The Rotary Club of Sydney meets for Lunch on Tuesdays 12.30pm to 2.00pm at
The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Cello Room, 4th Floor, 169 Castlereagh Street
(between Market and Park Street) Sydney NSW 2000.
Guests are always welcome. 

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Time To Rethink Democracy


Tuesday 17 April

The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club’s luncheon on Tuesday 17 April will be Iain Walker, Executive Director of newDemocracy Foundation.

He will discuss “Time to Re-Think Democracy.”

Iain holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from UTS.

His career has spanned commercial roles in professional sport at the PGA Tour and Golf Australia, and time in the technology industry at Microsoft Australia.

On Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 12:30pm

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Tuesday 24th April

The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club’s luncheon on Tuesday 24 April will be Lieutenant Colonel Darleen Young, Senior Instructor, Gender and Protection Officer, Australian Defence Force Peace Operation Training Centre.

Darleen will be speaking about the Changing Role of Women in the Military and particularly the ADFs contribution to Peace and Security for women and children through our support to UN missions around the world.

Darleen Young was commissioned into the Royal Australian Corps of Transport and served in a range of regimental appointments at the unit and formation level and instructional appointments at the University of New South Wales Regiment and Australian Command and Staff College.

Career highlights include being awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 for exceptional service in command and her more recent contribution to regional and global peace, security, gender and peacekeeping training and international engagement, and presented with the National Education Gender Lighthouse Award in 2006.

On Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 12:30pm

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Michael Kirby 's May Day Reflection on North Korea and Comrade Kim Jong-un


Tuesday 1 May

The Guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club’s luncheon on 1st May will be The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG.

In this talk, The Hon Michael Kirby, Paul Harris Fellow and Past Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations in DPRK ( North Korea) will reflect on the follow up to his Commission’s report of 2014 and the problem of getting results in the face of the development of nuclear weapons and ICBM.’’

The Hon Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009) and President of the NSW Court of Appeal (1984-1996). I 2013-4 he was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to chair the COI on North Korea. The COI found and recorded shocking crimes against humanity and urged urgent follow up action.”

On Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 12:30pm

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