short words by bob ant

As Summer comes to a close – but not daylight saving – we have another Narooma Rotary Markets under our belt. For a while it looked as if we were going to be down on numbers and then I had a flashback to a movie “build it and they will come”. On Sunday Rotarian’s and friends of Rotary came out of the proverbial woodwork and we had good numbers. David and Rachael joined with Laurelle to control the gate. Michael helped Frank with marking out and then made smoooooth smoothies and freeessssh juice all day, with a little help. Bob Aston and John Doyle assisted by Angie made Donuts and it was great to see Peter Hartley at the BBQ. Fred Fawke from Canberra (Mr ShelterBox) and Pam cooked, Joan and Rob, John and Sandra Doyle and my wonderful partner in grime Merinda. Rolfe assisted as time permitted (definitely well appreciated coffee) and to anyone I may have missed a huge thank you.

Last Thursday night was climate change… this Thursday night is a club assembly on change of another sort. Please feel free to put your two bob’s worth in.  Fred Fawke will also give us an update ion ShelterBox and Fuji.

Following this week’s meeting is a board meeting…. all members are allowed to sit in and watch if you want or take an early mark.

It was an enormous pleasure to recognise the work of Past President Angie with a Paul Harris Fellow award. Our charity, the Rotary Foundation allows for a PHF to be given as a recognition for service to the Rotary family and local, national and international community. In front of a large audience Angie was formally recognised for her service, well done and well deserved.

A question for this Thursday night…. Do you remember Eddie the Eagle?

I hope a lot of magic comes your way this week……. Girls…. Did you pop the question?????


Short words by bob ant

A busy week for Rotary is underway. On Wednesday evening I attended Moruya for a combined Club Meeting to acknowledge the hard work of the Rotarian’s , the Moruya Jockey Club and the community as we presented the proceeds of the Rotary Race Day to Deputy Mayor and Chair of Moruya Cancer Carers  Councillor Rob Pollock.

The cheques totalled more than $15,000 and took the donation to Cancer Carers to more than $51,000 in three years, – an outstanding effort. This would not be possible without the many dedicated people who worked so hard to bring it all together. Special mention goes to Vere Grey President of Batemans Bay Club,  Mike Cowden from the Moruya Jockey Club, and our own Laurelle Pacey for the great PR effort. It was a pleasure to chair the meeting.

Last night at our regular meeting, we postponed a discussion on donuts until the next Club Assembly and Board Meeting in two weeks time, due to members being away and time for some members to gather extra information.  I was the guest speaker to try to clear up some of the confusion about when you can take a photograph and when you need permission to use it. I hope the information was helpful.

This weekend is PETS (President Elect Training) in Canberra and Mike and I are off to be enlightened. As an Assistant District Governor I must also attend.

On Tuesday, all are welcome to join with us outside the SoArt Gallery in Narooma to cut a cake for Rotary’s 111th Birthday and present a cheque for $5,000 toward the cost of Solar Panels on the Kinema. If you are able, please join with me in our celebration for this great project.

Next Thursday, Dr Karin Geiselhart discusses Rotary’s response to Climate Change. Really looking forward to this and please feel free to invite partners, friends and anyone you know who wants to learn more about this area of Science.

Following on is our Markets. We have some blanks in the roster which need filling. Please call John Doyle if you can make it and haven’t put your name down.

That’s all for now, have a great weekend.


Short words by bob ant

Today (Saturday 6th Feb) we had a wonderful afternoon of fellowship to raise money for Charmaine’s Cambodian trip. Our wonderful hosts were Michael and Donna with Michael cooking up a storm and many others helping out.

Michael and Donna opened up their house and provided everything so that all moneys raised went to Charmaine’s most worthy cause.  Thank you to Michael and Donna and to all who attended.

The large earthquake in Taiwan saw lots of damage but Radar’s family and Kayla (the outbound student from Bega who is staying with Radar’s parents) are all safe and well. Kayla managed to sleep through the event. Our thoughts go out to the people who have been displaced through this disaster.

Many thanks to Angie who has again put together a great display of Narooma Rotary. It is important to get information out to the community about us by all means of media – Angie with great displays, Charmaine with face book, Frank with the Beacon and web site and Laurelle with our media releases to the paper and radio. Great effort everyone and much appreciated.

NEXT THURSDAY we are meeting at the Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant (next to O’Brien pub) to celebrate Chinese New Year.  BYO wine only $2.50 corkage – Beer and Soft drink available there. $25 per head . There will be red envelopes available to put small amounts in for Radar as a gift for Lunar New Year and extra spending money for his trip. As a Monkey I’m excited about this!!! Bring your partners and friends along but make sure you tell Anthony by Tuesday 5 pm so we can finalise numbers with the restaurant.

Our donation to the Solar Panel project for the Kinema roof will be handed over on the 23 which is Rotary’s 111 Birthday. We are giving the present.

Karin Geiselhart will be our guest speaker on the 25th. Karin is an expert on Climate Change and not only an interesting speaker but also a person who can answer your questions. Not only a partners night but invite 10 friends.

“May the grass growth slow this week and you all have some magic along the way”