Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-11

Week of 18th September


There was a good turn up for tonights meeting. Henk advised us that the sample Phone Book should be ready in the near future.

John Nulty would like members to advise him ASAP if they are unable to attend a meeting, or if you are bringing a guest. It is important to have exact numbers for catering.

Bingo on Thursday was very good for some of the players on the night, with $150 jackpot going off and the $300 incentive Jackpot being won by Grahame Miles. It pays to attended Bingo and enter the draw. The incentive of $300 has worked as book sales have increased, but player numbers have not increased. The $300 incentive will be on offer again until December. There were a few ideas bought up tonight on how we can entice more people to play Bingo, if anyone has any ideas please let us know.

Coolamon Sports Club are holding a Thursday night Disco during the School Holidays for the Children, they have asked for help with the purchase of Sausages for the Sausage Sizzle. It was agreed to donate $100 to the Club for the Disco Night. It was during the discussion about the Disco that the question was asked "does anyone know where the Blue Light Disco equipment is located?" If you know where it is could you let President Paul know.

Beers and Gears Rosters will be distributed next week. The Fruit Cake has been organised and the Anzac Biscuit's are being baked by the Ladies who volunteered. The Food Van menu suggestions are Sausages and a Lamb Burger, the Roster for the Food Van will also be distributed next week.

Ricky Hard is looking for a shed large enough to fit the Food Van in so he can paint it, please let the club know if anyone has or knows of a shed that would be suitable.

Dick Jennings and Neil Munro spoke about Clare Munro's trip to Papua New Guinea with Sister Bernadette Patterson. Clare will be away for 2 weeks travelling to villages in remote areas and checking on the Presentation Sister health and to help in the communities that they live in. Dick has suggested that Coolamon Rotary make a donation for Clare to take with her to help with the work that the Presentation Sisters are doing in Papua New Guinea. Neil is going to ask Clare if she will give a short talk at the Club meeting on the 9th October about her trip.

The 9th October will be a joint meeting with the Junee Rotary Club at the Coolamon Sports Club. Junee Rotary will be bring their Taiwanese Exchange Student to the meeting.

Wayne Lewis won the Raffle

 

 

Beers and Gears

Wollundry Rotary members will be attending Monday 25th September to give an update on the Beers and Gears weekend.

DG George and Carol Weston's Visit



Monday 25th September dress code Ladies smart, Gentlemen jackets and Ties. 

Mental Health Forum

Wayne Lewis is still busy  organising the second Mental Health Forum to be held on the 27th September 6pm, at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club. Wayne has been approached by local people who are dealing with Mental Health issues, who will be present on the night and will be telling their personal stories. This event is being supported by the combined charity groups of Coolamon. There will be a BBQ and salads on the night for a gold coin donation. It would be a appreciated if those attending could bring a plate of cake, slice or biscuits to share over a cuppa after the guest speakers have finished their presentation.

There will be a number of HELP organisations present, Riverina Bluebell, Music for Mates, Mate Helping Mate, Calo's Riding Club and Introspective. David Post will be launching his Rural Outreach Service and a presentation and screening of the DVD, Our Stories of Depression.



 

SOMETHING LIGHT


 


DIARY.


Wednesday, September 20th. Board Meeting. Weston's residence,  Millwood Road, 7.30 pm.

Monday, September 25th.  DG George and Carol Weston's visit. Executive and Directors to meet with DG George before the meeting (time TBA). Please bring your partners and support our District Governor. Gentlemen ties and jackets please.  Ladies smart as always. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Sunday, October 1st. Gears & Beers. ALL Hands on Deck for Marshall duty.

Monday, October 2nd. No meeting (public holiday).

Monday, October 9th. Joint Meeting with Junee Rotary*. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, October 12th. BINGO. Allawah Lodge, 6:45 pm. Roster: Neil (Capt.), Don, Alex, Dick.

Sunday, October 15th. D9700 AGM and President's Forum. Young Country Club, 10.00 am-1.00 pm.

Thursday, November 9th. BINGO. Roster: Ian (Capt.), Daryl, Garth, John N.

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 20th.  AGM and Election of Officers.

Wednesday, November 22nd. Board Meeting.

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 459 296 BY FRIDAY

 

 


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 459 296.
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-10

Week of 11th September


This weeks meet was attended by 15 members and 1 guests. The AGM looks like being held on the 20th November

Neil Munro raised the idea of having the Peace and Bali plaques freshened up for Peace Day in 2019. This will be discussed further at the Board Meeting. Neil, advised that the Lifter for the Hospital cost is $4950.

Wayne Lewis updated us on the kind donation of 1500 round bales of hay by Barry McKay. Barry would like the money raised to help the local community. Wayne suggested the Rural Outreach Counselling which is a self funded service helping the local community. Finding a suitable storage location for the Rotary Food Van is still on going. Wayne found a storage location which would be suitable at the cost of $38 a week for 1 year. A more permanent solution was raised at the meeting and is being investigated. This option is is to investigate if an area can be found at the Coolamon Show Ground and a shed erected for a permanent home for the food van. The meeting voted on an passed a motion for Mark Reardon to go ahead with the purchase of a new exhaust fan for the Van, this will make working in the van a bit more comfortable.

Daryl Breust advised that the roster for Beers and Gears has been sent off and waiting to be finalised. Daryl will email the roster to the members who have volunteered to man check points when it has been sent to him.

Leslie and Paul Weston continue to have great success with their dachshunds!



There was a good turn out by members to help with the catering for the Junior Football Presentation night. Graham Dennis from the Lions Club also put in a big effort on one of the BBQ. Thank you to Clare Munro for getting the bread organised for the sausages and rissoles to be served up. It was a good night everyone was happy with the food and it was good to see everyone enjoying themselves.



 

Howard busy cooking.

Beers and Gears

Wollundry Rotary members will be attending Monday 25th September to give an update on the Beers and Gears weekend.

DG George and Carol Weston's Visit



Monday 25th September dress code Ladies smart, Gentlemen jackets and Ties. 

Mental Health Forum

Wayne Lewis is still busy  organising the second Mental Health Forum to be held on the 27th September 6pm, at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club. Wayne has been approached by local people who are dealing with Mental Health issues, who will be present on the night and will be telling their personal stories. This event is being supported by the combined charity groups of Coolamon. There will be a BBQ and salads on the night for a gold coin donation. It would be a appreciated if those attending could bring a plate of cake, slice or biscuits to share over a cuppa after the guest speakers have finished their presentation.

There will be a number of HELP organisations present, Riverina Bluebell, Music for Mates, Mate Helping Mate, Calo's Riding Club and Introspective. David Post will be launching his Rural Outreach Service and a presentation and screening of the DVD, Our Stories of Depression.



 

SOMETHING LIGHT


 


DIARY.


Thursday September 14th 2017, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Dave McKinley, Wayne Lewis, Ivan Furner

Monday September 25th.  DG George and Carol Weston's visit. Executive and Directors to meet with DG George before the meeting. Please bring your partners and support our District Governor. Gentlemen ties and jackets please.  Ladies smart as always.

Wednesday 20th November Board Meeting at the Westons.

Sunday October 1st Gears & Beers ALL Hands on Deck for Marshall duty

Thursday October 12th 2017, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Alex Thompson, Don Dyce, Dick Jennings

Sunday October 15th D9700 AGM and President's Forum 2017-2018 Presidents. YOUNG, 10.00am-1.00pm.

Thursday November 9th 2017, BINGO Ian Jennings Capt, Daryl Breust, Garth Perkin, John Nulty

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

Monday 20th November: AGM and Election of Officers.

Thursday December 14th 2017, BINGO Grahame Miles Capt, Bernadette Milne, Myffy Collette, John Bond

Thursday February 8th 2018, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Rod Jarrett, Dick Jennings, Alex Thompson

Saturday, 4th March and Sunday 5th March 2018 PETS.  Young.  President Elects Training Seminar.

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

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

Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2018 D9700 CONFERENCE in Leeton venue the Leeton ROXY Theatre.  Book accommodation early!

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 296 BY FRIDAY

 

DISTRICT 9700 DIARY


Just a section for our DGE to keep you in touch with District matters:

JG is back from Darwin and had an amazing time learning how to be a DG  and above all making new friends.  here is an example of what Rotary does and can do across the oceans:



JG with Susan and DGN Joe Otin from D9212 East Africa.  Joe is from Nairobi in Kenya.

Joe had a great time and here is his email:

G'day John and Susan,

We have an African saying that goes 'if you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far go together'.

This week we went together and in my mind we went far (and returned fast too) and it will be one of the most memorable trips of my life. It's less about the Outback and more about the company and conversations we had during the trip to Kakadu.

I've got to say that the TV series Neighbours doesn't portray the special people Down Under and experiencing your culture for myself greatly surpassed the high expectations I had of your country and people.

I'm glad that we got the chance to talk about Kenya and I didn't get to feel home sick because I was with a fellow Kenyan through the trip.

Susan, your sense of humor and your passion for life are beyond measure. By the end of the trip I was wondering why I couldn't hear the distinctive Australian accent with the people we met along the way, but perhaps it was because I had began to assimilate with your infectious culture and philosophy of consuming life with a big spoon.

I had no idea that this was going to be such a momentous trip and I feel that I have gained so much by spending time with you and I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas and strengthening Rotary in our respective regions as well as looking at opportunities for our businesses.

Cheers mate and have a safe flight back to Wonga Wonga.

Joe.


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 459 296.

 
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-9

Week of 28th. August


This weeks meeting was well attended with 17 members and 17 guests present. Wayne Lewis, informed the meeting that a donation of 50 round bales of oaten hay has been made to the club. Wayne is looking for suggestions on how the money raised from this donation can be utilised by the club.

Dick Jennings is looking for volunteers to help with catering for the Coolamon Junior Football and Netball presentation night this Saturday night from 4.15 pm - 6.30pm.

Guest Speaker Gemma Meier presentation on how Community's can take control over their energy needs, keep money and jobs in the local community was very informative and thought provoking

 



Beers and Gears

Wollundry Rotary members will be attending Monday 25th September to give an update on the Beers and Gears weekend.

Mental Heath Forum

Wayne Lewis is organising the second Mental Health Forum to be held on the 27th September 6pm, at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club. This event is being supported by the combined charity groups of Coolamon. There will be a BBQ and salads on the night for a gold coin donation. It would be a appreciated if those attending could bring a plate of cake, slice or biscuits to share over a cuppa after the guest speakers have finished their presentation.

There will be a number of HELP organisations present, Riverina Bluebell, Music for Mates, Mate Helping Mate, Calo's Riding Club and Introspective. David Post will be launching his Rural Outreach Service and a presentation and screening of the DVD, Our Stories of Depression

 

DIARY.


Saturday 9th September: GANMAIN Trivia Night. Details to follow.

Thursday September 14th 2017, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Dave McKinley, Wayne Lewis, Ivan Furner

Monday September 25th.  DG George and Carol Weston's visit. Executive and Directors to meet with DG George before the meeting. Please bring your partners and support our District Governor. Gentlemen ties and jackets please.  Ladies smart as always.

Sunday October 1st Gears & Beers ALL Hands on Deck for Marshall duty

Thursday October 12th 2017, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Alex Thompson, Don Dyce, Dick Jennings

Sunday October 15th D9700 AGM and President's Forum 2017-2018 Presidents. YOUNG, 10.00am-1.00pm.

Thursday November 9th 2017, BINGO Ian Jennings Capt, Daryl Breust, Garth Perkin, John Nulty

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

Thursday December 14th 2017, BINGO Grahame Miles Capt, Bernadette Milne, Myffy Collette, John Bond

Thursday February 8th 2018, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Rod Jarrett, Dick Jennings, Alex Thompson

Saturday, 4th March and Sunday 5th March 2018 PETS.  Young.  President Elects Training Seminar.

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

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

Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2018 D9700 CONFERENCE in Leeton venue the Leeton ROXY Theatre.  Book accommodation early!

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 296 BY FRIDAY

 

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 459 296.

 

UPDATE FROM THE TOP END


DGE John Glassford reports in from Darwin and Kakadu:

The Governor training is over for the year, next stop San Diego in January 2018 for the International Assembly and more training for DGEs.  It has been a hectic and intense week of Rotary.  Susan and JG are now in Kakadu with our guest DGN Joe Otin from D9212 East Africa.  Joe was one of the key note speakers at the Zone 8 Institute. Met some crocs and cane toads that is all the wildlife so far.

Here are some photos:

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-8

Week of 28th. August


I was able to attend the Monday night meeting. I can only attended every second week due to work commitments. I have been having issues with my email address, I have set up a new email address coolamonrb@gmail.com for anyone who has any information, news or articles they would like included in up coming bulletins

On The Light Side

The Central West Lifestyle magazine featured Coolamon and June in there Spring edition. There is some very interesting stories in the magazine. Two of our Rotary member Grahame Miles and Howard Atkinson feature in the magazine.



DIARY.


*Monday, 4 September: Partner's meeting. Guest speaker: Gemma Meier from Grong Grong, who works for the Office of Environment and Heritage, will talk about renewable energies. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday 9th September: GANMAIN Trivia Night. Details to follow.

Thursday September 14th 2017, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Dave McKinley, Wayne Lewis, Ivan Furner

Monday September 25th.  DG George and Carol Weston's visit. Executive and Directors to meet with DG George before the meeting. Please bring your partners and support our District Governor. Gentlemen ties and jackets please.  Ladies smart as always.

Sunday October 1st Gears & Beers ALL Hands on Deck for Marshall duty

Thursday October 12th 2017, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Alex Thompson, Don Dyce, Dick Jennings

Sunday October 15th D9700 AGM and President's Forum 2017-2018 Presidents. YOUNG, 10.00am-1.00pm.

Thursday November 9th 2017, BINGO Ian Jennings Capt, Daryl Breust, Garth Perkin, John Nulty

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

Thursday December 14th 2017, BINGO Grahame Miles Capt, Bernadette Milne, Myffy Collette, John Bond

Thursday February 8th 2018, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Rod Jarrett, Dick Jennings, Alex Thompson

Saturday, 4th March and Sunday 5th March 2018 PETS.  Young.  President Elects Training Seminar.

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

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

Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2018 D9700 CONFERENCE in Leeton venue the Leeton ROXY Theatre.  Book accommodation early!

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 296 BY FRIDAY

 


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 459 296.

 

GREETINGS FROM DARWIN


DGE John Glassford writes from Darwin
Afternoon from Darwin


About to start the GETS Governor Elect Training Seminar here in Darwin.


We have three days of GETS and then 3 days of the RI Zone 8 Institute.  Our plenary speakers for the Institute include RI Gen Secretary John Hewko and TRF Trustee and Past President of RIBI Mike Webb.  Susan and I and all the 21 DGEs from Zone 8 for 2018-2019, have a reception with John and Mike on Wednesday night, before the Institute dinner.


I have a make up with Darwin Sunrise on Friday morning a special event:


Hear about the events and people that make Darwin unique from our special guest speakers:


Mr Peter Forrest, Historian & Author

Mr John Anictomatis AO, Honorary Greek Consul-General,

former Administrator of the Northern Territory














 

 

 
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-7



What is the Four-Way Test to you and your club? The Four-Way Test is one of the most powerful guides to ethical behavior in existence. As Rotarians, we have a responsibility to speak the truth, to do our best in all situations, to be fair, build friendships and goodwill.

The test is as relevant today as it was 75 years ago, because the issues of morality and ethical behavior that existed then still exist today, therefore we should continuously apply this to our daily lives.



 

Week of 21st. August


Tonight we held a club assembly.  We had a good turn out of 16 Rotarians and one guest Helen Lewis. Welcome back Dave McKinley!

  • Raffle in Coolamon made around $550 and was won by Heavenly Bake!

  • We need everyone to look at inviting guest speakers

  • Henk read the minutes from the previous board meeting

  • Much discussion on the revamp of our caravan and the cost of $5,500 estimation:




  • Beers & Gears Roster for October 1st Daryl Breust will prepare this.

  • Look to applying for the D9700 Membership Sustainability Grant

  • Moo Poo what next?

  • Neil Munro reported on the Peace Ceremony 25th Anniversary of the 1st Rotary Peace City in the world, Wagga Wagga, to be held on the 23rd February 2018.

  • Neil Munro called for a joint religious meeting between all faiths.

  • Wayne Lewis reported on the visit to The Rock for a mental health meeting.

  •  Board approved the purchase of a P.A. system.


Sergeant Ted Hutcheon held a fines session and no one was spared.  Leslie Weston won the raffle a meat voucher.

All in all a good meeting and plenty of fellowship and good banter.

 

DIARY


Monday 28th August: TBA.

*Monday, 4 September: Partner's meeting. Guest speaker: Gemma Meier from Grong Grong, who works for the Office of Environment and Heritage, will talk about renewable energies. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday 9th September: GANMAIN Trivia Night. Details to follow.

Thursday September 14th 2017, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Dave McKinley, Wayne Lewis, Ivan Furner

Monday September 25th.  DG George and Carol Weston's visit. Executive and Directors to meet with DG George before the meeting. Please bring your partners and support our District Governor. Gentlemen ties and jackets please.  Ladies smart as always.

Sunday October 1st Gears & Beers ALL Hands on Deck for Marshall duty

Thursday October 12th 2017, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Alex Thompson, Don Dyce, Dick Jennings

Sunday October 15th D9700 AGM and President's Forum 2017-2018 Presidents. YOUNG, 10.00am-1.00pm.

Thursday November 9th 2017, BINGO Ian Jennings Capt, Daryl Breust, Garth Perkin, John Nulty

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



LOG IN AND BOOK HERE

Thursday December 14th 2017, BINGO Grahame Miles Capt, Bernadette Milne, Myffy Collette, John Bond

Thursday February 8th 2018, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Rod Jarrett, Dick Jennings, Alex Thompson

Saturday, 4th March and Sunday 5th March 2018 PETS.  Young.  President Elects Training Seminar.

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

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

Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2018 D9700 CONFERENCE in Leeton venue the Leeton ROXY Theatre.  Book accommodation early!

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 296 BY FRIDAY

 


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 459 296.

 

ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS






If you are in Sydney on the last Tuesday of each month go along. I love this idea very much as Rotary does mean business.  Next Rotary Means Business networking event - 29th August

 

STOP PRESS


GANMAIN 20th August 2019.



Leslie Weston says "Frank showed really nicely for me and is gaining confidence on the grass. He was pulled out in group by Mr. G. Vernon on Friday and awarded best jr. in hound group on Saturday by Prof. Corbitt."



President Paul Weston "We still need some work walking but Bradley showed very nicely and stood still while taking his first ribbon."



Not to be outdone Maureen Hulsman also starred with the pomeranian puppy who took best baby in show one day too I think!"

Congratulations to Leslie, Paul and Maureen.

 

FOOTNOTE






Hoopsnakes are dangerous snakes native to Australia. Commonly found in bushland and the outback, Hoopsnakes are NOT lethal, but are still dangerous when confronted. Although usually quite timid animals, Hoopsnakes have been known to chase down and attack animals and humans during their breeding period. If bitten by the Hoopsnake, headaches, vomiting, and temporary blindness and paralysis may occur.

What makes the Hoopsnake different from other snakes in the world is their ability to to roll, in a way much like a wheel or hula-hoop (hence the name, Hoopsnake). They bite onto their tail, which is very thick and callused, and use their strengthened spines to roll into a circular shape and roll around. Using this method, the Hoopsnake can reach up to 60km/h.

Although lots is known about the Hoopsnakes, they are not not very well known as they should be. They were never featured on any of Steve Irwin's television programs or his movies, which is quite disappointing. The Hoopsnake is a beautiful creature which deserves to be known throughout the world.

There is no definite breeding season with Hoopsnakes, as they breed year round. A female Hoopsnake will find a new mate every year. Couples only breed once a year, with the female laying around 10 to 15 eggs in a batch. On average, only 8 survive, due to the Hoopsnake being the main food source of eagles and hawks.

Hoopsnakes feed on small marsupials such as biblies, mice, rats and quolls. Baby hoopsnakes often eat crickets and other small insects. Hoopsnakes live around 8 years, and in their life time have been known to grow up to 1.5 metres long. They range from a light, olive green to a darker black in colour, depending on the age. This is why it is extremely difficult to identify the Hoopsnake, because the colours are so different.



SEE YOU NEXT WEEK

The stand in temporary bulletin editor is off to Darwin for the GETS and Zone 8 Institute our Bulletin Editor Julie will be back as soon as her computer is up to speed.  Any correspondence please contact me in Darwin!
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-6





 

Week of 14 August


 

Tonight we had the pleasure of the company of 3 members from the Wollundry Rotary Club.  Ably led by PP Phil McIntosh and supported by PP David Byfield and current Wollundry President Paul Milde.

Attendance present 16 Rotarians and 5 guests including Barry Lillywhite, Trevor Kiss and the three visiting Rotarains from Wollundry.

We had another good meeting with plenty of banter and some serious Rotary work. Our guest speaker PP Phil McIntosh from Wollundry and the prime mover for this amazing project gave a detailed account of the 2016 Gears & Beers run.



Phil went on to congratulate our club and community for the assistance in last year's event and invited us to support the run on Sunday October 1st. Phil reminded us that daylight saving actually starts on the day of the event. We are responsible for the Dirty 130 and the 105km ride.

RAPHA are again the major sponsors with some wonderful clothing. RAPHA are an international cycle company and are seen in Tokyo, Rome, Paris, Sydney and Melbourne. Photos of last years Gears & Beers have gone around the world.



The help on the day. for 2017 is very popular with the Dirty 130 being sold out. As always Wollundry will share the proceeds with those who help on the day.

Phil said that around 850 riders will come to Coolamon on the day. So we need to have as many volunteers to make this a successful event.



Last year the event attracted over 1100 riders and 4000 people into the festival this year our target is 1500 plus riders and 4500 people to the festival. We are keen to embrace the Culture of the craft of Brewing Beers and Ciders as well as coffee, this combined with a community cycling event, a long weekend Sunday, a location right at the top of Wagga Wagga’s main street and a club that is prepared to give of its time to raise funds for great causes, I think we are onto a winner of an event.

Rides range from 9km (for the kids and mums and dads), 30km, 50km road, 50km filthy fifty (dirt roads), 105km road, and the Rapha Dirty 130.

Followed by the craft Beer and Cider festival with some of the country's best independent craft brewers.


Gears & Beers Web Site


 

RI President Elect 2018-2019




Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, has been selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president. Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.

RIPE Barry Rassin


RIPE Barry Rassin is our leader for 2018-2019 from the Bahamas where the sun shines on a beautiful part of our world. I look forward to working with RIPE Barry in 2018-2019 as our District Governor.

 

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 459 296.

 

Diary


Wednesday, 16 August:  Board Meeting. Weston residence, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, 19 August: Street raffle. Coolamon Newsagency, 6.30 am - noon.

ROSTER:

7.00-8.00 Howard Atkinson Barry Lillywhite

8.00-9.00 John Glassford Ted Hutcheon

9.00-10.00 Wayne Lewis Steve Exton

10.00-11.00 Sally Farmer Don Dyce Henk Hulsman

11.00-12.00 John Bond Daryl Breust

Monday, 21 August:  Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 4 September: Partner's meeting. Guest speaker: Gemma Meier from Grong Grong, who works for the Office of Environment and Heritage, will talk about renewable energies. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday 9th September: GANMAIN Trivia Night. Details to follow.

Monday September 25th.  DG George and Carol Weston's visit. Executive and Directors to meet with DG George before the meeting. Please bring your partners and support our District Governor. Gentlemen ties and jackets please.  Ladies smart as always.

Sunday October 1st Gears & Beers ALL Hands on Deck for Marshall duty

Sunday October 15th D9700 AGM and President's Forum 2017-2018 Presidents. YOUNG, 10.00am-1.00pm.

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



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Saturday, 4th March and Sunday 5th March 2018 PETS.  Young.  President Elects Training Seminar.

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

Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2018 D9700 CONFERENCE in Leeton venue the Leeton ROXY Theatre.  Book accommodation early!

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 296 BY FRIDAY

 

FOOTNOTE






SEE YOU NEXT WEEK
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Wollundry Thank you Dinner who Helped Cambodia

HELP Cambodia is a local charity run by Wagga people, Wollundry Rotary Club are supporting this dinner and are doing great work in Cambodia helping families and especially kids with health and education.

We have recently built a new school in a desperately poor area of Phnom Penh and we also received RAWCS status for this project, so we decided to have a dinner to celebrate and say thanks to our supporters.

The dinner is not a "fund raiser". There are no auctions or raffles, in fact we are giving away some great prizes (Weber BBQ, Family Photo Shoot, 2 tickets to Wicked and a 10 visit yoga pass) and of course we will be enjoying the great food and atmosphere at the Magpies Nest.

Click on the poster for full details:

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RI President Elect for 2018-2019



Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, has been selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president. Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.

RIPE Barry Rassin

RIPE Barry Rassin is our leader for 2018-2019 from the Bahamas where the sun shines on a beautiful part of our world. I look forward to working with RIPE Barry in 2018-2019 as our District Governor.
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-5

To Rotarian Bernadette Milne from your fellow Rotarians.




"Bernadette; President Paul Weston, the members and partners of the Rotary Club of Coolamon extend our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband Russell.  We are indebted to you for all the hard work that you have put in for our community.  Please be assured that we are all thinking of you and your family at this time.  Russell was a good man and those that came to know him will miss his humour and love of all things footy."

 

Last Week


President Paul Weston inducted Howard Atkinson as a member of our club.



Rotarian Howard Atkinson and Ann Atkinson with President Paul Weston.

Ann and Howard are renovating the Old Convent in Coolamon and it will become a function centre.  Welcome to Coolamon and Coolamon Rotary Club Howard and Ann.

Thursday August 3rd saw the visit of the Wagga Men's Rugby Choir and Murrumbidgee Magic, it was a wonderful night of good music thank you to the organisers especially Don Dyce.  Net proceeds for Mental Health as around $630.

 







 

Week of 7 August


Tonight we had the pleasure of the company of 3 students from The Riverina Anglican College, namely Mikaela Foster, Mitchell Foster and Henry Yates with Teacher and Mother to two of the students present, Fiona Foster.  They came to talk on their trip along the Kokoda Track recently.

Attendance present 12 Rotarians and 8 guests including Helen Lewis, Sally Farmer and Barry Lillywhite.  Several apologies due to the flu including our President Paul Weston. President Elect Daryl Breust took the Chair and we had an excellent meeting.

 



The Kokoda Trail was a path that linked Ower's Corner and the small village of Wairopi on the northern side of the Owen Stanley mountain range.

Its name was derived from the village of Kokoda on the southern side of the main range, the site of the only airfield between Port Moresby and the north coast.

The Japanese saw the Kokoda Trail as a means by which to capture Port Moresby overland.

Mikaela and Henry gave the presentation of this journey of 9 days following the Kokoda Track.  It was a tough one for them and they experienced some harsh conditions.  Mikaela and Henry took turns explaining the various highlights of the trek.

Both students were very respectful of the part the Diggers who defended Port Moresby and hence the gateway to Australia for the Japanese Army.   They also showed great respect for their porters and the villagers they met along the way.  There were some very emotional times and the students had their own Dawn Service at Isurava.




They ended their visit to Papua New Guinea at the war cemetery at Bomana



Here are some of their photos please click on the thumbnails:





President Elect Daryl thanked the team from TRAC and as Daryl has trekked Kokoda the talk brought back many memories for Daryl.  L-R Henry Yates, PE Daryl Breust, Mikaela Foster, Mitchell Foster and Fiona Foster.

 

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 459 296.

 

Diary


Thursday, 10 August: Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 6.45 for 7.30 pm. Roster: with Grahame Miles

Monday, 14 August: Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday, 19 August: Street raffle. Coolamon Newsagency, 6.30 am - noon.

*Monday, 4th September Gemma Meier
Our guest speaker will be Gemma Meier, from Grong Grong, who works for the Office of Environment and Heritage, who will talk to us on renewable energies.

Monday September 25th.  DG George and Carol Weston's visit. Executive and Directors to meet with DG George before the meeting. Please bring your partners and support our District Governor. Gentlemen ties and jackets please.  Ladies smart as always.

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



LOG IN AND BOOK HERE

 

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 296 BY FRIDAY

 


One should always wear one's Rotary pin as shown here by the Prince of Wales.

 




FOOTNOTE


Story here on Australian Endangered Species in our own Rotary Down Under

 

RAGES in RDU


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Rotary Down Under August 2017 Edition

This month RDU Or the Rotary Down Under magazine features animal conservation and there is a great story on RAGES this month.



View the RDU online here:

RDU August Edition




 

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