President's Message
What a marvellous night for the Changeover dinner. 71 people attended, including quite a number of people who were not Rotarians.
Rochelle had worked tirelessly before the event, and she and her team of Ann Davidson, Shirley Comfort, Phillip Comfort, John Collins and Ian Cameron, did a magnificent job making sure the organisation of the night went smoothly. And we had fun with the table games!
Chris Waugh Induction         
Sergeant Simon “roasted” Steve McGregor who, after nearly 32 years as a Rotarian, has decided to hang up his Wahroonga Rotary hat. We lost Steve, but gained the Club’s latest member, Chris Waugh, who was inducted on the night.
            Greg, Jim and Ross
Peter Kirkwood presented his annual report, drawing attention to some of the major projects undertaken during his Presidency. He especially recognised Greg Starr, Ross Catterall and Jim Fulton for their support.
A major focus for the evening was my induction into the Presidency by Peter. I spoke about the work of the Club in general and my hope that we can financially support a PhD Research Scholarship. The full text of my speech can be accessed here.
The non Rotarians present were mainly guests/friends of Award recipients. Ian Cameron had identified three people in the community considered worthy of Community Caring Awards. They were Gabrielle Kirkwood (LinC), Diane Abbott (St Edmunds), and Jennifer Southam (Neringah). They were acknowledged for their long and committed voluntary service.
      Gabrielle Kirkwood
        Dianne Abbott              
      Jennifer Southam
Two Paul Harris Fellows were awarded – one to Joanne Grant, and the other to our own Dave Rigby. Joanne was recognised for her contribution to the Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai communities, and in particular to her dedicated support for Hornsby Connect. Dave was acknowledged for his roles with BOBBO and the Wahroonga Village Fair. He is a quiet worker who just gets the job done.
           Joanne Grant
      Dave Rigby
The Martin Forrow award also went to Dave Rigby, and the Ferguson Plate to Richard Pitt.
More Changeover pictures available on the attached album - click here
Mentie Knowles
President 2023/2024
Ku-ring-gai Fun Run and Walk
Another wonderful day at the Claude Cameron Grove on Sunday morning - 300 participants registered and 200 Knox boys also acting as Buddies and accompanying runners. The day began on a chilly morning at 6.45am for your brave colleagues who arrived to set up the BBQ facility and cooking began at 7.30 am with first customers anxious for a warming treat! Mildren Events already had the marque and BBQ's in place for us as we unloaded our food and equipment.
We had a great team in attendance throughout the morning cooking and serving. Ross (and Sue) Catterall, John Julius, Rob Giacometti, Janet Grundy, Chaneg Torres, John Collins, Nermine Toma, Arija McQuillan, Barry Edmundson, David Russell and David Rigby, Helen Clark supervising the Knox boarders also helped out.
A very successful event - some supplies left over but have been despatched to the Dish and Hornsby Connect for their use.                       
More Pics - 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).
Items of Interest
District Changeover Dinner
Rydges Norwest
1st July 2023
Registration can be made - here
(you will need your CR login)

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Mayor Pettitt - click - here



Member travels - Local and O/seas

Lake Argyle (Tanya)      Hampton Court (UK)

District 9685 Convention 
SAVE the Date
Check out the details and ensure a
special room rate offer.
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Bob Burnet (RIP)
Date: 27th June 2023 
Location:  Northern Suburbs crematorium, North Chapel
Time: 2.15 pm
1.05.1931 to 10.06.2023
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
June 21Helen Clarke/Dave RigbyMargaret Sachs
June 28Marg Sachs/Greg StarrDave Rigby
July 5Ann Davidson/Rob GiacomettiJo-Ann Moffat
July 12JoAnn Moffat/Rob GiacomettiAnn Davidson
Rotary Matters



Club Presidents usually serve a one year term of office. Today we meet Ian Spencer, retiring as President of Turramurra Rotary Club where he explains how he became President, the training provided for incoming Presidents, his goals at the start and reflections on their success.

Click - here - to listen to this combined District Rotary programme. 
 Club Events
Table Manners - a social event
Pymble Players
Aug 20, 2023 3:00 PM
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Club Sponsors
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