President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
What a fascinating presentation we had from Dr Phil Crosby on Friday morning! Phil is the Assistant Director for CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) and he spoke to us about the Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Telescope (ASKAP), the largest scientific instrument on the planet. It truly is amazing to hear about the advancements being achieved in the fields of Astronomy and Space Science in Australia and around the world.
We have been very fortunate to have such esteemed and interesting speakers at our breakfast meetings throughout the year. Once again,  thank you to Mak Khalil and David Martin for organising the guest speaker program.

This Friday is a the monthly Board meeting,  members are welcome to attend, particularly if  interested in nominating for a position on the Board in the future. It is a good opportunity to see how the Board operates and the different roles that make up the Board. This meeting we will be discussing the distribution of funds raised from the 2018 North Ryde Fun Run.
Following this meeting, there are only 2 more Board meetings  before the Annual General Meeting on Friday 7 December. If you are interested in nominating for a position or would like more information about being a Board member, please feel free to have a chat to any of our current Board members or myself.
This Friday Garry Maloney will be representing the Rotary Club of North Ryde on the End Polio Now Train Ride. He will be riding the train with other Rotarians to raise awareness of the End Polio Now campaign. If you would like to donate to the End Polio Fundraiser through the Australian Rotary Foundation Trust please see here for the donation form.
October is Mental Health Month, and 10 October 2018 is Hat Day to raise awareness of mental health issues. We ask that all members wear a hat to our meeting on Friday 12 October for Hat Day. This meeting will be a Club Assembly where we will review the North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health and undertake some further forward planning. You can also make a donation for Hat Day through
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Photos from Dr Phil Crosby's presentation on the ASKAP
Women in Rotary Forum 14 October 2018
Destiny Rescue Movie Night 18 Oct 2018
October is Mental Health Month
Mental illness is very common. One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety and substance use disorder. These three types of mental illnesses often occur in combination.    Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.
Australian Rotary Health have a number of different events that will engage with your members and potential members.
Save these Dates and register: 
Thursday,11th October, 2018 – Golf for Research – Camden Lakeside Golf Club, 50 Raby Road, Catherine Field.
This will be an Ambrose Event (team of 4) with players sharing carts.   The Full Package includes Breakfast and Buffet Lunch.   7am - Registration starts and 8am - Shot Gun Start  Presentation and Lunch at 1.30pm.
Thursday, 25th October, 2018 – A Night with Researchers’ Dinner – Dooleys, Lidcombe Catholic Club, 17 Church Street, Lidcombe
This night will be an opportunity for Rotarians and the community to hear from some of our researchers in a relaxed atmosphere.
Researchers that will be with us on the night will include:
  • Professor Jane Pirkis - Jane has undertaken a number of policy-relevant studies of suicide and suicide prevention in Australia.   She has a particular research interest in suicide and the media. 
  • Professor Vera Morgan – Vera is a psychiatric epidemiologist with a special interest in studying schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders using record-linkage and survey methods.
  • Professor Allison Waters -Allison focuses her research on the cognitive-neuroscience of emotional disorders in children and aims to translate findings from laboratory and basic science research into clinical practice. 
Book now to avoid disappointment …..  $60 per person
Saturday, 27th October, 2018 – Epiphanies, A Musical Theatre Gala Concert – York Theatre, Seymour Centre.
2 Sessions: 2pm and 7.30pm
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. Rob McDougall (Les Miserables), 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
Adult: $75    Pensioner: $63.80  
Mental Health Fact Sheet
How many people experience mental illness?
  • Almost one in five Australians (20%) will experience a mental illness in a 12-month period.
  • Nearly half (45%) of the population will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives.
  • At least one third of young people have had an episode of mental illness by the time they are 25 years old.
  • Mental illnesses are the third leading cause of disability burden in Australia.
  • Anyone can develop a mental illness and no one is immune to mental health problems.
What are the most common mental illnesses?
  • Anxiety disorders affect around 14% of the adult population every year.
  • Depression affects around 6% of the adult population every year.
  • The remainder are affected by substance abuse disorders, psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia, personality disorders, and other conditions. Many people have more than one diagnosis.
What are the chances of recovering from mental illness?
Most people with mental illness recover well and are able to lead fulfilling lives in the community when they receive appropriate ongoing treatment and support. However, only about half of those affected actually receive treatment. The majority of people who develop anxiety disorders and depression improve over time with appropriate treatment and support.
What can we do to improve these outcomes?  
We believe continuing to create public awareness to break down stigma and raising funds for mental health research is a positive step to improving these outcomes. Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is an initiative of Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest non-government funders of mental health research in Australia. You can help raise money for Lift the Lid during Mental Health Month (October) by hosting a Hat Day event, setting up Lift the Lid awareness stands in your local area, or donating at 
Where do donations go?
100% of the money raised for Lift the Lid on Mental Illness goes directly to funding mental health research through Australian Rotary Health (ARH). ARH PhD and Project Grants are used to develop and trial preventions and treatments for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.
Mental Health Foundation Australia:
Join the conversation @LiftTheLidEvent
#LiftTheLid #HatDay18
Rotary Club of Roseville Chase Organ and Tissue Donation Meeting 23 October 2018 
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Guest Speaker - Professor Philip O’Connell
On 23 October 2018, our Club is very fortunate to have Professor Philip O’Connell as our Guest Speaker. Professor O'Connell is an international expert on organ transplant research and on the critical need for registration of organ and tissue donations. More than 1,500 Australians are at this moment awaiting transplant treatment.
This is an ideal opportunity for Rotarians, their families and friends to hear what they need to know about making a decision that may help save more lives.
Professor O’Connell is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Director of Transplantation at Westmead Hospital and a founding Director of the Centre for Transplant and Renal Research at the Westmead Institute of Medical Research.
Professor O’Connell is a Past President of the international professional body, The Transplantation Society, and was a guest speaker at the Rotary International Convention in Seoul in May 2016.
He was a member of the Australian Government Organ Donor Task Force that recommended the establishment of the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority to oversee organ donation in Australia. He is committed to the establishment of ethical solutions to the world wide organ shortage.
Could you please circulate this flyer to all your members and include in your Club's Dinner Bulletin. We would welcome attendance of any of your members, partners, families and friends to hear Professor O'Connell.
To assist with catering arrangements could Rotarians please advise the number of attending to AVIS MANOUKIAN (our Attendance Officer) on
0418 411 404 or email
by noon on Friday 12 October.
Dinner cost is $32.00 per head.
We meet at Roseville Golf Club, Links Avenue, Roseville, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
Enquiries to Neil Howie on 0419 699 996 or or
Ross Symons on 0401 911 242 or
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Sep 28, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Social Night
Sep 28, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Oct 05, 2018
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Club Meeting
Oct 12, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
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
Oct 05, 2018
The Indian Pacific - a train trip
Nov 16, 2018
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