What We Do

Rotary Club of Sydney gets its power to affect positive change from the energy and commitment of its members.
We come together to work on local and international projects.

Rotary Opens Opportunities

RI President-elect Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.

“We have to be open to new approaches — and creating unique new clubs for younger people is just part of the solution. You have the power to implement them”

“And by the way, one way that we can listen to younger generations and make existing club membership more appealing to them is to focus more on the environment. Recent disasters — such as the bush fires in Australia — underscore the importance of taking strong action. Our last three presidents made a strong case for Rotary doing more to preserve the environment. There is much we can do ourselves — cutting down on our use of plastic, not overly cooling or heating our homes and offices, not driving too fast on the German autobahn. We are already building environmental protection and sustainability into our service projects, but we have to make these issues more of a priority. Younger people are waiting for us to inspire them to action.”