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Welcome to the North Ryde Rotary Club
We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:15 AM
Dunmore Lang College, Herring Road,
North Ryde, NSW
Australia
1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday of the month to 8.30
What has our Club been doing?
A unique chance to meet Rotary International President Elect (RIPE) Gordon McInally
on our home turf – visiting Sydney for one day.
 
Dear District 9685 Rotarian and Partner
 
RIPE Gordon McInally and wife Heather will be in Sydney for one day only, following the Zone 8 Conference in Canberra, before they fly to Lima Peru for the South American Zone Conference.
 
Gordon has generously altered his journey, via Sydney to meet Rotarians who rarely have the chance to catch up with an RI President or President Elect.
 
Monday October 31, 2022 at NSW Parliament House 12pm for 12.30, finish 2pm
Tickets $110 each. More details in the Registration Link below.
Please book NOW
 
This is a one off opportunity to meet RIPE Gordon in Sydney and hear about his thoughts for Rotary in the years ahead.
 
In recognition of the McInally's Scottish heritage, guests are invited to wear a touch of tartan.
 
Any surplus will be donated to End Polio Now.
 
District 9685 Registration link is HERE
 
Seating is limited.
Parking not available at Parliament House. 
Registrations will close Wednesday 26 October.
Please book NOW to assist planning.
 
Kind regards
 
PDG Lindsay May OAM
The Rotary Club of Lane Cove
District Governor 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
www.rotarydistrict 9685.org.au
0412 914 100
Rotary Clubs from District 9685 (Sydney, Australia) and District 3262 (Odisha, India) have joined hands to support the BKP Rotary Eye Hospital and Health Centre with hospital equipment and machinery through The Rotary Foundation Global Grant.  The Town of Puri, with a population of over a million, will benefit from this project.  The location of the center in the village of Jhinkiria, about 11 KMs from Puri and densely populated with no medical facilities nearby, will help prevent avoidable blindness. 
 
The Rotary eye care center will also create awareness among villagers about prevalent eye diseases. This will increase patient acceptance regarding the importance of routine eye examination, which will help proper identification and treatment of various eye conditions. We hope to help eye care professionals and health educators target specific educational initiatives and interventions. 
 
We need your support to make this a reality.  Vision 202 has come forward to support this project along with Nautanki Theatre to present The Jungle Book to raise much needed funds for this project.  Click here to book your ticket and show your support.
 
Please note that no International Club from our district is identified, and any club can put their hand up to take part as the club contribution will come from this fundraiser if club members attend.
 
Yours in Rotary
 
Haran Ramachandran MACS (Snr), PP, PHF, JP (NSW)
Rotary Foundation Grants Chair - District 9685 (2020 -2023)
International Service Director - RC The Hills-Kellyville
 
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Another great day!!!  Here are a few photos of some of the volunteers.  And of course thanks to those businesses that support us.
 
Pastor John Chappell, St John's North Ryde Anglican Church, and his volunteers accepting a donation from Rotary member Bernie Mason and PP Peter Mason.  The donation was to help their "Community Food Bank Day for the Disadvantaged".
 
The Rotary Club of North Ryde has been able to present donations to our local schools.  We appreciate the work they do for our younger generation and are happy to help in our small way.
 
PP Peter Mason presents a donation to Brian Storey Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School
What a great surprise to receive this award for our website,, Big thank you to Pam Wood for the fantastic work she has put in.
 
The Award (above)
 
And those happy to display it on the night (below)
 
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.

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.

OBJECT OF ROTARY

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.

 

THE FOUR-WAY TEST

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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