President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
I am looking forward to our Club's Annual Changeover Dinner tomorrow night. It is a great opportunity to celebrate all our achievements over the past 12 months and to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the year. We have over 80 guests attending the changeover dinner which is fantastic! 
We will be presenting donations to local community organisations and to ROMAC at the dinner. We will also be presenting special awards to deserving members of our community. See program here 
It has been an incredible privilege to be President of such a dynamic and hardworking Rotary club! I would like to thank all of our Club members and especially the Club Board members for their hard work and wonderful support over the last 12 months. 
I have learnt a great deal about Rotary, our community and my fellow Rotarians over the past year. It has been challenging to take on the role of President after joining Rotary four years earlier. But the experience has been very rewarding and satisfying.
I would particularly like to acknowledge and thank Pat Perrin, Liane Corbett and Terrie McConnell who will be stepping down as Board members. They have all contributed so much to our club and have helped in so many ways at various activities as Board members over the years.
The 2019-20 Board will be:
President            Mak Khalil                   
President-elect   Mandy Van
Secretary            Mandy Van
Treasurer            Sandeep Rathi
Brian Powell
Victoria Crawford
Garry Maloney
David Martin
I will also continue on the Board as immediate Past President and look forward to working with the new Board. As always any member is welcome to attend Board meetings which are held on the fourth Friday of the month at Dunmore Lang College 7.15a.m. - 8.30a.m. David Martin has agreed to take on the Director's role that was vacated with Asim moving to Singapore.
I would also like to thank those members who are leaving the club at the end of this Rotary year - Asim Khwaja and Nadia Al Adawy, Liane Corbett, Terrie McConnell, Shankar Sankaran and Johnny Ha. These members have contributed an enormous amount to the Club throughout the years they have been with us.  We will miss them greatly and wish them all the best in the future.  We will be starting the next Rotary year with 19 members and one honorary member.
We met with the University representatives for the Fun Run last Friday morning. The two seminars on youth mental health have been organised by Nicholle McNiece from the Centre for Emotional Health. The first seminar will be held on Monday 17 July from 6-7p.m. Dr Carolyn Schniering will present the seminar on Dealing with academic procrastination in youth. For more information see here or the separate article in this bulletin. 
The second seminar will be held on Wednesday 14 August at the Hearing Hub. More information will be provided soon. Our club organises the catering and registrations at the seminars and we provide an overview of the Fun Run. We will be seeking volunteers for the seminars and the Fun Run early next month.
Garry and I attended the Rotary Club of Ryde's 74th  Changeover on Sunday at Carlingford. It was a very enjoyable event and great to hear the achievements of the biggest Rotary Club in the  Riverside group. Congratulations to President Bob Kaye-Smith and his fantastic team on a very successful Rotary year! We will be attending the Changeover celebrations for Macquarie Park on Friday 5 July and the District Changeover on Saturday 6 July.
Garry and I also attended the 40th Anniversary celebration for John Booth and The Weekly Times (TWT). John has been a great supporter of the Riverside Rotary Clubs and we congratulate him on all his achievements.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
The Rotary Club of North Ryde 2019 Changeover Dinner Program 
Friday 28 June 2019
6.30 – 7.00
Pre-dinner drinks at the table
7.00 – 7.15
Welcome – Pam Wood 
Garry Maloney – MC 
Rotary thanks – Garry: For good food, good fellowship and the opportunity of service through Rotary, we give thanks.
Toast to Australia and its people – Pam Wood
7.15 – 7.30
Year in Review – Pam Wood
Toast to Rotary International – Mak Khalil 
Response – ADG Julie Thorp
Dinner Service – Main Course
8.00 – 8.15
Presentation of Paul Harris Awards
8.15 – 8.30
Vocational Service - Encouragement Award – New Horizons. Presented by Lauren Mills Customer Service Coordinator
8.30– 8.35
Why I joined Rotary –  Sandeep Rathi
Dinner Service – Dessert – Tea and coffee can be ordered from wait staff at own expense
8.35– 8:50
Presentation of donations
8:50 – 9:00
Community Service Award – Pat Perrin, assisted by ADG Julie Thorp
9.00 – 9.15
Thanks to 2017-18 Board – Pam Wood 
Presentation of the New Board 2019-20 – Mak Khalil
Incoming President’s year ahead – Mak Khalil
9.15– 9.30
Raffle prizes draw – Pat Perrin
Thanks, close and statement Advance Australia – Mak Khalil
Free Seminar on Youth Mental Health 17 July 2019
FREE Seminar on Youth Mental Health 17 July 2019
The Rotary Club of North Ryde in partnership with the Centre for Emotional Health is pleased to present a FREE community information evening for parents, carers and teenagers on dealing with academic procrastination in youth. 
The seminar will be held at the Hearing Hub, Level 2 Lecture Theatre at Macquarie University.
Join us on Monday 17 July from 6:00 pm to 7p.m. to hear about Dealing with academic procrastination in youth presented by Dr Carolyn Schniering.
Stress around academic performance is very common during adolescence as pressures at school escalate. Increased stress has been shown to be related to worry and procrastination around school work, and reduced self-esteem around work. This free seminar covers evidence based strategies for overcoming procrastination in youth.
The North Ryde Fun Run
The North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health is a community event organised by the Rotary Club of North Ryde, with venue partner Macquarie University and local community groups.
The 2019 Fun Run will be held on Sunday 25th August from 9am to 1pm at the Macquarie University Sport Fields, corner of Culloden and Talavera Roads, Macquarie Park.
The proceeds raised go towards funding research into youth mental health through the Australian Rotary Health organisation and to treatment programs through the Centre for Emotional Health.
Check out the details and register to attend:
North Ryde Fun Run June Update 
Planning is well underway for the 2019 North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health. The next meeting of the Club Fun Run committee will be  Tuesday evening 9 July at 93 Park Rd Hunters Hill commencing 7.30p.m.All interested Club members are welcome to attend.
We are very fortunate to have many of our 2018  Sponsors onboard again this year.  Macquarie University Village has committed to Silver sponsorshipBendigo Bank will once again be a Bronze sponsor and North Ryde RSL is providing the $500 sponsorship for the school/pre-school prize. Group Travel Management will again be a $250 Community sponsor, the Ranch Hotel will provide sausages and bread rolls for the BBQ and Konica Minolta will provide all the printing for flyers and posters. Grill'd, Timezone and Strike Macquarie Centre will provide vouchers, Telstra Store Macquarie Centre will again donate a prize  and Officeworks North Ryde is donating a  gift voucher.
We also have some new sponsors this year with North Ryde Family Physiotherapy providing $250 Community sponsorship.  Endota Spa has provided a voucher for a massage as a prize Modpod podiatry and physiotherapy will attend the Fun Run to support the runners.  We greatly appreciate the support of all our sponsors and look forward to a very successful event for the community.
Our goal is to raise $10000 for Youth Mental Health. We are still seeking sponsors and if you or someone you know would like to sponsor the event please ask them to contact me on mobile 0400803417, email or at  Sponsorship information is also attached see here
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run will be held on Sunday 25 August at Macquarie University Sports Fields. Also the  Pram Push returns! . See the flyer here
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health - Registrations Now Open!
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Jun 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Jul 05, 2019
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