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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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PO Box 80
Northbridge
NSW 1560
 
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Peter Fehon, Andrew Rennie
May 29, 2018
Member behind the badge
Dr. Kelly Whitaker
Jun 05, 2018
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Clyde Campbell ~ Shake It Up Australia Foundation
Jun 12, 2018
Funding Research to find the cure for Parkinsons
 
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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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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
 
I am honoured to advise you ShelterBox has been nominated for the 2018  Nobel Peace Prize, the winner to be announced in October.  Whatever the result, this is an amazing nomination and we are truly honoured. The nomination reflects the incredible work done by the ShelterBox staff and volunteers around the world, and to those who have supported us, especially the many Rotary Clubs and Rotarians.
 
The nomination is also an implicit recognition of the partnership between ShelterBox and Rotary International.  Two great organisations combining their efforts to provide disaster aid wherever it may be required across our world.  I am reminded that last year we helped 32,000 households, or 160,000 people, who had lost everything through conflict or natural disaster. We responded to world events 24 times in the year and deployed aid to 20 different countries. Rotary groups around the world helped us provide vulnerable people with emergency shelter and aid in almost all of the countries we have worked in affected by natural disaster.  In 2017, we also surpassed the highest number of days ever deployed in one year. This includes 84 ShelterBox Response Team volunteers who deployed for a total of 1,530 days. That’s an average volunteer deployment of 18 days each.
 
I never underestimate the impact of the support of Rotary International, Rotary Clubs and individual Rotarian has to ShelterBox in achieving our goal of no family without shelter.
 
As we continue to pursue our goal, we thank each and every one of you for the support given, and make an impassioned plea for that support to continue into the future.  As individual organisations we can make a difference in the world; as a partnership we can do even more.
 
Thank you.
 
Rowley
 
ROWLEY TOMPSETT  CRLSS  FICDA  JP
Chair
 

Through the commitment of our supporters, ShelterBox can provide emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by conflict and natural disaster.
 
The Rotary Club of Northbridge - through our various events and via generous donations received from members of the community, has been able to provide equivalent to 57 ShelterBoxes at the cost of $1000 each to ShelterBox Australia since 2007.
 
Each of these boxes is given a number which can then be linked to its ultimate deployment   in disaster areas around the world.
 
Below is a list which shows box number, related disaster and deployment location of 48 of the Shelterboxes that have been deployed by Rotary Club of Northbridge.
 
ShelterBox (https://www.shelterboxaustralia.com.au/about/) will have a display at the Northbridge Rotary Community Fireworks Event on May 12th, 2018.  Come along, have a look, and consider a donation to this worthy cause.
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF NORTHBRIDGE DONATIONS TO SHELTERBOX – BOXES PURCHASED
DATE
BOX NUMBER
DISASTER
DEPLOYMENT
2007 – April
OZ 1698 & OZ1700        
Volcanic Eruption       
Rabaul PNG
2007 – December
AUS2566
Humanitarian
Swaziland
2008 – April
AUS2810 
Cyclone
Burma
2008 – June
AUS3972 – 3978 (7 boxes)  
Humanitarian
Swaziland
2008 – June
AUS4020
Floods
Nepal
2008 – July
AUS4453 & 4454       
Conflict
Somalia
2008 – December
AUS4849
Floods
Namibia
2009 – February
AUS4979 
Conflict
Pakistan
2009 – June
AUS5791
Earthquake
Java
2009 – June
AUS5893
Earthquake
Java
2009 – November
AUS7069 – 7071 (3 boxes)
Floods
Peru
2010 – March
AUS8280 – 8282 (3 boxes) 
Earthquake
Haiti
2011 – February
9671 – 9676 (6 boxes)   
Typhoon
Philippines
2011 – February
9774
Tsunami
Indonesia
2011 – June
10332 – 10335 (4 boxes)
Floods
Columbia
2011 – September
10696
Conflict
Sudan
2012 – September
11401
Floods
Pakistan
2012 – September
11494 – 11498 (5 boxes)      
Floods
Pakistan
2013 – March
11903 & 11904        
Earthquake
Solomon Islands
2013 – April
11938
Typhoon
North Korea
2013 - September
12367
Floods
Bolivia
2013 – December
S.B. appeal. $6,000 donation
Typhoon Haiyan       
Philippines
2014 – November
13058
Conflict                        
Niger
2015 - February
13206
Floods
North Korea
2018 – March
Donation to be deployed
(2 boxes)
 
2018 – April
Donation to be deployed
(1 box)
 
 
DO SOMETHING. SHELTERBOX      https://www.shelterboxaustralia.com.au/ 
 
 
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.