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
May 25, 2021
Nusa Tengarra
Jun 01, 2021
Harding Miller Education Foundation
Jun 08, 2021
NSW Justice of the Peace
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Upcoming Events
Bunnings Chatswood BBQ
May 29, 2021
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
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
President Peter welcomed members and our 3 guests, 
Amy Brittain proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Kiama
Luke Keighrey, provided any update on our Rugby League competition. Its a worthy fund raising cuase and a lot of fun. There is still time to join.
Paul Sullivan, reminded members our annual golf club fun raising day is next Saturday 10th April. We are still short 1 volunteer.
Guest Speaker - John Walsh History of Australian Bank Notes
John commenced by giving us an overview of the discovery of Australia commencing with the dominance of the Spanish and Portuguese in the 15th century and then the Dutch who named the western half of Australia as New Holland. Then, following Cook’s landing at Botany Bay in April 1770 and his journey north along the east coast and naming the country Terra Australis. It was a few years later in 1802 after Flinders circumnavigated the continent that it was called Australia.
At the time of the British and American wars about 1776 that England decided to send convicts to Australia with 1500 people arriving in 1788 with Governor Phillip and the First Fleet. They soon found that Botany Bay had little water supply and moved to Port Jackson where they settled at Camp Cove.
John then referred to the life of Mary Reiby (1977 – 1855) who was born in England, who at the age of 13 stole a horse and was sentenced to stealing and sent to Sydney. She was on the 4th Fleet as a convict but was fortunate to meet a junior officer, Thomas Reiby and they fell in love. Her circumstances changed for the better and she became a housemaid to Major Grose and lived in a two storey house with living quarters upstairs and a shop downstairs. Her husband died by 1810 Governor Macquarie took Mary under his wing and was quite an enterprising and influential woman.
To quell the rum trade Macquarie bought 10,000  pounds of Spanish dollars and by creating more coinage by cutting the dollars and making  “dump”s he had 40,000 coins. By 1817 Macquarie founded the Bank of NSW and the first Australian notes were produced and the country prospered. D’Arcy Wentworth, the father of William Charles Wentworth, the explorer, was one of the first governors of the bank.
As for Mary Reiby, she was buried in the Devonshire Street cemetery in the area of Central Station and she features on the $20 note.

A little 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! 
Comedy for a 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. 
THE 4 - WAY TEST of the things we say or do

1). Is it the TRUTH?

2). Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4). Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?