About Us

What is Rotary?

Warialda Rotary Club is part of a worldwide organisation of over 1.2 million men and women – people who are united for the common good. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, through: the development of acquaintance, or meeting, as an opportunity for service; promotion of high ethical standards in business and professions and in community life; taking on the ideal of service in each one’s personal, business, and community life; and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace.

Our Values – The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is an ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Our Warialda Club Beginnings

The Warialda Rotary Club was established as a club on its Charter Night on 26 April 1980.

The inaugural President was Ron Trevallian.

At its Charter Night, representatives attended from clubs from Moree, Coonabarabran, Inverell, Inverell East, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Guyra, Kempsey West, Walcha, Goondoowindi, Casino, Sydney, Barraba, Tamworth, Coff’s Harbour, Armidale, Gunnedah, Tuncurry Foster, Tenterfield, Parkes, Singleton and Dorrigo.

District 9650

Warialda Rotary Club is part of Rotary District 9650 – Northern NSW, that comprises 57 clubs and over 1600 members. Link: http://www.rotary9650.org.au/


Our Board

Our Board provides direction and focus. Board members:

President: Jim Moore

Secretary: Phil Ledingham

Treasurer: Ian McFarlane

Club Service Director: Paul Jones

Community Service Director: Ken Brookes

Youth Service Director: Richard Clarke


Martin Bell

Kerry Cannon

Peter Hancock

John Hay

Brian Rolfe

Bob Swain

Charlie Woollett

Vale Athol Moore

Our club is always interested in new members. If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian please contact the president or secretary.


Adapted from Rotary District 9650 web site