Welcome to WestLake Tidings, the community thoroughfare for Morisset and surrounds on the western shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie.
We’re here to engage local people, build community spirit and promote the local goods and service suppliers of the area. If you have the urge and are community minded why not drop by and help us change the world for the better.
The town is named for Major James Thomas Morisset, who camped here in 1823 while making the first overland journey from Newcastle to Sydney. The earliest settlement in the area was at Cooranbong in 1826, about 5 kilometres west of the town and near the foot of the . . . .
Integration and belonging in a community is all about communication and knowing what’s going on. Is your community group holding an event you’d like posted on the Community Events notice board? If so, complete the enclosed form and we’ll be pleased to promote it free of charge. Our Events page is moderated and update regularly to reflect the town pulse.
The western Lake Macquarie area incorporating Morisset are blessed with huge and growing array of businesses to serve the community. At Rotary we get to see their best each year when many donate goods and services for fundraising. In appreciation, we’d like to recognise and recommend those community minded business’s locally. If you’d like to participate please complete the enclosed form.
Rotary Morisset is passionate about developing and fostering the health and wellbeing of young people in our community. The huge increase in the incidence and reporting of adolescent mental health in our
immediate area is not only alarming but totally unacceptable. 15% of Morisset Youth self-report as being diagnosed with a mental health condition.
We are determined to make a difference. It is our intention to run this golf event on an annual basis to raise between $20,000 to $30,000 p.a. Rotary, in partnership with Morisset High School, will ensure our local students directly benefit from the delivery of proactive, proven support measures. Students could seek support at point of need through Morisset High School.
A very special thank you and a deep sense of gratitude to everyone involved in the inaugural Hit4 Youth Mental Health recently held at the Morisset Country Club.
The event make an amazing $32k+ on the day which will directly support the needs of local youth via Morisset High School and the feeder schools of the Western Shores Learning Alliance.
Every cent of your generosity will go to the front line and help make a great difference to our local youth. But don’t stop there. Support your local sponsors by spending locally for your needs.
Morisset Shopping Square was full of smiles this week as the 2018 annual Christmas Trailer was drawn. Congratulations to Simon, our first prize winner of the trailer and contents valued at over $4,800.
Also a huge thank you to our Raffle Supporters, Prize Sponsors and Volunteers for supporting the initiative which raises money to directly support local community needs. Morisset Rotary’s pledge is that every cent finds it’s mark.
Congratulations also to R. Gambrill our second prize winner of some wonderful camping equipment and Leeanne, winner of the beautiful hand made quilt.
That’s it for another year (which will be here before we know it) See you at Morisset Square for the 2019 Christmas Trailer Raffle!