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We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Northbridge Golf Club
Sailors Bay Road,
Northbridge, NSW 2063
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Club Service Duty Roster
May 18, 2021
Service to Women & Dramatic Arts
May 25, 2021
Jun 01, 2021
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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
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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 - 11 May 2021
President Kevin welcomed all members, guest speaker Alasdair McGregor, and guests Margaret Edwards, Rhondda Kingsbury & Sabina Allman.
Barry Anderson proposed a toast to the RC of Roxby Downs, South Australia. Chartered in 2008 the club has 12 members. The Rotary members participate while they are living there, as Roxby Downs has a transient population. They meet on Tuesday evening and are involved in the Christmas pageant and Rotary Park BBQ.
Jon Gidney advised that we can use a QR code to pay fines by signing up. This is a trial to see how effective it is.
President Kevin advised receipt of a letter from Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney thanking us for the Comedy for a Cause night.
Sally O’Neill advised she needs volunteers for the next Bunnings BBQ on Saturday 29 May 2021.
Luke Keighery spoke about the Rugby tipping competition. Congratulations to Rob Coote, John Turner, Kim Wilkins, Jon Gidney who did well last week. Paul Sullivan is currently in the lead.
Kim Wilkins spoke about the bookstall this Sunday at Northbridge Plaza.
Chris Switzer spoke of the Rotary Foundation particularly in regards to our local and overseas projects. The more we can contribute, the more funds we can obtain by way of grants from Rotary International. 
John Garrett has been travelling out west and spoke about the country areas that have suffered from fires, flood, drought and now a mouse plague which is a major problem.
Guest Speaker - Alasdair McGregor - Frank Hurley - Architect, Photographer & Adventurer
Alan Hession introduced Alasdair McGregor as a fellow architect who spent most of his life as a painter and historian. He is a regular writer for Australian Geographic.
Frank Hurley achieved much in his 76 years (1886 – 1962). He found his love for photography when living in Lithgow and was involved in the Ashfield Camera Club. Hurley bought his first camera for 15 shillings, a Kodak Box Brownie, when he was 17.
Alasdair showed us the many photos that Hurley produced and with each photo he gave us a description and explanation.
Antarctica Adventurer
Frank Hurley spent 4 years in total in Antarctica. At the age of 23 in 1912, he was part of the expedition on the Aurora with Douglas Mawson and on the ship Endurance in 1915 with the Shackleton expedition. He also spent time New Guinea in 1920, and attempted to fly to England in 1921.
From Passchendaele to El Alamein
In 1917 Hurley joined the Australian Imperial Force and captured many stunning battlefield scenes during the Battle of Ypres. He took considerable risks to photograph his subjects and produced many rare panoramic and colour photographs of the conflict. He was ordered not to produce composite images, a practice that was especially popular among professional photographs of the time, and one that he believed could portray the disgust and horror that he felt about the war.
In a 1918 London exhibition of Australian War Pictures and Photographs he employed composites and photomurals to convey the drama of the war. The exhibition was the “Dawn of Passchendaele”. This brought him into conflict with the AIF. Charles Bean, the official war historian, labelled Hurley’s composite images as “fake”.
During War War 2 and from 1940-1946 Frank Hurley was employed with the Department Information Unit. From 1941 he was involved in the Middle East including the bombardment of Tobruk where he staged the photos of an explosion of a German tank. He also took many photos of Egypt and the battle of El Alamein.
After his return home from WW2, in 1946-47 Frank travelled extensively around Australia with his wife, Antoinette Theriault-Leighton whom he married in 1918, documenting the country. He loved gardening and lived at Collaroy Plateau with his four children.
Alan thanked Alasdair for the wonderful photos and his explanations, and for his informative talk.
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! 
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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?