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Since the Northbridge Club was chartered in 1983, many things have been achieved. The list below, though far from complete, gives some indication of the ways the Club helps the community, nationally, locally and also internationally-
  • Funded the Australian Cord Blood Bank with donations exceeding $2 million enabling it to become viable entity in the health industry of the nation
  • Arranged for the permanent lighting of the Cammeray/Northbridge Bridge and conducted the centenary celebrations of the opening of the Bridge.
  • Supported StreetWork of Chatswood in that organisations work with the youth of the North Shore financially over many years, including to donation to that organisation at different times of two (2) motor vehicles.
  • Erected ‘Trees for Survival’ shelters at Northbridge, Cammeray, Castle Cove and Artarmon Primary Schools where the pupils grow seedlings for planting in rural areas.
  • Ran Charity Golf Days
  • Supported the training of nurses from Tonga participating in that country’s diabetes treatment campaign
  • Donated a $20,600 mobile community command post to NSW Police at Chatswood.
  • Conducted annually a ‘Tree of Joy’ for the collection of books and toys for distribution by The Smith Family at Christmas each year.
  • Supported both financially and materially programmes designed to improve the treatment of cardiac problems in Mongolia, Tibet, Mount Hagen and Fiji.
  • Funded, designed, constructed and fitted out a Teacher Training Centre in Same, Timor Leste in conjunction with Catholic Education.
  • Conducted street market days at Northbridge.
  • Assisted financially the ‘Jump Start’ programme to establish a library in Vanuatu.
  • Hosted overseas students and sponsored outward bound students under the Rotary Youth Exchange Programme
  • Financed to construction of toilet facilities at a school in Nepal.
  • Financed to construction of a number of wells in Uganda thereby providing much required clean drinking water to the villages in which they were installed.
  • Supported vocational tours for Rotary Group Study Exchange where young professionals spend six weeks studying their chosen vocation in another country and hosting similar groups from other countries
  • Presented annually ‘Pride of Workmanship’ Awards to deserving business people, employees and community workers thereby honouring their commitment to the community.
  • Sponsored attendees Rotary Youth Leadership courses and National Summer Science schools.
  • Acted as the local organiser of the annual Rotary Bowel Cancer Awareness Programme (formerly Bowelscan).
  • Actively supported ShelterBox Australia with the purchase of boxes and promoting its activities at Club events.
  • In association with Willoughby Girls’ High School, conducted annual ‘Job Interviews’ to assist Year 10 students in being able to present themselves properly for a job interview.
  • Participated regularly twice a month in the Middle Harbour Sailability programme and purchased on two occasions a yacht for use in the programme.
  • Conduct annually a lunch to honour the Senior Citizens of Northbridge.
  • Conduct annually the Northbridge Community Fireworks Spectacular.
  • Conducted Garden Fairs and Art Shows as fund raising events
  • Donated funds to a multitude of other local charities.
Over and above the moneys raised for the Australian Cord Blood Bank which was channelled through a separate account conducted by representatives of the Club and the Bank, to 30th June 2012 had raised and additional $1,277,185.00 for its various charitable projects
Social activities are a significant part of Rotary Club life. These include theatre nights, golf days, rotating dinners, parties, picnics, weekends away and dance nights with members attending annual Rotary International Conventions, Rotary Conferences and Rotary Assemblies where new Club office-bearers are trained.