12 August 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Welcome to this week's newsletter.
Last week at our club meeting we had a great presentation from PDG Kalma McClellan on the Regionalisation Project.  We heard that changing volunteer needs and ageing demographics demand new opportunities for innovation and collaboration in the ways we serve our communities, enjoy fellowship, engage participants, develop leaders, and grow Rotary.
Our region, or Zone 8, which includes Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, has been selected as one of two potential regions from across the globe to pilot a regional approach to governance. The overarching aim of this project is to provide better and more direct support to Rotary and Rotaract clubs through a less layered and more devolved contemporary approach.
To help achieve this objective, the project is seeking to develop and test a streamlined governance approach to:
• Allow clubs sharing geography, culture, and language to organise in ways that suit them.
• Eliminate duplication and remove layers of hierarchy to make Rotary more responsive and cost effective
• Bring together the best resources from across the region and make them easily accessible to every club.
• Improve communication effectiveness to enhance club and member engagement.
• Grow membership through new club types, flexibility, and partnership options reflecting our diversity.
• Attract more community, corporate, and government sector support by communicating with one voice.
• Enhance leadership and personal development activities to better suit our modern world.
• Foster more diverse perspectives in decision making.
• Reduce the burden of administrative responsibilities placed upon leaders.
In September 2022, the clubs and districts in our zone are scheduled to vote on whether to participate. Prior to this, it was important for our club to understand what the project is all about and ask questions. We will be seeking members opinion on the proposed project, and I will be voting on behalf of the club. If you were not able to attend Kalma’s talk and would like to know more about the Regionalisation Project, please visit the website which has fact sheets and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
Our meeting on Friday 12 August is a Zoom meeting. Two of our members, Brian Bailey and Bob Selinger, OAM will be talking about their life story. It is always great to hear from our members and I am looking forward to their talks.
The following Friday, 19 August will be a Club Assembly at Dunmore Lang College. The meeting will include a hot breakfast and if you are attending the breakfast, please RSVP to Garry Maloney by Friday 12 August. Our Assistant Governor for the Riverside group of clubs, Bruce Jacob will be attending the meeting.
A final reminder regarding Member Satisfaction Survey which will close this Friday.  More than 50% of us have responded and it will be great to have all members complete the survey.  It is a great opportunity to provide your feedback and suggestions for improvement. It is important to do this so that we can provide a more satisfying experience for all members.
I thank everyone in the Club for their commitment, energy and contribution towards making a difference.  
Sandeep Rathi
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2022-2023
Rotary District 9685
Mobile: 0481 008 303
Upcoming events:
For our upcoming Zoom Club meetings and assembly, here is the connection details:
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Meeting ID: 878 2165 6014
Passcode: 2113
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.
Thank you to all our eFunrun sponsors
The eFunrun was a great success and PP Peter Mason, PP Rob Wilkinson, and members Bernie Mason and Garry Maloney have ensured that all those who could not attend our Thank You Breakfast have received a thank you certificate from the club and of course we have donated a Gro Tree in each of their names.  See the Bulletin of 29 July for photos from our Thank You Breakfast. Without our supporters Rotary would not be able to put on events and raise the money for those in need.  Thank you.
PP Rob Wilkinson and Amelia from Mitronics
Ben Boutros and PP Peter Mason from Ray White North Ryde Macquarie Park
Greg Maarschalk, Manager Rebel Macquarie Centre with Garry Maloney
PP Rob Wilkinson with Richard Price Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Sports Management Group
Garry Maloney presenting Blake Eastwood from Vision Personal Training
with his certificate.
Assistant Store Manager Anthony of Officeworks North Ryde, with Garry Maloney.  Officeworks has assisted us with printing for several events and these posters are for our Bunnings BBQs.
Trees at Lithgow
Lithgow-Oberon Landcare (the hosts of our GroTrees project) are having an open day on Saturday 20th August.
Bunnings BBQ
Our next Bunnings BBQ is Saturday 27 August.  If you can assist please let Garry Maloney know
Creating tomorrow
North Sydney Sunrise - Shoot for the Stars – 16 August 2022 – Alfonso Calero
Do you want to capture beautiful images of the night sky?
Alfonso Calero has six great tips to help you shoot for the stars. He will explain
·        WHEN TO SHOOT
·        GEAR
·        TECHNIQUE
Come along with your questions.
Alfonso Calero used to be a Japanese and Spanish speaking tour-guide and taught English in Tokyo.  For the last 20 years, he has been a Professional Photographer.  He specialises in People and Places. As a travel photographer this has given him the experience and versatility to shoot in different genres such as Landscape, Street Portraits, Nature, Wildlife and Architecture.
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. There is plenty of parking in Blues Point Road in the morning. At about 7:30 a.m., Alfonso will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
9th Annual Car Safari
Hunters Hill Club will be holding their 9th Annual Car Safari at the end of October (31 October – 3 November).
The safari will be exploring some of the highlights of NSW including Wisemans Ferry, Wollombi, Hunter Valley, Broke, Muswellbrook, Scone and Mudgee.
For a detailed itinerary and how to join the safari, please call Charles Amos on 0414 918 976 or email     
Upcoming Events
August 12 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Aug 12, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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
Sept 16 2022, Club Assembly at DLC and via ZOOM
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 16, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 23 Sept 2022
Sep 23, 2022
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Aug 12, 2022 7:30 AM
My Life Story
Sep 02, 2022 7:30 AM
Working with Children Training
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Shankar Sankaran
August 29
   Time spent among trees is never time wasted
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