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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
Australia
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 northryderotary@gmail.com.
What has our Club been doing?
We are delighted to announce that a new date has been set for the Rotary Club of North Ryde's Annual Celebration Dinner. It will now be held on Friday 3 December at Basil's  Seafood Restaurant, Delhi Road North Ryde commencing 6.30 for 7.00pm. Please see the invitation below for details. To download the invitation click here. 
 
If you have already booked and paid for the dinner from the postponed dinner in June and can attend, we look forward to seeing you there. Similarly if you were not able to attend previously but would like to come along please notify Club Director Garry Maloney emaiGarry.maloney@hotmail.com or mobile 0426230458 by Friday 19 November.
 
However, if you cannot attend on the new date, please advise Club Treasurer, Sandeep Rathi by email sandeeprathi.au@gmail.com include your bank transfer detail to attain a full refund.
 
Immediate Past President, Mandy Van and President Peter Mason hope you can join us to celebrate the 2020-21 Rotary Year.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of North Ryde has been assisting Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid with a drive for much needed items for the Emergency Food Relief Hampers. Click here to download the flyer with the required items.
 
The staff at Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid have appreciated the generous support from the community and wish to pass on their thanks.
 
As Christmas approaches the Centre is seeking donations of food for the Christmas hampers that are provided to the more vulnerable members of the North Ryde Community. The items required are below. To download the flyer please click here. Donations can be left at the Centre, 4 Cutler Parade North Ryde between 9a.m. and 4p.m. Monday to Friday. Please ring the doorbell if the front door is closed. There is always someone there to take donations between these hours. Donations can also be left at the collection box inside IGA near the cash registers. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Centre on 98883380.
 
Regards
Pam Wood
Community Director/Secretary 2021
 
World polio day on 24 October saw great optimism that polio can be eraducated.  There are only two wild polio virus cases currently identified in the world.  One each in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 
 
A polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan has faced challenges in particular over the past two years — due to vaccine hesitancy and the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a five-month pause in polio immunization campaigns starting in March of 2020.
 
The Pakistani government reported earlier this month that its third vaccination campaign of the year in mid-September succeeded in the administering of polio drops to more than 40 million children across the country.
 
A house-to-house polio vaccination drive for all children under 5 in Afghanistan will restart on November 8 for the first time in more than three years, now that the conflict torn country’s new Taliban government has granted approval.
 
The fear is that with such a low case count complacency will arise. The low case numbers are partly due to restrictions on public movement to prevent COVID19 from spreading in Pakistan and as restrictions are wound back cases could rise.
 
Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative was founded in 1988. The program has since reduced infections by more than 99.9 percent worldwide and immunized nearly 3 billion children against polio, preventing more than 19.4 million cases of paralysis. But Rotary officials predict “hundreds of thousands of children could be paralyzed” if polio is not eradicated within 10 years.
 
It is not onlt the wild polio virus that must be considered. There are outbreaks of cVDPV type 2 (Vaccine induced polio), and to address them, a new polio vaccine that carries less risk of changing to a harmful form that could cause paralysis in low-immunity settings has been developed
 
We can't stop now!  Support End Polio Now. 
                                          
Courses on the Foundation in the Learning Centre
The coming month of November is Rotary Foundation Month. To prepare for that month, celebrate the Foundation by checking out these Learning Centre Courses:

Remember, Rotary Foundation Australia (RFA) enables Australians – both individuals and organisations – to make tax deductible gifts to the Foundation.

Check out the new websiteRotaryFoundationAustralia.org.au.  It provides material that is highly informative – both to the public and to Rotary members.  Please click the link and visit the site.

The Rotary Club of North Ryde received a Bronze Award as a result of the contributions the club has made to Shelterbox.
 
This is an example of the devestation natural disasters can cause.
 
A Shelterbox tent can accommodate a family and provide immediate shelter.
 
And it is much appreciated.
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
Northbridge
Chatswood Roseville
Lane Cove
Carlingford
West Pennant Hills & Cherrybrook
Ryde
Mosman
Lower Blue Mountains
Northbridge
Chatswood Roseville
North Ryde
The Hills-Kellyville
Nepean
Turramurra
Pennant Hills
Blackheath
 
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.

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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