2nd August, 2015


President's message

 This week we visited Camp Breakaway and enjoyed the company of Terry Hayes the CEO of Camp Breakaway.  Terry told us a lot about its history and the invaluable involvement of Rotary and in particular Central Coast Rotary right from the very beginning.  Camp Breakaway evolved from a vision of the Rotary Club of Wyong in 1982 after holding camps for disabled children.  The camp moved to its present site in 1989 and developed through support of Rotary and the community.

 The meeting proved to be one of fun and enjoyment, especially through the efforts of George, who provided us with a sumptuous meal.

 Unfortunately circumstances have prevented us from having the proposed membership meeting for this week but it has only been postponed until later in this year. Instead we will take the opportunity to get together, particularly with our newer members, enjoy fellowship over a nice meal and catch up with some important housekeeping tasks.

 We have a special meeting on 19th August when we are visited by our District Governor Gina Growden.  This is a very important meeting in our calendar so if you have been unable to get along to many meetings recently please make this the 'must attend one'.  It is through these meetings that you really learn about Rotary and our District.

 While speaking about Gina, she made special mention of our club in this week's District E News. If you haven't read it yet it is worth a look.

 Don't forget the Golf Day. The 21st August is getting close and I still need volunteers.  Please let me know ASAP if you can help.

  Until next time

Yours in Rotary

Jenny Abourizk






In the 1930s, Ole Kirk Christiansen, a Danish carpenter, had a wooden sign hanging on his wall that read, Det bedste er ikke for godt: "Only the best is good enough." Today, Christiansen is remembered as the inventor of Lego, the colorful plastic bricks beloved by children around the world. But in the early days of the Lego company, its signature product was a wooden duck – one built to the highest standards, out of aged beech, with three coats of clear varnish. Lego's company history tells how Christiansen used his ducks to teach a lesson in quality to his son, Godtfred Kirk:

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This Week

5th August

This week we will be having an evening of fellowship and information in lieu of the Membership Night which has been postponed until later this year.


Attendance Intention This Week

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


Next Week

12th August 

• Board Meeting Hali Board Room at 5:30pm sharp

• Club Meeting: a chance for committees to plan their programs and projects. 6;30 for 7:00pm


Last Week

The visit to Camp Breakaway was a great success.  The meal provided by George Abourizk was amazing and we all left with a greater understanding of the work of Camp Breakaway than when we arrived.

Pictured is host Terry Hayes with David Knight in deep discussion during dessert.

View more photos of the visit


Annual Golf Day

Volunteers still needed to help the day run smoothly. Let President Jenny know if you can help.


Rotary Foundation News

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Nigeria has been the last polio-endemic country in Africa. History is being made as we set course on a polio-free future for the African continent.

This issue of RGHF's Our Foundation Newsletter carries updated news and information on this historic milestone.

We now need to continue our battle and put our full efforts in supporting Pakistan and Afghanistan, the other two remaining polio-endemic countries, to become polio-free. 


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