22nd May, 2016


President's Message

Following a period of very busy times last week's meeting was very light in numbers and turned into a very enjoyable forum.  My apologies to our guest speaker Russell, who took an active part in our discussions, for taking so long on club business.  At Russell's suggestion it was decided to postpone his talk to a later date so that we can give it the time that it deserves.  This will certainly be a meeting to look forward to.

During the meeting club members were informed of the proposed allocation of funds that will be disbursed at our Benefactors' Dinner on 8th June.

While on the subject of the Benefactors' Dinner I would like to remind our benefactors, beneficiaries and club members that there are still showcase spaces available to promote your business, charity, foundation or group.  Could I also request that any members that are able, arrive before 5pm on the night, as there are many jobs that need to be done. If other members could arrive as early as possible it would be appreciated.  It would be nice to have all members at this important event.

I attended the final President's meeting for this Rotary year last Friday and would like to congratulate the Central Coast clubs of North Gosford and Kincumber on winning District awards.

I will be away for the next two weeks and return on Monday 6th June.  The two meetings that I will miss are transferred meetings and I would like to thank those of you that are attending other clubs' events. I am sure you will enjoy the experience tremendously.

Until next time

Yours in Rotary

Jenny Abourizk



SoCares Wyong Animal Care Facility

This SoCares run facility operates as both an impounding facility as well as a companion animal adoption centre for Wyong Shire Council .

President Jenny presents a sewing machine to the facility to enable the making of blankets to protect the dogs.


This Week

Transferred Meeting

Wednesday 25th May

Preview Restaurant

This week's meeting has been transferred to the Preview Restaurant at Ourimbah Campus in support of Rotary Club of Umina Beach.  Those attending have already provided their names and paid their dinner fees to President Jenny.

Umina Beach Rotary has requested that members from all clubs mix and mingle.

Address: Ourimbah Campus, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah 


Next Week

Transferred Meeting

Monday 30th May

Supporting the Unsung Heroes Awards Dinner of the Rotary Club of Wyong Tuggerah.  Mitch Cowan, Roshni Sinha, Rasik Sinha and Ken Smith have accepted the invitation to represent our club.

 6.30pm for 7pm. At Wyong Golf Club Pacific Hwy Wyong.



SUNDAY 5th June  9.00am to 1.00pm


They say many hands make light work and certainly many Rotarians will be required on Sunday 5th to ensure our garden makeover project is completed.

Again our thanks to all Rotarians who were able to lend a hand at our  first working bee. and with your support, once again , the project will be finalised .

Please put this date in your diary now – Sunday 5th June  


Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley

Annual Awards Dinner

Further information recognising our award winners

Ralph Bryant Vocational Excellence Award:

Maureen Dibben

Neville Royal Service Above Self Award:

Gail Rixom

Pride of Workmanship Awards:    

Shane Pankhurst

Lois Hewit

Kevin Booth

Carissa Burton

Alex Bennett

Cardiac Team Wyong Hospital


State of Origin

1st June

Watch the State of Origin on the BIG SCREEN

Maurie Schokman invites you to see the game on the big screen at his home on 1st June.

Come along and enjoy good food and company while watching the game.

Just let Maurie know if you can make it.


Club Changeover Dinner

WHEN: Wednesday 29th June, 2016

TIME: 6:30 for 7:00pm

WHERE: Fuel Depot Canton Beach

COST: $35pp

The venue is very exclusive but not very large and can only cater for 50 people so get your bookings in early


Veronica Herbert and Anne-Marie Marshall



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

30th May.................................Transferred meeting at Wyong Tuggerah

5th June..................................Elandra hands on project

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

29th June................................Club Changeover Dinner.

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