Narooma Rotary Beacon 3 September 2020


It was good catching up last week with those members who could make it to our dinner meeting at the Golf Club. Paul (Chef Extraordinaire) is more than happy to get back to some sort of normality catering for our Club. He mentioned we could now have meetings in the Seahorse room for up to 20 people. For the moment though, that will be on alternate weeks


PDG John Egan

PDG John Egan will be our guest speaker for our Zoom meeting this Thursday. John chairs the D9705 Australian Rotary Health committee and is keen to talk about Australian Rotary Health (ARH) which is unique in the world of Rotary. Hope you can join us.

ARH has had recent success in destigmatising mental health and encouraging support and help for suffers. It has also educated around 25% of indigenous health works through indigenous health scholarships which will go a long way towards closing the health gap. That is apart from the many grants for research.


Just a few short news stories.

From Batemans Bay Rotary

The Bay is also alternating Zoom and dinner meetings at the Catalina Club with guest speakers.

From Bega Rotary Club

Rotary members recently picked up a trailer load of aluminium chairs and seven wardrobes from Kianinny Cabins and delivered them to the Quaama fire recovery centre for use by people who have lost houses. Every action counts towards recovery, big or small.

From Merimbula Rotary

Merimbula Rotary is alternating between Zoom meetings and other activities, such as dinner at Merimbula RSL Club. Apparently they have yet to return to their ‘normal’ meetings at Club Sapphire.

Their first market since the lockdown was on Sunday 15 August when they ‘put their toes in the water’. The next is Sunday 20 September. They advertise their markets as ‘Covid Safe’ with a registered Rotary Club of Merimbula COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.  They ask everyone to use the hand sanitising dispensers at each of their wishing well entry stations and practise social distancing and urging stallholders and patrons not to come if they are feeling unwell.  

On a lighter note, courtesy Moruya Rotary

Teacher:  Donald, what is the chemical formula for water? Donald: HIJKLMNO Teacher: What are you talking about? Donald: Yesterday you said it’s H to O

NEXT WEEK Thursday 10 September

We will be back at the Golf Club. 5-6pm: Board meeting 6 for 6.30pm: Our regular dinner meeting at the Golf Club when we hope to welcome someone who is keen to meet us and find out what our Club has to offer.