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.
Morisset Rotary celebrates it's 50th Year in 2017. One of the celebrations was a morning tea comprising past and present Rotary Members, Presidents, Friends of Rotary, Volunteers, Exchange students and District Representatives.
The event was held in the Recreation Hall of Morisset Hospital, which was the location of the fist club meeting in 50 Years ago in February 1967. We were delighted to have some of the founding Club Members and their Representatives join us for a beautiful morning.
A huge expression of thanks goes out to everyone involved including Hunter Health for access and the Morisset Historical Society for their assistance. A simply brilliant event. The club is looking forward to additional public, celebratory events in May and July which will be advertised here.
There are plenty more photos taken on the day here >
A big welcome to new Morisset Rotary President for 2017/18 Michael (Mick) Payze.
Mick is a long term, dedicated Rotarian with a passion for community engagement and providing value in the things we do. Mick’s strength of focus and enthusiasm will ensure him and the club a successful new year ahead.
Also a huge welcome to our new incoming Rotary Youth Exchange Student for 2017/18 Agathe Dulongcourty.
Agathe comes from France, but will be savouring all that the west Lake Macquarie region has to offer during her stay. Interested in being part of Rotary Youth Exchange? To find how to change your world with Rotary your adventure starts HERE