26th July, 2015


President's message

 I am pleased to announce that Job Centre Australia  is now on board and joins Halekulani Bowling Club as a major sponsor for our club and will be well to the fore at both our Golf Day and Race Day.

 While on the subject of our Golf Day it is getting very close and volunteers are needed to ensure the smooth running of the day.  If you can spare some time to help please let me know ASAP as there are many tasks to be done.

 Last week's speaker, Barb Galvin, from Shirley's Shuttle provided us with an entertaining and informative rundown on the beginnings and continuance  of this important service that provides transport for cancer patients to keep their  treatment appointments.  This service is free of charge and relies on donations and support from the community in the provision of vehicles and their upkeep.  I was happy to let Barb know that Shirley's Shuttle will be one of the beneficiaries of our Cabaret Night this Rotary year.

 I am looking forward to this week's meeting which is the first vocational and fellowship meeting for the year.  We are meeting at Camp Breakaway where we will be able to see at first hand the wonderful facility that we as a club have supported.  Terry Hayes, the CEO, will be on hand to give us a rundown of the organisation. Please make an effort to come along.  Partners and guest are very welcome.

 A big thank you to President Elect Steve Edmunds who is representing me at this month's President's Meeting. Unfortunately work commitments have prevented my attendance but I am sure Steve will pass on  any important information through the Newsletter.

 Finally a reminder that the meeting of the 19th August is the District Governor's meeting and It would be good to see a large attendance to meet DG Gina and hear her message.  Please put it in your diary.

 Until next time

Yours in Rotary

Jenny Abourizk





George and I kicking our heels up at the Ronald McDonald's Ball


This Week

29th July

Our first Vocational and Social night.  

Meeting at Camp Breakaway. See this wonderful facility for yourself while you enjoy a great meal and hear from Terry Hayes the CEO of Camp Breakaway.

Not sure how to get there? Click on this link for directions VIEW MAP


Attendance Intention This Week

Please click the button below to submit your attendance intention. Our George Abourizk of Meat at Georges is working hard preparing a delicious special meal for this meeting so there is no need for a meal selection but please check the NO MEAL option otherwise your submission will not go through.

Partners and guests are especially welcome for this meeting.  Please indicate in the comment box the name of anyone else you are bringing along.  It is important that we have accurate numbers for catering purposes.


Next Week

5th August 

Celebrating Membership Month with a prospective members information night.  Do you know someone that would like to know more about Rotary? Bring them along for a night of fellowship and information.


Last Week

Barb Galvin (pictured here on the left with President Jenny and Pam Warton) inspired us with the story of her journey from seeing a need through personal experience to doing something positive about overcoming that need.  The Shirley Shuttle (named for her mother) was born.  With the assistance of Community Transport Central Coast this has now grown to a number of vehicles transporting clients to and from Oncology Treatment Centres free of charge throughout the Central Coast.

Barb also made the point that volunteer drivers are desperately needed to keep the project going.  If you have time to spare to assist in this further information is provided in the flyer below.


Meet & Greet and Money Collection Roster

What are your responsibilities

  1. Obtain a member checklist for the collection of money
  2. Collect money for meals as members arrive.
  3. Collect money from pig and heads and tails game at conclusion of meeting
  4. Reconcile funds collected on the sheet and hand to Brett or Justin at conclusion of meeting. If both away then Peter McCloskey.

Note: If NOT ATTENDING THE MEETING LISTED ABOVE please organise a replacement.

Bruce Thompson



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).


Website and Newsletter Sponsorship

Would you  like to sponsor our club website and Newsletter for the 2015-2016 Rotary year?  Sponsorship is $50.00 for the year and provides you with exposure in our Newsletter and on our Website with links to your own websites and information.

This sponsorship defrays some of the costs in providing and maintaining these communication tools so that all our fundraising activities can be directed at the charities and programs we support.

If interested click HERE for further information or to express interest.



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Vale - Alan Cornell

It is a sad duty to advise of the passing of Alan Cornell. Alan began his Rotary journey at Northlakes Toukley and continued that journey on moving to the mid north coast where he joined the Rotary Club of Great Lakes, Forster.  A number of our current members knew Alan and especially remember him as a hard worker with a great sense of humour and quick wit.  Alan passed away on 16th July in John Hunter hospital at just 60 years of age.

Our thoughts are with wife Marie and his family and friends.