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President's Message


The turn out of members was a bit disappointing, nevertheless  Salvation Army Area Coordinator Hans Schryver, gave an impressive presentation on the services provided by the Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) on the Central Coast & Hunter Region. Helping organisations like Fire & rescue, Police, Parks & Wildlife, Rural Fire and dozens more of similar organisations. The shed being proposed as a major project for RCNT will help SAES store all the equipment used by SAES in a single location. This project was approved by the Board in the September Board Meeting. On the 4th October we have a very proud Jan Pryor presenting to us her Foundations CEO from Nepal. For more detailed bio on Sudip see below. Please come along and support Jan.

Reminder to also inform PE Roshni on your intention to be a Centurion.


Regards & blessings

David Knight

President 2017/18



Note from eNewsletter / WEB Editor

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NOTE: meetings will now be on 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month. Board Meetings will be at 5.30pm before the 1st meeting in the month.

REMINDER to send Roshni email if you wish to be a Centurion this year. 

Annual Report for 2016 - 2017 is now available on web site under MEMBER SECTION


Next Meeting 4th October 2017


Rotarian & Founder of Didi Foundation Nepal - Jan Pryor

Presents CEO Sudip Koirala - Director Didi Foundation Nepal

Some Background information:

Sudip Koirala, is the co-founder and Director of Didi Foundation Nepal. responsible for implementing and managing all projects which include: Bright Future Learning Centre for underprivileged  children, Didi Headquarters which runs life-skill training programs for disadvantaged women and small micro businesses for sewing graduates. He oversees the Foundation outreach programs which includes supplying educational resources to three highly marginalised and severely disadvantaged schools. Also, implements the Foundations women's health program which focus's on female health education and medical care for impoverished. 

He is the youngest Rotarian in Nepal and the current President Nominee of the Rotary Club of Rudramati, RI District 3292 Nepal and Bhutan. He holds an MBA degree in Global leadership and Management from Tribhuvan University School of Management and Handong Global University, South Korea. He was the charter President of Rotaract Club of Manohara and Leo Club of Kathmandu Fulbari. He is also the Past District President for Leo District 325 B2 and he is also an Honorary Member of the Rotary club of Fort Collins USA,  who awarded him the Paul Harris Fellow at the age of 25. 

Through his humanitarian service, he has implemented over  85 community development projects in various parts of Nepal. He currently lectures in Social Business and Entrepreneurship at various Universities in Nepal. 




Duty Roster for the evening:

Debbie Carroll

Brett Herbert


Meeting 20th September 2017

Speaker Hans Schryver

Salvation Army Area Coordinator

Emergency Services Central Coast & Hunter


As a major project this year RCNT are looking at donating a "large" shed where the Salvation Army can store emergency equipment which at this time is stored all over the place, this is most inefficient when emergency's and disasters occur.  

Picture: Bruce Hodges, P.David Knight, GUEST Hans Schryver, Philip Schokman


Birthdays September/October, 2017

 23rd September - Alan Thompson

30th September - Roshni Sinha 

10th October - Peter McCloskey

19th October - Bruce Thompson


 Anniversaries September/October, 2017

4th September - Maryann & Ken Smith

19th October - Debra & Maurie Schokman

21st October - Lyn and Alan Thompson

24th October - Graham & Ann Steel




4th October 2017                         Meet Didi Foundation CEO from Nepal

5th October 2017                         Rotary Clubs Central Coast Combined Dinner

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


Whats Up


More than 1.7 million people have been affected in Nepal and over 8 million in Bangladesh. The monsoon rains in Bangladesh have been some of the worst to hit the country in four decades, with 1/3 of the country experiencing flooding.



Become a Rotary Centurion Annual Fee $100

Our Director Foundation PE Roshni is currently on vacation and has asked all members interested in becoming a Centurion to send her an email, payment can be sorted out when Roshni get back from vacation. We already have a number of members who are Centurions.

Click on Foundation logo below to view latest Foundation Newsletter, many wonderful stories on how Foundation funds are spent.

 Email Roshni Sinha : rosalynprasadsinha@yahoo.ca


Thursday 5th October 2017

Rotary Clubs Of Central Coast Combined Dinner

For more details contact Annona Pearse

Phone – 0407 402 518


Friday 27th October, 2017

RCNT Annual Charity Golf Day





March 2018

Paddle For Autoimmune (Pulmonary Hypertension)

PAH - 4 Bridges

As you are probably aware Mery Anne Bonnici from the Rotary Club of Kariong Somersby has asked our 3 clubs (Wyong, Northlakes and The Entrance) to support Alan Woods with his plans to hold a Kayak Marathon Fundraiser on the Tuggerah Lake in March next year.

This fundraiser will assist A/P Glenn Reeves in vital research into autoimmune diseases especially Pulmonary Hypertension. 

Click on Kayak BELOW for more details


This Week's Humour


This is a wonderful idea ...

With Britain out of the EU, why should Europe continue to speak English and continue being "linguistically manipulated" by non members who don’t wont to be part of the organization anyway!?

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English."

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c." Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.  The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k."  This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter. 

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f."  This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v."

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza.  Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.