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Great news!  We are back at the Tasman Room, Club Sapphire for our evening Club Meetings. 
If you are interested in learning about our Community work and joining Rotary or are a visiting Rotarian, we would like to invite you to come along to one of our meetings held on Wednesdays at 5.30 for 6.00 pm, generally in the Club Sapphire (Tasman Room), Merimbula.  Best to check when we will be at Club Sapphire by clicking on the 
Contact Us tab or on the link as we are changing the format of our meetings to alternate with a social event and be out and about in the community working on different projects. 
Please keep checking this Webpage and our Facebook page for updates.
Some of our Members and prospective new Member enjoying a tasty dinner at our recent meeting at Club Sapphire.  
Two of our members, Don and Cam, found the remains of this seat at Cobargo Cemetery and set about restoring it to its original condition.  They removed the steel frames and took them home, cleaned, undercoated with cold galvanise, and finished with killrust black paint.  The seat slats were coated with oil-based decking finish, and fastened with new galvanised bolts. What a great job, guys, thank you.
What a wonderful day for our October Market.  After a heavy downpour in the early hours of the morning, the sun came out and it was such a treat to be out and about in the crisp, clean air.  We were spoilt for choice, trying to decide what to buy from all the delightful goods on offer. Fishing gear and bait, plants, seedlings, vegetables, honey, cheese, jewellery, baby clothes, antiques, handbags, soap, too numerous to list everything on display.  You will have to come along to our next market and see for yourself, maybe a chance to do some early Christmas present shopping. 
RFS Merimbula were there, handing out information packs on how to prepare your property for the coming bushfire season and giving useful advice to our visitors.
The Rotary tent did a roaring trade in egg and bacon rolls and sausage sangas and supplies had to be replenished 3 times.  There were tasty Dutch pancakes, pizza, ice creams and other delicious food to enjoy whilst strolling along the rows of stalls listening to the buskers, radio station music and watching a juggler perform his many skills.
Looking forward to welcoming you at our next market, Sunday,15 November.  Put the date in your calendars, so you don't forget!
We still need to adhere to our COVID safety plan and Stallholders are requested to click on our Monthly Market tab at the top of this page, to view the revised Terms and Conditions and our registered Rotary Club of Merimbula COVID-19 Safety Plan.
To keep us all safe, we request everyone make use of the hand sanitising dispensers at each of our wishing well entry stations and practise social distancing.  (Please do not come if you feel unwell, wait until our next market which will be held on Sunday 20 December).  
As always, your gold coin donation at the wishing wells would be greatly appreciated.
If you are unable to attend, you can shop online with some of our Stallholders, please click on to view.  
Stall Holders please Book & Pay On-Line for
NOVEMBER 2020 THROUGH TO JUNE 2021 markets via:
This will give you the opportunity to book and secure your sites throughout the summer and our busy Christmas and Easter markets
It is your responsibility to Book & Secure your sites by computer, phone, tablet device that connects to the internet.
If you need assistance contact the Market Manager.    
The Royal Australian Mint has produced a new Donation Dollar Coin which has been designed to encourage you to donate this to help other Australians.
Hopefully, you will spin these into our Wishing Wells at each market and help us to continue our work in assisting with good causes for our Community.
Photo courtesy of the Royal Australian Mint
Our fellow Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Bombala are holding their Bi-Annual Market on Saturday 21 November, from 8.00 am - 2.00 pm along the banks of the River. This will be held under the restrictions of all COVID-19 conditions.  Come along and enjoy a great day out in the delightful countryside.  If you are lucky, you might even see a platypus or two!
All the favourite stalls will be in attendance along with the second Dachshund Derby!  
DACHSHUND DERBY - 12:00pm -  Bring your Dachshund with you for a bit of fun and laughter!

Photos, courtesy of Marine Rescue, show the considerable work undertaken to replace the walkway leading to the pontoon wharf by volunteer members of Marine Rescue Merimbula.  Two of our Rotarians, Andy Thorp and Shane Osta, who are also members of Marine Rescue, helped in the restoration work.

After a week’s work, the new jetty walkway is nearing completion with just a bit of tidying up needed. 

What a great effort by all the volunteers.  It looks fantastic!

The Picture Showman Cinema, Merimbula
Tickets Still Available for Monday 2 November 2020 at 7.00 pm  
Hosted by Rotary Club of Merimbula

From the Cinema before the date or from Goodyear Autocare Merimbula in the mornings.
Movie Night $20 per person
Stall Holders please Book & Pay On-Line for our 
Merimbula New Year's Eve Market - Thursday 31 December 2020
Rotary with Marine Rescue are operating this special community event
It is your responsibility to Book & Secure your sites by computer, phone, tablet device that connects to the internet. If you need assistance contact the Market Manager.
All the fodder - worth $91,289 incl. GST has now been delivered to the drought affected cattle farmers.  Fingers crossed, for more rain this Spring/Summer.
Our three local Rotary Clubs, Bega, Merimbula and Pambula, recently combined efforts to organise hay deliveries for drought affected cattle farmers across the Valley.
Great to see the deliveries happening this week at Kiah and Bemboka. Many thanks to RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) for the funding.
Sue Jellis (President) Merimbula Rotary presenting Dorothea Polonyi (President) Bega Rotary a cheque of $3000 for the much needed upgrade of the Bega evacuation centre amenities block. This a great kick start to the project but much more is needed. Make a tax deductible donation now:
Photo from left to right: Sue Jellis - President Merimbula Rotary, Charlie Bell - Bega Showground Land Manager,
Dorothea Polonyi - President Bega Rotary, Phil Elsey - Bega Rotary and Anne Ducray - Bega Rotary
We need your help! 
If you were one of the many people who sought refuge at the Bega Showground during the bushfires or someone who might otherwise use the facilities, Rotary is raising funds to replace the stand alone amenities block.  This is a much-needed upgrade at what is the primary Emergency Evacuation Centre for Bega and surrounding districts.
Any amount would be appreciated.  You can make a tax deductible donation now at 
Bega Showground on 5/1/20  Photo Courtesy of BVSC 

Article and Photos Courtesy of Merimbula News Weekly
During the bushfires, facilities at Bega Showground, the primary emergency evacuation centre for Bega and surrounds, were found to be inadequate and outdated to cope with the number of evacuees and the duration of their stay.  Rotary said that although additional portable toilet and shower facilities were brought in they were not ideal, difficult to clean and linked to an outbreak of digestive illness which required they be deep cleaned late at night.

Now local Rotary clubs are driving a project to replace the standalone amenities block at the Bega Showground with a larger capacity, modern, easy to clean facility which will have better disabled access and provide some laundry facilities which do not currently exist.

These are some of the projects we have undertaken during 2019 - 2020 to help our community.  Please click on the tab "Club Projects" for more details.