PDG John Cameron AM (Wahroonga)
 PDG Tony Castley OAM (E-Club of Greater Sydney)
 Warren Mills OAM (Gosford North)
 John Nelson OAM (Mosman)
 Peter Smith OAM (Wahroonga)
 Tom Sweeney OAM (Crows Nest)
 Gary Webb OAM deceased (Wahroonga)
At the May Presidents Meeting, the following awards were presented - Congratulations to those clubs recognized and all clubs in the District for their efforts and service.

Membership growth - SmallNorth Sydney Sunrise (40%)
Membership growth - LargeWoy Woy (23%)
Golden Quill for PRTurramurra
Noel McDonald BulletinWPH-Cherrybrook
Norm Roach WebsiteWoy Woy
Vocational ServiceThe Hills-Kellyville
International ServiceErina
Community ServiceTurramurra
Youth ServiceRyde & Gosford
Please click HERE to view - download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for June 2018.   Please feel free to share and send us your great membership stories.
District Grant Applications;
Please note that our Rotary Foundation Grants Committee is will seeking applications for District Grants to support your club’s local and overseas projects.  We do have increased funding available for District Grants this coming year so can offer the support to more clubs. It is a great way to double the effectiveness of your club’s contribution to a project.
Details are in your club Foundation Chair Manual, but can be briefly summarised as follows:
  • Up to $3000 for local projects and $6000 for international projects.  
  • Must be matched by the club
  • Must be completed with in the Rotary Year
  • Project must be a new one and not already be started
  • Preference will be given to clubs who plan full club member involvement
  • Th Rotary club is responsible for simple recording of payments and the grant funds and will be required to give a summary when the project is complete.
  • Club must be qualified to take part with the Rotary Foundation
We look forward to Boards and Avenue of Service chairs discussing their project plans prior to the new Rotary year starting and making applications for Foundation assistance through District grants.  Applications should be in before the end of June 2018.
BBQ trailer for sale. 2 big BBQ plates, gas bottles, tables & all other equipment. Registered, good condition, $475. Chris Taylor 0403 460 674

The Rotary Leadership Institute course is now run over two days, powerpacked with information, learning and skills you can use in your Rotary life straight away. 
Networking with other Rotarians and led by experienced facilitators, you are sure to enjoy what others are describing as the best Rotary training they have had.  Register online now at and supercharge your Rotary.
There is 1 course available for registration:
RLI 48 - Saturday 4 and 25 August 2018
Please share this with your club members, particularly new Rotarians and new 2018/19 Board members.
Last year the Awards were a remarkable success and the women who were nominated were truly an inspiration.
This year the Awards Ceremony will be a lunch at The Epping Club – details to be provided later.
The Inspirational Women’s Awards (RIWA) have been established to recognise women and young women who best exemplify Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self (i.e. the community service the individual performs above and beyond their normal role.
The Awards are an initiative of the Rotary Districts and Clubs of NSW.
The Committee hope these Awards will be a Statewide event and are hoping for your support of the Awards. There are three categories:
  • Rural;
  • City/Urban; and
  • Volunteer.
Key dates for the Awards:
  • Nominations open - 2 May 2018
  • Nominations Close - 13 June 2018
  • Judging dates - 14 - 27 June 2018
  • Announcement of finalists - 4 July 2018
  • Awards presentation - 26 Aug 2018
Please click here for the Nomination Form.

MUNA 2018 was a huge success. It had a record number of 44 teams register, from 29 private and public schools and a record number of 27 sponsoring Rotary Clubs who sponsored 38 teams. The 126 students who participated were outstanding and one of the MUNA theme's of the weekend of " Building Future Leaders " was emphatically displayed. Their behaviour, attitude, debating skills and spontaneous gratitude and thanks were outstanding and quite moving.


The Parade of Nations on Sunday morning was a highlight with the Best Dressed Award going to Mackellar Girls representing Venezuela.


Third overall was Shore, second was Ascham and the winning team was PLC Pymble. PLC will proceed to Canberra in August to contest National MUNA.


Our distinguished Secretary General was David Ellyard with the two adjudicators being Rob Mitchell and Monica Saville.


Epping Boys High School deserve huge praise. They provided an outstanding venue free of charge and through their hospitality centre catered for over 150 students, staff and volunteers for the 2 days.. Special thanks to


Nadine Koff who was magnificent with the catering.


 EBHS represented Canada and Kenya, and I was fortunate enough to be invited to a school assembly to present awards to the 6 students who represented their school so well and so proudly.Thanks to teacher, Michael De La Penna, who attended the whole weekend. He was a great help and also arranged students from EBHS to be volunteers.We had over 40 volunteers for the weekend from Balgowlah Rotary, St. Ives Rotary, Glen Haven Rotary and especially Epping Rotary Club where over 25 members and family helped. Volunteers were also from EBHS and Macquarie Rotaract.


Rotary District Photographer, Bill Forsyth, was there both days including 6 hours on the Saturday. A lasting image of the weekend will be of Bill climbing up a ladder on the roof to get shots of all 126 students following the Parade of Nations. The photos are available on the MUNA Website.


We were fortunate to have our Federal MP, John Alexander, and State MP, Damien Tudehope, open the event on Saturday morning. Damien was gracious enough to return on Sunday and be one of the judges for The Best Dressed Award, as were Damien Azzapardi  and Carla Rank from Rotaract. This clearly illustrated the second theme of the weekend which was " Building Partnerships".


I'd like to thank the MUNA Committee who worked tirelessly for over 6 months to make MUNA 2018 the great success that it was. Gavin Ralston, Nick Pride, Phil Wishart, Janet Stacey, Peter Garrard, Alan Cunningham and Deretta Andrews were outstanding. However special mention must be made of Toula Serna who was amazing. Without Toula, this event would not have been the success that it was. Thanks Toula.


It's been a privilege to have worked with such great supporters of Youth and to witness the talents and quality of our future leaders.


Bruce Jacob , MUNA Chair, 2018.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has announced the Government will provide $ 50 million in friendship grants to boost Pacific ties. Grants between $ 30,000 and $ 60,000 will be awarded to Australian groups to help educational and developmental projects in the region. It is stated the grants are designed to strengthen connection between Australian groups such as Rotary and developing nations with small communities overseas.


DFAT are in the process of finalising the application documentation. I encourage you to register your interest at to be the first to hear when the grant round opens.

I am honoured to advise you ShelterBox has been nominated for the 2018  Nobel Peace Prize, the winner to be announced in October.  Whatever the result, this is an amazing nomination and we are truly honoured. The nomination reflects the incredible work done by the ShelterBox staff and volunteers around the world, and to those who have supported us, especially the many Rotary Clubs and Rotarians.


The nomination is also an implicit recognition of the partnership between ShelterBox and Rotary International.  Two great organisations combining their efforts to provide disaster aid wherever it may be required across our world.  I am reminded that last year we helped 32,000 households, or 160,000 people, who had lost everything through conflict or natural disaster. We responded to world events 24 times in the year and deployed aid to 20 different countries. Rotary groups around the world helped us provide vulnerable people with emergency shelter and aid in almost all of the countries we have worked in affected by natural disaster.  In 2017, we also surpassed the highest number of days ever deployed in one year. This includes 84 ShelterBox Response Team volunteers who deployed for a total of 1,530 days. That’s an average volunteer deployment of 18 days each.


I never underestimate the impact of the support of Rotary International, Rotary Clubs and individual Rotarian has to ShelterBox in achieving our goal of no family without shelter.


As we continue to pursue our goal, we thank each and every one of you for the support given, and make an impassioned plea for that support to continue into the future.  As individual organisations we can make a difference in the world; as a partnership we can do even more.


Thank you.












The Conference (formerly the Institute) will be held in Hobart on 14 – 16 September 2018 and Rotary International Director Noel Trevaskis invites all Rotarians to join us for this event. There will be a number of interesting presenters covering Rotary projects and issues of interest together with a variety of breakout sessions. What better way to keep up-to-date and enjoy mixing with Rotarians from all Australian states and the North and South Islands of New Zealand as well as visiting some of the many attractions on offer.
Further details can be found on the Conference website  and additional information is available from the contacts listed on the site.
And there is more! Rotaractors can attend the conference at a reduced fee and participants in the Youth Exchange Program in 2018-19 or in the past 5 years can attend with no fee to pay. We know of several Rotarians who intend to holiday in Tasmania in conjunction with the Conference – why not you? Why not assist Rotaractors and Youth Exchange participants/alumni to join you?
Peter Murfett
Australia and New Zealand Rotary Conference 2018
Top 5 Reasons to support EndTrachoma by 2020
Clubs around Australia support many worthwhile charities and projects. But EndTrachoma by 2020 is something particularly special for Rotary Australia.
Event Calendar
June 2018


Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

Find us on Facebook
Join Rotary's Network on Linkedin
Donate now to help Rotary achieve a polio-free world