Narooma Rotary Beacon 20 October 2016


You may have noticed in the Narooma News that a new stall will be at the Narooma Rotary Club Inc markets and hopefully this weeks News will have an article about our 1000km walk.

World Polio day is the 24th October so I hope to launch our public fundraising awareness for our 1000km walk at the new stall at the markets on the 23rd. given that we are collecting for END POLIO and Friends of Rang’I library project. It would be wonderful if members when attending the market pop by and garner support from the public.

Thanks to Charmaine we should have posters/flyers for the walk ready and after the EXPO on 26/27 November we can really push the fundraising. Charmaine gave up her lunchtime to photograph me down on the flats with my backpack on so she could then design our posters.


What a wonderful and inspiring talk by Allan Spencer on the National Busking competition. I think I can safely say we were all blown away by the concept and what they have achieved in such a short space of time. Many thanks to Sandra for sowing the seed as it were by bringing the busking competition to our attention, her ambition for us to consider as a club and giving Chris our program organiser the details so she could invite Allan. What a fantastic contribution from a new member and if we do run with the idea her enthusiasm and knowledge for the project will augur well for success.

I hope to visit Cooma as does Sandra and John for their busking competition and I would encourage other members to consider making an effort to see it in operation, as it is only with knowledge and experience that we can make a considered decision about whether we can hold such a competition in Narooma. It would not be necessary to see it from start to finish, if you can only drive up and back on the day, to get a understanding of the operation and the work involved.

Starter my longer walks ago to get in motion for our 1000km walk and after Mr Murphy had his constitutional walk of 4km I set out to Dalmeny and back , between 26 and 27 km and along the way saw whales frolicking in the water.

Saturday saw me at Mogo wearing one of my other hats, training to be a village firefighter.


Finally, remember the DG visit at the Narooma Golf Club this Thursday 6.00pm for 6.30pm with the Board welcome to come to my place at 4.00pm to meet the DG.


Attendance: 14 members, 6 guests & 2 visiting Rotarians

Wheel: Eggs – Peter Hartley & Mike Young; Bread: Chris O’Brien; Wine – Iris Domerier; Port – Rod Walker; Chocolates – Chris O’Brien; Rotary Cap – donated & won by Colin Holmes, then auctioned for $5 to Pres Michael; The Busking CD & T-shirt donated by guest speaker Allen Spencer – Rod Walker.

International Toast: John Rungen proposed a toast to the RC of Bombay in recognition of their work in public health.


About Rotary Club Of Bombay –

The Rotary Club of Bombay is one of the pioneers in India of the rotary movement, devoted to the ideal of Fellowship through service. It was founded on March 19, 1929. The Club meets every Tuesday at 1.15 p.m. at the Taj Mahal Hotel, the very place where the founders had their first get-together. The first president of the club was Rtn. Charles N. Moberley. Sir Phiroze Sethna, one of India’s most illustrious sons, was the only Indian among the other European founder members and the first Board consisted of only eight members. Most clubs in Dist 3140 can trace their roots to the Rotary Club of Bombay.

Reading the list of subsequent presidents is like scanning the ‘Who’s who’ of Bombay of the time, bearing names of personalities who even to this day have left their mark on the multifaceted life of this great Metropolis. Amongst the first few presidents of the Club we have had names like Sir Shapoorjee Billimoria, Sir Sultan Chinoy, Sir Jamshedji Duggan, Sir Vithal Chandavarkar, Sir Francis Low, Sir Behram Karanjia and many others.

The membership of the Club has grown from 38 in 1929 to around 350 today. The unique single classification concept of Rotary allows the Rotary Club of Bombay a membership compromising a high performance cross-section of Bombay’s successful business and professional men and women, all accomplishers in their own field ranging from doctors to architects, legal luminaries to bankers, entrepreneurs to educationalists and merchandisers to communicators. The Club offers a stimulating fellowship based on a fascinating diversity of interests in business, arts, sciences and the professional expertise of its members.
This Club has inspired the incorporation of 26 Interact clubs, with about 750 school children as members, and 6 Rotaract clubs with a membership of about 200 college students. There is also a very active Inner Wheel Club.

From the very beginning the pulse of Rotary has been and always will be Community Service. Today the Rotary Club of Bombay has diversified its activities through the work of over fifty committees constituted to look after the various avenues of service. Of these, over 20 contribute to community service. The Club has been able to attempt a number of service programmes only because of generous donations of time and money by the members.

The prayer in silence with faith for love is service in peace. – Mahatma Gandhi


PP Bob Aston again working hard on his endless world trip to promote Rotary.



Rolf’s son, Bob Sheriden-Gimmel, won the gold medal at the recent World Skills Australia finals in Melbourne. Plumbing competitors are required to complete tasks including the design and fabrication of a basic bathroom and laundry with hydronic underfloor heating, which may include cold, tempered, hot water, gas, heating, hydronic, waste and rainwater harvesting.  Congratulations Bob!                                        10646933_10155497459465343_2023972288922243934_n     image