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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Objects of Rotary and Ethical Behaviour 

There is hardly a day goes by when the morals and ethics of individuals, managers and firms in our society are called to account with some later regretting  their behaviour. One must ask why is this happening? 
Is it a lack of ethics and moral behaviour or the failure of these  in our society ?
The term 'ethics' can commonly refer to the rules and principles that define right and wrong conduct of individuals (Foundations of management / Stephen P. Robbins, Rolf Bergman, Ian Stagg, Mary Coulter 2003, p.150).
Ethical Behaviour is accepted as "right" or "good" in the context of a governing moral code.
Ethics can be viewed as a way of behaving that can be prescribed and imposed by the work environment or society (Garcia-Zamor, 2003).

Virtually all societies have developed rules and regulations about how business should be transacted and how business organizations should be managed. In other words, based on experience and the philosophical and religious values of the society, rules of acceptable and non-acceptable behaviours evolve and are encoded into society (Mendenhall, Punnett and Ricks 
Did you know that Rotary has within its Constitution, Objects and Guiding principles covering ethical standards and behaviour with which it expects its members to comply. These are :-


Calling All Year 11 Science Students -

Applications for the 2019 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) now open. 

Are you considering  a career in science, engineering or those careers associated with STEM subjects,

Then this is an opportunity you should not miss !   

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. 
Each year the Rotary Club of Engadine provides a sponsorship opportunity for a year 11 student attending our local High Schools. 


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)).


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 in Rotary District 9675 is held over a weekend with participants entering the residential facilities on a Friday Pm and departing midday on the Sunday. The  RYPEN Seminars are  are  now conducted twice a year;
        > the first  RYPEN weekend is  to be held Friday 6th - Sunday 8th April 2018 at Teen Ranch, Cobbitty Rd, Cobbitty NSW. 
        > the second from   3rd—5th August 2018 at RYPEN— Telford (Royal National Park) 

For all information  on RYPEN please visit District 9675 RYPEN Website page at  http://rotarydistrict9675.org/page/rypen where one can download the RYPEN application form .
To apply to attend, please complete the Application Form and contact  our Club Youth Services Chairman Mr Peter Sheehy at engadinerotaryyouth@gmail.com for endorsement and sponsorship .
Note Applications for First RYPEN  close 23rd March 2018, so don't delay .

Engadine Rotary brings you Christmas Tidings & Best wishes

 Engadine Rotary thanks our supporters and followers  for your encouragement and volunteering throughout the last six months. We sincerely hope that you continue into the next six months and beyond with us.
And as the New Year  awakens  you might give some thought and help to the less well off in our community. Yes they are there and you can help them  by donating to  Rotary's fundraising projects .  You can be assured that Rotary will respond to their requests in an appropriate and timely manner as we have done over the years. Note as our members are all Volunteers, Rotary distributes all donated funds without commission or overheads.  


Rotary Completes its 2017-2018 Pride of Workmanship Awards Program  

On the 6th November, Engadine Rotary conducted its annual Pride of Workmanship awards night when it presented awards to nine Nominees who had been nominated by employers, managers and community minded people. This year's nominees were introduced by Vocational Service Director Terry Grainger and the awards presented by their respective Nominator.  
The following is a group Photo of the 2017-2018 Awardees 

 Recipients of the 2017-2018  Pride of Workmanship awards from Left to Right -Trevor Trouson, Rotary President Les Simons,Isabelle Mullins,Tylar Contreras,Deborah Sharp, Zachary Stunnell,Tracey Miller, Kerry Bell,Sandra Zantides. Absent Mitchell Wetherill . 
Engadine Rotary Continues to Support John Paul Village  Dementia program 

Engadine Rotary Continues to Support John Paul Village  Dementia program 

Posted by Glen Beauchamp on Apr 05, 2017
At our recent "How to Volunteer" presentation evening, Engadine Rotary presented John Paul Village with a cheque for $2750 to purchase additional Ipads to continue their ongoing dementia program
Studies being conducted overseas, have shown that  iPads and their applications have helped improve motor skills, provide memory stimulation and cognitive function and create a positive impact on the social interaction of those with dementia. This is proving to be the case at John Paul Village.
Engadine Rotary, as part of its social programs, believes that we should be supporting all areas of our local society including Nursing homes . We therefore wish the Diversional staff at John Paul Village continued success with the expanded use of these ipads.
One member has commented that "the presentation from JPV on ipods/pads was very touching on how powerful listening to music in aged care centres and the positive results it achieves."
The above photograph shows Rotary President Sam Issa  presenting an oversize cheque to John Paul Director of Nursing Kerrie Graham (left ) and Diversional Therapist Jennifer Fowler ( right) 
Pride of Workmanship presentations

Engadine Rotary Completes another Successful Pride of Workmanship Program.

Through our Vocational Service Chairman Terry Grainger and his Committee, another successful Pride of Workmanship Program was completed on Monday 20th March last when Engadine Rotary presented Pride of Workmanship awards to 7 local deserving employees.  From the below photo, they were :
From Left to Right
Rotarian Hans Noorman MC ,
  •  Leonie Mallice, Administration Assistant, John Paul Vilage. Nominated by Kerri Graham, Director of Nursing.
  • Janis Lisboa, Customer Service Officer, St George Bank Engadine Nominated by  Suzie Misoski, Branch Manager .
  • Lana Rae.Web Designer, Engadine/Heathcote Community Page nominated by Michelle Loveday.
  • Pat Fogarty Practice Manager, Sam Issa Optometry nominated by Sam Issa .
  • Cathy Hitchings, Sandwich Hand, Geoff’s Gourmet Sandwiches Engadine nominated by Geoff Grover.
  • Angela Naunton, School Administration Manager, Engadine High School  Nominated by Principal – Kerrie Jones.
  • Terry Grainger Vocational Service Chairman
  • Sam Issa , President Engadine Rotary
  • Absent on the evening was Judy Pemberton, Personal Banker Westpac Engadine nominated by Natalie Denyer Branch Manager. Her award will be presented at the Volunteers Information Evening on3rd April next.
To Engadine District Employers please place a mark in your 2018 diary for February  1st , Pride of Workmanship  nomination time.
Nomination forms and information page are found at http://engadinerotary.org.au/downloads
TAFE Awards 2016/2017
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About Our Club

Welcome to our Club

Service Above Self

Every Alternate Monday 6.15 for 6.45pm
Engadine Bowling & Recreation Club
61 Cambrai Ave.
Engadine, N.S.W.  2233

2 9520 3264
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Upcoming Speakers
Jean Campbell
May 21, 2018
World War 1
Jeremy Scott
Jun 25, 2018
Biography - 52,000 kms cycling
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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  

Ian Riseley 2017/2018 RI President

Aussie to be next Rotary International President 

Its not often that an Australian is selected to become the Rotary International President - So its worthwhile  letting you know about him  and his direction and theme for Rotary to " Make  a Difference". 
Ian H.S. Riseley has been nominated by the RI Board of Directors  to be the 2017/2018 President of Rotary International. This is indeed a "feather in his Cap" but Ian is most suitably qualified both professionally and within Rotary. Click https://www.rotary.org/en/ian-riseley-selected-2017-18-rotary-president to see more.
At the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego on 12 January 2017,  Ian announced his Presidential  Theme for 2017/2018.  Hear more on his address and announcement via YouTube Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU0cxARlFfw&feature=em-subs_digest
Ian becomes the fifth Australian to be selected as President Of Rotary International, the others being
Angus Mitchell 1948/1949  
Clem Renouf 1978/1979
Royce Abbey 1988/1989
Glen Kinross 1997/1998  


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