23rd April, 2017


President's Message

Unfortunately for family reasons P. Mitch is unable to send his normal message.

We wish to thank Stuart McCarthy who gave us a thought provoking presentation on Living with Alzheimer's, a disease we can all relate to either personally or someone we know. Thanks Stuart.

Wyong Rotary Rock'n Roll night on 6th May please please help support this event, email P. Mitch with your booking. Venue Glass House The Entrance. See flyer at bottom of Newsletter for more details.

This year RCNT have made a major commitment to Rotary Foundation.  There is a very interesting report produced by Foundation (see report CLUB CHALLENGE RESULTS in Whats Up) on how our donation of US$2650 along with donations from 42 other clubs, has raised US$854,625. Our donations are matched with District and Global grants, worth a read. Well done District 9685.

Annual charity Golf Day is set for Friday 27th October. We are sure Jenny will need helpers, sponsors, players etc. please email Jenny if you can help. Application/Registration forms will be available soon.

Have a great weekend. 

Kind Regards


Yours in Rotary

President Elect David Knight finally gets his Club Dinner Badge Congratulations


Note from eNewsletter / WEB Editor

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


10th May, 2017 A Must Attend Meeting. We have a very special speaker Michael Bendon an Australian archaeologist and author  who will present on a virtually untold story of ANZAC troops in WWII - For more information see below


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 12th April, 2017 


Our guest speaker was our own Stuart McCarthy who give us a presentation on:

Integrated Living and Alzheimer’s


Next Meeting

Wednesday 26th April, 2017


Dinner meeting - fellowship

6.30pm for a 7pm start


Debbie, had 2 guest speakers organised, but unfortunately they both cancelled.


President Elect David Knight will give us an interesting and informative presentation on his B---A- Collection. 


3rd May, 2017 - NO MEETING 


Meeting 10th May, 2017

Guest Speaker 

Michael Bendon


Who is Michael Bendon? 

I am an Australian archaeologist and author and would present on a virtually untold story of ANZAC troops in WWII. Rather than write at length about this if you visit my website (appears below) much of the information is there. You will also find a list of my past presentations, a great number of which have been to Rotary clubs. I am sure that a quick email to any of the presidents or members of those clubs would bring a very positive response about my presentation style and content. A TV interview with me about the work, filmed on location in Crete, was aired on channel 7two December 3rd, 2016 - The Travel Bug. It is I believe still available of catch-up TV.

I do not charge for speaking but I do ask that a minimum of 5 books be purchased on the evening. Actually it is unusual for less than this be sold at any of my presentations but it has happened. The book retails for $49.95 but I sell at the meetings for $40. My apologies for speaking about money but I must to cover both my time and travelling costs. Many clubs visited have found the book of a style most suitable to donate to a local school library or to be gifted to a particular visitor to the club. The book was presented last year to the HSC students who received honors awards in particular subject areas. 

NOTE: RCNT will purchase the books and present to local schools.



Put this in your diary - Game 1 State Of Origin 31st May - BBQ at Maurie's place, including knife making demonstration given by Stuart McCarthy - more details to follow


Birthdays April, 2017

13th April - Mark D'Adam

14th April - Alan Miles

24th April - Graham Steel


Anniversaries April, 2017

13th April - Justin & Kim Dover



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

10th May 2017                        Speaker Michael Bendon

11th May 2017                        Pride Of Workmanship Awards

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

27th Oct 2017                         RCNT Annual Charity Golf Day -  Kooindah Waters


Whats Up


Dear President Mitch,


Our CCMUNA team - representing the combined local Rotary Clubs -  has pleasure in inviting all Rotarians and their guests to the annual CCMUNA Assembly to be held at the Erina Community Centre ( at the Hive near the Erina Fair Library) on Thursday 18th May, commencing 9.00 am.


23 teams from 16-18 public and independent CC High Schools will be debating current global issues from the perspective of their chosen country on every continent. The issues focus on sustainable tourism and development goals, refugee crisis, climate change and a proposal to move the UN Head Quarters out of  the USA. Each team will address a peace resolution prompting each countries youth personal contributions.


The official opening will be at 10.45 am after the morning tea break by CC Council Administrator Ian Reynolds. DG Bruce Lakin will present the winner's trophy at 4.00 pm aided by the UoN CC as our major sponsor. We commend our new website www.ccmuna.com for further program details, resolutions and much more, gratefully acknowledging the UoN's expertise.


 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.


RCNT Annual Charity Golf Day

Friday 27th October, 2017