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July 3, 1984
37 years
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July 3, 1984
37 years
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July 9, 2013
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July 9, 2013
8 years
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July 10, 2007
14 years
Paul Sullivan
July 20, 1993
28 years
Maggie Shanahan
July 22, 2004
17 years
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July 25, 2000
21 years
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July 30, 1996
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Club Meeting News - 13 July 2021
2021/22 Changeover Meeting
President Kevin welcomed all members to the 2021/22 Zoom Changeover Meeting. He also welcomed Penny Lye, Jan Duggin and our guest speaker, Trent Zimmerman, MP.
Joanne Coleman proposed a toast to Honorary Member and PP Ross Pickard who died during the week. Joanne spoke of their friendship and of her close family association with Ross over many years. Ross was very active in the club during his membership, served on the Board for 7 years, including as president and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2002. Ross was duly toasted by all members present.
President Kevin then inducted PE Jon Gidney as the Club President for 2021/22. Jon acknowledged it was a privilege and honour to be president of such a vibrant club and is looking forward to the year ahead. He said he enjoys the fellowship of members and the community work and is looking to develop and improve on what the club has already achieved. He also hopes to enhance the enjoyment of the club by its members.
The 2021/22 Board was also announced, being:
President:                          Jon Gidney
Secretary:                          Elizabeth Grey
Treasurer:                          Karin Eurrell
Immediate Past President:   Kevin Tattrie
Vice President / PE:             Rob Coote
Membership:                      Peter Grinter
Club Service:                      Helen Gulson
Community:                       Eleanor Chevor
International:                     Luke Keighery
Communications/PR:           Peter Russell
Foundation:                       Therese Stubbs
Vocational/Youth:               Garth Carter
Fundraising:                       Alan Hession
President Jon thanked Sally O’Neill for all her work with regards the BBQ, Kim Wilkins for his work with the Bookstall and Don Landers for looking after the Welfare of club members.
Guest Speaker - Trent Zimmerman, MP
Helen Gulson introduced Trent Zimmerman, MP as our guest speaker. Trent has been the Federal Member for North Sydney since 2015 and is well known to the members for his involvement in the club on many occasions.
Trent congratulated Jon Gidney on his induction as President, and also PP Kevin Tattrie for his role as president during a particularly trying year. He also noted that Rotary Australia celebrated its centenary during the year.
Trent said that he joined RC of North Sydney Sunrise in 2005. He spoke about the great camaraderie of clubs and the incredible role Rotary plays in the Community.
Trent then updated us on the current situation with regards to Covid vaccines. He said that over 200 vaccines are in the process of being developed worldwide. He mentioned the UQ vaccine which looked so hopeful early on but in the end had to be abandoned due to the fact that when tested on people to whom it had been administered, it showed up as being a false positive for HIV, even though the actual vaccine worked.
The Pfizer vaccines should be readily available to the Australian population from August and continue to be available until everyone is vaccinated by the end of the year. Other vaccines will also come online towards the end of the year and into next year.      
Trent also spoke about the establishment of an MRNA factory in in Australia; and the impact of the pandemic on all businesses in the country.
After questions from the members present, Helen Gulson thanked Trent for his update.
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.
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.
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