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May 2020
Rotary Hall
The Terrigal Rotary Hall has been gifted to the community.
It is now renovated to a high finish, and is available for hire.
from  Central Coast Council.
Please contact them on 1300 463 954 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   



Mary Crammond

President 2019 - 2020


Join us at Terrigal Rotary, hear VIP speakers, and enjoy our fellowship and make new friends.

You will find that we are a service organisation where members give their time, talent and raise funds to provide resources to help make the Central Coast and global communities around the world better places to live.  

Terrigal Rotary's mission is particularly focused on youth services and developing our young leaders of the future as well as supporting women's services around the world.  

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.

See you soon..


To access Terrigal Rotary's Social Media links, click on the items below:
will be 
at The Terrigal Scout Hall,Terrigal Drive, on 
We are now collecting books and looking for volunteers
 Contact JOHN on 0411 176 364
We are not collecting at the moment, but deliveries are fine!
Usually, at this time of year, we would usually be in Terrigal, rattling buckets, waving banners, EFT machines in hand raising much needed funds for The Salvation Army on their Red Shield Appeal Weekend.
This year, due to restrictions forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to do that. So how can we help?
Rotary Clubs working hand in hand with The Salvos goes back many years and never before have they needed us more!
To donate, please click on below link.
Just one of the township and feeding programmes that Helderberg Sunrise support, these are photos from the Ikhaya Soup Kitchen, what a wonderful blue sky to working under, but lots of need on the ground.  Following a news report this week in Australia that the SZ Government have been  supplying food to members of townships, from the news footage it was clear that the basic maize would need to be enhanced with vegetables and some protein to make this diet more healthy - this is what Chris and his partner agencies are helping to provide.  Please give what you can to our South African Feeding Programme... personal donations marked with your name and SAFeed to Bendigo Bank, BSB 633000.  A/c No., 162539910. 


The Helderberg Rotary Sunrise Club (HRSC), which usually focuses its efforts on supporting schooling projects such as “Literacy for All”, “Going for Gold” and “Numeracy for All”, has turned its attention to helping alleviate the food crisis that has emerged since the implementation of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Emily Stoffels-Ndumiso, who runs the soup kitchen, serves over 800 people each week. She relies exclusively on donations from churches and HRSC.

“The club buys most of its food from supermarkets in the Somerset West area. The Central Mini Market in Main Road, Somerset West has been particularly co-operative by giving us discounts and even delivering to the specific distribution points, when necessary,” Mr Van der Leij said.

“One of the most gratifying aspects of the HSRC food support scheme is the smile on the faces of the recipients. We need to do much more, but the extent of our club’s support is limited to the funds we are able to raise.

“With the help of more donors, the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club hopes to ramp up its support of the needy,” he added.

For more information about The Helderberg Rotary Sunrise Club’s efforts to feed people in need, or to make a donation, contact Chris van der Leij on or 072 613 7206.

Australian Rotary Health COVID-19 Appeal
Australian researchers need your help to carry on their important work
It has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic that looking after our health – particularly our mental health – is more important than ever.
With social distancing rules in place, many of our supporters across Australia who would normally raise thousands of dollars towards mental health research, have been forced to postpone and cancel their fundraising events.
We can see that this virus is affecting our mental health tremendously. Therefore, continuing to support mental health research to learn how to best support our communities when unexpected events like these occur, is crucial.
We ask that you please consider donating to mental health research today to help Australian Rotary Health #Liftthelidonmentalillness
in these uncertain times and ultimately improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
We have set a target to raise $200,000. Any dollars towards this will be greatly appreciated.
Please share this link with your family, friends and social networks.
Thank you for your support!
Our Goal: $200,000
All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
At Australian Rotary Health, we use the GiveEasy platform so your donations are secure. We will also send a receipt straight to your email.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch via 02 8837 1900
Australian Rotary Health
ABN: 52006119964
Phone: 02 8837 1900
Our next fortnightly informal get together over coffee will be at Bill and Norma's new house in Terrigal.
Please contact Mary if you have not had an invitation via email...
June 2nd  11.00am.
A good result for the people of The Central Coast....

For more than 25 years, the Glen rehab centre has been helping men on their path to sobriety.
It will now be able to offer a women’s equivalent, after buying land at Wyong Creek.

*Beautiful message from Bill Gates*
What is the Corona/ Covid-19 Virus Really Teaching us?
I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens, whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad.
As I meditate upon this, I want to share with you what I feel the Corona/ Covid-19 virus is really doing to us:
1) It is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or how famous we are. This disease treats us all equally, perhaps we should to. If you don’t believe me, just ask Tom Hanks.
2) It is reminding us that we are all connected and something that affects one person has an effect on another. It is reminding us that the false borders that we have put up have little value as this virus does not need a passport. It is reminding us, by oppressing us for a short time, of those in this world whose whole life is spent in oppression.
3) It is reminding us of how precious our health is and how we have moved to neglect it through eating nutrient poor manufactured food and drinking water that is contaminated with chemicals upon chemicals. If we don’t look after our health, we will, of course, get sick.
4) It is reminding us of the shortness of life and of what is most important for us to do, which is to help each other, especially those who are old or sick.
Our purpose is not to buy toilet roll.
5) It is reminding us of how materialistic our society has become and how, when in times of difficulty, we remember that it’s the essentials that we need (food, water, medicine)
 as opposed to the luxuries that we sometimes unnecessarily give value to.
6) It is reminding us of how important our family and home life is and how much we have neglected this. It is forcing us back into our houses so we can rebuild them into our home and to strengthen our family unit.
7) It is reminding us that our true work is not our job, that is what we do, not what we were created to do.
Our true work is to look after each other, to protect each other and to be of benefit to one another.
8) It is reminding us to keep our egos in check. It is reminding us that no matter how great we think we are or how great others think we are,
a virus can bring our world to a standstill.
9) It is reminding us that the power of freewill is in our hands. We can choose to cooperate and help each other, to share, to give, to help and to support each other or we can choose to be selfish, to hoard, to look after only our self. Indeed, it is difficulties that bring out our true colors.
10) It is reminding us that we can be patient, or we can panic. We can either understand that this type of situation has happened many times before in history and will pass, or we can panic and see it as the end of the world and, consequently, cause ourselves more harm than good.
11) It is reminding us that this can either be an end or a new beginning. This can be a time of reflection and understanding, where we learn from our mistakes, or it can be the start of a cycle which will continue until we finally learn the lesson we are meant to.
12) It is reminding us that this Earth is sick. It is reminding us that we need to look at the rate of deforestation just as urgently as we look at the speed at which toilet rolls are disappearing off of shelves. We are sick because our home is sick. 
13) It is reminding us that after every difficulty, there is always ease. Life is cyclical, and this is just a phase in this great cycle. We do not need to panic; this too shall pass.
14) Whereas many see the Corona/ Covid-19 virus as a great disaster, I prefer to see it as a *great corrector*
It is sent to remind us of the important lessons that we seem to have forgotten and it is up to us if we will learn them or not.
Hi Fire Team,
To bring you an update on our Reef Restaurant Bushfire Charity Gala Dinner.
The 3 families who lost their fathers and husbands have received our contribution and the RFS has received its 24 “IT Packages” as supported by the JW Computer Company with a big thanks to its owners Wen Lin.
The Bushfire Gala Dinner achieved its aim to help, as best it could, and this is the nature off all Australians; when someone is in need the spirit of Mateship, as born on the shore of Gallipoli, will always come to the aid of our fellow Australians in need.
Thank you to all involved and supported the night, we were part of “Team Australia” which is now once again called on to help fight a silent enemy in the Corona Virus.
All Coasties value what is our Australian Legend and understand that 4 key words explain why we do what we do: “courage, endurance, mateship, sacrifice”.
It is part of the ANZAC tradition and these words have stood the test of time.
Thanks for helping in our Bushfire crisis!!!
The Charity has now CLOSED
Gareth McCray OAM
Gareth McCray OAM, B.A., M.A., DIP.Ed., A.Mus.A.
Club Meeting next week 28th May  is in your house, on ZOOM at 7pm. Mary or Janet will email you the link.
Please contact Mary for details if you don't receive them by email.
Thank you Mark, for leading us in such an enjoyable service project
Terrigal Park looking like party venue!
Inaugural Dinner: 
As a result of our dinner event, we raised enough to give donations of $1000 to both Coast Shelter and The Glen.  These were presented on 13th February at Breakers.Many thank to Pia Mylan and the organising committee, as well as the many helpers on the night...
A wonderful concert by Symphony Central Coast on Sunday,  November 24th.  (Terrigal Rotary are one of SCC sponsors).  The concert commenced with the beautiful music
of Bernstein only to be followed by a superb performance of Ravel Piano Concerto in G by soloist Gareth Szakos – amazingly talented, Gareth made his debut with the SCC at age 8.  I am sure Gareth is destined for great things.  The finale brought us the beautiful voices of 5 singers from Palm Tree Studios who serenaded us with classic, swing and jazz.  A fantastic evening after which we congregated around food and drinks and privileged to meet the artists.  The work and effort David Mylan and the Rotary Club of Terrigal have contributed to promoting and sponsoring SCC was acknowledge by a special presentation to David Mylan.
Central Coast Council  and Terrigal Rotary Club 
welcomed local groups and visitors to see the newly renovated facilities, next door to The Aspect School, Duffy's Road Terrigal.
This is now open and awaiting events.

Rotary Clubs of the Central Coast have donated money to help the development of the International Womens Day events over the past few years.
The money not taken up,  has been offered as matching grants, to social organisations of all types across the area. the results can be found below.
With grateful thanks to the combined Rotary Clubs, we look forward to seeing the impact of all these worthwhile projects.
From Our Sister Club
Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club, Somerset West, Cape Town
                         Our visit to their club encompassed meetings, visits lunches and activities, such as beach clean-up.
 What a great time we had.   Hopefully some of the members of Helderberg will come and visit us next year.
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October                      Economic and Community Development Month
                                    24th October – World Polio Day
November                  Rotary Foundation Month
December                  Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
January                     Vocational Service Month
February                    Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
                                    Rotary Anniversary
March                         Water and Sanitation
                                    9-15 World Rotaract Week
April                            Maternal and Child Health Month
May                             Youth Services Month
June                           Rotary Fellowship Month
                                    Rotary International Convention, Hawaii.
The Rotary Club of Terrigal members collected over $900 for this appeal last weekend.
As usual "Koby" was a great attraction. Thanks to everyone who gave up their time for this great cause.

Welcome to our Club

We meet Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Breakers Country Club
64 Dover Road,
Terrigal, NSW 2260
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PO Box 3, Terrigal 2260


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