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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
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.
 
 
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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
COVID 19 has severely impacted the ability of Northbridge Rotary Club to raise monies to support our various Charities, so one of our talented Rotarians has found a way to
combat cabin fever & put self-isolation to a good cause.
 
She has been busy knitting various children’s items from headbands, baby comforters, owl mobiles, snail cushions, toy animals & scarves.
These would make ideal gifts for children, grandchildren or those of friends & relatives and you would be helping our Rotary Club with much needed funds.
Another option if you don’t have anyone to gift to, then choose an item and we’ll donate it to a child in our country areas which has been devastated by the droughts, bushfires and now the virus! Many of these families would not have the spare cash nor the ability to purchase their children a gift for that special occasion. Every item will come with a gift tag stating that the knit has been hand-made by a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Northbridge.
 
As these gifts are knitted to order you have the option of choosing your own colours.
Looking forward to your support.
 
The cost of these knitted items have been generously donated and prices range from $10 to $40.
 
Photos and costs of these knits are below (or on the next page)
 
You can make your payment directly to Northbridge Rotary’s Charity Account - BSB 032 199, Account 901063 and then email your order to Eleanor -  erchevor@yahoo.com
On 10th March 2020, Rotary hosted its annual Pride of Workmanship Awards to celebrate outstanding vocational and community service.  The Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, presented the awards to the following very worthy recipients:
 
Community Service Awards  
Eileen Ablett - Elaine has organised the Combined Probus Club of Northbridge guest speakers for the past 12 years and was a charter member of Probus when it commenced in April 1999.  
 
Michelle Barry - Michelle, on a voluntary basis, organises food for the parents of premature babies in the neonatal wards of RNSH. This indispensable service is vital for the parents of babies who are sometimes in hospital for months. Understandably the parents find it difficult to take breaks for meals.  Michelle has recently established another community project to support healthcare workers during the current global pandemic.
 
Rosemary Bekker - Founder and president of Willoughby Friends of Ossu. Rosemary (Rosie) uses her skills in Project Management, Business and Education to lead projects that have resulted in meaningful and rewarding benefits for the people of Ossu. Rosie’s love of Timor-Leste grew from teaching Timorese refugees in the 1980’s in Victoria, Australia.
 
Warringah Headquarters Rural Fire Brigade - The award was presented to Captain Luke Robinson and Senior Deputy Captain Simon Adams, representatives of Warringah Headquarters Rural Fire Brigade (which is Northbridge’s local RFS). Luke and Simon, in effect, represent all members of NSW Rural Fire Services. The award is made in recognition of the extraordinary work and dedication over many months that the Warringah Headquarters Rural Fire Brigade have made as well as all of the State’s volunteer fire fighters. Their work is ongoing and even though the fires have been extinguished there is much work to be done in overhauling and renewing equipment. 
 
Pride of Workmanship Awards
Dr Michael Burke - Michael retired just before Christmas 2019 having practiced, except for break of 4 years, as a GP in Northbridge since 1981. Over that time Michael has treated up to three generations of Northbridge families. Michael graduated in 1977 from the University of Sydney and was awarded Fellowship of the College of General Practitioners in 2000. Over many years Michael has treated patients in Castlecrag Private Hospital, at several nursing homes in the area as well as many residents of Northbridge and Castlecrag.
 
Dr Tim Clark - Tim retired late 2019 having practiced as a Dentist in Northbridge for a number of decades. Tim is the last of three generations of Clarks who have practiced as Dentists in Northbridge. Tim took over his father’s practice which his grandfather opened over 90 years ago. Many of Northbridge’s residents have been patients of Dr Clark. Tim has a fine reputation for a meticulous standard of competence and a bright and breezy disposition to put people at ease when visiting a dentist.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Northbridge is offering a Peace Scholarship in 2020-21
 
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier educational program of The Rotary Foundation and supports Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. It is intended for individuals who have chosen a career related to international relations, peace, and conflict resolution; who have work experience in these areas; and who have a commitment to community or international humanitarian service and working for peace.
 
These links explain the scholarships and where they are offered.
 
 
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Applicants should consider the objectives and criteria carefully before applying.
This scholarship program is fully funded by The Rotary Foundation.
To discuss this opportunity please contact Valda Andrews
 
Email:    valda_andrews@yahoo.com.au or Call on 0416 576 669.
 
Applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowship to the Rotary Club of Northbridge, PO Box 80, Northbridge, NSW 2063, by 30 May 2020.”
 
Children from the Wellington district enjoying their day out at the Dubbo Zoo with BBQ lunch.
 
Rotarians in Action: 
Members of Northbridge and Wellington NSW at the Dubbo Zoo
Photo: Cheetah, Dubbo Zoo
The Rotary Clubs of Northbridge (Sydney) and Wellington (NSW) have embarked on a joint project to support the families of drought-affected communities in Western NSW.  There are 744 primary school kids from the Wellington District and they are all being treated to a day at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo including a BBQ lunch. 
 
The project is being run over a 7-week period. Rotarians from Northbridge are driving there to connect with their fellow Rotarians in Wellington and to jointly run the BBQ. Northbridge President, Peter Antaw, said that of the families: “The children are suffering as well, most of them don’t understand the financial and extreme pressures that their parents are going through.”  The families are anxious about their future but there is also much determination to keep their communities alive.
 
Australia is experiencing one of its most severe droughts on record, with areas in NSW facing the prospect of running out of water by mid-2020.
The Burrendong dam is now at 4.5% capacity and dwindling rapidly.
The crisis is severely impacting the Wellington area and so special treats like a visit to the zoo is just not possible for many locals and their families.
 
3000 muesli bars, supplied free by Nestles, as well as 744 sausage sandwiches and a cold drink will be given to the children of the district which includes regional small towns such as Geurie, Mumbil, Stuart Town and Euchareena.
 
The joint project was launched on 11th September and Channel 7 Prime TV attended the Zoo to film the event. ABC Morning Radio interviewed the Presidents.  The kids thoroughly enjoyed their day with most of them citing  the Cheetahs and Meer Cats as their favorites.
 
Ben Shields (Mayor of Dubbo Regional) and Daryl Thompson (Headmaster of Wellington Primary) also attended the launch. They both congratulated the Rotary Clubs for identifying children as the hidden victims of the drought.  President Greg Hart of Wellington Rotary also thanked Northbridge Rotary and the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society for their very generous contributions to the project, and for driving up from Sydney to help at the BBQ’s. Without Northbridge, Wellington would not have taken on this project.