22 October 2021
Hello fellow Rotarians and friends,
It does feel nice to have that extra bit of freedom from our lockdown and in due course we will also be able to venture further to enjoy an escape from our current environ and possibly go regional for that long-awaited holiday. I hope you are all well and looking after yourself and your loved ones?
Please remember our social get together arranged for 30th October 2021 at Blenheim Park from 10:00am. It has been suggested we support the new Café, Giovette’s, in Blenheim Road shops, and bring coffee and something to eat along. Bernie and I did visit Giovetti’s this last week and introduced ourselves to the owner, Sam, plus made mention of North Ryde Rotary Club and the possibility of a breakfast meeting! Sam was very enthusiastic. They open for breakfast from 6:30am.
Let us hope this ‘opening up’ post COVID will keep progressing so we can enjoy a Christmas with our family and friends.
During our Club Assembly meeting last week, several fun and exciting points were brought up. It was pointed out that over $6,000 worth of Christmas puddings have been ordered. Please remind your family, friends and colleagues that orders for the Christmas puddings can now be placed until 24 October for delivery in late November see here. The more that are ordered the more of a return our Club receives to go towards the Books in Homes Project. We will arrange for these to be collected and then distributed, come late November.
Pam advised of an email the Club has received from a previous Rotary exchange student from Japan, Shin Horie - who stayed with Rob, Victoria and Brian over that time – and is now planning a return holiday with his family to Australia, when allowed post lockdown! It is nice to see they have kept in touch.
Garry has been in contact with the Gladesville Bunnings store as a lead up to the BBQ day on 13 November 2021. We are required to be double vaccinated and to wear face masks to meet the store's health and safety requirements. Please advise Garry of your vaccination status and availability for work on the day by email:
Remember that our Annual Celebration dinner is arranged for 3 December 2021 at Basil’s Seafood Restaurant. This will be a fun night to meet up with our friends and others in our local area in a relaxed and casual place. Garry has been in contact with the new owners, making the relevant arrangements for this. Garry has also organised the Christmas lunch for the Presbyterian Aged Care- North Ryde Community Aid community members for Thursday 9 December at Basil's.
Pam advised the Christmas Tree of Joy, at North Ryde Cox’s Road Mall, will go ahead in November and December. There are several of our local charities we support, that are keen to accept the donated gifts. Pam has asked for help in collecting the gifts at the tree, storing, sorting and delivering to the charities. Let us all get in and help this great cause!
There was a Christmas Carol planning meeting on site at T.G. Milner football fields on Vimeria Road recently. There were representatives from the two Rotary Clubs, Ryde Council, the football club manager plus the stage, sound and lighting company and the fun rides company. It was a very positive meeting and discussions demonstrated the event is a distinct possibility. Ryde Council is very keen for the Christmas Carol event to proceed to help the local community to return to a sense of a normal life. There was also a post site meeting (by zoom) on Tuesday 19 October 2021 for further discussions. We will keep you informed of discussions and progress.
Remember there are no club meetings for the next two weeks (22 October and 30 October).
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
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Puddings Sale ends this Sunday 24 October 2021
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Bunnings BBQ is back! 13 November
Donations For Christmas Hamper Food Appeal from Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid 
The Rotary Club of North Ryde has been assisting Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid with a drive for much needed items for the Emergency Food Relief Hampers. Click here to download the flyer with the required items.
The staff at Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid have appreciated the generous support from the community and wish to pass on their thanks.
As Christmas approaches the Centre is seeking donations of food for the Christmas hampers that are provided to the more vulnerable members of the North Ryde Community. The items required are below. To download the flyer please click here. Donations can be left at the Centre, 4 Cutler Parade North Ryde between 9a.m. and 4p.m. Monday to Friday. Please ring the doorbell if the front door is closed. There is always someone there to take donations between these hours. Donations can also be left at the collection box inside IGA near the cash registers. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. For more information please contact the Centre on 98883380.
Pam Wood
Community Director/Secretary 2021
Club Celebration Dinner
We are delighted to announce that a new date has been set for the Rotary Club of North Ryde's Annual Celebration Dinner. It will now be held on Friday 3 December at Basil's  Seafood Restaurant, Delhi Road North Ryde commencing 6.30 for 7.00pm. Please see the invitation below for details. To download the invitation click here. 
If you have already booked and paid for the dinner from the postponed dinner in June and can attend, we look forward to seeing you there. Similarly if you were not able to attend previously but would like to come along please notify Club Director Garry Maloney or mobile 0426230458 by Friday 19 November.
However, if you cannot attend on the new date, please advise Club Treasurer, Sandeep Rathi by email include your bank transfer detail to attain a full refund.
Immediate Past President, Mandy Van and President Peter Mason hope you can join us to celebrate the 2020-21 Rotary Year.
End Polio
 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.
Zone 8 Polio Chair, PDG Bob Aitken AM (Lower Blue Mountains) is asking every Rotarian to consider donating $10 to Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Together, we’ve made tremendous progress. Now it’s time to... READ MORE
So far 54% of D9685 members have activated their myrotary account. To donate online, access and go to DONATE button to make your tax-deductible donation.       SEE MORE
Join us for World Polio Day October 24.    
New Rotary Foundation Website

Dear President Peter

As you may know, Rotary Foundation Australia (RFA) is one of The Rotary Foundation’s eight Associate Foundations around the world.  We enable Australians – both individuals and organisations – to make tax deductible gifts to the Foundation.

I am pleased to announce that RFA has just launched a new  It provides material that is highly informative – both to the public and to Rotary members.  Please click the link and visit the site, I think you’ll find it very useful.

For Rotarians, a key resource in the site is the My Foundation page.  Think of it as the go‑to page you’ve always wanted, with links to a whole range of resources, such as how-to’s,  brochures and forms, as well as frequently used pages in

The site also displays stories about grant-funded projects that Australian clubs have pursued to deliver significant and sustainable impact.  Our clubs have so many great stories to tell about their amazing grant-funded projects and I would encourage you to submit stories for inclusion in the site.

Can I also encourage you to include links to the site in your club and district websites, social media pages, etc.  This will help to raise the profile of Rotary in Australia and the great outcomes that we all deliver.

A key audience we aim to influence through the site is corporations and wealthy individuals who may be interested in helping to fund large Rotary projects.  If you have:

·         a great project that is in need of significant funding, or 

·         contacts with a corporation or wealthy individual who may wish to support Rotary with a gift of A$50,000 or more,

please contact me at

Rotary Foundation Australia looks forward to supporting your endeavours by helping you to fund high-impact projects – it’s by making an impact that Rotary thrives.

Kind regards

PDG Maurie Stack, OAM

Chair, Rotary Foundation Australia


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District 9685 Annual Conference 2022
Rotary International Convention 2022
The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention!

Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. 
No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention.  
Upcoming Events
NO Club Meeting on the 22 October 2021
Oct 22, 2021
October Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Oct 26, 2021
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
NO Club Meeting on 29 October 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Club Social Morning Tea at Blenheim Park, Nth Ryde
Oct 30, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 05, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 12, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ
Nov 13, 2021
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Club Assembly (via ZOOM)
Nov 19, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
November Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 23, 2021
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Annual Celebration Dinner 2021
Dec 03, 2021
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Selinger OAM
October 14
Barbara Lee
October 26
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