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
Jan 26, 2021
Feb 02, 2021
Feb 09, 2021
Development of Polio Vaccine
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Upcoming Events
Bunnings Chatswood - BBQ
Jan 24, 2021
Quiz Night
Feb 25, 2021
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November is Rotary Foundation
Month - Join us in celebrating
The Rotary Club of Northbridge gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship of Northbridge Plaza
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Michael Bartok
January 4
Brian Robson
January 8
Denise Woodward
January 13
Sally O'Neill
January 13
Chris Switzer
January 16
John Turner
January 2
Peter Hodgson
Audrey Hodgson
January 11
Don Landers
Shush Landers
January 12
Join Date
Bob Edwards
January 22, 1985
36 years
John Turner
January 22, 2002
19 years
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President's Message
Kevin Tattrie
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Club Meeting News
Welcome - President Kevin welcomed members and guests
President Kevin advised our club looking for volunteers for the dementia café which will be held at Crows Nest Community Centre. Training will be provided. 3 to 5 volunteers required for 2 hour sessions, once per month, starting in February & running through to November.
Rotary Club Christmas dinner will be held on 15th December at Millers Kitchen, Cammeray. member cost is $30 per person. Club will subsidise extra meal cost of $30 p.p. Participant numbers will need to be finalised by Tuesday 8th December.
Luke Keighrey advised he is looking for donations towards a Shelter Box Fundraiser similar to what the club has held in previous years. So far he has raised $1,000. All donations are tax deductible.
Sally O'Neil has circulated the revised Christmas raffle roster.
Jon Gidney confirmed first Square payment training was held before the meeting in preparation for the Christmas raffle. If you missed tonight's training don't worry as more training to come. 
Eleanor Chevor advised a new Christmas tree has been obtained for the TREE OF JOY and is located
in Northbridge Shopping Centre.
Eleanor handed out TOJ present tags (which have been specially printed) to members and asked for their help with present donations to be placed under the tree.
The Tree of Joy Christmas appeal is supporting The Starlight Childrens' Foundation
and "Naremburn & Narang Muru" a preschool centre for indigenous youth.
No Guest Speaker at the meeting - Kevin Tattrie held a club forum
President Kevin thanked everyone who completed the 17 question survey and advised results have been circulated to all members by email. Kevin presented the survey results on PowerPoint and a discussion was held at the meeting.
President Kevin showed 2 Rotary District videos for the second part of the club forum. In the videos Club Presidents and members discussed various clubs activities held during COVID 19 pandemic, what they have learned, innovation and volunteering for the future. These videos can be viewed on the link below:
There was no sergeants session
November is Foundation Month - Join Us in Celebrating
My dear friends and fellow Rotary leaders,

As we enter Foundation Month, we would like to thank each and every
one of you who did so much to make World Polio Day such an enormous success.

We welcomed Rotarians, Rotary staff members, Rotaractors, and guests to our livestream viewing and virtual reality event here at Rotary headquarters in Evanston. It was an amazing experience—not only sharing our excitement and enthusiasm for polio eradication with so many strong supporters, but knowing that our event was just one of the 3,300 registered World Polio Day events taking place around the world on that day. Every one helped raise awareness of our work; every one brought eradication that much closer.

Rotary’s work to eradicate polio continues, as does our work to promote literacy, economic development, better health, clean water, and peace throughout the world—all of it supported by our Rotary Foundation. In its 101st year, our Foundation continues to be the engine that drives the Rotary machine, allowing Rotary clubs and districts to aspire to larger, more ambitious projects with transformative, sustainable impact.

If your club is thinking about taking on a more ambitious project, remember that Rotary Action Groups  (RAGs) are great resources. RAGs are international groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who are experts in a particular field, such as microcredit, peace, family health, disasters, or water. In addition to contributing technical expertise, RAGs can also assist clubs with global grant projects by helping prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, identify partners, raise funds, and establish monitoring and evaluation plans.

Some of the largest RAGs serve as leaders in Rotary’s areas of focus and help clubs take on large-scale global grant projects: RAG for Population and DevelopmentWater and Sanitation RAGRAG for Family Health and AIDs PreventionMicrofinance and Community Development RAG, and RAG for Peace. Connect directly with a RAG for assistance with a project, district, or global grant, at any stage of planning.

You can end Foundation Month on a charitable note by participating in Giving Tuesday, 27 November. Rotary will be joining thousands of other organizations worldwide for a global day of giving. Our new online giving platform has made it easier than ever to give to the Foundation, and you can easily notify someone of a gift made in their honor via email or by printing and delivering a customized notification yourself.

We usually refer to The Rotary Foundation as Our Foundation. Unlike most charities, our Foundation is truly Our Foundation, because it is both supported by the Rotary family, and supports the work we do. This year, our Foundation has already approved 222 district grants, with $31.9 million USD in total funding, and 41 global grants, with $11.9 million in total funding.

Our ambitious goals to grow our endowment and our annual giving set the stage for a larger, more effective, more sustainable Rotary—that will Be the Inspiration for generations to come.

Yours in Rotary,

Barry Rassin
President, Rotary International 2018-19

Ron D. Burton
Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2018-19
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