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
Northbridge Rotary Club held another successful Senior’s luncheon on Saturday 3 March 2017 at St Marks Hall in Tunks Street Northbridge.
 
Inclement weather did not deter 80 guests from attending the annual lunch for seniors in our community. They were attended by over 30 hardworking Rotarians and friends, who served a delicious three course meal with  appropriate refreshments.
 
Guests were entertained by a talented young local violinist and they received gifts provided by Northbridge Compounding Pharmacy or a complimentary coffee card from the Inner Cravings Café  in the Northbridge Plaza.
 
A special prize was awarded to Mr  Geoff Lamb who, at 103 years of age, was the oldest  in attendance.  
 
In 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International. Five Trustees, including Klumph, were appointed to “hold, invest, manage, and administer all of its property . . . as a single trust, for the furtherance of the purposes of RI.” Two years later, the Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into the Easter Seals.
 
The Great Depression and World War II both impeded the Foundation’s growth, but the need for lasting world peace generated great postwar interest in its development. After Rotary’s founder, Paul P. Harris, died in 1947, contributions began pouring into Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.
 
That year, the first Foundation program – the forerunner of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships – was established. In 1965-66, three new programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.
 
The Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants program was launched in 1978, and Rotary Volunteers was created as a part of that program in 1980. PolioPlus was announced in 1984-85, and the next year brought Rotary Grants for University Teachers. The first peace forums were held in 1987-88, leading to the Foundation's peace and conflict studies programs.
 
Throughout this time, support of the Foundation grew tremendously. Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, it has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion. More than $70 million was donated in 2003-04 alone. To date, more than one million individuals have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows – people who have given US$1,000 to the Annual Programs Fund or have had that amount contributed in their name.
 
Such strong support, along with Rotarian involvement worldwide, ensures a secure future for The Rotary Foundation as it continues its vital work for international understanding and world peace.
 
Get to know The Rotary Foundation’s Goals 
  1. Eradicate polio, our top priority
  2. Build a sense of ownership of our Foundation among Rotarians through their contributions to the Annual Programs Fund, the Permanent Fund, and our Rotary Peace Centres
  3. Continue our progress on the Future Vision plan and align our service projects with the six areas of focus
    •   Peace and conflict prevention/ resolution
    •   Disease prevention and treatment
    •   Water and sanitation
    •   Maternal and child health
    •   Basic education and literacy
    •   Economic and community development
The Rotary Club of Northbridge came to the rescue when a village in Nepal was totally destroyed by the 2016 earthquake. 
 
The Club raised over $18,000 to build 12 houses and renamed the village to Northbridge Nepal.
 
With the left over monies the village then built a water tank that supplied drinking water for the whole village which included the only school. Again we would like to thank the Northbridge community for their generosity, as do the villages.
 
Northbridge Rotary Club will continue to support projects like this one as it really does save lives.   
 
Our Club on an ongoing basis collects unwanted second hand books at Northbridge Plaza via its book box.
The Club received a request from a Fijian school for children’s books.
 
Travelling on a cruise to the Pacific Islands Northbridge Rotarian Peter Antaw received permission to carry an additional 2 cases of kids’ books that were requested by a school child in Fiji.
Rotary Club of Northbridge was proud to once again be involved with sponsoring two incredible local Northbridge youths for the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards which took place in January.
 
The two RYLA candidates Lora Chen and Niamh Lennon proved to be excellent choices for the RYLA program.
 
Both were appreciative of the numerous speakers who inspired them, and described the various challenges they encountered during the camp which took them out of their comfort zones.  The lessons were challenging, offering new ways to view leadership; they both expressed a desire not to forget those lessons and endeavour to apply them to their everyday life.