October 2018
Kathy Sharp
Oct 18, 2018
Courage to Care
Robyn Ratcliff
Oct 25, 2018
Update on Social Media
Adam Crouch MP
Nov 01, 2018
No meeting at Breakers
Nov 08, 2018
Vocational Visit to Lucy Wicks MP office. Bookings essential
ADG David Rivett
Nov 15, 2018
RI Foundation
Chris Kastalan -
Dec 06, 2018
President Australian Paramedic's Association
Josh Edwards
Dec 13, 2018
The Real Meaning of Christmas
Terrigal Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 20, 2018
No meeting that night
Christmas Club Recess - 27 Dec/ 3 Jan
Dec 21, 2018
No formal meeting at Breakers
Sun Doctors
Jan 10, 2019
Skin Cancer Safety
Robyn Ratcliff
Jan 17, 2019
International Speaker on Business, and Club Social Media Director
Jan 24, 2019
Top Blokes
Scott Levi
Feb 28, 2019
ABC Breakfast Announcer
Mar 21, 2019
Harmony Day
Upcoming Events
Rotary Hall
The Terrigal Rotary Hall has been gifted to the community.
It is now under going a major refit, and  run by Central Coast Council.
Please contact them on 4325 8222 for further information.
Join us at Terrigal Lagoon, western end,
on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 9am to 12pm
to work on the bush regeneration.
Phone John 0411 176 364


Welcome to Terrigal Rotary   

Greg Hooper  

President 2018 - 19

The Rotary Club of Terrigal is a service organisation where members give their time, talent and resources to help make the Central Coast community and communities around the world - a better place to live in.  Terrigal Rotary's mission is particularly focused on youth service and developing our young leaders of the future.

When Rotarians get involved, it's not just our community and the wider world that benefit - we all benefit from the fellowship and have great fun doing it!  Join us and experience the satisfaction, sense of accomplishment and fulfilment of making a difference in the world.


Book these dates:
The tentative date for Terrigal Rotary AGM, and to have 2019 /20 Board Elections is on Thursday 22nd November, 2019.  Directors will need to have their revised budgets completed, and a written report on how their programs are progressing.
Bi annual Book Sale
Post AGM we should also have a report on how successful regarding profits of our Book Sale 17 and 18 November,  and we need all hands on deck as this is our major fund raiser.  John and his team have worked for months on this so we need to make this a combined Club effort.  
As well we need volunteers for setting up at the Terrigal Scout Hall on the 16th and packing up on the 19th...  in the past we have asked and had limited or overwhelming support from the likes of Terrigal Men's Shed, our Terrigal Life Savers.  So this year we need to be asking again eg the Wamberal Rural Fire Service, CCGS / Terrigal High kids and so forth.  All boxes are around 10 kilos and we just need able bodies with attached hands and feet to move them about, or pick up a broom and help clean.
Michael Hickey gives us an update on our District Governor's visit, and how we enjoy our meetings.
We were honoured this week to have a visit from our District Governor Susan Wakefield OAM. who gave a most inspirational address to a very attentive group of members and guests, professionally presented and informative. Quietly broached the subject of Youth Exchange as well, whilst drawing attention to this year’s theme ….. “to be the inspiration”.
International Toast was for Women in Rotary, which was well Toasted!
Dave Rivett, West Gosford Rotary then reported on their most successful initiative to assist with a Drought relief programme helping out farmers in the Merriwa area through their local Rotary Club. All up around $12,500.00 for hay supplied, along with $2,000.00 for their Club to disperse. The trivia night at Breakers saw 177 in attendance raise $5,672.00.
Mark and Kate Reynolds had time allocated to bring our Club up to date with the Cash Back Card, reminding participants just how easy money can be made for our Club by the use of this card.
PDG John Wakefield OAM finished off with the explanation and telling us about his commitment to “Graces Place”, involvement in Homicide Victims Support Group (Aust) Inc.
An excellent dinner was enjoyed by all, along with keen fellowship.
Our speaker program is fully booked till February next year.  We have a list of fantastic speakers.  Scott Levi of ABC FM fame will be coming in February; Top Blokes will be back and a list of others. 
Keep in mind we have our Honorary Member, Adam Crouch on 1 Thursday who will give us an update on law and order matters effecting Terrigal.  You will be amazed at some of the information you will be privy to that night.  Book it in your diary, and ask a friend along.
will be 
at The Terrigal Scout Hall Terrigal Drive,
Terrigal on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2018.
We raise funds for our charity donations and will be able to support youth projects, both locally and in Africa.
We are now collecting books and looking for volunteers
 Contact JOHN on 0411 176 364
​if you have really good books for us to collect, or want to help out.
Thank you
Yes please
·        Fiction Paperback books
·        Fiction Hardback books
·        Sci Fi
·        DYI, Gardening, Craft, Hobby, Painting Books
·        Cook Books
·        Military and History Books
·        Children’s books
·        CDs
·        DVDs
·        Puzzles and games
·        Comics, graphic novels & Manga
·        ‘Talking book’ audio on CD
No thank you
·        Reader’s Digest condensed books
·        Law books, older than 3 Years
·        Encyclopaedias, no matter how new
·        Atlases older than 3 years
·        Magazines
·        Text books, unless recent & in mint condition
·        Any item not meeting our quality standards (any books that are yellowed, mouldy, torn, dirty, written in, or defaced can unfortunately not be sold)
Robyn has been hard at work, and having some fun too, enlivening our Facebook page.  We are getting some increase traffic, but it would help if you clicked a like or made a comment eg   my grand kids love getting a new book from the Little Library. Such a good idea

 Terrigal Bush Care, twelve months of progress.
Over the last twelve months our bush care group has worked on bush restoration on the western end of Terrigal Rotary Park. Our group of six volunteers work with a qualified supervisor provided by the Central Coast Council. The Council also provides basic equipment and training.
Most of the time the work is to slowly and carefully remove introduced weeds. Sometimes it’s difficult to notice significant changes in the work area. Recently this changed as Council funds were used to hire contractors to remove thick vegetation near the Shell Garage roundabout. This complemented work the Bush Care group had already undertaken further into the reserve where lantana had spread along the edge of a man made storm water drain running from Terrigal Drive to the lake. If your driving or walking along Terrigal Drive it’s now possible to see all the way to the lake edge.
Terrigal Bush Care meets every third Tuesday of the month at 9.00am on the western end of Rotary Park. New members are always welcome. Contact John on 0411176364.
Related imageJanet Millhouse has sent through some recent photos of the renovation process on our gifted Terrigal Rotary Hall.

You are invited to be on my table at our annual Trivia Night on Friday 26 October, 2018 in the Parkview Room at the CCLC Gosford.  The host Quiz Master is the smooth talking raconteur - Rotarian David Bacon, and there will be a live music segment with Australian Princess Country Music Gina Jeffries and her Internationally renowned husband / music producer Rod McCormack.  Other country music personalities will also be in attendance.
This is a exciting evening with lots of prizes, raffles and surprises.  Entry is only $20 and is guaranteed to be a frollicking fun filled event. 
Bookings at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=407699 
After booking you can send a message to contact the Event Organiser asking to be put on Greggo's table.  We can arrange to meet around earlier for a meal at one of the restaurants in the Club.
You’re invited to join the Rotary Peace Academy
Join Rotarians all over the globe as you learn how to build and sustain peace through a free, self-paced training course offered by Rotary and the Institute for Economics and Peace. Discover how to measure peace, what Positive Peace is, and how you can become a peacebuilder — at home, in your club, and in your community. When you join the Rotary Peace Academy, you’re helping address one of humanity’s greatest challenges: creating a peaceful world.  

Community Projects Report.


Rotary Club of Terrigal bi-annual Book Fair


By way of background, The bi annual book fair is the main fundraising activity of the club. The concept was initiated some years ago and was held at the then Terrigal Rotary Hall in Duffy’s Road, Terrigal. On the expiration of the lease in 2015, the Hall was gifted to the Central Coast Council and book fairs have since been held at the Terrigal Scout Hall on Terrigal Drive.


The change of location has been beneficial in that the book fair is now in a highly visible location and attracting a steadily growing customer base. As a result gross takings have grown steadily and our last sale in April 2018, grossed just over $10,000.00. Whilst not a large amount compared to some clubs with a history of similar fundraising, given our relatively small membership and logistical considerations, the club is now in a fairly good financial position.



Books are sourced from both local community donations and a relationship that has been established with Lifeline in Northern Sydney. The latter has made available surplus stocks which are collected from the Lifeline Depot in Lindfield. Local book collections are undertaken on a regular basis of which the majority of donors locate the club via the internet. In addition the club is the beneficiary of relationship established with the Central Coast Council Library who now channel their surplus stock and unwanted donations to the club.


The Book Fairs are now a popular and welcomed bi annual event and appeal to a wide demographic in the Terrigal /Erina area. They provide an opportunity to positively promote the Rotary brand and proceeds benefit many aspects of the local and wider community.



Rotary Park Little Library.


The Terrigal rotary Park has recently been the subject of a renewed focus by

the club and funds were contributed towards the upgrade of the children’s playground. ‘A Little Library’ , where the public is encouraged to feel free to take books has been established in the playground area and is restocked as the need arises from book fair supplies. Following on the success of the Terrigal Rotary Park Little Library, a second Little Library is being installed in cooperation with the Central Coast Council at Wairakei Road park in neighbouring Wamberal.


Rotary Park Bush Care.


Along with the redevelopment of the playground, club members were concerned about encroaching weeds and lantana on the western end of the Rotary Park. Discussions with Central Coast Council staff resulted in the establishment of a local bush care group. Now having been established more than twelve months our bush care group has worked on bush restoration on the western end of Terrigal Rotary Park bordering the Terrigal Lagoon. With a core of four Rotarians our group of volunteers work with a qualified supervisor provided by the Central Coast Council. The Council also provides basic equipment and training.


The Bush Care group is open to the public and is an opportunity for hands on environmental work suitable for all ages.




Well known local Rotarian, Harley Newham with fellow volunteers ken Forster and Richard Whittaker.



Council supervisor, Robin Urquhart, Ken, Richard and Jan Whittaker .





Sent from my iPad


 We have helped to re-form the Terrigal Bushcare Group with the Council.
We meet now, on 2nd Tuesday of the month, with a supervisor, Susie, and attack the weeds at the
west end of Terrigal Rotary Park.
Please come along and swell our numbers, so we can make a difference to the lagoon wetlands,
forest floor, and help the mid-level plants provide cover for the native fauna.
                          Just ring John on 0411 176 564.

Welcome to our Club

We meet Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Breakers Country Club
64 Dover Road,
Terrigal, NSW  2260
Contact Us

All Correspondence to:

PO Box 3, Terrigal 2260

Phone: 0407294539








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