13 March , 2020

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
Last Friday our guest speaker French Scientist Dr Johan Pansu of CSIRO, Lucas Heights felt at home with our visiting Past President(PP) Liane Corbett and our French exchange student Palmyre greeting him in French.

Dr Pansu gave an informative presentation on "New approaches for biodiversity and environmental management", he displayed charts on environmental issues and spoke -among other matters-on the disappearance of large predators except the lions, the competition by species for feed and the human effect on biodiversity and soil.
PP Pat Perrin asked members to donate items for our Changeover raffle on 26 June, dinner will be at Basil's Seafood Restaurant.
Thanks to my fellow Rotarians for surprising me by celebrating my birthday, thanks to Treasurer Sandeep Rathi and his bright daughter for finalising our Membership Drive invitation of 3 April and to PP Victoria Crawford for drafting the invitation.
Next Friday we'll vote on our reviewed Club Constitution and By-Laws and hear from President Elect Mandy Van on her trip to Vietnam. Guests are welcome.
"According to 2014 statistics, Australia spent less on Research  & Development than any of the Scandinavian countries"
I believe it is important to highlight the importance of spending on Research & Development.
Mak Khalil
President 2019-20
New Membership  Breakfast Invitation
The Rotary Club of North Ryde Trivia Night Success!
The Rotary Club of North Ryde's Trivia night was held at Royal Rehab Rude on Saturday 7 March. It was a fun  evening as well as a successful fundraiser for the club.
Thank you to Trivia Master, Stephen Sim for ensuring a challenging and enjoyable evening of Trivia. Thank you also to everyone who supported the evening by donating prizes, participating in the event or donating directly to the fundraiser. we raised close to $3500 for the Rotary Youth programs that the club supports.
Thank you  to Garry Maloney  who acted as MC for the evening and helped score the results. Also thank you to everyone who helped set up and pack up  on the night and to Mandy Van for the fabulous photos some of which you can see here or in the photo albums section.
A bug thank you to our sponsors Sydney FC, North Ryde Golf Club, ASICS,  Endota Spa Macquarie Centre, Harry Hartog Macquarie Centre, Lush Macquarie Centre and Cookie from Art Attack Macquarie Centre. All these sponsors provided prizes for the silent auction and raffle.
Pam Wood
Trivia Night Coordinator 2020
2019 Carols on the Common Disbursement of Funds
On Wednesday the 4 March the 2019 Carols on the Common Committee met to discuss the disbursement of funds raised from the 2019 event:
Income from the event raised $59,033.82
Expenses for the event were $36,681.28
Which gave us a surplus of $22,352.54
There was an opening balance of $60, which gave us an adjusted balance of $22,412.54.
The committee made the decision to donate the $5,347.33, which is the amount raised from the ‘Car Parking’ and ‘Bucket Collection’, to ‘Bush Fire Relief’ through RAWCS (Rotary Australia Wide Community Service). We are trying to find a RAWCS ‘Bush Fire Relief’ project, which specifically targets the NSW South Coast. If there isn’t a project for this area, half the money will be donated to the RAWCS National area and the other half to the RAWCS Taree area.
For the remaining $17,065.21, this will split between the Rotary Clubs of North Ryde and Macquarie Park ($8,532.60), to go to each club.
From the $8,532 that each club will receive the committee recommended that each club consider making a donation to ROMAC, the charity that the Carols usually raises money for, of either $2,000 or $2,500.
Garry Maloney
RCNR Board Director
Opera In The Arboretum Pearl Beach 28 March 2020
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy are again holding Opera in the Arboretum at Pearl Beach.  This year it is Saturday 26 March.  If you are interested please let me know. If we have 10 or more we can purchase a bulk order for a slightly reduced tickets of $65.
The flyer has all the details about performers etc.
See here for more information
RDA Raffle and Stall - West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair 4 April 2020
West Ryde Easter Parade and Fair   2020      
RDA (NSW) Ryde Centre
Sat 4th April 2019   9:00am to 3:30pm
West Ryde Plaza, West Ryde

Can you please help?  
* Volunteers to help on the stall anytime between 9:00am to 3:30pm.
* Volunteers to set up stall at West Ryde 7:00am
* Volunteers to help pack away at Ryde Centre 4:00pm
* Donate items for sale on the stall
* Donate items for the raffle hamper (needed NOW).
* Sell raffle tickets
* Encourage your friends and family to visit us at the Fair 
ITEMS can be left at RDA Ryde Centre up until midday Friday 3rd April or dropped off by arrangement to Warren and Sheena’s home in Ryde by phoning / sms 0417 272653 or 98093445.
Keen to receive donations of:                         
* Items suitable for sale or to go in a hamper for a raffle (needed NOW).
  Food items please add a label describing ingredients
* Jams, marmalade, relish                  
* Jars or bags of lollies or chocolates
* Easter eggs
* Cakes, biscuits
* Apple or fruit pies
* Shortbread, biscuits
* Craft items
* Fudge, toffee apples
* Sauces, oils, chutney
* Coconut ice
* Jewellery
* Soaps, bubble bath, bath salts
* Candles, potpourri

As a guide the items should not be too bulky, easily transported, not require refrigeration, have selling potential and comply with the City of Ryde event guidelines.
Our Engagement Strategy on the Day:
* A public interest display with straw bales, saddles, whips, crops, riding helmets, bridles, saddle cloth that provides an opportunity for the public to take their own photos with horse gear.
* Photos of RDA horses, recent storm damage at RDA and Drought photos affecting feed costs
* RDA volunteers in uniform will be there to explain RDA to the public.
* Aim - to raise resident’s awareness of the good work RDA Ryde does in Ryde at supporting people with disabilities through equine therapy
* Potential to capture new volunteers to help at RDA – hand out small RDA leaflet.
* Donations     - via collection boxes    (drought has increased feed up to 122%)
            - Seek corporate sponsorship or support
   - Sponsor a horse
   - Help RDA by holding a corporate working bee day
   - RDA as a venue using multifunction centre for an event
   - Donation
   - Supply goods and services
   - Sponsor a rider
* Sale of merchandise with RDA logo
* Sale of goods
* Raffle for a hamper.
Please reply letting us know how you can help.
Thank you.
Warren and Sheena Smith
98093445     W – 0417272653   S - 0409392101
Your Club and the Bobbo 29 March 2020

Hello Club President!

I’m helping to drive registrations for (one of) Sydney’s best charity rides - The Bobbin Head Cycle Classic (the Bobbo), which will be held on Sunday 29 March 2020, and I’d like to invite you and your club to help us by spreading the word, recruiting riders and supporting their fundraising.

The Bobbo is owned and managed by the Rotary Clubs of Turramurra, Kuring gai, Wahroonga and St Ives. Since the first event 9 years ago this unique partnership of Rotary Clubs has raised over $800,000 for our charity partner Lifeline and other selected charities.

The Bobbo has a great reputation within the cycling community. There are four different routes which riders can select according to their abilities. Serious cyclists return year after year to challenge themselves on the longest rides, while social cyclists will enjoy the shorter routes. 

All the routes go through some of the most stunning bushland and waterfront scenery in the Greater Sydney region. Some 2,500 riders are supported by around 450 enthusiastic volunteers who, along with the Police, SES and St Johns, make it one of the best-organised and safest events on the cycling calendar. 

We’d really appreciate any help you can give us to provide maximum publicity for the Bobbo. You will find attached a flyer which can easily be included with your Club’s newsletter. Please also consider entering a team from your Club. Teams of five or more who raise over $1500 are eligible to access the Corporate Hospitality Marquee for free refreshments, snacks, beer and massage.

The funds raised by this terrific event helps Lifeline year after year to save lives through their Crisis support counselling. Please lend us your support for 2020 as we try to break through the $1 million fundraising milestone!

We look forward to your support and if you have any questions please give me a call. See too

Ian Stuart


A Rotary Project

29 March 2020

0416 138 860

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Mar 13, 2020 7:30 AM
My trip to Vietnam
Mar 27, 2020 7:30 AM
Juliette is here visiting her daughter Palmyer, who is our Exchange Student, from France
Apr 17, 2020 7:30 AM
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