The Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley has acknowledged the death of loyal and committed Rotarian, Mr Col Stephens.
Mr Stephens had been a Rotarian for many years before coming to Toukley Rotary Club, after his former club, Lake Munmorah Rotary Club, closed in 2002.
He was a founding member of Lake Munmorah Rotary Club.
Mr Stephens was President of Toukley Rotary Club in 2003 to 2004 and, during that year, the first female member was inducted, an historic moment in the life of the club.
He was responsible for securing a major sponsor (Valhalla Village) for the annual art show, and the club was awarded the District Governor’s trophy for small clubs.
During his presidency, Mr Stephens saw the rebuilding of Toukley Rotary Club after a number of members left the club.
He was instrumental in welcoming nine new members to the club, a record number.
“Col was a gentle man who contributed to our work with dedication and enthusiasm,” said Northlakes Toukley Rotary Club President, Mr Mitch Cowan.
“Col was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for his service to Rotary in 2011,” Mr Cowan said.
“He will be greatly missed by all.
“The Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley sends our deepest sympathies to Col’s wife Ruth, his children, Helen and Peter, and their families.”
Mar 7, 2017
Mitch Cowan, Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley