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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?

The Centre for Volunteering would like to say happy National Volunteer Week 2022 to all volunteers, and an especially big thank you to our amazing volunteers. Volunteers are an integral part of our organisation and we welcome this opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate all they add to our team.   
National Volunteer Week is Australia's annual celebration to acknowledge the phenomenal contribution of volunteers and volunteering. This year’s theme is Better Together. Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better.  We are, Better Together.
We love starting our National Volunteer Week events by officially launching the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards. 
We have now recognised well over a million volunteers and in our 16th year we hope the celebrations will be even bigger. 
We have included a new award category this year, a Not-for-Profit Voluntary Governance Award. We are striving to recognise all of the 4.9 million volunteers across NSW.  
Take the time to recognise and nominate the amazing volunteers across our communities. Nominate now.
What a great day it was.  And what a great organisation here in our backyard!  If you'd like to help contact Peter Mason.
President Peter with the sign for RDA at North Ryde
And one of the beautiful stars
Just a few of those enjoying the day
Dear Rotary Friends,
Thank you for your support of the Trivia Night on Friday, you helped us raise $10,500 for the Red Shield Appeal.  All funds raised is directed to help the needy in our community. On behalf of the Salvos in Ryde, we are very grateful for your participation and support of the Trivia. We also like to thank you for being a support to the Salvos over the past many years. God bless the amazing work Rotarians do locally and Internationally. 
The Red Shield Appeal is a month long event in May. The Doorknock Appeal is on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May. Leading up to the Doorknock weekend, we have static collections at shopping centres and train station. We would be very happy if you can support us further by signing up for a shift and mind the collection bucket. 
To register for a shift, please contact Nora Etmekdjian on 0417 699 955. 
Thank you again. 
Amanda Whittaker
Team Leader
Director Red Shield Appeal Ryde Zone
The Salvation Army Ryde
Ian, Mandy, Tom and Pam at the Salvation Army Trivia Night
Joining in the fun with people from various clubs
Sydney Heritage Fleet has long sought a permanent home in Sydney Harbour. Promises and near-misses make for an interesting tale. But the SHF is counting on the search nearing its end. 
Berrys Bay is a perfect combination of location and heritage infrastructure able to be adaptively redeveloped to provide a cultural tourism hub for the heritage of Sydney Harbour. A new home for the Sydney Heritage Fleet and the creation of a new cultural tourism attraction, The Museum of Sydney Harbour, capitalises on our city’s greatest natural asset - the spectacular beauty of Sydney Harbour.
The relocation of Sydney Heritage Fleet to Berrys Bay, integrated with the new Museum of Sydney Harbour, provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide Sydney with a sustainable cultural tourist attraction and a permanent home for the Fleet’s living maritime heritage and contribution to social capital.
Alan Edenborough has more than fifty years involvement with the Sydney Maritime Museum, home of Sydney Heritage Fleet, which was founded in 1965.  Alan has served on the Board of the Museum and is still an active Fleet volunteer. He is currently steering the Fleet towards a permanent home on the shores of Sydney Harbour.
Alan discovered and led the salvage of the now fully restored 1874 barque, James Craig, from remote southern Tasmania. He has also been involved with the restoration of other historic vessels in the Sydney Heritage Fleet.
He is a member of the Council and Steering Committee of the Australian Register of Historic Vessels (ARHV), and President of the Australian Maritime Museums Council (AMMC).   Internationally, Alan is a member of the Executive Council of the International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM), and founder of ICMM’s Ships Committee. 
The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am for 7:15 a.m. start. We finish promptly at 8:30 a.m.  At about 7:30 a.m., Alan will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
The eFunRun has officially finished.  Final fundraising and the winners will be announced next week. 
Thank you to all those who supported us with donations and a special thank you to the runners.
Not sure about the blizzard but really looking forward to a guest speaker in the future about the expedition to the top of the highest mountain in Australia.  Well done David!  He says the eFunRun was great preparation.
The next Club Assemblywill be at at Dunmore Lang College on Friday 20 May 2022.
Dunmore Lang College, 130 Herring Road, Macquarie Park.
Please let Garry Maloney know by this Friday 13 May if you will be attending.  This is so he can give the college catering staff the number of people attending for breakfast.
If you cannot attend in person we will provide a zoom connection as well.
District Changeover 2022 will be held at Hornsby RSL on Saturday, July 2, 6.30 for 7pm
Come and celebrate your year.
District awards will be presented and we can once again come together as a District to acknowledge what has been achieved, despite another tough year in Rotary.
Welcome Mina Howard as District Governor 2022-23 in what will be a milestone year with the exciting Jennifer Jones of Canada as RI President.
At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, colour, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.
In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.
Several members from both the Rotary Club of North Ryde and the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park joined North Ryde RSL in their commemoration of Anzac Day.
President Peter Mason (North Ryde) and Past President (Macquarie Park) laid a wreath on behalf of Rotary.
PP Mandy Van, Pres Peter Mason, Bernie Mason, PP Rob Wilkinson and Carolin Wilkinson
A mix of North Ryde Rotarians and Macquarie Park Rotarians
Sponsor Spotlight
9650 – Moree, Mid Coast Western Plains and Bourke, NSW
9685 – Harbour to Central Coast and Blue Mountains, NSW
Websites: and

What do Rotary Districts 9650 and 9685 do?
Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who envision a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, Rotarians are always working to better our world.
In a nutshell, the Rotary District 9650 and 9685 membership is made up of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things in their respective regions.

How long have Rotary Districts 9650 and 9685  been supporting Books in Homes Australia?
The two Rotary Districts came on board as new sponsors and have been supporting Books in Homes since Term 1, 2022.

What school do Rotary Districts 9650 and 9685 sponsor?
Rotary Districts 9650 and 9685 sponsor Moree East Public School, NSW.

Thank you, Rotary!
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?


Club Executives & Directors
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Immediate Past President
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Secretary (Joint)
Club Administration/Service (Joint)
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Community Service
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Rotary Foundation
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Youth Service
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