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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Apr 27, 2021
May 04, 2021
Club Committee Meetings
May 11, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Quiz Night at Northbridge Golf Club
Jun 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Corporate Fundraiser, at Northbridge Golf Club
Jul 13, 2021
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The Rotary Club of Northbridge gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship of Northbridge Plaza
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ranald Stewart
April 8
Joanne Coleman
April 17
Bob Farrar
April 19
Bob Edwards
April 29
Mike Cocks
April 29
Spouse Birthdays
Jan Duggin
April 3
Audrey Hodgson
April 10
Peter Grinter
Di Grinter
April 25
Bob Farrar
Christine Altmeier
April 28
Join Date
Peter Russell
April 9, 2019
2 years
Peter Grinter
April 19, 1988
33 years
Anthony Clifford
April 24, 2007
14 years
Jon Gidney
April 26, 2016
5 years
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Club Meeting News - 20 April, 2021
President Kevin welcomed members, guest speaker Sophia Lacey, returning guest Sabina Allman, and Rhonda Kingsbury.
Peter McNair proposed a toast to the RC f Bowral/Mittagong. Chartered in 1940, the club has 34 members and meets at 6pm on Tuesdays. They are involved with the Bowral Tulip Festival, Bong Bong Picnic Races, Bowral Classic Cycling Challenge and they support the primary and high schools with the Rotary Science & Engineering Challenge. Their fundraising activities support their many local and international projects. During Covid when they were unable to fundraise, they lent their support to BlazeAid with repairing fences damaged during recent fires and floods.
Sally O’Neill reported the Bunnings BBQ on 18 April sold out and over $1200 was raised. She thanked all those who volunteered on the day, especially Peter Grinter & Kim Wilkins who assisted early with the set up and late in the day with returning all the equipment to its location.
Sally also reported that Comedy for a Cause had 120 people booked so far. Raffle tickets would be sold on the night and she thanked Alan and Peter for their amazing work with the raffle and they were looking forward to a successful night.
Kim Wilkins advised that Sunday’s bookstall netted $450 and he thanked all those who assisted. It was a big day to have both the BBQ and Bookstall manned on the same day and all members who participated are to be congratulated.
The D-Café will start on 29 April and already has a number of people booked to attend. 
Andrew Rennie mentioned to members that he had recently had a Covid vaccination at the Roseville Respiratory Clinic and that the process was smooth and easy for anyone looking to have a vaccination.
Tickets can be purchased online at
Guest Speaker - Sophia Lacey - Australian Wildlife Conservation
Helen Gulson introduced guest speaker Sophia Lacey. Sophia has a Masters in Environmental Management and joined Australian Wildlife Conservancy  in 2020 as a Development Executive. AWC ( is the largest private land manager for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across more than 6.5 million hectares in regions across Australia, in particular its northernmost parts.
Sophia started her talk by saying Australia is one of the most biodiverse countries on earth. Unfortunately our record for protecting wildlife is abysmal with 34 mammal extinctions since 1788. In one 30 day period in 1939, over 600,000 koalas were slaughtered! In the year 2000, there were more than 225,000 Woylie Bettong in Australia and by 2012 the numbers had dropped to below 18,000.
Sophia said that conversation was too big for government alone and Australian Wildlife Conservancy has partnered with government to establish and maintain sanctuaries in order to protect wildlife and effectively reduce further extinction.
Land Management
AWC manages the largest land conservation estates in the world. Some of those sites include Bullo River, Yampi Sound Training Area which they manage in partnership with the ADF, and Dambimangari country in WA.  They have a land management and feral animal contract and 80% of their staff work in the field. Their fire management procedures leave plenty of green leaf canopy. Eco fires reduce CO² emissions.
The feral animals in the regions include camels, pigs, foxes and goats but by far the worst are the feral cats. In Australia a staggering one million native animals are killed EACH NIGHT!
In one region, AWC are building conservation fences with the help of Warlpiri Rangers. The Rangers do an amazing job tracking cats, and can even tell if a cat is male, female or pregnant by just studying their tracks.
Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary is the site of the world’s largest feral cat eradication project involving a massive feral cat-free area that will ultimately protect up to 100,000 hectares from feral predators, and where ultimately at least 10 nationally threatened mammal specials will be reintroduced.
Science & Conservation
Sophia also spoke about the importance of science such as the development of genetic technology aimed at breeding either all male or all female cats so they can breed themselves out.
The NSW government has also partnered with NFPs to conserve national parks. The Pilliga and Mallee now have fenced areas from which feral animals have been removed and where native species have been reintroduced and are protected. AWC maintains and monitors these fenced areas which are checked every 2-3 days.
Helen thanked Sophia for her most interesting talk, and the most ambitious conservation plan which in time will hopefully change the face of Australia’s environmental landscape.
Helen Gulson
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. 
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