Our next meeting will be 6:00pm for 6:30pm Wed 8 November

at the Graphic Arts Club, 182 Coward Street, Mascot.

Please advise if you will be attending to

President's Message

Welcome to this Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Botany Randwick Inc.  Our club has been serving the local and international community since 1948.  
Rotary promotes the ideal of service through fellowship. Attending our meetings allows members to enjoy the fellowship of other club members, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community.
As a Club we support a wide range of projects. As well as having a broad range of local and international community projects, we are particularly focused on the Rotary projects, Australian Rotary Health, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) together with The Rotary Foundation.
We welcome everyone to come along to any of our meetings in 2023, to join in the fellowship and to learn more about what we do.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Nov 08, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
Nov 15, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Club Meeting
Graphics Arts Club
Nov 22, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Nov 08, 2023 6:30 PM
Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation
Nov 22, 2023 6:30 PM
Dec 13, 2023 6:30 PM
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Next Meeting - 8 November 2023

At this meeting we will have representatives of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundations come along to introduce its aims and objectives and to tell us about the great work of the Foundation. Guests will be Holly Zamboni, Interim CEO and Sarah Dawes, Senior Relationship Manager.  We have a long history of collaboration with the Hospital and its Foundation, so we look forward to rekindling that relationship. 
You will also have an opportunity to hand in any nomination forms for the AGM and Richard will answer queries on changes to our Board structure, Constitution and By laws,
Members and guests are reminded to pre-order their meals at the bar prior to going upstairs to the meeting room.
Members are reminded that Membership Fees for the period July to December 2023 are now overdue.  Please contact Treasurer Richard if you have any queries.
Our last meeting
Our guest speaker at our meeting on 26 October was member Peter Hamer.
Peter spoke of Gemma Sisia, formerly from Guyra, in northern NSW, now principal of St Jude’s School, Tanzania whose dream was to establish a school to provide educational opportunities where little, or none was previously available to local children.

With support from a number of Rotary Clubs, including Armidale, Gosford North and Erina, the school was established in 2002.  Further support from clubs followed through Gemma being a guest presenter at Rotary district conferences.  Clubs such as Burwood provided regular shipments of second-hand computers, re-circulated from our local schools’ replacement programs.  Peter had the opportunity to visit the school and see first hand Gemma's achievements.

The Moshona school opened in 2009, establishing a secondary school on campus. It currently has 1150 students, with 30 staff.  Students are assessed for their eligibility to receive scholarships to attend based on their parent’s lack of wealth and the student’s propensity to think laterally.

The school receives no government funding and it is possible to sponsor child for $110 AUD per month, with other packages for half sponsorship of students and teachers, school bus transport costs, etc.
For more information see

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Club Information
Botany Randwick
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Graphic Arts Club
182 Coward Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
0417 297 632
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Graphic Arts Club, 182 Coward Street, Mascot. 6pm for pre-meeting drinks and chat. The meeting, with dinner, starts at 6:30pm and normally concludes by 8:30pm.
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We appreciate the support of the Graphic Arts Club.

Club Projects


  • Donations to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) and Australian Rotary Health


  • 3 students from Randwick Boys High attend the RYPEN personal development camp.
  • City to Surf Marshalls


  • Support for Little Heroes Golf Day with a hole sponsorship
  • Commitment to assist Project Kindness with purchase of a vehicle.

Refer to our website for the full list of projects supported.

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Club Administration
Youth Chair
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News Items
2024 District Conference

Bookings are now open for the District Conference 8 - 10 March 2024.  

The Conference is being held at the Novotel Hotel, Cliff Road, North Wollongong, a wonderful location overlooking North Beach. Watch the Conference Page for progressive updates on the program for the weekend.

There will be speakers covering topical subjects and important Rotary projects.  So come and join us for a weekend of learning and fun.  Catch up with friends and make new ones - meet fellow Rotarians who care about creating a better world.  It's a great opportunity for members new and old to get together and hear more about Rotary and what we do in our district and across the world.
District Governor Tonia Barnes has secured five accommodation options to assist Rotarians wishing to attend her Rotary District 9675 Conference from Friday 8 March to Sunday 11 March 2024. But they will not last long and you must book soon if you want to secure one of these hotels.
The hotels are the Novotel Northbeach, where the Conference will be held, the Sage Hotel, the Adina Apartment Hotel, Wollongong, Hotel Totto which opened last year, and the Mantra Wollongong.
Important to note is the Rotary Room Block unsold rooms release date – this is the date the hotels will take back their rooms, and they will no longer be available to book under this agreement. – see details on Conference Page
Fiji Holiday
  •  5 nights in an air-conditioned room overlooking the ocean.
  •  Full cooked breakfasts, lunches and two course dinners (drinks not included).
  •  Ground transfers to and from the airport.
  •  Rainbow Reef snorkelling experience.
  •  Tropical garden tour.
Plus USD$1000 cash toward travel or spend as you wish.
Plus bonus two nights at a 5-star hotel at Denarau Island.
The prize is valid for 18 months and is transferable to friends (receipt has a gift certificate). And good news! your holiday is carbon offset.
To purchase tickets and support the projects of the Rotary Club of Botany Randwick, see

Rotary Information 

November is Rotary Foundation Month.  It is the month that Rotary clubs and districts remind and educate Rotarians about the remarkable programs of our Foundation and seek the financial contributions needed to make the world a better place.

The Foundation has come a long way since its inception:

1947: The Foundation established its first program, Fellowships for Advanced Study, later known as Ambassadorial Scholarships and now Global Scholarships

1965-66: Three programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.

1978: Rotary introduced the Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants. The first 3-H Grant funded a project to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio.

1985: The PolioPlus program was launched to eradicate polio worldwide.

1987-88: The first peace forums were held, leading to Rotary Peace Fellowships.

2013: New district, global, and packaged grants enable Rotarians around the world to respond to the world’s greatest needs.

Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Foundation has received contributions totaling more than $1billion.

Our Club is proud to be a long term supporter of the Foundation.

The Four Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a non-partisan, non-sectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.  
Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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