President Jim Sifonios


Club Changeover 2016

 The changeover for The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville was held at Springfield House, Dural on the 2nd July 2016.

 Special guests were District Governor Bruce Lakin and his wife Bette as well as Immediate Past District Governor Gina Growden and PDG Harold Sharp.  As the night happened to be on the same night as the night of the Federal Election our local politicians were unable to attend, (we scheduled our night first).

 President Ray Campbell thanked the Board and the Club for their support for what had been a very successful year and acknowledged the contributions that the members of the former Winston Hills Club  had  made in their first year with our merged Club. He urged members to read the Annual Report and thanked Haran Ramachandran for his work in preparing and printing it.

 President Ray then presented Paul Harris Sapphire Pin awards to Joan van den Burg and Wilf van Emmerik and the Bill Bazeley award  for Rotarian of the Year award to Keith Stapley.

 The culmination of the evening came when President Ray installed Jim Sifonios as the President for 2016-17.

 President Jim thanked Past President Ray for his efforts  and then outlined the plans for the coming year before closing the formal part of the meeting following which all the guests enjoyed fellowship.


ยป Club Details

Rotary Club of The Hills - Kellyville meets every Monday for Dinner at the Castle Hill Tavern.
Arrive 6:30 pm  Start 6:45 pm
End 8:45 pm

Victoria Ave
Castle Hill NSW 2154 Australia


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August 2016 | Rotary Membership and New Club Development Month Month

The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville

The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville  has now expanded with the amalgamation of the Rotary Club of Winston Hills  with this Club.  The amalgamated Club received a new Charter at a function on the 4th July 2015.

 Our expanded and enthusiastic membership will continue to be involved with the many projects both clubs were previously involved with both locally and internationally.

 These include the Hills Garden Competition, Open Gardens, Christmas Tree Sales, Writing Competition for local schools, Christmas for Seniors, schools in Vanuatu, Bourke Public School breakfast programme, Australia Day ceremonies and supporting local causes such as North West Disability Services and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

  If you would like to give something back to the community and enjoy fellowship and fun with like minded individuals you are always welcome at one of our meetings.


Contact   Membership Director Fran Broadbent on 0402 606 064  or Secretary Wilf van Emmerik on 0428  477 000 or


Writing Competition Awards 2016

This project is one of the highlights of the Club’s Youth Service program.

   The aim of this project is to promote literacy in our schools  and had its origins in 2005, when this Club launched it to celebrate Rotary International’s century of service with the theme “A century of service – a new century of success”.

This is the program’s 12th year and it has gone from strength to strength thanks to the support of the schools in the Kellyville, Baulkham Hills, Winston Hills and Rouse Hill areas.

The format of the project is that Year 6 students from local schools are invited to write a piece in their own words on a nominated topic. Each participating school then submits the 3 best entries and a panel of judges from the Rotary Club then selects the 3 major prizewinners.

 The entrants and their families and teachers  are then invited to the Awards night where the prize winners and their schools are recognized at a dinner which showcases some of the outstanding talent in our young people.

 This year’s award event will be on the 8th August 2016 at St Joseph’s Function Centre, McKillop Drive, Baulkham Hills and will feature entries from 11 local schools.

For more information contact Youth Director John van den Burg, 0419 621 134


The Hills Garden Competition 2016

A Project of The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville Inc.


Last Year's Grand Champion award winner - Craig Teece

The Hills Garden Competition will again take place this year  and will be associated with the Hills Shire's Orange Blossom Festival in September. 

Entries will close on the 9th September and judging will start on the 12th September.

The awards night will be held on the 23rd September 2016

Enquiries should be to Mr Keith Stapley at

Applications to enter the competition can be made by downloading the entry form.

 Garden Comp 2016 entry form.pdf