President's Message


Dear  Club Members and Friends,
I am writing on behalf of the President, Mak Khalil who is currently on holidays. We have had a busy week.

The 9th Tree of Joy was held on Saturday 14 December at Coxs Rd Mall to distribute the rest of 4010 presents to five charity organizations: Smith Family, St Vincent de Paul, Macquarie Hospital, New Horizon Aged Care and North Ryde Community Aid and Information Centre Inc.
Club members Pat Perrin, Annette Billington, Pam Wood, Garry Maloney, Mandy Van and Brian Powell  together with Santa  shared with the center’s food and wine tasting event. There were lots of happy faces. We also gave thanks to all the businesses who have once again, supported the Tree of Joy including Richies IGA, Caffé In-contro, and North Ryde Pharmacy. 

Sunday was the big event for the year – The 2019 ROTARY CAROLS ON THE COMMON at North Ryde Common which is a joint project with the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park. 

Our Project Manager- Garry Maloney worked extremely hard to make the event a success together with all the members of both clubs who volunteered their time before during and after the event. Besides that, we could not do it without our sponsors and the extra support from family members and friends. Over $7000 was raised from the bucket collection including car parking and the glow sticks, and candles stall. A crowd of 15000 attended together including all the volunteers.

What’s a great effort !!!! That donations go towards the NSW Rural Fire Service (Bushfire Appeal). 

To keep the ball rolling, this Saturday 21 December will be a BBQ and book stall at Cox’s Rd Mall. Thanks to David and Gwen Martin who have organized this event. Hope to see you there.

On behalf of the Rotary Club, we wish you and your family have a happy holiday and  seasons greetings. See you in the new year. 
Mandy Van JP
President-Elect/Secretary 2019-20
Mandy raised $250 for the Bushfire appeal at work decorating her desk!
Community Service Coordinator Pat Perrin thanks Seb from Coffee In Contro for his support of the 2019 Tree of Joy along with Annette Billington, Mandy Van and Santa!
Photos from the 2019 Carols on the Common 
The 27th Annual Carols on the Common was held on Sunday 15 December at North Ryde Common. For more photos see here.
2019 North Ryde Community Aid and Information Centre Inc. Christmas Party
The North Ryde Community Aid and Information Centre Inc held its annual Christmas party for clients on Thursday 12 December. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of North Ryde assisted with setting up serving and cleaning up on the day. The Club also secured a grant from Ryde Council to fund the food and drinks on the day. Volunteers from Sage also assisted. Thank you to our helpers David Martin, Victoria Crawford, Ian Crawford, Liane Corbett, Peter Mason, Bernie Mason and Pam Wood.
Gift Giving at New Horizons Aged Care Facility 13 December 2019
On Friday 13 December, Santa (Garry Maloney) and elves Pat Perrin and Pam Wood distributed gifts from the Tree of Joy to residents at New Horizons Aged Care North Ryde.
The 2019 Tree of Joy Gift Giving Presentation
Rotarians Pat Perrin and Annette Billington present the gifts from the Tree of Joy to St Vincent De Paul, Macquarie Hospital and North Ryde Community Aid and Information Centre Inc. 
Thank you to all our generous donors and to Coxs Road Mall for your wonderful support! For more photos see here
12 Days Left To Take Advantage of the Conference Early Bird Rate
Register for the Multidistrict Conference in Wollongong before 31 December, for only $240!
Hear from fantastic speakers including:
* Mark Huddleston
* Turia Pitt
* Munjed Al Muderis
* Rebecca Tolstoy AM
Have fun at the Roaring 20s Evening on the Saturday Night.
Find lots of different accommodation options, that include special Rotary rates.
Engage with presenters at workshops on Friday Afternoon or be involved in a practical activity.
Enjoy breakfast near Wollongong beach on Sunday morning, before the plenary sessions - a great way to start the day!
For more information and to register head to the Conference Website - HURRY! BE QUICK! The early bird registration rate finishes in 12 days! 
Lots of different registration packages available throughout the weekend - just check the website.
Post Christmas Volunteers Urgently Needed
New Volunteer Roster at the NSW Rural Fire Service Catering Brigade at Hawkesbury Fire Control Centre, Macquarie Rd Wilberforce.
The current Team of Volunteers are exhausted and need a well-earned break.
New Volunteers would need to be available for shifts up to 7 days a week.
There are two shifts daily 8am - 2pm and 1pm – 8pm.
Please text:
Volunteer Coordinator on
To register
Upcoming Events
No Club Meeting
Dec 20, 2019
Cox's Road BBQ and Book Sale
Cox's Road Mall
Dec 21, 2019
7:15 AM – 2:00 PM
Club Meeting at Seb's
Seb's Caffe Incontro
Jan 17, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
No Club Meeting
Jan 24, 2020
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jan 31, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
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Photo Albums
Tree of Joy Giving Presentation 2019
The 2019 North Ryde Carols on the Common
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Binoe Verghese
December 7
Brian Powell
December 21
Pamela Bennett
December 27
Garry Maloney
December 29
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