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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-15

 




Week of November 16th


With many members engaged in the harvest, attendance was light and we used the meeting time mainly for fellowship, which we don't get to do often enough! A few items of business were conducted, mainly involving the Monster Raffle (and the fact that we won't be able to have the draw at the NYE festival as planned since the festival has been cancelled this year because of the pandemic!). The meeting concluded with brief fine session and raffle, as usual.  We're still looking for a member to attend the special general meeting of District 9705 (via Zoom) on December 7th (which unfortunately takes place at the time of our weekly meeting). Perhaps one of our members who might be sitting on a header at the time instead of attending the meeting will be able to attend!

NB We had planned to have a visit by the new District Governor (via Zoom) for next week's meeting, but the meeting has been postponed until March. This is actually a welcome development because the DG is planning to attend in person in March (likely on the occasion of our 50th anniversary celebration). Stay tuned for details....

 

OTHER NEWS



CRC 50th. ANNIVERSARY



We  are looking at ways to celebrate our 50th anniversary as a Rotary club.  We need memorabilia the older the better.  Also any photographs either digital or printed would be appreciated.  I have hundreds of photos in digital form and here are three that may bring back some memories for some of us:




DIARY


Monday, November 23rd - Regular Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, November 25th - Board Meeting, Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday, November 30th - Fellowship Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

Monday, December 7th - District 9705 Special General Meeting (via Zoom). 6:45 pm. The club needs to have a representative at the meeting.

Thursday December 10th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.

Monday, December 14th - Regular Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm. Last meeting of 2020.



REMINDERS


Christmas is not far away--we need your ideas for a Christmas Party this year.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: The letter "E".

This week's puzzler: Five apples are in a basket. How do you divide them among five girls so that each girl gets an apple, but one apple remains in the basket?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  Presidential message



Holger Knaack


President 2020-21


December 2020


As I look back on 2020, I reflect on how our lives have changed. The global COVID-19 pandemic brought pain and loss to many of us. And for almost all of us, our daily lives, family time, and work also changed this year. But we've made it to the end of this difficult year, not on our own but by reaching out to one another, as we always do in Rotary. With each passing year, I become prouder of our organization.

I will choose to remember 2020 as a year of great change and strength for us; Rotary didn't stop, despite the pandemic. We removed obstacles, found new ways to connect, and embraced new approaches to service, such as online projects and virtual fundraising. I have invited two Rotarians to share their stories about how Rotary grew stronger this year.

Read the whole message here.

 

2.   Hunger hits home



Click on the logo above for details on this Rotary Action Group.




Late 2019, just before the coronavirus began its relentless march around the world, I joined a group of fourth graders in their crowded classroom in an Ethiopian village. Their teacher posed an adventurous question to the students: What would you like to be one day?

“I would like to be a nurse and help people.”

“A doctor!”

“A teacher or a businessman.”

They were answers you might hear in any fourth grade classroom, anywhere in the world. But this was no ordinary group of elementary school pupils, so I asked a follow-up question: How old are you?

FULL STORY HERE

 

3.  The Centenary Countdown has begun




It’s a special time. Rotary in Australia and NZ celebrates the First 100 years of Service in 2021.

In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney. From there, Rotary and Rotaract clubs were created everywhere across Australia and NZ. We all share a centenary in 2021. We can come together and create a common legacy. Think about the impact we can make!

It's the time to discover what is the best way to mark the occasion! And create a legacy that propels Rotary into the next century of service. This is so important – we will not have another chance in our lifetime!

We have a plan to make people aware, capture ideas of what we can do and enlist willing players in a part of history. We have constructed a toolkit to help Rotary leaders to help build that story. That's what this website is about. You can also join us on Facebook.

So get started with our introductory video click on the earth below:


IT WILL ALSO BE COOLAMON ROTARY'S 50th.  ANNIVERSARY IN 2021



Coolamon has been invited to take part in the Area 3 celebrations in Wagga Wagga.


Sunrise Rotary has undertaken to implement the proposal to recognise the centenary of Rotary and has commenced organisation of this event  by forming a steering committee.


The celebration is planned to take place on Sunday 18th April (3 days before the centenary of RC of Melbourne, Australia’s first Rotary Club) and will be held in the Victory Memorial Gardens, Wagga from about 11am to 4pm

 
Organisers are keen to have other Rotary Clubs become involved especially those clubs in Area 3 beyond Wagga's environs. . A nominated representative of your club is invited to attend the first meeting of the committee. This is scheduled for Thursday 3 December at 5.30pm and will be held upstairs at Romano’s, cnr Fitzmaurice & Sturt Streets Wagga.



JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

 

POSTSCRIPT


Seeing as we love our sports and Monday night's we usually toast any Australian success in the past week this table is for all Rugby Union or Rugger fans, especially Garth:



 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



November is The Rotary Foundation Month


 

Meet Debbie Vance from Rotary Club of Ucluelet BC Canada who does these graphics.

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-14

 





 

Week of November 9th


This week was the Annual General Meeting of the Rotary Club of Coolamon, and the major item of business was the election of directors for 2021-22.  The board for our next Rotary year is as follows:

 

RC of Coolamon Board 2021-2022


President: Albert Suidgeest (Elected 2019 AGM)

Vice-President (Immediate Past President): Daryl Breust

President Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Foundation: Neil Munro

Membership: Dick Jennings

Club Administration: Ian Jennings

Service Projects: Daryl Breust

Youth Services: Anne Rzeszkowski

Public Image: Grahame Miles

The meeting closed with a fine session and raffle, which was won by Paul.


OTHER NEWS


1.  COOLAMON LIONS COMMUNITY PROJECT




Our Rotary Club would like to congratulate the Lions Club of Coolamon for the wonderful community project supplying AED Defibrillators in our Shire.





The Coolamon Lions Club has commenced the roll out of AED Defibrillators across the Coolamon Shire. We are pleased to announce that Defibrillators are now installed in the following locations:

  • COOLAMON: Up-To-Date Store, Coolamon Caravan Park, Coolamon Foodworks & Royal Tavern

  • GANMAIN: Ganmain Bakery & Ganmain Hall

  • ARDLETHAN: Ardlethan Foodworks & (soon to open) Ardlethan Museum

  • MARRAR: Marrar Hotel & Marrar Café

  • BECKOM: Beckom Hall


External signs highlighting the location of each device and which were generously donated by Ricky Hard of Regal Signs, Coolamon have been put in place, near the entry to each location and the Lions Club ask everyone to look out for the signs. An example of the sign is with the photographs.

The Defibrillators are extremely easy to use and any novice operator will be taken through the operation process by the device. However, if you wish, you can view the attached video which demonstrates the use of the AED.

 

AED Defibrillator Demonstration


The Coolamon Lions Club is proud to be leading this important community project. We hope that none of the AED’s ever need to be used, but if they save just one life the project will have been worthwhile.

Please click on the thumb nail pic for a larger image.







2.  CSU Meat Tasting Fund Raising

Your community group/club/organisation is invited to participate in a research study on meat products.

Thank you for your time on the phone, it would be our pleasure to run a meat tasting fundraiser(s) for the rotary clubs in Wagga and surrounds. We are quite flexible in our approach; the group can come to us or we can come to you. We have successfully run these fundraisers for many years in the city, with groups more often than not rebooking every 6 months or so. Our team are currently on the ground in Wagga for the next month or so.

As a bit of background to the “CSU Taste-testing Fundraisers”, the Charles Sturt University’s Meat Science Department conducts taste testing sessions as part of their industry-funded (via Meat and Livestock Australia) research into the eating quality of beef and lamb. We are very happy to be able to donate $1000 to groups who participate in a taste-testing event with us.

We know how tough it's been for community groups to raise funds lately with the usual activities not possible at present due to COVID restrictions.

It’s so exciting to be able to put money out into the community in this way and participants can feel great about not only helping their community, but also supporting valuable industry research. Win win win.

  • $1000 donation to a group of 60 people (plus spares in case of no-shows on the day) for just one hour of their time, or $300 for a group of 20 people.

  • Simple, no clean up, no cost to you (excepting venue if applicable)

  • All 60 participants attend a one hour taste-testing session

  • Each person taste-tests 7 pieces of cooked lamb or beef and fills out a simple survey

  • The group of 60 is split up into small ‘sittings’ (3 x 20 people) to keep us social distancing compliant

  • We ensure that the venue and seating/serving arrangements comply with NSW COVID restrictions

  • Groups need not be incorporated, nor a formal body; it could simply be a group of friends raising money for something

  • Group members must be over 18 and eat red meat regularly


 Each event raises $1000 for the group, with just 1 hour of their participants’ time!

We feel very privileged to be able to bring these events to regional areas, supporting local communities while also conducting valuable industry research.

Please get in touch with any questions at all, anytime and I look forward to working with you to get much needed funds out there!

Cheers,

Chloe





 

 

DIARY


Monday, November 16th - Regular Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, November 18th - Monster Raffle ticket sales, South City Mall, Wagga. Roster 8:00-10:00 am: Albert & Bear; 10:00-12:00: Anne & Garth; 12:00-2:00 pm: Ian & Bondy.

Monday, November 23rd - Speaker meeting.  Speaker: District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM (via Zoom). Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, November 25th - Board Meeting, 7.30 pm at the Old Convent.

Monday, November 30th - Fellowship Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

Monday, December 7th - District 9705 Special General Meeting (via Zoom). 6:45 pm. The club needs to have a representative at the meeting.

Thursday December 10th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.




REMINDERS


Christmas is not far away--we need your ideas for a Christmas Party this year.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: Two added to eleven yields one when you at two hours to 11 o'clock.

This week's puzzler:

I’m first in Earth,

Second in heaven,

I appear two times in a week,

You can see me only once in a year,

Although I’m in the middle of the sea.

What am I?


ROTARY NEWS


1. CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA




Become a Centurion a s a gift to our Foundation this Christmas, it is only $100 per year and the points go towards your PHF recognition.  Contact Neil Munro or John Glassford on how to become a Centurion.

(Graphics by Debbie Vance).

 

2.  MONARCH BUTTERFLY HABITAT



Rotarians pledge to restore the monarch butterfly’s disappearing habitat


Seventy-five percent of the world’s plant species are dependent on pollinators, such as the monarch, to survive


by Frank Bures


Late last winter, just before the world shut down, my family flew from Minneapolis to Mexico City, then drove two hours west toward the city of Valle de Bravo. From there, we continued on to Santuario Piedra Herrada, a nature preserve situated in the forested mountains of central Mexico.

The next morning, as the sun rose behind the mountaintops, we began our hike up a mile-long trail. The air was cool, and the sky was obscured by patchy clouds. Higher up the path, we noticed the oyamel fir trees start to take on a different appearance. They looked solid. They looked so heavy that they might fall over. They looked like they had been colonized by some strange creature.

FULL STORY HERE

 

3.  ROTARY ACTION GROUPS & RAGES


Latest video from RAGES the Rotary Action Group for Endangered Species.

 


Click on the link below for the video:


RAGES Latest News


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

 

POSTSCRIPT


The President's Travels - You never know where Howard will turn up. Here he is at the Merriwagga Pub and those who were at last week's meeting will know why Howard appears to have shrunk!



 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



November is The Rotary Foundation Month



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Week of November 2nd


This week's meeting featured two items of note: 1) induction of our newest member and 2) a presentation by guest speaker Prof Rod Hill.  The new member to be inducted was Craig Lambert, who lists catering as his classification but is only part of what Craig does for a living.  Craig has been active over the past month, attending four of our club meetings and helping with the catering of the NSW Youth Cycling Championships in Wantabadgery.  Please welcome Craig to the club when you see him if you were unable to welcome him at Monday's meeting.

President Howard welcomes newest Rotarian Craig Lambert while sponsor Dick looks on from behind.



Our guest speaker was Prof Rod Hill, Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at CSU.  Aside from being a colleague of Leslie and Paul at CSU, Rod has other ties to Coolamon; he is an acquaintance of President Howard from their time living in Queensland.  Rod gave a very interesting talk on his research into using gold nanoparticles as a vehicle for drug delivery.  It's a bit difficult to explain here, but Rod gave a very understandable talk describing how this approach works and how it has been used to pinpoint delivery of drugs to certain types of cells in the human body, especially cancer cells. Howard thanked Rod for a very informative talk and presented him with a memento of Coolamon Rotary as a token of our appreciation.

President Howard thanks Prof Rod Hill for his presentation.



There was no raffle on the night because of the Melbourne Cup sweep that was conducted (see results below), but Albert managed to squeak in a few fines (and some members raised some cross fines as well).  All in all, it was a most enjoyable evening.



OTHER NEWS



1.  RESULTS OF THE MELBOURNE CUP SWEEP:



1st Garth Perkin $72.00 Twilight Payment

2nd Ann Baker $30.00 Tiger Moth

3rd Don Dyce $12.00 Prince of Arran

Last John Bond $6.00 Avilius


2.  OUR FOUNDATION NEWS






November is our Rotary Foundation Month.

The best way to support our Foundation is to become a Centurion.

$2.00 per week is all that it takes and you can then donate $100 per annum that way.  We have 5 or 6 Centurions in our club although not sure which ones are current.  We have one member of the Foundation Bequest Society and one multiple PHF.

Most clubs make contributions to The Foundation from funds the clubs raise but the Centurion program is personal and voluntary. It is renewed annually by members but you can request regular deductions if you prefer.

The funds are paid to the Australian Rotary Foundation Trust, going to either Polio Plus or the Annual Fund at your discretion. You contribution is recognised by the presentation of a personalised certificate by your club each year.

To many, $A100 is not a major commitment but collectively it represents a major contribution to the Foundation. Your individual contribution counts towards a Paul Harris Fellowship and adds to your club’s Annual Giving total when you direct the funds to Annual Fund – in which case,  50% will come back to our District as District Designated Funds.

Download the form here:

d9705-centurion-donation-form-july-2020 (1)




DIARY


Monday, November 9th - AGM.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, November 12th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Grahame (captain), Garth, Bern and Alex.

Monday, November 16th - Regular Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, November 18th Monthly Board Meeting, 7.30 pm at the Old Convent.

Monday, November 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 pm

Thursday December 10th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.




REMINDERS


Christmas is not far away--we need your ideas for a Christmas Party this year.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: The word is carpet.

This week's puzzler: When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

 


ROTARY NEWS


1.  ROTARY DISTRICT 9705 NEWS


Presenation of motorised wheel chairs in Canberra was valued at $120,000.














Our District is proud of an initiative headed by the Rotary Club of Aurora Gungahlin Canberra, led by Club President, John Platten, in supporting a team of disabled powerchair football players by raising $120,000 in funds and sponsorships to purchase powerchairs for the Canberra United Football Club.

The initiative was also supported by several other Canberra region Rotary Clubs including:

Rotary Club of Hall,

Rotary Club of Yass,

Rotary Ginninderra,

Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra,

Rotary Club of Belconnen, as well as private member donations.

Further support was provided by various companies including Thinklogic, NetApp Australia and New Zealand, Aspen Medical Australia, Armadillo Cafe, and The Snow Foundation. The cost of transporting the powerchairs from the United States to Australia was supported by Capital Region Muscular Dystrophy, Queanbeyan Rodeo, EDI International Freight Management, and Classic Couriers.

Thanks to our Canberra region Rotary Clubs, private benefactors, and the various companies for supporting this very worthwhile Rotary project.

Further details about this project can also be found in the following news items below:

https://capitalfootball.com.au/canberra-united.../

https://canberraweekly.com.au/canberra-uniteds.../

ABC News: https://www.facebook.com/59711532124/videos/37541208698572

 

2.  THE ROTARY FOUNDATION'S 7th AREA OF FOCUS






The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.

More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.

TRF SEVENTH AREA OF FOCUS

 

3.  POLIO PACK




Vaccine carriers, protective equipment, megaphones to create awareness, and the polio vaccine are the tools health workers use to reach children and immunize them against polio. Your donations support these items and more. Make a gift for #WorldPolioDay and help create a polio-free world.

Your gift will be tripled by the Gates Foundation.


JUST FOR LAUGHS






 

POSTSCRIPT


Just in case you are confused on how the electoral college works in the USA presidential election, here is a simple explanation:




ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



November is The Rotary Foundation Month



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Week of October 26th


This week's meeting was primarily for fellowship.  Dinner was self-catered; John G and Garth did a top job barbecuing steaks and snags, and Henk organised the sides--thanks to all!.  No one left hungry (and if they did, it was their own fault).  We carried out a bit of business at the end, and finished with our weekly raffle.  Alex and Chez kindly donated a meat tray, which was won by Henk (if memory serves).  It was a good meeting to just chew the fat and have a catch-up.

Next week's meeting features a guest speaker: Prof Rod Hill, Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at CSU.  Rod will be talking about some interesting new approaches to drug discovery, but has promised to keep it understandable by all! Hope to see you there.

 

OTHER NEWS


1. Some myths busted about Rotary



2. Good news on the polio battle: 0 new cases reported last week




 

3. ShelterBox Responds to COVID 19






Like you, the team here at ShelterBox is concerned about the impact Coronavirus is having on our lives and the world around us.

Current travel restrictions are making our work more challenging, however we are committed to providing vulnerable families with a place to call home throughout this Coronavirus outbreak.

FULL STORY HERE

Our partners in Syria, Cameroon, Somaliland and Ethiopia are getting our emergency shelter to people who need it, whilst implementing the social distancing rules.  There is still a massive need for humanitarian support. Coronavirus has made that need even more urgent.








The above picture reminds me to ask you for memories, photos, articles and all sorts of items that will help us celebrate 50 years as a Rotary Club. for our 50th Party in March 2021.

 



DIARY


Monday, November 2nd - Guest Speaker:Prof Rod Hill, HOS Biomedical Sciences CSU ("All that glitters: Gold nanoparticles and new techniques in drug discovery"). Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, November 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, November 12th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Grahame (captain), Garth, Bern and Alex.

Monday, November 16th - Regular Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, November 18th Monthly Board Meeting 7.30pm at the Old Convent.

Monday, November 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 pm

Thursday December 10th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.




REMINDERS


Coolamon Rotary Club AGM Monday November 9th 2020.  President-Elect Albert will be looking for volunteers to serve on his board for 2021-2022.  All positions are as a rule declared vacant at the AGM and will be filled on that night.  Please contact Albert if you are interested in serving on his board.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: There are nine members of the Smith family: six girls, one boy, and Mr and Mrs Smith.  If there was more than one boy, each girl would have more than one brother!

This week's puzzler: I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last three letters refer to a household animal; my first four letters is a fish; my whole is found in many rooms. What am I?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. REASONS TO JOIN US AT COOLAMON ROTARY




 

2.  ROTARY BECAME INTERCONTINENTAL in 1912


Rotary became intercontinental in 1912 when the Rotary Club of London, England, became the first club in Europe.

FULL STORY HERE.



When did Rotary beconme International?



3.  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION TAIWAN 2021



Please click on the link below:



JUNE 12-16 2021 TAIPEI TAIWAN


Our potential to create lasting change is limitless. And there’s no better place
to explore your full potential than the 2021 Rotary International Convention in
Taipei, Taiwan. The convention is the perfect place to discover new opportunities
for service and friendship. At the year’s largest gathering of the Rotary family,
you’ll have the chance to collaborate, learn from one another, and explore new
ways to make a lasting impact in communities around the world. The energy of
a Rotary International Convention is invigorating, much like the energy you’ll
experience in Taipei.


In many ways, our host city resembles Rotary. It’s filled with tradition but
infused with ingenuity. Its people are rich in spirit, enthusiastic, and welcoming.
And its innovation and ongoing development attract people from all over the world.
Like Rotary, Taipei opens opportunities.


Come Feel the Energy in Taipei and see what awaits you at the 2021 Rotary
International Convention. We look forward to seeing you there!


Sincerely,
Holger and Susanne




 

JUST FOR LAUGHS





 

POST SCRIPT



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PDG Jerry Norman D9910 New Zealand, PDG Greg Marlow D9550 NT Australia, PDG JG D9700 NSW   (Christchurch September 2019 RI Zone 8 Conference)




ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



October is Rotary Basic Economic & Community Development  Month



 

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Week of October 19th


This week's meeting featured a guest speaker, Greg Wootton of Temora Rotary.  Greg described how the Rotary Club of Temora kept their club (and fund-raising) activities going through the COVID-19 pandemic using technology.  Because their meeting venue did not permit "clubs" to meet, they were forced to meet virtually, which they did using Zoom.  Greg and his wife Ingrid (also a Temora Rotarian with technology background) were able to assist all members getting up to speed with Zoom, so it was not uncommon to have 100% attendance at Zoom meeting by Temora Rotarians, which is a remarkable achievement.  Equally important, the club was able to continue their fund-raising activities during the pandemic shutdown, again with the assistance of technology.  Because their club was not able to sell raffle tickets in person, they resorted to using FaceBook to hold their annual firewood raffle, which actually generated a larger profit than in-person sales.  Greg was emphatic in his point that without the aid of technology, their club would have been unable to generate funds to support their charitable giving or to "meet" to do any planning or share any fellowship.  Paul thanked Greg (and Ingrid) for a very interesting talk and presented Greg with token of appreciation.



Sargeant-at-Arms Albert was able to find a way to fine a number of members for "noteworthy" or fictitious accomplishments over the past week, including Ted who doesn't seem to know how to silence his phone.  As usual, the meeting concluded with a raffle, with a number of prizes going out to the lucky winners.  Next week's meeting will be a self-catered barbecue, and an opportunity for extended fellowship--hope to see you there!

 

Wantabadgery Wagga Wagga Cycling Club Catering


Some photographs from a good weekend catering at Wantabadgery.  Our thanks to Anne Rzeszkowski for orgaising this catering fund raiser for our club and it is expected that we made $1400 net profit from the two days.  Our thanks to all of those members that volunteered to cook and serve on Saturday and Sunday.





OTHER NEWS


Our club will support the Go Fund Me page for Moose Symons who lost part of his arm in an accident last week.  Here are some items of news on this tragedy for this young farmer.

Adam with his daughters Stevie and Frankie in Canberra



On the 15th of October, Adam ‘Moose’ Symons had a farming accident and got his right arm tangled in a round baler which caused his arm to fully detach from his body. Being the tough bloke he is, he was able to drive his tractor, minus his right arm, 400 metres to help. With help from a quick thinking farmer, they were able to tourniquet his limb which helped save his life. He was flown directly to Canberra hospital where surgeons were able to re-attach his arm. Moose now faces a long road ahead with more surgeries planned and will need extensive medical attention and rehabilitation to determine what long term use he will have of his arm, hand and fingers. Funds raised from this page will go directly to help Moosa get the best medical attention and rehab he can get. Your support, thoughts and generosity are so extremely appreciated by Moose, Amanda, his family and friends!! Thank you!!

You can also donate here Go Fund Me page:  HELP FOR MOOSE

Video from Channel 9 on the miracle of Moose.



 

DIARY


Saturday October 24th.  Monster Raffle starts in Coolamon. Rostered on are Albert & Don (7:00-8:30) Ted & Bondy (8:30-10:15) and Garth, Chez & Alex (10:15-12:00).

Monday, October  26th - Fellowship meeting (self-catered). Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Friday October 30th.  Monster Raffle ticket selling in Ganmain. Rostered on are Albert, Myffy & John G (7:00-8:30) Grahame, Sharon & John G (8:30-10:15) and Bern & Carolyn Cox (10:15-12:00).

Monday, November 2nd - Guest Speaker: Rod Hill, HOS Biomedical Sciences CSU. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, November 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, November 12th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Grahame (captain), Garth, Bern and Alex.

Wednesday November 16th Monthly Board Meeting 7.30pm at the Old Convent.

Monday November 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 pm

Thursday December 10th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm




REMINDERS


Coolamon Rotary Club AGM Monday November 9th 2020.  President-Elect Albert will be looking for volunteers to serve on his board for 2021-2022.  All positions are as a rule declared vacant at the AGM and will be filled on that night.  Please contact Albert if you are interested in serving on his board.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: The carny handed a slip of paper with the words "Your exact weight" on it to the boy, which meant the boy had to pay the $50!

This week's puzzler:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Smith family?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  AUSSIE PEACE WALK






CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE FOR THE WEB SITE.

Invitation

In March 2021, a significant Rotary Centenary event will take place in Canberra; the inaugural Rotary Aussie Peace Walk.

This event will showcase Rotary youth and peace projects and provide excellent opportunities for Rotary and Rotaract clubs to engage with the community.

Discover how this will benefit your club.

We would like 4 to 6 members to attend this briefing as representatives of your club.

We will present an outline of the event, the walking routes and an outline of the opportunities available for all clubs to raise funds by providing entertainment, food and beverages and course marshals.


Date:  Thursday 19 November

Time:  6:30pm for 7pm start

Location:  Gold Creek Station, Victoria St, Hall ACT.

Cost: $25pp for meal (Drinks extra)

RSVP:  Please RSVP by midnight Monday 16 November by sending one email per club to [email protected]alk.com.au listing the names of your club members that will be attending. (Names required for COVID tracing) Indicate any special meal requirements or indicate if NOT eating.

This is planned as a significant activity on the Rotary Centenary committee’s 2021 calendar. Entertainment activities will be discussed and we value your club’s input.

We hope you can join us for this important briefing session and we suggest club members familiarise themselves with the event website prior to attendance  https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au

Regards DGE Leo Farrelly D9705.


2. RI PRESIDNET HOLGER KNAACK NOVEMBER MESSAGE




We all know Rotary's tremendous power to transform our communities and ourselves. However, in every community, people have been left out, and we have not made a strong enough effort to reach them.

The RI Board of Directors is taking action to make Rotary more welcoming and diverse. We formed a task force to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion to help clubs attract new members regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or other factors. This will help us speed up the change we all want and need. The selection of Jennifer E. Jones as Rotary president for 2022-23 — the first woman to lead our organization — is another step in this direction.

For the full text click on the link below:

RI Presidnet Holger Knaack November

 

3.  TOILETRY KITS PROJECT TO HELP END TRACHOMA



Would your Club be able to help with a new Project that you and your Club can contribute, in a hands-on way, to really make a difference towards ending the eye disease Trachoma in remote communities in Northern Territory? This is the 2,000 Toiletry Kits Project.

This link takes you to the story, the Why, What, How, When and Where about the Toiletry Kits. PLEASE share the attached flyer. The Australian challenge is to make 2,000 Kits by start of School in 2021. There are only 30 Clubs to be selected to participate, so let me know as soon as you decide to be involved!

PDG Michael Milston


Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak

Governor 2016-2017

End Trachoma D9705 District Champion | D9705 Service Projects Team Leader


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




Seen at The Gap near Brisbane last week



 



The Stones make 100 in 2043!



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



October is Rotary Basic Economic & Community Development  Month



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-10

 





 

Week of October 12th


It's been a few weeks since our last bulletin, in part because we had a with no meeting because of the October long weekend public holiday.  For our meeting of the week of September 28th, we had a guest speaker in the form of John Schmidt, a consulting electrical engineer and friend of John Bond, who spoke about photovoltaic systems and battery storage.  John shared some very revealing insights into electrical supply systems and the factors that make solar panels and battery storage systems a good option for households.  Consumers need to be careful about choosing a providers of solar panels as there are many shonky businesses selling solar panel systems.  Henk thanked the speaker for a very interesting talk and presented him with a souvenir Coolamon Rotary pen.

Over the October long weekend, Rotarians Alex Thompson and Chez Post tied the knot, after having to postpone their wedding which was initially scheduled for April (but had to be put off because of Covid restrictions).  After a lovely wedding ceremony that featured Alex and Chez's two Italian greyhounds (including ring bearer Hadrian, who stole the show when the reverend asked Hadrian to bring forth the rings, which he promptly did!), a most enjoyable reception followed at the Little Rustic Pantry.  Several Rotarians and many of Alex and Chez's friends and family were on hand to celebrate the joyous event.





 

This past week was a club assembly.  The major item of business was discussion of leasing a printer which would allow the club to print the Coolamon Community Chronicle ourselves and save money in the process.  Those in attendance recommended the lease of the printer to the board, which approved the lease agreement at Wednesday's board meeting. As usual, the meeting concluded with a raffle and a very entertaining fine session led by Sargeant-At-Arms Albert.

Coolamon Rotary Bingo resumed on 8 October after a Covid-induced hiatus. There was a healthy rollup on the night, and a good time was had by all.  Thanks to Rotarians Brian, Dave, Bondy and Paul, who ran the event on the night.  Members are encouraged to attend Bingo on the second Thursday of each month (except January) to help keep the event lively and financially viable.

 

OTHER NEWS



Trek Tasmania's Beautiful Cradle Mountain for ShelterBox in 2021


Trek the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain and help ShelterBox create a world where no family goes without shelter after disaster.



Cradle Mountain sits in the stunning Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area and is one of Australia’s premier trekking destinations. Rocky mountain peaks, buttongrass moorlands, glacial lakes, waterfalls and dense rainforest are hallmarks of this natural haven.

On this adventure, you’ll spend five-days trekking a variety of trails around the Cradle Mountain Village area. From easy exploration walks to day-long hikes up to lookouts, you’ll discover the Tasmanian wilderness up close on this unforgettable adventure. Best of all, you’ll raise funds to support ShelterBox Australia on their mission to help families rebuild their lives after a disaster.

Click on the photograph below for the details of this adventure in 2021.




DIARY


Saturday and Sunday October 17-18th Watenbadgery Catering NSW Junior Cycling Championship, Wantabadgery.

Monday, October  19th - Guest Speaker: Greg Wootton, Temora Rotary Club. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday October 24th.  Monster Raffle Starts in Coolamon.

Monday, October  19th - Fellowship meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Friday October 30th.  Monster Raffle selling in Ganmain.

Monday, November 2nd - Guest Speaker: Rod Hill, HOS Biomedical Sciences CSU. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, November 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, November 12th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Grahame (captain), Garth, Bern and Alex.

Monday November 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 pm

Thursday December 10th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm




REMINDERS


Watenbadgery Saturday and Sunday 17-18th October Catering for the NSW Junior Cycling Championships, volunteers wanted all hands on deck.

Coolamon Rotary Club AGM Monday November 9th 2020.  President-Elect Albert will be looking for volunteers to serve on his board for 2021-2022.  All positions are as a rule declared vacant at the AGM and will be filled on that night.  Please contact Albert if you are interested in serving on his board.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: An hourglass, which contains thousands of moving parts (grains of sand).

A boy went to a country fair and went up to a booth where a man said, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  RIPN Jennifer Jones


It's now official! Rtn. Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada will become RI President for 2022-23. She will become the first woman to hold that office in Rotary's 115 years of History. Just a reminder that we vote at our AGM for our president in RIPN Jennifer Jones's year as RI President.



The collar that Jennifer is significant as it represents Jennifer's tribute to a woman who enabled Jennifer to break through the glass ceiling that is Rotary.  Jennifer was selected on merit and her work as a Rotarian and deserves our congratulations.  It is also fitting that our District Governor in 2022-2023 will be DGN Geraldine Rurenga.



2.  RESCA AWARDS


Rotary Emergency Community Services Awards

The ACT RESCA awards ceremony were live streamed from on Wednesday 30th September.  Click on the graphic below to view the awards ceremony.



Warning it is a long video however many of you have connections to our local bush fire brigades.

 

3.  Three Goulburn Clubs Merge





Last week the Rotary Club of Goulburn, the Rotary Club of Goulburn Mulwaree and the Argyle Rotary Club - Goulburn met together in the presence of our District Governor, Dr. Michael Moore AM, and formally merged together to become a single club to serve the Goulburn community.

Our thanks go to the three clubs in Goulburn who have jointly served the Goulburn community. The clubs have provided leadership, friendship, and fellowship opportunities to their members for many years.



Rotary has had a presence in Goulburn since 1930, and the merger of the three clubs will offer an opportunity in begin anew as a revitalised community service organisation that will serve the local community in Goulburn as well as the wider international community.




JUST FOR LAUGHS












 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



October is Rotary Basic Economic & Community Development  Month



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-9

 





 

Week of September 21st


This week's meeting was an opportunity for planning and fellowship.  Twenty members and two guests were in attendance, a great roll-up for a regular meeting.  Discussion centred on the upcoming NSW Junior Cycling Championships that the club has agreed to cater in Wantabadgery and the Monster Raffle which will run over the next few months, concluding at New Year's Eve. One of the guests was Sally Farmer, who has taken over organising the Coolamon Community Chronicle from Myffy.  Sally was congratulated for the excellent job she's been doing with the Chronicle.  The evening concluded with another amusing fine session led by Sargent-at-Arms Albert, who managed to win the raffle again.  An investigation has been launched into the running of the raffle as the raffle has been won by the person running the raffle (Albert) two weeks running.  Stay tuned....

 

OTHER NEWS


HENLEY IS HOME


Just click on the photo below if you have not read Saturday's Advertiser.



 

GANMAIN HALL SATURDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 2020




The show is on Saturday 3rd October @ 6.30pm.

Tickets are $20 and includes a free drink redeemable as a pre-show drink at the Ganmain Hotel.

We will put some glasses out so patrons can purchase bottle if wine at the pub, if they like.

BYO Nibbles if people want but BYO alcohol.

There are a limited amount of seats due the Covid restrictions so get crackin'!

Email: [email protected] for your individual tickets or for group bookings.

 

 

DIARY


Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: John Schmidt speaking on "Batteries for Solar Power Systems".  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Monday, October 12th-Club Assembly.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, October 14th - Board meeting. The Old Convent, Coolamon, 7:30 pm.

Saturday and Sunday October 17-18th Watenbadgery Catering NSW Junior Cycling Championship, Wantabadgery.

Monday, October  19th - Guest Speaker Greg Wootton, Temora Rotary Club. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday October 24th.  Monster Raffle Starts in Coolamon.

Friday October 30th.  Monster Raffle selling in Ganmain.

Monday, November 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, November 12th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Grahame (captain), Garth, Bern and Alex.

Monday November 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 pm

Thursday December 10th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm




REMINDERS


Watenbadgery Saturday and Sunday 17-18th October Catering for the NSW Junior Cycling Championships, volunteers wanted all hands on deck.

Coolamon Rotary Club AGM Monday November 9th 2020.  President-Elect Albert will be looking for volunteers to serve on his board for 2021-2022.  All positions are as a rule declared vacant at the AGM and will be filled on that night.  Please contact Albert if you are interested in serving on his board.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: Alphabet

This week's puzzler: A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece.  Which has the most?


 

ROTARY NEWS


1. ROTARY LOGOS




To heighten our global identity and public recognition, we’ve updated our official logo to include the word “Rotary” next to the Rotary wheel. Help us strengthen Rotary’s identity by incorporating the new logo into all of your club and district communications.






2. AFRICA WILD POLIO VIRUS FREE




Chairman Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee of Rotary International, Dr. Tunji Funsho and Emir of Jiwa HRH Idris Musa are seen during a news conference marking the 3-year-polio-free milestone in Abuja, Nigeria, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the story in TIME magazine here;

The TIME 100 List

Rotary International and Rotary foundation announces with great pride that one of our own has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Just a few moments ago, Dr. Tunji Funsho, Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair was named to the TIME 100 list for his critical leadership in working with Rotary members and our partners to achieve a wild polio-free Nigeria and eradicate the wild poliovirus in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for our work to eradicate polio.

The TIME 100 list recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Dr. Funsho joins the list with some of the most important and well-known public figures in the world who have been past recipients of the honour: heads of state such as Angela Merkel, religious figures like the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis, celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Bono, philanthropists like Bill Gates, and activists such as Malala Yousafzai.

Dr. Funsho stands on the shoulders of the countless women and men of Rotary who have dedicated their lives, their time, and their money to Rotary’s top priority of eradicating polio. This honour is not just a testament to his work, it is acknowledgment that Rotary members make a difference in the world—one that is worthy of international recognition among the world’s most distinguished leaders. Congratulations to a great man, a mentor and a most respected Rotary leader.


JUST FOR LAUGHS





Making America great!





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month




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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-8

 





 

Week of September 14th


The club continues to meet in person at the Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, although with greater spacing between attendees than some would like!  Nonetheless, it's great to be able to meet face to face.  Following routine weekly business at the meeting, Paul gave an update on COVID-19 after reading an interesting report describing recent findings about how the virus affects the body.  Rather than primarily being a respiratory virus, the SARS-Cov-2 virus (the virus that causes the disease) actually attacks the vascular system.  Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, performed a detailed analysis of genes in the cells of victims of COVID-19 and compared them with healthy individuals, and found that one protein, in particular, was affected by the virus: bradykinin.  Bradykinin is involved in regulation of blood pressure, but levels are normally tightly controlled (the protein is rapidly broken down in the body--i.e. in a matter of seconds.  The researchers found that the gene coding for production of bradykinin was greatly amplified in COVID-19 sufferers.  Elevated levels of bradykinin would lead to leakage of fluid from blood vessels throughout the body, not just in the lungs.  This explains many of the symptoms observed in patients with COVID-19, including difficulty breathing, brain abnormalities, heart problems and the unusual symptom known as COVID toe, in which bruising occurs in the toes (the result of damage to blood vessels in the toes).  Another very revealing finding was the fact that infection with SARS-Cov-2 leads to increased production of hyaluronic acid, which seeps into the lungs when capillaries leak plasma into the alveoli (where gas exchange takes place in the lungs); the result is the formation of a hydrogel, a jelly-like substance which makes it nearly impossible for oxygen to enter the blood vessels in the alveoli.  This explains why many COVID-19 victims are not helped by ventilators even though these devices ensure that there's plenty of oxygen in the lungs.  These findings offer hope of medical therapy to assist COVID-19 victims; there are currently a number of drugs designed to lower the level of bradykinin in the blood, so these medicines may help alleviate some of the symptoms of the malady.  These drugs would not be "cures" for COVID-19, but they might relieve suffering and spare the lives of victims until an effective vaccine can be developed for COVID-19.

The evening concluded with another rousing fine session from Sargent-at-Arms Albert and a raffle.

 

OTHER NEWS


A.  NEWS FROM THE CRC BOARD




 

ITEMS OF NOTE FROM THE LAST BOARD MEETING:



  1. Monster Raffle to start in October dates to be announced in the bulletin.

  2. Going with PayPal Point Of Sale terminal to enhance ticket sales and other fund raising.

  3. Donation of $300 to Legacy approved.

  4. Volunteers for the Coolamon Community Chronicle required to chase up advertising.

  5. Appeal to members to contribute articles for Sally Farmer for the CCC.

  6. Catering at Watenbadgery NSW State Junior Cycling championship October 17 and 18th volunteers needed.

  7. AGM Nominations required for Rotary year 2021-2022.



B.  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY




Monday September 21st 2020.


International Peace Day is on 21st September, 2020 and there is a lot that we can do. As we approach the event, why not take a free Training course at the Rotary Positive Peace Academy or even turn our club into a Peacebuilder Club?




DIARY


Saturday-Sunday 19th and 20th of September:  Zone 8 ZOOM Virtually Alice conference

Monday September 21st International Peace Day

Monday, September  21st - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Monday, October 12th-Club Assembly.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, October 14th - Board meeting. The Old Convent, Coolamon, 7:30 pm.

Saturday and Sunday October 17-18th Watenbadgery Catering NSW Junior Cycling Championship, Wantabadgery.

Monday, October  19th - Guest Speaker Greg Wootton, Temora Rotary Club. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday October 24th.  Monster Raffle Starts in Coolamon.

Friday October 30th.  Monster Raffle selling in Ganmain.

Monday, November 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, November 12th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Grahame (captain), Garth, Bern and Alex.

Monday November 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 pm

Thursday December 10th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm




REMINDERS


Watenbadgery Saturday and Sunday 17-18th October Catering for the NSW Junior Cycling Championships, volunteers wanted all hands on deck.

Coolamon Rotary Club AGM Monday November 9th 2020.  President-Elect Albert will be looking for volunteers to serve on his board for 2021-2022.  All positions are as a rule declared vacant at the AGM and will be filled on that night.  Please contact Albert if you are interested in serving on his board.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: Turn one switch on and leave it on, leave one off, and turn the third switch on for a minute and then turn it off.  Then go into the other room and look at the lamps; the one with the globe lit is obviously connected to the switch that was left on.  Then feel the two unlit globes; the one that's cool is controlled by the switch that was left off, and the one that's warm is controlled by the switch that was turned on and then off before you left the room with the switches.

This week's puzzler: What word contains 26 letters, but has only three syllables?


ROTARY NEWS


1. Dr. ANTHONY FAUCI PHF






New Paul Harris Fellow Dr. Anthony Fauci from Marc Harris of Rotary International.  Dr. Anthony Fauci and Ambassador Colonel Dr. Deborah Birx were nominated for PHF by Marc Harris. The Rotary eClub of Florida awarded him the honor for their civil service to the United States and the World. You can read the entire account and ceremony here:

 

Dr. Fauci PHF Presentation.






 

2. THE FOUR WAY TEST


One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

FULL STORY HERE

 



 

JUST FOR LAUGHS





Some will get this.



Car designed by a committee.



Caption this!

Photo by George Hart/Caters News

 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month




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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-7

 




SPRING HAS SPRUNG



Week of September 7th


This week's meeting was just a bit of planning and fellowship.  Plans for the upcoming Monster Raffle were discussed, along with a range of projects including tree planting (to be done over the next couple of weekends), articles for the Chronicle, the return of Bingo, etc.  The meeting concluded with a raffle and fines by Sargent at Arms Albert, who this week fined himself.  In a touch of karma justice, Albert won the raffle.

 

OTHER NEWS


Beirut Calling - Rotary helps Lebanon




11 September 2020

Beirut Calling - Rotary helps Lebanon ACT Government donation welcomed

Rotary Clubs across the ACT and southern NSW, in Rotary District9705, have welcomed the prompt and generous donation of $5,000 from the ACT Government towards funds being raised by regional Rotary Clubs to support the Rotary Club of Beyrouth in Lebanon.

In response to the colossal 4 August explosion in Beirut's port, theRotary Club of Beyrouth is focusing on supporting the paediatric section of the Karantina Government Hospital, which was severely afected by the explosion and will require funds for equipment and medical supplies.

Personal donations through the Rotary Club of Canberra.

Rotary District 9705 Governor Michael Moore AM

 

TRACY OCHIENG UPDATE


 



 

I just wanted to bring you up to date with Tracy's progress and I will be brief:

  • Tracy has been studying from home in Kisumu but has now returned to Nairobi.

  • Tracy is still at the United States International University in Nairobi.

  • Tracy is studying for her degree in journalism and graduates in September 2022.

  • Coolamon Rotary is sponsoring Tracy and are paying her fees on time.

  • PDG Fred Loneragan and I are supporting her with help when required.

  • Fred and I are confident that Tracy will see it to the end and graduate and if we can travel by then I will be there in 2022.

  • Sally Farmer has asked Tracy to write a monthly newsletter of life in Nairobi for our Coolamon Community Chronicle.  This will help her in her journalism degree in addition to providing readers with a view of life from a very different vantagepoint.

  • Tracy's goal is still to start her Big Sisters Project for Mathare to give vulnerable and at risk girls, like she was once, an opportunity that Tracy got when Fred and I met her in November 2011 in Mathare.


- John Glassford




DIARY


Monday, September  14th - Speaker meeting. Paul will give an update on COVID-19, following publication of interesting new findings by researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, September 16th - Board meeting. The Old Coolamon Convent, 7:30 pm.

Saturday-Sunday 19th and 20th of September:  Zone 8 ZOOM Virtually Alice conference

Monday, September  21st - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Wednesday, October 14th - Board meeting. Coolamon The Old Convent, 7:30 pm.

Monday, October  19th - Club Assembly.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, November 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, November 12th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Grahame (captain), Garth, Bern and Alex.

Monday November 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 pm




REMINDERS


Coolamon Rotary Club AGM Monday November 9th 2020.  President-Elect Albert will be looking for volunteers to serve on his board for 2021-2022.  All positions are as a rule declared vacant at the AGM and will be filled on that night.  Please contact Albert if you are interested in serving on his board.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: 1) add insult to injury, 2) a bit under the weather, 3) the ball is in your court, 4) let the cat out of the bag, 5) beat around the bush, 6) no one to blame, 7) yellow belly, 8) take from the rich and give to the poor, 9) three blind mice, and 10) green-eyed monster.

This week's puzzler: You are in a room that has three switches and a closed door. The switches control three light bulbs on the other side of the door. Once you open the door, you may never touch the switches again. How can you definitively tell which switch is connected to each of the light bulbs?

 


ROTARY NEWS


1. ROTARY ACADEMY THE PHILIPPINES


Wednesday night is Rotary Academy night from District 3780 in The Philippines.  On the 9th last Wednesday PDG JG was invited to make a presentation on Rotary Action Groups and Rotary Fellowships.  It was a very well organised event with a large Zoom audience of 123 and an even larger live Facebook gathering.

JG was introduced by a Brigadier General Daway of the Philippines National Police,PNP, where they have a Rotary Club, Camp Crame in the headquarters of the PNP in Quezon City.  The Brigadier General is their President Elect.  The meeting started with an invocation and the national anthem of The Philippines.

Some photos from the evening in thumb nails just click on the thumbnail.



2. ROTARY CLUB OF EAST NASSAU




 

Hard to believe that it was 12 months ago that hurricane Dorian leveled the Island of Abaco.  We have now been able to send $2,500 to the RC of East Nassau and it has been received.  Thanks Henk Hulsman for your patience with this transfer.

 

3. ROTARY ZONE 8 CONFERENCE 2020


Don't forget to register for the Virtually Alice conference on the 19th and 20th of September. In the meantime read the latest conference newsletter. Click the link below.

NEWSLETTER






JUST FOR LAUGHS









 

 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month




Graphics by Debbie Vance from Rotary Club of Ucluelet BC Canada

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