Narooma Rotary Beacon 14 September 2017

Bob’s Blog

Hello everyone

Thank you to Charmaine for showing us through the dental surgery last Thursday. I always find it enjoyable and informative when we as Rotarians share our work and interests. Laurelle has more on Charmaine’s presentation elsewhere in the Beacon.

This Thursday we will hold our September Board meeting commencing at 5:00pm. All members are most welcome to attend if they wish.

We will hold our Mad Hatters Night on Thursday 12 October.

Following the Board meeting, we will be joined by Ron Finneron and his crew from Merimbula to talk about the Sapphire Coast Arts and Sports Youth Development Fund. The Fund supports young people in the sports and arts fields in the Bega Valley who have to attend activities outside the shire. We have also invited several other Narooma organisations to the meeting to hear about the Fund. Hopefully if there is sufficient interest we could form a similar fund in Narooma. We will start with Ron’s presentation at 6:30pm with dinner to follow at 7:00pm.

To Support Australian Rotary Health, we will hold a Mad Hatters’ Tea Party on 12 October so start planning now folk. We need you to dress up on the night with your finest hats and clothes. It will be a partners’ night so please encourage them to come along. Please invite your friends and others as well. It will cost you a donation of at least $5 to join in the fun.

Over the last two weeks we have seen an extraordinary number of natural disasters across the world with deadly floods in Asia, massive earthquakes in Mexico, and devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and the USA. We have been asked by ShelterBox to provide support which we will consider at our Board meeting. As usual Rotary International has swung into action; to find out what we are doing, click here.

Have a great week everyone.

Cheers Bob

The Week that Was

Merinda assures us she was not concerned at being the pretend patient, watched by Frank and Lynn…
In Narooma Dental Surgery’s sterilisation room – Charmaine, Bob, John, Colin, Lynda and Mike.

Charmaine White ‘presented’ last week with a fascinating back room tour of Narooma Dental Surgery, assisted by practice manager Julie Davis who later joined us for dinner. She showed us the latest equipment in the surgery, some with Merinda Antill as the ‘volunteer patient’.

She then took us into the back rooms we don’t normally see including the sterilisation room and showed us current technology in repairing teeth and  making moulds for

replacement teeth.

It was an eye opener for many of us to see the advances that have been made in recent years to assist patients in keeping their own teeth. We all left with a small showbag filled not with’ sweeties’ but with oral hygiene aids.

The Club’s Tertiary Scholarship

Applications are being called for the 2018 Narooma Tertiary Education Scholarship, now being administered by Youth Director Lynda Ord. Each year the Club awards a three-year scholarship to a student from Narooma High School, thanks to a bequest by Alexander Birch. Our next scholar will be the 28th student Narooma Rotary has helped pursue their studies and achieve their dreams, overall assistance the totalling over $240,000.

The scholarship provides the successful candidate with $3,000 each year for three years provided each semester’s studies are completed satisfactorily. A panel from the Club will interview applicants on Saturday 16 December.

Random thoughts, courtesy Peter Bull

The first, in keeping with last week’s special tour….

TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction.

TOMORROW: One of the greatest labour saving devices of today.

YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.

WRINKLES: Something other people have….similar to my character lines.

Cheers Laurelle