President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
We held a club assembly on Friday focussing on the proposed merger of the two Sydney Rotary Districts. Our thanks to AG Julie Thorpe who was able to provide information and answer members questions relating to the current discussions about the possible merger. Members voted to "Yes to continue the discussions" at the meeting.
Our vote will be taken back to District Governor Susan Wakefield who has organsised a meeting at Hornsby RSL on Saturday 27 April 2019 from 9am.  This will be an opportunity to workshop the issues and address any unanswered questions. This meeting is open to all . The district vote will be taken at the Presidents’ meeting in May once clubs have had a chance to discuss the outcomes of this meeting.
The vote in May will not be to form a new District; it will be to decide Yes, we will continue the discussions and planning, or No we will not continue.  A later vote will be taken once a full proposal is developed – with club input.
We were delighted to have Helmiina's father,  Janne Tapani Salila attend the meeting on Friday. Janne has been with Helmiina for two weeks and heads back to Finland this week. Janne expressed his appreciation to the club for providing the opportunity for Helmiina to participate in the Exchange program in Australia. He also provided us with some delicious Finnish chocolate to enjoy!
I brought alongsome sample sizes of the new Rotary polo shirts to the meeting. We will be ordering shirts with the Club name embroidered under the Rotary logo for any members who wish to purchase one. The cost will be $38 per shirt. I will bring them long again on Friday and hope to put in a bulk order by the end of the month. Please let me know if you wish to order a shirt by Tuesday 26 March.
The Book Stall at North Ryde Public School is only a little over a week away see flyer. Thank you to organisers David and Gwen Martin, Victoria Crawford and everyone who has donated books etc for the sale and also to everyone who has helped with sorting the books at Kennards on Wednesday.
If you still have books to donate please try to sort them into the following categories: Children's, Biographies Humorous, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical novels, Cooking, Health, Non-Fiction, Crime, Horror and For Cat Lovers. You can bring your books, cds and dvds to the stall on the day or the club meeting this week, the Board meeting next week or contact David mobile 0414642946, Victoria 0407272495 or myself 0400803417 to organise collection.
We still need more any paper or cloth carry bags for the stall, no plastic bags please. If you can help deliver the books to the school on Friday 22 March at 1p.m. or help on the day, please contact David Martin.
The first planning meeting for the North Ryde Fun Run was held on Tuesday evening. Whilst there was only a small group at the meeting we have had a great response from those willing to help in some way. We will be meeting with the University and College representatives in Robert Menzies College on Friday 22 March at 9.30a.m. following the Board Meeting. 
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Helmiina and her dad Janne Tapani Salila at Friday's meeting
The new club polo shirts ( samples only -without the club name)
Another busy meeting!
The Rotary Club of North Ryde Book Sale 23 March 2019
The Rotary Club of Macquarie Park Trivia Night 2019
The Rotary Club of Ryde Trivia Night 4 May 2019
Community Fun Day
Upcoming Events
Book Sorting at Kennards
Kennards Storage Unit
Mar 13, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Mar 15, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Mar 22, 2019
Fun Run Meeting with Uni Reps
Robert Menzies College
Mar 22, 2019 9:30 AM
Book Sale
North Ryde Public School
Mar 23, 2019
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
District Conference
Mar 29, 2019 6:00 PM –
Mar 31, 2019 10:00 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Apr 05, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Apr 12, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
No Club Meeting
Apr 19, 2019
Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Apr 26, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Mar 15, 2019
My Exchange Year in Finland
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
David Martin
March 3
Rob Wilkinson
March 24
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