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St Ives


Wed 12 Dec18 at 6:15pm
The St Ives Club
100 Killeaton Street
St Ives, NSW  2075
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First Meeting for 2019
Jan 09, 2019
Breakfast Meeting - Top of the Green
Social Evening
Jan 16, 2019
St Ives Ckyb
Australia Day Celebration
Jan 23, 2019
The Crofts
Directors & Executive
President (Joint)
Vice President
Secretary (Joint)
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
Club Administration/Service (Jnt)
Public Relations
Community Service
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District Conference Chair
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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
You may have followed the media discussion this past week about whether onions should be on top of the sausage or underneath the sausage!  Social media has a way of getting people talking!  Whether you care about onions on your BBQ sausage or not this week showed just how powerful social media can be to engage people!!  To capitalise on the promotion of Rotary BBQs at Bunnings this is what was posted on Rotary Club of St Ives Facebook page:
We are very much looking forward to having some feedback about the six week pilot program called D-Caf being held on Thursdays between10.00am - 12 noon at PCYC.
Tim, Fiona and team have been working hard to make this wonderful initiative a reality.  
Great tubes happen when people with great passion share great ideas!



This week we are delighted to meet the students we are sponsoring for Rotary Youth programs through District 9685 and to hear a little more about the various programs offered to youth through our District. Thanks to Lyndall for registering and coordinating the candidates for these events:

RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment) is an amazing opportunity for young people aged 14 – 16 years to attend a weekend camp designed to develop their potential, self-respect, confidence, leadership, and other life skills.

Rotary Club of St Ives Is sponsoring:

  • Kathy Kim St Ives High School

  • Suane Bloem St Ives High School

  • Zoe Evans Turramurra High School

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    Rotary Club of St Ives is sponsoring:

  • Daniel MacNamara

  • Amy Wang

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    The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 days of science activities for Year 9 and Year 10 students. St Ives Rotary Club is sponsoring two students who have been suggested by teacher Skye Wacher

  • Fiona Tucker – Brigidine College

  • Courtney Wilkinson – Brigidine College

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    Rotary Youth Leadership Award is a transformational leadership program designed for young adults 18 to 27 and is held at the Conference Centre at Elanora Heights.

    The St Ives Rotary Club is sponsoring:

    • Josh Lorschy

    • Hugh Percival

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Wednesday is an opportunity to hear from the candidates. Congratulations to all students attending these events and to our Youth Director, Lyndall for coordinating the registrations. 

On Wednesday 12th we celebrate the last of our meetings for 2018 with our “Big Christmas Bash” at The St Ives Club. If you have not advised yay or nay to John Steel, please do so urgently. Our Menu is a special “Christmas Fare” and at $35 is fantastic value. Please remember to dress with Christmas flare and bring a Kris Kringle gift per person for that man in red and an elf or two to distribute. Valuable prizes and a lot of fun!
Tree of Joy
Thank you to all our Tree of Joy Volunteers! You were fantastic. Thanks to you, St Ives Village customers and our ‘regular’ donors taking so many cards. We now have the last of the cards at the Centre and most will be on the tree soon. Well done all! The initial location of our Tree was a disappointment and thanks to you and our Community Services Director, Peter Lorschy, we are trying a new position this coming week.

The Centre is very conscious of the sites they allocate to temporary stands but perhaps this site, downstairs next to Santa, opposite the ANZ and Newsagency, might be a good site for next year?
We have started to draft a procedures manual for Tree next year so we have a clear line of authority for members and volunteers to send any queries. In the meantime, apart from Peter Lorschy, we owe many individuals a big thank you for their behind the scenes contributions to the Tree of Joy. Today I would like to thank IPP Harold Morgan for again letting us take-over his entire garage (and some of the house) so that presents can be sorted. Thank you to John Steel for the Christmas Card printing, data base management and arranging all the bits and pieces needed to set-up the Tree of Joy. Of course Lyndall King and her roster emails have brightened our inboxes for a few weeks now! Well done everyone.
Last Wednesday we held our AGM at The St Ives Club. Our previously distributed audited Club and Trust Financial Reports as at 30th June 2018 were presented and approved. Our 2019-20 Board and Committee Chairs elected. Minutes of the meeting and the new Board listing will be distributed to members separately.

Prior to our AGM we held our last Board meeting for the year. While a lot of matters were discussed we all felt that more members should become involved with projects and portfolios, even on an event by event basis would be a great help. We are not a large Club and it is disappointing that more members are not trained for the future. We will be following this through in 2019!
A few Recent Successes
Soar and Roar
On Sunday 9th St Ives Rotarians led by Community Services Director Peter were out at Bobbin Head at 5:30am to assist The Special Olympics Soar and Roar. Well organised Christiane Berlioz and thanks to all the volunteers!
Triple H Interviews
It was great to hear Di Barnes speak about Rotary Club of St Ives and the Tree of Joy and John Waterhouse speak about the Insulin Pump Program on Rotary Matters last week.
Dementia d’ Café
Well done Tim England, we are advised that this initiative at the PCYC has been an unqualified success.
Congratulations and we look forward to regular updates as to what you are doing.
Dinah and I would like to wish you all our best wishes at Christmas and all the best for 201
President Russell

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