26 April, 2024
Hello everyone,
I hope this message finds you well and keeping rugged up against this cold snap. 
It was with sadness that I read the announcement by DG Christine Owen of the passing of Bob Aitken, on  Saturday 20 April 2024, after a very short illness. 
Along with Christine, I offer our condolences, as a Club, to his wife, Ann, and the family. Bob was a member of the RC of Lower Blue Mountains, and was widely known around the world, for his contribution to Rotary projects. Of note was his work in eradicating polio in the world. He will be greatly missed.
I have sent our congratulations to Jade Catherall on being elected to the position of Rotary Community Leader for RCG-2. The Regionalisation pilot program is well underway. It is an exciting way to bring Rotary into the relevance of today, and move forward as a modern, up to date community group.
Lately we have been very busy advertising our eFun Run for 2024. The site is up and running, and we are accepting sign-ups and donations. Well done to Pam Wood, for her work in making this a reality.Thank you,  also to Bob Selinger for organising a history tour, under his leadership, around the historic Parramatta. Culminating with a tour of Old Government House. It is not too late to come along, just inform Bob. Pete and I are looking forward to some learning and friendship, oh and adding some K’s to our challenge goals.
David Martin has also been very busy, organising the IT tour for this year. He has 8 students coming from Forbes and Inverall, staying with Rotary from our Club and Epping Rotary Club members for a week. There has been a tremendous amount of work gone into making this happen. Thank you to all of you that are stepping up during the IT week, and to Peter for taking the lead on the tour itself.
Pam Bennett is our club member and District Youth Exchange placement officer. Pam has been actively reaching out to families to consider hosting a student for up to 3 months from July. Generally, we try and have 4 families over the 12 months of a student’s exchange experience. It can be less then that if needed. I ask you all to consider hosting a student. If you or anyone in your family would like to have this wonderful experience, please let me know. Thank you, Pam Bennett, for all your hard work in this job for our youth program of Cultural Exchange. If you know of a student in year 10 who would be interested in going on Exchange as an outbound, also please get in touch.
Plans are well underway for our Annual Celebration and Changeover Dinner, on Friday 28 June 2024. Invitations are on their way and I am therefore calling for donations for the raffle. Pam Wood will be organising the raffle for the night and is happy to collect any gift donations from you. Thank you, Mak, for kicking this off at the assembly on Friday. You are very generous and such a thoughtful member of our club.
Thank you in advance.
Bernie Mason
President 2023-2024
Rotary District 9685
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country on which we meet, the Wallumattagal people of the Dharug Nation. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
The Rotary Club of North Ryde 2024 Annual Celebration Dinner
Are U Ready? It Starts This Sunday 28 April - The 2024 North Ryde eFun Run for Youth Mental Health
The North Ryde eFun Run for Youth Mental Health starts this Sunday 28 April and goes until Sunday 5 May inclusive. Help raise funds for youth mental health.
The proceeds will go to Australian Rotary Health, for research into youth mental health and support programs; Macquarie University Lifespan Health & Wellbeing Research Centre's Cool Kids Program.
Have you Registered? Simply go to the website:
If you can't  participate, please consider donating to the campaign or sponsoring one of the North Ryde Rotary team by clicking on sponsor a friend/donate. See here for instructions.
The eFun Run starts on Sunday 28 April with a guided historical walk around Parramatta for those interested. Bookings have been made for Old Government House and for morning tea. However if you wish to join us and have not yet let Bob Selinger know. please contact him asap on mobile 0403003257 or email
Entrants in the eFun Run complete their individual challenges through the week and then can join in on the final event see below.
eFun Run Special Event Sunday 5 May 2024
The Rotary Club of North Ryde would like to invite our friends and supporters to join us for a walk and help raise funds for Youth Mental Health. 
As you all know we are organising a virtual fun run/walk over a week, to raise awareness and funds to support research and programs for Youth Mental Health, from Sunday 28 April until Sunday 5 May inclusive. 
To conclude the eFun Run week, we are planning a walk across 7 of our beautiful bridges in Sydney (approximately 15kms), on Sunday 5 May 2024. Starting at Cunninghams Reach Park, Linley Point, meeting at 7:45am, to set off at 8:00am.
The walk includes Figtree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge (with a stop for coffee in Rozelle, approximately 30minutes), Anzac Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, and the Harbour Bridge. Finishing at The Kirribilli Club for a get together – usually around 11.30am.
Please make your own way home from the Kirribilli Club.
All you need to do is sign up to the event at:
… your registration fee ($25 per adult), then come along and enjoy the fellowship on the walk! This is a great way to reach your goal and help in the fund-raising. 
Please let Garry Maloney know of your intention to attend. 
Contact email:
Mobile: 0426 230 458
 Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Dogs Day Out Sunday 5 May 2024
Can't participate in the 7 Bridges walk or looking for something to do afterwards? Why not walk your dog to the Dogs Day Out?
For tickets go to 
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters of the 2024 North Ryde eFun Run 
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters of the 2024 North Ryde eFun Run for Youth Mental Health. Once again Bendigo Bank North Ryde has stepped up as our major sponsor this year.
Thank you also to North Ryde RSL and Bunnings Gladesville for your continued support of the eFun Run and many of our club's  projects.
Annual Ryde and  Hunters Hill Salvation Army Trivia Night
Lifeline Volunteers Needed
For more information see here and here
Anzac Day 25 April  2024
Upcoming Events
April 2024 Club Board Meeting via Zoom
Apr 26, 2024
7:15 am – 8:30 am
2024 Rotary Club of North Ryde eFun Run
Apr 28, 2024 6:00 am –
May 05, 2024 6:00 pm
28 April 2024 eFunRun start Parramatta Walk
Apr 28, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
3 May 2024 Club Meeting (via zoom)
May 03, 2024
7:30 am – 8:30 am
District 9685 District Assembly
Western Sydney University
May 04, 2024
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
5 May 2024 eFunRun 7 Bridges Walk
May 05, 2024
7:45 am – 12:00 pm
10 May 2024 Club Meeting (via zoom).
May 10, 2024
7:30 am – 8:30 am
May 12, 2024 6:00 pm –
May 17, 2024 10:00 am
16 May 2024. DIGIT Dinner at RDA
Riding for the Disabled, Marsfield
May 16, 2024
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
17 May 2024 No meeting - DIGIT students returning
May 17, 2024
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