Narooma farewells Rotary stalwarts

FOND FAREWELL: Bob and Merinda Antill with Rotary president Bob Aston at Saturday's farewell luncheon.
FOND FAREWELL: Bob and Merinda Antill with Rotary president Bob Aston at Saturday's farewell luncheon.

Rotarians gathered celebrate the significant contribution made by Bob and Merinda Antill to the Narooma club over many years, as the couple move to their new home at Lake Conjola.

Speaking at the special farewell, held at the golf club on Saturday, Narooma Rotary president Bob Aston said Mr Antill had held many board positions –  including past president “on two and a half occasions” – and assistant district governor for the past three years.

“Bob has been the glue that held the club together for many years,” Mr Aston said.

“He was the public face of Rotary, representing us across the community.

“He also played a significant role in just about all our projects and community events.

“Bob has been a highly regarded professional photographer, bus driver, and had his own lawn maintenance business.”

Bob has been the glue that held the club together for many years.

Bob Aston

Mr Aston said Merinda Antill had also played a significant role as Bob’s partner and had always been there when needed.

“A highly talented musician, Merinda often performed at Rotary events and meetings, taught us more about music, and led those of us who could sing to entertain us,” Mr Aston said.

“Within the community, Merinda’s passion for music was always evident.

“She led the community choir, helped students prepare for their High School Certificate exams, tutored primary school students, and played a significant role in her church.”

Mr Antill was awarded his third Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship and Mrs Antill with her first.

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