WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF

UMINA BEACH

Upcoming Events

31st August 2022

Mike Dwyer

Rotary Down Under

Rave Night

 

7th September 2022

Ladies Morning Tea 10:00am

Waterfall Cafe Mt Penang

 

7th September 2022

Ladies Night

Robert Tickner

KWOOP

Keeping Women Out of Prison

 

11th September 2022

Bunnings BBQ

West Gosford

 

14th September 2022

Greg Berry

Assistant District Governor

 

21st September 2022

Rant and Rave

 

25th  September 2022

BINGO

Peninsula Leisure Park

5:30pm

 

28th  September 2022

Club Assembly

 

5th  October 2022

Bevan Dooley

Janus Electric

 

6th  October 2022

BINGO

Peninsula Leisure Park

5:30pm

 

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The Rotary Club of Umina Beach is a Rotary Club for men which operates on The Peninsula on the southern end of the NSW Central Coast. The club was chartered by the Rotary Club of Woy Woy  in 1976.
Our club meets weekly at the Everglades Country Club in Dunbar Road Woy Woy every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm until 8:00pm for fun, friendship, and to discuss and plan new and ongoing service projects locally nationally and internationally. We also regularly entertainer guest speakers across a broad range of interesting topics. On regular occasions we enjoy vocational visits to places of work and enterprise on the Coast to expand our knowledge of different occupations, work practices, and the value these organisations deliver to our community.
We are well known as an extremely friendly club and warmly welcome anyone who would like to join us at any meeting or as a potential member.
Our Year in Pictures
2021-2022
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LATEST NEWS

VALE MIKE CURLEY

All too soon our club is again in mourning following the sudden unexpected death of our much loved Secretary, Mike Curley. It is such a short time since we lost our beloved Treasurer and Life Member, Kevin Williams. Mike came to our club in 1998 following extensive membership in the Rotary Club of Lane Cove and as a foundation member of the Rotary Club of Roseville. Throughout his time in Rotary Mike has been a magnificent embodiment of all that is special about Rotary – humanity, service and fellowship – and involved himself wholeheartedly and joyfully in every activity and project our club initiated. He was Club president an unprecedented five times and Secretary thirteen times and a constant active and wise Board member. He was indeed the heart and soul of our club and will be enormously missed. Mike enjoyed a successful business career in his working days both within Australia and in the Asia Pacific Region and also shared that expertise with our club. In his younger years he was also a fine Rugby player with the famous Randwick club and remained a fanatical supporter of his beloved Wallabies. He has now gone to that great grandstand to forever watch The Game They Play in Heaven. RIP Mike.
Our members were out in force at the end of May with 14 members and ladies conducting roadside collections for the Salvation Army’s Annual Red Shield Appeal. Operating on both sides of the road outside Empire Bay Public School and on Brisbane Water Drive we were very appreciative for the generosity of the drivers who pulled over and made their contributions. $6256 was collected which will help the Army in providing the vital services they offer communities and individuals in need throughout the year.
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!! The Rotary Club of Umina Beach was chartered on 6th February 1976 and we met this week to celebrate 46 years of Rotary Service to our local community and beyond.
VALE KEVIN WILLIAMS
Our club is very sad to advise the passing of one of our longest serving and best loved Rotarians. Kevin Williams passed away peacefully on Monday night leaving a hole in our club and our hearts which will be very hard to fill. Kevin was an Active Member of Rotary International and our Club for 37 years. He was Club President in 1989/1990 and his dedicated service had been recognised along the way by the awards of a Paul Harris Fellow and a Sapphire Pin. Kevin was Club Treasurer for 11 years, had been the Attendance Officer for many years, and served on the Board for over 15 years. Kevin was always one of the first to volunteer for each local project of Umina Rotary. His presence among us was always as a thorough gentleman with a wicked smile and a twinkle in his eye. As a tribute to his contribution to our club Kevin was recently awarded our club’s first ever Life Membership Award. The award was made at a special ceremony at his home in Empire Bay which was attended by Kevin’s daughters Tracey and Melissa and his son Brad.
Kevin was also actively involved in Probus. He was the inaugural Secretary of the Probus Club of Umina Everglades when it was formed by Umina Rotary in 2002. He was the second President of that Probus Club and served on its Management Committee for many years.

Latest News

Our club is very proud to announce that we have selected JENNA WOODHOUSE , formerly of Gosford High School, to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) in January of 2022. RYLA is an awe-inspiring program aimed at empowering Australia’s next generation of superstars. Participants will meet life changing people, be enthralled by inspiring stories and develop skills through challenges and activities designed to put their leadership into practice, in a supportive and encouraging environment. Jenna is an outstanding young woman who demonstrated her leadership potential during her senior school years as well as in her year long Rotary Exchange in Mexico where she experienced an earthquake there and joined in fundraising drives for support of victims. She is now studying at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney.
Our club has joined with the Rotary Clubs of Woy Woy and Brisbane Water to present Blue Wave Living aged care services with $1000 to secure entertainment for residents. We wish residents much enjoyment from these performances. Pictured are Robert Meyer (Umina Rotary), Cherie Simpson (BW Rotary), Bruce Croft (Umina Rotary), Michelle Nicholas (Blue Wave), Matthew Downie (Blue Wave CEO) and Ross Pearce (Blue Wave Chair).
Thank you to all who joined us for our successful return to Bunnings WestGosford on Saturday. 13 members, including cook Steve Hall, cooked up a serious lot of sausages raising precious funds for our local projects.
Do you belong to a small Peninsula based incorporated body. If you do and your organisation would like some financial help in achieving your Mission, we have some small grants of $500 available.Read More ……  Let Us Help You
Congratulations Dom!
Our club is very proud to announce that our nominee, Dominic (Dom) Hall from Brisbane Water Secondary College, has been accepted to attend the 2022 National Youth Science Forum in January. Read More …. Congratulations Dom!
Shelter Bags
Shelter Bags for homeless people have now been passed onto St Vinnies and Mary Mac’s on the Peninsula for distribution to those in need. These bags provide warmth and shelter for recipients where they currently have no permanent place of residence.