8th February, 2015


President's Message (or not!)

Our esteemed President is somewhere on the high seas between Sydney and Brisbane no doubt having a wonderful time and giving no thought whatsoever to the goings on at Northlakes Toukley.  We can all be just envious.

We hope that you and Pat are enjoying yourselves and come back refreshed and ready for the grind once again.



This Week

Get ready for an evening of fun, fellowship and information on Wednesday night.

Ever wondered how your teatime sausage is made? How to cook a great BBQ steak? These and many other burning questions will be answered when host George Abourizk entertains us at Meat At Georges, for our latest vocational visit meeting.

Don't miss it, usual time but at Meat At Georges, East Toukley.


Greg James (centre) with President Peter and Past President Annette

Last Week's Guest

Greg James from the Red Cross raised our awareness of the emergency REDiPlan and the recommended four steps to prepare your household for any emergency.  In brief the Emergency REDiPlan is a Red Cross community information program to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.


Pride of Workmanship Award

Northlakes Toukley Rotary has great pleasure in calling for nominees for our Awards Night on 27th May 2015.

Nomination forms are available to complete on line by clicking here or provide this website address to any who may be interested


To obtain hard copies contact Jan Pryor

Nominations should be returned by close of business on 25th February, 2015 


How Healthy is your Club?

from Rotary Weekly

Healthy clubs regularly ask themselves whether the benefits they offer match the expectations of their members. Is your club fun? Are members connecting, developing friendships, and finding rewarding service opportunities? At a recent training event for incoming leaders, Michael McQueen (pictured), a member of the Rotary Club of Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia, spoke about why club leaders must be willing to try new things.

• Read about McQueen’s presentation

• Read General Secretary John Hewko’s address to district governors

• Download Club Assessment Tools


How to mix service and fun in your club activities

from Rotary Weekly

Evan Burrell  (pictured) joined a Rotaract club when he was 18. His reasons at first were not all that altruistic: he wanted to make friends and find a girlfriend. But Burrell, who did meet his wife through Rotary, also learned that serving others brought him incredible joy. In a post for Rotary Voices, Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, talks about how service can be fun and why it is a wonderful benefit of Rotary membership.

• Read Burrell’s post

• Discover what young professionals are looking for in Rotary

• Find out how to take your club from good to great with our Be a Vibrant Club leadership plan


Foundation Money Box

How is your money box going?  

So far we have four new Centurians that have saved their $100 with at least one more on the way.  Let's see if we can have a few more before the end of this Rotary year.



Pat McCloskey | Jill Cowan | Lorelle Thompson


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