Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #1

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #1


New Year Edition


 



 

Happy new year to all!


 

New Year 2018 Meme

And in 2015 I just forgot






MEETING January 15th 2018


A great turnout of over 40 people to our first dinner meeting for 2018.  Part of President Paul Weston was still in Hawaii, when he welcomed all and asked for all our guests to be introduced.

Guests included members from Kooringal, Junee & Leeton Rotary Clubs, together with

Tim, Peta, Charlie & Jackson Wykes, our outgoing Exchange Student off to Finland later this week & exchange students Alen Chuang (Taiwan), Mads Hindsgavi (Denmark) & our Exchange student from Germany, Lucia B

Also visiting were Digby, Jodie & Abigail Graham (next hosts for Lucy after Bruests),  potential members Lyn Schadell & Anne Rzeskowski & partners Helen L, Shaz, Maureen H, Lorraine H,  Claire M & Heather McK. Apologies if I missed anyone, as there was quite a crowd

The exchange students spoke briefly on their experiences in Australia thus far & Jackson gave a brief talk on some of the places in Europe he will be visiting in the next year. He again thanked out Club for hosting him as did his mum Peta.

 

REMINDERS


We still need a president elect for 2019; please give some thought to either nominating yourself or nominating another.

 

Thank you to our new bulletin team


For the foreseeable future the bulletin, which in the past has been in the capable hands of John Glassford, will be now passing into the hands of Grahame Miles, Sarah Collins and Paul Weston while John takes on other commitments. Grahame will be our journalist, composing and writing an article from each meeting and event. Sarah will be acting as editor and publisher by uploading the content to the website, while Paul will be distributing the weblink to all members.

If you have any suggestions or polite criticisms of the weekly bulletin, the team will welcome your input.

 

Beware the fines!


Ted has nominated Will, the youngest member of the Coolamon Rotary club, to do the fine sessions of our weekly meetings. At our first meeting of the year Will's sharp eyes and ears didn't miss a thing and the fines came thick and fast. Congratulations to Will on a job well done, but I think this is a warning to all that we need to be guarding our wallets a little more closely.

 

'Be the Inspiration' Rotary International Assembly in San Diego


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2018-2019 Be The Inspiration! Theme based on the sea and the islands that RI President Elect Barry Rassin lives in. Heavy emphasis on climate change and global warming.



 

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John and his lovely wife Susan are in San Diego for the 'Be the inspiration' Rotary international assembly. I am sure we are all looking forward to hearing about the fantastic things happening in Rotary at the international level on John's return.



If you want to know more about what John is up to you can catch him on his Facebook page 

 

January is VOCATIONAL  SERVICE month


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When professionals join a Rotary club, they do so as a representative of their classification. As such, they represent their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace. They are also strongly encouraged to mentor young people, particularly those withing their profession, promote ethical standards and volunteer their professional skills within both Rotary and the wider community.



Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of Vocational service Rotary International Web Site


DIARY


Sunday, 14th January to Saturday, 20th January. Rotary International Assembly in San Diego.  DGE John Glassford will represent District 9700 and the Coolamon Rotary Club.

*Monday, 22nd January - Regular meeting.  Guest speaker: Bridget Pritchett (Bernie's daughter).  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Friday, 26th January - Festival of Small Halls. Australia Day Festival at Ganmain Hall. $15 adult,  $10 children starts at 6:00 pm. Bar and food on the night (No BYOD).

Monday, 29th January - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 8th February. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Friday, 2nd February - Business House Bowls. Numbers needed for Rotary team(s).

Thursday, 15th February - Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:30 pm.

Friday and Saturday, 23rd-24th February - Wagga Wagga Peace Celebration. Details forthcoming.

Saturday, 3rd March  - PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Coolamon will be represented by PE Daryl Breust. Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Sunday, 4th March - D9700 Assembly. ALL 2018-2019 Coolamon Club Board Members to attend.  Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 09:30 am -3:30 pm.

Thursday, 18th March - BINGO. Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston.

*Monday, 19th March - Foundation Night. Saint Micheal's Convent with guest speaker District Foundation Chair David Kennedy.

Saturday & Sunday, 5th-6th May - District 9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

Saturday, 23rd June to Wednesday, 27th June - Rotary International Convention. Toronto, Canada.

*Saturday, 30th June - Coolamon Rotary Changeover and District 9700 Changeover.  Ganmain Hall.

* = Partner and guest night




 





Register Here Today:

Click on the thumbnails for an idea of what you get at a RI Convention.



As above: Chicago 2005, Los Angeles 2008, Montreal 2010, Bangkok 2012, Sydney 2014, Seoul 2016, Atlanta 2017.

 



Above May 2014 African Night at the Ganmain Hall with 280 seated to dinner, great night!


 

 

District 9700 Board 2018-2019


The 2018-2019 D9700 Board is coming together nicely and the restructure is going to work and work well.  DGN John McKenzie and DG George Weston are committed to making it work, as are the others on this much smaller Board:

District Governor John Glassford {Membership & Public Image} Coolamon

District Governor Elect John McKenzie {Service} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District} To be appointed

Immediate Past District Governor George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director DRFC PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Treasurer Finance & Audit PP Doug Conkey {Budget} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Other District Appointments

Executive Secretary and Web Master PP Paul Murray Wollundry Wagga Wagga

District Trainer PP Geraldine Rurenga Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee

PETS Facilitator PDG Tony Monley D9810

Public Officer PDG Ian Tooke Blayney

2019 Griffith D9700 Conference Chair PP Ross Grillo Griffith

DIO Insurance/Risk Management PP Sam Catanzariti Griffith

COL 2019 Representative PDG Gary Roberts

We are still looking at appointing two more Assistant Governors.

We are also looking at the structure of all the Standing Committees and the Special Committees.

We will post all further news on D9700 2018-2019 on my DGJG Blog:

 

DG JG 9700 2018-2019


 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448118003 and Grahame Miles
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Nominee John McKenzie RC of Orange North

 



 

 

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Happy New Year!

2018 is Here!


Our club worked last night in Coolamon and here are some pics:



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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #23 Christmas Edition

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #23


CHRISTMAS BUMPER EDITION


 



 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!


DO NOT TELL THE CHILDREN ABOUT THIS:






 

 

DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH




 
Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of Disease Prevention and Treatment at:



MARJ THOMAS


REQUIESCANT IN PACE

 
Our sympathy and condolences are extended to Maree and Dick Jennings on the passing of Maree’s mother Marj Thomas on Saturday morning.  Our thoughts are with Maree and all the extended family at this sad time.



 This is the only photo I have of Maree and Dick and it is when Dick received his Paul Harris Fellow, PHF award, with PDG Fred Loneragan.


Stay strong Maree, we are with you at this time.


MEETING December 11th. 2017


Another great turnout of 18 members and several guests.  President Paul Weston welcomed all to our last meeting for 2017.  Our guests included our visiting medical student, Ning Zhang and her host in Coolamon Jenny Slater. Heather McKinley, Helen Lewis and Lexi Furner also joined us.

There was plenty of business discussed in between our chinese banquet as always special from Di and Gilbert.  There was a summary of the local school presentations of prizes and PE Daryl was most impressed with the students at Beckom Primary School.

Neil Munro introduced Ning Zhang who is studying medicine at the UNSW and is in her third year of medicine.   Ning is staying with Jenny Slater as part of the John Flynn placement programme.  This programme allows medical students to look at country practices with an eye to the future.

Ning is an Aussie born to Chinese parents and lives in Sydney with her parents and Ning's mother is a Scout.  Ning thanked Jenny for her hospitality and went on to say that she will be back every year for the next 4 years.  Ning had nothing but praise for Dr Sumera Amir who now runs the Coolamon Medical Clinic and practice.  Ning said that Sumera works so hard and is instilling into her practice the duty of care for her patients and going above and beyond in their welfare.

Ning said that country practice is so different to the city and is enjoying here stay in  Coolamon.  Ning has been to a bush dance at Downside which is always a lot of  fun.  As were the visits to the Coolamon Cheese factory and the Junee Licorice and Chocolate factory.

One impression that stays with Ning was the ability to see stars at night!

Ning you will always be welcome in Coolamon.



Ning being presented with our kangaroo money pouch by PP Neil Munro.

 

REMINDERS

Wayne Lewis advised us that there will be a full load of firewood for the NYE raffle.

Will Cartwright brought up the chance of a grant from Wollundry RC for a defibrillator.  More on this  later.

John Nulty requesting that we provide a meal for the 1st Aid course in March 2018.

NYE raffle will now have the two major prizes:

Trailer load of firewood and a wheel barrow full of donated goods both valued at around $500 each.

John Glassford advised the meeting that this week would be the last time he can do the weekly bulletin.

 

THE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2017


Annual Christmas Party for Coolamon Rotary Club


Saturday December 16th




Saturday night at the Coolamon Convent an appropriate venue for our annual Christmas Party.  We are an irreverent mob, have fun and are not hung up on protocol or procedure.  It was the late PP Bill Innes who ingrained into me the culture of our unique club. I encourage all our new and not so new members to learn how we are unique and what makes us such a good club.  Coolamon is the most successful club in D9700 as far as recruiting and retaining members.

Thank you to Ann and Howard Atkinson for their warm and generous hospitality and for the use of this wonderful facility they are creating for Coolamon and beyond.  We all wish them every success  for the future.

Now the party in pictorial mode.  Read into the photos what you may, except for the table cloth!



Now the table cloth, Ivan, Lexi did a remarkable sewing job with your new shirt from a table cloth.  We know it has been a poor season crop wise mate, however using Ann's table cloths for a shirt is not a good look!

Happy Christmas Lucia and I am sure that you will remember this Christmas for years to come.

Looks like we still have our priorities right as seeing Steve Smith make his double century was a genuine reason to delay dinner.

Thank you Paul for steering the ship over the past 6 months, it is not easy when you have a full time career, several hobbies all animal related, and being our President.  We look forward to the next 6 months under your leadership.

To all of my fellow Rotarians and your families I have enjoyed putting the bulletin together over the past 9-10 years, off and on, mostly on.  It is not easy to produce a bulletin small or large.  Our bulletin goes to many different people around our District and to clubs in Kenya, South Africa, USA, Canada, England and a few others.

It is also published on our Facebook page where we have nearly 600 followers.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

I will be back!

You can follow our progress as DG here:

 

DG JG 9700 2018-2019


 

P.S. Nota Bene!


The bulletin requires an editor as of January 1st 2018.  So far no one has come forward to be that person.  I have to stop being your editor as the workload of being a DG 2018-2019 is increasing daily.  I also have to give up being Chair of RAGES until at the earliest July 2019.  You all must decide on what you will do for the bulletin and in what shape it will take.

This is my last bulletin for a couple for years.  Happy to train whomever puts their hand up and will support them until they get the hang of our bulletin.

 

SOMETHING LIGHT!




 

DIARY.


New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

Sunday 14th January to Saturday 20th January 2108 Rotary International Assembly in San Diego.  DGE John Glassford will represent District 9700 and the Coolamon Rotary Club.

*Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018 Farewell to Jackson Wykes on his journey to Finland for 12 months.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Coolamon will be represented by PE Daryl Breust.

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL 2018-2019 Coolamon Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. District 9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!



Saturday 23rd June to Wednesday 27th June Rotary International Convention in Toronto Canada.



Register Here Today Early Bird Discounts Three Days to go:

I have been to seven RI Conventions Toronto looks like a ripper.

Click on the thumbnails for an idea of what you get at a RI Convention.



As above: Chicago 2005, Los Angeles 2008, Montreal 2010, Bangkok 2012, Sydney 2014, Seoul 2016, Atlanta 2017.

*Saturday June 30th 2018, District 9700 and Coolamon RC Changeover Dinner at the Ganmain Hall.



Above May 2014 African Night at the Ganmain Hall with 280 seated to dinner, great night!


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*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

OUR CENTENNIAL TWIN CLUB HOUT BAY




I want to take this opportunity to write a wee bit about our Centennial Twin Club, the Rotary Club of Hout Bay, near Cape Town.  It was for the plight of HIV/AIDS orphans that I joined Rotary.  Susan and I visited Cape Town in 2002 and visited Mfuleni township in Cape Town.  I contacted several good friends on our return and after a kind donation of $1,000 in 2002 we simply had to do something with the problem.  The money was given to me by Dr. Nunce D'Angelo whom I first met in 1975 playing hockey for Randwick.  We have been great friends ever since and it was this money that led me to joining Rotary in 2003.


Nunce is kneeling directly in front of JG.


This $1,000 has turned into $300,000 for our Coolamon Road MAPS to Africa projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cote d'iVoire (the Ivory Coast) and South Africa.  With two grants from our Foundation one of which helped construct Coolamon House in Hout Bay. This club Hout Bay punches above it's weight and we are proud to be their twin club. We have visited Hout Bay 6 times now in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2015. Here are a few photos of those visits:



Above one of those rare moments where a club in another country presents one with a Paul Harris Fellow presented to Rtn. John Glassford in Hout Bay in 2007 following the Kilimanjaro Climb.


HOUT BAY ROTARY CLUB WEB SITE


LATEST NEWS FROM HOUT BAY 15th December 2017 

Hi John,


I know your club will be delighted to see your student  Azola being capped at her graduation Ceremony.  She studied Public Management and passed her final year with 6 distinctions. Azola has decided to stay one more year and complete her Honours degree. You will be delighted to know I have sourced another Australian family (the Horwoods) to sponsor Azola for 2018. Your Club has done so much for Hout Bay Rotary that I felt it was the right thing to find alternative financing.


The Horwoods are from Melbourne and are delighted to be involved in our Clubs Bursary scheme. They are sponsoring our Club with 4 Bursaries in 2018 much to our delight. I introduced the Horwoods to The Spirit Foundation (Cape Town Based)early this year and they have confirmed 12 Bursaries for them as well .


Also introduced them to The Hout Bay Lions Club who are now confirmed to receive 4 Bursaries from the Horwoods.  All wonderful news for us back here. Please give our best wishes to your Club and a big thank you for helping us educate Azola.  Incidentally  the Horwoods have for the past year also been sponsoring a Qualified Teacher in Early Learning at a Cresh in IY. Absolutely amazing. Incidentally they are not Rotarians.


Lots of Love from Lyn and Myself and all in our Club


Butch Liebenberg




 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


The call is out for a District Governor for the new District that we will become on July 1st 2020  The name will most likely be District 9705.  Nominations are being asked for to fill this position. The D9705 Governor nominating committee meets on March 10th to select the DG from the nominations received and the DG Selection Committee will be the following:

From D9700 DG George Weston, DGE John Glassford and DGN John McKenzie

From D9710 DG Steve Hill, DGE Margaret Hassall and DGN Peter Ford

Chair PDG Stephen Humphries D9675



There will be 6 Area Governors each with 15 clubs to help the Governor.  The new DG will not be required to attend every club and can even have cluster meetings where more than one club exists within a reasonable radius.  As well the Area Governor can take the place of the DG for the annual club visits.

Below is a flowchart of how the process of joining forces with D9710 will be done.



The TRG has the same people as the DG Nominating committee i.e. the G ' Train without the independent Chair.  the TMT is now appointing experienced Rotarians to the various Focus Teams who have the job to produce a system of management for all our points of interest.

 

District 9700 Board 2018-2019


The 2018-2019 D9700 Board is coming together nicely and the restructure is going to work and work well.  DGN John McKenzie and DG George Weston are committed to making it work, as are the others on this much smaller Board:

District Governor John Glassford {Membership & Public Image} Coolamon

District Governor Elect John McKenzie {Service} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District} To be appointed

Immediate Past District Governor George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director DRFC PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Treasurer Finance & Audit PP Doug Conkey {Budget} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Other District Appointments

Executive Secretary and Web Master PP Paul Murray Wollundry Wagga Wagga

District Trainer PP Geraldine Rurenga Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee

PETS Facilitator PDG Tony Monley D9810

Public Officer PDG Ian Tooke Blayney

2019 Griffith D9700 Conference Chair PP Ross Grillo Griffith

DIO Insurance/Risk Management PP Sam Catanzariti Griffith

COL 2019 Representative PDG Gary Roberts

We are still looking at appointing two more Assistant Governors.

We are also looking at the structure of all the Standing Committees and the Special Committees.

We will post all further news on D9700 2018-2019 on my DGJG Blog:

 

DG JG 9700 2018-2019


 

 

FOOTNOTE




 

This will have to be my last bulletin for some time, for this wonderful Rotary club that I have served for 14 years and now entering my 15th year.  I enjoy every meeting and all that we do.  I have made some very good mates over the years and visited many clubs in D9700, around Australia and the world, especially Kenya my home.

Above all Rotary has changed my life like nothing else could do.  It is a privilege and an honour to be called a Rotarian and Service Above Self is our motto.  Our club is growing well and we have a great future for our service to our community both here in the Shire of Coolamon, Australia and over the seas.   We are all volunteers and we should always remember that and not to take too much too seriously above all have fun and enjoy the opportunities that Rotary gives us to just feel good!

As Susan and I prepare for 2018-2019 as the District Governor D9700, I just want to show a brief glimpse of our journey after being introduced to Rotary by PP David Benn from Wollundry Wagga Wagga RC.  David introduced me to PP Grahame Miles and several weeks later I joined Coolamon.  So in pictorial form I share my journey with you and there have been many many highlights, too many to put into this bulletin.

So here is a link to the pictorial story:

 

The Journey so far 


However my proudest Rotary moment was being awarded the Service Above Self Award by then RI President D.K. Lee.  As Rotary’s highest honour for individual Rotarians, this award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually, who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.  Current District Governors, RI Directors, and Past RI Directors may nominate up to three candidates by 1 September each year. Only up to 150 Rotarians from the 1,239,532 Rotarians in 35,660 clubs from 540 Districts in 220 countries in the world today, are selected for this award annually.

 

Below PRID Guiller E. Tumangan pins the SAS pin onto JG with PDG Fred Loneragan looking on. This was at the 2009 Griffith D9700 Conference.






 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: VACANT
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Nominee John McKenzie RC of Orange North

 



 


Aussie Jingle Bells-


Dashing through the bush,
in a rusty Holden Ute,
Kicking up the dust,
esky in the boot,
Kelpie by my side,
singing Christmas songs,
It's Summer time and I am in
my singlet, shorts and thongs
*
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia
on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.
*
Engine's getting hot;
we dodge the kangaroos,
The swaggie climbs aboard,
he is welcome too.
All the family's there,
sitting by the pool,
Christmas Day the Aussie way,
by the barbecue.
*
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia
on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.
*
Come the afternoon,
Grandpa has a doze,
The kids and Uncle Bruce,
are swimming in their clothes.
The time comes 'round to go,
we take the family snap,
Pack the car and all shoot through,
before the washing up.
*
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia
on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.


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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #22

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #22




 

DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH




 

ONE ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP RFHA or


Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention

WALKS THE TALK!



Rotary Family Health Days is the signature program of Rotarians For Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA). The program promotes healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign in four countries in Africa and in India that provides comprehensive, free health care services tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.

The services include lifelong immunizations to children, such as polio and measles vaccines and comprehensive life-saving annual screens such as HIV, TB, Malaria, Diabetes, Hypertension and more.

RFHA WEB SITE

 


Above Marion Bunch the woman behind RFFA now RFHA an amazing story.


RFHA How it Began


Below in Montreal June 2010 RFHA Board Meeting:



L-R:  JG; "Olu" PDG Olugbemiga Olowu; Polio Plus Chair PRIVP Mike McGovern;  CEO & Founder Marion Bunch; Foundation Chair PRID Paul Netzel; PDG Mark Doyle and COO Len Lanzi.

 

MEETING December 4th. 2017


A great role up of members tonight 20 in all.  Our guests included Helen Lewis, Rose Lee Bond and Marilyn Jennings.

Tonight we inducted our latest member Sarah Collins.  Sarah is the daughter of our club secretary and lives in Coolamon.   Sarah is married to Graham and they have two young boys Patrick and Benjamin.  Sarah teaches at Wagga Wagga High School.  Proud parents John and Rose Lee Bond looked on and witnessed Sarah's induction.

Wayne Lewis is Sarah's sponsor and introduced Sarah to the club which was followed by President Paul Weston inducting Sarah into our club.  Sarah's classification is Teacher and will have Dave McKinley as her mentor.



Welcome to our club Sarah you are a breath of fresh air and we look forward to working with you for our community both here and over the seas!

During the meeting Paul Weston advised the members that our Christmas party will be at The Convent courtesy of Howard Atkinson.

The date Saturday December 16th from 6.30pm.

Arrangements:

Cost $20 per head numbers to John Nulty 0269273535    0439459196

Catering BBQ by volunteers

B.Y.O. ice will be provided

Partners please bring a plate and contact Jan Nulty for coordination.

In lieu of Christmas presents please bring a wrapped present for those children less fortunate than our children and grandchildren.

Paul also brought up New Year's Eve and our involvement in the proceedings in Coolamon.  A roster was passed around those present to get volunteers for the night.  This is one of our community related events that we support every year.  It is important that we get as many members as possible to volunteer.

GUEST SPEAKER ROTARIAN SARAH COLLINS

Well nothing like starting your life in Rotary than with a talk on your life and hobby.  Sarah gave us a detailed and interesting account of how she became a resident of Coolamon teaching in Wagga Wagga.

Sarah's dada John Bond or JB was in the Royal Australian Air Force and as a consequence Sarah had many schools in her life.  Sarah holds a degree in Environmental Management and a Diploma in Education. Sarah has been teaching at Wagga Wagga High School for 17 years now and loves our Youth Exchange programmes.

Husband Graham and Sarah are actively involved in the local community and graham runs a karate school in Coolamon and Alex Thompson is now a Black belt.

Sarah's hobby and passion is for Bonsai.

Wiki says: "The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation for the viewer, and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity for the grower.  By contrast with other plant cultivation practices, bonsai is not intended for production of food or for medicine. Instead, bonsai practice focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container".

Sarah is secretary of the Wagga Wagga Bonsai Society and brought two examples of her work to the meeting:



Coolamon Rotary growing and becoming a real force for our community and with members like Sarah we move upwards and onwards.

 

P.S. Nota Bene!


The bulletin requires an editor as of January 1st 2018.  So far no one has come forward to be that person.  I have to stop being your editor as the workload of being a DG 2018-2019 is increasing daily.  I also have to give up being Chair of RAGES until at the earliest July 2019.  Happy to train that volunteer but first you all must decide on what you will do for the bulletin and in what shape it will take.

So far no one has taken up the challenge to produce our weekly bulletin.  I will not be doing it after next week our last meeting for 2017.  Happy to train whomever puts their hand up and will support them until they get the hang of our bulletin.  First of all we need a discussion on its make up and to do that we need to meet.

 

SOMETHING LIGHT!








 

DIARY.


*Monday December 11th.  Wind up 2017 meeting!

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

*Saturday December 16th December.  Christmas Party at the Convent.

New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

*Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018 Farewell to Jackson Wykes on his journey to Finland for 12 months.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

*Saturday June 30th 2018, District 9700 and Coolamon RC Changeover Dinner at the Ganmain Hall.

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*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


UPDATE ON THE REAL SCHOOLIES




Here in this School in the south of Nepal in a village called Chitwan a few clients (can you guess their names?!) are painting a mural for the local school kids! 🎨

This painting, along with many others, are a small part of the contribution that the clients have made to local schools in the area.

Did you leave a legacy on your Schoolies?!



 

FOOTNOTE


FOR THE LADIES!


SOME AMAZING MAASAI DESIGNS "FROM" KENYA




 

 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

Posted in Bulletins by John. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #22

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #21

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #21




 





Mother Hadiza holds her 2-year-old daughter Hafsat as she receives oral cholera vaccine (OCV) at a health camp in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s conflict-affected north-eastern state of Borno. Hafsat will receive vital vaccinations against polio, cholera and measles and other routine immunization antigens with support from UNICEF-trained network of Volunteer Community Mobilisers, a workforce established to support the polio eradication effort. © Unicef and Rotary International together with the Bill Gates Foundation, the Centre for Disease Control CDC and the World Health Organisation WHO are partners in the eradication  of Polio.

 

See GPEI


 

MEETING NOVEMBER  27th. 2017


Best wishes to Leslie Weston for a speedy recovery!



 

YOUTH




Last night we had a presentation for our Youth Exchange Student and Ambassador for Coolamon, Jackson Wykes.

One of our best Rotary programmes is Youth Exchange and this year we have our inbound student Lucia Bohnsack staying with us for 12 months.  Lucia is doing very well at the Coolamon Central School.

We had a wonderful role up of members and guests.  Amongst our guest were Peta and Tim Wykes the very proud parents of Jackson.  As well Heather McKinley, Jann Breust, Jan Nulty, Marilyn Jennings, Helen Lewis and of course Lucia and Jackson.

On the weekend past Jackson received his green jacket from District Governor George Weston at a presentation in Wagga Wagga.  President Paul Weston gave Jackson several pins and an armband to add to his collection of pins to wear on his jacket.



Jackson's presentation was well received by all present and several questions and advice came Jackson's way.  We at Coolamon Rotary are very proud of this young man and we know that he will represent his family, our Rotary club and Australia proud in his 12 months in Finland.



Jackson gave a good account of his life, school, farm and hobbies.  Among his favourite is mountain bike riding especially around Bright in NE Victoria.  Jackson showed some examples of Aussie slang for his Finnish family and sponsor club in Finland, the RC of Urjalan in District 1410.

Rotary Club of Urjalan 

Rotary District 14120 Finland

 

 



We ended the night with a thank you to Jackson via John Nulty, a spirited fines session by Dick Jennings who spared no one.   Daryl Breust and Dave McKinley have put a lot of time and effort into making this programme of Youth Exchange the success that it is turning out to be, thanks Daryl and Dave.

Peta and Tim Wykes thanked Rotary and our club for this opportunity for Jackson we look to saying farewell to Jackson on our return from the Christmas holiday season on Monday January 15th 2018.



BTW two of our members are Alumni of the Youth Exchange programme, Wayne Lewis and Howard Atkinson.

Next week we induct our latest member Sarah Collins and Sarah will be talking on her life and her hobby/passion Bonsai.   All members and partners are encouraged to welcome Sarah in to our Rotary Club.

P.S. Nota Bene!


The bulletin requires an editor as of January 1st 2018.  So far no one has come forward to be that person.  I have to stop being your editor as the workload of being a DG 2018-2019 is increasing daily.  I also have to give up being Chair of RAGES until at the earliest July 2019.  Happy to train that volunteer but first you all must decide on what you will do for the bulletin and in what shape it will take.

 

SOMETHING LIGHT!








 

DIARY.


*Monday, December 4th: Newest Member Sarah Collins.  Sarah will be speaking about her hobby bonsai and her life.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

*Monday December 11th.  Wind up 2017 meeting!

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

*Saturday December 16th December.  Christmas Party at the Convent.

New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

*Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018 Farewell to Jackson Wykes on his journey to Finland for 12 months.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

*Saturday June 30th 2018, District 9700 and Coolamon RC Changeover Dinner at the Ganmain Hall.

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*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

FOOTNOTE


NEPAL REAL SCHOOLIES UPDATE

DREAM CRICKET!

Here is a taste of what they are doing. The REAL SCHOOLIES what a wonderful way to finish your year 12, not drunk not out of it but high on serving those who are far worse off than us but then they have spirit and joy of life there in Nepal. Read the banner it says so much.

 

 


We need to learn a lot more about Dream Cricket so have a look at their web site:

DREAM CRICKET



DREAM CRICKET IN NEPAL



 

 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


 

The New District possibly called D9705 to take effect from July 1st 2020.  Size of England with 84 Rotary Clubs, 8 Rotaract Clubs and 13 Interact Clubs  The geographical centre is Young.  Number of Rotarians around 2,400.



We have our 3rd meeting of the TRG in Young on December 8th.  The TRG is the Transition reference Group and is made up of the G Train or the three "Governors" from each District.  The G Train is made up of:

D9710 DG Steve Hill, DGE Margaret Hassall, DGN Peter Ford

D9700 DG George Weston, DGE John Glassford and DGN John McKenzie.



 

 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

Posted in Bulletins by John. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #21

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #20

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #20




 





PDG Fred Loneragan and PDG David Kennedy above

D9700 Rotary Foundation Director, PDG David Kennedy reminds us:

Polio

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens
children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and
can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly
affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.
PolioPlus.

In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global
polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed
more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5
billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a
role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the
effort.

Polio Today

Today, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the
wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Just 37 polio cases were
confirmed worldwide in 2016, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since
the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.
Our Challenge

Our collective challenge as Rotarians is to assist in the final push to eradicate this
disease once and for all.

During this month of November, being the month in which we acknowledge and
celebrate the works of our Rotary Foundation, it would be ideal to make our annual
donation towards PolioPlus knowing that each of our Club or individual dollars will
be matched 2:1 by the gates Foundation.

 

Progress on Global Grant for Kisiriri in Narok, Kenya.


 

Global Grant in Narok. Kenya

This is a joint effort between Coolamon Rotary Club, Lake Chelan RC USA and the RC of Milimani in Nairobi.

Our contribution comes from the Kilimanjaro Climb 2007 now that we have the Rotary Foundation District Designated Funds of US$13,000 available to supplement this grant from or Foundation.

We met the team from District 9212, East Africa, in Atlanta and now things are moving.



 

MEETING NOVEMBER  20th. 2017


Our AGM started with some general business and Paul Weston welcomed our newest member Sarah Collins. We also received the resignation of PP Ian Durham who has moved to Morpeth near Newcastle for his retirement.  We wish Ian and Christine all the very best.



Treasurer Henk Hulsman read out the accounts for the 2016-2017 Rotary year and our club is in good health financially.

Our club is involved in end of year school presentations at the following schools in our Shire:

Ganmain Public School Tuesday December 5th Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne 6.30pm

Coolamon Central School Wednesday December 6th President Paul Weston 6.00pm with Will Cartwright

Beckom Public School Thursday December 7th Daryl Breust 6.15pm

Marrar Public School Thursday December 7th Ted Hutcheon 6.15pm

The following schools have not advised on dates and times:

Ardlethan with Will Cartwright and Alex Thompson

St Michael's Coolamon Neil Munro

St Brendon's Ganmain Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne.

 

AGM MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER


Our Annual General Meeting went well and President Elect Daryl Breust filled the following positions for 2018-2019:

President 2018-2019: Daryl Breust 
Secretary:  John Bond
Treasurer:   Henk Hulsman
President Elect 2019-2020: TBA
Rotary Foundation Director:  Neil Munro
Membership Director:  Wayne Lewis
Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings
Youth Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects:  TBA
Public Image Director:  Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston
Sergeant @ Arms:  Ted Hutcheon
Bulletin Editor: TBA
Webmaster:  John Glassford
 

YOUTH EXCHANGE BBQ




Saturday at the Wykes home there will be a BBQ for the District 9700 Exchange Students.  This includes Jackson Wykes on his way to Finland and our inbound student Lucia Bohnsak.

Jackson is going to be the guest of the Rotary Club of Urjalan in District 14120 and leaves for Finland on the 19th January 2018.



Rotary Club of Urjalan Finland

Urjalan Facebook Page

Jackson's home is on the Ardlethan Road leaving Coolamon go over three hills and their property is on the right hand side where the road flattens out!  Please advise Dave McKinley or Daryl Breust if you will be attending.

 

SOMETHING LIGHT!


 



 

 

DIARY.


 

*Monday, November 27th.  Regular meeting.  Guest speaker: Outbound Coolamon Youth Exchange Student Jackson Wykes. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, December 4th: Newest Member Sarah Collins.  Sarah will be speaking about her hobby bonsai and her life.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday December 11th.  Wind up 2017 meeting!

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

*Saturday December 16th December.  Christmas Party at the Convent.

New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

*Saturday June 30th 2018, District 9700 and Coolamon RC Changeover Dinner at the Ganmain Hall.

-----------------------------------------------------------

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

FOOTNOTE


Update on the Orange Daybreak RC Schoolies to Nepal


Yesterday the schoolies were tourist in Kathmandu. They visited two major tourists sites the Pashupatinath Temple one of the oldest Hindu Temples in Nepal and Buddha Stupa. A wonderful insight into the Nepali culture,



 



Here we are! Schoolies 2017 being welcomed🙏 in Chitwan! Such a overwhelming experience!

 

ELEPHANTS




Ellen Degeneres had this logo created to stop Trump and his decision to allow imports of elephants and lion trophies into the USA.  Any funds that Ellen raised here goes to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi.

 

The Elephant in the Room by Ellen (great segment)


 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


Andrew Best RI Parramatta Office Tucson PolioPlus Ride

Andrew I Did It !!!!!
170km
6hrs 28 minutes.
$47,000 raised for #Polio
All 6 staff completed the ride





 

P.S.


An expensive dog story again from the Westons:



Would you believe that his rock is worth $1,200?  The dog?  Priceless, his name Trevor!

 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #19

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #19




 



NOVEMBER IS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH


ANDREW BEST R.I. AUSTRALIA RIDES FOR POLIO PLUS

"My last day of training here at the office before I leave for my Rotary International Ride to End Polio. Thank you to the amazing RI Staff from this office who collectively have donated USD $560 of their own money. We truly believe in our work !!! Thanks Barbara for my balloon".

 All this training and motivation was made possible by the amazing team Vision Personal Training Thanks Samina and the rest of the team.#endpolio #rotary #tucson 

 

Rotary International staff will join Rotarians from District 5500 and around the world as they challenge themselves to ride up to 106 miles to raise funds in the Ride to End Polio, part of El Tour de Tucson 2017.

All contributions will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Please consider supporting this effort to #EndPolio.

For tax receipts and Rotary Foundation recognition, please login with My Rotary.

 

MEETING NOVEMBER  13th. 2017


Tonight a surprise visit from the Wollundry Rotary Club's Gears & Beers leadership team.  PP Phil McIntosh, PP David Byfield and current President Paul Milde.  Phil presented a cheque for $5,000 to President Paul Weston.  This being our share for manning check points, making bikkies, serving drinks and generally directing traffic on the October long weekend past.

Gears and Beers is growing and growing with 1,700 riders this year it could go as high as 2,500 in 2018.

 

The Planning Meeting

We had 17 members including two guests.  We achieved an enormous amount and here in bullet form are some of the areas that we covered last night:

  • Bingo last week a profit of $301 thanks to Ian Jennings, Steve Exton, Daryl Breust and John Nulty.

  • Bingo to keep going for the next 6 months.

  • Paul Weston spoke on a recent meeting for drug and domestic violence meeting in Coolamon.

  • Neil Munro gave a presentation on the recent Peace Day 25th Anniversary to be held in Wagga Wagga on the 23-24th February 2018.

  • Daryl Breust called for more nominations for the AGM next week especially a Bulletin Editor and a President for 2019-2020.

  • Wayne Lewis spoke on the refurbishment of the caravan.  Some concerns were allayed by Grahame Miles.  Wayne said that the new exhaust fans have been installed.

  • Grahame Miles to look at two 400mm decals for the van.

  • We need another Peace Flag.

  • Wayne Lewis advised the meeting that we have received $500 to help with the van and $600 from the Membership Sustainability D9700 Grant.  Both grants are for membership promotion and to attract new members.

  • New Year's Eve Daryl Breust is looking for volunteers and a long discussion took place on supporting the event. We are also looking at support from other organisations such as the Men's Shed, Music 4 Mates and Lions, especially for the selling of the wrist bands.

  • Discussion on our Youth Exchange Students Lucia and Jackson.  Jackson Wykes will be doing a presentation on November 27th so please come along to support this exceptional young man before he leaves for Finland in January.  Lucia will be invited to present another talk in the New Year on her country and how they farm in her part of Germany. Lucia is going very well and is a very confident young lady.

  • Nominations called for by Coolamon Shire Council for the Australia Day awards.

  • Howard Atkinson offered the Convent for our Christmas Party to be held on the 16th December.

  • Wayne Lewis asked for the firewood owed to Matthew Lewis to be replaced.  Wayne would love a working bee for a good time and some physical work rather than write a cheque.

  • Ian Jennings spoke about a tree planting project which needs to be completed by April 25th 2018.

  • John Glassford on the D9700 and Coolamon combined change over dinner to be held at the Ganmain Hall on Saturday June 30th 2018.


A huge night of planning and forward thinking!

Paul Weston spoke on the Sunday I.T. Training Seminar in Young DisTec17.  This was an idea of DGE JG and taken up by Paul Murray our D9700 Webmaster and Executive Secretary.  Paul Weston reported that it was a success and Paul Murray did a great job ably supported by D9700 Trainer Geraldine Rurenga and DGN John McKenzie.

50 delegates including a PDG from D9685 Sydney.  This is a world first as far as we can tell and we were congratulated by Rotary International Director Noel Trevaskis.  Andrew Best from the RI Parramatta office did a video presentation on Rotary Club Central.

We learned plenty and we all have to get up to speed with the Internet.  Photos at the end of the bulletin.

My thanks to Paul Weston, Alex Thompson, Henk Hulsman for attending DisTec17 from Coolamon.

 

AGM MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER


Our Annual general Meeting will be held Monday 20th November.  President Elect Daryl Breust will looking to fill the following positions for 2018-2019:

President 2018-2019: Daryl Breust 
Secretary:  
Treasurer:  
President Elect 2019-2020: 
Rotary Foundation Director: 
Club Admin Director: 
Youth Director: 
Service Projects: 
Membership Director: 
Public Image Director: 
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston
Sergeant @ Arms: 
Bulletin Editor & Webmaster: 
 

SOMETHING LIGHT!






 

DIARY.


Wednesday, November 15th: Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, November 20th:  AGM and Election of Officers. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

*Monday, November 27th.  Regular meeting.  Guest speaker: Outbound Coolamon Youth Exchange Student Jackson Wykes. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, December 4th: Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday December 11th.  Wind up 2017 meeting!

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

*Saturday December 16th December.  Christmas Party at the Convent.

New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

*Saturday June 30th 2018, District 9700 and Coolamon RC Changeover Dinner at the Ganmain Hall.

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*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

FOOTNOTE


Orange Daybreak RC Schoolies to Nepal


As many year 12 students prepare for a schoolies trip to the Gold Coast for the party of a lifetime, 32 students from schools in the Orange area are heading off on a slightly different schoolies adventure.

 


Mayoral Reception to farewell the Nepal Schoolies, a project of The Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak.
Good luck to all, and to Mary Brell, Mark & Wayne as the Rotarians on tour.

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12th. IN YOUNG


What a great day and my thanks to PP Paul Murray and PP Geraldine Rurenga for their professional and dedicated work.  Paul Murray prepared an excellent programme which was well received by the 50 delegates.  21 Clubs were  represented including Coolamon with President Paul Weston, Henk Hulsman, Alex Thompson and JG.







From Andrew Best:

On 14 November 2017 at 08:51, Andrew Best <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear DGE John,

I am really happy to read the event was a success. Congratulations on drawing in such a large number to a training day like this.

I'm sure we can provide the same support, or possibly physically attend next years event. Thanks for your openness to the light side of my video, I'm glad it was well received.

Its incredible Polio had such an impact on so many Rotarians. I am sorry for the loss of your friend. It is stories like this that motivate me to do as much as I can.

As of today, I have raised $15,300 USD. Once matched by the Gates foundation, that will look like $45,000 USD.

I  hope I can make the ride event you have planned. Let’s hope dates don’t clash.

Once I’ve completed the Tucson ride, I will certainly provide any ideas or feedback I have.

Regards,

Andrew

 

 



Hint in the above video for 2019 Griffith.

 

 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #18

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #18




 



 



Message from our D9700 Foundation Director PDG David Kennedy:

 

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION - OUR CHARITY



NOVEMBER IS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH




 

BREAKING RECORDS DAY 1 WILL!

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MEETING NOVEMBER  6th. 2017


Youth Exchange Night with our German Exchange Student Lucia Bohnsack

What a great turn out of visitors and members.  Junee were represented and several partners of our members were also present.  38 in total to our weekly meeting well done to all concerned.



Lucia was introduced by Youth Director Dave McKinley:

Lucia lives in Erzhausen in Northern Germany.  Lucia hails from a large family and we were given  a comprehensive and passionate talk on her nearest and dearest.  Lucia has two brothers and a sister her youngest brother Lasse featured a lot in her presentation.Lucia has a lovely family and are farmers.  They are mixed farmers and sugar beet is one of their main crops.

Lucia's village has a population of only 315 persons.



Erzhausen is situated in Lower Saxony,  Erzhausen is a northeastern, consisting of two local parts of the city Einbeck in Lower Saxony .  The nerest big city is Hanover.

This young lady is a wonderful ambassador for her country Germany.  Lucia is now with her second Australian host  family, Jann and Daryl Breust.  Daryl is President Elect for our club.

Lucia is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Einbeck-Northein in District 1800, Germany.

Some photos from Monday night:



Thank you Lucia for your positive energy and your happy persona.

The meeting concluded with a draw for the Melbourne Cup, thanks to Ian Jennings for doing this.

More on Lucia and Jackson our outgoing youth exchange student leaving for Finland in January soon.  Rotary Youth Exchange Australia is one of Rotary's flagship programmes.  Click on the logo below for more information.



 

AGM MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER


Our Annual general Meeting will be held Monday 20th November.  President Elect Daryl Breust will looking to fill the following positions for 2018-2019:

President 2018-2019: Daryl Breust 
Secretary:  
Treasurer:  
President Elect 2019-2020: 
Rotary Foundation Director: 
Club Admin Director: 
Youth Director: 
Service Projects: 
Membership Director: 
Public Image Director: 
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston
Sergeant @ Arms: 
Bulletin Editor & Webmaster: 
 

SOMETHING LIGHT!






 

 

 

DIARY.


Thursday, November 9th. BINGO. Roster: Ian Jennings (Capt.), Daryl Breust, Garth Perkin, John Nulty.

Sunday, November 12th. DisTec17. Internet and computer skills for bulletin editors and club web masters training. Young, 10.00 am-4.00 pm.

Monday November 13th.  Club Planning Meeting. 

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

Monday, November 20th.  AGM and Election of Officers.

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

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*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

FOOTNOTE


NOT AGAIN!  LESLIE WESTON CONGRATULATIONS!

Also Happy Birthday

Bradley, who won Best of Breed at 7 months of age under UK judge Fran Mitchell in Melbourne at the weekend.



 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR NEWS:







A WORD FROM District Governor George Weston



After travelling around our District 9700 for the last couple of months on my DG Visit’s (Kooringal next week and Wagga Wagga Rotaract next year) I must acknowledge how rewarding and enjoyable it has been. I loved meeting everyone and Carol and I were made to feel so very welcome. The things I learnt about the Clubs and Rotary was eye opening to say the least and no matter the size of the Rotary Club, so many ideas big and small - all helping Rotary -  ‘Making a Difference’.


Thank you all so much especially the Presidents, Partners and Boards and I wish you all the very best for your ongoing year.


I would like also to take this opportunity to thank my AG’s who accompanied me on my Visits and also their lovely partners who kept Carol company while the Board Meeting was in progress.


We had the District AGM at Young Golf Club on Sunday 15th October 2017 and again I would like to thank all who could attend. We had a lively debate on matters ranging from types of Membership of Clubs, Club Structure as well as how Foundation works to name a few. It gave me an insight on how we can support and improve the knowledge on Rotary projects to our members and the wider community.


Now that my DG visits are almost completed I would like to let you know that I am available to help with any projects that your Club has and would love to see you all again by visiting your Club or community projects.


Remember -  Rotary Making a Difference


George Weston

DG D9700 2017-2018




A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17




Editor Julie Clark



OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH




MEETING OCTOBER 30th. 2017


NEW MEMBER


President Paul Weston inducted our newest and youngest member last night.  Will Cartwright who will have the vocation as Butcher and will serve with Wayne Lewis on the membership committee.  Welcome Will and we all look forward to working with you for our community in the years to come.  At this moment Rotarian Will is the youngest Rotarian in the world.



Wayne Lewis with Will Cartwright and President Paul Weston.

Welcome to Rotary and our club, Will, we are open to your ideas and will work with you over the years ahead.

 

The CONVENT MEETING




Where do you start with this meeting?  Such a lovely setting the St Joseph's Convent in Coolamon.  Rotarian Howard Atkinson and Ann Atkinson purchased the convent  and began the renovation of this 1920s building.  They have both put a huge effort in and the results are stunning!  The 220 rose bushes were at their prime for our visit.



Ann and Howard created  a warm and friendly meeting for our club.  The food was delicious and the menu consisted of:

Masala lamb, coconut chicken curry, rice with sultanas and nuts accompanied with some lovely cool side dishes of yoghurt, mango and green beans.  The wedding cakes and cream topped off the night all served with wine and beer!

We had 18 members and 17 guests:



Howard and then Ann, our hosts, gave a talk on the history of the convent and what they had been doing to renovate the building.  In 1897 the Sisters of Saint Joseph an order of nuns, that Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop founded, moved to Coolamon.  It was not until 1920 that the local community got together and built this convent school for the nuns.

Ann and Howard intend to honour the memory of not only the nuns but the community of Coolamon who made this possible.  Ann and Howard intend that this building remains part of the community and will be offering the convent to host weddings and such events.

Bill Thompson went to school here for seven years and it was only the second time that he had been able to enter the dining room that we had our meeting in.

Thanks to the Atkinsons for a wonderful evening.

 

RON & MONICA'S CLEARANCE SALE


SALE O! SALE O!

On Saturday we helped with Ron and Monica Hogg's clearance sale on the property they sold to Don and Hamish Dyce.  We had a great role up of members including, Dick and Maree Jennings, Wayne Lewis, Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne, Paul Weston, Ian Jennings, Don Dyce, Daryl Breust, Bruce Hamilton and John Glassford.

We made a profit of around $1,400 which goes towards cancer research.  Well done to all!





 

AGM MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER


Our Annual general Meeting will be held Monday 20th November.  President Elect Daryl Breust will looking to fill the following positions for 2018-2019:

President 2018-2019: Daryl Breust 
Secretary:  
Treasurer:  
President Elect 2019-2020: 
Rotary Foundation Director: 
Club Admin Director: 
Youth Director: 
Service Projects: 
Membership Director: 
Public Image Director: 
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston
Sergeant @ Arms: 
Bulletin Editor & Webmaster: 
 

SOMETHING LIGHT!






 

 

 

DIARY.


 

Monday, November 6th*: Lucia Bohnsack (our Youth Exchange student). 

Thursday, November 9th. BINGO. Roster: Ian Jennings (Capt.), Daryl Breust, Garth Perkin, John Nulty.

Sunday, November 12th. DisTec17. Internet and computer skills for bulletin editors and club web masters training. Young, 10.00 am-4.00 pm.

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

Monday, November 20th.  AGM and Election of Officers.

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

-----------------------------------------------------------

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

FOOTNOTE


Rotary members in Harvard, Illinois, USA, have teamed up with community groups to help alleviate hunger and bring the community together.

By Arnold R. Grahl Photos by Monika Lozinska Videos by Andrew Chudzinski

On a sunny morning in July, two dozen preschool children from Brown Bear Daycare inspect a bed of milkweed plants for monarch butterfly eggs, holding magnifying glasses to the underside of leaves in search of the tiny, off-white objects.

FULL STORY HERE



 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


DisTec17 is the germ of an idea for us all to learn more and understand better the Internet.  I.T. is here to  stay with us and for the foreseeable future.

ENROL HERE or email John Glassford or call JG 0498 190 880



 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #16

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #16




Editor Julie Clark



OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH


 

MEETING OCTOBER 23rd. 2017


There was a good turnout for last nights meeting with 16 members and 6 guests. Neil showed the meeting a copy of Qantas Link on board magazine that Coolamon features in. Coolamon certainly is becoming well know as a great place to visit. Thank you to everyone who put their name down to help at Ronny and Mon Hogg's clearing sale.

Paul, Daryl and John presented Lucia with some pins and badges for her jacket. She is running out of spots by the look of her jacket, it must be getting heavy. Lucia will be talking about her home town and Germany on the 6th November meeting.

Next weeks meeting and partners night will be held at Howard Atkinson and Ann Bakers home at 56-58 Bruce St 6.30 for a 7pm start. The cost of the night is $25 per person, the price includes pre dinner drinks, you are also welcome to bring your own drinks on the night. Howard and Anne have done an amazing job bring the Convent back to life and it will be interesting to see what they have done.

President Paul Weston will be inducting one of the world's youngest Rotarians on Monday Night.  Will Cartwright will be joining our club.  The youngest Rotarian that I can find is from Queensland reckone Will wins this one!:

Youngest Rotarian

Dick Jennings was fined for topping the amount of rain received at 39ml

Wayne won the Raffle

Our guest speaker was Joanne Connoley, CSU lecturer and Coolamon resident.



If you are wondering exactly what Joanne is holding........it's a platypus! Thanks Joanne for presenting a great talk this evening at The Rotary Club of Coolamon. Joanne Connolly lectures and performs research at CSU School of Animal and Veterinary Science and works with monotremes including the platypus and echidna. This one is actually freeze dried and is called 'Bill' having sustained fatal injuries due to a dog or fox. Most people have never seen one up close.... luckily here in the Riverina there are many in the Murrumbidgee River, but numbers across Australia are generally declining.

{Thank you Leslie Weston For the story}.

 

REMINDER and call for volunteers:


We are happy to announce and privileged to conduct the catering for the clearing sale upcoming Saturday 28th October at:


Ron and Monica Hogg's property "Clear View"


Millwood Road COOLAMON {14kms out on the Millwood Road turn left onto Warren Church Rd 2km left onto East Millwood Rd follow 1km entry on right, simply follow the signs from Coolamon}.



DIRECTIONS: FROM WAGGA TAKE OLD NARRANDERA RD FOR 16KMS TURN RIGHT ONTO TOOYAL RD FOLLOW FOR 8KMS TURN LEFT ONTO WARREN CHURCH RD FOLLOW 4KMS RIGHT ONTO EAST MILWOOD RD ENTRY ON RIGHT 1KM. FROM COOLAMON TAKE THE ROCK/COOLAMON RD 15KM TURN LEFT ONTO WARREN CHURCH RD 2KMS LEFT ONTO EAST MILWWOD RD FOLLOW 1KM ENTRY ON RIGHT.


CONTACT AGENT ALEX CROKER 0428 326810

VENDOR DOM HOGG 0488 230840

DIRECTIONS HERE

WE WILL NEED ALL HANDS AS THIS WILL BE A VERY LARGE GATHERING FROM 8.30AM


SO LET US KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY PLEASE.



ONLY IN AFRICA!




 

DIARY.


Saturday October 28th. Clearing Sale Ron and Monica Hogg's Property Clear View Millwood Road Coolamon. Roster starts at 8.30am.

Monday, October 30th*: Special meeting. Tour of Howard Atkinson and Ann Baker's renovated convent which will be operating as a function centre, followed by dinner prepared by Ann.  Convent, 56-58 Bruce St, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Lucia Bohnsack (our exchange student).  Lucia will be the guest speaker at the Convent.

Monday, November 6th*: Guest speaker meeting TBA.

Thursday, November 9th. BINGO. Roster: Ian Jennings (Capt.), Daryl Breust, Garth Perkin, John Nulty.

Sunday, November 12th. DisTec17. Internet and computer skills for bulletin editors and club web masters training. Young, 10.00 am-4.00 pm.

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

Monday, November 20th.  AGM and Election of Officers.

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

-----------------------------------------------------------

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

FOOTNOTE


The Weston Clan does it again and again:

Was a fun day for dachshunds and horses at The Rock Show Society today in NSW! Megan took the group with her longhair Jimmy Choo, Sharon went RUP BIG with her lovely chocolate junior smooth, Frank, Boloria's Cincinnati. gave her a good run for RUP BIG too and went BoB and was pulled in group again...AND the Foxy kids had a great day. Bradley was best minor in group and best minor in show!! He really enjoyed the big ring today. Full brother Max was also handled by the Kater family to cutest dog in the ag society show ... 



 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


Travelled to Orange for the Orange Daybreak breakfast meeting and spoke on RAGES.  Excellent club with growing numbers and a good mix of gender and age.  Was looked after by President Bob Derrick and Jennifer who hosted Susan and I at the their winery Montoro Wines close to Orange.







While in Orange I bought my DG Jacket navy Blue from St Vinnies $6 Bargain!


A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
 
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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