President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last week Professor Amanda Barnier, Dean Research in the Faculty of Human Science  at Macquarie University gave us a very informative talk on " Why remaining together is crucial as we age. The importance of healthy collaboration and hearing". The talk was based on 12 years of research which is likely to continue subject to availability of funds. Professor  Barnier gave us publications, we have some for those who missed our meeting.
Jared Sullivan our outbound exchange student and his father attended our meeting.  Jared,15, hopes to spend  his exchange year in Sweden which he describes as a nice country.
Preparations for our 25 August Fun Run are going ahead with the distribution of advertising material. Barbara asked me after the meeting for more material having got the  approval of some professionals to display them at their practices in Coxs    Rd, Ryde.
Our 2 minutes music were from Sibellus's Symphoney Finlandia, he was a member of Helsinki Rotary Club. Next Friday we have a Board Meeting.
Kind regards
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
Guest speaker Professor Amanda Barnier at the Club Breakfast meeting on Friday 19 July 2019
Out bound Exchange Student Jared Sullivan and his dad with President Mak Khalil, Annette Billington and Pam Bennett
North Ryde Fun Run July Update
In the lead up to this year's Fun Run, the first seminar on Youth Mental Health was held on Wednesday evening 17 July at the Hearing Hub, Macquarie University. Dr Carolyn Schniering presented the seminar on Dealing with academic procrastination in youth. Over 60 people registered to attend. See here for photos.
Thank you to Nicholle McNiece from the Centre for Emotional Health for organising the seminar and to all our volunteers who helped on the evening: Garry Maloney, Brian Powell, Peter Mason, Bernie Mason, Mandy Van, Sandeep Rathi and Annette Billington. 
The second seminar will be held on Wednesday 14 August at the Hearing Hub from 6-7pm. Professor Ron Rapee will present this seminar with a focus on anxiety and depression in youth.
 Flyers, posters and banners are all prepared to be distributed for the Fun Run over the next week. If you are able to help with letterbox distribution of flyers please contact Pam Wood on 0400803417 or Garry Maloney on 0426230458. 
We have some fabulous prizes for our raffle and silent auction again this year thanks to our fabulous sponsors Strike Bowling, Telstra Macquarie Centre, Vision Personal Training, Grill'd Macquarie Centre, Officeworks North Ryde, Bondi Pizza Macquarie Centre, Timezone, Endota Spa, Rebel Macquarie Centre and the North Ryde Golf Club. Raffle tickets will be available for sale very soon!
The Corporate Challenge is on again! Get a team of  work colleagues together to run 5K and enter the Corporate Challenge! Vision Personal Training will provide free access to the studio and group classes in Waterloo Road for corporate groups who register for the Fun Run - come into the studio and train or participate in the group classes each week free of charge leading up to the event!
Contact Michael Grimes General Manager Vision Personal Training Level 2 50 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park ph: 98785788
Some photos from the Seminar 17 July . For more photos see here
The 2019 North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Larapinta Trek 2019 - Help Mandy Raise Money for ShelterBox

In August 2019 Club Secretary, Mandy Van will be taking part in the Shelterbox Australia Larapinta Trek 2019 for Disaster Relief

To support Mandy  to reach her goal and beyond go to this link

Mandy's Story

What is your goal/challenge for 2019?
My Goal is participation in ShelterBox Australia Larapinta trek 2019 for Disaster Relief. 
I‘ve been inspired by the ShelterBox team and the amazing jobs that they support international disaster and humanity.
It is my pleasure to be invited by CEO of ShelterBox Australia-Mike Greenslade, I will walk with him and others in this special trek at – Alice Springs (the RED CENTRE of Australia).
Please help by click on --“Give Now” -- button to support our work by raising money as part of Disaster Relief. 
Everyone deserves a SHELTER and basic to survive. Your support is really appreciated. THANKS in advance!
To find out more, please click on


The Rotary Club of Eastwood Gladesville Trivia Night  14 Sept 2019
Reasons 2020 District Conference  - 20-22 March 

 You and your partner are invited to attend the 2020 combined Rotary District 9685 & 9675 “Reasons” Conference.

The Special Early Bird Full Conference Registration has been extended, theprice of$200.00 per person is available NOW! Register before midnight on 31 July 2019 to get this package!

The theme for Conference 2020 is Reasons and it gives Rotarians a chance to focus on questions like:

·        Why are we Rotarians?

·        Why did we become Rotarians?

·        What keeps us serving our communities? 

The District Conference will be held in Wollongong at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March 2020 – a wonderful venue right on the beach: what more Reasons do you need to attend?

We have these inspirational speakers lined up and more in the pipeline:

  • Turia Pitt was burnt alive during an ultra marathon, humanitarian, Interplast Ambassador.
  • Kaye Green, the first Tasmanian exchange student to Japan in 1972, successful lithographer.
  • Rebecca Tolstory AM, Rotarian, founding Chair of Path of Hope
  • Rob Edwards, entertaining and inspiring motivational speaker.

All registrants will receive an invitation to attend free workshops/training seminars prior to the Conference on the Friday afternoon. We have also arranged with Wollongong Council for Rotarians to plant a tree in the Wollongong area on the same afternoon.

Saturday night’s dinner dance theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Come dressed as your favourite pin striped gangster or an incredibly glamorous flapper, musician, band or song. There will be prizes for the best dressed individuals and clubs.  Let your hair down, drag out your dancing shoes and let’s show Wollongong how we ROAR the Reasons why we are Rotarians.

We will be offering home hosting. What a great opportunity for you to meet and get to know a friendly Illawarra Rotarian.  Jim Christensen will be our home hosting coordinator, please contact Jim by email if you wish to participate.

Please join me in celebrating Rotary Connecting the World with the wonderful work we do in Districts 9685 & 9675 at the Rotary Reasons 2020 District Conference

Looking forward to sharing the Reasons why we are Rotarians with you.


Upcoming Events
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
No Club Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 16, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Assembly
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
Club Board Meeting
Dunmore Lang College
Aug 30, 2019
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
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Aug 02, 2019
An Update on School Activities
Aug 09, 2019
Life and work story
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Photo Albums
1st Free Seminar on Youth Mental Health 2019
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