President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
We had no meeting on 15 Nov and are looking forward to welcoming DG Kalma McLellan  on 22 Nov.
Past President Victoria Crawford  is back from her trip to Japan and President Elect Mandy Van is due
back from Hong Kong on 18 Nov.
We'll have our AGM on 6 Dec to elect the team to lead our club into 2020-21.
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
No Excuse for Abuse March - 22nd November


Women at march

Reminder: No Excuse for Abuse March

Friday 22 November 2019

Join us at the No Excuse for Abuse March as we take a stand together as a community to end violence and abuse.

Hear from local speakers, meet our local support services and take the pledge with your community to stand up, speak out and act. The event will also feature live music by local acts as well as a sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation, with proceeds going to the Ryde Hunters Hill Domestic and Family Violence Committee.

Bringing together local residents, businesses and workers in Macquarie Park, the march will start at 11.00am outside of Macquarie University School of Engineering, walk down Waterloo Road, and end at Elouera Reserve. All are welcome.

Event Details

When: Friday 22 November, 11am - 12.30pm
Where: Meet at Macquarie University - School of Engineering, Coolinga Street, Macquarie Park 2113
Cost: Free. Sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation.



  • Rebecca Sciroli, Advocate and Public Speaker
  • Andrew King, Relationships Australia NSW
  • Superintendent David Waddell, Ryde Police Area Command
  • Marnie Mitchell, City of Ryde

This event is a partnership with the City of Ryde, the Ryde Hunters Hill Domestic and Family Violence Committee and NSW Police - Ryde Police Area Command.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any form of violence, there is 24/7 free and confidential support available. Please call the DV Hotline on 1800 656 463 or 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

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The 27th Carols on the Common – Carols in North Ryde
The 27th Carols on the Common – Carols in North Ryde
Join us for a local event at Sydney's second largest Christmas Carols in the heart of Ryde. 
The 27th annual Carols on the Common kicks off on SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER at 5:30 pm with live entertainment and Carols begin at 8 pm. The night ends with a firework display at 9:15 pm.
Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket and some nibbles. Food will also be sold by a range of vendors on the night. Rides and other amusements will be available from 5:00 pm onwards. It's best to bring cash, as cards may not always be accepted. 
Visitors are asked to bring a reusable water bottle and to take their rubbish home at the end of the night. Water refill stations will be located around the event as there will be no bottled water sold.
Money raised on the night goes to worthy causes such as ROMAC - an organisation bringing sick and ill children from nations all over the world for life changing surgery in Australia. This year’s Carols on the Common will feature a moment of silence and bucket collection for the victims.
North Ryde Rotary and the Bobbo- pedalling to save lives

Hello Makram,

I’m helping to drive registrations for (one of) Sydney’s best charity rides - The Bobbin Head Cycle Classic (the Bobbo), which will be held on Sunday 29 March 2020, and I’d like to invite you and your club to help us by spreading the word, recruiting riders and supporting their fundraising.

The Bobbo is owned and managed by the Rotary Clubs of Turramurra, Kuring gai, Wahroonga and St Ives. Since the first event 9 years ago this unique partnership of Rotary Clubs has raised over $800,000 for our charity partner Lifeline and other selected charities.

The Bobbo has a great reputation within the cycling community. There are four different routes which riders can select according to their abilities. Serious cyclists return year after year to challenge themselves on the longest rides, while social cyclists will enjoy the shorter routes. 

All the routes go through some of the most stunning bushland and waterfront scenery in the Greater Sydney region. Some 2,500 riders are supported by around 450 enthusiastic volunteers who, along with the Police, SES and St Johns, make it one of the best-organised and safest events on the cycling calendar. 

We’d really appreciate any help you can give us to provide maximum publicity for the Bobbo. You will find attached a flyer which can easily be included with your Club’s newsletter. Please also consider entering a team from your Club. Teams of five or more who raise over $1500 are eligible to access the Corporate Hospitality Marquee for free refreshments, snacks, beer and massage.

The funds raised by this terrific event helps Lifeline year after year to save lives through their Crisis support counselling. Please lend us your support for 2020 as we try to break through the $1 million fundraising milestone!

We look forward to your support and if you have any questions please give me a call. See too

Ian Stuart


A Rotary Project

29 March 2020

mobile: 0416 138 860

Reasons Multi-District Conference 2020
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Upcoming Events
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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