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Service Above Self

Chatswood Sunrise
We meet Fridays at 07:00 AM
at Dougherty Community Centre
7 Victor St, Chatswood
Sydney, NSW  2067
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  PO Box 1627

  Chatswood 2057
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13 HippoRollers were delivered at the end of May to a community in Mathibestad, South Africa - Click here for the photo.
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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.)
Everything you ever wanted to know about Politics...Past President Pamela knows it all. She'll be along at our meeting this Friday. Loosely entitled "Politics 101" we expect to learn something about how a political party operates, without getting into the nitty-gritty of policies. 
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.
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