TO YOUR LOCAL ROTARY CLUB
CHANGEOVER DINNER HELD AT TREETOPS AVOCA
The Rotary Club of Kincumber installed Lillias Bovell as the 2018-2019 President at its changeover dinner on 2 July. Lillias, who returned from the Rotary International Convention in Toronto Canada on 1 July said she was keen to include community involvement in Club activities during her year as President and promote environmental initiatives.
Lillias thanked the outgoing President, Christine Owen and her Board for their leadership during the previous year. The event was also attended by District Governor, Peter Ward (The Entrance) and representatives from the Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre. Entertainment was provided by two Youth in Performing Arts students.
This year’s Rotary International theme “Be the Inspiration” is exciting Lillias says. “It challenges us all to promote the service ideals which are the foundation of Rotary projects Locally, Nationally and worldwide”.
ROTARY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
A fund raiser was held for The Rotary Foundation where members came in International costume. Thanks to rotarian Jan Brown for a great effort.
The back deck of the Kincumber Hotel was brought to life and themed with international flags, artefacts and colourful tablecloths, along with a display of raffle prizes and photos all to complement the costumed guests and members. Truly multicultural! The FUN’d night, brainchild of MC Jan Brown, was a real success. Countries represented included India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, France, Mexico, USA, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Australia and Fiji. International holiday tales were enjoyed along with video clips of international Rotary projects. The night concluded with dancing and lots of laughter. KIncumber Rotary Club raised $500 for the Rotary Foundation.
PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP AWARDS – Treetop Restaurant, Avoca Beach Resort
The Club’s Annual Pride of Workmanship Awards was held at the Treetops Restaurant. The venue is perfect for the presentation of these awards. Rotarians, awardees and guests took advantage of an extended period prior to the “call to order” for socialising and enjoying the varied and plentiful canapes on offer.
It must be noted the table arrangement allowed each of the Pride of Workmanship nominees to sit with their work colleagues, family and supporters as well as Rotarians. There wasn’t a head table as such which underpinned the relaxed, inclusive and dignified tone of the evening.
As MC, Rotary Club of Kincumber Vocational Services Chairman, PP Ernie Altman welcomed all in attendance and gave a brief explanation of the awards and drew attention to the broad vocational spectrum of the recipients. President Christine welcomed each of the recipients in turn as well as their guests, District 9685 Vocational Services Chair, PP Bobby Redman and our sponsors, Bendigo Bank, Kincumber Branch represented by Martin Cressey and Michelle Clague.
PP Bobby Redman gave a short explanation of the Pride of Workmanship Award which was first presented by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills (D9685) over 30 years ago and is now world-wide. She congratulated the recipients and wished everyone a lovely evening. MC Ernie reiterated the POW epigraph mentioned by Bobby, Do it once, do it right, build a better nation.
The following is a brief summary of the details in printed program. The Awards were presented by
President Christine and captured by photographer Peter Rea.
Joshua Ford Services to Rural Fire Service, introduced by PP Fraser McBride.
Yantra de Vilder Services to music and 5 Lands Walk, introduced by Rosemary Allison.
Brad Cardis Services to Event Management, introduced by Sandy Hunt-Sharman
Patricia Smith Services to Photography and Community, introduced by Jan Brown
What an absolutely fabulous day for our 4 Villages Walk. The weather was just perfect and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment and the walk in the beautiful sunshine along the foreshores of the 4 villages. It was great to see District Governor Peter Ward, members of the Roseville Chase Rotary Club as well as Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch. For more photos go to the link to our PHOTO PAGE
ANZAC DAWN SERVICE AT COPACABANA GREEN
Fraser McBride and Ralph Brown lay a wreath on behalf of members of The Rotary Club of Kincumber at the Dawn Service at Copacabana Green. This was the second Anzac Day ceremony at Copacabana and was very well supported by the local community. Two other members, John Heuston and Peter Rae attended ceremonies at Davistown and Empire Bay respectively.
ROTARY YOUTH DRIVER AWARENESS
Recently members of Kincumber Rotary have attended (RYDA) instruction at Wyong Racecourse. Picture shows students from Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College – Berkeley Vale Campus.
KINCUMBER ROTARY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
Kincumber Rotary welcomes newest members Neil and Bronwen Simpson. President Christine and President elect Lillias inducted the new members on 12th March 2018.
KINCUMBER ROTARY AT THE GOSFORD CITY MARKETS
Kincumber Rotary at the Gosford City Farmer’s Market today. President Christine, Graeme, Sandy and Jan raising funds for Aust. Rotary Health research in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Kincumber Rotary members kicked off Graffiti removal day a week early with work at Kincumber and Avoca Beach. 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. President Christine was presented with an Appreciation Certificate for the club from Adam Crouch.
Please phone Fraser McBride on 0416 831088 and he will give you all the details of when and where.
If you see any graffiti you can take a photo and report it to VANDAL TRAK
EXCHANGE STUDENT NEWS
Read JORDANA BOOTH first blog from Japan
GOSFORD CITY MARKETS every second SUNDAY
HELP NEEDED – LINK TO ROSTER
LOOK OUT……..for the Kincumber Rotary club members at the Gosford City Markets – the Club supports many different charities.
Pictured: Tina’s Sunday tent home, Two young customers checking out the stickers, and Mary Poppins ready for take off.
FOUR VILLAGES WALK website www.fourvillageswalk.com
Kincumber Rotary is happy to welcome new members. The club 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 Graeme Davies 0416275363.
Kincumber Rotary club meets on the first and third Mondays at Kincumber Hotel, 6.30 for 7 PM. Meetings feature dinner and an interesting guest speaker. Social, fellowship, vocational visits, outings as advised on the Club Calendar
Carrak Road, KINCUMBER
6.30PM FOR 7.00PM
Graeme Davies 0416275363