RESULT OF COOLAMON ROTARY’S MONSTER RAFFLE

Our sincere thanks to the Monster Raffle Committee led by Chair Grahame Miles with Bear Brian Pattison, Albert Suidgeest, Ian Jennings, Bernadette Milne, Alex and Chez Thompson.  They did a remarkable job and the net results are amazing and will be published in due course.

The monster raffle prizes were drawn on New Year's Eve with the following winners:

MONSTER RAFFLE DRAW RESULTS

      PRIZE                                                                       Winner                                Ticket #

  1. Mini Garden Hothouse                                           Judy Argant                          0900

  2. Gardner’s’ Package in trolley                                Dominic Proctor                   2066

  3. Child’s Toy Ride-on Tractor                                 Janice Miotti                          2782

  4. Dressed Lamb                                                       Anne Friedlieb                      1535

  5. Fire Pit and Cooler                                               Scott Bance                            0596

  6. Ladies Gift Package                                             Total Bliss                              3061

  7. Weather station & jacket                                      Rob                                        0762

  8. Coolamon Tavern voucher & wine                     Leonie Dennis                        1889

  9. Old Convent High Tea Voucher                          Nettie Adams                         1962


 

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Happy Christmas

Our Tracy doing great work for those who are in need in her home Kendu Bay in Kenya.

Tracy Monique

What can I say? God is good to me. He's shining my star so bright, I'm in awe.
These are blessings that will set us up for success🥺🥺
My first outreach was a feat, and for the moments where I doubted myself, God's mighty hand strengthened me.
The feedback from the workshop, astounding!
We shared Christmas packages to the 20 young adults we trained and spared 10 packages for our elderly.
Blessed beyond measure. Tracy.




 

 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-18

 




Week of December 14th


Our weekly meeting was the last of 2020.  Much of the evening was spent scrunching up Monster Raffle tickets in preparation for the draw on NYE.  Hundreds of tickets were sold in Coolamon, Ganmain and the surrounding areas, which will allow us to make generous donations to the Coolamon-Ganmain Hospital and Allawah Lodge.  We'll be selling raffle tickets for another week or so, and the draw will take place at the Coolamon Sport & Rec Club on NYE.  Kudos to the raffle committee, especially Brian, Grahame and Albert for their exceptional work organising the prizes and selling the bulk of the tickets.  We had hoped to hold the draw at the NYE festival in Coolamon, but unfortumately, the festival was cancelled because of COVID.  A fine session and weekly raffle rounded out the evening.

CRC Christmas Party


We held our Christmas party at the Coolamon Sport & Rec Club on Saturday, December 19th.   We were treated to a fabulous meal featuring lamb roasted on the barbie, similar to other roasts that John G had done over the years:





We had a great roll-up of members on the evening.  We're hopeful for a return to more "normal" times in 2021, despite the recent flare-up in COVID numbers in the northern beaches area of Sydney. Best wishes to all for a joyous Christmas season and a healthful and prosperous new year.

 

DIARY


Wednesday 20th January.  First board meeting for 2021, TBC. If required.

Monday 25th January 2021.  First regular meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday 1st. March 2021 COOLAMON ROTRY'S 50th BIRTHDAY PARTY .

Details to be announced in the New Year.  Our District 9705 Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM and PP Helen Moore will be our honoured guests.


Friday 19th-Sunday 21st March 2021.  District 9705 Conference in Bathurst.



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: The fourth child was Tracey!

This week's puzzler is a set of rebus puzzles to keep you occupied over the holidays until we resume in late January. Enjoy!(?)



 

ROTARY NEWS


NEWS FROM TRACY AND HER BIG SISTERS' INITIATIVE.


 



Morning John and Fred,

 
I'm on my way to Kendubay and I wanted to share the progress so far.  I came up with the idea to brand our books and the facilitator's t-shirts so that we can have a lasting impression. We could have gone all out on the Christmas package bags but that would have been expensive.   I'm so happy with how the t-shirts and books turned out.

So far, we are all set!


Many thanks, words couldn't describe the gratitude that's flowing in my heart.


Merry Christmas 🎁


Love always,


Tracy







 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


If 2020 was a swing!







 

ONLY IN AFRICA




 

Happy Christmas to you all from Paul and John





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month


 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-17

 




Week of December 7th


Our weekly meeting focused on several items of business (Monster Raffle ticket sales, planning for the Christmas party, etc.) as well as fellowship.  Sales of raffle tickets are going well, but we have a few weeks left until the draw (NYE). Because of COVID restrictions, no guests are being invited to presentation nights at the area schools, so members will not be able to present our annual donations to the schools. The meeting closed with a fine session and raffle.

Thursday marked the end of an era for the Rotary Club of Coolamon.  After thirty years, the club has decided to put an end to our monthly bingo.  The club raised over $30,000 for the local hospital over that time, but the number of players has declined steadily over that time to the point that it's hard to justify the number of person-hours required to run bingo.  It was fitting that Barb and June Inch won the majority of games on the night, given the support they've shown for bingo over the years.

 

 

OTHER NEWS


Chez and Alex in the mood for Christmas 2020!



 

 

DIARY


Monday, December 14th - LAST Regular Meeting for 2020.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.  Don't forget to bring your Monster Raffle tickets (and money) to the meeting.

Friday December 18th- Monster Raffle ticket sales at Coolamon Foodworks

Saturday December 19th- CRC Annual Christmas Party at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club, 7.00 for 7.30 pm start. Whole roast lamb in a roasting oven plus, bookings essential.

Wednesday 20th January.  First board meeting for 2021, TBC. If required.

Monday 25th January 2021.  First regular meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday 1st. March 2021 COOLAMON ROTRY'S 50th BIRTHDAY PARTY .

Details to be announced in the New Year.  Our District 9705 Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM and PP Helen Moore will be our honoured guests.


Friday 19th-Sunday 21st March 2021.  District 9705 Conference in Bathurst.



REMINDERS


1.  CHRISTMAS PARTY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th


Venue: Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club, 7.00 for 7.30 pm start.

Menu includes whole roasted lamb.

 

2.  MONSTER RAFFLE TICKETS




Please return your raffle ticket butts and funds raised to Grahame Miles and Albert Suidgeest; Grahame would like to have these by Monday (14 December).

Keep selling the remaining tickets that you have and again these need to be in before the draw on New Year's Eve.

Thanks.

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: From the letters that spell out 5 (F I V E), remove the first and last letters, which leaves IV (four in Roman numerals)

This week's puzzler:

Tracy’s mother had 4 children. The first child was named April, the second was named May, the third June. What was the 4th child called?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. ROTARY CLUB OF ORANGE


This is a great idea and a great way to raise funds for our chosen charities we support.



 

2. DISTRICT 9705 ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE





Our District's Outbounder in Finland, Kasarni, who is sponsored by Moruya Rotary, has published her latest blog post.

Kasarni writes about experiencing Finland's Independence Day, which commemorates Finland's independence from Russia on the 6 December 1917.

Kasarni talks about the solemnity of the occasion and how it's also a time to remember the soldiers who fought to defend Finland.

Read more about Kasarni's Finnish Independence Day by following the link to her blog:

https://kasarnismall.wordpress.com/.../11/finndependence-day

 

3.  RIDE PATRICK D. CHISANGA




Last week, while attending the All Africa Rotary International Institute, held in Kampala, Uganda, I had the distinct honour of being confirmed by the President of Rotary International, Holger Knaack, as Director Nominee for Zone 22, on the Board of Directors of Rotary International.

I will be taking over from an extremely illustrious colleague, Yinka Babalola, from Nigeria.

The RI Director for Zone 22 is responsible for superintending Rotary work in all the 54 countries on the African continent - a very demanding assignment!

This is the very first time in nearly 70 years of Rotary's existence in Zambia, that a Zambian has ascended to this distinguished role.

One of my passions in life is to render service to humankind.  I will therefore dedicate my tenure of service as Director, to advancing the work of Rotary in Africa to the next level.

In the photo above, I am seen in red tie standing next to Director Yinka Babalola and other senior African Rotary leaders.

NOTE:  Patrick is a great friend and I served with Patrick on the RFFA Board for 3 years.



PDG Patrick Chisanga standing far right with the RFFA Board in Atlanta in 2009.

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


 







Is Santa Claus a Rotarian?



There has long been suspicion that Santa Claus is a Rotarian.



Therefore efforts were put by PDG Chris Offer to discover the truth!



So, Santa needs a Rotary club if he is a Rotarian. Chris checked the International Directory and then the RI web site for Where Clubs Meet. Sure enough, he found a possible club. The Rotary Club of North Pole is in District 5010, Alaska, located near Fairbanks. This is a smidgen baffling since everyone knows the real North Pole is in Canada 🇨🇦 . Santa may prefer to be in the warmer south of Alaska rather than the north. He could also be a member of an E-club but Chris doubts that as he clearly likes Rotary lunches.



Next Santa would need a classification. There are several possibilities, Toys-Export, Reindeer- Teamster, Counsellor Pre-Adolescent Behaviour, Toys-Manufacturing or Elf Management.



All valid classifications. There is no indication of a Rotary pin on his jacket but it could be concealed under all that fur trim. If Santa is a Rotarian, he plainly is a 100% attender and has never missed a Rotary lunch.



The real evidence is, does he act like a Rotarian? Does he put “Service Above Self?”



The answer is unequivocally yes. Santa is dedicated to improving the lives of children. He is committed to bringing happiness to children around the world no matter what race, religion, creed or ethnic group they are from. He distributes tens of thousands of books to children to increase literacy and he gives gifts of toys that stimulate young minds to achieve their full potential. He volunteers as a mentor, spending countless hours at shopping malls listening to children’s secret wishes. Santa without question works to realize the Object of Rotary.



The only conclusion that has been reached is, “Yes, Santa Claus is a Rotarian!



I just hope he does a make up at my club this year! 🎅🎄



🖋Words: PDG Chris Offer

District 5040 - Rotary Club of Ladner (Delta, BC) Canada


 

ONLY IN AFRICA




 

 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month


 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-16

 




Weeks of November 23rd & 30th


Club activities are at a crawl as many members are tied up day and night with harvest.  It looks to be a record-breaking year for most crops, so good luck getting the last of the crop harvested before Christmas.

Because of the large number of members engaged in the harvest, we have not lined up guest speakers for the past few meetings.  We will resume our guest speaker schedule in February.  The lull has given us additional time for fellowship, so the meetings have been quite relaxed.  Sergeant-At-Arms Albert has kept up the pressure on members to behave, lest they become the target of his fine sessions.  The members must be behaving because there have been fairly few fines levied for the past two weeks, but Grahame continues to cop his fair share of abuse.

Don't forget get your booking in for the Christmas party, which should be a doozy.  The date is Saturday, December 19th--be there or be square!

 

 

OTHER NEWS


CRC BOARD DECISIONS


At the November board meeting of the CRC, the following decisions were made on behalf of our members:

  1.  END OF BINGO: That the Coolamon Rotary Club discontinue the running of Bingo nights after the last Bingo on December 10th 2020.

  2.  CHRISTMAS PARTY: To hold the Christmas Party at the Coolamon Sports Club on Saturday December the 19th.  That the event is to be self-catering.

  3.  MONSTER RAFFLE DRAW: That the monster raffle draw for all 9 prizes to take place at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club at 9.00pm on Thursday December 31st 2020. Albert is or has booked the following dates for the monster raffle: Coolamon Newsagents on Saturday December 12th, Ganmain Newsagency on Friday December 11th, and Coolamon Foodworks on Friday December 18th.

  4.  COOLAMON COMMUNITY CHRONICLE:  That the CRC forms a committee to support Sally Farmer with the publication of the CCC.


MONSTER RAFFLE NEWS:


On Friday November 27th a wonderful effort selling the tickets outside the Foodworks supermarket and a total of $1,300 in tickets were sold.  Congratulations to Albert Suidgeest and all who sold the tickets.



 

DIARY


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

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

Tuesday December 8th. Coolamon Late Night Christmas Shopping 4.00-8.00pm.  There will be 25 shops taking part and we will be selling monster raffle tickets.  Volunteers required.

Thursday December 10th - THE FINAL BINGO NIGHT FOR COOLAMON ROTARY CLUBAllawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm. Roster: Henk (Captain),  Albert, Anne, Howard.

Friday December 11th- Monster raffle ticket sales at the Ganmain Newsagency.

Saturday December 12th- Monster raffle ticket sales at Coolamon Newsagency.

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

Friday December 18th- Monster raffle ticket sales at Coolamon Foodworks

Saturday December 19th- CRC Annual Christmas Party at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club, 7.00 for 7.30 pm start. Whole roast lamb in a roasting oven plus, bookings essential.

Wednesday 20th January.  First board meeting for 2021, TBC. If required.

Monday 25th January 2021.  First regular meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday 1st. March 2021 COOLAMON ROTRY'S 50th BIRTHDAY PARTY .

Details to be announced in the New Year.  Our District 9705 Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM and PP Helen Moore will be our honoured guests.


Friday 19th-Sunday 21st March 2021.  District 9705 Conference in Bathurst.



REMINDERS


CHRISTMAS PARTY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th


Venue: Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club, 7.00 for 7.30 pm start.

Menu includes whole roasted lamb.



Christmas 2008 in Ganmain



 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: Give one of the girls her apple in the basket.

This week's puzzler:

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. TOILETRY KITS TO HELP END TRACHOMA




This exciting project is not only continuing the great work of Rotarians in supporting financially the End Trachoma Project, it is also meeting the request of many Rotary Clubs and Rotarians about how we can make a hands-on difference. 

The result: The Toiletry Kit

The Aim: to prepare 2,000 Toiletry kits for distribution to 2,000 school children in 30 schools in the Northern Territory.

How: ask your Rotary Club to commit to making up a certain number of kits (see contents below) - this number will be matched to a school, or for smaller Clubs your effort will be shared with other Clubs to meet the goal for a larger school.

Contact: PDG Michael Milston to record your interest: 0419 414 959  | e: [email protected]

 

2. COOLAMON ROTARY 50th ANNIVERSARY


As you are all aware by now we are having our 50th anniversary of our charter as a member of Rotary International.  The anniversary is March 3rd 2021 our mother club is Narrandera Rotary Club.

The committee for the celebrations is looking for stories of Rotary in Coolamon some detective work is needed on this story sent to us by PP Neil Munro.  If one of you can write up how our club was involved  please send it to us, thanks, and thanks Neil:

 


3.Wagga Rotary women recognised for service.



Thanks to The Wagga Daily Advertiser.

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


Be careful what you wish for

As a joke, my brother used to hang a pair of panty hose over his fireplace before Christmas. He said all he wanted was for Santa to fill them. What they say about Santa checking the list twice must be true because every Christmas morning, although Jay’s kids’ stockings were overflowed, his poor pantyhose hung sadly empty.

One year I decided to make his dream come true. I put on sunglasses and went in search of an inflatable love doll. They don’t sell those things at Wal-Mart. I had to go to an adult bookstore downtown.

If you’ve never been in an X-rated store, don’t go. You’ll only confuse yourself. I was there an hour saying things like, “What does this do?” “You’re kidding me!” “Who would buy that?”

Finally, I made it to the inflatable doll section. I wanted to buy a standard, uncomplicated doll that could also substitute as a passenger in my car so I could use the carpool lane during rush hour.

Finding what I wanted was difficult. Love dolls come in many different models. The top of the line, according to the side of the box, could do things I’d only seen in a book on animal husbandry. I settled for ‘Lovable Louise.” She was at the bottom of the price scale.

To call Louise a “doll” took a huge leap of imagination. On Christmas Eve, with the help of an old bicycle pump, Louise came to life. My sister-in-law was in on the plan and let me in during the wee morning hours, long after Santa had come and gone, I filled the dangling pantyhose with Louise’s pliant legs and bottom. I also ate some cookies and drank what remained of a glass of milk on a nearby tray.

I went home and giggled for a couple of hours. The next morning my brother called to say that Santa had been to his house and left a present that had made him VERY happy but had left the dog confused. She would bark, start to walk away, then come back and bark some more. We all agreed that Louise should remain in her panty hose so the rest of the family could admire her when they came over for the traditional Christmas dinner.

My grandmother noticed Louise the moment she walked in the door. “What the hell is that?” she asked. My brother quickly explained, “It’s a doll.” “Who would play with something like that?” Granny snapped. I had several candidates in mind, but kept my mouth shut. “Where are her clothes?” Granny continued. “Boy, that turkey sure smells nice, Gran,” Jay said, trying to steer her into the dining room. But Granny was relentless. “Why doesn’t she have any teeth?” Again, I could have answered, but why would I? It was Christmas and no one wanted to ride in the back of the ambulance saying,”Hang on Granny! Hang on!”

My grandfather, a delightful old man with poor eyesight, sidled up to me and said, “Hey, who’s the naked gal by the fireplace?” I told him she was Jay’s friend. A few minutes later I noticed Grandpa by the mantel, talking to Louise. Not just talking, but actually flirting. It was then that we realized this might be Grandpa’s last Christmas at home.

The dinner went well. We made the usual small talk about who had died, who was dying, and who should be killed, when suddenly Louise made a noise that sounded a lot like my father in the bathroom in the morning. Then she lurched from the panty hose, flew around the room twice, and fell in a heap in front of the sofa. The cat screamed. I passed cranberry sauce through my nose, and Grandpa ran across the room, fell to his knees, and began administering mouth to mouth resuscitation. My brother fell back over his chair and wet his pants. Granny threw down her napkin, stomped out of the room, and sat in the car.

It was indeed a Christmas to treasure and remember. Later in my brother’s garage, we conducted a thorough examination and found the cause of Louise’s collapse. We discovered that Louise had suffered from a hot ember to the back of her right thigh.

Fortunately, thanks to a wonder drug called duct tape, we restored her to perfect health. Louise went on to star in several bachelor party movies. I think Grandpa still calls her whenever he can get out of the house.







 

 

 

POSTSCRIPT


ONLY IN AFRICA




 

 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month


 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-15

 




Week of November 16th


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

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

 

OTHER NEWS



CRC 50th. ANNIVERSARY



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




DIARY


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



REMINDERS


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

 


THE PUZZLER


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

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

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  Presidential message



Holger Knaack


President 2020-21


December 2020


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

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

Read the whole message here.

 

2.   Hunger hits home



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




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

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

“A doctor!”

“A teacher or a businessman.”

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

FULL STORY HERE

 

3.  The Centenary Countdown has begun




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

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

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

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

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


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



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


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


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

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



JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

 

POSTSCRIPT


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



 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



November is The Rotary Foundation Month


 

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Week of November 9th


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

 

RC of Coolamon Board 2021-2022


President: Albert Suidgeest (Elected 2019 AGM)

Vice-President (Immediate Past President): Daryl Breust

President Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Foundation: Neil Munro

Membership: Dick Jennings

Club Administration: Ian Jennings

Service Projects: Daryl Breust

Youth Services: Anne Rzeszkowski

Public Image: Grahame Miles

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


OTHER NEWS


1.  COOLAMON LIONS COMMUNITY PROJECT




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





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

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

  • GANMAIN: Ganmain Bakery & Ganmain Hall

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

  • MARRAR: Marrar Hotel & Marrar Café

  • BECKOM: Beckom Hall


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

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

 

AED Defibrillator Demonstration


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

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







2.  CSU Meat Tasting Fund Raising

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Cheers,

Chloe





 

 

DIARY


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




REMINDERS


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

 


THE PUZZLER


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

This week's puzzler:

I’m first in Earth,

Second in heaven,

I appear two times in a week,

You can see me only once in a year,

Although I’m in the middle of the sea.

What am I?


ROTARY NEWS


1. CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA




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

(Graphics by Debbie Vance).

 

2.  MONARCH BUTTERFLY HABITAT



Rotarians pledge to restore the monarch butterfly’s disappearing habitat


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


by Frank Bures


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

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

FULL STORY HERE

 

3.  ROTARY ACTION GROUPS & RAGES


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

 


Click on the link below for the video:


RAGES Latest News


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

 

POSTSCRIPT


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



 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



November is The Rotary Foundation Month



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Week of November 2nd


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

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



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

President Howard thanks Prof Rod Hill for his presentation.



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



OTHER NEWS



1.  RESULTS OF THE MELBOURNE CUP SWEEP:



1st Garth Perkin $72.00 Twilight Payment

2nd Ann Baker $30.00 Tiger Moth

3rd Don Dyce $12.00 Prince of Arran

Last John Bond $6.00 Avilius


2.  OUR FOUNDATION NEWS






November is our Rotary Foundation Month.

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

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

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

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

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

Download the form here:

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




DIARY


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

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

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

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

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

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




REMINDERS


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

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzler: The word is carpet.

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

 


ROTARY NEWS


1.  ROTARY DISTRICT 9705 NEWS


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














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

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

Rotary Club of Hall,

Rotary Club of Yass,

Rotary Ginninderra,

Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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






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

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

TRF SEVENTH AREA OF FOCUS

 

3.  POLIO PACK




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

Your gift will be tripled by the Gates Foundation.


JUST FOR LAUGHS






 

POSTSCRIPT


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




ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



November is The Rotary Foundation Month



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Week of October 26th


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

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

 

OTHER NEWS


1. Some myths busted about Rotary



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




 

3. ShelterBox Responds to COVID 19






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

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

FULL STORY HERE

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








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

 



DIARY


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

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

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

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

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

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

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




REMINDERS


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

 


THE PUZZLER


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

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

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. REASONS TO JOIN US AT COOLAMON ROTARY




 

2.  ROTARY BECAME INTERCONTINENTAL in 1912


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

FULL STORY HERE.



When did Rotary beconme International?



3.  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION TAIWAN 2021



Please click on the link below:



JUNE 12-16 2021 TAIPEI TAIWAN


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


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


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


Sincerely,
Holger and Susanne




 

JUST FOR LAUGHS





 

POST SCRIPT



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




ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



October is Rotary Basic Economic & Community Development  Month



 

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Week of October 19th


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



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

 

Wantabadgery Wagga Wagga Cycling Club Catering


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





OTHER NEWS


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

Adam with his daughters Stevie and Frankie in Canberra



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

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

Video from Channel 9 on the miracle of Moose.



 

DIARY


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




REMINDERS


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

 


THE PUZZLER


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

This week's puzzler:

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

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  AUSSIE PEACE WALK






CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE FOR THE WEB SITE.

Invitation

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

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

Discover how this will benefit your club.

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

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


Date:  Thursday 19 November

Time:  6:30pm for 7pm start

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

Cost: $25pp for meal (Drinks extra)

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

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

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

Regards DGE Leo Farrelly D9705.


2. RI PRESIDNET HOLGER KNAACK NOVEMBER MESSAGE




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

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

For the full text click on the link below:

RI Presidnet Holger Knaack November

 

3.  TOILETRY KITS PROJECT TO HELP END TRACHOMA



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

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

PDG Michael Milston


Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak

Governor 2016-2017

End Trachoma D9705 District Champion | D9705 Service Projects Team Leader


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




Seen at The Gap near Brisbane last week



 



The Stones make 100 in 2043!



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect: Albert Suidgeest

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



October is Rotary Basic Economic & Community Development  Month



 

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