Narooma Rotary Beacon 9 March 2017

Short Words

Welcome to my first short words with my new hat as acting president.

Gum boots have been the chosen foot wear for the last couple of days with all the rain that has been about, our water tank has been drinking it all up with more than 125mL recorded in the rain gauge.

Last week’s Club Assembly and Board Meeting was very productive. We had lots of positive discussion and the board endorsed a few things.

I will stand in as president with vice president Laurelle until Bob Aston takes over in July. If you need to get in touch it is best to text me first, as our internet is not the most reliable.

Defibrillators allocated to our Club are here with two allocated so far. We are still considering locations for the other two.

The VRA has sent a request for some equipment and it looks like other clubs will join in and we will fill the void which will make it a community project.

Clean up Australia day on Sunday saw Angie, Sandra, John D, Bob Aston and myself joined by councillor Phil Constable to attack Mill Bay area. It didn’t take too long and this important tourist destination now looks a bit more loved. Thank you to the helpers.

In my role as assistant governor I will be attending this week’s meeting of the Batemans Bay Rotary Club.

Have a great week and beaming comforting thoughts to Michael and Donna at this time.

Bob Ant

The Week that Was

Last week’s meeting was a Club Assembly followed by a Board Meeting. Fred and Pam Falk, visiting Rotarians from Canberra dropped in for a meal and to say hello. Fred updated us on his donations in kind work fort Rotary.

Rod Walker entertained us with a three-minute talk about the history of Dangar Island on the Hawksbury River.

At the Board meeting Bob Antill was confirmed as President for the remainder of the Rotary year. Major items discussed/acted upon included:

  • Nomination of Bob Antill to replace Michael O’Connor as President
  • The Club to support Michael’s walk to a total of $2000.00 (including $750.00 raised at the recent film night)
  • A proposal by John Doyle and Frank to work with Rotary and St John to develop a national data base of defibrillator locations
  • Locations for the remaining two defibrillators, mid-town and Tilba seemed to be the favoured locations
  • Debrief of the recent Renewable Expo
  • Promotional Material
  • Busking Competition update

Clean Up Australia

Ange, Bob Aston, Sandra, Bob Antill, Cr Phil Constable and John Doyle survey some of the rubbish collected on Sunday.

Thanks to Ange for organising the Club’s participation in last Sunday’s Clean Up Australia Campaign. Ange, Sandra and John Doyle, Bob Antill and Bob Aston along with recently elected Eurobodalla Shire Counsellor braved the overcast conditions to clean up the area around Mill Bay, the Board Walk and Apex Park.

Relay for Life

This year the Eurobodalla for Life Relay will be held at Bill Smyth Oval from 10:00am Saturday 18 March to 10:00am Sunday 19 March. The Club has agreed to cater for breakfast on Sunday morning. Please volunteer to help out if you can.

District Assembly

The District Assembly this year will be a little different to other years.

We would like to encourage all Rotarians to attend, not just incoming Board members.

There will be a showcase of many of the Rotary programs on display over the weekend, with the opportunity to discuss one on one with committee members.

Breakout sessions will still be held with an opportunity to learn and ask questions.

  • DATES: 12 noon 29th – 30th April
  • VENUE ASSEMBLY: Kingsford Smith School, 100 Starke Street, HOLT ACT (view map)
  • DINNER: Raiders Belconnen, Hardwick Cres, HOLT ACT
  • COST: $40pp

Special Guest at the Assembly will be Rotary International President Elect Ian Riseley.

Click here to register. Please also let Bob Aston know if you will be attending.

Rotating Meeting Chair

To help out Bob and Laurelle it has been recommended that the Club incorporate a meeting chair duty as a part of the Club’s weekly roster. As the name suggests the role of the chair will be to led and manage the Club’s dinner meeting. The chair will be provided with a running sheet to help manage the meeting.

Please let the editor know as soon as possible if you do not wish to chair a meeting.

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Rotary clubs around the world marked Rotary’s 112th anniversary by holding fundraisers, illuminating famous buildings, and hosting events of all sorts.

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This Week

This week’s guest speaker is Teresa van der Heul, she will talk to us about Fabulous Fungi!