Sydney Rotary meets at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, occasionally at other locations, on Zoom and Hybrid. See Upcoming Events at Sydney Rotary below. Visitors are very welcome but please book.
Sydney Rotary supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart
Better Together 2022 Zone 8 Conference 
Canberra ACT.  Save the date:  Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October.  Tickets sales will open in May 2022
Rotary News
All proceeds from the Fiducian Charity Golf Day & Dinner help Vision Beyond Aus provide free eye surgery to the world’s most disadvantaged people.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Avondale Golf Club
 
VBA was established as part of Sydney Rotary’s international service in 2010 by Club Member Indy Singh, OAM, to provide free eye surgery to the world’s most disadvantaged people. Now an independent charity VBA, still led by Indy Singh, has supported 46,095 surgeries, and Indy is determined to reach 100,000. 

Working with Australian medical practitioners who generously volunteer their time and skill and in-country specialist surgeons and staff, VBA funds and supports free eye surgery at established local hospitals and independent rural clinics committed to providing free care for those living below the poverty line. VBA provides surgical and post-operative consumables and necessary equipment to these centres, with facility refurbishment, to enhance capacity.

Join The Hon. Natalie WARD, MLC Minister for Metropolitan Roads, and Minister for Women's Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence at the Sydney Rotary Meeting  12.30 to 1.30 pm Tuesday 24 May 2022 at The Castlereagh Hotel. The meeting can also be attended via Zoom but we would really like to see you face to face. 

Booking link will be available here soon.  

The 2021 Rotary NSW Police Officer of the Year Awards, the most prestigious event on the NSW Police Force calendar, was again organized by the Rotary Club of Sydney on the 19 April 2022. This event marked the 2021 awards and it was great to be back after the event was postponed last year due to COVID-19. The 2022 Awards will be presented in November this year. In the presence of The Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Sydney Rotary President Mark Dyer recognised Sergeant Vanessa Rolfe from Crime Scene Services Branch as the 2021 Rotary NSW Police Officer of the Year.

 The Governor congratulates Sgt Vanessa Rolfe

RCS President Mark Dyer addressed the 550 strong audience on behalf of RCS Members and NSW Rotarians with a message of shared values, and an invitation for members of the NSW Police Force to seek out and consider joining their local Rotary Club.

Sydney Rotary Past President John Given, OAM has coordinated the Police Officer of the Year Awards since their inception. 

The Awards involve every district across NSW and the Governor of each District attended the event and had the opportunity to each present an award in one of the ten categories. John Given has created a wonderful event that brings together NSW Rotarians and NSW Police members from across NSW to celebrate on this night of nights.

The best of the best is then chosen as the Rotary Clubs of NSW Police Officer of the Year award.

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The Rotary & UNICEF vaccination programme roll out has started in the Cook Islands 
Vaccines arrive:
Children and parents are lining up: 
Vaccination done
Stay Safe. Vaccines save lives: 
The Rotary Give Every Child A Future vaccination programme is progressively being rolled out in each of the nine Pacific Island Countries.  The project is on-budget with over 80% of the USD 3.9 million needed raised. We now have just USD 700,000 to raise to complete the project and make sure that we reach every last child in the Pacific.
Rotary International President for 2022-23 Jennifer Jones is planning a Global Impact tour visiting eight projects around the world highlighting the Rotary Foundation’s seven areas of focus and End Polio Now. She has chosen Rotary Give Every Child A Future as her Maternal and Child Health project of focus.
Donate Here  $45 vaccinates 1 child. $450 vaccinates 10 children. 
Sydney Rotary returns to Hyde Park to feed marchers & supporters assisted by The Salvation Army, PCYC & Darling Harbour Rotarians.
 
Our thanks to Glenn Stafford,
Roni Corne & Phoebe Alexander
for their organisation & leadership.
 
 
President Mark Dyer overviews operations
 
 
Behind the scenes
Roni Corne receives guidence from
 our past BBQ king Joe Botta
Rotary Soukup scholarship recipient Maddison Gibbs’ designs are featured throughout Jumbunna
Maddison Gibbs is a graduate in animation from the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. She says that to create her work she considered Jumbunna’s purpose as a hub and safe space for Indigenous students. Dedicated Indigenous spaces such as Jumbunna can help to make universities
and other institutions more approachable and culturally safe for Indigenous students.
“I’ve acknowledged traditional imagery in creating personal contemporary multidimensional landscapes and imagery,” she explains. ”My images refer to smoke, campsites, industrial waste, sea currents and migrations, fish traps and more. “The patterns and designs are meant to draw the eye, start conversations and make a statement that we are proud, our culture is alive, and this always was and always will be Aboriginal land.”
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Information on Rotary Soukup Indigenous Scholarships at Project & Committees above. 
 
Indigenous Residential College UTS
Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Parfitt recently invited Sydney Rotarians, led by President Mark Dyer, to discuss plans for the proposed Indigenous Residential College at UTC.
Following the meeting some Sydney Rotarians were shown through the refurbished Jumbunna
by Maree Graham, Deputy Director, Students and Community Engagement.  Jumbunna has always
been a place to go for connection, support and a warm welcome for Indigenous students.
The entry to Jumbunna
Upcoming Events at Sydney Rotary 
Sydney Rotary
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We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
Castlereagh Hotel
169 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
Phone:
(02) 8014 8073
 
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President Elect & Chair, Peacebuilding Group
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Director & Chair, Youth Committee
Director & Chair, Rural Programs, Services & Awards
Director & Chair, Membership Committee
Director & Chair, Rotary Foundation, Climate Action Group
Director & Sergeant-at-Arms
Director & Chair, Communication, Innovation & PR
Chair, International Services
Rotary Give Every Child a Future Project Director
Four Way Test Speaking Competition | Rotary Club of Perth
 
 
 
Rotary International News
European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine

Rotary members honored as Champions of Girls’ Empowerment

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.

Staff Corner: John Hewko

Learn more about the general secretary and CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, John Hewko.

Rotary Statement on the War against Ukraine

Rotary supports UN General Assembly resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian military forces from Ukraine.

World Immunization Week: Vaccines keep communities healthy

Our progress in the fight against polio shows why vaccination is important

Rotary’s network enables rapid humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees

Rotary clubs have taken swift action to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for Ukrainian refugees.

Rotary clubs unite across continents to collect and deliver medical aid to Ukraine

Two cargo planes packed with tons of medical equipment have already been flown from Chicago, USA, to Ukraine where members helped to unload the supplies.

Rotary responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine

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White rhinos and Black Mambas

Can an all-female anti-poaching unit stop wildlife crime in an African game preserve — without guns?

Job training program brews confidence in youth with autism

At Café Voca, Nathan Kim and three other autistic youths have been learning to handle the responsibilities and developing the social skills that they’ll need for other jobs.

Rotary projects around the globe - April 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Tunisia and Cambodia.

Strength in times of crisis in Ukraine

Past and current conflicts have had a significant impact on Rotary in Ukraine — which has only made members there more resolute.

The Connector

Rotary International’s president-elect Jennifer Jones shares her vision for her presidency and Rotary’s future.

The future is inclusive

Interview with Todd “Bowtie” Jenkins – Rotary Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force member.

Parents Unite

Stories of how Rotarians are striving to build a parent nation of resources and support.

Girls Empowered

In Uganda, members of Rotary and USAID are erasing the taboo around menstruation — and helping girls stay in school.

World Rotaract Week: Scale Models

Rotaractors are ushering a new generation of Rotary members and they have the projects to show it.

The Rotary Foundation creates channel for direct humanitarian support in Ukraine region

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created a channel for donors to contribute funds to support relief efforts.

Rotary projects around the globe March 2022

Rotary projects around the globe March 2022