Our next meeting will be 6:00pm for 6:30pm Wednesday 26 June 2024
at the Graphic Arts Club, 182 Coward Street Mascot 2018.

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 to join in the fellowship and to learn more about what we do.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Graphics Arts Club
Jun 26, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
District Changeover
St George Motor Boat Club
Jun 30, 2024
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Changeover Dinner (RSVP required)
Graphic Arts Club
Jul 10, 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jun 26, 2024 6:30 PM
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
Jul 10, 2024 6:00 PM
No speaker - see Calendar for details
Aug 14, 2024
Blue Dragon Foundation, Vietnam
View entire list

Next Meeting - Wednesday 26 June 2024 

At our next meeting we will have four High School students come along to tell us about their recent experience at RYPEN.
The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) offers an intensive residential weekend for young people aged approximately 14 to 16 years.  They will develop increased motivation, improved life skills, better self-image, pride in themselves and an understanding of setting and achieving goals. 
At the same time, participants are interacting with peers from different backgrounds, and different parts of our district, improving their teamwork skills and having fun!!  All this done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debates are encouraged.
Our last meeting
Our guest speaker at our last meeting was Richard Woodburn, club member and Operations Director for ROMAC - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children.
ROMAC provides major surgery in Australia and New Zealand for children of the Oceania Region, from Timor Leste across to Fiji, who don't have the necessary surgical facilities, or skilled surgeons, in their own country.
To date ROMAC has provided this life saving surgery for 550 children of our Region.  40 of these have been treated at our local Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick, with accommodation provided at Ronald McDonald House.
Recent patients include
  • Ferise (pictured above in ICU following his surgery) from Vanuatu, with a fractured skull
  • Lugio from Vanuatu who required open heart surgery
  • Mourine from the Solomon Islands with a very large benign tumour on her neck.  Its removal necessitated very delicate surgery to ensure no damage to her facial nerves. During her lengthy stay in Sydney Mourine also "reconnected" with her education at the Hospital School, returning home qualified to enter High School
  • Melenaite from Tonga who had a 2.5kg teratoma (mass of tissue and blood vessels) growing on her lower back at birth
  • Senri from the Solomon Islands who suffered severe burns to both his hands when "playing" with a WW2 mortar bomb
ROMAC has about 30 patients awaiting placement at present and Richard expressed his appreciation for the long term support that has been provided by our Club, for the benefit of these children.

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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

  • Donation to Little Heroes Swimming Academy
May 2024
  • Donations to Rotary Projects - Rotary Foundation, Australian Rotary Health and ROMAC
  • Four high school students sponsored to attend the weekend RYPEN Program.
  • Donation to The Deli Women and Children's Center
April 2024
  • Dog Fun Day at Maroubra, raising funds for Keith's Closet, MindDogs and Wave of Wellness.
March 2024
  • Planning for the Dog Fun Day!
  • Support to ROMAC child Melenaite at Sydney Children's Hospital
February 2024
  • Sponsorship of a family room at Ronald McDonald House at Sydney Children's Hospital
  • Philippine's SHEP project.
Refer to the website for the full list of projects supported.
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Youth Chair
International Service
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Since our last meeting ...
On Saturday 22 June, 10 members of our Club were invited to join a very convivial dinner with about 30 Rotary Community Leaders from across Australia and New Zealand. 
They were undergoing a weekend of training at the Stamford Hotel in Mascot and invited us along to their dinner at the Graphic Arts Club, a venue very familiar to us.
A very enjoyable social evening was had by all!
Fiji Resort Holiday Raffle
Win a great holiday in Fiji and support the local and international projects of the Rotary Club of Botany Randwick.
  •  5 night’s accommodation in a Beachfront Hotel Room
  •  Full buffet breakfast daily
  •  Return Malolo Cat transfers
  •  Complimentary use of non-motorised water sports equipment
  •  2 kids under 12 stay and eat free
  •  1 night in a Deluxe Room at Fiji Gateway Hotel, across from Nadi Airport
Plus AUD1000 cash toward travel or spend as you wish. The prize is valid for 18 months. The prize is transferable to friends - your receipt will have a gift certificate to share.
To purchase tickets and support the Rotary Club of Botany Randwick, see

Rotary Information

June is Rotary Fellowship Month!  This is a fitting designation since fellowship is particularly to the forefront with changeovers being very much the priority in June.
Rotary also has Fellowships in many areas, which are based on a friendly association of people who share a common interest, or more broadly as a group of people meeting to pursue a shared interest or aim.
Rotary Fellowships are designated as autonomous, international groups of Rotarians, Rotarian partners, and Rotaractors who join together to:
  • Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.)
  • Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession
  • Make new friends around the world
  • Explore new opportunities for service
  • Have fun and enhance their Rotary experience
Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni. New fellowships are added frequently; for the most recent list, see
To find out how you can join or start a Rotary Fellowship, watch this video 
“Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price.”
             -  Rotary Founder Paul Harris

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