President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
This week has been a little quieter than the past few weeks. Garry and I have been getting in a bit of training practice for the Waterline Challenge on this Saturday.  Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters we have already reached our target! We are meeting at 8a.m. at the end of Lucinda Road Marsfield. Whilst our official team has grown to six walkers, we hope that others will join us on the walk for fun. It is not too late to donate, all funds raised go to ROMAC. If you would like to join the team register at Once you have registered you then join our team which is called Rotary Club of North Ryde, you will need the team password which is Xsxc3F. (case sensitive).
To make a donation  see here
The early bird registration for the District Conference in Newcastle finishes at the end of this month. ADG Julie Thorp has managed to organise some rooms at good prices at the Holiday Inn Express and the Quest Hotel Apartments for the Riverside Clubs. If you are intending to go to the Conference please let me know and I will send you the information. We will need to book through Julie as she has reserved a bulk booking.
The next meeting for the Carols Committee will be Wednesday 21 November at 14 Agincourt Rd Marsfield, commencing 7.30p.m. The organisation for the Carols on the Common is coming a long well and we look forward to another fabulous event on Sunday 16 December.
The Fun Run Thank You breakfast on Friday 23 November is coming up very quickly.  Along with Certificates of Appreciation to our sponsors, we will be presenting donations from the funds raised through the Fun Run to Australian Rotary Health and the Centre for Emotional Health. Terry Davies from Australian Rotary Health and Professor  Jennie Hudson Director of the Centre for Emotional Health will be our guest speakers at the breakfast. As this will be a cooked breakfast the cost will be $20 for members.
Don't forget the Christmas Party  on Friday 30 November at North Ryde RSL 6.30 for 7p.m.  RSVP to David Martin as soon as possible. 
This Friday we welcome our guest speaker, the Austrian Counsel-General, Mr Karl Hartleb. We have asked Mr Hartleb to give his presentation early in the meeting to enable those who have to leave early to hear the presentation and also to give sufficient time for questions. This has worked well when we have trialled it at some of our earlier breakfast meetings.
The final Board meeting for this year will be on Friday 30 November. The AGM will be held on Friday 7 December which will also be the last meeting for the year.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Dates for your Diary
16 November    Next Club Breakfast Meeting Dunmore Lang College 7.15a.m.
17 November    Waterline Challenge 8a.m. Shrimpton's Creek Trail - meet at the end of Lucinda Rd Marsfield.
23 November    2018 North Ryde Fun Run Sponsors Thank You Breakfast 7.15a.m.
25 November    Light Up East Ryde -  Sagar Place 3p.m.
30 November    The Rotary Club of North Ryde Christmas Party, North Ryde RSL 6.30 for 7p.m. start.
6 December       North Ryde Community Aid Christmas Party 10a.m. -2p.m. 
7 December       AGM - Dunmore Lang College - final meeting for the year
15 December     Tree of Joy and BBQ at Cox's Road Mall
16 December     Carols on the Common
18 January          Club breakfast at Incontro Coxs Rd Mall 7.15a.m.
23 February        Trivia Night at Royal rehab
23 March             Election BBQ and Book Stall TBC
29-31 March       District 9685 Conference Newcastle
Reminder  About Meeting Apologies

If you need to give a late apology for non-attendance at any meeting please ring David Martin on 0414 642 948 or email him before 9a.m. on Wednesday mornings.

You will be expected to pay for your breakfast if you are absent without timely apology.

The  2018 North Ryde Fun Run Sponsors Thank You Breakfast
The Rotary Club of North Ryde will be holding a Thank You breakfast for the sponsors of the 2018 North Ryde Fun Run. It will be held on Friday 23 November at Dunmore Lang College 7.00a.m. for 7.15a.m. start. The cost will be $20 per person, no cost for Sponsors .  RSVP 16 November 2018. 
Tree of Joy 2018
The Tree of Joy is Up at Coxs Road Mall!
Please support by picking up a card and buying a Christmas present for the not so fortunate.
Light Up East Ryde
Rotary Foundation Dinner - 26 November 2018
Rotary Foundation Table Bookings
Sydney Childsafe Workshop 5 December 2018
Do you work or volunteer with children and need to know more about child safe practices?
The Office of the Children's Guardian is running a free workshop that can help you to understand and implement Child Safe principles in your workplace.
The Session is being held at: Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People, Ground Floor, 219 - 241 Cleveland Street, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
 on 5 December at 10am to 4.30pm

Participants will learn about:
• Creating a child safe culture
• Codes of conduct
• Situational prevention and effective risk management
• Effective recruitment and selection tips
• Obligations under the Working With Children Check
• Complaints management techniques
Participants will receive a workbook with helpful information and templates.
Participants who remain for the entire duration of the workshop will also receive a certificate of attendance.
 Like to know more? Visit our website  to view other available sessions.
To participate in the workshop: Register here
More information:
• Attend a free Child Safe training session
• NSW Working With Children Check 
• Parents #parentscheckthecheck
Keep in touch:
The Office of the Children’s Guardian’s e-news bulletin includes the latest information on laws and regulations affecting the Working With Children Check as well as training and other events. Click here below to receive our e-news bulletin
WWCC - Is your Working With Children Clearance Up for Renewal?

Is your Working with Children Clearance up for renewal?
You can renew your WWCC number from three months prior to its expiry date. You will receive a reminder when it’s time to renew – provided your contact details are up to date.

It’s easy to find and update your details – just go to then choose Update my details. If you need to find your WWC number, just choose lost my WWC number.

APPLICATION for working with children check

RENEW your working with children check
International Fellowship of cricketing Rotarians Melbourne Festival

The International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians (IFCR) is one of the most popular of all Rotary Fellowships with a membership now touching 1350.
Melbourne has the honour of hosting this festival from January 20 next year. We will follow in the footsteps of previous festivals in Christchurch (2017), Nottingham (2014), Vapi in India (2012), Durban (2010), Colombo (2007) and Hunter Valley (2004).
Registrations include 185 players from 9 countries and 85 non-players. Cricket games will be played at Caulfield Park and East Caulfield Reserve from Monday January 21 through to Friday January 25.
On Wednesday 23 there will be a game at the spiritual home of Australian IFCR at Strath Creek which is 70k from Melbourne.
A novel feature of this festival is that players will play in mixed teams. The spirit of cricket and the fellowship of Rotary will be assured across all competing countries.
The Opening Dinner at the MCG on Sunday night January 20 will have one of Australia’s leading sports commentators as guest speaker. The Friday night Closing Dinner will feature leading cabaret performer, Marney McQueen.
All in all, it will be a great week of cricket, fun, entertainment and fellowship. Festival details:
Festival email:
Australian IFCR enquiries to Doug King, email:





Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Nov 16, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Nov 23, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Christmas Party
Nov 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
North Ryde Community Aid Client Christmas Lunch
Dec 06, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club AGM
Dec 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dec 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
No Club Meeting
Dec 14, 2018
BBQ at Cox's Road
Dec 15, 2018
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Carols on the Common
Dec 16, 2018
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
No Club Meeting
Dec 21, 2018
Nov 16, 2018
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Juliet Chen
November 3
Mandy Van
November 6
Sandeep Rathi
November 11
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