Narooma Rotary Beacon 25 January 2018

Bob’s Blog

Hello everyone

We had a great evening on Saturday. It was wonderful to see so many people attend our cocktail night; attire ranged from the very formal to the relaxed coastal style. We welcomed Gordon Bentley, his wife Di and son Scott as well as Neil and Gloria Jenkins and their daughter, Andrea as guests.

Iris, John and Denise

Di Bentley won the lucky door prize, taking away a door that is sure to bring her luck during 2018. Other raffle prize winners included Neil Jenkins who won a Santa biscuit barrel, a couple of bottles of beer and a pair of scissors. Rolf won a wonderful leather chair that he refused to take home; Frank won a ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ DVD and John Doyle won an empty box. Thank you to Therese, our daughter Jen and to Therese’s sister Ruth who kept the food and cocktails flowing, without their help the night would have been pretty dull.

Lynda, Sandra and Jennifer step out in style

As members know we have a busy week ahead with the Australia Day Awards on Thursday evening.  We are in the running for the community event of the year and we will also announce our 2018 Tertiary Scholarship winner.

On Friday the Great Annual Duck Race will take place with ducks racing from the bridge to Apex Boat Ramp. We have decided to start the race at 9:15am due to the tides, so please come along and help out if you can. All tickets have been sold, thank you to all who helped selling tickets, especially, Michael and Ang who sold the bulk of the tickets.

Please don’t forget the Narooma Motors’ Car Show on Saturday and the Markets on Sunday. I understand  John Doyle has most roster spots covered; however, additional helpers are always needed.

Our normal meetings start again on 1 February with Laurelle Pacey taking us on a history tour of the Boardwalk. Please be at the Mill Bay end of the Boardwalk at 5:30pm, after the talk we will head to the Golf Club for our normal meeting. We will hold our Annual Youth Night on 8 February.

Mike, Scott Bentley and Frank

Have a great week.


Taking stock 

Australia Day Ceremony  25 January

Lynda Ord encourages as many Rotarians as possible to come along and support the Australia Day Award presentations on Thursday 25th at Club Narooma at 6pm (Note change of venue and time). It is a prestigious time for ourClub what with the announcement of our Tertiary Scholar and a possible Australia Day Award. Some members will also be singing in the Community Choir.

Change in starting time for Annual Duck Race

Race organiser John Doyle and President Bob have changed the start of the Duck Race to about 9.15am to fit in with the tides. All the markets posters have a bit about the Duck Race at the bottom, so if you see one around town please change it to 9.15am.

The ducks will be launched from the bridge at about 9.15am on the 26th and then proceed downstream towards the finish line at Apex Park boat ramp. The first duck across the finishing line wins $1,000. The last duck wins $100. Proceeds will go towards Australian Rotary Health and the Club’s Tertiary Scholarship fund for students from Narooma High. Donations will also be made to Narooma Surf Club in appreciation of their assistance in recovery of the ducks and to Bermagui CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) who lend us the ducks each year.

Saturday – Narooma Motors Fourth Annual Car Show

Narooma Motors will host its Annual Car Show on Saturday 27th on NATA Oval. We will be helping out with the food van.

Cars will be coming from many car clubs. The gates open to entrants from 7am. For non-entrants the gates open from 9am. 2EC will broadcast from 10am. Entrants close at 12.30 so judging can be completed by 1.30. Prizes will be handed out before 2EC’s Kimmy Saker departs at 2pm – 10 trophies and cash prizes. There will be face-painting, balloons and a jumping castle for the kids, prizes and giveaways.

Holiday Weekend Markets

The Markets this Sunday 28th promise to be even bigger than the December markets.