Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17





 

NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION  MONTH


Foundation

Are you?


It's Rotary Foundation Month. The Foundation has made a difference in the life of thousands this year because of generous donations. Thank you to all of our proud donors!

Join us in making a difference in communities locally and globally at www.rotary.org/give.

 

MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 3rd. 2014


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Tonight we had a meeting on membership led by Leslie Weston our Membership Director.

The meeting was well attended with some 12 members and three guests.  Ian Jennings has returned form his trip to Europe looking very relaxed good to see Ian back.

Leslie outlined some plans to attract new members and to retain our current members.

The membership committee met prior to the meeting and Leslie put to our members that we should have a Rotary Interest BBQ before Christmas.  We set on a date being Friday 5th December and Garth Perkin kindly offered Marg and his home as the venue.  Catering will be organised by Leslie and paid for by the club.

Leslie asked all members present to provide her with a list of those whom we feel would enjoy an evening getting to know Coolamon Rotarians.  Please get these names to Leslie by Saturday.   The conduct of the night is still to be determined by the membership committee but it will include live music.  Leslie feels that we need to ask several of the younger generation along as well as those in an older age group.

All in a very positive meeting and one that will help us to grow as a club.

Ian Jennings challenged some of our male members to support Movember.  There were several takers including President Garth, Wayne Lewis, maybe even Grahame Miles!!!

Next Monday night is our AGM and we need all of our members to attend if possible.  The AGM will be followed by the November board meeting.

On Wednesday 12th November there is a markets committee meeting at Grahame Miles home.

On Monday 15th December our last meeting for 2014 we have Scott Martin from the Coolamon Shire Council Health and Building as our guest speaker.

 

Service

 

 

MELBOURNE CUP SWEEP 2014


The Horse

 1st Protectionist drawn by Mark Reardon

2nd Red Cadeaux drawn by Grahame Miles

3rd. Who Shotthebarman drawn by Don Dyce

Last Admire Rakti {Requiescant In Pace}, drawn by Myffy Collette. 

See Footnote for some great Christmas present ideas and at the same time support the Oloimugi Maasai Village and their dream to build a school.

Maasai Beauty

 

 

Diary Reminders


Monday 10th November AGM.


Monday 10th November Mount Kenya Presentation at Temora. 

Wednesday 12th November Markets Committee Meeting at Grahame Miles home.

Thursday 13th November BINGO: Ian  Jennings (Captain), Mark Reardon, Henk  Hulsman, Christine Atkinson

Wednesday 26th November Mount Kenya Presentation at Henty.

*Friday December 5th ROTARY  INTEREST BBQ at Marg and Garth's home Rands Tank Coolamon.

Thursday  11th December, BINGO Grahame Miles (Captain), Myffy Collette, Garth Perkin, Bernadette Milne

NYE December 31st Coolamon Fireworks Food Van

Wednesday 4th February 2015 Joint Lions Rotary Meeting in Coolamon. TBC.

Thursday 12th February BINGO:   Ian  Durham  (Captain), Paul Weston, Rod Jarrett, Leslie Weston

Saturday 21st March to Sunday 22nd March D 9700 CONFERENCE at Cowra.  Book Now for early bird discounts.

Saturday 6th June - Tuesday 9th June 2015 RI Convention Sao Paulo BRAZIL.

*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


Gary and Sam

Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang and Rotary Foundation Trustee Samuel F. Owori met Global Grant Scholar Patrick Ongom when he visitedRotary International in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

 

RIP Gary's November Message:


Four months into this year of working to Light Up Rotary, I am more excited about Rotary than ever before. I've been to 22 countries, visited dozens of cities, and met thousands of Rotarians. I've seen amazing projects and been inspired over and over again by the terrific work Rotarians do all over the world. And I've been privileged to be part of all kinds of Rotary events, from club meetings to Rotary institutes, from Rotary Days to Foundation dinners.


Every event is memorable. I feel especially honored when I am invited to share in club celebrations. To me, taking part in a Rotary club celebration as Rotary International president is like being invited to a family event as an honored guest. Indeed, Rotary is the biggest family in the world.



FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE.


 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID KENNEDY D 9700


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Orange DB

The Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak presented “Pride of Workmanship” awards to Dr Ying Shi Chang for her dentistry skills and in particular her work with young children and the disabled.

 

 STORY HERE


 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


Dog teeth

 

Confidence.....

A fighter pilot walks into a bar and takes a seat next to a very attractive woman.

He gives her a quick glance then casually looks at his new Apple watch for a moment.

The woman notices this and asks, Is your date running late?

No, he replies, I just got this state-of-the-art Apple watch, and I was just testing it.

The intrigued woman says, A state-of-the-art watch? What’s so special about it?

The pilot says, It uses alpha waves to talk to me telepathically.

The lady says, OK, What’s it telling you now?

Well, it says you’re not wearing any panties.

The woman giggles and replies, Well it must be broken because I am wearing panties!

The fighter pilot smirks, taps his watch and says, Bloody thing’s an hour fast!

And that, my friends…......is Confidence!

 

Dog

 

ROTARY INFORMATION


China


Four hundred citizens in northeast China received free cataract surgeries in 2013 thanks to efforts by the Rotary Clubs of Warner Robins, Georgia, USA, and Shanghai, China.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Shanghai


Seeing an elderly Tibetan woman weep with joy when cataract surgery restored her vision after 10 years is the kind of moment Dave Razo will never tire of.


For several summers Razo, a member of the Rotary Club of Warner Robins, Georgia, USA, traveled to rural northwest China with a team from Georgia-based nonprofit, to provide free sight-restoring cataract surgery to some of the country's poorest residents. In 2012, after 22 years and 6,000 successful procedures, Gansu's founder, ophthalmologist William Conrad, retired and discontinued the organization's operations.


But Razo didn't want the effort to end. He had seen how life-changing the surgery could be, not only for the patients but for their families and their community.



FULL STORY HERE


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


Mugabe

 

OUT OF AFRICA


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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:




100 YEARS AGO:


One of the main reasons that I am climbing Mount Kenya is to honour my father George Glassford who set sail from Wellington 100 years ago on the SS Limerick:

limerick-farewell

FULL NAME 
George James Glassford
World War I, 1914-1918
SERIAL NO.  10/971
FIRST KNOWN RANK  Sergeant


EMBARKATION UNIT 
Wellington Infantry Battalion
EMBARKATION DATE 
16 October 1914
PLACE OF EMBARKATION 
Wellington, New Zealand
TRANSPORT HMNZT 7 HMNZT 10
VESSEL Limerick 
DESTINATION Suez, Egypt


FOOT NOTE


OLOIMUGI CRAFT SHOP OPENING SOON


Some great ideas for presents this year while supporting the Oloimugi Maasai Village and their dream to build a school for their children.

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AISEE-II-KALIEarrings

MAASAI-BEADED-BRACELETS-ILKATAR

 

OLOIMUGI CRAFT SHOP WEB SITE

We are building a shopping trolley which will be up and running soon.  Watch this space. 

 

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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