Welcome to our club

Service Above Self

Chatswood Sunrise
We meet Fridays at 07:00 AM
at Dougherty Community Centre
7 Victor St, Chatswood
Sydney, NSW  2067
Australia
 
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  Email at "Contact Us"
  Ring on 0403 003 257
  Write to:
  PO Box 1627

  Chatswood 2057
 
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HippoRoller
13 HippoRollers were delivered at the end of May to a community in Mathibestad, South Africa - Click here for the photo.
Click on this link for more information about HippoRollers 
 
Did you know this about Rotary? 
 
Find out about GroTrees at Teralba
 
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Latest news
Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise and St Pius X Do it Again!
 
Daniel Scipioni, Year 12 student from St Pius X College, was invited back to the Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise on Friday 8th to tell of his experiences at the National Youth Science Forum, held earlier this year in Canberra. The Club had sponsored Daniel to this, in his words, “fantastic experience.” When asked what his best impression was, Daniel mentioned the fact that he became aware of the vast range that the Sciences encompass. He hopes to do a general Bachelor of Science degree before deciding on which path to take. Rotary provides a number of opportunities for young people and Chatswood Sunrise, with its strong Youth program emphasis, encourages schools to apply for them. Sponsored by the Club, for example, Willoughby Girls’ High is sending two teams to Rotary’s Model United Nations Assembly – we wish them well. 
 
Photo (Bill Forsyth): Chatswood Sunrise’s President, Andrew Chew, Daniel Scipioni and Rotary Assistant District Governor, Fiona Jenkins. 
 
Unfortunately we did not get our Global Grant. WE were told that our proposal did not fit Rotary International's sustainability guidelines. Needless to say, we are very disappointed. However, thanks to the generosity of Martin O'Dea (a long-term supporter of HippoRollers) we are able to use his $15,000  donation, our $6000 allocation and $1000 from the Rotary Club of Como in Western Australia to supply HippoRollers to Pomfret. Rotary Clubs in New Zealand will separately contribute to this fund. Check out our Facebook page for more details of the project.

We recently decided to provide a "scholarship" to a maximum of $500 for an Aboriginal student going into Year 11 in 2019. With the help of the Ryde Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) and Dave Lardner, a Department of Education consultant, schools were canvassed and, based on the criterion of a two-part question, Jayden from Epping Boys' High was selected. Here's Treasurer Bob handing over the cheque (for the school) and a GroTree for Jayden. (13/12/18) The money comes from our recent sale of puddings.

You will notice the Rotary wheel in the background - the Rotary Club of Epping has a long-standing and deep involvement with the school.

Click on "Guest speakers" above to learn about Julia Selby,  who be presenting to us on Friday 6th April. 
As you might all know, the Club organised the purchase and delivery of 13 HippoRollers some time ago. We're in the process of trying to get a Rotary Global Grant, which will effectively double any money we can raise. We're very close to the $USD 30,000 minimum we need - this includes generous donations from individuals and Rotary Clubs, especially from New Zealand and, looking ahead, the possible District 9685 grant and funds from Rotary International once we get approval. On Saturday November 18th we're holding a Trivia Quiz evening. Half the proceeds will support HippoRoller. (The other half will be donated to Mary's House, the refuge in North Sydney for victims of domestic violence.)
 
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Cameraygal people, the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which we meet and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
 
Want to contribute to our Student Scholarship Fund that supports Aboriginal students in secondary schools? Each $500 covers parent contribution fees, subject fees or other costs, such as for excursions. Students are selected by the Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group and the scholarship is administrated by each school, depending on the needs of the student.  Can you afford a dollar? Deposit to BSB 484 799 A/c 452084 856. Send us an email (peternathan64@gmail.com) to let us know. (For $20 or more, we will plant a GroTree in your name - see the link below for more details of this project.)
 
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Buy a GroTree
 
HOW TO BUY GROTREES:
Send an email to Bob at peternathan64@gmail.com and tell him:
1.   How many trees you would like to buy (@$20 each)
2.   Who the recipient(s) is/are
3.   The reason(s) for the gift eg "To Maria Bentley, Happy Eightieth Birthday."
4.   The address(es) for mailing the tree certificate(s)
5.   That you have made payment (include your name) to:  BSB 484 799 . A/c 452084856
 
SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GROTREES:
The GroTrees project:
  • Benefits and beautifies the environment
  • Impacts positively on the greenhouse effect
  • Supports the work of Landcare Australia
All the proceeds from the Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise’s GroTrees project support a variety of local and international activities including:
  • Youth leadership programs
  • Mary’s House Women’s Refuge
  • Polio eradication
  • Provision of Shelterboxes to victims of natural disasters
  • HippoRoller project
Donate a tree in your name or in the name of someone who deserves recognition.
 
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
 
  • Next time you would like to say: “Thank you,” give a gift that:
  • Is more memorable than a bottle of wine
  • Will live longer than a bunch of flowers
  • Is healthier than a box of chocolates
  • $20 will see a native Australian tree planted by Landcare in your name or in the name of a recipient. Some time later, feel free to visit your tree and give it a hug!
 
GroTrees were first planted at Bingara in 2007, then Teralba and now at Lithgow (2019)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year One at Bingara Central School– the first planting, 2007
 
 
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