OUR VISION is to be a vibrant and prized Rotary club through the application of the “Ideals of service”. To use teamwork, fellowship and friendship to create a better quality of life on the coast and the wider community.
OUR SERVICE AREA Daleys Point, Wagstaffe, St. Huberts Island, Hardy’s Bay. Kilcare, Kilcare Heights, Empire Bay, Bensville, Kincumber South, Kincumber, Saratoga, Davistown, Yattalunga, Green Point, MacMasters Beach, Copacabana and Avoca Beach.
While COVID-19 has brought our weekly gatherings to a halt, we are still ‘open for business’ online. We meet via ZOOM each Monday from 7-7.30pm to catch-up with friends near and far and hear from guest speakers. Contact: Tina Latham, Foundation Chair 2020-2021 Email: email@example.com or contact us on Facebook page or Instagram link
___________________________________________________________ Feb 2020: Sovanpanha meeting Christine Owen, Sponsor from the Rotary Club of Kincumber during the Rotary Journey visit.
Sovanpanha is a student in grade six at a primary state school in Cambodia. Last year the Rotary Club of Kincumber decided to sponsor Sovanpanha’s school education at Sustainable Cambodia giving him opportunity for a better future. Christine visited Sustainable Cambodia in February 2020 and met up with Sov during the Rotary journey trip. What a difference school sponsorship can make to a child.
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT 2022-23
The Rotary club of Kincumber congratulates Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, on being nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a member since 1997 and has served Rotary as vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor. Read more: https://on.rotary.org/2DDj58H
BBQ AT BUNNINGS
Members of Rotary Kincumber running the BBQ Bunnings West Gosford today to raise funds for Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre food program. Why not consider buying #KincumbeRotary Xmas Raffle Tickets, great prizes ready for Christmas holidays.
MESSAGE FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF LAUTOKA
Over the years we have taken the message of reusable sanitary packs to communities we visit and it has been a huge challenge. Then covid-19 happened. There’s never been a more perfect time to introduce this. This product that was introduced to us by Kincumber Rotary Club member Tina Latham and her wonderful ladies at Avoca Beach through Woven Craft Australia over 5 years ago. Alacoque Welsh your patience and commitment is such a motivation for our Fiji team. All at the right time when the stars align I always say. Its unfortunate the pandemic we are going through but there’s always a silver lining in some other way. DFG kits are reusable, chemical free, economical and environmentally friendly. And now soon to be produced locally creating sustainable income for local business. A Rotary Club of Lautoka project. We are pleased to inform and educate our young ones who are now ready.
ROTARACT CLUB OF LAUTOKA – SUGAR CITY – FIJI
Melissa and Milika have delivered to 8 staff of South Seas Cruises Staff in and around Nadi area and 8 staff of Nila Resort in Lautoka, Tavakubu and Saweni area as well as 2 families who requested on our fb page in the tourism industry.
Not forgetting staff from Wyndham,Hideaway, Nanuya Island Resort & Island Hoppers
What was touching is how people will walk all the way main road vuda to catch the bus and live inside Tavakubu with no transport provided at night; how to make ends meet now they are willing to work for $50 a week with a wife and 2 children just to make ends meet..
We also engaged a couple who are both hotel workers with 5 children and renting. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for and should certainly appreciate all that we have in these times. That was a moment of reflection for them as explained by Milika. 💙
Rotary District 9920 – Auckland and the Pacific Islands
ZOOM MEETING MONDAY 19/10/20
MEETING 26/10/20 Transferred to THURSDAY 29/10/20 TEK night (Terrigal, Erina and Kincumber clubs) Please see newsletter.
PROJECTS KINCUMBER NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
Rotarians providing support to Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre. This is what 4 pallets of food looks like, all packed into food parcels for those families in the local community requiring food assistance. Once the impact of COVID-19 was evident, the Club of Kincumber became involved providing support to the three Community Centres on the Central Coast with their food distribution programs. The Club has been hiring a 4-tonne truck on a monthly basis to travel from the Central Coast to Coles Second Bite Distribution Centre, Penrith to collect food. The food is delivered to three Neighbourhood Centre’s at Kincumber, Green Point and Kariong and then sorted and bagged by Kincumber Rotary Club members. These three Centres are currently distributing approximately 250 bags of food weekly to those families in need in the local community.
PROJECTS FIJI – Tropical Cyclone HAROLD COVID 19 PANDEMIC – No Tourism – 40% of GDP (gross domestiic product)
Kincumber Rotary held their weekly ZOOM meeting on Monday 11 May 2020. Assistant Governor Rotarian Milika Wata-Marshall, Rotary District 9920, Rotary Club of Lautoka, Fiji was our special guest speaker. Milika spoke the triple effects of the last few months on the Fijian people and Rotary Club of Lautoka response to these emergencies. Rotary Club of Lautoka started out assisting those in need during the pandemic. Then Hurricane Harold came through the Fiji islands leaving damaged homes, and further leaving people at a total loss of what would be on the table next. The worry of loss of income through unemployment was just as huge as losing possessions and livelihoods. We have partnered with Lautoka Ratepayers Association to deliver rations when we could not during the lock down period and we hope to be able to use them again in giving out assistance to those affected by the recent cyclone while still ensuring assistance to those affected by the pandemic can still meet their basic needs. What you may deem of no more use to you could be someone else’s treasure. Help Rotary Lautoka, help us help them. Every little bit counts.
FIJI – Update – Our friends of the Rotary Club of Lautoka Fiji have commenced distributing food parcels to local community families on the western side of Fiji affected by COVID-19 and no tourism.
PROJECTS THE SHIPBUILDERS HERITAGE WALK
Due to COVID-19 the event for 2020 was cancelled. The next walk will be SUNDAY 2nd May 2021. The next walk will be SUNDAY 2nd May 2021.
CLEAN UP ALONG THE FORESHORE
The members of Rotary Club of Kincumber working hard today gardening and cleaning up the Shipbuilder’s Memorial Project plinths along the Kincumber waterway.
PROJECTS GRAFFITI REMOVAL
This is an ongoing project for our area. We were joined by local member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch. The pictures show the before and after along Avoca Drive at Avoca Beach and the business area on the Shipwrights Lane. Our club was presented with an Appreciation Certificate for the club from Adam Crouch.
If you see any graffiti take a photo and report it to VANDAL TRAK LINK TO VANDALTRAK
PROJECTS ROTARY WHEELCHAIR PROJECT
The Rotary Clubs of Kincumber & West Gosford in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lautoka Fiji have now finalised the Rotary Wheelchair Project with the Wheelchair Foundation to produce, transport and distribute of 240 wheelchairs for disabled children and adults in the western region of Fiji. The distribution will be done in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lautoka Fiji and local Fiji NGOs who currently provide services to the disabled in the western region of Fiji. A big thanks to the Rotary Clubs of West Gosford, Gosford North and Wheelchair Foundation who have provided supported for this vital humanitarian program and funded the wheelchairs to make this project happen. “Rotary Connects the World”, thank you to our recipient Rotary Club of Lautoka Fiji.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Kincumber Rotary is happy to welcome new members. The club meets at 7pm on Mondays via Zoom and the link is distributed to members and guests in the week prior to the meeting. We hold a face to face/hybrid meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6.30 for 7pm, Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 10 Vine St Avoca Beach, NSW 2250. Enter from external stairs on eastern frontage.
Please join us to hear about our project plans, listen to interesting guest speakers and meet new friends. If you would like to attend contact Christine Owen 0431 166 559
AVOCA BEACH SURF LIFESAVING CLUB
10 Vine St, AVOCA BEACH
6.30PM FOR 7.00PM
Christine Owen 0431 166 559
firstname.lastname@example.org Postal Address: P.O. Box 6050 KINCUMBER NSW 2251