13 May 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,
I do hope this week’s newsletter finds you all well and safe. Last week Barbara did inform us of an accident Kevin experienced which required urgent medical attention, however he is now doing better with rehabilitation at Hunter’s Hill Hospital.
Friday of last week (6 May 2022) our Club meeting was on zoom and we had a guest speaker who is a long time acquaintance of Shankar’s (from 1999), Dr Mary Brydon-Miller. Mary is a leader in ethics and is an educator working with children on road safety, nutrition and addressing climate change (from 1999), Dr Mary Brydon-Miller. Mary is a leader in ethics and is an educator working with children on road safety, nutrition and addressing climate change.  Mary is working with the Marion C. Middle School in Louisville (as well as her university work). The school has a very diverse ethnic make-up and with many under privileged children. The children are continually encouraged to be out in the environment and the school has 2 large greenhouses for growing fruit plus vegetables and is currently planting a tree for every student. Mary is working to educate the children to understand the global effects of climate change and is also collaborating with schools in South Africa, The Philippines and Australia.
Mary is encouraging all children from these countries to be involved in a Citizen Science Project photographic/art project within their local environment and then share this as a global project.
Shankar has been very busy arranging this with some schools in Australia and is approaching more in New South Wales plus also Queensland through his contacts within a local Rotary Club. This was seen as a great initiative to engage with our Indigenous people, with their vast knowledge of working with the environment, and this is currently being arranged.
This is only the start of the Project, and the idea is to make it an ongoing, annual photographic/art event.
The time for the eFun run has now ended and the run site has now closed to payments. The Club has two generous donations of gift vouchers from Bunnings at Gladesville and Rebel Sports at Macquarie Centre arranged by Garry and Pam (I thank you very much for arranging these). The vouchers are for the people who raised the most and second most amount from donations/sponsorship and these are Rob Wilkinson with over $2,900 and Victoria with over $900, well done.  Our Club has done very well and managed to raise over $12,000 for all our combined efforts.  This is a great result for the charities we support. I would like to thank everyone who participated and managed to encourage all their friends plus family to support/sponsor them and the local businesses who also donated.
There is a Bunnings BBQ at Gladesville coming up on 4 June 2022. Please advise Garry of your available times to work, as the more workers we have, the better to help carry the load for the day. If our last time there is any indication, it will be an exciting day!
As I have previously mentioned, Garry has also put together a list of future dates of the BBQs at Bunnings store at Gladesville for you to put in your diaries please.
Remember to put the date 24 June 2022 in your diaries for our Club Change-over dinner. The dinner will be at North Ryde RSL. Club. The invitation has been advertised and sent out to all. I have been receiving a good number of replies including Jordan Lane, the Mayor of Ryde City who has replied and will be attending on the night. You will need to advise myself and/or Sandeep of your attendance, plus your family and friends by 28 May 2022. Also advise of any dietary requirements. This is so we can plan the tables and advise the RSL Club by the start of June. Also, we are still asking for donations of prizes for the raffle. Please give these to Bernie or me.
Mandy is preparing the Club annual report for this current Rotary year (2022-23). Could the relevant Club members submitting reports, please give these to Mandy before 20 May 2022.
The Christmas Carols evening is coming and before we know it, December will be upon us. At the Club Assembly on 20 May we will discuss the list of tasks that need to be fulfilled to make this joint event with our friends from Macquarie Park Rotary Club, a great success. I ask you all to think of your skills and abilities to then nominate for which tasks you will fulfill. The first joint Club planning meeting is scheduled for early this June, so be prepared. We want a good roll-up of volunteers to share and ease the burden on all.
Please be advised that Macquarie Park Rotary Club is holding a Trivia Night on 25 June 2022. This will be at the Holy Spirit School Hall in Cox’s Road North Ryde, meeting at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. The cost is $20 per person.
Please also remember the Annual Rotary Conference is on 17-19 March 2023 and will be at Cowra. Start planning your attendance and possibly make it a holiday to support our country friends. Put this in your diaries for next year. Bernie and I anticipate being there, to enjoy the local hospitality.
I am very grateful for all the hard work and commitment by everyone in our Club during these difficult times.
Peter Mason JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
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Our guest speaker - 13 May
 Reverend John Chappell, St John's Anglican Church from St John's Anglican Church North Ryde.
The Forgotten Village - relearning the joys of community building.
Come and hear how this local church is working with the local community – connecting, growing and serving.
RC North Sydney Sunrise - Edgeworth David family - 17 May
T.W Edgeworth David came to Australia from Wales as a young mining engineer in 1882. On the ship coming out he met and fell in love with Cara Mallett, an orphan from a working class background in rural England. This was the beginning of a lifelong marriage and a remarkable partnership that saw Cara establish the first college in NSW to train women teachers. Her husband became Professor of Geology at Sydney University. The couple raised a family in Sydney while actively engaged with many aspects of the city’s cultural and political life.
David is remembered for his heroic expedition with Douglas to find the South Magnetic Pole in 1908, and later, for leading the Mining Battalion the ‘Tunnellers’ in their dangerous work on the Western Front.
Cara’s life, though less well-known, was equally adventurous, including trips to a coral island in the Pacific and to geology camps in the Snowy Mountains. During the war she ran a convalescent home for soldiers in the Blue Mountains and was later instrumental in the founding of the Girl Guides. Her two daughters also led remarkable and inspirational lives.
Jenny Horsfield will talk about this remarkable family.  She is a Canberra writer and historian. Her book, ‘Rainbow: the story of Rania MacPhillamy’ won the award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the 2008 ACT Writers and Publishers awards.
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., Jenny will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by questions and breakfast is served during the talk.
North Ryde Club Assembly 20 May
The next Club Assemblywill be at at Dunmore Lang College on Friday 20 May 2022.
Dunmore Lang College, 130 Herring Road, Macquarie Park.
Please let Garry Maloney know by this Friday 13 May if you will be attending.  This is so he can give the college catering staff the number of people attending for breakfast.
If you cannot attend in person we will provide a zoom connection as well.
Welcome Back to Lake Pillans - 28 May
An Invitation to the 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner 24 June 2022
Macquarie Park Trivia Night - 25 June
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's Gladesville
Here 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. 
While it is a bit of work, it is also great fun and a chance to have a good chat with those who can attend.  We have been fortunate that we have had younger family members and new friends join us.  Feel free to bring along some helpers.
June 4
August 27
October 29
December 3
Upcoming Events
May 13 2022 Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
May 13, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
May 20 2022, Club Assembly at Dunmore Lang College
Dunmore Lang College
May 20, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 27 May 2022
May 27, 2022
May 2022 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
May 31, 2022
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
June 3 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Jun 03, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 4 June, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
June 10 2022, Club Assembly at Dunmore Lang Colleg
Dunmore Lang College
Jun 10, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday June 17 2022
Jun 17, 2022
The 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner
North Ryde RSL
Jun 24, 2022 6:30 PM
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May 13, 2022 7:30 AM
The Forgotten Village - relearning the joys of community building
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Pamela Wood
May 24
"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals."
Michelle Obama
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