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ROTARY is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. 

ROTARY is the world’s first service club. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 23 February 1905.

ROTARY is some 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to more than 28,000 Rotary clubs in virtually every nation in the world.

ROTARY is The Rotary Foundation, which each year provides some US$90 million for international scholarships, cultural exchanges, and humanitarian projects large and small that improve the quality of life for millions of people. Rotary is widely regarded as the world’s largest private provider of international educational scholarships.

ROTARY is PolioPlus, Rotary’s commitment to work with national and international health organizations on the goal of polio eradication. More than one billion children in developing nations have been immunized against polio through PolioPlus grants.

ROTARIANS meet regularly for fellowship and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance. Membership is inclusive, representing a diverse cross-section of community participation. 

ROTARIANS plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs that touch people’s lives in their local communities and our world community. 


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Rotary Club of Castle Hill meets every Wednesday for Dinner at the AVEO Bella Vista.
Arrive 6:30 pm  Start 7:00 pm
End 8:30 pm

28 Norbrick Dr
We meet fortnightly, contact us via email or check our Facebook events!
Bella Vista NSW 2153 Australia

Contact: Raymond Danam
Phone: 0423864000

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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:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • 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;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test is an ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test says that:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Avenues of Service are the foundation of club activity. We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are:

  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. 
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs.

July 2020

A message from President Raymond 17th March 2020
Dear All
Due to unprecedented situation of the COVIND 19 virus and advice from the government and Rotary International, the Board has approved the following:
a) All Rotary club of Castle Hill meetings on 25 March, 8 April and 22 April will be cancelled.
(b) Meetings for May 2020 and further will be reviewed in the next Board meeting (14.4.20)
(c) All Board meetings and committee meetings to proceed as normal
(d) Phill Dunn to confirm with Bunnings if BBQs on 28.3.20 is to proceed (Bunning has not received any directive yet to cancel BBQs)
AVEO had advised us that their site is out of bounds to visitors for the next 3 months. The Board will consider alternative venues in the interim.
Your health and safety is our top priority, kindly adhere to all advice and instructions provided by the authorities. Below
is a simple advice list provided by the World Health Organisation:
  • Clean hands regularly with soap & water or alcohol based hand sanitiser
  • Cover nose & mouth when coughing & sneezing with tissue or inner elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu like symptoms
  • Thoroughly cook meat and eggs
  • Avoid contact with wild or farm animals
During this time please do keep in touch with one another (via email, phone, text, Whatsapp, Messenger, etc.) If you or your immediate family needs help, please call out and we as a Rotary family will endeavour to assist in any way we can.
The Board will keep members updated on the progress or development of Rotary activities via email.
We seek your kind understanding and cooperation on this matter. Please stay safe.

Raymond Danam
President 2019-2020


Join us for an evening with Jill Sweatman
RSVP Friday 6th March


Register Now For 2020 District Conference!

The theme for Conference 2020 is Reasons and it gives Rotarians a chance to focus on questions like:
·        Why are we Rotarians?
·        Why did we become Rotarians?
·        What keeps us serving our communities? 
The District Conference will be held in Wollongong at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March 2020 – a wonderful venue right on the beach: what more Reasons do you need to attend?
We have these inspirational speakers lined up and more in the pipeline:
  • Turia Pitt was burnt alive during an ultra marathon, humanitarian, Interplast Ambassador.
  • Kaye Green, the first Tasmanian exchange student to Japan in 1972, successful lithographer.
  • Rebecca Tolstory AM, Rotarian, founding Chair of Path of Hope
  • Rob Edwards, entertaining and inspiring motivational speaker.
All registrants will receive an invitation to attend free workshops/training seminars prior to the Conference on the Friday afternoon. We have also arranged with Wollongong Council for Rotarians to plant a tree in the Wollongong area on the same afternoon.
Saturday night’s dinner dance theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Come dressed as your favourite pin striped gangster or an incredibly glamorous flapper, musician, band or song. There will be prizes for the best dressed individuals and clubs.  Let your hair down, drag out your dancing shoes and let’s show Wollongong how we ROAR the Reasons why we are Rotarians.
We will be offering home hosting. What a great opportunity for you to meet and get to know a friendly Illawarra Rotarian.  Jim Christensen will be our home hosting coordinator, please contact Jim by email jimhaakon@hotmail.com if you wish to participate.
The Special Early Bird Full Conference Registration price of $200.00 per person is available NOW!


ustralia Day with us at Heritage Park

Join us for the flag raising ceremony at Heritage Park from 8am!

A light brekky will follow the ceremony after 9am.


End Polio Now!

The Rotary Club of Castle Hill is a proud supporter of the worldwide polio eradication program. Here's why:


Rotary Global Rewards  Rotary Blue Logo

Rotary Global Rewards is a new member benefit program designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians. This exciting program includes discounts on products and services such as travel, car rentals, hotels, dining and entertainment. It’s our way of giving back to those who give so much.

Click here to :

  • See the discounts
  • Learn more about the program
  • Visit the mobile center

Rotary Global Rewards: the good you do comes back to you.

100% PHF Club

100 Percent PHF Club Recognition Banner

  The Rotary Club of Castle Hill was presented with a 100% Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) Club Recognition banner in 2013, by District Governor John Dodd at the District 9680-9685 Changeover Dinner. This banner from The Rotary Foundation recognises our Club's achievement of 100% of all active members achieving PHF recognitions at that time. We're very proud of our Club!

100 percent PHF Club Recognition Official Site

In the News

 School support in India, from the Hills Shire Times, 2018-02-13...


Christmas in July (2017)
Tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/2017-Christmas-in-July

Announcing the new 2017 Cross Country Challenge

Registrations will open in July 2017 - Watch for the updated web site!


Rotary Rises to the Occasion

(Article from Bev Jordan, Hills Shire Times, 09 Feb 2016, Picture: PHIL ROGERS)


SCORCHING heat, torrential rain and high winds conspired to make life difficult for Rotarians erecting a new deck and ramp for wheelchair bound teenager Scott Green in Baulkham Hills. The labour of love was carried out by a team from Castle Hill Rotary Club who had the help of Scott’s dad, policeman Phil Green. Sgt Green had to demolish the rotting back deck “years ago” and hadn’t been able to replace it. 

It was just the sort of project John Given from the Rotary Club of Sydney, was looking for. As the State co-ordinator of NSW Rotary’s Policeman of the Year awards he was looking for ways local Rotary clubs could help police officers in their own area.

(See more ...)


Trek for Timor

Policewomen walk a different beat

Two off-duty policewomen will launch their 357km trek from Martin Place in Sydney at 7.30am on March3, to kick-start the 10-day Trek-4-Timor to Parliament House in Canberra.
Rotarians Libby Bleakley and Teresa Beck (both Australian Federal Police members) are walking a different beat to raise funds for their Community and Youth Centre (and women’s centre) ‘Sentru Formasaun Ba Juventude’, in Dili, Timor-Leste.
The Trek-4-Timor is the major fundraising initiative for Libby and Teresa who are hoping to raise $280,000 by the time they arrive in Canberra on March 12.
Timor-Leste Consular General in Sydney Armandina Gusmao, a traditional Smoking Ceremony from Uncle Max Harrison and senior AFP and NSW Police officers will farewell Libby and Teresa.
The centre is a labour of love for the two women who both have had multiple deployments to Timor-Leste and want to give something back to a deserving community.
Key timings & events:
• 6.30am: Her Excellency Armandina Gusmao, Libby and Teresa available for interviews.
• 7.00am: Uncle Max Harrison performs an indigenous Smoking Ceremony for good luck on the ‘walkabout’.
• 7.30am: Libby, Teresa depart Martin Place along Pitt Street, into George Street and then along Parramatta Road for the first stop at Prestons after 38km.
The youth and community centre has a designated women’s centre, classrooms, community meeting area and gymnasium and is open to all community members.
The project has been registered under Rotary Australia World Community Services (RAWCS) and the Rotary Club of Blackheath is the managing body, overseeing the project and assisting in raising funds.
A detailed route plan is on the Sentru Formasaun Ba Juventude Facebook page.
Tax-free donations can be made through the Rotary Club of Blackheath’s webpage www.rotaryclubofblackheath.com.au
For more information and coordination of media interviews contact:

Libby Bleakley on M-0411032961 or Bob Aiken on M-0417722190.