Welcome to The Rotary Club of Northbridge
We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Northbridge Golf Club
Sailors Bay Road,
Northbridge, NSW 2063
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Club Service Duty Roster
Club Service Duty Roster
Jun 01, 2021
Harding Miller Education Foundation
Jun 08, 2021
NSW Justice of the Peace
Jun 15, 2021
State Emergency Services (SES)
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Upcoming Events
Rotary International 2021 Virtual Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
Quiz Night at Northbridge Golf Club
Jun 24, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Leadership Breakfast, at Northbridge Golf Club
Jul 13, 2021
Pride of Workmanship Awards
Jul 27, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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The Rotary Club of Northbridge gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship of Northbridge Plaza
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Luke Keighery
May 3
Kevin Tattrie
May 6
Ros Virtue
May 18
Douglas Herridge
May 29
Spouse Birthdays
May 26
Join Date
Michael Bartok
May 14, 2002
19 years
Ian Burnet
May 17, 2005
16 years
Peter McNair
May 17, 2005
16 years
Valda Andrews
May 25, 2010
11 years
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Club Meeting News - 25 May 2021
President Kevin welcomed members, guest speaker Stephanie Heighes and guests Leonie Prater, Sabina Allman, Rhondda Kingsbury and Ross Kretchmer.
Kevin congratulated Doug Herridge on his 90th birthday coming up on 29 May and presented him with a birthday cake on behalf of the club. All the members wished him a very happy birthday.
Don Landers proposed a toast to the RC of Pennant Hills. Chartered in 1960, the current club president is David Firth. The club conducts the usual Rotary activities, including Tree of Joy, and Pride of Workmanship which, in fact, that club initiated in 1976.
President Kevin reminded members of the upcoming Quiz Night on 24 June. There are only about 3 tables left so you need to book if you want to come.
Garth Carter asked members to consider nominations for the Pride of Workmanship and Service to Community Awards. Presentation will be on 27 July.
Jon Gidney advised that in the 2022 budget the annual fees are set to rise to $350/year, and reminded members about the QR codes on the tables for fines.
President Kevin presented Therese Stubbs with a Sapphire Paul Harris pin.
President Kevin also inducted two new members to the Club welcoming Sabina Allman and Rhondda Kingsbury. All members warmly welcomed both new members into our club.
Guest Speaker - Stephanie Heighes - Nusa Tengarra
Luke Keighery introduced our guest speaker Stephanie Heighes, Operations Manager of Nusa Tengarra Association (NTA) in East Indonesia. Originally from Switzerland, Stephanie is a social anthropologist who until 2017 lived in Flores, East Indonesia when she moved to Sydney. She has worked with NTA since then. Luke reminded us of the $3000 donation, which we made to Nusa Tengarra to help them manage the Covid outbreak in the community.
Stephanie said that NTA is supported by AusAid, Rotary and Australian/Indonesian associations. She updated us on what has been happening in the area since her last visit to us. Our funds have contributed to the building of water tanks, wells, toilets, health and hygiene training to combat Covid.
She spoke about the self-help principle on which they work to support  and develop household cooperatives, each of which can apply once a semester for funds to go towards building water tanks, toilets or other capacity building projects. Over the past 30 years some 3500 toilet units and 1200 water tanks have been built, and funds have gone towards education and skills development. Stephanie described the weaving program in Flores which has helped improve the income of women through the distribution of sewing machines, NTA’s training, development and marketing assistance. A short video produced by two young Australian volunteers 2 years ago gives an introduction to the Pilot Weaving Group Sanggar Bida Mitan. Check out
Luke thanked Stephanie for her update and we look forward to hearing from her again in the future.
A bit of humour for those who might be able to relate ....
1966 : Long hair 
2021 : Longing for hair
1966 : Acid rock 
2021:  Acid reflux
1966 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2021 : Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1966 : Seeds and stems 
2021 : Roughage
1966 : Going to a new, hip joint 
2021 : Receiving a new hip joint
1966 : Rolling Stones 
2021 : Kidney Stones
1966 : Screw the system 
2021 : Upgrade the system
1966 : Disco 
2021 : Costco
1966 : Parents begging you to get your hair cut 
2021 : Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1966 : Passing the drivers' test 
2021 : Passing the vision test
If anyone has any jokes or funny stories, feel free to send them to me for the humour section of the Bulletin! 
Quiz Night - Book Your Tickets Online Now
Northbridge Golf Club Members Support Rotary for an 11th Year
Comedy Evening Raises Funds for Streetwork
129 people enjoyed a fun evening raising over $3,700 to assist our local Streetwork Charity.
Streetwork is a local community organisation, founded 41 years ago, working with 'at risk' young people affected by crime, mental health issues, violence, destructive relationships, social isolation, homelessness, those disengaged from school or with poor employment opportunities and those impacted by alcohol and substance abuse, to turn their lives around. 
Thank you to our comedians Tommy Dean, Daniel Townes, Bruce Griffiths & Oliver Phommavanh for putting on a fabulous show & all our generous donors for supporting a worthwhile cause.
Northbridge Rotary Bookstall is Back in Business
Thanks to Northbridge Plaza management, the Northbridge Rotary Club bookstall is back in business at Northbridge Plaza on the third Sunday of every month from 9am to 5pm.
The Club is selling a range of adult fiction at $3 each plus childrens’ books at $2 each; all in mint condition. 
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. 
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