Welcome to the Rotary Club of South Sydney

Over 40 years in the making

Sitting amongst one of the largest redevelopment areas in Sydney, Australia is the Rotary Club of South Sydney.

WHEN WERE WE FORMED:

Formed  in 1972, we are one of the oldest Clubs in New South Wales. Throughout the years we’ve had the pleasure of being supported by amazing alumni and members in our community.

WHY DO WE EXIST?

We continue our mission and purpose – to connect and support initiatives, ideas, and social projects that create better lives for others.

We believe that no matter what you achieve in business or who you are as an individual, getting involved in sharing your knowledge, wisdom and a little bit of time is the most rewarding part of life.

WHAT DO WE SUPPORT?

Community initiatives that have a social conscience much bigger than its size.

A growing Club members have a deep passion about what we do.

We are part of an enormous network in Australian Rotary Clubs, who in turn are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts.

WHO IS AN AVERAGE ROTARIAN?

Rotarians are people like you. Everyday men and women who want to make a difference and help others through community projects, building peace and understanding, serving the greater good and developing friendships and networks that last a lifetime.

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Our Mission & Vision

We are committed to making our local and global community a better place to live.

From our backyard to beyond our borders, connecting and improving the world through one idea or project at a time.

Our reach is only limited by the imagination of our members to improve and change the world.  Each and every day, through an act of  kindness, understanding and giving, we can effect change.

If we each take responsibility for our actions, then the reaction would be a better place for all.  Collective intelligence starts with conscious communities and passionate participants.

Rotary provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Our Purpose

To make a difference and to listen and respond to the needs of others.

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace and harmony within diverse communities
  • Fight disease and mental health
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support and enhance education
  • Grow local economies
  • Show kindness everywhere we are
  • Take action when no one else will
  • Reflect empathy and understanding

About Rotary – Worldwide

Rotary International (also known as the Rotary Club was founded in 1946 as an international and secular service organization open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, or political preference.

Rotary purpose is to :

  • bring business and professional leader in order to provide humanitarian services,
  • encourage high ethical standards in all vocations,
  • help build goodwill and peace worldwide.

The Organisation size comprises 34,282 clubs, and over 1.2 million members worldwide.

About Rotary Australia

Australian Rotary Clubs are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts.

The reward of “paying it forward” unites men and women from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over, allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

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Our Team

FAQ

The Four-Way Test

Our Four-Way test is a simple ethical framework to help us in our lives every day. Feel welcome to use it yourself – it’s pretty simple.

 

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Rotary –  At the Centre of Your Community.

We’ve Been Around A While…  Over 100 years in fact.

Since 1905, Rotary has been making a positive impact in the world. Beginning in Chicago before spreading throughout the world, Rotary first touched our shores in Australia in1921, with the charter of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, closely followed by the charter of a Sydney Club and other Clubs around the nation.

Since that time Rotary has grown all over Australia, and no matter where you are, you’ll find a Club near you that has contributed to some amazing things.

Who We Are

Our Team

We would like you to meet our Board and volunteers.

Karen R Levin

Karen R Levin

President

Life has taught me that intuitive process is most invaluable and is reflected in all we do in life or in business. Being transformational in our strategies and actions means we go past the transactional and improve our bottom line, personally and professionally, as they are eternally connected.

Over 30 years of consulting and coaching individuals from all walks of life, entertainer or entrepreneur, sportsman or sole trader, has shown me that the core of who we and what we do starts from within. What we believe is reflected in our business and personal decisions.

Peter Sakley

Peter Sakley

Youth Director

John Michel

John Michel

Secretary

Rodney Yannakis

Rodney Yannakis

Treasurer

An avid soccer lover, I have over 27 years experience in building,  design and construction industries.  Starting drafting in my career with a glass manufacturing company I got hands on experience on building sites.  I then transitioned in 1988 to working with a medium sized firm of architects and planners. Since 1990’s  I have been involved in numerous projects as a builder and  designer through my own building and design company. As a licenced builder, assisting clients in project management, design and building their dreams is why I love Rotary.  We give people a better life and bring dreams come true.  The network is loyal and we all work towards a common goal of the betterment of society.

Cherlene Lee

Cherlene Lee

Animal Therapy Officer

Growing up in Malaysia, was a member of the Interact Club (Junior version of Rotary Club) back in high school. I am a small animal veterinarian since 2008 and started my own vet hospital, My Vet Animal Hospital in Waterloo, Sydney. Since starting my own business in 2014, giving back to the community is very important and it is one of our core values as a company. I joined Rotary in 2014 and have since been involved in many pet related projects.

My passion is pet education and also helping the community build a better relationship with pets. Working with Rotary has been exceptional because not only do they support every idea and projects that you believe in, they have now become a part of my family!

Guy Glenn

Guy Glenn

Administrative Assistant

Che Dawe

Che Dawe

Associate Pastor

Yanis Barrow

Yanis Barrow

Communications Director

Carter Monroe

Carter Monroe

Creative Director

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

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