13 November 2020

Dear Fellow Club Members and Friends,
Last Friday, we learnt about IT and Cyber Security thanks to Rotarian Rowan Price – President of Ryde Rotary Club. He gave us a a lot to think about how we use technology in a safe way. Especially as we are all using IT so frequently since the advent of COVID19.
Don't wait for a cybercriminal to steal your identity. Take control of your online identity today. We can all take simple actions to keep ourselves, our families and our businesses safe online, go to
I still have a couple of “The Little Black Book of Scams”. Please contact me for your copy if you are interested.
My quote for this week: As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of Securing Cyberspace. Newton Lee
The next scheduled Club Zoom meeting is 13th November 2020 with our guest speakers – Mr. Ian Law and Ms Danelle Francis about Supplementing our Water Supplies with Purified Recycled Water
Topic: North Ryde Rotary Club - Zoom Club Meeting
Time: Nov 13, 2020 07:15 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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Meeting ID: 878 2165 6014
Best Regards
Mandy Van JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2020-2021
Rotary District 9685
Mobile: 0404 082 611
Purified Recycled Water
Recycled Purified Water - guest speaker 13 November
Supplementing our Water Supplies with Purified Recycle Water
Many of our major metro and regional areas suffered diminishing water supplies during the recent droughts and many have now realised that purifying our used waters and recycling the product back into our overall water supply creates a safe ‘climate resilient’ water supply that will serve us well into the future.

Join us to hear two great speakers about this topic.
Ian Law is a Chemical Engineer with a Masters Degree in Public Health Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia and a Fellow of the Singapore Water Academy. After completing his Masters degree in 1974, he worked for consulting engineering firms in South Africa and Australia in the water space, before starting his own business, IBL Solutions, in 2003. He has been involved in advanced water recycling projects in Southern Africa, South East Asia, New Zealand, the US and Australia throughout his
career. Ian also has connections with Rotary; he was a Charter Member of South Africa’s first multi-racial club, Pretoria 6, in 1981, a member of the St Ives Club in Sydney for a number of years in the late 1980s to early 1990s and President of the Wellington NSW club in 2006 – one of Australia’s oldest clubs that was chartered in 1947.

Danielle Francis won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, sponsored by Rotary District 9680. Her patron club was Lindfield Rotary. She studied French media at the University of Rennes, in Brittany, France for a year in 2000 - 2001. She learned a great deal about French media and society. She is a Project Manager at Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA).  Danielle wrote WSAA's All Options on the Table - Lessons from the Journeys of Others report, about community engagement on purified recycled water for drinking. She researches many aspects of purified recycled water around the world including demonstration projects, visitor centres and education materials and approaches, and is on a Project Advisory Committee for the Water Research Foundation in America. In her work with WSAA she leads advocacy work supporting the need for all options to be considered for water supply planning. 
Join the Rotary Club of North Ryde Zoom
meeting on Friday 13th November, 2020
at 7:30am to hear Ian and Danielle

Time: Nov 13, 2020 07:15 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Carols Live
Carols on The Common Goes Online
Tree of joy gifts
Tree of Joy at Cox's Rd Mall
The Tree of Joy is already attracting quite a few gifts.  Pam Wood has had to add to the tags several times.  Great to see out local community help those who are less fortunate. Many gifts will go to North Ryde Community Aid, Macquarie Hospital Wick's Rd North Ryde, New Horizons Aged Care as well as The Smith Family and St Vincent De Paul.
Below are some of those early gifts and the Santa bags to put them in.
Pat Perrin
Pat Perrin receives Community Award at October Celebratory Dinner
Pat Perrin - In Recognition of your generosity and support to the North Ryde Community
Those who choose nursing as a career naturally have a caring and compassionate approach to living their life.
To develop that career and specialise in aged care shows someone with a true understanding of people, their situation and a desire to honour their life and end of life with dignity and grace.
To raise two daughters and open yourself up for love a second time shows someone with a strength of character and faith in others, for others and the potential for more.
Theodore Roosevelt said “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind” … and our Pat Perrin is proof of this. Friend and fellow Rotarian, Phil Isaacs, said “I cannot think of a more deserving person to receive a Community Award than Pat.  Whether in Rotary, the Church or her neighbourhood, Pat is a wonder for the Community”.
Pat intrinsically sees a need and takes responsibility to do something to help.  She makes others feel valued and has always come up with a plan to give support, relief or tangible assistance to ease whatever burden someone may be facing, or just make things better for all of us. And she rallies troops to help her make things happen … who has ever been able to say no to Pat Perrin?
Her personal values of integrity, honesty and purpose are portrayed in her pursuit of possibilities and her need to leave things better than she found them. 
Pat has been a driving force in empowering others, is generous beyond compare in donation of time and deeds and giving and takes personal responsibility to make things happen.  For making things better.
There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”  Margaret J Wheatley 
Thank you, Pat, for helping us care.  And for caring for all of us.
Kempsey West

From: West Kempsey Rotary <>
Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 2:44 PM
Subject: Kempsey West Rotary Bush Fire Recovery Raffle
To: West Kempsey Rotary <>
Hello fellow Rotarians,
The Rotary Club of Kempsey West are asking for your help to raise much needed funds to support community projects in the Macleay Valley. This year, with COVID-19 limiting our ability to raise funds in a traditional way, our club has decided to run our first online raffle with some amazing prizes.
The 2019/20 Macleay Valley Bushfires burnt for approximately 8 weeks destroying 66 HOMES3 PUBLIC FACILITIES and 170 OUTBUILDINGS. They also damaged a further 100 structures throughout the upper macleay.
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Almost 12 months on from the fires starting, many residents are still living in tents, caravans and other temporary accommodation. Your ticket purchase will not only give you a chance to win fantastic prizes, but it will help us fund some very important community projects in these areas and bring normality back to these devastated communities.

All that we ask is that you please forward this email on to your club members or friends and family, and ask that they might consider buying a ticket or two.
Please go to for more information and to buy tickets.
Kind Regards,
Nathan Warwick
Club President
Mobile: 0438 939 239
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 13, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 20, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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Nov 13, 2020 7:15 AM
Supplementing our water supplies with purified recycle water (they will be speaking via ZOOM)
Nov 20, 2020 7:15 AM
"Seeking safety in Australia: What are the challenges and how can you make a difference"
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Juliet Chen
November 3
Mandy Van
November 6
Sandeep Rathi
November 11
The price good men (or women) pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men (or women).
Plato - with perhaps an amendment  by a woman
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