President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
We had a beautiful morning for our social outing last Saturday at the Groundkeepers Cafe Ryde. There were 14 in our group and it was lovely to see Binoe again and meet Tinju and their lovely children. Thank you to David and Garry for organising our tables at the venue.
Following the breakfast, Garry and I attended  Epiphanes, a Musical Theatre Gala Concert at the Seymour Centre. It was a fantastic concert with the talented principals of Les Miserables, Rob McDougall, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Daniel Belle as the main performers with special guest performers Trevor Ashley, Patrice Tipoki and Naomi Livingston.  Funds raised from the concert went to Australian Rotary Health. It was exceptional value for money and a wonderful way to end a very enjoyable Saturday. 
The Board met on Friday morning and along with other matters approved our budget for the 2018-19 year (see here)and the Country students DIGIT Visit for 2019. We also discussed the possibility of liaising with the Rotary Clubs of Inverell and Forbes in some practical way to assist their communities affected by drought. Both clubs have been long term supporters of the DIGIT visits and are in areas that have been in drought for a long time. We hope to provide more information of how we can help soon.
With the AGM coming up on Friday 7 December we have a number of Board members happy to continue in their roles, but will need some new Board members as well. In particular we are still looking for a President-Elect for 2019-20. If you are interested in nominating for a position on the 2019-20 Board, please have a chat to myself, Mak Khalil or any of the current Board members.
The Tree of Joy has been installed at Coxs Road Mall and is ready for donations of gifts for this Christmas. The BBQ and presentation of gifts will be on Saturday 15 December, the day before the Carols on the Common. There will be no Rotary meeting on Friday 14 December. If you can assist in collecting the gifts and placing them in storage during the weeks prior to 15 December, please let Annette Billington or Pat Perrin know.
I have registered a team for the Rotary Club of North Ryde to participate in the Waterline Challenge on Saturday 17 November (see story in this bulletin). We are meeting at the end of Lucinda Road Marsfield at 8a.m. to walk Shrimptons Creek trail. We are hoping for 10 participants, or more,  to raise $200 each to go to ROMAC. Please let me know if you are interested in joining us or register online (see details).
This week we look forward to welcoming District Governor Susan Wakefield,  Past District Governor John Wakefield and Assistant District Governor Julie Thorpe to our breakfast meeting. Along with hearing about our club's projects and activities, Susan and John will update us on District 9685 plans and events for the year. 
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Breakfast at Groundkeepers Cafe Ryde Saturday 27 August
Cocktails For Cambodia - Rotaract Club of Macquarie-Ryde
Halloween is coming, and what better way to celebrate than an evening filled with spooky cocktails, yummy food & great friends.

All proceeds will support the Human and Hope Association empower disadvantaged youth across Cambodia. There will be pizza for dinner and spooky cocktails flowing all night. Don't forget to bring spare change so you can enter the Ricky Horror Show Raffle. 
Event link:
Date/ time: Friday 9 November 7:30-11pm
Location: 31A Balls Head Rd, Waverton NSW 2060, Australia (residential address)Details:
RSVP: Recommended donation is $40. Please RSVP below.
31a Balls Head Rd Waverton (short walk from the station with ample street parking)
Time: 7:30pm - 11:00pm. Afterward's we'll kick on to the Crowie
Dress Code: Spooky
The Rotary Club of North Ryde Waterline Challenge 17 November 2018 
On Saturday 17 November 2018 we have entered the Rotary Club of North Ryde to undertake the Waterline Challenge.
Waterline Challenge® is a great opportunity for ‘Rotary Working Together’ to raise significant funds for ROMAC, one of Rotary’s great charities. ROMAC has already saved over 500 children and you can see the great work undertaken bringing children from the Pacific Islands to Australia or New Zealand for life-saving or dignity restoring surgery. See their website at:
We are looking for people to join our team and walk the Shrimptons Creek trail on Saturday 17 November meeting at 8a.m.

We will meet at the pedestrian bridge at the end of Lucinda Rd Marsfield. You can park in the street. We will walk to Macquarie Centre , then to Santa Rosa Park and back to Lucinda Road. The distance is approx. 3.2kms.
We hope you, your family and/or friends might like to join us. We have set a goal to raise $2000 for the challenge. For a team of 10 that would be $200 each.
To participate, register at Once you have registered you then join the team which is called Rotary Club of North Ryde and start your fundraising.
To Join the North Ryde Rotary Team you will need the team password which is Xsxc3F. (case sensitive)

This will be a fun way to raise funds for a very worthy cause, get fit and enjoy a pleasant, not too strenuous walk. 
I hope you can join us.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
The Rotary Club of North Ryde
mobile 0400803417
Tree of Joy 2018
The Tree of Joy is Up at Coxs Road Mall!
Please support by picking up a card and buying a Christmas present for the not so fortunate.
Melbourne Cup Luncheon Invitation
Light Up East Ryde
Rotary Foundation Dinner - 26 November 2018
Rotary Foundation Table Bookings
District Conference 2019

Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - DG Visit
Nov 02, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
No Club Meeting
Nov 09, 2018
Club Meeting
Nov 16, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Nov 23, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Christmas Party
Nov 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
North Ryde Community Aid Client Christmas Lunch
Dec 06, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club AGM
Dec 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Dec 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
No Club Meeting
Dec 14, 2018
BBQ at Cox's Road
Dec 15, 2018
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Nov 16, 2018
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Barbara Lee
October 26
   When is this "old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

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