19 August 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Welcome to this week's newsletter.
What a great session it was at our club meeting last week, hearing from OurBnB, Brian Bailey and Bob Selinger, who each spoke about their life story. I find that it is always fascinating to hear the story of our own members. We had a larger than usual turnout at the meeting which goes to show that people are interested in learning more about each other.
Couple of interesting facts that we learnt: Brian has a love for model train sets and one of the first things he purchased out of his pay from his first job as a paper delivery boy was a Hornby Train set. Bob loves writing stories and he has won awards for story writing. The members were regaled with these and many other stories.  Thank you, Brian and Bob, for sharing your life experiences with us. We hope to hear from some of our other members in the coming months.
The Member Satisfaction Survey has now closed with more than 80% of our members completing the survey. It is wonderful to receive their feedback and suggestions for improvement. We will review the results of the survey at the next Board meeting and then share it with all members.
Rotary Club of Ryde is holding a community needs assessment on Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at the North Ryde RSL and has invited us to join. The Police, the City Council, and some school principals are coming together to discuss the needs in the community of the City of Ryde. It is hoped that by the end of this meeting we will find a project that will create lasting and positive change in our community.  Bernie and Peter Mason will be attending this event on our Club’s behalf. 
The meeting on Friday, 19 August is a Club Assembly at Dunmore Lang College. We will also arrange for members to join by Zoom if they wish to. The meeting will include a hot breakfast. Our Assistant Governor for the Riverside group of clubs, Bruce Jacob will be attending the meeting.
A reminder regarding various conferences and conventions. The 2022 Rotary Zone 8 (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands) Conference is being held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra from 28 -30 October 2022. The District 9685 Annual Conference is taking place at Cowra from 17 -19 March 2023. And finally, the 2023 Rotary International Convention will be held at Melbourne from 27 -31 May 2023.
I thank everyone in the Club for their commitment, energy and contribution towards making a difference.  I look forward to seeing you on Friday.
Sandeep Rathi
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2022-2023
Rotary District 9685
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country on which we meet, the Wallumattagal people of the Eora Nation. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Die or Die Trying
Die or Die Trying: Escaping the Taliban
Abraham Mott Hall 15A Argyle PL, Millers Point NSW 2000
Friday 19th August 6pm
Sydney Cove Rotary is hosting this event to support refugees. Marwa Moeen is an Afghan refugee who escaped the Taliban and this is a screening of the documentary about her and fellow refugees. The one-hour documentary depicts the gripping and emotional experience of 15 young women from Kabul as the Taliban invade their city and seize power. There will then be a Q & A afterward. Rebecca Langton from the Refugee Council of Australia will be shedding light on the current situation.
Please check out the event here and book tickets: 
Sydney Cove Rotary would love to have you join them to further demonstrate the communities assistance to refugees and support the fundraiser,
All funds raised will go towards club projects aimed at assisting refugees. Sydney Cove Rotary is one of Sydney’s largest clubs. We are a diverse group of passionate and like-minded people with the common goal of giving back to the community we live and work in.
Bunnings BBQ
Our next Bunnings BBQ is Saturday 27 August.  If you can assist please let Garry Maloney know
Rotary Spring Fair
Our own B & B
And what a great morning learning about these members' lives.  Read the President's message to get just a hint of two very interesting members. 
St John's Anglican Church
Pastor John Chappell, St John's North Ryde Anglican Church, and his volunteers accepting a donation from Rotary member Bernie Mason and PP Peter Mason.  The donation was to help their "Community Food Bank Day for the Disadvantaged".
North Sydney Sunrise - The Aussie Camino – 23 August 2022 – Luke Keighery
The Aussie Camino is a 200km pilgrimage route running from Portland in Victoria to Penola in South Australia, inspired by the life and journeys of Australia’s Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and her mentor Fr Julian Tenison Woods. The walk is based on the traditions of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela: pilgrims receive a guidebook, passport, scallop shell and stay in the local towns along the way.
Luke is Waverton Hub President; he enjoys walking and is passionate about supporting worthy causes. In March this year Luke walked the Aussie Camino in a group of 8 pilgrims. It was an amazing adventure and Luke has many stories to tell. Through this walk Luke raised over $10,000 for Interplast Australia – a charity doing amazing work sending teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am for 7:15 a.m. start. We finish promptly at 8:30 a.m. At about 7:30 a.m., Luke will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
Upcoming Events
August 19 2022, Club Assembly at DLC and via ZOOM
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 19, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
20 Aug Club Social Morning Tea, Blenheim Park
Aug 20, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 26 August 2022
Aug 26, 2022
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 27 August, 2022
Aug 27, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
August 2022 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Aug 30, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sept 2 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 02, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Sept 9 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 09, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 16 Sept 2022
Sep 16, 2022
Sept 23 2022, Club Assembly at DLC and via ZOOM
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 23, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 30 Sept 2022
Sep 30, 2022
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Sep 02, 2022 7:30 AM
Working with Children Training
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Shankar Sankaran
August 29
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.      Confucius
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