21 October 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Welcome to this week’s newsletter.
Last week, it was a pleasure to hear their life stories from Bernie and Peter Mason as well as Mak Khalil. So many years of interesting lives condensed into a few minutes.  It is always fascinating to hear from our members – you always learn a bit more about what makes the person when you hear about their lived experiences. Thank you to Bernie, Peter and Mak for sharing your life experiences with us!
Saturday 15 October was the Rotary Spring Fair at St John’s Anglican Church North Ryde. What a gorgeous day it turned out to be.  Thank you to all the people who helped with running the BBQ on the day – Bernie, Binoe, David, Peter and Rob. It was also great to have Queenie Seto (who is a prospective member) join in. It was wonderful to experience the community spirit among the people who attended the fair on the day. Post COVID, our community needs such events to bring people together.
Our next Bunnings Gladesville BBQ Club Fund Raising Event is on Saturday 29 October 2022. This BBQ is being used as a specific fundraiser for The Riding for the Disabled, Marsfield. We are hoping to have helpers from Riding for the Disabled also there on the day. We need helpers from 7:15am, to setup, to 5pm to clean up and return items to our storage facility. We have found that our busiest times are between 10am and 3pm, so if you can only help for a limited time, please keep these times in mind. Please let Garry know, if you haven’t already, if you can assist on the day.
A reminder that Monday 24 October is WORLD POLIO DAY. Ending Polio is the number one priority for both Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. In support of this, the All Stations challenge train ride is being conducted again. Please provide your support if you can by joining and riding with the organisers for a station or two. You can also make a donation here. Apart from being a great Fellowship day, it helps create a wonderful public image for Rotary and puts the Rotary Brand out there in front of the public.
We are receiving a steady stream of Christmas pudding orders which help raise funds for the Moree East Public School’s Books in Homes program. Having enjoyed them last year, I would personally recommend them highly.  Closing date for the orders is 28 October 2022. A reminder to place your orders as soon as you can and to encourage family and friends to do the same. 
I had the pleasure of attending the Rotary Leadership Institute course in August and got a lot out of it. The next RLI course (No. 72) will be held over 4/ 5/ 6 November as an online course. The course offers a relevant and valuable learning and professional development opportunity and is designed for Rotarians of all experience levels but with at least 12 months of Rotary membership under their belt. The Board has agreed to support members who want to enrol for this course. If you are interested, please register online.
Our club meeting this week is a face-to-face meeting at Dunmore Lang College. As usual, a hot breakfast will be available on the day. Look forward to meeting everyone who is attending.
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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The 2022-23 presidential theme logo was designed by renowned Australia-based Indigenous artist Riki Salam to represent RI President Jennifer Jones’ theme and initiatives. The logo represents key elements of Rotary while honouring the Indigenous culture:
  • The circle signifies connections to one another.
  • The dots around the circle represent people, one for each of our areas of focus.
  • The circle and the dots together become a navigation star, which signifies Rotary’s guiding light.
  • The solid line underneath signifies a digging stick used for hard work — a tool that Rotary’s people of action use to get things done.
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.
Successful Spring Fair
Happy BBQers.
Train to End Polio
Monday 24 October is WORLD POLIO DAY. Ending Polio is the
number one priority of both Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Each Club is asked to make a commitment to contribute US$1,500 ($2,175). Over the past four years we have conducted the All Stations challenge train ride to End Polio. Over those four years we have raised in Greater Sydney over $450,000 to ending Polio before the Gates Match. This year more than ever we need your commitment and support.
To get the train timetable ask a Club member as it has been emailed to them.  Even if you are not on a trainline, PLEASE do your bit by joining us and riding with us for a station or two. It is a great Fellowship day, a great PUBLIC IMAGE Day and it puts the Rotary Brand out there in front of the public.
Start planning your fundraising for this event. Go to and start you online fundraiser. Or, go to and support the page that is already on the site.
If a Rotarian contributes via this site, the member’s Club gets the credit. If a non-Rotarian contributes, then the District gets the credit. The donor email address is the identifying link to your Club or District.
The plan this year is to raise $200,000. Please do your bit to ensure that your Club meets its commitment to ENDING POLIO.  Please look to sponsorship of Dave and myself. $1 per station from an individual or even $10 per station from Clubs together with your individual member sponsorship can help you achieve your Club commitment. Also if you have not already done so, please go to and go to Rotary Club Central and put your goal in place for Ending Polio. 100% of Clubs that did not put a Goal in place last Rotary year, did not give to ending polio.
Dave and I look forward to meeting all of you on the train on MONDAY 24 October. It is a big day if you want to ride the full 181 stations with us, starting at Cronulla ay 4:30AM. PLEASE COME and join us. And as a famous Rotarian from the 1960’s (Joe the gadget man) used to say “Don’t forget to bring you money with you?” Cheque or proof of bank transfer would also be good.
Yours in Rotary service
Mark Anderson
Senior Coordinator | Fund Development
Rotary Foundation
Bunnings BBQ supporting RDA
If you can assist, please let Garry Maloney know.
 Enjoy lunch with Gordon McInally, RI President Elect
A unique chance to meet Rotary International President Elect (RIPE) Gordon McInally
on our home turf – visiting Sydney for one day.
Dear District 9685 Rotarian and Partner
RIPE Gordon McInally and wife Heather will be in Sydney for one day only, following the Zone 8 Conference in Canberra, before they fly to Lima Peru for the South American Zone Conference.
Gordon has generously altered his journey, via Sydney to meet Rotarians who rarely have the chance to catch up with an RI President or President Elect.
Monday October 31, 2022 at NSW Parliament House 12pm for 12.30, finish 2pm
Tickets $110 each. More details in the Registration Link below.
Please book NOW
This is a one off opportunity to meet RIPE Gordon in Sydney and hear about his thoughts for Rotary in the years ahead.
In recognition of the McInally's Scottish heritage, guests are invited to wear a touch of tartan.
Any surplus will be donated to End Polio Now.
District 9685 Registration link is HERE
Seating is limited.
Parking not available at Parliament House. 
Registrations will close Wednesday 26 October.
Please book NOW to assist planning.
Kind regards
PDG Lindsay May OAM
The Rotary Club of Lane Cove
District Governor 2021-2022
Rotary District 9685
0412 914 100
Upcoming Events
21 Oct 2022 Club Assembly at DLC and (via ZOOM)
Dunmore Lang College
Oct 21, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
October 2022 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Oct 25, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 28 October 2022
Oct 28, 2022
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 29 October 2022
Oct 29, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ Saturday 3 December 2022
Dec 03, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Carols on the Common
Ryde Common
Dec 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Selinger
October 14
Gary Patni
October 17
Barbara Lee
October 26
“We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” — Albert Einstein
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