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

 
 
 
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Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world, and for people who have no means to pay, adequate health services are difficult to access.
                               
Recently the Rotary Club of Northbridge supplied some dental equipment to the Samrong Health Centre (pictured below) in the Sotnikum Hospital, which is located about 34km eastern side of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Health Centre services a population of 200,000, and had no proper facilities for providing dental care.
 
The equipment supplied includes a dental chair, autoclave, x-ray machine and dental consumables.  The project was supported by Club funds, a donation from one of our members, and a small District Grant.  The equipment was sourced from a supplier in Phnom Penh, ensuring that spare parts and maintenance/repairs will be available locally, and shipped to Siem Reap by road.
 
Spare parts and additional consumables will be funded by revenue from patients who are able to pay a fee which is less than the cost of a private service.  The very poor will receive the service for free.
 
 
 
Citation for the awarding of a sapphire pin to Sally O’Neill at the Rotary Club of North Sydney lunch,  4th August 2016
 
Sally O’Neill joined Sailability Middle Harbour in 2005 soon after it was formed.  From the outset her skills and ability shone out and I very quickly suggested she became our secretary and sailing day co-ordinator which she gracefully accepted. 
 
Showing considerable initiative she put in place all the necessary structure and systems which have allowed Sailability to grow and function properly.  Sally has overseen our growth from two boats and 5 members to  6 boats and 45 members.
 
Her boundless energy and dedication to our cause have resulted in hundreds of disabled sailors enjoying the opportunity to go sailing on the beautiful waters of Middle Harbour.  Further, she has brought together volunteers from all walks of life to work together like a well oiled machine to make each sailing day a success.
 
So in recognition of the considerable contribution you have made to the success of Sailability Middle Harbour over the past 11 years, it is my pleasure to award you a sapphire pin to go with your Paul Harris Fellowship
 
PP John Taylor
 

 
 
Northbridge Rotary Club is delighted to announce the successful award of a Global Grant Scholarship
Alison a qualified lawyer will be attending University of Oxford at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) in England for two years on a full scholarship.
 
She will be enrolled in a Masters of Public Policy and in particular will participate in a research program called Research on Improving Systems of Education which is a multi country research program looking at how to improve education systems to deliver better learning for all.
 
Alison’s ultimate goals are aligned to improve access to education for Aboriginal and Torres Islander communities by strengthening and learning. This will be facilitated by developing a culture of learning relevant to Indigenous communities.
 
(Picture of Alison with outgoing President John and incoming President Paul Sullivan)
 

 
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.”
 
 
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”.