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St Ives

Rotarians Serving Humanity

We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Peter Canisius House
102 Mona Vale Rd
Pymble, NSW  2073
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Aug 31, 2016
Professor John Carter
Cromehurst Foundation
Sep 06, 2016
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Comedy for a Cause
Roseville Golf Club
Sep 14, 2016
Colleen Zurowski
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If you would like to visit our club or are thinking of joining a Rotary club, please come to one of our regular meetings, just let us know two days in advance so that we can organise catering for you. 
We meet on Wednesday evenings at the Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Rd Pymble at 6.30 pm, with the formal part of the meeting starting at 7.00 pm.  We usually finish at 8.30 pm. We have a two course dinner. 
The cost of dinner is $35 per person.  Please send an email to if you would like to attend a meeting. Our Club Secretary, will confirm your attendance.

The Rotary Club of St Ives welcomes Corporate Sponsors who would like to promote their businesses and help us with our service projects and charitable activities.  This website is visited by our members and the general public hundreds of times per month, and provides ongoing name recognition and contact details for our sponsors.
Sponsorship also includes advertising placement in our weekly newsletter, The Waratah, and in our public activities.
The "Silver Sponsor" package is $500 per year.
The "Gold Sponsor" package, costing $1000 per year. 
To apply for sponsorship, please click here for the application form, and send it back to the address indicated.
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The Rotary Club of St Ives 2016 'Four-Way Test' Competition was launched at St Ives High School this week.  The competition is open to students in Years 7-11 at St Ives High School.  This is the first time we have held a writing competition of this type and we are very interested to hear what the youth of today has to say about the relevance of the Four-Way Test to 21st Century students.  Details of the prize money, closing dates, Entry Form, Permission Note and poster with details of the criteria are available on this website (left-hand bar under 'Home Page Download Files'.  Any further inquiries should be directed to Di Barnes, Public Relations Director, Rotary Club of St Ives.

Tuesday this week the Rotary Club of St Ives 2016 'Four-Way Test' Writing Competition was launched at St Ives High School assembly.  The competition is only open to students in Years 7-11 at St Ives High School.  Details below and the Entry and Permission Forms are available for downloading on this website - see left column for document downlloads.


Congratulations and thank you Lyndall King
on your anniversary of joining Rotary six years ago today.
It's great having you as part of the team
at the Rotary Club of St Ives!


For our meeting Wednesday 24 August our members are thinking about who they can invite along to our meeting with a view to joining Rotary Club of St Ives. We are on a campaign drive for new members - the more we have the more good we can do to help others.

We salute and celebrate our Past President and Past District Governor, Brian Coleman who celebrates being a member of Rotary for 28 years on Wednesday 17 August. Congratulations and thank you Brian!





Hope you have a fabulous day Russell Crofts!
Best wishes from all your friends at the Rotary Club of St Ives.


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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Judy Gordon
    August 6
  • Russell Crofts
    August 12
  • George Papallo OAM
    August 24
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Marika Lorschy
    August 26
  • John Steel
    Robin Steel
    August 5
  • John Tainsh
    Jane Ann Tainsh
    August 21
  • Vien Nguyen
    Shane Marshall
    August 24
Join Date:
  • Brian Coleman
    August 17, 1988
    28 years
  • Lyndall King
    August 18, 2010
    6 years