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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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

 
 
 
Latest News
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.
 
Lora Chen is attending the University of Sydney for Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws, and has a role as a mentor to first years students.
Lora is also a Co-Leader of Artarmon Junior Girl Guides and is in the process of obtaining formal leadership qualifications for Girl Guides Australia. Lora is also the 2015-16 President of Sydney Uni Red Cross Society.
 
Niamh Lennon is taking her Bachelor of Animal Science at Charles Sturt University and is pursuing her passion for working with animals.
Niamh is a keen equestrian and was Captain of “Forest Hills Pony Club” Mounted Games team at the NSW Championships in 2015-16 with the team winning overall state champions; Niamh also is a volunteer instructor at the club.
Niamh belongs to the Pony Club of NSW, NSW Young Farmers and the Equine Students Association at Charles Sturt.
 
On Friday 11th November a special afternoon tea was held at Neutral Bay, one of a number of Taldumandi Youth Refuges, to thank community leaders and the many supporters of the charity, in particular local Rotary Clubs for their ongoing practical support, e.g. painting, gardening, construction of outdoor pergola and other repairs and maintenance.
 
The NSW Government provides the physical assets (i.e. houses) and salaries of related staff however the organisation must rely on the community to provide essential maintenance.
 
Virginia Howard (Chairman of the Taldumande Board) was the guest speaker.
She thanked supporters in particular representatives of the Rotary club of Northbridge, Mosman, and North Sydney Sunrise for their invaluable assistance.
 
  
Certificates of Appreciation were presented to:
 
Noel Phelan (Northbridge)
Peter Young (Mosman)
John Taylor (North Sydney Sunrise)
 
Those in attendance were then addressed by two extraordinarily impressive young women who recounted their recent life experiences as clients and how their lives had been turned around through the assistance and support of Taldumandi.
 
 
 
 
 
When Vanuatu was devastated by cyclone Pam, the Rotary Club of Northbridge raised $2,200 in a bucket appeal at Northbridge Plaza.  The Club has partnered with the Rotary Club of Currumbin-Coolangatta-Tweed which has a number of active projects in Vanuatu, and which particularly aim to build local capacity rather than perpetuating a welfare dependent mentality.
 
Northbridge Club decided to support a project which involves the introduction of Aquaponics to help create sustainable small business opportunities in remote villages. The Currumbin-Coolangatta-Tweed Club has partnered with the Vanuatu Agricultural College in order to bring this about. The country's Minister for Agriculture has taken a personal interest in this project, and the first training session has been delivered through the Agricultural College (pictured).

Several young North Shore people with brain injuries will be helped to recover using a new recumbent tricycle donated from funds raised jointly by Northbridge Rotary Club and Manmos Cycle Group.
 
The new tricycle was presented to Gordon-based charity Fresh Tracks in September. The charity’s CEO Alan Lawrence was “over the moon”, with the donation bringing the total number of tricycles at the charity to seven.
 
“These specially-made three-wheeler trikes are designed for the disabled to ride, as the pedals can be adjusted to be hand-propelled and there are gears on the hand grip to suit each individual,” Alan said. “If the rider can only steer then there are handle bars for a carer to push the bike. Another advantage is that the rider can attach their feet to the pedals so that their legs move with the rotating wheels.  
 
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)