The Inaugural Dinner of the Rotary Club of Botany Randwick Inc. was held on 27 November 2020.  
Inaugural President Christine Baramilis was pleased to welcome official guests Rotary District Governor Warwick Richardson, Matt Thistlethwaite, Federal Member for Kingsford Smith, Ron Hoenig, State Member for Heffron, and representatives from a range of community organisations, neighbouring Rotary Clubs, as well as our own members and their guests, to the Inaugural Dinner held at The Randwick Club. 
The new Rotary Club resulted from the amalgamation of the Rotary Clubs of Randwick and Botany Bay, both of whom have been active in their local communities for many, many years. With the Randwick Club formed in 1949 and Botany Bay in 1960, those present heard about the wonderful support that these former clubs have provided to both their local and wider communities.  They have laid an impressive foundation on which the new Club can build into the future.
During the evening, a number of presentations were made to
  • Marine Rescue, made possible through the support of Sydney Airport, who assist the Club by allowing the placement of coin collection boxes in the various terminals at the airport.  
  • Little Heroes Swimming Academy, with joint funding from the Club and The Rotary Foundation
  • JJ Cahill Memorial High School, rekindling an old relationship initially developed by the Botany Bay Club
  • Paul Harris Fellow presentations to
    • Rotarian Rohan Calvert, for his dedication to Rotary projects over the past ten years
    • Past Assistant Governor Hilary Lloyd, for her inspiring leadership in bringing the two clubs together
    • President Christine Baramilis, for her leadership of Botany Bay Rotary Club and the amalgamation process
    • Past President Greg Lill, for his leadership of Randwick Rotary Club and the amalgamation process
    • Past President Richard Woodburn, for his leadership of Randwick Rotary Club and support of patients treated through the ROMAC program
A great night, and a wonderful start for the new Club.