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Sydney Rotary's VIVID Festival Cruise

Join Sydney Rotarians on Tuesday 28th May for a fun-filled Vivid Festival Cruise.

Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of 'light art' sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world's largest outdoor 'art-gallery': a unique Vivid Sydney experience.

And the best place to see it is from the deck of Captain Cook’s cruiser, Matilda 111, departing from Darling Harbour at 7:00pm.

The President's Project will be the recipient of profits from this event. Cost $35.

A wide range of drinks can be purchased on board this one-hour cruise. Matilda 111 will return to Darling Harbour where you can catch up with friends at the numerous bars and restaurants.

On Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 6:30pm


Captain Cook's Matilda 3
Embarking Pier 26 , Darling Harbour, (next to Sydney Aquarium),

Book now (all welcome)

Creating the next Global Industries from Australia
Australia faces an existential crisis as it stumbles towards redefining itself not as a primary exporter of coal, but of innovation.

At Sydney Rotary Club's luncheon on Tuesday 4th June, James Alexander will talk about the latest local startup trends and his work helping entrepreneurs as they create entirely new industries. He will also discuss his recent challenge article to the government, published in The Australian, where he outlined a plan to fund $1 billion towards creating new jobs in new industries.

James is the founder of INCUBATE, a multi-award winning startup program at the University of Sydney, and Galileo Ventures, a new seed fund dedicated to investing in the next generation of technology entrepreneurs in the region. He also consults to organisations at the intersection of tech-innovation, startups and education.

On Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 1:00pm

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club's Breakfast on Tuesday 11 June will be Chris England, the Chief Operating Officer at Wesley Mission.

He will discuss Aged Care in Australia - is it a burden or a blessing?

Chris is responsible for the delivery of Wesley Mission’s community services including aged care, disability services, homelessness programs, conference and educational services, out of home care programs, mental health hospitals and programs, and child and family services.

Chris has worked at Wesley Mission for 14 years. Prior roles included leadership positions at Mission Australia, Accenture, and Matrix on Board.

Cost: $28.00. Barista Coffee served from 7:00am.

On Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 7:30am

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

At its luncheon on Tuesday 18 June, the Rotary Club of Sydney will be working with the Federal Department of Home Affairs to host a Citizenship Ceremony for 12 new Australians. The guest speaker will be A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis who is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon and a squadron leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. He was born in Baghdad, and had to flee Iraq as a young doctor having refused the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears. He endured a life-threatening journey to Australia by boat. After spending 10 months in Curtin Detention Centre, upon his release, he embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Munjed’s day-to-day work involves hip and knee arthroplasty and reconstructive surgery. He is a leading surgeon in the revolutionary technology known as Osseointegration. He has helped hundreds of amputees world-wide to improve mobility, reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.

Munjed holds several academic titles including Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of Notre Dame Australia School Of Medicine Sydney, Honorary Associate of the School of AMME/Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney, Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine.

He teaches at Notre Dame and Macquarie Universities, trains local and international surgeons, registrars and medical students.

Apart from his academic and clinical roles, Munjed is heavily involved in humanitarian work. He is a Patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre, Sanctuary Australia Foundation and the New South Wales Amputee Association and an Ambassador of the Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International Australia and Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association.

On Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 1:00pm

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

The President, Rotary Club of Sydney, Keith Garner AM invites you to attend a Cocktail Evening, hosted by Councillor Christine Forster & Councillor Craig Chung at the Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Marconi Room - 6.00pm—8.00pm

$50 per ticket (includes food, wine & entertainment)

End of year function to raise money for Sydney Rotary Club President’s Project

On Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 6:00pm

Marconi Room
Sydney Town Hall, George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000