21st August, 2016


President's Message

 This week we induct a new member into the club it would be great see as many members there on the night to welcome Stuart into the club. We will also be joined by District membership chair Bruce de Graff who I am sure will give a very good presentation on membership. Why not invite someone to join you on the night I have.

 Thank you Peter and Sharon Crean from Beyond Water and their daughter Liz for joining us on Wednesday night and informing us of there work in East Africa. It highlights the many struggles people face in many parts on the world. Maurie and Jan would understand all too well these struggles and the simple things that we all take granted. The world is very lucky to have such dedicated people in the world like Peter, Sharon, Maurie, Jan and many other people who care so very much, about trying to making a difference in other people lives who they don’t even know and are not their responsibility. All the while having people questioning their intentions and asking them what’s in it for them. You are all very remarkable people and have my utmost respect for what you do and the lengths you go to ensure it happens.

 Some important meeting date changes for the coming months. Please note these and pencil them in, we would like to have as many people from the club at both events please.

Wednesday the 12th October 2016 meeting cancelled

 Saturday the 15th October DG Bruce Lakin meeting with Upper Central Coast Clubs at Gosford Leagues club, please bring your partners as they are very welcome. Cost is $45.00 per head. Booking information attached to newsletters.

 Wednesday the 23rd November 2016 meeting cancelled

 Thursday the 24th November Central Coast celebrations of the Foundation 100 years at Breakers country club Terrigal. Cost is $26.50 each plus a 60 cents booking fee. Booking information will be in the newsletter.

 Could members please go ahead and start booking and as you do please send me an email advising me of your attendance for these events, if we get enough members going will see about organising a bus for both events.

 I will be away from the 25th August until the 11th September and in my absence president elect David will be hosting the meetings please give the support we should and when I get back we are going to look at trialling Fortnightly meetings to see if we can get all members to meetings twice a month more about that soon.

Why not invite a friend or someone you know that maybe interested in maybe joining Rotary. We have had a couple of potential members visit so far, let’s see if can get at least one visitor or potential member join us EVERY week. Remember if you don’t ask people if they maybe interested in joining Rotary then you will never know if they are interested.

 Please remember to reply to Maurie as early as possible if you are attending meetings, this will make life a lot easier for him. 

 Yours in Rotary


We have a request to start Wednesday meetings at 6pm, if there are any objections please inform P.Mitch. Trial planned for later in September. Thanks.



Note from eNewsletter / WEB Editor


Your attendance and meal orders for Wednesdays meeting must be sent to me by 10am on the Wednesday, giving me time to correlate the information and place dinner orders with Hali by mid day.

Thanks, Maurie


District 9685

DG's eNews - 18th August


Weekly Meeting 24th August, 2016

Speaker: Bruce de Graaf

District Membership Chairperson


New Member Induction Stuart McCarthy

As President Mitch mentioned in his President's Message, it would be great to see as many members attend and help welcome our new member Stuart.

We also have guest speaker Bruce de Graaf who is our  District Membership Chairperson, we understand Bruce is quite an entertaining and engaging presenter.  


It is worth spending a few minutes to view video



24th August, 2016

Please use the link below to indicate your attendance and meal selection for this week

 It is imperative that your indication is made prior to 10am Wednesday as the meal order is given to the club at this time.



Club Program Officer - Torin O'Grady 

If your name is allocated and you cannot make the meeting it will be your responsibility to make contact with other Rotarian's attending and organise someone to take your place. 

Meeting 24th August

                    Peter McCloskey and Adam Marshall

Meeting 31st August

                   Gavin McLeod and Jan Pryor

Maurie & Graham will continue to book the meals and organise visual PC's etc. each week and will email an attendance list around mid day on the Wednesday,  to the 2 people on duty that night. Please print and bring the list with you.



Last Week Meeting 17th August, 2016

Speaker: Sharon & Peter Crean BeyondWater

A wonderful, inspirational presentation given by two very dedicated people trying to make a difference in Africa. I think President Mitch covered it all in his President's Message. 




RCNT Charity Golf Day 26th Aug, 2016

Jenny is looking for volunteers on the 26th August, if you are able to help please make contact with Jenny ASAP. We have around 100 players registered and could use another 20 to 30 players, so please consider registering a team or we can find you a group.



Weekly Meeting 31st August, 2016

Marine Rescue Norah Heads

Deputy Unit Commander PAT THOMPSON

(see Community Service Advert Below)

This is a subject very close to us all, and I for one will be looking forward to hearing from Deputy Unit Commander Pat Thompson, on what Marine Rescue does and how can we as a coastal Rotary club  can help.  


District Governor Official

Combined Club Visit

Saturday 15th October, 2016


Wednesday 12th October meeting cancelled.


District 9685 Governor Bruce Lakin    

2016-2017 combined club Official Visit

DATE:         Saturday 15th October
TIME:          6pm till 11pm
VENUE:      Parkview Room
                   Central Coast Leagues
                   Dane Drive
                   Gosford NSW 2250
                    Phone. (02 43259888)

COST.         $45 per person

                   2 Course Meal
                   Bread Roll/ Tea or Coffee
                   Bar Service - Cash Basis


RSVP and FULL PAYMENT                                
                    Friday 30th September 2016
                    Suzanne Evans ADG
                    Upper Central Coast


Central Coast Rotary Foundation Centenary Celebration 24 November, 2016


Venue - Breakers Country Club, Terrigal

Time - 6pm for 6.30pm

Cost - $26.50 pp plus 60c booking fee


Wednesday 23rd November meeting cancelled


It is our intention to have a stand at the dinner celebrating Northlakes Toukley and our involvement in Foundation


Birthdays AUGUST, 2016

12th August - Jenny Abourizk 

15th August - George Abourizk

15th August - Maryann Smith

23rd August - Jacqueline Miles


Anniversaries AUGUST, 2016 

7th August - Jacqueline & Alan Miles 

19th August - David & Judy Knight

20th August - Gavin & Raylee McLeod



24th August                          Bruce de Graaf District  Membership & Member Induction

26th August                          Annual Charity Golf Day

31st August                          Pat Thompson Marine Rescue Norah Head

7th September                      Head Space Lake Haven Helen Isenhour

14th September                    Board Meeting 5.30 Hali Board Room

14th September                    Bryan O'Shannassy Rotary Leadership Institute 

15th October                        Combined DG Club Visit (Saturday @ Central Coast Leagues)

24th November                     Central Coast Rotary Foundation Centenary 


Whats Up


Membership of Fellowship Directory. NOW on RCNT web site under Member Section.


We need your pre-loved Rotary Down Under magazines. After reading your monthly magazine please bring them along to Wednesday meeting and we will look at attaching an RCNT details sticker on the back of the magazine and redistribute to waiting rooms in the district.


Australian Rotary Health Race Day 9th October, 2016

Dear Rotarians,

Please find attached an Australian Rotary Health Race Day flyer. This will be held on Sunday, 9th October, 2016 at Hawkesbury Racecourse. 

We hope you and your Club members can attend.

 Thanks & kind regards,

 Jenny Towe

Office Manager

Australian Rotary Health

PO Box 3455 Parramatta NSW 2124

Phone (02) 8837 1900 | Fax (02) 9635 5042


Lorelle & Bruce Travel Blog - Leaving UK

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