The Rotary Club of Woy Woy is proud to celebrate 70 years of service to our local community and those in need across the nation and around the globe. 

 

The Rotary Club of Woy Woy was chartered on 7 June 1950 and is the third oldest Rotary club on the Central Coast. 
 
Some of our earlier projects included building the Girls Guides, Scouts and Sea Scouts Halls, Staples and Mt Ettymalong Lookouts, our local surf clubs, the swimming pool and a rock pool at South Umina, Anderson Memorial Park on the waterfront at Woy Woy, Koolewong Foreshore Reserve.

Fundraisers over time included 1st day covers for major event, a running event, an annual Melbourne Cup Trifecta which continues to this day and a Variety-style Bash - 'Woy Woy Rotary Romp’. The first ‘Romp’ in 1990 set off with 25 cars and 73 people to the Gulf of Carpentaria raising $28,000 for Central Coast Lifeline. The ‘Romp’ for Life Education raised $50,000. We’ve auctioned BBQ aprons signed by famous Australians and we still sell Christmas trees each year and hand out candles on Anzac Day. 
 
Our Club has raised significant funds for charity through our annual Opera in the Arboretum event which sadly was cancelled in 2020, due to the pandemic. We’ve supported regional towns who needed help following bushfires or during drought including Orange, Blackheath, Gloucester, Mudgee, Bundanoon and Canowindra. Our volunteers have participated in Rotary projects in Russia, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Vanuatu and Uganda where we currently support a women’s empowerment project.
 
Rotary Woy Woy has a membership ratio of 42% female, 58% male. Our members enjoy having fun while improving their lives and the lives of those they serve. Many life-long friendships have been forged while volunteering and doing good. We welcome new members to join us and put their service ideas into action. 

Rotary opens the opportunity to serve

Find out more about Membership, and contact us now and see how you can be part of our dedicated team and at the same time enjoy fellowship and a vastly rewarding life journey. You can reach out to us at this link or via our Facebook page.
 
Joan Redmond | President 2020-21
BOARD 2020-2021
 
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President's New Year message
We just capped off a year like no other. Through 2020 we witnessed the very heart of humanity revealed through countless stories, both heartwarming and heartwrenching, of how people have been affected by the pandemic; lives upended, lives lost, sad endings and new beginnings. In 2021 we enter yet another year of uncertainty but with much hope knowing a vaccine is in the wings. 
 
In difficult times, Rotarians value greatly belonging to an organisation that puts the needs of communities at the forefront of its activities, all year, every year, including 100 years in Australia. Our club knows that if we cannot achieve our plans due to unexpected circumstances, the global outreach of Rotary's own charity, the Rotary Foundation will continue to be there, through good times and bad, to fund projects to help communities in need. 
 
I invite you to join us to serve our community and become part of Rotary's Action Plan
 
On behalf of the Board, I wish you a safe and peaceful 2021 and look forward to welcoming you to Rotary.
 
Joan Redmond, President