Phil Rose Receives Rotary Vocational Excellence Award
Narooma Rotary presented retired architect Phil Rose with a Vocational Excellence Award at its meeting last week. President Bob said this Award recognises individuals living or working in our community who excel in their profession or business, exhibit high ethical standards and enrich our local community.
‘We particularly wanted to recognise Phil’s vision of shared pathways along Narooma’s foreshore reserves and of the boardwalk, and his work in ensuring the boardwalk, widely supported by the community, became a reality’.
‘These shared pathways and the boardwalk have greatly enriched our community by enhancing Narooma’s livability, improving our health and wellbeing, and being a considerable tourist attraction.’
Mr Rose said he felt ‘very honoured to receive this award’.
He came to Narooma 27 years ago for his ‘sea change’, attracted by the natural and built environment as well as the many good surfing spots. ‘However since then I have found that by far the most important thing is the community, its spirit and friendship,’ he said. ‘The feeling of being part of this community has been my reward, not to mention the variety of work and all the fantastic clients.’
The Club presented Mr Rose with a certificate and a booklet entitled ‘Narooma’s Battle for the Boardwalk’, compiled by Vocational Director Laurelle Pacey. ‘It’s a timeline for the Mill Bay Boardwalk from the initial concept through to today based on council reports of the time, newspaper articles and cartoons, and reports by Phil Rose and his associates,’ she said. ‘The boardwalk was completed in 2001, not all that long ago, but many people have forgotten what was involved, and many people new to the area since have no knowledge of it.’
‘The amazing thing is it was never officially opened, and there is nothing on the Boardwalk to explain its history.’
A copy of the booklet is now in Narooma Library’s local studies reference collection and one will be presented to Council for its records.
Narooma Rotary President Bob Antill presents the Club’s Vocational Excellence Award to retired architect Phil Rose particularly for his work on shared pathways and the boardwalk.
Short words by bob ant
Last week was extremely busy on every front – the business, family and Rotary.
On Wednesday evening I attended Moruya for the final meeting of the race day committee which seems to be in hand and running well. A credit to Vere, Mike and all the crew. Our part is getting in and selling raffle tickets. On the day, 20th of this month, we are tasked with selling the last round of tickets and helping with the caterers, if required, and whatever needs extra person-power.
I then attended Moruya’s club meeting in my role as assistant DG (group 1) as part of my investigation into serious allegations made by some in the Moruya community against the Moruya Club. Without going into details the Club has attracted a lot of venom from a very small part of the Moruya community for doing nothing more than putting in an expression of interest for the Markets as advertised by the council. The council are required to do this every five years and any incorporated, non-profit organisation has the right to put in an EOI (Expression of interest) and the council will weigh them up and in February make a determination. Emotion is running high but despite the venom to try to force the club to withdraw their EOI, they are holding firm and letting the democratic process proceed.
This Thursday night is our AGM, if you haven’t put in an EOI of your own for positions within the club, please do. Fill out the form and bring it along. It will also be our last meeting at the Whale for this year. I’d like to personally thank Mat and Jen for again looking after us during 2015 and we look forward to returning in February.
The Christmas party is at Casey’s. It will be an informal affair with lots of fun and a few surprises. Numbers need to be finalised as quickly as possible, so if you haven’t put your name down yet please let Rod know straight away.
Don’t forget we have a huge market on December 27th and as many hands as possible will need to be on deck. Then in January another market and then the duck race.
This Friday night Radar is playing at Club Muzo at Club Narooma from 8 pm.
Have a great week
There’s quite a lot happening in Youth Programs at the moment. Lewis Ives heads off to Sydney for the Honeywell Engineering Summer School from 6 to 11 December 2015 in Sydney.
Eden Brennan and Georgia Poyner will be attending the Conoco Phillips Science Experience at Macquarie University from 13 to 15 January 2016.
Our latest candidate Jacob Read will be attending RYLA from 11-16 January in Canberra. For those of you not so familiar with RYLA or the Rotary Youth leadership Award as it is called, it provides opportunities for young people to access a range of influential, motivational and inspirational speakers and trainers through various activities. The program introduces attendees to the concepts of effective leadership and is very highly regarded.
Jacob has been on a traineeship with the Eurobodalla Shire Council which ends at the end of February. He came very highly recommended by his managers at the Council and he’s very keen to attend RYLA.
Community Carers Accommodation
– President Lynne Koerbin, Community Carers Accommodation South East
Some good news has been received concerning our carers accommodation project.
The Hon Warren Truss has confirmed that our grant application to the National Stronger Regions Fund has been successful. That means that the Federal Government will provide us with $450,000 to match the $450,000 we have on hand…. giving us enough funds in total to construct the first stage of our carers accommodation project in 2016.
This really is a dream come true for us! It’s been a huge team effort and I want to thank every one for their contribution to our fundraising to date .. because without the cash at hand we wouldn’t have been able to secure this matched amount to make stage 1 a reality. Thanks also to everyone who sent in letters to Mr Truss to help lobby for the allocation – it’s hard to say whether it made a difference, but we definitely got the result we were all hoping for.
I can’t seem to get the smile off my face – this really is such exciting news for the project!
Feel free to share the news.
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It seems that Foundation giving has been taking a back seat in our District as can be seen from the latest Foundation Newsletter, we are somewhat behind on our previous year’s giving, with a gap of 8.4% on the Annual Fund giving and 59.3% behind on our contributions to Polio. Remember 50% of what we give to the Annual Fund comes back to us in 3 years’ time by way of District Grants as well as Global Grant funds and that enables us to engage in matches for Global Grants thus accessing more Rotary Foundation Funds. I am sure that you all realise the importance of our continued effort to support the Polio campaign so that we can get the job done, not forgetting of course that for every dollar you raise it is matched by a further $2.00 by the Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation.
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