12th July, 2015


President's Message

I hope everyone enjoyed the break last week but perhaps the less said the better.  We can only hope for better things next year unless of course if you supported Queensland!

One of my aims as President this year is to get to know as much as possible about this great organisation, Rotary.  To this end I am currently attending the Rotary Institute course and can recommend this to any Rotarian who would like to find out more about Rotary. If you would like to know more about these courses just ask me and I will steer you in the right direction.

This week we will be hearing from our local State member of Parliament David Harris.  David holds many posts in the current opposition and always has something interesting to say. A reminder to Board members that we have a meeting this week at 5:30 in the Hali boardroom prior to our club meeting.

Have you got any old keys lying around the house? I'm looking for lots of old keys, doesn't matter what kind, for a fundraiser later in the year. If you have any please bring them along to any meeting and I will add them to the collection.

Annual fees are now due and Matt Brown, our Membership Chair, is waiting to receive them.  Further in this newsletter you will find an article providing payment options.

Only six weeks to go to our first big fundraiser of this Rotary year, our Golf Day. Anyone that hasn't booked yet please do so and if you have any prizes you would like to donate I'm happy to accept them too.  At the bottom of this Newsletter there are links to entry forms and further information.

In my message last week I asked if everyone could let us know of their attendance intentions each week.  This is the first time you will have the opportunity to do this by clicking the link further in this newsletter. Please make it a habit each week.

Until next time,

Yours in Rotary,

Jenny Abourizk



This Week

15th July

• Board Meeting 5:30pm in Hali boardroom

• Guest Speaker: 6:30 for 7:00pm - David Harris The State Member for Wyong, Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, Shadow Minister for the Central Coast, Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Shadow Minister for Small Business, Shadow Minister for Skills, Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Community Services


Attendance Intention This Week

Please click the link below to submit your attendance intention and meal selection for this week.


Next Week

22nd July

Speakers -Barbara Galvin and Pamela Warton from Shirley Shuttle - community service for cancer patients. 

The Shirley Shuttle is a service offered in collaboration between Community Transport, Cancer Council of NSW and Central Coast Local Health District. The service is overseen by the Transport Action Group which includes the organisations above as well as Transport for NSW, Cancer Voices and other service providers. It began with the generous donation of a vehicle by Barb Galvin in memory of her mother, Shirley and provides access to oncology treatment for cancer sufferers who are driven by volunteers.


Annual Club Fees

Club fees are now due and remain at $260.00 per year due in July or two payments of $130.00, one in July and the second in January.

Payment Details

• Cash:  by hand at a meeting

• Cheque:  by hand or post to Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley, PO Box 83 Toukley, NSW 2263

• Bank Transfer:  to Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley BSB 637 000   A/c 717784928 (include your name as reference for identification).



Now you can have the District Directory in your pocket to use wherever you are. Find out how by following this link

See our online District Directory here



Registrations have now opened for individual bookings and for multiple club bookings. Conference promoters in clubs should refer to this page to get started. Register now 

Don't forget to book accommodation

There is a great range of accommodation options within easy walking distance to the National Convention Centre.  There are also over 75 hotels within easy driving distance.  The Conference website shows a selection of the closest properties.  There are also many serviced apartments with up to five bedrooms for group bookings as well as camping and caravan parks.

 Check the Trivago or Hotels Combined websites for best rates. 

The official Conference Hotel is the Crowne Plaza Canberra which is within an easy walking distance of the National Convention Centre.  A large number of 'City View' rooms have been reserved for delegates to book at an attractive rate of $185 a night on 11 and 12 March. In order to take advantage of this offer, please call 1300 662 218 (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm) to book directly with the Hotel quoting “ROT”.  See more information on the Conference website.



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Lyn Thompson | Annette D'Adam