10 June 2022 
The Rotary Club of North Ryde acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
In the lead up to the new financial year, I am getting a fair amount of practice with the duties of the President of the Club. President Peter and Bernie are travelling up north and enjoying the warm weather on Magnetic Island.
It was a very important meeting last Friday where an open forum discussion was led by Bob Selinger on the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We had the privilege of having Mina Howard, District Governor-Elect, present at the meeting. We also had Nic Witton attending who is an active member of the Jews for Social Action, a volunteer social justice group which works closely with the Indigenous community. A number of Rotary clubs in district 9685 have already come out in support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart with statements on newsletters, Facebook and the like. Many clubs have introduced acknowledgement of country as part of their meeting procedures. The forum canvassed views from participants with view to encouraging Rotary Clubs to support the three key elements of the statement: Voice, Treaty, Truth. It was wholeheartedly supported by the members of our club present at the meeting.
At the Board Meeting on 31 May, the final disbursements were agreed by the Board. We are very fortunate to have had successful fundraising with the Carols 2021 and the North Ryde eFun Run 2022 enabling us to support very important causes as well as our community. The Board also decided to retain the current club meeting format for the period from July to December 2022. The current format is that we have two Club Meetings per month, with a Guest Speaker if possible, via Zoom. We have one Club Assembly per month at Dunmore Lang College as a Face to Face and Zoom breakfast meeting.
As you know, our Club has been regularly doing the BBQs at Bunnings store at Gladesville. The fifth one for this Rotary year was held on 4 June 2022. It was a very busy day and the Club raised funds close to $1,700 which is a very good result for our club. A big thank you to all the volunteers on the day. Our next Bunnings BBQ is on 27 August. The club has decided that the money we raise from that day is going to be donated to the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) at Marsfield. We are hoping to have volunteers from RDA join us on that day.
The planning for ‘Christmas Carols on the Common’ event in December 2022 as a joint event with the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park commenced with a meeting this week. Victoria has put a huge amount of thought and structure in preparing the project documents which helped immensely with the initial planning session. We have had some members nominate already; we need a full club effort to make the event a great success.
The Changeover Dinner will be held on Friday, 24 June 2022 at North Ryde RSL and we are looking forward to a wonderful night of celebration and recognition, as well as welcoming new members of the Club. A reminder to advise me as soon as possible (if you haven’t already) of your attendance, plus your family and friends (including any dietary requirements) as we will be finalizing the numbers and advising RSL Club shortly.
The District Changeover is being held on 2 July at the Hornsby RSL. It is a time to celebrate the achievements of Clubs this year, meet your fellow Rotarians from across District 9685 and to enter the new Rotary year with optimism. If you would like to attend, please register soon as the event is filling up fast.
I thank everyone in the Club for their commitment and energy and look forward to meeting you in person at the Changeover Dinner.
Sandeep Rathi
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President Elect 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
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Uluru Statement from the Heart
For the consideration of the Board and all members:
That the Rotary Club of North Ryde supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
That we include the following on our Facebook, newsletter and website pages:
The inspiration came from….
An Invitation to the 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner 24 June 2022
District Changeover 2 July 2022
District Changeover 2022 will be held at Hornsby RSL on Saturday, July 2, 6.30 for 7pm
Come and celebrate your year.
District awards will be presented and we can once again come together as a District to acknowledge what has been achieved, despite another tough year in Rotary.
Welcome Mina Howard as District Governor 2022-23 in what will be a milestone year with the exciting Jennifer Jones of Canada as RI President.
Bunnings BBQ Gladesville 4 June 2022
Great day.  Here are a few of the helpers.
And remember these are the dates Garry has booked for the rest of the year.  Put them in your diary and let him know if you can help. 
August 27
October 29
December 3
North Sydney Sunrise - Northsider Magazine – June 14 – Anna Gordon
Come & hear Anna talk about the magazine, how it came about, and the stories it covers etc?
Northsider Magazine is the insider guide to all the best bits of Sydney's lower north shore created for locals, by locals in North Sydney. It is published quarterly and is an insider’s guide that celebrates our vibrant and iconic neighbourhoods on the Lower North Shore of Sydney.
Anna Gordon, Editorial Director: From reporting on secret schools for girls in Afghanistan to discussing Ironman with Turia Pitt, Anna has delivered exclusive content for some of the world’s biggest publications. She has held a number of senior editorial roles on national newspapers and magazines, both in the UK and Australia. A Kirribilli resident for eight years, she now lives in Neutral Bay and works in North Sydney.
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., Anna will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
PBEAT 2022
A little indulgence from the editor.  I have been working on this exhibition for a few months.
If you are looking for an interesting day out come up to Pearl Beach for the Pearl Beach Ephemeral Art Trail in the Arboretum at Pearl Beach.
It is open from 11 June 2022 until 17 July 2022 in daylight hours.  Around 20 installations for you to look at.  Here are some examples of what you may discover.
Upcoming Events
June 10 2022, Club Assembly (via ZOOM)
Jun 10, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday June 17 2022
Jun 17, 2022
June 2022 Combined Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Jun 21, 2022
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
The 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner
North Ryde RSL
Jun 24, 2022 6:30 PM
Rotary Club of Macquarie Park Trivia Night
Holy Spirit School Hall
Jun 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
July 1, 2022 Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Jul 01, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
July 8 Club Assembly, Planning Meeting (via ZOOM)
Jul 08, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 15 July 2022
Jul 15, 2022
eFun Run Sponsors 'Thank You' Breakfast at DLC
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 22, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 29 July 2022
Jul 29, 2022
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Aug 05, 2022 7:30 AM
Regionalisation of Rotary
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Mason
June 4
Bernie Mason
June 6
Brian Bailey
June 15
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Mahatma Gandhi
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