Come and Celebrate with us

Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International , on his first trip with his wife Jean to Australia in 1935. He planted a tree to symbolize goodwill and friendship as part of a global Rotary tree planting program.

Rotary in our region is fast approaching its 100-year anniversary. To celebrate this milestone our four founding clubs: Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington – all begun in 1921 – have joined forces to develop a major commemorative centenary project.

Centenary Champions

Following the highly successful Rotary Centenary Baton launch by the Governor General, the our Club is engaging with Rotary Clubs in NSW and beyond to promote the Centenary.

We are forming a team of R100 Champions to:

  • To promote the Rotary Centenary
  • To represent the Club at R100 events in NSW
  • To work with the President and the Chair of our Centenary Committee (Geoff Wilbow) to organise events for the Centenary.

While most of the activities will be in the first half of 2021, we need to know who we should call on. We are also well aware that any planning must consider that COVID 19 restrictions keep changing and events may have to be cancelled or modified. Please email Geoff Wilbow if you would like to be a R100 Champion.



DG Richardson
PDG Garry Browne, AM
PDG Dianne North
President Fatima Ali
President Amy Hing-Young
DGE Jeremy Wright
PP Geoff Wilbow
PP James Allen
PP Roslyn McLeod, OAM
PP Tony Benner
PP Fay Thurlow
Vice President Cathy Tait
Vice President Charlie Allen, APM
PE Moss Akbarian
Karen Loblay, AM
Courtney Krahe
Rebecca Fry
PPBarbara Ward
DGE Jeremy Wright

A message from our Ambassadors, the Governor General of Australia and Mrs Hurley for Rotary’s centenary in 2021

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Since 1905, Rotary has been making a positive impact in the world. Beginning in Chicago, before spreading throughout the world. With the help of a couple of Canadian clubs – The Rotary Club of Sydney was established on May 17, 1921.


Projects on the Go