President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a lovely break over the festive season and are rested and ready to go for the 2019 Rotary year! It was lovely to see so many members at the January breakfast at Cafe InContro last week and catch up on everyone's news. We also welcomed Bernie and Peter Mason who joined us for breakfast. Bernie and Peter live in North Ryde and are interested in joining the club. We look forward to seeing them both at future meetings and events.
Our first club meeting will be next Friday 1 February at Dunmore Lang College,  7a.m. for 7.15a.m. start. David Martin will be leading the planning for this year's Country Students IT Visit with will be held in May.
A reminder to let David know by 9a.m. Wednesday if you are not able to come to the meeting. David has to advise DLC on Wednesday of the number of members who will be attending for catering purposes and the club is charged according to that  information. David's contact details are email: or mobile is 0414642948.
The first Board Meeting for the year will be held on Wednesday 30 January at 93 Park Road Hunters Hill commencing 7.30p.m. All members are welcome to attend.
Among other matters, we will be discussing the planning for  two fundraising events coming up soon. The Trivia Night will be held on Saturday 23 February at Clive Austin Conference Centre Royal Rehab 6.30 for 7p.m. start. We are fortunate that Stephen Sim has agreed to be our Trivia Master so it should be a fun night! Please invite your friends and family to come along and book at table of 8 or 10 or join with others on the night. See the flyer in this bulletin for more information or contact me email: or mobile 0400803417.
The funds raised from the Trivia night will help support the Club's Youth projects. Over the past few weeks we have welcomed home 2018 Exchange student, Josh Nowiczewski from his exchange in Finland and farewelled  2019 Exchange student, Abby Balian, who has headed off on exchange to Germany for 12 months.
Stephanie Long recently attended the week long RYLA program through the club's sponsorship. This weekend we sponsor Abby Ottewill to attend the RYPEN weekend. As mentioned earlier, this week we begin our planning for the 2019 Country IT student's visit. We are very proud of the Club's support for Youth programs which would not be possible without our fundraising efforts.
We are also seeking bottles of wine or items for prizes, so if you have any unwanted Christmas gifts or other items you would like to donate, bring them along to a meeting or let me know and I will organise to collect them.
The second upcoming fundraising event is the Book Stall which will be held at North Ryde Public School on the State Election Day,  Saturday 23 March. Gwen Martin is coordinating the book sale and has asked that members start collecting books in good condition and paper bags for the sale. The type of books required include: novels, critically acclaimed, crime, romance, children's books, recent travel , gardening, cooking and classic. Please NO text books, comics or magazines. CD's and DVDs in good condition also will be accepted.
Please hold any acquired books for the stall until closer to the date as we are running out of storage space. However if you do have a storage problem please let David, Victoria or myself know and we will organise to collect the books. Paper bags are to give to purchasers to carry their books, NO plastic bags please.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Breakfast at Cafe InContro Cox's Road Mall on Saturday 18 January 2019
District 9685 International News - December 
Read the December District International news here.
Welcome Back Josh!
Welcome home 2018 Exchange student Josh Nowiczewski! Josh has recently returned home  following a year exchange in Finland.
Josh's parents Jen and James are currently hosts to our current inbound exchange student Helmiina Salila from Finland.
Our Outbound student for 2019 Abby Balian flew out to Germany  last Saturday 19 January for her year exchange experience.
2019 RYLARIAN Stephanie Long
The 2019 RYLA Candidate for the Rotary Club of North Ryde was Stephanie Long. Stephanie is the Membership Director for the Rotaract Club of Macquarie -Ryde.
Stephanie participated in the week long leadership program RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) from Sunday 13 January to Saturday 19 January held at Narrabeen. 
Tylah McConnell, past RYLARIAN from North Ryde Club, participated as a facilitator.
Stephanie's brother was there to support her at the award presentation.
Dates for your diary
1 February           Ist Club Breakfast meeting for the year
1 March               Thank You Breakfast for Carols sponsors
23 February        Trivia Night at Royal Rehab
16 March             President Elect Training
23 March             Election Day Book Stall at North Ryde Public School
29-31 March       District 9685 Conference Newcastle
14 April                District Assembly
26 - 31 May         Country Students' DIGIT Visit
28 June                Club Changeover Dinner
29 June                District Changeover
25 August           The North Ryde Fun Run
The Rotary Club of North Ryde Trivia Night 23 February 2019 
District 9685 Conference - Rotary Rocks
Head to the Conference website:
There is still time to register! Follow the link for more information New Members are most welcome attend.
Riding For The Disabled Working Bee 2 February 2019 
Getting Ready for 2019 Working Bee! 
Where: RDA Ryde Centre 
When: Saturday 2nd February 
Time: all day from 7am. You can come at any time. 

We are having a working bee on Saturday 2nd February 2019 and your assistance in readying the Centre to welcome home our horses, volunteers, riders, families and carers will be greatly appreciated. 

There will be a list of jobs in and around the Centre to choose from: cleaning, gardening, painting, cleaning tack, weeding horse yards, checking fences, mowing lawn, organising the garage and feed shed just to name a few! 

Early starters can enjoy free bacon & egg rolls, tea & coffee from 7am. Morning tea and a sausage sizzle lunch will be available at 12 noon. 

We would love to see you there! 

Your help in preparing for our 2019 classes would be wonderful.
Promoting Rotary Public Image Seminar

A hands-on, practical seminar covering all you need to know on how to improve your club’s public image.

 Topics include:

  •   Rotary branding

  •   Using the Brand Centre,

  •   Telling our Stories: People of Action Campaign

  •   Getting articles published

  •   Social media success

    When: Sunday, 17th February 2019: 9.30am for 10am ‘til 4pm

    Where: Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, Ryedale Road, West Ryde NSW 2114

    Who: Club Public Image Directors and anyone

    interested in learning about how to improve Rotary’s public image

    No cost to participants. Coffee & Tea on arri- val and a light lunch will be provided.

    RSVP: by Friday 8th February to email : Registration is essential.

    More Information: Rotary Public Image Co-ordinator (Zone 8—Australia): Gina Growden: Email or Mob 0412 128 106

An Invitation to Come Celebrate Rotary



Wishing you and your club members a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

I am inviting you and your members to be part of this fun evening of good food, good entertainment and above all good fellowship with Rotarians and non-Rotarians.

When: Saturday 2nd March

Where: Don Moore Community Centre North Rocks

Time: 7pm to 10:30pm

The funds raised from this evening will go towards the Sustainable Community Development Programs in India and Sri Lanka.

One of the project that we are currently working on is to refurbish the district hospital in Vavuniya that caters for close to 500K of people.   As an example, the hospital has 2 x 4 body chillers to preserve the dead for post mortem or until the family can claim the body.  One unit is totally out of use and the other working in such a state that you might as well turn this off. 

Please call me when you are free and we can discuss this further.   I am also more than happy to come as a guest speaker to your club to speak about our projects in India and Sri Lanka.

Looking forward to your support for this event.  Here is the Facebook link to the event and please share this with your members and friends. -

Thank you

Yours in Rotary

Haran Ramachandran


Haran Ramachandran MACS (Snr), PHF, JP

Club Service Director–Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville

District Foundation Zone Rep–North West Zone

Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville

Rotary International - District 9685


Mobile / WahtsApp/ Viber: +61 419 980 529




"Be the Inspiration Golf" Tuesday 12 March 2019 

You are invited to Golf and “Be the Inspiration” to support research into head and neck injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder research on Tuesday 12 March 2019.

In 2019 the Rotary Club of Penrith Valley is supporting the Nepean Blue Mountain Medical & Research Foundation and Australian Rotary Health.

Playing Golf at the Home of the NSW Open, the Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club, will be a marque event!

For $90 you are supporting Professor Chin’s Robotic Surgery Research and to help Australian Rotary Health fund its research into PTSD!

You’ll enjoy 18 holes of golf in a shared motorised cart, with breakfast, refreshments and to conclude with a buffet lunch presentation.

The Rotary Club of North Ryde could make up a Team to win the coveted best Rotary Club Trophy and prizes. Your help to circulate this event is appreciated.

Want more info: Telephone Terry 0412 229 994 or email for a registration on

See you there!

Rotary Clubs of Lane Cove and Chatswood Sunrise Trivia Night
Q and A Audience
Q&A is the show where YOU (the audience) sets the agenda by asking the tough questions of Australia’s politicians, pundits and opinion-makers. We are live to air across the nation every Monday night at 9.30pm. We have had the pleasure of many Rotary members from across Melbourne and Sydney attending our shows during 2018 and we would like to invite members of your community to attend in 2019. 
We know your members are enthusiastic to engage in the national discussion. As we head towards a likely federal election in May, there will be lots to discuss and plenty of questions that needs answers! 
Would you be interested in organising a small (or large!) group for your members to attend Q&A in the New Year? We can help with free transport in and around Sydney for your group (within about 2 hours drive). Every Monday night we organise a bus from a different area of Sydney and its surrounds – please let us also know if that would be of interest to you and we will find a suitable date. If you are from further afield and happen to be with your group on a Monday night in Sydney (or individually too!) please also let us know and we will give you priority. For more information please contact us: Email: Ph: 02 8333 4065 Web: We look forward to seeing you at Q&A! 
Rotary's Online 2017/18 Annual Report
Annual reports are boring, right?  Not Rotary’s!!
  • words are kept to a minimum – very easy to read
  • beautiful images, graphics, videos and audio – bringing it to life
  • links to compelling stories on a range of topics – highly engaging
  • a menu that allows quick and easy navigation.
We think this web page will serve a number of purposes:
  • making Rotarians even more proud to be members
  • telling the story of who we are to prospective members and others
  • conveying the value of the Foundation in delivering high-impact projects
  • giving recognition to the work of our wonderful partners, such as Shelterbox.
In other words, this is much more than an annual report.  It’s an outstanding new tool to convey how – together – we are making a difference in the world.  We’d encourage you to share it with all your audiences.
Tip: It’s even more powerful if you click the  full screen icon at the bottom right.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Feb 01, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Feb 08, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Feb 22, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Trivia Night
Royal Rehab
Feb 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Mar 08, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Feb 08, 2019
Cancer Research
Mar 08, 2019
Public Image for Rotary Clubs
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   Is it true that if you weren't embarrassed by what you did last year, you didn't do enough?

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