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 Rotary has done over 70 years to make a difference.
 
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 and a new kitchen for Woy Woy Meals on Wheels.

Fundraisers over time included 1st day covers for major event on the Central Coast, a running event called ‘Woy Woy Canter', an annual Melbourne Cup Trifecta, 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, sold Christmas trees and handed out candles on Anzac Day. 
 
For the past 14 years, our Club has raised significant funds for needy organisations and Rotary projects through our Opera in the Arboretum event. We’ve extended our support to regional towns who needed help following bushfires or during drought including Orange, Blackheath, Gloucester, Mudgee, Bundanoon and Canowindra, to name a few. Our volunteers have travelled to Rotary projects in Russia, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Vanuatu and Uganda for 2 medical outreaches and to establish our current women’s empowerment project.
 
Originally an all male club, in 1993 our club inducted its first female member, Susan Baldock. Today, 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

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
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“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