President's Message


Dear  Club Members and Friends,
President Mak will be away for a few weeks in Brisbane and we wish him a safe and relaxing trip.
Preparations for the Fun Run this Sunday 25 August are nearly complete. We have a working bee at Dunmore Lang College this Friday morning 23 August from 7.15a.m to fill the goodie bags for the Fun Run. Our thanks to Pam Bennett for once again collecting a fabulous selection of items to go into the bags for the competitors. It would be great to have as many hands as possible at the meeting on Friday to help fill the bags which we will then transport to the Macquarie Sports Fields to store for Sunday. Thank you to everyone who has offered to transport the bags after the meeting.
Registrations are now coming in over the past week with quite a number of school entries competing for the school prize.We are looking forward to a great day with perfect weather predicted for the event!
We have 45 volunteers who have offered their time to help out on the day which is fantastic!This includes members, partners and friends of the Rotary Club of North Ryde; members of the Rotary Clubs of Eastwood-Gladesville and Ryde, Rotaractors from North Sydney Rotaract Club and 11 students from the Macquarie University who have volunteered through the Health and Wellbeing Collaboration Program (HAWC). Thank you to everyone who has offered to come along to help make the day a great success.
The HAWC Program is also looking for volunteers from members and friends of the Rotary Club to take part in the program to support the students. Tina Vickery, Clinical Educator (Physiotherapy) from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences spoke at our club meeting two weeks ago. For more information abourt the HAWC program see below. We thank Tina for her assistance in recruiting so many willing helpers for the Fun Run and we hope we can also support the program through providing volunteers.
Raffle ticket sales have also been going well, please don't forget to return any tickets you have taken to sell before midday on Sunday when the winners will be drawn. More tickets will be available to buy on the day as well as the Silent Auction to bid for some great prizes.
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
Kind regards
Pam Wood
Past President 2018-19
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.
Thank You To Our Fabulous Sponsors!
Thank you to the generosity of our sponsors for this year's North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health. Without their sponsorship, this event would not be possible.
Macquarie University Village – Silver Sponsor 
For their ‘In Kind’ Silver sponsorship we thank:
Macquarie University Sport and Recreation 
Konica Minolta 
Vision Personal Training  North Ryde
Strike Bowling - Macquarie Centre 
Bronze Sponsor
Bendigo Bank  
Community Sponsors:
North Ryde RSL
Group Travel Management
Ray White Real Estate North Ryde/ Macquarie Park
North Ryde Family Physiotherapy

Community 'In Kind' Sponsors
The Ranch Hotel 
North Ryde Golf Club
Timezone - Macquarie Centre
Officeworks - North Ryde
Grill’d - Macquarie Centre
Endota Spa Macquarie Centre
Cox’s Road Fruit Market
Harris Farm Markets - Boronia Park
Modpod Podiatry and Physiotherapy
Bondi Pizza Macquarie Centre
Rebel Sport - Macquarie Centre
Kinetic Sports Chiropractic
Thank you also to Victor Dominello MP, Member for Ryde and the NSW Ministry for Health for the generous grant of $5000 which will go towards Mental Health research through the North Ryde Fun Run!
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Prizes for the North Ryde Fun Run!
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run Corporate Challenge
Grace's Place - Sod Turning- 7 September 2019
Martha Jabour from Grace's Place has invited all Rotarians in District 9685 to the Sod Turning at Grace's Place.
It is on Saturday 7 September at 10am. It would be great if we are able to support Martha and Grace's Place. Perhaps all Rotarians attending can wear their club shirts.
Please RSVP to John Wakefield - and John will send in all our RSVPs in one bulk lot.
The Rotary Club of Eastwood Gladesville Trivia Night  14 Sept 2019
Mark Maloney Dinner 23 September 2019
Upcoming Events
Club Assembly
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 23, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Macquarie University Sports Fields
Aug 25, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 30, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 06, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
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
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Sep 06, 2019
Tall tales and true from my 'legendary?' police career.
Sep 13, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange Program - How it works
Sep 13, 2019
Introduction by our new Youth Exchange Student from France
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Pat Perrin
August 24
Shankar Sankaran
August 29
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