24 September 2021
Hello fellow Rotarians and friends,
We have been behaving ourselves, apparently, as we have now some extra freedoms, this should help us all and be a nice roadmap to getting back to a new normal lifestyle. Let us hope this will keep progressing so we can enjoy a Christmas with our family and friends. I do hope you are all well and safe and have had a good week, whilst keeping yourselves isolated and I hope you are all doing your regular mental and physical exercises. Please look after yourselves and your loved ones.
At our weekly Club meeting last Friday, I presented the Member Survey results and the Club Plan for 2021-2022. I do thank everyone for their input in addressing the member survey questions and contribution to the meeting with valuable suggestions.
It would appear from the comments raised to the Plan, that we should concentrate on doing a small number of projects and do these very well. We should not take on too much which would over-stretch our members with the resultant burn-out/fatigue. We need to accept we are a small club which we are actively trying to grow (to 25 people) and to not be ‘everything to everyone’.
We have demonstrated previously that our Club does perform very well, and this has been acknowledged by our District Governor and his team and we should strive to repeat this excellent result.
Some comments raised in the Survey was to have a Welfare Officer to keep in regular contact with our past members and those we have lost that regular contact with. Also, the possibility of having some of the busy/involved Board positions to have a deputy/back-up person to help when the workload if needed!
David has been in contact with the regular schools from our states west as to their interest in proceeding with the IT visit as in the past? These schools have indicated they are keen to re-engage with the IT companies again as this is a very exciting and worthwhile experience for their students.  
We all enjoyed a highly entertaining social trivia night on Saturday night last week. Thank you, Juliet, for all your hard work putting the novel questions and some of those funny photos together. The night was a good downtime and escape for us all.
Mandy and Juliet advise this week is the Happy Moon Festival, all enjoy.
Please be reminded that RYLA is going ahead in January 2022. If you know of anyone from 18-30 years of age who would like to attend, please let me know.  
Please remind your family, friends and colleagues that orders for the Christmas puddings can now be placed until the end of October for delivery in late November.
The Presbyterian Community Aid at North Ryde has sent out a call for donation of food/goods to help locals who may be doing it a bit hard to make ends meet at this time. Any donations can be left in the box located inside IGA or dropped at the Community Aid center in Cutler Parade, North Ryde. Pam has emailed a list of goods to all members.
Rob has arranged for a guest speaker – Sue O’Neill – for our next Club meeting on 1st October 2021. Be reminded, there is no meeting this Friday (24th September). If any of the members have people, they know who has an interesting story to share, please let Rob know and we may be able to arrange for them to attend a Club assembly to enlighten us all.
I am very grateful for all the hard work and commitment by everyone in our Club during these difficult times, thank you.    
Peter Mason JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
Mobile: 0450 730 645
Upcoming events:
For our upcoming Zoom Club meetings and assembly, here are the connection details:
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Meeting ID: 878 2165 6014
Passcode: 2113
No Club Meeting
September 24 2001
Board meeting
September 28, 2021, by Zoom
7:15pm for 7:30pm.
Club meeting
October 1, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Club meeting
October 8, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Club meeting
October 15, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Presentation Royal Far West
Rotary Club of North Sydney Sunrise
Subject: Royal Far West – 28 September – Tara Tan

Tara will provide

·        a brief overview of what Royal Far West does

·        A brief history of Royal Far West

·        An overview of Royal Far West programs

·        an update on what they are doing around bushfire recovery and other projects.


Tara first got a taste for fundraising over 10 years ago after side-stepping from an unfulfilling corporate job into a marketing role with Pareto Fundraising. Since then, she has developed and delivered fundraising and marketing programs for Habitat for Humanity Australia, Heart Research Australia and Royal Far West. Tara’s skills, experience and passion for fundraising translates into a deep understanding of what’s required to achieve sustainable growth and create meaningful impact for causes, their beneficiaries and donors


The meeting will be held via Zoom from 7:00 am for 7:15 a.m. start. At about 7:30 a.m., Tara will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions.  We finish promptly at 8:30 a.m.


Here are the Zoom meeting ID details:

Meeting ID: 862 9394 9812 Passcode: 460159


Read the latest news about our club activities here: 

Ken Preshaw
North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club


Introduction to Public Image Seminar Sunday 26 Sept 2021 12pm
An Introduction to Public Image Seminar will be held Sunday 26 September at 12 pm
This introductory session will provide an overview of The Rotary Brand, learn why our visual identity and logos are important in being a powerful Rotary brand ambassador and explore the resources available such as; The Brand Centre, Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines. 
Click on the button below to register. The registration link is also embedded in the attached flier.
PDG Gina Growden
The Rotary Club of Terrigal
Past District Governor 2015-2016
Public Image Chair 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
0412 128 106
International Day of the Older Persons Free Online Public Lecture 

Join us on International Day of Older Persons for a free online public lecture!

Dear CEH Friends, 

The annual Mental Health Month Public Lecture supported by the Centre for Emotional Health and the Centre for Ageing, Cognition and Wellbeing will be held onlineon Friday 1st October, 2021 at 5pm.

The theme for this year’s lecture is “Social Connections and Mental Health: Impacts of a pandemic”.  Professor Viviana Wuthrich, an executive member of the Centre for Emotional Health and Director of the Centre for Ageing, Cognition and Wellbeing, will present the latest findings on the impact of the pandemic on older adult’s mental health.  The findings might surprise you.  Professor Wuthrich will also talk about the importance of social connections, barriers to maintaining connections, and the impact of online connections on wellbeing.

We hope you can join us for this free online public lecture. A question and answer segment will follow the lecture.  The lecture will be recorded and can be accessed later.  Anyone is welcome, so feel free to pass on the details.

To register for the event, go to:

For more information about this webinar, please contact the Older Adult Research Team at

We look forward to seeing you online on Friday 1st October!

Warm wishes,

Centre for Emotional Health Team
Building an emotionally healthy community

To download the flyer click here
Christmas Puddings For Sale! Order Now! 
Christmas Puddings
The Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise lives on as its Pudding fundraising of previous years is on again. This year, however, it is a joint project of the Rotary Clubs of North Ryde, Chatswood/Roseville, Wahroonga, Pennant Hills and Turramurra!
The puddings have won international prizes in previous years and include your traditional Christmas pud, macadamia and brandy, gluten free, date and toffee, rum and plum, mango and brandy and a variety of evil dark chocolate. 
All proceeds will go to benefit the “Books in Homes” program at Moree East Public School, where over 80% of the students come from the Aboriginal community. 
The program provides “…quality books-of-choice to children living in remote, disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement.” The Rotary Clubs in Moree will be our local representatives. 
For more information check out
For the price list see here and order form see here or for more information contact Bob at
Emergency Food Drive
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
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
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
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.
Upcoming Events
NO CLUB MEETING - FRIDAY 24 September 2021
Sep 24, 2021
Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 28, 2021
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Oct 01, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Oct 08, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Assembly (via ZOOM)
Oct 15, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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Oct 01, 2021 7:15 AM
Sue's experiences in Uganda and the school she works with.
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