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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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While COVID-19 has brought our weekly gatherings at Kincumber Hotel 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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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

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FAREWELL JEANNE

Monday July 13 was a Rotary meeting that was filled with mixed emotions. Many of our members were so happy to be meeting face to face for a club meeting for the first time since the Covid 19 shutdowns, but there was also sadness at saying farewell to Jeanne, our Belgium Rotary Youth Exchange student.
Jeanne arrived from Belgium in July 2019 and although being a bit nervous, she fit right into the Kincumber club and was actively involved in most of our meetings and took every opportunity presented to her, even making opportunities for herself. Jeanne presented the club with an excellent review of her time in Australia. Her growth as a person, her resilience (especially when faced with unusually difficult Covid circumstances) and her English all thrived. The club was moved by her honesty and integrity and will be sad to say goodbye.
 The club welcomed two of Jeanne’s host families to the meeting and two sent their apologies. Without their ongoing support and care, these opportunities would not be available. Jeanne has made lifelong friends and many, I believe, she would consider as family. We wish her a safe trip home and bid her a fond farewell. Until we meet again!

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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     


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ROTARY CLUB OF KINCUMBER 38TH CHANGEOVER DINNER

The 38th Changeover Dinner was held at Treetops,  Avoca on 29th June, 2020  to celebrate and to acknowledge the Rotary year under President Sandy Hunt-Sharman.

A special feature was the induction of new members Clare Job via Zoom and Brent Walker in person. District Governor Kalma McLellan presented Brett with his rotary pin.

Sandy reviewed the many issues that had to be dealt with because of the corona virus in the second half of the year. Our focus was changed from fund raising to more community work in relation to bushfires and people in need of support due to the loss of income because of the virus. Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre with manager, Collette Baron guided the packing of food hampers and trucking in supplies for distribution to needy people in the area. The demand was overwhelming resources at the centre and it was great that “TEAM Kincumber” was focused on this worthwhile activity.

A special visitor via Zoom was Milika Wata-Marshall,  Assistant Governor Rotary District 9920 in Fiji . Milika congratulated Sandy for the great work the club was doing with food parcels.  She confirmed that her club on the Coral Coast of Fiji was doing  similar food parcels with support from the E club of Sydney.

A huge treat was surprise guest opera singer Camilla Wright who dazzled us all with her voice and effervescence. Camilla was sponsored by our club during the year through Central Coast Opera.

Bruce Dent was inducted by PP President Sandy as the president for 2020/21. 

Bruce outlined his program for the year commencing with a club visioning session to set goals for the next five years. He introduced the board for 2020/21 and presented the inaugural Jim and Helen Dowling “Look Beyond Yourself”award to Sandy Hunt Sharman

 

MONDAY 10/08/20        ZOOM meeting – 7.00pm – 8.30pm  Club Visioning 1st session

MONDAY 24/08/20  –  Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club 6.30pm – 7.00pm     Guest Speaker: Harold Sharpe OAM –  ROMAC Update.

MONDAY 31/08/20          ZOOM meeting Club Visioning 2nd session

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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. 

You can help, make tax deductible donation today. Follow the link.

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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. 

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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.

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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    

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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.

#lautokarotary #kincumberrotary #westgosfordrotary #wheelchairsfoundation

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

While COVID-19 has brought our weekly gatherings at Kincumber Hotel to a halt, we are still ‘open for business’ online. We meet via ZOOM each Monday from 7pm-8.30pm 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 our Facebook page

Kincumber Rotary is happy to welcome new members.  When we return, the club normally meets at The Kincumber Hotel on a Monday night at 6.30pm.  Please come and enjoy dinner on us, listen to very interesting guest speakers and meet new friends. If you would like to attend a meeting contact Christine Owen Telephone:   04311665599.

 

Carrak Road, KINCUMBER

6.30PM FOR 7.00PM

Christine Owen 0431166559

christine owen@bigpond.com

Postal Address: P.O. Box 6050 KINCUMBER NSW 2251