President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
 Congratulations to our ambitious member Juliet Chen for taking the first step to realise her dream of becoming a doctor by enrolling to study medicine at Macquarie University.

Thanks to our busy Past Presidents for their work, Pam Wood preparing the bulletin, Pat Perrin, her annual Charity Project the Tree of Joy and David Martin for preparing the program and our club Christmas party.
Last Friday, Cathy Rankin, Policy Director at NSW Farmers gave us a very informative talk on the severe drought affecting our hard working and resilient farmers. Farming contributes $60 bn, 3% to our GDP. 304,200 people are directly employed in farming and 77% of agricultural products are exported.
Federal and Sate Governments and people have come to the rescue with different policies and financial support. Rotary and Channel 9 contributed by raising over $9 m in donations for drought relief. 
We have no meeting on 15 Nov. DG Kalma McLellan will be our speaker on 22 Nov.
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
Photos from Friday 8 Nov 2019 Club Meeting 
President Mak Khalil with club member Juliet Chen
Rob Wilkinson thanks Cathy Rankin, Policy Director at NSW Farmers  for her presentation
President Mak Khalil and guest speaker Cathy Rankin
Light Up East Ryde 24 Nov 2019
November is Rotary Foundation Month
 Congratulations to Mark and David Anderson and all the Clubs who supported the Train Ride to End Polio. The Team visited all 197 stations on the day, spreading the End Polio message across Greater Sydney Metro and they had fun showing off their bright RED t-shirts.
November is Rotary Foundation month.
It is the BEST month to make your personal and Club donations. As you know, your generosity helps Rotarians everywhere to do good in the world. Charity Navigator, the international charity monitor, continues to rate Our Foundation very highly as you can see from their website….
Our Global Scholar, Aarthi Sridharan, has completed her course of study and is now working to provide legal aid to refugee women. Thank you to RC Ryde who secured the grant to assist this young lady.
The Westmead Hospital Eye Clinic is very thankful to RC Hills-Kellyville and RC Madras-Coromandel who have delivered Eye imaging equipment, helped by a grant from Our Foundation. This will assist in diagnosing eye treatment for young people. Great teamwork by these Clubs!
Please be generous during Rotary Foundation Month and thanks for listening.                                
PDG Bruce Lakin
District Rotary Foundation Chair                          
Rotary Clubs of Australia Drought Appeal
For more information and frequently asked questions see here.
Reasons Multi-District Conference 2020
To read the November Conference newsletter see here.
R100 Centenary Logo Competition

In 2021, Rotary in Australia and New Zealand celebrates our first 100 years of service – and we need a powerful, engaging logo to help build our story. So, we have created a Centenary Logo Competition to help make an impact.

 What creativity can we conjure that captures the heart and soul of our centenary? Separate designs for both New Zealand and Australia will be welcome. Or a design that covers both countries – a design that enhances Rotary’s broader branding.

 Everyone is welcome to enter – Rotarians, professionals, friends and family. And the designer’s story will be an important part of the logo’s launch. We are tapping into the passion and energy of volunteers who will be rewarded simply with heartfelt thanks acknowledged by Rotary leaders. That story will be part of our centenary story.

 The competition is now open and closes on December 15. This is a tangible chance to make a mark on history!

For more information, submission protocols and technical guidelines, visit



Upcoming Events
No Club Meeting
Nov 15, 2019
DG Visit to Club
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 22, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 29, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Club Meeting - AGM
Dunmore Lang College
Dec 06, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Christmas Party
Riding for the Disabled
Dec 06, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
No Club Meeting
Dec 13, 2019
Tree of Joy 2019
Dec 14, 2019
Christmas Carols on Ryde Common
Ryde Common
Dec 15, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Juliet Chen
November 3
Mandy Van
November 6
Sandeep Rathi
November 11
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