Welcome To The Rotary Club of Tamworth West Inc.

General Welcome.

What is Rotary? Rotary is an organisation of business and professional people united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build peace and goodwill in the world. Rotary’s aim is to make the world a better place for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Rotary Club of Tamworth West is fortunate to have a sound and diverse active membership of some 70 plus members. These members are united in their dedication to raising funds and providing services to assist and help those in the local and surrounding communities less fortunate than themselves.

To this end Rotary Club of Tamworth West organises and participates in a number of local projects and fundraising services including, Midnight Basketball, Shannons Classic Motor Show and The Art Show. Funds raised are contributed toward many local and national causes including Youth Insearch, Billabong Clubhouse and Royal Far West to name a few.

As part of the process of serving the community the Club also fosters a great deal of fellowship within those members participating in the services and fundraising projects undertaken. The Club meets every Monday at 6:30 pm at the West Tamworth Bowling Club where members partake in an enjoyable evening which generally includes a meal, fellowship, volunteering for projects and tasks for the coming week/s and an interesting speaker from outside of the Club. Lifelong friendships are made within the organisation of Rotary.

Club History

In 2006 Rotary Club of Tamworth West celebrated 50 years of service to the Tamworth Community. In recognition of this milestone Club Members Bill Forrest and George Hombsch created a video of some of the memories and activities undertaken by the Club over this period. To take a walk through some of the history of the Club please take the opportunity to watch the video below.



Club News

7 October 2017 – Rotary Club Tamworth West along with combined Rotary Clubs of Tamworth plant over 220 Trees at Chauvel Park. 

Rotary was out in force in Tamworth on  planting over 220 trees at Chauvel Park on Waree Drive. Rotary in Tamworth is dedicated to helping protecting the environment and curbing climate change which is considered essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service in the community.

It was great to see representatives of the Tamworth Rotary Clubs along with local members of the community all out helping plant these trees this morning.

A big thankyou to our Rotary Club of Tamworth West President Simon Guest who was instrumental in liaising with the Council to arrange the Mulch and the Trees for which Council met 50% of the cost, the balance being picked up by the combined Rotary Clubs of Tamworth.

RCTW Club President Simon Guest planting Trees at Chauvel Park

RCTW Club President Simon Guest planting Trees at Chauvel Park

While Rotary Club of Tamworth West will be aiming to keep the trees watered in the coming months, if you live in the community surrounding Chauvel Park, please feel free to adopt a tree (or trees). Any assistance to help these trees grow to fruition will be greatly appreciated.

16 June 2017 – Rotary Club Tamworth West have officially donated 16 AED’s into the Tamworth Community. 

Following on from our initial goal of donating 15 AED’s into the Tamworth Community our Club reached our Goal this month donating our 16th AED to the AFL Kangaroos.

All 16 recipients come together to emphasise the importance of AED's in Tamworth.

All 16 recipients come together to emphasise the importance of AED’s in Tamworth.

To find out more about our Mission Heart Start project Donate a Battery to Jump Start a Heart visit our Mission Heart Start project page.

20-21 May 2017 – Best Motor Show ever. 

The 2017 Shannons Tamworth Motor Show was our best show ever.

Nearly a hundred vehicles, bikes, tractors, boats and military machines filled the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre for the weekend in the seventh annual Shannons Tamworth Motor Show, organised by members of the Tamworth West Rotary Club.

Thanks to the size of the TRECC it remains one of the largest indoor motor shows in Australia. This year’s special exhibit featured 60 years of Mercedes Benz cars, ranging from the 1957 300D (which picked up the best European Car Award – see below) to the latest Peel Valley Motors cars on display.

For the second year, a special dinner was held on Saturday night with guest speakers, Australian motoring legend, Bill Buckle OAM, and master vehicle painter, Owen Webb OAM. At the sprightly age of 91, Mr Buckle has been around the motor industry all his life (he is responsible for creating the Goggomobil Dart for the Australian market) and Owen is not only known as a master car painter, but he also worked on two of the Queen’s State Coaches.

Visitors had their chance to enter the People’s Choice awards, voting for Paul Connolly’s 1956 Holden FJ ute in the vehicle section and Warren Shephard’s 2007 Harley Davidson Fat Boy in the motorcycle section.

•Best Car of Show: 1955 Chevrolet Belair Sports Coupe, built and owned by Bill and Penny Sharkey of Dubbo

• Best Car of Show: 1955 Chevrolet Belair Sports Coupe, built and owned by Bill and Penny Sharkey of Dubbo

Other awards were:

  • Best Display: New England Rod and Customs.
  • Shannons Choice: 1962 Rover P4, owned by Peter Colwell.
  • Meguiar’s Tropy: 1958 Chevrolet Impala, owned by Paul & Nerida Boyd.
  • Best Vintage or Veteran: 1925 Chevrolet Ute.
  • Best Ute or Van: 1976 Holden Sandman owned by Robert Morrison.
  • Best Commercial Vehicle: J2 Bedford truck, owned by Stephen Preece.
  • Best Asian Car: 1996 Nissan Silvia, owned by Drew Bateup.
  • Best European Car: 1957 Mercedes Benz 300D, owned by Ben de Boor.
  • Best American Car: 1963 C2 Corvette, owned by Harry Turner.
  • Best Australian Car: 1954 Holden Ute, owned by Mark Woods.
  • Best Hotrod or Ratrod: 1932 Ford Tudor, owned by Robert McCahon.
  • Best Showcar: 2008 Holden VE wagon, owned by Peta Psaras.
  • Best Sports Bike: 1984 Honda VF 1000R, owned by Dave Manvell.
  • Best Competition Bike: 1973 Yamaha Racer, owned by Steve Murden.
  • Best American Bike: 2009 Scotty Chopper, owned by Rob Lockwood.
  • Best Asian Bike: 1974 Suzuki GT 750, owned by Ray Fox.
  • Best European Bike: 1921 Douglas, owned by Roger Garment.

Tamworth West Rotary Club thanks its more than 100 volunteers, the sponsors, commercial exhibitors, and machine owners from all over NSW and Southern Qld for supporting the largest annual fundraiser run by the Club.

Tamworth West Rotary to contribute proceeds raised  from dead battery recycling toward placing more defibrillators in our community.

Donate A Battery to Jump Start a Heart

Has your Battery died? Don’t throw it away or leave it sitting in the shed gathering dust. Call Tamworth West Rotary.

Our Club Collect old Batteries as part of our fundraising each year and we would love to get your batteries.

Following an incident in August last year at the Tamworth Hockey Fields where a defibrillator being on hand at the Club saved the life of a 39 year old hockey player, Rotary Club of Tamworth West have decided to utilise funds raised from the sale of old batteries to contribute toward the acquisiton of defibrillators for our communities clubs, organisations and schools in need. In the month of May we will be donating our 15th AED into the Tamworth community since commencing the project, so if your club or organisation would like assistance in acquiring a defibrillator please let us know.

To donate Batteries please see the battery drop off locations below. Any cash donations are also gratefully accepted. Your donation could help to save a life.


50 Barnes St, Tamworth NSW 2340

Phone 02 6765 4822

email: bearfast@bigpond.com


537 Peel St, Tamworth NSW 2340

Phone 02 6766 7736

email: Tamworth@batteryworld.com.au


Upcoming Events

28 February to march 1st ….Visiting GSE Team from Uganda

2, 3 & 4th March ….. Catering for the Japanese Vintage Motor Cycle motorcycle rally
8th March …. Catering at Total Tools
9, 10 11th March …. District Conference – Registrations are now open on line.
17 – 24th March Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
5 & 6th May …… Tamworth West Rotary Shannon’s Motor Show
18th June …… Club changeover

RCTW Meeting Venue:


West Tamworth Bowling Club,
103B Belmore St
West Tamworth NSW 2340

Time – Monday Evenings:

6:00 for 6:30 – 8 pm meeting

Contact RCTW

Email: rotamwest@yahoo.com.au

Members contact options for Meeting Meal Apology

  Email:  rctwapologies@gmail.com

  to 6pm Sunday of the preceding Monday

  Late Notice Phone Glen on 0408668476 to

  3pm on day of meeting.

RCTW Quick Links:


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