5 June , 2020

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
5 June 2020
The Rotary Club of North Ryde was Chartered on 5 June 1978 as a luncheon Club. The first was President Frank Herford Smith. A few years later the Club changed to a breakfast club.
The first female President was Pat Perrin 1998 - 1999, followed by Julie Stone 1999 – 2000.
President – Mak Khalil member for 34 years
Past President - Pat Perrin member for 27 years
Past President - Rob Wilkinson  member for 27 years
Past President-  Victoria Crawford 27 years
Past President -  David Martin member for 26 years
Past President - Brian Powell member for 20 years
Honorary Member – Stephen Sim member for 16 years
Past President - Pam Bennett member for 14 years
Past President -  Shankar Sankaran, member for 12 years
Club Member  - Pat Italiano member for 11years
Club Member – Annette Billington member for 8 years
Pat Perrin -  Assistant District Governor Zone 7, District 9680, 2001- 2002
Rob Wilkinson - ROMAC, 2004 - 2019, Chairman ROMAC Australia and New Zealand 2016 – 2019
President Mak Khalil - Founder of International Travel Fellowship of Rotarians 1972, Programs and Speakers Chairman District 9680 2001 - 2003
 MAIN ACTIVITIES 2019 -2020 :
•    Inviting informative speakers and arranging enjoyable social functions
•    The North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
•    Hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange Student from France
•    Sponsoring candidates for RYLA and RYPEN 
•    Providing a scholarship for a student from Dunmore Lang College
•    Carols on the Common in partnership with the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park 
•    Tree of Joy at Cox’s Road Mall
•    Book Sale and BBQ at Cox’s Road Mall
•    Trivia Night raising funds for Youth programs and Rotary Bushfire Appeal
•    Australian Rotary Health
•    The Centre for Emotional Health
•    Shelterbox
•    ROMAC
•    Rotary Bushfire and Drought Appeals
•    Local schools – North Ryde PS, Ryde East PS, Truscott Street PS, Kent Road PS, Holy Spirit Primary School, Ryde Secondary College.
•    North Ryde Community Aid Inc
•    Riding for the Disabled, Marsfield
•    Macquarie Hospital
•    New Horizons
•    Smith Family
•    St Vincent De Paul Society
President – Mak Khalil 
President Elect – Mandy Van 
Secretary – Mandy Van 
Treasurer –Sandeep Rathi  
Immediate Past President - Pam Wood 
Victoria Crawford  
Garry Maloney 
Brian Powell  
David Martin 
Committee Chairs & Members: 
Club - David Martin , Garry Maloney,  Victoria Crawford, Mak Khalil
Foundation-  Brian Powell
Youth – Pam Bennett, Annette Billington, Bernie Mason, Pam Wood
Community – Pat Perrin, Annette Billington, Pam Wood
Vocational –  Pam Wood,  Mandy Van
International – Garry Maloney
PR – Mandy Van,  Garry Maloney, Pam Wood , Barbara Lee
Bulletin –  Pam Wood,  Victoria Crawford, Mandy Van
Membership – Victoria Crawford,  Binoe Verghese 
Fundraising – All Board members 
Web Manager - Sandeep Rathi

For more information:
Club Secretary and President-elect 2020-21: Mandy Van mobile 0404082611
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
North Ryde Rotary Club 42nd Anniversary Social Zoom Meeting 5 June 7.30a.m.
Dear North Ryde Rotary Club Members, Alumni and Friends,
It is great to celebrate our North Ryde Rotary Club 42nd anniversary in a new way.

North Ryde Rotary Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: North Ryde Rotary Club 42nd Anniversary Social Zoom Meeting

Time: Jun 5, 2020 07:30 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydne

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Meeting ID: 853 6715 2561

Password: 2113

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Please feel free to forward to any Alumni members.
Hope to see you on Friday.
Wish you all healthy and safe.
Best Regards
Mandy Van JP
North Ryde Rotary Club
M. 0404082611
District 9685 Community Service Award - Small Club
We Won an Award! Congratulations to Community Service Coordinators Pat Perrin and Annette Billington and to all the members and supporters of the Rotary Club fo North Ryde! Well done!!
Congratulations also to all the clubs in District 9685 who received an award for their efforts throughout 2020!
An Extract for DG Kalma's e-bulletin
The club awards were presented ‘remotely’ this year at the last Zoom Presidents’ meeting of the year. And CONGRATULATIONS go to the following clubs for their outstanding service to our District and to those in the community who have benefited from all your efforts and contributions – you are all amazing!!!
2019/20 Winner
Highly Commended
Shelterbox Gold
Shelterbox Silver
Crows Nest
Community Service - Large
Lower Blue Mountains
Community -Small Clubs
North Ryde
The Hills/Kellyville
International Service - Large
E Club Greater Sydney
International -Small Clubs
The Hills/Kellyville
Vocational Service
Youth Service – Large
Youth Service - Small Clubs
The Hills/Kellyville
Membership growth - Large
Castle Hill (16%)
Membership growth - Small
Kurrajong Nth Richmond (35%)
Noel McDonald Bulletin
Golden Quill for Public Image
Lower Blue Mountains
PI Norm Roach Website
Kalma McLellan
Governor, RI District 9685, 2019-20
Possible Social Picnic 13 June 2020
Dear Members and Friends,
The board thought that it would be a good idea to try and have a face to face club meeting, come social gathering, as soon as we can.  Zoom meetings are great, but nothing beats face to face even from an appropriate distance.
We thought a morning tea in a park would fit the bill.  Saturday 13th June was suggested, at around 10 am.  The venue suggested was Blenheim Park, North Ryde.  There are toilets and a playground available.
It would be a case of bring your own chair or rug, drinks and eats.  I am sure the coffee aficionados will know where the closest takeaway coffee outlet is!  
The group will be restricted to 10 with the 1.5 metres physical distancing to apply.  Depending on numbers, we could split into 2 or more appropriately separated groups.  Negotiations could be had to swap between groups during the morning.
Before we really firm up the arrangements could you please let me know if you feel comfortable with this type of meeting and whether you would like to attend on Saturday the 13th.  Partners and children are of course welcome. If it is wet, we will just cancel.
Could you please let me know as soon as possible whether you can make it.
David Martin 
Club Director
mobile: 0414642948
Social Dinner at Basils Seafood Restaurant 26 June 2020
Dear Fellow Club Members,
As you will be aware we had planned on having our Rotary Club Changeover Celebration Dinner at Basil’s Restaurant on Friday 26 June. But due to COVID - 19 we have had to cancel this event.
However, to support Tim at Basil’s, and with the restrictions easing from the 1st June, we are organising a club social dinner at Basil’s on Friday 26 June, starting at 7pm.
We will be in a seperate room to the main dinning room, and Tim will arrange the seating, taking into account the Physical Distancing requirements at that time. We are hoping that between 10 and 20 people will be able to attend the dinner. The dinner is for club members and partners.
Please see attached the ‘Menu’ that Tim has provided for our dinner. Drinks can be purchased separately.
Could you please let me know if you will be able to attend and the number of people attending, i.e. just you (1), you and a partner (2).
So, Friday 26 June at 7pm. 
Have a look at the attached Menu and make your choice on the night.
Buy your own drinks.
How many attending.
Please let me know by Friday, 12 June, if are able to attend?
If you have any questions please contact me, on 0426230458
Thank you and stay well,
Garry Maloney
Red Shield Appeal Digital Doorknock
Usually, at this time of year, you’ll see us Rotarians throughout local shopping centres and the like rattling buckets, waving banners, EFT machines in hand raising much needed funds for The Salvation Army on their Red Shield Appeal Weekend. 
This year, due to restrictions forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to do that. So how can we help?
Rotary Clubs working hand in hand with The Salvos goes back many years and never before have they needed us more!
To donate, please click on below link.
Rotary Zone 8 Public Image newsletter May 2020
My Rotary Friends
The latest Zone 8 Public Image Newsletter - Volume 2 Issue 6, May 2020 is attached. 
Please forward the newsletter to your fellow members and friends - as you think appropriate.
If you would like to receive back copies of the newsletter, please let me know:  Email: or phone 0412 128 106. 
Yours in Rotary

PDG Gina Growden
Rotary Public Image Coordinator 2018-21
Rotary International Zone 8
E: M: 0412 128 106
Rotary On The Move - June 2020
Please click HERE to view - download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for June 2020.  
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting in the Park
Blenheim Park
Jun 13, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Club Changeover
Atlantis Restaurant
Jun 26, 2020
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Peter Mason
June 4
Bernie Mason
June 6
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