Speaker Date Topic
President Hazel McNamara May 28, 2019 6:30 PM
President Hazel's invitation to a Social Evening
President Hazel's invitation to a Social Evening

Members are invited to Hazel's House for a Social Evening with drinks and nibbles.

(More details to come!)

Ian Begbie Jun 04, 2019 6:15 PM
Education in Africa

Ian; now retired was in education for over 40 years as a school teacher, teaching Geography and Economics. He was also a Boarding House Master for a number of years, responsible for 65 teenagers during school term. Furthermore he served as Head of Mosman Preparatory School for 15 years prior to taking up a Chaplancy and Councillor role at a school on the Gold Coast.

Ian will give a presentation on his involvement in a Pilot Teaching Program in Tanzania. He spent some time in a subsistence village, where with the help of locals they built a classroom in the village school. They witnessed the desperate state of government education in that country and with financial support from Australia they arranged the training of teachers in a bridging program that still continue to this day.

Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition Jun 06, 2019 6:15 PM
Public Speaking Competition

Our annual Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition will be held in the Lane Cove Council Chambers (downstairs entry from the carpark) and we would love to have the support of the Club members and the public.

Lane Cove Public schools are competing, each school sending two representatives who will prepare and present a speech from a list of topics provided in advance. Currently we have 10 speakers registered.  Speeches are powerful and demonstrate the excellent calibre and thought processes of students in Lane Cove.

Speakers will be judges from members of Rostrum NSW. The Rotary Club of Lane Cove donates great book vouchers for 1st and 2nd placed school and a book voucher for each contestant.

This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with our citizen leaders of the future.

Fiona Jenkins Jun 11, 2019
D Caf Dementia Cafe

Dementia Cafes are the first of their kind in the region that covers District 9685.

Fiona Jenkins is immediated Past President of the Turramurra Rotary Club and will give a presentation on the two Dementia Cafes, hosted by the Hornsby/Ku-rin-gai Alliance, located in Waitara and St Ives.

A Dementia Cafe is a meeting place for people living with dementia and their family caregivers who are still living in the community.

It is the provision of a safe environment where people who have memory loss can relax and socialise with their family caregivers.



Will Newnham Jun 18, 2019 6:15 PM
Rotary Exchange Student to Belgium 2011/2012

Will Newnham was our outgoing exchange student to Belgium during 2011/2012.

Since that time, Past President Jenny May and  other members of our club have had a close relationship with Will and his family.

Will's father Stephen Newnham has been very supportive of Rotary over many years and in fact hosted a Finnish exchange student a few years back.

We look forward with great interest to hearing from Will's experience in Belgium and his life's journey since.