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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
 
 
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Speakers
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
Liz Grey, Barry Anderson & Luke Keighery
Dec 04, 2018 6:30 PM
Timor Leste Visit
Don Landers / Graham Foxcroft
Dec 11, 2018 6:30 PM
Members behind the Badge
Jacqui Taffel
Dec 18, 2018 6:30 PM
Primary Ethics
 
 
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Have you got a passion to give back that Rotary could make real? The place to start is by finding and getting in touch with your local Club. There's more than likely a Club near your work or home that is full of people just like you who enjoy giving something back while working with friends and developing personal and professional networks.
 
 
 
 
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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 !
 
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Join us to Clink for a Cause
 
Organised by the Rotary Club of Northbridge 
 
(With all profits going towards helping disadvantaged youth locally and third world health and education needs)
 
We celebrate the wines of Mudgee with winemaker and bon vivant Johnnie Furlong.  Johnnie will showcase local wines and outline the history of wine in the region 
Complemented with delicious canapes, music and some early Christmas shopping ! Andrew Rennie is our gracious host at Gallery 307 Art School, 307 Sailors Bay Road Northbridge.  Tickets $45pp (+ booking fee)
 
On Saturday 24 November 2018 at 6:00pm (to 8:30pm)
 
Book now to avoid missing out – numbers are limited
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join us for a great local night out, support Rotary & meet your local Rotarians !

 

Bookings only via: www.trybooking.com/YPCJ

(or search Trybooking.com for clink)

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.

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.
 
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.