Club Information

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Northbridge

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
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.
 
 
Fireworks Sponsors
Upcoming events
Speakers
Karin Eurell & Andrew Rennie
Oct 27, 2020
Members Behind the Badge
No Meeting
Nov 03, 2020
Melbourne Cup
Rosemary McCulloch
Nov 10, 2020
The BBC
Noel Child
Nov 17, 2020
Warringah Freeway & Tunnels
No Guest Speaker
Nov 24, 2020
Club Committee Meetings
Leonie Dillon
Dec 01, 2020
Ozharvest
No Guest Speaker
Dec 08, 2020
Partners Dinner at Millers Kitchen (COVID RULES PENDING)
No Meeting
Dec 15, 2020
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
 
 
Saturday 26 September shone a bright light over Northbridge. From first light they came bearing gifts of love – by car and on foot, trailing children, dogs and each other. The blue uniformed brigade of Northbridge Rotary was there to meet them – about 40 in all, bright eyed and Covid safe. From early morning the first shift was beginning to receive and unload a continuous flow of non-perishable food supplies, making sure the donors went away with a smile. Northbridge Rotary’s Community Food Drive was in full swing.
 
By mid-morning, the alcoves and stairs of St. Marks Anglican Church Memorial Hall in Malacoota Road were bulging with rows of food boxes and packed shopping bags. The pace ebbed and flowed as people trailed in and out. When the two charity collection vans from Taldumande Youth Services and StreetWork had departed fully laden late that afternoon, there was still a supply of food remaining and Oz Harvest obliged with a collection of the remaining donations the following morning.
 
In all, it is estimated the Northbridge and North Shore community contributed to over a tonne of non-perishable food supplies that filled over 100 boxes and 50 shopping bags – enough for 2,400 meals or sufficient to feed a needy family of four for 18 months.
 
Liz de Rome, Taldumande’s Grants, Community and Volunteers Officer summed the impact of this event up perfectly:
“I wanted to share that as we dropped off bags and boxes of food to our young people, they were so grateful for their generous parcel. This morning, one young girl nearly cried (and me) as she couldn’t believe her luck. She wasn’t sure how she was going to make ends meet this week. The generosity of the community and Northbridge Rotarians has helped fill the pantries of our young people and they’re so grateful.”
 
The final comment belongs to the Northbridge Rotary event organiser, Eleanor Chevor: “What a day!”
 
Peter Russell
Publicity Officer
 
 
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.
 
After decades of hard won gains in the region, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) — WHO, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gavi, the vaccine alliance — are proclaiming the milestone an achievement in public health. They offer it as proof that strong commitment, coordination, and perseverance can rid the world of polio.
3 weeks ago Sally, Valda and I along with 2 friends took a 5 day road trip down the south coast to support local communities and at the same time checked out the two projects that our Rotary Club has supported, namely at Mogo and Kiah.
 
The Mogo project near Batemans Bay   Sally, Valda and I met with representatives from the Batemans Bay Rotary Club and visited the Boomerang Indigenous Centre where our Club had agreed to partially fund to the tune of $5,100 a landscaping project, which involved the tidying up of a landscaped area and replanting.
 
Mogo had been devastated by the fires with several buildings lost and it was interesting that the Batemans Bay RC were very involved with restoration by operating a Hub in Mogo, where counselling services are available as well as computers available for use by the local community.
 
The Kiah Pavillion project   Whilst our group was in Bega I drove south to Merimbula to meet up with representatives of the Merimbula RC who drove me south past Eden to the little village of Kiah to see the pavilion  project where our Club has contributed $22,500 in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Bega, Merimbula and Pambula.
 
The concrete slab has now been poured and the structural steel is now being manufactured.
 
After the inspection I returned to Merimbula and participated in their face to face Changeover Dinner where our contribution to the Kiah project was gratefully acknowledged, knowing that Rotary Clubs working together can make a difference.
 
Thank you to everyone in our community who contributed generously towards our Northbridge Shopping Centre bucket appeals, BBQs' fund raising and other activities.
 
Peter McNair
Local and international humanitarian disasters have become the new norm and the Rotary Club of Northbridge has been involved in assisting wherever possible. Recently COVID-19 has received the bulk of media attention. Before that it was the eastern seaboard drought and bushfires. Then, in April, Cyclone Harold devastated parts of Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga.
 
COVID-19 has considerably reduced Northbridge Rotary’s 2020 fundraising capability, including cancellation of its major fundraiser, the annual fireworks. Prior to this, the Club had raised $29,580 to aid those areas in NSW affected by the bushfires and drought.
 
With some of its remaining funds, the Club has committed $22,500 towards building a Community Pavilion at Kiah on the NSW south coast and repairing gardens around the Boomerang Centre in severely fire-damaged Mogo near Batemans Bay.
 
The Kiah Pavilion was completed 25th July and an official opening is planned for 8 August and we hope some members of Northbridge will be able to attend.
There is a story on the Rotary Club of Merimbula website if you would like to take a look please click on the link below.
 
 
 
Internationally, the Club has been asked to assist in the fight against COVID-19 by the Rotary Club of Kathmandu in Nepal.
Covid-19 cases have increased significantly in Nepal since late May with tens of thousands of migrant workers returning home from India and Nepal commencing a phased reopening in mid-June. 
 
With the assistance of other local Rotary Clubs, Northbridge Rotary has been able to donate $10,000 to help with the purchase of PPE equipment for medical staff, installing hand washing stations in strategic locations and supplying food for orphanages and others in need, as the photo(s)on this page illustrate.
 
Peter Russell
Publicity Director
At a special ZOOM On Line Changeover Meeting held on 7th July, Kevin Tattrie was inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Northbridge for the 2020-21 year.
 
Kevin is an expatriate Canadian who has called Australia home for almost a generation. 
Born and raised in Ottawa, he is the 3rd of 4 adopted children. He attended college in Ottawa then worked there during the 1980s and early 90s before travelling on business to Australia in the mid-1990s. 
 
In 1997 Kevin was posted to Sydney to assist with his Ottawa-based company’s expansion into Asia where he was beginning to travel frequently.  For the next 13 years he based himself in various NSW locations, initially in Northbridge, then on the Central Coast. In 2010
he settled permanently in Willoughby. The following year, Kevin co-founded an Australian system integration company called The Forms Agency which is located in North Sydney.
 
Kevin joined the Rotary Club of Northbridge in November 2015 and has been a board member for 4 years, 3 of those as Youth Director.
In 2018, he received Rotary’s highest honour, the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
 
The Rotary Club of Northbridge, says Kevin, provides the perfect avenue to service projects on a local level (as with our youth programs), the national level (as seen with our bush fire and drought relief appeals), and internationally (as with our water projects in East Timor, and projects in Nepal).  It is amazing to be involved with an organisation with a truly global impact as we see with the Rotary International Project to End Polio.
 
Kevin is the proud father of a daughter who turns 21 this year.
During the COVID19 public and social gathering restrictions Northbridge Rotary Club continued meeting using Zoom remote online meeting tool.
 
The photo shows members participating at a meeting only a few weeks ago – at hopefully our last Zoom meeting. 
 
On Tuesday 14 July we transitioned back into our regular club meeting at the Northbridge Golf Club, with all the necessary social distancing rules being implemented.  We can only hope this is a time of renewal not just for ourselves but for everyone who has had to manage their life in social isolation in recent months.