Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-2

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Week of 17 July This week’s meeting was a continuation of last week’s planning meeting. President Paul explained the procedures for bringing new members into the club and further expounded on his priorities for the coming year.  Members were reminded that German exchange student Lucia Bohnsack will be arriving in Sydney on 29 July, and […]

Rotary Builds Straw Bale House in Bali

Posted by on July 18, 2017 at 7:35 am

It was several years later when I was visiting family in Florida, my Uncle suggested I bring the idea to his local Rotary Club in Tarpon Springs, Florida.    I sent in my presentation and to my delight Dr. Carrie Root and Deb Connelly – members of Rotary Club Tarpon Springs pushed the idea forward and […]

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-1

Posted by on July 17, 2017 at 3:13 am

Week of 10 July The first meeting of our new Rotary year was a planning meeting and an orientation meeting to the new directors.  President Paul Weston listed some of the projects planned for the coming year, and Vocational Services director Ian Jennings described his portfolio and some of his plans for the year.  John […]

Sam Owori, President-elect of Rotary International, dies in US hospital

Posted by on July 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Ian Riseley President, 2017-18 T +1.847.866.3467F +1.847.866.3390ian.riseley@rotary.org   Dear fellow Rotarians, It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share the sad news that the President-elect of Rotary International, Sam F. Owori, died last night as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery. In this difficult time, I ask you to keep […]

Change Over from Don to Paul

Posted by on July 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

Monday July 3rd 2017 Coolamon Rotary Club Change Over Dinner. We had a great evening at the Coolamon Change Over dinner and a lot of fellowship and short speeches was the order of the night. Thank you to IPP Don Dyce for steering the club onwards and upwards during 2016-2017.  We look forward to another […]

D9700 and Leeton RC Change Over 2017

Posted by on June 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Here are some photos from the recent change over dinner for District 9700 and the Leeton Rotary Club. The District 9700 Board of Directors Left to Right PDG David Kennedy The Rotary Foundation PDG Gary Roberts Administration PP Doug Conkey Treasurer DGN John McKenzie Governor 2019-2020 District Governor George Weston DGE John Glassford Governor 2018-2019 […]

Atlanta 2017 Convention

Posted by on June 24, 2017 at 8:58 am

The RI Convention in Atlanta was a huge success with 40,000+ or – delegates including yours truly. Just posting a few photos here of the Convention.  I spent all my time in the RAGES booth and missed all the plenary sessions.  We also had a great break out session courtesy of Rotary Host Organising Committee. […]

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #1617-37

Posted by on June 11, 2017 at 12:22 am

Week of 29 May As this was the 5th Monday of the month, we had a special outing this week in lieu of our regular meeting.  We met at Coolamon Cheese with the Rotary Club of Temora and had a fine evening of fellowship and a fabulous meal prepared by Chef Chris of the cheese factory. Following our meal, host […]

Tracy Ochieng at University in Nairobi

Posted by on June 9, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Tracy our wonderful student from Mathare in Nairobi writes: “Some of my pictures This was after anatomy session Made lotsa friends in school The semester is really flying.” Tracy is in her first semester at the United States International University in Nairobi.  Tracy is doing her degree in Pharmacy.  Very proud of this young lady […]

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #1617-36

Posted by on May 28, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Week of 15 May Our guest speaker at this week’s meeting was Catherine Warren, who heads up the Riverina branch of Days for Girls, an international program to assist young women coming of age in Africa.  The focus of the group is to provide sustainable sanitary products for girls as they start their monthly cycles in […]