25 November 2022 
Hello Fellow Rotarians and friends,
Welcome to this week’s newsletter.
Last Friday, the club assembly was held in person at Dunmore Lang College. A big thank you to Peter and Bernie for stepping in while I was away, and running the meeting.
The next Bunnings BBQ will be held on Saturday 3 December.  As usual, we need volunteers throughout the day to help. Our busiest time during the day is from 10 am to 2 pm, so if you can help for a few hours only, please keep this in mind. Please let Garry know of your availability as soon as you can.
The club’s 2022 Christmas Party will be held 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. All of you would have received an email invitation from Garry Maloney. A reminder to please let him know by Friday 25 November if you will be able to attend and the number attending.
The first meeting of the North Ryde eFun Run committee was held today.  We worked through the structured approach suggested by Pam Wood to progress with this fundraising activity. With an early start to planning, we hope to have a successful event next year. Help will be needed from all members to improve marketing and increase participation.
This Saturday, 26 November, I will be attending District 9685’s AGM & Presidents Meeting which will be held in person at St Joseph's Conference Centre in Norwest. On agenda is the adoption of 2021-22 Financial Report and the election of District Governor Nominee 2025-26. There will also be the normal update that takes place at the Presidents Meeting. It will be good to meet Rotarians from other clubs in person.
Preparations for the 2022 Rotary Carols on the Common are in full swing. We will be returning to the Common after 2 years and it will be great to have a community event which is enjoyed by everyone. We are hoping for good weather and a large crowd on Sunday 18 December 2022. If you haven’t already, please let Bernie know if you can help on the day.
November is Rotary Foundation Month – when we, as people of action, celebrate our numerous projects doing good in our own communities and “Doing Good in the World”. It is seeing the difference we are making in communities at home and overseas that should make all of us proud to be a Rotarian and actively support The Rotary Foundation as a “Charity of Choice”.  Please consider becoming a Centurion by contributing A$100 (tax deductible) into the Australian Rotary Trust Fund.
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.
Truscott St PS School Graduation
Thank you all for your generosity and supporting the school kids. Thank you to Bernie, Odette and Derretta who came and watched the class. They all noticed how calm the riders were on the horses. Lucy, the teacher gave her thanks to you all as well. She is a huge fan and understands that it is your kindness that makes riding for her kids a possibility. 
Next year we will have even more riders. They will be coming from Denistone East, Epping West, Chatswood and Truscott St PSs. We hope to offer rides to about 30 riders per semester, some coming weekly and others fortnightly. We have 2 semesters a year. As you can imagine, as we grow our horse numbers, Coaches and volunteers we do want to offer the opportunity to more riders. If you wish to be a sponsor next year, either first or second semester we would be thrilled to have you on board again. If you have any friends, family or professional colleagues who might be interested we are always here to have a chat.  
Below are a few happy snaps from yesterday. 
Best Regards,
Tina Clifton
Honorary Secretary 
The Ryde Centre
Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW)
118-120 Culloden Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Phone: 02 9868 2223
The 2022 Tree of Joy 
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.  Look to tomorrow.  Rest this afternoon. 
Peanuts November 1978
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