29 April 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
No Club meeting this Friday 29 April 2022.
I do hope this week’s newsletter finds you all well and safe. We send our thoughts to Barbara, Victoria and Ian.
How was the beautiful weather over the Easter and ANZAC Day long weekends? It was good to get a spell of dry weather so we could all get out. To those who had a chance to get away for a break, I do hope you enjoyed yourselves! I hope you all put the fine weather to good use.
On Friday last week (22 April 2022), we had our first face-to-face meeting at Dunmore Lang College as well as with the zoom link-up. It was great to see everyone again at our meeting and back in the original friendly format with a lovely hot breakfast enjoyed by all, plus heads and tails which was won by Bob Selinger.
At this meeting, Shankar asked if our Club would like to sponsor a photography competition for young people (aged 5-17). The theme will be around caring for the natural environment and their ideas around Climate Change. This is a project that Dr. Mary Brydon-Miller, a person Shankar is working with, is promoting.  Dr Brydon-Miller will be our guest speaker at our Club meeting, by zoom, on 6 May 2022. Put this in your diaries.  
Our Club had another successful BBQ at the Gladesville Bunnings store last Saturday (23 April 2022). It was a very busy day from the outset, and it would appear we have sold more than 1,000 sausage sandwiches and plenty of drinks. Rob did 2 emergency runs for the extra supplies. I thank all our Club volunteers who put in the extra big efforts to make it the success it was. We put our prospective new members to work, and I say thank you to Gary Patni, Jonathon Malota and his wife Laura. Talk about recruiting in a good way! Thanks, Garry for organizing this day. 
Some of us then turned out on Sunday to christen the eFun Run. Mandy, Ian, Garry, Rob and I selflessly did this hard task and walked a large part of the 7 Bridges Walk. We managed to cover about 15.5 kms on a beautiful sunny day. This helped to remove some excess calories gained from the previous week's supply of Easter eggs? I encourage all our Club members to sign up or at least sponsor members who are participating to help raise the much-needed funds, through your own family and friend’s sponsoring. Remember it finishes early next week and is for our good causes of Youth Mental Health (in association with Macquarie University) and Australian Rotary Health.
Encourage your family and friends to donate or participate.
Monday was ANZAC Day, and we had a roll-up from our Club for the early morning service at the North Ryde RSL Memorial Garden. Mandy, Rob, Bernie and myself attended. We marched along with members of the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park. Roseanna from Macquarie Park and myself laid a wreath on behalf of our two Clubs to honour the armed forces. It was a bit of a reunion to see so many people we have not had the opportunity to meet during the COVID lockdown. Mandy and Rob then went onto the ANZAC march in the city. I also returned to the RSL Club for the sundown service.  
Please put in your diaries there is a Rotary Youth Exchange Information night online this Thursday (28 April 2022) at 6:00pm. Register through the District website for attendance.
Also remember the Macquarie Centre for Emotional Health has a webinar for youth mental health for youth between ages of 7 and 14.  This is also on this Thursday at the same time. is the link for registering your interest.    
As I have previously mentioned, Garry has also put together a list of future dates of the BBQs at Bunnings store at Gladesville for you to put in your diaries please.
Remember to put the date 24 June 2022 in your diaries for our Club Change-over dinner. The dinner will be at North Ryde R.S.L. Club. Mandy has been working on the invitation and this has been advertised. You will need to advise myself or Sandeep of your attendance, plus your family and friends, to plan tables and so we can advise the RSL Club by the start of June. 
Please also remember the Annual Rotary Conference is on 17-19 March 2023 which will be in Cowra. Start planning your attendance and possibly make it a holiday to support our country friends. Put this in your diaries for next year. Bernie and I anticipate being there, to enjoy the local hospitality.
I am very grateful for all the hard work and commitment by everyone in our Club during these difficult times.
Peter Mason JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
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Rotary Youth Exchange
Bunnings BBQ's Gladesville
Another great day last Saturday.  And great time with new friends.
Gary Patni - great helper
PP Rob Wilkinson, PP David Martin, Garry Maloney (still working), PP Liane Corbet, Jonathan Malota, Laura Malota, Pres Peter Mason and Bernie Mason.  PP Mandy Van is taking the photo of course,
Here are the dates Garry has booked for the rest of the year.  Put them in your diary and let him know if you can help. 
While it is a bit of work, it is also great fun and a chance to have a good chat with those who can attend.  We have been fortunate that we have had younger family members and new friends join us.  Feel free to bring along some helpers.
June 4
August 27
October 29
December 3
ANZAC Day 24 April 2022
Several members from both the Rotary Club of North Ryde and the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park joined North Ryde RSL in their commemoration of Anzac Day.
President Peter Mason (North Ryde) and Past President (Macquarie Park) laid a wreath on behalf of Rotary.
PP Mandy Van, Pres Peter Mason, Bernie Mason, PP Rob Wilkinson and Carolin Wilkinson
A mix of North Ryde Rotarians and Macquarie Park Rotarians
Registrations are now open for the 2022 North Ryde eFun Run for Youth Mental Health 
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! To register see here or go to
Challenge yourself, or get your friends and colleagues together to form a team, dress up and have fun!
The North Ryde eFun Run for Youth Mental Health is on again. Over the week commencing 24 April until 1 May you can walk jog or run to raise funds for Youth Mental Health.
The eFun Run will again be raising funds for Australian Rotary Health, Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health Cool Kids Program and other Rotary projects for Mental Health.
 You can walk or run a distance of your choice over the week and ask friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you. 
Be the highest individual fundraiser and win a $250 voucher!
The Centre for Emotional Health will be running a webinar to support Youth Mental Health entitled: What does anxiety look like in children? It will be held on 28 April at 6pm. See here.
Thank you to our  Bronze sponsors, Bendigo Bank North Ryde and Macquarie University Village, Mitronics and to
Community Sponsors: North Ryde RSL, Sydney Sports Management Group , Ray White North Ryde/Macquarie Park, Rebel Macquarie Centre and Vision Personal Training who have  come on board to support the eFun Run.
For more information contact Bernie Mason mobile: 0411134530 email: or or Garry Maloney mobile: 0426230458 email: 
Some early kilometres for the eFun Run
They did it!
An early start to the eFun Run.   Garry Maloney, Peter Mason, Rob Wilkinson, Ian Van and Mandy Van completed a short 14 - 15 km stroll on Sunday morning April 24. 
An abridged (no pun intended) version of the 7 Bridges Walk covering the bridges but leaving out a lot of the cross-country between Kirribilli and Lane Cove.
Obviously a lot of fun.  Here are  a few of the photos.
Guess which bridge
And where are they now?
And now?
And of course there was time for lunch - even if everything was a mirror image!!
Rotary Club of North Sydney Sunrise - 3 May
The Sad Life of Francis Greenway, our First Government Architect.
Francis Greenway’s death sentence for forgery in England was commuted to transportation to NSW for 14 years. Governor Macquarie appointed Greenway as our first Government Architect in which role he designed some 80 buildings. Less than one-quarter of these remain today. After Macquarie left the colony, Greenway fell upon hard times. He died completely unsung and the location of his pauper’s grave in the East Maitland Cemetery remains unknown.
Don Napper will talk about Francis Greenway’s life.
Emeritus Professor Don Napper was educated at Sydney and Cambridge Universities in molecular chemistry. He retired from Sydney University in 2003 as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences & Technology), where he is now Professor Emeritus. 
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., Don will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
RDA 10th Birthday Open Day
Meet the Candidates
With the 2022 federal elections being held on Saturday 21st May, we would love you to join us to hear from the above six candidates standing for Bennelong. We are hoping to hear their plans and priorities for the community should they be elected so prepare your questions please.
The first hour from 6.00 to 7.00 will be a casual standing affair where you can wander around and meet the candidates and catch up with colleagues while enjoying a sumptuous canape style dinner.
We will then be seated from 7.00 to 8.30 and our standing Federal candidates will answer your questions.
This will be a great networking opportunity and we anticipate you leaving with all the answers you need.
We look forward to seeing you .
When: Monday 2nd May 2022 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Where: Epping Boys High, Edmund Barton Centre, 213 Vimiera Road Eastwood
Cost: $40 per person (includes gourmet canapes, tea and coffee)
Booking deadline: 29th April – Prebooking is essential – no tickets on the night
Purchase your ticket and secure your booking through the link below. (Limited tickets)
Best wishes
Epping Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club of Epping
An Invitation to the 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner 24 June 2022
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of North Ryde 2022 eFun Run
Apr 24, 2022 – May 01, 2022
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 29 April 2022
Apr 29, 2022
May 6 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
May 06, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
May 13 2022 Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
May 13, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
May 20 2022, Club Assembly at Dunmore Lang College
May 20, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 27 May 2022
May 27, 2022
June 3 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Jun 03, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 4 June, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
June 10 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Jun 10, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
The 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner
North Ryde RSL
Jun 24, 2022 6:30 PM
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May 06, 2022 7:30 AM
The impact of climate change in the local community
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   Lest we forget.
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