President's Message
After an enjoyable Christmas break, it was good to get back together again this past Wednesday for our breakfast meeting at the PCYC. I am aware there have been small group meetings taking place over the holiday period, together with the RYLA dinner.
I’m also mindful of the fact we are still in the holiday period and several of our members are away on vacation. We had 24 attend Wednesday’s breakfast meeting that included our guest speaker Superintendent Matt Scott and Hornsby Chamber of Commerce VP Omar Afiouni. Superintendent Matt Scott is Commander of the Ku-ring-gai Police Area Command which consists of 135 uniform officers and 13 civilian staff. Matt spoke of his earlier days in the NSW Police Force spending quite a few years in Central Western NSW, the role of the police digital radio network, police work and mental health, etc. It was a very informative presentation. There’s a close interaction between the Ku-ring-gai PAC and the PCYC police officers.
This Thursday 26 January is Australia Day and I’m sure many of us will enjoy a variety of social activities. I’ll be supporting three Rotary Clubs on the day and another on Wednesday evening 25 January. This is in relation to a National Australia Day Grant and didgeridoo playing.
Speaking of the didgeridoo, one of the greatest Aboriginal didge players is David Hudson who has travelled the globe promoting Indigenous culture. Here’s a link to a recording of David telling his story at a TED event in Cairns QLD. Here’s another link to a recording of Niki Nana (We’re One) at Yanni concerts in India and China.
Our breakfast meeting this Wednesday 25 January will be in the Wahroonga Park. If the weather is fine we’ll gather in the rose garden, otherwise in the Rotunda. We’re inducting Arija McQuillan into the World of Rotary.
RYLA - a successful week
The return of RYLA was met with enthusiasm and great energy by all concerned. The wonderful organising team including Rotaractors and past RYLArians met an enthusiastic group of 60 RYLA "newbies" last weekend at Knox Grammar School in Warrawee. Some of our Club members participated as volunteers, with Bob Howe, Greg Starr and Barbara Salisch joining our sponsored group at the dinner a last Tuesday evening.
Anshu Saxena, Judy Tanna and Sallianne McClelland volunteered at the "Mock Interviews" on Wednesday and Ian Cameron joined the volunteers for the "Mock Events" on Thursday.
As usual a great experience with our young leaders. 
Australia Day in Ku-ring-gai
There are lots of local Community events on to celebrate Australia Day - check out the Council website - here -for a special event at the West Pymble Aquatic Centre.
Especially notable is the annual Ku-ring-gai Citizenship Awards at Knox Grammar click - here - read details of the event. Always a delightful occasion.
Also lots on in and around Sydney Harbour as usual click - here - to check them out.
A Happy Australia day to you all!
RI President Jennifer Jones - inspirational remarks
RI President Jennifer Jones has been an inspiration to many Rotary Clubs and Rotarians across the world. When Jennifer has something to say it is always worth stopping and listening.
The recent message to Rotarians and Club leaders is one of those occasions.
Please click on the - link - here to read her comments released this month. A true leader.
Ku-ring-gai Seniors Festival
The annual Seniors Festival sponsored by the Ku-ring-gai Council and Community groups is scheduled from the 1st -12th February
This year the Club has collaborated with the Mark Moran Aged Care facility and the Ku-ring-gai Neighborhood Centre (KNC) to provide two free movie events at the Mark Moran theatre facility in Warrawee for people to enjoy during the festival.
Casablanca - Monday 6th February at 10.30am
Armchair travel to Italy - Wednesday 8th February at 10.30am
Following the movies there will snacks and refreshments available.
(with a Theme flavour)
There will also be transport available sponsored by KNC- to be arranged when bookings are made.
Bookings can be made by email: or
Mobile: 0411240513
Please share with friends and family.
Wine Women and Song
Help us Celebrate 2023 International Womens Week
Our Club is staging an evening event at the Hornsby RSL 11th March 2023
to celebrate International Womens week and raise funds for 
Hornsby Connect - Fusion - The Dish
Share the invitation with friends and colleagues - make up a table.
Tickets selling quickly.
Read more about the event and booking details - click on the link below.
Clean up Australia day - 2023
The 5th of March is the annual Clean Up Australia Day, and the Club will be looking for litter in Wahroonga Park, the Village and surrounding streets. Please help – more hands make light work of the task.
We will meet at the rotunda at 8am and should be finished by 10am. Please let Ron Wainberg know if you can come, and don’t forget to bring:
  1. Hat
  2. Gloves
  3. Good shoes
  4. Drink
  5. Food
  6. Bags to collect litter in (Clean Up NEVER give us enough!)
  7. Sunscreen if you are sensitive
  8. Sense of humour
The park and the village are the heart of Wahroonga – let’s keep it clean and welcoming!
A call for Volunteers will be made in a week or so.
Items of Interest
 Last day for preregistration discount
31 March 2023.
Why not check out the convention details
Enjoy the sights, sounds, activities & people
that make us one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Click here to learn more and register.
Just before Christmas PP Neil McWhannell
applied his skills and completed
the installation of the garden lights at Neringah
A note of thanks was received from 
Dr Sarah Thomson - Hammond Care
thanking the Club.
"... our lights which have brought joy
where it is much needed"
Thanks to Neil for his efforts and Helen Clarke for her donation.

Learn more about our D9685 Conference in March 2023

Click - here - to review the agenda and register


The adventures of

Tanya and Max

At the AO in Melbourne

Meeting Duty Roster
Reception & Set Up Roster
If you are unable to attend any day please arrange a substitute and inform Ron Wainberg  
Set up/Take down
January 18 (at PCYC)Barry Edmundson/Nasrin AziziN/A
January 25 (at Wahroonga Park)Nasrin Azizi/Ian CameronN/A
February 1Ken Broadhead/Nasrin AzziziJohn Collins
February 8Hugh Burne/Peter SmithJohn Cameron
Meeting Speakers
Feb 01, 2023
Child Grief
Feb 08, 2023
Modular Nuclear Reactors
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 Club Events
Wahroonga Rotary Breakfast Club 1/2/2023
Feb 01, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Ku-ring-gai Seniors Festival
Mark Moran Aged Care
Feb 01, 2023 9:00 AM –
Feb 12, 2023 3:00 PM
Clean up Australia Day
Wahroonga Park
Mar 05, 2023
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Wine Women and Song
Hornsby RSL Showroom
Mar 11, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Bobbin Head Classic
Mar 26, 2023
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Club Sponsors
Marshall. Chan. Yahl. -
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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
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.