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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?
Ian Burnet has spent thirty years, living, working and travelling in Indonesia and is fascinated by the diverse history and culture of the archipelago. This is reflected in his books Spice Islands, followed by East Indies, then Archipelago - A Journey Across Indonesia, then Where Australia Collides with Asia, then The Tasman Map and now his latest book Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages.
 
The life of Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski reads like an adventure story, an adventure story that could be written by somebody like Joseph Conrad. The young Conrad dreamed of a life at sea, he eventually became a British merchant seaman and he spent fifteen years sailing on the classic three-masted, square-rigged sailing ships before they were ultimately replaced by steamships. During this period, he worked his way up from apprentice to third mate, to second mate, to first mate and finally the captain of one of these beautiful ships.
 
Conrad loved the ‘mysterious East’ and his first books – Almayers Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, Lord Jim and The Rescue were all set in Borneo and based on the people and places he encountered in his own voyages as first mate on a trading vessel based out of Singapore.   In this new book, Ian has taken the liberty to place the parts of these first novels into their proper narrative sequence and focus on the back-story of his characters, which will make it easier to discover Conrad’s genius. 
 
Ian will first talk about Conrad's voyages to Australia and then his voyages from Singapore to Borneo and his first books.
 
The meeting will be held via Zoom from 7:00 a.m. for 7:15 a.m. start. At about 7:30 a.m., Ian will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions.  We finish promptly at 8:30 a.m.
 
Here are the Zoom meeting ID details:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87969981152?pwd=MDFRcTQvaVEzVVNMUFZZOHo1MC9jZz09
Meeting ID: 879 6998 1152  Passcode: 317450
 
Read the latest news about our club activities here:
Ken Preshaw
North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club
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 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.
A few slides from the fantastic presentation by Sue O'Neill - Rotary Club of Brisbane Water.
 
Work in Papua New Guinea in 2007
 
Pink Umbrella Foundation - founded by Sue O'neill and working with her family through RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) in Uganda
 
Education is one of the major projects.  The school was built with local labour - even the bricks were handmade.
 
Proud children with their certificates for schoolwork.  

Support Hat Day This October!

 World Polio Day
As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.
 
Zone 8 Polio Chair, PDG Bob Aitken AM (Lower Blue Mountains) is asking every Rotarian to consider donating $10 to Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
 
Together, we’ve made tremendous progress. Now it’s time to... READ MORE
 
So far 54% of D9685 members have activated their myrotary account. To donate online, access myrotary.org and go to DONATE button to make your tax-deductible donation.       SEE MORE
 
Join us for World Polio Day October 24.    
 
 
 
 
Please note the change of date!
 
WE ARE CLOSING IN ON POLIO …
 
PDG Bob Aitken AM, Lower Blue Mountains - RI Meeting this week “never been more confident of the imminent success of our campaign!”
 
• Only 2 cases of wild polio virus so far in 2021 (last in January 21)!
• Total of 13 wild polio virus cases Afghanistan & Pakistan Sept 20 – Sept 21!
 
Global Polio Eradication Initiative:
• The new Novel vaccine to attack vaccine derived polio has been very successful - still under ‘early user license’.
• Strong demand – especially the African continent – with 85 million vaccines already administered. Manufactured in Indonesia and supply and delivery remains a challenge.
• Constant reports of new wild polio virus cases across the middle of Africa, on EVERY occasion, all identified as ‘vaccine derived’. 
 
The Rotary Club of North Ryde is assisting Presbyterian Aged Care – North Ryde Community Aid with a drive for much needed items for their Emergency Food Relief Hampers. 
 
Urgent donations of the following items are needed to help the more vulnerable members of our North Ryde community during this difficult time:
 
Breakfast Cereal
Instant Noodles Cup/Packet
Rice
Pasta/Pasta Sauce
Tinned Fish – Tuna, Salmon
Tinned meats – Spam
Tinned vegetables- Carrots, Beans, Corn, Peas and Mixed Vegetables
Tinned Fruits – Peaches, Pears and Pineapple
Baked Beans
Tinned Spaghetti
Biscuits/Crackers
Tinned/Packet Soup
Vegemite/Peanut Butter/Jam
Long Life Milk
Tea bags
Small Jars of Coffee
Sugar Sachets
Toilet Paper
Pet Food
 
Personal Hygiene Items – soap, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, feminine hygiene items
 
*Please note tins with ring pull openings are preferred
 
Contactless drop off: 4 Cutler Parade, North Ryde
Drop off days/times
Mon-Fri 9a.m – 4pm. Please ring the doorbell if the sign states the Centre is Closed - there is someone in attendance every day Mon-Fri to take donations.
Ph 98883380
Cash donations made directly to Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid are also greatly appreciated.
 
Please pass this information on to your friends and neighbours in the local area. To download the flyer see here.
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
 

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