President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
We had a very productive Club Assembly on Friday even though we were small group. We looked at our three main priorities for this year and discussed some strategies to meet our goals. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Assembly, I will collate the information and update our plan on the club website.
It was fun to see so many different styles of hats worn for the Lift the Lid on Mental Health Hat Day - see our photos below!
We also welcomed  local Podiatrist, Reid Lyon who attended as a guest. Reid is very interested in becoming a Friend of Rotary  and supporting  our club particularly with the Fun Run. We look forward to  Reid attending some meetings from time to time in the future.
The Thank You breakfast for this year's  North Ryde Fun Run sponsors will be held on Friday 23 November. There will be no club meeting on Friday 9 November in lieu of the extra meeting next month. I will be sending out an evaluation survey to members about the Fun Run shortly to assist us in planning for next year.
This Friday's meeting will be another Club Assembly focussing on the IT Country Students' Visit. David Martin will chair the meeting this week as I have committed to supervising the HSC English exams.
David has organised our social this month will be brunch at the Groundskeeper Café, Ryde Park, 30 Argyll Street, Ryde.   We will meet at 9.30a.m. on Saturday 27th October.  There is a 2 hour seating limit. It is a great venue with a parkland setting and a children’s play area right next to the café.  It has a varied menu and caters for dietary requirements. Please let David know if you would like to attend as soon as possible, email or mobile 0414 642 948.
Saturday 27 October.     Brunch at Groundskeeper Cafe
Friday 2 November        District Governor Susan Wakefield's visit to the Club breakfast meeting
Friday 9 November        NO CLUB MEETING
Thursday 15 November  Tree of Joy goes up in Cox's Rd Mall
Friday 16 November      Mr Karl Hartleb Austrian Consul-General
Friday 23 November      2018 North Ryde Fun Run Sponsors Thank You Breakfast
Friday 30 November      Club Christmas Party North Ryde RSL 6.30 for 7p.m. start
Thursday 6 December    NRCA Client Xmas party 11a.m.-3p.m.
Friday 7 December         Club AGM 7.15a.m. at Dunmore Lang College
Saturday 15 December   BBQ and Tree of Joy at Cox's Road
Sunday 16 December      Carols on the Common
Friday 18 January          Breakfast at Seb's Cafe Coxs Rd Mall
Saturday 23 February    Trivia Night TBC
Saturday 16 March         President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) -
                                          COMPULSORY Training for 2019/20 Presidents
Saturday 23 March         Book stall and BBQ on Election Day TBC
29-31 March                     District Conference, Newcastle.
                                           Register at
Sunday 14 April               District Assembly -
                                           Training for all 2019/20 Club Board members and executives
Friday 28 June                 Club Changeover Dinner
Saturday 29 June             District Changeover

Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Our Mad Hatters!!
World Polio Day - 24 October
Join the Celebration
World Polio Day is 24 October!

Now’s the time to start planning your World Polio Day event. Spread the word in your community about the ongoing fight to end polio. Together, we can — and will — make history by ending polio for good. 

You can join our global celebration in many ways:
  • Hold a fundraiser. Consider making virtual reality a part of it so people can see what it’s like to vaccinate a child against polio.
  • Educate your neighbors. Talk with friends, family, and colleagues about Rotary’s work to end polio.
  • Hold a viewing party. Watch the livestream of Rotary’s World Polio Day event as a club or with another Rotary or Rotaract club.
  • Light up your city. Illuminate a local landmark with the End Polio Now logo.

No event is too big or too small. Whatever you’re planning for World Polio Day, be sure to tell us about it.

Find resources to help you plan or promote your event at   
ARH A Night With Our Researchers Dinner 25 October 2018
An Invitation to a Vietnamese Cultural Night
The Rotary Club of Chatswood International is hosting a Vietnamese Cultural Night in Canley Vale on Friday 26 October.
The event will be a mix of cultural experience and fundraising for drought relief.  They have put together 7 dishes plus dessert and will have raffles for fundraising.
For more information see the flyer here.
Epiphanies - A Musical Theatre Gala Concert

We are now COUNTING DOWN with less than 2 weeks before Epiphanies Concerts will be taking place.

The stars of Les Miserables Australia come to the Seymour Centre to present Epiphanies – a celebration of our struggles and hopes through some of the great melodies of musical theatre!

Presented by Rob McDougall (Bishop of Deign/Cover Javert, Les Miserables; Mephisto, Faust), Epiphanies will present some of the greatest pieces of music from the great shows of the 20th and 21st Centuries, backed by a stunning 18 piece orchestra.

Kerrie Anne Greenland (Helpmann Awarded Eponine, Les Miserables; Violet, Sideshow) and Daniel Belle(The Ten Tenors; Cover Valjean, Les Miserables) perform a dazzling array of pieces from the most beloved musicals, including Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, Wicked, The Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard and The Sound Of Music. Guest artists Patrice Tipoki (Wicked, Les Miserables), Naomi Livingston (Les Miserables, Wicked), Trevor Ashley (Les Miserables, The Bodybag).

Money raised from the shows will go straight into mental health research through Australian Rotary Health.   COME AND JOIN US …..


Date: Saturday October 27, 2018

Times: 2pm and 7.30pm

Duration: 160 mins plus interval

Tickets: Adults $75, Pensioner $63.80

Venue: Seymour Centre, York Theatre, Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale.
















Melbourne Cup Luncheon Invitation
Bohemian Rhapsody Fundraiser for End Polio Now
Dear all,
This year our club is organising a movie premiere day on 4 November 2018.  It is a Sunday morning movie session, we hope you will bring your family and friends to enjoy the movie.  
This is a project to assist Polio, we are doing it for a good cause and for our club.  Raffle tickets are $5 x 1 ticket, $10 x 3 tickets, $50 x 20 tickets.  You are welcome to do cosplay on the day with Bohemian costumes or a cosplay of Queen band members (e.g. Freddie Mercury).  It’s Spring time, lets rock and roll 🎸 🤘 with your family and friends on the day.  
We are planning to go to the Chinese restaurant for Yum Cha with Turrumarra club ladies after the movie for a lunch, please join us if you also feel like having a lunch in Asian cuisine. The ladies suggest yum cha I guess they know there are good Asian restaurants in Chatswood.  They have a group of 15 people booked at the moment.  
We need your kind support and participation.  
Ticket please book online:
We have 65 tickets reserved at the moment. the theatre has a luxury adjustable chair, 278 seats, please book earlier at your convenience so I can allocate a better seat for you.  Hurry now!
Many thanks to all your kind support and participation.
See you soon!
Best regards,
Gen Leal
The Rotary Club of Chatswood
Waterline Project Supporting ROMAC

 All Rotary and Rotaract Clubs across Australia are encouraged to enter teams in the 2018 Waterline Challenge® which will be held 12-18 November. ‘Rotary Working Together’ will raise significant funds for ROMAC to help many more children from the Oceania island nations receive life-saving or dignity restoring surgery. See


Waterline Challenge® is a national event. Teams of up to 10 people can walk, run, cycle, paddle, row, swim, skate, horse ride, windsurf, along our waterways; coast, estuaries, rivers, lakes, islands. Be as creative as you can! You choose how you do it, how far you go, when you do it, and the money you raise goes to ROMAC. Each person is asked to raise a minimum of $200, so a team of 10 to asked to raise a minimum of $2,000 between them.


Clubs are asked to nominate a Waterline Challenge® Champion to put their team together and also promote the event to other community groups in their area to put teams together to raise funds for any of the 14 Waterline Charities. For further information or to register your Rotary or Rotaract Club go to


Julian Day, President RC Drummoyne and Founder of Waterline Challenge® He can be contacted on 0413 309 056.


Light Up East Ryde
Rotary Foundation Dinner - 26 November 2018
Rotary Foundation Table Bookings
District Conference 2019
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Oct 19, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Board Meeting
Oct 26, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Social Night
Oct 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Club Meeting
Nov 02, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Christmas Party
Nov 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
North Ryde Community Aid Client Christmas Lunch
Dec 06, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club AGM
Dec 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dec 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Nov 16, 2018
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Member Birthdays
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Barbara Lee
October 26
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