Last Week our Community Night was successfully held at Breakers Country Club.
 
Honorary member, Adam Crouch MP., presented the awards. Even though it was his birthday, Adam made the effort to attend, winning the raffle and taking home a bottle of wine!
 
Worthy recipients were Fairhaven Services who have dealt well with the community for many years, and particularly in respect of a donation of 45 chairs to the Wamberal Rural Fire Service, on our request, to allow them training in comfort, saving them over $2000 in furniture.
 
 
Our community award evening honoured Jo Mifsud, a hairdresser from Terrigal.  Jo is a busy housewife and mother plus has her own hairdressing salon, Elumen Hair.  However, Jo found time in her busy schedule to give back to her community.  Jo recruited 4 hairdressers and together with The Rotary Club of Terrigal created Pamper Day.  Once a year Jo, her hairdressing colleagues, make-up artists and massage ladies, pamper women who are less fortunate than themselves.  Thanks Jo for instigating Central Coast Pamper Day.  
Several other professionals worked on the Day with Jo, and they were all ready to repeat the experience, as they felt the Day gave themselves a boost in being able to talk to the women, and use their skills for the good of others.  Pamper Day will be repeated in September this year.
 
 
Vice President of the Central Coast Mentoring Network, Sylvia Day, was awarded for ensuring the quality and well being of the mentors over many years.
 
 
Harley Newham, Past President, PHF was awarded with a 'Rotarian of the Year' from both Terrigal Club, and Galston Club, where he was previously a member. Harley has worked tirelessly for the Clubs, over the past 38 years, promoting many initiatives, working on Book Sales in both clubs, and over 10 years helping in Papua New Guinea, especially the villages along the Kokoda trail.
 
       
 
Our Guest speaker was Rachel Willis, CEO of Coast Shelter, who reminded us of the purpose of the shelter and its refuges for women on the Coast, as well as the transformative work done by Shelter staff to help both women and men, move on to a violence free life, with housing,  job preparation, and child care options.  We support Coast Shelter in a variety of ways and plan to continue to support their work.