President's Message


Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Unfortunately, our guest speaker, PDG John Wakefield OAM was unable to attend our meeting last Friday as he had become unwell. Luckily,  Rob Wilkinson was able to contact ROMAC Communications Chair, Chris Joscelyne to come to talk to us about the "Golden Years of Wireless". Chris has had a long career in Radio and presented a fascinating talk about the development of radio in Sydney. Hopefully John will be able to be a guest speaker on another date.
Warren Smith from RDA provided and update on the progress of the special ramp and presented the club with a certificate of appreciation for our contribution towards the project. Congratulations to president-elect. Mandy Van on chairing her first Club meeting, well done Mandy!
Our guest speakers this week will be Exchange student, Palmyre who will tell us more about herself, her family and her home in France. Club Youth Coordinator, Pam Bennett will also give an overview of the Youth Programs we support, particularly the Youth Exchange Program.
A reminder that the Thank You Breakfast for the Fun Run Sponsors and supporters will be held on Friday 20 September at Dunmore Lang College 7a.m.  for 7.15a.m. start. The cost for members will be $20 for a hot breakfast. Please let David Martin mobile 0414642948 or me, on mobile 0400803417 or email know if you will be attending by this Friday 13 September. 
Don't forget our Club is on the Local Matters jars for September at Grill'd Macquarie Centre. Please let your family and friends know to support us at Grill'd,  if they are shopping at or visiting  Macquarie Centre and having a meal.
David Martin is also organising our social night for Friday 27 September at Grill'd starting at 6.30p.m. Please let David know if you can attend.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
Past President 2018-19
Guest speaker Chris Joscelyne receives a certificate of appreciation from Garry Maloney
Warren Smith from Riding for the Disabled presented President-Elect, Mandy Van with a certificate of appreciation.
We are in for Local Matters September at Grill'd!
The Rotary Club of North Ryde has been placed on the Local Matters jars for September at Grill'd Macquarie Centre.
Grill'd is one of the generous sponsors who has provided prizes for the runners at the Fun Run.
We encourage our members and the friends and families to visit Grill'd for a meal throughout September and place some cans in the local matters jar for the Rotary Club of North Ryde.
Money raised through this jar donations will also go to Youth Mental Health.
Grill'd is located at Macquarie Centre Lvl 4 via Herring Street, North Ryde, ph: 02 9888 7700
Mark Maloney Dinner 23 September 2019
Macquarie Park Rotary Art Night
NSW Police Officer of the Year Awards

You can now register for this evening as per the link below via the Rotary Club of Sydney website:


Ride the Train To End Polio - 24 October 2019
Rotary Inspirational Womens Awards - 27 October 2019

When were you last inspired by a woman and what was so extraordinary about their inspiration? 
How were you able to learn from their inspiration?

These and many more answers will be revealed at the NSW Rotary Inspirational Women's Awards 2019
Sunday, 27 October 2019 at 12 noon 

Gadigal Room, City Tattersalls Club, 198 Pitt Street, Sydney
includes 2 course lunch with cash bar
  To reserve your seat or table Book Now!
Amazing guest speakers who will share their journey as you discover more about our 2019 inspirational winners.

The guest speakers include:
  • Louisa Hope – Survivor of Sydney's Lindt Siege will share - Thoughts and coping skills for what could have been a devastating future life. 
  • Stay tuned for another exciting speaker.
These awards recognise service to the community across all sectors. Directed at the non-Rotary community, it is about commitment, dedication, perseverance and proactivity in improving the lives of others across NSW and the ACT.

Often women, especially in country and regional NSW and ACT are the "quiet achievers" whose actions inspire others and make a difference in their communities. 

The Awards cover 2 key categories inclusive of Rural and City Urban for each category:
  • Young Inspirational Woman of the Year for the 18-30 years 
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year for the 30+ years 
Finalists are selected from each category, resulting in 2 overall winners:
  • Young Inspirational Woman of the Year
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year
An exemplary number of applications ensured the panel of independent judges from Rotary Districts were challenged as they assessed the three key criteria:
  • Community service which best exemplifies Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self 
  • Achievements
  • Personal attributes
* Your ticket purchase and proceeds from this event will support an Australian Rotary Health Scholarship for a young female GP by assisting with expenses during her 12 month placement in a Rural GP practice.
** Opting to incur the administration costs related to the issue of this ticket/s results in Rotary Health receiving those proceeds.
The Health and Wellbeing Collaboration (HAWC) Program - Volunteers needed.
The Health and Wellbeing Collaboration (HAWC) is an integral and innovative approach to the education of our future health care workforce at Macquarie University. The basis of the program is to impart a person-centred approach to healthcare and give the students the opportunity to experience healthcare through different people’s perspectives.
Becoming a HAWC volunteer is not a time consuming endeavour, it’s as simple as meeting a pair of students, 4-5 times, spread out over the second half of this year. Despite the small amount of time this costs for the volunteer, it is absolutely invaluable for the students education.
Attached is some more information about the program, some frequently asked questions and answers and an EOI form for ayone interested in volunteering.
Reasons Multi-District Conference 2020
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 13, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Fun Run Thank You Breakfast
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 20, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 27, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
View entire list
Sep 13, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange Program - How it works
Sep 13, 2019
Introduction by our new Youth Exchange Student from France
View entire list
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