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. 
 

Fundraising

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.

Projects

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
A Message from President Paul Campbell
 
In the month of April, Rotary will have been active in Australia for 100 years – yes one hundred years.  To recognise the continuous and growing impact of Rotary Clubs across Australia for the last one hundred years and the work Australian Rotary Clubs have done in the Asia Pacific region, the celebration has been given the acronym “R100”.  You will see this symbol popping up all over Australia – and even on the famous “Blue Mountains Explorer” double decker red busses. 
All clubs in the mountains and beyond are participating in the celebrations.  We are all joining in the running of an R100 torch, which is an Olympic style torch, which started in Melbourne.  The seven Blue Mountain clubs have joined up and are starting in Mt. Victoria and taking it down to Glenbrook with stops in between.  It will be taken on the 22nd April from Mt. Vic to Katoomba.  On the 23rd from Katoomba to Springwood and on the 24th from Springwood to Glenbrook.  When the torch carrier reaches Glenbrook Park on Saturday 24th April, Lower Blue has arranged a celebration between 11am and 2pm for all members and guests to join the celebrations.
The seven Rotary Clubs in the Blue Mountains have been working together off and on for the last decade or two; sometimes together and sometimes independently.  This R100 celebration and torch carrying through all the Blue Mountains villages, added to the joint effort we had for Australia Day and now discussing how we can work together to mitigate homelessness in the Upper Mountains, is highlighting the benefits of working together; as a group, we are a much bigger force rather than seven small to medium clubs working independently.  We’ve had several goes at this; let’s make this time permanent.

All details about Rotary100 at www.rotary100downunder.com

Where We Meet

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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.
 
 
 
 
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Home Page 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 more than 70 participants and raising over $3,000 on the night. We have now raised over $15,000, which matched by Dick Smith, provides $30,000 to this critically important Mountains initiative.
 
We are keeping the fundraising open for the moment and will make some announcements over the next few months about the use of these funds. Click on the yellow button below.
 
 
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