9th April, 2017


President's Message

 Hello everyone hope you are all well,

 Thanks to Peita from Shelter box on the update of the fantastic work they are doing around the world and like all charity organisation it was interesting to see how they have had to adopt the help and provide and made it more relevant to each disaster situation.

 Yesterday was our annual race day which has now been running form some 10 years or so and we were blessed with some fine weather and a full day of racing. Whilst the numbers were down a bit this year we still manage to have a great day and raise some $12,000.00 odd dollars to help with our work thru out the year. Also a huge thankyou to all those that donated the Easter eggs and alcohol to our hamper box which went to a very deserving young couple and their baby from Gorokan. These days would be no near as successful without the help of members like Jenny and Maurie who always put in so much effort to making the day a success so thank you. 

 Please remember Wyong club is holding their 60”s night on Saturday the 6TH May and I would love our club to be well represented at this night. If you can go please let me know how many tickets you will need and I will get them altogether. Please as a club let’s support this night and have a fun night out.

 Not sure who our guest speaker is next week but hopefully it’s in the newsletter somewhere we also have a board meeting first at 5.30pm so please get there on time if you can.

 Jan and Annette are both off to Nepal and we wish them all the very best for a safe and enjoyable trip and look forward to hearing their stories when they get back.

 For those who are board members next year during David’s year as President please remember to register and attend District assembly it’s very important you attend and attend the breakout sessions for your avenue of service for the year. Any questions please talk tom DAVID.   

Kind Regards


Yours in Rotary

Meet little "River" winner of our Hamper Box. River and his family will have a great Easter. Mum says she is going to use the chest to store River's used nappies.



Note from eNewsletter / WEB Editor

As you did last year, please supply me with stories, articles etc. for Newsletter. 


Rotary Cyclone Debbie Appeal

On March 28, Cyclone Debbie a category 4 cyclone devastated areas from Bowen South to Mackay region, these communities which are located in Rotary D9550 and Rotary D9570 need assistance.   

 On behalf of DG Craig from D9570 and I, we have set up an appeal to assist those in need following the aftermath of the cyclone. Please see below details below with links to the RAWCS website for clubs or individuals wanting to make tax deductible donations.  If you could distribute through to your clubs and your contacts, this would be greatly appreciated.  

 Rotary Down under will also be sending out a newsletter with this information. 

Thank you Debbie and the crew for your follow up on this and thank you Michael Willis from RAWCS in making it happen so quickly.  

The sponsoring Club is Rotary Club of District 9550 and 9570 This is a National Region project registered for project funding. 

Tax deductibility is granted through "Rotary Australia Disaster Funding Appeals" – ABN 54 563 288 318.





Last Meeting 

Wednesday 29th March, 2017 


Guest speaker Peita Berzins from Shelter Box


Peita's presentation was on Rotary

New Horizons for Shelter Box ?

An excellent and informative presentation on how Shelter Box has now added Shelter Kits to its disaster relief options. These kits provide tools, tarps, solar lighting etc. allowing those effected by disaster to repair their home and quickly restore some order to their lives. These kits are proving to be a great success.

Visit: http://www.shelterboxaustralia.com.au/


Next Meeting 12th April, 2017

5.30pm Board Meeting,  Board Room Hali.

Followed By

Weekly dinner meeting

6.30pm for 7pm Start


Our guest speaker this evening is our own Stuart McCarthy who will give us a presentation on his organisation

Integrated Living and Alzheimer’s


6th April, 2017 - Some Race Day Pic's 


 19th April, 2017 - NO MEETING



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


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 April, 2017

13th April - Mark D'Adam

14th April - Alan Miles

24th April - Graham Steel


Anniversaries April, 2017

13th April - Justin & Kim Dover



12th April 2017                        5.30pm Board Meeting Hali Board Room

12th April 2017                        Dinner Meeting - Guest Speaker Stuart McCarthy

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

11th May 2017                        Pride Of Workmanship Awards

31st May 2017                        State Of Origin - BBQ at Debra/Phil/ Maurie's place


Whats Up


 Rotary Leadership Institute Course


Those who have been say "The course is by far the most educational, inspirational and motivational element of Rotary thus far. The people who deliver the course are not dogmatic, not zealous, but they do know their subject and can deliver it very effectively. Michael Sawczak., RC The Entrance, RLI 39

 Excellent workshop, very beneficial to everybody;  Excellent! Time well spent; Eye-opening; Gives confidence in initiating a club project; The course is an essential activity for all members. Participant feedback from RLI 37."

 Register for RLI 40 now and discover what they are talking about for yourself:

 RLI 40 is scheduled as follows, all Sundays:

RLI Course 40.1 - April 30

RLI Course 40.2 - 21 May

RLI Course 40.3 - June 4

 Register online at: https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=c0744c75-1180-403e-be93-f86f5fb0f10b


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 Mitch with your numbers.