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Sailors Bay Road,
Northbridge, NSW 2063
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Club Meeting News - 20 July 2021
President Jon welcomed club members and District Governor Lindsay and his wife Tania, AG John Zhang and Jade Catherall.
Bob Edwards proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Moscow Kremlin. He spoke about his visit to Moscow a number of years ago to attend conference and his attempt at trying to attend a meeting of the club without any success!
President Jon mentioned our club had received two Club Giving Awards from Rotary for our contributions to the Annual Fund and the Polio Fund.
The club has received a request from Taldumande who are in need of a new vacuum cleaner. It was suggested that rather than pay for one out of club funds, members might like to make a personal contribution. Several club members kindly did so to the required amount and the funds have been transferred to Taldumande.
The Rotary Club of Northbridge gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship of Northbridge Plaza
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Robert Coote
July 1
Noel Phelan
July 6
Kim Wilkins
July 20
John Bolton
July 21
Geoff Duggin
July 31
Spouse Birthdays
John Bolton
July 21
Join Date
Douglas Herridge
July 3, 1984
37 years
John Weingarth
July 3, 1984
37 years
Derek Matz
July 9, 2013
8 years
Karin Eurell
July 9, 2013
8 years
Geoff Duggin
July 10, 2007
14 years
Paul Sullivan
July 20, 1993
28 years
Maggie Shanahan
July 22, 2004
17 years
Bob Farrar
July 25, 2000
21 years
Mike Cocks
July 30, 1996
25 years
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Guest Speaker - District Governor Lindsay May
President Jon introduced 2021/22 District Governor Lindsay May. Lindsay joined Lane Cove Rotary in 1978 and has filled many roles prior to his new role as DG. Also with Lindsay was his wife Tania, who is President Elect of Lane Cover RC.
DG Lindsay updated us on:
Polio Campaign
Disaster funding
RYLAH, Youth Exchange
The challenge of the COVID pandemic
Rotary’s observer status at the United Nations
Collaboration with other clubs
He talked about how ideas can come from any one of us. The End Polio challenge originally came through North Sydney Rotary and was taken up worldwide.
DG Lindsay spoke about RI President Shekhar Mehta and his theme “Serve to Change Lives”. He reminded us of Paul Harris’ words about a changing world and with that how Rotary has to change.
Membership was another topic he spoke on. Northbridge Rotary has bucked the trend in increasing membership where many other clubs are losing members or closing altogether due to lack of numbers. His goal is to increase district membership to 2022 by 2022. Every member should think about leaving a legacy to their club by introducing at least one new member – preferably younger!
DG Lindsay is keen for Rotary clubs on the lower north shore to arrange a dinner meeting together for fellowship and to exchange ideas at some point later in the year.
The next District Conference is on 18-19 March, 2022.
President Jon thanked DG Lindsay for visiting to update us on the various important topics.
Helen Gulson
Bob Farrar is spending Sydney's lockdown in Queensland to where he travelled in June and decided to remain longer than planned. He very kindly sent a photograph of where he is enjoying the freedom of that state!
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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