Chartered 18th May 1962 District 9685 


Facebook: Northlakes Toukley Rotary  

Web Site: www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au


President's Message


At our last meeting, Assistant District Governor Jayne Mote complimented on the varied ways our Club raise funds. other Clubs usually rely upon one or two events. Even large member clubs have limited events. We are privileged to have dedicated Rotarians that apply their skills and contacts to undertake major fundraising activities with sponsorship.

 Our Wyong Race Day fundraiser on Saturday 3 March is one of our most effective activities.  The Wyong Racing Club has been very generous in giving us access to the marque. Lets get behind Mitch as he leads us and show the Racing Club how competent we are by making it a resounding success.

 One of the Clubs largest projects is the Camp Toukley vehicle and maintenance shed. The shed agenda has been brought forward due to upcoming increase in material costs. The Board has authorised transfer of funds to Camp Toukley to purchase the shed materials etc. There still are council and fire regulation approvals, clearing the site, electrical, plumbing and cement slab. It is anticipated that the shed will be erected in May and opened in June 2018.

 To end with a quote; 'Rome was not built in a day'. Neither is a shed yet Peter, Mitch and Justin certainly reduced the length of a day. Well done fellows!


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.

Have you booked for Race Day 3rd March 2018 - time is running out contact PP Mitch NOW and make booking


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


Next Board meeting is 4th April 2018


PLEASE let Jackie know if you are available to help for a few hours on Sunday 18th March for Paddle For a Cause.



Next Meeting Wednesday 7th March 2018

A Very Special Evening

7th March 2018


Speakers – Garry and Darrell Smith

Helping Hands

Supporting the homeless within the Wyong Shire.



Introduction to this project was made via Darrell Smith who prior to his retirement in 2014 was one of our (Northlakes Toukley Rotary) biggest supporters, donating thousands of dollars to help support our various projects.


Darrell is one of a few non Rotarians to receive a PAUL HARRIS FELLOW in 2010.


During our last meeting on the 21st February the proposed presentation on the 7th March was discussed by members attending and was agreed by all that this was an important community service and that RCNT should try and get as many members, partners, family and friends attending to generate interest and discussion on this very important social issue.


President David proposed that in order to attract as many people on the 7th March we offer a special reduced cost of $10 for non-members attending.


Members will still pay $20, partners, family & friends will be charged $10.


Please place separate Meal Orders for your guest. Order as normal with your guest’s name and in the comments please include member’s name. So that is 1 (ONE) order for each person who will be attending.


We need numbers finalized by 5pm Tuesday 6th March 2018




We MUST have numbers by 5pm on Tuesday 6th March


Roster Duty For The Night

Jan Pryor

Torin O'Grady


Last Meeting 21st February 2018

Board Meeting


Club Forum

Presentation by ADG Jayne Mote to PP Mitch for club contribution to Rotary Foundation in 2016-17. In the 100th year of Foundation RCNT donated $26,500 based on the first donation of $26.50 one hundred years ago. 


Meeting 21st March 2018 TBA 



Birthdays March, 2018

20th March - Rebecca McCarthy

25th March - Gavin McLeod

Anniversaries March, 2018

18th March - Jenny & George Abourizk



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

16th May 2018                               Vocational Excellence Awards


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.





Cararoo Foundation - Philippines helping the less fortunate with education.

The kids and children celebrated Valentines Day - Chair person Cynthia took the opportunity at our half yearly review of student school results to give the kids a special Valentines Day lunch last Sunday 11th. In typical Filipino style the parents and kids made special posters and also THANK YOU cards to the sponsors for giving them the opportunity of education. 
The half yearly review was our best ever with all students scoring over 82%, an improvement of 35% from the last review. Hope you all had a great Valentines Day.


RAWCS February 2018 Quarterly Meeting

RAWCS Eastern Region meeting was sponsored by District 9650 at Wauchope on the north coast. The informative weekend was attended 68 people, mainly project managers who had travelled from far south as Moruya We were grateful to have national board member PDG Keith Roffey as special guest   The afternoon consisted of three engaging speakers talking about various aspects of …

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This Week's Humour

Fred’s wife found out that her dog (a Schnauzer) could hardly hear, so she took it to the veterinarian. The vet found that the problem was hair in the dog's ears. He cleaned both ears, and the dog could then hear fine.. The vet then proceeded to tell Andrea that, if she wanted to keep this from recurring, she should go to the store and get some "Nair" hair remover and rub it in the dog's ears once a month. Andrea went to the store and bought some "Nair" hair remover. At the register Con, the pharmacist, told her, "If you're going to use this under your arms, don't use deodorant for a few days." Andrea said, "I'm not using it under my arms." Con said, "If you're using it on your legs, don't use body lotion for a couple of days." Andrea replied, "I'm not using it on my legs either. If you must know, I'm using it on my Schnauzer." Con says, "Well, stay off your bicycle for about a week."