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

Buy Tickets Online – https://www.raffletix.com.au/?ref=h68x2&sref=g6ezy7ac

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

Find out more: www.didifoundation.org.au

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Every year Rotary clubs across the coast join forces to sell Christmas trees. The proceeds from the sales go to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program here on the Central Coast.

What is the program all about?

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program aims to strengthen family relationships and increase the safety and wellbeing of grandparents, children and young people.

Who is it for?
To be eligible for our service you need to be a Central Coast resident and a Grandparent with the fulltime care and responsibility of your grandchild/ren aged up to 16 years. This is a free service.

How do we support families?
Families are offered an initial assessment appointment, where family support workers assist family members to identify their strengths and needs in relation to presenting family issues.

We assist families to develop goals that indicate how they would like things to be in their family. Once goals are determined we negotiate a support case plan with the family, outlining how we can assist families to achieve their goals. We can also assist you with through brief visits to provide advice, information and referral or support.

In our case work support, we create plans that guides our work together and provides a focus for our work with families. Examples include: counselling, enhancing parenting practices and relationship skills, providing information about services and assisting you to access these services by advocating and direct referrals.

We also provide personalised and structured parenting programs in your home or our office, which focus specifically on supporting grandparents to further develop their parenting knowledge and understanding of managing children’s behaviour to equip grandparents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues as they arise.

We assist families with advice and referral.  A family worker is available by telephone to discuss services and programs available in the community.  Grandparents are encouraged to call the office to speak with our experienced staff.

When & Where?
Our family case workers can meet with grandparent families and family members at our office in Kariong, in your home or at other agreed locations within the community.

We also provide a range of group work programs specifically for grandparents across the Central Coast region. This includes: Peer support groups, workshops, parenting education programs, weekend family events and a bi-annual weekend camp for grandparent families.

See our group work program here for further information about our general group work and targeted grandparents raising grandchildren events, workshops and information sessions.

If you would like to stay in touch with what’s happening in our grandparents raising grandchildren program join our mailing list (under newsletter tab).

Learn More: https://ccfss.org.au/grandparents-raising-grandchildren-program-child-family-services/