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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
Club committees ~ no guests
May 01, 2018
Club management
Derek Matz ~ President
May 08, 2018
Fireworks briefing evening
Max Menzies
May 15, 2018
Northbridge Progress Association
Derek Matz ~ President
May 22, 2018
Thanks to the Fireworks sponsors
Peter Fehon, Andrew Rennie
May 29, 2018
Member behind the badge
Dr. Kelly Whitaker
Jun 05, 2018
Bees & Honey
 
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The 4 Way Test
 
2018 Fireworks Sponsors
 
 
Photo Albums
 
 
 
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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Thursday 31st May 2018. 7:00pm - 10:15pm

Event by: Northbridge Rotary Club

Venue: Northbridge Golf Club

Comedy For A Cause presents a showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in aid of Northbridge Rotary Club and their supported Charities.

 
100% of profits raised go toward aiding disadvantaged youth and health and education issues experienced by families in our community.
 
The evening will also include a Rotary raffle – with prizes kindly supplied by local businesses. Prizes include –
Be sure to get in early – come along – and support your local Rotarians to help those in most need!
 
Tickets: $35
 
Doors: 7pm
Showtime: 8pm
Conclusion: 10:15pm (approx)
 
Tickets are not allocated – so first in best dressed.
 
 
For more information, please contact: Bob on 0408 969 619
In between time, please patronise and support our premium event sponsors
 
  • The Public Dining Room - Balmoral
  • Via Alta - Willoughby
Six local residents received prestigious awards at Northbridge Rotary Club’s annual Pride of Workmanship dinner on February 20. The awards were presented by NSW Premier and Willoughby State Member the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP.


 
Ms Berejiklian said that she was honoured to once again present the Rotary awards, which celebrated people in the community who excelled at their work or as volunteers but who might otherwise not be recognised.
 
Lesley Berry received a Community Service award for her volunteer work over many years at Northbridge Golf Club in developing and maintaining the beautiful gardens surrounding the approach and entrance to the club house.
 
David Herridge won a Community Service Award for leading 1st Northbridge Sea Scouts as a volunteer for several years. Among other achievements, David organised the annual Christmas tree sales as a fundraiser for the Scouts.
 
A Pride of Workmanship award was presented to Tim Sheerman who has given several years’ valuable service to the Chatswood-based charity Streetwork. Tim has been responsible for assisting many young people who have found themselves on the street..
 
John Vaughan received a Pride of Workmanship award for his unique expertise and commitment to Australiana flags. In a career over many years, John maintained an office in Northbridge where he conducted his flag business.
 
A Pride of Workmanship award was presented to Keryn Ward, who was general manager of Northbridge Plaza shopping centre for several years. During her time at the Plaza, Keryn ensured that the Plaza participated in many community events and provided substantial sponsorship to such events, including Rotary’s annual fireworks display on Northbridge Oval.
 
Geoff West received a Community Service award for organising four years ago a Justice of the Peace desk which was freely available to the public at Northbridge Library. Later, he organised a second desk at Northbridge Plaza.  The desks are manned by a roster of up to 10 local JPs, all of them volunteers.
 
At the end of the evening, Northbridge Rotarian Garth Carter, the organiser of the event, thanked the Premier for giving her valuable time and also thanked the support of the nominators of each awardee. “This is one of our club’s most anticipated events of the year,” Garth said. “It is so important to recognise the people in the community who make it a better place.”

 

The Northbridge Golf Club and the Northbridge Rotary Club organised a charity golf day on 24 February.
 
Thanks to the generosity of the Golf Club, players, and Rotary volunteers we raised over $2000 for Shelterbox, which provides emergency help to victims of natural disasters. 

Here is a photos of Ian Burnet presenting a $50 bar voucher to the lucky Lani McDowell.
Northbridge Rotary Club has helped to build a new school in a remote area of Nepal which was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2015. Part of the funding for the project was raised by the club through the generosity of Northbridge residents.
 
 
 
The new school building at Bhakanje village, high in the Himalayas at 2,386 metres, was opened for use in February 2018. At the opening, the villagers of Bhakanje, the school’s teachers and students, and the two managers of Himalayan Project in Nepal expressed their gratitude to the community of Northbridge for their humanitarian support to this devastated community. A brass wall plaque was fixed to the building reading:
 
The reconstruction of this building in 2016‐17 is funded by Rotary Club of Northbridge,  Sydney, Australia and the people of Northbridge in cooperation with Rotary Club of Kathmandu and Himalayan Project Nepal 2017.
 
The new school building has a total of four classrooms, one being a nursery for small children. The stronger, longer-lasting building replaces the original school building which was mainly destroyed by the 7.7 force earthquake. The new building’s brick walls and truss roof are of earthquake-resistant design. The walls are lined with wooden panels to help insulate school students from the cold.
 
The new Bhakanje school is said to be one of the most beautiful and functional schools in that region of Nepal.
 
Rotary Club of Northbridge managed the reconstruction from October 2016 until February 2018 in cooperation with Rotary Club of Kathmandu, Himalayan Project Denmark and Himalayan Project Nepal.

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.

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.

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.