President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last Friday we had a board meeting, the main issues discussed were :
1 . TWT advertising
2 . Update on Fun Run, preparations are going well thanks to Project Manager Pam Wood, the team , club members, sponsors and supporters 
3 . Review of Club BYLAWS
4 . Participating in Thriving Communities Expo, Epping Boys High School, 31 July from 6pm, thanks to Mandy for her efforts
5 . Buying equipment for our meetings
About 50 people, including myself attended the District Presidents Meeting last Saturday, we had some informative speakers who covered :
1 . The importance of having good speakers
2 .   "          "            "  donating to Rotary Foundation
3 . Ride for Polio on                                       Oct.24
4 . Graffiti Removal Day                                Oct. 27
5 . Foundation Dinner                                     Nov 11
6 , The Rotary leadership Institute (RLI) Course has currently 7 registered to participate, 3 more are needed for the August 4 training. If you are interested attending,  see below.
7 . Reasons District Conference 2020 , Wollongong 20-22 March 2020. Early bird registration finishes 31 July.
I spoke briefly about the Fun Run, some members took our flyers to distribute.
Teacher representatives from the 5 local Primary Schools and Ryde Secondary College will attend our meeting on August 2 and will receive cheques for our club contribution to their activities. We  thank them for supporting our Fun Run on August 25 at Macquarie University Sports Grounds.
Kind regards
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
Welcome to our 2019-20 Exchange Student Palmyre Desmarez
This week we welcome our 2019-20 Exchange student Palmyre Desmarez. Palmyre flew in from Coudon France early Tuesday morning. Palmyre will be staying with the Vaz family for the first few months of her exchange. Thank you to Pam Bennett for meeting Palmyre at the airport at such an early hour and to Annette Billington and Liane Corbett for hosting her on her first few nights here. We look forward to getting to know Palmyre over the next 12 months of her exchange here in Australia.
Brunch at Eden Gardens Saturday 27 July 2019
This month's social gathering was brunch at Eden Gardens' Dragonfly Cafe.
Fun Run Update for 2nd August
Registrations have started to come in for the Fun Run. This year we have a cash prize of $500 for the school or Pre-school within the Ryde Local Government Area with the most entries sponsored by North Ryde RSL.  
There is also a Corporate Challenge with incentives and prizes provided by Vision Personal Training North Ryde !  see below.
Thanks to our fabulous sponsors we have some great Raffle prizes and a silent auction.The winners will be announced on the day at the end of the Fun Run. Raffle tickets are now available to buy at $2 per ticket. Please contact me if you would like to take some books to sell or collect them at the club breakfast meeting on Friday. See here for more information.
Registrations are now open for the second FREE seminar on Youth Mental Health which will be held on Wednesday 14 August from 6-7p.m. This seminar will be presented by Professor Ron Rapee. For more information see here.
I am seeking volunteer helpers for the Fun Run. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help but we still need helpers to be marshalls, work on the BBQ and help with registrations. If you have a few hours free on the Sunday morning and could assist in some way, please let me know either by email at or mobile 0400803417.
Pam Wood
Project Director 2019
The North Ryde Fun Run

Rotary Club of North Ryde

Rotary District 9685



Mobile: 0400803417

The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run Corporate Challenge
Free Seminar on Youth Mental Health 14 August 2019
The Rotary Club of North Ryde in partnership with the Centre for Emotional Health is pleased to present a FREE community information evening for parents, carers and teachers and professionals on Feeding the Inner Lion: Helping children overcome their fears, worries, and shyness
The seminar will be held at the Hearing Hub, Level 2 Lecture Theatre at Macquarie University.
Join us on Wednesday 14 August from 6:00 pm to 7p.m. to hear about Helping children overcome their fears, worries, and shyness presented by Professor Ron Rapee.
  • What do young people worry about?
  • How do you know when your child’s fears are a problem?
  •  Why are some kids more fearful than others?       
  • How can parents help their children overcome anxieties?
Further information can be found here:
Prizes for the North Ryde Fun Run!
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Reasons 2020 District Conference  - 20-22 March 

 You and your partner are invited to attend the 2020 combined Rotary District 9685 & 9675 “Reasons” Conference.

The Special Early Bird Full Conference Registration has been extended, theprice of$200.00 per person is available NOW! Register before midnight on 31 July 2019 to get this package!

The theme for Conference 2020 is Reasons and it gives Rotarians a chance to focus on questions like:

·        Why are we Rotarians?

·        Why did we become Rotarians?

·        What keeps us serving our communities? 

The District Conference will be held in Wollongong at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March 2020 – a wonderful venue right on the beach: what more Reasons do you need to attend?

We have these inspirational speakers lined up and more in the pipeline:

  • Turia Pitt was burnt alive during an ultra marathon, humanitarian, Interplast Ambassador.
  • Kaye Green, the first Tasmanian exchange student to Japan in 1972, successful lithographer.
  • Rebecca Tolstory AM, Rotarian, founding Chair of Path of Hope
  • Rob Edwards, entertaining and inspiring motivational speaker.

All registrants will receive an invitation to attend free workshops/training seminars prior to the Conference on the Friday afternoon. We have also arranged with Wollongong Council for Rotarians to plant a tree in the Wollongong area on the same afternoon.

Saturday night’s dinner dance theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Come dressed as your favourite pin striped gangster or an incredibly glamorous flapper, musician, band or song. There will be prizes for the best dressed individuals and clubs.  Let your hair down, drag out your dancing shoes and let’s show Wollongong how we ROAR the Reasons why we are Rotarians.

We will be offering home hosting. What a great opportunity for you to meet and get to know a friendly Illawarra Rotarian.  Jim Christensen will be our home hosting coordinator, please contact Jim by email if you wish to participate.

Please join me in celebrating Rotary Connecting the World with the wonderful work we do in Districts 9685 & 9675 at the Rotary Reasons 2020 District Conference

Looking forward to sharing the Reasons why we are Rotarians with you.


Let's Fill these Courses to Bursting!
Your Rotary Leadership Institute Faculty is raring to "Connect The World" in this new Rotary year by delivering a terrific learning and development opportunity for Clubs.
The RLI course is run over two days, power-packed with information, learning, and skills you can use in your Rotary life straight away.   At only $75 including all materials, coffee  breaks  and lunch, this is great value to Clubs and their members.
Networking with other Rotarians and led by experienced facilitators, you are sure to enjoy what others are describing as the best Rotary training they have had.  If you are already an RLI graduate, encourage your fellow Club Members to attend.  Register online now at au and supercharge your Rotary.
Dates are;
RLI 53 August 4 and 18 (Sundays)
RLI 54 October 5-6 (Weekend)
RLI 55 November 16-17 (Weekend)

Ian Scott
RLI Coordinator
The Rotary Club of Eastwood Gladesville Trivia Night  14 Sept 2019
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 02, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 09, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Youth Mental Health Seminar
The Hearing Hub
Aug 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
No Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 16, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Assembly
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 23, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Macquarie University Sports Fields
Aug 25, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 30, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
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Aug 02, 2019
An Update on School Activities
Aug 09, 2019
Life and work story
Sep 06, 2019
Tall tales and true from my 'legendary?' police career.
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