Rotary Club of Newcastle Sunrise

Welcome !

The members of the Rotary Club of Newcastle Sunrise are proud to be part of the international Rotary organisation. We are committed to the principles of the Rotary Four Way Test:

1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Nobby's headland at sunrise.

Newcastle is located on the east coast of Australia. Our winters are mild and our summers warm to hot. Beaches with golden sands and the nearby Lake Macquarie are wonderful for year round recreation. The world renowned Hunter Valley Vineyards are an hour's travel to the west.

John Christie - Paul Harris Fellow

President Megan presents John Christie with his Paul Harris Fellowship.

President Megan's tribute: "John Christie, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Newcastle Sunrise, I am honoured to present you with this Paul Harris pin, certificate. The symbolism in this recognition is to say Thank You for making a difference in this community and in the Kyampisi community in Uganda. We believe your life exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation. By accepting this pin you will join a family of well over 950,000 PH Fellows worldwide. We thank you for demonstrating, in both your life and your vocation, a commitment to helping persons in need here and around the world."

Learn more about Paul Harris Fellowships.

See news about our Uganda Project on our Project page.

2015 - 16 Changeover Dinner

Friday 26 June 2015: The Customs House Hotel in Newcastle was the venue for 34 members, visitors and friends to enjoy a splendid Changeover Dinner. Newly installed President, Chris Page shares some thoughts "thank you to all who attended for making it so memorable. It was nice to have friends and guests attending, including former club members, some of whom I have know since joining RCNS in 1998." Chris added "the club has many strengths and I have seen so many situations where Rotary can be a source of unexpected enjoyment, let us think about how we can share this sense with others. I want to place a focus on membership as well as examining the best way to source a major fundraiser".

Chris and Megan

Incoming President Chis Page with Outgoing President Megan Valentine.

The evening was a fitting conclusion to a year of great achievement for President, Megan Valentine with her report for the year 2014-2015 including 37 achievements, with major milestones in the way of fundraisers and obtaining the Uganda grant. Jenny Noblet was awarded Rotarian of the Year. Megan said "as well as leading a very busy life, Jenny is often first to put a hand up to assist with a variety of Rotary tasks".

RCNS Community Projects

In 2015 we will be maintaining an ongoing commitment to two of our longstanding community projects and making a new contributiion to the The Community Kitchen based at Merewether Uniting Church:

  • RCNS provides the food and members prepare the evening meal for the guests at the Ronald McDonald House, at the John Hunter Hospital campus, around five times through the year.
  • Members of RCNS spend a Saturday morning at the Hunter Wetlands centre at Shortland, around five or six times during the year.
  • With a trial run late in 2014, members of RCNS will assist with the preparation and serving the food at The Community Kitchen at Merewether. We are on the roster for five Tuesdays in 2015.

Visit our Projects page to learn more.

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Visitors are welcome to attend our normal club meetings, when we gather at 7:15am for a 7:30am start on the first three Wednesdays of the month.

Since June 2013 we are meeting at Merewether Golf Club, King Street, Adamstown, NSW. Link to Google Maps.

Our meetings page displays our calendar and other special actvities.

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