28th August, 2016


President's Message

 First I would like to welcome Stuart McCarthy to RCNT and congratulations on becoming a member of our club. We hope that you and your partner Rebecca enjoy your time in the club and we all look forward to getting to know you both better over the coming month.

 A big thank you to Bruce de Graaf for making the trip in this bad weather and giving us this thoughts on membership and how to keep increasing our membership which is a very important and a role that every member in the club needs to help with. Thanks to Christine and Toni for joining us last night, and hope that you will consider joining us soon in work in the community and abroad.

 Unfortunately the Golf day has had to be postponed until November due to course being water logged and we are unable to use the carts. Jenny has worked very hard on making the day a success and I am sure it will be a great day in November and hopefully the weather will be a lot better. 

 It was great to see Bruce back and looking well, Bruce needs someone to help him plan the Primary Citizenship awards and someone he can show how it works so they can hopefully take it over in the years to come. These awards have been a part of the club for a long time and an important part of community and youth work that we do. If you can help please let Bruce know ASAP.

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.

 I hope everyone received our activities calendar for the year so far and have adjusted for changes in meeting nights. Some members have a problem with getting there to start at 6pm so we will continue to start at 6.30pm for 7pm sharp start.

 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 23 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




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


Re-establishing Central Coast Rotaract


First meeting planned for Thursday 27th October, 2016 commencing 6pm. Building 123 Donnison Street, Gosford.


Please share the attached flyer with your children, grandchildren, past and present elected RYLARIANS and RYPENS or any young person between the ages of 18-30 you know of in the community that will benefit from something such as Rotaract. 

Alanna Julian



Weekly Meeting 31st August, 2016

Marine Rescue Norah Heads

Deputy Unit Commander PAT THOMPSON


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.  



31st 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 31st August

                   Gavin McLeod and Jan Pryor

Meeting 7th September

                  Rasik Sinha & Graham Steel 

Meeting 14th September

                  Colin Stephens & Lyn Thompson 

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 24th August, 2016

Speaker: Bruce de Graaf

District Membership Chairperson


New Member Induction Stuart McCarthy

Congratulations new member Stuart and partner Rebecca welcome to RCNT.

We have been fortunate in the last four weeks to have 3 excellent speakers from District. Bruce thank you for an entertaining and informative presentation.  

Picture Induction Stuart McCarthy


Weekly Meeting 7th September, 2016


Speaker: Helen Isenhour

 Head Space Lake Haven 

Details will be provided when available



Board Meeting 14th September, 2016

5.30pm Board Room  Hali Bowling 




Weekly Meeting - following board meeting

Speaker: Bryan O'Shannassy Rotary Leadership Institute


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


RCNT Golf Day:

Rescheduled for November, 2016 

Jenny is looking for volunteers, 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.



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



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)

4th November                       Annual Gold Day

24th November                     Central Coast Rotary Foundation Centenary 


Whats Up

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.


Rotary Club St Ives, Comedy For a Cause

September 10th, 2016





Balgowlah Rotary Club, 27th Annual Golf Day

Manly Golf Club September 25th, 2016




 Australian Rotary Health, Race Day

9th October, 2016



The Epping Club 28th November, 2016


Keynote speaker: Kalyan Banerjee, Past RI President

Table for 10 - $700 or $75 per person




President Mitch, New members Rebecca & Stuart, guests Toni & Christine, District Chair Membership Bruce de Graaf.


Debbie is doing that "head & tail" thing again and now she has our guest doing it as well !!!!!!!

See you all next  Wednesday.   Maurie