17 September 2021
Hello fellow Rotarians and friends,
In writing this bulletin from my bunker, I do hope you are all well and safe and have had a good week, whilst keeping yourselves isolated. I hope you are all doing your regular mental and physical exercises. It appears we have earned ourselves a few freedoms this week and we may get through this lock-down soon. Please look after yourselves and your loved ones.
We had a very lighthearted meeting on Friday morning last week, thanks to the visit from our District Governor Lindsay May and Tania. Garry introduced Lindsay to the 20 people in attendance to listen to Lindsay’s sailing stories including his numerous Sydney to Hobart adventures. 
Lindsay started his sailing adventures at the front of the boat working with the sails and in later years was promoted to the back of the boat for navigation (and some cooking duties). Lindsay gave a brief history of the race which started after the 2nd World War in 1945 with a British navy crew challenging an Australian crew to a race over 628 nautical miles to Hobart. The British crew were the winners of this first race.
It would appear the boat ‘Love and War’ is his favorite boat as he has raced on this 8 times with the Handicap win in 2019. Sailing at the elite level is not for the feint hearted or those with shallow pockets, as Lindsay indicated a boat like ‘Wild Oats’ will set you back around $24million with another $4million per year to maintain.
We will have to watch the race this year – if it proceeds, COVID allowing – as Lindsay will be sailing on ‘Kialoa II’. We wish him good luck and safe sailing.
Secretary Pam Wood mentioned that ShelterBox has presented our Club with a Bronze Award as recognition for our continued support to their worthy cause. A virtual presentation ceremony has been arranged. Thank you to all our Club members for contributing toward earning this award.  
Speaking of Christmas puddings and cakes, please remind your family, friends and colleagues that orders can now be placed till end of October for delivery in late November. For more information see here
Treasurer Sandeep Rathi reminded members that anyone seeking a refund of monies due to our postponed Annual Celebration Dinner function at Basil’s restaurant, to please contact him for arrangements to be made email: A date for the dinner is yet to be confirmed.
Presbyterian Aged Care-North Ryde Community Aid has sent out a call for donation of food/goods to help locals who may be doing it a bit hard to make ends meet at this time. Contactless donations can be dropped at the Center at 4 Cutler Parade, North Ryde Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Alternatively items can also be left in the box located inside IGA. Pam has emailed a flyer and list of goods to all members.
If any of the members have people, they know who have an interesting story to share, please let Rob know and we may be able to arrange for them to attend a Club meeting to enlighten us all.  
This Friday morning is a Club Assembly for our members where we will be discussing feedback from our member survey and planning for this Rotary year.  
We are looking forward to a great e-trivia night this Saturday, commencing at 7:00pm. Thanks, Juliet, for your time to arrange this. See link here
I am very grateful for all the hard work and commitment by everyone in our Club during these difficult times, thank you.    
Peter Mason JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
Mobile: 0450 730 645
Upcoming events:
For our upcoming Zoom Club meetings and assembly, here are the connection details:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 878 2165 6014
Passcode: 2113
Club Assembly
September 17, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Trivia night by Juliet
September 18, 2021, by Zoom
6:45 pm for 7:00pm
Board meeting
September 28, 2021, by Zoom
7:15pm for 7:30pm.
Club meeting
October 1, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Club meeting
October 8, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Club meeting
October 15, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Sailing with Lindsay May
Great talk with Lindsay May last Friday.
Kahoot Trivia
The Rotary Club of North Ryde would like to invite you to participate in a social Kahoot Trivia night thisSaturday evening 7.00pm start. Juliet Chen will be organising the game. 
We hope you can join us for some fun as well as staying in touch. Please note this is not a fund-raising event. Family and friends are welcome to join us.
Time: Sep 18, 2021 07:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney 
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: 
    Password: 521362 

Join from dial-in phone line: 
    Dial: +61 2 8015 2088 
    Meeting ID: 862 8825 6801 
    International numbers available: 
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: 
    Meeting ID: 862 8825 6801 
    H323/SIP Password: 521362 
Christmas Puddings For Sale! Order Now! 
Christmas Puddings
The Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise lives on as its Pudding fundraising of previous years is on again. This year, however, it is a joint project of the Rotary Clubs of North Ryde, Chatswood/Roseville, Wahroonga, Pennant Hills and Turramurra!
The puddings have won international prizes in previous years and include your traditional Christmas pud, macadamia and brandy, gluten free, date and toffee, rum and plum, mango and brandy and a variety of evil dark chocolate. 
All proceeds will go to benefit the “Books in Homes” program at Moree East Public School, where over 80% of the students come from the Aboriginal community. 
The program provides “…quality books-of-choice to children living in remote, disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement.” The Rotary Clubs in Moree will be our local representatives. 
For more information check out
For the price list see here and order form see here or for more information contact Bob at
Emergency Food Drive
The Rotary Club of North Ryde is assisting Presbyterian Aged Care – North Ryde Community Aid with a drive for much needed items for their Emergency Food Relief Hampers. 
Urgent donations of the following items are needed to help the more vulnerable members of our North Ryde community during this difficult time:
Breakfast Cereal
Instant Noodles Cup/Packet
Pasta/Pasta Sauce
Tinned Fish – Tuna, Salmon
Tinned meats – Spam
Tinned vegetables- Carrots, Beans, Corn, Peas and Mixed Vegetables
Tinned Fruits – Peaches, Pears and Pineapple
Baked Beans
Tinned Spaghetti
Tinned/Packet Soup
Vegemite/Peanut Butter/Jam
Long Life Milk
Tea bags
Small Jars of Coffee
Sugar Sachets
Toilet Paper
Pet Food
Personal Hygiene Items – soap, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, feminine hygiene items
*Please note tins with ring pull openings are preferred
Contactless drop off: 4 Cutler Parade, North Ryde
Drop off days/times
Mon-Fri 9a.m – 4pm
Ph 98883380
Cash donations made directly to Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid are also greatly appreciated.
Please pass this information on to your friends and neighbours in the local area. To download the flyer see here.
World Polio Day
24 October is World Polio Day!
As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

Together, we’ve made tremendous progress. Now it’s time to intensify our fight to make polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated. Last year, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus, showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances. The wild poliovirus remains endemic in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. We can use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to end polio in countries where it still paralyzes children.

Inspire action
Take action for World Polio Day by promoting the importance of polio eradication, raising funds, and planning events. Let’s engage our communities in the fight against polio — because as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.”
Upcoming Events
Club Assembly (via ZOOM)
Sep 17, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Sept Club Social Trivia Night (via ZOOM) & Kahoot
Sep 18, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
NO CLUB MEETING - FRIDAY 24 September 2021
Sep 24, 2021
Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 28, 2021
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Oct 01, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Oct 08, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Assembly (via ZOOM)
Oct 15, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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