Andrew’s Thoughts

I really enjoyed our Club Dinner last Thursday at the Golfie. It was great to see everyone and feel a real feeling of camaraderie and a buy-in to what we want to do this year. We obviously majored on the proposed Prostate Cancer Support Group. Of equal importance was the keenness to look for ways to have fun!

This Thursday I was looking forward to the Business Breakfast with guest speaker Narooma Rocks and Oyster Festival Chair Cath Peachey but uncertainty wrt Covid-19 spread caused us to cancel. We can look forward to hearing from Cath in the near future about the fascinating data analysis they have done from the recent Festival.

The uncertainty surrounding the spread of Covid and the nature of the markets caused us to also cancel our July markets.

As I have mentioned before, the Rotary Club of Narrandera has kindly donated to ‘a ‘bushfire event’ and with their approval, we have arranged to host a dinner for the BlazeAid team at the Cobargo Pub on 5 August, Covid permitting. I urge as many of you as possible to come along and help salute these local heroes.

Last Friday I met with President of RC Bega Anne Ducray who is also a PDG. There was much bonhomie and we have proposed a joint Club meeting with Bega at Cobargo Pub on 25th November – so a date for the diary!

We have much to do, but I really start to sense a new chapter in the Club’s development. So as ever, upward and onward mes amis!


Our first Business Breakfast featured Narooma Oyster Festival Chair Cath Peachey just before the Festival in May. We were to have her back for the July Business Breakfast , now cancelled. Hopefully we will hear from her some time soon. Seen here are President Andrew, Past President Ange Ulrichsen, Cath Peachey and Narooma Chamber of Commerce President Dr Jenny Munro.

This Thursday’s Business Breakfast with guest speaker Narooma Rocks and Oyster Festival Chair Cath Peachey has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.

Out and About

Donate books to Bega’s Book Fair

Some Rotary Rotarians are busy sorting books donated for their Book Fair 13-14 August at Bega Showgrounds. If you have any books you would like to donate, please drop them off at Andrew Constance’s office at 122 Carp St Bega, or Elders at 3/248 Carp St Bega. There is a limit of two to three bags of books in good condition (no encyclopaedias, Readers’ Digests or magazines please). COVID-19 guidelines mean they can’t accept books during the Book Fair.

From Merimbula Rotary

Merimbula’s Changeover Dinner in early July had to be postponed because of COVID-19. Merimbula President 2021-2022 Andy Thorp is delighted Noel Trevaskis has nominated for the position of President of our club for the 2022/23 year


A dinner meeting at Narooma Golf Club with guest speaker Dr Michael Holland on Eurobodalla’s new Regional Hospital, Covid permitting. Dr Holland, well known obstetrician and gynaecologist, has long spearheaded the need for a Level 4 Regional Hospital for Eurobodalla. While the site has been decided near Moruya TAFE, the agreed Local Clinical Services Plan which included the new Level 4 hospital seems to have been overridden by a new Coastal Services Plan which demoted the new hospital to level 3 (what Moruya hospital now is). A disappointed Dr Holland says a new community campaign needs to be mounted to restore the Level 4 plan.

On a lighter note

A well-timed pandemic joke can help us make sense of the uncertain and traumatic times we are in. Here are a few you might like…

I never thought the comment “I wouldn’t touch them with a six-foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are!

For our friends in the Greater Sydney Lock Down area…

I’m not talking to myself; I’m having a parent-teacher conference.