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Chartered 18th May 1962 District 9685 

 

Facebook: Northlakes Toukley Rotary  

Web Site: www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au

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President's Message

Greetings

We began our Rotary meeting with 'Rotary is so simple that many people do not understand it, and some even misunderstand it. Rotary is not a philosophy...not an all-embracing world point of view which answers every question...and satisfies all the dictates of the heart and mind. Rotary is merely an association of men (and women) united in the ideal of service' (Paul Harris address to 1938 Rotary Convention, San Francisco, California, USA). These truths were exemplified throughout the meeting.

The induction of Dr Kylie Twyford supported by her husband Darren Tweedie as a member of the Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley was a wonderful experience. We wish Kylie an exciting adventure in participating in the Clubs 'ideal of service'. We believe Kylie will be a valued Rotarian. Thank you to Mitch for guiding Kylie through membership and induction.

 There were two other significant guests: A.D.G. Jayne Mote and Belmont Rotary Clubs Rotary Youth Exchange in-bound student Kyoka Kayagaski from Japan. Jayne had the opportunity to pass on District information and assist in Kylie's induction. Kyoka gave a interesting report of her time in Australia which has added to her desire to be an English teacher in Japan.

Please note the following events at the Hali:

2 May -  Board and meeting

16 May - Vocational Excellence Awards

6 June - No meetings (State of Origin)

13 June - Community Raffle Draw
20 June  Change Over & Beneficiaries Night

Regards & blessings

David Knight

President - 2017/18

PICTURE: New Rotarian Dr Kylie Twyford, President David Knight, Exchange Student Kyoka Kayagaski, Darren Tweedie (Kylie's Husband)

 

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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.

PLEASE IF YOUR NAME IS ON THE ROSTER FOR HE NIGHT WE WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD GET TO THE MEETING A BIT EARLIER AND HELP SET UP ROOM WITH PULL UP BANNERS, ROTARY STUFF AND ALSO MANAGE COLLECTING FUNDS AND GIVING OUT MEALS AND PUT IT ALL AWAY AT THE END OF THE NIGHT 

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Next Meeting Wednesday 2nd May 2018

  

5.30pm Board Meeting in Hali Board Room

 

6.30pm for 7pm Dinner Meeting

  

We need numbers finalized by 5pm Tuesday  1st May 2018

  

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We MUST have numbers by 5pm on Tuesday 1st May 2018

 

Roster Duty For The Night

Debbie Carrol

Kylie Twyford

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Last Meeting 18th April 2018 

INDUCTION DR KYLIE TWYFORD 

Dr Kylie Twyford is first and foremost a mother of two amazing daughters Arki, 16, and Indigo, 13. Arki is currently sponsored by the Northlakes-Toukley Rotary club on Rotary Youth Exchange in Denmark. This connection with youth exchange has introduced Kylie to the work undertaken by Rotary, and her commitment to give back to Rotary for this opportunity of a lifetime they are providing her family through Arki. 

Kylie has been a lifelong member of the Wyong Shire. Born at Gosford Hospital , living for the first half at Norah Head and the second half at Buff Point with her husband, Darren, beloved girls, and gorgeous Labrador, Sunday.

Kylie has always worked full-time, with the last ten years spent with the University of Newcastle in a variety of roles, including as an academic researching interactive distance eLearning, coordinating work integrated learning, and in careers and student development. Before this Kylie was a TAFE NSW teacher for 13 years, and a real estate valuer with the Valuer General’s Office for 7 years.

Kylie has a love of learning having collecting numerous qualifications along the way in valuation, business, and education.    

PICTURE: President David Knight, New Rotarian Dr Kylie Twyford, Husband Darren Tweedie & Director Membership PP Mitch Cowan

MEET CURRENT EXCHANGE STUDENT KYOKA

Kyoka Kayagaki is 17 years old and lives in Gifu, near Takayama City, Japan, with her parents, grandparents, 15 year old brother and 10 year old sister. Hosted initially by the Lake Macquarie Rotary Club then for the last 5 months of her exchange with the Belmont Rotary Club in District 9670. Kyoka is in Year 11 at Kotara High School and has represented her school in volleyball this year. Kyoka will return home to Japan on 18th May.

PICTURE - Kyoka Kayagaki with ADG Jayne Mote 

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Birthdays April, 2018

13th April - Mark D'Adam

14th April - Alan Miles

24th April - Graham Steel

Anniversaries April, 2018

13th April - Kim & Justin Dover

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY        

16th May 2018                               Vocational Excellence Awards

26th & 27th May                            RAWCS Quarterly Meeting Host Rotary Club Parks 9700

13th June 2018                              Community Raffle Draw - Hali Bowling Club

20th June 2018                              Change Over Dinner plus Beneficiaries Night

18th July 2018                                Update on Shelter Box

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Whats Up

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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

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Youth Exchange student ARKI'S BLOG - CLICK on group photo

 

 

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Australian Rotary Health
Latest News

Muster for Mental Health
ReTYRES in Ulverstone

 After seeing the beautiful sights of Tasmania and hosting 7 successful mental health community forums, the Muster for Mental Health finished up on Saturday February 24 with a celebratory dinner. 


Overall it has been a very positive experience and we thank everyone who opened up and shared their own personal mental health stories.

Here are some memories from the trip CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW VIDEO

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RCNT INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS: 

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Click on IMAGE to  view latest edition of RAWCS Rover

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This Week's Humour

 

In class one day, Mr Johnson pulled Johnny over to his desk after a test, and said, "Johnny I have a feeling that you have been cheating on your tests." Johnny was astounded and asked Mr. Johnson to prove it. "Well, said Mr Johnson, I was looking over your test and the question was, 'Who was our first president?', and the little girl that sits next to you, Mary, put 'George Washington,' and so did you.". "So, everyone knows that he was the first president.",replied Johnny. "Well, just wait a minute," said Mr. Johnson. "The next question was, 'Who freed the slaves?' Mary put Abraham Lincoln and so did you.". "Well, I read the history book last night and I remembered that," said Johnny. "Wait, wait," said Mr Johnson, "The next question was, 'Who was president during the Louisiana Purchase?' Mary put 'I don't know,' and you put, 'Me neither'."




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