6 November 2020

Dear Fellow Club Members and Friends,
What a busy week with work and Rotary. Pam Wood has put up the Tree of Joy at Cox's Road Mall and also arranged a roster for members and other helpers to pick up the gifts and put them in storage. Thank you in advance to all the helpers.
On Thursday the filming for the Christmas Carols took place at St Anthony's Church. It was great to see members of our Club and Macquarie Park working together to ensure the filming ran smoothly. This type of presentation is a first for both Clubs and we are hoping many people will watch it when it goes live on 13 December. A very big thanks must go to Roseanna Gallo as she has organised the singers and many of the sponsors.
The next scheduled Club Zoom meeting is 6th November 2020 for guest speaker - Rowan Price from Rotary Club of Ryde (previous District D9680 Representative) on Cyber Security.
Topic: North Ryde Rotary Club - Zoom Club Meeting
Time: Nov 06, 2020 07:15 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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Meeting ID: 878 2165 6014
Best Regards
Mandy Van JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2020-2021
Rotary District 9685
Mobile: 0404 082 611
Invitation to Christmas lunch
Invitation from Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise

Hello Mandy,

I’m sending you this because of the support you gave us for the trivia night.

The Rotary Club of Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise has secured an amazing marquee for a pre-Christmas lunch on Saturday the 13th of December.  The venue is the marquee which was formerly in front of the Hydro Majestic in Medlow Bath used for weddings and balls and is now in place at the Parklands Country Gardens, 132 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath.

It is large enough to be set out as COVID safe under current restrictions, which also means there are limited spaces.  Attached you will find how to book and pay for places or tables of 8; we might be able to get a couple of tables of 10.

It would be great to see you and some of your club’s members celebrate with us.  Please pass this onto your members.

Thanks and regards,

Paul Campbell

0402 663 221


This event will be held on 13 December 2020 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
Parkland Country Gardens and Lodge
132 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath
$55 for a 2 course meal. Drinks extra from the bar.
Payment to
Bendigo Bank A/c Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise
BSB: 633-000
A/c: 164 261 976
Add "Christmas" to your message to identify the payment
Email Dawn once payment is made or to get more information.
Tree of Joy
Tree of Joy goes up
Pam Wood has put up the Tree of Joy in Cox's Rd Mall and already the tags are disappearing fast.
She had a few helpers with the Wilkinson grandchildren helping out.
Carols on the Common - online
Carols on the Common 2020 goes  online
On Thursday 4 November 2020 the carols on the Common was recorded ready to be shown on YouTube from 13 December through to 25 December.
Bernie Mason Why I Joined Rotary
Presentation by Bernie Mason at Celebratory Dinner October 2020
Why did I join Rotary? Bernie Mason
To think upon this question has been interesting.
There are the usual points of looking for a way to fill time, to join a group of like minded people toward a goal, or just to make new friends.
Yes all of these are true. This decision has been so much more than that though.
The community are forefront in what North Ryde Rotary do. Those in need, how can we help? It is a question I often hear. I joined Rotary because Pete and I had recently retired. We were involved in Scouts Australia for many years, and enjoyed being leaders and committee members as our children went up through all the levels of Scouting. Community is also a big part of Scouting, so as we did not want to go back into Scouting, we spoke with Pam( my cousin) and Garry about what they were doing with their spare minutes? Turned out there weren’t any of those because they had joined North Ryde Rotary.
The decision to join for us was not immediate. We attended some meetings as visitors. I researched all things Rotary, because that’s what I do. We made the decision to join and have not regretted that decision at all.
We know have a whole lot of learning to do, a new life for me away from Medical Acronyms to Rotary Acronyms, and a new set of rules to live by.
My decision was made really when I read the
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal business and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The other is the 4 way test. We all should live by these very wise words.

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages:
Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 Bernie Mason
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 06, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 13, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 20, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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Nov 06, 2020 7:15 AM
Cyber Security
Nov 13, 2020 7:15 AM
Supplementing our water supplies with purified recycle water (they will be speaking via ZOOM)
Nov 20, 2020 7:15 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Juliet Chen
November 3
Mandy Van
November 6
Sandeep Rathi
November 11
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