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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Northbridge

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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Speakers
Derek Matz
Feb 27, 2018
Club Forum Rotary "Visioning" 5 ~ 9pm
Mike Smith
Mar 06, 2018
Stopping terrorism: A global challenge
David Scobie
Mar 13, 2018
Architectural Styles in Northbridge
Derek Matz
Apr 24, 2018
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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 !

 
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The Rotary Foundation has won the prestigious award for Outstanding Foundation at the 2017 conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in San Francisco. The conference drew more than 3,400 senior fundraising professionals from 33 countries.
 
The annual award honours organisations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs.
AFP’s judges cited Rotary’s comprehensive campaign to eradicate polio as a major driver of the selection.
 
They also mentioned that Rotary applies a methodical, purposeful approach to support a wide variety of international causes, from providing clean water to educating the next generation of peace professionals.
 
Rotary Foundation Chair-elect Paul Netzel accepted the award on Rotary's behalf. “With the generous support of our members and partners, we’ve taken on some of the toughest humanitarian challenges in the world, none more so than the devastating disease of polio,” said Netzel. “We will defeat polio and it will be a landmark achievement for global public health.”
 
“This award helps to spread our belief that service to humankind truly changes our world and, for that reason, it is the greatest work of life,” Netzel said.
 
The Rotary Club of Northbridge and many of its members contribute generously to The Rotary Foundation each year.
2018 Rotary District Conference will be held on 10th - 11th March 2018 at the Fairmont Resort Leura. 
 
Members, family and friends are welcome. For further details and registration please visit the CONFERENCE WEB SITE: www.conference2018.rotarydistrict9685.org.au 
 
Guest speaker will be Dr. Gill Hicks. Gill is considered to be one of the most thought provoking, powerful and life affirming speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as an Advocate for Sustainable Peace and a valuable resource in Countering Violent Extremism.

Her devotion to making a personal greater contribution and positive difference to the urgency of building peace was realised when she was made permanently injured in the London terrorist Bombings on July 7th, 2005.

Her ‘lived experience’, from survival to rehabilitation as a double amputee created a clear demarcation from all she had known before the bombings, being at the helm of some of the UK’s most prestigious and respected institutions – including Publishing Director of the architecture, design and contemporary culture magazine, Blueprint, Director of the Dangerous Minds design consultancy and Head Curator at the Design Council, along with being one of the first women to be invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (the RSA).

Her 2nd Life is built on what she describes as a series of conscious choices, of mindfulness and being aware of the importance of the moment. Sharing what she has learnt about herself, about humanity and the extraordinary and what she believes is an inherent ability to not only face but to rise in the wake of adversity is not only inspiring, but it is a valuable insight into what is possible in life

Funds donated by Rotary Club of Northbridge contributed to local lawyer Alison French completing a Masters of Public Policy degree at Oxford University in November 2017. With the support of Northbridge Rotary, Alison travelled to Oxford in August 2016 on a full Rotary Global Grant Scholarship.
 
Of her year of study, Alison said: “It has been the most fascinating, challenging and inspiring year. I would not be here if it weren’t for the support of Rotary. Thank you once again for all of Rotary’s support and generosity”. 
 
At Oxford, Alison took examinations in several subjects. In the Education course, for her assignment she wrote on improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.” That is an area of passion for me and I absolutely loved this course!” Alison told Northbridge Rotarians.
 
Alison also made presentations to many Rotary clubs in the Oxford area. “It was a lovely way to connect with the Rotary community at many talks throughout the year,” Alison said. She also spoke at the Rotary District Conference in Bournemouth. Alison said that the beach at Bournemouth does not compare to beautiful Sydney beaches but it was very nice to spend a weekend by the sea and mix with Rotarians young and old.
 
Other highlights of her time in UK were competing in the Oxford College rowing regattas for St Anne’s College and attending the Queen’s Young Leaders Award ceremony at the Australian High Commission (and seeing Prince Harry!).
 
Alison is currently completing her summer project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, working with World Vision on a child rights project.  The aim is to make recommendations to eliminate violence against children in the Asia region. She has seven weeks in Cambodia to complete the project and will then return to the UK to undertake a short internship at the Australian High Commission in London before graduation, after which she will finally return home. 

She says her next step is still to be confirmed but is likely to be Canberra-based with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

A small ceremony was held on 11/11/2017, in the village of  Sagar Bhakanje, Nepal, to place a plaque on the wall of the nearly completed new school classrooms building.
The plaque recognises the reconstruction of this building was funded by the Rotary Club of Northbridge, and the people of Northbridge, in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Kathmandu.
 
After over 2 years of living in difficult living conditions, in the village of  Sagar Bhakanje, on the cold steep trails high in the foot hills of Nepal Himalayas, Janaki Khadka of Hipron and Kurt Lomborg from the Rotary Club of Skivehus, Denmark  and Hipron with the hospitality and help of locals are nearing the completion in rebuilding school classrooms, destroyed in the 2015 earthquake.
 
Local carpenters expect to complete building work within a month including making a special set-up in the Nursery Classroom.

Weather permitting, it is expected that the school classrooms will open in mid-January and students will be able to study in the classrooms.

In October 65 girls among 74 from classes 6 to 10, plus health worker & 8 health volunteers were given a lesson by Marie Egebjerg Jensen (from the Rotary Club of  Skivehus, Denmark) and we distributed DFG (Days for Girls) kits.

At the lesson the DFG kits were introduced to the students and they were shown how to use it along with calendar entry.
 
The health volunteer promised to tell other women in their areas of the DFG kits.
All went very well with additional girls wanting kits and presentation.
 
The DFG training and counselling was a huge success & another visit to Sagar Bakanje School, Nepal is planned in January-February 2018 to do further training, and to check they are using the kits and following the calendar of menstruation cycle.
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