President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
We were fortunate to have four representatives from our local schools attend our breakfast meeting on Friday. We welcomed Cassy Norris Principal, Ryde Secondary College; Nicole Doig, Executive Assistant Principal Ryde East Public School; Marion Blomfield, Principal Truscott Street Public School and Jo Fox, Principal Holy Spirit Catholic School. Unfortunately, Erin Taggart, Assistant Principal from North Ryde Public School and Denise Minifie from Kent Road Piublic School were both unwell and unable to attend. 
It was wonderful to hear about all the different educational activities and programs that are provided for the young people in our area. Schools are very busy places these days with a great deal of hard work happening behind the scenes by the teachers, staff and students. We were pleased to present each representative with a cheque to go towards supporting some of the programs within each school. This is part of our annual giving of funds raised throughout the year.
We also welcomed Jimmy Lukito from The Weekly Times (TWT) and Rado Gatchalian who has offered to help at the Fun Run on Sunday. We appreciate the support of TWT  in promoting both the Fun Run and the Carols on the Common each year.
We are looking forward to a successful Fun Run on Sunday and hope that the rain that is predicted will hold off just long enough for us to complete the event! Thank you to everyone who has helped in bringing the event together and who have volunteered to assist on Sunday.We have had offers of help from the Ryde, Macquarie Park and Eastwood Gladesville Rotary Clubs and the students from Epping Boys High School, which is fantastic! I have sent out rosters, a safety brief and a run sheet for the day to all volunteers.
Our meeting this Friday is a working bee to put together the goodie bags and  take them to the Sports ground lock up. We hope with many hands we can do this quickly and have time for a some collegiality as well.
I had the privilege of attending the Dunmore Lang College Scholarships & Academic Committee Breakfast on Tuesday. Our club provides a scholarship to a student at Dunmore Lang College each year and has been doing so for about 15 years. This year the scholarship was presented to Claire McHattie. Claire is from Singleton and is studying a double degree in Law and Arts. It was lovely to meet her and the other scholarship recipients and gain a better understanding of the College and the students who reside there.
The final seminar on youth mental health will be held this evening at the Hearing Hub at Macquarie University this evening (Wednesday). Thank you to Rob Wilkinson, Annette Billington and Brian Powell for offering to come along and help with registrations and afternoon tea. There have been over 100 registration so far so it should also be a great opportunity to promote the Fun Run.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Pam Wood, President the Rotary Club of North Ryde; Nicole Doig, Executive Assistant Principal Ryde East Public School;  Jo Fox, Principal Holy Spirit Catholic School; Marion Blomfield, Principal Truscott Street Public School and Cassy Norris Principal, Ryde Secondary College.
Rotary Club of North Ryde Scholarship 2018 recipient Claire McHattie at the Dunmore Lang Scholarship & Academic Committee Breakfast Tuesday 21 August.
Second Free Seminar on Youth Mental Health
The Rotary Club of North Ryde in partnership with the Centre for Emotional Health is pleased to the second of two free information evenings  ideal for parents, carers and teachers. The seminar will be held at the Hearing Hub, Level 1 lecture Theatre, 16 University Avenue Macquarie University. 
Join us on Wednesday, 22 August, from 6 pm to 7 p.m. to hear about the Nature and Treatment of Adolescent Depression including:
In this information session, Dr Carolyn Schniering will discuss:
  • Ways to identify anxiety and depression in adolescents
  • Personal vulnerabilities to depression and anxiety
  • Treatment options for youth
  • Practical tools and techniques for supporting adolescents and depression.
The seminars are a precursor to the North Ryde Fun Run.
The North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health is a community event organised by the Rotary Club of North Ryde, with venue partner Macquarie University and local community groups.
The 2018 Fun Run will be held on Sunday 26th August from 9am to 12pm at the Macquarie University Sport Fields, corner of Culloden and Talavera Roads, Macquarie Park.
The proceeds raised go towards funding research into youth mental health through the Australian Rotary Health organisation and to treatment programs through the Centre for Emotional Health.
Check out the details and register to attend:
Trivia Night 2018 - Definitely NOT TRIVIAL
Eastwood-Gladesville Rotary are holding their annual Trivia night this year on Saturday 15 September
Proceeds go to:
  • Giant Steps School for Autistic kids, the fantastic Gladesville based school that helps children and their families throughout Sydney meet the challenges of Autism
  • A small village in East Timor called Oecusse where water borne diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis and diarrhoea are endemic due to lack of clean water
Come and help support these worthy causes
Date:          Saturday 15 September 2018 7.00p.m.
Venue:       West Ryde Community Centre
Address:    3-5 Anthony Road, West Ryde
Cost:           Adults $25; Students/Seniors $20, BYO Food & Drink
RSVP:        Thursday 13 September 2018
Contact:  Mark Rosenberg on email or 0411 265 157
For flyer see here.
Shelterbox Indonesian Earthquake
Operations Update - 8th August 2018

Earthquake in Indonesia

For a briefing on the recent earthquake in Indonesia visit our special update from ShelterBox here. 
  • This is the second earthquake that has hit Lombok, Indonesia in the last week
  • A 6.4 magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake hit last week
  • A further 7 magnitude earthquake hit Lombok this week
  • 100 people confirmed dead and hundreds injured
  • Over 20,000 people have been displaced by the earthquakes
  • 3,000 buildings have been completely destroyed 
  • Tens of 1000s of buildings are damaged
  • Whole mosques have come down
  • There has been substantial movement of the earth causing major damage
  • We have Rotary support in Indonesia that will help us in our assessment phase
  • We have deployed a team to do an assessment to see if we can assist the government response
  • Indonesia traditionally doesn't allow outside agencies to work unless there has been a declaration of emergency.  They haven't got there yet but there could be strong aftershocks which we are monitoring
  • Places are cut off because of infrastructure damage and this damage could rise
  • Our assessment team will look to see if our aid that is stored regionally can be used
  • We are ready and prepared to provide assistance if we are called on for support
District 9685 Foundation Newsletter for August
To read the latest District 9685 Foundation newsletter see here.
Upcoming Events
Club Assembly
Aug 24, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health
Aug 26, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Board Meeting
Aug 31, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Club Meeting
Sep 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Sep 14, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Assembly
Sep 21, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Board Meeting
Sep 28, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Social Night
Sep 28, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sep 07, 2018
My home and life in Finland
Sep 14, 2018
Vision Personal Training
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Asim Khawaja
August 1
Pat Perrin
August 24
Shankar Sankaran
August 29
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