Merimbula’s community notices

EMHS Year 12 projects

Eden Marine High Year 12 Industrial Technology Metal and Engineering students recently presented a broad range of projects and supporting portfolios for their end of year projects. They incorporated the management and fabrication of seven different but well thought out ideas. Each major project showcases the development of the student’s skill, and allows them to highlight their particular strengths. It is important to include as many elements of metal workshop skill into these projects, including; hot and cold forging, threading, lathe turning operations, sheet and plate marking and layout, various hot and cold joining methods, a range of machine and hand cutting techniques and finishing methods.

This year, Eden Marine High submitted seven projects for marking. A pizza oven, drinks bar, double driveway gates, fire pit, adjustable height workbench, hot forging table and a family crest in the form of a metal shield.

Pambula-Merimbula CWA

The CWA of NSW’s Awareness Week was September 2 to 9 and the Pambula-Merimbula branch set up a display in the Tura Beach Library that will be there for all of September.

The next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, September 15, at 9.30am in our Hall at 24 Toalla Street, Pambula. After the meeting we will be car pooling to the Bega Valley Regional Gallery to view the Treasures of Australian Art 1880-1940, the Howard Hinton collection featuring works by Norman Lindsay, Rupert Bunney, Arthur Streeton and many others.


To all those ladies who have enjoyed our Spring Fever Day in the past, and to all those who have not yet taken part, prepare yourselves for another fun filled day with lots of prizes to be won, a fashion parade, games and lots more, all topped off with a three course lunch, all this for a total cost of $35 per head. We will also be drawing our raffle on the day. You will be waited on by students from our own Lumen Christi College, who do a wonderful job of making you all feel welcome.

The Spring Fever Day will this year be held on Wednesday, October 11 at 12noon at the Pambula Surf Lifesaving Club.  The tickets will be on sale from Wednesday, September 13 and arrangements can be made for collection by calling  Alison Jenkins 6495 3836 or 0418 402 808, Marion Hopkins 6495 7303 or 0419 326 341. When booking tickets, if you have any dietary requirements please tell Alison or Marion so that we can make sure you are looked after on the day.  And remember, all proceeds will go to the Imlay House Nursing Home for the ongoing comfort of our residents. As entry is by ticket only, make sure you get in early, as it really is a fun day for all. 

Daring Possibilities

Eden Monaro MP Mike Kelly and Eden elder Ossie Cruse will be key speakers at the third installment of the Festival of Daring Possibilities at Funhouse Studio, Bega. The theme of the forums is “what if?”, giving speakers a chance to open a discussion on a topic of their choice. Dr Kelly will discuss the possibility of the Eden Monaro becoming a beacon of renewable energy and Pastor Cruse will ask what would happen if we stood up for truth and justice. The event is on Friday, September 15 at 4pm. $10 tickets on door.

Rotary Local Heroes

This Friday at 8.30am on Sapphire FM 97.5 Gav and Col kick off the day with a chat to Charlie Shepherd that well known local Panthers dude who will give you all a commentary on what is happening in local Aussie Rules. At 9am Samantha Avataia manager at the UOW Bega Campus joins Colin to chat about what is going on in tertiary education. John Verhalst pops in for a conversation at 10. John has had a busy life helping manage the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Gulf Air and the Orient Express Hotels now volunteering at the Merimbula Visitors Centre. Greg Stroud is in charge of the naval munitions storage at Eden and Nowra and will be on air talking with Colin from 11. 

Foster Carers Needed

This Foster Care Week, September 10-16, local agency MacKillop Family Services, would like to thank its foster carers for the great work they do, and for their tireless efforts supporting children.

“Foster carers play a vital role in the lives of children and young people, who through no fault of their own may have endured traumatic or difficult experiences,” said Louise Dever, manager MacKillop Family Services Far South Coast.

“By providing a stable home, foster carers can set a child or young person on a path for a brighter future. We are currently seeking more foster carers for children and young people of all ages in the Bega region.”

If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, MacKillop is holding a no-obligation Foster Care Information Session on September 20  from 7pm at its office in 86 Auckland St, Bega. Phone 1300 791 677 for details and to register interest.