Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-11

 





 

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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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-10

 





 

Week of October 12th


It's been a few weeks since our last bulletin, in part because we had a with no meeting because of the October long weekend public holiday.  For our meeting of the week of September 28th, we had a guest speaker in the form of John Schmidt, a consulting electrical engineer and friend of John Bond, who spoke about photovoltaic systems and battery storage.  John shared some very revealing insights into electrical supply systems and the factors that make solar panels and battery storage systems a good option for households.  Consumers need to be careful about choosing a providers of solar panels as there are many shonky businesses selling solar panel systems.  Henk thanked the speaker for a very interesting talk and presented him with a souvenir Coolamon Rotary pen.

Over the October long weekend, Rotarians Alex Thompson and Chez Post tied the knot, after having to postpone their wedding which was initially scheduled for April (but had to be put off because of Covid restrictions).  After a lovely wedding ceremony that featured Alex and Chez's two Italian greyhounds (including ring bearer Hadrian, who stole the show when the reverend asked Hadrian to bring forth the rings, which he promptly did!), a most enjoyable reception followed at the Little Rustic Pantry.  Several Rotarians and many of Alex and Chez's friends and family were on hand to celebrate the joyous event.





 

This past week was a club assembly.  The major item of business was discussion of leasing a printer which would allow the club to print the Coolamon Community Chronicle ourselves and save money in the process.  Those in attendance recommended the lease of the printer to the board, which approved the lease agreement at Wednesday's board meeting. As usual, the meeting concluded with a raffle and a very entertaining fine session led by Sargeant-At-Arms Albert.

Coolamon Rotary Bingo resumed on 8 October after a Covid-induced hiatus. There was a healthy rollup on the night, and a good time was had by all.  Thanks to Rotarians Brian, Dave, Bondy and Paul, who ran the event on the night.  Members are encouraged to attend Bingo on the second Thursday of each month (except January) to help keep the event lively and financially viable.

 

OTHER NEWS



Trek Tasmania's Beautiful Cradle Mountain for ShelterBox in 2021


Trek the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain and help ShelterBox create a world where no family goes without shelter after disaster.



Cradle Mountain sits in the stunning Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area and is one of Australia’s premier trekking destinations. Rocky mountain peaks, buttongrass moorlands, glacial lakes, waterfalls and dense rainforest are hallmarks of this natural haven.

On this adventure, you’ll spend five-days trekking a variety of trails around the Cradle Mountain Village area. From easy exploration walks to day-long hikes up to lookouts, you’ll discover the Tasmanian wilderness up close on this unforgettable adventure. Best of all, you’ll raise funds to support ShelterBox Australia on their mission to help families rebuild their lives after a disaster.

Click on the photograph below for the details of this adventure in 2021.




DIARY


Saturday and Sunday October 17-18th Watenbadgery Catering NSW Junior Cycling Championship, Wantabadgery.

Monday, October  19th - Guest Speaker: Greg Wootton, Temora Rotary Club. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday October 24th.  Monster Raffle Starts in Coolamon.

Monday, October  19th - Fellowship meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Friday October 30th.  Monster Raffle selling in Ganmain.

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.

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


Watenbadgery Saturday and Sunday 17-18th October Catering for the NSW Junior Cycling Championships, volunteers wanted all hands on deck.

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: An hourglass, which contains thousands of moving parts (grains of sand).

A boy went to a country fair and went up to a booth where a man said, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  RIPN Jennifer Jones


It's now official! Rtn. Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada will become RI President for 2022-23. She will become the first woman to hold that office in Rotary's 115 years of History. Just a reminder that we vote at our AGM for our president in RIPN Jennifer Jones's year as RI President.



The collar that Jennifer is significant as it represents Jennifer's tribute to a woman who enabled Jennifer to break through the glass ceiling that is Rotary.  Jennifer was selected on merit and her work as a Rotarian and deserves our congratulations.  It is also fitting that our District Governor in 2022-2023 will be DGN Geraldine Rurenga.



2.  RESCA AWARDS


Rotary Emergency Community Services Awards

The ACT RESCA awards ceremony were live streamed from on Wednesday 30th September.  Click on the graphic below to view the awards ceremony.



Warning it is a long video however many of you have connections to our local bush fire brigades.

 

3.  Three Goulburn Clubs Merge





Last week the Rotary Club of Goulburn, the Rotary Club of Goulburn Mulwaree and the Argyle Rotary Club - Goulburn met together in the presence of our District Governor, Dr. Michael Moore AM, and formally merged together to become a single club to serve the Goulburn community.

Our thanks go to the three clubs in Goulburn who have jointly served the Goulburn community. The clubs have provided leadership, friendship, and fellowship opportunities to their members for many years.



Rotary has had a presence in Goulburn since 1930, and the merger of the three clubs will offer an opportunity in begin anew as a revitalised community service organisation that will serve the local community in Goulburn as well as the wider international community.




JUST FOR LAUGHS












 

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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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-9

 





 

Week of September 21st


This week's meeting was an opportunity for planning and fellowship.  Twenty members and two guests were in attendance, a great roll-up for a regular meeting.  Discussion centred on the upcoming NSW Junior Cycling Championships that the club has agreed to cater in Wantabadgery and the Monster Raffle which will run over the next few months, concluding at New Year's Eve. One of the guests was Sally Farmer, who has taken over organising the Coolamon Community Chronicle from Myffy.  Sally was congratulated for the excellent job she's been doing with the Chronicle.  The evening concluded with another amusing fine session led by Sargent-at-Arms Albert, who managed to win the raffle again.  An investigation has been launched into the running of the raffle as the raffle has been won by the person running the raffle (Albert) two weeks running.  Stay tuned....

 

OTHER NEWS


HENLEY IS HOME


Just click on the photo below if you have not read Saturday's Advertiser.



 

GANMAIN HALL SATURDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 2020




The show is on Saturday 3rd October @ 6.30pm.

Tickets are $20 and includes a free drink redeemable as a pre-show drink at the Ganmain Hotel.

We will put some glasses out so patrons can purchase bottle if wine at the pub, if they like.

BYO Nibbles if people want but BYO alcohol.

There are a limited amount of seats due the Covid restrictions so get crackin'!

Email: [email protected] for your individual tickets or for group bookings.

 

 

DIARY


Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: John Schmidt speaking on "Batteries for Solar Power Systems".  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Monday, October 12th-Club Assembly.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, October 14th - Board meeting. The Old Convent, Coolamon, 7:30 pm.

Saturday and Sunday October 17-18th Watenbadgery Catering NSW Junior Cycling Championship, Wantabadgery.

Monday, October  19th - Guest Speaker Greg Wootton, Temora Rotary Club. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday October 24th.  Monster Raffle Starts in Coolamon.

Friday October 30th.  Monster Raffle selling in Ganmain.

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 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


Watenbadgery Saturday and Sunday 17-18th October Catering for the NSW Junior Cycling Championships, volunteers wanted all hands on deck.

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 last week's puzzler: Alphabet

This week's puzzler: A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece.  Which has the most?


 

ROTARY NEWS


1. ROTARY LOGOS




To heighten our global identity and public recognition, we’ve updated our official logo to include the word “Rotary” next to the Rotary wheel. Help us strengthen Rotary’s identity by incorporating the new logo into all of your club and district communications.






2. AFRICA WILD POLIO VIRUS FREE




Chairman Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee of Rotary International, Dr. Tunji Funsho and Emir of Jiwa HRH Idris Musa are seen during a news conference marking the 3-year-polio-free milestone in Abuja, Nigeria, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the story in TIME magazine here;

The TIME 100 List

Rotary International and Rotary foundation announces with great pride that one of our own has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Just a few moments ago, Dr. Tunji Funsho, Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair was named to the TIME 100 list for his critical leadership in working with Rotary members and our partners to achieve a wild polio-free Nigeria and eradicate the wild poliovirus in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for our work to eradicate polio.

The TIME 100 list recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Dr. Funsho joins the list with some of the most important and well-known public figures in the world who have been past recipients of the honour: heads of state such as Angela Merkel, religious figures like the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis, celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Bono, philanthropists like Bill Gates, and activists such as Malala Yousafzai.

Dr. Funsho stands on the shoulders of the countless women and men of Rotary who have dedicated their lives, their time, and their money to Rotary’s top priority of eradicating polio. This honour is not just a testament to his work, it is acknowledgment that Rotary members make a difference in the world—one that is worthy of international recognition among the world’s most distinguished leaders. Congratulations to a great man, a mentor and a most respected Rotary leader.


JUST FOR LAUGHS





Making America great!





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



September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month




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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-8

 





 

Week of September 14th


The club continues to meet in person at the Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, although with greater spacing between attendees than some would like!  Nonetheless, it's great to be able to meet face to face.  Following routine weekly business at the meeting, Paul gave an update on COVID-19 after reading an interesting report describing recent findings about how the virus affects the body.  Rather than primarily being a respiratory virus, the SARS-Cov-2 virus (the virus that causes the disease) actually attacks the vascular system.  Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, performed a detailed analysis of genes in the cells of victims of COVID-19 and compared them with healthy individuals, and found that one protein, in particular, was affected by the virus: bradykinin.  Bradykinin is involved in regulation of blood pressure, but levels are normally tightly controlled (the protein is rapidly broken down in the body--i.e. in a matter of seconds.  The researchers found that the gene coding for production of bradykinin was greatly amplified in COVID-19 sufferers.  Elevated levels of bradykinin would lead to leakage of fluid from blood vessels throughout the body, not just in the lungs.  This explains many of the symptoms observed in patients with COVID-19, including difficulty breathing, brain abnormalities, heart problems and the unusual symptom known as COVID toe, in which bruising occurs in the toes (the result of damage to blood vessels in the toes).  Another very revealing finding was the fact that infection with SARS-Cov-2 leads to increased production of hyaluronic acid, which seeps into the lungs when capillaries leak plasma into the alveoli (where gas exchange takes place in the lungs); the result is the formation of a hydrogel, a jelly-like substance which makes it nearly impossible for oxygen to enter the blood vessels in the alveoli.  This explains why many COVID-19 victims are not helped by ventilators even though these devices ensure that there's plenty of oxygen in the lungs.  These findings offer hope of medical therapy to assist COVID-19 victims; there are currently a number of drugs designed to lower the level of bradykinin in the blood, so these medicines may help alleviate some of the symptoms of the malady.  These drugs would not be "cures" for COVID-19, but they might relieve suffering and spare the lives of victims until an effective vaccine can be developed for COVID-19.

The evening concluded with another rousing fine session from Sargent-at-Arms Albert and a raffle.

 

OTHER NEWS


A.  NEWS FROM THE CRC BOARD




 

ITEMS OF NOTE FROM THE LAST BOARD MEETING:



  1. Monster Raffle to start in October dates to be announced in the bulletin.

  2. Going with PayPal Point Of Sale terminal to enhance ticket sales and other fund raising.

  3. Donation of $300 to Legacy approved.

  4. Volunteers for the Coolamon Community Chronicle required to chase up advertising.

  5. Appeal to members to contribute articles for Sally Farmer for the CCC.

  6. Catering at Watenbadgery NSW State Junior Cycling championship October 17 and 18th volunteers needed.

  7. AGM Nominations required for Rotary year 2021-2022.



B.  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY




Monday September 21st 2020.


International Peace Day is on 21st September, 2020 and there is a lot that we can do. As we approach the event, why not take a free Training course at the Rotary Positive Peace Academy or even turn our club into a Peacebuilder Club?




DIARY


Saturday-Sunday 19th and 20th of September:  Zone 8 ZOOM Virtually Alice conference

Monday September 21st International Peace Day

Monday, September  21st - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Monday, October 12th-Club Assembly.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, October 14th - Board meeting. The Old Convent, Coolamon, 7:30 pm.

Saturday and Sunday October 17-18th Watenbadgery Catering NSW Junior Cycling Championship, Wantabadgery.

Monday, October  19th - Guest Speaker Greg Wootton, Temora Rotary Club. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday October 24th.  Monster Raffle Starts in Coolamon.

Friday October 30th.  Monster Raffle selling in Ganmain.

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 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


Watenbadgery Saturday and Sunday 17-18th October Catering for the NSW Junior Cycling Championships, volunteers wanted all hands on deck.

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 last week's puzzler: Turn one switch on and leave it on, leave one off, and turn the third switch on for a minute and then turn it off.  Then go into the other room and look at the lamps; the one with the globe lit is obviously connected to the switch that was left on.  Then feel the two unlit globes; the one that's cool is controlled by the switch that was left off, and the one that's warm is controlled by the switch that was turned on and then off before you left the room with the switches.

This week's puzzler: What word contains 26 letters, but has only three syllables?


ROTARY NEWS


1. Dr. ANTHONY FAUCI PHF






New Paul Harris Fellow Dr. Anthony Fauci from Marc Harris of Rotary International.  Dr. Anthony Fauci and Ambassador Colonel Dr. Deborah Birx were nominated for PHF by Marc Harris. The Rotary eClub of Florida awarded him the honor for their civil service to the United States and the World. You can read the entire account and ceremony here:

 

Dr. Fauci PHF Presentation.






 

2. THE FOUR WAY TEST


One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

FULL STORY HERE

 



 

JUST FOR LAUGHS





Some will get this.



Car designed by a committee.



Caption this!

Photo by George Hart/Caters News

 


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



September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month




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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-7

 




SPRING HAS SPRUNG



Week of September 7th


This week's meeting was just a bit of planning and fellowship.  Plans for the upcoming Monster Raffle were discussed, along with a range of projects including tree planting (to be done over the next couple of weekends), articles for the Chronicle, the return of Bingo, etc.  The meeting concluded with a raffle and fines by Sargent at Arms Albert, who this week fined himself.  In a touch of karma justice, Albert won the raffle.

 

OTHER NEWS


Beirut Calling - Rotary helps Lebanon




11 September 2020

Beirut Calling - Rotary helps Lebanon ACT Government donation welcomed

Rotary Clubs across the ACT and southern NSW, in Rotary District9705, have welcomed the prompt and generous donation of $5,000 from the ACT Government towards funds being raised by regional Rotary Clubs to support the Rotary Club of Beyrouth in Lebanon.

In response to the colossal 4 August explosion in Beirut's port, theRotary Club of Beyrouth is focusing on supporting the paediatric section of the Karantina Government Hospital, which was severely afected by the explosion and will require funds for equipment and medical supplies.

Personal donations through the Rotary Club of Canberra.

Rotary District 9705 Governor Michael Moore AM

 

TRACY OCHIENG UPDATE


 



 

I just wanted to bring you up to date with Tracy's progress and I will be brief:

  • Tracy has been studying from home in Kisumu but has now returned to Nairobi.

  • Tracy is still at the United States International University in Nairobi.

  • Tracy is studying for her degree in journalism and graduates in September 2022.

  • Coolamon Rotary is sponsoring Tracy and are paying her fees on time.

  • PDG Fred Loneragan and I are supporting her with help when required.

  • Fred and I are confident that Tracy will see it to the end and graduate and if we can travel by then I will be there in 2022.

  • Sally Farmer has asked Tracy to write a monthly newsletter of life in Nairobi for our Coolamon Community Chronicle.  This will help her in her journalism degree in addition to providing readers with a view of life from a very different vantagepoint.

  • Tracy's goal is still to start her Big Sisters Project for Mathare to give vulnerable and at risk girls, like she was once, an opportunity that Tracy got when Fred and I met her in November 2011 in Mathare.


- John Glassford




DIARY


Monday, September  14th - Speaker meeting. Paul will give an update on COVID-19, following publication of interesting new findings by researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, September 16th - Board meeting. The Old Coolamon Convent, 7:30 pm.

Saturday-Sunday 19th and 20th of September:  Zone 8 ZOOM Virtually Alice conference

Monday, September  21st - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Wednesday, October 14th - Board meeting. Coolamon The Old Convent, 7:30 pm.

Monday, October  19th - Club Assembly.  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 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 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: 1) add insult to injury, 2) a bit under the weather, 3) the ball is in your court, 4) let the cat out of the bag, 5) beat around the bush, 6) no one to blame, 7) yellow belly, 8) take from the rich and give to the poor, 9) three blind mice, and 10) green-eyed monster.

This week's puzzler: You are in a room that has three switches and a closed door. The switches control three light bulbs on the other side of the door. Once you open the door, you may never touch the switches again. How can you definitively tell which switch is connected to each of the light bulbs?

 


ROTARY NEWS


1. ROTARY ACADEMY THE PHILIPPINES


Wednesday night is Rotary Academy night from District 3780 in The Philippines.  On the 9th last Wednesday PDG JG was invited to make a presentation on Rotary Action Groups and Rotary Fellowships.  It was a very well organised event with a large Zoom audience of 123 and an even larger live Facebook gathering.

JG was introduced by a Brigadier General Daway of the Philippines National Police,PNP, where they have a Rotary Club, Camp Crame in the headquarters of the PNP in Quezon City.  The Brigadier General is their President Elect.  The meeting started with an invocation and the national anthem of The Philippines.

Some photos from the evening in thumb nails just click on the thumbnail.



2. ROTARY CLUB OF EAST NASSAU




 

Hard to believe that it was 12 months ago that hurricane Dorian leveled the Island of Abaco.  We have now been able to send $2,500 to the RC of East Nassau and it has been received.  Thanks Henk Hulsman for your patience with this transfer.

 

3. ROTARY ZONE 8 CONFERENCE 2020


Don't forget to register for the Virtually Alice conference on the 19th and 20th of September. In the meantime read the latest conference newsletter. Click the link below.

NEWSLETTER






JUST FOR LAUGHS









 

 


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



September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month




Graphics by Debbie Vance from Rotary Club of Ucluelet BC Canada

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Week of August 31st


This week’s meeting featured another guest speaker, Kieran Knox, a Coolamon native who has spent the last several years in the mining industry in Africa.  Kieran described the nature of mining and daily life in Africa. The mining is done using a combination of open pits (extending to a depth of 800 m or more) and tunnels, which typically go 1 km deeper! Daily life included encounters with elephants on the roads (who have the right of way because who dares to tell them otherwise!) and gun-toting paramilitary, who frequently require payment to keep their ammunition to themselves. Keiran moved frequently from country to country as the job required (five countries over nine years) and certainly accumulated a lifetime of experiences that will be shared with family and friends for years to come.  Kieran was able to achieve a long-time ambition while in Africa: he got to have a monkey (a vervet from the looks of it) as a pet! Howard thanked Kieran for a most interesting and engaging talk, and presented him with a token gift as a memento.

A deep pit mine in South Africa



Kieran and his pet monkey



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard thanks Kieran for his talk



As usual, the meeting concluded with a raffle and another entertaining fine session led by Sargent at Arms Albert, who surprisingly found nothing to fine Grahame for this week.

 

OTHER NEWS


 



Click on the link below for the DG's Newsletter:

DG Dr. Michael Moore's September Newsletter.

 

DIARY


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

Monday, September  14th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, September 16th - Board meeting. Coolamon The Old Convent, 7:30 pm.

Saturday-Sunday 19th and 20th of September:  Zone 8 ZOOM Virtually Alice conference

Monday, September  21st - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Wednesday, October 18th - Board meeting. Coolamon The Old Convent, 7:30 pm.

Monday, October  19th - Club Assembly.  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 23rd - District Governor Dr. Michael Moore AM Visit via Zoom 6.30 for 7 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: 1) a bundle of nerves, 2) small potatoes, 3) pinching pennies, 4) back on one's feet, 5) the birds and the bees, 6) a finger in the pie, 7) one in a million, 8) grey matter, 9) too funny for words, 10) not worth a red cent.

Here's another rebus puzzle for you. Can you guess the common sayings represented by these images?




ROTARY NEWS


1. THE ROTARY FOUNDATION


Our Foundation has been given 4 stars the highest level of recognition for a charity by Charity Navigator 12 years in a row now for transparency, accountability and above all for the results of our giving around the world.

 


Click on the image below for the video message from our Foundation this week.




 

Thanks to you, Rotary members have been making a difference at a time when communities need our help more than ever. We know that donors like you are people of action, and your support is changing lives where it’s needed most.

Together, we’ve funded thousands of projects around the world. We’ve provided resources for local COVID-19 health and recovery efforts in addition to other initiatives to prevent disease, and of course, our continued fight to end polio. Together, we’ve empowered others by funding sustainable solutions in communities that need clean water, hope for peace, basic education, quality care for mothers and children, or economic opportunity. No matter how large a problem may seem, thanks to you, we can work toward solutions and opportunities for people around the world.

Last Rotary year, we raised more than $408 million for The Rotary Foundation! What we accomplish next will be possible because of your generous support.

Thank you for your dedication to Doing Good in the World.

Sincerely,
The Rotary Foundation

 

2. ROTARY DOWN UNDER




The times they are a-changing friends! And in all kinds of feel good ways. We have our first female RI President-Nominee (well, not officially until 1 October, but who’s counting?), we have the world’s very first Rotaract Pride Club in support of the LGBTIQ+ community, and, after decades of work across 47 countries on the continent, the World Health Organisation has declared the African region wild poliovirus-free! In a time when ‘the new normal’ is the catchphrase on everyone’s lips, we are loving the look of this ‘new normal’!

Check it all out in the September edition of Rotary Down Under:

http://epubs.media/rotarydownunder/ezine/2020/631/

 

3. ROTARY ZONE 8 CONFERENCE 2020


Don't forget to register for the Virtually Alice conference on the 19th and 20th of September. In the meantime read the latest conference newsletter. Click the link below.

NEWSLETTER



 


JUST FOR LAUGHS





 

 


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

 

September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month


 


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Week of August 24th


We had a guest speaker at our weekly meeting, former club member and PP Marg Perkin.  Marg gave a talk on her trip to Cambodia in November of last year, and delivered supplies and amenities to a school in Pnom Penh and visited an eye clinic in Battambang (as well as taking in some tourist sites).  It was startling to see the conditions facing people in parts of SE Asia, but also heartwarming to see the bright faces of enthusiastic schoolchildren and their appreciation of the gifts and educational programs brought by Marg and the other members of the team of Help Cambodia.  The children entertained the visitors with performances of traditional dance and song, attired in handmade costumes typical of the region.  President Howard presented Marg with a token of appreciation of Marg's talk, which made quite an impression on those in attendance.

Marg reading to school children in Cambodian school.



President Howard Atkinson presenting token of thanks to Marg.



As usual, the meeting concluded with an entertaining fines session led by Sargent-at-Arms Albert, and as usual, Grahame seemed to dominate the recipient list.  It must have been a slow week, because Albert actually fined himself for a bone-headed move, although it was probably a pre-emptive maneuver because he would have likely been fined by a member who was witness to the event (you'll have to ask Albert for details, or better yet, come to our weekly meetings to hear these things firsthand!). Fittingly, Albert ended up winning the raffle.  Speaking of raffles, the street raffle held on Saturday was quite productive; thanks to the members who endured the chilly conditions to make it all possible (sorry, I can't find the roster to mention the members by name).


OTHER NEWS


Henley Carey from Coolamon




 

There will be a story in the Coolamon Community Chronicle on the journey of Henley Carey.  The photo above was sent to us by Henley's mother Alicia Carey.

 

 

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: 1) red in the face, 2) green eggs and ham, 3) backrub, 4) all thumbs, 5) two left feet, 6) black sheep of the family, 7) big fish in a small pond, 8) tennis shoes ("ten issues" said quickly, but I prefer "lots of issues"), 9) long time, no see, and 10) all in a day's work.

Can you solve these rebus puzzles that represent common sayings?





ROTARY NEWS


1. PAUL HARRIS FELLOW (PHF)




The Paul Harris Fellow award is the highest award and recognition where a Rotarian can nominate a well deserving person to receive this award.  That person can be a fellow club member, another Rotarian from another club or a member of the public.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition is both an award for exemplary work in community service or helping those in need, or a method of recognising a substantial donation to The Rotary Foundation.

These awards have been presented to many outstanding leaders in the community, as well as to “ordinary people doing extraordinary things“.  Paul Harris Fellow recognitions have been awarded to over 40,000 people in Australia, and more than 1.3m worldwide.

You can learn more here about the PHF and Donor Recognition

Levels:

Recipient's recognition amount level

US$1000 to 1,999 - first PHF
Level One US$2,000 to 2,999.99 - one sapphire
Level Two US$ 3,000 to 3,999.99 - two sapphires
Level Three US$4,000 to 4,999.99 - three sapphires
Level Four US$5,000 to 5,999.99 - four sapphires
Level 5 US$6,000 to 6,999.99 - five sapphires
Level Six US$7,000 to 7,999.99 - one ruby
Level Seven US$8,000 to 8,999.99 - two rubies
Level Eight US$9,000 to 9,999.99 - three rubies

If any member is interested on how we nominate those who have received the PHF recognition over the years, please email John Glassford for a full list of recipients.  This list is available on My Rotary web site under Coolamon Rotary. You will see from this list compiled by JG on how the points for a PHF recognition are allocated by donations from the club and from our own members.

 

2. MEMBERSHIP FORUMS


Membership is a critical element of Rotary.

Without members, our organisation would be unable to continue the vital work of Rotary in our local communities and around the world.

Our District Membership Team have secured five speakers for their upcoming Membership Forums, which will provide inspiration and ideas to recruit and retain members; different types of clubs; and how clubs can grow.

Our first speaker in this series will be our very own District Governor Nominee, Geraldine Rurenga from the Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee.

For further details about the upcoming forums, please refer to the flyer below.

 


3.  AFRICA DECLARED WILD POLIO VIRUS FREE





In 1996, the great African leader Nelson Mandela launched the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign with Rotary International’s support, setting out a vision for a polio-free Africa. At the time, wild polio paralysed 75,000 children each year. To protect communities from this crippling disease, African leaders, health workers, volunteers, parents, global donors and organizations united to reach every child with polio vaccines.


On 25 August 2020, after four years without a single case of wild polio, the African region has been certified free of wild poliovirus. Decades of extraordinary investment has paid off.


Yet, the job is not finished. These efforts must continue to prevent wild polio from returning and to end all forms of polio for good – both in Africa and globally. #rotaryinternational #endpolionow






JUST FOR LAUGHS



 


Victorian farmer moving his sheep to the other side of the border via a stop over at a Sydney hotel for a 2 week quarantine period.



Meanwhile in New Zealand


 

Are you man enough?



 

DIARY


Monday, August 31st - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: Kieran Knox speaking on his work in Africa.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

Monday, September  14th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, September 16th - Board meeting. Coolamon The Old Convent, 7:30 pm.

Monday, September  21st - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Wednesday, October 18th - Board meeting. Coolamon The Old Convent, 7:30 pm.

Monday, October  19th - Club Assembly.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

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

 


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

 

August is Rotary Membership and New Club Development Month


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Week of August 17th


We're fortunate to be able to continue to meet in person (with appropriate social distancing) considering the restrictions on gatherings in New South Wales.  We had a good roll-up at our weekly meeting, and those in attendance were rewarded with free drinks courtesy of Bern, whose horse Man of Peace won again at Randwick.  The evening feature our first guest speaker of the Rotary year (more on that later) as well as a special ceremony acknowledging the contributions of one of our members.  Howard kept the members in suspense as he described the contributions of this member, most notably extensive involvement with Gears and Beers and the construction of the food van shed.  Those who hadn't already guessed the person were clued in when Howard noted that this person had served as president for 1-1/2 years, which could only have been Daryl Breust, who served as president in 2018-2019 and for the second half of 2019-2020.  For his dedicated service, Daryl was named a Paul Harris Fellow, an award that was richly deserved.  Daryl was soundly applauded for this accomplishment.

President Howard Atkinson presents Daryl Breust with his PHF certificate.



Our guest speaker was our entomologist member Paul, who spoke about dung beetles and the project that currently employs him, the Dung Beetle Ecosystems Engineers project.  Paul shared some interesting life history facts about dung beetles, especially the tunnelling species that were introduced by CSIRO to take care of livestock dung which began accumulating in the landscape after the British colonists introduced cattle and other livestock to Australia.  Paul described the many benefits that dung beetles provide to Australian agriculture and introduced the Dung Beetle Ecosystems Engineers project, which is a multi-million dollar project funded by the federal government and Meat and Livestock Australia with many objectives and cooperating institutions.  CSU is heading up the project, and Paul and Leslie are heavily involved in the project.  For more details, visit the Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineers (DBEE) website (https://www.dungbeetles.com.au/).  The presentation inspired many questions from those in attendance.

Albert led another entertaining fine session, which left those in attendance with a smile on their faces and a few less coins in their pockets, especially Grahame.

Dick Jennings sporting his personalised face mask.


OTHER NEWS


The Coolamon Rotary board of directors held their monthly meeting at the Coolamon Convent on Wednesday.  Although there were not a large number of resolutions passed, there was much productive discussion on a range of topics.  The minutes will be distributed to members shortly.

 

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 speaker of the riddle is a pear, and the other item is a pair.

How many of these rebus puzzles can you solve?

 





ROTARY NEWS


1.  D9705 Bush fire recovery update






Many Clubs are working well on their own or in conjunction with other Clubs to work through the recovery process. Many of the planned projects are under way and progressing well while others are being held up by COVID-19 restrictions and limitations. A few points to highlight what Rotary as well as many other organisations are doing towards the recovery are below.



2.  Spring into Alice, September 19-20








 

3.  District Governor Dr. Michael Moore, AM, PhD



DG's Message - August 2020




JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

DIARY


Monday, August 24th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: Marg Perkin, who will talk about her recent volunteer work in Cambodia.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, August 31st - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: Kieran Knox, topic TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

Monday, September  14th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, September 16th - Board meeting. Coolamon The Old Convent, 7:30 pm.

Monday, September  21st - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, September  28th - Speaker meeting. Guest speaker: TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, October 5th  - No Meeting (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, October 8th - BINGO.  Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Roster: Paul (captain), John B, Dave and Brian.

Wednesday, October 18th - Board meeting. Coolamon The Old Convent, 7:30 pm.

Monday, October  19th - Club Assembly.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

 
Message from PDG George Weston: RYPEN has been cancelled for this Rotary Year due to COVID-19. Hoping that this is only temporary. Please keep up the good work with Rotary and our Youth Programmes.  Regards,

George.


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

 

August is Rotary Membership and New Club Development Month


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Week of August 5th


This Monday we held our first club assembly for 2020-2021.  There was an excellent attendance by 18 of our members at the Sport & Rec Club.  Among the items discussed were:

Committee Reports:

Batlow Men’s Shed Committee Chair John Glassford gave a verbal report on the lack of progress due to many factors least of all being that the RC of Batlow has been inundated with offers of help to Regrow Batlow.  John spoke with the Chair of the Bush Fire Relief Committee for D9705 President John Mercer from the Belconnen RC.

Batlow Council will make a decision soon on the land for the Men’s Shed and the Remembrance Gardens.  They will then go to tender for any buildings and landscaping.

CRC will still honour our offer of $10,000 to help Regrow Batlow.

Other committees will be meeting with the Ideas Committee/On Line Raffle Committee meeting this Wednesday at 4.30pm at Grahame Miles’s Home.  Attending will be Grahame, Brian, Ian, Chez, Bernadette and Albert

The Telephone Book Committee is on hold for the time being.

General Business:

  • Bingo - Grahame Miles and Neil Munro have decided to postpone Bingo for the next two months until the weather gets warmer and for confidence to return to the players venturing out in the cold of the night.

  • Tour of Local Gardens - Albert spoke about having an Open Garden Day in September/October 2021 and asked for ideas and for the CRC to claim the date through the Shire.  Albert is looking for impressive gardens to be part of this day.  Albert suggested two Sundays in a row starting at 11 am and finishing at 4 pm.

  • Club Trip to the North Tuppal Woolshed - North Tuppal is owned by Bruce Atkinson and the Atkinson Family.  Howard suggested a trip to visit this famous woolshed and to stay overnight in Finley with the RC of Finley as hosts.  North Tuppal is a 72-stand shearing shed.

  • Coolamon Community Chronicle - Sally Farmer and the team have done a great job with the latest CCC newspaper and Anne and others will distribute this issue.  Howard expressed our thanks to Sally well done.

  • Club Goals for 2020-2021 - Every member has received a copy of the club goals for 2020-2021 and these will be presented to DG Dr. Michael Moore prior to his Zoom visit in November to our club.


Other items of interest included:

  • Neil reported on the passing of a regular bingo player in Mary Robertson.

  • Grahame, Dick and Neil spoke on one of our exchange students from Denmark who was with our club 30 years ago now. They received an email with Stine’s news.

  • Discussion on possible guest speakers without guests.

  • Raffle on August 15th - roster will be sent to members.

  • Fines session and some dubious jokes had everyone leaving with a smile on their faces; thanks Albert.


OTHER NEWS


Banner from D9705

DG Michael Moore, our Rotary district governor, and his wife, Helen, called into Past District 9700 Governor, John Glassford's home today to present John, on behalf of our club, with our new D9705  banner.



 

Indigenous Health Scholarship




Rhiannon Coppin is an Indigenous Health Scholarship recipient who is sponsored by the Coolamon Rotary Club.

Rhiannon is currently located in Darwin in the Northern Territory and is studying a Bachelor of Midwifery at Charles Darwin University.  She wrote a letter to the club updating us on her progress (click here to have a read of her letter).

Australian Rotary Health facilitates Indigenous Health Scholarships through Rotary Clubs, who sponsor the students.


Our District, through our Rotary Clubs, is proud to play a part in supporting indigenous students to complete a tertiary education in their chosen field, and provide an opportunity for the students to use their skills and qualifications within their communities and, in turn, close the gap.

 


Week of August 10th


This Monday night we had another excellent turn up of members and of course no guests.

Tonight concentrated on the report by the Fundraising Committee with Chair Grahame Miles presenting the ideas form their recent meeting.

After much discussion the Board voted to accept the report as read.  Below are some of the fundraising ideas put to the meeting last night:

  • Guessing competition at $2 a ticket – on display in PO or ??

  • Drive-in movie night, with Bluetooth to cars for audio, plus a silent auction

  • Shire-wide variety concert - after COVID

  • Monster raffle to be drawn close to Christmas.


The idea for the raffle is to sell tickets in various locations in Coolamon and neighbouring communities from October to mid-December. Alex & Chez are researching the possibility of selling tickets online.

Ian J offered a trailer to store prizes in and be towed to the various venues.  Tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5 and printed by a printery in Wagga, with 50 books of 30 and 15 books of 100 to be printed initially.

We hope to have a Rotary banner made, listing all the prizes, with a photo of each prize and the name of donating business, which can be displayed at each sales point; Ian offered to approach Ricky Hard to get a quote for a banner.

The plan is to have a major prize, value of at least $1000, consisting of gardening products in a wheelbarrow, together with a mini hot-house constructed by Albert S.  A range of additional prizes will be awarded to 2nd through to 10th place.  Brian has done an excellent job securing donations of goods from a range of local businesses.

 It would be most encouraging if every member could support our fund-raising committee, to make this a most worthwhile fund-raiser.

 

REMINDERS


Saturday August 15th Street Raffle:
7.00-8.30 am:  Albert, Chez and Alex

8.30-10.00:      Anne and Garth

10.00-11.00:    Dick and Bruce

11.00 -12.00:    Ian and Henk


Monday August 17th PP Marg Perkin will be talking on Cambodia. NO GUESTS please!


THE PUZZLER


You hear my sound; But that's not me
In fact, we look quite differently
I can have one; it always has two; I can have three
It can be anywhere, but I like sitting in a tree
It comes in many different forms
But I usually come in one
I have an assortment of colours
But eat me & I'm done
It can represent a bond
I can be used to jam
Can you figure out
What it is & what I am?

Answer to the last puzzler: A haiku (a form of Japanese poetry)

 

DIARY


Monday, August 17th - Regular meeting. PP Marg Perkin will be talking on Cambodia at the Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm. NO GUESTS please!

Wednesday, August 19th - Board meeting. Coolamon Convent, 7:30 pm.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

ROTARY NEWS


TRF TRUSTEE JENNIFER JONES MAKES HISTORY OUR FIRST WOMAN TO BE NAMED AS PRESIDENT OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2022-2023.




Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

READ MORE HERE.

Coolamon Rotarians Daryl Breust and John Glassford "met" Jennifer on a recent Zoom meeting with the RC of East Nassau.  Daryl is seen here presenting a "cheque" for $2,500 for the hurricane Dorian disaster appeal for Abaco Island.  Jennifer and PRIP Barry Rassin can be seen applauding Daryl, it was 3.00 am in the morning but worth the effort.




ROTARY COVID 19 MASKS




Put your order in to John Glassford.

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




 

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

 

August is Rotary Membership and New Club Development Month


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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-2



Week of July 13th


Things are returning to normal in our neck of the woods, with the Rotary Club of Coolamon meeting in person again this week.  We had a healthy roll-up, with 22 members in attendance.  Watch this space, however, because the recent COVID spike in Sydney has resulted in resumption of tighter restrictions on the size of groups meeting at restaurants in NSW.  We'll know soon what impact this will have on our weekly meetings.  Let's hope this "second wave" is short-lived and is not followed by subsequent waves, and that we'll find a way to continue meeting in person.  We'll miss Albert's lively fine sessions (accompanied by jokes that claim to pertain to unlucky members of the club).  Bruce was this week's victim--you'll have to come to meetings if you want to hear these gems!

Our monthly Bingo resumed last week, but attendance was very light (not surprising because of the winter weather and the lingering concerns about COVID among our regular players, most of whom are in a high-risk age group). The Bingo committee will be meeting to discuss ways to increase participation in Bingo.  Club members are encouraged to attend and have a go.

President Howard's board met for the first time this week, and covered quite a bit of territory.  We ran out of time to discuss Howard's goals for the year, so this will be a topic of discussion at our upcoming Club Assembly on 3 August.  Members are encouraged to attend that meeting in particular to hear what Howard hopes to accomplish this coming year and to provide input into the planning process.  This will be an excellent opportunity for your voice to be heard!

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS


I changed my iPad's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

When chemists die, they barium.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

How does Moses make his tea ? Hebrews it.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.

I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O.

PMS jokes aren't funny - period.

Why were the Indians in America first ? They had reservations.

We’re going on a class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz.

I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.




THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: There are 6 feet on the floor: four from the bed and your two feet.

This week's puzzler: Can you solve this riddle?

Three lines in total,
Seventeen syllables long.
Can you guess my name?

 

DIARY


Monday, July 20th - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, July 27th - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, August 3rd - Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, August 10th - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, August 13th - BINGO. Allawah Community Centre, 6:45 - 10:00 pm.  Rostered: Daryl (captain),  Alex, Chez, John N.

Monday, August 17th - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 19th - Board meeting. Coolamon Convent, 7:30 pm.

* denotes partner & guest night

 

REMINDERS


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

 

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 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Membership Director: Dick Jennings
Service Projects Director: Albert Suidgeest
Youth Director: Anne Rzeszkowski
Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford
 
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