President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last Friday we had a club assembly, a number of issues were discussed including the following :
1 . Updates by Mandy on correspondence and Garry on fighting POLIO.
2 . The importance of good speakers
3 . The AGM on 6 December
4 . Members to look up the internet for information on "Rotary Club Elections & Duties of Club Officers", and other useful material
5. The new Rotary Constitution and BYLAWS emailed to members which need to be considered in reviewing our BYLAWS  and to include Corporate Membership
5 . We wished Victoria and Mandy enjoyable holidays overseas
6 . Next Friday we'll have a Board Meeting,  thanks to Juliet for offering to do the Agenda and Minutes and to Past President Pam for offering to assist.
We enjoyed a few minutes of music from Beethoven's Piano Concerto number 5 and Ravel's  Bolero.
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
Centre for Emotional Health Mental Health Public Lecture
With this being Mental Health Month, CEH Professor Viviana Wuthrich will be providing a free community presentation on "Ageing Wisely: Maintaining good mental health in older adulthood"
The public lecture will be held on Monday 28 October at 6pm over at the Australian Hearing Hub Lecture Theatre.

Leading Centre for Emotional Health expert, Professor Viviana Wuthrich is a clinical psychologist with particular interests in developing better mental health treatments for older adults. In this free public lecture she will give an overview about how to maintain good mental health as we age. She will discuss her current projects aimed to increase access to psychological interventions for older adults with depression or anxiety, and to improve the effectiveness of current best practice.

Doors open at 5.30pm.  Please join us for light refreshments before the presentation.

Book here to secure your seat


Rotary Club of Macquarie Park Trivia Night 2 Nov 2019
Rotary Clubs of Australia Drought Appeal
Graffiti Removal Day Sunday 27 October 2019


When were you last inspired by a woman and what was so extraordinary about their inspiration? 

How were you able to learn from their inspiration?

These and many more answers will be revealed at the NSW Rotary Inspirational Women's Awards 2019
Sunday, 27 October 2019 at 12 noon 

Gadigal Room, City Tattersalls Club, 198 Pitt Street, Sydney
includes 2 course lunch with cash bar
 To reserve your seat or table 

Book Now!

Amazing guest speakers who will share their journey as you discover more about our 2019 inspirational winners.

The guest speakers include:
  • Louisa Hope – Survivor of Sydney's Lindt Siege will share - Thoughts and coping skills for what could have been a devastating future life. 
  • Stay tuned for another exciting speaker.
These awards recognise service to the community across all sectors. Directed at the non-Rotary community, it is about commitment, dedication, perseverance and proactivity in improving the lives of others across NSW and the ACT.

Often women, especially in country and regional NSW and ACT are the "quiet achievers" whose actions inspire others and make a difference in their communities. 

The Awards cover 2 key categories inclusive of Rural and City Urban for each category:
  • Young Inspirational Woman of the Year for the 18-30 years 
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year for the 30+ years 
Finalists are selected from each category, resulting in 2 overall winners:
  • Young Inspirational Woman of the Year
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year
An exemplary number of applications ensured the panel of independent judges from Rotary Districts were challenged as they assessed the three key criteria:
  • Community service which best exemplifies Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self 
  • Achievements
  • Personal attributes
* Your ticket purchase and proceeds from this event will support an Australian Rotary Health Scholarship for a young female GP by assisting with expenses during her 12 month placement in a Rural GP practice.
** Opting to incur the administration costs related to the issue of this ticket/s results in Rotary Health receiving those proceeds.
Rotary Foundation Dinner 2019
Vocational Excellence Awards - Nominations Close 22 November
Please find below some information about the District 9685 Vocational Excellence Awards. If you are aware of someone who fits the criteria that you believe the Club could nominate, please contact the Club Vocational Director, Pam Wood on 0400803417 or email as soon as possible.
The District Vocational Excellence Committee has commenced the process of selecting awardees to be recognised at the 2020 Reasons Conference in Wollongong.
Your Club may well know of a worthy candidate .
Details of nominated candidates are strictly confidential.
Attached is a Nomination Form and Flyer, to include in your Club Bulletin.
Nominations are due by Friday 22 November 2019 and can be emailed to:
Please note that to receive a Vocational Excellence Award the successful nominee MUST be able to attend the Conference for the presentation.
Warren Soos
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Chairman, Vocational Excellence Committee
Rotary District 9685
Mobile 0418 960 895
Anita Cobby Fundraising Dinner 23 November 2019
Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Oct 25, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Social Night
Oct 25, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 01, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 08, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
No Club Meeting
Nov 15, 2019
DG Visit to Club
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 22, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 29, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Club Meeting - AGM
Dunmore Lang College
Dec 06, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Christmas Party
Riding for the Disabled
Dec 06, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
No Club Meeting
Dec 13, 2019
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Nov 01, 2019
Tall tales and true from my 'legendary?' police career.
Nov 08, 2019
The impacts and issues being faced by farmers across the State.
View entire list
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Barbara Lee
October 26
   The awkward moment when you realise you just punished your child for being exactly like you!
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