Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #01

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #01


WELCOME TO THE NEW ROTARY YEAR 2014-2015


 


PRESIDENT GARTH PERKIN TAKES OVER FOR 2014-2015





 

JULY IS ROTARY LITERACY MONTH




 

CHANGE OVER DINNER MEETING JULY 7th. 2014


Our annual change over dinner was a great success with some 85 people attending from our Mayor to many guests including representatives from the Coolamon Lions Club, the Coolamon Men's Shed, the CWA, the Salvation Army and the following Rotary Clubs:

Junee

Wagga Wagga Sunrise

Wagga Wagga Kooringal

Wagga Wagga

Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Our District Governor David Kennedy was represented by PDG Fred Loneragan and Rae Loneragan.  The MC for the night was PP Neil Munro who did a great job.  Dinner was sumptuous Chinese by Gilbert and Di.  All in all a wonderful night of fun and fellowship.  Our club awarded two Paul Harris Fellows on the night one to PP Ian Durham and one to IPP Dick Jennings.

We were entertained through the night by Ryan Farrell and Caleb Richards below.



We also awarded a Vocational Services Award to Dianne Suidgeest for the amazing work that Dianne does in our Shire for the Hospital and Allawah Lodge in Coolamon.  One of Coolamon's unsung heroes and we use that term hero in it's truest form and Dianne exemplifies our motto "Service Above Self".  Thanks Dianne for all that you do for us.



Here are some photos from the night click on the image for a larger picture:



 

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JEAN SIMPSON




Those members who remember Jean Simpson the wife of PDG Ian Simpson will be saddened to hear of her passing.

Memorial Celebration for the life of Jean Simpson

Sunday July 13, 2014 at the Orange Ex-Services Club, Coral Sea Room

11am for 11.30am start

Donations
to The Rotary Foundation in lieu of flowers

Dress:
In keeping with Jean's philosophy of life, comfortable, smart casual and colourful
(where appropriate, Club uniforms would be acceptable to add to the colour)

 

Diary Reminders


Thursday 10th July 2014  BINGO Ian  Jennings (Captain), Wayne Lewis, Rod Jarrett, Garth Perkin

Sunday July 13th Jean Simpson Memorial Service in Orange.

Sunday July 13th Rotary Club of Junee Change Over lunch midday in Junee. {Fully Booked}

Monday 14th July Regular Meeting followed by our FIRST Board Meeting.

Saturday 9th August Coolamon Street Raffle


*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Christine Atkinson on 0427 880 158 or 6927 3521 BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GARY HUANG




Rotary International President Huang and his wife, Corinna, overlooking the garden of the home where Rotary International President Huang grew up on Yangmin Mountain in Taiwan

By RI President Gary C.K. Huang

As we begin a new Rotary year, I would like to tell you that I’m honored to be your Rotary International president and to stand with you as Rotary members.

Being a Rotarian is about a way of approaching the world and its challenges. There are many people in this world who need help and many changes that need to be made. It can be overwhelming.

Confucius and Rotary share similar ideas, and one idea from Confucius is that “It is better to light one single candle than to sit and curse the dark.” To me, this means that we shouldn’t lose hope and do nothing.

Instead, do something positive in your community, and let people know that Rotarians enjoy being together and working together. Involve your spouse and family in Rotary. Sharing your love for Rotary will recruit new members and keep current ones, and be the action that lights a candle.

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID KENNEDY D 9700




1 July is the start of the #Rotary year when about 34,000 club presidents take office. They can help start projects, work on membership, and much more. What do you think is the most important job of a club president?

Visit some of the tools we offer for clubs and districts at

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/manage/club-district-administration

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE




 

Alligator Shoes

A young blonde was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana.

She wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes in the worst way, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking.

After becoming very frustrated with the "no haggle" attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the blonde shouted, "Maybe I'll just go out and catch my own alligator so I can get a pair of shoes at a reasonable price!"

The shopkeeper said, "By all means, be my guest. Maybe you'll luck out and catch yourself a big one!"

Determined, the blonde turned and headed for the swamps, set on catching herself an alligator.

Later in the day, the shopkeeper was driving home, when he spotted the young woman standing waist deep in the water, shotgun in hand.

Just then, he saw a huge 9-foot alligator swimming quickly toward her. She took aim, killed the creature, and with a great deal of effort hauled it on to the swamp bank.

Lying nearby were several more of the dead creatures. The shopkeeper watched in amazement.

Just then the blonde flipped the alligator on its back. Frustrated, she shouts out, "Damn it, this one isn't wearing any shoes either!"



 

ROTARY INFORMATION




A group of 6th grade students from YE Smith Elementary in Durham, North Carolina, USA, talk with students in Ahmedabad, India, as part of the Rotary Reading Rangers literacy program.

FULL STORY HERE

 


ONLY IN AFRICA




Dancing Gorilla

 



OUT OF AFRICA




 

MOUNT KENYA 2015 ANZAC DAY CLIMB


This will be a permanent section for the next 12 months in our weekly bulletin and I will update stories to this article as and when we get them.   The Australian Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs have approved our application to be part of the Centenary for ANZAC and we are allowed to use the logo below with some rules on it's use:



The Mount Kenya 2015 web site can be found here on clicking the banner below:





 



 

FOOT NOTE


This week we can announce that Dr. Dame Jane Goodall has agreed to be the Patron for RAGES.  More on what this means in the future for RAGES, Rotary and our club.



L-R  John Glassford, Dr. Dame Jane Goodall, Susan Glassford, Natalie Houghton CEO Jane Goodall Institute Australia.  In Sydney during the Rotary International Convention.

THIS IS GREAT NEWS!

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2015
Proposed Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species

RAGES WEB SITE




PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford



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 Gary Huang

Governor of District 9700 David Kennedy

Coolamon Club President  Garth Perkin

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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