Beacon 19th November 2015

Boats Afloat

Rotarian Laurelle Pacey pictured below at the annual Narooma “Boats Afloat”. Laurelle and husband Steve were being towed by a pet Australian fur seal. Their creative approach to floating about won them first prize in the prettiest umbrella category.


Laurelle and Steve


Shirley from Moruya sends us some more info on the work they did in Timor Leste.

Bluebird Program Incorporated  – “Living Improvements.”

A donation from Moruya Rotary Club in Australia was specifically used to improve the water supply for families in rural Kandal Province.  A 3000 litre rain water tank had been purchased along with pipework and materials for a tank stand.  Work had started to build a tank stand that will allow the fresh water to gravitate to the house of the Dong family whose three children are supported by Bluebird.

Water Filter 1
A special water filter and bacteria testing equipment were purchased in Australia and used to test the water supply of the family of Sarin in Chor Teal District of Kandal Province.

The family lives immediately next to badly contaminated water that floods the area under their house. The filter now provides a source of clean water.

The results of testing for “e coli” bacteria and the source of typhoid showed the water clear of contamination after it flowed through the filter.

Water Filter 2

The family have been shown how to use and maintain the equipment. The Government have laid a water pipe in the area and the family home may be connected to this in about a year. Bluebird supports the education of three children from this family.


Water Filter 3