11 November 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Welcome to this week’s newsletter.
Last Friday we heard from Trisha Chari whose attendance at the last National Youth Science Forum was sponsored by our club. She spoke about her experience of both the virtual program and the in-person program. The virtual program allowed her to experience locations that would not have been possible otherwise. It was great to hear that the program greatly increased her knowledge of science and technology and expanded her horizons by opening her eyes to other career paths. Youth is a very important avenue of service for our club and it is always great to see young people commit themselves to their own development.
Some of you would have met Queenie Seto at club meetings and events. We are delighted to welcome Queenie as a new member of our club. She is a retired CPA and is joining Rotary to be able to give back to the community and have fun while doing it!  
We recently received a wonderful letter of appreciation from the parents of one of the winners of the Ripple Effects Photo Contest (see details below). It was great acknowledgement of the project as well as all the sponsors including our club. A huge thanks to Past President Shankar and Pernille (University of Technology) for the organisation of the contest and the awards ceremony, and putting a quality touch to everything.
All of you would have received an email invitation from Garry regarding the club’s 2022 Christmas Party at the North Ryde Golf Club (NRGC) on Friday 9 December 2022. The function will be held in the Gardenia Room of NRGC from 7:15pm, following the club's Annual General Meeting. Please let Garry know by Friday 25 November if you will be able to attend and the number attending.
The Carols meeting was held on Thursday 3 November 2022. We continue to make good progress on the organization of the event. It is just over 5 weeks away and we hope that we will have good weather leading up to and on the day of the event. The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday 24 November 2022.
We will be running the next Bunnings BBQ on Saturday 3 December.  Please let Garry know of your availability as soon as you can. Please be aware that our busiest time during the day is from 10 am to 2 pm.
The Tree of Joy will be set up at the Coxs Road Mall towards the end of this week. Each year we ask for helpers to check for donated gifts at the Tree each day and take them to storage nearby. Closer to Christmas, this will need to be done several times a day. Pam Wood has requested for volunteers to be on roster to check and collect.  Please let Pam know so that there is coverage throughout the period.
Thank you to everybody who has placed orders for Xmas Puddings. The funds being generated are going for a very worthy cause of Books in Homes for the Moree East Public School.  At the last update, we had already raised more than $3,000. It is a wonderful collaboration between several clubs.
The next club assembly will be held in person on Friday 18 November at Dunmore Lang College. I will be away at a work conference and will not be attending.  Peter and Bernie Mason have kindly agreed to run the meeting.
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.
Tree of Joy 2022
The time has come around again to set up the Tree of Joy at Cox's Road Mall. We are planning to have the tree ready with gift donation tags by the end of this week. I need helpers to volunteer to check the tree throughout each week, collect the gifts that are donated at the tree and take them to storage. If you can volunteer one or two days a week, please let me know the days and times that suit you best ie mornings, lunchtime or afternoons. 
As we get closer to Christmas we need to check the tree regularly throughout the day and I may need to adjust the rosters each week as we go. Once I have the names of the volunteers I will set up a WhatsApp group for easy and quick communication specifically for the Tree of joy this year. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any further information or clarification about the Tree of Joy.
Kind regards
Pamela Wood
Tree of Joy Coordinator 2022
The Rotary Club of North Ryde
Ripple Effect Thanks
Upcoming Events
11 November 2022 Club Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 11, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
18 Nov 2022 Club Assembly at DLC and (via ZOOM)
Dunmore Lang College
Nov 18, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
NO CLUB MEETING Friday 25 November 2022
Nov 25, 2022
November 2022 Club Board Meeting (via ZOOM)
Nov 29, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Bunnings Gladesville BBQ Saturday 3 December 2022
Dec 03, 2022
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
2022 Annual General Meeting at North Ryde GC
North Ryde Golf Club
Dec 09, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
2022 Club Christmas Party at North Ryde GC
North Ryde Golf Club
Dec 09, 2022
7:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Carols on the Common
Ryde Common
Dec 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Nov 04, 2022
'My Experience at NYSF'
Nov 11, 2022
'The Life of a Principal'
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Juliet Chen
November 3
Mandy Van
November 6
Sandeep Rathi
November 11
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein
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