Club History
 
     THE ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH RYDE
42 YEARS of SERVICE ANNIVERSAY
5 June 2020
HISTORY
The Rotary Club of North Ryde was Chartered on 5 June 1978 as a luncheon Club. The first was President Frank Herford Smith. A few years later the Club changed to a breakfast club.
The first female President was Pat Perrin 1998 - 1999, followed by Julie Stone 1999 – 2000.
 
CURRENT MEMBERS WITH LONG-STANDING RECORD IN CLUB PARTICIPATION:
President – Mak Khalil member for 34 years
Past President - Pat Perrin member for 27 years
Past President - Rob Wilkinson  member for 27 years
Past President-  Victoria Crawford 27 years
Past President -  David Martin member for 26 years
Past President - Brian Powell member for 20 years
Honorary Member – Stephen Sim member for 16 years
Past President - Pam Bennett member for 14 years
Past President -  Shankar Sankaran, member for 12 years
Club Member  - Pat Italiano member for 11years
Club Member – Annette Billington member for 8 years
  
MEMBERS WHO SERVED BEYOND CLUB LEVEL AT DISTRICT, NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL LEVELS :
Pat Perrin -  Assistant District Governor Zone 7, District 9680, 2001- 2002
Rob Wilkinson - ROMAC, 2004 - 2019, Chairman ROMAC Australia and New Zealand 2016 – 2019
President Mak Khalil - Founder of International Travel Fellowship of Rotarians 1972, Programs and Speakers Chairman District 9680 2001 - 2003
 
CURRENT MEMBERS WHO ARE PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS : 7
 MAIN ACTIVITIES 2019 -2020 :
•    Inviting informative speakers and arranging enjoyable social functions
•    The North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
•    Hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange Student from France
•    Sponsoring candidates for RYLA and RYPEN 
•    Providing a scholarship for a student from Dunmore Lang College
•    Carols on the Common in partnership with the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park 
•    Tree of Joy at Cox’s Road Mall
•    Book Sale and BBQ at Cox’s Road Mall
•    Trivia Night raising funds for Youth programs and Rotary Bushfire Appeal
 
MAIN CHARITY RECIPIENTS :
•    Australian Rotary Health
•    The Centre for Emotional Health
•    Shelterbox
•    ROMAC
•    Rotary Bushfire and Drought Appeals
•    Local schools – North Ryde PS, Ryde East PS, Truscott Street PS, Kent Road PS, Holy Spirit Primary School, Ryde Secondary College.
•    North Ryde Community Aid Inc
•    Riding for the Disabled, Marsfield
•    Macquarie Hospital
•    New Horizons
•    Smith Family
•    St Vincent De Paul Society