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Club Meeting News - 10 August, 2021
Following the Welcome to Country, President Jon welcomed all members and guest speaker, Sonia Wray.
PP Malcolm Lye proposed a toast to the Rotary clubs of South Western Sydney – RC of Liverpool, Liverpool West and Liverpool Greenway. The RC of Liverpool was chartered in 1940 and the memberships of the 3 clubs are around 50-55. They have many Vietnamese and Indian members and support a Nursing scholarship, and Police Officer of the Year, as well as Liverpool Hospital Brain Injury Unit and Miracle Babies. The clubs are of course located in the areas hardest hit by the current Covid outbreak.
President Jon advised that the Pride of Workmanship awards scheduled for 14 September have been postponed until further notice.
He also reminded members to call their buddy during what appears to be a prolonged lockdown for everyone.
Alan Hession spoke about fundraising. Apart from the cancellation of the Quiz Night and Leaders’ Forum, the Northbridge Oval booking we had as part of Willoughby Council’s Emerge Festival, in which we were to have a part, has been cancelled.
Bookstalls and Bunnings BBQs are all on hold. There is a plan for a large Christmas Raffle to be held in December. We already have some prizes, and will be looking for more in the months ahead. The Fundraising Committee is also looking a running a Christmas Cake sale project leading up to Christmas.
Peter Russell spoke about the progress of the design and purchase of three new banners for the Club. Two are in the process of being made and one other is yet to be finalized.
PP Kevin Tattrie reported that he received a thank you from Taldumunde for the funds for the purchase of a vacuum cleaner they requested. They are most appreciative and the vaccum has already been put to good use!
Guest Speaker - Sonia Wray - Fit, Fabulous and over Fifty.
President Jon introduced guest speaker Sonia Wray, an exercise and fitness instructor from Sterling Results Fitness. Her business targets the health and fitness of the more senior population and the average age of her clients is 59. Sonia’s father was a Rotarian for over 25 years so is familiar with Rotary’s activities.
Sonia’s gym is located in Willoughby and she supports 130 clients a week to keep fit, currently through her online programs. Under normal circumstances she runs GymFit and HikeFit programs and combines it with guided Trekking Adventures for groups. There are various levels of Treks from easy to hard. You can check these out at
Sonia’s main message to us is that you can be Fit, Fabulous and over Fifty. Her three biggest takeaway tips were Movement, Diet and Balance.
Movement with resistance training is particularly important for bone strength. Walk with purpose – ensure you raise your heart rate.
Strength training helps bone structure. Bone density declines after the age of 40 and to rebuild bone cells you need to do some resistance training.
Balance is extremely important as we get older, especially in falls prevention. We need to practice balance every day. See how long you can stand on one leg, or walk heel to toe a couple of times a day!
Healthy eating choices – choose to eat more carbs, proteins and vegetables of different colours and less fat and sugars. Strawberries contain less sugar than bananas.
Malcolm Lye thanked Sonia for her talk, and for reminding us of the importance of those things about which she spoke.
A bit of humour ...
If anyone has any jokes or funny stories, feel free to send them to me for the humour section of the Bulletin! 
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.
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.
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