Club Executives & Directors 2021-2022
President
Immed PP
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Foundation
International Service
Youth
Community Service
Vocational
Club Service
Membership
Protection Officer
Upcoming Events
Sapphire Coast Rotary Clubs
Rotary Club of Bega:
 
Rotary Club of Pambula:
Merimbula Chamber of Commerce
Sapphire Coast Youth Development Fund
 
               
     Rotary in Australia & NZ Celebrating 100 years 1921 - 2021
President Andy presenting Graeme Wykes with a Certificate of Appreciation
 
Great news, we are back at Club Sapphire for our meetings, so good to see all our Rotarians face to face again.
 
Our Guest Speaker at our meeting held on 6 October at Club Sapphire was Graeme Wykes from 2SEA FM Radio.  Graeme is the Vice President of a community radio station which broadcasts mainly country music and entertainment.  All 23 local producers are volunteers and they have approx.40 sponsors.  Their funds come from sponsorship and advertisements and recently a grant of $35,000.  The station started in 2000 and next year they move into a purpose built building, the newly renovated Eden Hotel Australasia by builder Neil Rankin.  They have been given a 10 year free lease.  The radio station supports people with disabilities and currently has 4 disabled volunteers.  2SEA will be presenting a live broadcast at our New Year’s Eve market and supporting all of our summer markets.  
Eden Hotel Australasia being renovated to look similar to the original building 

A wide spectrum of programs are aired throughout the week, providing entertainment and information to residents and visitors across the Far South Coast of NSW. 2SEA broadcasts on 104.7MHZ-24 hours a day,7 days of the week.   Here is the link to their program guide: https://www.2sea.com.au/programme-guide/
 
If you are interested in learning about our Community work and becoming a member of our friendly, active Club or are a visiting Rotarian, we would like to invite you to come along to one of our meetings held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6.00 for 6.30 pm, generally in the Club Sapphire (Tasman Room), Merimbula.  
 
Best to let us know you will be attending by clicking on the Contact Us  tab or on the link https://rotaryclubofmerimbula.com.au/page/contact-us as we might be out and about Merimbula supporting a local restaurant or participating in a social activity or working on different projects in the community. 
 
Do you have a project idea?
Would you like to contribute to worthwhile projects that make a difference?
Do you want to make a difference by offering your time or skills for a specific project? 
Do you want to make new friends? Come along & join us actively improve our Community.
We had such a lovely morning at our Sunday market held on 17 October.  The sun was shining and lots of visitors were out and about enjoying the fresh air, catching up with friends over a barista coffee, eating a tasty egg & bacon roll from the Rotary tent.  It was great being able to hold our market again.  There was some fantastic artwork and beautiful ceramics, colourful plants, tomato plants and seedlings, antiques, teddy bears and dolls, vibrant bags and hats, adorable baby clothes, imaginative jewellery, leather belts, tempting liqueurs, the list goes on.... Stall holder numbers were down due to travel restrictions and not being double jabbed but they should all be back at our next market, on Sunday 21 November, when hopefully there will be something on offer for everyone and the opportunity to purchase those unusual Christmas pressies for family and friends - no worries with on-line shopping delivery delays.
 
To comply with NSW Government Regulations, for our November market, we will still need you to check in to our QR code and present your Vaccination Certificate on entry.  We would like to thank everyone for being so friendly and co-operative with this requirement.  Our entry volunteers really appreciated this. 
 
We look forward to your company at Ford Park (Fishpen) - see you all soon.
Another working bee took place at Rotary Park on 29 September to finish spreading more mulch on the raised flower beds, a cool day but perfect gardening weather.  Well done to our hardworking Rotarians.  Looking forward to our next BBQ so we can all enjoy your fantastic efforts. 
Now that lockdown is over in the Bega Valley, our Rotarians, on 22 September, were busy finishing raking the top soil and mulch into the raised beds and then planting the new native tube stock. Well done to the crew for all your hard work, it looks amazing.
Equipment being collected from Bega
 
The Board agreed to support Senior Constable Sarah Bancroft’s offer of a delivery service to provide equipment to keep children occupied and mobile during lockdown as this would be good for their mental health. 
 
We purchased footballs, colouring books, activity packs and sets of pencils. Sarah has been in touch with local schools and these will be distributed to the children on 16 September.
 
Sarah reports 33 items delivered 16 Sept across 15 homes. 
"Very grateful kids and parents"
 
Some time ago our Rotarians Cam & Don restored a severely burnt seat at Cobargo Cemetery https://rotaryclubofmerimbula.com.au/page/rebuilt-seat-at-cobargo-cemetery
 
At the final handover at Cobargo Cemetery last month we found another park seat that had been severely fire damaged at the rear lower corner of the cemetery.   
A big shout out to Cam and Don who have done another mighty job restoring and reinstalling the seat at the cemetery - it looks fantastic.
 
 
 
Well done Cam and Don.  I'm sure the Friends of Cobargo Cemetery will be very appreciative of your efforts, as we are.
These are some of the projects/donations we have participated in during 2020 - 2021 to help our community. 
Please click on the tabs "Club Projects"/"Club History" for more details.