meetings which could be vocational, or some other topic of interest. We’ll make provision in the club calendar in the second half of this Rotary year; we’ll also include some fun activities.
St Ives Rotary has arranged for Dr James Muecke AM Eye Surgeon & Blindness Prevention Pioneer (2020 Australian of the Year) to be their guest speaker on Wednesday evening 29th September. An invitation has been extender to Wahroonga Rotary members to join the Zoom meeting. To register, please click on this link
This past Friday evening Sabarish Chirakkal, our Rotaract liaison officer, attended the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Rotaract Board meeting. I was also invited to Zoom in. Sabarish gave a brief presentation on the relationship between our two organisations and spoke in more detail on the newly formed Environment Committee. Environmental matters are of great interest to the younger generation. I invited Rotaract to be involved with our Environment Committee which they have gratefully accepted.
Congratulations to the following members who have added sapphires to their PHF pins.
John Julius (PHF+1), Greg Starr (PHF+2), Alister Henskens (PHF+2), and Stuart Armstrong (PHF+3).
The Meeting this week with the
Social Committee
Our meeting next week, the 15th September, is a little different.
 ‘Let’s get to know each other a little better’.
I have gathered a list of about 40 ‘ice-breaker'- style questions for you. Members will have received a list of questions ahead of the meeting. Have a look through those and be ready to answer if you are called upon at the meeting! 
We look forward to some fun.
Christmas Puddings - a scary thought!
Christmas is just over the horizon
This year a joint project of the Rotary Clubs of North Ryde, Chatswood/Roseville, Wahroonga, Pennant Hills and Turramurra is selling good quality puddings to help Aboriginal kids in Moree. The puddings have won international prizes in previous years and include your traditional Christmas pud, macadamia and brandy, gluten free, date and toffee, rum and plum, mango and brandy and a variety of evil dark chocolate. Further details of the programme - "Read More" below.
The attached price list has a column on the right to help you make your selections. Please then use the order form. This needs to be emailed to Andre Hariman or Helen Clarke – see information at the bottom of the form. All funds will be attributed to our Club from members.
Our Environmental Presence
I am pleased to share with members our Environmental Website page, now established for your reference.
Please bookmark this page in your favorites and refer periodically for updates and share with your friends and colleagues to enlist volunteers when needed.
This is an exciting new frontier for Community action and I look forward to bring to you some interesting projects throughout the year.
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Rotary Snippets
The next Rotary Learning Institute events are October
8-10 and November 5-7.
get in early.
Click - here - to register.
To review the Course brochure.
Click - here
From our UK Correspondants #21
As Mike reported last month, Misbourne Matins is meeting in person again in the new and very pleasant venue of Gerrards Cross Golf Club. 
Our numbers, which held up robustly while we were meeting on zoom, have diminished as some members take the opportunity to get away for a break at last, or visit friends and family, while some are still feeling vulnerable and not comfortable being in a room with so many others.
Not confident to travel far for the moment I decided to be a tourist in my own capital city and take a guided London Walk where I could be socially distanced in the fresh air.  I chose a Shakespeare Walk which started from St. Paul’s Cathedral and I am always amazed at how much more I have to learn about the rich history of London, which I have missed visiting during Covid restrictions.
Click on Read More to follow Diane's insights.
Rotary Matters
An incoming Rotary Club President gets the chance to review the Club's progress, to propose new initiatives and meet changing community needs. John Hepburn from Ku-ring-gai Rotary Club on Sydney's upper north shore outlines his vision, the challenges to be faced and some of the projects, old and new, supported by his club. From vaccinations for the Pacific Islands to a defibrillator at the local shopping center.


Click - here - to enjoy the interview. 
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Items of Interest
Members' (Readers') Special Contributions
Steve McGregor Corner
Children Are Quick
TEACHER: Why are you late?
STUDENT: Class started before I got here.
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mum is a good cook.
We are delighted to announce the engagement of a new
Club Sponsor  - MCY Group (Real Estate)
Click on their logo above to review their website.
One of the principle partners is Craig Marshall a past member of our Rotary Club
established in real estate in
Ku-ring-gai for many years.
We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.
Community News Items

Go Local First

Ku-ring-gai Council has joined the 

Go Local First Campaign 

This national campaign by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) which aims to help small business deal with the challenges of COVID-19.

Ku-ring-gai Council is the first council in Sydney to join the campaign in 2021.

Click - here - to read more about this initiative.
Click - here - to read our latest community newsletter
"Lockdown Lowdown"
great entertainment!
Meeting Speakers
Sep 22, 2021
Youth Justice in NSW: Why Children are Treated Differently’
Sep 29, 2021
Club discussion to develop a plan for Wahroonga Village
Oct 06, 2021 7:15 AM
The Christmas Pudding project
Nov 03, 2021
Annual Visit
Nov 10, 2021
A Life of Service and Reward
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 Club Sponsors
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Social Media
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Rotary Club of Wahroonga, PO Box 13, Wahroonga, 2076.