10 September 2021
Hello fellow Rotarians and friends,
I do hope this week’s Bulletin does find you are all well and safe and have had a good and fruitful week both mentally and physically, whilst keeping yourselves isolated. Hopefully, if we all do our little bit as our state Premier asks, we may get through this lock-down soon. Please look after yourselves and your loved ones.
As a result of the on-going lockdown and the Rotary year getting away from us, it was decided to have a short Club Board Changeover. This we did at our Club meeting by Zoom last Friday. Mandy presented me with the Club’s Chain of Honour on the Thursday in a COVID safe manner.
During the Friday meeting Mandy expressed her thanks to the Board and Club members for all their support during the year as signified by the Rotary Club Citation. I thank the current Board and Club members for your efforts so far this year under the current difficult lock-down circumstances and I do hope we can shortly return to normality, and then be able to return to our community support activities.
Bob Selinger OAM then gave us a little rundown of his life prior to joining our Club and of his and the family’s life as schoolteachers in varying schools and roles. Bob also covered some of the Rotary activities he has been involved in, such as the Hippo-rollers in South Africa, through to the North Shore Mums' supplying activity packs for the children at North Shore Hospital and the sale of Christmas puddings and cakes.
Speaking of Christmas puddings and cakes, please remind your family, friends and colleagues that orders can now be placed till end of October for delivery in late November. Pam Wood mentioned we have already received our first order. See here for more information and order form.
The Club received a letter of thanks from Kent Road Public School for our donation to our local schools in June.
A big thank-you to Mandy for preparing our Clubs congratulatory post for The Weekly Times 100th anniversary edition. A beautiful piece of creative work.
The Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid at North Ryde has sent out a call for urgent donations of food/goods to help locals who may be doing it a bit hard to make ends meet at this time. Any donations can be left in the box located inside IGA or dropped at the centre at 4 Cutler Parade, North Ryde. Cash donations made directly to Presbyterian Aged Care- North Ryde Community Aid are also greatly appreciated. For more information see story in this bulletin.
Pam Bennett and Bernie advise that RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly) will be going ahead at this stage, between 9 and 15 January 2022. This is aimed at young adults as future leaders between the ages of 18 and 26. Please put the word out to those young adults you feel would benefit from this experience. RYLA is planned to be held at the Uniting Conference Centre, Elanora Heights. See here for more information
Be reminded that our District Governor, Lindsay May, will be joining our Club meeting on 10 September 2021 to regale us with some of his sailing stories and experiences. This should be quite enlightening!
If any of the members have people, they know who has an interesting story to share, please let Rob know and we may be able to arrange for them to attend a Club meeting to enlighten us all.  
Can I also encourage you to look at other club bulletins.  The Rotary Club of Pennant Hills has had members join our meetings sometimes and their bulletin is very interesting.  You an access it through this link and, if you wish, subscribe to get it directly to your in-box.
I am very grateful for all the hard work and commitment by everyone in our Club during these difficult times, thank you.    
Peter Mason JP
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
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Club meeting
September 10, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
District Governor, Lindsay May, in attendance with some of his sailing stories
Club Assembly
September 17, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Board meeting
September 28, 2021, by Zoom
7:15pm for 7:30pm.
Club meeting
October 1, 2021, by Zoom
7:15am - 8:30am
Club Changeover
President Peter Mason 21-22 - with a very heavy President's Chain of Office.
Rotary Citation
Congratulations to the whole of North Ryde Rotary Club for the citation earned uder the leadership of Many Van out outgoing President.  Great work!
Emergency Food Drive
The Rotary Club of North Ryde is assisting Presbyterian Aged Care – North Ryde Community Aid with a drive for much needed items for their Emergency Food Relief Hampers. 
Urgent donations of the following items are needed to help the more vulnerable members of our North Ryde community during this difficult time:
Breakfast Cereal
Instant Noodles Cup/Packet
Pasta/Pasta Sauce
Tinned Fish – Tuna, Salmon
Tinned meats – Spam
Tinned vegetables- Carrots, Beans, Corn, Peas and Mixed Vegetables
Tinned Fruits – Peaches, Pears and Pineapple
Baked Beans
Tinned Spaghetti
Tinned/Packet Soup
Vegemite/Peanut Butter/Jam
Long Life Milk
Tea bags
Small Jars of Coffee
Sugar Sachets
Toilet Paper
Pet Food
Personal Hygiene Items – soap, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, feminine hygiene items
*Please note tins with ring pull openings are preferred
Contactless drop off: 4 Cutler Parade, North Ryde
Drop off days/times
Mon-Fri 9a.m – 4pm
Ph 98883380
Cash donations made directly to Presbyterian Aged Care - North Ryde Community Aid are also greatly appreciated.
Please pass this information on to your friends and neighbours in the local area. To download the flyer see here.
Christmas Puddings For Sale! Order Now! 
Christmas Puddings
The Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise lives on as its Pudding fundraising of previous years is on again. This year, however, it is a joint project of the Rotary Clubs of North Ryde, Chatswood/Roseville, Wahroonga, Pennant Hills and Turramurra!
The puddings have won international prizes in previous years and include your traditional Christmas pud, macadamia and brandy, gluten free, date and toffee, rum and plum, mango and brandy and a variety of evil dark chocolate. 
All proceeds will go to benefit the “Books in Homes” program at Moree East Public School, where over 80% of the students come from the Aboriginal community. 
The program provides “…quality books-of-choice to children living in remote, disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement.” The Rotary Clubs in Moree will be our local representatives. 
For more information check out
For the price list see here and order form see here or for more information contact Bob at
Bob Selinger OAM - guest speaker
Great speaker.  And such a great worker for Rotary.
Thank you Letters and Correspondence received
We have received several letters of thanks from the Community groups that we annually donate to. Click on the links to read the correspondence from:
St Michael's Mission -  see here
The Smith Family -  see here
Kent Road Public School - see here
Shelterbox - see here
Australian Rotary Health - see here
Pam Wood
Secretary 2021-22
mobile 0400803417
An Invitation to Friday Evening Chinwag

Friday evening ‘Chinwag’

Last Friday 27th August, we held our first Chinwag, for members in our Cluster 2 Rotary Clubs, and all other Rotarians and friends around Australia. 
It was a good evening around a glass of wine or beer, and attendees waxed lyrical on all matters ‘Rotary’ and other issues!  
It was a casual get-together (virtual on Zoom) and a casual chat,,, at the end of the working week ie Friday evening.  Feedback from attendees was really positive and they asked for more frequent Chinwags.  To that end a date of Friday 10thSeptember 2021 at 6pm is booked.
‘Chinwag’ get togethers, are a bit like going to the pub for a beer - you never know who you will meet, what you will talk about, but you do know it will be fun.   And in a Chinwag using ‘Zoom’….you don’t need an Uber to get home!
No registration, just turn up! Relax, and chat or just listen to the others.
Bring/invite a friend along and if you wish to talk about a particular subject (photo, project) or even wish to invite or know of a guest speaker to address our chinwag, just email to arrange;
The next Chinwag is Friday 6pm, 10th September!
Put this Date and Time in your diary now!!
The Link for joining the meeting is;
‘Barman’ Phil, will be the host for the night, but this will rotate.
Stay Safe!  COVID safe!!!
See you there 6pm on 10th September!
The Chinwag Team.
ROMAC wine offer
September 2021
My Friends and Supporters of ROMAC

The last 12 months have been a very challenging time for ROMAC with our inability to bring patients into Australia or New Zealand due to the rampant COVID-19 pandemic.  Thankfully, none of those on our waiting list - approximately 40 young patients - are in need of urgent surgery or procedures.

Your fundraising support in these difficult times has been outstanding and for this I sincerely thank you.

Following the success of our special wine offers last year we are delighted to, once again, be able to provide some great wines from Tyrrell's Wines especially for our ROMAC supporters and friends. 

Tyrrell's Managing Director, my good friend, Bruce Tyrrell AM, has agreed to release some more of his popular Drink Now Vats wines and these are currently available to you at a very attractive price of just $110 per dozen. As in the past a generous percentage of sales will be donated to ROMAC.

The wines are only available for a short period, so now is an ideal time to replenish your cellar and at the same time help ROMAC change the lives of sick children from our neighbouring islands in the Oceania region  To order, simply click on the 'Place your wine order here' button below.
Many thanks for your ongoing support. 

PDG Harold Sharp OAM
PS: Please feel free to invite your family, friends and Rotary colleagues (and those who are not yet Rotarians) to participate in this offer.

Place your wine order here

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ROMAC is a project of Rotary Clubs in Australia and New Zealand.
It is an approved Rotary International project.

ROMAC provides medical treatment for children from developing countries in the Oceania region in the form of lifesaving and dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.

Read more about ROMAC at:

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District 9685 Annual Conference 2022
Rotary International Convention 2022
The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention!

Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. 
No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention.  
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 10, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Assembly (via ZOOM)
Sep 17, 2021
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Sept Club Social Trivia Night (via ZOOM) & Kahoot
Sep 18, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 28, 2021
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
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