Beacon 10th September 2015

Paradoxically speaking, at times I think the words went over our heads (or was it just me?) BUT the central message that Andrew Seaton spoke about made sense. How much of the information that was drilled into us at skool (sorry Chris – School) was useful in our “life education”?.

_1As Andrew pointed out,  there are certain areas of learning that we must adhere to – basic English, Maths and Science but other areas of creative thought and expression should be freely encouraged helping young minds develop without being bored or assessed to oblivion. Pictured (left) is Andrew following a presentation of ‘Rotary in Motion’ by secretary Rod who thanked him for his great talk.

Radar (our Taiwanese exchange student of one month)  listened and was moved to speak after Andrew, drawing on his experience of education in Taiwan and comparing it to Australia. Radar feels students need time and the opportunity to develop some life skills preparing them for the work force and society.

Donuts were still on the menu for discussion. David and Mike Young are working on the OH&S side and John Doyle has saved the machine from a trip to the tip after drying out the spilt oil. Thank you !

It was good to see Michael back from his trip north, although, being in disguise everyone thought we had a new member.

This week for Thursday night’s meeting we are journeying south to Central Tilba to Orit’s Café for something different. Normal price plus BYO. Bring your partner and join in the fun. Numbers are limited so let Anthony know by Tuesday evening cut off. First 20 in are it.

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Whale Watch Raffle Draw – Narooma Charters

And the winner is…… Joan Shipton  of Narooma has won our raffle for the Whale Watch for two with Narooma Charters.  Huge thanks to Norm (Narooma Charters) for donating the prize, to Joan for buying a ticket,  and most of all to Angie for her hard work in organizing, hassling recalcitrant ticket sellers until all 1,000 tickets were sold. The raffle means that we are able to purchase another two ShelterBoxes. Pictured PP Angie holds the box while Norm draws the winning ticket watched by PE Mike holding  Murphy and member Enid.

Following board approval, Chris is on the job of ordering the defibrillator to go into Dalmeny IGA. This is the second of three defibrillators we are providing for our community.

Jack is doing well and will soon be returning home, we wish him well, a full recovery and we are standing by to assist.

Short notes from Bob Ant

We are at a cross roads with the donuts. We need to decide quickly where we go, if we continue, how do we minimise the risk? In the future, is this a good option for our image? My thanks to David, Rachael, Mike, Angie, Lynn, John, Michael, Peter, Laurelle and everyone who has been contributing to the discussion. This is good for our Club and I’m encouraged that we are all working towards a satisfactory outcome.

I was wrapt to see Angie, Mike and Enid joining Merinda, Radar and Myself  to witness Norm draw the raffle prize winner. Thank you for all the work in selling the tickets, what a great effort!

This Thursday night will be the second fun evening which was one of the Club Visioning ideas. Should be a lot of laughs !

DON’T FORGET ART LIVE ON STAGE AT NAROOMA KINEMA SEPTEMBER 12th (Saturday)
FEATURING DEBRA OSWELD – AUTHOR, WRITER FOR TV AND MORE- DAVID HORTON –AWARD WINNING SCULPTOR  – ROB HIRST – MUSICIAN , SINGER, DRUMMER FROM MIDNIGHT OIL ETC .

TICKETS ARE 38.50 FROM THE KINEMA OR www.stpproductions.com.au.

Should be a great night also featuring our own Merinda performing.

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Radar on the way home from a Four Winds Concert. ‘You people have really funny names for things’!

 

Stolen from Moruya’s bulletin

 

Michael, in researching problems in his own imminent flight to UK, uncovered this tale:

A high school teacher was arrested recently at Mascot as he attempted to board an international flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a pair of compasses, a slide-rule and a calculator. Inside sources have revealed that the man is a member of the notorious extremist Al-Gebra movement.

He is to be charged with carrying weapons of maths instruction. ASIO has confirmed that members following this movement derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values. They use secret code names like “X” and “Y” and refer to themselves as “Unknowns”. It has been determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval, with coordinates in every country. They follow the teachings of the Greek philosopher Isosceles and his ruling that there must be three sides to every triangle