President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last Friday was a Board Meeting, Past Presidents Pam Wood and Pat Perrin could't attend. A number of issues were discussed at the meeting and will be presented to members at our next Club Assembly.
About 35 attended Presidents' Meeting  last Satuday at Hornsby Rsl, DG Kalma Mclellan and a few others spoke on a variety of issues. I spoke briefly about collecting glasses for HCF and OPSM branches which give them to charities.
Next meeting our guest speaker will be Natalie Sequeria, Director, Strategy and Planning at Macquarie Health.
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
Social Night at Grill'd Macquarie Centre, 27 Sept 2019
On Friday 27 Sept, a social night was held at Grill'd Macquarie Centre. An enjoyable night was had by all those who attended. Our club was on the Local matters Jars for September. We are waiting to hear how we went!
Donate Toiletries to Taldumande Youth Services
The Rotary Club of Beecroft are collecting toiletries to form “Starter Kits’ for homeless children/youth as they enter into the services of Taldumande Youth Services and we are hoping you, our wonderful community will help us!

Please have a look to see if you have anything around the house for these toiletry “Starter Kits” for girls and boys and if not, maybe you could pop an item into your shopping trolley next time you’re out.

Useful items for each pack –
Roll on deodorant (female and male) Shampoo
Conditioner Face Wipes Razors  Shaving Cream Body Wash Body Lotion Toothbrush Toothpaste

New sample/travel-size items that you may have collected from hotels are perfect.
We also need of normal size household toiletries to fill the bathrooms of the 26 homes many of the homeless children end up residing in.
We will be collecting toiletries from:- 25th September until 30th October 2019 We have Sydney drop off addresses at:-
Wahroonga, Warrawee, West Pymble, St Ives, North Parramatta, Baulkham Hills, North Rocks, West Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook, Beecroft, East Ryde, Epping, Normanhurst and Berowra.

Taldumande are a registered charity who provide support to vulnerable and homeless children, young people aged 12-21, and their families across Northern Sydney, an area that extends from Sydney Harbour to the Hawkesbury River, into the Northern Beaches, out to Ryde, Denistone and Pennant Hills.
Please if you can SHARE this post so others can join in and help too, it would be appreciated.
If you would like to know more about their services, please visit their website

Don't forget, the best way to keep up to date with our collections is by liking our Facebook Page or following us on Instagram.
Celebrate Hat Day - Lift the Lid on Mental Illness.
World Mental Health Day is only 4 weeks away and that's when Australian Rotary Health will be celebrating Hat Day as part of its national Lift the Lid on Mental Illness fundraising campaign.

You can get involved with your friends, colleagues or Rotary Club this year by hosting a Hat Day on Thursday October 10 or anytime during Mental Health Month in October.

Your support will help the 1 in 5 Australians who suffer a mental illness every year. 100% of funds raised will go towards vital mental health research at universities across Australia.
Donate Now
The Rotary Club of Mackay North is one of the many Rotary Clubs across Australia who have helped Australian Rotary Health#Liftthelidonmentalillness with their support. 
Follow Lift the Lid on Facebook
Australian Rotary Health Golf Day 2019
Sydney Retirement Village Expo
The Sydney Retirement Village Expo  will be held at:
The Epping Club on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st October 2019. The event is open from 10am-3pm both days.
This is a free event which is devoted to retirement villages and over-50s resorts. It provides a wonderful opportunity for anyone 
over the age of 50 to ask questions and gather information about many different retirement villages and over-50s resorts, all under one roof.
More information about the expo can also be found online at our website 
If you have any questions please let me know.
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Scott Gibson
Dorsal Media
Phone: (02) 8212 4188
Ride the Train To End Polio - 24 October 2019
Sri Lankan Hopper Fundraising Night
Dear President Rtn. Makram and members of North Ryde Rotary
Please join us and together we can share a meal and save a life. - Let us together raise funds to support lifesaving heart surgery for children with Congenital Heart Diseases.
Around 3000 children are born every year with congenital heart defects in Sri Lanka
That’s almost 8 in 1000 babies per year.
More than 40% of these babies and children and over 60% of critically ill babies and children cannot get treatment on time because of a lack of facilities.
All these children are referred to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (Only hospital with capability for Children Heart Surgery)
1500+ children die due to this lack of facilities.

Rotary Club of Kandy Sri Lanka and Rotary Club of Madras Coromandel have joined hands to provide surgery to approximately 100 children from the most vulnerable in the society due to their socio-economic status.  The children will come from around the nation. The operation will be carried out at the world-renowned Apollo Children's Hospital in Chennai Tamil Nadu South India. 
In addition, there will be a selection of medical Nurses and Doctors from Colombo Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Teaching Hospital Jaffna and Karapitiya trained at the Children's Hospital on paediatric cardiology.
The total budget for the project is AU $265,000.  Rotarians and Rotary Districts in India and Sri Lanka have pledged a total of AU $120,000.  Further AU $75,000 coming from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.   We have a shortfall of AU $70,000.
Our goal is to raise AU $20,000 to make this project a reality and giving normal healthy life to 100 children.
This is one small step towards our goal.
Event:           Sri Lankan Hopper Fundraiser Night
When:           Saturday 26th October 2019
Where:          3 Candlebush Crescent Castle Hill NSW  2154
Time:            06:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Dinner Cost:   Single – $35 / Couple - $60 / Family - $80 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Book Online:  (Bookings Essential)
Dinner Cost includes
Meal - All you can eat Egg, Milk and Plain Hoppers with Two accompanying non-veg curries and a vegetarian curry. Hoppers without Pol Sambal, Seeni Sambal and Kata Sambal to tantalize your taste buds.
Drinks: Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine
Thank you
Yours in Rotary
Haran Ramachandran
Haran Ramachandran MACS (Snr), PHF, JP
International Service Director–Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville
The Rotary Foundation Ambassador (RI District 9685)
Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville
Rotary International - District 9685
Mobile / WhatsApp/ Viber: +61 419 980 529

When were you last inspired by a woman and what was so extraordinary about their inspiration? 

How were you able to learn from their inspiration?

These and many more answers will be revealed at the NSW Rotary Inspirational Women's Awards 2019
Sunday, 27 October 2019 at 12 noon 

Gadigal Room, City Tattersalls Club, 198 Pitt Street, Sydney
includes 2 course lunch with cash bar
 To reserve your seat or table 

Book Now!

Amazing guest speakers who will share their journey as you discover more about our 2019 inspirational winners.

The guest speakers include:
  • Louisa Hope – Survivor of Sydney's Lindt Siege will share - Thoughts and coping skills for what could have been a devastating future life. 
  • Stay tuned for another exciting speaker.
These awards recognise service to the community across all sectors. Directed at the non-Rotary community, it is about commitment, dedication, perseverance and proactivity in improving the lives of others across NSW and the ACT.

Often women, especially in country and regional NSW and ACT are the "quiet achievers" whose actions inspire others and make a difference in their communities. 

The Awards cover 2 key categories inclusive of Rural and City Urban for each category:
  • Young Inspirational Woman of the Year for the 18-30 years 
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year for the 30+ years 
Finalists are selected from each category, resulting in 2 overall winners:
  • Young Inspirational Woman of the Year
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year
An exemplary number of applications ensured the panel of independent judges from Rotary Districts were challenged as they assessed the three key criteria:
  • Community service which best exemplifies Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self 
  • Achievements
  • Personal attributes
* Your ticket purchase and proceeds from this event will support an Australian Rotary Health Scholarship for a young female GP by assisting with expenses during her 12 month placement in a Rural GP practice.
** Opting to incur the administration costs related to the issue of this ticket/s results in Rotary Health receiving those proceeds.
Graffiti Removal Day Sunday 27 October 2019

Rotary Foundation Dinner 2019
Reasons Multi-District Conference 2020
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MQ Health: An Intergrated Approach to Healthcare
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Mandy's TREK to raise funds for Shelter Box
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October 26
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