Speaker Date Topic
John Julius Oct 16, 2019 7:30 AM
Working and Living Overseas as an Expatriate
Bill Bradley Oct 23, 2019 7:30 AM
The Australian Polio Epidemic
The Australian Polio Epidemic

Hornsby resident Bill Bradley is a well-known face around our Shire and has contributed so much to the area in the 50 years he has lived here. 

The 84-year-old community leader has been a quadriplegic since he contracted polio at fourteen and has been involved in volunteering for sixty-five years.

He is a proud founder of the Hornsby Connect drop-in centre, which opens every Wednesday and provides low-cost dry groceries as well as free fruit, vegetables and bread to more than one hundred people a week. It also has a café at which people can socialise and enjoy free treats. “I oversee the free fruit and veg section and meet and greet all the people coming through,” says Bill. “We make a point of talking to everyone because a lot of people don’t have anyone to talk to."
We are like a family. We know a lot of the people by name.” Bill is grateful that the community supported the centre and voted him a Westfield Local Hero. “But the title hero doesn’t sit well with me because I consider myself just a spokesperson for a team of dedicated volunteers. I get a kick out of being a volunteer. This gives me a great feeling that there is nothing wrong with me and puts me on a level field with everybody else.”
Radha Simhadri Nov 13, 2019 7:30 AM
Rotary District 9685 International Grant - Training for Disabled & Care Givers in Coorg, India
Chris Smallbone Nov 27, 2019 7:30 PM
WildThings NSW
WildThings NSW

WildThings NSW is a not-for-profit organisation with the Goal “To promote, protect and enhance urban wildlife and their native wildlife and their required habitat in Ku-ring-gai and NSW”.

This presentation will highlight a number of recent projects which WildThings NSW has undertaken in Ku-ring-gai with enthusiasm and persistence, including the installation of 100 natural hollows in trees for habitat for native animals and birds, the establishment of 10 small bird habitat sites and a demonstration project on the creation of hollows in dead trees.

It is also very active in knowledge transfer and holds forums and workshops in this regard, the latest held in conjunction with The Wilderness Society being “Meet your MP” and “Writing effective submissions to governments”.