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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.

 

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The club meets by Zoom on first and third Mondays and face to face at Davistown RSL Club on second and fourth Mondays at 6.30pm for 7.  Contact Christine Owen (M) 0431166559
email  christine _owen@bigpond.com   
 

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JAN BROWN – PRESIDENT  The Rotary Club of Kincumber
 
SHIPBUILDERS’ HERITAGE WALK – SUNDAY 15TH MAY 2022
 

EVENT CANCELLED

DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED
 
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER – ADAM CROUCH, MLA
Our guest speaker at this week’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Kincumber at Davistown RSL club was Adam Crouch, MLA for Terrigal who spoke about the great effort and coordination by all agencies on the Central Coast dealing with the extreme wet weather experienced recently. Adam was briefed by Central Coast Council everyday and while there were low to moderate flooding in some areas the community supported each other including sand bagging and emergency accommodation.
Adam was also excited to report the approval of a Central Coast University campus on the former Mitre 10 site in Gosford. 
Kincumber Rotary President Jan Brown presented Adam with a copy of the 500 page hard bound copy of “Humanity in Action – celebrating 100 years of Rotary clubs in Australia and island neighbours”
 
 
DONATION OF INDIGENOUS-THEMED BOOKS TO LOCAL LIBRARIES

A component of the NADC Indigenous Grant which was unable to be used as originally identified was, with the agreement of the Australia Day Committee from all 3 cluster Rotary clubs, Kincumber, Terrigal and Erina, used to purchase 172 indigenous-themed books.

DGN Christine Owen and President Kincumber Rotary Jan Brown with a sample of the selection of the books donated to Kincumber and Erina Libraries.

The selection catered for a wide cross-section of interests spanning all age-groups and genres and included picture books, novels and non-fiction books. Purchased through Bookface Properties Pty Ltd Erina Fair and donated to Kincumber and Erina Libraries, the books were gratefully accepted and will service our local communities. Each book included a sticker (see below).

A book launch celebrating the hand over of the collection to both Erina and Kincumber Libraries occurred on Wed 23 March and was attended by representatives of all 3 clubs Kincumber, Erina and Terrigal and key staff from Central Coast Council Libraries. The collection is the subject of a display at both libraries in March and April 2022, following requisitioning and giving credit to all 3 Rotary Clubs and acknowledging the funding provided by the National Australia Day Council.

Enjoying the Indigenous themed collection donated to Kincumber Library Alison Edwards Section Manage Central Coast Libraries. Peter Rea Kincumber. President Kincumber RC Jan Brown, DGN Christine Owen MC KIncumber, Fraser McBride Kincumber, Annona Pearce Erina, PDG Graeme Davies Kincumber, Maggie Vincent Terrigal and back right Kirsten Patterson Supervisor Branch Library Kincumber

FUN DAY AT BAREFOOT BOWLS
Members of the Rotary Club of Kincumber concentrate on community service and all Rotary initiatives but a Bare Foot Bowls afternoon with Davistown RSL club with Bowls President, Don Paviour-Smith was a fun event at our meeting this week. Don was gracious with his time to provide a session on bowls fundamentals, members enjoyed the fantastic greens on the Broadwater and we discovered that some members were naturals at the sport. Don also joined us for a club meeting at the Davo and was an excellent guest speaker. 
 
 
 
 
HISTORY OF SHIPBUILDING ON THE BRISBANE WATER  AUSTRALIA DAY 2022
 
 
 
This movie about the Shipbuilders of the Brisbane Water was released at 9am on Australia Day 2022.  Funded by the National Australia Day Council and supported by Kincumber Rotary, Terrigal and Erina.  Thanks to Chris Haywood, Peter Rea and Matt Bragg.  Most of the information contained in the video is from the book ‘Shipbuilders of the Brisbane Water’ by Gwen Dundon OAM.  The model ships were built by Ralph Hannaford from the Sydney Model Shipbuilders, a group supported by the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.  The ships were built for 4Hresearch. Sculptor John Woulfe constructed the ship prow and the plinths along the Shipbuilders Memorial.
 
AUSTRALIA DAY   –  LINK TO AUSTRALIA DAY REPORT

 

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.

 

DAYS FOR GIRLS      MESSAGE FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF LAUTOKA

#endperiodpoverty#menstruationmatters#health#hygiene#opportunity.   


 

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

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. 

Kincumber Rotary club members participated in the annual Graffiti Removal Day by removing graffiti from the skate park and environs at Frost Reserve at Kincumber and cleaned up a communication box at Avoca Beach.  Pictures show some “before” and after” works.

If you see any graffiti take a photo and report it to  VANDAL TRAK    LINK TO VANDALTRAK

 

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 and 4th Monday of the month at 6.30 for 7pm, Davistown RSL Club, 19 Murna Road, Davistown 2251. 

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

19 Murna Road, DAVISTOWN  2251

  6.30PM FOR 7.00PM

Christine Owen 0431 166 559

christine_owen@bigpond.com Postal Address: P.O. Box 6050 KINCUMBER NSW 2251