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
Rotary started its 46th Year of Commuity Service at its Annual Changeover 17th June 2019 
" Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it (Rotary ) will be know by the results it achieves " 
This short statement which is attributed to Rotary's Founder Paul Harris continues to ring true after some 100 years on.
At our annual Changeover, Incoming President John Walters highlighted the club's achievements and acknowledged the efforts and contributions by members of the club through their many years of service and during the past year.
President John welcomed and recognised the following Guests  
  • District Governor Elect and soon to become District Governor, Di North. John congratulated Di on being awarded an OAM in the recent Queen's Birthday awards.
  • Assistant Governor Edei Ledet.  
 L to R  Assistant Governor Edei Ledet , President John Walters and Rotary District 9750 District Governor Di North 
The presentation of achievements and awards follow. 

    2019 Engadine Street Fair - 11th August - Engadine Rotary will be there - Will you ? 

    Come along and enjoy the Community spirit,  the fun , activities and attractions   

    A once a year  event not  to be missed.   For more information see the following Flyer.  

    Engadine Rotary through President  John Walters is leading the way to revolutionize the reading, writing and language skills in Indigenous communities to improve early childhood literacy for Aboriginal children

    Question - Is Rotary – Local or International? 

    Just recently this author noticed a comment to a post on another Rotary Facebook page that somewhat disparagingly stated that Rotary only supported International projects and forgot about the local Community. That statement was far from the truth. To provide an answer to this, we need to explain what is Rotary and what does it do ?



    RYPEN? Not heard of RYPEN ?  Stands for Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment 

    Well It's Rotary's premium motivational Youth Weekend for 14-16 year olds, who have shown qualities of decency, courage,  persistence, sincerity and application in everyday life deserving further development. 

    The program seeks to broaden each participant's cultural, social and academic  horizons for their future.   

     When : 5pm Friday, 9th August -1pm Sunday,11th August 2019  

     Where : Youthworks Port Hacking Conference Centres - Chaldercot Rathane, Telford Rd Royal National Park- So its very Local

    Costs : RYPEN is one Engadine Rotary's  Youth Sponsorship programs.


    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) 
    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

    2 0408287179
    2 9520 3264
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    Upcoming Speakers
    Tracey Sami
    Aug 26, 2019
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    August 2019
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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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