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75 Bay Rd Waverton 2060

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President's Report


Dear members.


Welcome to the end of another week. But where is the sun?


The Hub Board met this week. As we approach the end of a membership year and will hold our AGM in September, we discussed Board renewal. The Board recognises the importance of renewal to facilitate new ideas, essential for the ongoing functioning and development of the Hub, and to take the Hub forward as our membership demographics evolve. Our directors have a broad range of skills covering planning, administration, finance, secretarial, IT, health and more. But one attribute is common to all Hub directors: that is, a passion for the mission of the Hub and a high level of motivation, enthusiasm and energy to make it happen. Over the coming weeks and months please consider what more you can do for the Hub and think about contributing by way of joining the Board. Feel free to contact me anytime on 0424 188 139 or to discuss.


The Board agreed to hold the membership fee for 2022/23 at $40 and membership renewal information will be mailed/emailed to you in June. We also set a date for a Christmas function: Thursday November 24 – note it in your calendar. Plus we have scheduled another men’s dinner for Wednesday 25 May – details in eNews below.


I’m off to Hawks Nest /Tea Gardens this weekend. I’m looking forward to relaxing after an extremely busy week which included assisting at the Northbridge Rotary Annual Fireworks fund-raiser last Saturday evening; then assisting at the combined Rotary fund-raiser dinner for NTA Indonesia on Monday; then on Tuesday with Ron Besdansky presenting at our Hub Speakers’ Program on the Trams of the North Shore, followed that evening with another Rotary dinner incorporating an address by the Honorary Consul of Ukraine – Jaroslav Duma – speaking on the horrific situation in the Ukraine and seeking our support, along with a zoom hookup with a lady from Sweden – Vicki Erikkson, a former Rotary exchange student – talking about how she and her community have been assisting the people of Ukraine by shipping carloads of supplies to the Polish-Ukraine border for the refugees. The photos I have included this week are of Ron Besdansky, and me with the Honorary Consul of Ukraine.


Today is Friday the 13th. How superstitious are you? It is also the birthday of Stevie Wonder (born 1950). Blind since shortly after his birth, Stevie was a child prodigy who signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11. A virtual one-man band, his use of synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments during the 1970s reshaped the conventions of R&B. Is Stevie superstitious? Listen in and enjoy.













Monday Local Walks
May 16, 2022, 7:30 am to May 16, 2022, 9:30 am

Meet at Waverton Station at 7:30. Walk down Bay Road, Woolcott Street then through Waverton Park, Larkin Street, Berry's Bay Lookout,  take the top walkway to Balls Head Drive and follow this around Balls Head. Walk back to Waverton and coffee at Botanica (8:30am). Walk about 50 minutes. Coffee Catch Up Day for those not walking. 



Tai Chi / Qi Jong
May 16, 2022, 8:00 am to May 16, 2022, 9:00 am

Tai Chi is the gentle Chinese exercise which is a low-stress training for seniors. 

This is combined with Qi Jong which is a practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.

No charge, no booking. Continues throughout the year each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Just turn up near Hazelbank Rd steps at Brennan Park.



Out of Area Walk
May 16, 2022, 9:30 am to May 16, 2022, 2:00 pm

Meet at Waverton Station at 9.30.

Today's walk will be a Mystery Walk lead by Luke

Bring your Opal Card, Face mask and water.



Games & Cards Day
May 16, 2022, 1:30 pm to May 16, 2022, 3:30 pm

We play

  • Mah Jong & 
  • Scrabble
  • 500

Suggestions for other games are most welcome

Beginners welcome.

There is a $5 cost to cover the cost of the Hall.

Please note that masks are to be worn.

Some members meet at 12.00 pm for lunch beforehand at the Waterview Cafe. 


Strength & Balance 3 - Wednesday
May 18, 2022, 8:30 am to May 18, 2022, 9:30 am

This is a new class led by Gaynor and held in Waverton Hall. 

Click here to book and pay for T2.

There are several vacancies in this class.


Thursday Local Walks
May 19, 2022, 6:30 am to May 19, 2022, 7:30 am

Thursday early morning Local walk led by Luke Keighery.

Meet at Waverton Station at 6.30am.

Duration is approx 1 hour.


May 19, 2022, 2:30 pm to May 19, 2022, 4:30 pm

Come to the Boules Piste on the Platform at the Coal Loader

Bring your own boules if you have them.

But no need, there are plenty of spare boules on-site.

No cost, just turn up.

Everyone is welcome to come to play, watch or enjoy the view.



Strength & Balance 4 - Thursday
May 19, 2022, 4:00 pm to May 19, 2022, 5:00 pm

There are vacancies in this class.

Click here to book and pay for Term 2.

Bookings essential.




Men's Dinner at Waterview Cafe
May 25, 2022, 6:00 pm to May 25, 2022, 8:30 pm

Men's Dinner 

Our next dinner is on Wednesday 25th May at Waterview Cafe.

97 Bay Rd Waverton at 6.00 for 6.30pm

Bookings are essential via the Hub to assist with catering. The number attending will be strictly limited.

We will have exclusive access and as it is not licensed it will be BYO (corkage at $2pp applies and will be added to your bill)

Please register and come.

This a good chance for men to get together. After dinner any attendee has the opportunity to address the group for a maximum 3 minutes about any topic. 

All men are welcome, including non-members.

Enquiries at Please include Men’s Dinner in the Subject.

Bookings are now open.

Please Book Online by CLICKING 'read more' below and follow the prompts.


Speakers Program
June 21, 2022, 2:00 pm to June 21, 2022, 3:30 pm

The Australian Camino - Luke Keighery

The Aussie Camino is a 200km pilgrimage route running from Portland in Victoria to Penola in South Australia, inspired by the life and journeys of Australia’s Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and her mentor Fr Julian Tenison Woods. The walk is based on the traditions of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela: pilgrims receive a guidebook, passport, scallop shell and stay in the local towns along the way.

Luke is Waverton Hub President; he enjoys walking and is passionate about supporting worthy causes. In March this year Luke walked the Aussie Camino in a group of 8 pilgrims. It was an amazing adventure and Luke has many stories to tell. Through this walk Luke raised over $10,000 for Interplast Australia – a charity doing amazing work sending teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

Come and listen to Luke at our Waverton Hub Speakers’ Presentation:

2 PM at the Waverton Uniting church hall, 75 Bay Rd Waverton

Tuesday 21 June.

There is no need to book. Come to the Hall for a 2pm start.

Members and visitors are welcome.




The Federal election is on the 21st May Saturday and Hall is not available for hire on that day. 


This only affects the Saturday Yoga class in the Hall, NOT the S&B class at Wondakiah.


Resurgence of flu in 2022
Flutracking Australia from the Universtiy of Newcastle has seen a resurgence of flu in 2022 with the relaxing of COVID-19 control measures. They need more participants around Australia to help them track the impact of both flu and COVID-19 in your local community.

Please ask 2 friends or colleagues to join us by forwarding this link:

Please forward this email to 2 other big-hearted community-minded people you know who would be willing to give 20 seconds per week to help us track flu and COVID-19. They will receive a weekly report and a map of respiratory illness in return!

Thanks for your time and support.

Flutracking Australia
phone: (02) 4924 6499
Hunter New England Population Health
University of Newcastle
Booth Building, Wallsend Health Campus
Wallsend NSW 2287



Pacific Opera is presenting two Pocket Operas;

When: Saturday, May 21st 

Time: Suor Angelica 2pm,  Afternoon Tea 3:30pm,  Albert Herring 4:30pm

Where: The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street, North Sydney


CLICK HERE ..  for more details.



Come & hear about the Edgeworth Davids:
a remarkable Australian family
Jenny Horsfield - Tuesday May 17

T.W Edgeworth David came to Australia from Wales as a young mining engineer in 1882. On the ship coming out he met and fell in love with Cara Mallett, an orphan from a working class background in rural England. This was the beginning of a lifelong marriage and a remarkable partnership that saw Cara establish the first college in NSW to train women teachers. Her husband became Professor of Geology at Sydney University. The couple raised a family in Sydney while actively engaged with many aspects of the city’s cultural and political life.


David is remembered for his heroic expedition with Douglas to find the South Magnetic Pole in 1908, and later, for leading the Mining Battalion the ‘Tunnellers’ in their dangerous work on the Western Front.


The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am for 7:15 a.m. start. We finish promptly at 8:30 a.m. There is plenty of parking in Blues Point Road in the morning. At about 7:30 a.m., Jenny will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.

Read the latest news about our club activities here.

Ken Preshaw
North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club
internet -
mobile - 0411.109.158






CLICK HERE .. for the latest news from North Sydney Council;

  • New open space in McMahons Point
  • Have your say on the draft Community Strategic Plan
  • North Sydney Art Prize 2022
  • Sub Base Platypus - Torpedo Factory Project



CLICK HERE .. to read COTA's May Newsletter.



"Stroke Research – Saving Lives and Enhancing Recovery”

You are invited to an exclusive Stroke Foundation Webinar

"Stroke Research – Saving Lives and Enhancing Recovery”

In 2022, Stroke remains a leading cause of adult death and disability. Research is the only way we can unlock the mysteries of the brain and bring hope to future generations.

This webinar will highlight the issues faced by survivors of stroke experiencing Dysphagia or Aphasia – and highlight our ongoing commitment to reducing its impact.

Webinar Details:

When: Wednesday 1st June, 2022
Time:  4:00PM start for about 1 hour

CLICK HERE .. for more details and to register







Do you live with dementia, or care for someone living with dementia? HOMESIDE through Melbourne University is recruiting participants across Australia now for this free telehealth trial

CLICK  HERE .. for details.







Warm regards,

The Hub eNews Team  



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