Club Information
Welcome to The Rotary Club of Northbridge Bulletin
Northbridge

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Northbridge Golf Club
Sailors Bay Road,
Northbridge, NSW 2063
Australia
Club Postal Address
Rotary Club of Northbridge
PO Box 80
Northbridge
NSW 1560
Upcoming events
Speakers
Jon Gidney
Dec 07, 2021
Rotary Christmas Party at Miller's Kitchen, Cammeray
Ian Burnet & AGM (MEETING WILL BE VIA ZOOM)
Dec 14, 2021
Joseph Conrad's Eastern Voyages
Jon Gidney
Jan 11, 2022
Welcome Dinner at Outside Venue
Jon Gidney
Jan 18, 2022
Committees Night
TBA
Jan 25, 2022
Fireworks Sponsors
What in the World is Rotary?
A video produced by the Rotary Club of Lane Cove, NSW, Australia featuring renowned Australian newsreader Roger Climpson, himself a Rotarian.
 
 
The 4 Way Test
Photo Albums
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 !
Home Page Stories
 Raffle tickets on sale at Northbridge Plaza between 10am to 4pm on the following weekend days:
  • 26th, 27th & 28th November 2021
  • 3rd, 4th & 5th December 2021
  • 17th, 18th & 19th December 2021
 
    
Thanks to Northbridge Plaza management the Rotary Club of Northbridge annual Christmas Tree of Joy toys collection is being held again in Northbridge Shopping Centre.
 
Toys and other gifts for children who would otherwise go without this
Christmas can be left on or under the tree. 
 
 
In 2021 the Northbridge Rotary Club donated $3,000 to the Nusa Tenggara Association (NTA), an Australian-based NGO which has been assisting poor farming communities in parts of eastern Indonesia. The money was allocated to women from 6 different weaving groups with the opportunity to earn a better income by producing diverse products with hand woven cloth on the eastern Indonesian island of Flores, one of more than 550 Islands of the Nusa Tenggara Province.
 
Flores is one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia, with an average income of less than a fifth of the national average. Twenty-seven percent of the population earns less than a dollar per day, malnutrition and stunted growth there are common and primary school enrolment remains low in this Covid-affected area.
 
The NTA, through its peak partner NTA Indonesia, is supported by over 250 people in Australia and other countries and is governed by an elected Board. It draws on small networks of people committed to working voluntarily on fund-raising, monitoring, liaising with project participants and sharing technical expertise. It is accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is a member of the Australian Council for International Development. This ensures it has systems and measures in place which meet Australian standards, including in the areas of fraud control, accountability to donors and child protection
 
 
Members of the Flores Island community sewing group pose with their new heavy-duty machines.
 
Luke Keighery
Director International Service
Rotary Club of Northbridge

 
 
 
Thanks to Northbridge Plaza management, the Northbridge Rotary Club bookstall continues at Northbridge Plaza on the third Sunday of every month from 9am to 5pm.
 
Our next bookstall is on Sunday 16th January 2022
 
The Club is selling a range of adult fiction at $4 each plus childrens’ books at $2 each; all in mint condition and sales continue grow each month.
 
Books can be purchased with cash or via credit card. As always, all of the money raised from these sales goes to a range of worthy causes. 
 
52 Oxygen Concentrators Purchased by RC of Kathmandu Using Donations from Northbridge & Partner Clubs
 
54 Units of 10 L Oxygen Concentrators are ready for handover to the concerned health institutions.
 
RC Kathmandu appreciates the effort of Club members and partner clubs for making this happen.
 
One of those “partner clubs” is the Rotary Club of Northbridge
Year 2 students were very thankful for the donation of winter jackets and school readers
A ROTARY Club partnership has delivered a special gift to the students of Telegraph Point Public School.
 
A donation worth more than $9,000 will keep the 130 students warm this winter while also replenishing the book shelves.
 
The generous offer is more welcome news for the school community with every family impacted in some way by the devastating March floods.
 
Wauchope Rotarian Diana Reynolds reached out to the Northbridge Rotary Club in Sydney to make the donation possible. Northbridge Rotary Club raised funds from their local community.
 
Northbridge Rotarians Eleanor Chevor, Kevin Tattrie and Peter Russell delivered the new winter jackets and readers at a special presentation on Tuesday, June 8.
 
Principal Duncan Adams said the community generosity shown towards Telegraph Point School has been overwhelming and reaffirms the human spirit is alive and well.
 
The school's prime minister Leeara Elford and deputy prime minister Shaylee Wilcox thanked Rotary on behalf of the students.
 
 
 
 "It has been really refreshing for the children to be back on site," Mr Adams said.
 
The entire school was relocated to Hastings Secondary College's Westport campus after the floods while six new demountable buildings were installed at the school site.
 
"To have the consistency of school every day is very meaningful in their lives when many of them have lost everything in the floods.
 
"We have a lot of families who have lost everything, and many who are still displaced."
 
The tender process for the school's rebuild has closed with construction to commence later this year.
 
This article is an edited copy of a news article printed in the Port Macquarie News on 8th June 2021.