18th September, 2016


President's Message

Over the last several weeks we have had a number of Senior Rotarians from District 9685 visit our club and give us the latest information available on a number of subjects.

Last Wednesday was no exception with an old friend PDG Bryan O'Shannassy giving us a insightful presentation to the Rotary Leadership Institute. Over the last 5 years many current members of RCNT have attended the 3 day course. I encourage all members to refer to the Agenda (attached below) to review the subject matter covered over the 3 days. If you can find the time, 3 single days spread over 3 months, it will be time well spent.

For personal reasons P.Mitch has had to postpone the Board Meeting to 5.30pm on Wednesday 21st September. Following the meeting we  have a very proud PP Annette present to us our young student who will represent RCNT at next years National Youth Science Forum. Jasmine Green will give us a presentation on the Forum process and what she hopes to achieve.

Remember to please make contact with PP Jenny and see if you can be of assistance at the rescheduled Golf Day now the 4th November 2016.

We have a presentation at Wyong Hospital on the 21st September at 9.30am, (see below) P.Mitch will email all those members who agreed to attend. Remember press will be in attendance so Rotary shirts and badges may be appropriate attire. 

Please remember to ask someone RUOK and listen to the answer. We can all do our bit to help the growing epidemic of Mental Health.

Please review "Dates For Your Diary" and note we start our pilot fortnightly meetings on 28th September.

Reminder to book for District Governor Official Combined Club Visit on 15th October. Let Mitch know when you make the booking, if we have the numbers we could investigate hiring bus or similar shared transport.

Don't forget to book your attendance and meal order as early as possible, so we can organise and book meals.

Enjoy the week implementing the Four Way Test in all we do and say:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Regards & blessings

David Knight
President Elect 

Yours in Rotary

PP Jenny Abourizk, PE David Knight, Guest Speaker PDG Bryan O'Shannassy

Lyn Thompson and Bruce Thompson (not related)




New Member Stuart McCarthy

Finally gets his Club Badge


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.


Don't forget to also send apology if you cannot make the meeting.




Latest Edition 15th September, 2016


9.30am, 21st September, 2016.


Visit Wyong Hospital to see "bed sensors" donated by RCNT from funds raised at Race Day. Mitch will update on details when he returns from vacation.



Board Meeting 14th September, 2016

5.30pm Board Room  Hali Bowling 



Followed by Weekly Meeting 6.30pm for 7pm



Weekly Meeting 21st September, 2016


RCNT Youth Director PP Annette D'Adam, presents our successful student at National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Jasmine Green 

PP Annette attended the NYSF Orientation Dinner on Saturday 3rd September with our student Jasmine Green and her parents Daniella and Richard.  The evening celebrated the successful students across our District 9685. 

 "It was wonderful to see 4 Central Coast girls represented". 

The evening was a wonderful showcase of the types of activities the students will focus on during their stay on January 17.  There is a strong contingent of students who are interested in furthering their studies in Chemistry, Engineering,  Psychology and Science to name a few. Very inspiring young people that oozed confidence and determination. 

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jasmine in being a successful candidate and that we at Northlakes Toukley Rotary are all very proud and honoured to support you in your future goals.

Well done and good luck to all the students



21st September, 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 21st September

                  Stuart McCarthy and Bruce Thompson

Meeting 28th September Cancelled

Meeting 5th October 

                 Debbie Carroll and Roshni Sinha

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 14th September

Speaker: PDG Bryan O'Shannassy

Rotary Leadership Institute

The success of Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in District 9685 is because it delivers skills and knowledge that Rotarians can apply straight away in their clubs.  RLI (1) hones leadership skills, (2) builds Rotary knowledge, (3) gives a perspective about where Rotary has been and where it is now, and (4) shares a vision of what Rotary can be.  This is all done while (5) networking with Rotarians from other clubs and (6) providing opportunities for partnering in service. 

 The three-part course is held on Saturdays or Sundays at our District Office, Thornleigh. Morning tea and lunch are provided.  Each day starts at 8:30 for 9:00am and finishes around 3:45pm. 

 Until further notice, District is bearing the full cost as part of its training budget .

Courses 37 (Sundays) and 38 (Saturdays) and are open for registration:

RLI 37 runs 18 September, 9 October, 30 October

RLI 38 runs 15 October, 12 November and 26 November


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 4th 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


BOOK AT: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=221049

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 SEPTEMBER, 2016

3rd September - Adam Marshall

12th September - Raylee McLeod

14th September - Maurie Schokman

20th September - Mitch Cowan

23rd September - Allan Thompson

27th September - Colin Stephens

30th September - Roshni Sinha


Anniversaries AUGUST, 2016 


Anniversaries SEPTEMBER, 2016 

4th September - Ken & Maryann Smith




21st September                    9.30am RCNT Wyong Hospital presentation

21st September                    Board Meeting 5.30pm Hali Board Room

21st September                    Jasmine Green National Youth Science Forum

28th September                    NO MEETING (start pilot fortnightly meetings)  

5th October                         Club Forum

12th October                        Meeting Cancelled Transferred to 15th October          

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.


Since the launch of Rotary Global Rewards on 1 July 2015, over 100,000 members have visited the site! We would like to thank you for supporting the program by spreading awareness of it among your district and clubs.  

If you have not visited Rotary Global Rewards recently, we now have over 1,500 offers worldwide. We recommend using the member benefits program both locally and when you travel. 

If you’d like to give discounts to other Rotarians, add your own company’s special offers to the growing portfolio of Rotary Global Rewards. To date, over 350 offers have been posted by Rotarians.

We have also added two new and exciting global travel offers, a hotel discount center and an airline discount center, which provide great discounts and give up to 10 percent of your purchase back to Rotary.

See www.rotary.org/globalrewards for details. Spend less, give more.

Best regards,

Rotary Global Rewards program team



Included again this week to see if we can 

help Central Coast Rotaract attract young members

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



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