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

President’s Message

It is an absolute honour and privilege to be the President of this vibrant club, we come together from diverse professional and ethnic backgrounds. The thing we all have in common is that we want to give back to our community,

The Club is 52 years of age, and we serve to support our local community, we undertake vocational programs supporting the development and professional growth to people in our community.  We support youth and local schools in our community making sure that we can empower them to reach their goals. We are involved in international projects that make the lives of people in poverty-stricken countries a whole lot better.

Funding for all our projects predominantly comes from our Sunday markets at North Rocks, all money raised goes directly to the humanitarian work we do! 

We all serve on a voluntary basis; we enjoy each other’s company and we have a lot of fun along the way. 

We meet every Tuesday night at the Vikings Sports Club in Dundas Valley, come along and have a meal, meet great people, there is no pressure to join or do anything you don’t want to – come along and see if we are a group of people you would like to work along to help others.

We wholeheartedly embrace Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” and live by the Rotary 4-way Test. To be an effective Rotarian, we ask, Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships? Will it be Beneficial to all concerned? We emphasise integrity, fairness, goodwill, and positive outcomes.

We take action to unite people and to creating lasting change to people in our community and abroad.

I so look forward to working with this exception Club over the next year as President and see all the wonderful work started by others to continue.

 

Martha Jabour OAM

President

Rotary Club of Carlingford

Upcoming Events
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Carlingford
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Vikings Club
35 Quarry Rd
Dundas, NSW 2117
Australia
Order dinner at the bistro from 6.15pm. Official meeting 7.00 to 8.00pm.
Our Projects
Carlingford Rotary Club sadly advise that Past President Barry Seach passed away on Monday 8th July.  
Barry was an active member of the Rotary Club of Carlingford for 41 years from 1 January 1982 to 30 June 2023.
Barry served as Club President (1990-1991), Club Secretary, and North Rocks (Bring and Buy) Market Manager.
 
Members of the club will miss Barry greatly and send our sincerest condolences to his wife Yolanda, and their family.
 
There will be a memorial held for Barry at the Castlebrook Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday 30th July at 11am.
 
Carlingford Rotary Club has been delighted to host Rotary Youth Exchange student, Emiliano Cortes from Chile for the past 12 months.
At the last Club meeting, Emi thanked his host families and shared some highlights from his time with us. There were many tears at the
airport on Friday, when we said farewell to Emi. This has been a fantastic success story for Rotary Youth Exchange which enables students
to learn a new language, discover another culture and become global citizens.
 
Theatre for a Cause - "Mrs Warren's Profession". By George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Steve Rowe. 
Content warning: Adult themes.
Carlingford Rotary invites you to attend our upcoming Theatre Night on Wednesday 24th July 2024 at the Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill.  Plenty of parking, wine and cheese in the foyer from 7.30pm with the play starting at 8.00pm.  Tickets are only $30 per person for an excellent evening of entertainment.  Ticket sales support the Castle Hill Players, and net proceeds from club ticket sales will be donated to Allowah Children's Hospital at Dundas Valley.  Allowah has been providing specialty care and support for kids with complex disabilities and medical needs for over 70 years.  Only 40 tickets are available for this performance.  Request your tickets now via email to Rotarian Fay Kitto.
 
Medishare is a medical surplus recovery organisation which shares sustainable healthcare solution with disadvantaged communities. 
 
Operating from a Rotary warehouse at Castle Hill, many clubs and Rotary members have been volunteering to fold surplus hospital blankets ready for shipment overseas.
There remain many more blankets for folding and shipment !
 
Carlingford Rotary Club member Chris Johnson has shared the following update:
 
"It has me excited to have the goods received, folded, stacked, wrapped, funded, packed, and loaded on transport this morning headed to a dock. 
2 orange containers of blankets with 60 pallets or 15,000 blankets weighing 22,500 kg each. The blue container is headed to Zimbabwe by a diaspora couple in Rotary Club of Orange North. 
 
The forklift is a rental for the week, sadly, as we could be much more efficient to own one."
 
Rotarians - can we donate a forklift ??
 
 
 
The garden is really starting to take shape which is very exciting !  All community members are welcome to join the working bee which is usually from 8 - 11am.
The garden is located at 12 Shortland St, Telopea.  Enquiries should be directed to Minal Bapodara at the Dundas Area Neighbourhood Centre.
 
Upcoming dates:
 
Saturday 18th May
 
Saturday 1st June
 
Saturday 15th June
 
Thanks to club members Sandra Payne and Bob O'Shea who are taking a keen interest in the garden renovation !
Thankyou to everyone who came along to the Rotary Carlingford Bring a Friend Night.  We had such a fun night and were delighted with all the guests who joined us.
 
Are you interested to learn more about Rotary - our values, our projects, and our members ?  Feel free to reach out and arrange to join us at a club meeting or event !
 
Have you visited North Rocks Market recently ?  Open every Sunday 7am to 1pm.
In the grounds of Next Sense, 361-365 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks.
Entry by coin donation.  Parking available onsite.