President's Message
President Peter will be back with us next week, having been away for a few days attending to his PCYC interests.
This week our guest speaker was Patricia Garcia, the recipient of a Rotary Peace Fellowship in 2017 which enabled Patricia to study at the Rotary Peace Centre in Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mentie, Patricia and John
The title of her presentation was Positive Peace with Rotary. Patricia introduced the concept of Positive Peace and the Positive Peace Framework, a set of 8 interrelated Pillars of Positive Peace, as a practical and concrete tool that can be applied to take action, find solutions and collaborations that can build peace in communities.
More about Patricia and her work - click here.
We also heard from Greg Starr and John Collins, who gave the Club an instructive update on arrangements for the Wahroonga Village Fair and, in particular, risk management. Rob Lang, from St John’s NSW, talked about potential medical issues at the Fair, risk, and how to manage both.
Ann Davidson put her selling skills to work looking after sales of Club shirts and caps. They certainly sell when they are right there and can be tried on. Well done Ann! There was also an early Christmas supply of home-made marmalade and small Christmas cakes for sale. More of these and all sorts of craft items, either sewn by our Rotary wives or donated by others, will be for sale on the Rotary stall at the Fair.
The Club shirts and caps will be available again at next week’s meeting. This is an ideal time to get one and wear it in your volunteering role at the Wahroonga Village Fair. Being visible as a Rotarian on that day will be very important. What easier way is there to promote our Club and what we do?
Next week we will have Michael O’Connell and Karo Haltmeier speaking about their Club’s PNG dental project in the Sepik River area. Both Michael and Karo are members of the International Committee at Kenthurst Rotary Club.
I hear we will also have Sister Sheila visiting us and bringing a selection of goodies that we can buy to support her work.
Have a great week!
Mentie Knowles
President-elect, 2023-2024
EDITORS Note: You will recall the delightful Flora Chan (from HKCC) at the club's Vocational Awards presentation - listen to her recent interview in the Rotary Matters segment below.
The Club Stall at the Wahroonga Fair
We are so lucky to have such talented craft folks to contribute to our Christmas stall here is a sample of the things available to purchase next Saturday.
Great Christmas gifts for you and your family AND your doggie!

A sample of Craft Items

Bursary Raffle Ticket Selling - Wahroonga Village
You are invited to participate in our “Just Do One Thing” campaign for
St Lucys and St Edmunds Bursaries.  
 Our team Ann, Peter and Ross (and Sue) added $200 plus to our Bursary fund this week - it's fun and you get to meet the Community and promote our Rotary activities.
We need a few more members to fill the time slots at the
Wahroonga Fair 
Please register HERE
Remember, you're doing this as a donation of your time for Bursaries at St Lucys and St Edmunds!
The SAN Carols are on this Year
A sign that "normal" times are back with us - the SAN CAROLS are back this year with a star studded line up on offer. 
As has been our practice in past years we have supported the SAN by attending with our "buckets" in hand to collect for local charities. This year we will proudly direct those funds to the SAN Foundation who are seeking to raise their profile post COVID under the leadership of Judy Tanna - a recent new member of our Rotary Club.
We have been inundated with opportunities to volunteer on a number of occasions recently and fresh from what is expected to be a very successful Wahroonga Village Fair is the opportunity to participate in the joys of Christmas at this signature event.
Read more about the event - here.
We will need approximately 10 members and friends to attend, to join several SAN volunteers for one hour on Sunday 11th December to assist with this annual event.
Please click on the link - here - to volunteer for this event, our last service opportunity before the Christmas break.
Our Christmas Party
5 Days to RSVP to Christmas Party 
Now’s the time to book for our Christmas party! It will be a very relaxed affair: a fun game of barefoot bowls if you choose, then an informal get-together with no agenda but to chat with friends and enjoy delicious and substantial canapés. Come when you can, go when you like.
Looking forward to sharing a wonderful evening together. 
Thursday 15th December 
   Courtesy Janelle                         
Start: 5:15pm for 5:30pm, for an hour’s fiercely contested barefoot bowling comp with prizes for the winners, wooden spooners and most enthusiastic teams! Finish: 9pm
Dress: Christmas casual
Cost: $45 pp (if you can’t do the bowling, we hope you’ll be happy to donate the $12 for that activity to the women’s shelter as a Christmas gift)

1st December deadline in order to give final numbers to the venue. So please complete the form linked - here - to register and complete payment.
Please RSVP as soon as you can so that we can plan accordingly.                 

The ABBOX Sony Camp
The Youth Committee will be assisting Knox and Abbotsleigh with their ABBOX program again on 30 November 2022. 
We have assisted with ABBOX since its inception more than 13 years ago. 
           From the event in 2016
The program was suspended over the Covid period but is reinstated this year for a one day program at Knox.  We will supply the food for lunch as a BBQ with Convenor Greg Starr, along with Ian Cameron, Neil McWannell, Rob Giacometti, Barbara Salisch and Bob Howe.
About the programme: 
* Background - families who have a child /grandchild with a disability who would benefit / enjoy from some time out. Any family from any area is welcome to apply.
* Objective -the ABBOX Sony Camp is a free fun camp for children ages 5-15 normally run over a period of 4 days but will be introduced again this year over 1 day.
* Result - Parents achieve a much needed time out.  Their children have a fun 4 days and the young student support staff learn some really valuable life skills.
* Our Activity - our Club supports this wonderful activity with a farewell BBQ Lunch on conclusion of the activity.
Western NSW Flood Appeal
Rotary District 9685 & local Rotary Clubs 
are calling for Non-Perishables
to be donated to help those most affected by these catastrophic floods.
The Wahroonga Village collection point has been established and the first load delivered on Thursday last weekend a second load will be sent shortly
Items of Interest
The Early bird discount period ends.
15th December 2022
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.
Fun Corner
I got an elevator to the eleventh floor, and as I got out, the operator said,
“Have a good day, son.
“Don’t call me son,” I said. “You’re not my dad.”
He scratched his head,
“No, but I brought you up, didn’t I?”

Q: Why is Australia such a dry country?

A: We don't have a king or queen to reign on it.


Q: Where can someone visit for 2 hours in Melbourne.

A: St Kilda via Punt Road.


Learn more about our D9685 Conference in March 2023

Click - here - to review the agenda and register


Read the latest Newsletter from the Mayor of Ku-ring-gai Jeff Pettett
Click - here.
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
November 23Sallianne McClelland/Neil McWhannellJo-Ann Moffat
November 30Neil McWhannell/Sallianne McClellandJo-Ann Moffatt
December 7Jo-Ann Moffat/Neil McWhannellSallianne McClelland
December 14Sue Owen/Anne PrescottRichard Pitt
 Christmas Break 
January 18 (at PCYC)Stuart Armstrong/Nasrin AziziN/A
Our Annual General Meeting
2022 Annual General Meeting 
The club AGM will be held on Wednesday 14th December 2022 as per attached notice click - here - to review. At that meeting we will be electing a President Nominee (to be President 2024- 25), Treasurer and Secretary. At present we have nominations for the Secretary and Treasurer.
Any club member interested in nominating for any of these positions must contact me by 7 December 2022. 
(Copies of the Notice of the AGM, past AGM Minutes, Reports of the Board and other information can be found in ClubRunner)
Ross Catterall
Rotary Matters

Flora Chan, trainer and assessor won a Pride of Workmanship Award from Wahroonga Rotary Club. A qualified accountant, lawyer and language teacher, Flora works tirelessly for her students (up to 93 yrs!) ensuring their integration into the local community. A worthy and inspirational winner.

Click - here - to enjoy the interview
Meeting Speakers
Feb 01, 2023
Child Grief
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 Club Events
Bursary Raffle Ticket Selling - Wahroonga Village
Nov 05, 2022 8:00 AM –
Dec 04, 2022 4:00 PM
Wahroonga Village Fair - Manpower
Wahroonga Viilage
Dec 03, 2022 4:00 AM –
Dec 04, 2022 6:30 PM
The Sydney Adventist Hospital Carols
Dec 11, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Christmas Party
Club Turramurra
Dec 15, 2022
5:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Wine Women and Song
Hornsby RSL Showroom
Mar 04, 2023 6:00 PM –
Mar 23, 2023 10:30 PM
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Club Sponsors
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