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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.

Please note the club will be holding our Breakfast Meetings over zoom and during the Omicron wave we are not sure when we will return to Piato. Therefore you should check before coming.

25 January 2022 - Phoenix House 
Paul Gabrielides 

Many young people need support to stay at school, or to find suitable education or training that meets their needs and aspirations.  Early intervention for young people who are struggling in education is critical. If core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours are not developed across childhood and adolescence, they become increasingly difficult and expensive to address later in life.

Phoenix House provides early intervention and support services to the most challenged young people living in Sydney and delivers life-changing outcomes.

Paul Gabrielides is the CEO of Phoenix House and will explain

  • the history of the organisation
  • the fully integrated, wrap around service model
  • how it provides flexible education programs for young people with very specific and challenging needs
  • how they catch young people before they fully disengage with formal education and aim to inspire a life-long love of learning

Paul has over twenty years in the corporate world of Information Technology in Sales and Management. Though success was always measured in dollars, he believes real long-term success is measured in a different currency, one of integrity and relationships.

His passion to be helpful to people and make his corner of the world a better place burns brightly, so bringing his skills into the NFP sector was a natural step.

Guests are always welcome.


World Festival of Magic 2021

Our major fund raiser of the year “The World Festival of Magic” will be a streamed only event this year due to the ongoing Covid restrictions which do not allow a live performance of the show.

We are very grateful to the business community of Northern Sydney for their continued support of this wonderful event.

This will be our club’s 4th year of involvement with the World Festival of Magic which is celebrating their 31st anniversary of shows in Australia.

This year our major beneficiaries will be Phoenix House (website), providing early intervention and support services to the most challenged young people in Northern Sydney and Royal Far West (website), providing health, education and disability services to children living in Rural and remote areas of Australia.

For further details see the World Festival of Magic website

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.

While we have returned to face to face meetings Zoom Calls will continue for the foreseeable future. 

  • 16 Nov, Noel Phelan, Captain Cook Graving Dock
  • 30 Nov, Stephanie Heighes, Nusa Tengarra Assoc
  • 07 Dec, Peter Bullard, Nuclear Powered Submarines in Australia
  • 11 Jan, Surinder Jain, AI & Robotics
  • 18 Jan, Lindsay May, Sydney Hobart report
  • 25 Jan, Paul Gabriedes, Pheonix House
  • 15 Feb, Jenny Horsfield, Edgeworth David

If you want to attend click on the "Meeting and Contact Info" button in the heading and we will forward you an invitation.

Christmas Dinner - Members, partners and friends all welcome

Date: Tuesday 14th December, 7pm for 7.30

Location: Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, 33 Peel St Kirribilli NSW 2061

Cost: $65 pp - cash bar - no BYO

To pay: BSB - 032-298 Account number: 790098 Account Name: Rotary Club of North Sydney Sunrise Club Account

RSVP: Andrew Young - by 10th December (If you have any special dietary requirements please advise Andrew)

Club Forum

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

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.


  • 14 Dec, Club Forum & Board Meeting


The Club

We look forward to welcoming you.


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