President's Message


Dear  Club Members and Friends,
I have long thought, and often said, that many of our best times with speakers occur when our own members speak, and that belief was confirmed last Friday. Binoe shared  a brief account of his eventful life, beginning in Kerala, then Kolkata, before moving on through the Middle East to Australia. He confirmed for us our impression of him as a thoughtful and interesting person. Then when Shankar thanked him on our behalf it emerged that there are several remarkable parallels between their lives.

Our IT Week is almost upon us, and everything seems to be falling into place. The week’s program is out and looks good. Don’t miss the Thursday evening dinner if you can possibly make it. That’s when all of us can get to hear the student’s impressions of their week.
Kind regards
Brian Powell
President 2017-18
Help for Salvos
Request to provide help for May Salvos Collection
Following is a schedule of when the Salvos need assistance with their annual collection.  If you can help please  let  Nora Etmekdjian know by emailing
Top Ryde Shopping Centre, Top Ryde - RSA 2018  
  Please write your name and contact details (phone or email) in your selected shift
DayDateTimeTimeTimeTime for Thursday ONLY
  9:30 am to 12:00pm12:00 pm to 2:30 pm2:30 pm to 5:00 pm5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday21-May-18Eastwood Gladesville Rotary- FilledCWA - Filled Not to fill
Tuesday22-May-18CWA - FilledRyde Lions - One more volunteer needed for this shiftTwo friends - FilledNot to fill
Wednesday23-May-18   Not to fill
Firday25-May-18Eastwood Gladesville Rotary- One more volunteer needed Eastwood - Gladesville Rotary - FilledNot to fill
Sunday27-May-18   Not to fill
The Rotary Club of North Ryde 2018 Annual Celebration Dinner 
For more information see here.
Rotary District 9685 Changeover Dinner  2018
2018 North Ryde Fun Run
Are you interested in sponsoring the North Ryde Fun Run? For Sponsorship information see here.
Upcoming Events
Club Assembly
May 18, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
IT Students Arrive
May 20, 2018
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
IT Students Dinner
May 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
IT Students Depart
May 25, 2018
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Board Meeting
May 25, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Jun 01, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Changeover
Jun 22, 2018
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Pamela Wood
May 24
  Memories of the past are not memories of facts they are memories of our imaginings of the facts.

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