Narooma Rotary Beacon 29 September 2016

Outside the Square:

What an effort from Lynn getting all the fruit bagged to make smoothies for the Aerobic healthy activity at the Narooma pool today. Chris Joan and myself helped out and they were consumed as soon as we made them.

Little to report this week as I will be away just after tonight’s meeting so the cupboard is empty.

Have a great week and for those who have grandchildren duty being school holidays have a great time

Last Week’s Meeting:


Our guest speaker was Suzanne Voytas, a well known Author, Geneologist and Family Historian, who spoke about the joys and pitfalls of delving into your family history.

Suzanne has been a compulsive and addicted family history researcher for too many years. She not only worked on her own family history but has helped many people to discover theirs.

She has completed the Society of Australian Genealogist’s Diploma in Historical Family Studies, was the president of the Blue Mountains Family History Society (NSW, Australia ) for five years, as well as holding other committee positions.

One of her many interesting ancestors is Eliza O’Brien per Elizabeth 1828 .

While on a trip to Ireland , she visited the Cork City Gaol and asked for further information about the riot that occurred in July 1827. She was met with blank stares, as there was no recorded information about it. Even President Michael was no help. From that conversation it was suggested that each of the women be researched and hopefully the centre might then be able to put on an exhibition about the first renovators of the gaol. This culminated in the publication of her book, Elizabeth 1828. Suzanne lives ar Ringlands with her husband, who will be our guest speaker next week.

Attendance: 11 members and 4 guests

Wheel: Fruit Baskets of Irish Mandarins – John Doyle (23) & Lynn Hastings (4), Wine – Chris O’Brien (41), Bread – Mike Young (1) & Chocolates – Sandra Doyle (28).

International Toast: President Michael proposed a toast to the RC of Kisumu Winam, Kenya. Michael will be trekking the wilderness of South-West WA next year to raise money for an orphanage in Kisumu Winam. The Rotaract Club of Kisumu Winam, sponsored by the RC of Kisumu Winam, has 325 members! 

30011000         1177426  New President Thomas K’Otieno & his wife Irene. The Rotary Club of Kisumu Winam Meets every Tuesday at Le Savanna Country Lodge from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm







This month’s Market: Gate-$851.60, Van-$550.50 & Wishing Well-$327.25; Total=$1729.35.


Sick-Bay: Lynda Ord is recovering well from her second of two spinal surgeries. It was great to see her in attendance at the Markets showing how to make an Aspen collar look stylish.

Rotarian-at-large: PP Bob Aston reports from Switzerland on yet another gruelling leg of around the world in “as long as I can take!”