19 August 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Last week there was no meeting and I hope you enjoyed the sleep in.
Our bi-monthly BBQ at Bunnings Gladesville was held on Saturday 27 August 2022. A big thank you to all those who helped on the day – Rob Wilkinson, Garry Maloney, David Martin, Peter Mason, Brian Bailey, Mandy Van, Pam Bennett and Liane Corbett. The day was less busy than some of our recent BBQs which was lucky for us because we were down on some regular helpers. We still managed to raise a good amount through the effort which will go towards supporting our various causes and projects.
The next BBQ is on Saturday 29 October 2022. Please note in your diaries and let Garry know if you can help. The majority of funds that we raise on this day will be donated to Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) Ryde Centre. RDA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides equine assisted activities to people with disabilities to develop and enhance physical, social and psychological abilities, and make educational progress.
Shankar has informed us that the submission date for the “Ripple Effects - Exploring the Impact of Climate Change” photo contest has been extended to 9th October 2022. Please forward the information to as many K-12 students in Australia as you know and encourage them to participate in the contest. For the complete rules and to participate in the contest, students should go to
A reminder that the date for the official visit of our District Governor Mina Howard to our club has now been changed to 23rd September 2022. We will be holding our club meeting at Dunmore Lang College with a hot breakfast available. It will be great to have as many members as possible attending on the day to welcome Mina and have the opportunity to interact with her.
Our Club, along with several other club, will again be supporting the Books in Homes Project at Moree East Public School by selling Christmas puddings. Bob Selinger will be sending out the details to all the members. Please pass it on to your family and friends.
This Friday, 2 September we will have Paul Rogers, the District Youth Protection Officer, attend our club meeting. He will be conducting the Working with Children Training.
Please note that due to the current inclement weather forecast for Saturday 3rd September, the Market Day (Rotary Spring Fair) at St. John’s Anglican Church North Ryde has been called off.
All our members would have heard about the Regionalisation Project by now. The Regionalisation pilot is proposed to explore, develop and test new ways of operating Rotary and Rotaract in our part of the world. An online ballot of clubs will be conducted from 15 - 29 September to decide if the Rotary Zone 8 regionalisation pilot will proceed. I will be voting on behalf of the club based on the majority view of our club members.  I will gauge this through an online vote which I have sent out to all our members. A two-thirds Yes vote of the clubs in each district is required for the pilot project to go forward.
I thank everyone in the Club for their commitment, energy and contribution towards making a difference.  
Sandeep Rathi
Rotary Club of North Ryde
President 2022-2023
Rotary District 9685
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country on which we meet, the Wallumattagal people of the Eora Nation. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Further thanks for support of the eFun run.
PP Peter Mason presented a certificate of appreciation to Cory Edwards of Macquarie University Village for their sponsorship of the eFun run.
Donation to Ryde East Public School
Member Juliet Chenqin preents a donation to Ryde East Public School on behalf of the Club.
Carols on The Common 18 December 2022
Planning is well underway for the carols.  If you'd like to meet informally with the committee for a meal this Thursday 8 September and perhaps stay for the meeting please come along at 6:30 pm to the Rugby Club at TG Milner Field, Vimiera Rd Marsfield.  The meeting itself starts at 7:30pm.  This is an opportunity to catch up on what has been happening and perhaps put your hand up to help.
Further information contact Victoria Crawford
Helping the kids at Moree
We're part of a great team of Rotary Clubs that are making a difference. Check out the extract from "Books in Homes" newsletter "The Bridge." Congratulations especially to Pam Pritchard of RC Turramurra. 
The Moree Project
The Principal of Moree East Public School, Lorinda Potter, invited my colleagues and me to a Thank You Celebration at the school on the 20 July 2022.  Two Rotary clubs – Chatswood/Roseville and Turramurra – had co-sponsored two market umbrellas to provide much needed shade in the play area.  The event was officially callled The Opening of the Umbrellas and nine members from the two clubs travelled to Moree for the event. 
The celebration started with a group of students giving the ‘Welcome to Country’ in their Gamilaraay language. Lorinda thanked us, not only for the umbrellas and for organising 67 iPads courtesy of another school, but also for the Books in Homes program, which is sponsored by six clubs and two Districts.
We opened the umbrellas that had been beautifully decorated with the students’ artwork.  The school then presented us with a thank you cake,  and Peony Daniels, the teacher who coordinates Books in Homes at the school, and I cut the cake together.
The next night, we were invited to join members of the Rotary Club of Moree for dinner at a local restaurant.
On Friday 22 July, the group was privileged to join the school for the culmination of their NAIDOC activities.  The day started with a whole School Assembly where students gave the ‘Welcome to Country’ and sang the National Anthem in their own language, with Uncle Matt, the school’s Aboriginal Senior Leader (Knowledge Keeper), playing the didgeridoo.  Students presented and talked about the work they had been doing, which was all related to their Indigenous culture.
In the afternoon, the students enjoyed a variety of cultural activities—Uncle Matt's stories of the boomerang and didgeridoo, face painting and art, craft and music.
It was an unforgettable three days.
Our next goal is to renew our sponsorship for the Books in Homes program for 2023.

Any support would be greatly appreciated.
Written by Pam Pritchard, Program and Foundation Chair, and District Scholarship Chair, Rotary Club of Turramurra
Moree East Public School is sponsored by Rotary Districts 9650 and 9685.

Ripple Effects closing date extended to 9 October
This wonderful competition has extended its closing date to 9 October.  Let all your K -12 contacts know and check out this website for more details. 
Bunnings BBQ
Another great day!!!  Here are a few photos of some of the volunteers.  And of course thanks to those businesses that support us.
Rotary Australia Repurposing Equipment (RARE)
An activity of Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS) – Eastern Region (RARE), previously known as Donations in Kind (DIK) and then Health Education Repurposing Activity (HEERA) – Eastern Region, assists Australian Rotary Clubs and other charitable humanitarian organisations by accessing useable, redundant health and educational equipment and consumables.  It is situated in Castle Hill. 
The activity only accepts equipment that is clean and in good working order, and the medical consumables must be within date with a minimum ‘use by date’ or ‘end of life’ of 6 months. The facility is a distribution centre and provides advice and assistance to sort, package and transport these items to communities in need locally, nationally, and internationally. The goods are sourced from a network of government and private health and educational institutions throughout NSW as well as suppliers and private individuals.
Just to put you all in the picture this Central Region’s Facility alone, last year (even during Covid) sent out 7 x 40ft shipping containers filled to the brim with much needed medical and educational equipment, and another 13 containers filled with approximately 8 million, face masks for COVID 19 safety, out to numerous countries throughout the world. Last year’ value of goods sent would be well over one million dollars.
The two people managing this facility are retiring.  Without replacements the facility will close.  By clicking HERE, you will be able to download the job descriptions for both positions, and if you have any questions please contact PDG David Clark. and we can organise a tour of the warehouse at Castle Hill.
Rotary Club of Mosman
Upcoming Events
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 27 August, 2022
Aug 27, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
August 2022 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Aug 30, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sept 2 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 02, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Spring Fair at St John's Church North Ryde
Sep 03, 2022
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sept 9 2022, Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Sep 09, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 16 Sept 2022
Sep 16, 2022
Sept 23 2022, Club Assembly at DLC and via ZOOM
Dunmore Lang College
Sep 23, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 30 Sept 2022
Sep 30, 2022
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Sep 02, 2022 7:30 AM
Working with Children Training
Sep 09, 2022 7:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Shankar Sankaran
August 29
As a kid I wanted to be a superhero, psychologist, philanthropist, philosopher, actor and comedian ... so I became a teacher.
Nichola Ferroni
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