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 Rotary Club of Woy Woy was chartered on 7 June 1950 and is the third oldest Rotary club on the Central Coast. While there is no way to compare our backyard or the world as it exists now with the world as it was back in 1950, I can say, with confidence, that the world is a much better place because of the work our members have done over 70 years to make a difference in our local community and internationally.
 
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 the Surf Clubs. We contributed to the building of the Olympic Pool, Mount Ettalong Lookout, Koolewong Foreshore Reserve and Anderson Memorial Park on the Woy Woy waterfront.
 
Our members come from all walks of life. 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. 
 
Originally an all male club, in 1993, after a 3-year struggle, our club inducted its first female member, Susan Baldock. Sue's determination opened the opportunity for women to join our club which now has a membership ratio of 38% female, 62% male. Sue is still a committed Rotarian and a member of our club, with 27 years of active service.
 
Today, our club has a diverse membership and supports local service providers, community groups, schools and charities. We support the work of Rotary International, Rotary Foundation, and Rotary Australia World Community Service that assists communities in need across Australia and in developing countries.

Rotary opens the opportunity to serve

Do you want the opportunity to make a positive contribution to society but don’t know where to start?  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
President
Immediate Past President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Administration Director
Membership Director
Public Image Director
Rotary Foundation Director
Community Service
International Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Bulletin Editor
Web Manager
Acts of service ...

“We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help. Rotary creates leadership opportunities and gives members the chance to travel the world to put their service ideas into action and make lifelong connections. Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.” 

Rotary International President Holger Knaack