8th May, 2016


President's Message

I hope all Mums have had a wonderful day and have been thoroughly spoilt.

Last week's Information night was a very enjoyable meeting and was topped off by our visitor from the E-Club of Lake Atitlan Guatemala Dwight Mara-Poage While Dwight is living in Guatemala he comes From San Diego USA and is married to an Aussie girl.

My thanks to Past President Peter McCloskey for doing a great job of chairing the meeting and to Deb Carroll for arranging the venue and catering. My thanks also to our visitor Dwight, Past President Ken Smith and McDonald Room Coordinator Kami Dibden for speaking.  As always it was a delight to have or ADG Russell Grove with us. It was also a pleasure to welcome the guests that came along to find out more about Rotary and hopefully may result in some new members.

At last week's meeting we were able to perform one of the most important Rotary ceremonies, the induction of a new member. ADG Russell presented Helen Hellyer with her Rotary pin and welcomed her as the newest member of Rotary. Congratulations Helen we look forward to working with you to benefit our local community and the wide world of Rotary International.

This week we have one of the most important events of our Rotary Calendar, the annual Pride of Workmanship, Service Above Self and Vocational Excellence Awards.  Past President Annette D'Adam and Rotarian Jan Pryor have put a lot of time and effort into organising this night and I can't thank them enough. It would be wonderful to see a big turnout of Rotarians to support them and to show our appreciation of the work and effort of members of our community.

Our guest speaker on 18th May will be our ADG Russell Grove.  This is bound to be a very interesting night so make sure you have it in your diary.

This has been a very busy month so for our last two meetings in May we are going to show support to two of our fellow Central Coast clubs by transferring our meeting to attend their events.  These will be covered both further in this and coming Newsletters.

Finally I would like to mention our last big event for this year, the Benefactors Night on 8th June.  This is where we express our thanks to our sponsors and supporters and provide our beneficiaries with the fruits of our labour of the last 12 months.  This year both our benefactors and beneficiaries will be provided the opportunity to have a table to showcase their company or charity.  If you are one of our benefactors or beneficiaries and would like to  take advantage of this please let me know. 

Until next time

Yours in Rotary

Jenny Abourizk 


This Week

11th May

A major Rotary event


Pride of Workmanship Awards


Neville Royal Service Above Self Award


Ralph Bryant Vocational Excellence Award

Come along and help celebrate these  magnificent achievements by members of our community

* Members please refer to Members Memo sent Saturday 7th May for further information.



There is no meal selection for this week but your intention by the usual time would be greatly appreciated.

Attendance This Week


Last Week

4th May, 2016


Rotary Information Night

Thank you to all the visitors that came along to find out more about Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley.  It was wonderful to have the President of the Rotary E-Club of Lake Atitla in Guatemala, Dwight Mara-Poage, attending a make-up visit to our Club.  Thank you for your words which greatly added to the meaning of the night.


Congratulations to our newest Rotarian Helen Hellyer who was inducted by ADG Russell Grove.


Unfortunately there appears to have been some malfunction with the camera and none of the pictures taken on the night came out.  I apologise for this very upsetting occurrence. - Ken Smith


Next Week

18th May

Guest Speaker Assistant District Governor Russell Grove



THIS SATURDAY 14th MAY – 9.00am to 1.00pm



To let me know if you are able to help and what implements you may be able to provide please click


Thank you ......Peter McCloskey



DATE: 14th & 15th May, 2016

If you are interested in attending the RAWCS conference, Then this is the form to be filled in. You can select to attend the Saturday afternoon meeting, the Saturday night dinner or the regional meeting on the Sunday. DOWNLOAD the attendance form.  


Preview Restaurant

25th May

A reminder that our transferred meeting for this week is at the Preview Restaurant supporting the Rotary Club of Umina Beach.  A number of people that have indicated they are attending have not confirmed.  If you are going could you please do this ASAP as numbers need to be with the Umina Beach club very soon..  

 Payment of $30 per head needs to be made either by direct deposit or at the next club meeting.

To confirm your booking and payment method please click on the link below.



Unsung Heroes Award Dinner

Rotary Club of Wyong Tuggerah

Monday 30th May

It is planned to support our Mother club by transferring our meeting of 1st June to support  this event.

Wyong Tuggerah has been a greater supporter of our events this year.

Watch out for more details coming very soon.



11th May................................ Pride of Workmanship, Service Above Self and Vocational Excellence                                                        Awards

18th May.................................Guest Speaker Russell Grove

25th May.................................Transferred meeting at Preview Restaurant

8th June..................................Benefactors Night

26th August...........................Annual Charity Golf Day