Welcome to the Rotary Club of Engadine

Are you a community minded person  who wants to make positive changes in our community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back. Why not make a difference and join the Rotary Club of Engadine. Or become a volunteer through our Friends of Rotary program   
 
Latest News
 
Hear ye ! Hear ye ! 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Engadine regretfully announces the cancellation of our annual Community Carols night. 
 
Our Carols Committee has been in discussions with the Shire council and has been advised that due to the current restricts still in place around social distancing and group gatherings, that our Carols event cannot comply and would not likely be approved this year. Further, under the current virus restrictions in the State,  it is unlikely that they would be lifted  before Christmas ; our Carols are  normally held in mid December each year.
 
Also with such a large gathering, this Club is not able to collect details on those that attend the event for contact tracing. Should an breakout of the virus  occur then the club would be in a difficult  legal situation.   
 
As a consequence, Engadine Rotary regretfully has decided to cancel this year's event.
 
Hopefully we will see you at next year's Carols in December 2021. 
 
But be advised that Engadine Rotary is still continuing with a number of Humanitarian projects such as:- 
 
Finally be advised that Engadine Rotary has recommenced its regular Monday night meetings at the Engadine Bowling Club within the Virus requirements. Those wishing to attend are asked to call Sam on 9520 3264 by Friday 4.00 pm before each meeting.
 
Like our current  logo below Rotary  Opens Opportunities so why not consider becoming a member ( see our Website  for membership details  at  ( https://engadinerotary.org.au/page/become-a-member
 
 
      

How  long has Rotary been in Australia ?

Twenty , Thirty , Forty Fifty years ? Well you're a long way short .  Let me tell you about the story of Rotary In Australia     

 
From a beginning in Chicago USA  in  February 1905, through a vision of  Paul Harris (1868-1947),  Rotary began to grow in the USA ,Canada ,Uk and Irelend, (https://www.rotary.org/en/looking-back-wwi) . Even during World War I, Rotary in Britain increased from 9 to 22 clubs,[13] with other early clubs in  Cuba in 1916, Philippines in 1919 and India in 1920.
 
In  1921, Rotary International ( then called the International Association of Rotary Clubs) decided to expand Rotary into  Australia and New Zealand by sending two Canadian  Commissioners  Jim Davidson and James Layton Ralston, to establish clubs in Sydney ,Melbourne, Auckland  and Wellington.
 
       
                             
                                         Jim Davidson                                      James Ralston
 
     

Rotary Inspirational Women's Awards 2020

 
The Rotary Inspirational Women’s Awards (RIWA) recognise service to the community across all sectors.  They are directed at the non-Rotary community.  It is about commitment, dedication, perseverance and proactivity in improving the lives of others.  The Awards are open to women across NSW.  There are separate awards for city and rural nominations.
 

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the NSW Inspirational Women’s Awards 2020 (RIWA)

 
 
 
 
 
                         
 
 
Hear Yee Hear Yee --  Engadine Rotary is coming out of Corona Virus hibernation 
 
The Rotary Club of Engadine will be  returning  to its normal meeting arrangements at the Engadine Bowling & Recreation Club,Cnr Cambrai and Anzac, commencing  from Wednesday 22nd July 2020 time 6.30 for 6.45 pm.
 
Please note that this is now a different night to our previous meeting night of Mondays 
 
Please  also note that strict corona virus regulations for Clubs and Meetings in accordance the NSW Department of Health regulations will apply. These can be found on https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/industry-guidelines/pubs-and-clubs-including-small-bars-cellar-doors-breweries-and-casinos,
 
Visitors who wish to attend any of our future meetings should contact   02 9520  3264  before hand. See side panel for other details . 
 
 
            
 
 
 On Saturday 23 May, Engadine Rotary will celebrate its 47th birthday having been charted in 1973. For more about our history go to https://engadinerotary.org.au/sitepage/about-engadine-rotary-1
 
Throughout those years, Rotary has undergone considerable change in step with changing times and recessions . Even today with the Covid Virus and its restrictions on meetings, the Club  has had to move to video conferencing capability using  Zoom. This has enabled club members to have face to face communications remotely and continue with its business of Serving our Community.  See  recent donation of mobile scooter at https://engadinerotary.org.au/Stories/engadine-rotary-helps-out-a-very-deserving-engadine-couple 
 
Over these years, Our mission  has not varied and continues to embrace the ideals of Rotary International, contributing to a better Engadine District and a better world through significant service while providing extraordinary opportunities for networking, fellowship, friendship and personal growth.
 
To see some of our achievements read on 
 
 
About Our Club

Welcome to our Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Engadine Bowling & Recreation Club
61 Cambrai Ave.
Engadine, NSW 2233
Australia
Phone:
2 0408287179
Fax:
2 9520 3264
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Rotary Foundation Turns 100 this year

Did you know that Rotary has a Foundation. It is officially called the "The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

This year it celebrates 100 years of "Doing good in the world"  

 
To see more about the Rotary Foundation visit our website page http://engadinerotary.org.au/SitePage/the-rotary-foundation-of-rotary-international
 

 

 

 
0ur Club's Territory

About Our Club's Territory  

Being surrounded by national parks, Engadine has within its territory , some of the most spectacular coast line and bush land in this state . As you enter the district from either the north, south or west , you soon become aware of  the surrounding National Parks and the rugged nature of the countryside . The Royal National Park is  Australia's First dedicated national park and the world's second. In the Heathcote National park, the ridges and drier slopes are covered in forest dominated by angophoras and eucalypts such as bloodwood, greygum, Sydney peppermint, and scribbly gum. Following the upper reaches of the Woronora River leads to the Woronora Dam and reservoir which form part of Sydney's water supply  

Photos of some of the local Scenes appear in the above Carousel. They are Lady Carrington Drive National Park , Woronora Dam and Reservoir , Stanwell  Park from Bald Hill , on the Woronora River are   Kingfisher Pool, Engadine Lagoon and The Needles , and finally Historic Helensburgh with original Railway tunnel (1884) and Station (1889) reference Helensburgh Historical Society  

 
New RI President New Theme 2020-2021
 Each year Rotary International (RI) elects a new President and  he or she introduces  a new Theme that the President wants to promote. It is always introduced at the Rotary International Assembly of incoming district Governors.  The RI President for 2020-2021 is Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, His theme for his presidential year "Rotary opens opportunities" is seen on the Utube video at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQfySk51Fo
 
He asks " Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need." 
 
In his address to the RI Assembly in May this year he said that " Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities.”  He emphasized that Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects. Continuing he stated that “We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help",adding that "Rotary creates leadership opportunities and gives members the chance to travel the world to put their service ideas into action and make lifelong connections. “Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere,” 
 
So why not join Engadine Rotary and see the doors of opportunity  open for you. Contact our Club Secretary  at https://engadinerotary.org.au/singleemail/contactus

 

                                            

 
 
 

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