Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise Rotary

Message from our President 

I am continually amazed at the reach of the Rotary clubs in supporting local, regional, countrywide and international aid programs. Everything from supporting the homeless in the Blue Mountains, to setting up computer systems in classrooms in Vanuatu and eliminating polio throughout the world.

The interesting thing about Rotary is that each club is self-governing and part of a national and international group.  Each club has a different focus, one thing we all have in common is we are a leadership organisation, made up of local citizens and businesses. We, at Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise, meet regularly for breakfast, both online and face to face, get to know each other and through that, we are able to get things done in our community, region and internationally.

As a member, you are welcomed at any Rotary club throughout the world. You will have the opportunity to be involved with our community, working on local projects and networking with our club members and other Rotarians.  Members play a crucial role in how our club achieves our community goals. Whilst we hold weekly meetings, your attendance is valued and discretionary. We support the Rotary Foundation which is our charity that enables us to “do good in the world” and provide funds in the form of grants for our community projects.

As I enter my second term as President of this Club, we can be very proud - we are flexible, sociable and respectful - that is how we get things done. We all have skills and talent and acquire more skills as we develop through Rotary. I can confidently say to our community that we will be there for them in 2021.

Paul Campbell
July 2020

Youth Programs

Every year, thousands of talented and dedicated young people, ages 12-30, have an incredible experience in a Youth Services program. From leadership and experiential learning, these programs can change a young person's life.
Click here to find out more about the great programs Rotary has to offer you. 


Most community programs need not only our time and attention but they need funds. Our Club like most Rotary clubs are out there fundraising for a specific purpose or cause. Click here to find out more about some of our fundraisers.


The members and friends of Upper Blue Rotary are a committed group of men and women who manage and implement a range of projects benefiting our community, both locally and overseas. These projects often start with an idea from an individual. Click here to find out more about some of our fundraisers.
Club News

Our Club has made a longterm commitment to helping the homeless in the Blue Mountains. Our recent Helping the Homeless Trivia Night, in February was a great success with 57 participants and three teams from Lower Blue Mountains Rotary scooping the podium. This brought us over the $15,000 threshold in our RAWCS fund which meant the Dick Smith Community matching grant is now available. Watch this space as this important community project gathers momentum.

We are keeping the project open and you can donate by pressing the yellow button below. This will take you to Rotary's crowdfunding site, and choose your option. Your payment is a donation and attracts tax deductibility.

Where We Meet

We are now pleased to announce we are meeting face to face at the Robyn Yates Centre at Cancer Wellness Support, 105 Railway Parade, Leura. Our meetings are most Tuesdays at 7:15 am.  Check the calendar below for details. Some online ZOOM meetings will continue.  If you would like to join us please request a link to the meeting.
March 2021
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David Crust Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise Rotary Club is fortunate to have David Crust as our guest speaker at our regular Tuesday morning meeting March 9th
Whilst this is a face-to-face breakfast meeting for Club members, guests are invited to attend this meeting on ZOOM at 7:45am. Register your interest with Paul Campbell president.ubmsunrise@gmail.com. Log in details will be forwarded to you two days before the meeting. 
The speaker will be Mr David Crust, Director Park Operations, Blue Mountains Branch. In this position, he is responsible for the management of the reserves that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
David’s Qualifications include a  B.App Sci, Assoc Dip (Environmental Management).
David has worked in a variety of natural resource management roles across the Blue Mountains for over 30 years including as Field Officer, Ranger and Area Manager with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
David has a particular interest and significant experience in fire and incident management and has led fire fighting contingents on a number of deployments to the USA and Canada.
His talk to Rotary will cover, amongst other things, the protection of the Wollemi Pines from the devastating bushfires during 2019/2020.
Hope you can join us.