In 2020, the Rotary Club of Woy Woy is proud to celebrate 70 years of service to our local community and communities across the nation and around the globe.

The Club chartered on 7 June 1950 and is the third oldest Rotary club on the Central Coast. In the early days we focused our activities on support to destitute families and community development projects such as the Girl Guides Hall, Staples Lookout, and our two Surf Clubs. We contributed to the building of the Olympic Pool, Mount Ettalong Lookout, Koolewong Foreshore Reserve and Anderson Memorial Park. 
 
Our first President Bruce Hank was a service station owner. Other members came from occupations reflective of our community at that time including a cordial manufacturer, radio technician, sash and joinery manufacturer, haberdasher and a wood and coal merchant. In 1993 our club inducted its first female member, Susan Baldock, who became President in 1997-98.
 
Today, ROTARY CLUB OF WOY WOY supports local service providers, community groups and schools. We support the work of Rotary International, Rotary Foundation, and Rotary Australia World Community Service which assists communities in need in Australia and in developing countries. Our club puts back into the community not only money, but recognition of achievement through Pride of Workmanship Awards and sponsorship of training and leadership programs for our local youth.

There are many ways you can help Please join us to make a difference

Don Tee| President 2019-2020
President's Blog

The Pinion 5 May 2020

Well what a week it has been with another very successful Zoom meeting. Last week we were joined by honorary members Ian Butler and Mary Ford. With 19 members and guests joining in we are certainly starting to get the hang of it.
 
It was especially encouraging to hear what members did and how they conducted Anzac Day celebrations. There were stories of several neighbours joining on the waterfront and raising of the flag and lowering at the appropriate time. Stories of members visiting cenotaphs and joining family members at home. Stories from Pearl Beach, Empire Bay, St Huberts Island, Woy Woy and Bensville. I think we were all surprised at how big the morning was. With the ABC conducting several broadcasts from different venues, it just shows that not even a virus and being in isolation can deter the Aussie spirit and nothing will stand in the way of paying our respects to those who served us. A sign I saw on a front fence - We will remember them - and we did. I estimate around 250 Rotary candles were on display for the morning. Perhaps those who can't make dawn services may attend next year.
 
For our meeting on 12th May we will be joined by Dave and Di Waterhouse speaking on a RAWCS project in Nepal converting shipping containers into school canteens. They will be introduced by PE Joan and in a couple of weeks’ time, we will have PDG Harold Sharpe talk to us about Romac on our Zoom meeting. Thanks go to Julie Allan who reported that she had called in to visit Neville and gave us an update on his wellbeing. I am sure her visit would have cheered him up immensely. Thank you to all who are phoning and texting him too. We wish you a speedy recovery Neville.
 
Remember, stay safe, stay committed and mind how you go. 
President Don
Don Tee, President 2019-20
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