President's Message
At the first meeting for the new Rotary year “Rotary Opens Opportunities” we discovered there are many opportunities within our Club and our community. Thank you to all the excellent presenters at the Club Forum meeting today: Vocational Max Lake, International Anne Prescott, Youth Bob Howe and Community Jo Karaolis.
Hearing about our Club’s projects and the type of work our members are doing brings us together as a Club, and as Rotarians. As we often hear from Rotary International “these are the stories that unite us and tell the rest of the world about our impact.”
Again, I encourage you to offer your skills and experience to a committee(s) especially if you see a way that you think you could help. Be involved, the team needs you and this will help us reach our goals in the community.
Thank you to Phillip Comfort and Janet Grundy for setting up the new “Social distancing” Coffee and Book Club (exchange) where members can start to reconnect in small groups. (Details in this issue.)
Please keep an eye out for the social committee's events listing and the fundraising events from the four Avenues of Service. Each week you will find more information via the RCW newsletter and the RCW Website
This week we hear from Amanda Choy from Better Business Partnerships.
Club News
Reflections on our first meeting for the New Rotary year

Meeting #14 was a very enthusiastic gathering of 47 attendees including two visitors listening to President Janelle's overview of the Club's forward looking Plan for 2020 - 2021, and our four Avenue of Service Chairs presenting their current focus and aspirations for the coming year.

The team's presentations are linked here below to recap.

We are sure you will find them most enlightening (Click to read)

Janelle's Strategic Plan overview






Members embraced the presentations with several questions and offers of ideas and support.

Phill Comfort reported on the "Book/Coffee Club" initiatives to be introduced shortly - Janet Grundy will be facilitating the Book Club arrangements. (See story below.)

There was also a reminder of the "save the date - a soup and dessert night with a difference", (See story below.)

Sergeant Anne encouraged members to contribute regularly to the fines box (displayed below) to support the Club's administration funding. Also announced a new "competition" to take place during the month of July, namely to secure pictures of member's favourite Australian Native plants - please send your favourite picture to Ian Cameron for display in the weekly Bulletin.


The  Social Scene
SAVE THE DATE!   29th August 2020

A Soup and Dessert night with a twist (and shout). Hopefully all clear to safely celebrate by the end of August, your Social committee is organising an evening together where we can eat, drink and groove to some Neil Diamond music.
More details to come but do put the date in your diary with fingers crossed!

Coffee and Book Club
Phillip Comfort has alerted all members to a couple of new initiatives
being undertaken to expand the Club's member interaction during the lack of "face to face" meetings.
Book and Jigsaw swap
Members undoubtedly have many books and amongst them some favourites.
Phill is proposing you send an email to Janet Grundy (facilitator) details of the Book and/or Jigsaw you recommend, and the "library" will be circulated to members periodically.
Members shall then contact their peer and arrange to borrow or swap a book or jigsaw as the case maybe.
As an idea to facilitate that exchange, it is proposed that small numbers meet at our regular coffee shop in Wahroonga ("Off the Rails") at a time to be arranged to share your collective book experiences and have a coffee/chat in the coffee shop or at the park.
Have Fun!
Our Meeting this week
This week we welcome our Guest Speaker
Ms Amanda Choy
from the joint Council sponsored group - Better Business Partnerships - with whom we are an accredited member.
Amanda is the Program Co-ordinator of the Better Business Partnership program. Amanda had a long career in legal and corporate roles at Singtel Optus before leaving in 2016 and pivoting into the world of business sustainability starting her own consultancy Sustainabiz before finding a perfect fit in the BBP program, hosted by her local council Willoughby
Amanda will talk generally about the BBP program and how it helps local small and medium businesses in the local area and connects with community groups such as Rotary.  
Read more about the role of BBP in the Community below
Our second Auction is launched
Today the Fundraising committee is launching their second Silent Auction initiative - for all Golf lovers!

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


The Sergeant's Corner
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.
Rotary Snippets


To celebrate the launch of the R100 Baton Relay, you are invited to join us via Zoom from Government House, Canberra in the presence of Governor-General and Mrs Hurley.

Rotary’s Centenary is a time of celebration.  It is a time to reflect on our past, and take pride in all that has been achieved.

Click here to register your attendance.  

Once registered you will receive a link to Zoom prior to the event.

Please pass this registration link on to as many Rotary clubs as possible so that they too can join this event.  

We look forward to you joining in and making your mark on history!

Kind regards,

Garry Browne
Chair - National  Centenary of Rotary Committee   
Hugh Bucknall                  
Founder - Centenary of Rotary Campaign             
Community Snippets
Better Business Partnerships and Ku-ring-gai Council are promoting this environmental initiative - click the image below to find out more.


Open for Business Webinar 13 - Six practical ways to increase your effectiveness and productivity by improving your wellbeing

Wednesday 12 August 10am – 11.30am

If you work in small business you are the key to its success. But what if you’re not firing on all cylinders?

In the current challenging environment, your business needs you to be at the top of your game to ensure it survives and thrives.

This webinar will uncover the six practical, evidence-based steps you can take to improve your wellbeing as you work.  And walk away with a personal wellbeing plan that you can action in five minutes or less each day.

Local business coach Sian Mertens, who brings nearly twenty years’ experience in corporate HR and Organisational Development roles, will guide you through a process that will help you on your way to improved wellbeing and performance.

Register now


Club Polo shirts and caps
John Cameron notes that the stock of Club Polo shirts and caps are still available.
An EOFY sale is on from this week at the regular price (no discount).
Click on the link below for the order forms - both Male and Female shirts available.
Please print and return order form to John Cameron
you can pay for your requirements by clicking on the Paypal image below and mark as "Rotary apparel"
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 3rd July plus a link to the programme for your enjoyment. Click on "Read More" below.
This week we meet the passionate and persuasive President of the Rotary Social Impact Network, Rebecca Fry
Upcoming Club Events
Service Events have been suspended temporarily
Apr 15, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020
Online Meeting #15 - Amanda Choy - BBP Partnership
Jul 08, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Online meeting #16 Ross Rapmund - Hornsby Nursery
Jul 15, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Online Meeting #17 Sue Sweeney - Fashion Cavalcade
Jul 22, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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
David Russell
June 3, 2009
11 years
Margaret Sachs
June 11, 1997
23 years
Christine Biddle
June 21, 2017
3 years
John Collins
June 24, 2009
11 years


Australia's First Breakfast Club
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
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.
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