Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1920-25


Meeting of 10 February


PP President Neil welcomed 14 members and guest Chez Post.  Apologies from  Don, Lyn, Howard, Daryl, Marianne, Dick, Bruce and Dave.

Correspondence:

  • Letter from DG re asking for nominations for DG for 2021-22

  • Bank statements in and given to Treasurer Henk


Business:

Henk gave a report on Bingo, which was run last week by Henk (captain), Dick, Ian and Don.  There were 13 participants and the profit on the night was ca. $150.

Grahame reported on the upcoming visit from the Batlow Rotary Club next Monday. Six of their members plus 2 of their partners will be our guests on Monday and will present ideas as to how our club can help their town recover from the devastation of the recent bushfires. They will be arriving at the Sport & Rec Club at 6 pm on Monday; those who will be billetting them (plus any other members) are asked to be there to share a bit of fellowship with them before the meeting.  The following members and partners) will be billeting our guests (in parentheses):

  • Daryl & Jann (President Greg Mouat)

  • John & Susan (PE Sam Hughes)

  • Grahame & Sharon (Secretary Margaret Isselmann)

  • Don & Sally (Community Service Director Terry Peel & his wife Chris)

  • Howard & Ann (PP John & Debbie Hides)

  • John & Jan N (PP Robert Pearce)


Assorted items from the rest of the evening:

  • Myffy gave a report on the CCC and expressed special thanks to Maree J for her help in producing the last issue of the Chronicle.

  • John B has offered 2 bluetooth speakers to the Club to amplify the speaker in the computer being used for PowerPoint or video presentations.

  • The Rotary Club of Belconnen is visiting the Batlow and Tumbarumba Rotary Clubs to offer their support.

  • Ian reported that two sets of picnic tables and benches are in place on the bike track to Ganmain.

  • Names of members who will be attending  the district conference and will be able to help out on the RDU stall are needed soon!

  • Volunteers are needed to cook breakfast for the visiting hot rod clubs on March 14 & 15 - roster to be sent around at upcoming meeting.

  • Paul reported on Easter Saturday events, including our markets in UTDS precinct, family bike ride & Ditch the Dust party in afternoon.

  • RYDA will be run in Wagga during week of March 16. Coolamon students will be attending on Friday, March 20th.

  • The district assembly will be held on May 16 in Young.

  • The district technology workshop (DisTec) will take place on  April 19th in Young.

  • Our changeover will take place on Monday, June 29.

  • The 50th anniversary celebration of the Coolamon Rotary Club will take place on Saturday, March 6,  2021.  A planning committee was formed and includes John G, Henk, Ian, Bern and Leslie.


Albert ran a short but spirited fine session, which was followed by a few controversial cross fines.  Grahame won the raffle (at long last).

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

THE PUZZLER


What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? (Answer next week)



DIARY


*Monday, February 24th - Partner's night with members from Batlow Rotary Club attending to discuss ideas for helping Batlow recover from the recent bushfires.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:00 for 7 pm (note the earlier start to welcome our guests).

Tuesday, February 25th - Breakfast for Batlow Rotary guests (and hosts) at Huff 'n' Puff Strawbale Constructions, Ganmain.

Monday, March 2nd - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

*Monday, March 9th - Speaker meeting: John Egan speaking on Indigenous Health Scholarship program of Australian Rotary Health.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, March 12th - BINGO.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain), Bruce (for Don), Dave and Ivan.

Friday-Sunday, March 13th - 15th  - Hot rods visiting Coolamon. Our club will cater for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Details forthcoming.

Wednesday, March 18th - Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Friday-Sunday, March 20th - 22nd - D9700 District Conference, Temora.

Saturday, April 11th - Coolamon Rotary Easter Markets. Up To Date Store, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the door and outside the newsagency.  The markets will be accompanied by the UTD Art Battle and will be followed by the town party being run by the Coolamon Shire Council ("Ditch the Dust").

Sunday, April 19th - DisTec20 (District 9700 technology workshop),  Young.

Saturday, May 16th - District Assembly, Young.

June 6-10th - RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
Acting President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & Vice President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director:  vacant
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford
 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1920-24


Meeting of 3 February


VP Daryl welcomed 22 members and special guest speakers Jackson, Tim & Peta Wykes, and several other guests (Jann B, Heather McK, Anne B, Maureen H, Maree J, Marilyn J, Susan G, Fiona P and Chez).

Apologies from  John B, Bruce, John N and Lyn.



Correspondence:

  • Red Neck Rally on March 1 to 6 raising funds for Country Hope.

  • Hot Rods coming to Coolamon -  March 14 & 15. Coolamon Rotary have been asked to cater for breakfast.

  • Ditch the Drought event on afternoon of Easter Saturday on April 11th, following our markets and the Up-To-Date Art Battle.


Business:

  • Batlow Club Visit on February 24, 6 or 7 members arriving 6pm at Sports Club. 

  • Bingo this week. Rostered on are Henk (captain), Dick, Don & Ian.


Daryl conducted the induction of Brian Pattison into our club, sponsored by Ian and Dick Jennings. 



 

Guest speakers:

Tim started the talk by sincerely thanking the Rotary Club of Coolamon for the opportunity for Jackson to experience the 12 month exchange to Finland.

Peta & Jackson then presented a slide show of their recent eight-week tour, which started in Dubai and then proceeded on to Denmark and Finland.

The Wykeses stopped off in Dubai for a few days and described it as WOW! They toured the old & the new part of the city. They then travelled to Denmark and visited the spiral forest tower & Tivoli Gardens, among other highlights.  

After exploring Denmark for almost two weeks they then went to Helsinki, Finland, where Jackson spent his Rotary Exchange year in 2018. Normally the capital is covered in snow in winter, but while they were there, there sadly was none. They stayed with most of Jackson’s host families in the town of Urjala and attended a Rotary meeting in Aservo nearby.  While staying at Jackson’s first host family they went on a dog sled ride on the ice and Peta had a fit when they found out in the middle of the journey they were on an ice-covered lake! Because they were in Finland in the middle of winter, the sun rose about 11.30 in the morning and set a few hours later about 2 pm!!!

Our new Youth Service director, Anne, thanked them for their presentation.



The raffle was won by Chez (both prizes!) and Albert concluded the evening with an entertaining fine session.

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




DIARY


Thursday, February 13th - First BINGO for the new decade.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain), Bruce, Dick & Ian (for Leslie).

Saturday & Sunday, February 15 -16 - PETS (President Elect Training Session).

Monday, February 17th - Regular meeting.  Planning for upcoming events such as the Batlow Rotary visit next week, Hot Rods catering and Easter Saturday events. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, February 19th - Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

*Monday, February 24th - Partner's night with members from Batlow Rotary Club attending to discuss ideas for helping Batlow recover from the recent bushfires.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Tuesday, February 25th - Breakfast for Batlow Rotary guests (and hosts) at Huff 'n' Puff Strawbale Constructions, Ganmain.

Monday, March 2nd - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

*Monday, March 9th - Speaker meeting: John Egan speaking on Indigenous Health Scholarship program of Australian Rotary Health.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, March 12th - BINGO.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain), Bruce (for Don), Dave and Ivan.

Friday-Sunday, March 13th - 15th  - Hot rods visiting Coolamon. Our club will cater for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Details forthcoming.

Wednesday, March 18th - Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Friday-Sunday, March 20th - 22nd - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th - RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
Acting President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & Vice President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director:  vacant
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford
 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1920-23


Meeting of 3 February


VP Daryl welcomed 18 members.  Apologies from Dick, Myffy, Albert, Lyn, Marianne & Garth.

Daryl thanked all those who helped cater for the Australia Day celebrations last Sunday.

Daryl reminded us that next Monday’s meeting (February 10) we will be welcoming Jackson Wykes & family to our meeting. They'll be telling us of their summer holiday visiting the families in Finland who hosted Jackson at various stages of the year he spent on the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Partners & guests are most welcome on this night.

Bingo is starting up again this Thursday, February 13.  Rostered on are  Henk (captain), Don (for Bruce), Dick & Ian.

If you are one of the 8 members who have not replied to Grahame’s email as to when you’d prefer to be rostered on to Bingo for 2020, please do so ASAP, to avoid being slotted into a month that doesn’t suit you. To be fair to all concerned, every member should help out at least once each year to spread the load more evenly.

Correspondence:

  • Thank you letter from Council for our contribution to Australia Day celebrations.


Club Assembly:

  • Minutes of the 3 previous board meetings have been sent to all members.

  • Treasurer Henk gave a report on NYE catering and reported balances on club accounts.

  • It has been decided that we'll help Temora Rotary at the upcoming district conference by staffing the RDU booth on the Saturday & half of Sunday.

  • Our members agreed to host members of the Batlow Rotary Club on Monday February 24, when they will present to us some ideas as to how we can help their town recover from the recent bush fires. We will also discuss the formality of Batlow Club becoming a sister club to Coolamon Rotary. We have offered to billet 6 or 7 of their members who will arrive at the Sport & Rec Club at about 6 pm;  if you have the facilities to billet a member on that Monday night please let us know by Monday (10 Feb).

  • We have agreed to participate in the Coolamon Ditch the Dust family bike ride & party event on Easter Saturday, in conjunction with our annual Easter Markets. More details to come.

  • It was voted to donate $4K to either Allawah Lodge or our local hospital each year.

  • A few other topics were briefly discussed but further research is needed before being ratified.


Time did not permit a fine session or raffle.

Please note: Brian Pattison will be inducted as a new member on Monday (10 Feb), so please show up and show your support for our newest member!


JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

 

DIARY


*Monday, February 10th - Speaker meeting: Tim, Peta and Jackson Wykes will present a talk on their recent trip to Finland. Also, induction of Brian Pattison.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, February 13th - First BINGO for the new decade.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain), Bruce, Dick & Ian (for Leslie).

Saturday & Sunday, February 15 -16 - PETS (President Elect Training Session).

Monday, February 17th - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, February 19th - Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

*Monday, February 24th - Partner's night with members from Batlow Rotary Club attending to discuss ideas for helping Batlow recover from the recent bushfires.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, March 2nd - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, March 18th - Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

March 20-22nd 2020 - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
Acting President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director:  vacant
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford
 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1920-22


Welcome back from the silly season!


Henk welcomed 20 members & guests Maureen H, Jan N, Heather McK, Lorraine H, Marilyn J, Sally F, and Brian & Fiona Pattison to our first meeting back after our Christmas/New Year break.

Apologies from Daryl, Marianne & Garth.



Those in attendance enjoyed a tasty barbecue dinner prepared by Henk and Albert.  Following dinner and dessert, Grahame spoke on the trip to Batlow by Ian, Dave, Ted & Grahame.  Ian drove the group to Batlow on Thursday afternoon and their first port of call was the pub where they had a few refreshments and chatted with some locals, including one member of the Batlow Rotary Club. They then booked themselves in to the motel, which was next door to the RSL Club, where the Coolamon Rotarians joined the members of the Batlow club for drinks and dinner. The Batlow Rotarians expressed their appreciation for the four visiting their town & attending their meeting and our offer of whatever assistance we can come up with after their town and surrounds had been so devastated by the bushfires.



 

A number of ideas were discussed such as our club ‘sistering’ with the Batlow Club and exchanging weekly bulletins with each other and perhaps hosting their members if we can organise for them to visit us here in Coolamon down the track.

The next morning the boys had breakfast at the bakery and encountered a number of members of the armed forces who have been deployed to Batlow for up to two months to help in the huge, huge task of cleaning up the devastation around the district.  On their drive back to Coolamon, the quartet came across some army vehicles out in the field and took photos and chatted with some of the army guys about the work they had been assigned to.

Much more could be talked about their experiences but time and space won’t allow here. Grahame reports that he, Ian, Dave and Ted found the trip to Batlow most rewarding for all concerned.

Jan N won the raffle, and Ian led a brief fine session to conclude the evening.


JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

 

DIARY


Sunday, January 26th - Australia Day festivities in Coolamon. Coolamon Rotary will be cooking breakfast at Sport & Rec Club early.  Rostered on are John G, Dick, Dave, Ted, Myffy, Bern, Bruce, Henk and Albert.

Monday, January 27th - No meeting (public holiday).

Monday, February 3rd - Club Assembly - no guests please.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, February 10th - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, February 13th - First BINGO for the new decade.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain), Bruce, Dick & Ian (for Leslie).

Saturday & Sunday, February 15 -16 - PETS (President Elect Training Session).

March 20-22nd 2020 - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
Acting President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director:  vacant
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford

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 Dinner Meeting - December 9th - Last meeting of 2019


President Wayne welcomed 18 members to our last meeting of 2019.

Apologies from Don, Daryl, Sarah, Ian, Bern, Garth, Leslie and Marie-Anne.

Correspondence:

  • Letters from schools thanking us for donations towards presentation nights

  • Letter from Council rejecting our proposal to post signs advertising service clubs at the entrances to Coolamon. It appears that Council interpreted our request as a promotion for Rotary, as opposed to promoting all service clubs wanting to be included.  The proposal will be reworked and clarified for re-submission in the new year.


Business:

  • Monday, Feb 10, 2020 - Wykes family visiting our Club meeting

  • Saturday, April 4 - Family biking event in Coolamon. Stay tuned for details!


 

Roster for Hot Rods visiting Coolamon this Saturday December 14:

  • 8 to 9.30 am  - Dick, Brian P, Ian, Wayne & Dave

  • 9.30 to 11 am  - Garth, Daryl, Anne, Lyn & Ted


 

AGM

Presided by incoming President Howard. Minutes from last year's AGM were approved and reports for 2018-19 were tabled by IPP Daryl and Treasurer Henk. 

Nominations for 2020-2021 officers and directors were read out and approved unanimously:

  • President Elect:  Albert

  • Secretary : John

  • Treasurer:  Henk

  • Foundation Director: Neil

  • Membership Director:  Dick 

  • Club Admin Director:  Paul 

  • Service Project Director 1: Albert

  • Service Project Director 2: Dave (assisted by John B)

  • Youth Services Director: Anne

  • Public Relations Director: Grahame M, assisted by Bern M

  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Alex (to be assisted by Dick,  

  • Bulletin Editors: Paul & John

  • Webmasters: John & Paul


Congratulations and thanks to those who put up their hands to serve as officers and directors!

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Who said this?


"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night?


The author of last week's quote was TS Eliot.



JUST FOR LAUGHS












DIARY


Thursday, December 12th - Christmas Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 - 10:00.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain),  Albert, Bern & Myffy.

Saturday, December 14th - Hot Rodders catering, from 8 to 11 am (see roster above).

*Saturday, December 14th - Club Christmas Party at the Old Convent at  $20 a head. Please bring nibbles, salad or dessert, but not trifle.

Tuesday, December 31st - NYE Festival - need ALL members on board to help out on this night please with catering selling raffle tickets, etc.

*Monday, January 20th - First meeting back - social night.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, January 22nd - Board Meeting - Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Sunday, January 26th - Australia Day festivities in Coolamon. Coolamon Rotary will be cooking breakfast at Sport & Rec Club early.  Stay tuned for details!

Monday, January 27th - No meeting (public holiday).

Monday, February 3rd - Club Assembly - no guests please.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

February 15 -16, 2020 - PETS (President Elect Training Session) is now 15 -16 Feb, 2020.

March 20-22nd 2020 - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director:  
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford

December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment month


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 Dinner Meeting - December 2nd


President Wayne welcomed 18 members & guests Chez P, Brian Pattison, Anne B

Apologies from Don D, John B, Myffy C, Dick J, Dave McK, Bern M, Garth P & Paul W

Business

  • President Wayne thanked those who helped take money on the gate for the Stockman's Challenge.   Wayne suggested we donate the $500 back as its a great cause.

  • Next Monday, Dec 9 - Wayne expressed the need for a very good roll-up of members for the AGM please.    More nominations are needed.

  • For the club Christmas Party at the Old Convent, Helen needs to know from each member, if you could help with nibbles, salad, or a dessert. Please let her know your preference.

  • Grahame did a report on Bingo & thanked the members who have replied to the email asking for when they can or cannot be rostered onto Bingo next year. Could those members who have not responded please spend a few minutes responding.

  • Reminder of school presentation nights coming up this month & which members are committed to attending each school. 

  • Wayne asked for volunteers to be put on roster for Hot Rodders on December 14 & NYE catering.

  • Henk gave a report on Doin' it for Drought-Affected Kids and monies distributed amounting to $8000.

  • Roster for Hot Rods visiting Coolamon - Saturday December 14

    • 8 to 9.30 am  - Dick J, Brian P & Ian J

    • 9.30 to 11 am  - Daryl B, Anne R, Lyn S & Ted H




 

  • Leslie won the main raffle &  Albert concluded the meeting with a fine session.


Guest Speakers: Howard Atkinson


Rotarian Howard gave a presentation on North Tuppal Shearing Station near Tocumwal, which has been owned by his Atkinson family since 1928.   He showed a number of slides, one of which was Tuppal woolshed, which was chosen as the site for the 2010 re-enactment of Tom Robert’s ‘Shearing the Rams.

Established in the 1880s by Francis Falkiner, the business went on to build an empire of sheep stations, some of which have endured through to the present day. One of their early holdings, North Tuppal, was purchased in 1891 near Tocumwal. The acquisition included the 1860s built woolshed and added 124,000 head of sheep to their growing empire.                                     

North Tuppal Station once had the biggest and best shearing shed in the country. It was made of termite and flood resistant Murray pine - local to the area. When it was in full production it boasted an impressive 72 shearers, shearing 5000 sheep a day, with another 200 associated workers.  Over a 21-year period, a total of 3 million sheep were shorn on the property. After its early success and following the Great War, drought & the Depression, the Tuppal property was broken up, with land resumed by both the NSW Lands Department and the Soldier Settlement Scheme.  By the time the Atkinson family bought North Tuppal in 1928, just five mechanical stands were in operation                                                                                                                                          

In 2008, owners Bruce & Shana Atkinson were approached to open it up to the public. Thousands of volunteer hours went into repairing the iconic building.  15,000 people descended on the property over two days in 2010, with 6000 sheep shorn. This large-scale project captured the action Tom Roberts portrayed so famously in his painting, ‘Shearing The Rams’.

Shearers at North Tuppal Station using old fashioned blades recreate Tom Roberts painting 'Shearing of the Rams.'


QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Who is responsible for this quote?  


“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from

The author of last week's quote was Billy Conley



JUST FOR LAUGHS


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This was my last meeting and bulletin for Coolamon Rotary. I wish everyone all the best into the future - Sarah


PS I will be at the Christmas party for final farewells.

DIARY


Monday, December 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, December 12th - Christmas Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 - 10:00.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain),  Albert, Bern & Myffy.

Saturday, December 14th - Hot Rodders catering, from 8 to 11 am (see roster above).

*Saturday, December 14th - Club Christmas Party at the Old Convent at  $20 a head. Please bring nibbles, salad or dessert, but not trifle.

Tuesday, December 31st - NYE Food Van catering - need ALL members on board to help out on this night please, not just the same old same old.

*Monday, January 20th - First meeting back - social night.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, January 22th - Board Meeting - Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, February 3rd - Club Assembly - no guests please.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

February 15 -16, 2020 - PETS (President Elect Training Session) is now 15 -16 Feb, 2020.

March 20-22nd 2020 - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director:  
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford

December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment month


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 Dinner Meeting - November 25th


President Wayne welcomed 22 members and guests Laura Munro, Jess Inch, Brian Pattison, Chez, Anne B and Lana Collins (trainee doctor).

Apologies from John G, Ian and Don. 

Correspondence

  • As our secretary was away so there was no correspondence to report.


Business

  • Hot rods will be coming through Coolamon on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 14 - volunteers are needed to cook sausages outside Rural Supplies.

  • John N would like books no longer needed to donate to Wagga Rotary Club Book Fair. Please phone John on 6927 3535 if you’d like him to collect.

  • Stockman's Challenge is on this Thursday to Sunday. We have agreed to ‘people’ the gate into the showground.  A roster has been emailed out to members. More help is needed so if you have the time it would be appreciated. Times are:

    • Thu 12.30 to 8 pm

    • Friday - 8 am to 3 pm

    • Sat. - 8 to 11 am

    • Sun. - 8 to 11 am



  • Reminder that the  club's NYE catering committee will need to start organising for the night. Committee members are Wayne, John B, Alex, Howard, Ted, Henk and Paul.

  • Next Monday, Dec 2,  Howard is doing presentation on Tuppal station at Tocumwal.

  • Bruce  won the raffle and Daryl conducted a ‘happy’ fines session.


Guest Speakers Laura Munro & Jess Inch


Laura Munro is the Tourist & Business Development officer for CSC.   She spoke on the NYE street party, where there will be live bands, food stalls, kid's entertainment and, of course, fireworks.  She expressed council’s appreciation with Rotary’s assistance, such as providing sausage sandwiches for kids, etc. She also spoke on the latest promotion Council has embarked on - the Canola Trail - which is linking Coolamon, Temora & Junee to make tourists aware of the attractions in each of those towns. Canola Trail booklets were handed out to members on the night and its a great publication promoting our district. 

Jess Inch is the Community Development Officer or ‘Jack of all Trades’ as some title her.  She spoke on the Australia Day celebrations in Coolamon on 26th Jan. Rotary have been asked to cook community breakfast (bacon and egg rolls). The event will be held in Redgrave Park, and the  shire council estimates up to 450 people could attend.

President Wayne posing with Jess Inch (l) and Laura Munro (r) from Coolamon Shire Council.



 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Who is responsible for this quote?  


“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?... He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!

The author of last week's quote was Napolean Bonaparte.


 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


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DIARY


* Monday, December 2nd - Regular meeting.  Guest speaker Howard Atkinson.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, December 12th - Christmas Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 - 10:00.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain),  Albert, Bern & Myffy.

*Saturday, December 14th - Coolamon Rotary Christmas Party.  Old Convent, Coolamon.

*Monday, January 20th - First meeting back - social night.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, January 22th - Board Meeting - Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, February 3rd - Club Assembly - no guests please.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

February 15 -16, 2020 - PETS (President Elect Training Session) is now 15 -16 Feb, 2020.

March 20-22nd 2020 - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles, Sarah Collins and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford

 

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 Dinner Meeting - November 18


President Wayne welcomed 18 members and guests Janice Menzies, Lachlan, Amanda & Chontal Costello and Brian Pattison.

Apologies from John N,  Howard, Daryl, Myffy, Don, Bruce, Bernie, Neil, Albert and Alex.

Correspondence

  • Invitations to Presentation evenings from -

    • CCS Presentation Night on Monday, Dec. 9 - (Sarah will represent our Club)

    • Beckom PS on Friday, Dec 6 (Garth)

    • Marrar PS on Thursday, Dec 4

    • Ardlethan CS on Tuesday, Dec 17 (Wayne & Helen)




Business

  • President Wayne brought up his idea of a donation to an indigenous health scholarship to ARH (Australian Rotary Health)

  • Marie-Anne introduced her two daughters Chontal & Amanda who are in Year 9 at school and will be representing our club at RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment).


 

  • Janice Menzies DDAK (Doing it for Drought Affected Kids) gave a talk on the work they’re doing for the School of the Air at Broken Hill.  There is $9000 left from the funds collected this past year so Janice is proposing to organise Christmas parties for families in drought-affected areas. Janice read out letters from two groups (one near Condobolin and the other near Manila) who would appreciate help towards the idea.  She proposed giving $1500 to each group in need and asked for our OK.


 

  • Grahame gave a Bingo report from last Thursday.  There were 17 players, including many young people. A profit of $200 was generated on the night, which will be donated to the hospital, as per usual. The jackpot is building, but did not go off.  Maybe a lucky player will win the jackpot at the upcoming Christmas bingo?

  • Henk gave a report on the food van shed which nearing completion.  Fitting of the doors is the last major task.

  • Wayne proposed a family push bike ride day to raise funds for drought relief, to be held in Coolamon in late summer/early autumn.  Stay tuned for details.

  • Coolamon Stockman's challenge will take place from Thursday, 28th November to Sunday, Dec 1.  The club will be managing the gates over those 4 days; a roster will be drawn up at Monday's meeting.

  • Dick took on the Sargent at Arms job and ended up fining almost every member plus some of our guests.  This was followed by some humorous cross fines.   

  • The raffle was won by Janice Menzies


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Who is responsible for this quote?  


“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

The author of last week's quote was Martin Luther King, Jr.


 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


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DIARY


Monday, November 25th - Regular meeting.  Laura & Jess from Council to talk on plans for Australia Day.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 2nd - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, December 12th - Christmas Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 - 10:00.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain),  Albert, Bern & Myffy.

*Saturday, December 14th - Coolamon Rotary Christmas Party.  Old Convent, Coolamon.

*Monday, January 20th - First meeting back - social night.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, January 22th - Board Meeting - Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, February 3rd - Club Assembly - no guests please.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

February 15 -16, 2020 - PETS (President Elect Training Session) is now 15 -16 Feb, 2020.

March 20-22nd 2020 - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles, Sarah Collins and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford

 

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Remembrance Day Dinner Meeting - November 11


President Wayne welcomed 18 members and partners Chez, Ann B and special guests from Wollundry Club, David Byfield and Phil McIntosh.

Apologies from Garth, Ian, John N, Don, Bruce, Dave, Neil, Anne and Lyn.

 

Correspondence

  • Invitation to Coolamon Central School presentation night on Monday, December 9 - Sarah will represent our club.

  • Invitation to Ardlethan Central School on Tuesday, December 17.

  • Invitation to Marrar Public School on Thursday, December 4. 

  • Members wishing to represent the club at presentation nights should contact Wayne.

  • PETS is now 15 -16 Feb, 2020.


 

Business

  • John G distributed  forms for nominations for next year's board.

  • Topics for board meeting on 20th November to Secretary John.

  • Update on food van shed  - The roof and most walls are secured. Daryl thanked Henk and Albert for their assistance;  Wayne also thanked Daryl for his untiring effort.

  • Costello girls coming next week before going RYPEN.

  • Bingo is on this Thursday; all welcome.

  • RAIC (Rotary Adventure in Citizenship) in Canberra was briefly discussed and Sarah will see if any students from Coolamon Central School are interested.


 

Guest Speaker  - Phil McIntosh on Gears and Beers 2019


Phil McIntosh gave a presentation on Gears and Beers with a number of great photos of the day. Feedback from the riders and others people associated with the day was very positive. In total, about 2900 riders participated this year, up from the 365 in the first year of Gears and Beers in 2014. Included in this year's ride were famous cyclists  Henk Vogels and  Phil Anderson as well as cycling commentator Michael Tomalaris of SBS who interviewed both riders and volunteers and giving great publicity for the event. Also fantastic to see was the exponential growth in women riders in the Dirty 130.

Feedback from the Coolamon Rotary members was very positive and all agreed that continued participation in the event would continue to benefit the region.

Phil thanked all members for their contribution from helping produce the food that was distributed at Marrar and Coolamon to those who helped on checked points, etc, etc 

For our efforts, Phil and David presented a cheque for $8000 to our club.

Michael Tomalaris with some of the Dirty 130 riders



Rotary club receiving the check for $8000. From left to right, Phil McIntosh, Daryl Breust, David Byfield and Wayne Lewis.



Phil McIntosh won the raffle and Albert concluded the evening with a lively fine session.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Who is responsible for this quote?  


We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

The author of last week's quote was Winston Churchill.


 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


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DIARY


*Monday, November 18th  - Speaker meeting. Our own Howard Atkinson will be speaking on Tuppal Station. Also meet and greet Amanda and Chantel Costello before they attend RYPEN. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 20th - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, December 12th - Christmas Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 - 10:00.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain),  Albert, Myffy, and Bern.

*Saturday, December 14th - Coolamon Rotary Christmas Party.  Old Convent, Coolamon.

March 20-22nd 2020 - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles, Sarah Collins and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford

 

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Joint Meeting with Lions - November 4th


President Wayne welcomed 19 members and some partners, plus guests from the Coolamon Lions Club.

Dave McCann welcomed Phil Malligan, our guest speaker along with some special guests, Mayor John Seymour and his wife, Margaret.

Apologies from Garth, Ian, Howard, Myffy, Don, Lyn, John N, Leslie and Dick.

Correspondence:

  • Presentation night welcome from Coolamon Central School


Dave McCann introduced guest speaker Detetive Sargeant Phil Malligan.

Phil started his talk by acknowledging the traditional owners of this land.  He then gave a talk on his 3 months in Canada on a Prince of Wales scholarship. He went in the dead of winter and when he got off the train in Edmonton it was -27 degrees! There are 1200 police in that city.  He found much commonality with problems in Australia and witnessed similar issues the indigenous people deal with. After comparing many issues in Canada and how the government deals with them, Phil realised that we do many things very well in Australia.  Notably, Phil discovered Australia is ahead with domestic violence legislation. All the proceeds from casinos go to the indigenous people.

Phil was invited to a smoking ceremony with the indigenous people and had to change into board shorts to participate, and even then he was sweating profusely in the large teepee it was held in. 

He lives by the philosophy:  If you lose your integrity you lose everything.  Another quote that Phil likes to live by is one by David Morrison (a former officer in the Australian army): The standard you walk past is the standard you accept (originally spoken about sexual harassment, but applicable to most aspects of life, according to Phil).

Bruce Hamilton thanked Phil for a very interesting talk and presented him with a gift.  Bruce also thanked Coolamon mayor John Seymour for recommending Phil as a speaker (and presented him with a small gift as well).

Albert led a brief but entertaining fine session.  The raffle was won by Dave.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Who is responsible for this quote?


“To improve is to change: to be perfect is to change often.”


The author of last week's quote was John Bercow, speaker of the British House of Commons.


 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




 


DIARY



Monday, November 11th  - Regular meeting. Visit from Phil McIntosh & David Byfield (Wollundry Rotary) re: Gears & Beers. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.


Thursday, November 14th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 - 10:00.  Rostered on are Grahame (captain),  Ian, Alex and Garth.

*Monday, November 18th  - Speaker meeting. Our own Howard Atkinson will be speaking on Tupple Station. Also meet and greet Amanda & Chantel Costello before they attend RYPEN. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 20th - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 9th - Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, December 12th - Christmas Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 - 10:00.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain),  Albert, Myffy, and Bern.

*Saturday, December 14th - Christmas Party.  Old Convent, Coolamon.

March 20-22nd 2020 - D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

Subs are now due.

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles, Sarah Collins and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford

 

November is Rotary Foundation Month


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