Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #10

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #10





 


SEPTEMBER IS NEW GENERATIONS MONTH


ROTARACT


WHAT IS ROTARACT?


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Rotaractors take action to support those in the Philippines affected by the typhoon. Photo courtesy of Chit Lijauco, Zone 7A Regional Public Image Coordinator. — in Cebu City.


Rotaract is a club for adults ages 18-30 that meets twice a month to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects, and socialize. While Rotary clubs serve as sponsors, Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club and what projects and activities to carry out.



 MORE INFORMATION HERE


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 MEMBERS OUT AND ABOUT


The Coolamon Rotary Pouch Visits Europe


The Pouch

The Rotary pouch has been most useful. Never thought it could be!!  Heading for Versailles tomorrow cheers from Marilyn and Ian Jennings.  Looks like the Coolamon Kangaroo money pouch is going places!

 

Ganmain Trivia Night


The Ganmain Trivia Night Saturday 6th September at the Ganmain Hall.  A great night well organised and very well run.  Thanks Howard Holgate and Bernadette Bodel, well done.  Coolamon Rotary had around 19 attend the evening and all had a great time.  Thanks to Grahame Miles for getting it all happening for our members and their guests.  Some photos:
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MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8th. 2014


Last night was a monthly board meeting and a planning night for the future.  All in all a very productive meeting.

Breakfast for the 200 delegates of the Rural Womens Conference This Sunday early morning i.e. around 6.30 am at the Coolamon Central School car park.  Our van will be there and so far we have:  Henk Hulsman, Ted Hutcheon, John Glassford, Ian Durham, Paul Weston, Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne and Don Dyce volunteering.  Sharon and Grahame Miles are making a special treat in a glass.

Henk  Hulsman reported on the meeting to obtain an ambulance station for Coolamon and surrounds.  Henk is on the committee to support the cause through the NSW State Government with the support of the Shire Council.  We have all been asked to send in our experiences of the effect that a lack of an ambulance service has done for our Shire.   Letters to be sent to our local Sate Member Adrian Picoli MP.

Ray Wall's farewell Thursday 30th October at the Sports Club.  You will need to buy tickets by the 22nd October from the hospital or from the Allawah Community Care office.  Tickets are $35 per person.

Please promote the 22nd September meeting where we will have PP Barry Lillywhite talk on the proposed Cheese Factory for Coolamon in the main street.   Grahame Miles will be sending out letters to all the business houses in our towns inviting them to come along.

Next Monday we have a partners night to hear Luke Mulley talk on: " Desert Marathons and long distance running in general."

Finally go to the Footnote and the diary for information on a HAT Day at the Loneragan's garden in Wagga Wagga.

 

Diary Reminders


Thursday 11th September BINGO Roster Ian  Durham  (Captain), Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne, John Glassford.

Thursday 11th September Mount Kenya ANZAC Day Climb 2015 Meeting at the Wagga Wagga Commercial Club 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start.  This will include several members from clubs in our area.  PDG Fred Loneragan will chair the meeting.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 ,13, 14th September Rural Womens Conference and Workshops in Coolamon.

Saturday 13th September Run2Raise Sausage Sizzle at Rural Supplies Coolamon.

Sunday 14th September Breakfast for the Rural Womens Conference at the Coolamon Central School start time 7.00 am.  Volunteers wanted.

*Monday 15th September Guest Speaker Luke Mulley: " Desert Marathons and long distance running in general"

*Monday 22nd September Guest Speaker PP Barry Lillywhite and Anton Green on the proposed Cheese Factory for Coolamon. 

*Monday 29th September 2014 DG David Kennedy's Visit

Saturday 4th October Scarecrow Festival by the Coolamon Men's Shed

Monday 6th October NO MEETING.

* Tuesday October 7th Joint Foundation Meeting at Junee with PDG Ian Simpson D9700 DRFC.  In lieu of Monday Meeting N.B.

Thursday 9th October BINGO Roster  Neil  Munro  (Captain), Ted Hutcheon, Wayne Lewis, Don Dyce

Friday 10th October HAT DAY at Rae and Fred Loneragan's home and garden in Wagga Wagga. {See  Footnote below}

Monday 13th October Board Meeting.

Friday 17th October Run2Raise Raffle at the Bottom Pub $60 per person includes dinner.  Prize a night at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.  In aid of Alice Bailey-Brown and Kellie Wall.

*Monday 20th October Garth Perkin as our guest speaker.

Thursday 30th October Ray Wall's farewell Coolamon Sports Club $35 per head.

Monday 10th November AGM.

*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


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The Rotary Club of St. Asaph, in rural Wales, U.K, held a #RotaryDay that attracted 3,000 visitors. 

Club president, Tony Dean, met with superheroes Robin and Superwoman at the event. Perhaps he invited them to join his club! 

Learn how you can hold a Rotary Day at www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/rotary-days.

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID KENNEDY D 9700


Parkes Visit

Vice Regal Presentation to Parkes Rotary

The Rotary Club of Parkes celebrated its 75th anniversary last March. However because of time constraints (it is a very busy club) the official recognition was put off until the Presidential Changeover in June.

The Rotary District Governor David Kennedy presented Parkes President Col Offner with a citation from the President of Rotary International congratulating the club on this very significant anniversary.  Club members thought that was the end of it and just went back to business, doing what they do best, serving this community.

However behind the scenes other forces were at work. Parkes mayor Ken Keith who is a great admirer of all that Rotary does, not just for this community, but for its humanitarian work around the world was hatching a plan that would coincide with the forthcoming visit of the NSW Governor Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO.

Council had a significantly impressive plaque commissioned for Her Excellency to present to Parkes Rotary in recognition of this now memorable event. So as one of her last duties in Parkes, Dame Marie presented Rotary Assistant Governor David Hughes who was standing in for Col Offner who was unable to attend.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


Jaws

Eat Grass

A man was riding in the back of his limousine when he saw a man eating grass by the roadside. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

"Why are you eating grass?" he asked the man.

"I don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.

"Oh, please come to my house!"

"But sir, I have a wife and four children..."

"Bring them along!" the rich man said.

They all climbed into the limo. Once underway, the poor fellow said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us in."

The rich man replied, "No, you don't understand. The grass at my house is over three feet tall!"

Confession

Mary Clancy goes up to Father O'Grady after his Sunday morning service, and she's in tears. He says, "So what's bothering you, dear?"

She says, "Oh, Father, I've got terrible news. My husband passed away last night. '

The priest says, "Oh, Mary, that's terrible! Tell me, Mary, did he have any last requests?"

She says, "That he did, Father..."

The priest says, "What did he ask, Mary?"

She says, "He said, "Please, Mary, put down that damn gun...""

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ROTARY INFORMATION


RYLA


Being part of #Rotary means being part of a global community, which includes guiding a new generation of leaders on how they can make a difference.

September is New Generations Month. Share how you help develop leaders as well as learn more about this important part of Rotary at www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/club-connections.



ONLY IN AFRICA


Africa Shopping

 



OUT OF AFRICA


I love Afrika

 The women do all the work!

 

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:




 THE SAFARI TEAM


 

The Safari Team will get to meet with these amazing Gerenuk gazelles live in places such as the Meru National Park, Lewa and Ol Pajeta conservancies.  All three will be visited by the Safari Team.

 

FOOT NOTE




HAT DAY

FRIDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2014

You are invited to an Australian Rotary Health Hat Day event to raise awareness and funds for mental health research

It’s a fun and positive way we can all get involved and show our support for people affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, anorexia, Alzheimer’s and many more serious mental illness conditions

Come celebrate

HIGH TEA

RAE & FRED LONERAGAN’S GARDEN – 9 LINCOLN AVENUE, WAGGA WAGGA 

1.30 pm for 2.00 pm

Silent Auction

Prizes

Raffles

WEAR YOUR HAT !

 

 

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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