Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #6


MEETING February 19th 2018

President Paul welcomed members and guests to the meeting at 7:10 pm. Guests included partners Jan N, Helen L, Marilyn J, Lorraine H, Maree J & Heather M & our special guest speakers Jan Nulty, assisted by Sandra West & Faye Jose.

Neil reminded us of the Peace dinner next weekend & mentioned & thanked those who are helping with the catering.

Ian asked if any new members would like to replace him at the District Assembly on Sunday, March 4th at Young as he will be unable to attend;  new members would find it most informative & rewarding.

Just a reminnder to keep your eye on Nanna next time you're at the beach.


Next Monday's guest speaker is Patrick Leary at the usual time and place. Pat will be speaking about his re-enactment of the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheeba, and will be presenting descendants of local residents who fought in that war with military mementos. It should be a very interesting presentation, so members are encouraged to bring partners and other guests along.

This weekend is the Peace celebrations in Wagga; come along and support a worthy cause!

Monday, March 5th is a club assembly.

Don't forget to read the Diary & quote of the week below.

Guest Speaker - Jan Nulty and the Local Health Advisory Comittee

Jan Nulty gave a talk on the role of the Local Health Advisory Committee (LHAC), assisted by Sandra West and Faye Jose. Jan, Sandra and Faye are members of the group & spoke on the projects they are involved with.

The committee consists of 7 members at this time and are looking for new members, especially males, to fill a few positions.

All members are volunteers & meet monthly (1st Monday of each month at Community Centre) with Pam Bates, the facility manager & together work at identifying local service needs, improving access to services & assist in planning & development.

At the first orientation meeting they identified some key issues brought to their attention by community members, which consisted of the following:

  • Visibility & promotion of the LHAC so community are aware of the services they provide;

  • accidental trips & falls, especially those of the aged;   

  • mental health;  

  • drugs and alcohol problems;

  • Alzheimers awareness through the Memory Van facility;

  • men’s health, etc.

Sandra is the publicity officer & spoke on the Memory Van & all the various aspects of dementia.  Sandra appreciates being able to use the Coolamon Community Chronicle (a Coolamon Rotary initiative) to spread the word about their programs.

Faye is a ‘Jack of all trades’ (her words) on the committee.  Her roles include Mental Health First aid course and working with Music 4 Mates.  The mental health initiative focuses on anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc. & how to support people with symptoms.

The committee also promotes bowel cancer awareness and ways to get more people to participate in bowel cancer screening programs.

President Paul presents the ladies of the Local Health Advisory Comittee with their gift and thanks them for the fantastic work they do for the community.

25 Years of Peace Communities

The idea of Peace Communities was initiated in District 9700 in 1992, and has been embraced by many Rotary districts and clubs  around the world. Coolamon was the first Rotary peace town in the world, and many Peace Cities have now been designated. Rotarians committed to furthering peace set up peace symbols on suitable sites and, along with other community members, meet on special days to recognise local citizens, students, schools and organisations for their contribution to Peace in Action within the community.

To this end, Rotary is celebrating 25 years of the peace communities by holding a peace program over the 23rd-24th of February, concluding with a gala dinner in the Mirage room at the Wagga RSL Club on the 24 Feb. Come and join in the celebration (details below).

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For more information about peace program click on the link below.

Flyer 25 PCP email

Quote of the Week

Who said this ?

“You start out playing rock 'n' roll so you can have sex and do drugs, but you end up doing drugs so you can play rock 'n' roll and have sex.

Last week's Quote of the Week is attributed to  Paul Hogan.


Monday 26th February - Guest Speaker. Patrick Leary speaking on the re-enactment of the charge of the Light Horse Brigade at Beesheba. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Friday and Saturday, 23rd-24th February - Wagga Wagga Peace Celebration.

Monday 5th March - Club Assembly.   Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday & Sunday, March 3rd & 4th  - PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Coolamon will be represented by PE Daryl Breust.

Sunday, March 4th - D9700 Assembly  - ALL 2018-2019 Coolamon Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March  8th - BINGO.  Neil M (Captain),  Dave McK, Leslie W & Bruce H.

Saturday, 17th March - Street Raffle outside Newsagent

Monday, 19th March - Foundation Dinner Evening. Saint Michael's Convent with guest speaker District Foundation Chair David Kennedy.

Saturday, 31st March - Easter Markets & U2D  Art Battle. UTDS, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.

Thursday, 12th April - BINGO.  Daryl B (Captain),  Don D,  Ian J  & Alex T (note change from roster sent out)

Monday 23rd April - Guest Speaker. Denise Winkler on ‘Education’ at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Saturday & Sunday, 5th-6th May - District 9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

Saturday, 23rd June to Wednesday, 27th June - Rotary International Convention. Toronto, Canada.

*Saturday, 30th June - Coolamon Rotary Changeover and District 9700 Changeover.  Ganmain Hall.

* denotes partner & guest night

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Community Events

Saturday March 17th 2018 -  The long Table Charity Event at Kindra Park Oval



We still need a president elect for 2019-2020; please give some thought to either nominating yourself or nominating another.



Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448118003 and Grahame Miles

February is WORLD UNDERSTANDING  month

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"The month of February is very special in the Rotary calendar since it is designated World Understanding Month. The month also includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905, now designated World Understanding and Peace Day.. World Understanding Month is a chance for every club to pause, plan and promote the Fourth Avenue of Service-Rotary’s continued quest for good-will, peace and understanding among people of the world." - ABC’s of Rotary by Cliff Dochtermann

Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of Vocational service Rotary International Web Site

District 9700 Board 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 D9700 Board is coming together nicely and the restructure is going to work and work well.  DGN John McKenzie and DG George Weston are committed to making it work, as are the others on this much smaller Board:

District Governor John Glassford {Membership & Public Image} Coolamon

District Governor Elect John McKenzie {Service} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District} To be appointed

Immediate Past District Governor George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director DRFC PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Treasurer Finance & Audit PP Doug Conkey {Budget} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Other District Appointments

Executive Secretary and Web Master PP Paul Murray Wollundry Wagga Wagga

District Trainer PP Geraldine Rurenga Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee

PETS Facilitator PDG Tony Monley D9810

Public Officer PDG Ian Tooke Blayney

2019 Griffith D9700 Conference Chair PP Ross Grillo Griffith

DIO Insurance/Risk Management PP Sam Catanzariti Griffith

COL 2019 Representative PDG Gary Roberts

We are still looking at appointing two more Assistant Governors.

We are also looking at the structure of all the Standing Committees and the Special Committees.

We will post all further news on D9700 2018-2019 on my DGJG Blog:


DG JG 9700 2018-2019


President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Nominee John McKenzie RC of Orange North