Meeting Day


Members and Guests meet every

Tuesday at 6:00 for 6:10pm

at the Armidale City Bowling Club. 

Rotarians' partners and visitors are always welcome.

Next Meetings - Events/Speaker

1st June - Adam Blakester - Myall Creek Memorial

8th June - Dr Cameron Moore - China and the South China Sea


15th June - The Hon Adam Marshall - Update on the Northern Tablelands

22nd June - Maggie Cairns - The Ignite Program for small business startups


29th June - Club Changeover


Contact the Club

President: Hugh Beattie


Phone: 02 6787 4393

Mobile: 0429 727 024 


Secretary: Graham East


Phone: 0412 299 752


Postal Address


Armidale Rotary Club

PO Box 49

Armidale NSW 2350


Web Address

The Rotary Vision

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary's work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their community to working toward a polio-free world. 

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;  and

  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Rotary Club of Armidale

Rotary Clubs Armidale

The primary purpose of the club is to carry out successful community service projects for the well-being and benefit of members of the community who have a particular need by reason of youth, age infirmity or disablement, poverty or social or economic circumstances. In pursuing this primary purpose the club must apply the Object of Rotary in accordance with Article 3 of the Constitution.

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2020/21 President Hugh Beattie being congratulated by Past President

Grant Harris at the ZOOM Club Changeover dinner.

District Governor Phil Hafey speaking on behalf of Rotary International at the Club changeover Dinner 2019. In the foreground is Past President Peter Lloyd and  wife Moira and 2019/20 President Grant Harris with wife Kim.


District Governor  2020/21 Debbie Loveday

Rotary International President


Rotary International President 2020/21 Holger Knaack from the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany.

Holger is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.

He is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation.

A Rotary member since 1992, Knaack has served Rotary as treasurer, director, moderator, member and chair of several committees, representative for the Council on Legislation, zone coordinator, training leader, and district governor.

The Three Tenors 

These three young men provided music and entertainment at the Club Changeover Dinner. Their performance was excellent and provided a much appreciated lighter note to the evening programme.


Polio Eradication

Rotary is close to eliminating the second worst human disease in history after smallpox, with a 99 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, when Rotary launched its PolioPlus program. In 1988, Rotary spearheaded the creation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its partners the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Polio eradication remains Rotary’s top priority. To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children against polio in 122 countries. Currently, Rotary is working to raise $35 million per year through 2018 for polio eradication,