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Rotary Newsletter #27OUR 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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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: tina.latham@bigpond.com  or contact us on Facebook page or Instagram link. 

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SHIPBUILDERS HERITAGE WALK 2021

A great day today for participants in the 4 Villages Shipbuilders Heritage walk from Kincumber to Davistown. Dress ups by the children, ferry history rides and the big double decker red bus transporting participants back to Kincumber. Thank you everyone for your support for this community event. 

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LEST WE FORGET

Rotary members representing the Anzac Day dawn services., Empire Bay, Davistown and Copacabana.

 

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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. Dulux and State Government support for provision of paints, solvents and cleaning materials make this club activity worthwhile for the local area. Kincumber Rotary has participated in this activity for the past 12 years.
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LAUTOKA ROTARY DONATES 240 WHEELCHAIRS

The Rotary Club of Lautoka has donated 240 wheelchairs to individuals around the country who are in need of them.  The wheelchairs were donated by the club in conjunction with the Wheelchair Foundation of Australia, Rotary Club of Gosford West, Rotary Club of Kincumber Australia and also including individual donors.  It would be given to few Non-Government Organisation groups like the Fiji Cancer Society, Purple Rose and the Sugar Festival Association.

The Rotary Club of Kincumber would like to dedicate this story to Rotarian Lyall Hood, who lost his life to illness several months ago.  Without his vision, enthusiasm and dedication, many children and adults throughout developing world would not have had the benefit of ‘improved mobility’ through use of a wheelchair.

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BBQ AT BUNNINGS

Members of Rotary Kincumber running the BBQ Bunnings West Gosford  to raise funds for Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre food program. 

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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.

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MESSAGE FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF LAUTOKA 

DAYS FOR GIRLS

#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. 💙
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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 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

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