Letters to the editor | September, 27, 2017

Larry, Paul, Billy and Jon won the best dressed prize at the Dalmeny Deviates bowls day.
Larry, Paul, Billy and Jon won the best dressed prize at the Dalmeny Deviates bowls day.

Successful Deviates day

The Dalmeny Deviates annual bowls day at Club Narooma on Sunday, September 24 was another great success, with more than 80 bowlers taking part. 

The wind was a bit of a hassle, but with so many skillful bowlers present, this didn’t worry them at all.

Heaps of fun was had by all, with Paul Naylor’s team winning the best-dressed with their great Anzac shirts.

The putting competition was updated to a “bowl-in-one” competition, where the bowlers had to bowl into a hole in the green. Five bowlers succeeded, including Lisa Stubbs, but the winner was Whacker.

The raffle of items donated by local businesses was amazing, with more than 50 prizes in total being distributed to lucky winners.

All profits from the day will be donated to community groups, clubs and charities.

Keep an eye on the Narooma News, as the Deviates present the donations in the next few weeks.

Thanks go to Club Narooma for their fantastic cooperation, to the Gold Sponsors for their generosity and to the many businesses, who supported the day. 

Last of all, a huge thank you to our bowlers who made the day such a success.

Bob Burnside

Dalmeny Deviates

Looking for book

I am looking for copies of the book Aboriginal Men and Women’s Heritage: Eurobodalla, published by Eurobodalla Shire Council in March 2008.

I want a copy for myself and also for the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown, Sydney, which represents a number of Far South Coast artists, and wants the book for reference purposes.

Phone 6493 3808 if you can help.

Jan Ireland

Bermagui

Against fluoridation

The rate-payers and residents of the Bega Valley Shire have clearly indicated they do not wish to undergo municipal water fluoridation.

Petitions, on-line polls, media reaction and community feedback heavily favour blocking fluoridation.

There is around 90 per cent solid opposition to water fluoridation in the Bermagui area.

In a healthy democracy, a decisive community majority should count.

Your role is to represent your local community's wishes, not state government agencies, nor water industry interests, nor the fluoride waste industry.

Councillors are entitled to vote against fluoridation, which is expected by your rate-payers, or (to) defer the matter for ten years.

There are several shires in NSW, and many across the rest of Australia, that have banned water fluoridation altogether.

Those councillors have listened to, and acted on behalf of, their rate-payers and residents.

So should all of you.

Each fluoride station can be expected to cost the council more than $100,000 per annum, including all attendant on-costs: fluoride waste product, transport, hazchem clothing/masks, safety equipment, OH&S training, meter monitoring, equipment depreciation, wages, superannuation, public liability insurance, etc.

Your communities urge councillors to step up to the plate, display some courage and much common sense, uphold democracy, support public health, and vote against fluoridation.

Rob Slazenger

Bermagui