Chartered 18th May 1962 District 9685 


Facebook: Northlakes Toukley Rotary  

Web Site: www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au




President Message 

Hello Rotarians and Namaste 

Thank you for such an excellent attendance and for the apologies. 

On Nov 7th was Dewali - the festival of lights celebrated by over a billion Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains.

The next day Nov 8th is our New Year.  On that note, I wish all our Rotarians a very Prosperous, Healthy and Happy New Year. 

Dewali conveys an important message that transcends religion:  the necessity of doing good and bringing light to the world. 

At our meeting, a shining example of doing good was personified by Maurie and Debra Schokman when they sponsored a year 12 student from Gorokan High to take part in a trip to Nepal with Jan.  They also bought her a camera so she can capture her adventure. Nadia Hasanat will never forget them or this trip.  We as Rotarians applaud this generous gesture and their Rotarian and humanitarian spirit.  It was a particularly special for me on this Dewali. Thank you to both of you. Maurie has given our club 2 photographs of Cararoo Foundation students being sponsored by RCNT (see below). 

Our guest speaker was Daniel Val from the Central Coast Rescue.  It was an informative evening especially for some of us who did not know that they are the only ones who use the jaws of life to get people out of their mangled vehicles!  I had the first-hand experience when our neighbor was in trouble. It is commendable that these 25 people do such a remarkable job of saving lives. Thank you, Debbie, for the vote of thanks. 

Our sincere thanks to Lyn Thompson for her years of dedicated and unswerving support to RCNT. Thanks for all the pro bono work in developing the art work for our posters, pull ups and banners. And much more in advertising RCNT in your monthly B2B publication.

This saved our club expenses and we are grateful for her expertise.

We wish Lyn and Alan a very enjoyable vacation and it is my hope that she returns to join our club once again!

This is a well-deserved trip for both of you. 

Congratulation to Torin and Barbora on their way to becoming parents!  We are delighted with the news and I will volunteer to be a babysitter!

We have a busy few weeks:

Bruce with the Primary Citizenship Awards for Nov 21st, please book if you have not done so.

Torin with Xmas trees, Dec 1&2, 8&9, 7 am until sold.  Please help to sell all of them!

Mitch  Dec. 2nd  Show and Shine.   It is time to enjoy these beautiful cars, everybody should be there. It starts at 8 am - 3 pm Help needed.

AGM   Dec 5th. Stuart will be forwarding the forms.

Christmas Party  December 12 at the Coco Banana with Brazilian dancers included. Everybody with their dancing shoes on!

Bunnings BBQ  Dec 16th, please contact Jan and we need help from 7 am to 4 pm

Christmas gifts. December 19th Jackie, Annette and I will be delivering these to the Benevolent Society. 

We return on Feb 6th with a BBQ at Camp Toukley. 

Thank you for the team spirit and helping with the banners and raffle.


Yours in Rotary



Angelee and Katherine


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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.



Use "trybooking" link below. Members enter "RCNT" for discount



November 21st - 20th Anniversary of

Primary Citizenship Awards

The Rotary Primary Citizenship Awards will celebrate it's 20th Anniversary in 2018. Over 700 Primary children have received Rotary Citizenship Awards since the awards began in 1999 when a past Rotarian, Noel Nightingale, brought the idea to the club. Noel, who has since passed away, was instrumental in ensuring this awards became a significant and ongoing event for the Toukley RC and later the Northlakes Toukley  Rotary Club. Our club is the only club to hold these awards on the Central Coast, and while others have considered them , they have not taken up the opportunity.

These awards are an outstanding example of how Rotary can showcase itself to the broader community. Each year over 200 parents , grandparents and friends attend, providing an excellent opportunity to present an overview of who we are , why we are Rotarians and what we do.

This year a team of four Rotarians will work together to present these awards ( Deb Carroll, Kylie Tywford, David Knight and Bruce Thompson). Again Gavin McLeod from MacDonalds will sponsor the event allowing the club to provide cheaper meals as well as quality medallions and certificates.

All Rotarians are invited to attend on November 21st where our special guest will be the Federal Member for Dobell Emma McBride. Another special night is assured. Please plan to be with us.

Bookings can be made through the" trybooking" site for the night at the special Rotarian price of $20. Bookings must be made by Friday 16th November. The booking site is  https://www.trybooking.com/YBWV


Last Meeting 7th November 2018


Guest Speaker Adam Hart

Deputy Captain - Central Coast Rescue Squad 


Updated Project List 17th October 2018


Torin working on Christmas Tree roster.

Mitch working on Show & Shine roster

See below details on RCNT Christmas Party


Birthdays November, 2018

9th November - Brett Herbert

Anniversaries November, 2018




21st November 2018                      20th Year - Primary Citizenship Awards

1st/2nd/8th/9th December              Christmas Tree Sales Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

2nd December 2018                       Show And Shine Dayalson RSL - Aid Farmers Christmas                                                                       Fund Raiser. Run in partnership with Lake Macquarie                                                                               Rodders

5th December 2018                        RCNT AGM

12th December 2018                       RCNT Christmas Party

16th December 2018                       Bunnings BBQ

30th March 2019                             RCNT Charity Race Day

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


Whats Up


November 17th & 18th - Book Sale Rotary Club Terrigal

The Rotary Club of Terrigal’s Book Sale will be held on Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th November 2018 8.00am to 4.00pm and is the largest second hand book sale on the Central Coast.  The book sale is the biggest fundraising event that supports our community and youth projects here on the Central Coast and international projects.


December 1/2/8/9 Christmas Tree Sales


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren annual Christmas tree sales. See poster below for dates and locations. Our fun model this year  Rotarian Jan Pryor.


December 2nd - Show & Shine


Order tee shirts from PP Mitch $22


December 12th, 2018 - RCNT Christmas Party

Coco Banana Brazilian Churrasco, Shop 4/1 Tuggerah Parade, The Entrance. 


Banquet 1  -  $45.00   all you can eat

Banquet 2   -  $55.00    same plus seafood-  all you can eat.

Banquet 3    -  $35.00  Vegetarian all you can eat-  pick main. 

Dessert   cooked pineapple with cinnamon 

Entertainment   Brazilian dancer and music

 Visit web site for more details: https://www.cocobanana.com.au/

We will let you know booking details when set up on TryBookings


Saturday 30th March, 2019 RCNT Annual Race Day Wyong

Details will follow when available


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









Lets have a laugh

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• Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?

• Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough?

• Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

• Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?

• What is the speed of darkness?

• Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every two hours?

• Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

• How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?