Narooma Rotary Beacon 13 April 2017

A short Beacon this week as the Board has decided to cancel this week’s meeting as it falls at the start of Easter. Son please don’t turn up to the Golf Club this Thursday, you may have to eat alone.

The Week that Was

Last week was a Club Assembly meeting. We discussed a range of things including the placement of defibrillators (3 out of the 4 have been placed, one at Home Hardware, One at the Visitors’ Centre and the third at Bates Store at Central Tilba).

Lynda and Sandra also updated up on the resent RYDA workshop at Moruya Racecourse. From all reports, it was a great success, having a positive impact on all students involved. Lynda and Sandra reported that 85% of eligible Narooma High School students attended the event.

We also discussed the upcoming Oyster Festival. The food van will be in operation on Friday evening for a couple of hours and again on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm – many hands are needed to help.

Bob Aston asked members to start to think about projects and priorities for the Club in 2017/18. Members were asked to complete a survey addressing these following questions.

What do you like best about our Club and would like to keep in 2017/18?

What would you change in the Club?

What would you like to ditch?

What projects would you like to see the Club involved in next Rotary year?

How would you further improve our meetings?

How can we better attract new members?

Please return your surveys at the 27 April meeting. All responses will be collated and considered by the new Board at a planning day to be held in early June.

Mal, Peter and Michael engaged in some high finance

The winners

Easter eggs:  Frank

Red wine:      Laurelle

White wine:   Iris

Bread:            Lynda

District Assembly

Just a reminder that the District Assembly is scheduled for 29 & 30 April. Click here to register. See below for a short You Tube clip from DGE Mark.

Pride of Workmanship at the Whale – A message from Laurelle


Next Thursday (20th) we will present the prestigious Pride of Workmanship Awards at a special dinner at The Whale (6 for 6.30). It is a partners’ night and space might be tight, so please ensure you let Anthony know numbers by Tuesday.

Most members are very proud of this program and the support it receives from local businesses.

It gives them the opportunity, through Rotary, to acknowledge the efforts of their employees.

Our MC Lynda Ord described the Awards night last year ‘as a very positive and uplifting experience where those who contribute so much to the success of local businesses and to our community are publicly acknowledged’.

‘What’s wonderful too is it is not a competition,’ she said. ‘Everyone nominated by their employers receives an award.’

Hope to see you there.

Some Humour (Thanks again to Di Lovatt)

The mother-in-law arrives home from shopping to find her son-in-law, Paddy in a steaming rage and hurriedly packing his suitcase. “What happened Paddy?” she asks anxiously.

“What happened? I’ll tell you what happened! I sent an email to my wife telling her I was coming home today from my fishing trip. I get home … and guess what I found? Your daughter, my wife, Jean, naked with Joe Murphy in our marital bed! This is unforgivable! The end of our marriage. I’m done. I’m leaving forever!”

“Ah now, calm down, calm down Paddy!” says his mother-in-law. “There is something very odd going on here. Jean would never do such a thing! There must be a simple explanation. I’ll go speak to her immediately and find out what happened.”

Moments later, the mother-in-law comes back with a big smile. “Paddy, there, I told you it must be a simple explanation…

“She never got your email!”