26th March, 2017


President's Message

 Hello everyone hope you are all well,

Great meeting last week well over 20 people at the meeting including our guest, thanks to the team from Uniting Care Australia for their presentation on the excellent work they do in the community. Also thanks to Wayne from Wyong club and Jason from the Erina club for making us aware of two great upcoming events. Hopefully we can have a club night out and support these two events.

 Jason from Erina sent an email which I hope has been included in the Newsletter thanking us all for our hospitality and making him feel welcome and included in the meeting, he also like our running screen of our clubs work that is shown every week. Great work we all as members must ALL remember to make our guest and potential members feel this way every week.

 With our donation to Foundation that we said we would do unfortunately turns out that it can only be one $2,650.00 US donation per club that will turn into $19,000 odd dollars so we have do that. Because the Foundation is our charity of choice I will speak with David Rands about how we can make sure this money does the most work.

 The Race day is approaching very quickly and tickets to attend the day will again be $90 for members and $110.00 for guests, this includes entry, lunch and beer, wine and soft drink in the function room of the members stand. We may need one or two more sponsors so if you know any business that maybe interested then please let me know.

We urgently need donations for our treasure chest that will be raffled at the race day, we are going to fill it with Alcohol and Easter eggs and we asking  all members if you can to donate one of two items. Could you please bring this along to next week meeting or get it Mitch office ASAP.

 Look forward to seeing you at this week’s meeting were Peita from Shelter box will be bringing us up to date about their great work around the world. Pease get your meals selections  in early.


Kind Regards


Yours in Rotary



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Thank you email received from Jason van Ritten, Rotary Club Erina after attending our weekly meeting on 15th March 2017.

Hi Mitch,

I would like to thank you and your Club for the hospitality with which I was greeted. Many members made a point of coming and greeting me and this does not always happen to visitors to Rotary Clubs and the membership is to be commended for this initiative. I was also impressed by the PowerPoint display running during the meeting. 

Jason van Ritten

Rotary Club of Erina Inc.


Peter McCloskey update on Community Raffle (as at 11th March)

Our Community Raffle , with first prize being $3500 CASH , will be drawn on the 14th June.

5600  raffle tickets have already been issued however still some ways to go yet if we are to better last year's ticket sales of 12,600

Here's a  list of the community groups that   have registered to participate in RCNT 2017 Community Raffle.

Do you know a community group who might wish to participate in our 2017 Community Raffle?

If so pass on their  details to Peter McCloskey .

Ronald McDonald Family Room

Wyong Lakes AFL Club

Wyong Girl Guides

Cararoo Foundation

Didi Foundation

The Lakes Surf Life Saving Club Ltd

DALE Young Parents School 

Camp Breakaway

Job Centre Aust

Lutanda Childrens Services

1st Kanwal Venturer Group

1st Noraville Scout Group

Autism Central Coast Inc



Last Meeting 

Wednesday 15th March, 2017


What a great dinner and meeting

23 members and speakers attended, everyone for what ever reason was on a high (happy, joking, relaxed). The meals were exceptional just all in all a good meeting. 

1. Members from Erina & Wyong Rotary attended and updated us on a couple events they are holding. P. Mitch urged members to support the 60's Rock'n Roll Night at Wyong. (see flyers for both events in "whats up" section")

If anyone is interested in attending the Rock'n Roll night email me and lets see if we can get an RCNT table. mschokman@bigpond.com

2. We Care Uniting gave us a great presentation. I can only recommend that you visit their web site and read about the great work they are doing:  



Next Meeting 29th March, 2017


Weekly dinner meeting/ club forum

6.30pm for 7pm Start

Come and join in the conversation 


 Guest speaker Peita Berzins from Shelter Box

Peita's presentation is on Rotary- New Horizons for Shelter Box ?


 5th April, 2017 - NO MEETING


6th April, 2017 - ANNUAL RACE DAY

The Race day is approaching very quickly and tickets to attend the day will again be $90 for members and $110.00 for guests, this includes entry, lunch and beer, wine and soft drink in the function room of the members stand.


Please email Mitch with your bookings and deposit funds into RCNT Communityl Account 

Greater Bank Limited   BSB 637000  Account Number 717784669 Reference RACE SURNAME


BOOKINGS EMAIL:   mitch@twinlakesair.com.au


Notice to all 2017-18 Board and Club Members. See following 2017-18 District training dates:


President Elects Training (PETS)

Saturday 1 April 2017

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Talavera Road, North Ryde


District Assembly

Sunday 23 April 2017

The Kings School

Pennant Hills Road, Parramatta


These events will begin with registrations at 8.30am and formal start at 9.00am, finishing at 4.30pm.


The training content will be informative and entertaining. It is a Rotary International requirement that each club is represented at PETS and District Assembly. If your club's President Elect cannot attend it is important that a representative from the club take their place.


Birthdays March, 2017

20th March - Rebecca (Stuart McCarthy Partner)

23rd March - Ruth Stephens

25th March - Gavin McLeod


Anniversaries March, 2017 

18th March - George & Jenny Abourizk

28th March - Adam & Ann-Marie Marshall



29th March 2017                     Dinner Meeting PLUS guest speaker Peta from Shelter Box

1st April 2017                          District PETS Training for all 2017 President Elect

5th April 2017                          No Meeting

6th April 2017                          Annual Race Day Wyong

23rd April 2017                       District Assembly Training all Board Members for 2017-18


Whats Up


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Family Movie Day Out

Put Sunday 23 April in your diaries to bring the kids along to a private screening of Beauty and the Beast (last day of the school holidays).  Looking forward to seeing you all there. 


6th May - Wyong Tuggerah Rotary

FUN 60's Rock'n Roll Night

As President Mitch said in his Presidents Message "Wyong Rotary always support RCNT in events we hold" we should therefore make an effort and reciprocate at this event. Lets see if we can get a table.


For those interested please email Maurie on mschokman@bigpond.com


Lioness Club of Toukley

Invite you to attend luncheon on 30th April


The Lions Childhood Cancer Foundation