17th May, 2015


President's Message

 One of the special privileges of any Club President is to induct a new member into the family of Rotary International. Well I must truly blessed as I will have the pleasure of inducting three new members into our Club at our dinner meeting on Wednesday 3rd June . New member details –

• Samantha (Sam) Parker was sponsored by Jenny Abourizk. Sam works with Servers Australia and her Vocational Classification will be  Marketing

• Debbie Carroll was sponsored by Lyn Thompson . Debbie works with the Central Coast Business Enterprise Centre(BEC) and her Vocational Classification will be  Business Advisory Services

• Matthew (Matt) Brown was sponsored by Jenny Abourizk. Matt works with Raine & Horne Charmhaven and his Vocational Classification will be  Real Estate Agent.

MUNA - If you have a bit of free time on Thursday 21st then I suggest you get along to the Central Coast Model United Nations Assembly at Erina Centre. There are 21 teams competing from 13 local high schools. Come and be impressed by some of the Coast’s finest young adults  who deliver a far more reasoned and cultured  standard of debate on world issues than you will ever find from our elected leaders in Canberra.

Reminder there is no normal Dinner Meeting this week . Instead we will  be holding our final 2014/15  Board meeting – my how the year has flown.

Peter McCloskey

Club President 





MAY 2015

One of my favorite parts of a Rotary convention is the House of Friendship. In Chinese, we say: 有朋自遠方來,不亦樂乎. "To have friends come together from faraway places is a wonderful thing."

At the 106th annual Rotary International Convention, 6-9 June, the House of Friendship will reflect the excitement and the diverse blend of cultures of São Paulo, the host city.

In between general sessions, you can relax and enjoy all that Brazil has to offer – sample the cuisine, browse locally made gifts, and take in top-quality entertainment. You also can get ideas for service and find partners at booths showcasing Rotary projects and Rotarian Action Groups.

And best of all, you'll have the opportunity to spend time with old friends and make many new ones.

The House of Friendship is a wonderful place to bring your convention guests – your family and your friends from home. By attending conventions with me, my family experienced the true internationality of Rotary. Eventually my wife, Corinna, and all three of my children joined Rotary clubs.

You and your guests will want to be sure to come early for World Water Summit 7, on 4 June, sponsored by the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, or for the Rotary Peace Symposium, 4-5 June.

This year we are honored that Dr. Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica, will be the keynote speaker at the Rotary Peace Symposium. Arias received the Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a peace agreement that ended the brutal civil wars in Central America.

Other events 4-5 June include the Rotaract Preconvention Meeting, the International Institute, and the Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention Meeting.

When the convention is over, spend time exploring all that Brazil has to offer – pristine beaches just a few hours away, the excitement and glamour of Rio de Janeiro, and the wonders of the Amazon rain forest.

Every year, I return from the Rotary convention inspired to do more, to give more in Rotary service throughout the year. Register today at www.riconvention.org. I look forward to seeing you in São Paulo!


This Week

Board meeting in the Hali Board Room 6:30pm


Next Week

Thursday 28th May (note the date)

Community Awards Night


• Pride of Workmanship Awards

• Professional Excellence Award

• Service Above Self Award

One of the most important nights in our Rotary calendar. Make it a point to be there to support all our awardees.


Nepal Update

NOT ANOTHER ONE: A tremor measuring 5.5 on Richter scale with its epicentre in Dhading jolted the country at 7.27 am today (NEPALI TIME) 
Meanwhile our team has purchased iron and building materials, to be delivered to the Kamibasti Sindhukot today, where it will be used to support the construction of 15 small homes to impoverished farmers

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Sydney Convention Wins Major Marketing Award

Rotary International’s 2014 Convention ‘scooped the pool’ at the Meetings and Events Australia prestigious annual NSW Awards Night in Sydney. Nine months on from the acclaimed staging at Sydney Olympic Park last June, the Sydney Convention Host Organising Committee joined forces with Business Events Sydney to win the major award of the night - ‘Association or Government Meeting of the …

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End Polio Now Money Boxes.

It is time to start returning your money boxes.  Foundation Chair Ken Smith is ready to receive them at any meeting or at any time especially during this month.  He will count the contents with all the funds going towards the End Polio Now campaign. As well as that all you have saved will also be credited towards your 2015-16 Centurion membership.

Now is the time to start returning those money boxes.


District Changeover

Join District Governor Ian Scott and District Governor Elect Gina Growden at District 9685's Changeover

27th June 2015 at 6pm for 6.30pm

Hornsby RSL, 4 High Street Hornsby


Click here to register


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