20 November 2020

Dear Fellow Club Members and Friends,
Thanks to Rotarian Ian and Danelle who talked about supplementing our water supplies with purified recycled water at  last Friday's Zoom club meeting. It helped to make us aware of recycled water supplies in Australia compared to the world see photos here.
This week, some members helped to move the leftover books from our previous book sales from the Kennards storage unit to the Venturers at Boronia Park. They are having a Garage Sale this weekend at the Boronia Park Scout Hall, Farnell Street Hunters Hill see flyer. Thanks Garry and Rob for organising the move and to David and Gwen for their help. The Venturers were very happy to receive the books.
On Monday, Peter, Bernie and I attended a filming session at Cox’s Road Mall for the Christmas promotion. We were able to talk about the Tree of Joy. This session will be included in the Virtual Carols production which goes live on Sunday 13 December for more information see here. 
Hope you can join us with some fun on Club social Kahoot Trivia game night this Saturday night 21 November at 7.00pm see flyer.
North Ryde Rotary Club is inviting you to a scheduled social Zoom meeting.
Topic: NR Rotary Social Kahoot test game Zoom Meeting
Time: Nov 21, 2020 07:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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Please see Zoom meeting details with our last guest speaker for this year on Club Zoom meeting.
The next scheduled Club Zoom meeting is 20th November 2020 for guest speaker – Ms Catherine Knox from Asylum Seeker Centre see here
Topic: North Ryde Rotary Club - Zoom Club Meeting
Time: Nov 20, 2020 07:15 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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Best Regards
Mandy Van JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2020-2021
Rotary District 9685
Mobile: 0404 082 611
Guest Speaker Catherine Knox from the Asylum Seeker Centre Friday 20 November 7.15am for 7.30a.m. start.
Virtual Trivia Social Night
The Rotary Club of North Ryde is holding a trial social Trivia night this Saturday night 21 November from 7.00pm. We hope to hold a fundraising virtual trivia night in March next year instead of our usual face to face one. So we need to practise! Members and friends are invited to participate for a bit of fun and to help us try it out. Thanks to Juliet Chen for setting this one up.
Tree of Joy 2020 Update
We are delighted that the Bendigo Bank,  North Ryde has once again generously supported the Tree of Joy by donating $1000 towards the purchase of gift packs for local community groups including Macquarie Hospital, New Horizons Aged Care and North Ryde Community Aid- Presbyterian Aged Care. Bendigo Bank North Ryde has been a supporter of the Tree of Joy and Rotary for many years.
The gifts will be purchased from Richies IGA and North Ryde Pharmacy at Cox's Road Mall who have also been long time supporters of the Tree of Joy. We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the management and businesses at Cox's Road Mall of this very worthwhile project. The local community has already shown incredible generosity in the number of gifts that have been donated. We will continue to collect gifts daily from the tree until Sunday 6 December. 
For further information or inquiries about the Tree of Joy please contact Pam Wood, Tree of Joy Coordinator 2020 on mobile 0400803417 or
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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!
Guest Speakers Ian Law and Danielle Francis at our Zoom Club Meeting 13 Nov 2020
On Friday 13 November Ian Law from IBL Solutions and Danielle Francis from WSAA presented Supplementing Water Supplies with Purified Recycled Water.
Carolin Wilkinson receives a Community Service Award
Carolin Wilkinson Receives Community Service Award at October 2020 Celebration dinner
Pat Perrin, David Martin, Carolin Wilkinson, Annette Billington and District Governor, David Clark 
It is understandable when you live in a community for nearly 40 years, you would have roots, know many people and local businesses and yet not so usual to have so many people call you by name. 
When you’ve raised a family and stood shoulder to shoulder with your husband during that time, it is not unknown to have been involved in groups, both informal and formal, at their various stages of life.   Yet it is not very common for someone to still relate to those groups and be supportive of their community aims long after their direct involvement has passed.
Nor is it usual to join a community aid organisation and still be there 16 years later, for the sole reason that the purpose of your work is so meaningful to their clients:  the aged and the not so fortunate in your neighbourhood. 
“Who doesn't want to know that we notice them and value them?  And who might respond to us better when they feel that they matter?  It probably cannot be overstated – it matters...that people matter.”  Steve Goodier could have been thinking of Carolin Wilkinson when he said these sage words.
From Mothers’ groups and Babysitting Clubs, School Canteens and P+Cs, supporting her children’s academic and numerous extra-curricular activities – to say nothing of her name always appearing on every Rotary North Ryde work roster – Carolin’s personal generosity to others knows almost no bounds.
Her love of family is at the heart of all that Carolin does.  Her delight in the young and not so young drives her wish for everyone to know the reward of unconditional support.  Carolin’s thoughtfulness and thoroughness as she does all that she can, reflects her ability to see value in everyone.  As is her compassionate approach, considerate manner and capacity to give the gift of friendship with her care.
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”  Joseph F. Newton Men.   No one ever feels lonely when Carolin listens, cares, helps.
Thank you, Carolin, for building bridges.  And for valuing all of us.
(Written by Helen Crouch on behalf of the Rotary Club of North Ryde)
Virtual Carols on the Common 13 December 2020 
This year the Carols on the Common will be held online. The Rotary Clubs of North Ryde and Macquarie Park will be organising a get together at Top Ryde shopping centre on Sunday 13 December to watch the livestream and to celebrate the end of a very challenging year. More details to come once the venue and time have been finalised. We hope all our members and friends can join us!
Each year at the Carols on the Common there is a bucket collection held that raises funds to go to a local or worthy charitable group. In the past we have raised funds for Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) and the Rural Fire Brigade. This year instead of a bucket collection, there will be an opportunity to make a donation online  to Foodbank and/or Riding for the Disabled at Marsfield. There are many people and families doing it tough this year so for those who generously wish to help there will be a donation box for Foodbank placed outside Richies IGA at Cox's Road Mall close to the Carols launch date. Please remember also that the donation box for North Ryde Community Aid- Presbyterian Aged Care at Richies IGA will also continue to need your support. 
Cox's Road Mall Shop To Win
Garage Sale this weekend
Thank you to the Boronia Park Venturers who were pleased to accept many boxes of books left over from our Book sales last year and earlier this year. If you love Garage sales they are having one this weekend!
November is Rotary Foundation Month
Hello Rotarians of D9685,
November is the month in the Rotary calendar when we celebrate the good work of Our Foundation. It is the time of year when you are asked to generously donate.
CENTURION WEEK will start on Monday 9 November and you have the opportunity to become a CENTURION, or to renew your membership. For just $100 you can support Our Foundation, help to END POLIO and recognize 100 years of Rotary in ANZ.
Whether you are a Major Donor, a PHS or you have not contributed before….
Just DO it, it will feel really good!
On Friday 23 October, many Rotarians joined Mark and David Anderson to ride the train telling all of Sydney about the Rotary crusade to End Polio. Many Clubs and many Rotarians made donations to support the cause and some cheques were presented on the train and some on the platform
And everyone had a very FUN time!      Thank you, Mark and David
Thank you for reading. 
REMEMBER TO GIVE this month. 
Stay safe.
PDG Bruce Lakin
District Rotary Foundation Chair 
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 20, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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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
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