Letters to the editor - August 23, 2017

Quota Trivia Night winners: Trivia Tragics Lynda Simpson, Pauline Wilcock, Sally James, Clare Cork, Bronwyn Glyde, Gayle Allison and Mark Beaver.
Quota Trivia Night winners: Trivia Tragics Lynda Simpson, Pauline Wilcock, Sally James, Clare Cork, Bronwyn Glyde, Gayle Allison and Mark Beaver.

Any news on Wallaga Lake?

Is there any news of when it is proposed to open Wallaga Lake to the sea again?

The water is now so high that many walkways and access places are now closed or too dangerous to drive or walk along; typically, Aquamarine Circuit and the access from Akolele via the bridge.

Also, now the the boardwalk onto the headland past the shelter has been washed away, access to the headland has been lost. 

Is the boardwalk going to be replaced? 

With the visitor season approaching, this will be a loss of amenity for both residents and visitors.

Rita and Cliff Tarrant

Beauty Point

Quota trivia night success

The Trivia Tragics remain unbeaten at the Narooma Quota trivia nights!

Their win in Quota’s August trivia makes it three in a row.

Congratulations to the winners: Lynda Simpson, Pauline Wilcock, Sally James, Clare Cork, Bronwyn Glyde, Gayle Allison, and Mark Beaver.

They generously donated their $100 prize to the Narooma High School P&C, which was the beneficiary of the event.

The Trouble Makers team won the Squiggle contest with their drawing of a futuristic high school.

The team members were Kersten Davis, Toni Colom-Mayol, Fiona Brown, Chris Spurgeon and Tim Burke. Tim Burke also won the raffle prize.

All teams did well in the table quiz and the correct results were placed into a draw, with Table 10 (Trump’s Advisors) winning.

The high school P&C did a great job of getting supporters out for the night and the room was packed.

Spokesperson for the P&C, Nadine, thanked Quotarians for hosting the event.

Public schools depend on their P&C organisations to raise funds for equipment and programs that are not covered by government funding.

Quota’s next Trivia Night will be held on November 17, for Bodalla Netball. The challenge is on to find a team who can beat the Trivia Tragics.

Stay tuned.

Susan Pryke

Narooma Quota International

Love doesn’t discriminate

In 2015, beyondblue issued a statement in support of marriage equality.

We did so because discrimination is unacceptable. Discrimination is a cause of distress for many people and elevates the risk of mental health issues and suicide.

We did so because LGBTI people experience higher rates of depression and anxiety, and are at greater risk of suicide, than the broader community. This is not due to their sexuality or gender identity, but because of the discrimination and prejudice they too often face.

Same-sex attracted Australians are three times more likely to experience depression, and twice as likely to experience an anxiety condition, than heterosexual Australians. One in six LGBTI young people has attempted suicide.

As an organisation that advocates for an end to discrimination in all its forms, beyondblue’s position remains unchanged.

Love doesn’t discriminate and neither does beyondblue.

There are different views about marriage equality. We appeal for a respectful and responsible debate no matter what people’s position.

It is our job to continue to be a safe harbour for anybody who may be affected by this debate.

We want all members of LGBTI communities to know beyondblue stands with you and that support is available.

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