Narooma Rotary Beacon 10 November 2016

Outside The Square

I thought things would settle down after the weekend in Goulburn at the District Conference, alas it was not to be.

On Monday I attended a great Probus meeting at Club Narooma. The club welcomed me and were happy to hear about our 1,000km walk. I think by the end they believed me, that 1,000km would be walked. I outlined the END POLIO campaign and the Library project at Rang’I in Kenya. Very generously they donated $85.00 and bought some jewellery from Rang’I.

On Wednesday I and ADG Bob Antill went to Moruya for a meeting on our Race Day in December and then back to Narooma for a Rural Fire Training night.

Thursday saw us having a full Assembly at Club Narooma where many issues were raised. Particularly important is for the Club to make a clear decision as to whether it is a Dinner meeting club or not. Emails will fly setting out the issues we need to deal with. Of particular importance is our AGM on 1st December where all positions for the club in 2017/2018 are up for grabs.


On Friday Donna and I went to Cooma via Canberra. At Braidwood I bought new boots for the 1,000km walk and in Canberra I purchased and had fitted ( I did not realise this was going to happen) a 85 litre pack. Being lighter by hundreds and hundreds of dollars we then moved on to Cooma.

Saturday saw me at 6.30am at the Park helping to set up the National Busking Championships. Met John and Sandra and we kept meeting around Cooma selling busker dollars. Chris and Ange were also there, but I did not see them during the day. I did see Chris at the Cooma hotel later that evening.

I did not come away empty handed, as I won a guitar and collected some towels from a raffle I had bought tickets in at Bega the other week.

Got home on Sunday exhausted and ready for another week of ROTARY.

– Michael

Constitution and By-Laws

The constitution and by-laws documents are now to be found on our website, on the members-only page. The logo has been added to the constitution, some formatting changes have been done, and spelling errors corrected (thanks Mike and Michael).

From now on, these documents are “gospel” and will only be changed at the request of the Club secretary.

– Frank

Renewable Energy Expo

Preparations for the Expo are progressing well.

Electric Farm Utility Vehicle
‘Blondy’ and ‘Grumpy’ discuss the merits of electric vehicles, pictured in front of one of the many electric cars which will be on display at the expo

Many thanks to the expo committee who have done a sterling job helping to organise this event, thanks to Niels Bendixsen, from Three Squared  for our logo artwork, and to Rachel who did our poster and the big banner that will go up soon.

And a big thank-you also to all of our sponsors, we have had so much support from our local businesses!

Keep on eye on facebook – we have commissioned a video by Tim from Pelican Digital, who has taken some fantastic footage from his drone.  It will be out real soon.  And I hope by now you have shared the “Dave The Solar Cat” video – if not please follow the link and or send me a friend request.   I cannot overstate the importance of facebook to our promotion of this event – we do not have the funds to do promotion in more conventional ways.

If you do not have a facebook account, just send emails to your friends !