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
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2019 now closing 
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 

Did  any Reader recognize the meaning  and  the importance of    World Polio Day 24th October.
After 30 years of bold action, historic achievements, and sometimes discouraging setbacks, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have nearly brought polio to an end. 
Many readers may not be aware of the havoc that this virus had on the world's population.   In the early 20th century, polio (originally called infantile paralysis), was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries, paralysing hundreds of thousands of children every year.



Due to prior commitments Engadine Rotary will be conducting its 2018 Grafitti Clean Up

on Sunday 28th October and not on the Gazetted official day of the 21st October.

If you are interested in helping to remove this social blight from our community please register you interest with our Community Service Director John Gardner on 0408 646 056. 
John will provide the necessary details on the projects to be undertaken. 
Don't worry about protective and painting gear, all will be supplied, provided that you have register beforehand. 
To see some of our  previous year's work, click on  our Graffiti Site page from our website.
Hope to see you there.   
Don't forget to register !

Engadine Rotary Supports Ride For Justice and Homicide Victims Support Group 

 On Sunday 26th August , Engadine Rotary with the support of Rotarians from Blacktown, Wetherill Park and Guilford together with retired police officers provided a BBQ for the NSW Homicide Victims Support Group (HVSG) in their sixth Ride For Justice (RFJ) to raise  funds  for Grace’s Place. This is to be  a world first trauma centre for children of homicide. Grace’s place  is to be built at Doonside and  to be  named in honour of Grace Lynch — mother of Anita Cobby, 26, who was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered while walking home to Blacktown in 1986 —the proposal  aims to provide  12 bedrooms to house 12 children and 12 adult carers. Visit the HSV group website at  http://www.hvsgnsw.org.au/about  and http://gracesplace.org.au/ to learn more about this proposal
Grace’s place will complement the two existing HVSG houses called Ebony and Ivory Houses, located at Waterfall. The work of the HVS Group is crucial in helping the families of victims of homicide cope with the trauma of losing a loved one and then coping with the legal process which follows.”
                One of the Riders participating in the Ride  
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 Alternate Monday 6.15 for 6.45pm
Engadine Bowling & Recreation Club
61 Cambrai Ave.
Engadine, N.S.W.  2233

2 0408287179
2 9520 3264
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Upcoming Speakers
Melinda Paterson
Nov 19, 2018
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November 2018
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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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