Narooma Rotary Beacon 4 August 2016

Some of the crew at Christmas in July
Some of the crew at Christmas in July

Outside the Square

Last Tuesday Sandra Doyle, Chris O’Brien and myself attended Quota’s Student of the Year with our own Bob Antill being one of the judges of the competition. It was a difficult task as all students performed brilliantly and it was sad in one way that there had to be a winner.

On Sunday we had our Christmas in July fundraiser which raised a fantastic $1405.00 to start our Club’s fundraising for my 1000km walk next April.

Donna and I were delighted to have so many at our home and by all accounts the food went down a treat.

I was asked by a few to post my recipe for the turkey stuffing.

I will try but I really don’t have a recipe as I just go with the basics and then add what I feel like is right for that day.

I can’t give you quantities as I simply don’t measure anything!

  • Fresh breadcrumbs, I usually source them from a good quality multigrain bread. (Don’t use those breadcrumbs in a packet as it is like using wood shavings and just as tasteful)
  • Onion cut quite small
  • Bacon, rinds cut off, then cut into pieces
  • Some margarine to bind the ingredients
  • Herbs/spices, (I usually go to the cupboard and start looking at the containers and usually just pick what moves me at the time but it would usually have oregano, Tuscan seasoning, Italian herbs, cardamom, Garam masala, five spice, cracked pepper and some, very little, sea salt). I always vary what I use and sometimes I might put in a bit of chilli and Moroccan seasoning if I want to add some bite, this time I restrained myself and left them out of the mix.

Tip – When you make breadcrumbs you can always freeze what you don’t use. I usua2016-07-31 Christmas in July 021lly make too much and by freezing the leftovers there is no there is no need to throw away what hasn’t been used. I will make breadcrumbs when we have a loaf of bread that is going stale, putting them in the freezer for later use.

I hope that helps those who asked.

A number liked the ham sauce which was only Dijon mustard and maple syrup. Again the recipe I started with had far too much Dijon, so I had to keep adding maple syrup to make it a little less hot. (Not everyone is like me who likes hot English mustard on his ham). The great thing about this sauce there is no cooking.

Have a great week and I look forward to our Assembly this Thursday and hopefully you will have matters you want discussed or issues you are not happy with.



Want to know more about Rotary?

Please click HERE to view – download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for August 2016. There is a great article from the Woden Daybreak Club about attracting and keeping new members.

To learn a little about one Rotarian’s efforts to end Polio click here.

The Week that Was

27 Members and guests descended on Michael and Donna’s place on Sunday 31 July for a Christmas in July fundraising event. The weather was great and the food, wine and company outstanding. For main course we were treated to some expertly cooked ham and turkey with roast potatoes and pumpkin – we even had Brussel sprouts, some even put their hand up for seconds. Unfortunately, Therese and I had to leave before the plum putting was rolled out, however, I understand it scored a 10 out of 10.

As Michael indicated over $1400.00 was raised – A great effort.

The Week Ahead

This Thursday we are back at the Whale for a club assembly and board meeting. If members have items to raise at the assembly, please let Michael know well before the meeting.

Don’t forget Chris has organised an interesting speaker for 11 August. Annette Kennewell from the South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA), a not-for-profit group based in Eurobodalla who help to make renewable energy more accessible and more affordable. SHASA is coordinating a solar bulk buy for the Eurobodalla community. Please encourage friends and guests to come along to the meeting.

Some Humour

A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlour and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool… After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split. The waitress asked kindly, ‘Crushed nuts?’ ‘No,’ he replied, ‘Arthritis.’


This collection of 20 newspaper headlines will have you giggling at the English language – and perhaps at the lost art of copyediting.

  1. Something Went Wrong In Jet Crash, Expert Says
  2. Police Begin Campaign To Run Down Jaywalkers
  3. Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted
  4. Drunk Gets Nine Months In Violin Case
  5. Survivor Of Siamese Twins Joins Parents
  6. Farmer Bill Dies In House
  7. Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
  8. Is There A Ring Of Debris Around Uranus?
  9. Stud Tires Out
  10. Prostitutes Appeal To Pope
  11. Panda Mating Fails: Veterinarian Takes Over
  12. Soviet Virgin Lands Short Of Goal Again
  13. British Left Waffles On Falkland Islands
  14. Lung Cancer In Women Mushrooms
  15. Eye Drops Off Shelf
  16. Teacher Strikes Idle Kids
  17. Reagan Wins On Budget, But More Lies Ahead
  18. Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim
  19. Plane Too Close To Ground, Crash Probe Told
  20. Miners Refuse to Work After Death

A Puzzle or two to Solve

Jennifer and Jose live in different sections of their town but go to the same school. Jennifer left for school ten minutes before Jose and they met in the park. When they met, who was closer to school?

What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, but never in a thousand years?