Narooma Rotary Beacon 29 June 2017

Short Words

Rtn Michael O’Connor presents a cheque for $6000.00 for the End Polio Now Campaign to DG Steve Hill. Michael raised the money by walking the Bibbulmun Track in WA

This is my final short words as we power towards the changeover on Thursday night.

On Sunday I attended the District changeover with Michael O’Connor. Michael was able to present DG Steve Hill with a cheque for $6,000 to go toward the fight against Polio a fantastic effort.

Soon after I was up accepting the District Community Service Award 2016/17 for the Renewable Energy Expo. Wow this was fantastic to represent our wonderful Club in accepting the award. Congratulations to all, especially Frank and his committee for their outstanding work and to  Laurelle for taking the time to write up our nomination.

Narooma Rotary wins the 2016/16 Community Service Award for the Renewable Energy Project

Last Thursday night Merinda and I attended Batemans Bay Changeover with Jeff Thorpe handing over to Maureen Manning and this Wednesday I’ll be in Moruya to see Pauline Gleeson hand over to Mike Dent before I hand over to Bob Aston on Thursday night…… that’s a lot of handing over.

Well done to everyone who held the fort at the markets on Sunday, thank you.

My heartfelt thanks go to Rod Walker and Laurelle who are organising Thursday nigh’s changeover and to Linda who will be our MC. Should be a great night with a few surprises.

See you then

Bob Ant

The Week that Was

Last Thursday 14 members were present at our dinner meeting, we also welcomed visiting Rotarian Colin Holmes and Frank’s wife Iris. We were also fortunate to have Ruby Christmas, our recently announced Global Youth Exchange Student for 2018, Ruby was accompanied by her mother Fran Ballard. We also welcomed Gina Thomas and her dad Andrew to the meeting. Gina was a recent participant in RYPEN.

Ruby briefed us on the selection process participated in recently as well as her reasons for wanting to be an exchange student to Norway. No doubt we will get to know Ruby very well before she jets off early next year.

Gina told us about RYPEN and how much she enjoyed listening to the speakers and participating in all the different activities and workshops. As a result of her experiences Gina has set up a girls leadership group at school – a great effort.

Laurelle gave a 3 minute talk on the joys of renting a mobile home to check out the Red Centre. It seems as though Laurelle and Steve survived living in close quarters, and yes they had a wonderful time.

Muslim and Christian women work together to prevent dengue fever in Indonesia

By Rotary International

In a world where intolerance and violence fueled by religious differences are seemingly increasing, one Rotary club in Indonesia is showing how diversity can help prevent a pandemic threat. Click here to read the story.

A video on our work to eradicate polio


Our annual Changeover will be held this Thursday at the Golf Club, please be at the Club by 6:30pm. Laurelle and Rod have put together an extensive Bulletin for the evening, highlighting our many achievements for the year. Hard copies will be available on Thursday, soft copies will be published after the event.