President's Message

Dear  Club Members and Friends,
I hope everyone managed to keep warm on the very cool days we experienced recently. Garry and I spent the weekend in Hobart and would you believe it was colder in Sydney! I am sorry I missed our guest speaker, Sandra Lever  from Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre last Friday morning, I look forward to hearing about the presentation and the important support the Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre provides to our community at our next Board Meeting.
Our guest speaker this week is Stephanie Gilroy a dietician from Macquarie University who will be talking to us about Healthy Eating. I would like to thank Mak Kahlil and David Martin who book the guest speakers for our meetings. All our  guest speakers have been very interesting and informative. 
The next Board meeting will be held on Friday 27 July commencing 7.15a.m. at Dunmore Lang College. There will be no Club meeting on this day but all members are welcome. Please let David Martin know you with to attend by Wednesday morning 9 a.m. prior to the meeting so that catering can be organised.
Our social night this month is on Friday 27 July 6.30p.m at Cafe Jolly 158 Norton Street Leichhardt. We have about 12 people coming so far and hopefully our incoming exchange student will be able to come along as well. To book in contact David Martin at 
Next week we will welcome Helmiina Salila, our exchange student from Jyraskyla in Finland. Helniina arrives on Sunday 22 July and will stay with Annette Billington for a few days while she acclimatises to Australia. Then she will move on to her first host family, the Buick family. Samantha Buick went to Sweden last year as an outgoing exchange student sponsored by our club. Thank you to Pam Bennett, Terrie McConnell and Annette Billington for all the preparation work they have undertaken to ensure Helmiina has a positive exchange experience.
The first of the free seminars organised by Barb Corapi from the Centre for Emotional Health will be held next Tuesday evening 24 July from 6-7p.m. at the Hearing Hub, Macquarie University. The topic is Eating and Body Image Disorders in Adolescence. Thank you to the club members who have volunteered to come along and assist at this seminar and the second seminar on Wednesday 22 August. For more information or register see here.
Organisation for the North Ryde Fun Run is well underway, with registrations now open at and sponsorships are still coming in. This week North Ryde RSL have agreed to sponsor the Fun Run for $500 and Strike Bowling Centre have donated some fabulous prizes. Over the next few weeks, I will be sending out requests for volunteers to help distribute flyers and to help on the day, Sunday 26 August.
Kind regards
Pam Wood
President 2018-19
Free Seminars on Youth Mental Health
The Rotary Club of North Ryde in partnership with the Centre for Emotional Health is pleased to present two free information evenings ideal for parents and teachers. The seminars will be held at the Hearing Hub, Level 2 Lecture Theatre at Macquarie University.

Join us on Tuesday 24 July from 6:00 pm to 7p.m. to hear about Eating and Body Image Disorders in Adolescence :
•    Beyond the stereotype: who develops an eating disorder and what does it look like
•    Research findings from the EveryBody study: a world-first research endeavour investigating Australian teenage body image
•    The role of social media in young peoples’ eating and body image concerns
•    How parents and mental health professionals can help

And on Wednesday, 22 August, from 6:00pm to 7p.m. to hear about the Nature and Treatment of Adolescent Depression including:
•    Ways to identify depression in adolescents
•    Personal vulnerabilities to depression and anxiety
•    Treatment options for youth
•    Practical tools and techniques for supporting adolescents with depression
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:
Vision Personal Training Bioscan at North Ryde Fun Run
This year Vision Personal Training will have their Bioscan available at the North Ryde Fun Run on Sunday 26 August. For a $10 donation participants can have a full health check on the spot!
Does your business have a team of Runners who would like to compete at the North Ryde Fun Run?
Vision Personal Training has donated the following prizes for the North Ryde Fun Run:
2x $400 PT voucher to the highest corporate team.
2x $250 voucher to the runners up.
1x $500 PT voucher to the individual who bids for it!
Rotary Leadership Institute - New Courses Available

The Rotary Leadership Institute is a great way to fill gaps in Rotary knowledge with interactive learning and workshops that get down to practical advice and guidance.  Going beyond PETS and District Assembly, RLI enthuses Rotarians and is a proven retention booster.  I recommend it to all Rotarians, but especially Club leaders on the Board and Committee chairs. 

A new Courses for 2018-19 is now open:

RLI 48 - Saturday 4 and 25 August 2018

Register at

The cost for the full course is $75.

The benefits of doing RLI are many, so boost your knowledge and skills, and share your experience by joining in.

The two part course is held  at our District Office, Thornleigh. Morning tea and lunch are provided.  Each day starts at 8:00 for 8.15am and finishes around 4.00pm.

Here is what recent graduates had to say about the two day Rotary Leadership Institute Course;

Highly recommend RLI to all Rotarians whether new or old.  The Rotary experience will be better for all of those trained in RLI.

Why did I wait so long?  No nodding off, interest held all the time and thoughts provoked.  As a result of attendance I will be more effective in my Club and I intend to invest more of my activities and talents in Rotary.

The better understanding of [course content] I hope will assist me with becoming a better President.  I feel more confident that I will be able to plan the future of our Club and add additional value to Rotary.


Ian Scott
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Jul 20, 2018
Board Meeting
Jul 27, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Social Night
Jul 27, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Club Meeting
Aug 03, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Assembly
Aug 10, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Club Meeting
Aug 17, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
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
Jul 20, 2018
Healthy Eating
Aug 03, 2018
NSW Minerals Council
Aug 17, 2018
An Update on School Activities
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Sharon Levingston
July 2
Liane Corbett
July 27
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