22 April 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
I do hope this week’s newsletter finds you all well and safe. It appears we are in for another spell of a bit of damp weather! Make sure you stay high and dry! It was nice to experience a spell of relatively dry weather over the Easter weekend and I hope you all put the fine conditions to good use?
I would like to thank Sandeep for filling my shoes last week, with his entertaining bulletin, while Bernie and I had a few days away. Thank you, Sandeep. We had a family birthday at Wellington (out west) followed by 4 nights in Orange with friends. The evenings and nights were getting that little bit cool out there, but still very pleasant.
Bernie and I hope you all had a pleasant and relaxing Easter weekend and did not over-indulge in too many eggs? We must get moving in the eFun run now, to move those extra calories! Speaking of the eFun run which starts this coming weekend (24 April 2022), I have noted that not many of our Club members have signed on to help raise the much-needed funds, through your own family and friend’s sponsoring’s. This is for our good causes of Youth Mental Health (in association with Macquarie University) and Australian Rotary Health. Please all sign on soon.
We had a quiet start last Friday as there was no meeting, however, be awake early this Friday morning (22 April 2022) for our Club meeting (7:15am for 7:30am). We are having our first      face-to-face breakfast meeting at Dunmore Lang College.
As Garry has previously advised:
Where: Dunmore Lang College, 130 Herring Road, Macquarie Park. 
There is an 'Entry' drive in and 'Exit' driveway on Herring Road. Please lookout for roadworks around the 'Entry' and 'Exit' points.
After driving in the 'Entry' point turn right and drive down the driveway to the boom gate, before the carpark. You will need to enter a code to open the boom gate. You may also need this code to exit the car park. 
Boom Gate Code: 1032 
Please arrive at 7:15am for breakfast 
Meeting start time: 7:30am
Meeting finishing time: 8:30am 
Please bring $20 in cash for breakfast.
Please bring a gold coin for 'Heads and tails'.
The meeting will also be on zoom. Thank you, Garry, for arranging this.
Also remember we have our Bunnings BBQ at Gladesville, this Saturday the 23 April 2022. The more volunteers to help, the lighter the workload for all attending, so let Garry know of your availability. Thank you, Garry.
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 was in the bulletin last week. You will need to advise me if you will be attending, plus your family and friends, so we can plan tables and advise the RSL Club by the start of June. 
I have previously mentioned that Rotary does have assistance programs in place for people and Clubs to raise/donate money, through RAWCS, to help the victims of the recent flood events in Queensland and northern NSW. They very much welcome cash donations so they can shop locally and help get the local economy moving. To this end, there has been a significant number of shopping vouchers that have been delivered to help those local communities and this is still ongoing. At this stage they do not want furniture or such goods as there is no way of storing or distributing these.
At the recent Rotary Conference, the Conference organisers mentioned the date for the next Rotary Conference is 17-19 March 2023 and will be at Cowra. 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
Mobile: 0450 730 645
Link for upcoming zoom events.  We'll let you know whether we are meeting face to face or by zoom:
For our upcoming Zoom Club meetings and assembly, here are the connection details:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 878 2165 6014
Passcode: 2113
Get some early kilometres for the eFunRun
If you want to walk with a few people and get started early on putting some kilometres on the board, join a few Rotarians on a short 14km stroll on Sunday morning April 24! 
It will be an abridged (no pun intended) version of the 7 Bridges Walk. We can still do the 7 bridges, but leave out a lot of the cross-country between Kirribilli and Lane Cove, by strategically locating a couple of vehicles at the beginning and end of the planned course.
Here is the course:
  • Start at Cunningham’s Reach – a small park on Burns Bay Road, at the northern end of Fig Tree Bridge
  • Walk south and do Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish for a coffee / lunch at Kirribilli, from where we will drive back to Fig Tree.
Total distance around 14km - 3 hour walk at most.   
We'll head off around 9.00am, after dropping a car (or two, depending on number of walkers) at Kirribilli around 8.30am.
Interested?  Talk to Rob Wilkinson.
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: 
An Invitation to the 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner 24 June 2022
D0685 District Governor Nominee Designate 2024-25
Dear Peter

It is my pleasure to advise that PP Niranjan Deodhar of the Rotary Club of Beecroft has been selected by D9685 Governor Nominating Committee as nominee for Governor 2024-25.
Any club that proposed a candidate may challenge this nomination within 14 days of today 10 April 2022.
If no challenge is received, then PP Niranjan Deodhar will be declared on 25 April 2022 as District Governor Nominee (Designate) to become District Governor Nominee on 1 July 2022.
Thank you to the candidates and the Selection Committee chaired by PDG Kalma McLellan.
Yours in Rotary
Lindsay May OAM
Rotary Club of Lane Cove
District Governor 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
0412 914 100 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of North Ryde 2022 eFun Run
Apr 24, 2022 – May 01, 2022
April 2022 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Apr 26, 2022
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
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
May 20, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 27 May 2022
May 27, 2022
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 4 June, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
The 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner
North Ryde RSL
Jun 24, 2022
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