22 July 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Welcome to this week's newsletter.
The North Ryde eFun Run Sponsors’ breakfast was held on Friday 22 July. From all accounts it was a successful event, and everybody present enjoyed the breakfast and presentations from Bob Kaye-Smith (Australian Rotary Health) and Professor Viviana Wuthrich (Macquarie University - Centre for Emotional Health). It was great to learn that the funds raised are being put to such great use. A big thank you again to all our sponsors and supporters.
I attended District 9685’s Presidents meeting which was held on Zoom on Saturday 23 July. Our new District Governor Mina Howard welcomed all the new club presidents and spoke about the six calls to action that she has listed as being important for her year.  
PDG, Kalma McLellan spoke about Regionalisation and the upcoming vote in early September to determine whether the pilot programme would proceed. She will be speaking at our club meeting on 5 August. Rotary International Director Jessie Harman is also running several webinars between now and the middle of August and if you want to look up more information visit
Paul Rogers who is the District Youth Protection Officer, spoke about Working with Children Checks and making sure all members within the club who work with children have a current WWCC. Pam Wood is our Youth Protection Officer and all members will be receiving a reminder from her. We will also be organising refresher training for the members in the coming months.
Mina invited me to speak briefly on what our club has done with supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It was great to be able to present our club’s view to the large audience.
I mentioned Rotary Leadership Institute in a previous newsletter. The next RLI course (No. 70) will be held over 19/ 20/ 21st August as an online course. The course offers a relevant and valuable learning and professional development opportunity and is designed for Rotarians of all experience levels but with at least 12 months of Rotary membership under their belt. The Board recently discussed this and has agreed to support members who want to enrol for this course. If you are interested, please register online using this RLI link.
At the last Board meeting, Victoria Crawford updated the Board regarding the progress on planning for Carols on the Common. The date for the event is Sunday, 18 December 2022. The project is progressing well. One area that has been identified is the need for volunteers on the day. Please keep this in mind and be on the lookout for volunteers among family and friends who might be able to help us on the day.
I thank everyone in the Club for their commitment, energy and contribution towards making a difference.  
Sandeep Rathi
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2022-2023
Rotary District 9685
Mobile: 0481 008 303
Upcoming events:
For our upcoming Zoom Club meetings and assembly, here is the connection details:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 878 2165 6014
Passcode: 2113
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country on which we meet, the Wallumattagal people of the Eora Nation. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
eFun Run Thank You Breakfast
Here are just a few photographs from the thank you breakfast.Mandy Van took a great photo of all those attending.
Bob Kaye-Smith, representing Australian Rotary Health, with PP Pam Wood
PP Peter Mason with Professor Viviana Wuthrich representing Macquarie University - Centre for Emotional Health
Representatives from some of our sponsors.
Bendigo Bank Coxs Rd North Ryde, North Ryde RSL and Bunnings Warehouse Gladesville with PP Peter Mason
End Polio Now
Our club received the following recognition for our continued giving to End Polio Now campaign
Paul Harris Medallion - Rob Wilkinson
PP Peter Mason presenting PP Rob Wilkinson with his Paul Harris Medallion
North Sydney Sunrise – Demographics of the North Sydney Community – 02 August 2022 – Eric Poulos
What is happening to the neighbourhood? Is it all jobs and growth in our CBD? North Sydney is seen as a great place to live, work, be educated, visit and shop. But really, do you know about the mix of people, housing and facilities and how it’s changed in the last five years?
Come & hear Eric Poulos describe changes in the demographics of the North Sydney Community.  One of his current projects is to survey families and input into a new Community Services Strategy for North Sydney which he’ll also fill you in about.
Eric Poulos is North Sydney Council’s Community Worker and Social Planner and he’ll take you through census information and a range of data about the area. He’s worked in North Sydney for 7 years and has a wealth of experience in managing projects in the social and welfare field. He is strategic and creative, with particular interests in social planning, cultural diversity, community development, capacity building and community engagement. Over half his career has been in local government. One of his current projects is to deliver a new Family and Children’s Strategy for North Sydney which he’ll also fill you in about.
The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am for 7:15 a.m. start. We finish promptly at 8:30 a.m. At about 7:30 a.m., Eric will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
Upcoming Events
July 2022 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Jul 26, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 29 July 2022
Jul 29, 2022
August 5 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Aug 05, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
August 12 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Aug 12, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
August 19 2022, Club Assembly at DLC and via ZOOM
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 19, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 26 August 2022
Aug 26, 2022
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 27 August, 2022
Aug 27, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sept 2 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 02, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Sept 9 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 09, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Sept 16 2022, Club Assembly at DLC and via ZOOM
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 16, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
View entire list
Aug 05, 2022 7:30 AM
Regionalisation of Rotary
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jonathan Malota
July 1
"What I like to drink is wine that belongs to others."
Diogenes, Greek Philosopher
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile

Our website home page features our current Club Executive and Projects. Please deposit funds to: Rotary Club of North Ryde Inc, Bendigo Bank, North Ryde BSB: 633108 Acct: 126363670.