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St Ives


Wed 14Nov18 at 7:30pm
The St Ives Club
100 Killeaton St
St Ives, NSW  2075
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Rotary Youth Night
Nov 21, 2018 6:15 PM
Hear from our Youth representatives - The St Ives Club
Dick Gall
Nov 28, 2018 6:15 PM
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Dec 12, 2018 6:15 PM
Chistmas fun and fellowship -The St Ives Club
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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.
Home Page Stories
We are proud of our member John Waterhouse who leads the Insulin Pump Program seeing children from disadvantaged backgrounds being given an insulin pump to help change their lives for the better!
Have you signed up for the Tree of Joy yet?  Lyndall is already up to version 3 for the roster for the Tree of Joy and we still have lots of spaces available for you to sign up.  Thanks to everyone who has already put their name into a time slot.  The spirit of Christmas is alive and well with this project!
The Special Olympics Australia Soar and Roar Festival is a unique event providing people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to experience the thrill of a Dream Ride in a luxury car.  St Ives Rotary Club has agreed to provide 6 volunteers on Sunday December 9 at Bobbin Head 6.00am – 8.30am.  Duties will include registration, directing vehicles and supplying a BBQ breakfast for drivers and athletes (40-50 people).  The Corvette Car Club will then leave from Bobbin Head with its Special Olympic passengers and drive to the Sydney Motorway where motor clubs from all over Sydney will meet for a lap of honour.  Athletes and other people with an intellectual disability have the chance to experience the thrill of riding in a luxury or classic car to Sydney Motorpark for a lap of honour around the track.
Location is Bobbin Head 6.00am to 8.30am for St Ives Rotary Club to direct vehicles and prepare a BBQ breakfast for drivers and their passengers.

Our Melbourne Cup meeting was a lot of fun last Monday Night. Thank you to Susie Fennell for her decorations and everyone who dressed to suit the occasion. We had some great outfits expressing our colourful racing identities! The St Ives Club opened especially for us and we really appreciated the excellent meal and having the entire Club to ourselves.

We visit Cromehurst School at Lindfield this Wednesday 14th between 6pm and 7pm for an update on where and how are funds are spent to help the kids. I urge you to come so you can see Rotary in action. Afterwards we have booked the St Ives Club for a $25 meal at 7:30pm.

The following week is our Youth Celebration Evening on Wed 21st at The St Ives Club. Lyndall is doing a great job and I would really like us all to support her hard work by coming to hear these great “kids”. We look forward to hearing what some of our RYLA and RYPEN students hope to get out of their courses. We are so pleased that the young people have volunteered to help us with the Tree of Joy and The Bobbo. We really appreciate their help as we have a lot of events that need our ‘bodies’ on the horizon.

At our Board Meeting on Wednesday 7th, we were advised that Room to Read has a benefactor who will match any donation before 31st December ‘dollar for dollar’. As we are donating $20,000 from our Food & Wine Festival to Room to Read, we have sent $20,000 to them prior to their presentation in February to take advantage of this offer. We thought this was a fantastic deal.

The Dementia Café Project is underway from 8 November at PCYC. Well done Tim England and his team and we look forward to an update. This Tuesday 13th, Tim is conducting his last Dementia Public Education Event “Facts about Dementia” for the year at Canisius House.

Our FoodBank donation is at work in Lockhart and we look forward to a further report in the next few weeks.

Lastly, don’t forget our Tree of Joy. Not just to volunteer of course but to promote to our friends and neighbours how they can help others by taking a card from the Tree of Joy and buying a gift for a senior citizen in a residential aged care facility. See if we can beat last year’s donations!

Have a great week! 


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