Chartered 18th May 1962 District 9685 


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Web Site: www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au


President's Message


Mother Teresa is quoted as saying:
"I can do things you cannot.
You can do things I cannot.
Together we can do great things'.

Mother Teresa's words came to mind at our last meeting as I listened to:
# Martyn talking about the purpose of Camp Toukley;
# Peter taking us through the shed club project funding process;
# Mitch encouraging us to assist with the March 3 Wyong Race Day fundraiser;
# Kylie describing Arki settling into her exchange country;
# Jackie about her concerns on the Paddle activity ... and ...
# Roshni's long awaited return.

We may not be able as individuals to do all things, yet together, we can, and do.

I am proud of the Rotary Club of Nothlakes Toukley, and more so, the amazing members who lend their individual talents to make great things happen.

2018 and beyond will be together a great adventure 'doing great things'.

Regards & blessings


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 


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


BELOW - New Information on Recognizing a STROKE - Please Read


Next Meeting Wednesday 

21st February, 2018


Board Meeting 5.30pm - Hali Board Room

6.30pm for 7pm - Dinner Meeting

Annual AGM followed by Club Forum


We need numbers finalized by 5pm Tuesday 20th February




We MUST have numbers by 5pm on Tuesday 20th February


Roster Duty For The Night

Kylie Twyford

Roshni Sinha


Last Meeting 7th February 2018

Community Raffle - success story how the folks at OzTag used the Community Raffle in 2017 to raise over $10K allowing them to fund the travel and living expenses of the team to the December 2017 OzTag Trans Tasman Challenge in New Zealand - which they won. Well done. 


Coach Craig along with 2 members of the team presented President David with a thank you team photograph.

First Rotary Meeting for 2018


We started the 2018 Rotary year with a BBQ at Camp Toukley. Our gracious host Martyn gave an inspirational talk on what Camp Toukley means to him and how this organisation brings much need support to the thousands of clients who have benefited from their service.


RCNT hope this year to  finalize plans at next Board meeting to  undertake a major project for Camp Toukley. More details in next Newsletter.

PP Peter, Martyn, P David, PP Mitch


Meeting 7th March 2018

Presentation from Helping Hands - Garry & Darrel Smith



Birthdays February, 2018

9th February - Lorelle Thompson

11th February - Pat McCloskey

16th February - Judy Knight

24th February - Anne Steel

Anniversaries February, 2018

28th February - Sally & Peter Davies



21st February 2018                      Board Meeting / AGM & Club Forum

3rd March 2018                             Annual Race day - Wyong

7th March 2018                             Presentation Helping Hands

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

18th March 2018                           Paddle for P.A.H


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.


Central Coast Combined Rotary Club's Dinner 7th March 2018

See flyer for details:

Book on-line      https://www.trybooking.com/347845


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


Max Potential Coaching April & July 2018


Read more.  (click on read more)

1. Coaching Flyer

2. Coaching Time Table

For more information please contact P.P Annette D'Adam:


Note from Julie at Max potential: 

Please find attached the Flyer we use to recruit community coaches and also the flowchart which shows the program structure and key dates.

The group sessions are held at Wallarah Rec. Club with the exception of the Showcase which is help at the Leagues Club, lunch is provided.  We will have 26 young people in the program from 11 schools and I currently have a shortfall of 7 coaches.  It would be great to have you have someone in mind that might be willing and able to support the program.





Didi Foundation Nepal Visit

 Northlakes Toukley Rotarian Jan Pryor, completed another successful trip to Nepal to oversee the running of her NGO Didi Foundation Nepal. She undertook to oversee all business activities, visiting outreach programs and making community connections. Main Objectives and Outcomes Business Activities The Didi Foundation team members undertook • Training in using …

Read more.


Cararoo Foundation Philippines (Helping the less fortunate)


Read Online version :     https://joom.ag/uRGL




Stroke has a new indicator

They say if you email this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

 During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ..she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

 They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

 Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00PMJane passed away) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ.

 It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn!

 Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)

(i.e. Chicken Soup)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

 If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Stick out Your Tongue!

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

 A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be ll


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