Speaker Date Topic
Christopher Anthony-Board Member and Co-founder May 20, 2019
Teachers on Wheels

Chris Anthony is the Co-Founder of the non-profit - Teachers on Wheels. Chris holds an engineering undergraduate degree and postgraduate in Information Technology and Business. Chris works for Cisco Systems, a multinational company in Sydney. An avid advocate for STEM and Vocational Education. Chris began his STEM mentoring journey in 2001 when he sponsored a group of freshers from an Australian college to take up work experience opportunities. This has now become an annual event with hundreds of students from schools and colleges taking up STEM mentoring opportunities. Today, he will be speaking about a Teachers on Wheels project called Yuva Deepa also known as Young Light.

Bruce Robinson May 27, 2019
ROMAC Up-date

Bruce Robinson is a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Norwest Sunrise. He was previously a member of the Rotary Club of Holroyd. He has been a Rotarian for over 30 years and has held most positions at Rotary Club level including being President of both Clubs he has been a member of.

He became National Treasurer for ROMAC in 2013 and held that position for 4 years retiring in 2017. The position of Treasurer is a Board of Directors position and as such he was involved in the day to day decisions concerning accepting and bringing patients to Australia or New Zealand for life saving surgery as well as formulating plans and implementing them for the ongoing success of ROMAC.


This presentation will explain

·       “What is ROMAC” including a little bit of history

·       How patients are sourced and where they come from

·       Types of illnesses treated

·       Budget and costs of treatment

·       Example of 3 children recently treated

·       Who “owns” ROMAC and how Rotary Clubs and Rotarians can help


Vanessa Murphy-Principal,RNS Hospital School Jun 03, 2019
About the RNSH School

Royal North Shore Hospital School provides continuity of education for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12 who are patients at Royal North Shore Hospital. The school offers Individual Learning Programs for students who come from metropolitan and country areas, a range of cultural backgrounds and all sectors of schooling. Students remain enrolled at their census school whilst attending our hospital school. While the school is situated on the children's ward, it also caters for older students who may be on the Orthopaedic, Neurosurgical, Psychiatric, Burns or Spinal Wards.

Vanessa is the Principal at Royal North Shore Hospital School and is a leader in Positive Education and Wellbeing. She is passionate about supporting student’s wellbeing by connecting and understanding the context of student lives.  Vanessa will deliver an empowering talk about RNSH School’s innovative approach to supporting their students whilst in hospital. Vanessa and her team have identified a range of strategies that boost positive wellbeing, and that igniting a sense of purpose through authentic engagement greatly increases human connection and belonging.


Vanessa holds a Master of Special Education (Behaviour and Emotional Difficulties) Bachelor of Education, and Diploma of Positive Psychology.

No Meeting,Public Holiday Jun 10, 2019
Tom Sweeny Jun 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Pride of Workmanship Dinner
CASSIE WINTER,Nutrition Programs Advisor OzHarvest Jun 24, 2019
Collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to the needy

OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1300 charities supporting people in need across the country.

Founded in 2004 by Ronni Kahn, after noticing the huge volume of good food going to waste from the hospitality industry, she decided there had to be a better way.  Starting in Sydney with one van – the first of many donations from Goodman+ Foundation – she delivered 4,000 meals in the first month.

OzHarvest now operates nationally, rescuing over 180 tonnes of food each week from over 3,500 food donors including supermarkets, hotels, airports, wholesalers, farmers, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.

Education is crucial to the business to help enable positive change for vulnerable people. OzHarvest has education programs, NEST and Nourish which Cassie will outline for usOur new curriculum-aligned education program FEAST for primary school students is currently being piloted, with plans for NSW roll-out this year and nationally in 2020.

OzHarvest has recently opened Australia’s first rescued food supermarket – the OzHarvest Market in Sydney, based on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ philosophy. There is also a new OzHarvest Food Truck, available for corporate, community and private functions and helping feed communities in need around Sydney.

Mark Staples Jul 01, 2019
July Changeover Dinner

7pm Northbridge Golf Club

Mark Staples Jul 08, 2019
Y2019-20 Planning Discussion
Lucy Jones-CEO Neuroblastoma Foundation Aug 12, 2019
Up-Date on Activities
District Govenor Kalma McLellan to visit our Club Aug 19, 2019