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 15, 2021
State Emergency Services (SES)
Jun 22, 2021
Kings Cross Bikers & Social Club
Jun 29, 2021
Changover Dinner
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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 - 8 June 2021
PP John Turner, in President Kevin’s absence, welcomed members, returning guest David Perabo and guest speaker Garry Wood, JP.
Bob Edwards proposed a toast to the RC of Peterborough, the Gateway to the Flinders Ranges.
PP John advised that the Quiz night is sold out but some volunteers are needed on the night. Please contact Sally if you are willing to volunteer.
The end of year board meeting will be held on 17 June.
The Annual Changeover Dinner will be held on 29 June at Miller’s Kitchen at Cammeray.
StreetWork Supporters’ Breakfast to be held 19 June. No charge – contact Kim for details.
Garth Carter reminded members of the upcoming Pride of Workmanship. He has some nominations for both community service and POW awards but would like some more.
Liz Grey advised that we have been contacted by the RC of Kathmandu again, this time about their urgent need for oxygen concentrators to cope with those suffering from Covid in Nepal. Subsquently we arranged for five concentrators to be sent at a cost of US$5,000.
Ian Burnet reminded members the end of financial year is looming and it’s a good opportunity to donate some funds to ShelterBox through the Benevolent Fund. Please consider contributing.
Guest Speaker - Garry Wood, JP
Kim Wilkins introduced our guest speaker Gary Wood, JP. Garry worked in Sales & Management at IBM and is a volunteer with Marine Rescue. He is also president of the Sydney branch of the Justices of the Peace.
Background History
Garry started by telling us that Justices of the Peace are there to serve and are not-for-profit.
JPs have been in Australia since the beginnings of settlement starting out as Peace Officers brought by Capt Arthur Phillip. In the early days of settlement they also acted as Magistrates.
The first woman was appointed a JP in 1921, and the first indigenous woman to become a JP was in 1961. Today about 50% of JPs are men and 50% are women.
Work of JPs
Garry then went on to tell us about what JPs do, what they don’t do and how to become a JP. JPs now need to sit an exam every 5 years. There are some 200-300 JPs working on any given day in courts around the state, at libraries and other venues. He described the various types of documents JPs can certify depending on their status, and can include signing search warrants. Every court will have a JP available during the day, though many courts are still closed due to Covid.
The JP system is different in each state. He said Queensland’s JP system is the best in the country, and WA JPs can preside over the prison system. NSW currently has 60,000 registered JPs whilst QLD has 5,000.
Challenges today include having to certify digital documents like driver’s licences. Covid has also presented a number of challenges for JPs. In 2019 they had 30,000 clients in the CBD with 180,000 documents requiring certification, and in 2020 they had 1,000 clients and 3,000 documents.
Check out, to find out more of what JPs do, where you can find a JP and how to become a JP.
Kim thanked Garry for his entertaining, informative and concise talk.   
This week a brain teaser courtesy of PP John Turner....
A number of people wanted to find their weights on a weighing scale. The challenge is that the minimum measurement reading starts at 200 lb. As none of them are more than 200 lb, each and every possible pair from that group needs to measure their combined weight by standing on the scale together. The different weights that are registered are given below.

236 230 218 229 244 241 242 230 235 256 224 223 250 238 249

The weights are not in any particular order, and each individuals weight is an integer.

  1. How many people are there?
  2. What are their individual weights?
Answers next week - or if you can wait, ask John!
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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1). Is it the TRUTH?

2). Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4). Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?