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Welcome to the North Ryde Rotary Club!
We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:15 AM
at Dunmore Lang College, 130-134 Herring Road,
North Ryde, NSW 2113
We meet every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday of the month 7:15-8:15AM Please note: Due to COVID 19 restrictions our club meets on Fridays mornings via Zoom from 7.15 a.m. For details please contact Club President Peter Mason
What has our Club been doing?

Many young people need support to stay at school, or to find suitable education or training that meets their needs and aspirations.  Early intervention for young people who are struggling in education is critical. If core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours are not developed across childhood and adolescence, they become increasingly difficult and expensive to address later in life.

Phoenix House provides early intervention and support services to the most challenged young people living in Sydney and delivers life-changing outcomes.

Paul Gabrielides is the CEO of Phoenix House and will explain

·        the history of the organisation  

·        the fully integrated, wrap around service model

·        how it provides flexible education programs for young people with very specific and challenging needs

·        how they catch young people before they fully disengage with formal education and aim to inspire a life-long love of learning

Paul has over twenty years in the corporate world of Information Technology in Sales and Management. Though success was always measured in dollars, he believes real long-term success is measured in a different currency, one of integrity and relationships.

His passion to be helpful to people and make his corner of the world a better place burns brightly, so bringing his skills into the NFP sector was a natural step.

The meeting will be held via Zoom from 7:00 am for 7:15 a.m. start. At about 7:30 a.m., Paul will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions.  We finish promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Here are the Zoom meeting ID details:

Meeting ID: 834 3684 4322  Passcode: 758475

Saturday 12th March 2022

After a two year absence due to COVID-19, the Rotary Club of Woy Woy looks forward to welcoming you to their 15th Opera in the Arboretum charity event on Saturday 12th March 2022. 
About the event
We are delighted to announce our lineup of stars for Opera in the Arboretum 2022! Featuring Soprano Jane Ede, Tenor Rosa...
Opera in the Arboretum is an open-air, all-weather, picnic style annual charity event hosted by the Rotary Club of Woy Woy.
This community event brings together a star-studded line-up of artists to perform Opera’s much loved arias, duets and ensembles in the coastal rainforest setting of the Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach on the Central Coast.  Featuring Soprano Jane Ede, Tenor Rosario La Spina, Baritone Jose Carbo and Soprano Clarissa Spata.

These stunning artists will perform arias and duets from La Boheme (Puccini) Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), Don Carlo (Verdi) along with much loved favourites such as The Pearl Fishers Duet and Libiamo.

Bring your chair and picnic for a beautiful afternoon of opera amongst the gum trees.This unique venue is an easy 60 to 90 kilometres drive north of the Sydney CBD, and about 80 kilometres south of the Newcastle CBD.
Since the event's inception in 2005 hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for deserving causes, charitable organisations and Rotary humanitarian projects. 

Film clip to say 'hello' from the Rotary Club of Woy Woy

It's been a while and we miss you! We've created this film clip to say 'hello' and to let you know that we will be back with a fabulous event on 12th March 2022.

Our stunning sopranos from Opera Australia, Jane Ede - Soprano and Clarissa Spata - Soprano; Super talented film maker Benjamin Fraser; Joan Redmond Rotary Club of Woy Woy President who facilitated the idea at every turn; Pearl Beach Progress Association; Pearl Beach Arboretum; and Everglades Country Club.
We dedicate this project to John Greenway, the original founder and organiser of Opera in the Arboretum.
Can't wait to see you all again in 2022!
Michaele x
Artistic Director Michaele L Archer
It’s never too late to get active and healthy!
We can help.
Healthy and Active for Life Online (HAL Online) is a free 10 week NSW Health online program for older adults who do not participate in regular physical activity programs and would be considered a beginner. Participants require access to a computer or tablet with internet.
for Term 1 starting January 24th 2022
while places are still available.
Join yourself, or tell family & friends.
For further information
Healthy and Active for Life Online Team – Northern Sydney
The Lodge, Macquarie Hospital, Locked Bag 2220, North Ryde NSW 1670
Tel (02) 8877 5304   Fax (02) 8877 5339
Join us for breakfast at Cafe SaBu in Cox's Road Mall North Ryde for our first meeting of 2022.
7:15 for 7:30 am.
Great way to start the year.  Bring a few friends and enjoy an informal chat.  Great coffee!
Another great Bunnings BBQ.  It was lots of fun and a chance to work with fellow Rotarians and friends.  The next one is 12 February 2022. 
Please let Garry know if you can help out.
Here are a few of Mandy's photos taken on the day.
A few photos from the carols.  For more photos go to the Carols on the Common Facebook page.
One of our many volunteers.  After 20 years of working on the carols he is still smiling.  Thanks David.
Some of those in one of the dance troupes.
Stephen Sim (MC) and Past President Mandy Van.
Choristers. As usual a great performance.
A few photos of our volunteers delvering the presents.
Peter and Bernie Mason delivering to Macquarie Hospital.
Rob Wilkinson, Garry Maloney and Peter Mason presenting gifts to St Vincent de Paul.
Some photos from the 2021 Annual Celebration Dinner:
Congratulations to Immediate Past President Mandy Van and President-Elect/Treasurer Sandeep Rathi on being awarded each a Paul Harris Fellow.
Handover of the President's Chain from Immediate Past President Mandy Van to President Peter Mason. 
A heartfelt "Thank you"  to Immediate Past president Mandy Van and Assistant Governor Julie Thorp for your wonderful support of the Rotary Club of North Ryde.
The Community Service Award presented to Phillip Ward OAM
Thank you for the fantastic ongoing support of our club to Bendigo Bank North Ryde Branch.
The 2021 Tree of Joy closes on Saturday 18 December 2021. Thank you to all the generous community members who have donated to this very worthy cause. Gifts will be distributed to our local community groups in the week leading up to Christmas.
For any inquiries please contact Community Service Coordinator Pam Wood mobile 0400803417 or
All Bunnings NSW stores are planning to host a community market event on the 9th of December from 6-8pm.
The Rotary Club of North Ryde has been asked to hold a Rotary awareness stall at Gladesville.  Bunnings is supporting us with a spinning wheel with chocolates/gift cards on it as a fun game.  The customer just spins the wheel for a gold coin donation then whatever it lands on they get e.g. a chocolate or a Bunnings gift card – all supplied by Bunnings.
There will be a sausage sizzle with dessert trucks, Santa and loads of entertainment.
Garry will be in touch to organise volunteers for the night,
Great fun
Here are a few photos of the day Sunday 28 December 2021
Thank you to Ray White North Ryde- Macquarie Park for sponsorship of the 2021 North Ryde eFun Run. Past President Mandy Van presents David Jarvis and Holly Boutros with the certificate in recognition of the ongoing support of the Fun Run.
Thank you to Silver Sponsor of the 2021 North Ryde eFun Run Spooner Specialist Physiotherapy at Gladesville. Past President Mandy Van presents a certificate to Simonne Spooner for the generous support of the first North Ryde eFun Run held in April 2021.
Congratulations to the whole of North Ryde Rotary Club for the citation earned uder the leadership of Many Van out outgoing President.  Great work!
Most Rotarians know about the Centurion and Paul Harris Fellow recognition programs for individuals who make donations to The Rotary Foundation.  But, did you know about the new recognition programs that honour Rotary Clubs for making donations? 
The idea is to encourage your club to allocate a share of your club’s fund-raising project income to Rotary’s own charity – The Rotary Foundation – in addition to the special causes that you are passionate about. 
The Club Giving Awards honour the Clubs that donated at least $5000 to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund, and/or that donated at least $2200 to the End Polio Now Fund.
For the year ending June 2021, the Awardees were:
Lower Blue Mountains
Chatswood Roseville
Lane Cove
West Pennant Hills & Cherrybrook
Lower Blue Mountains
Chatswood Roseville
North Ryde
The Hills-Kellyville
Pennant Hills
As you plan your club’s fund-raisers for this Rotary year, we ask you to set aside 10% of the amount raised for these two Rotary Foundation programs.  The Annual Fund is our “seed bank” that returns money to our district for club-directed projects.  The Polio Fund is vital to ensure that polio is finally eradicated from the planet.
David Dean, District 9685 Rotary Foundation Committee Chair  Tel: 0412 798 526

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are non-political, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto “Service above Self”, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.


The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

•FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

•SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

•THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

•FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.



Of the things we think, say & do:

1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


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