Narooma Rotary Beacon 20 June 2024

Lynn’s Lines

Last Thursday was our Club Assembly. We had a good turn-out despite a number of members being away. Everyone was updated on what’s happening and the Board’s decisions last week. The new Whale community raffle plans were discussed and tickets are being readied for printing.

Chris O’Brien presents President Lynn with a banner from the Rotary Club of Vancouver.

It was lovely to receive a banner from the Rotary Club of Vancouver in Canada from Chris O’Brien, in exchange for one of ours, following her attendance at their meeting during her recent hoiday. Another reminder of Rotary’s wonderful international network.

This Wednesday is the Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting with leading Urologist Dr Chi Can Huynh. We’re hoping for a good audience following widespread publicity along the coast, including by our neighbouring Rotary Clubs which was greatly appreciated (see below). As our PCSG Coordinator Julie Hartley has pointed out, his coming to our area means that men no longer have to go to Sydney or Canberra for consultations and operations.

This Thursday’s Business Breakfast with guest speaker Council’s General Manager Warwick Winn is also attracting good support, despite the probably chilly morning.

Susanna and I are heading to Bega’s Changeover on Thursday night, their big 70th Anniversary. Bega is our ‘Mother Club’ that helped establish our Club in 1958.

I am looking forward to our Changeover on the 27th which will be a wonderful event celebrating our Club’s extraordinary year, thanks to the efforts of our great team. We will be welcoming many special guests including our new District Governor Rob Uhl and our Area Governor Haseena Tweddle.

Three new members will be inducted at the Changheover, including Amanda James and Ann Hegerty who were at last week’s Assembly

John has sent around the roster for Sunday’s Market. Please check if you are on the right shift and time. If your name is not there please let him know, and of any changes.

Another good Rotary week ahead.


Wednesday 19 June 6.30pm Narooma Golf Club:

Urologist Dr Chi Can Huynh is guest speaker at the Narooma Prostate Cancer Support Group. The PCSG is a Club initiative. Dr Huynh will discuss developments in the treatment of prostate cancer and associated prostate issues. While his private surgery is in Sydney at the Male Clinic, he also holds teaching hospital positions in the Southern NSW Health District and consults in both the public and private sectors in Moruya and Bega. Everyone is welcome including partners and friends.

Thursday 20 June 7am Business Networking Breakfast, Narooma Surf Club:

Guest speaker is Eurobodalla Shire Council General Manager Warwick Winn. He will talk about the challenges of managing a regional versus metropolitan council and major issues facing Eurobodalla Shire Council. He is also happy to have a Q&A session. This will be our last Business Breakfast until September after a two month winter break.   

Sunday 23 June: The Market (winter times)

The Week that Was

Far from slowing down at the end of the Rotary year, our Club continues to forge ahead. Much activity is happening behind the scenes in preparation for our Changeover celebration on Thursday 27th, our pinnacle event of the year, as well as our regular events. Please ensure you have replied to John Rungen’s Changeover invitation by this Friday at the latest, with accompanying payment online into our Administration account to confirm your booking. It makes it much easier on the night.

Out and About

Bega Changeover and 70th Anniversary Thursday 20 June6.00 for 6.30. Bega Golf Club at Tarraganda. Cost $48. RSVP 14 June.

District Changeover at the Services Club in Young on Saturday 22 June, 6 for 6.30. Cost $50. Details on the District Website.

Moruya Changeover at Moruya Golf Club Tuesday 25 June. 

Batemans Bay Changeover will be held in the Soldiers Club on Thursday 18 July, 6 for 6.30. Cost $50 Reply Neil Simpson by 11 July, 0418 668 194

District Conference

Registrations are now open for the 9705 District Conference to be held in the Mittagong RSL from 25 to 27 October. Full details on the District website.


Our Narooma Changeover in Narooma Golf Club on Thursday, 27 June, 6 for 6.30. Cost $40. John Rungen (0408 547 238) has sent invitations out to members and Friends of Rotary.