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18 May 2020
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Woy Woy postmaster retires after 35-year career
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Video meeting of community groups welcomed
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Council appoints panel, but records its objection
Hardy's Bay club seeks $100,000 to avoid closure
Clothing ready for distribution
Rotary club connects with English club in video call
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Open space and footpath projects continue
Powers of council chief to be reviewed
Chamber of Commerce joins in Buy Local campaign
Many gamblers helped by lockdown, says counsellor
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CWA produce becomes raffle prizes
Tip re-opens
Aged care facilities receive extra funding
Stores to re-open
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Council starts to respond to lack of toilet soap
Local planning panel is a win for developers
Deserving public acknowledgement
Rotary thanks patrons and sponsors
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Approval for Woy Woy aged care $12 million alterations
Fundraising for rescue helicopter by kayak
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Online access for religious and ethics education
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New water play park at Leisure Centre
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Tribute to Pearl Beach fire brigade
Brigade formed early to fight fires at Pearl Beach
... and the fires continue

Rotary club connects with English club in video call

Rotary Club of Brisbane Water has used video conferencing software to exchange fundraising ideas with an English Rotary Club.

Brisbane Water president Mr Peter Mote, who set up the session with Wendover and District Rotary Club near London, said: "With Covid isolation, clubs and community groups have had to find new ways of not only communicating with members, but with like-minded people from far and wide.

"Why not extend that to Rotary clubs and guest speakers in other countries?

"We connected with the Wendover club to exchange fundraising ideas and they shared lots of ideas such as men in pink bras to a teddy bear picnic for children.

"There were laughs and a general sense of camaraderie as the two clubs talked about how they could improve their community work and exposure," Mr Mote said.

Among the Wendover projects that impressed Brisbane Water members was the Bust program that collected more than 1500 bras for women in developing countries battling breast cancer.

Another fun fundraiser was a Christmas family concert held in St Mary's Church, Wendover.

Wendover president Ms Cheryl Law gave a presentation of her club's work, watched by seven members of her club and 13 from Brisbane Water.

Ms Law has a connection with the Central Coast, having led a team of young professionals on a group study exchange in the region in 2012.

Mr Mote said he hoped Brisbane Water Club would continue its connection with Wendover and include other speakers over the internet - even when the club returned to normal meetings.

Brisbane Water club normally meets at Ettalong Diggers Club on the first and third Thursday of the month at 7pm.

Coffee mornings are held every second and fourth Thursdays in various cafes in Ettalong.

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