I hope all members and friends had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter. It was great to see so many visitors in town enjoying all Narooma has to offer including wonderful weather and fantastic places to eat and hang out. Just for the record, Therese and I had a great weekend painting!
We have a busy week ahead of us. This Thursday we visit Anthony Whittle at Narooma Plaza Pharmacy as a part of our ‘Rotarian Presents’ program. We will meet at the pharmacy at 6.00pm and move to the Golf Club around 6.45pm.
This Sunday morning, we will have the food van at Bill Smyth Oval providing breakfast for those involved in Relay for Life; hope you can help. At Thursday’s meeting, John Doyle will be looking for volunteers to staff the van on Sunday.
Next Monday 9 April, Moruya Rotary Club will host a drug and alcohol forum at St Mary’s Performing Arts Centre in Moruya. Please attend if you can. Laurelle has more.
There is an excellent article in Rotary on the Move by Noel Trevaskis, about membership. If you have a few spare minutes it’s well worth the read.
Have a great week
Out and About
Rotarians volunteer at Four Winds
Wonderful to see Rotarians Ang Ulrichsen and Lynne Hastings volunteering (yet again!) at the Four Winds Festival, south of Bermagui, over the Easter weekend, as well as one of our Friends of Rotary Heather Ferguson. An army of volunteers is needed to ensure this fantastic event happens. Well done ladies!
Relay for Life
Eurobodalla’s Relay For Life is on this weekend at Narooma’s Bill Smyth Oval. It is a fun and moving event that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. It’s a chance for the Eurobodalla community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer, and to raise money to help save more lives.
The Relay starts at 2pm this Saturday and goes overnight ending at 10am on Sunday. We will be proving breakfast on Sunday. Hope you can help in the van.
Drug and Alcohol Forum at Moruya
The combined Eurobodalla Rotary Clubs will host a meeting in Moruya on Monday 9 April called ‘Breaking the ice … does the Eurobodalla have a drug and alcohol problem?’ See flyer below.
Moruya club president Mike Dent says the idea came from a sense of frustration with drug and alcohol issues across the shire, following a discussion with a local paramedic. ‘As an organisation, we had two options – bury our heads in the sand, or pull a meeting together to discuss the issue,’ he said.
Mike says the aim of Monday’s meeting is to try to bring together the relevant people and organisations to come up with a strategy to inform the public and help affected families and friends. Keynote speaker is the former Director of Emergency Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Gordian Fulde, 2016 Senior Australian of the Year. A paramedic, police officer and a drug counsellor will also speak.
The meeting is next Monday 9 April from 7pm in St Mary’s Performing Arts Centre, Queen Street, Moruya.
Thursday 12 April – our Club’s Pride of Workmanship Awards
Next Thursday (12 April) is the club’s annual Pride of Workmanship Awards at Narooma Golf Club, one of our most prestigious nights of the year. It is a partners’ night. It’s normal time – 6 for 6.30pm. Cost is $30 for a two-course meal (choice of two dishes each course; please ensure the Club knows of any special dietary requirements).
At this stage, it looks like we will present about eight awards this year. Each person has been nominated by their employer because of their outstanding qualities in terms of approach, attitude, dedication and commitment to their job. This is not a competition. This Rotary program aims to encourage a pride of workmanship in the community by publicly recognising the value of a pride in personal performance in the workplace, hence the scheme’s motto ‘Do it once, do it well.’
See you at the Plaza Pharmacy this Thursday.