6 March , 2020

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last Friday we had a busy Board meeting. We welcomed back Past Presidents (PP) Pat Perrin and Pam Wood also Juliet Chen who left early to go to Macquarie University to start her studies.
 The following issues were discussed :
1 . 2020 Club Constitution and Bay-Laws. These will be voted on at a Club Assembly on Friday 13 March.
2 . Membership Drive on Friday 3 April & Public Relations
3 . Carols Sponsors Thank you Breakfast report.
4 . Fund Raising 2020-21
5 . Cox's Rd BBQ & Book Sale results.
6 . Trivia Night 7 March
7 . Country IT Students visit 24-29 May which is keeping PP David Martin busy before he travels to Scotland
8 . Club Changeover Dinner 26 June at Basil's Seafood Restaurant.
At this week's breakfast meeting on Friday 6 March,  our guest speaker Dr Johan Pansu of CSIRO, Lucas Heights will speak on "New approaches for biodiversity and environmental management". Guests are welcome.
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
North Ryde Rotary Trivia Night - 7 March 2020
It's Time to Book Your Table for the Rotary Club of North Ryde - This Saturday Night 7 March 2020!
We are looking forward to a fun night on Saturday evening. Once again,  Stephen Sim will be our Trivia Master and is preparing a great night of trivia for us.
We have some great prizes that have been donated for our raffle as well as some fabulous Silent Auction Items including a 2015 Signed Waratahs World Cup jersey and a Sydney FC jersey signed by the 2020 team!
This is an important fundraiser for our Youth programs that we support throughout the year including the Youth Exchange program and the annual Country students IT Visit held in May. Each year we support an outbound and an inbound student through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. This year Jared Sullivan is our outbound student who left for Sweden in January for a 12 month exchange. Our club is currently hosting Palmyre Desmanez from France. Palmyre arrived in July 2019 and will stay for 12 months with host families and attend Ryde Secondary College.
In May, we organise for up to 8 Year 9 students from Country NSW to come to Sydney for a week to visit a number of IT businesses and Universities in Macquarie Park and the CBD.  The students are hosted by Rotarians and visit companies including Microsoft Google, Optus, IBM, Facebook and Cisco throughout the week. We also organise activities including bowling and a trip in to see Vivid during the week. This is always a very popular and valuable program for the students and for club members who host or attend the visits and activities.
This year we also will donate some of the proceeds from the Trivia night to the Rotary Bushfire appeal.
So if you have not already booked, please do so as there is still time to organise a group of friends to come along!
Clean Up Australia Day  Photos
On Sunday 1 March 2020, the Rotary Club of North Ryde supported East Ryde Scouts on Clean Up Australia Day at Magdela Park North Ryde.
Thank you Secretary Mandy Van for liaising with East Ryde Scouts!
RDA Raffle and Stall - West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair 4 April 2020
West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair   2020      
RDA (NSW) Ryde Centre
Sat 4th April 2019   9:00am to 3:30pm
West Ryde Plaza, West Ryde

Can you please help?  
* Volunteers to help on the stall anytime between 9:00am to 3:30pm.
* Volunteers to set up stall at West Ryde 7:00am
* Volunteers to help pack away at Ryde Centre 4:00pm
* Donate items for sale on the stall
* Donate items for the raffle hamper (needed NOW).
* Sell raffle tickets
* Encourage your friends and family to visit us at the Fair 
ITEMS can be left at RDA Ryde Centre up until midday Friday 3rd April or dropped off by arrangement to Warren and Sheena’s home in Ryde by phoning / sms 0417 272653 or 98093445.
Keen to receive donations of:                         
* Items suitable for sale or to go in a hamper for a raffle (needed NOW).
  Food items please add a label describing ingredients
* Jams, marmalade, relish                  
* Jars or bags of lollies or chocolates
* Easter eggs
* Cakes, biscuits
* Apple or fruit pies
* Shortbread, biscuits
* Craft items
* Fudge, toffee apples
* Sauces, oils, chutney
* Coconut ice
* Jewellery
* Soaps, bubble bath, bath salts
* Candles, potpourri

As a guide the items should not be too bulky, easily transported, not require refrigeration, have selling potential and comply with the City of Ryde event guidelines.
Our Engagement Strategy on the Day:
* A public interest display with straw bales, saddles, whips, crops, riding helmets, bridles, saddle cloth that provides an opportunity for the public to take their own photos with horse gear.
* Photos of RDA horses, recent storm damage at RDA and Drought photos affecting feed costs
* RDA volunteers in uniform will be there to explain RDA to the public.
* Aim - to raise resident’s awareness of the good work RDA Ryde does in Ryde at supporting people with disabilities through equine therapy
* Potential to capture new volunteers to help at RDA – hand out small RDA leaflet.
* Donations     - via collection boxes    (drought has increased feed up to 122%)
            - Seek corporate sponsorship or support
   - Sponsor a horse
   - Help RDA by holding a corporate working bee day
   - RDA as a venue using multifunction centre for an event
   - Donation
   - Supply goods and services
   - Sponsor a rider
* Sale of merchandise with RDA logo
* Sale of goods
* Raffle for a hamper.
Please reply letting us know how you can help.
Thank you.
Warren and Sheena Smith
98093445     W – 0417272653   S - 0409392101
Opera In The Arboretum Pearl Beach 28 March 2020
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy are again holding Opera in the Arboretum at Pearl Beach.  This year it is Saturday 26 March.  If you are interested please let me know. If we have 10 or more we can purchase a bulk order for a slightly reduced tickets of $65.
The flyer has all the details about performers etc.
See here for more information
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Mar 06, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Trivia Night
Royal Rehab
Mar 07, 2020
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Mar 13, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Fund Raising Committee Meeting
Pam and Garry's Home
Mar 17, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Mar 20, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Rotary District Conference
Mar 20, 2020 6:00 PM –
Mar 22, 2020 2:00 PM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Mar 27, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Social Night
Basil's Seafood Restaurant
Mar 27, 2020
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Membership Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Apr 03, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
No Club Meeting
Apr 10, 2020
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Mar 06, 2020 7:15 AM
New approaches for biodiversity and environment management.
Mar 27, 2020 7:30 AM
My trip to Vietnam
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
David Martin
March 3
Rob Wilkinson
March 24
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