Speaker Date Topic
Mr Peter Kurti May 11, 2021

Peter Kurti is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies and also Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He has written extensively about issues of religion, liberty, and civil society in Australia, and is the author of The Tyranny of Tolerance: Threats to Religious Liberty in Australia.

Mounting pressure to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia is a one-way ratchet asserting the primacy of individual choice. Euthanasia advocates insist nothing can ever outweigh that choice.

But in this book, Peter Kurti argues these demands need to be resisted because of the impact individual choice about assisted suicide will have on wider society — on the family, on friends, on the local community.

Legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide enshrines in law a rejection of the duties we owe to others and the claims others have upon us. It will destroy family relationships, damage the trust we place in the medical profession, and corrode the bonds of civil society forged between individuals within communities.  

In his answers to seven key questions about euthanasia and assisted suicide, Kurti argues that when society permits some of its citizens to be killed, it tears the fabric of community and threatens to put the culture itself to death.

The common good of the community will be harmed if killing by assisted suicide wins acceptance.

If individual freedom entitles a sick person in pain to assisted suicide, how can it be denied to someone wishing to die who is not sick and in pain?


Selected Students from participating Schools Jun 08, 2021
Local Primary Schools Essay and Public Speaking Night

The annual primary school public speaking and essay competition will be held at the  meeting on 8th  June 2021. Schools participating will be Castle Cove Primary, Roseville Public and Roseville Girls Primary College. This night in the past has always been very interesting and an enlightening vision into the talents of the primary school students who participate.

On the night the Rotary Club will conduct two competitions for students in Year 6 at three (3) Schools, namely, Castle Cove Public School, Roseville Public School and Roseville College Junior School.

 Essay Competition; Will have a set topic. The length of the essay is about 300 words. Each participant will read their essay at the meeting. The winner will be presented with a plaque and a certificate at the meeting. The two runners up will receive a certificate.

Public Speaking; Students will speak for between 2 – 3 minutes on a topic of the student’s choice. A winner will be determined based on the participant’s performance on the evening. The winner will receive a plaque and a certificate presented at their School at date in July. The two runners up will receive a certificate to be presented at the meeting. The names of the two winners will be engraved on a Shield kept by the Club.

These competitions are highly entertaining and worth listening to. It is hoped as many of the Members as possible will  attend to show support for these fine young students. Partners are more than welcome to attend.

Brian Townsend Jun 22, 2021
Pride of Workmanship Awards

The Pride of Workmanship Program is an approved Rotary Project. Instigated in 1975. The Pride of Workmanship Award enables Rotarians and Managers of Local enterprises to help employees and business people achieve their goal of job satisfaction, and to recognise employees devotion to their work and trade.

Michael MacQuillan Jul 13, 2021
Annual Changeover Meeting

This evening the current Co-Presidents David Brand and Peter Kindred will hand over to the incoming President Michael MacQuillan, and the Board members elected for the 2021-2022 Rotary year will take office.