President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last meeting Past President Pam led us into discussion on Vision to Strategic Planning, results of 14 February 2016 Visioning as well as Planning 2019-20. Corporate Sponsorship was also discussed and Rob Wilkinson made inquires with  a Melbourne club on the issue, more discussions will follow in the next few weeks.
Youth Coordinator Pam Bennett has been busy as our exchange student Helmina is leaving back to Finland on July 11, while preparing for the arrival and host families for our French incoming student .
We are looking forward to our guest speakers, this week Peter Mason  and on July 19  Professor Amanda Barnier,  Dean Research in the Faculty of Human Science at Macquarie University  will speak on " Why remaining together is crucial as we age. The importance of healthy communication collaboration and hearing".
Kind regards
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
Free Seminar on Youth Mental Health 17 July 2019
FREE Seminar on Youth Mental Health 17 July 2019
The Rotary Club of North Ryde in partnership with the Centre for Emotional Health is pleased to present a FREE community information evening for parents, carers and teenagers on dealing with academic procrastination in youth. 
The seminar will be held at the Hearing Hub, Level 2 Lecture Theatre at Macquarie University.
Join us on Wednesday 17 July from 6:00 pm to 7p.m. to hear about Dealing with academic procrastination in youth presented by Dr Carolyn Schniering.
Stress around academic performance is very common during adolescence as pressures at school escalate. Increased stress has been shown to be related to worry and procrastination around school work, and reduced self-esteem around work. This free seminar covers evidence based strategies for overcoming procrastination in youth.
The North Ryde Fun Run
The North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health is a community event organised by the Rotary Club of North Ryde, with venue partner Macquarie University and local community groups.
The 2019 Fun Run will be held on Sunday 25th August from 9am to 1pm at the Macquarie University Sport Fields, corner of Culloden and Talavera Roads, Macquarie Park.
The proceeds raised go towards funding research into youth mental health through the Australian Rotary Health organisation and to treatment programs through the Centre for Emotional Health.
Check out the details and register to attend:
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health - Registrations Now Open!
Thank You from Riding for the Disabled!
Dear Trina, Lydia, Geoff, Pam and all the amazing Club members of Macquarie Park and North Ryde,

What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening hearing all the inspirational tales of people making a positive difference in our community. Thank you for allowing me to be part of that evening.
On behalf of RDA Ryde thank you for your continued support of RDA Ryde so we can continue to deliver horse related therapy to people with a disability.

In the last year the drought has affected RDA Ryde with a 67% increase in horse feed costs as we do not have the luxury of agistment so all feed for our horses is purchased. Feed is a major expense for our Centre. 

Due to the strong support from our community in the last year we have increased our horses from 6 to 8 horses so we can deliver more riding sessions and this decision was taken knowing the great support from people like yourselves. 

With increased donations we were able to do maintenance items and carry out some capital works.
The Variable Height Mounting platform you are supporting will allow safe and comfortable matching of our horses and rider.
Thank you.
Best wishes
Warren Smith
Let's Fill these Courses to Bursting!
Your Rotary Leadership Institute Faculty is raring to "Connect The World" in this new Rotary year by delivering a terrific learning and development opportunity for Clubs.
The RLI course is run over two days, power-packed with information, learning, and skills you can use in your Rotary life straight away.   At only $75 including all materials, coffee  breaks  and lunch, this is great value to Clubs and their members.
Networking with other Rotarians and led by experienced facilitators, you are sure to enjoy what others are describing as the best Rotary training they have had.  If you are already an RLI graduate, encourage your fellow Club Members to attend.  Register online now at au and supercharge your Rotary.
Dates are;
RLI 53 August 4 and 18 (Sundays)
RLI 54 October 5-6 (Weekend)
RLI 55 November 16-17 (Weekend)

Ian Scott
RLI Coordinator
Rotary Foundation Update
Happy New Rotary Year!
Thank you for your generous support during 2018/19.
Congratulations on your active participation in our Foundation’s grants programs to support your Club projects
The final result on Giving to the Annual Fund and End Polio Now are not yet available but we will compare favourably with the other ANZ Districts.
We will probably lead the other Australia and New Zealand Districts in Granting. In 2018/19, 31 Clubs received District Grants and 8 Clubs received Global Grants, So 39 Club projects have done so much more good due to the support of your Giving to our Foundation. We can all be happy about that. I will give you more information about our 2018/19 successes next month.
PDG David Rands has completed his term as District Foundation Chair. David has been an enthusiastic leader of, and donor to, our Foundation. On behalf of District 9685 and the District TRF Team, I thank him for his service and wish him well as he moves to the role of Area TRF Coordinator for Zone 8.
The 2019/20 year has started at a pace! Our Grants Committee Chair, PP David Dean, has received 31 - 2019/20 District Grant applications from our Clubs. In addition, there are 11 Clubs progressing Global Grant applications through the system. A requirement to obtain a Foundation Grant is to gain Club accreditation by attending a TRF seminar. 16 Clubs did not attend the seminar conducted at District Assembly. Another seminar will be held on Sunday 21 July.
The last chance, do not miss out…
The TRF Dinner this year will be held at the Waterview Centre at Homebush on Monday 11 November.
The keynote speaker will be PRIP Ravi Ravindran.
Ravi is a dynamic speaker and will be a future Rotary Foundation Chair.
Don’t miss this dinner, more information will follow.
Thanks for listening and remember Our Foundation,                                 
PDG Bruce Lakin
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 12, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Youth Mental Health Seminar
The Hearing Hub
Jul 17, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 19, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Jul 26, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 02, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 09, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Youth Mental Health Seminar
The Hearing Hub
Aug 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 16, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 23, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Macquarie University Sports Fields
Aug 25, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Jul 12, 2019
Job/Life Talk
Jul 19, 2019 7:15 AM
'Why remembering together is crucial as we age'
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Photo Albums
The 2019 Annual Changeover Celebration Dinner
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