Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #42

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #42



Be a Gift to the World



MAY IS ROTARY'S


YOUTH SERVICE MONTH


 MUNA MODEL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY


MUNA is underway at NSW Parliament

 
 MUNA

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MUNA was introduced to Australia in 1980 when Rotary clubs in NSW were invited to sponsor a team of two students to represent a nominated country at an assembly modelled on the format and function of the United Nations. By 1995 five Australian students were sponsored to participate in the MUNA conducted by the Rotary Club of San Francisco as part of the Rotary/United Nations Presidential Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. The purpose of MUNA is to encourage young people to learn about other nations and to understand and appreciate the workings of the United Nations while they develop debating skills and gain self confidence in public speaking.



MEETING MONDAY MAY 23rd. 2016


Well this club continues to surprise.  Last night with no guest speaker, no club assembly or special meeting 19 of our 25 members attended.  Great effort all round followed by a moist enjoyable meeting with plenty of banter, some jokes and a very entertaining fines session carried out by Ted Hutcheon.

We did discuss a few subjects including:

The Bike Track Henk Hulsman reported on the finances of this project and together with two grants we will be up for $600.  Some discussion on endangered species however no one seems to understand how a plant can grow on a used track.

John Glassford talked briefly about the upcoming Convention in Seoul as he leaves on Wednesday for Korea and the Seoul 2016 RICON.

Dave McKinley spoke on the next Moo Poo campaign and thanked Ted Hutcheon for offering up his shed and space to take delivery of the next truck load  of steaming weed free feedlot Moo Poo.  Members are reminded that next Monday night our guest speaker will be Shane Bullock Manager of the Jindalee Feedlot.  As well Dan Fisher and Nicole  will be joining us from Delta Ag.  Delta Ag provided the printed Moo Poo bags for the project.

Dave McKinley also spoke on his progress with getting the Rotary signs at 5 entrances to Coolamon.  Daryl Breust has offered to do the designs which will include space for three other signs e.g. Lions.  These signs will be professionally done and probably powder coated for longevity.  The committee to oversee this project will include, Wayne, Dave, Daryl, Don and Dick.

Myffy Collette spoke on the Coolamon Community Newspaper.  Myffy and Bern have been working hard on this project and it is looking very promising for the first issue coming out in August.  Myffy reported that the Coolamon Central School is very keen to work on this publication.  The early proofs are of excellent quality.  This project is one to watch and help where and when needed.  Regular stories will be required.

Mark Reardon outlined the upcoming Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal set for this Saturday and Sunday in Coolamon and Ganmain.  Mark will have the books and lanyards.  Here is the roster:

Saturday May 28th Coolamon.

1.  Coolamon Food Works

9.30-11 am Sharon Reardon and Paul Weston

11.00-12 pm Wayne Lewis and Trevor Parkes

12.30-2 pm Dick Jennings and Garth Perkin

2.  Coolamon Rovers Football Club Gate

9.30 am-11 am Ian Jennings and Steve Exton

11.00-12.30 Ted Hutcheon and Mark Reardon

Sunday May 29th Ganmain

3. Ganmain Grong Grong Matong Lions Football Club

9.30 am-11.00 Bern Milne and Mark Reardon

11.00 am-12.30 Daryl Breust and Garth Perkin

P.S.  Friends of Rotary Quilt Display at the Up-to-Date Store this Saturday and Sunday.  Following the great success of the quilt project of Marilyn Roberts this Rotary year you are all encouraged to go along this weekend and support this very worthwhile effort and to say thanks.

Quilts

Quilts Ganmain

Are you keeping snug as a bug in a rug this chilly season?

Featuring a fine collection of patchwork quilts and embroidery, teapots, cosies, vintage sewing machines and more, the Coolamon Patchwork and Craft Display will take place on Sat 28th and Sun 29th of May. Will we see you there? | Pictured: Ganmain Craft Cottage.

 

 

Diary Reminders


Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

Saturday 28th May Red Shield Appeal Coolamon.

Sunday 29th May Red Shield Appeal Ganmain.

*Monday 30th May Guest Speaker is Shane Bullock on “The Beef Feedlot Industry”.  Shane is The Manager of the Jindalee Feedlot at Stockinbingal.  All members are asked to attend to say a big thank you to Shane for his generous donation of Moo Poo.

Wednesday June 8th Last Board Meeting for 2015-2016.

Thursday June 9th BINGO: Henk Hulsman (Capt), Trevor Parkes, Ted Hutcheon, Dick Jennings.

Saturday June 25th D9700 Change Over in Orange Hotel Conobolas.

*Monday June 27th Change Over Dinner at Coolamon. 

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


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Dame Edna's Ute or Looute.  This is a real ute.  Click on the pic.

 

PRESIDENT K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

 RICON 2016


More than 42,000 Rotary members from over 100 countries will come together in Korea to celebrate Rotary.  Photo Credit: Photo by Rotary International/Alyce Henson

 
Korea is playing host to Rotary's largest event of the year, its annual convention. More than 42,000 Rotary members from over 100 countries will come together this month to celebrate service, exchange ideas, and relax among friends at unforgettable concerts and social events. The convention runs from 28 May to 1 June.  Attendees will hear from renowned experts in areas of peace, global health, and human rights.



Our will include photos, videos, a live blog, and social media pages

 

WORLD WATER SUMMIT


Immediately before the convention, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group will host its annual World Water Summit on 27 May, focusing on sustainable strategies for bringing water, sanitation, and hygiene to all communities around the world. The event will feature speeches from experts in the field, including Gary White of Water.org and Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for UNICEF.

 

3K WALK FOR PEACE


Attendees, wearing the traditional garb of their home countries, will walk in solidarity for a more peaceful world in the 3K Walk for Peace on 28 May. The event will be complemented by the Rotary Way exhibit, featuring photographs of 111 years of Rotary service.

 

CONVENTION SPEAKERS


Speakers from 29 May to 1 June include:

  • , family violence activist and 2015 Australian of the Year

  • , CEO of International Justice Mission

  • Gary Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic Society

  • , former rugby star

  • Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe








DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700







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We have made good friends in Rotary especially with the Collins family from Perth.  This family is all about Rotary and Ken is a Past RI Director and Di is a dynamo in Rotary.   Members of the RC of Freshwater Bay in Perth.

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A very full bench of friends on the Buddy Bench on its presentation to North Cottesloe Primary this morning. The vibrant colours are proving to be very popular!

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Another Buddy Bench presentation this morning - this time to North Cottesloe Primary School. Seen here trying out the bench is Kath and her daughter.

Look up their microscope project for schools; an excellent enterprise.

 

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay Web Site


 

District 9700 Web Site





ROTARY INFORMATION


The Object of Rotary

THE OBJECT OF ROTARY

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; in business, professions and community life; with the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship.

ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS

Rotary Means Business

The worldwide network of Rotarians adopt the ideal of service in their personal, business and community lives.

The Rotary Network’s purpose and objective are really elementary and put simply is the greatest benefit of being a Rotarian developing friendships with other Rotarians and staying in touch to maintain these friendships regardless of the means.

Rotary International has only one purpose: to create and support Rotary clubs throughout the world.  Rotary clubs have only one purpose: to create Rotarians.

Most people join local Rotary clubs because they want to establish additional friendships with like-minded people and to make an impact, first in their local community and then internationally.

It maybe for business reasons, social reasons or service reasons, but it’s still networking and developing friendships

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RAGES NEWS


This week a new Rotarian just joined in London, Trica Burgess, is passionate about pangolins.  Trica has started a campaign called:

 

SCALE OF THE TRADE


Here a couple of photos from Trica's campaign:

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 The primary threat to pangolins in Asia, and increasingly in Africa, is illegal hunting and poaching for illicit  international trade, which is largely driven by market demand in East Asia. This trade involves live animals and pangolin meat, which is considered to be a luxury product in consumer markets in Asia, most conspicuously China and Vietnam. Pangolin scales are also traded heavily here; they are used as an ingredient in traditional Asian medicines to treat a range of ailments.

Both meat and scales are seized in trade by the tonne.


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RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


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FOOTNOTE


Sharon and Grahame Miles in Japan 23 May 2016


 
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We have visited some fantastic temples & shrines, many with over 1000 years of history, one of largest bamboo forests in the world & so forth.


We have traveled between various cities on some of the most comfortable & fast trains (over 300k/h) you can imagine.


The Japanese people are most accommodating & polite to everyone, including us tourists & go out of their way to promote the peace message, which especially stood out on our visit to Hiroshama.


We have experienced some of the best of Japanese cuisine in some highly rated restaurants from Tokyo, to Kyoto, to Okayama, to Kochi, to Takamatsu, to Hiroshama.

 

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Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford




Yours in Rotary 

John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#



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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #41

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #41



Be a Gift to the World



MAY IS ROTARY'S


YOUTH SERVICE MONTH


 

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MEMBERS ABROAD


Seems like some of our members have been bitten by teh travel bug.  Don Dyce and Sally Farmer are in Bali and Grahame and Sharon Miles are in Japan.


Don and Sally Write:


Having banana jaffles overlooking the pool. Not bad for 2 Star accommodation. Nice clean room with air con. What more could you want? Had a fantastic vegetarian meal with fresh fruit juice for $8 for the two of us. We love Ubud.


Don and Sally Bali

Don and Sally


Grahame and Sharon write:


"Arrived in Tokyo airport at 5.15am (6.15 Sydney time) and after 1 1/2 hours lining up to go through immigration we eventually got out where s brother & wife had been waiting to meet us.



They took us to Sumo wrestling in afternoon which was much better than we thought it would be;  I have posted some photos on Facebook if you can access, but I'll send some as attachments to email.  Y/d we went to the world famous Wisteria Gardens which were a 2 hour trip by super fast train - WOW! - from where we're staying;  the gardens were inspirational & even better than Monet's Garden




Miles 1 Japan Miles 2 Japan Miles 3 Japan



MEETING MONDAY MAY 16th. 2016


Last night we had a normal meeting but far from normal.  Plenty of robust discussion on a variety of subjects!

We had one guest Helen Lewis and 15 members present.  We had fun, did some work and enjoyed the fellowship before, during and after the meeting.

Change Over season is almost here and invites are starting to arrive.  Wagga Wagga Kooringal 15th June, Griffith Avanti 18th June with a bush band and Wagga Wagga 23rd June.

Planning for our change over dinner for the 27th June is well under way.

President Wayne Lewis advised all members of the upcoming Leadership Workshop Training to be held in Young over two days on the 18th and 19th June.  Other information included invitations to go to South Dakota as part of the D9700 to D5610 friendship exchange visit.

Paul Weston read the last Board meeting minutes.

Neil Munro offered the services of his nephew Scott Munro and his partner Kate to talk on Cambodia regarding water for a school project they are involved in.

Bingo showed a profit of $188 with 14 players.

Mark Reardon gave us a run down on the upcoming Red Shield Appeal set for Saturday 28th May in Ganmain and Sunday 29th May in Coolamon, both days coincide with the home footy games.  Volunteers needed please contact Mark Reardon.

John Glassford held a short survey on how our members use the D9700 and Coolamon social media outlets.  Results in the Footnote at the end of the bulletin.  Summary we have a long way to go!

Trevor Parkes conducted the meat tray raffle which was won by Henk Hulsman.

Dick Jennings was Sargent and had us all laughing with the fine session.

All in all an excellent meeting.

See you all next week.

 

Diary Reminders


Monday May 23rd T.B.A.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Monday 30th May Guest Speaker is Shane Bullock on “The Beef Feedlot Industry”.  Shane is The Manager of the Jindalee Feedlot at Stockinbingal.  All members are asked to attend to say a big thank you to Shane for his generous donation of Moo Poo.

Wednesday June 8th Last Board Meeting for 2015-2016.

Thursday June 9th BINGO: Henk Hulsman (Capt), Trevor Parkes, Ted Hutcheon, Dick Jennings.

Saturday June 25th D9700 Change Over in Orange Hotel Conobolas.

*Monday June 27th Change Over Dinner at Coolamon. DEFINITE.

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


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PRESIDENT K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

 

ROTARACT OUTSTANDING PROJECT AWARD RECOGNIZES INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS


 

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Members of the Rotaract Club of Bugolobi, Uganda, participate in their annual 1000 Smiles project, which has been recognized as the 2016 Rotaract Outstanding Project Award winner. Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of The Rotaract Club of Bugolobi





Though they were a long way from home, members of the Rotaract Club of Bugolobi, Uganda, felt confident they could tackle problems in rural Kanabulemu during their annual 1000 Smiles project.

Their original plan focused on curtailing the spread of HIV/AIDS. It's in the Rakai District, where the first case of AIDS in Uganda was uncovered in 1982 and about 12 percent of the population has been infected with HIV in recent years. But the Rotaractors discovered that problems in the village extended far beyond the disease.

"The community lacked water, the school was in a sorry state, and the medical center was in an even sorrier state, especially the maternity ward," says Anitah Munkudane, president of the Bugolobi club. "The condition was worse than we had imagined."

The Rotaractors still weren't prepared for what they found when they launched the project with the Uganda Health Marketing Group. They expected to treat 700 at the medical camp in Kanabulemu. More than 1,000 patients came.

 


FULL STORY HERE


 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700






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RICON 1918

The 1918 Rotary Convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. How much do you know about#Rotary Conventions? Take the quiz:http://on.rotary.org/ConventionQuiz

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The Win the War Convention

Attendance rose by over 50% at the Convention with 4,034 individuals registered for the Convention and 367 clubs represented. Membership growth had risen by over 6,200 in the last year. The largest attendance in Kansas City occurred when Sir Harry Lauder entertained potential new Rotarians in a crowd of some 13,000.

President Leslie Pidgeon, the first non-U. S. President, in a wonderfully crafted speech addressed the convention on "Rotary as a living force".

Paul Harris did not attend but (yet again) sent his message. Almost always, secretary Chesley Perry read it out to the Convention. Harris told delegates that there were 3 very available ways for Rotary to project its influence out into the non-Rotarian world. Firstly, by the elimination of all except general interest matter from the columns of 'The Rotarian', making of it a messenger of service and by the adoption of the usual means of increasing its circulation among magazine readers in general. Secondly, by the development of the vocational section plan to a point of real efficiency. Thirdly, by holding club meetings to which the public are invited.

Harris concluded his address by writing, "If it is to be the part of Rotary to educate the individual, then in very truth it may be said that Rotarians shall be leaders of men".

 

District 9700 Web Site





ROTARY INFORMATION


 

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Goyang City will be hosting the Rotary’s 107th annual international convention, which is expected to attract more than 50,000 Rotary club members from more than 160 countries including Korea, making it the most multicultural nonprofit gathering in Korea.

The convention is scheduled to be held at the Kintex convention center in Gyeonggi Province from May 28 to June 1 and it is estimated to host roughly 25,000 foreign nationals. The Rotary is a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s pressing humanitarian challenges.

“In two weeks’ time, Kintex will host the Rotary International Convention, which will not be exclusive to Rotarians, and it is an event that I believe will contribute to Korean society in many ways,” said Rotary Host Organizing Committee chair Yun Sang-koo at a press conference in Press Center Seoul on Wednesday.

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Korea Tourism Organization CEO Jung Chang-soo speaks at a press conference in Press Center Seoul on Wednesday for the upcoming Rotary International Convention. (Rotary International)

 

FULL STORY HERE


 

RAGES NEWS


 



About Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots from the Jane Goodall Institute on Vimeo.

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PROPOSED PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE KENYA AND RAGES.

We feel that the potential now exists for RAGES and JGI Kenya to launch a significant community project out of Kenya and by the 4th quarter 2016.  Reaching the JGI East Africa region including Tanzania. Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

JGI Kenya Jamey Email March 2016

CONSERVATION LIBRARIES

  • We start with the most basic level CONSERVATION BOX LIBRARY - simple wooden/metal box table that will house 50 or so books. Then it grows to:



  • A CONSERVATION CORNER LIBRARY - 200/300 book version of above but more traditional bookshelves for the corner of any community structure. Which in turn becomes:



  • A CONSERVATION WORKING LIBRARY - a structure that serves as library and educational outreach of a variety materials and workshops.


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 HIS MAJESTY!



Getting ready for the Seoul Rotary Convention in less than two weeks time. RAGES will be there and we expect around 50,000 delegates over the 5 weeks from the 28th May.

It is these magnificent animals that we need to protect as well as all the other endangered species on this planet. Facebook is working but we also have to take action and support some of the wonderful work being done all around the world. If you are a Rotarian and if you will be in Seoul I will be in booth #3234 in the House of Friendship at the Kintex Centre from the 28th May - June 1st. Come say G' day.



RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


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FOOTNOTE


INTERNET SURVEY COOLAMON ROTARY CLUB MONDAY 16TH MAY.

Last night we conducted a quick Internet survey of our members present 15.

THE INTERNET

1.   D9700 Web Site:

How many times do you access D9700 web site?

Daily     0% Weekly   13%  Rarely  40%  Never  47%

Log on with password Yes 34% /No  66%

2.   D9700 Facebook Page:

Have you been on the D9700 Facebook Page?

Yes  13% /No  87%

3.   Coolamon Web Site:

Do you use the Club web site apart from the Weekly Bulletin?

Yes  47% /No  53%

4.   Facebook

Are you on Facebook?

Yes  60%  /No  40%

5.  Do you use the Club Facebook page?

Yes  27% /No  73%

P.S. 100% use the Coolamon web site for our weekly bulletin.

 

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford




Yours in Rotary 

John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#



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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #40

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #40



Be a Gift to the World



MAY IS ROTARY'S


YOUTH SERVICE MONTH


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 Youth Service recognises the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects and exchange programs and aims to provide innovative and practical opportunities to assist and motivate young people in our communities to acquire learning and life skills.Youth Service is an investment in the future. A commitment to Youth Service within and through our clubs is a commitment to the next generation of potential Rotarians and the ongoing future and health of our clubs.


HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY


 



MEETING MONDAY MAY 9th. 2016


Tonight's guest speaker was Charlie Thompson, barista and coffee lover.  Our guests were Marilyn Jennings, Sally Farmer, Sharon Kiss and Terry Kiss.  16 members attended another good turn out with several of our farmer members able to come along after the great rain.

Chair for the evening was PP Garth Perkin.  It was a lively meeting with some discussion on the multi purpose bike track accumulating some good funding from the Healthy Shire Committee and our own Rotary District 9700 matching grant.

Reminders that May 11th is a board meeting 7.00 pm at the club and that Thursday night Bingo is on captained by Ian Jennings.

Don Dyce gave a report on the USA D5610 friendship visit and feels that maybe a couple of our members will go on the exchange trip to South Dakota in August.

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Charlie Thompson in full flight.  Charlie gave a confident talk on his love of all things coffee.  There are three categories of coffee, Commodity or consumed in the country of origin, Commercial mainly Robusta and dark roasted to hide the taste of poor quality coffee.  Most of our coffee consumed is Robusta.  Specialty coffee usually Arabica and grown at altitude in wet climates such as Kenya and Ethiopia.

Charlie went on to demonstrate the best way to make a good cup of coffee and shared some with his audience.

There were many many questions and Rtn. Steve Exton thanked Charlie for his talk.

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One year ago Charlie's brother and fellow Rotarian Alex Thompson visited a coffee plantation started in 1920 by George Glassford, (my Father).

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The meeting was in fits of laughter with the fines session led by Ted Hutcheon and supported by Trevor Parkes.  Ted was in fine form last night.

 

Diary Reminders


Wednesday May 11th Board Meeting.

Thursday May 12th BINGO: Ian Jennings (Capt), Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett, Ivan Furner.

NB BINGO If you cannot make your roster it is YOUR responsibility to obtain a replacement.  If you do not do this you are putting those who will be there under undue stress.

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.   Postponed to October.

Monday May 16th TBA

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

 

Thursday June 9th BINGO: Henk Hulsman (Capt), Trevor Parkes, Ted Hutcheon, Dick Jennings.

Saturday June 25th D9700 Change Over in Orange Hotel Conobolas.

*Monday June 27th Change Over Dinner at Coolamon. DEFINITE.

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


Nurses

 

The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.  The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again.

The local paper read: PASTOR'S ASS OUT FRONT.

The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day the local paper headline read:

BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR'S ASS.

This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Pastor to get rid of the donkey. The Pastor decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day:

NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN.

The Bishop fainted. He informed the Nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey so she sold it to a farm for $10. The next day the paper read:

NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10

This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild. The next day the headlines read:

NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE.

The Bishop was buried the next day. The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery . . . even shorten your life.

So be yourself and enjoy life.

Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and just cover your own !!!

You'll be a lot happier and live longer!

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

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While visiting Rwanda as part of a Medicare mission, Vanathy and I had the great honor of meeting with President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame. I hope to see future partnerships develop between Rotary and the Rwandan government. Read more about my trip here:

http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-03-04/197665/

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During my visit the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK), the local teaching hospital in Kigali.

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Vanathy and I paid our respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700






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Temora RC

The Rotary ladies at work !! We are hard at work this afternoon creating beautiful bouquets for our ladies in Hospital and residents of Nurraburra and Greenstone lodge 🌷🌷 now we are off to deliver !! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mums out there from the Temora Rotary Club 🌹🌷feeling wonderful.

 


ROTARY INFORMATION


THE ROTARIAN CONVERSATION WITH THE EDGE AND GARVIN EVANS


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Photo Credit: Samy Mosher

Editor's note: After the of The Rotarian went to press, we were saddened to learn of the death of Garvin Evans, who along with his son, U2 guitarist The Edge, appeared on the cover of that issue. Evans was a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Dublin North. We are grateful that we were able to share his remarkable story with our readers.

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The boys of U2 are home. It’s Friday, 27 November, two weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. had been in Paris that terrible evening, rehearsing at the venue where they were scheduled to perform the following night. Instead, they had to be evacuated. This band has always been known for its political and social activism, and its songs’ messages against war and terrorism. Tonight, those themes feel particularly relevant.

At 3Arena, once a railway station in the Dublin Docklands, thousands of fans are happily mashed together on the standing-room-only floor. They’re drinking beer and buzzing restlessly as they wait for their hometown heroes, who are wrapping up their six-month iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, to take the stage. When the plaintive opening “ohhh-OH-oh ” notes of “The Miracle of Joey Ramone ” sound, followed by The Edge’s scorching, staccato guitar riff –ba-DA-dah, ba-DA-dah – the crowd goes insane.

The Edge’s father, Garvin Evans, 84, was in the arena to hear his son play in the first of four Dublin shows earlier this week, and he will be here again for what was meant to be the final show of the U2 tour. (The band will return to Paris for two rescheduled shows.) The following day, Evans, a tenor, will be singing in a local production of Messiah.

Evans is a big fan not only of U2 but also of Handel, Welsh hymns, golf (he’s an honorary life member of the Royal Dublin Golf Club), really good claret, and Tuesdays, “when three or four of us go to a pub and have a Guinness. ” He adores his three kids, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is secretary of his Presbyterian church and sings in the choir. He is also a longtime member of Rotary and the reason The Rotarian is visiting Dublin: to speak with him and his son about what they have in common and how they’ve inspired each other to try to make the world a better place.

Frequent Rotarian contributor Julie Bain meets them in the five-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin’s city center. Both men arrive early and looking spiffy, Evans in a black and red plaid tie and The Edge, born David Evans, in his signature knitted cap 
and buttery-soft black leather jacket. Evans, born in South Wales, displays a bit of the characteristic Welsh reserve, and so does his son, who was born in London in 1961 before his parents moved to Dublin in 1962. (His mother, Gwenda, died in 2012.) 
The two don’t hug, but they are clearly affectionate and loving. Here, they discuss the topics that are most meaningful to them.

 

FULL STORY HERE


 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH 90 YEARS YOUNG.

 


Sir David Attenborough

 


 



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Last Thursday was PepsiCo's Annual General Meeting in North Carolina and they don't want their shareholders to know about their major remaining problems with Conflict Palm Oil.


Check out the products and brands under the PepsiCo belt here:  http://www.pepsico.com.au/brands/


Activists in New York took bold action last week to call out exploitation in @PepsiCo’s Conflict Palm Oil supply chain, unfurling a 100 foot banner off of the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign

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HUMAN GREED A VERY SAD STORY:


This time exactly to the day (May 10th 2015), Susan and I visited the Sibuya Game Reserve as guests of the Rotary Club of Kenton-on-Sea.  We met these beautiful Southern White Rhino, gentle as cows grazing.  One a male came up to our safari vehicle and scratched his horn on the bumper bar:


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I learned last night that he and two of his ladies were poached and have died as a result of the hacking off of their horns, a cruel and slow death.  I spoke with Dr William Fowlds last night after Rotary and he is very upset and angry as we all are.


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This has now become personal.



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FOOTNOTE


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Atlanta 2017

 

Atlanta RICON 2017


10th-14th JUNE 2017


Please let more Rotarians attend this RI Convention 2017 in ATLANTA :


May 28 - June 6 registration is $265.00

June  7 - Dec 15 registration is $340.00

Dec 16 - Mar 31 registration is $425.00

On site -           registration  is $490.00

 

 

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford




Yours in Rotary 

John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#



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