ALL Rotarians & Friends of Rotary – We Need You – Now!!
Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service Catering Brigade needs URGENT assistance with getting food preparation for our fire fighters. 
The location would be at:
Hawkesbury Fire Control Centre.
Macquarie Rd
Wilberforce 2756
Duties would include:
●washing of esky
●filling esky for delivery 
●general tidy up 
●some cooking of an evening meal. 
●kitchen cleaning 
●stock control
●follow good hygiene practices 
●follow instructions from Hawkesbury catering members 
Hours to cover are from 5am to 12 midnight in four hour blocks where we have vacancies in our rosters:
  • 5am – 9 am
  • 9am – 1pm
  • 1pm – 5pm
  • 5pm – 9pm
  • 9pm – 12midnight
Please Contact:
Adam Rutter 
Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service Catering Brigade Captain. 
Mobile: 0412760522
With fires on top of drought, our northern neighbours are really struggling. If you and/or your club are in a position to support, there have now been a number of RAWCS accounts set up to manage your donations:
The projects are:
Please talk to Community Service Director Peter Kirkwood if you have any plans to support our bush cousins so that a coordinated approach can be taken. And thank you all so much for what you have already provided to so many across our state.
In case you are wondering if Shelterbox can or are supporting this disaster, ROWLEY TOMPSETT, Chair, ShelterBox Australia provides the following input to your questions:
“It’s been devastating to see the rapid spread of bushfires in Australia. Thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes, and the country is bracing itself for ‘the most dangerous bushfire week ever seen’.  Our thoughts are with all those affected, including our colleagues at ShelterBox Australia.
At this time, we’re not sending a team to provide shelter aid. We’re monitoring the situation closely and will provide an update if anything changes.
  • While New South Wales and Queensland have both declared a state of emergency, the Australian Government has not made an international request for emergency shelter.  Core infrastructure, like power, communications, roads, hospitals and schools, is likely to be repaired quickly compared to other countries.
  • Our core items – including tents, tools and tarpaulins – are unlikely to be an acceptable solution for Australian families, particularly with temperatures of 40C expected.
  • Local teams already have good capacity to respond and start the recovery process.  This is due to the high-quality infrastructure, social support, availability of resources, and the preparedness activities of Government teams.”

In 2021, Rotary in Australia and New Zealand celebrates our first 100 years of service – and we need a powerful, engaging logo to help build our story.


So, we have created a Centenary Logo Competition to help make an impact.


What creativity can we conjure that captures the heart and soul of our centenary?


Separate designs for both New Zealand and Australia will be welcome. Or a design that covers both countries – a design that enhances Rotary’s broader branding.


Everyone is welcome to enter – Rotarians, professionals, friends and family. And the designer’s story will be an important part of the logo’s launch. We are tapping into the passion and energy of volunteers who will be rewarded simply with heartfelt thanks acknowledged by Rotary leaders. That story will be part of our centenary story.


The competition is now open and closes on December 15. This is a tangible chance to make a mark on history!

For more information, submission protocols and technical guidelines, visit




Former St Ives Rotarian Bhuvan Unhelkar, will be visiting Sydney Feb 18-26 2020. Now a university lecturer in IT in Sarasota, Florida, Bhuvan is very familiar with our District and would love to share his worldly experiences with your club. His favourite topic is “Global Peace: A Multicultural Rotary perspective”, however he can be persuaded to talk on almost anything. Please let Kalma McLellan know if you would like him to include him in your meeting program in Feb 2020.
Please click HERE to view - download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for November 2019.   Please feel free to share and send us your great membership stories.
Rotary Matters a weekly program on community radio station Triple H 100.1 FM profiles the causes, projects and people who make up Rotary. The idea is to arouse interest and engagement among the wider general public. Each week a different Rotary initiative is profiled with an in studio interview. This is followed by a What’s On of activities in District 9685 which are accessible to the public. To have your Club’s initiatives and activities profiled on Rotary Matters, contact the host, Ian Stuart on 0416 138 860 or Episodes of the program can be heard indefinitely on the Rotary Matters Facebook site and other social media platforms like Spotify.

The Bobbo has a great reputation within the cycling community. There are four different routes which riders can select according to their abilities. Serious cyclists return year after year to challenge themselves on the longest rides, while social cyclists will enjoy the shorter routes.

All the routes go through some of the most stunning bushland and waterfront scenery in the Greater Sydney region. Some 2,500 riders are supported by around 450 enthusiastic volunteers who, along with the Police, SES and St Johns, make it one of the best-organised and safest events on the cycling calendar.

We’d really appreciate any help you can give us to provide maximum publicity for the Bobbo. Please consider entering a team from your Club. Teams of five or more who raise over $1500 are eligible to access the Corporate Hospitality Marquee for free refreshments, snacks, beer and massage.

The funds raised by this terrific event helps Lifeline year after year to save lives through their Crisis support counselling. Please lend us your support for 2020 as we try to break through the $1 million fundraising milestone!

We look forward to your support and if you have any questions please give me a call. See too

Ian Stuart
0416 138 860
Event Calendar
November 2019


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