The club supports youth through many different programs.
Young musicians, 'Calamity Jam' entertained guests
David and Dianne Waterhouse were awarded the
Zammit Trophy for Community Service
particularly in Nepal during the earthquake
Peter Ward hands over the Presidential Collar to
Torben Nielsen, President 2015 - 2016
The Yarran Award for Social Justice was presented
to President Peter Ward
for the club's 'Smart Pup for Kyle' project
by Glen Marie Wright and Tanya Kane of
Yarran Early Intervention Centre
Assistant Governor, Russell Grove,
draws the raffle prizes
Former Central Coast Rotaract member,
Ben Brown, was the lucky winner of the
garden sculpture
2015 - 2016 District Governor, Gina Growden,
receives the club's cheque for
The Rotary Foundation


The annual Pride of Workmanship Awards evening was held on 19 May 2015. Karen McNamara, MP, Member for Dobell read the citations and presented awards to Cathy Ross, Manager of Bateau Bay PCYC, and Chris Noonan, Bus Driver, Red Bus Services. Other awardees unable to attend the presentation were Lynette Holbrook, Customer Service Manager, NRMA Tuggerah, and the NRMA Tuggerah Customer Service Team.

Torben Nielsen, Rotary Community Service Director, thanked Karen McNamara and presented her with a certificate of appreciation that includes a donation to The Rotary Health Foundation in her name.


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Community Service Awardees, with Karen McNamara, MP
L - R: Anthony Duggan (The Entrance Surf Club), Snr Constable Racquel Hassett (Bateau Bay PCYC),
Fred Murray (Bateau Bay Men's Shed), John Walker (Bateau Bay Men's Shed), Warren Evrard (The Entrance Surf Club) and
Glenis Marshall (many Central Coast organisations since 1989)

The Rotary Clubs of The Entrance and Wyong/Tuggerah held a combined Community Service Awards presentation at Mingara Recreation Club on 6 October in recognition of volunteers who are willing to give their time and talents for the benefit of their local communities. The presentations were made by Member for Dobell, Karen McNamara, MP, who congratulated each nominee and spoke of the importance and value of their contributions. Each awardee received an inscribed plaque and citation certificate.

Duggan Murray Marshall
Walker Hassett

The club held its annual changeover dinner on 24 June when Acting President, John McIlwaine, presented the chain of office to incoming President, Peter Ward. Guests enjoyed the music of Tim Ward and his band, PHF Stan Crellin received the Yarran Social Justice Award, and PP Lionel Maddams, the Charles Zammit Award for Community Service.
President Board

President Rob Unwin, Rotary Club of The Entrance, welcomed District 9685 Governor, Graeme Davies, on his official club visit. DG Graeme addressed members and guests on exciting new Rotary projects and the expansion of the district to include Rotary Clubs in the Lower Blue Mountains.

Rotary's Pride of Workmanship Awards honour those whose employers consider to show a distinct quality of approach, attitude, commitment, responsibility and dedication towards their work.

The program's theme is:
"Do it once, do it well. Build a better Australia."

Recipients of awards and guests were informed about Rotary's Shelterbox Program by "Mr Shelterbox", Rotarian Peter Pearce, who demonstrated how one shelterbox containing a tent and household provisions could house a family of ten in time of disaster.

Presentation to Seabird Rescue Central Coast Craig Garner thanks Rotary for its donation to
Youth Off the Streets
Outgoing President John McIlwaine thanks Tim Ward
for his entertainment
Janice Johnson receives a cheque for the
Australian Wheelchair Foundation

The conference was held at the new Entertainment Centre, Nowra, and the Conference Dinner at HMAS Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum.
The theme was "A Night in the Museum" and members dressed appropriately.

The club's Rotary wheel and
Charter Certificate are prominently displayed at weekly meetings
Look for one of our club banners at community events The Entrance waterfront
welcomes visitors
The club celebrates its 40th anniversary Rotary Park - Saltwater Creek Reserve, Long Jetty Members preparing for the Barnardo's BBQ
Helping children in Africa Brooke Avenue Public School, Killarney Vale,
received 30 magnifying microscopes as
part of a project to help local schools.
(Photo by permission)
Vocational Visits
The Entrance Rotarians prepare for the 2012 annual district conference in Wollongong Rotary Exchange Students from all over the world participate in the flag parade The club won the 'Masked Ball' competition at the 2012 Conference Dinner
Supported by
Storage King
Mingara Recreation Club
Tumbi Umbi
Storage King
Blade Close, Berkeley Vale
Shelly Beach Golf Club