Having had to postpone the formal opening of the Kiah Pavilion due to torrential rain, it was rescheduled and took place on 3 September, fortunately, the weather was good.  The community are delighted with their new pavilion and BBQ facilities. They are certainly being put to good use!
Dorothea Polonyi president of Bega Rotary Club, Sue Jellis, president of Merimbula Rotary Club with
Merimbula Rotarians Andy Thorp and Shane Osta.
The pavilion’s first event was Council’s Cuppa and Chat Session, which drew a number of bushfire affected residents who enjoyed the chance to catch up with friends and neighbours and tap into the various services and agencies on hand.
The three Rotary Clubs, Merimbula, Bega and Pambula are pleased to announce that their major project of building a Pavilion at Kiah is now finished with the completion of the landscaping.
Ray McGovern from Merimbula Sand and Gravel did a fantastic job of clearing the site, cutting, levelling and expertly spreading all the decorative stones and bark with his bobcat.  This certainly saved the members of Merimbula Rotary backbreaking work of doing this with just shovels.  It was then easy for them to just lightly rake the pathway stones and bark into place.  Thank you, Ray, for all your efforts, this left us Rotarians plenty of time to christen the electric BBQ and enjoy lunch cooked by Andy, Past President, sitting at the table and benches taking in the fabulous view.  We hope the community enjoy using these facilities, as much as we did, whilst their new Community Hall is built to replace the one destroyed by bushfire.
Katrina Berenguer and Rickee Marshall from BVSC came along to inspect the work and were delighted with the finished results.  
Our thanks again go to the Rotary Club of Northbridge for contributing half of the costs towards this much needed facility and also to the Rotary Club of Wagga-Sunrise for their generous donation towards the landscaping.
Last but not least, we congratulate Shane for his marvellous contribution in his project management role and achieving such a grand result.  Great work undertaken by the crew on completion day - President Sue, Past President Andy, Shane, Peter L, Roger, John, Peter B, Tabitha, Martyn and Patricia and all the other Rotarians who helped on this project, well done!