Chartered 18th May 1962 District 9685 


Facebook: Northlakes Toukley Rotary  

Web Site: www.northlakestoukleyrotary.org.au




President Message 

Hello, Fellow Rotarians.


"Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students, and enthusiastic parents with high expectations."

It was my pleasure to welcome the most amazing group of students for our 20th Primary Citizenship Awards Night on Nov. 21st.  It was indeed an inspiration to find such a dedicated group of teachers acknowledging the students. It was well attended by over 265 students and parents, grandparents extended family,  teachers, and principals of  18 schools!

We thank all of you for your attendance and the Tuggerawong Public School Choir Performance brought to us by Brock Drazevich and Lea-Bella Foa' I- Auimatagi. 

We thank our guests,  Hon. MP Emma McBride, AG Annona Pearce, Gavin Mcleod- Rotarian and  Sponsor for the event. 

Our Rotarian,  Mr. Bruce Thompson has organized the Primary Awards for most of the last 20 years. Congratulations. His team of the recent past is Annette, Jan, Debbie, and Kylie making this possible. The teachers and principals of the schools play a major part for this evening to be a success.  We at Northlakes Toukley thank all of you involved this year. 

We thank the Hali kitchen staff and Michael for their excellent service.  Paul,  the manager and his staff for organizing all the tables and making sure everything was in order, even providing helium for Rotary balloons. Rotarian Maurie wanted me to thank Paul for all the help with projector and banners.

Any event requires a team and our Rotary team of 21 members rise to the challenge every time!.

 Our next big events are:

Grandparents Christmas Trees 1st / 2nd / 8th / 9th December

Show and Shine 2nd December at Doylson RSL raising money for the Farmers of NSW. It begins at 8 am for the public with a coin donation and continues till 3 pm.  Santa arrives at 11 am.

AGM 5th December.

RCNT Christmas Party 12th December - see details below.

 Thank you, 

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.


A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. - Unknown


Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. - Charles Dudley Warner


Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get. - Mark Twain


Next Meeting 5th December, 2018


2018 AGM - Please attend


5.30pm Board Meeting Hali Board Room


6.30pm for 7pm start


7.45 AGM Hope all members have sent Nomination forms to Peter.

8pm Presentation Working with Children Check Regulations


Please Make Sure You Place Dinner Orders by 5pm on 4th Dec 2018


12th December, 2018

RCNT Christmas Party



Select Banquet option that suits you.


We would also like to extend invitation to Rotary Club Wyong Tuggerah to please join us.  

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/






Last Meeting 21st November, 2018

Primary Citizenship Awards - 20th Anniversary 

Member for Dobell, Emma McBride Presents Citizenship Awards 

The Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley was proud to present thirty six students from eighteen local Primary Schools with awards. Both private and public schools participated and included Blue Haven, PS  Budgewoi PS, Gwandalan PS, Mannering Park PS, Wyee PS, Lake Munmorah PS Toukley PS Gorokan PS, St Marys Toukley Catholic School, Kanwal PS, St Brendans, Lake Munmorah Catholic School, Tacoma PS, Lakes Grammar Anglican Primary School, MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale PS, Northlakes PS, Wadalba Community School and Tuggerawong PS. 

The Rotary Club celebrated its twentieth year of awards at the Halekulani Bowling Club. Over this time almost 700 students have received awards. The awards began in 1999 when the late Rotarian Noel Nightingale introduced the event to the club. Since its inception when only fifteen schools participated it has grown steadily to eighteen. The club is very proud that it has been able to recognise students over the twenty years. 

Over two hundred and sixty parents, teachers, Rotarians and students attended the latest Primary Citizenship Awards . Ms Emma McBride presented  the awards  along with President Roshni Sinha and  event  sponsor Gavin McLeod.  Tuggerawong School choir provide excellent entertainment during the evening. 

Ms McBride spoke of her experiences as a ambassador for Rotary in the past.  " All students who receive these awards should very proud of their achievements" Ms McBride said







Member For Dobell

Emma McBride







President Northlakes Toukley

Roshni Sinha


Updated Project List 17th October 2018



Birthdays December, 2018

10th December - Debra Schokman

13th December - David Knight

18th December - Sally Davies

31st December - Lillian Hodges

Anniversaries December, 2018

3rd December - Lillian & Bruce Hodges

11th December - Pat & Peter McCloskey 




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

6th February 2019                           Start 2019 Rotary Year BBQ Camp Toukley

30th March 2019                             RCNT Charity Race Day

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


Whats Up


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


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


 A U.S. Marine Colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee machine to finish brewing, the colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled.

He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was "work" and how much of it was "pleasure?"

A Major chimed in with 75%-25% in favor of work.

A Captain said it was 50%-50%.

A lieutenant responded with 25%-75% in favor of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the PFC who was in charge of making the coffee and asked for HIS opinion.

Without any hesitation, the young PFC responded, "Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure."

The colonel was surprised and, as you might guess, asked why?

 "Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them."
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The room fell silent.

God Bless the enlisted man.