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   
 
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             Urgent Notice 
 
Due to the Government CoronaVirus restrictions placed on crowd assembly and the closure of our normal meeting location the Rotary Club of Engadine will not be meeting for the next few months,until there is a clearance by the Government,
Should you wish to contact the club on Rotary matters,  please see our contact details on the Club website through 
 
Note also the following
  1.That our Engadine Markets has closed for the time being.  See details on  https://www.facebook.com/engadinecommunitymarkets/    
  2.That our Sydney to Surfers annual bike ride has also been cancelled. See also https://www.sydneytosurfers.org.au/ 
 
When this pandemic is over we will back and rearing to go - After all, Rotary has gone through such events since 1905 ( now 115 years) and Engadine Rotary since 1973 (47 years).
In the meantime, we will be working in the back ground, so watch out for our announcements from time to time 
  

        

Calling All Year 11 Science Students - Are you considering  a career in science, engineering or those careers associated with STEM subjects?

Then this is an opportunity you should not miss !

Applications for the 2021 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)  in January 2021  now open.

Each year the Rotary Club of Engadine provides a sponsorship opportunity for a year 11 student attending our local High Schools or living in our area

Since 1984, more than 11,500 young Australians have progressed through the NYSF Year 12 Program (including those run under the organisation’s previous banner, the National Science Summer School (NSSS)).
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs a number of residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science.
 
NYSF programs show the wide variety of engaging, rewarding and inspiring study and career options available in science, technology and engineering fields.
 
The NYSF flagship program is the NYSF Year 12 Program, which is a 12 day residential program  run in January each year now at The Australian National University , Canberra and the University of Queensland,Brisbane  for students about to enter year 12,

Rotary is the Founding Partner of NYSF and today the 21 local Rotary districts across Australia continue to conduct selections for the NYSF Year 12 Program on behalf of the NYSF.  Every year Rotarians continue to support the Year 12 Program through promoting the opportunity in local communities, managing applications and selections of students, and assisting with funding or fund-raising for student fees to attend the Year 12 Program. Rotarians also volunteer during the Year 12 Program in January. We estimate that Rotarians nationwide contribute more than 20,000 volunteer hours to the NYSF every year. 
Click  https://www.nysf.edu.au/programs/year-12-program/      for more details about the program   
 
 

Not Heard of RYPEN ?   Well Keep Reading 

 
RYPEN, The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment, is for young people aged 14 to 16 years and caters for teenagers who have shown qualities of decency, courage, persistence, sincerity, and application in everyday life, which deserve further development. It is one of Rotary's many educational and developmental programs for young people. 

RYPEN uses the common bonds of learning, co-operation, and friendship to design activities which facilitate trust and self esteem. RYPEN seeks to broaden each participant’s horizons culturally, socially, and academically, providing the inner foundations for a strong future.
 
RYPEN is a  residential conference held over a weekend (see below) 
 
Interested ? Read on
 
 
For number of years the Wormleaton Family of Engadine had been doing it tough with the transporting of their son Thomas to and from home to school and other events.  Thomas is wheelchair bound and had to be carried from his wheelchair into a rear car seat.
This had become a hard job for Thomas’s mum Belinda especially as Thomas has grown in recent years. He is now 9 years old. Thomas was also unhappy at his inability to enter the family vehicle by himself.
  So, the Wormleaton family appealed to Engadine Rotary and the Sutherland Lioness club to help fund a family vehicle that would allow Thomas to enter and be seated by himself.
Engadine Rotary and Sutherland Lionesses undertook fundraising that enabled the Wormleaton family to purchase a vehicle. An application was then made to the NDIS to fund modifications that allowed Thomas to run his wheelchair into the rear hatch door of the family’s new Kia Carnival
 
Rotary completes another successful Carols night ! 
OOO what a night it was! It really was such a night !
 
Did you attend  - then you will agree. If not, you missed a great presentation of singing, dancing, music  and Carols singing. 
Congratulations to the Our Rotary Carols Committee for their organisation of a great event and assisting Club members . It is also timely that the Carols Program Director Ron Mitchell,  be recognized for his program preparation, organisation of the many participating groups and the smooth running of the program on the Night. Ron has been doing this work almost since the initial Carols in 1988, possibly for some 27 years - A great effort Ron
 
Following is a collage of photos from the 2019 Carols 
 
About Our Club

Welcome to our Club

Service Above Self

Every Monday 6.15 for 6.45pm
Engadine Bowling & Recreation Club
61 Cambrai Ave.
Engadine, NSW  2233
Australia

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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
 Each year Rotary International (RI) elects a new president and each year 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 
 
For the Rotary year of  2019/2020 the new RI  president is  Mark Maloney, a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA and his  2019-20 presidential theme, is Rotary Connects the World,
At the assembly he  introduced the Theme with the  following emphasis 

 

“The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more, Maloney believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.

“(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences, it connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known.

It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”

Maloney also called on every Rotary and Rotaract club to identify segments of their community not represented in their club by creating a membership committee with diverse members.  

Through Rotary, we connect to the incredible diversity of humanity on a truly unique footing, forging deep and lasting ties in pursuit of a common goal,in this ever more divided world, Rotary connects us all.”

Maloney urged leaders to offer alternative meeting experiences and service opportunities to make it easier for busy professionals and people with many family obligations to serve in leadership roles.

“We need to foster a culture where Rotary does not compete with the family, but rather complements it,” Maloney said. “That means taking real, practical steps to change the existing culture: being realistic in our expectations, considerate in our scheduling, and welcoming of children at Rotary events on every level.”

Maloney said many of the barriers that prevent people from serving as leaders in Rotary are based on expectations that are no longer relevant.

“It is time to adapt, to change our culture, and to convey the message that you can be a great district governor without visiting every club individually, and a great president without doing everything yourself.”

 
 
 

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