President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Once again it has been a very busy week. Our meeting last Friday focussed on the Country students IT Tour (DIGIT) week which commences on Sunday 27 May. David Martin has done a brilliant job once again coordinating the week. It is a big team effort and we now have a nearly complete schedule for the week. This year there are 6 students coming to Sydney from Forbes, Ashford and Bundarra.
The students will be visiting Optus, Oracle, Coles Distribution Centre at Eastern Creek, Facebook, UTS, Cisco, IBM, Google, Sydney Observatory, Macquarie University and Canon. They will also have an evening at Vivid in the city and another evening of Bowling and laser tag at Strike Macquarie Centre.
Thank you to everyone who has helped in the organisation of the week including David, Terrie , Garry and Sandeep. Thank you also to the families who are hosting the students and to those who are transporting and supervising the students. We will look forward to hearing the students talk about their experiences at the dinner on Thursday 30 May which will be held at Riding for the Disabled, 118-120 Culloden Street Marsfield. 
Our guest speaker at this Friday's breakfast meeting will be Ron Marton an audio specialist who volunteers tirelessly for Riding for the Disabled (NSW) at Marsfield.
It was also great to have Ricky Leong from Rotaract Macquarie-Ryde join us last Friday. Unfortunately Ricky had some sad news that the Rotaract Club of Macquarie-Ryde is closing. His good news was that there is an opportunity for a new Rotaract club to form at Macquarie University within the next two years. We wish all the outgoing members of the Rotaract club all the very best for the future and hope they keep in touch with us.
I attended the District 9685 President's meeting last Saturday morning at Hornsby RSL. At the meeting the ballot to decide if the conversations between D9685 and D9675 should continue was held. The result of the Ballot was NO 27 votes, YES 26 votes.
District Governor Susan and District Governor Elect Kalma then called on the Presidents attending the meeting to convene a small working group to discuss the ways in which they feel that the District can move forward in the areas of Membership and Brand Awareness. I have attached the information regarding the vote and the working party here.
This was District Governor Susan Wakefield's final President's meeting for this Rotary year. Awards and certificates were presented to clubs for achievements through the year. Our club received a recognition certificate from Australian Rotary Health for significant and merits service by attaining a level of contributions equivalent to $2000 per member. Well done North Ryde! 
Congratulations to all the clubs that received awards and certificates. There is certainly an incredible amount of work being undertaken to support Rotary projects in the local and broader communities.
Our club has reached this level of contribution to ARH as a result of the funds raised through the North Ryde Fun Run each year. The Fun Run Committee met on Tuesday evening this week and a summary of the meeting is in the update in the bulletin.
The 2019 Annual Celebration Dinner for our club will be held on Friday 28 June at Basil's Seafood Restaurant Marsfield see invitation here. Bookings are now being taken, to book a eat or a table please contact me by email: or or by mobile: 0400803417. President-elect Mak Khalil and I look forward to celebrating another successful Rotary year!
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
2019 Fun Run For Youth mental Health Update
Plans are well and truly underway for this year's Fun Run to be held on Sunday 25 August. This year we are including a prize of $500 for the School/ pre-school centre that has the most registrations for their team. The schools and pre-schools eligible to enter a team for the prize will be those within the City of Ryde.
Sponsorship is also being sought from our 2018 North Ryde Fun Run sponsors and new businesses in the local area.  For information about sponsorship see the sponsorship package here
Michael Wells from the Rugby Waratahs will be Ambassador for the Centre for Emotional Health again this year  an awe look forward to Michael supporting the Fun Run once more.
Registrations will be open soon. Please Save the Date and spread the word!
The Rotary Club of North Ryde 2019 Annual Celebration Dinner
You are invited to celebrate the end of another successful Rotary year and the start of the next 2019-20
  • Join other Community Leaders and Members at our annual Changeover Dinner
  • Thank all involved in our joint success
  • Stand up & be recognized
  • Applaud Pride of Workmanship, Paul Harris Fellows and other Winners
  • Welcome the new Rotary Club Board
  • Have fun & network with leaders in your community.
Friday 28 June 2019 at 6.30 for 7.00p.m.
Venue:Basil’s Seafood Restaurant, 3 Trafalgar Place Marsfield
Cost: Great value of $50 per person ( tables of 10 $500) for a two-course meal including a glass of wine.
Drinks can be purchased separately on the night.
RSVP:by Friday 21 June 2019 to Pamela Wood,
 Or mobile 0400803417
Enquiries:Pam Wood, email woodmal50@hotmail.comor ph: 0400803417
Pat Perrin, emailpperrin2@bigpond.comor ph: 9887 1538
Pre-dinner drinks
Welcome, Introductions & Raffles
Club Year 2018-19 in review
Wrap up & Raffle Prize Draws
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run - Save the Date!
Larapinta Trek 2019 - Help Mandy Raise Money for ShelterBox

In August 2019 Club Secretary, Mandy Van will be taking part in the Shelterbox Australia Larapinta Trek 2019 for Disaster Relief

To support Mandy  to reach her goal and beyond go to this link

Mandy's Story

What is your goal/challenge for 2019?
My Goal is participation in ShelterBox Australia Larapinta trek 2019 for Disaster Relief. 
I‘ve been inspired by the ShelterBox team and the amazing jobs that they support international disaster and humanity.
It is my pleasure to be invited by CEO of ShelterBox Australia-Mike Greenslade, I will walk with him and others in this special trek at – Alice Springs (the RED CENTRE of Australia).
Please help by click on --“Give Now” -- button to support our work by raising money as part of Disaster Relief. 
Everyone deserves a SHELTER and basic to survive. Your support is really appreciated. THANKS in advance!
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Vivid Cruise

2019 District 9685 Changeover Dinner Invitation
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
May 17, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
May 24, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
IT Student Visit
May 26, 2019 4:00 PM –
May 31, 2019 7:30 AM
IT Students Dinner
Riding for the Disabled
May 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jun 07, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jun 14, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jun 21, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Changeover
Jun 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District Changeover
Jun 29, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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May 17, 2019
Riding for the Disabled
Jun 07, 2019
Life and Black Holes
Jun 14, 2019
My Year in Australia
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Pamela Wood
May 24
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