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
Graphics Arts Club
Nov 22, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Airport Money Counting
Contact Mark for location
Dec 02, 2023
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Club Meeting
Graphic Arts Club
Dec 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Nov 22, 2023 6:30 PM
Who the heck is Santa Claus?
Dec 13, 2023 6:30 PM
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Next Meeting - 22 November 2023

Our guest speaker at this meeting will be Peter Hamer talking about "Who the Heck is Santa Claus" - should be fun!
We will be also holding our AGM and voting on updates to our Constitution and By-laws.  As we have been preparing for this "event" over the last few weeks, hopefully this will not take up too much time and we will have plenty of time to enjoy Peter's talk on Santa and enjoy fellowship over dinner.  
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
At our last meeting we welcomed Holly Zamboni and Sarah Owens from the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation.  Both the former Randwick and Botany Clubs have a long history of supporting the Hospital, and we are keen to renew that relationship into the future.
The Foundation was established in 2004, through the determination of (Lulu) Leanne Zalapa who was inspired, committed and focused on changing and improving the standard of healthcare and was inspired by the pioneering work of doctors, nurses, researchers and supporting staff and their evolving impact.
One of Lulu’s many legacies is the focus on upskilling the nursing staff to ensure career pathways to encourage nursing staff to remain at POWH.
Holly, Interim CEO spoke of the innovative work currently being undertaken and referred to the great work being done to improve the patient experience post COVID, including mental health research and management.
Transitional Research & Head & Neck Cancer Fellowship to expediate care through the Head & Neck Cancer Rapid Access Clinic was highlighted as an example of the involvement of the Foundation into innovative research and program development.
Holly advised the ‘Tele Stroke Service’ as an example of the Foundation’s involvement in transformational healthcare services which has been applied into twenty-two hospitals in regional NSW as a demonstration of the Foundations’ evolving role.

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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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Youth Chair
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News Items
New Airport Bins
In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Marrickville, our Rotary Club is currently refurbishing the Rotary coin collection bins at Sydney Airport. 
The latest of these refurbished bins, with improved security measures and display legends, was put in place last week.
The two Clubs undertake monthly collections with members committing to regular sorting and counting of coins and notes deposited into the bins, located in both the Domestic and International Terminals. 
We are very grateful to Sydney Airport Corporation for providing access to both "airside" and "landside" areas of the airport.
By arrangement with Sydney Airport Corporation the funds collected are largely directed towards charitable projects and services in the vicinity of the airport.
Recent counting resulted in some 130 currencies being found in the bins.  Whilst some currencies are readily negotiable for Australian currency, others are virtually worthless outside their own country.  The two Clubs are currently exploring ways of engaging with Rotary Clubs in those countries to utilise these funds.  Donations have also been made to needy causes in other countries, taking advantage of local contacts travelling to those countries.
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

Probus - a Community Service Activity of Rotary clubs.

Probus is an association of retired and semi-retired people who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities for them to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends.

Probus clubs may only be formed/sponsored by a Rotary Club.

Probus provides retirees with the opportunity to connect socially, which is so important in today’s world.

Membership is open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired, so why not join the tens of thousands of Probus members across Australia and New Zealand and find your local Probus Club today.

Probus Clubs offer a range of activities including trips and outings for members to enjoy, depending on their interests, lifestyle and location. Probus Club members meet monthly, to enjoy the company of like-minded fellow retirees and listen to interesting guest speakers.

The Rotary Club of Botany Randwick currently sponsors the Probus Club of Coogee.  The Club has a membership of 55, with a wait list.

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?
To contact the Club, please email