Welcome to the Rotary Club of Epping
 
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Club Stories
Great Night to Honour Di.

50 current and past Epping Rotarians, DG Dave, AG Robert, Di’s son Scott and his wife Fiona, partners and spouses contributed to a wonderful evening. However the undoubted star was Di.
Di has had a 59 year association with Epping Rotary, and in a lovely speech, outlined the outstanding contributions (my words, Di’s too humble) of the Walker family to our Club.
The point was made that a huge reason explaining the current success of our Club is based on the foundations established by past members. It is they who have set the standards, culture, ethos etc.
No family has done more than the Walker family. Thanks Di, you and your families contributions have  been enormous and greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Bruce
 
 
Spectacular Progress Made on Community Garden Project
 
Last Saturday significant progress was made by members of our club towards finalising the dream of a community garden.  Despite temperatures in the low 30s, a team of 17 members together with three from the school P and C completed a compost bin together with two 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.4 metre high garden beds.  Half the team worked swinging picks and shovels to clear the weeds and shrubs in order to prepare the ground while the other half carried out the necessary woodwork.  This was not easy as the railway sleepers were wet and very heavy.  All had to be cut to size, then physically carried to the site a distance of over fifty metres and assembled.  It is something to be said for our Club that more than half our members were prepared to give up their Saturday and do this.  The fabulous morning tea prepared by Di Walker and the cold drinks from Toula and the camaraderie which we all enjoyed were things which made the morning's work special.  For it was not just about building garden beds, it is about building friendships while doing something really worthwhile for the community.
 
Having said all this, there are still eight garden beds to be built and they all have to be filled with dirt.  One of our biggest needs is sourcing suitable cordless drills and drivers along with the human power to drive them.  So, watch this space.  Thursday 8th April has been suggested for our next big effort.  This has yet to be confirmed but for those able to join us, mark this date in your diaries and come along at around 11.00am.  It will be a great day out and a useful one as well.
 
    
 
   
 
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The Pride of Workmanship (PoW) is a Rotary programme to promote Vocational Service. It is to promote Pride of Workmanship in ALL vocations and hence provides employers with an opportunity to recognise employees who display those qualities which are worthy of an award. It is also to encourage  favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement. Plus it gives Rotary an opportunity to be involved in the Community. The Theme of PoW is “Do it once, Do it well. Build a better Australia.” The programmed has been adopted by over 600 Rotary Clubs in Australia, New Zealand, the South pacific, Malaysia, Canada and the United States.
 
 
Our 2021 PoW was held on Monday, March 15th at The Epping Club. There were 59 persons in attendance totally. Six Organisations/Groups and Companies nominated TEN employees for recognition and for the award. They were all great achievers and worthy recipients.
 
The following is the List of Nominators and the Awardees for this Year 2021:
 
      McGrath – Better Homes Realty          Omid Sayehban                  Cyrius Media Group P/L                        James Hill
 
                   
     
         Epping Boys High School                 Stephanie Dwyer                     Minimbah Challenge Inc         Andy Ker, Celena Coghlan
     
                      
     
          Dorothy Henderson Lodge                      Jacqueline Edwards
                                                                              Naresh Koirake
                                                                               Tony Ibrahim
                                                                               Homa Ahmadzei                    NSW Health Immunisation                      Dr Sonya Ennis
     
                   
     
           Appreciation to all who nominated people and the Board for encouraging PoW to happen again. Glad for all who turned up and made it a great night.
       
       
       

         
           
       
       
           
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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      President Toula's Corner
      Our first speaker for the year was certainly well received, based on the feedback I received.
      I do feel proud of Lily, she is a great kid! Many thanks to Justin for doing a lot of research and
      making the session informative, entertaining, and fun. You did an amazing job!
       
      New President 20/21 Toula Serna
      20/21 Board: Betty, Chris, Alex, Narelle, Robert, Bruce, Peter, John C, John F, Deretta & Toula
      A huge Thank You to everyone who attended the 58th Changeover, whether in person or on Zoom. It was wonderful to see members I have not seen in months and months. 26 members attended in person and 8 people joined in on Zoom. The mood was buoyant and the atmosphere buzzing
       
      Annette Gurr, NCCG Development Manager, gave a clear, informative and heart-rending presentation on the fantastic service provided by the staff of the National Centre for Childhood Grief.
      How have we never known about this local organisation addressing a critical need that is mostly overlooked?
       
       
       
      The Epping Rotary Backyard Blitz team went to work in a backyard in North Epping to assist a couple in North Epping who are not in a position to keep on top of things in the garden. The objective: to spruce things up for Christmas and make the garden a more inviting area!
       
      Last Saturday a harbour cruise for retirement and nursing home residents, with the fantastic help of prefects from Epping Boys HS and Cheltenham Girls HS, was a lot of fun and a joy-filled event. A huge thank you to Epping Community Bank Branch for partnering with us and sponsoring the boat, also to The Tokens for once again providing some great music that had the dance floor pumping! Thanks to Captain Wal for the organisation, to everyone who contributed towards a spectacular tea, and for those who valiantly conquered the cramped conditions in the galley kitchen to prepare food and drinks; it was a great team effort.
       
      Club Stories
      Great Night to Honour Di.

      50 current and past Epping Rotarians, DG Dave, AG Robert, Di’s son Scott and his wife Fiona, partners and spouses contributed to a wonderful evening. However the undoubted star was Di.
      Di has had a 59 year association with Epping Rotary, and in a lovely speech, outlined the outstanding contributions (my words, Di’s too humble) of the Walker family to our Club.
      The point was made that a huge reason explaining the current success of our Club is based on the foundations established by past members. It is they who have set the standards, culture, ethos etc.
      No family has done more than the Walker family. Thanks Di, you and your families contributions have  been enormous and greatly appreciated.

      Thanks
      Bruce
       
       
      Spectacular Progress Made on Community Garden Project
       
      Last Saturday significant progress was made by members of our club towards finalising the dream of a community garden.  Despite temperatures in the low 30s, a team of 17 members together with three from the school P and C completed a compost bin together with two 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.4 metre high garden beds.  Half the team worked swinging picks and shovels to clear the weeds and shrubs in order to prepare the ground while the other half carried out the necessary woodwork.  This was not easy as the railway sleepers were wet and very heavy.  All had to be cut to size, then physically carried to the site a distance of over fifty metres and assembled.  It is something to be said for our Club that more than half our members were prepared to give up their Saturday and do this.  The fabulous morning tea prepared by Di Walker and the cold drinks from Toula and the camaraderie which we all enjoyed were things which made the morning's work special.  For it was not just about building garden beds, it is about building friendships while doing something really worthwhile for the community.
       
      Having said all this, there are still eight garden beds to be built and they all have to be filled with dirt.  One of our biggest needs is sourcing suitable cordless drills and drivers along with the human power to drive them.  So, watch this space.  Thursday 8th April has been suggested for our next big effort.  This has yet to be confirmed but for those able to join us, mark this date in your diaries and come along at around 11.00am.  It will be a great day out and a useful one as well.
       
          
       
         
       
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       
       
      The Pride of Workmanship (PoW) is a Rotary programme to promote Vocational Service. It is to promote Pride of Workmanship in ALL vocations and hence provides employers with an opportunity to recognise employees who display those qualities which are worthy of an award. It is also to encourage  favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement. Plus it gives Rotary an opportunity to be involved in the Community. The Theme of PoW is “Do it once, Do it well. Build a better Australia.” The programmed has been adopted by over 600 Rotary Clubs in Australia, New Zealand, the South pacific, Malaysia, Canada and the United States.
       
       
      Our 2021 PoW was held on Monday, March 15th at The Epping Club. There were 59 persons in attendance totally. Six Organisations/Groups and Companies nominated TEN employees for recognition and for the award. They were all great achievers and worthy recipients.
       
      The following is the List of Nominators and the Awardees for this Year 2021:
       
            McGrath – Better Homes Realty          Omid Sayehban                  Cyrius Media Group P/L                        James Hill
       
                         
         
             Epping Boys High School                 Stephanie Dwyer                     Minimbah Challenge Inc         Andy Ker, Celena Coghlan
         
                          
         
              Dorothy Henderson Lodge                      Jacqueline Edwards
                                                                                  Naresh Koirake
                                                                                   Tony Ibrahim
                                                                                   Homa Ahmadzei                    NSW Health Immunisation                      Dr Sonya Ennis
         
                       
         
               Appreciation to all who nominated people and the Board for encouraging PoW to happen again. Glad for all who turned up and made it a great night.
           
           
           

             
               
           
           
               
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
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          President Toula's Corner
          Our first speaker for the year was certainly well received, based on the feedback I received.
          I do feel proud of Lily, she is a great kid! Many thanks to Justin for doing a lot of research and
          making the session informative, entertaining, and fun. You did an amazing job!
           
          New President 20/21 Toula Serna
          20/21 Board: Betty, Chris, Alex, Narelle, Robert, Bruce, Peter, John C, John F, Deretta & Toula
          A huge Thank You to everyone who attended the 58th Changeover, whether in person or on Zoom. It was wonderful to see members I have not seen in months and months. 26 members attended in person and 8 people joined in on Zoom. The mood was buoyant and the atmosphere buzzing
           
          Annette Gurr, NCCG Development Manager, gave a clear, informative and heart-rending presentation on the fantastic service provided by the staff of the National Centre for Childhood Grief.
          How have we never known about this local organisation addressing a critical need that is mostly overlooked?
           
           
           
          The Epping Rotary Backyard Blitz team went to work in a backyard in North Epping to assist a couple in North Epping who are not in a position to keep on top of things in the garden. The objective: to spruce things up for Christmas and make the garden a more inviting area!
           
          Last Saturday a harbour cruise for retirement and nursing home residents, with the fantastic help of prefects from Epping Boys HS and Cheltenham Girls HS, was a lot of fun and a joy-filled event. A huge thank you to Epping Community Bank Branch for partnering with us and sponsoring the boat, also to The Tokens for once again providing some great music that had the dance floor pumping! Thanks to Captain Wal for the organisation, to everyone who contributed towards a spectacular tea, and for those who valiantly conquered the cramped conditions in the galley kitchen to prepare food and drinks; it was a great team effort.
           
          Welcome to our Club!
          Epping

          Service Above Self

          We meet In Person
          Mondays at 6:00 PM
          The Epping Hotel
          Beecroft Rd Opposite station
          Epping, NSW 2121
          Australia
          Phone:
          0434 876 695
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          Enquiries

          Enquiries:
          Bruce Jacob, President
          Phone: 0422 762 581

          Email:
          president@eppingrotary.org.au
          P.O. Box 77 EPPING NSW 1710
          www.eppingrotary.org.au

           
           
          Connect With Us
           
          Speakers
          Upcoming Speakers
          3 On Me
          May 10, 2021
          Cocktail Party fundraiser
          May 15, 2021
          Craig Gallagher's home Meadowbank
          Past Speakers
          Melissa Kang
          May 03, 2021 6:30 PM
          Youth Mental Health
          Why Join Rotary?

           Friendship
          In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic needs; the need for friends and fellowship.

           Business Development
          One of the original reasons for Rotary’s beginning was everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community and its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help one another and others.

           Leadership Development
          Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education in leadership. Learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.

           Citizenship in the Community
          Membership in a Rotary Club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary Club consists of the most active citizens of any community.

          Contact Toula Serna - Membership Director

          0400 312 263 toulaserna@outlook.com