The history of Cockatoo Island

Don Napper who has worked as a tour guide on Cockatoo Island entertained us with a highly engaging historical story of Cockatoo Island. Composed of two sequential segments: first, its use for 70 years as a prison and followed by its operation for the next 80 years as a naval

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Indonesian Small Grants Project Report

President Stephen Miller reported on their self-funded, fact-finding field trip to Indonesia last November. It attracted a very large audience (including multiple members from three other Rotary Clubs) who were thoroughly entertained with an informative, amusing talk by our President. This Lane Cove project initiative has been running now for

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Fighting cancer in Northern Sydney

Last week we welcomed Professor Stephen Clarke, a world-renowned expert in the field of Cancer Pharmacology and Oncology. Stephen is presently working as Professor of Medicine in the Sydney Cancer Centre, one of Australia’s leading cancer centres. His clinical practice is at the Sydney Cancer Centre, where he has a

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2019-2020 Bushfire Appeal donations

We have all seen the disastrous fires that have erupted, taking lives as well as destroying hundreds of homes and properties across Australia. Rotary is once again taking the lead and looking to provide support for families in need. To this end, several Rotary Districts and Clubs have established projects

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2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race report

Tonight we were wonderfully entertained by our own Lindsay May OAM and District Governor Nominee spoke about his 47th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race experience. The yacht for 2019 was Love and War one of the most famous yachts in the race being a 3-time handicap winner in 1974 1978

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Back to Gunnadah with Christmas gifts and joy

It started with a weekend visit to Gunnedah to share stories and show support for our farming communities. Lane Cove Rotarian Lalitha Warren was so moved though that she organised her work colleagues at Fisher & Paykel to host a curry lunch, a raffle and a tree of joy to help.

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Nicholas Cowdery AO QC drops by for a chat

Tonight we had the privilege to hear from our distinguished Lane Cove Resident, Nicholas Cowdery AO QC who was DPP (Director of Public Prosecution) NSW for over 16 years. We heard about some of the details surrounding some of the states most notorious cases that came before him. Presently Nicholas

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Lane Cove Rotary celebrates Christmas

Tonight our club’s Christmas Dinner Party was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The room was splendidly themed for the occasion as were some of the guests! The Bel A Cappella Choir once again provided lots of festive atmosphere with their beautiful singing. A big thank you to member Robyn Sleet for

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