Club Information

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Northbridge


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Northbridge Golf Club
Sailors Bay Road,
Northbridge, NSW  2063
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Club Postal Address
Rotary Club of Northbridge
PO Box 80
NSW 1560
Upcoming events
Dr DAI Suter
Oct 16, 2018 6:30 PM
Wheat, Gluten, IBS and the Coeliac Problem
David Coker
Oct 30, 2018
Sydney Metro
Lt Col Matt Vertzonis (Ret.)
Nov 06, 2018 6:30 PM
Travels with the ANZAC Exhibition, and to Menin Gate
Senior Constable Jenni Brown
Nov 20, 2018 6:30 PM
Preventing Identity Theft
David Stickland & Linda Watts
Nov 27, 2018 6:30 PM
Willoughby Neighbourhood Watch
Steve Tucker
Dec 04, 2018 6:30 PM
The Future of Financial Services in Australia
Don Landers / Graham Foxcroft
Dec 11, 2018 6:30 PM
Members behind the Badge
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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
The Rotary Club of Northbridge held its second successful Bridge Day on 30 August 2018.  Eighty-four guests played a full day of Bridge and enjoyed a delicious morning tea and lunch with a glass of wine at Northbridge Golf Club. 
Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney opened the event and spoke to the Bridge-players about Willoughby Council initiatives, including the upcoming Spring Fair.  She then introduced speakers from the two worthy causes that benefit from this event.  Firstly, Rotarian Barry Anderson described the Rotary Water Reticulation Project in East Timor and how an entire community will have access to clean, running water. Then Steve Jones spoke about Kids Like Brett, a local charity that donates life-saving medical equipment to children’s hospitals. 
The Club raised $3,500.00 from ticket sales and a raffle with fabulous prizes including a beautiful quilt made by Elva Alma, family passes to the Maritime Museum, hair products and a voucher from Glamourpuss Salon and dinner vouchers for the Harbourside Restaurant. 
Many of the guests attended for the second year in a row and are already looking forward to next year’s event for a delightful day of Bridge while raising funds for worthwhile local and international causes. 

Northbridge Rotary Club has partnered with the Rotary Clubs of Sarina and Townsville to assist 30 children who, due to a massive landslide on the Sarina Range in the Queensland hinterland and consequent road closures, can no longer safely get to school.  The main campus of the Swayneville State School is now a 70 minute drive over a dangerous dirt road. 

The Education Department has set up a secondary campus of temporary classrooms on CWA land on the Sarina Range (pictured below).  While the children’s education is now being catered for, the families are cut off from their normal services and the children from their friends and activities
such as dental checks, sports, and swimming lessons.
The road will be reopened at the end of this year.  Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Northbridge has funded a periodic bus service which enables
both the parents and students to get to town, access services and participate in school activities.  This service was funded by generous donations
in a bucket appeal held at Northbridge Plaza.
Help our Farmers - Come ‘on, buy a Bale!
It hasn’t rained in many months ... worst drought since 1902!
the crops are gone … the ground is parched,
The sheep are gaunt - too weak to walk …
a bale of hay … might do!

Farmers in many parts of New South Wales have reached desperation point!
They need YOUR help!
Rotary Club of Northbridge
is raising much needed funds to assist our farmers stay on the land!
Every dollar helps!
For more information, please contact: Rob Coote on

Outgoing Northbridge Rotary President Derek Matz said it was really humbling to have been President of the Northbridge Rotary Club, a position held in high esteem in every community and club around the world.  The past 12 months have been “A Good On Ya” year and Rotary has continued to play a part in many community and international projects.  

One of the highlights of the year was the Visioning exercise with all members contributing to the development a clear Vision (strategic plan) for the Club for 2023.  President Derek also praised the Club’s members for their continuing loyalty, service and willingness to volunteer in their busy lives.  He congratulated his Board for their hard work and presented Geoff Duggin, a long-term member, with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

His final task was to initiate the Incoming President, Ranald Stewart.
Ranald has been a member of Northbridge Rotary since 2008 and has played a pivotal role in the running of the club. He has held the position of Director of most if not all the committees of the club, the last being Foundation. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow.
Ranald is a long-term Northbridge resident. He is a former small business owner and has been an active swimmer and cyclist. With his wife Marillyn he has been extremely supportive within the Northbridge Community of local sporting clubs and organizations with the objective of preserving the suburb has a most desirable location to live.
In his Incoming address Ranald referred to Barry Rassin (President of Rotary International 2018-19) when presenting his incoming theme “Be the Inspiration” He stated that globally Rotary is more relevant than ever before and its potential for good is vast.
He notes that unfortunately not enough people fully understand what Rotary is and does. Rotary service transforms lives and communities.  To achieve even more of that truly transformational service it needs to think differently about Rotary’s role in the world. It needs to put more emphasis on it’s public image, using social media to build our membership and attract partners (and new younger members) that can help us scale up our service.
The support of the local community was fantastic.  Despite questionable weather, almost 2000 people converged onto Northbridge Oval for what was yet another spectacular Rotary Community Fireworks event in May. 
120 Rotarians, friends and supporters alike, did a fantastic job behind the scenes, putting it all together.  Stellar musical Band performances by students from Northbridge Public School, Cammeray Public School and Willoughby Girls High, really brought the evening alive.
Other entertainment included Kids rides, lots of food from the Rotary BBQ’s and other offerings from several of our local business Sponsors. 
Fifteen minutes of “snap, crackle and bang” then set the night alight!
Funds raised by the evening were just short of $30,000.   Much of this provided support to several local and international projects. 
Local beneficiaries included EarlyEd, who provide early education support for local children with disabilities; Taldumande Youth Services, supporting vulnerable and homeless children in our region; The Rural Fire Service, and other Rotary projects working toward the eradication of Polio throughout the world, and other projects aiding research into dementia.  These though, are only a small section of entities that Rotary would like to assist and support.
The Rotary Club of Northbridge greatly appreciate the support of our majors supporters for this event – being AMP Capital/Northbridge Plaza, Commonwealth Bank, Willoughby Council, Coates Hire, Ray White, Anytime Fitness Northbridge, The Northbridge Hotel, BeachLife Physiotherapy, All Occasions Pyrotechnics, Borusso’s, BackVintage Wines, Castlecrag Montessori School, and last but not least, the Rural Fire Service. 
The Northbridge Community fireworks are only one of many events organised by Northbridge Rotary that provides aid to local support entities, who, in turn, help individuals in need, in our community and throughout the world.
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.