Business & Community Awards | 19 May, 2021

Northlakes Toukley Rotary club’s annual and prestigious Vocational Excellence Awards enables employers and organisations to acknowledge those have greatly and selflessly contributed to the business. We provide the platform to publicly recognise them for their efforts at a prestigious awards night.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To promote Vocational Service.
  • To encourage pride of workmanship in all vocations.
  • To provide employers with an opportunity to recognise employees who display those qualities which are worthy of an award.
  • To encourage favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement.
  • To provide an opportunity for Rotary to be involved in the community, particularly the business community.

The Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley offers the following categories.

Pride of Workmanship Awards

A dedicated employee who applies ‘Service Above Self’.

Pride of Workmanship Awards – Youth

A young adult under 24 who has demonstrated their outstanding service to school, local community or overcome challenges.

Neville Royal Service Above Self – Community Service Award

A volunteer or group who is dedicated, reliable and honourable team member/s who give service beyond self.

Ralph Bryant Vocational Excellence Award

An outstanding business leader who has greatly impacted on the business world, employees and community.

 “Do it once, Do it well. Build a better Australia”

Vocational Awards Nomination

7 Summerside Cafe Toukley

The 7 Summerside Cafe is a collaboration between our Rotary club, The Salvation Army & The Uniting Church.

The purpose of this initiative is to provide a safe space for the disadvantaged and those living in isolation within our community to gather, socialise and have a free meal. The Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley fund the meals and provide volunteers to serve the patrons on the day.

The Cafe is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am till 1pm, all are welcome to come along and join us.

Location is at the Toukley Uniting Church at 7 Summerside Street, Toukley NSW 2263.

Northlakes Toukley Community Raffle

Now in its 7th year, our Community Raffle has raised over $100,00 and, in so doing, Northlakes Toukley Rotary provides local community groups/charities access to a regular fundraising stream without the risk or expense of conducting their own fundraising event.

Through  the support of Halekulani Bowling Club and other sponsors, Northlakes Toukley Rotary can conduct its annual Community Raffle without passing any associated costs onto participating community groups. In fact, Northlakes Toukley Rotary guarantees 100% of ticket sales raised by participating groups will be donated back to them at the conclusion of the raffle.

Groups taking advantage of this fundraiser, in the past,  include – Wyong Girl Guides, Lakes Surf Life Saving Club , Bluehaven Raiders JRLC, Camp Breakaway, Central Coast Women’s Oztag Team, Northern Power Cricket Club, Wolf Pack Association, The Clown Doctor , Mindaribba Warriors RLFC,, Didi Foundation(Nepal), 1st Gwandalan Scouts Group ,Tuggerah Lakes Secondary School-Berkeley Vale Campus, Ronald McDonald Family Room(Gosford Hospital).

Our 2021 Community Raffle will be drawn at 7.00pm on Saturday 12th June 2021 and this  is the  first year of conducting our  Community Raffle via a digital platform rather than via standard ‘ paper’ raffle books.


1st Prize   $3500 CASH                                      

      Donated by Halekulani Bowling – Value $3500

2nd Prize  7 Night Sussex Inlet Holliday   

      Donated by Mounties Group – Value $1500

3rd Prize   Stay&Play Magenta Shores Golf package

      Donated by Pullman Magenta Shores Resort – Value $500

4th Prize   Private Sailing Tour for 4 on Lake Macquarie

      Donated by Lake Macquarie Sailing Tours – Value $380

Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20

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The Didi Foundation

Supported through our International Service, The Didi Foundation works in Nepal to provide free for vocational education to highly disadvantaged and marginalised women and teenagers in Nepal. The Didi Foundation also supports highly disadvantaged schools in remote regions in Nepal.

Rotary members from many clubs have travelled to Nepal to support the work of its founder Rotarian Jan Pryor.

The Didi Foundation is supported by the Rotary Club of  Northlakes Toukley and Rotary Australia World Community Service

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