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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 Malaria Awareness Day 

 

Did you know that there is a Malaria Awareness Day on the 30th April in Australia? 

Its purpose is to promote and inform about the work that Rotary and other organisations are doing to eliminate a disease that causes considerable death, particularly to young Children throughout the World .  But you may not be aware that Engadine Rotary is now involved in this worldwide thrust to eliminate Malaria as it had done with Rotary international's Polio eradication programs. 

Engadine Rotary recently donated $10,000 to assist with the development of a malaria vaccine by the Griffith University on the Gold Coast,Qld.  This action forming part of  this Club's International Service and humanitarian commitments. 

 

        

Calling All Year 11 Science Students -

Applications for the 2020 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)).

Stop Press Special Guest speaker 

 
Jay Allen
Engadine Rotary is fortunate to have Jay Allen from the Melanoma Institute of Australia as our guest speaker for our next meeting on Tuesday 4th December. 
 
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2020 now open  
 
What is RYLA?
 
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a week-long residential personal development program for young people aged 19 to 25, which focuses on yourself, leadership and community.  RYLA aims to: 
  • Give young people the chance to come together in a supportive environment to gain a better understanding of their own strengths and the unique qualities and abilities of others
  • Provide an opportunity for young people to develop a network of resources to facilitate their roles and development
  • Facilitate learning about teamwork, communication, motivation and to develop the leadership skills of young people through experiential workshops
  • Create a greater awareness of social issues affecting young people and
  • Demonstrate Rotary's commitment to young people.

This is a very prestigious Rotary program  - Interested ? Don't delay 

 
 

Rotary Supporting Drought Stricken Farmers .

 
After a 7 year drought, it's very clear that our Farmers and their families, the backbone of Australia, are doing it exceptionally tough.
The National Farmers' Federation, Channel 9 & Rotary in Australia will work together to raise much needed funds from the very generous Australian public.
The National Farmers' Federation will then be able to access these funds and provide support to approved organisations, helping Farmers through this difficult time.
Channel Nine will extensively promote the Australia-wide fund raiser on The Today program, ACA and in news bulletins in the coming days and weeks, expecting to raise around $10 million.
 
Engadine Rotary Continues to Support John Paul Village  Dementia program 

Engadine Rotary Continues to Support John Paul Village  Dementia program 

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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
Australia

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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 with he or she comes a new Theme that the President wants to promote.
For the Rotary year of  2018 /2019 the new RI is  Barry Rassin and his theme  " BE THE INSPIRATION" 
 
 
Since Rotary was founded 113 years ago, its role in the world and in the lives
of its members has been in a state of continuous evolution. In its earliest
days, Rotary offered its members a way to find fellowship and friendship and
to build connections within their communities. Soon after, service found
a place in Rotary, and as our organization expanded, so did its influence.
In time, Rotary’s service, supported by our Rotary Foundation, would
change the lives of families and communities across the world. We formed
partnerships and focused our service to increase our impact. We launched
the world’s largest public-private health initiative, partnering with governments, international
organizations, and countless local and regional health agencies to eradicate polio. More and more,
our members came to us seeking not just friendship but a way to take action for good.
Rotary still is, and always will be, the organization Paul Harris envisioned: a place where people from
every corner of the earth can come together to become something greater than themselves. Yet Rotary
today offers something of singular and enduring value: the chance to be part of a global network of
people who have the talent and the drive to change the world. We are men and women who believe in
the power of community action to make a global impact — and together, we have the capacity and the
resources to achieve almost anything.
Globally, Rotary is more relevant than ever before, and its potential for good is vast. Unfortunately,
not enough people fully understand what Rotary is and does. Even within our clubs, many Rotarians
don’t know enough about Rotary to take full advantage of what Rotary membership offers.
Rotary service transforms lives and communities. To achieve even more of that truly transformational
service, we need to think differently about our role in Rotary, and Rotary’s role in the world. We need
to put more emphasis on our public image, using social media to build our membership and attract
the partners that can help us scale up our service. We need to focus on larger projects that have a
more lasting impact, taking the time to research and plan work that spans Rotary years and terms of
office. Most important of all, we need to Be the Inspiration for positive change, inspiring our clubs,
our communities, and our organization to face today’s challenges head on, with courage, optimism,
and creativity.
As Paul Harris put it, “Rotary is a microcosm of a world at peace, a model which nations will do well
to follow.” To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration. It shows us what is possible, inspires us
to reach for it, and gives us a path to act — and to Be the Inspiration to our world.
Barry Rassin
President, Rotary International, 2018-19
 
 

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