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!
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
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 ??
 
 
Youth Exchange Student Emi Cortes from Chile is having the time of his life in Australia !  Last week he attended the Rich Person Poor Person dinner hosted by Parramatta Mission to raise money and awareness for people doing it tough !
 
How did Emi get to be on the "rich person" table enjoying a sumptuous dinner while the rest of the Rotary team were on the Poor Person table with soup ??  It's the luck of the draw, and many times this is what happens in real life too.
 
Rotary Carlingford are very pleased to be able to provide support to Parramatta Mission during the past year, to enable them to continue their services to the community.
 
 
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.