Narooma Rotary Beacon 15 November 2018

Rod’s Ramble

At last week’s meeting we welcomed our newest member Robyn Miller. We look forward to getting to know Robyn more over the coming months and sharing with her our dedication to the ideal of ‘Service above Self’.

New Narooma Rotarian Robyn Miller was welcomed into the Club last Thursday by proposer Ang Ulrichsen and President Rod Walker

We also had our Board meeting and Assembly last week. I would like to share with you important outcomes from the Board meeting. Firstly, the Board agreed to my suggestion to run a President’s Raffle from February 2019. My very clever wife Jennifer has made a quilt and tickets will be sold up to and including the Changeover on 27 June.

The Board also decided to further investigate some community projects for 2019. These are:

  • Upgrade signage at Ringlands Walk and the pamphlet in conjunction with Narooma Historical Society
  • Check out what can be done re the maintenance of Narooma Scout Hall
  • Look at upgrading Buckeridge Lookout
  • Support IRT’s proposal to build a pathway from the bus stop on the corner of Mort Avenue to the top of Ruth Place, parallel to Club Dalmeny.

On the fundraising front we will investigate the viability of a BookFair.

FOR YOUR DIARY: The Board confirmed these dates

It was wonderful to have former member Enid Holmes with us last week. She said she may not be back for a while. Our thoughts are with Enid and Colin.
  • Saturday 17 November – we are running the Narooma Betta Home Living barbecue, as part of its first birthday celebrations and sale from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 November
  • 25 November – Market
  • 13 December – AGM and last meeting for 2018
  • Tertiary Scholarship interviews in December
  • Saturday 15 December CHRISTMAS PARTY Casey’sCafé 6.30pm $35 per person payable in advance
  • Friday 28 December – Holiday Rotary Market (instead ofSunday 23 December)
  • 18 January – Social event possibly take-away fish and chipsin Quota Park from anticipated newly opened Taylors/The Inlet
  • 26 January – Duck Race – ticket sellers and duck wranglerswill be needed leading up to this day
  •  7 February first meeting for 2019 – Youth Night.

THIS THURSDAY: Our own Eleanor Robin is our guest speaker.

After a lengthy career as journalist and writer, in retirement Eleanor resumed her study of Australian history.  She was awarded a doctorate from the University of Tasmania in 2017.  Based on her thesis, she has written the biography Swanston – Merchant Statesman, launched by Professor Henry Reynolds in Hobart in August.

Eleanor has revived Swanston’s remarkable story from a treasure trove of bank archives, and highlighted his considerable contribution to the economic, political and social life of Van Diemen’s Land and his leading role in Melbourne’s settlement. Should be interesting.

From Moruya Rotary

Moruya Rotarians recently farewelled PP Geoff Fleming. President Ward Hack said ‘It would be wrong to describe his send off as a funeral’; many stories were told of how Geoff was ‘sharp as a tack, generous and funny to the end’.

From Batemans Bay Rotary

Rotarian Peter Wood OAM spoke last week about his role as Chairman of the Batemans Bay Youth Foundation Inc (BBYF), launched in 1994. It is probably the largest educational charity in Southern NSW.  Since 1994, it’s given 195 students grants totaling $593,500. Its mission is to assist Batemans Bay youth to pursue personal development and advancement in their chosen field.

Peter paid tribute to PP Alex Taylor OAM who negotiated a partnership with Batemans Bay Soldiers Club and the RSL Sub-Branch which continues to this day, with control residing with Rotary.

From Bega Rotary

Bega Rotarians are working towards their annual Summer Book Fair which is on 11-13 January at Bega Showground Pavilion. They expect to have over 30,000 books for sale, many left over from their Winter Book Fair. They have two drop off points in Bega, and have EFTPOS facilities.

With our Board looking at the viability of a Narooma Book Fair, might be interesting to see how Bega does it.

Check out Narooma Exhibition

If you haven’t already seen it, do check out the current exhibition in the SoART Gallery by Narooma Historical Society: ‘Narooma Remembers 1918-2018 – Brave Hearts and Smiling Faces’. It’s being very well received around Narooma.

It’s on every day until the 19th, 10am-4pm. It ends at noon on the 20th.

Narooma Rotary Beacon 8 November 2018

Rod’s Ramble

Firstly thanks to Peter Bull for editing the Beacon in Laurelle’s absence and dealing with some frustrating technical issues along the way. Welcome back Laurelle and Ange we look forward to hearing about your travels in the future.

Our meeting this week will be an assembly. I am discussing with the Board some ideas for fundraising and community activities for the last half of this Rotary year and will report back at the meeting on what we have in mind.

This remembrance day Sunday 11th November Jennifer and I will be representing Rotary at a wreath laying ceremony. In would be good if other Rotarians could also attend. Details at this week’s meeting. I was researching information on Narooma and the First World War and found this link on the Narooma Memorial School of Arts. Click here for the link

I also found this extract from the  the Moruya Examiner of 6 April 1918 which I think encapsulates the sacrifices being made by the young men of Australia including Narooma.

On Tuesday last, March 26th, Narooma was in Festal array, the occasion being the home-coming of Lance-Corporal James Anderson, D.C.M., who has been on active service for the past two years in France, having been wounded twice. On the first occasion he greatly distinguished himself although wounded, and on the second occasion he received a knock-out which necessitated his being invalided home, and is now an inmate of the Randwick Military Hospital, where, I understand, he has to undergo an operation, having lost one of his eyes, hence he was granted a few days leave to come home and visit his friends and relatives. Word was only received late on Monday evening by his father that he was coming home via the s.s. Merimbula, so the citizens were early astir on Tuesday morning making preparations for his reception.

Can I ask that if you are not attending a meeting or are bringing guests that you advise Secretary Bob ASAP. 

The week that was

Last Thursday President Rod was busy scribing in Canberra, so VP Laurelle was in the chair ( I think she was still getting over a bit of jet lag!) we spent a bit of time catching up with Laurelle and Angie about their travels as well as discussing options to improve our membership. Secretary Bob also gave a quick demonstration of the RI website, Ry Rotary and donations to the Foundation.

11 members were present along with our regular guest Iris. We missed John and Sandra as John was recovering from his second cataract operation.  Rolf was absent celebrating his birthday with friends and family. 

Four Winds Youth Music Festival 

Come and be inspired by amazing young musicians performing at Four Winds. Young, talented musicians from the Sapphire Coast will perform with the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra and The Australian Voices in concert on Sunday 18 November 11.00am to 2.30pm at Four Winds Nature’s Concert Hall (Windsong Pavilion and Sound Shell).

The three-day Inaugural Four Winds Youth Music Festival will climax with this very special event on Sunday 18 November.  Concert tickets are $30 for adults, children 16yrs and under are free.

The concert will begin at 11.00am in the Windsong Pavilion.

From 1.15pm the focus of the performance will move to the sublime setting of Nature’s Concert Hall after a 45-minute, extended interval/lunch break. 

Once the music begins again, the Festival will present wonderful repertoire performed by the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra and The Australian Voices. They will be joined by local musicians and choristers who will sing and play alongside these magnificent ensembles – a very special opportunity for the South Coast’s young people.

If enough members are interested Four Winds can organise a group booking for us. 

Attendance

If you are unable to attend a dinner meeting or if you are bring a guest PLEASE advise the secretary by 4:30pm on the Tuesday before the meeting. Please remember if no advice is received it will be assumed that you are coming to the dinner. 

Some Humour

Teacher: “If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and another 2, how many would you have?”
Johnny: “Seven.”
Teacher: “No, listen carefully… If I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?”
Johnny: “Seven.”
Teacher: “Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?”
Johnny: “Six.”
Teacher: “Good. Now if I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?”
Johnny: “Seven!”
Teacher: “Johnny, where in the heck do you get seven from?!”
Johnny: “Because I’ve already got a freaking cat!”

Narooma Rotary Beacon 1st November 2018

Rod’s Ramble

Hello, Rod’s Ramble comes from the Nation’s capital today. I am in Canberra for a week working. Hopefully Laurelle will be in the chair for this week’s meeting. Welcome back Laurelle, look forward to hearing about you travels soon. I understand Angie is also back tonight, welcome home Angie. 

Over the weekend I attended my high school 50th year reunion along with our own Peter Bull and friend John Brown. Yes, we went to the same high school Sydney Boys High and finished year 12 in the same year 1968. It was great to catch up with friends not seen for 50 years and not recognised thank heavens for name badges. Lots of tall stories were told and teachers bagged. I also found out that Peter Bull started his career as a larrikin 50+ years ago.

Sunday’s market had a good vibe at least while I was there until 10.30. The volunteering expo was going well with lots of exhibitors and interest from market goers. Thanks to Chris for wrangling all the exhibitors and Charmaine for organising the volunteer event. We will do a debrief with the exhibitors and decide if we might make it an annual event.

As I said at the meeting we are still searching for a President for 2018-19. The AGM is only 6 weeks away and the President Elect should be in place before then. Why – so that the incoming President can have some influence over who is on their Board. Not sure what happens if we don’t get someone, probably means our 60th year is our last year.

At this week’s meeting the recently formed membership committee is going to lead a discussion on their deliberations to date. I what to encourage everyone to participate.

Have a great week.

President Rod with guest speakers, Ronda and Donna and Frank

Renewable Energy Expo – Some feedback 

Hi Frank,

I just wanted  to thank you for all of your support and help with the Expo last Saturday.  I suspect that without you we would not have had such a success with 10 exhibitors plus the Tesla – and then approx. 250 through the door.  While the numbers do not match those that you have had for the past two years – I was extremely pleased and consider the Expo a success.

I have had positive feedback from some of the exhibitors and believe that most if not all will participate next year in Narooma.

Thanks to the Narooma Club for allowing us to run the Expo in Moruya this years and if there is anything that we can do to assist the Narooma Club next year then please let me know.  Thanks again  

Phil Armstrong

Market Takings 

Markets: Gate – $1125; Van – $669; Wishing Well – $246.30

Attendance

Last Weeks Attendance:  12 Members, 1 Visiting Rotarian, 2 Club Guests, 10 Guests

Narooma Rotary Beacon 25th October 2018

Rod’s Ramble: 

As I write this I am laid low with a cold so Rod’s Ravings may be a better title.

 Last week’s meeting had a great vibe due to the unexpected attendance of three Rotarians and two partners from Victoria and our regular visitor Rotarian Gordon. “Older” members tell me that visiting Rotarians was a regular feature of meetings in the past as Canberra Rotarians came to Narooma for holidays. I am thinking of writing to all the Canberra clubs reminding them we are here and encouraging them to visit. What do you think?

Wednesday October 24th is World Polio Day. Here is a link to more information on this event. https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day 

Secretary’s Musings 

A couple of weeks ago Luke Burgess the Maintenance Manager at Dalmeny IRT emailed me to ask if Rotary was interested in some old wheelchairs, walkers and other equipment no longer suitable for use at the Care Centre. I emailed Fred Fawke to see if he and RAWCS were interested, well at least I thought I did! I was actually using an incorrect email address. When I realised my mistake, I made contact with Fred on Friday afternoon. Believe it or not Fred was on his way to Moruya with a three-tonne truck to pick up some hospital beds, so on Saturday he was able to continue on to Dalmeny to pick up all the gear. We managed to load a heap of old wheel chairs, walkers, walking sticks and other bits of pieces onto the truck before the rain struck. I understand that the gear will be sent to Sierra Leone.

Thanks to Fred Fawke and Brain Goldstraw (Gungahlin Rotary) who picked up the gear and to Luke Burgess and the IRT who made a very generous donation to help Rotary International projects.


Luke Burgess (Dalmeny IRT), Brian Goldstraw and Fred Fawke with the truck loaded with gear donated by the IRT.

I also made a quick trip Moruya Rotary’s Renewable Energy Expo on Saturday afternoon. Although the number of exhibitors and visitors were less than what we had experienced when our Club held the event at the Leisure Centre it was great to see the Moruya Club take up this important initiative. Thanks to Frank for all his enthusiasm for the event and to Phil Armstrong and his team from Moruya for taking the event on this year.  Hopefully, we can bring the Expo back to Narooma in 2019 with Moruya taking it up again in 2020.

Attendance :  13 Members, 6 Visiting Rotarians, 5 Visitors & 2 Club Guests

Members are reminded to advise me by 4:30pm on the Tuesday prior to the meeting if they are an apology for our Thursday meeting. If you are bringing a guest, please also let me know by 4:30 each Tuesday. Preferred format for letting me know is email.

Narooma Rotary Beacon 18th October 2018

Rod’s Ramble:

Last week:

Rotarians and Friends,

I take my hat off to last week’s meeting where members recognised the scourge of mental illness in our society and highlighted Rotary’s efforts to combat this insidious disease. Like Australians often do we reflected on the impact mental illness has on families by doing something funny. A funny hats theme was the order of the day. Thanks to all who participated and to our guest judge Therese (is that how you spell it Bob?) Aston.

Keeping with the theme guest Dr John Brown gave a brief but insightful presentation on how mental illness can manifest itself. It was a pleasure to have John and wife Larry with us at Rotary. We have some great speakers coming up before the end of the year.

Here’s a list. 

THIS WEEK 18 th October Nacy Casu

Title: Your Health and Retirement Nancy Casu is a fitness specialist, personal trainer, author, speaker and presenter on the subject of ageing and functional fitness. She earned her degree in Health Science (Leisure & Health) at Charles Sturt University and has fitness specialist qualifications.
Nancy believes we should live our lives to the fullest, live with no regrets and keep a positive attitude.

25th October Michelle Preston and Donna Falconer
Turning Family Pain into Power
Donna and I take the message of drug awareness very seriously and use our combined lived experiences to educate people on how to deal with an addict, keep mentally healthy through the process and offer many families a confidential space to simply off load without judgement. We also
have a vast network of local service providers that we can link people with.

15 th November Eleanor Robin 

Captain Charles Swanston Writ Large: revelations from a nineteenth century bank archive’
After a lengthy career as journalist and writer, in retirement Eleanor resumed her study of Australian history. She was awarded a doctorate from the University of Tasmania in 2017. Based on her thesis, the biography SWANSTON Merchant Statesman was launched by Professor Henry
Reynolds in Hobart in August 2018.

22nd November Noel Trevaskis (PDG)
‘The Rotary Story; Yours and Mine’

Attendance – 9 members, 8 visitors, 1 club guest & 1 visiting Rotarian.

3-Minute talk – Chris O’Brien on all things hats, followed by a hat quiz.

International Toast – The “pan handle” of Florida recently devastated by Hurricane Michael

Narooma Rotary Beacon 11th October 2018

Rod’s Ramble: 

Last week’s meeting was an Assembly and followed a Board Meeting. At the Board meeting the following dates were confirmed:

  • AGM Thursday 13th December – this will be our last meeting for 2018. The next time we meet will be Thursday 31st January. We will organise a social event in January if there is interest.
  • Saturday 15th December Christmas Party venue to be confirmed but probably Casey’s.
  • Thursday 27th June – Changeover

It was also decided that the proceeds from this year’s Duck Race will go to our Tertiary Scholarship fund.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to the future of the Club for members to take on Board positions.  Please consider doing something in 2019-20. In particular we need a President Elect for 2019-20 to maintain some continuity. This position is available now we don’t have to wait for the
AGM it is a current year vacancy. Talk to me if you are interested.

Our next community activity will be our Market on the 28th October combined with our volunteering expo. We need all hands-on deck for this day. Please let John Doyle know your availability ASAP. In particular we need someone to tow the van on that day. If no one is available we may have to forego cooking at this market and again in November. We will also need people on the Rotary stand.

Next on our community agenda will be Carols by Candlelight on Friday 14th December commencing at 7.30pm. We will most likely be doing a sausage sizzle. Then its 2019 and we start the year with the Duck Race on Saturday 26th January. If you already know you are NOT available can you let Charmaine as soon as you can.

Membership was discussed the Assembly with a number of suggestions on attracting members tabled. Including the use of social media and holding a free event with food to capture interest from the broader community.
The Assembly agreed to set up a small committee to develop some other strategies. Chris, Frank, Lyn and Ange are on the committee but I am sure they would welcome anyone willing to help.

At the next meeting we will be celebrating Hat Day and all attending are asked to wear their best or worst hat. Special guest will be Dr John Brown.
With 1 in 5 people experiencing a mental illness every year, it’s very possible that you know someone who has had a tough time with their mental health. It’s now Mental Health Month and World Mental Health Day is 1 WEEK AWAY. That’s when Australian Rotary Health will be celebrating
Hat Day.

Last Week’s Meeting:

Attendance Last Week: 12 members, 1 visiting Rotarian, 2 member’s guests

Raffle: Winner of the wine – John Rungen.


International Toast:

Rotary Club in the Philippines

History –
Preliminary steps were first made to organize the Club in the Philippines in January 1919 through the interest and agreement of Leon J. Lambert. In June 1919, the Charter No. 478 authorized the Rotary Club of Manila (RCM) to operate as a formal organization under Rotary International.
The Rotary Club of Manila was both the first Rotary Club in the Philippines and the first in Asia under the direct supervision of the International Association of Rotary Clubs (now Rotary International).
The Club went on to organize its daughter clubs, the Rotary Club of Cebu in 1932 and the Rotary Club of Iloilo in 1933. Rotary Club of Bacolod and Baguio were also established later on. The Rotary Club of Manila was also responsible for organizing the Rotary Club of Guam as its first overseas daughter Club in 1939, through the efforts of then R.I. Vice President Carlos P. Romulo.
During World War II meetings of its members were only held if circumstances allowed. This period lasted from May 1942 until it was reorganized in 1945. Many other Rotary Clubs were subsequently established in the Philippines.
There are now over 800 Rotary Clubs in the Philippines, and their members are among the most active when it comes to serving the Filipino community and helping those in need.

Narooma Rotary Beacon 4 October 2018

Rod’s Ramble

Not much to report. I have moved the Board meeting to this Thursday 4th at 5:00pm as I will be away again the following week. That will make this week’s meeting a Club Assembly. Under consideration will be dates for the AGM I would ask that everyone start to consider what they will be able to contribute to the running of the Club next Rotary Year. 

We will also set a date for our Christmas party and discuss the venue. If anyone has a view on the venue please let me know before Thursday. At the Board Meeting we will also consider a request from Wendy Machin. Does anyone know Wendy or the background of this request? 

‘I am writing to you in the hope that you will support me in an application to the local Dalmeny Sporting Club. I am seeking some of their funds to pay for a pathway from the bus stop on ort Avenue to the top of Ruth Place; parallel to the Dalmeny Bowling Club. I work with IRT and manage our residents who live independently on the outskirts of the care centre’

I have received the latest addition of Rotary on the move today. Please click here to view – download the ‘Rotary on the move’ newsletter for October 2018

NPS teachers Ben Neich & Katrina Close took us back to school.

International Toast

The club toasted District 9600 and its DG Wendy Protheroe. District 9600 is somewhat unique in that it embraces Rotary clubs in four different countries – Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Nauru. The District extends from Brisbane to Gympie in Queensland, an area that has 49 Rotary Clubs, 13 in PNG, 2 Clubs in the Solomon Islands and 1 Club in Nauru.

DG Wendy who is a member of the Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise, has represented Australia and Queensland internationally and was the Queensland Government’s Economic Development Portfolio Director during the 2000 Olympic Games.

Wendy was General Manager of Boys Town Counselling Services with responsibilities across Australia.    

Attendance Last Week

14 Members were present last week along with 2 Club guests and 3 guests of members. 

Narooma Rotary Beacon 27 September 2018

Rod’s Ramble

I have been doing my brown rambling this week around the  Nation’s Capital. Ran into fellow Sydney High Old Boy ‘Scomo’. He said to say hello,  especially to Peter Bull. Apparently Peter’s exploits were still talked  about when Scomo was there some 15 years later.

This week we have 2  guest speakers from Narooma Primary  School, partners and guests are most welcome to come along to hear Tania’s and Katrina’s engaging presentation. 

 Presentation Title: A Peak into Literacy and Numeracy in 2018. 

Word sorts, writing fluency, CARS and Stars, five minute frenzies, TENS and Matific – it sounds like a randomly generated collection of strategies we use to build and enhance student knowledge of both literacy and numeracy. Tania will share her knowledge of literacy/numeracy for Kindergarten to Year 3. Katrina will focus on complex skills and understanding developed in our Year 4 to 6 learners.

Not sure how the market ended up but it seemed quiet in the van whilst I was there. Over the next 2 months we have some difficult logistics coming up as we don’t have anyone to tow the van, with a number of our regulars not available. Please let me know if you can help out. 

Have a great week

Rod 

 Some  Humour – A History Lesson

A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Mitch McConnel happened to appear. Mr McConnel took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.  ‘Would Youi mind telling me doctor,’ he asked, ‘how do you detect mental deficiency in someone who appears completely normal?’ 

‘Nothing easier’ he replied ‘You ask a simple question which anyone could answer with no trouble. If the operation hesitates that puts you on track’

‘What sort of question?’ Asked McConnel 

‘Well you might ask, Captain Cook made 3 trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?’

McConnel thought for a moment, and there said with a nervous laugh, ‘You wouldn’t happen to have another example, would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history’

Narooma Rotary Beacon 20 September 2018

Hello all, we have cancelled this week’s meeting due to a number of factors converging that meant holding a meeting was no longer practical.

Our guest speaker John Griffiths from the Kinema will be rescheduled to a later date. Hopefully we can draw a much bigger crowd for him then. John would have been feeling low anyway after the Wallabies were beaten by the Pumas Saturday night.

Last week’s meeting whilst the numbers were small a good time was had by all with much laughter and merriment. This will be the last meal from the Golf Club Bistro in its present state with it undergoing major renovations over the next week.

The Whale Watching raffle was drawn this week the winner being Crystal Atkins from Batemans Bay. Here is the article I have submitted to the media.

ROTARY CLUB OF NAROOMA WHALE WATCHING RAFFLE WINNER

Last Saturday saw the drawing of the Rotary Club of Narooma’s annual Whale Watching raffle donated by Narooma Charters. Nick Ingersoll and family were on hand at the Narooma Wharf to draw the winning ticket which belonged to Crystal Atkins of Batemans Bay. Crystal volunteers with the Animal Welfare League and was delighted to be this year’s winner. The whales are already on the way south and pods of up to 10 whales are a common sight on Narooma Charters tours. Narooma Charters has been a long-term supporter of Rotary and this year the raffle raised over $1,700 for Rotary’s charity partner Muddy Puddles. Muddy Puddles provides services to children with disabilities that assist them in reaching their full potential. President of the Rotary Club of Narooma, Rod Walker, congratulated Narooma Charters for their continued support and added that the assistance we receive from across the Narooma business community is outstanding and the main reason Rotary can do the work it does.

September is Literacy Month and Ange has organised for the 27th September two guest speakers from Narooma Primary School Katrina Cross & Tania Hextell. The title of their presentation is A Peek into Literacy and Numeracy in 2018.

Rod

The doctor is in (from Rotary Weekly)
Tyrone ‘Doc’ Bledsoe has a prescription to ensure that young black men attend and finish college: the Student African American Brotherhood. Bledsoe, past president of the Rotary Club of Reynolds Corners, Toledo, Ohio, USA, believes that with SAAB, he has made a breakthrough in solving the quandary that has bedevilled educators, sociologists, and politicians for decades: how to tear down the walls of institutionalized racism that have blocked the path of achievement for so many young men of colour. Click here to read the story   

Narooma Rotary Beacon 13 September 2018

The Week that Was

Sandra Doyle makes a presentation to Cate McMath

It seems that it was all quiet on the front this week with President, Rod and Vice president Laurelle away travelling. It was left to Past President Bob to run the show.

We were fortunate to have Cate McMath the CEO of Muddy Puddles with us as out guest speaker. Cate gave us a great insight into the growth and development of the organisation. Muddy Puddles was started by parents and community volunteers in the Batemans Bay area to support young people with a disability. The aim of Muddy Puddles is to build a ‘Community where all children are encouraged and enabled to reach their unique potential’

Muddy Puddles has just completed a state of the art Therapy Centre in Batemans Bay. The Centre was made possible through a grant provided by the NSW Government. Services provided by Muddy Puddles include:

·         Assessment and development plans

·         Individual therapy sessions

·         Group programs

·         Parent/carer support

Muddy Puddles provides support to children across the early years (0 – 6), primary years and teens and young adults (to 18 years).

Muddy Puddles will be a very worthy recipient of funds raised at the Eurobodalla Rotary Clubs Christmas Race Day.

Travel as a force for peace

By Rick Steves (From Rotary Weekly 7 September 2018)

Rick Steves, author of travel guidebooks and host of the public television series Rick Steves’ Europe, explains why he has come to view travel as a force for peace in the September issue of The Rotarian. Steves believes encouraging young people to travel, such as through Rotary Youth Exchange and Peace Fellowships, is one of the most practical investments we can make in peace. Says, Steves, “people to people connections help us learn that we can disagree and still coexist peacefully.” To read the full story click here

Some more humour (Thanks to Peter Bull and Diane Lovatt)

Notices in church bulletins

Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled Proceeds will be used to cripple children. The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water. ‘The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered. The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – prayer and medication to follow