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Subject Rotary Club of Hornsby District Bulletin Volume 67 Number 5


President's Message


It was a great night last week with guest speaker Dick Babb from the Hornsby Kuringai Women’s Shelter. The cheque passed on to Dick was for $750.00, which goes a small way to the $400,000.00 required each year to run the shelter.

The report on the guest speaker is below and also on our website.

Please can you make sure that you fill in the roster for the Multi-Cultural Day next Saturday, August 20th and Daffodil Day Friday, August 26th. Rob and David are organising these events.


Yours in Rotary

daffodil holder

Daffodil Day

Friday 26 August 2016


You too can help, just as PP Rob how.

Youth Service

Nothing really exciting In Youth this week, our inbound student, Chloe, continues to get the most out of her exchange and the way she approaches the exchange experience really impresses me.

We are currently trying to engage a RYLA candidate. RYLA being one of the ‘Gold Class’ Rotary Youth Programs.

A reminder, to help us raise funds for Youth and other community projects I am running an online Car Boot Sale. Any household goods you no longer need consider donating to the club so we can sell them online. We have had good success so far, although only with small amount of goods. So dig out all those unwanted Christmas and Wedding gifts hiding in the cupboard and contact me.

Simon Bryan


Community Service



We have wrapped up the commnity events for this busy season.


Watch this space for more information about upcoming events.

Yours in Rotary
Rob Caldwell & David Webster
Joint Community Directors.

Guest Speaker Report

Our guest speaker last night was Dick Babb, Treasurer of the Hornsby Kuriggai Woman’s Shelter.


They are a registered charity operating for a little over 12 months following a planning period of around 12 months. 


The age of women they have taken in ranges from 18 right up to 75. The average stay is usually 3 months except in exceptional circumstances. They accommodate up to 10 women at a time, usually two to a room.


During their stay (and afterwards) they are provided with counseling and mentoring to overcome their trauma and get them back on the road to employment and independence. Women that find housing are also given a $500 grant towards setup costs. Unfortunately there are cases where they can’t find permanent housing and some of these women end up doing the rounds of a number of shelters.


The Shelter cost $400k a year to run. Up to 80% of the budget is wages for the support workers, however all admin is done on a voluntary basis. They receive no direct government funding.


They try not to take in females with children as these are normally top priority for the government to help.


Their research has shown that women not accompanied by children have the greatest problem getting shelter and support and are the ones most likely to end up homeless. They are not set up to deal with Alcohol and Drug problems and these women are normally referred to other services.


Currently there are 45,000 female homeless in Australia which places us in the top 3 in terms of percentage of the population, higher than America and England.


They have 3 Programs at the moment. "Rent It - Keep It" is a Program where they try and get the women into public housing. The "Mentoring Program" where staff and volunteers counsel the women to help them get their life back on track and last a program where they go to schools to educate students on Domestic Violence and Anti Bullying, sometimes bullying is the first step towards domestic violence.


They are holding their first major fundraising event, a dinner at Roseville Golf Club in December, this is $150ph with a silent auction and a major raffle prize of a $10,000 Westfield Voucher, tickets are $100each.


The Rotary Club of Hornsby made a donation of $750 on behalf of the Rotary Club of Hornsby District.


 What's Coming Up

 This Month

22.01.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary meeting
24.01.2018 18:00 - 20:00
Board meeting
29.01.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary meeting
05.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
12.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
13.02.2018 17:30 - 19:00
Coin meeting

 Future Events

19.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
26.02.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
05.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
10.03.2018 - 11.03.2018
2018 District Conference Leura
12.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
19.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
26.03.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
02.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
09.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting
16.04.2018 18:30 - 19:30
Rotary Meeting


Thank you to all our members, and their companies, who underwrite our Club's activities and this publication.

Service Anniversaries this month

No service anniversaries this month.

The 4-Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"

The Object Of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Attendee’s Reminder

Please let us know if you are not going to attend or attending but not eating.
Fellows, remember that you may invite wives, partners, children, family, friends and other Rotarians to all our meetings - just remember to let us know.  Apologies and advice of guests can be submitted online at www.hornsbydistrictrotary.org




13th - Geoff Sell





Who We Are in 2017—2018


Bobby Holder

Bill Scott

Kylie Williams

Club Service
Rob Caldwell

Arthur Godfrey

Greg Timewell

Simon Bryan





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