Origins

Rotary was the first service club in the world. It was formed in 1905 in the USA by Paul Harris, and started with four members. It has spread throughout the world, and is now an organisation of well over a million members, in nearly 30,000 clubs, in 160 countries.

Rotarians encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, conduct humanitarian projects, and work towards world peace and understanding, as well as enhancing their business relationships.

The Object of Rotary

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular to encourage and foster:

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying by each Rotarian of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  3. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business, and community life.
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Rotary Club of Berowra Inc.

Service projects undertaken by the club support the local and international community, and include, for example:

  • The BowelCare campaign, aimed at early detection of bowel cancer
  • Inbound and outbound Rotary Youth Exchange students.
  • Pride of Workmanship Awards for local employees who “go the extra mile”.
  • Community Service Awards for those who give service to the community.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a one-week leadership-training seminar for young people aged 18 to 26.
  • Sponsoring citizenship awards in our local primary schools.
  • Our fund raising activities include two plant sales per year to enable us to make donations to many worthy causes.

Rewards of Membership

Fellowship with your peers is time well spent.  The friendships established through Rotary become some of the most lasting.

Social activities are a significant part of Rotary club life, including theatre nights, boating trips, progressive dinners, barbecues, restaurant nights and so on.

The Rotary Club of Berowra, apart from taking part in national and international activities, is dedicated to, and very active in, the local community. The great feeling experienced when doing something worthwhile for others in the company of like members cannot be overstated.

Rotary Four Way Test

All members of Rotary endeavour to live by what we call the Rotary Four Way Test

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better relationships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Obligations of Membership

  • Attendance.
  • Finance. Members are required to pay a joining fee of $50 and a quarterly subscription of $50. Members also pay the cost of their meal each week.
  • Commitment. The Rotary Club of Berowra expects all members to contribute time and effort to the various projects the club undertakes. Everyone participates within his or her own level of interest and ability.

Meetings

The Rotary Club of Berowra meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at the Berowra RSL Club, 997 Pacific Highway Berowra at 6.30pm for 7.00pm unless otherwise indicated.

The meetings last for up to 2 hours, and may include a guest speaker. Partners and Visitors are welcome at all meetings.

How do you become a Rotarian?

Membership is by invitation. A current Rotarian will act as your sponsor. Members usually own a business or hold a position of responsibility within a business or profession.

Membership of the Rotary Club of Berowra is open to both men and women, single or married. Spouses of Rotarians are welcomed as “Partners in Service” but they are not obliged to participate in Rotary activities.

For more Information

For further details about Rotary, this club, or our projects, please ring any of the following Rotarians.

  1. Tom Borg, President, 0407 274 757 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  2. Peggy Sanders, Public Relations Director 0413 481 854 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Jan Childs, Projects Director, (02) 9456 1482, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Trevor Bailey, Immediate Past President 0400 999 226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  5. General enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.