Beacon 24th March 2016

Greg Curry

Senior Constable Greg Curry was our guest speaker last week.  Greg works for PCYC with youth that need assistance.  An inspiring speaker, he emphasised the need for respect, and for understanding.

PCYC has many programs for the kids to be involved in, up and down the coast.

When the court, or the police refer kids to him, he does his best to give them reasons to leave the house each day and even manages to get long term truants to attend school.

It’s people like Greg who work to prevent youth being caught up in a cycle of involvement with the police force, the courts, and ultimately jail.

Well done Greg!

Rolf and Greg Curry
Rolf presents a booklet to Greg Curry



Narooma Rotary buys defibrillator for IGA on The Flat


Chris O'Brien in front of the defibrillator at the Dalmeny IGA
Chris O’Brien in front of the defibrillator at the Dalmeny IGA

Narooma Rotary Club has purchased a defibrillator, which has been installed in Narooma IGA on The Flat.

Project coordinator Chris O’Brien said this was the third defibrillator the club has purchased for the community; the first was installed at Narooma Plaza, just inside Woolworths entrance, the second is at Dalmeny IGA.

Local paramedic Mark Jolly said sudden cardiac arrest is the main cause of death in Australia.

“The first four minutes are vital, that’s well before an ambulance can respond,” he said.

“For every minute that passes, the chance of survival reduces by 10 per cent. A shock to the heart from a defibrillator is the only definitive treatment so having one on hand can save a life. Defibrillators these days are easy to use and maintain, require no training and talk the operator through it.”

Narooma IGA’s Michelle is delighted with its installation and the added safety it gives the community.

Other defibrillators in the Narooma-Dalmeny area are located at Club Narooma, Club Dalmeny and Narooma Golf Club.

Tripela LikLik Pik

There was an Oscar-winning performance of the Three Little Pigs last week, all in Pidgin English.

The picture says it all . . .


Tripela LikLik Pik

Radar Report

Radar led a team from Narooma High School last week to Sydney to participate in the Australian Robotics Championship held at Olympic Park. The ultimate winners were a team from Taiwan, but Narooma was mentioned in despatches.

Radar 1

This week Radar was the guest speaker at Moruya Public School’s Harmony Day. He mesmerised the assembly with stories of Taiwan & a recital on his instrument.

Radar 2

Next week he heads off on his RYE Safari and won’t be back to Rotary till the end of April.

Radar 3

The Perfekt PC

I bought a fanless PC.

Chook with sunniesNow I am suffering from PNPS – Post Noisy PC Syndrome. It is so quiet I have no idea if the machine is turned on or not.  But wait, there’s more. Now I hear the monitors.  They whine.  They buzz.  I never could hear them before over the din made by the fans in my old PC.

Mr Google suggested a solution – turn up the brightness on each monitor and the whine goes away.  Yeahhh. Now I have to wear my sunnies when sitting at my computer 🙂



Hah Hah

After a talking sheepdog gets all the sheep in the pen, he reports back to the farmer: “All 40 accounted for.”   “But I only have 36 sheep,” says the farmer.

“I know,” says the sheepdog. “But I rounded them up.”