Narooma Rotary Beacon 18 February 2021

Ange’s Chat

President Ange thanks David and Rachell McInnes for such a great day.

Narooma-Moruya Rotary and friends Valentine’s Day Car Rally was fantastic with about 40 participants geared up to go. True to form, our El Supremo rally organiser David McInnes tested our wits and directional abilities navigating the streets of Tuross and solving challenging cryptic clues which tested us to the max. The questions over seven pages were highly detailed e.g. ‘find the house number with  fish on the wall’, ‘Go tigers’ was especially cryptic with the answer being a house named ‘Richmond’, and ‘turn left at the Uni’ ( the clue being Monash St). David throws himself into any venture with great gusto, so we really appreciated the huge effort he and Rachel put into this fun event.

Moruya Rotary President Peter Smith with Narooma President Ange Ulrichsen.

The day was aimed at lightening up Rotary after the weird 2020 year and sharing the love with fellow Rotarians and friends as we move through the new year. How lucky were we to have brilliant sunshine to brighten the day. We all appreciated the barbecue Rachel and David put on in their lovely garden and the live music by our wonderful local musicians which all helped make the day wonderful. Prizes were presented to those teams who scored highly on the clues (Narooma’s ‘Santa team’ won overall) and even for the limerick about the rally (Sharlie Young won). Derek Anderson’s team from Moruya won the equivalent of the wooden spoon.

So good to see Frank Eden and Iris at Potato Point, with Chris O’Brien.

It was great to see Frank and Iris again who were able to get special Council transport to Potato Point.

The last rally car with Chris, Pamela and Rhonda turned up at 5.30pm (!) much to our surprise. They doggedly persevered and finished hungry but happy and were thrilled to win some prizes for their sheer determination.

Thank you again David and Rachel for the superb event you arranged so expertly. You truly are our Dream Team for 2021.

A reminder that our annual Cinders Trivia Challenge with Rotary Moruya is on Tuesday 2 March, 6.30 for 7pm at Moruya Golf Club, $20pp. Please ensure you let Rod know if you are going. We need all the brain power we can muster!

A special request from Bob: can someone please take over responsibility for the markets roster from March through to June.

Narooma’s winning Rally team of Heather Ferguson, Charmaine White, Julie Bradley and Lynn Hastings


Lynda Ord and Andrew Lawson will co-host a Zoom meeting this Thursday opening at 6.15 for a 6.30pm start to further discuss the planned monthly breakfast meetings at Casey’s Café now scheduled to start 15 April. Members should have received draft notes from last Thursday’s meeting.

Out and About

PETS this Weekend

PE Andrew Lawson and Mike Young are off to Temora this weekend for the President Elect Training Seminar. This will help Andrew prepare for his year as President. It is a requirement by Rotary International and all clubs’ constitutions that Presidents Elect attend PETS. Safe travels Andrew and Mike.

Moruya Rotary newsletter on Centenary

The Moruya Rotary newsletter reports that planning is already underway for an event in May for the three Eurobodalla clubs to recognise and celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia.

The first four Rotary Clubs in our Oceania Region – Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland – were established almost simultaneously with the arrival in Australia of two Canadians J Layton Ralston and James Davidson, who were charged with getting Rotary started in this part of the world. No doubt the strong and binding ANZAC tradition in 1921 would have been significant with the inclusion of the two New Zealand Capital cities. Their journey to Australia was particularly commendable, taking into consideration the fact that WW1 was still being wound up and the Spanish Flu was still raging in parts of the world.

Moruya Rotarians have now started ‘the gears turning’ towards put our minds towards initiating a function to celebrate what is no doubt the most significant Rotary occasion we will see and experience in our lifetimes. There are a number of ideas floating around and I believe that with the high level of interest in the occasion, we will definitely require a Sub -Committee to focus on producing an extravaganza that will be remembered for years to come.

NEXT WEEK Thursday 25th

Roz Hill from the RC of Young will talk about the ‘Prostate Cancer Support Group. Please invite partners and friends along to hear about this important health issue. Numbers to Rod please by Tuesday PM.