Members and Guests meet every
Tuesday at 6:00 for 6:10pm
at the Armidale Golf Club.
Rotarians' partners and visitors are always welcome.
Next Meetings - Events/Speaker
Members and guests please note that all Club meetings for July 2020 have been cancelled due caronavirus pandemic health requirements.
Contact the Club
President: Hugh Beattie
Phone: 02 6787 4393
Mobile: 0429 727 024
Secretary: Graham East
Phone: 0412 299 752
Armidale Rotary Club
PO Box 49
Armidale NSW 2350
Bulletin 10 December 2019
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.
Past President Grant Harris congratulates 2020/21 President
Hugh Beattie 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.
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.
District Governor Debbie Loveday
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.
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,