28 Feb, 2020

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last Friday Macquarie Park Rotary Club (RC) and ours had the Carols Thank You Breakfast for our sponsors at the Ranch Hotel. Some members of Ryde RC including ADG Julie Thorp also attended.
Lydia Scuglia Macquarie Park RC President opened the meeting and introduced me. We both spoke briefly. Roseanna Gallo spoke about the Carols, made a power point presentation and handed out a beautiful report on "Rotary Carols on the Common" which included information on Rotary, the Carols, levels of sponsorship and ROMAC.
Rob Wilkinson, former Chairman of ROMAC spoke about ROMAC. Roseanna and I presented Certificates of Appreciation to the sponsors, both of us also spoke about some of our functions.
Congratulations to our member Juliet Chen on starting her studies at Macquarie University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Next week we will have a Board  meeting. On Friday  6 March Dr Johan Pansu of CSIRO, Lucas Heights will speak on "New approaches for biodiversity and environmental management".  Guests are welcome.
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
The 2020 Carols on the Common Sponsors Thank You Breakfast at the Ranch Hotel
Photos from the BBQ and Book Stall Saturday 22 February 2020
A BBQ and Book Stall was held at Cox's Road Mall on Saturday 22 February 2020. Thank you to members and friends who came along to help and support this fundraiser. Our thanks also to Cox's Road Mall for the ongoing support for and assistance to the Rotary Club of North Ryde! For more photos see photo albums.
North Ryde Rotary Trivia Night - 7 March 2020
Nutbush for Bushfire Relief
Ryde Rotary Trivia Night 29 Feb 2020
Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 1 March 2020
Opera In The Arboretum Pearl Beach 28 March 2020
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy are again holding Opera in the Arboretum at Pearl Beach.  This year it is Saturday 26 March.  If you are interested please let me know. If we have 10 or more we can purchase a bulk order for a slightly reduced tickets of $65.
The flyer has all the details about performers etc.
See here for more information
Smiles Impossible Made Possible. Thanks Rotary!

The latest from Rotary Matters, live radio on Triple H 100.1 FM

 Learn how a team a team of volunteer surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists travel to the remotest parts of Bangladesh to repair cleft palates, cleft lips and massive acid burns on women and children many of whom had lost hope of ever being normal.

Barbie Mitchell OAM from Nepean tells us how this truly remarkable project was conceived , how it operates, the massive difference it makes in disadvantaged communities and the essential role that Rotary plays. 

We also meet Suzie Mikschl who explains how  her Days for Girls  programme enables girls in Bangladesh and now the Solomons, to attend school without interruption during their menstrual cycle.

Fine examples of Service above Self!

See Facebook for Aussie Bangla Smiles and Days for Girls. 

Here is an edited version of the broadcast



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Rotary Zone 8 Public Image Branding Webinar Thursday 5 March 2020

Rotary Public Image WEBINAR

5th March 7pm Sydney (EDT) time

Need some help with understanding Rotary’s ‘new’ branding and creating logos for your club? 

Join us for a webinar on Branding, Using templates in the Brand Centre, and Creating Personalised Logos. 

Thursday 7th March 2020 at 7pm,  (EDT) 

For more information contact RPIC Gina Growden on, or mob 0412 128 106. 

Join Zoom Meeting

PDG Gina Growden
Rotary Public Image Coordinator 2018-21
Rotary International Zone 8
E: M: 0412 128 106

Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Feb 28, 2020
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Mar 07, 2020
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Mar 17, 2020
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Mar 20, 2020
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Rotary District Conference
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Mar 22, 2020 2:00 PM
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Dunmore Lang College
Mar 27, 2020
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Social Night
Basil's Seafood Restaurant
Mar 27, 2020
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Mar 06, 2020 7:15 AM
New approaches for biodiversity and environment management.
Mar 27, 2020 7:30 AM
My trip to Vietnam
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BBQ and Book Sale at Coxs Road 22 Feb 2020
Member Birthdays
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Annette Billington
February 6
Mak Khalil
February 18
Victoria Crawford
February 27
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