27 November 2020

Dear Fellow Club Members and Friends,
Our last guest speaker for 2020 was Catherine Knox from the Asylum Seeker Centre. The ASC Ambassador - Dr Munjed Al Muderis is a world-leading surgeon at Macquarie University Hospital. He was also a refugee who came here looking for a better life from Iraq. His story is not to be missed.  You never know how lucky you can be. For photos of Catherine's presentation see here.
We had so much fun on the club social Kahoot Trivia game last Saturday night. It was a warmup game before our Online Trivia Night set for Saturday13th March 2021 as part of our fundraising activities.  Watch this space for more information and think about building your team. Thanks to our hidden gem - Juliet for organising and hosting the Kahoot game. For more see here.
Special thanks to our financial auditor Sam Lu, who has ensured our club's financials are compliant once again for the year 2019-20. The audit report prepared by Sam will be presented at the Annual General Meeting on Friday 4 December 7.15a.m. for 7.30a.m. The AGM will be followed by a Club Assembly focusing on Membership.
Don’t forget the hot Bunnings BBQ stall is on the way this Saturday from 9am to 4pm at Gladesville. We hope to see you there.

The next scheduled Club Zoom meeting is 4th December 2020 for AGM and Club Assembly for Membership
Topic: North Ryde Rotary Club - Zoom Club Meeting
Time: Dec 04, 2020 07:15 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Meeting ID: 878 2165 6014
Password: 2113
Best Regards
Mandy Van JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2020-2021
Rotary District 9685
Mobile: 0404 082 611
Photos from Trial Kahoot Trivia Night 21 Nov 2020
Our club social event this month was atrial run of a Kahoot Trivia night online. It was a fun night organised by member Juliet Chen. We hope we have worked out any problems we may have discovered and are ready to plan our fundraising online trivia night on 13 March 2021.
North Ryde Rotary BBQ at Bunnings Gladesville Saturday 28 Nov 2020
The Rotary Club of North Ryde will be holding its very first Bunnings BBQ at the new store at Gladesville on Saturday 28 November 2020.
Come along and enjoy a COVID-safe sausage sizzle to support our club's projects and perhaps do a little Christmas shopping while you are there!
Notice of Annual General Meeting for The Rotary Club of North Ryde
Notice is hereby given of The Annual General Meeting of The Rotary Club of North Ryde Inc to be held on Friday 4 December 2020 at 07.30a.m. via Zoom.
•    Confirmation of Minutes of previous AGM held on 6 December 2019
•    Tabling of Financial reports for FY 2019/20
•    Call for nominations and vote on Club officers and directors for FY 2021/22
The positions to be voted on include:
Club Officers : President, President -Elect, Secretary, Treasurer
Directors: (minimum 3 positions)
Committee Chairs: Club, Foundation, Youth, Community, Vocational, International, Public Image, Bulletin, Membership
Members will be nominating and voting for the 2021-22 Board and Committee Chairs at the upcoming AGM. If you are interested in holding a position on the Board for the next Rotary year or leading a committee please contact myself or any of the current Board members. Our  current Treasurer, Sandeep Rathi has expressed a wish to step down following 3 years in this position. Sandeep is happy to assist any member who would be prepared to fill this position and is elected by members at the AGM. Club officers and Directors are required to attend monthly Board meetings for the 2021-22 Rotary year. For more information regarding leadership roles see here.
The AGM will immediately be followed by a Club Assembly focussing on Membership. If any of our friends or bulletin subscribers are interested in becoming members of the Rotary Club of North Ryde, we would love to have a chat with you as we are seeking more willing and able community-minded people to join our club. 
Pam Wood
Public Officer 2020-21
mobile 0400803417
Tree of Joy 2020 at Coxs Road Mall
Rotary Carols 2020 Online 
Garry Maloney PHF Award 2020
Garry Maloney Receives Paul Harris Fellowship at October Celebration Dinner
Garry Maloney, Mak Kahill, District Governor David Clark, Rob Wilkinson
This year, in awarding a Paul Harris Fellowship, we would like to honour the service to Rotary, and commitment to community service, of Garry Maloney.
Garry was born in Sydney in 1950 and raised in Balmain throughout his school years. He attended St Augustine’s Balmain for Primary school and Christian Brothers Balmain for High School. Garry has always been a keen sportsman, competing in tennis, cricket and football as a young person and he continues to enjoy tennis and golf regularly. Since joining Rotary, Garry has participated in a number of golf days supporting ROMAC, Australian Rotary Health and other charities.
On completing High School, Garry commenced work at Sydney County Council, which later became Sydney Electricity, where he continued to work for 27 years, in IT and customer service. On leaving Sydney Electricity he tried his hand as a tennis coach and then joined Oce Australia. Garry worked for Oce for 14 years as a Customer Relations Officer and then as a member of the sales team. During his time there, Garry organised a number of golf days for clients. He also tried his hand at musical theatre, for a couple of years, with a group of staff members who were in an amateur musical society in Carlingford! In 2011, Garry joined Konica Minolta in customer relations and stayed with the company until his retirement in 2018.
Garry met his partner, Pam, and her two children in 1989 and they moved to Castle Hill in 1992. Garry became involved in the parent committees whilst the children were at high school, helping at working bees, school fetes, art shows and other fundraising events and activities. At the same time, he also helped at the schools where Pam was working, providing an extra pair of hands whenever needed.
Garry joined Rotary, with his partner Pam, in November 2014 after helping at the North Ryde Fun Run in August of that year. Since joining, Garry has been a strong supporter of the Club. He has involved himself in many fundraising events particularly sausage sizzles, book sales, fun runs and the Carols on the Common. Even whilst frequently travelling interstate for work, he would organise free printing for the events through Konica Minolta. Garry has also helped with the Country Students’ IT Tour, assisting with organising venues to visit, and accompanying the group of students on tours and activities.
Since retiring, Garry has taken on more volunteering activities with the Club. He has been operations coordinator for the Carols on the Common in 2019 and the North Ryde Fun Run in 2018 and 2019. He has given his time to set up and pack up many fundraisers, often working throughout the day as well as the days before and after the events. He has attended organising committee meetings regularly. He has sourced prizes and sponsors for the fun runs, trivia nights and ensured certificates of appreciation are delivered. This year Garry has taken on the role of Club Service Director, working with the Board to organise social events and club meetings.
Garry’s exceptional contribution to the Rotary Club of North Ryde, and to our community in general, makes him very deserving of recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow.
An Exciting Announcement from Amanda Barnes - Learning and Development Chair
We are very excited to launch the Learning and Development website for our district. 
This will be your one stop shops for all things Learning and Development for District and Club roles. We have uploaded everything from the 2020/2021 Learning and Development seminars and everything moving forward. We are working to transfer all previous training material across to this platform as well - this is an ongoing process.
Please see the attached file which provides information on how to register and use this website. You can register as individuals or as a club if you would prefer. The link above will also be available on the District Website.
A massive congratulations and thank you to Bobby Holder and Amanda Barnes for all of their work in getting this up and running for the District. This has been a massive challenge in this unusual year. It has been time consuming and technical, but persistence and tenacity reigned.
If you have any questions or issues please do not hesitate to contact Amanda at
Marilyn Kenney
The Rotary Club of Springwood Inc.
Communications Director 2020-2021
Rotary District 9685
0404 041 325
Upcoming Events
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ Fund Raising
Nov 28, 2020
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Club Annual General Meeting (via ZOOM)
Dec 04, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Social Xmas Dinner and Virtual Carols
Dec 13, 2020
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Photo Albums
Guest Speaker Catherine Knox from the Asylum Seeker Centre
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Juliet Chen
November 3
Mandy Van
November 6
Sandeep Rathi
November 11
   "A refugee is someone who survived and who can create the future.” by Amela Koluder
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