The Rotary Club of North Sydney invites you to a pre-Father's Day Chinese Banquet Luncheon to help End Child Slavery!
SBS Dateline recently featured a story on how Destiny Rescue works in Southeast Asia to rescue children from a life of slavery and exploitation. (Watch: "How to Catch a Pimp"). Every $1500 we raise gives them the necessary funds to rescue a child and continue this important work.
See the brochure below for our luncheon details and come along! OR better still get a group of family and friends and celebrate together!
We can do something to give a child the freedom of a new destiny; hope you can help!
Chinese Banquet Luncheon for End Child Slavery Samantha Lee 2018-07-02 14:00:00Z 0
Each year, in significant and important ways, the Rotary Club of North Sydney has supported the Salvation Army Red Shield Doorknocking Appeal in the North Sydney Area.
The Appeal is co-ordinated by the Rotary Club of North Sydney in partnership with the Rotary Club of Crows Nest and North Sydney Sunrise. We have especially valued the active participation of ACU in the partnership.
An observer remarked, “A big activity like this is amazingly orderly, the Club has been well prepared. The enthusiasm of the collectors from the local schools and Club volunteers make the day enjoyable and successful.”
Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal 2018 Lily Lee 2018-05-26 14:00:00Z 0
Over the recent Easter Weekend two sailors from Sailability Middle Harbour competed in the Hansa Class 303 National Championships held at the Kogarah Bay Sailing Club - the first time we have competed in such an event. With only minimal preparation, and the encouragement and coaching from Middle Harbour Sailing Manager David Stalley, Tash Garrity and Chester Bendall  surprised the critics with Tash coming second in the two person division and Chester a credible 20th in the solo division. 
Sailability Middle Harbour Competes 2018 JT Taylor 2018-04-08 14:00:00Z 0
The Science and Engineering Challenge is a youth program created and run by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. It is designed to inspire Year 10 students to choose a future in science and engineering when considering their subjects for their final two years of high school. This year the challenge was held on 19– 23 March, 2018 at Sydney Olympic Park .
North Sydney Rotarians Geoff, Tony and Philip volunteered their time at this national event and were assigned to supervise teams in the ‘Catapult Challenge’!  After constructing their swing-arm catapult out of dowel, students gained points for length and accuracy of the flight of their projectile.
Science and Engineering Challenge 2018 Samantha Lee 2018-04-04 14:00:00Z 0
Our Club hosted representatives from the organizations which so generously participated in the ‘Tree of Joy’ activities leading up to last Christmas. Nearly 3000 gifts were collected. These donated gifts were distributed to: Wesley Mission, Salvation Army, Children’s Hospital, Exodus Foundation and The Wayside Chapel. All of whom were extremely grateful for the generosity of the public and the work done by our club.



A thank you to Alison O’Connor, Marketing & Community Engagement Officer from NORTHS


A thank you to Kim Archer and Tanya Dawson from Covermore Insurance






A thank you to Jane Booth Digital Marketing Manager with aLi Group


PP Jenny Thomas, Chief Rotarian for ‘Tree of Joy".  Awarding President Elect Ross Waugh with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Tree of Joy "Thank You" Luncheon 2018 Silvio Gmur 2018-03-14 13:00:00Z 0
A very enjoyable Christmas Lunch Meeting was held at Norths for our last meeting in the calendar year. It was great to see the many friends who joined us for this special occasion. Excellent fellowship was enjoyed and Norths served generous portions of the special Christmas fare we had organized.
Christmas Lunch at Norths 2017 Silvio Gmur 2018-01-10 13:00:00Z 0
Senior's Christmas Party 2017 Samantha Lee 2017-12-01 13:00:00Z 0
This year we held our Senior's Christmas Party again for more than 150 seniors. Our guests are picked up by members of our club or by bus and brought to The Crows Nest Community Centre where they have a wonderful lunch cooked by the staff of Billy Blue.
Seniors Christmas Party 2016 Samantha Lee 2017-11-22 13:00:00Z 0
Qinghai Women's Health Project 2013-2014 Samantha Lee 2017-11-21 13:00:00Z 0
Each year Rotary Club of North Sydney holds its Pride of Workmanship Awards. The Awards acknowledge the achievements of Local Businesses and Employees exhibiting outstanding service and are based on the candidate's work ethic, attitude, performance, responsibility and commitment to their position in their enterprise.
This year, a very pleasant Awards evening was had at Northbridge Golf Club on Thursday 16th November when our club joined forces with Crows Nest Rotary Club and Rotary Club of North Sydney Sunrise. Two Nominees from each club meant that there were a total of 6 awardees being presented which made for a splendid evening.
Pride of Workmanship Awards 2017 Silvio Gmur 2017-11-19 13:00:00Z 0
This week we farewelled our Club Secretary Tammy Chu. Tammy and her husband Ron, are moving back to Boston as Ron finishes up his work here.
PP Denis warmly presented Tammy with an Aboriginal art piece - a parting gift from our members, and Samantha and Jiji also presented her with a Rotary cap - a small memento from the International Service team.
Farewell Tammy 2017 Samantha Lee 2017-09-24 14:00:00Z 0
Supporting Destiny Rescue's International Efforts
In our world today, it is sad to know that there are an estimated 40 million people living in slavery. An even sadder fact is that a quarter of these are children.
Destiny Rescue is an organisation that is standing out as a beacon of hope to the millions of children who are trafficked or trapped in sexual exploitation. Their rescues often involve gaining trust with the enslaved children and partnering with anti-trafficking police to gather intelligence and facilitate raids of brothels.
But these rescues are just the beginning of a series of activities this organisation is committed to. Destiny Rescue’s efforts also extend to rehabilitating rescued children and empowering them, or their families, to create a new destiny for themselves.
This Rotary year 2017-2018, in support of Destiny Rescue’s courageous, relentless and commendable efforts, our International Service team have created a project to raise funds dedicated to child rescues. Every $1500 raised means a child rescued from a life of slavery.
End Child Slavery Project 2017-2018 Samantha Lee 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0

Our President’s Message

Dear fellow Rotarians, firstly thank you for the confidence and trust in me to serve you as your president for the coming year.

By all appearances we had a very successful club changeover at the Northbridge Golf Club and I trust that those who attended had an enjoyable evening.

The occasion was made special by the attendance of our new District Governor Peter Ward as well as that of Past District Governor Bruce Allen. The Mayor of North Sydney Jilly Gibson, a great friend of the club, was also a guest and so was the new MP for North Shore, Felicity Wilson. A special mention must go to our Master of Ceremony Tom Sweeney who was a class act and added much to the enjoyment of the evening.

Changeover 2017-2018 Samantha Lee 2017-07-03 14:00:00Z 0
Our Computer Education project strived to enhance educational opportunities for international communities in need with a special emphasis on girls. Rotarians Tammy Chu and Anna Barletta have completed the implementation and training in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Computer Education Project Update Samantha Lee 2017-02-22 13:00:00Z 0
North Sydney Rotary has dedicated itself during this year to several successful Youth Service Projects in assisting young, aspiring Australians to achieve remarkable experiences.
Youth Services 2015-2017 Silvio Gmur 2016-10-19 13:00:00Z 0
The Benevolent Fund is the vehicle through which the Club financially supports many projects in Australia and overseas, requesting assistance. These include local social welfare, community activities and indigenous education. Overseas projects such as education and health are also supported.
Donations by the general community, corporations and individuals alike are most welcome.
You may wish to make a donation to a specific cause the Club is supporting, or make a general donation where the trustees will allocate your donation to a current project..
Donations may be made directly to the Benevolent Fund of the Rotary Club of North Sydney, PO Box 674, North Sydney 2059 or by means of a Direct Bank Transfer.
When you make a donation by bank transfer, please include your name in the reference section so we can identify your donation.  Please also email a confirmation of your donation to the Chair of the Fund to with the name of the cause you are supporting (if any).
The account details are:
Account Name:  RC of NS Benevolent Fund
BSB:  182 222
Account Number: 117520486
Donations to the Benevolent Fund are tax deductible. 
Benevolent Fund John Taylor 2016-09-28 14:00:00Z 0
It was an enjoyable day with perfect weather for over 40 people at the Fern Valley Ranch farm.  Friends and families participated in cattle feeding, orange picking, hiking to a scenic waterfall, and a BBQ lunch throughout the day.  Funds were raised in support of providing computer education to the Learning Centre for Youth (Sentru Formosan ba Juventude no Communidade) in Dili, Timor-Leste.  
Rotarians having a blast with the cows: Jenny, Ross and Silvio
Fantastic Day at the Farm for Timor Leste Tammy Chu 2016-09-05 14:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Jenny Thomas, Ross Waugh, Kevin Thomas, Denis & Jan Booth attended the ground breaking ceremony of a new detox facility to be constructed at Triple Care Farm, Robertson NSW. The Rotary Club of North Sydney has had a long association with The Sir David Martin Foundation through Lady Susie Martin (an Honorary member of our Rotary Club). Triple Care Farm is an award winning residential rehabilitation program run by Mission Australia for young people aged 16-24 years.


The formal ceremony included Federal & State politicians and representatives of Sir David Martin Foundation and Mission Australia.


Triple Care Farm Denis Booth 2016-08-31 14:00:00Z 0
Come enjoy a Day at the Farm and help raise funds to deliver Computer Education to the Learning Centre for Youth (Sentru Formasaun ba Juventude no Communidade) in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Day at the Farm for Timor Leste Samantha Lee 2016-08-08 14:00:00Z 0
In June 2016, the Club in cooperation with World Computer Exchange (WCE) selected Computer Education as their International Project for 2016-2017 Rotary year. This project strived to enhance educational opportunities for communities in need with a special emphasis on girls.
Computer Education 2016-2017 Samantha Lee 2016-08-08 14:00:00Z 0
Seniors Christmas in July 2016 Samantha Lee 2016-07-26 14:00:00Z 0
On June 30, President Denis Booth held a Changeover Luncheon to welcome our incoming President Jeremy Brennan. President Denis awarded Silvio Gmur a Paul Harris Fellow Award for his work in Youth Service and Ken Pratt received his 3rd Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pin Award for his invaluable contribution to the club. Jenny Thomas also received a well deserved gift of thanks from President Denis.
The changeover was attended by Trent Zimmerman the Federal Member for North Sydney who, on behalf of the club, also presented Denis with a Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pin Award for his great efforts as president for 2015-2016.
PP Denis Booth and incoming President Jeremy Brennan
Changeover 2016-2017 Samantha Lee 2016-07-13 14:00:00Z 0
A succulent meal for a benevolent cause! If you missed our Peking Duck Luncheon, here's some photos from the day. Almost 60 people came to break Peking Duck pancake together and raise money for an earthquake stricken Nepal. Prizes from Luis Garcia signed soccer balls to silver candelabras were won, Nepalese beanies were bought and all in all we raised over $3600. Thanks to all who came! This money has been put to good use by the Rotary Club of Dhulikhel towards the reconstruction of Nepal.
Photos from Peking Duck Luncheon for Nepal Samantha Lee 2016-06-10 14:00:00Z 0
Come give your taste buds an adventure and help rebuild Nepal at the same time! Nepal was devastated by two earthquakes in 2015 and much support is still needed to help rebuild their lives. See the brochure below for details and come along OR better still get a group of family and friends together!
The mental devastation will stay with the Nepalese people for a very long time but at least we can do something to mend the physical one; hope you can help!
Peking Duck Luncheon for Nepal Reconstruction Samantha Lee 2016-02-19 13:00:00Z 0
The concept of the Tree of Joy has been part of the Club for a number of years and we give thanks to our Past President Jenny for being the driving force that keeps it going. The objectives are to provide Christmas gifts to those people who might not otherwise receive one.
Tree of Joy - Christmas 2015 John Candy 2016-02-12 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary Videos Samantha Lee 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary membership provides you with the opportunity to:
  • Be more connected to your community and the world
  • Work with others to help the community
  • Join professionals like yourself to do good
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Provide clean water
  • Support education
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Save mothers and children
  • Grow local economies
  • Make new connections in an international network
Be part of a global service network that is inclusive of ALL people in this world.
Benefits of Joining Rotary Samantha Lee 2015-12-13 13:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of North Sydney was chartered on 16 August, 1928 as Club No. 2952 with 18 members. It was the 19th Club to be formed in Australia as part of District 65, which then covered the whole continent. The Charter itself was presented to the Club by The Rotary Club of Sydney at a dinner dance at Neutral Bay on 10 October, 1928.
Our History Samantha Lee 2015-12-13 13:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of North Sydney is one of the foundation clubs in Australia. It was chartered on 16 August 1928 and was then only the third Rotary Club to be chartered in the waratah state. But just because we're an old club doesn't mean we're not active! That's why we're also the longest standing club in our District (9685), which embraces the northern suburbs of Sydney.

There's a lot going on at our club including local projects and activities that serve to improve life in local communities, as well as international projects that expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe.

We also embrace the business community with vocational service activities, and support and stimulate youth in our communities to achieve their life potentials. Check out our Club Projects to see what causes we've been involved in.

Our members come together every Thursday in the month (except the last) for lunch at the North Sydney Leagues Club located just up Miller Street from the North Sydney CBD. All visitors are welcome to join our meetings and, in particular, those that are interested in learning more about Rotary and experiencing an hour in the life of a Rotarian. Come and see what we're all about!

About Us Samantha Lee 2015-12-13 13:00:00Z 0
Senior's Christmas Party 2015 Samantha Lee 2015-12-13 13:00:00Z 0
Our club brings together people who share a similar drive to do good in the world. We are actively engaged in community projects that support local causes, as well as international projects that expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe. We also embrace the business community through vocational service activities, and support and stimulate young people to achieve their life potentials.
Check out our Club Projects to see some worthwhile causes we've been involved in. Better still, join us at one of our meetings and see how you can engage Rotary and make a difference!
Welcome to the Rotary Club of North Sydney Samantha Lee 2015-12-13 13:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary? Samantha Lee 2015-12-13 13:00:00Z 0
Sailability is a "not for profit", volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability, the elderly, the financially and socially disadvantaged.
Sailability Middle Harbour Samantha Lee 2015-12-08 13:00:00Z 0

Rotary International has more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally,regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Here are some of the ways we put that motto into action. Also see our Facebook page for more updates on our activities!

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