Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #20

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #20




 





PDG Fred Loneragan and PDG David Kennedy above

D9700 Rotary Foundation Director, PDG David Kennedy reminds us:

Polio

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

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

Polio Today

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

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

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

 

Progress on Global Grant for Kisiriri in Narok, Kenya.


 

Global Grant in Narok. Kenya

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

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

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



 

MEETING NOVEMBER  20th. 2017


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



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

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

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

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

Beckom Public School Thursday December 7th Daryl Breust 6.15pm

Marrar Public School Thursday December 7th Ted Hutcheon 6.15pm

The following schools have not advised on dates and times:

Ardlethan with Will Cartwright and Alex Thompson

St Michael's Coolamon Neil Munro

St Brendon's Ganmain Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne.

 

AGM MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER


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

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

YOUTH EXCHANGE BBQ




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

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



Rotary Club of Urjalan Finland

Urjalan Facebook Page

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

 

SOMETHING LIGHT!


 



 

 

DIARY.


 

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

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

Monday December 11th.  Wind up 2017 meeting!

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

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

New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Partners and Guests Night

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

 

FOOTNOTE


Update on the Orange Daybreak RC Schoolies to Nepal


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



 



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

 

ELEPHANTS




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

 

The Elephant in the Room by Ellen (great segment)


 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


Andrew Best RI Parramatta Office Tucson PolioPlus Ride

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





 

P.S.


An expensive dog story again from the Westons:



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

 

A Friendly Reminder


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

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #19

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #19




 



NOVEMBER IS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH


ANDREW BEST R.I. AUSTRALIA RIDES FOR POLIO PLUS

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

MEETING NOVEMBER  13th. 2017


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

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

 

The Planning Meeting

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

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

  • Bingo to keep going for the next 6 months.

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

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

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

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

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

  • We need another Peace Flag.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A huge night of planning and forward thinking!

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

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

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

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

 

AGM MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER


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

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

SOMETHING LIGHT!






 

DIARY.


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

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

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

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

Monday December 11th.  Wind up 2017 meeting!

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

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

New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Partners and Guests Night

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

 

FOOTNOTE


Orange Daybreak RC Schoolies to Nepal


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

 


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

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12th. IN YOUNG


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







From Andrew Best:

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

Dear DGE John,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regards,

Andrew

 

 



Hint in the above video for 2019 Griffith.

 

 

A Friendly Reminder


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

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #18

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #18




 



 



Message from our D9700 Foundation Director PDG David Kennedy:

 

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION - OUR CHARITY



NOVEMBER IS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH




 

BREAKING RECORDS DAY 1 WILL!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE VIEWED THIS POST!



 

MEETING NOVEMBER  6th. 2017


Youth Exchange Night with our German Exchange Student Lucia Bohnsack

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



Lucia was introduced by Youth Director Dave McKinley:

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

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



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

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

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

Some photos from Monday night:



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

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

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



 

AGM MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER


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

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

SOMETHING LIGHT!






 

 

 

DIARY.


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

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

Monday November 13th.  Club Planning Meeting. 

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Partners and Guests Night

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

 

FOOTNOTE


NOT AGAIN!  LESLIE WESTON CONGRATULATIONS!

Also Happy Birthday

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



 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR NEWS:







A WORD FROM District Governor George Weston



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


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


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


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


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


Remember -  Rotary Making a Difference


George Weston

DG D9700 2017-2018




A Friendly Reminder


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

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17




Editor Julie Clark



OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH




MEETING OCTOBER 30th. 2017


NEW MEMBER


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



Wayne Lewis with Will Cartwright and President Paul Weston.

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

 

The CONVENT MEETING




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



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

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

We had 18 members and 17 guests:



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

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

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

Thanks to the Atkinsons for a wonderful evening.

 

RON & MONICA'S CLEARANCE SALE


SALE O! SALE O!

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

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





 

AGM MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER


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

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

SOMETHING LIGHT!






 

 

 

DIARY.


 

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Partners and Guests Night

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

 

FOOTNOTE


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

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

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

FULL STORY HERE



 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


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

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



 

A Friendly Reminder


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

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #16

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #16




Editor Julie Clark



OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH


 

MEETING OCTOBER 23rd. 2017


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

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

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

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

Youngest Rotarian

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

Wayne won the Raffle

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



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

{Thank you Leslie Weston For the story}.

 

REMINDER and call for volunteers:


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


Ron and Monica Hogg's property "Clear View"


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



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


CONTACT AGENT ALEX CROKER 0428 326810

VENDOR DOM HOGG 0488 230840

DIRECTIONS HERE

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


SO LET US KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY PLEASE.



ONLY IN AFRICA!




 

DIARY.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Partners and Guests Night

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

 

FOOTNOTE


The Weston Clan does it again and again:

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



 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


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







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


A Friendly Reminder


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

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Rotary Means Business Sydney Rotary Club

Rotary Means Business Sydney Rotary Club




Personal Brand Photographer, Zahrina Robertson, was the guest presenter at Sydney Rotary Club's monthly Business and Networking Breakfast.  Only 2 silver haired gentlemen there all  the others are young and some potential Rotarians as well.

Rotary Means Business Meetings Sydney


http://zahrinaphotography.com/


 



 
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Kisiriri Primary School Project in Kenya



Kisiriri Primary School

We are working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Milimani D9212 in Kenya and the Lake Chelan Rotary Club in the USA to provide funds for the school in Narok with over 630 primary school children.





 

 

 
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #15

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #15




 

{Guest Editor John Glassford}




OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH


 

October Presidential Message


Ian H.S. Riseley - Rotary International President-elect 2016-17


Ian H.S. Riseley


President 2017-18


October 2017


Some years ago in the Melbourne, Australia, museum where my daughter used to work, an iron lung was on display. For most people my age who remembered the terrifying polio epidemics of the 1950s, that iron lung was a testament to how far vaccination had brought us: to the point where that once-critical piece of medical equipment had literally become a museum piece.


FULL STORY HERE


MEETING OCTOBER 16th 2017


Monday nights at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club is where we meet, debate, discuss, have fun and get things off the chest.  Last night was no exception, a red hot meeting between passionate people.


Another good role up from our members with three guests, all three potential members, let us hope they went home intrigued and excited to join us.  We welcomed Sarah Collins, Will Cartwright and Barry Lillywhite to our meeting.


Youth was the main topic discussed at length last night and our Youth Exchange programme.


REMINDER and call for volunteers:


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


Ron and Monica Hogg's property "Clear View"


Millwood Road COOLAMON {14kms out on the Millwood Road simply follow the signs from Coolamon}.


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


SO LET US KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY PLEASE.


The following items were discussed or reported on during the meeting:


District AGM at Young


District Grant for Membership Sustainability.


Tree planting


Caravan refurbishmemnt


Telephone Book Edit


New Year's Eve in Coolamon


Youth Exchange Programme


Easter Saturday Markets


Moo Poo Bags available for $7 per bag. 3 bags for $20Available from Delta Ag (Coolamon) and Ag & Vet (Ganmain).Delivery available: phone Dave on 6927 8553 0r Wayne on 0427 311 174


D9700 REQUEST FOR UNIFORMITY


D9700 Administration Director, PDG Gary Roberts and D9700 Executive Secretary and Web Master, Paul Murray have asked all the clubs in our District 9700 to bring their data base up to date.    We have brought our list up to date and it can be found on club runner D9700 web site.


District 9700 Web Site

The following positions are those that D9700 uses for mail distribution:

 

President


President Elect

Immediate Past President

Treasurer

Secretary

Administration Director

Foundation Director

Membership Director

Youth Director

Service Projects Director

Public Image Director

 


Bulletin Editor


Sergeant @ Arms


 




DIARY.


Thursday, October 19th. Board meeting at the Coolamon Recreation Club.

Monday, October 23rd*: Guest speaker meeting.  Joanne Connoley, CSU lecturer and Coolamon resident, will give a presentation on platypus and wildlife. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Partners and Guests Night

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

 

FOOTNOTE




REMINDER TO ALL if you are changing or ordering new shirts, caps and banners please use the new Rotary Logo.

Get your items from Rotary Down Under:

ROTARY DOWN UNDER CLOTHING



 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


Last week I attended in all 7 meetings:

Probably the most enjoyable was the Sydney Rotary Club's Rotary Means Business Breakfast meeting at the Grace Hotel in York Street.

 

Rotary Means Business Sydney Rotary Club




Personal Brand Photographer, Zahrina Robertson, was the guest presenter at Sydney Rotary Club's monthly Business and Networking Breakfast.  Only 2 silver haired gentlemen there all  the others are young and some potential Rotarians as well. This is an excellent way to meet potential customers and to introduce people to Rotary.

 

Rotary Means Business Meetings Sydney



Our guest speaker was Personal Brand Photographer, Zahrina Robertson:

 



http://zahrinaphotography.com/

 

COOLAMON GLOBAL GRANT UNDER WAY




Kisiriri Primary School

We are working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Milimani D9212 in Kenya and the Lake Chelan Rotary Club in the USA to provide funds for the school in Narok with over 630 primary school children.





The team from District 9212 who will supervise and implement the Global Grant when completed and approved by the Rotary Foundation.  This is the last of the funds from the 2007 Kilimanjaro Climb.  Seen here with JG in Atlanta at the RAGES booth.

 

A Friendly Reminder


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

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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

President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-14

Week of 9th October


Last night's meeting was a busy night with 30 Coolamon and Junee members and guests attending. It was a slightly different meeting as we had a film crew, filming a short segment for an upcoming promotional video promoting the benefits of living in regional areas. Junee Rotary's new exchange student, Allan from Taiwan, and their outbound exchange student, Jasmin Phillips, attended the meeting, as did Coolamon's exchange student from Germany (Lucia Bohnsack) and outbound student Jackson Wykes.

John B. bought the new PA system to the meeting; it has 2 microphones, a USB port, bluetooth and a remote. The system works very well; everyone could hear what was being said.

Dick moved a motion that Coolamon Rotary provides the catering for Ronny and Mon Hogg's clearing sale on the 28th October and that all money raised  be donated to cancer research. John Higginson from Junee Rotary offered Coolamon the use of their mobile BBQ Trailer for the clearing sale if our food van isn't able to be used.

Daryl thanked everyone who helped with the smooth running of Bears and Gears especially members' partners who baked Anzac biscuits. Daryl estimates there were 600 bike riders on the ride. A big thank you for the big effort by members who worked in the food van; it was a long and busy day, well done.

Music 4 Mates and Shear 4 Mates event is being held at Coolamon Sports and Rec Club this weekend. If you are attending and would like to help out, please tell the organisers and they will find something for you to do.



Junee and Coolamon combined meeting



Allan and Lucia

Allan has been in Australia for only a short time, and it has been a big adjustment for him. Allan's home town in Taiwan has a population of 3.9 million people, and the school he attends at home has 2500 students. Junee has 200 students and all of Junee knows he's an exchange student. Allan has been busy since arriving; he has been camping, but he has to work on his fitness as he has found it hard climbing mountains. I'm sure Allan will enjoy his stay in Junee.

Lucia updated the members on what she has been up to. Lucia has been in Coolamon for 10 weeks; she started off in year 10 at Coolamon Central School when she arrived, but she is now in year 11. Lucia said the Australian education system is much less demanding than the German system. Lucia has been on a school excursion to Canberra visiting Old and New Parliament House and the War Memorial; she would like to return to Canberra to spend more time looking around. Lucia is surprised at how cold it is here and enjoyed the chance to go skiing. She also enjoyed a visit to Bermagui, walking on the beach and swimming.

Clare Munro's Trip to Papua New Guinea

Clare was not able to attend Monday's meeting to accept the donation for the mission she will be visiting. Clare provided this message:

Please accept my apologies for not being present to accept your mission donation.

Thank you for the invitation to tell you of my upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea. My cousin Bernadette regularly visits PNG to support/mentor the Presentation Nuns in the west Sepik region and she has agreed for me to visit with her on this occasion.

As a retired Community Nurse it is hoped I may be able to speak with the sisters, approx 25, on a one-on-one basis in an effort to ensure they are caring for their own health. (They lost their much loved leader to breast cancer last year). Encourage them to seek help early & maybe change some habits.

No doubt this will be an extreme learning curve for me, I hope & pray I can earn some trust from the local nuns and not become a burden to anyone.

I'm looking forward to visiting the local hospital, a mission health clinic and participating in the Family Violence workshop to be run by Gary Austin from USA.

Sydney to Port Moresby Fly 4 hrs

Port Moresby - Wewak Fly 2 hrs with a stop at Madang, Stay a day or two, hopefully catch up with the 3 nuns currently doing their HSC examinations. These ladies are in their 20's +.

Wewak - Aitape 5 hrs in a Glorified truck with seats on the back but Bern promises me the front seat, travel time depends on the state of the rivers, maybe I'm in for a "walk on water" Apparently you dry off very quickly. Will spend most of our time in Aitape.

Aitape-Arop and Malol, the areas decimated by the tsunami 1998. This ia apparently one of the most beautiful areas in the world.

Aitape-Ningil on the truck again for about 4 hrs, dirt floor school rooms, medical clinic etc. Convent burnt down recently.

Thank you and kind regards,

Clare Munro



Mental Health Forum

The Mental Health Forum held on the 27th of September was a very informative and well attended night. David Post and John Harper launched ROC (Rural Outreach Counselling) a new not-for-profit counselling service. The Leeton Carlo's Riders Club screened their DVD, Our Stories of Depression, which showed people suffering from mental illness sharing their stories and struggles. Some of the people on the DVD were present on the night and spoke to the audience about how they are on the road to recovery and how to get help. There were a number of people who were in the audience who also spoke of their struggles. Copies of the DVD, Our Stories of Depression, were handed out on the night; if you would like to watch this DVD, I'm sure Wayne Lewis would have a few copies. I have a copy if anyone would like to borrow it.



 

Congratulations Alex

Alex received the Coaches Award at Coolamon Rovers Football Presentation night



 

Lost BLUE ROTARY BANNER -- does anyone know where it is???

 

MOO POO TIME AGAIN

$7 per bag. 3 bags for $20

Available from Delta Ag (Coolamon) and Ag & Vet (Ganmain).

Delivery available: phone Dave on 6927 8553 0r Wayne on 0427 311 174.

 

On the Lighter Side


Things I never knew:

  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

  • The dot over the letter i is called a tittle.

  • A raisin dropped into a fresh glass of champagne will bounce up and down continuously from top to the bottom of the glass to the top.

  • A duck's quack doesn't echo and nobody knows why.

  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.


 

DIARY


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.

Monday, October 16th: Business Meeting.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, October 18th: Board meeting.

Monday, October 23rd*: Guest speaker meeting.  Joanne Connoley, CSU lecturer and Coolamon resident, will give a presentation on platypus and wildlife. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

Monday, November 6th*: Guest speaker meeting. Lucia Bohnsack (exchange student). Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 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.

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

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

Wednesday, November 22nd. Board Meeting.

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

Thursday, February 8th: 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: BINGO. Neil (Capt.), Dave, Don, Leslie.

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th: D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  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.
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-13

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #13






 

Congratulations Tigers supporter Daryl Breust great game!!!


 

{Guest Editor John Glassford}




 

OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH


Rise of the female Honduran entrepreneur



BUSINESS: Coffee Growing & Harvesting

TIME WITH ADELANTE2 Years

DEPARTMENT: Intibucá

It takes over three hours to get out to Silvia’s tiny village from La Esperanza, the hub of the Western Highlands in Intibucá, but it is well worth the journey.

It takes over three hours to get out to Silvia’s tiny village from La Esperanza, the hub of the Western Highlands in Intibucá, but it is well worth the journey.

“I have suggested to other women the benefits of working with Adelante. You learn so much. You learn how to manage your loans. If you don’t have the funds you can’t learn how to manage them. You can have good ideas and ambition but until you have the funds you cannot learn how to use them”

SYLVIA

Adelante collaborates, through Rotary's global grants, with the Rotary Club of Real de Minas-Tegucigalpa (Honduras), the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps (California, USA), and several other clubs from District 5340 (California, USA). With the help of Rotary, Adelante has been able to provide business training and 600 loans to its clients. The partnership continues to grow in the departments of Intibucá and La Paz.

 

Week of 2nd October


Geers & Bears Sunday to help the Wollundry Wagga Wagga Rotary Club with this amazing event.  All hands on deck as marshalls and cooks.  A full report next week.  However we hear that Bernadette's Anzac cookies were a great hit.



John Bond on duty.

Leslie Weston wrote:

Today was a great day for the 3rd annual Gears and Beers Ride developed by Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga Wagga and supported by Coolamon Rotary Club. This year there were over 1700 riders from across Australia who entered in the ride with longest race the "Dirty 130" km and the shortest 10 km. Over 800 entered the Rapha sponsored Dirty 130......this year! John Bond and I marshalled the Dirty 130 turn from Millwood Road to Williamson Lane and there were a few spills and some bandaging, given the speed of the competitive riders (but only two spills thankfully).

You can see the turn is steep and the dirt is long and tricky with hills and bumps. They complete in less than 2 hours. The 105 km race goes right through Coolamon with a rest stop across from the Coolamon Hotel, all supported by Rotary Club of Coolamon. Was great fun but an early start, given daylight savings! Next year we anticipate over 2000 riders. Following on is the Beers and Gears craft beer and cider festival which is open to the public all day today !



GREAT FIRE ENGINE MUSTER

Also on the weekend Coolamon hosted the Great Fire Engine Muster organised by the Coolamon Fire Museum.  Rotary managed the Rotary food van.

Downtown Coolamon was hopping with heaps of visitors on hand to see new and historic fire engines as well as antique and modern sports cars, supported by the Wagga Wagga Historic Car Club, the MG club and Holden Commodore clubs. Open all day with demonstrations and music!





Thank you Leslie!

WOLLUNDRY PHOTOS:





Looks like Bernadette's ANZAC cookies!

 

SOMETHING LIGHT






A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, “Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can’t figure out how to get it started.”

He asks, “What is it supposed to be when it’s finished?”
The blonde says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a rooster.”

Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle. She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.

He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says, “First of all, no matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster.”


He takes her hand and says, “Second, I want you to relax, and then…..” he sighed, “we’ll put all these Corn Flakes back in the box.”


 

DIARY.


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.

Wednesday, October 18th. Board meeting.

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.

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Partners and Guests Night

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

 

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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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