Rotary Club of Northbridge

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Welcome to our Club!

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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2016 Rotary Club Highlights
 

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

 
 
 
Home Page Stories
On the 22nd August 2017 the Club had the privilege of having as our guest speaker, Trent Zimmerman, MP Federal member for North Shore.  Trent spoke of his life in the past 18 months as a new MP and the issues facing Australia.  He said “nothing had prepared me for life as an elected member, the lack of anonymity, busy committee work, communications with Ministers, party room, colleagues and Opposition members and time in the electorate.
 
He advised that he was optimistic about Australia’s future because of its stability and security, diversity and high living standards.
 
He see the main challenges:
  1. Competitiveness of Australia’s industries.  He expects Australia’s main growth to be in the service industries and agriculture and see a need for lower company taxes and more free Trade Agreement.
  2. Maintaining health care and pensions for Australia’s ageing populations.
  3. Increasing cost of energy as Australia tries to combat climate change.  He see “technology as our friend” with solar costs reducing and providing secure affordable energy.
The Bridge Day was held on 31st August 2017 at the Northbridge Bowling Club and was a great success.
 
We had 80 ladies playing bridge at 20 tables. On arrival they had morning tea, with the bridge playing interrupted at 12.30 for lunch and the formal opening by Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.
 
Gail introduced the speakers representing the Charities to benefit from the Day. Janice Gibson outlined the impressive role provided by Marys House in supporting women and children who need help because of domestic violence.
 
Ian Burnett then described the work of Disaster Aid in international disaster relief and rebuilding.
 
We had 38 Rotarians, partners and Friends of Rotary work together to make this day happen, including making 280 sandwiches and cooking well over 400 biscuits/slices/little cakes. All delicious!
 
Our raffle was for some amazing prizes including a beautiful hand-made quilt, plus we had a Jewellery table with 20% of sales donated to our day.
The end result was a profit of $4,117.00, making the work involved most worthwhile and committing us to do it again next year!!
 
The Nepali Earthquake of 25 April and 12 May 2015 destroyed or severely damaged most of the 356 houses and most of the school buildings in Bhakanje VDC (municipality).  The Secondary School of Sagar-Bhakanje was severely damaged, leaving only one building intact (built to earthquake-proof standards ) while five n 2014buildings too damaged to occupy safely. Fortunately the earthquake occurred on a Saturday at the beginning of school holidays when the school was closed, otherwise many children would have been killed or injured.
 
The Rotary Club of Northbridge raised funds in a bucket appeal at Northbridge Plaza.  These funds, together with a Rotary grant and a generous contribution from a Northbridge resident, paid for the reconstruction of two of the classrooms at the Sagar-Bhakanje Secondary School.
 
The Club worked with the Rotary Clubs of Kathmandu, Nepal and Skivehus, Denmark, the School Coulcil, and Himalayan Project Nepal (HIPRON) to deliver the project.  All materials and labour were sourced in Nepal, providing much needed revenue and work opportunities.
 
This means that, thanks to Rotary and the people of Northbridge, normal school operations can recommence for the 145 students and 13 teachers.