Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-22





 

Week of 29th. November


CHRISTMAS PARTY AT DIANNE AND ALBERT'S HOME



HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALBERT!!!!




Dianne and Albert Suidgeest were our hosts for this year's CRC Christmas party.  Our thanks to the Suidgeest's' for their hospitality and for all the work they and others put in to make the night a memorable one.  Special thanks to all those who brought a salad or a sweet or both.

34 members, partners and guests attended the gathering.  The garden is special and well worth a visit at the next open garden day.  It was also Albert's birthday!

We all met down at "Lake Albert" where we had entrees prepared by Mary and Anne and went down well.  The first highlight of the night was the bogged Merc.  It took a bogged attempt by a 4-wheel to bring out the big guns: Albert and a long strap.  Eventually both bogged vehicles were free; thanks Albert and apologies for the ruts!

The meal, which included a whole lot of prawns and ham plus salads and sweets, was definitely another highlight of the evening.

Leo de Kroo, a well known Coolamon identity, then entertained us with a few Christmas songs, inviting those assembled to sing along and chiding us when we reflexively used the traditional words to Jingle Bells instead of those of the Aussie version! If for some reason you're not familiar with the Aussie version of Jingle Bells, you can find it here in a video complete with bogan humour!  BTW, Leo is listed in Wikipedia.

BTW Chez did not catch anything!!!

We all had a great night of fellowship and friendship.

 

MONDAY AT MARRAR


This Monday, being a fifth Monday, led Coolamon Rotarians to the Marrar Hotel for a social night.  Twenty-four members and guests attended the meeting.



So good to have a change of venue and catering.  The dinner was plentiful with two courses prepared by one of our members, Craig Lambert, who works at the Marrar Hotel.   After some great fellowship we sat down in the dining room and were entertained by Grahame Miles and Ian Jennings "singing" our old grace!  We now know why we have stopped singing grace! A good time was had by all.

 

RAINING FOALS


Leslie and Paul Weston have had two foals during this week. Leslie writes:

23/11/21 - So pleased to welcome our new arrival Eva this morning…… to mum Zsa Zsa and dad Theo. Another beautiful bay filly from RQH Ala Natural and Time To Be Radical born at 5 am and running around by 8 am.



26/11/21 - So pleased with the safe arrival of Rosa on Saturday am! The first foal for mom Time To Be Stylish and first appaloosa foal for dad Potentially Lazy!! A lovely filly with big white blaze and one sock…she’s a pretty colour too… light bay or dark buckskin…. time will tell but she’s loping already!!!



 

DIARY


Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday, 10th December - Catering breakfast and lunch at Ganmain dog show. Ganmain Showgrounds. 7 am - 2 pm.

Sunday, 12th December - Catering breakfast at Ganmain dog show. Ganmain Showgrounds, 7 - 10 am.

Monday, 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Visit by Phil McIntosh and 3 members of the Wollundry RC 2022 Gears and Beers committee.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday, 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday, 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday, 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday, 26-27th March - Gears and Beers

Saturday, 2nd April - Sportsman's Night featuring SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.





 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS












 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

Thanksgiving comes after Christmas in the dictionary, of course!

 

This week's puzzler:  

Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction. They can't decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time. They don't crash into each other, but all four cars make it through the intersection. How is this possible?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  GOOD NEWS NOT ROTARY RELATED




While all social networks are full of hatred and negativity, I want to dissolve it with pleasant news and facts. The world isn't that bad, look back:

The Norwegians have decided not to drill oil wells in the Lofoten Islands (with $53,000,000,000,000 in oil reserves) to preserve the islands ecosystem.

For the first time in Malawi history, a woman has been elected as the speaker of the country's parliament. Esther Challenge cancelled 1500 marriages with underage girls and sent them back to school.

Swedish donors receive a thank you text every time their blood saves people.

Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the almost endangered species population of sea turtles has increased by 980%.

Thai supermarkets gave up plastic bags and began wrapping up their purchases in banana leaves.

Holland became the first country without stray dogs.

South Korea organizes dance parties for people after 65 years. To fight dementia and loneliness;

In Rome, you can pay for a ticket in the subway using plastic bottles. Thus, 350,000 bottles have already been collected.

California restrictions the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in stores so people can take pets from shelters;

Rice farmers around the world are starting to use duck fields instead of pesticides. Ducks eat insects and pinch weeds without touching rice;

Canada passed a law prohibiting the use of mows and dolphins in the entertainment industry;

Holland sows roofs of hundreds of bus stops with flowers and plants - specifically for bees;

Iceland became the first country in the world to legalize equal salaries for men and women;

German circuses instead of animals use their holograms to stop the exploitation of animals in circuses;

LarvalBot underwater robot sows the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef with microscopic corals, grown specifically for ecosystem restoration

To reduce the number of suicides, Sweden organized the world's first psychiatric ambulance

4855 people stood in line for hours in the rain to test stem cells to save the life of a five-year-old boy;

An Indian village celebrates the birth of every girl by planting 111 trees. 350,000 trees have already been planted so far

Thanks to the ban on humpback whale hunting, their population has grown from several hundred to 25,000

The Netherlands has built five artificial islands specifically for the conservation of birds and plants. Two years later, there are already 30,000 birds living there and 127 species of plants are growing

NASA satellites recorded that the world has become greener than 20 years ago

Since 1994, the number of suicides has decreased by 38%. It saved about four million lives

 

2. RAGES To The Moon


 



RAGES Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species this Rotary Action Group or RAG was started in our club by John Glassford and Phillip Merritt from the RC of Mabalacat Clark in The Philippines.  John and Phillip are friends and members of ROTI or Rotarians On The Internet.  Rotary approved this RAG in July 2013 and John was it's 1st Chair.

The painting Tears of the Rhino by artist Paula Wiegmink originally of Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) will be going to the moon.



RAGES received permission to use the painting as the logo for RAGES from Paula Wiegmink.  It has taken a life of it's own following the meeting between John, Susan and Dr. Jane Goodall in Sydney in 2014.





Paula with her partner in her studio in Dunsborough WA.  On the wall is Kushundwe painted by Paula from a photo that JJG took in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Uganda in 2011.





JJG with RIDE Eve Conway at the RI Convention in Seoul 2016.  Eve is a director of RAGES and now a RI Director Elect for 2023-2025.



The Say NO poster was created and printed here in Wagga and has since had many well known conservationists sign the poster thanks to Duke Ingram and Ruben Besureis who took the poster over and had it signed.  See how many of those that signed the poster above you can recognise, just click on the thumb nail pics above.



Duke Ingram, a poet and a motivational spiritual speaker and currently chosen by RAGES Rotary action group to head the world wide Say No campaign with his band Besureis for endangered species protection, which is the first ever Rotary campaign approved to include animals and global climate issues the main focus extinction, which has attracted some of the biggest names leaders and freedom fighters with the likes of Dr. Jane Goodall, Jeremy Irons, Noam Chomsky, Sir David Attenborough, Jean-Claud Van Damme, David Icke and many many more.

Besureis Eco-Pop Band

 
SO 'Tears of the Rhino' will be the first rhino on the moon!


To find out more follow this link:


 

 

December is Disease Prevention & Treatment Month.




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-21





 

Week of 22nd November


President Albert reminded all present that the Christmas Party will be at his residence on Saturday from 5.30 pm.  A form was passed around to get names from our members who will attend.  A request was made for salads and sweets.  Please bring garden chairs to sit around "Lake Albert".

Scott Reardon Visit to Coolamon.  A discussion ensued on the upcoming visit of Scott Reardon on April 2nd. 2022.  Daryl Breust and Brian Pattison outlined some of the ideas being discussed by the committee including:

  • Coolamon FC will run the bar.

  • Funds raised will go to the  Park Trustees, Allawah Lodge and our Hospital.

  • Marketing ideas were discussed and will be discussed in greater depth by the committee.

  • There was a bit of discussion on the ticket price; again, the committee will discuss this further.

  • The committee will work out the best way to proceed.


This coming Monday (29th November) is a 5th Monday, so in lieu of our regular meeting we will be going to the Marrar Hotel for a two course meal prepared by Craig Lambert.  This is a social gathering and the cost is $25 per head.  If you have not already given your name and any guests please let Ian Jennings know as soon as possible.



"Marrar 1900:  The first building of any substance in Marrar was the Royal Hotel which was completed in 1900.  Construction was by Grosvenor Flood, a gentleman with great confidence in the future of Marrar.  'Grover' Flood, as he was generally known, built several other buildings in York Street and all were built to last.  These same buildings stand solid today, a memorial to Flood, the pioneer.

The Royal Hotel was built of mud, or Pise as it was generally known.  This was a method used centuries before in the American West and Spanish settlements in South America, called Adobe.  Flood, who was a good tradesman, did quite a lot of the construction himself, assisted by George Jackson, a man of many trades.  Extra labour was provided by 'bush carpenters' who were always plentiful at that time."

 

Mary Potts in the Spotlight






Monday night Mary Potts was in the spotlight:

  • Cootamundra born, and attended Backhom PS, Ardlethan CS and Wagga Wagga High School.

  • Mary has 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

  • Mother of 2 daughters and grandmother to 2 grandchildren

  • Enjoys hiking, gardens and running marathons!

  • Enjoyed netball and softball in her youth.

  • Favourite movie is Sister Act and Whoopi Goldberg is her favourite actor.

  • Has visited Scotland and Ireland and wants to visit Italy.

  • Mary has a an interesting family history going back to Ireland.  In 1850, Mary's great grandfather migrated from Ireland to Australia via England and the USA, eventually settling on a soldier settler's block in Murrumburrah.

  • Mary has worked as an accountant with Touche Ross in Canberra and Adams Kenneally White Chartered Accountants in Wagga Wagga.

  • We look forward to Mary as our club Treasurer in 2022-2023.


The meeting concluded with the usual fine session and raffle, which was won by Chez.

 


 

DIARY


Saturday 27th November - CRC Christmas Party at Albert and Dianne Suidgeest's 's home. Cost is $15.00 per head. BYO.  PARTNERS NIGHT

Monday 29th November - Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). PARTNERS NIGHT (Cost is $25 per head for a 2 course meal).

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Visit by Phil McIntosh and 3 members of the Wollundry RC 2022 Gears and Beers committee.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday 26-27th March - Gears and Beers

Saturday 2nd April - Sportsman's Night featuring SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.



 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


Something Different:

Swiss photographer John Wilhelm is a photoholic who surprised the internet with his amazing montages in which he features his little family. His 3 daughters and his wife become the actresses of the creative and crazy drama that will make you smile.













 

 

 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

The smart choice is Door C.  If the lion hasn't eaten for three years, it must be dead!

This week's puzzler:  

Thanksgiving is a major holiday in many countries, notably the US and Canada.  In America, Thanksgiving is observed on the third Thursday in November, while in Canada the observance date is the second Monday in October.  Where does Thanksgiving come after Christmas?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  District 9705 Board Vaccination Recommendation




The District 9705 Board recommends that clubs in our district decline attendance at meetings for eligible people who are not fully vaccinated.

The major points are summarised below.  The full text of the guidance for each jurisdiction can be found at https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid19-restriction-checker/gatherings-and-work/. These guidelines may change and it is the Club's responsibility to stay abreast of, and remain compliant with current guidelines.


The guidance of the ACT Chief Health Officer should be followed by all Clubs in the ACT, and the guidance of the NSW Government for all NSW Clubs








 

2.  WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SYRIA?




Over 900,000 people have fled the violence since December 2019 alone. Coronavirus is also an additional threat for families fleeing the violence.

Since ShelterBox began in 2000, your support has helped us provide shelter for more than two million people.

Working through our partners we’ve supported 250,000 people fleeing the unimaginable danger with essential aid.



When in the morning you wake up angry and complain for no reason, always remember that being born in the right place in the world is just a matter of luck.

FULL STORY HERE:



 

November is The Rotary Foundation Month.


 



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-20





 

Week of 15th November


President Albert opened the meeting following our self catering BBQ which was assisted by Dick and JG as the chefs.  It appears that both chefs like their steaks and sausages well done!  There was plenty to eat and thanks to all who brought salads and desserts.

We had 17 members attend the meeting a good rollup for the AGM!

Two birthdays were celebrated, that of John Bond and Dick Jennings.  There was also a rare 50th wedding anniversary, that of Sharon and Grahame Miles. Congrats to all!

Reminders:

  • Christmas Party - Saturday 27th November at Dianne and Albert Suidgeest's home. $15.00 per head. Partners welcome.

  • Marrar Hotel social night - Monday 29th November. Partners welcome.


The meeting concluded with the usual fine session and raffle.

 

CRC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


The meeting was held to elect our board for 2022-2023.  PP Paul Weston and PE 2022-2023 chaired the AGM and the following member were elected to run our club in 2022-2023.  ALL the positions were filled and it is good to see a few new faces putting their hands up to work for our club.

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS & BOARD 2022/2023

Elections for the following positions were all nominated by Paul Weston and then approved by all present by acclamation and motion.

President: Paul Weston

Vice-President {Immediate Past President): Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Foundation: Neil Munro

Membership: John Nulty

Club Administration: Henk Hulsman

Service Projects: John Bond

Youth Services: Anne Rzeszkowski

Public Image: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

 

 

DIARY


Monday 22nd November - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday 27th November - CRC Christmas Party at Albert and Dianne Suidgeest's 's home $15.00 per head BYO.  PARTNERS NIGHT

Monday 29th November - Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). PARTNERS NIGHT

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022.

Monday 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday 26-27th March Gears and Beers

Saturday 2nd April SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee (Henk, Albert, Daryl, Brian, Mary and Anne) have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.

 



 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS














 

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

The prices of the toppings were as follows: onions $1, mushrooms $1, pepperoni $3, black olives $2, extra cheese $4, broccoli $2, hot peppers $3, pineapple $4

This week's puzzler:  

You’re trapped in a room that has three exit doors. Door A leads to an inferno. Door B leads to an assassin. Door C leads to a lion that hasn’t eaten in three years. Which door should you pick?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.   Rotary Projects Around the Globe


This article in My Rotary highlights several wonderful projects in several countries including Canada, the USA, Serbia and Nepal a good read this one below is on a project in Tanzania.



 

Tanzania


For girls in the developing world, a lack of safe transportation can be a barrier to education. At the Ndevelwa Secondary School outside Tabora, Tanzania, for instance, “typically only the boys had the benefit of bikes to help with the journey,” says Elizabeth Demichelis, a member of the Rotary Club of Modesto Sunrise, California. “Thus the concept of pink bikes was born.”

The Modesto Sunrise club, with help from the local Rotary Club of Arusha, arranged for the bicycles to be made available to girls; the conspicuous colour is a theft deterrent. The girls, their families, and the head of school signed contracts denoting responsibility for the care of the assigned bikes.

FULL STORY HERE

 

2.  RC Ngong Hills, Kenya, Launches Mentorship Program.




By Rtn Virginia Wangari

The Rotary Club of Ngong Hills (RCNH) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of Ngong Hills has launched a mentorship program at the Oloolua Secondary School in Oloolua, Ngong.

Mr. Boniface Mutinda, the Principal, Oloolua Secondary School said the mentorship program was timely. ‘These students need a lot of support since most of them come from very humble backgrounds around Ngong. They will be writing their form four examinations next year and this initiative will help give them the right information to make wise decisions,’ he said.

FULL STORY HERE

Below:  From Karen Blixen's verandah the Ngong Hills



 

 

November is The Rotary Foundation Month.


 



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-19





 

Week of 8th November




This Monday night we had a self catering night with some 23 attending including three guests, Sally Farmer, Ruth Morgan and Susan Glassford. The atmosphere was conducive to fellowship as we were seated around one long table for the group. This week was Grahame's turn in the spotlight.

Grahame Miles in the Spotlight






Past President Grahame Miles had his turn in the spotlight this week. Grahame has had a very interesting life and provided many interesting details of his past:

  • Grahame's great great grandfather arrived in Australia in 1810 having been sentenced for horse stealing and on his release started a butcher's shop in The Rocks.

  • Grahame's ancestors have been traced back to 1488 on his mother's side of the family and to 1680 on his father's side from Wilshire in England.

  • Grahame and Sharon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month.

  • Grahame spent many hours at night school having left school in 1961 and in his learning he became a pattern maker.




Grahame completed his HSC at night school and went on to become a teacher and moved to Coolamon in 1976. He took up a teaching post at the Coolamon Central School and recently retired.  Grahame is an avid gardener and is a huge Rolling Stones fan and has been to several of Stones concerts.

Sharon opened and operated Treats Restaurant in the shop where Grahame now operates his antiques and collectibles shop, Treats and Treasures.  Grahame and Sharon built a new home in McGaigs Lane now 15 years ago. Grahame joined the Coolamon Rotary Club in November 1982 and was our president in 2007-2008.

The meeting concluded with an entertaining fines session and the weekly raffle.  The main raffle prize was won by Adrian.

 

 

DIARY


Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday 27th November - CRC Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday 29th November - Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). TBC.

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022.

Monday 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday 26-27th March Gears and Beers

Saturday 2nd April SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee (Henk, Albert, Daryl, Brian, Mary and Anne) have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.

 



 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




A keeper!



 





 

 

 

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

There were three travelers: a boy, his father and his grandfather: two fathers and two sons. Each one got one of the coins.

This week's puzzler:  

Pizzza Paul sells pizza with a range of toppings which are sold in pairs. How much does each topping cost by itself? Each price is whole-dollar increments.

Pineapple & Hot Peppers $7
Broccoli & Extra Cheese $6
Mushrooms & Onions $2
Black Olives & Hot Peppers $5
Pepperoni & Mushrooms $4
Onions & Black Olives $3
Extra Cheese & Mushrooms $5

 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  2021 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY TO A ROTARIAN



Rtn. Benjamin List. 


(This interview is reproduced from Rotary Magazin, the regional magazine from Germany)


This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a Rotarian.

Benjamin List, a member of the Rotary Club Mülheim a. d. Ruhr-Schloß Broich, and the Scottish-born U.S. researcher David W.C. MacMillan received this year’s prestigious award. Both have developed methods for accelerating chemical reactions.


Rotary Magazine held a brief interview with Benjamin List, who conducts research at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim, Germany.

Mr. List, how did you learn about winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

This is an incredible story. I was on a city trip in Amsterdam with my wife that day {read the full story below}:

Benjamin List Nobel Prize


 

2.  NOMINATIONS CALLED FOR DISTRICT 9705 GOVERNOR


 

Nomination for DG9705

Nominations are called for from Rotarians within District 9705 to fill the position of District Governor in the new District for the Rotary year 2024 - 2025.

District 9705 has over 80 Rotary and Rotaract clubs, with approximately 2000 Rotarians. These clubs are organised into six regions each with no more than 15 clubs, and administered by an Area Governor who assists the District Governor in the administration of the District.

The current District Governor is Leo Farrelly (PP Belconnen), District Governor-Elect is Geraldine Rurenga (PP Brindabella E-Club) and the District Governor-Nominee is Andrea Grosvenor (PP Queanbeyan).

Duties of the District Governor:

The governor is the officer of RI in the district, functioning under the general control and supervision of the board. The governor shall inspire and motivate the clubs in the district. The governor shall ensure continuity within the district by working with past, current, and incoming district leaders. The governor is responsible for see information sheet below:

information-sheet-dg-2024-25

 

November is The Rotary Foundation Month.




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-18





 

Week of 1st November


President Albert welcomed 20 members to our weekly meeting, which ended up mostly as a social meeting with an early mark to allow the Sportsman's Night committee of CRC to discuss plans for their planned event. Leslie was given a bottle of wine in observance of her upcoming birthday.  Several events planned for this spring have been postponed, including Gears & Beers, which will take place in late March, and our garden viewing, which will likely be postponed until next spring. CRC will be assisting with the NYE street festival in Coolamon, so keep your calendar clear!

John G organised a Melbourne Cup sweep for members, and the meeting concluded with the usual fine session and weekly raffle.  The Sergeant was a bit light on fines, but plenty of cross-fines made up for the shortfall.  The main raffle prize was won by Chez, with minor prizes going to several lucky members.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.




President Albert is in the back row, 2nd from the right.


 


DIARY


Monday 8th November - Self-catered regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 10th November - Last board meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

Saturday 27th November - CRC Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday 29th November - Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). TBC.

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Monday 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Venue yet to be decided, probably Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS








BTW this is false information. We all know that Bald Eagles are almost as big as our Wedge Tails however Facebook claim I have posted fake news!!!!!!!



 

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

The full message reads:

WE LIKE THIS PLANET.
HOPE WE GET NEW HOME.
WAR IS UNSTOPPABLE.
ALL HUMANS MUST DIE.

Definitely not good intentions!  The message can be deciphered by stringing together the letters from each line of the message, selecting the first letter from each block of four letters in the line, then the second letter, and so on, inserting spaces as necessary to form English words. Each sentence in the deciphered message corresponds to one line in the original, coded message.

This week's puzzler:  

Two fathers and two sons were walking along a road. They happened to find three silver coins lying in their path. They picked up the coins and divided them evenly--each of them receiving one coin. How is this possible?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. RI President's Message - November 2021






I first discovered the value of service when I saw how a few simple acts can immeasurably change lives. It began when I joined others in my club for a project to bring toilets and clean drinking water to rural villages near our city. It moved forward when we promoted sanitation and provided opportunities for education across the country, thanks to generous gifts from supporters who believed in our projects as much as those of us on the ground did.

There is no better time of the year to be reminded of that generosity than November, which is Rotary Foundation Month.

As the charitable arm of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation is the engine that powers so many Rotary projects throughout the world. The Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives. It is the Foundation that helps us to get closer to our goal of eradicating polio, to show more people how we promote peace through tangible actions, and to demonstrate the impact our projects have in our areas of focus.

Consider some recent projects that were made possible by the Foundation:

  • The Rotary clubs of Guatemala La Reforma, Guatemala, and Calgary, Alberta, received an $80,000 global grant to organize a comprehensive plan to train nurses and rural health care workers to prevent and treat cervical cancer and to implement a sustainable system of referrals in seven regions of Guatemala.

  • More than two dozen hospitals in Honduras received personal protective equipment for their medical staff thanks to a $169,347 global grant sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Villa Real de Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Waldo Brookside-Kansas City, Missouri.

  • The Rotary clubs of Cotonou Le Nautile, Benin, and Tournai Haut-Escaut, Belgium, received a $39,390 global grant to provide agricultural training at an ecologically responsible permaculture mini-farm connected to a center for children in Sowé, Benin. This will help a new generation of farmers become economically self-sufficient.


I like comparing The Rotary Foundation to the Taj Mahal, a monument of one man’s love for a woman. The Foundation is a dynamic monument of our love for all of humanity.

This month I am asking all Rotary clubs to bring attention to the Foundation. It is what connects all Rotarians worldwide and transforms our collective passions into projects that change lives. Visit ; once there, you will have an opportunity to give directly to the program you’re most passionate about.

Thank you for giving your all to Rotary. You are the reason that Rotary is able to do more and grow more. Let’s continue to represent that important legacy this month, this year, and beyond as we Serve to Change Lives.



Shekhar Mehta

President 2021-22


2.  The Rotary Foundation




When people ask me what The Rotary Foundation is, I tell them it’s the heart of Rotary. You may have heard before that Rotary has an intelligent heart. The Foundation combines our emotional response of compassion with pragmatic action. With both heart and brains, you can change the world.

So, what does the Foundation mean to you? November is Rotary Foundation Month, but do you really know our Foundation?

First, it truly is our Foundation. The Rotary Foundation doesn’t belong to me or the other 14 trustees, nor to the RI Board of Directors, nor to the RI president. It belongs to each Rotarian around the world.

And it’s there for all of us to change the world. We save mothers and children because we have compassion, and we know how to plan. We provide clean water and sanitation where they’re needed to those who need them, because we build strategies based on a community’s needs. We combine support for peace, education, and economic stability for at-risk communities with an ability to manage big projects.

Giving to the Foundation is smart, too, because in doing so, you multiply the value of that gift. How many other foundations can you think of that identify the projects, fund them, and run them on the ground themselves? Ours is the only one I know. And we get it all done at such a relatively low administrative cost. This is one reason Charity Navigator consistently gives the Foundation a four-star rating.

I sometimes get asked a question: How much should I be giving to the Foundation? Each year, make a gift of what you can afford to give. For some, that is $100, and for others, more. What’s most important is that you give something, because each generous gift helps us meet the increased demand we’re seeing from members for global grants and our other programs.

This year, we want to raise $50 million for PolioPlus, which will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of $150 million. If every Rotary club contributed just $1,500, we would surpass this goal. We have other goals as well — for the Annual Fund, the Endowment Fund, and outright gifts — adding up to a grand total of $410 million.

We will get there if we set our hearts — and minds — to it. But remember, it’s not about the money; it’s what the money can do.

There’s a saying that goes, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

The Foundation is that stone, so let us turn ripples into great waves with it, using our hearts and our minds.

John F. Germ



Trustee Chair 2021-22



November is The Rotary Foundation Month.




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Week of 25th October


President Albert welcomed 20 members to our weekly meeting. The meeting focussed on upcoming events and programs , and featured member John Nulty in the spotlight. Some of the upcoming events:

  • GEERS & BEARS - Rescheduled to March 26th 2022

  • SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee (Henk, Albert, Daryl, Brian, Mary and Anne) are organising a fundraising function featuring local paralympian Scott Reardon in February or early March 2022. Details to come.

  • The Anglican and Uniting churches from Coolamon are preparing gift-filled shoe boxes to provide to children through churches in villages and towns in developing nations at Christmas. The Coolamon Anglican parish have packed some 70 boxes so far and are looking for donations to help with the postage for the boxes @$10 per box.  The matter has been referred to the board.


How to Pack a Shoebox

 

John Nulty in the Spotlight






This week was John Nulty's turn in the spotlight.  As usual, we learned interesting things about one of our members. Of Irish descent, John's ancestorsy arrived in Australia in 1863 from Ireland via Liverpool. John was born in Leeton in 1943, and has been married to Jan for 50 years. Jan and John have two sons, one daughter and eight grandchildren.  John loves listening to music and reading, and is a fan of rugby league and the Canberra Raiders.

John worked with the Leeton Shire as a surveyor and served for 6 years in the Australian Army. John is a Vietnam War veteran, having serving there in 1968-1969. Vietnam is John's favourite country, and he has been back twice now since the Vietnam War ended.  John's last career post was with the Junee Jail, where he worked for 5 years. John is now retired and lives in Coolamon. John joined the Coolamon RC in April of 2015.

The meeting concluded with a fine session and raffle.

 

Can You Spot Albert?




President Albert is pictured above in his younger years.  Can you spot him?


 


DIARY


Monday 1st November - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 3rd November - Coolamon Community Chronicle Committee Meeting 7.00 pm at the Sports Club

Monday 8th November - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 10th November - Last board meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

Saturday 27th November CRC - Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday 29th November - Marrar Hotel. TBC.

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021.

Friday 31st December 2021 New Year's Eve - CRC Caravan in Coolamon.

Monday 24th January 2022 - First meeting for 2022

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Venue yet to be decided, probably Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 

 

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler:  The will be no handshakes.  Because shorter persons in the house will not shake hands with taller persons, and all of the people in the house are different in height, there is no way anyone can shake hands with anyone else.

This week's puzzler:  Here's a message that was received by NASA as they looked at signals picked up from a putative flying saucer recently:

wmoa eemn cfuu orrs
wkia eesn ltpe ihlt
hwth oeno pgem eewe
wsta auob rnpl ispe
aust lmmd laui hnse

After a bit of work, cryptographers deciphered the start of the message, which read:

WE COME FROM URANUS

Can you decipher the rest of the message to determine if the Uranians had good or evil intentions?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  Rotary District 9705 Foundation News


Welcome to our first edition of the Foundation News for District 9705 in the 2021-2022 year. The News provides updates in developments related to the Rotary Foundation and articles about club and District projects assisted by the Foundation through grants.





PDG John McKenzie

Rotary District 9705 Foundation Chair

The Rotary Foundation in Australia has recently developed a new website specifically for Rotarians in Australia. Click on the image below:

 


It has become the go-to source of information about the activities of the Foundation in Australia. The "My Foundation" page provides links to lots of resources you can use to learn more about The Rotary Foundation , our charity.

Read more by clicking on the link below:



 

2.  ROTARY WHEEL BRAND OF EXCELLENCE


 



The adoption of the new brand standard is part of an overall strategy to focus on telling Rotary's Story more effectively.  A survey of the public perception of Rotary showed that 4 in 10 persons had never heard of Rotary, another 4 in 10 had heard of Rotary, but didn't have any idea about Rotary actually does.  The remaining 2 in 10 had heard about Rotary, but had some very negative opinions about Rotary. The think that Rotary is generally a club for older men who go to boring meetings and eat bad food.  Obviously this is not the true picture about what Rotary is all about.


Having a consistent brand image is important to all organisations, Rotary is no exception.


In 2013, a new logo & brand image pack was developed, this was to ensure every club, in every district across the world could have the same high standard of brand recognition.


There a lot of old style Rotary graphics still being displayed on various publications, including newsletters & flyers, posts on social media and hardware items, such as banners and signs.




Please check your clubs portfolio, make sure they are updated.

If you're still in doubt, download Rotary's official Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines: (pdf)


You can read more here on how the Rotary emblem has evolved since 1905.







October is  Rotary Economic and Community Development Month.


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Week of 18th October


President Albert welcomed 21 members and one special guest to our weekly meeting (plus Grahame joining in via Zoom). This week's meeting featured a meeting with our new district governor, Leo Farrelly (via Zoom) and our new area governor, Elaine Almond (in person). DG Leo outlined RI President Shekar Mehta's vision for the growth of Rotary and for Rotary to become more relevant to the youth of the world as well to encourage members to stay the course.  DG Leo pointed out that over the past 10 years we have gained 1.3 million members BUT we also lost 1.3 million members.  So we have a problem retaining members.

DG Leo spoke on TRF (The Rotary Foundation), 7th Area of Focus that is Protecting the Environment.

The presentation by DG Leo was well received and he praised us for our website, Facebook page and our bulletin.  DG Leo also encouraged all members to log in to the D9705 website and to personally update their information.



Good to see straw bale buildings in DG Leo's slide show!



Elaine met with the CRC Board prior to the meeting to discuss our plans for the year and reminded us of important upcoming dates:

  • PETS President Elect Training Seminar will be in Cowra in February 2022.  PE Paul Weston to attend.

  • D9705 DISCON (District Conference) is on March 18-20th at Temora. Hosted by the RC of Temora.  The Sat. night dinner is not to be missed as it will be in the Aviation Museum.  Theme of the DISCON is regeneration.




President Albert thanked Elaine for her visit and presented her with a memento of the CRC. You can visit Elaine's Area 3 website HERE. The meeting concluded with the usual entertaining fine session and raffle.



 

 

 

District Governor Leo Farrelly's contribution to scouting recognised

Congratulations DG Leo on your recent award for Scouting.  DG Leo was awarded the Silver Kangaroo very recently  for exceptional service to Scouting since 1979.



 

 

 

 

 

DIARY


Monday 25th October - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 10th November - Last board meeting for 2021. 

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

Saturday 27th November CRC - Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021.

Friday 31st December 2021 New Year's Eve - CRC Caravan in Coolamon.

Monday 24th January 2022 - First meeting for 2022

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Venue yet to be decided, probably Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS






Only in Africa!





 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler:  

  1. Rid - Relieve

  2. Graze - Feed

  3. Nail - spike

  4. Pen - Coop

  5. Carve - Cut

  6. Caress - Pet

  7. Save - Salvage

  8. Whirled - Spun


This week's puzzler:  

There are ten people in a house. Each of them will shake hands only with people shorter than themselves. Assume all the people are different in height and all of them know the height of each other. How many hand shakes are made?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.   REGENERATING ROTARY


Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project:


Rotary Regionalisation Project Zone 8

 
Rotary International is considering establishing a regional governance pilot to address membership, public image, communication, and fundraising challenges to ensure our organisation thrives long into the future.


Should this proceed, in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands we have an opportunity to be one of a small number of regions across the globe to pilot this new governance structure, created by RI’s Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee (SRF). Read the background of this project here.

Briefing from Past Rotary International President (PRIP) Barry Rassin.


Barry Rassin, Chair of RI’s Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee, presented a briefing to the Regionalisation Reference Group, available for you to view.

The briefing provides a detailed explanation of the proposed regional governance pilot, including questions and responses from those in attendance.




PRIP Barry Rassin Explains Regionalisation

 

2.  ROTARY ACRONYMS DECIPHERED


AG Area Governor

ARH Australian Rotary Health

AVAC Australian Vocational Advisory Committee

CRC Coolamon Rotary Club

DDF District Designated Funds

DRRAG Disaster Relief Rotarian Action Group

DG District Governor

DGE District Governor Elect

DGN District Governor Nominee

DIK Donations In Kind

DISCON District Conference

ESRAG Environment and Sustainability Rotarian Action Group

FAIM Fourth Avenue In Motion

GSE Group Study Exchange

3H / HHH Health, Hunger & Humanity

HESS Honeywell Engineering Summer School

IPAC International Projects Advisory Committee

MOP Manual of Procedure

MUNA Model United Nations Assembly

MPHF Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

NYSF National Youth Science Forum

PACE Pacific Australian Cultural Exchange

PDG Past District Governor

PE President-Elect

PEN President-Elect Nominee

PETS Presidents-Elect Training Session

PHF Paul Harris Fellow

PHSM Paul Harris Sustaining Member

PP Past President

PRID Past Rotary International Director

PRIP Past Rotary International President

PROBUS Professional & Business Club

RAG Rotary Action Group

RAGES Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species

RAM Rotarians Against Malaria

RAWCS Rotary Australia World Community Service

RDU Rotary Down Under

RFHA Rotarians For Family Health and AIDS

RI Rotary International

RICON Rotary International Conference

RID Rotary International Director

RIP Rotary International President

ROMAC Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

ROTEX / RX Rotary Exchange Students Organisation

ROVE Rotary Overseas Vocational Exchange

RRVF Recreation & Vocational Fellowships

Rtn. Rotarian

RYAG Rotary Youth in Agriculture

RYDA Roadside Youth Driver Awareness

RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYPEN Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

SPPO South Pacific & Philippines Office of Rotary International

SWSL Save Water Save Lives

TRF / RF The Rotary Foundation

VTT Vocational Training Team

WASRAG Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

WCS World Community Service

WFA World Fellowship Activities

YEA Youth Exchange Australia

There will be a test at the next meeting to see how many you know!

 

 

October is  Rotary Economic and Community Development Month


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Week of 11th October


 

  • Card received for the flowers from Maureen and Henk Hulsman.

  • Mary Potts congratulated on her marathon run of over 43 ks for Cancer.

  • Albert reported on the tree planting and thanked the volunteers that assisted.

  • Albert reported that the social committee has now raised $521.00.

  • Bank statements given to the acting Treasurer.

  • Mary Potts promoted her next run for the Cancer Council, a 28 km run on the 24th October.

  • World Polio Day is the 24th October--report follows in Rotary News.

  • Leslie was in the spotlight this week.  She gave an engrossing talk on her life growing up in western New York state, and amazed those in attendance with photos of winters in upstate New York.  Here are some photos from her talk (and a few from her nearest and dearest!):




Christmas Day, 2008



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

 

Plant sale on Saturday in Coolamon


Several members braved a chilly spring day to sell transplants raised by Albert. Between the dodgy weather and the fact that many people already have their veggie gardens in, sales we a bit disappointing.  The final numbers are not in, but a bit of money was raised to supplement the social committee budget. Below, Albert and Anne are shown manning the booth:



 

DIARY


Monday 18th October - District Governor Leo Farrelly OAM Visit. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.  via Zoom - Area Governor Elaine Almond will join us in person at the Sports Club with a meeting at 6.00pm between AG Elaine and the CRC Board, prior to the DG's Zoom meeting.  6.30-7.00pm fellowship.

Wednesday 10th November - Last board neeting for 2021. 

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

Saturday 27th November CRC - Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021.

Friday 31st December 2021 New Year's Eve - CRC Caravan in Coolamon.

Monday 24th January 2022 - First meeting for 2022

 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


Click on the photo below for the YouTube video.



 

 









Food for thought:

  • I’m on two diets. I wasn’t getting enough food on one.

  • A cold seat in a public restroom is unpleasant.  A warm seat in a public restroom is worse.

  • Apparently RSVP’ing to a wedding invitation “Maybe next time,” isn’t the correct response.

  • Don’t irritate old people. The older we get, the less “Life in prison” is a deterrent.

  • Aliens probably lock their doors as they fly by earth.

  • It turns out that being an adult now is mostly just googling how to do stuff.

  • I miss the 90’s when bread was still good for you and no one knew what kale was.

  • Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror and think “That can’t be accurate.”

  • I want to be 14 again and ruin my life differently. I have new ideas.

  • As I watch this new generation try to rewrite our history, one thing I’m sure of....it will be misspelled and have no punctuation.

  • Confuse your doctor by putting on rubber gloves at the same time he does.

  • My wife asked me to take her to one of those restaurants where they make food right in front of you.  I took her to Subway.

  • I picked up a hitchhiker. He asked if I wasn’t afraid that he might be a serial killer.  I told him the odds of two serial killers being in the same car were extremely unlikely.

  • I went line dancing last night. OK, it was a roadside sobriety test, same thing.


 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler:  There were 30 Rotarians (simple algebra).

This week's puzzler:  For each pair of words below, move a single letter from one word to the other (without otherwise rearranging the letters), making a pair of synonyms, or near synonyms. For example, given: Boast - Hip, move the 's' from 'Boast' to 'Hip' creating two synonyms: Boat - Ship.

  1. Ride - Relive

  2. Gaze - Freed

  3. Snail - Pike

  4. Open - Cop

  5. Cave - Curt

  6. Cares - Pest

  7. Salve - Savage

  8. Whiled - Spurn


 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  WORLD POLIO DAY OCTOBER 24th 2021




Donate Your Time


Ending a disease is a massive effort and Rotary and our partners can’t do it alone. Learn how you can join us in our efforts to end polio.


World Polio Day 24th October.

 



 

2.  DG Leo Farrelly OAM




Leo and Elaine Farrelly
Belconnen
[email protected]
Home: 17 Staten Crescent Kaleen, ACT  2617

Family Elaine and I have six children and twelve grandchildren. We love to travel and I have walked the Camino twice, once in Spain and also in Portugal.

Rotary Background

I first joined Rotary in 1989 as a member of the Rotary Club of Belconnen and left at the end of 1994 to concentrate on my involvement in Scouting. I re-joined Rotary in 2008 after I (nominally) retired and have been an active member of the Belconnen Club since then. I served as President in 2015-2016 and have been a regular member of the club’s Board in various years both before and after my presidential year serving as secretary, membership director and community service director. Additionally, I’ve served as the webmaster, PR and communications officer and attendance officer.

I was appointed Assistant Governor of D9710 Group 5 for the period 2016-2017 to 2019-2020, before taking on the District Governor Elect role in the newly inaugurated District 9705. I am a member of the Paul Harris Society and a regular contributor to the Rotary Foundation. And I am a member of the Scouting Rotarians Fellowship. I was awarded an OAM in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday honours list for my service to ‘Youth and the Community’.

My wife Elaine has been an active member of Inner Wheel since 1979.

Why did I join Rotary?

Firstly, because someone asked me. My sponsor’s son was in my Scout Troop and the next thing I was in Rotary. My purpose in joining Rotary was to serve my local community through community service projects and this remains my primary focus in Rotary. Rotary gave me a structured organisation where I found an outlet for all the community things in which I’d become interested.

Youth has been a, interest of mine for many year. I joined the Scout Association in 1979 whilst serving with the Navy in Darwin. I served for six years as Branch President of the ACT Branch of the Scout Association and currently hold a position of Honorary Commissioner. I served on the National Executive of the Scout Association of Australia for six years. Whilst in Darwin I was a Cub Scout Leader and also President of the Cathedral conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society where we ran a 25 bed hostel and soup kitchen for Darwin’s homeless.

I also served three years as National Treasurer of the Ulysses Club of Australia that in the years 2010-2013 had a membership of 25,000. Ulysses is a social club for older people with a common interest in motorcycling. Being a member of Ulysses gives me a better understanding of the many issues facing older people in our community.

Other relevant information

I joined the Navy at sixteen years old and served for 24 years, retiring as an officer in the Weapons and Electrical Engineering branch. I served on numerous ships, and at the Navy communications station outside Darwin, and the patrol boat base on Manus Island in PNG. After the Navy I spent 20 odd years in defence industry and a further 12 project management training. My chief interest was in organisational change focussed on achieving the objectives of corporate strategic plans.

My Expectations for my year as Governor.

I believe that Rotary has to face the challenge of regeneration in order to remain a relevant community service organisation fit-for-purpose in the 21st century. We have a glittering history of achievements over the past century but our aging demographic and falling membership numbers are indicators that we have been too slow in recognising changes in our society, changes in our relationships with other countries and their peoples, changes in our environment, and changes in the local needs and demands of our own communities.

 

 

October is  Rotary Economic and Community Development Month


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Week of 4th October


There was no meeting this week because of the public holiday.  Our next meeting will be Monday, 11 October.  Oddly, even though COVID restrictions are being lifted as of Monday, the new restrictions limit the club (and similar venues) to 20 persons in the restaurant, a reduction from the previous limit of 26! In addition, all patrons of public venues will be required to be doubly vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

DIARY


Monday 11th October -  Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday 13th October - Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday 18th October - District Governor Leo Farrelly OAM Visit. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.  via Zoom - Area Governor Elaine Almond will join us in person at the Sports Club with a meeting at 6.00pm between AG Elaine and the CRC Board, prior to the DG's Zoom meeting.  6.30-7.00pm fellowship.

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the President Elect Nominee 2023-2024 and the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: The sum of the first n odd numbers is always equal to (2n) × (n/2), which works out to n².  So, the sum of the first 25 odd numbers works out to be 50 × 12.5, which can also be expressed as 25 × 25 or 25², which of course is equal to 625. This works for any quantity of n odd numbers. So, Bondy was able to come up with the answer as quickly as it took to work out the square of the number given!

This week's puzzler: Craig was catering for a camping trip by Coolamon Rotarians, and was told that he would need to provide enough food to fill 55 bowls of the same size and capacity with the same amount of food,  but was not told how many members would be attending.  He was able to work it out, though, with bit of algebra when provided this information:

1. Every member gets their own bowl of soup.
2. Every two members will get one bowl of spaghetti to share.
3. Every three members will get one bowl of salad to share.
4. All members are required to have their own helping of salad, spaghetti, and soup.

How many Rotarians were on the camping trip?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  WORLD POLIO DAY OCTOBER 24th 2021



Donate Your Time


Ending a disease is a massive effort and Rotary and our partners can’t do it alone. Learn how you can join us in our efforts to end polio.


Download the letter below for further information:

PolioRefresh_943_Letter_EN

Also plenty of information on the website;

World Polio Day 24th October.

 



 

Message from the RI President for World Polio Day



 

2. Cycling Without Age


Great idea sent to me by Ann Baker, Howard's partner in life.  We ran a search for this project which is sponsored in this case in Parkes by the RC of Parkes.


Parkes has become the latest member of the international movement Cycling Without Age, a program that promotes social inclusion for people facing increasing immobility.




Despite the crisp autumn day, residents of Parkes' Southern Cross Care were lined up, eagerly awaiting their turn for a ride on a trishaw.


Unlike its distant cousin the rickshaw, the trishaw is a light three-wheeled motorised tricycle with a basket in the front designed to transport two passengers.


"Essentially the trishaw is an electrically assisted bike, so it's fairly easy to ride," explains Cycling Without Age representative Peter Guppy.


"They were first developed in Denmark and quickly spread around the world."




 

FULL STORY HERE

 

October is  Rotary Economic and Community Development Month


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-13





 

Week of 27th September


President Albert welcomed 21 members and 4 guests to our weekly meeting  Guests included Erica from France, Jack Hooper, and Dan and Sheree Smith (guest speakers). Apologies from Chez and Alex Thompson who are in self isolation due to possible Covid contact.

  • Albert reported that he had sold one load of firewood, raising $200 for our social committee.

  • Albert brought several flats of tomato plants for sale at $2.00 each.  Proceeds will go to the social committee.

  • Albert  announced that he bought $400 worth of wine for members' birthday gifts.


INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBER MARY POTTS


PP Dick Jennings inducted Mary Potts into our club with assistance from sponsor Albert.  Mary has the classification of Accountant (Retired).  Thanks to Paul Weston for making Mary's dinner badge.

Welcome Rotarian Mary!



 

GUEST SPEAKERS DANIEL AND CHEREE SMITH


Coolamon residents Daniel and Cheree Smith gave a presentation on their scuba diving adventures in Jervis Bay.  Daniel and Cheree became hooked on diving several years ago, and have been diving regularly since.  Daniel has been a bit more gung-ho and has been certified to dive to depths of 32 metres, while Cheree is a bit behind, being certified to a maximum of 18 metres.  Being an avid photographer, Daniel has been shooting hundreds of pictures underwater, many of which he shared with us on the night.  Daniel showed photos of fish, eels, sharks and especially nudibranchs (sea slugs), Daniel's favourite subjects.  Those in attendance were suitably awed by the stories shared by Daniel and Cheree, and the amazing diversity of underwater life relatively close to home.



Above are some of the pics shown by Daniel and Sheree, including an eastern blue devil, unnamed nudibranch, giant cuttlefish, weedy sea dragon, Sheree in a diving helmet, Port Jackson shark (which has to be the most ridiculous shark going) and typical diving gear.

Bruce Hamilton proposed a vote of thanks to Daniel and Cheree, and presented them with a memento of the Coolamon Rotary Club.

 

COOLAMON WETLANDS TREE PLANTING


Ian Jennings sent in these photos of the tremendous progress in planting trees in the wetlands area of Coolamon.  To date around 1,000 trees have been planted by Coolamon Landcare and numerous volunteers.



As usual, the meeting concluded with a fine session and weekly raffle.  The raffle was won by Dick, with minor prizes going to Anne and Ian.

 

 

DIARY


Monday 4th October - No meeting (public holiday).

Monday 11th October -  Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday 18th October - District Governor Leo Farrelly OAM Visit. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.  Probably via Zoom - to be advised.

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the President Elect Nominee 2023-2024 and the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS












 

 

 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: The next sequence is 1,2,3,4,5,6. The rule that generates each new sequence in the series is to take the last number of the current sequence and put it first, then the first number, then the second from last, then the second, and so on.  The origin of this puzzler is the sestina, a form of poetry that uses this pattern of numbers to determine the last word of each stanza of six lines each (the same six words are repeated at the end of each line of the sestina in the pattern dictated by the sequence in this puzzle). If you're still puzzled, have a look at Wikipedia's description of a sestina.

This week's puzzler:  Albert asked the members at a weekly meeting to find the sum of the first 50 odd numbers. As everyone settled down to their addition, Bondy ran to the head table and said, "The sum is 2,500." Albert chuckled and said, "Lucky guess," and gave him the task of finding the sum of the first 75 odd numbers. Within 20 seconds, Bondy was back with the correct answer of 5,625. How does Bondy find the sum so quickly?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  AFRICA MILESTONE 2021




National PolioPlus Committee members and Rotary members celebrate the certification of the AFRO-region as wild-poliovirus free. August 2021. (2020_182)

AFRICA POLIO MILESTONE




In August 2020, the @World Health Organization (WHO) African Region was certified free of wild polio thanks to strong vaccination campaigns, improved surveillance and close coordination. This progress continues to eliminate all forms of the virus in Africa.







2.  AFGHANISTAN







PDG BOB AITKEN, ROTARY END POLIO NOW COORDINATOR


The quest for Polio eradication must continue …


Article by PDG Bob Aitken, RI Rotary End Polio Now Coordinator

AFGHANISTAN – the quest for Polio eradication must continue …

How can we ever achieve complete Polio eradication in the wake of the collapse of democracy in Afghanistan?

Is Rotary’s historic and most significant humanitarian project staggering to a halt with little or no chance of accessing millions of children in that war torn country?

These are just some of the questions on the lips of Rotarians around the world at this time …

Our members are also grappling with the realisation that Rotary has long been working with a culture of people that do not have the same beliefs and standard of behaviour that exists in most western nations.

Such questions pose a real dilemma for Rotarians who really put service above self and have a desire to share a quality of life with all the people of our world.

The answer for everyone is that we must not lose focus on Rotary’s promise to the children of the world!

Rotary has pledged to eradicate Poliomyelitis and has already contributed US$2.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to the cause. Today, 19.4 million people around the world who otherwise would have been paralysed are walking due these efforts and those of our partners.

Since 1985, Rotary has focused on polio eradication as its priority program and, as such, has worked with many nations and groups which do not share ideology as practised in the west.

Our campaign has been overwhelmingly successful and we stand on the brink of total success with only TWO cases of the wild polio virus reported in the last eight months - one each in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

If our Rotary teams do not complete the challenge in these two countries, there is a danger the virus can escape to areas of low vaccination levels and gain strength again.

Carol Pandak, Rotary International’s Director of PolioPlus, reported last week that The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is closely monitoring developments in Afghanistan.

She said GPEI partners and staff are currently assessing immediate disruptions to polio eradication efforts and the delivery of other essential health services to ensure continuity of surveillance and immunisation activities while prioritising the safety and security of staff and frontline workers in the country.

‘The Polio program in Afghanistan has operated for many years amid insecurity and conflict, and we will continue working with all actors, agencies and organisations who enable delivery of immunisation as well as humanitarian assistance to populations in need across the country. The GPEI remains steadfastly committed to protecting all children from polio and supporting the provision of other essential immunisations and health services,’ she continued.

Carol Pandak said we strongly believe that the delivery of health care – including polio vaccinations – is essential to prevent diseases and safeguard communities.

‘Together with our partners, the people of Afghanistan, national and provincial authorities, we will do everything in our power to continue this critical work’, she concluded.

It is important to understand that Rotary International is not in this campaign alone. We stand firmly with the World Health Organisation, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a united team.

Rotary and these partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have built a vast infrastructure – including 145 laboratories with technicians and surveillance teams – that has contributed much to other health emergencies such as Ebola in Nigeria and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.

The final message is that there is no room for Rotary International and its partners to be selective in caring for the children of the world.





September is Basic Education and Literacy Month




 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


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


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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