3 March 2023
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Welcome to this fortnight’s newsletter.
It is going to be a short one as I am travelling for work.

Based on our members’ desire to do so, we have donated $2,000 through ShelterBox for the disaster relief work in Türkiye and Syria post the devastating earthquake that occurred earlier last month.

The funds will go towards 2 shelter boxes which are so important in a rescue and shelter effort like this.

A huge amount of work has happened relating to the North Ryde eFun Run which is going to be held from Sunday 30 April to 7 May. A special thank you to Pam Wood, Bernie Mason and Mandy Van for all the work done behind the scenes. Thank you also to all other members who have been assisting with this project. The website is up and running. Now we need all our members to participate in the event and tap into their networks to make the event successful. It is for a great cause – Youth Mental Health. I would encourage every member to commit to a goal, small or large, and make it successful. Please don’t forget to take photos of you walking or running and make it a celebration. It can be done at your pace and when you want, so there’s something for everybody!

As you know, after a 3-year gap, we are able to hold the IT Tour for Country Students. We have
several organisations on board and even offers of help from other Rotary clubs in our area. Thank you, David, for all the planning and organization for DIGIT week (which stands for “Dig IT” as well as a reference to “Digital”).
Bernie and Peter Mason will be representing our club at the District Conference at Cowra. Peter has been hard at work putting the finishing touches to the walking stick which will be auctioned at the conference. If you haven’t already, please show your support by pledging your donation. It is all for a good cause.

The club has agreed to sponsor 2 students from Marsden High School for Winter RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) 2023. The program will be held at the beautiful Blue Gum Lodge in Springwood.

We have also agreed to sponsor a prize for a particular discipline at Ryde Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfod is a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation which consists of a Committee and a large band of helpers. This is an exciting community initiative which promotes several disciplines – instrumental, vocal, speech, dance and choral.
I thank everyone in the Club for their commitment, energy and contribution towards making a
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.
North Ryde eFun Run
The 2023 North Ryde eFun Run Registrations are Now Open!
Help raise funds for Youth Mental Health. Walk, Jog, Run at your own pace over the week of the event. Set yourself a challenge individually or form a team! How many kms will you do? 
Registration Costs:
$25 Adults
$15 Students (13 +)
$10 Children (3-12yrs)

Friends, family and colleagues can join in, sponsor you or just donate a sum of your choice.
Come join the fun!
To register or sponsor a friend, a team or make a donation to the campaign go to:
Funds raised go to Australian Rotary Health for research into Youth Mental Health,  Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health Cool Kids Program and other worthy Rotary Youth Projects.
Is your business interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor of the event ? See Sponsorship Invitation letter here.   See Corporate Sponsorship Package here.
Shelter Box and Turkiye and Syria
To donate go to
End Polio Now
End POLIO Now-Rotary Club Supplies - Russell Hampton Company
We are so close, but the fight to End Polio in the world is not yet over.  World Immunisation Week is 24 - 30 April 2023.
To view the PolioPlus Society overview, please click HERE.
To download the PolioPlus Society Commitment Form, please click HERE.
To view the 2022-23 District Designated Funds Form, please click HERE.
Upcoming Events
10 March 2023 Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Mar 10, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
17 Mar 2023 Club Assembly at DLC (and via ZOOM)
Dunmore Lang College
Mar 17, 2023
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Fri 24 March 2023
Mar 24, 2023
March 2023 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Mar 30, 2023
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
NO CLUB MEETING Fri 31 March 2023
Mar 31, 2023
Club Social Dinner Noble Terrace Cox's Road
Mar 31, 2023
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Apr 07, 2023
14 April 2023 Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Apr 14, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
21 April 2023 Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Apr 21, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ, Saturday 22 April, 2023
Bunnings Gladesville
Apr 22, 2023
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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Apr 14, 2023 7:30 AM
Apr 28, 2023 7:30 AM
My Youth Exchange Experience
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Photo Albums
Induction of New Member Queenie Seto
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Martin
March 3
Rob Wilkinson
March 24

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius

Roman Emperor

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Our website home page features our current Club Executive and Projects. Please deposit funds to: Rotary Club of North Ryde Inc, Bendigo Bank, North Ryde BSB: 633100 Acct: 126363670.