Who are we
A vibrant group of about 40 people from diverse professional and ethnic backgrounds, since 1972. We espouse Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” and live by Rotary’s 4-way Test.
Our focus is to serve humanity through our various projects in the local community, international, vocational, and youth programs. We build relationships with other community organizations, and charity groups.
Our projects are funded primarily by our Market at North Rocks which we manage every Sunday morning. Our voluntary work is done in the spirit of fellowship and fun.
Please join us Tuesday evenings, or on a Sunday morning at our Market.
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Presidents message

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Carlingford

The Rotary Club of Carlingford, established in 1972, comprises a diverse group of passionate and like-minded people with the common goal of giving back to the community we live and work in and further afield, "Service above Self".
Being a Rotarian is a journey, a very rewarding one at that – I have been lucky enough to join a club that has created a legacy of commitment, above all, a friendly club that gets things done.  So, why not join us and Create Hope in the World.
Mr Somasunderam (Bass) Bhaskaran
Club President 2023-24
Upcoming Events
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Vikings Club
35 Quarry Rd
Dundas, NSW 2117
Order dinner at the bistro for 6.30pm. Official meeting 7.15 to 8.15pm.
Our Projects
Rotary Carlingford Theatre Night
Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill Showgrounds
Wednesday 20th September
7.30 for 8.00 pm
Tickets only $30 per person, Cash payments preferred on the night.
Wine & Cheese served prior.
RSVP by Thursday 14th September to Fay Kitto (click for email).
Rotary Carlingford are delighted to welcome five Rotary North Rocks club members who are joining our club and bringing their excellent projects with them !
Carlingford Club President Bass Bhaskaran inducted Deryl Mason, Fay Kitto, David Faulkner-Dick, Michael Stuart-Watt, and Violet Nutt OAM (absent).
Welcome to the Rotary Carlingford Club Board for 2023-24, under the leadership of Club President Bass Bhaskaran !
Trudy Stevenson, Martha Jabour OAM, President Bass Bhaskaran, Sudhir Mooray, Aaron Kamarajan, Sandra Payne, Bob O'Shea, Mike Morgan.
Absent: Sophie Bayars, Fay Kitto, Prof Philip Newall, Dexter Tabeta.
North Rocks Market will be celebrating 40 years of operation on Sunday May 21st !  Come along and enjoy the atmosphere as we celebrate this special anniversary.
The Rotary Club of Carlingford congratulates Rotarian John Green on his recent recognition at the 2023 Australian Dental Industry Awards held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  John was presented with the 2023 ADIA Industry Pioneer Award for his amazing work.  William Green Pty Ltd, Australia's only manufacturer of dental units was founded on three core principles; Customer focussed service, Product innovation that cater to the needs of the dental profession and Sales of leading-edge products that make a positive contribution to dental health care.
 A successful Clean-Up Australia Day effort was organised by Rotarian Sandra Payne, pictured here with Ed Strom and Rod Jolly.
The clean up effort was made in the Eric Mobbs Memorial Park in Carlingford.  
Last Thursday, Rotary Carlingford members and friends, sponsored and served lunch at Parramatta Mission.  More than 90 people availed of this free lunch service, which was made available by Parramatta Mission together with coffee, free hair-cuts, clothing and connection to other services.  Supporting Parramatta Mission is an important part of Rotary Carlingford's community service program and we look forward providing further support in the future.
On Thursday 2nd February 2023 the formal opening of Grace’s Place took place bringing to fruition the wonderful dream of our remarkable club member Martha Jabour OAM, who heads up the Homicide Victims Support Group. This development will now be able to house and care for up to 24 children and their families who have suffered the tragedy of losing a family member to homicide. The day was especially poignant as it was the 37th anniversary of the murder of Anita Cobby. It was the resilience and determination of her parents, Grace and Gary Lynch, to begin the long journey of finding hope from such evil circumstances. Martha’s vision has been instrumental in realising this hope and dream.
The Carlingford Club support was represented at the opening by Pamela and Bob Lawrance, John Davidson, Ellen Harvison, Mike and Carol Morgan together with former club members and Presidents Joy Pogson and Trish Wetton.

The significance and recognition of this achievement was evident by the presence of our NSW Governor Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC·who formally opened the building. Also present was the Police Commissioner Karen Webb, as well as representatives of our Prime Minister and State Premier, Opposition Leader Chris Minns who spoke on the day, and numerous other dignitaries. The singing of ‘Amazing Grace’ followed by the playing of the bagpipes by a Knox College student, was especially moving and a reminder of the tragedies experienced by so many present that day, but also the hope than lies ahead for all. We all moved through the beautiful buildings and rooms to see how the place will support the children and families, and we also enjoyed coffee and refreshments and caught up with other Rotary friends present as well as congratulating Martha.
Carol and Mike Morgan
(Photo - Pam Lawrence and her hobby horse donated to Grace's Place).
Are you concerned about nuclear weaponry in the world? 
On Tuesday 7th February, Gem Romuld - Director for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Australia is speaking at the Rotary Club of Carlingford Meeting (Vikings Club, 35 Quarry Rd, Dundas.  Arrive 6.30 for 7.15 start.  Everyone welcome).
Join us to learn more about this group's amazing work.  ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its role in achieving the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
In 2021 Gem was awarded a Peace Woman award by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Australia. Gem has worked with Australians for War Powers Reform and produced radio programs for 3CR Radio and the Community Radio Network. She has degrees in Communications and Law from the University of Technology, Sydney and is dedicated to growing our collective power to build a better world.
Australia Day at John Wearn Reserve was a great success despite the challenging weather conditions (hot during the day and thunderstorms threatening all evening). 
The current flood disaster in Western and Southern NSW is devastating to so many families.
Rotarian Ed Strom has been able to provide insight from first-hand knowledge of the terrible damage at Eugowra.
Want to help through donations of cash, goods or volunteer your time and energy ?  Read on.....