9 September 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
At our meeting on Friday 2 September, we were joined by Paul Rogers who is the District Youth Protection Officer.  Paul gave a very insightful talk regarding Youth Protection, a really important topic for our members. He explained that Working With Children Check sends a positive message that Rotary takes Youth Protection seriously. Paul also spoke about the Child Safe Standards and how they provide a framework for organisations to create and maintain child-safe cultures, operations and environments. A really good way to think about what you need to do for Youth Protection under any circumstances is to ask what would you do if it was your own child or grandchild that needed to be protected? District 9685 Youth Protection Policy can be found here. We will ensure that everyone has access to the policy via a link on our ClubRunner page and on the website. 
Thank you to members for filling out the question survey indicating your view on the Regionalisation Project. Everybody who completed the survey wants our club to vote YES for going ahead with the proposed pilot to explore, develop and test new ways of operating Rotary and Rotaract in our part of the world. I will be voting accordingly on behalf of the club.
Our speaker at the upcoming meeting is Past President of Rotary Club of Epping, Narelle Barker, AM. She is going to be speaking to us about SchoolAid - a national schools based network encouraging philanthropy amongst young people.
All our members would have received a summary of the Member Satisfaction Survey carried out in August and hopefully you would have had a chance to review it. Thank you to everybody who participated and provided their input. Our opportunity lies in continuing to improve the experience for our members. There are lots of good comments and suggestions for improvement and it is up to us collectively to consider those and implement as appropriate. We will be discussing these with our members in the coming weeks.
The next Carols' Committee meeting will be this Thursday 8 September at 7:30pm at North Ryde RSL Sports Club, 146-150 Vimiera Road, Marsfield. This is a meeting open to all members of both North Ryde and Macquarie Park Clubs. Some of us have been meeting at 6:30pm at the Rugby Club to have a meal first. If you would like to come you are very welcome to join in both the meal and the meeting. Remember, this is a major project for the Club and we do encourage everyone to be involved if possible in planning and at the Carols on 18 December.
We plan to have a working session on North Ryde eFun Run at the next Club Assembly and will be seeking views from members and their support for the event. Look out for more information coming your way.
Bernie and Peter attended the Community Needs Assessment event organized by the Rotary Club of Ryde recently. There was a lot of good discussion around various community needs and we hope to work with other Rotary Clubs in the Ryde area to understand how our club can get involved.
Please note that there will be no meeting on Friday 16 September. 23 September 2022 is the date for the official visit of our District Governor Mina Howard to our club. We will be holding our club meeting at Dunmore Lang College with a hot breakfast available. It will be great to have as many members as possible attending on the day to welcome Mina and have the opportunity to interact with her.
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
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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.
North Sydney Sunrise 13 September - Climate action
Next Tuesday come and hear Juliette Tobias-Webb.
How can we actually enable stronger action on climate change using behavioural insights?
With the rise in polarisation, it is important to reframe how we think about changing someone's mind. If you want to bridge the gap, it’s more productive to appeal to someone’s identity, motivations, and social networks than to their logic. Dr Juliette will present evidence from psychological science to help us understand why we are polarised, how we can shift people’s beliefs and judgements, and how we can create sustainable behavioural change (without changing people's minds). 
Dr Juliette Tobias-Webb is a Chief Behavioural Scientist, Senior MBA Lecturer and one of 60 women in Australia nominated as a Superstar of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 
Dr Juliette has a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Cambridge University (focused on gambling behaviour) and has worked for a range of leading government and corporate organisations to design better products and services for human decision making and behaviour change.
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., Juliette will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
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Upcoming Events
Sept 9 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 09, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 16 Sept 2022
Sep 16, 2022
Sept 23 2022, Club Assembly at DLC and via ZOOM
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 23, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
September 2022 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 27, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 30 Sept 2022
Sep 30, 2022
Spring Fair at St John's Church North Ryde
Oct 15, 2022
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 29 October 2022
Oct 29, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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Sep 02, 2022 7:30 AM
Working with Children Training
Sep 09, 2022 7:30 AM
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                     Noam Chomsky
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