Next Meeting

23 January 2017

Orange Ex-Services

   The Rotary Club of Orange Inc.


Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Competition 2017 – time is running out! Entries close 8 February, so get your entries in!

A signature event of the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival in Orange NSW is a competition for poets to recite their own original poems. There is some great prize money available, and competition classes cater for beginners as well as the experienced, school students and adults. 

Entries close on 8 February 2017 in preparation for the recital competition held on Saturday 18 February 2017 in Orange NSW. 

Click here for information about the poetry competition and an entry form. Start creating – it is lots of fun.



The Rotary Club of Orange is part of a worldwide organisation of more than 1.2 million men and women who put the ideal of service into action. It currently has 43 members, of which 8 are females, 34 are males, and 3 are honorary members. Our current office holders can be seen here. Rotarians are pledged to maintain high ethical standards in their daily lives and to serve their own communities as they advance international understanding and peace.

Orange Street

Orange is a provincial town located in New South Wales and currently has a population of 39,766. It is 250 km west of Sydney and sits at an elevation of 850 m above sea level.

The club meets weekly on Monday nights at 6.00pm at the Orange Ex Services Club for fellowship and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance. Membership is by invitation and reflects a wide cross-section of the community. Visitors and potential new members, women or men, are most welcome. Visiting Rotarians, please ring the Ex-Services Club (02 6362 2666) preferably on the Friday prior to the visit and at least before 12 noon on the Monday.

The Rotary Club of Orange, through its projects, supports local community organisations and charities, including youth leadership and advancement programs, health services, local history and heritage.

It participates in a variety of humanitarian educational and cultural exchange programs that touch people's lives in their local communities and the international community.

Through the Rotary Foundation it supports humanitarian work in countries throughout the globe, including the PolioPlus Program which aims to eradicate polio entirely.

To find out more about the work of Rotary in Orange, and how you might like to be involved, check out our new brochure here