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
Jun 01, 2021
Harding Miller Education Foundation
Jun 08, 2021
NSW Justice of the Peace
Jun 15, 2021
State Emergency Services (SES)
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Upcoming Events
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
Alan Hession
June 23
Spouse Birthdays
Di Grinter
June 29
Join Date
Robert Coote
June 9, 2015
6 years
Ranald Stewart
June 10, 2008
13 years
Eleanor Chevor
June 20, 2017
4 years
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Club Meeting News - 1 June 2021
President Kevin welcomed members and guests - David Perabo and  speaker Melinda Zanello.
Michael Bartok proposed a toast to the RC of Dundas Valley, Ontario, Canada. Chartered in 2000, the club has 45 members, 2 honorary members and 2 Corporate members. 20% of its budget goes to community, international, youth and first nations programs. They have provided oxygen generators to India to help with covid, and built an ice skating rink in Hamilton. They raise funds through an annual Fireworks display and Lobster Ribfest.
Sally O’Neill reported a profit of $1500 from the Bunnings BBQ held on 29 May. She thanked all volunteers and particularly Maggie and Sabina who were working on their first BBQ.
There are six seats left for the Quiz night on 24 June. Peter Russell is in need of a few empty shoe boxes if anyone has any spare.
A reminder that Pride of Workmanship is on 27 July. Please submit all nominations to Garth Carter.
Kim Wilkins announced a bookstall will be held on 20 June and he will be collecting books a week before the bookstall.
Kim also advised that the Willoughby/Northbridge Uniting Church is holding a Coffee & Cake morning once a month in the church hall in Gunyah Street as a time for locals to get together for a chat and company. Everyone welcome.
StreetWork is holding a coffee/breakfast on 19th June at the Willoughby Uniting Church for people to find out about their work. There is no charge.
Eleanor Chevor spoke about our Flood Appeal funds ($9,000 plus $1000 donated to bring it up to $10,000) which she, Kevin and Peter Russell are to present to Wauhope RC on 8 June. Wauhope RC identified that the local school needed assistance following the floods. Windcheaters, books and other equipment have been purchased for the children. Eleanor thanked everyone who helped raise the funds in the first place to achieve this.
Paul Sullivan reminded members that there is still an Anytime Fitness membership valued at $1400 that needs to be used. It was suggested as a possible auction item at the Quiz night, or if any member knows someone who would be prepared to donate some money to the club for it please let him know.
Luke Keighery updated the club on the current status of the Footy Tipping Competition, the leaderboard of which is headed by Kim Wilkins at the top, followed by Rob Coote and Paul Sullivan.
Guest Speaker - Melinda Zanello - Harding Miller Educational Foundation
Ranald Stewart introduced guest speaker Melinda Zanello.
Melinda is the National Philanthropy Manager of the Harding Miller Educational Foundation (HMEF) and is passionate about girls’ education and has a dream of gender equality.
Melinda said HMEF was started in 2016 by Kim Harding and Irene Miller with the aim of enabling girls of high academic potential in the public high school system but also live in disadvantaged circumstances to achieve their potential.  These girls, identified by their school principals, can apply for a 4 year scholarship program which will provide them with books, uniforms, excursions and tutors to help guide them through a holistic approach to their education.
35% of all enrolments live in rural, regional, remote and indigenous communities. HMEF has 118 personal coaches, all volunteers, each of whom will work with 3-6 girls on a regular basis via text, email and phone to tutor and mentor them. Often academics is a release and relief from the daily lives of the girls, and the trained coaches provide an experience for them that is truly unique.
The operational costs of the Foundation are covered personally by Kim Harding and Irene Miller and 100% of all funds raised go towards the needs of the girls. The Foundation also has the sponsorship of 3M, MasterCard and the University of NSW amongst others.
Ranald thanked Melinda for her talk, and the wonderful work that the Harding Miller Foundation undertakes in giving the girls the opportunities to reach their potential.
If anyone has any jokes or funny stories, feel free to send them to me for the humour section of the Bulletin! 
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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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