Chartered 18th May 1962 District 9685 


Facebook: Northlakes Toukley Rotary  

Web Site: www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au


President's Message

Greetings for a Rotary New Year 

I have been keeping this quote in reserve for the first 2018 Newsletter:

‘There is so much pleasure in Rotary activities. The dinner meetings bring you in contact with your fellow members. Their diverse interests and knowledge stimulate your interest in your community. The planning for service projects both close by or across some distant horizon carries us out of our own self-interest into the wonderful world of service to others. The pleasing irony is that we grow in stature when we give of our time and talent to improve the quality of life for someone else. How strange that when we give dignity to someone else, we grow in dignity ourselves...enjoy Rotary". (THE ROTARIAN, July 1983) 

Together, lets make a difference with dignity in 2018.

 Regards & blessings

For David Knight

President 2017/18


Note from eNewsletter / WEB Editor

 Please supply me with stories, articles etc. for Newsletter. 

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.

REQUEST FROM PP MITCH - we need some "goodies" gifts for the Race Day raffle chest. Wine, beer, chocolates, Easter eggs etc. Can you please bring your donation to Wednesday Rotary meeting. We only have 2 meetings before Race Day 3rd March. THANKS 


Update Grandparents Raising Grandchildren December Christmas tree sales. Total sales over all clubs 1,300 trees, with RCNT selling 300 trees. Total profits over $40,000 - well done everybody involved.

Reminder to book for Annual District Conference 10th/11th March - see booking details below.


Next Meeting Wednesday 

7th February 2018



6.30pm to view potential project

7pm - BBQ

Cost $20 (steak, sausages etc.)

BYO Drinks

32B Evans Road, Canton Beach 

We need numbers finalized by 10am Monday 5th February  



We MUST have numbers by 10am on Monday 5th February


Friday 19th January - Exchange student Arki Twyford leaves for DENMARK - have a great 12 months Arki


Meeting 21st February 2018

5.30pm Board Meeting Hali Board Room

6.30pm for 7pm - Club Forum


Meeting 7th March 2018

Presentation from Helping Hands - Garry & Darrel Smith



Birthdays January & February, 2018

12th January - Kim Dover

20th January - Rasik Sinha

22nd January - Barbora Karpiskova

9th February - Lorelle Thompson

11th February - Pat McCloskey

16th February - Judy Knight

24th February - Anne Steel

Anniversaries January & February, 2018

28th January - Annette & Mark D'Adam

28th February - Sally & Peter Davies



7th February 2018                          First Meeting 2018

21st February 2018                        Board Meeting & Club Forum

18th March 2018                           Paddle for P.A.H

7th March 2018                             Presentation Helping Hands

10th & 11th March 2018               District Conference Fairmont Resort - Leura


Whats Up


Become a Rotary Centurion Annual Fee $100

Please contact our Director Foundation PE Roshni and become a Centurion.  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


RCNT Annual Charity Race Day - Saturday 3rd March 2018


To Make Booking please contact Mitch on 0414 425 772

Cost $120 per person / $1,100  for a table of 10

Includes entry, lunch, standard beer/wine soft drink package.


District 9685 Annual Conference 10th & 11th March 2018




Sunday 18th 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



A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.

He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it...?" Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special- Don't EVER forget it.