Rotary Club of Northbridge

 
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Northbridge

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Northbridge Golf Club
Sailors Bay Road,
Northbridge, NSW  2063
Australia
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Rotary Club of Northbridge
PO Box 80
Northbridge
NSW 1560
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Northbridge

 The Rotary Club of Northbridge was founded in 1983 and is part of Rotary International, the world's first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service above Self

You are welcome to come to one of our meetings, join a lively social group, make 50 new friends, and see how you can make the world a better place !

Postal address:  PO Box 80,  Northbridge  NSW  1560

 
 
 
Latest News
At a special dinner held in July, the Rotary Club of Northbridge inducted Paul Sullivan as its President for the 2016-2017 year. NSW Treasurer and Willoughby MP Hon Gladys Berejiklian attended the dinner and presented awards.
 
Paul, a long term Northbridge resident, is a former small business owner. He is an active member of Northbridge Golf Club and, with his wife Christine, a keen traveller and camper. Paul has been a member of Northbridge Rotary since 1993. It is one of the largest and most active Rotary clubs in Sydney.
 
“The international motto for the coming year is Rotary serving Humanity,” Paul said after his induction. “I believe that Rotary provides an opportunity for us to change lives”. Among Paul’s goals for the year are increasing membership of the club, an active fundraising program and having a fun year.
 

 
Northbridge Rotarian David Robertson travels to Fiji twice each year and he always manages to take with him donations which provide practical help to poor and disadvantaged families.
 
In May, the Rotary Club of Northbridge supplied David with many packages of rubber gloves for the Lautoka Hospital in Fiji to lessen the chances of cross infection. David also brought soaps to wash nurses’ and doctors’ hands before seeing their patients, surgical scissors  and toothbrushes and toothpaste for each child so they can be taught oral health and keep their incredible white smiles.
 
Last year, David – a Castlecrag resident - brought more than 500 solar-powered lights to remote villages in Fiji which do not have regular electricity to provide a source of light for school children and their parents
 
 
 
A crowd estimated at more than 3000 attended Northbridge Rotary Club’s community Fireworks Spectacular on Northbridge Oval on May 7. It was close to a record attendance in the 29 years of the annual event.
 
The event was a great success, according to the organiser, Rotarian Peter McNair. “We were lucky with good weather and it was a great night for families who attended the evening,” Peter said. “The fireworks were spectacular, there was more entertainment for the children and a variety of food. Seven Rotary barbecues were flat out all night!”
 
“We had about 100 Rotary Club members, spouses and friends helping on the night,” Peter said. “By the end of the evening, we were all exhausted but our efforts were well worthwhile.”
 
 
About 120 enthusiastic seniors helped to celebrate Seniors’ Week by attending the Rotary Club of Northbridge’s annual Seniors’ Lunch on April 15.
 
“Everyone seemed to have a great time and Rotarians were warmly thanked for their service to the community”, the lunch organiser Rotarian Karin Eurell said. “I was particularly pleased to see our local senior citizens enjoying themselves and the Rotarians work well together as a team to make it all happen”.
 
The lunch in St Marks Hall included refreshments and entertainment. The hall was decorated with colourful table cloths, balloons and flowers. The meal and drinks were served by about 40 Northbridge Rotarians, partners and friends of Rotary
 
 
The people of the tiny village of Naulo Gau in Nepal were so grateful for a donation from the Rotary Club of Northbridge that they have now adopted the nickname “NORTHBRIDGE NEPAL” for their village.
The donation of more than $18,000 was made possible by generous local residents who gave to the Rotary club’s bucket appeal at Northbridge Plaza in May 2015.
Northbridge Rotary’s International Director Derek Matz said that life changed forever when the fishing village of Naulo Gau, 30 kilometres from Kathmandu, was totally destroyed by a 7.8 earthquake.
“Residents of the village were left completely homeless and had to build temporary shanty homes during the severe conditions of Nepal’s freezing winter,” Derek said. “Conditions were so bad that many families including children were sleeping in the mud and the possibility of disease was of great concern”.
 
 
 
Denis Fernandez and I, together with Denis’ son Gabriel, travelled to Letefoho & spent three days there. We met members of the Rotary Club of Dili which is also supporting the project.
 
The Rotary Club of Northbridge water project in Letefoho, East Timor, for which Rotary Global Grant has been approved. The RI funds, totaling US$25,000, are now in the club’s bank account.
 
Our host for the week was Mr Eddie de Pino, General Manager of the St Bakhita Centre in the village of Eraulo in Letefoho, a sub district of Ermera, East Timor.
 
In 1999, this man - Eddie de Pina, returned from Perth where his family had escaped to during the occupation and where he had finished his schooling.
 
He felt he had to help his people.
 
He has been extraordinarily effective. He has built the buildings in the following images and set up a wide range of services for his community.
 
He has been totally focused on these community projects - he doesn't own a home himself.