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North Sydney Sunrise

We are men and women who meet regularly in North Sydney for fellowship, networking and breakfast!

It's a great way to make new friends. We come from many walks of life and backgrounds with a common goal - service to the community (local and worldwide) through fellowship.

18 May 2021      

Your Eyes & what happens after 50

Chris Hodge  

Dr Chris Hodge will talk to us about ‘our eyes over 50 years of age’ - what challenges to expect and their treatments.   Over 90% of all eye conditions that can lead to mild to moderate eye impairment, are treatable due to the increase in technology and improved health care.  Almost 75% of all eye diseases occur after 50 years of age, so it is important for us to get regular eye checks.  Chris will talk about Presbyopia, Diabetes, Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular degeneration.

Chris has had a particularly distinguished career as an orthoptist. He excelled as a clinician, being part of the team that introduced laser vision correction to Sydney and has continued that journey to the very elegant procedure it is today. In his current role as the research coordinator at Vision Eye Institute, he is responsible for running clinical trials and developing research projects.  Many of these projects have resulted in innovations that helped to shape modern ophthalmology.  He gained his PhD at the University of Sydney. He is also a lecturer at the University of Sydney, School of Medicine and the University of Technology."



4th Wednesday of the month

The Rotary Clubs of North Sydney Sunrise, Crows NestNorthbridge and North Sydney along with staff from the Crows Nest Centre are having a monthly get together for people living with dementia and their carers. Enjoy a chat over morning tea, some gentle exercises and games. There will also be the occasional guest speaker talking about aspects of dementia.

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • Crows Nest Centre
  • Cost: Free

Bookings are essential. For further information please call Valerie Willemsen on 9439 5122 or email her at

For more details see the flyer


Time 7:15am

Breakfast meetings

Location: Piato Restaurant, 123 Blues Point Rd, McMahon’s Point.

Zoom Calls will continue for the forseeable foture.  If you want to attend click on the "Meeting and Contact Info" button in the heading and we will forward you the Meeting Id & Password.

  • 27 Apr, Ray Walsh - The Age of Discovery
  • 04 May, Don Napper - How Vaccines are Made & How do They Work
  • 11 May, Bev Young - Sydney Wildlife Rescue
  • 18 May, Chris Hodge - Eyes over 60 
  • 25 May, William Chan - Urban Design
  • 01 Jun, Alexandra De Yong - Paediatric Medical Traumatic Stress

Changeover Dinner - Members, partners and friends all welcome

Date: Tuesday 6th July, 6.30pm for 7pm

Location: TBA


Club Forum

Location: 123 Blues Point Rd, McMahon’s Point. Zoom Call will continue for the foreseeable future.

Breakfast Meetings where we discuss and agree the organisation/projects to be supported and our plans to provide resources and/or funds to achieve it.


  • None scheduled


The Club

We look forward to welcoming you.


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