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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.

21 May 2024 - Royal Far West
Speaker - Rebecca Bazley

Our Rotary Club has been pleased to nominate the Royal Far West as one of our key charities for the last two years.

Established in 1924, Royal Far West is one of Australia’s most enduring and respected charities dedicated to connecting kids in rural and remote communities to the care they need.

Royal Far West supports children’s developmental, mental and behavioural health so they can reach their full potential. Where you live should not be a barrier to services nor a cause for disadvantage yet 190,000 children in rural and remote Australia have health and development needs that are not being met.

They offer health, education and disability services for country children and their families at the Centre for Country Kids in Manly, virtually via Telecare, and in local communities.

Rebecca will discuss the work of the Royal Far West and how our financial contribution paid a part in helping children.

Guests are always welcome.

Woodside Sanctuary

The Rotary Club of North Sydney Sunrise (RCNSS) is expanding Rotary’s humanitarian reach internationally to endorse a project for Woodside Sanctuary in Johannesburg, South Africa – a home for profoundly intellectually and physically disabled. Founded in 1955 with the help of Rotarians, Woodside is at imminent risk of closure through lack of funds – after 68 years.

Today, Woodside is home to 84 profoundly intellectually and physically disabled residents (aged 3-67 years) who require lifelong care, where they receive tailored multidisciplinary care - nursing, stimulation (mental and physical) and well-being programs. Many have known no other home. Woodside is also a training hub for students completing practical coursework requirements (Social Work, Care Workers, and in some years OT), in this way spreading awareness about disability and uplifting standards of care in the sector. 

Funds raised will enable Woodside to continue the service they provide to the most vulnerable -– with augmented advantage of foreign exchange to the Rand.

The project is registered with RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) with benefits of financial governance (donations accounted in their systems/ transferred directly to Woodside); tax deductibility for Australian donations and receipts issued by RAWCS; and extending networking reach in Australia, including to the South African community. 

Please spread the word. They need a helping hand. To read more please have a look at:

Website: 'Friends of Woodside Sanctuary’ (with links to Woodside’s appeal, audited financials, cost of care per resident, annual report etc on Donate page) or click on Facebook Page

For more information please contact:

Project Manager: Rotarian Patricia Veale

Mobile: +61 412 570 169



Time 7:15am

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

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