Welcome to the Rotary Club of Epping
 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
Club Stories
A fantastic celebration of youth at the finals of the Primary School Debates. Congratulations to Epping PS on winning the debate and being awarded the Roy Sadler Shield. It was wonderful to have representation from the 6 local Primary Schools who all had a chance to speak in front of a large audience. Noone could be left unmoved by the confidence and composure that universally demonstrated by these students. What a great life skill!
 
A huge thank you to Betty Ockerlander for both coordinating the debates through the year and for sponsoring the Finals evening.
Also many thanks to the adjudicators, Helen, Cliff and Nesha; also stand-in adjudicators Monica and Narelle without whose skills this project wouldn’t be possible.
 
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It was brilliant to hear from Karonga Assistant Principal, Murray Graves, about this local Epping school for students with special needs. Speaking in front of a group of Rotarians about the school may have been a new experience but not only was it informative and educational for us but what shone through above all was the passion, commitment and compassion. Not just Murray’s but clearly of all the staff. We will start exploring ways in which we may be able to reconnect with Karonga.
 
 
The year started with a highly competitive game of barefoot bowls at North Epping Bowling Club! Recuperation included plenty of pizza and visits to the bar.
 
There were plenty of smiles on the happy faces of the young boys and girls who attended a CCA holiday program run recently at 'The Shack'.  Epping Rotarians Peter Garrard, Alan Cunningham and Trevor McAlister led a group of 15 youngsters through the process of building four of these fun machines.
 
Record numbers (45) turned out to give Terrys Creek an autumn clean! Epping Rotarians with the help of Epping Presbyterian Boys Brigade, Eastwood Epping Leos and local volunteers extracted the usual range of shopping trolleys, old tyres, plastic and more plastic from the creek. Thank you everyone, particularly to master coordinator, Ian Bittner! A job well done.
 
Congratulations to these six deserving recipients of Rotary Pride of Workmanship or Community Service Awards who through their work or their voluntary efforts are making a positive difference in our local Epping community and the wider world. This photo does not do them justice…
Epping Rotarians in action at Epping station. Thanks to the generosity of Epping rail users more than $1000 was raised to fund research helping the one in five Australians affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many other illnesses
 
 
 
 
 
At last Monday’s meeting (15/8) members were blown away by the confidence and composure of two outstanding young persons following their attendance at two quite different, but formative, programs assisted by Epping Rotary.
 
Annie attended the NSW Youth Parliament and Angus attended the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) http://rotarydistrict9685.org.au/Page/rypen, a program that develops "life skills" and motivation to help teenagers cope with the challenges of a very competitive future.
 
Both were grateful for the support from Epping Rotary and both were impressive as they provided a thoughtful and stimulating perspective on their experiences and understanding of current issues.
 
In addition, Else gave an excellent summary of the work that The Shack (http://www.theshack.org.au/) undertakes to support the youth of the Epping area. The importance of this service was very clear from the range of activities and services provided often on a 1:1 basis due to the significant issues that the young person may be dealing with. Else's presentation made it so clear why we as Epping Rotary are committed to fundraising for this vital service in our local community.
 
These impressive young people are examples of the youth in our community and we as a Club are proud that we can support them in a range of ways.
 
 
PRESIDENT PETER'S  Rotary Year in Review: 2015-16 Theme "Be a gift to the World "
 
Everyone of us has something to give. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities and our effort.  We can give our dedication. Through Rotary we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world. Through Rotary we can leave behind something that is real and lasting.
 
How did Epping Rotary work towards achieving this goal of being a gift to the world?
 
Firstly, by being a Rotary club that challenges the emphasis on material comforts and a sense of entitlement to leading a comfortable life through focusing on what we can do for the community.
Secondly,  by focusing on the Rotary ideal of service to others in our community in which we live in Epping.  This ideal of service is one that permeates through Rotary in every avenue and project that is planned. 
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
 
Club Stories
A fantastic celebration of youth at the finals of the Primary School Debates. Congratulations to Epping PS on winning the debate and being awarded the Roy Sadler Shield. It was wonderful to have representation from the 6 local Primary Schools who all had a chance to speak in front of a large audience. Noone could be left unmoved by the confidence and composure that universally demonstrated by these students. What a great life skill!
 
A huge thank you to Betty Ockerlander for both coordinating the debates through the year and for sponsoring the Finals evening.
Also many thanks to the adjudicators, Helen, Cliff and Nesha; also stand-in adjudicators Monica and Narelle without whose skills this project wouldn’t be possible.
 
Image may contain: 1 person, indoor Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing and suit
It was brilliant to hear from Karonga Assistant Principal, Murray Graves, about this local Epping school for students with special needs. Speaking in front of a group of Rotarians about the school may have been a new experience but not only was it informative and educational for us but what shone through above all was the passion, commitment and compassion. Not just Murray’s but clearly of all the staff. We will start exploring ways in which we may be able to reconnect with Karonga.
 
 
The year started with a highly competitive game of barefoot bowls at North Epping Bowling Club! Recuperation included plenty of pizza and visits to the bar.
 
There were plenty of smiles on the happy faces of the young boys and girls who attended a CCA holiday program run recently at 'The Shack'.  Epping Rotarians Peter Garrard, Alan Cunningham and Trevor McAlister led a group of 15 youngsters through the process of building four of these fun machines.
 
Record numbers (45) turned out to give Terrys Creek an autumn clean! Epping Rotarians with the help of Epping Presbyterian Boys Brigade, Eastwood Epping Leos and local volunteers extracted the usual range of shopping trolleys, old tyres, plastic and more plastic from the creek. Thank you everyone, particularly to master coordinator, Ian Bittner! A job well done.
 
Congratulations to these six deserving recipients of Rotary Pride of Workmanship or Community Service Awards who through their work or their voluntary efforts are making a positive difference in our local Epping community and the wider world. This photo does not do them justice…
Epping Rotarians in action at Epping station. Thanks to the generosity of Epping rail users more than $1000 was raised to fund research helping the one in five Australians affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many other illnesses
 
 
 
 
 
At last Monday’s meeting (15/8) members were blown away by the confidence and composure of two outstanding young persons following their attendance at two quite different, but formative, programs assisted by Epping Rotary.
 
Annie attended the NSW Youth Parliament and Angus attended the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) http://rotarydistrict9685.org.au/Page/rypen, a program that develops "life skills" and motivation to help teenagers cope with the challenges of a very competitive future.
 
Both were grateful for the support from Epping Rotary and both were impressive as they provided a thoughtful and stimulating perspective on their experiences and understanding of current issues.
 
In addition, Else gave an excellent summary of the work that The Shack (http://www.theshack.org.au/) undertakes to support the youth of the Epping area. The importance of this service was very clear from the range of activities and services provided often on a 1:1 basis due to the significant issues that the young person may be dealing with. Else's presentation made it so clear why we as Epping Rotary are committed to fundraising for this vital service in our local community.
 
These impressive young people are examples of the youth in our community and we as a Club are proud that we can support them in a range of ways.
 
 
PRESIDENT PETER'S  Rotary Year in Review: 2015-16 Theme "Be a gift to the World "
 
Everyone of us has something to give. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities and our effort.  We can give our dedication. Through Rotary we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world. Through Rotary we can leave behind something that is real and lasting.
 
How did Epping Rotary work towards achieving this goal of being a gift to the world?
 
Firstly, by being a Rotary club that challenges the emphasis on material comforts and a sense of entitlement to leading a comfortable life through focusing on what we can do for the community.
Secondly,  by focusing on the Rotary ideal of service to others in our community in which we live in Epping.  This ideal of service is one that permeates through Rotary in every avenue and project that is planned. 
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
 

Welcome to our Club!

Epping

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
The Epping Club
45 - 47 Rawson Street
Epping, NSW  2121
Australia

Phone:
0434 876 695
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Enquiries:
Bruce Jacob, President
Phone: 0422 762 581

Email:
president@eppingrotary.org.au
P.O. Box 77 EPPING NSW 1710
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Rotary Youth Exchange Student Presentation
Nov 11, 2019 6:30 PM
Clem (from Belgium)
 
Why Join Rotary?

 Friendship
In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic needs; the need for friends and fellowship.

 Business Development
One of the original reasons for Rotary’s beginning was everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community and its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help one another and others.

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Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education in leadership. Learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.

 Citizenship in the Community
Membership in a Rotary Club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary Club consists of the most active citizens of any community.

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