Chartered 18th May 1962 District 9685 


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Web Site: www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au


President's Message


As a child my grandmother would call me inside saying; ‘All good things must come to an end. Come inside to new adventures’. I now need to come inside from being your president to the renewed adventure of being a member of the best Rotary club.

I have enjoyed and been challenged during my tenure. It has been a privilege to take on the role with the support of dedicated Rotarians who are about ‘serving others’. Thank you, members and the Board, for giving yourself to me and the community.

We have been inspired and challenged by a variety of meeting guests through Debbie’s programming and Maurie’s excellent club Bulletin. My most memorable recollection was by Arki as our Rotary Exchange student. There is hope for our community in the hands of such young women as Arki. The added joy was her mom, Kylie, becoming a Rotarian.

I am very appreciative of our partnership and sponsorship with Servers Australia, the Hali Bowling, Lakes Podiatry, Job Centre Australia. Without our sponsors major club events such as the Charity Golf Day, the Charity Races Day, Christmas Tree Sales, Community Raffle and Cabaret would not have been as successful. Thank you for supporting over twenty charities and organisations.

Yet, such events do not successfully happen without the dedicated skills of members and friends. May I express my gratitude to those who have made events possible: Jenny (Charity Golf Day / Community Raffle / Cabaret), Mitch (Charity Races Day), Torin (Christmas Tree Sales) and Bruce (Primary Citizenship Awards) plus Jan and Annette (Vocational Awards). Behind the scenes are the skills of Stuart (Secretary), Brett (Treasurer), Roshni (President Elect) and many member hours.

The two international foundations that are dear to our hearts are the Didi Foundation and Carraroo Foundation. Jan and Maurie and their teams are amazing in the way they humbly make hope a reality for so many international communities.

Over this Rotary year we have been adventurous in undertaking a major project by providing Camp Toukley with a replacement three bay bus and workshop shed. I am most grateful for the support of Rotary Foundation grant of $3,000 and the Stronger Communities Programme Grant of $15,800 with the balance from sponsorship and club fundraising. The project is underway at a cost of $35,000. Yet, it is Peter who has lent his skills with grant applications and supervising the project.

I am not about long reports so I conclude with a grateful heart for all your support and contributions. All good things must come to an end as I now step back inside.

I wish Roshni an exciting adventure as she steps out into the 2018/19 Rotary year.

Regards & blessings

David Knight

President - 2017/18



Welcome President Elect Roshni Sinha

Hello Rotarians, 

It is an honour and a privilege to be the President for 2018-2019. I will serve the club to the best of my ability and try to enhance our Rotary club even more in our community and internationally with an emphasis on education,  the homeless, disadvantaged youths, men, women, children and seniors.  

There should be  Rotary Hour at the Lakehaven library, I will elaborate on that later.

I also want an input from all Rotarians on some of the things we should do. I think getting Rotary signs will be a good start.

Rotarian's come to our functions but there are no signs from Toukley to the Hali-just a thought. 

Northlakestoukley Rotary  is a vibrant club: 

Movie night, Christmas Tree sale, Christmas gifts, Golf day, Race Day, Community Raffle, Beneficiary night, Vocational awards, Pride of Workmanship, Primary Citizenship Award, International Projects (Didi & Cararoo Foundation) and we deliver and collect the Bowel Kit

We do all of this with 21 people!

I want to thank all of you who are involved in the above projects, all of you have the Rotary spirit of "Service Above Self".

Jayne Mote commented on the Beneficiary night that for a small club we do a lot of work.  I am certain that is the opinion of the community as well.

Our members are our most valuable asset-  Rotary Team, all our members are important and without them there will not be a club.

Some Rotarians have more time, energy and inclination to commit to projects than others do, every little bit helps.

Whatever you do is valuable, just by being there is important.

All of you realize that the President does very little of the above, just saying!

Look forward to seeing all of you at Arabian Lounge on June 20th, 2018.

Yours in Rotary,



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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.



Next Meeting 20th June 2018

Club ChangeOver Dinner

Please Book Using

TryBooking On-Line System

TIME:                   6.30pm for 7pm 



ADDRESS:         Shop 5/1 Tuggerah Parade, The Entrance


MENU:                Mediterranean Banquet

                           Gluten free menu

                           BYO wine only, it is fully licensed.


COST:                 $40.00 per person Plus booking fee




Last Meeting Wednesday 13th June 2018

Community Raffle & Beneficiaries Night



1st Prize:    $3500                                     Winner: A Gromek 

2nd   Prize: 3 Night P&O Cruise for Two  Winner:    N Stark 

3rd Prize:   Kooindah Waters -Stay & Play Package     Winner:   K Boyce 



1st Prize Winner $3,500 -Donated by major sponsor Hali Bowling Club


In Picture:

President Hali Bowling -

Robin Chant


RCNT President Elect -

Roshni Sinha


Raffle Winner - A Gromek

2018 Community Raffle Listing of Participating Community Groups 

Total Distribution $26,992

Autoimmune Resource & Research Centre Research undertaken relating to  people living with Lupus, Scleroderma and associated autoimmune illnesses 

Year 10-Gorokan High School 50  Yr. 10 students are  going on a 3wk study tour to Central Australia, Darwin & Cairns

Budgewoi 11A’s Soccer Team -Budgewoi NSW state finalists and now to compete in Melbourne to represent Australia at international soccer tournament in Japan

Didi Foundation Building Project in Nepal

Budgewoi Girl Guides - 38 Girl Guides are to attend a holiday camp in Jindabyne in August.

Central Coast Snr Women’s Oztag Team The NSW representative side competed at international competition in NZ.  They won the series

Job Centre Australia End of year function for job seekers 

Camp Toukley Assist in subsidizing program fees for disadvantage teenagers attending Leadership Programs

Village Performing Arts Central Coast Local Hip Hop team have won a place in international competition to be held in USA.

Wyong Girl Guides Assist guides to attend Australian Jamboree

Ist. Gwandalan Scouts Group Assist scouts to attend Jamboree in SA

Cararoo Foundation Provide basic resources to children, living in poverty in the Philippines, to attend school.

Ronald McDonald Family Room Defray cost of meals and other amenities provided at the Family Room adjacent to the Children's Ward at Gosford Hospital

Dale Young Parents School Provision of school supplies

A NOTE FROM President Elect Roshni:

We had a successful Community Raffle & Beneficiaries Night.  Peter did a tremendous amount of work over the last 6 months organizing the tickets, managing community organisation that this raffle helps as well as getting cheques ready for for distribution on the night. Eliminating some of my stress.  The amount of  $26,992 was collected by various groups and distributed.

The raffle was started 3 years ago and has provided over $80.000 dollars to the community,  excellent work, Jenny. and all involved in this project. I am sure this raffle will continue for years.

Our club also distributed $59.200.00 to various beneficiaries with our major project being a Shed for  Camp Toukley Shed $18.000.00. 

The following Rotarians were part of the Raffle night. (See Photo Below)

Peter  -  raffle accounting, distribution and selling tickets all day and evening

             - a special thank you to Pat for helping Peter fold all the tickets.

Jenny - organization and MC of the evening, selling tickets all day. 

Jan - helping with selling tickets and helping with popcorn, fairy floss and also helping me with Trybooking

Kylie- helping with selling tickets and helping with the popcorn.

Torrin - selling tickets after work.

Stuart-  selling tickets after work

Rasik- getting me there on time and buying more tickets.

Brett--getting all the club cheques written in the evening for the presentation

Bruce Thompson- selling tickets for the door prize, both Rasik and Maurie won.

Jackie - coming for the presentation for Certificates to the Hali and RayWhite for the 

                our Christmas gift distribution even with a fractured wrist.! n(See Photo Below)

Philip- helping with the evening.

Maurie for our photographs.

There were 13 Rotarian there--excellent representation for the club.

Thank you to Rotary wives,   Debra Schokman, Pat Mccloskey,  Rebecca Mccarthy and family for coming. 

We thank Jayne Mote for attending on behalf of the Foundation and her husband Peter Mote for attending the evening. They are both DG for our District.


Yours in Rotary, Roshni 


Birthdays June, 2018

1st June - Peter Davies

11th June - Jan Pryor

16th June - Cal Cowan

17th June - Torin O'Grady


Anniversaries June, 2018

8th June - Cal & Mitch Cowan

9th June - Roshni & Rasik Sinha



20th June 2018                               Change Over Dinner Arabian Lounge The Entrance

4th July 2018                                   Board Meeting 5.30pm Hali Board Room

8th July 2018                                   Charity Cabaret Hali Bowling Club 2pm to 5pm

18th July 2018                                Update on Shelter Box


Whats Up


Saturday 7th July - District 9685 ChangeOver Dinner


Sunday 8th July 2018 - Charity Cabaret


Northlakes Toukley and Wyong Tuggerah Rotary Charity Fundraiser Cabaret. Proceeds go to "Give Me 5 For Kids Charity" HELP CHANGE A SICK CHILD'S LIFE. We thank Hali Bowling Club for hosting the event. $20 a ticket 2pm to 5pm see poster for entertainment details.


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


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






View inaurgural Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) e-newsletter.




This Week's Humour

The Cynical Philosopher...

Just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year, not to cause any trouble but shouldn't that be an even number?

 Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.

 I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

 If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.

 I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.

 When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body... men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.

 A recent study has found that woman who carry a little extra weight, live longer than the men who mention it.

Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

 America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote.

 You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That's your common sense leaving your body.

 Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?

 My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that.

 I think my neighbor is stalking me as she's been googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.

Money talks ...but all mine ever says is good-bye.

You're not fat, you're just... easier to see.

 If you think nobody cares whether you're alive, try missing a couple of payments.

 I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a bra and say, “Here, fill this out?”

 I can’t understand why women are okay that JC Penny has an older women’s clothing line named, “Sag Harbor.”

 My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I’m pretty sure she was hitting on me.

 My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I’m worried about the 175 pounds I’ve gained since then.

 Denny’s has a slogan, “If it’s your birthday, the meal is on us” If you’re in Denny’s and it’s your birthday, your life sucks!

 The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today. I’m pretty sure she’s going to get me something.

On average, an American man will have sex two to three times a week. Whereas, a Japanese man will have sex only one or two times a year. This is very upsetting news to me. I had no idea I was Japanese.

 The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient.

 I think it's pretty cool how Chinese people made a language entirely out of tattoos.

 Money can’t buy happiness, but it keeps the kids in touch!

The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married.

Think of this; Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he was always drunk!