Chartered 18th May 1962 District 9685 


Facebook: Northlakes Toukley Rotary  

Web Site: www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au


President Message 5th September 2018

Hello Rotarians and Namaste.

Our last meeting on September 5th was -International Day of Charity declared by the United Nation.

" It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving"  Mother Theresa.

Our club and Rotary are showing by example that   "Charity begins at home" by supporting our farmers. There could not be a better …

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See invitation below "whats up" to attend Grand Opening of Camp Toukley shed on Tuesday 25th September. This was RCNT major project for 2017/18.


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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.

Computers can now keep a man's every transgression recorded in a permanent memory bank, duplicating with complex programming and intricate wiring a feat his wife handles quite well without fuss or fanfare. - Lane Olinghouse
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle

Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination. - Mark Twain
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. - George Burns


RAWCS Project 17 of 2018-19,   

Drought Relief Fund for Australian Farmers 

Supported by Rotary in Australia, National Farmers’ Federation

& Channel 9

In Australia, farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis. Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle, and keep crops alive.  Families on the land are suffering and they need our help.  Channel 9 and Rotary Australia have partnered with the National Farmers’ Federation, launching an appeal to big business and everyday Australians, so we can provide some emergency relief. 100% of donations goes to the farmers and is tax deductible via Rotary and RAWCS.  




Next Meeting 19th September 2018


6.30pm for 7pm Dinner Meeting 


Debbie and Mitch are organising for local Hot Rod club to be guest speakers at meeting. The club wishes to work with Rotary on Drought Relief program. Will also be interesting for all the "rev heads" at RCNT. 

 Please click below to  make dinner booking

We must have final numbers by 5pm on the 18th September 2018


Meeting 3rd October 2018


5.30PM - Board Meeting Hali Board Room


6.30pm for 7pm Dinner Meeting

Guest Speaker Dennis  van Someren - Kenthurst Rotary Club


We support children, young people and families with relatives in the criminal justice system

Valued SHINE volunteer, Dennis van Someren spoke to Richard Fidler on ABC Conversations in an hour-long interview about his personal story and why he volunteers for SHINE for Kids.

Dennis’ happy family life was destroyed in the 1960s, when he was just 12 years old. His popular and respected father, an accountant, was charged with corporate fraud, and eventually jailed.  The outcome for Dennis’ parents and siblings was dire.  The family lost not only their material wealth and status, but also many friends.

As a teenager, Dennis was forced to grow up quickly, and find a way to endure the schoolyard bullies and the instability that surrounded him.

After leading a successful working life, Dennis was looking to do volunteer work in his retirement. He happened across a perfect fit when he heard Kirsty Vallance’s interview on Conversations 10 years ago – Shine for Kids, which assists some of the 60,000 Australian children who have a parent in prison.

Since 2009, Dennis has been a Children’s Supported Transport Service Volunteer, accompanying children on visits to their incarcerated parents.



Last Meeting 5th September 2018


5.30pm Board Meeting

6.30pm for 7pm Dinner Meeting  - Club Visit

DG 9685 Susan Wakefield OEM

As P.Roshni mentioned in her message it was an excellent informative night, many thanks DG Susan and John for attending and lets hope we can get the gnome completed by District Conference March 2019.



Updated Project List 5th September 2018

Project Managers please try and agree dates so members and venue can be booked in advance to avoid last minute rush. We know from recent discussions with members that they want to be involved in all projects.


Birthdays September, 2018

12th September - Raylee McLeod

14th September - Maurie Schokman

20th September - Mitch Cowan

23rd September - Allan Thompson

30th September - Roshni Sinha

Anniversaries September, 2018

4th September - Maryann & Ken Smith 



 20th September 2018                     Drought Relief Trivia Night (see flyer below)

25th September 2018                      10am Opening Camp Toukley Shed

3rd October 2018                            Speaker Dennis Someren - Shine For Kids

19th October 2018                          Charity Golf Day

21st November 2018                      Primary Citizenship Night 20th Year

5th December 2018                        RCNT Christmas Party

29th - 31st  March 2019                  District 9685 Conference in Newcastle


Whats Up


RCNT MAJOR Project for 2017-18 - Re-Build shed at Camp Toukley - Grand Opening being planned by Lutanda to thank Rotary. (RCNT will be honored guest) 


Opening – Tuesday 25th September at 10am

Location – Camp Toukley , Evans Road, Canton Beach

Official Guest – Emma McBride MP Federal Member for Dobell.


The event will be managed by staff from Camp Toukley , we believe either Lutanda’s Chairman or  General Manager will be officiating on the day.


Rotary will be formally represented by P.Roshni & PP.Peter with all Rotarians invited .


PP.Peter would appreciate you letting him know if you will be attending, so we can inform Camp Toukley for catering etc.

Email PP.Peter rentamanager@outlook.com




The OLD bus garage and shed, with RCNT project manager Peter McCloskey. Picture of new shed below.

Camp Toukley Shed Project Sept 2018

MAJOR PROJECT FOR 2017/2018 COMPLETED. At the start of his year, President David sought ideas from club members for a major capital project that could be completed within the next twelve months and hopefully partially funded with assistance of a State or Federal community grant. The Club settled on” the Shed Project “– a facility to house the Salvation Army’s …

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Central Coast Rotary Clubs 

Venue - Breakers Country Club

Clubs are encouraged to book a table: www.eventbrite.com.au



Celebrating World Polio Day - 24th October

My dear friends and fellow Rotary leaders, This year, on 24 October, Rotary will again mark World Polio Day. I am writing to ask all of you to join me on that day in raising global awareness of the urgent need to End Polio Now. I have been a Rotarian since long before Rotary committed to eradicate polio. When I …

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President Roshni attends meeting at Vancouver Rotary Club plus having a bit of fun in California with her son (RCNT Rev Head)




President Roshni attends meeting at District 5040 Rotary Club of Vancouver.


It is the oldest Rotary Club with 90 members at present and had 300 members at one time!


Left Shami- son, Brian- President, Roshni and friend and member Gabrielle.



"Rev Head" P.Roshni drove a 2019 Mustang convertible muscle car on the California Highway with son Shami! 


P.Roshni will give us more information  about the speed at Hot Rod meting on 19th September.



19th October RCNT Annual Charity Golf Day

Please contact Jenny or Peter for booking information.


20th October 2018 - Central Coast Youth Charity Gala Ball

On behalf of the YC Group and the Rotary Club of Umina Beach, wi would like to invite you,  your members and friends to join us at the 2nd annual Central Coast Youth Charity Gala Ball at Mingara Events Centre on Saturday October 20 at 7.00 pm.  

Last year’s inaugural Ball was a great success and was a sell out. 

YC group helps individuals, families and communities to successfully transition through education and training, gain meaningful employment and access social support.  Top Blokes Foundation is currently running a program there that has been funded by Umina and Kariong/Somersby Rotary clubs.   The goal is to raise $30,000 to establish the Standing Strong Program to ensure that at risk students receive financial support to fund their educational journey at NG Central (a school based at Mt Penang and part of the YC Group) 

The Ball will be sophisticated night of celebration bringing the community together to empower, support and help develop the young people that YC Group serve. 

The cost is $125 a head and this includes a three course meal, open drinks package,a spectacle of entertainment, auctions and raffles. 

Tickets can be purchased through Try Booking (see attached) or by deposit to Umina Rotary’s Special Events Account with Bendigo Bank. 

                            BSB:  633 000

                            Account  163 094 683 

If paying through this Special Events Account please put “Ball” and your surname in the “Description box” and please also send a confirming email by replying to this invitation. 

Hope you can join us for a fun night supporting a very well worthwhile cause 

With warm Rotary regards 

Mike Curley, Secretary Rotary Club of Umina Beach 

Mob   0409 245 861


March 29th to 31st, 2019

District 9685 Conference in Newcastle







Message from DG Susan, make sure we get gnome decorated and ready for presentation at conference next March 2019.


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 (AUGUST 2018), 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






September 1st & 2nd Quarterly RAWCS meeting Canberra.

Maurie and Jan from RCNT attended weekend meeting. As usual the weekend was filled with wonderful stories of Rotarians working globally on projects via the RAWCS umbrella. (Rotary Australian World Community Services).

Project NATALIA. There is one project (see flyer below) that really touched my heart and I hope other people reading this Newsletter will help fund the $20,000 being raised via a RABS project by Rotary Club Liverpool West. Details on how to make donation on-line are on the flyer. RAWCS Project No. 23 Year 2018/19.



On the Saturday evening dinner we had one of the best Key Note Speakers I have had the pleasure of hearing. Sarah Brown CEO of Purple House gave a wonderful / inspirational speech on how she is working with indigenous Australians providing "home away from home" dialysis from 14 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit called Purple Truck. Purple house is getting patents back home so that families and culture can remain strong.  



This Week's Humour


Some of us miss the old-kind of (Yiddish) humour. Not a single
swear word in their comic routines as shown below:

• A car hit an elderly Jewish man. The paramedic says, "Are you comfortable? “
The man says, "I make a good living."
• I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
•Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won't be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.
• We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.
• My wife and I went to a hotel where we got a waterbed. My wife calls it the Dead Sea
• My wife was at the beauty shop for two hours. That was only for the estimate. She got a mudpack and looked great for two days. Then the mud fell off.
• The Doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so the doctor gave another six months.
• The Doctor called Mrs. Cohen saying, "Mrs. Cohen, your payment cheque came back". Mrs. Cohen replied, "So did my arthritis!"

Ha... Ha

A truck driver was driving along on the freeway. A sign comes up that reads "Low bridge ahead." Before he knew it, the bridge is right ahead of him and he gets stuck under the bridge. Cars are backed up for miles. Finally, a police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car, walks around to the truck driver and says, "Got stuck, huh?"  The truck driver replies, "No, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of petrol.”

3 Quick Jokes:

A lady says to her doctor: "My husband has a habit of talking in his sleep! What should I give him to cure it?" 

The doctor replies:  

"Give him an opportunity to speak when he's awake! " 


Pharmacist to customer: “Sir, please understand, to buy an anti-depression pill you need a proper prescription ...

Simply showing marriage certificate and wife’s picture is not enough!” 


Someone asked an old man: “Even after 70 years, you still call your wife – darling, honey, luv. What’s the secret?" 

Old man: 

“I forgot her name and I’m scared to ask her."