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North Sydney Sunrise

We are men and women who meet regularly in North Sydney for fellowship, networking and breakfast!

It's a great way to make new friends. We come from many walks of life and backgrounds with a common goal - service to the community (local and worldwide) through fellowship.


Moira De Vos

Moira joined us at the Rotary Club of North Sydney Sunrise in 2007. We met her at a time when our number was small and we were reaching out to the local community by selling whisky flavoured Christmas cakes, the prospect of which Moira clearly felt to be irresistible! She had been living at Lavender Bay for only a few years and was always looking for opportunities to get to know and help those around her, a worthy aspiration of an example for all Rotarians.

She quickly demonstrated her strong commitment to the ideals of Rotary and after serving as our Club President in 2010-11, continued until 2020 as Club Treasurer, a role to which she brought the highest standards of professionalism. Our partners in the World Festival of Magic project, the most important and financially successful undertaking in our Club’s history and an onerous task for our Treasurer, reported that Moira was amongst the most highly regarded of the many Club representatives with which they worked, a great compliment indeed!

Over many years, Moira brought to our attention a range of diverse community service projects, several of which have continued and grown in importance. Two are notable. Through the ‘Books in Homes’ charity, our Club provides books to every student attending Stuart Town Public School in Central NSW. Secondly, we support the Canberra based Nusa Tenggara Association which helps poor village communities in eastern Indonesia improve levels of education, productivity, and wellbeing. These projects are both now considered a tribute to Moira.

Perhaps even more important, Moira loved having fun with her family and friends, playing well on the golf course and sipping fine champagne! She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

Please note the club will only be conducting Zoom meeting while we are under Covid-19 restrictions

10 August 2021 - Joseph Banks 
Ian Burnet

Ian Burnet is the author of a number of books, including Spice Islands, which tells the History, Romance and Adventure of the spice trade from the Moluccas in Eastern Indonesia over a 2000 year period.

This talk about Joseph Banks follows his voyage on the Endeavour. This was the defining point in his life.  But what happened to his vast collection of botanical specimens after his return to England?

 Guests are always welcome.


World Festival of Magic

Our major fund raiser of the year "The World Festival of Magic" will be here again around Christmas time.

This event is supported by the business community of Northern Sydney.

Please note that at the current time, COVID continues to present an unknown quantity with respect to live events and venue capacity/availability. Should any audience members be unable to attend the live event, or worst case, should the live event not proceed, then the streamed show will still be available in its place. However, it is our fervent hope that we will be able to present both a live show, and the streamed show.

For further details see the World Festival of Magic website


Time 7:15am

Breakfast meetings

Location: Piato Restaurant, 123 Blues Point Rd, McMahon’s Point.

Zoom Calls will continue for the forseeable foture.  If you want to attend click on the "Meeting and Contact Info" button in the heading and we will forward you the Meeting Id & Password.

  • 03 Aug, Noel Phelan - Teddy Sheean
  • 10 Aug, Ian Burnet, Joseph Banks
  • 17 Aug, Clyde Campbell - Parkinson's and Shake It Up
  • 24 Aug, Daniel Nour - Street Side Medics
  • 31 Aug, Jim Towers & Mario Milo - Australian Music Industry 1960s, 1970s, 1980s & beyond

Club Forum

Location: 123 Blues Point Rd, McMahon’s Point. Zoom Call will continue for the foreseeable future.

Breakfast Meetings where we discuss and agree the organisation/projects to be supported and our plans to provide resources and/or funds to achieve it.


  • 06 Jul, Change Over Breakfast
  • 20 Jul, Lindsay May - DG Visit
  • 22 Jun, Planning Meeting - No Zoom Call
  • 27 Aug, Club Forum & Board Meeting
  • 14 Sep, Club Forum & Board Meeting
  • 14 Dec, Club Forum & Board Meeting


The Club

We look forward to welcoming you.


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