President's Message
In every Rotary club there are good things going on. We must not forget what we do:
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
In doing all these things we do not expect to be rewarded for our service but when we are, we want to say……Congratulations to the teams.
Congratulations to the Youth and Vocational teams for both winning the Service awards at District 2019-20, presented at District Changeover on Sunday 19th July 2020.  We also wish to congratulate all the other winners in District 9685. Great achievements amongst the clubs. For all awardees see here:
Youth Service Award - Wahroonga 2019-20  - Congratulations team!
“For a large club with outstanding and comprehensive Youth Service through
involvement in District programs and Club initiatives that may also include
an outstanding special Youth program or project.”

Vocational Service Award - Wahroonga 2019-20 – Congratulations team!

For large club with outstanding and comprehensive Vocational Service through
involvement in District programs and Club initiatives that may also include
an outstanding special Vocational program or project.”
Also, congratulations to Ken Broadhead who received a PHF+2 for giving to
the Rotary Foundation. Many members give to the Foundation and along the
way they are recognised for these donations. You can talk to our Foundation
leader Stuart Armstrong if you would like to know more about giving to the
Lastly, thank you to our guest Speaker Sue Sweeney from Cavalcade who gave
a very interesting talk on the history of the organisation. From the preservation
of garments to the historical significance of these in Australia. We were honoured to have so many of your members join us for our meeting including your President
Helen Parsons and founding member and Honorary curator Mary Green.
Club News
Reflections on our Meeting #17
Our meeting last week was a colourful affair with several guests from the Cavalcade team joining us and other local and overseas visitors.

PE Peter Kirkwood spoke of the recent online District Changeover event and confirmed that he had collected the Club's two Awards shown here - Ken Broadhead proudly displaying the Vocational honour board and Janelle holding the equivalent Youth Award (in Bob's absence)
 Janelle also advised she had the pleasure of presenting to Ken Broadhead during the week an additional sapphire pin to   his Paul Harris Fellow award arising from his giving to the Rotary Foundation.
Sergeant Anne updated the meeting on the health of several of our members, and Phill confirmed earlier updates that Ron was in good spirits and may be transferred to a rehabilitation facility by the weekend.
Herewith is the limerick I gave Ron :
There is a young bloke named Ron
We think he should be given a gong
He always speaks rubbish
And now he’s giving anguish
So get well soon and join the throng.

He did laugh. He needed to laugh.
signed : Phill
Fundraising Chair PP Doug Reid announced the extension of the current online Auction until the 10th August, and the addition of new items for sale.
Our Guest speaker for the morning was Sue Sweeney from the historical Cavalcade group who was joined by her colleagues Helen Parsons (President) Mary Green (Founder) and several of their Volunteers.
Sue's presentation attached - here - for your enjoyment was both colourful and instructive. The Cavalcade group have over 16,000 costumes and accessories stored and catalogued which have historical and cultural significance - an absolute treasure for our society- some examples below.
Cavalcade interact with Community organisations and lend their costumes for fundraising events. Their team of volunteers are always on the look out for interesting items that have a story attached to ensure our country's history is accurately recorded.
They can be contacted on or P: 02 9417 0061, if you are aware of any such historical items of clothing and/or items of interest.
Our Meeting this week
This week we welcome our Guest Speaker Mr Lance Witham 
has been established for over 20 years
  It all started on the Witham coffee farm in Zimbabwe’s Eastern highlands, where co-founder Lance’s apprenticeship in coffee began. His father later  ran a coffee mill, and traded coffee and tea throughout Africa before the family moved to Australia where he established his own coffee trading company – Witham & Company. After a stint learning the ropes on a coffee plantation in Australia’s Atherton Tablelands Lance joined his father trading green coffee, supplying the emerging specialty roaster scene in Sydney.
The exposure to the world of boutique roasting ignited a passion for Lance – he had found his niche.
We look forward to hearing Lance's story as he shares with us the trends in Coffee and the effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on their business.
Rotaract on the Move

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Rotaract Club 

Club members held their Board elections this week and all will be revealed 


The Online Changeover event 


Thursday 30th July @ 7pm
If you would like to attend please click - here- to register and login details will be forwarded.
Please register by Tuesday evening to facilitate planning,
Our Rotary Club - Welfare Role
  The Welfare Role in our Club may be more necessary than we realise.
  I always think that it would be upsetting if any of our members or family, were suffering and we did not know about it.
Also to have our members go through any discomfort or illness without us seeming to care would also be upsetting.
 Consequently all members are invited to let me know if they are ill or have any issue 1. that we need to know about or 2. with which we can help.
 It is an easy matter nowadays to email text or phone, so remember to let Steve McGregor or President Janelle know how you are getting along.
Email address is
Best phone number 0422 614 760
Incidentally, a happier part of the role as Welfare Officer is sending emails to those celebrating birthdays, wedding anniversaries and so on. I try to make them funny, for with humour greater benefits result. 
The  Social Scene
Due to ongoing uncertainty about holding social events indoors, we have decided to postpone our Hot August Night to another time. Instead, we will hold a spring-time event at
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens at nearby St Ives.
Watch this space!

The Sergeant's Corner
for your contribution
Members (and others) can click on the box (left) to contribute to the running of the Club until we have the opportunity to meet face to face.
Sergeant Anne has been busy already - with some help from PP Doug- see the Silent Auction link below.
Our second Auction is launched
Today the Fundraising committee is launching their second Silent Auction initiative for all Golf lovers!
The auction items have been generously donated by Loudmouth Golf.

Loudmouth's vibrant prints and bold patterns can be instantly spotted and are always a great icebreaker for any conversation. Loudmouth is worn by many athletes including two-time major winning golfer John Daly; no 1 ranked darts player Peter 'Snakebite' Wright, and the Norwegian men's curling team.


The funds raised are being generously donated to the Rotary Club of Wahroonga for Administration expenses. You will be helping your Club and also receive something beautiful and original.

The Auction closing date has been extended to the 10th Aug

You will need to create an account

Click on this link Auction Site and access " VIEW all ITEMS" click and you will see the area to create an account or just login.

Click on the item to bid

Share the auction link with friends and colleagues to support your Club

Rotary Snippets


Please click HERE to view - download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for July 2020.  
Please feel free to share and send us your great membership stories.
Community Snippets
 Active Ku-ring-gai is a low cost recreation fitness program that encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to participate in fun physical activity such as gym without walls, yoga, pilates, tai-chi and social tennis and has been operated by Ku-ring-gai Council for 15 years.
This fitness program is delivered in collaboration with professional instructors to encourage healthy lifestyles and improve the wellbeing of the community.

Not-for-Profit Finance Week: FREE training to help get your finances back on track
Click - here- to read more
Rotary Matters
Ian Stuart from Turramurra Rotary Club is the presenter of a FM Radio programme on our local station - 2HHH 101.1 - every Friday at 4 pm.
Podcasts of each week's programme can be found on the Rotary Matters facebook page soon after the programme's timeslot.
See below an explanation of Friday's programme 24th July plus a link to the programme for your enjoyment. Click on "Read More" below.
This week We meet Vinita Deodhar who has pioneered the Virtual Neighbours scheme which is poised to expand into other suburbs. 
Jul 29, 2020 7:15 AM
Witham's Coffee
Aug 05, 2020 7:15 AM
Hornsby Council Sector Support and Development
Aug 12, 2020 7:15 AM
Official Visit - Q&A and Committee Reports
View entire list
Social Media
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Photo Albums
BBQ 4x4 1th March 2020
Clean up Au day 1st March 2020
Mogo shipment Jan 2020
RYLA 2020
Join Date
James Edmundson
July 9, 2002
18 years
Ken Broadhead OAM
July 22, 1992
28 years
Anne Prescott
July 23, 2001
19 years
James Fulton
July 26, 2016
4 years


Australia's First Breakfast Club
Service Above Self
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Warrawee Bowling Club ( Temporarily Suspended)
1479 Pacific Highway
(Mail: PO Box 13 Wahroonga NSW 2076)
Warrawee, NSW 2074
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Rotary Club of Wahroonga, PO Box 13, Wahroonga, 2076.
Phone: Janelle Speight M:0409 745 037