Narooma Rotary Beacon 9 June 2022

Andrew’s Thoughts

At last year’s Changeover when PP Ange Ulrichsen handed over to President Andrew Lawson

After last week’s ‘down week’ we get back into action with a Club Night on Thursday. This is very much an ‘end of term’ party so let’s have some fun, and share some humorous life experiences!

On Friday we shall have our June Board. This is one of celebration when we thank the retiring members for their efforts, and welcome in the new team who will bring vigour and fresh insight.

Of course, all of this is in preparation for our Changeover on the 23rd. As we all know, this is the most important event of the year where we will be joined by dignitaries, from civil, political, volunteer organisations, and where we can recognise reserving causes with our annual donations. All in all, an evening of Rotary Celebration! So please come along with your partners and friends for what will be a special occasion!


Thursday 9 June 6 for 6.30pm: Club Assembly Dinner at Narooma Golf Club.

Friday 10 June: 4.15pm: Combined meeting of the 2021/2222 and 2022/2023 Boards – Golf Club First Hole (Board Room)

The Week that Was

Moruya ‘changed-over’ on Tuesday

Congratulations to outgoing President Chris Manahan and Board and best wishes to new President Shirley Hayes-Cornish and her Board.

It is interesting to note from Chris’ report that after an Anglicare presentation on Homelessness, the Club donated 20 $100 grocery vouchers to eligible residents. They then initiated a Council-led forum with all the Aid agencies present to work on a hygiene solution for the Homeless, particularly hot showers. Chris was pleased to report that via successful grant funding a laundry system has been formulated for those who are homeless and the hot shower issue has improved.

Thanks also to the efforts of their Foundation Director Phil Armstrong, the Club was able to secure $30,000 from the Rotary Clubs of Britain and Ireland Disaster Relief plus $10,000 through the District Bushfire Recovery fund. This money is being directed towards the renovation Moruya Showground’s kitchen which was a vital facility during the Bushfire evacuation.

All up, Moruya Club contributed almost $59,000 to the community through the year.

Other Changeovers

Batemans Bay’s Changeover is on the same night as ours, Thursday 23rd June.

Bega’s is Thursday 30th.

Merimbula Rotary goes back stage

Merimbula Rotarians on stage in the new theatre in the Twyford Hall Complex. Photo courtesy Merimbula Rotary webpage

Merimbula Rotarians count themselves fortunate to be invited recently to an interesting private tour of the new Twyford Hall Complex, soon to be opened. Twyford Hall has been the heart of Merimbula since 1931, long serving as a space for community events, celebrations, markets, the arts and so much more.   The heritage listed Twyford Hall has been kept and the new modern state of the art theatre complex integrated alongside. Interesting the Hall committee is calling on donations to support the completion of the fitout of the new 199 seat Theatre; donations of $1,000 or more will  cover the cost of installing a seat; each donation will be acknowledged by a small plaque with a name on a seat in the new theatre.


No Rotary Breakfast (Breakfasts resume 18th August) and nothing else is planned.