President's Message
This year, as with previous years we have enjoyed a variety of guest speakers covering a diverse range of topics. Our speaker last week was Meredith Kirton from Easy Care Gardening. Meredith is a well-known gardening expert and author and has taken on the role of Marketing Manager for Easy Care Gardening, which operates in the Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, and Ryde Areas and was established in 1988 and is part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
We also had a visitor, Renee Ichilcik, from Mark Moran Warrawee (MMW). Renee passed on an invitation to RCW members to join with MMW in celebrating Mexican Cultural Day - Cinco De Mayo. This will include a Mexican themed lunch. An invitation has been circulated to RCW members. Interesting this is on the same day as the Novus Foundation Dinner which has a Latino theme.
The Wahroonga Station upgrade has now been completed. Last Friday our local State Member The Hon. Alister Henskens SC MP unveiled a plaque on the bridge at the station entrance (photo). Representatives from Transport for NSW, the contractor Haslin Constructions and a few local residents including Janet Grundy and myself were present. Morning tea followed in the upgraded laneway (photo below). During morning tea, it was noted that a new rubbish bin has been installed. Last week when Jo Karaolis and I met with the Ku-ring-gai Council Director of Operations, and with Transport for NSW in the laneway, Jo mentioned the need for a rubbish bin. Within one week a bin was installed. Obviously, if you need something done, have a chat with Jo!
Seems like a good turn out on Polling Day even though there had been pre-polling and postal voting over the past week. Mid-morning, I joined the queue at Warrawee Public School (photo). I understand the queue the previous day at Hornsby TAFE was around 200M long.
A reminder that District Assembly for the Avenue of Service Directors will be at St Joseph’s Norwest this coming Saturday 28th May.
Our guest speaker this week is Amanda Choy who is the Better Business Partnership (BBP) Co-ordinator.
Novus Dinner- a chance to win auction items
Novus Raffle Tickets
  • Emporio Armani Watch
  • Overnight stay and breakfast in a Superior Room at the Wentworth
  • A Dozen Wahroonga Rotary Reds             
  • Vagabond Dinner Cruise                               
  • Traditional High Tea at Gunners Barracks
1 Ticket for $10          3 Tickets for $20                8 Tickets for $50
A selection of some of the Special Items from the Novus Silent Auction
  • Dinner or Lunch for 3 with our Treasurer for NSW, our local Hornsby Member, Matt Kean
  • Golf at 3 very different courses:  Pennant Hills, Terry Hills and Monash
  • $150 worth of Lindt Chocolate
  • A number of original paintings by artists such as:
    • Robin Edmundson
    • Lesley Pitt
    • Mardi Mundy
    • Vicki Mancil Weigel
  • A great selection of knitted Beanies by Margaret Cameron (get in early!)
  • Gemstones and a ring from Kurt and Daniel Jewellers at Hornsby
  • $150 in vouchers for McFarland’s Gourmet Meats your Wahroonga Butchers
and MANY MORE….. in fact over 80 items for sale.
PLUS the Wine TOMBOLA……..
PLUS Knitted Beanies from Margaret Cameron.
Auction opens next Tuesday, 24 May at 8:00am
Once the auction is open, scan the QR code below to register:
Special Olympics Ku-ring-gai Chase Fun Run

Wahroonga Rotary Youth Committee will provide a BBQ for the Special Olympics Fun Run event which will be held at Claude Cameron Grove, East Wahroonga.

Cnr Westbrook and Kintore St in East Wahroonga
Sunday the 29th May from 7.30am
It is a transformative experience for the many young people who will be attending to  gain insight into the challenges (and joys) of the families of children with special needs.  In past years there has been assistance from Knox Boarders (119) and Knox Day Boys (250) to support the Special Needs runners and to add to the fundraising.
Please join in the fun and if you would like to Volunteer  - Click - here.
Environmental news and activities

Have you started ticking off the 5 challenges in the
Environment Action Countdown Calendar?
In celebration of the UN’s World Environment Day and Rotary’s End Plastic Soup Day, District 9685 has launched the Environment Action Weekend, 4th & 5th June 2022.  You are encouraged to undertake the challenges individually, with your family or Rotary mates.
On completion, register your activities here to receive the Certificate of Recognition from the District, and win your chance to enter an exciting raffle
Click on the image to the left for a larger version.
Click  HERE for more information
Items of Interest
You may remember Rochelle's appeal for the wonderful road trip
she and Jonathon are taking this month. 
You may like to follow the exploits of our intrepid travelers
Click - here 
(new picture updates during the week)
District Changeover
is at Hornsby RSL Saturday
2 July 6.30 for 7pm.
Dress in Cocktail wear/ Coat & Tie.
We look forward to celebrating your success and hand over your District in good shape to 
District Governor Elect Mina Howard

Our friends at St Edmund's College
are holding a fundraiser at Miramare Gardens.
Silver Lining Ball 
Saturday 18th June
For details  - click  the image to enlarge.
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If you are missing your weekly Bulletin or
Club meeting invitation
in the myriad of emails received each week you will find both uploaded
to the Club website landing page for your convenience.
Meeting Duty Roster
Reception & Set Up Roster
If you are unable to attend any day please arrange a substitute and inform Len Stanley at or 0420 849 017.
Set up/Take down
May 25Ron Wainberg/Sue OwenRochelle Wiley
June 1Sue Owen/Ron WainbergRochelle Wiley
June 8Ken Broadhead/Ian CameronHugh Burne
June 15Hugh Burne/Ken BroadheadIan Cameron
Rotary Matters
Hills Kellyville Rotary Club made Community Service Awards to two generous, warm hearted, creative and selfless members of their local Indian Hindu community. Pankaj Patel led the campaign to provide essential relief to people whose lives were devastated by recent floods. Dilip Darji worked tirelessly to ensure local Indians were cared for with culturally appropriate resources during the worst of the covid lockdowns. John Collignon ties the story together.
Click - here - to enjoy the interview. 
Meeting Speakers
Jun 01, 2022 7:30 AM
Vocational Talk
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 Club Events
Novus Dinner
Miramare Gardens
May 27, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Ku-ring-gai Chase Fun Run
Claude Cameron Grove
May 29, 2022
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Wahroonga Rotary Breakfast Club 1/6/22
Jun 01, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Changeover Dinner
Magpies Rugby League Club
Jun 29, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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Club Sponsors
Marshall. Chan. Yahl. -
Social Media
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1479 Pacific Highway
Warrawee, NSW 2074
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Rotary Club of Wahroonga, PO Box 13, Wahroonga, 2076.