2022 -2023
Rotary Theme
Uluru Statement from the Heart
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country on which we meet, the Wallumattagal people of the Eora Nation. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Club Links
Our Facebook page
Website Sponsors
Welcome to the North Ryde Rotary Club
We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:15 AM
Dunmore Lang College, Herring Road,
North Ryde, NSW
1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday of the month to 8.30
What has our Club been doing?
Die or Die Trying: Escaping the Taliban
Abraham Mott Hall 15A Argyle PL, Millers Point NSW 2000
Friday 19th August 6pm
Sydney Cove Rotary is hosting this event to support refugees. Marwa Moeen is an Afghan refugee who escaped the Taliban and this is a screening of the documentary about her and fellow refugees. The one-hour documentary depicts the gripping and emotional experience of 15 young women from Kabul as the Taliban invade their city and seize power. There will then be a Q & A afterward. Rebecca Langton from the Refugee Council of Australia will be shedding light on the current situation.
Please check out the event here and book tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=935469& 
Sydney Cove Rotary would love to have you join them to further demonstrate the communities assistance to refugees and support the fundraiser,
All funds raised will go towards club projects aimed at assisting refugees. Sydney Cove Rotary is one of Sydney’s largest clubs. We are a diverse group of passionate and like-minded people with the common goal of giving back to the community we live and work in.
And what a great morning learning about these members' lives.  Read the President's message to get just a hint of two very interesting members. 
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 Aussie Camino is a 200km pilgrimage route running from Portland in Victoria to Penola in South Australia, inspired by the life and journeys of Australia’s Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and her mentor Fr Julian Tenison Woods. The walk is based on the traditions of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela: pilgrims receive a guidebook, passport, scallop shell and stay in the local towns along the way.
Luke is Waverton Hub President; he enjoys walking and is passionate about supporting worthy causes. In March this year Luke walked the Aussie Camino in a group of 8 pilgrims. It was an amazing adventure and Luke has many stories to tell. Through this walk Luke raised over $10,000 for Interplast Australia – a charity doing amazing work sending teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
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., Luke will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
Our next Bunnings BBQ is Saturday 27 August.  If you can assist please let Garry Maloney know
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
PP Peter Mason presents a donation to Karen Silsby of Kent Road Public School
Member Bernie Mason and PP Peter Mason presents a donation to Mark Hatchman of Truscott Primary School
PP Peter Mason presents a donation to Megan Gibbons of Smalls Road Public School
PP Peter Mason presents a donation to Rob Francis of North Ryde Primary School
PP Peter Mason presents a donation to Cassy Norris and Carolyn Hirsch of North Ryde Secondary College
The eFunrun was a great success and PP Peter Mason, PP Rob Wilkinson, and members Bernie Mason and Garry Maloney have ensured that all those who could not attend our Thank You Breakfast have received a thank you certificate from the club and of course we have donated a Gro Tree in each of their names.  See the Bulletin of 29 July for photos from our Thank You Breakfast. Without our supporters Rotary would not be able to put on events and raise the money for those in need.  Thank you.
PP Rob Wilkinson and Amelia from Mitronics
Ben Boutros and PP Peter Mason from Ray White North Ryde Macquarie Park
Greg Maarschalk, Manager Rebel Macquarie Centre with Garry Maloney
PP Rob Wilkinson with Richard Price Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Sports Management Group
Garry Maloney presenting Blake Eastwood from Vision Personal Training
with his certificate.
Assistant Store Manager Anthony of Officeworks North Ryde, with Garry Maloney.  Officeworks has assisted us with printing for several events and these posters are for our Bunnings BBQs.
Here are just a few photographs from the thank you breakfast.
Mandy Van took a great photo of all those attending.
Bob Kaye-Smith, representing Australian Rotary Health, with PP Pam Wood
PP Peter Mason with Professor Viviana Wuthrich representing Macquarie University - Centre for Emotional Health
Representatives from some of our sponsors.
Bendigo Bank Coxs Rd North Ryde, North Ryde RSL and Bunnings Warehouse Gladesville with PP Peter Mason.
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.
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
Immediate Past President
Club Administration/Service (Jnt)
Club Administration/Service (Jnt)
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Community Service
International Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Bulletin Editor/News Distributor
Public Officer
Web Manager
19 August 2022
Aug 16, 2022
12 August 2022
Aug 09, 2022
29 July 2022
Jul 27, 2022
22 Jul 2022
Jul 20, 2022
Want to get our weekly bulletin?
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.