President's Message

Dear Club Members and Friends,
It was an interesting meeting last week.  Helen Rainger explained very clearly the background to Palestine and Israel and that politics is never far away.  It prompted many questions.  For those who want to know more about the Palestine Ecumenical Network (PIEN) their website is
This Friday is a Board meeting, 7:00 am for 7:15 am at DLC.  Any member is welcome to attend but please let me know to ensure catering.
As the end of November approaches early bird registration for the District Conference will close.  The conference is on Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 March 2018 in Leura.  For details go to –  Check it out for the full program.  Full registration $280.  Accommodation extra.  Come along for a great weekend.
We have had 1 December set aside for our end of year party for quite a while.  David has booked Fourno’s at 6:30 pm.  This will be the North Ryde World Peace and Harmony Christmas Party.  Wear an item of clothing, hat or flag that identifies your country of origin, your adopted country, country of residence or any country you like.  Invite friends and let’s have some fun.  Even dual citizens can attend.  Fourno’s is a pizza, pasta restaurant and reasonably priced.  56 Delhi Road North Ryde.  David has sent out more details and will ask you via email if you can come.  I do hope you can all attend.  Partners, children, friends, relies – all are welcome.
On 8 December not only will we have our AGM but Ana will also give us her presentation about her year in Australia.  Josh will also be along to officially receive his blazer.
We are also trying to arrange to meet Anna’s parents.  They will be in Sydney for Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January.  I’ll let you know what we can organise.
Here is a summary of the next few weeks: President’s meeting 25 November, Party 1 December, AGM 8 December, BBQ at Cox’s Rd and the distribution of the Tree of Joy gifts on 16 December and finally the Carols on 17 December.  Then a few week’s off before our new year breakfast at Caffe Incontro at Cox’s Mall on 19 January 2018.
See you at the party.
Kind regards
Victoria Crawford
President 2017-18
Allen Horrell ADG & DG Peter Ward with President Victoria Crawford and Brian Powell
(President Jan-June 2018)
Fred & Helen Rainger from PIEN
Early Bird Conference Registration Ends 30 November 2017
Worldskills Australia in Top 10 Skilled Nations

WorldSkills Australia in top 10 skilled nations in the world

The outstanding performances of the 2017 ‘Skillaroos’ and their experts at the 44th WorldSkills International competition in Abu Dhabi has propelled WorldSkills Australia into the top 10 skill nations in the world.

Congratulations to the Skilleroos on their great achievements.  Some of these young people are willing to make themselves available to talk to Clubs about their experience. If you would like to find out more, please contact Bobby Redman - District Vocational Chair

Ride To End Polio

Andrew Best from Turramurra Rotary, is participating in a 170km Ride to End Polio Bike Race.


With over 9000 cyclists, and 100 fellow Rotarians, (I am the only Australian Rotarian in the race), we are aiming to raise $10 million USD for the fight to eradicate polio. To date, I have raise $5000 USD and I am asking for your support to spread the word and share this link throughout your District to generate donations this November, Foundation Month. 


Below is the link to my page. If Rotarians log in through MyRotary, their donations will be tracked and recognition points will be given. Clubs and Districts can also donate, online, or offline by contacting Andrew directly.

Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Nov 24, 2017
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Club Christmas Party
Dec 01, 2017
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Juliet Chen
November 3
Nova Van
November 6
Sandeep Rathi
November 11
   When you forgive you heal, when you let go you grow.

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