President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
It was great to hear Helmiina's presentation about her exchange year in Australia at the breakfast meeting last Friday morning. She has experienced some amazing parts of Australia whilst on Safari with the other exchange students and made wonderful friendships. It has been a privilege to watch Helmiina grow in confidence and maturity throughout the past year and we will miss her when she returns to Finland in July. We hope she will keep in touch over the years and maybe return to visit some time in the future. I have included photos from the presentation and the farewell dinner in the photo albums section of this bulletin see here.
Thank you to the host families who have looked after Helmiina whilst she was here including the Buick, Balian, Nowiczewski and Vaz families. Thank you also to Terrie McConnell, Annette Billington and Pam Bennett for their ongoing support of Helmiina throughout her stay. It was also lovely to see John and Dee Brown at the farewell dinner for Helmiina on Friday evening. John and Dee oversee the District 9685 Exchange program and also play a very important role in supporting the Exchange students whilst here as well as the outbound students.
We also welcomed Ish Rajendram as a visitor to our club breakfast meeting on Friday. Ish is a friend of member Shankar Sankaran and works at Fujtsu in Macquarie Park.  Ish is interested in Rotary and we hope to see him at another meeting soon. Visitors are welcome to attend a breakfast meeting just contact David Martin by Tuesday evening prior to the meeting so catering can be organised.
There is no club meeting this Friday 21 June as it is a Board meeting. Members are always welcome to attend Board meetings.This week we will be finalising arrangements for the Annual Changeover dinner Friday evening 28 June. Please let Pat Perrin email or ph: 9887 1538.or me email: mobile: 0400803417know if you are attending by this Friday 21 June.
The Annual Celebration dinner is on Friday 28 June at Basil's Seafood Restaurant Marsfield see invitation here.   Payment can be made to Bendigo Bank North Ryde BSB 633 000 Acct # 126363670. Please reference "Changeover Dinner" and your name.
Following the Board meeting, a Fun Run meeting will be held with the Macquarie Uni reps at Robert Menzies College commencing 9.30a.m. Planning is well underway for the Fun Run now. Registrations are now open, see here.Thank you to club members Asim Khwaja, Sandeep Rathi and Paul Williamson from Macquarie Park Rotary club. for sorting out our technology issues with the website and getting things up and running.
We will be discussing the seminars on youth mental health at the Fun Run meeting. Nicholle McNiece from the Centre for Emotional Health is coordinating the two seminars linked to the Fun Run.
The seminars will be held at the Hearing Hub at Macquarie University in July and August. Our club organises the catering and registrations at the seminars and we provide an overview of the Fun Run. We will be seeking volunteers for the seminars and the Fun Run early next month.
Sponsorships are also coming in for the Fun Run. Along with the grant from the NSW Ministry of Health we now have confirmed Macquarie University Sports as a silver sponsor; Macquarie University Village as a silver sponsor; North Ryde RSL as a community cash sponsor for the school/preschool prize; North Ryde Family Physiotherapy as a community cash sponsor; Endota Spa Macquarie Centre, Timezone and Grill'd Macquarie Centre have donated prizes and inkind sponsors include the Ranch Hotel, Vision Personal Training Macquarie Park, Modpod Podiatry & Physiotherapy and Kinetic Sports Chiropractic.
If you know of a business or individual who would like to sponsor the North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health please see sponsorship program here or ask them to contact me or email:
Club Secretary Mandy Van attended the Mock United Nations Assembly (MUNA) on the weekend which was held at Epping Boys High School. The Rotary Club of North Ryde sponsored a team from Ryde Secondary College. They represented the countries of Malaysia and Vietnam. Mandy has provided some great photos in our photo albums see here.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Ish Rajendram was a visitor to our club breakfast meeting on Friday 14 June. Welcome Ish!
The Rotary Club of North Ryde 2019 Annual Celebration Dinner
You are invited to celebrate the end of another successful Rotary year and the start of the next 2019-20
  • Join other Community Leaders and Members at our annual Changeover Dinner
  • Thank all involved in our joint success
  • Stand up & be recognized
  • Applaud Pride of Workmanship, Paul Harris Fellows and other Winners
  • Welcome the new Rotary Club Board
  • Have fun & network with leaders in your community.
Friday 28 June 2019 at 6.30 for 7.00p.m.
Venue: Basil’s Seafood Restaurant, 3 Trafalgar Place Marsfield
Cost: Great value of $50 per person ( tables of 10 $500) for a two-course meal including a glass of wine.
Drinks can be purchased separately on the night.
RSVP:by Friday 21 June 2019 to Pamela Wood,
 Or mobile 0400803417
Payment to : Bendigo Bank North Ryde BSB 633 000 Acct # 126363670. Please use reference "Changeover Dinner" and your name
Enquiries:Pam Wood, email woodmal50@hotmail.comor ph: 0400803417
Pat Perrin, emailpperrin2@bigpond.comor ph: 9887 1538
Pre-dinner drinks
Welcome, Introductions & Raffles
Club Year 2018-19 in review
Wrap up & Raffle Prize Draws
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health - Registrations Now Open!
An Invitation to The Rotary Club of Macquarie Park End of Year Function Friday 5 July 2019
2019 District 9685 Changeover Dinner Invitation
Register for the Conference in 2020
Join us in Wollongong from 20 March - 22 March 2020. A joint Conference with rotarians in District 9675 & 9685
What's your reason for being a Rotarian? There are lots of reasons why people become members of Rotary.
Reasons- we all have reasons- hear from amazing speakers and their reasons for doing the inspiring things they do.
$200, if you register for the full conference before 30 June 2019. Register here.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jun 21, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Changeover
Basil's Seafood Restaurant
Jun 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District Changeover
Jun 29, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Club Meeting - Assembly
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 05, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 12, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 19, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 26, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
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Photo Albums
MUNA 2019
2019 Exchange Student, Helmiina Salila's Farewell
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Peter Mason
June 4
Bernie Mason
June 6
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