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July 31
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Douglas Herridge
July 3, 1984
37 years
John Weingarth
July 3, 1984
37 years
Derek Matz
July 9, 2013
8 years
Karin Eurell
July 9, 2013
8 years
Geoff Duggin
July 10, 2007
14 years
Paul Sullivan
July 20, 1993
28 years
Maggie Shanahan
July 22, 2004
17 years
Bob Farrar
July 25, 2000
21 years
Mike Cocks
July 30, 1996
25 years
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Club Meeting News - 15 June 2021
President Kevin welcomed members, guest speakers from the SES Cmdr Jason Li, Linda Watts and Anam Khan, and other guests Florence & Patrick Li, David Parabo and Joe Campisi.
President Kevin showed a video of the presentation of windcheaters and books to the students of Telegraph Point School at Wauhope which was devastated by floods earlier in the year.
Eleanor Chevor gave a toast to the Rotary Club of Wauhope. Together with President Kevin and Peter Russell, she travelled to Wauhope last week to present the windcheaters and books to the children at Telegraph Point School which were purchased through our fundraising efforts. They attended the club’s Changeover Dinner where they met the members and other visiting dignitaries. The club was chartered in 1952 and in recent times has merged with three other clubs. They now have 30 active members and contribute to numerous local and international communities, in particular with their bushfire and drought recovery projects.
Sally O’Neill advised 10 July is the next Bunnings BBQ and she is looking for volunteers.
The organization of the Quiz Night continues and all the tables have now been filled.
The flyers for the Leadership Forum on 13 July will be distributed this week and we are hopeful of a good number of attendees.
Garth Carter reminded everyone to send him any nominations for Pride of Workmanship on 27 July.
Guest Speakers - Jason Li, Linda Watts, Anam Khan - State Emergency Services
John Garrett introduced guest speaker Jason Li from Willoughby/Lane Cove SES. Jason grew up in Northbridge and is still a resident. He is a lawyer with his own practice, a member of NGC, is in the Army Reserve and has been awarded an Australian Service Medal for his service in the Solomon Islands. He volunteers with St John’s Ambulance, trains Cadets at Scots College and is a Unit Commander with the SES.
Linda Watts is the Public Information Officer for the SES – the “go to” person for them. Linda says it has taken a year to get to our meeting as their year has been so very busy with fires, floods and covid.
Jason said that the Willoughby/Lane Cove SES, based at Naremburn, is the 8th largest SES unit. It has 140 members – all volunteers - and meets at Naremburn on Monday evenings for training. All up there are some 10,000 SES members statewide. The SES, founded in 1955 and established to deal with storms, floods and tsunamis, also deals with searches for missing or lost persons as well and helps in other emergency situations as needed.
They are always looking for new recruits both for in the field and in incident management (i.e., logistics & operations). What they look for in recruits is life skills, judgement skills and the ability to triage. Jason told us about the various aspects of the SES and the work they undertake, and also the work they do not undertake, eg., cleaning gutters & removing rubbish.
In 2020 they had 240 call outs, including out of area such as the floods in the Hawkesbury, Nepean, Richmond, Colo and Wilcannia.
Jason also told us the 5 steps to be storm-ready:
Know your risk
Plan now
Get your home ready
Be aware
Look out for others
Anam Khan also spoke to us briefly as a recent new recruit and gave us some insight into what is involved in joining the SES and the satisfaction she gets from her work.
After numerous questions from the audience, John thanked Jason, Linda and Anam for updating us about the SES, and their insight and knowledge of how to deal with emergency situations and what their skills training can achieve.
Northbridge Answers R.C. Kathmandu Call for COVID Medical Assistance
52 Oxygen Concentrators Purchased by RC of Kathmandu Using Donations from Northbridge & Partner Clubs
54 Units of 10 L Oxygen Concentrators are ready for handover to the concerned health institutions.
RC Kathmandu appreciates the effort of Club members and partner clubs for making this happen.
One of those “partner clubs” is the Rotary Club of Northbridge
Flood Relief Assistance for Telegraph Point School Children
Year 2 students were very thankful for the donation of winter jackets and school readers
Year 2 students were very thankful for the donation of winter jackets and school readers
A ROTARY Club partnership has delivered a special gift to the students of Telegraph Point Public School.
A donation worth more than $9,000 will keep the 130 students warm this winter while also replenishing the book shelves.
The generous offer is more welcome news for the school community with every family impacted in some way by the devastating March floods.
Wauchope Rotarian Diana Reynolds reached out to the Northbridge Rotary Club in Sydney to make the donation possible. Northbridge Rotary Club raised funds from their local community.
Enjoying their new readers are Harry Bollard and Taj McDonald
Northbridge Rotarians Eleanor Chevor, Kevin Tattrie and Peter Russell delivered the new winter jackets and readers at a special presentation on Tuesday, June 8.
Principal Duncan Adams said the community generosity shown towards Telegraph Point School has been overwhelming and reaffirms the human spirit is alive and well.
The school's prime minister Leeara Elford and deputy prime minister Shaylee Wilcox thanked Rotary on behalf of the students.
Northbridge Rotarian Kevin Tattrie hands out the new winter jackets to students in year 2
 "It has been really refreshing for the children to be back on site," Mr Adams said.
The entire school was relocated to Hastings Secondary College's Westport campus after the floods while six new demountable buildings were installed at the school site.
"To have the consistency of school every day is very meaningful in their lives when many of them have lost everything in the floods.
"We have a lot of families who have lost everything, and many who are still displaced."
The tender process for the school's rebuild has closed with construction to commence later this year.
This article is an edited copy of a news article printed in the Port Macquarie News on 8th June 2021.
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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