About Us

The 4-Way Test:

1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to ALL concerned?
3.Will it build GOODWILL and Better Friendship         4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

Object of Rotary:

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


 

Avenues of Service:

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.

Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.

International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.


Rotary Club of Hornsby District Facts:

District: 9685

Club: 7349

Meeting Location: Shamrock Inn, Magpies Waitara, 11 – 37 Alexandria Parade, Waitara NSW 2077

Meeting Time: 6:00pm for 6:30pm Mondays.

The Rotary Club of Hornsby District was formed when the Rotary Club of Hornsby and the Rotary Club of Waitara merged.

 


History of Hornsby Rotary Club

Charter number 7349 was presented to the Rotary Club of Hornsby on 4th November 1949 and the Governor of what was then District 29, “Ollie” Oldberg inducted 27 members, of whom the Charter President, Charles Turnbull, was the only former Rotarian. Hornsby was the fourth club on the North Shore of Sydney, North Sydney (1928), Manly (1937) and Chatswood (1948), Hornsby’s sponsor, being the first three.

At first the Hornsby Club boundaries included all of the Hornsby Shire and part of the Municipality of Ku ring-gai, but the area gradually contracted as Hornsby sponsored four “daughter” clubs, Pennant Hills in 1960, Turramurra in 1968, Berowra in 1977 and Waitara in 1981. These in turn sponsored “grand daughter” and other descendant clubs such as Dural (1967), Beecroft (1972), Kenthurst (1973), Wahroonga (1975), Galston (1978), Thornleigh (1981) and more recently West Pennant Hills. In all there are now eleven Clubs in the Shire of Hornsby.

Originally in District 29, Hornsby became part of District 275 in 1956, District 268 in 1961, District 968 in 1977 and eventually part of District 9680. During the year 1962-63 when Hornsby member Fred Higgins was District Governor, the District was divided into 268 and 269. Membership of the Rotary Club of Hornsby grew from 27 in 1949 to nearly 80 at its peak in 1970 and then declined with the charter of new clubs over the years. Current membership (2002) is 28. Since its inception the Rotary Club of Hornsby has inducted about 300 members.

Over the years the Rotary Club of Hornsby has participated in a wide range of fellowship, community, vocational and international activities. The main recipient of the Club’s charity funds has been the Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Hospital for more than 50 years but support has been given to a wide range of other community activities. The Club has been involved in Group Study Exchange, in sponsoring and hosting Ambassadorial Fellows and in sending and receiving Youth exchange students from many countries including U.S.A., Canada, South Africa, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia. Hornsby has had a Rotaract Club and three Interact Clubs and the Club is a regular supporter of R.Y.L.A., the Model United Nations and many other youth programs.

The Club has also conducted many programs and activities of support for senior citizens and other community groups. Rotary Park at Waitara, a small oasis amid hundreds of units in new high rise residential buildings, is a testimony to the Club’s activities in the late 1950s.

In the International field, Hornsby Club has supported projects in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and various Pacific Islands. The Club was instrumental in helping to set up Rotary Clubs in Siberia in the mid 1990s. It has also been the principal fund-raising club for the Rotarians Against Malaria project, through its coin collection and repatriation program.

Paul Harris Fellows
The Rotary movement was founded in February 1905, by Paul Harris, a lawyer from Chicago, who 
recognised the potential of an association of like-minded professional and business people who 
could meet and share common interests on a regular basis.

In 1957, the Rotary Foundation launched the Paul Harris Fellowship in memory of the founder as an expression of appreciation for those who have contributed to the Foundation's humanitarian and educational programs.

A contribution of US $1,000.00 is made to the Rotary Foundation in the name of each individual to be honored. The recipients receive a pin, medallion and certificates that identify them as advocates of the Foundation's goals of world peace and understanding.

After more than fifty years, recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow remains a respected and prestigious honour for Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike.

Our honour role of Paul Harris Fellows as of July 2015 are: (** double sapphire, * sapphire)

Ian Andison
Ric Baecher
Roy Boyle
Norm Brigden
Stephen Bruce
Robert Caldwell
Joyce Cash
Doug Cash*
John Crowe
Keith Doust
Vince Duffy*
Michael Flynn
Max Fox
Craig Fretwell
Adrian Garton
Bruce Gordon
Grahame Hall
Fred Higgins
Dennis Hogan
Madeleine Holder*
Robert Holder*
Les Howard
Col Iverson

Bob Louis
Gloria Lowe
Barry Lowe
Doug May
John McKittrick
David Nicholls
Margaret Owens
Lawrie Owens
Don Paterson
Bill Pilcher
Colin Pinkerton
Sivaraj Sagathavan
Bill Scott
Geoff Sell*
Lynne Sell
Chris  Simpson
Norm Smith
Greg Timewell*
Ian Vacchini**
Ben Walker
Phil Williams
Stan Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President's List 

2015-16    Geoff Sell PHF
2014-15    Sivaraj Sagathavan
2013-14    Gail Farr
2012-13    Robert Caldwell, PHF
2011-12    Robert Holder, PHF & Bill Scott, PHF
2010-11    Robert Holder, PHF
2009-10    Dennis Hogan, PHF & Heather Hogan, PHF
2008-09    Robert Holder, PHF
2007-08    Craig Fretwell, PHF
2006-07    Craig Fretwell, PHF
2005-06    Heather Hogan, PHF
2004-05    Robert Holder, PHF
2003-04    Sivaraj Sagathavan, PHF
2002-03    Alastair Wylie
2001-02    Dennis Hogan, PHF     
2000-01    Rod See      
1999-00    Richard Baecher, PHF     
1998-99    Phil Williams      
1997-98    Barry Lowe, PHF
1996-97    John Bolton      
1995-96    Roger McCarthy      
1994-95    Robert Caldwell, PHF     
1993-94    Michael Flynn, PHF
1992-93    John Crowe, PHF
1991-92    Lawrie Owens, PHF
1990-91    Ian Vacchini, PHF
1989-90    Norm Smith, PHF
1988-89    Greg Timewell, PHF 
1987-88    Roger Wellington      
1986-87    Doug Cash, PHF
1985-86    Chris Simpson, PHF
1984-85    Geoff Sell, PHF
1983-84    Keith Doust, PHF


1982-83    Bill Langley     
1981-82    Ben Walker, PHF
1980-81    Vince Duffy, PHF
1979-80    Des Lumby      
1978-79    Jim Flint      
1977-78    Bob Louis, PHF
1976-77    Ken Rogers      
1975-76    Jeff Rein      
1974-75    Bill Pilcher, PHF
1973-74    Roy Boyle, PHF
1972-73    Norm Brigden      
1971-72    Don Paterson, PHF
1970-71    John McKittrick, PHF
1969-70    Norm Ronalds      
1968-69    Bruce Chambers      
1967-68    Stan Williams, PHF
1966-67    Fred Boorman      
1965-66    Bob Finlay      
1964-65    Max Dethlefs      
1963-34    Tom Hepworth      
1962-63    Fred Higgins, PHF: PDG
1961-62    Art Last      
1960-61    Col Iverson, PHF
1959-60    Harold Darke      
1958-59    Ron Pain      
1957-58    George Heather      
1956-57    Roy Corrigan      
1955-56    Roy Anysley      
1954-55    Frank Naveau      
1953-54    Ian Andison, PHF
1952-53    Charlie Steel      
1951-52    Cressy Cresswell      
1950-51    Albert French      
1949-50    Charles Turnbull

2015-16    Geoff Sell PHF
2014-15    Sivaraj Sagathavan
2013-14    Gail Farr
2012-13    Robert Caldwell, PHF
2011-12    Robert Holder, PHF & Bill Scott, PHF
2010-11    Robert Holder, PHF
2009-10    Dennis Hogan, PHF & Heather Hogan, PHF
2008-09    Robert Holder, PHF
2007-08    Craig Fretwell, PHF
2006-07    Craig Fretwell, PHF
2005-06    Heather Hogan, PHF
2004-05    Robert Holder, PHF
2003-04    Sivaraj Sagathavan, PHF
2002-03    Alastair Wylie
2001-02    Dennis Hogan, PHF     
2000-01    Rod See      
1999-00    Richard Baecher, PHF     
1998-99    Phil Williams      
1997-98    Barry Lowe, PHF
1996-97    John Bolton      
1995-96    Roger McCarthy      
1994-95    Robert Caldwell, PHF     
1993-94    Michael Flynn, PHF
1992-93    John Crowe, PHF
1991-92    Lawrie Owens, PHF
1990-91    Ian Vacchini, PHF
1989-90    Norm Smith, PHF
1988-89    Greg Timewell, PHF 
1987-88    Roger Wellington      
1986-87    Doug Cash, PHF
1985-86    Chris Simpson, PHF
1984-85    Geoff Sell, PHF
1983-84    Keith Doust, PHF


1982-83    Bill Langley     
1981-82    Ben Walker, PHF
1980-81    Vince Duffy, PHF
1979-80    Des Lumby      
1978-79    Jim Flint      
1977-78    Bob Louis, PHF
1976-77    Ken Rogers      
1975-76    Jeff Rein      
1974-75    Bill Pilcher, PHF
1973-74    Roy Boyle, PHF
1972-73    Norm Brigden      
1971-72    Don Paterson, PHF
1970-71    John McKittrick, PHF
1969-70    Norm Ronalds      
1968-69    Bruce Chambers      
1967-68    Stan Williams, PHF
1966-67    Fred Boorman      
1965-66    Bob Finlay      
1964-65    Max Dethlefs      
1963-34    Tom Hepworth      
1962-63    Fred Higgins, PHF: PDG
1961-62    Art Last      
1960-61    Col Iverson, PHF
1959-60    Harold Darke      
1958-59    Ron Pain      
1957-58    George Heather      
1956-57    Roy Corrigan      
1955-56    Roy Anysley      
1954-55    Frank Naveau      
1953-54    Ian Andison, PHF
1952-53    Charlie Steel      
1951-52    Cressy Cresswell      
1950-51    Albert French      
1949-50    Charles Turnbull

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