President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
My apologies for the delay in the bulletin This past week was a difficult week for me and I was unable to complete the bulletin in time for Friday's deadline. My thanks to Brian Powell for again stepping up to chair the club meeting on Friday 17 May. Our guest speaker was Ron Marton from  Riding for the Disabled (NSW) at Marsfield. We look forward to connecting with Ron again at the dinner for the students from Country NSW who have participated in the IT company visits this week.
Due to a last minute withdrawal we have hosted 4 students this week and we hope they gain great insight and inspiration from their visit to Sydney. Our thanks go out to the many companies, Macquarie University and UTS who have agreed to provide tours for the students. Thanks also to David Martin and all the members and friends who have hosted, supervised and transported the students throughout the week. We look forward to hearing their feedback on Thursday evening at the dinner.
Don't forget the 2019 Annual Celebration Dinner for our club will be held on Friday 28 June at Basil's Seafood Restaurant Marsfield see invitation here. Bookings are now being taken, to book a eat or a table please contact me by email: or or by mobile: 0400803417. President-elect Mak Khalil and I look forward to celebrating another successful Rotary year!
There is no club meeting this week. The Board will meet on Friday morning 31 May at Dunmore Lang College from 7.15a.m. The next meeting for the North Ryde Fun Run Club committee is next Tuesday 4 June at 93 Park Road Hunters Hill commencing 7.30p.m.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Guest speaker Ron Martin from Riding for the Disabled speaking to members at our breakfast meeting on Friday 17 May.
The Rotary Club of North Ryde 2019 Annual Celebration Dinner
You are invited to celebrate the end of another successful Rotary year and the start of the next 2019-20
  • Join other Community Leaders and Members at our annual Changeover Dinner
  • Thank all involved in our joint success
  • Stand up & be recognized
  • Applaud Pride of Workmanship, Paul Harris Fellows and other Winners
  • Welcome the new Rotary Club Board
  • Have fun & network with leaders in your community.
Friday 28 June 2019 at 6.30 for 7.00p.m.
Venue:Basil’s Seafood Restaurant, 3 Trafalgar Place Marsfield
Cost: Great value of $50 per person ( tables of 10 $500) for a two-course meal including a glass of wine.
Drinks can be purchased separately on the night.
RSVP:by Friday 21 June 2019 to Pamela Wood,
 Or mobile 0400803417
Enquiries:Pam Wood, email woodmal50@hotmail.comor ph: 0400803417
Pat Perrin, emailpperrin2@bigpond.comor ph: 9887 1538
Pre-dinner drinks
Welcome, Introductions & Raffles
Club Year 2018-19 in review
Wrap up & Raffle Prize Draws
Call for MUNA 2019 Volunteers 
Dear Club President and Youth Director
Firstly thank you for sponsoring one or more MUNA teams for 2019.
As you are aware MUNA requires volunteers over the weekend to make it a smooth and successful operation.
I am seeking volunteers from interested Rotarians from your Club. 
It  would be great to have members from your Club attend as volunteers for the weekend. I suggest a maximum of 2 members.
Please complete the questions below for each member:
Volunteer Questions
1. I am interested in being a volunteer- Yes/No
2. Name -
3. Rotary Club- 
4. Date/times- please circle availability
 Friday 14 June 1-5pm
Saturday 15 June 8-1am
Saturday 15 June 1-6pm
Sunday 16 June 8-12pm
Sunday 16 June 12-4pm
Roles will be allocated well before the MUNA weekend.
Many thanks for your support of MUNA 2019.
Peter Garrard
MUNA Chair
Mob  0410685417
Rotaract Club Macquarie - Ryde Update

I received this email from Carla Rank regarding the results of the AGM for the Rotaract Club of Macquarie Ryde. We wish all the outgoing members of the Rotaract club of Macquarie- Ryde all the very best for the future. We look forward to working with those who are interested in reviving the club at Macquarie University and hope they have a great response from the  University students in their endeavour to start the new Rotaract club.


Dear Friends of Rotaract 

It is with regret we inform you of the closure of the Rotaract Club of Macquarie-Ryde. However, this is not necessarily the end of a Rotaract Club in the Macquarie area.

Unfortunately, Secretary - Lachlan Hutchinson; Treasurer- Ricky Leong; Vice President - Steph Long; and myself, are unable to continue on as the board for the coming year. Accordingly a vote was proposed a passed unanimously at our meeting on 14/5/19 to close the Rotaract Club of Macquarie-Ryde. 

At this meeting there were 4 individuals who voiced interest in reviving a club at Macquarie University. The existing board offered ongoing support and guidance to these 4 in their endeavours to revive a new club.

The contact details for the 4 people interested in reviving a club in Macquarie University are:

Sara Lin


Jack Turner


Jayden Whaites


Liam Pham


As always, please feel free to contact me at anytime, or if you are interested in offering support or advice to the above 4 people, please reach out to Jayden Whaites at the above email address. 

I appreciate the support all clubs and individuals have offered over the past year. I believe there is real value to the relationships built between Rotaract and Rotary and the work Rotary does as an organisation. Best of luck to all clubs and incoming boards, please reach out during the year with exciting developments and/or projects- this is not goodbye. 

Kindest Regards

Carla Rank. 

The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run - Save the Date!
2019 District 9685 Changeover Dinner Invitation
An Invitation to The Rotary Club of Macquarie Park End of Year Function Friday 5 July 2019
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Upcoming Events
IT Student Visit
May 26, 2019 4:00 PM –
May 31, 2019 7:30 AM
IT Students Dinner
Riding for the Disabled
May 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
May 31, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jun 07, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jun 14, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jun 21, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Changeover
Basil's Seafood Restaurant
Jun 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District Changeover
Jun 29, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Club Meeting - Assembly
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 05, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 12, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
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Jun 07, 2019
Life and Black Holes
Jun 14, 2019
My Year in Australia
View entire list
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Pamela Wood
May 24
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