MEETING February 19th 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).


Image result for rotary peace

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.

Diary


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



Register Here Today:

 

Community Events


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

 

Reminders


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


 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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


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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #4

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #4


 



 

MEETING February 5th 2018


President Paul welcomed members and guests to the meeting at 7:05 pm. Guests included partner Helen and potential member Lyn Schadel, while potential member Anne Rzeszkowski unfortunately couldn’t make it on the night.

Correspondence in consisted of a thank you letter from the Coolamon Shire Council for Coolamon Rotary’s participation in the New Year's Eve celebrations and a pamphlet from Careflight  with a donation request.

Wayne reminded members of the upcoming Mental Health First aid course to be held on the Monday and Thursdays of the  1st, 5th, 8th  and 12th of March at the Sport and Recreation club. Coolamon Rotary has agreed to cater two of these nights, details are yet to be finalised however it was suggested  the Monday evenings that Coolamon Rotary normally meets would be most suitable.

Wayne and Dick also put forward the possibility of expanding our range of guest speaker gifts to include engraved pens, pocket knifes, and small LED torches. Further consideration will be given to the matter.

Dave informed members that he has been in contact with Peta Wykes in regards to how Jackson is going on his exchange in Finland and from all reports he is doing very well indeed with a request to his mother she not call him so often because he is too busy enjoying the sights and snowboarding and skiing.

Speaking of youth exchange, Lucia from all reports is doing fine and Digby & Jodie Graham took both Lucia and Alan to Young for a exchange meeting to discuss and highlights, issues or problems the exchange students maybe having to help them settle.  

Lucia also has an upcoming birthday on the 19th of February and to celebrate her host family has organised a pool party at the Coolamon Pool on Sunday the 18th. Host families and members are welcome to come and help her celebrate the day. See Dave for further details.

Dave would also like to remind all members that RYLA program is open for nominations for young achievers in the area. Nominations close on the 9th of March and the successful nominee will participate in a 5 day forum in Orange from the 15th - 20th April. Nominee must be 18 to 28 years old. Please forward your nominations to Dave ASAP.

John proposed a motion to be put forward at the district special general meeting which proposed splitting group 5, which currently services 11 Rotary clubs through the region, to two separate groups. Group 6, to consist of Coolamon Rotary along with Temora, Junee, Cootamundra, and Lockhart, and the Wagga Rotary clubs going into group 7 would allow the district to manage these clubs in a more efficient manner. The motion was seconded and carried.

John also informed us of a joint meeting he is putting together with Junee, Temora and Coolamon, to get our current Rotary International director, Noel Trevaskis, out as a guest speaker. The date proposed is Tuesday the 15th May and a motion was moved and carried that Coolamon move its meeting night to the Tuesday instead of the usual Monday.  

Henk reminded all members that subs of $130 are now due, and would greatly appreciate prompt payment.

Neil reminded members to support the Rotary Peace Program in Wagga by putting your name down to purchase tickets for the Gala evening on the Saturday 24th February. Cost is $55 per head and final numbers are needed by the 14th February so if you plan on going to this fantastic opportunity you need to get your names down with Neil by next Monday's meeting at the latest.

Coolamon Rotary will be doing their bit to support the Peace program by organising the catering for the Towards Peace - Discussion held at the Kildare Catholic College; at this point organisation is still ongoing and a number of Coolamon members have already committed to assist with the catering, however if they find themselves short handed a roster will be forthcoming.     

Members were also reminded to save the date for the Foundation dinner on the 19th of March to be held at the convent when guest speaker David Kennedy, District 9700 Foundation director, will be in attendance.

Any members interested in joining the Centurion club should contact Neil for further information. The Centurion club generates income for Foundation and incurs an annual cost of $100.

Finally a thank you goes out to Garth who will replacing Dick at this week's Bingo as Dick is unable to attend due to family circumstances.

Guest Speaker  - President Paul on Hawaii


President Paul gave us a fantastic overview of his recent trip to Hawaii when he and Leslie went to the sunny islands to have Christmas with their daughter Nicole, who currently resides in New York City.

Paul informed us that to get to Hawaii it is a 9hr flight from Sydney and you cross the international date line and means you will arrive before you have left. Hawaii also consists of 8 main islands in a chain of a total of 132 island which have been built up over time due to a rising plume of magma that breaks the surface and creates the islands. However, as the Pacific plate moves over the plume new volcanoes are formed and the older ones go extinct. One of which was Diamond Head volcano which Paul and his daughter had the opportunity to climb while they were there.

Paul then gave us a rundown on the history of Hawaii. Did you know that Hawaii has a history of invasion and that Captain Cook visited the Islands twice, the second time meeting with a sad end when he or one of his crew members attempted to acquire a tribal artefact without permission? The influence of the British in Hawaii’s history can still be seen today in their state flag which incorporates the Union Jack.

Sites that Paul and Leslie visited while in Hawaii on O’ahu included:

  • The Aquarium run by the university of Hawaii which is the only aquarium to successfully breed yellow tangs and had a collection of seahorses and sea dragons Paul found enthralling.

  • Pearl Harbour, where you could visit the aviation museum, tour the USS Missouri, commemorate the lost sailors at the USS Arizona memorial or tour a submarine.

  • The cactus garden  - also curated by the University

  • The Northeastern shore, famous for its surf as it is on the windward side of the island

  • Hanauma Bay on the leeward side of the island famous for it snorkeling and sightings of many reef fish, including the state fish of Hawaii, the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a.

  • Many shopping and dining locations including sushi and a noodle shop that was so good it had a line out the door all day.


Members in attendance greatly enjoyed Paul’s talk and Henk is already planning a budget and itinerary.

President Paul and Leslie greatly enjoyed their trip to Hawaii


25 Years of Peace Communities


The idea of Peace Communities was initiated in District 9700 in 1992 with Coolamon being the 1st Rotary peace town in the World and  has been embraced by many Rotary Districts, Clubs and Peace Cities now designated around the world.

Rotarians committed to furthering Peace set up Peace symbols on suitable sites. Rotarians and local citizens 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 holding a peace program over the 23 and 24th of February and includes a Gala Dinner in the Mirage room at the Wagga RSL Club on the 24 Feb. Come and join in the celebration. (details below).


Image result for rotary peace

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

Flyer 25 PCP email



Quote of the Week


Who said this ?

Just take your time - wave comes. Let the other guys go, catch another one.

Last week's Quote of the week is attributed to Winston Churchill .


Diary


Thursday February 8th - BINGO  - Henk (Capt.),  Rod,  Garth,  Will & trainee Captain Wayne

Thursday, 15th February - Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:30 pm.

Sunday, 18th February  - Lucia birthday pool party at the Coolamon pool

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

Saturday & Sunday, 3rd & 4th March  - PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Coolamon will be represented by PE Daryl Breust.  Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Sunday, March 4th - D9700 Assembly  - ALL 2018-2019 Coolamon Club Board Members to attend.   Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 09:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Thursday March  8th 2018 - BINGO.  Neil M (Captain),  Dave McK, Leslie W & Bruce H

Monday, 19th March - Foundation Dinner Evening.  St 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)

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

Tuesday, 15th May - joint meeting with Temora and Junee with guest speaker International director, Noel Trevaskis    

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



Register Here Today:

 

Community Events


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

 

Reminders


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


 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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


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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #3

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #3


 



 

MEETING January 29th 2018


President Paul welcomed all 19 members and 9 guests at 7.11 pm.  Guests included partners Helen, Susan, Maureen & Marilyn & potential members Anne Rzeskowski & Lyn Schadell. Also attending were guests of Glassfords, Marcell from Germany, Quin & Brandon from Utah.

Our exchange student Lucia has departed host parents Bruests and is now staying out at Digby & Jodie Graham’s at Methul. Youth Director Dave reiterated the need for members to make an effort to take Lucy on outings at weekends or at other times when you might be doing something of interest to Lucia, which can also allow the host family to have some time to themselves.

Business House Bowls starts this Friday, Feb 2 - contact Henk Hulsman if you’re interested.

John spoke on their recent trip to San Diego, California, for the Rotary International Assembly at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.. It is Rotary's annual training meeting which gives incoming district governors the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs, etc. Well done John for such dedication & effort to the cause.

‘Be The Inspiration’ is the theme for John’s year as DG.

John met the incoming International President, Barry Rassin, from the Bahamas.

John then went on & presented the Diary for incoming directors; see our Diary below.

  • District Changeover is at the Ganmain Hall on Saturday June 30th & Dick presented a list of possible menu for the members to tick their preference. Caterer will be Michelle Seymour

  • Centenary of Armistice Day on 11/11/2019 - Time Capsule & promote Legacy

  • End Polio Now project - Bike Torch relay.  John has a District goal of $500,000

  • Motto of  -> We ride so that they may Walk

  • 2019 District Conference at Griffith hosted by RC of Griffith - Friday March 29 to Sunday, March 31, 2019.   Saturday Night Dinner dance featuring the Charlston.


 

John presented Daryl, our president elect, with the 'Be the Inspiration' banner he collected from the international assembly in San Diego



 

John did the traditional shirt swap at the international assembly, swapping an Australian Rotary shirt for a New Zealand one.



 

Henk won the meat tray raffle


25 Years of Peace Communities


The idea of Peace Communities was initiated in District 9700 in 1992 with Coolamon being the 1st Rotary peace town in the World and  has been embraced by many Rotary Districts, Clubs and Peace Cities now designated around the world.

Rotarians committed to furthering Peace set up Peace symbols on suitable sites. Rotarians and local citizens 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 holding a peace program over the 23 and 24th of February and includes a Gala Dinner in the Mirage room at the Wagga RSL Club on the 24 Feb. Come and join in the celebration. (details below)

Image result for rotary peace

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

Flyer 25 PCP email



Quote of the Week


Who made this quote last century?

“Fear is a reaction; courage is a decision”

 

Diary


*Monday, 5th February - Paul Weston to talk on trip to Hawaii.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday February 8th - . BINGO  - Henk (Capt.),  Rod,  Dick,  Will & trainee Captain Wayne

Thursday, 15th February - Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:30 pm.

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

Saturday & Sunday, 3rd & 4th March  - PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Coolamon will be represented by PE Daryl Breust.  Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Sunday, March 4th - D9700 Assembly  - ALL 2018-2019 Coolamon Club Board Members to attend.   Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 09:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Thursday March  8th 2018 - BINGO.  Neil M (Captain),  Dave McK, Leslie W & Bruce H

*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)

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

Book accommodation early! Register below

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



Register Here Today:

 

Community Events


Friday, 2nd February - Business House Bowls.

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

 

Reminders


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


 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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

Honored Rotarian


District 9700's very own Mary Brell, from Orange, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day awards for her work in supporting the citizens of Nepal. Over the past eight years Ms Brell has made about 15 trips to the Asian nation taking local teachers, doctors, builders and now senior school students from Orange. They have helped, educated and treated the people and rebuilt structures destroyed in a major earthquake in 2015. To find out more on her efforts you can find more information here.

LEADING THE WAY: Mary Brell has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in the Australia Day awards. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0124jkmary1

LEADING THE WAY: Mary Brell has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in the Australia Day awards. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0124jkmary1


January is VOCATIONAL  SERVICE month


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When professionals join a Rotary club, they do so as a representative of their classification. As such, they represent their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace. They are also strongly encouraged to mentor young people, particularly those withing their profession, promote ethical standards and volunteer their professional skills within both Rotary and the wider community.



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


ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

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

 



 
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Celebrate 25 Years of Peace Communities


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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #2

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #2


 



 

MEETING January 22nd 2018


President Paul welcomed all 16 members and guests at 7.06pm.  Guests included partners Helen & Sally & potential members Anne Rzeskowski & Lyn Schadell, together with guest speaker Bridget Pritchet, daughter of Bern Milne

Our club have put together 2 Business House Bowls teams, which commence on Friday Feb 2. If you’d like to join them please contact Henk

Daryl spoke on the need to encourage all members to give the host families a break whenever possible by taking Lucy on outings at weekends or when ever, so the family can have some time to themselves.  As yet she has spent no time on an Australian farm, so it would be great if that could happen in the near future.

A new Bingo roster has been drawn up for 2018, which includes 2 new captains; thanks Daryl & Wayne for volunteering that responsibility. All signed up members of our Club have been included on the roster at least once during the year, so please don’t let the side down.  The roster will be sent out to all members in the next week, so please print it out for your reference.

We also remind members that if you can’t make your rostered slot to arrange a swap with someone rostered the following month; it is not the responsibility of the Captain to do that.

Foundation dinner is on Monday, March 19, hosted by Howard & Anne at the Old Convent

And an upcoming charity event announced by Dick is on Saturday, March 17 on the Kindra Park Oval. There will be live music & a 3-course dinner under the stars. It is being conducted by the Kindra Park trustees it’s title  -  the long table charity event.

Contact Rhonda Robinson on 0427 273009 for more info.

Newly appointed Sargeant Will C did a most entertaining fine session, even though some claims were a little dodgy.  And guess who won the raffle??

Guest Speaker Bridget Pritchet


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Guest Speaker Bridget Pritchet spoke on her work in the Salvation Army, sponsored by the Gloria McKerrow Foundation, on her work in the Salvation Army, working in Rural Community school programs at no cost to the school. It involves building relationships within the community, early intervention anger management program, called Red Cap, developing team work, social skills & self esteem, especially anti-bullying strategies. Photo shows Henk thanking and presenting Bridget with our exclusive kangaroo money pouch.

Henk thanks Bridget for a most informative talk.



Henk presenting guest speaker Bridget with kangaroo hide pouch.


REMINDERS


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

 

John and Susan at the 'Be the Inspiration' Rotary International Assembly in San Diego


 



The International Assembly has now concluded and we are looking forward to John giving us a full update at next weeks meeting.


Winning the War on Polio


Time magazine recently posted an article on the War against polio stating; As recently as 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio each year, and the disease was endemic in 125 countries. In 2017 there have been only 16 cases, in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. With a case count so low, the question now is a straightforward one: Will 2018 be the year we get to zero?

We certainly hope so and Rotary has been a big part of making it happen. If you want to read the full article you can find it here.


January is VOCATIONAL  SERVICE month


Image result for vocational service month rotary

When professionals join a Rotary club, they do so as a representative of their classification. As such, they represent their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace. They are also strongly encouraged to mentor young people, particularly those withing their profession, promote ethical standards and volunteer their professional skills within both Rotary and the wider community.



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


DIARY


Friday, 26th January - Festival of Small Halls. Australia Day Festival at Ganmain Hall. $15 adult,  $10 children starts at 6:00 pm. Bar and food on the night (No BYOD).

*Monday, 29th January - Regular meeting, with DGE John Glassford speaking on his recent trip to San Diego.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 8th February. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Will, and trainee captain Wayne.

Friday, 2nd February - Business House Bowls.

*Monday, 5th February - Speaker meeting (speaker TBA).  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 15th February - Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:30 pm.

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

Saturday, 3rd March  - PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Coolamon will be represented by PE Daryl Breust. Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Sunday, 4th March - D9700 Assembly. ALL 2018-2019 Coolamon Club Board Members to attend.  Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 09:30 am -3:30 pm.

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

Saturday, 17th March -  The Long Table Charity Event at Kindra Park Oval

*Monday, 19th March - Foundation Night. Saint Micheal'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,  Howard A  & Alex T

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




 





Register Here Today:

Click on the thumbnails for an idea of what you get at a RI Convention.



As above: Chicago 2005, Los Angeles 2008, Montreal 2010, Bangkok 2012, Sydney 2014, Seoul 2016, Atlanta 2017.

 



Above May 2014 African Night at the Ganmain Hall with 280 seated to dinner, great night!


 

 

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


 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

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

 



 

 
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #1

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin 2018 #1


New Year Edition


 



 

Happy new year to all!


 

New Year 2018 Meme

And in 2015 I just forgot






MEETING January 15th 2018


A great turnout of over 40 people to our first dinner meeting for 2018.  Part of President Paul Weston was still in Hawaii, when he welcomed all and asked for all our guests to be introduced.

Guests included members from Kooringal, Junee & Leeton Rotary Clubs, together with

Tim, Peta, Charlie & Jackson Wykes, our outgoing Exchange Student off to Finland later this week & exchange students Alen Chuang (Taiwan), Mads Hindsgavi (Denmark) & our Exchange student from Germany, Lucia B

Also visiting were Digby, Jodie & Abigail Graham (next hosts for Lucy after Bruests),  potential members Lyn Schadell & Anne Rzeskowski & partners Helen L, Shaz, Maureen H, Lorraine H,  Claire M & Heather McK. Apologies if I missed anyone, as there was quite a crowd

The exchange students spoke briefly on their experiences in Australia thus far & Jackson gave a brief talk on some of the places in Europe he will be visiting in the next year. He again thanked out Club for hosting him as did his mum Peta.

 

REMINDERS


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

 

Thank you to our new bulletin team


For the foreseeable future the bulletin, which in the past has been in the capable hands of John Glassford, will be now passing into the hands of Grahame Miles, Sarah Collins and Paul Weston while John takes on other commitments. Grahame will be our journalist, composing and writing an article from each meeting and event. Sarah will be acting as editor and publisher by uploading the content to the website, while Paul will be distributing the weblink to all members.

If you have any suggestions or polite criticisms of the weekly bulletin, the team will welcome your input.

 

Beware the fines!


Ted has nominated Will, the youngest member of the Coolamon Rotary club, to do the fine sessions of our weekly meetings. At our first meeting of the year Will's sharp eyes and ears didn't miss a thing and the fines came thick and fast. Congratulations to Will on a job well done, but I think this is a warning to all that we need to be guarding our wallets a little more closely.

 

'Be the Inspiration' Rotary International Assembly in San Diego


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2018-2019 Be The Inspiration! Theme based on the sea and the islands that RI President Elect Barry Rassin lives in. Heavy emphasis on climate change and global warming.



 

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John and his lovely wife Susan are in San Diego for the 'Be the inspiration' Rotary international assembly. I am sure we are all looking forward to hearing about the fantastic things happening in Rotary at the international level on John's return.



If you want to know more about what John is up to you can catch him on his Facebook page 

 

January is VOCATIONAL  SERVICE month


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When professionals join a Rotary club, they do so as a representative of their classification. As such, they represent their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace. They are also strongly encouraged to mentor young people, particularly those withing their profession, promote ethical standards and volunteer their professional skills within both Rotary and the wider community.



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


DIARY


Sunday, 14th January to Saturday, 20th January. Rotary International Assembly in San Diego.  DGE John Glassford will represent District 9700 and the Coolamon Rotary Club.

*Monday, 22nd January - Regular meeting.  Guest speaker: Bridget Pritchett (Bernie's daughter).  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Friday, 26th January - Festival of Small Halls. Australia Day Festival at Ganmain Hall. $15 adult,  $10 children starts at 6:00 pm. Bar and food on the night (No BYOD).

Monday, 29th January - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 8th February. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Friday, 2nd February - Business House Bowls. Numbers needed for Rotary team(s).

Thursday, 15th February - Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:30 pm.

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

Saturday, 3rd March  - PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Coolamon will be represented by PE Daryl Breust. Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Sunday, 4th March - D9700 Assembly. ALL 2018-2019 Coolamon Club Board Members to attend.  Hilltops Council Hall (Formerly Young Town Hall), Young, 09:30 am -3:30 pm.

Thursday, 18th March - BINGO. Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston.

*Monday, 19th March - Foundation Night. Saint Micheal's Convent with guest speaker District Foundation Chair David Kennedy.

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.

* = Partner and guest night




 





Register Here Today:

Click on the thumbnails for an idea of what you get at a RI Convention.



As above: Chicago 2005, Los Angeles 2008, Montreal 2010, Bangkok 2012, Sydney 2014, Seoul 2016, Atlanta 2017.

 



Above May 2014 African Night at the Ganmain Hall with 280 seated to dinner, great night!


 

 

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


 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

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

 



 

 

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Happy New Year!

2018 is Here!


Our club worked last night in Coolamon and here are some pics:



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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #23 Christmas Edition

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #23


CHRISTMAS BUMPER EDITION


 



 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!


DO NOT TELL THE CHILDREN ABOUT THIS:






 

 

DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH




 
Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of Disease Prevention and Treatment at:



MARJ THOMAS


REQUIESCANT IN PACE

 
Our sympathy and condolences are extended to Maree and Dick Jennings on the passing of Maree’s mother Marj Thomas on Saturday morning.  Our thoughts are with Maree and all the extended family at this sad time.



 This is the only photo I have of Maree and Dick and it is when Dick received his Paul Harris Fellow, PHF award, with PDG Fred Loneragan.


Stay strong Maree, we are with you at this time.


MEETING December 11th. 2017


Another great turnout of 18 members and several guests.  President Paul Weston welcomed all to our last meeting for 2017.  Our guests included our visiting medical student, Ning Zhang and her host in Coolamon Jenny Slater. Heather McKinley, Helen Lewis and Lexi Furner also joined us.

There was plenty of business discussed in between our chinese banquet as always special from Di and Gilbert.  There was a summary of the local school presentations of prizes and PE Daryl was most impressed with the students at Beckom Primary School.

Neil Munro introduced Ning Zhang who is studying medicine at the UNSW and is in her third year of medicine.   Ning is staying with Jenny Slater as part of the John Flynn placement programme.  This programme allows medical students to look at country practices with an eye to the future.

Ning is an Aussie born to Chinese parents and lives in Sydney with her parents and Ning's mother is a Scout.  Ning thanked Jenny for her hospitality and went on to say that she will be back every year for the next 4 years.  Ning had nothing but praise for Dr Sumera Amir who now runs the Coolamon Medical Clinic and practice.  Ning said that Sumera works so hard and is instilling into her practice the duty of care for her patients and going above and beyond in their welfare.

Ning said that country practice is so different to the city and is enjoying here stay in  Coolamon.  Ning has been to a bush dance at Downside which is always a lot of  fun.  As were the visits to the Coolamon Cheese factory and the Junee Licorice and Chocolate factory.

One impression that stays with Ning was the ability to see stars at night!

Ning you will always be welcome in Coolamon.



Ning being presented with our kangaroo money pouch by PP Neil Munro.

 

REMINDERS

Wayne Lewis advised us that there will be a full load of firewood for the NYE raffle.

Will Cartwright brought up the chance of a grant from Wollundry RC for a defibrillator.  More on this  later.

John Nulty requesting that we provide a meal for the 1st Aid course in March 2018.

NYE raffle will now have the two major prizes:

Trailer load of firewood and a wheel barrow full of donated goods both valued at around $500 each.

John Glassford advised the meeting that this week would be the last time he can do the weekly bulletin.

 

THE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2017


Annual Christmas Party for Coolamon Rotary Club


Saturday December 16th




Saturday night at the Coolamon Convent an appropriate venue for our annual Christmas Party.  We are an irreverent mob, have fun and are not hung up on protocol or procedure.  It was the late PP Bill Innes who ingrained into me the culture of our unique club. I encourage all our new and not so new members to learn how we are unique and what makes us such a good club.  Coolamon is the most successful club in D9700 as far as recruiting and retaining members.

Thank you to Ann and Howard Atkinson for their warm and generous hospitality and for the use of this wonderful facility they are creating for Coolamon and beyond.  We all wish them every success  for the future.

Now the party in pictorial mode.  Read into the photos what you may, except for the table cloth!



Now the table cloth, Ivan, Lexi did a remarkable sewing job with your new shirt from a table cloth.  We know it has been a poor season crop wise mate, however using Ann's table cloths for a shirt is not a good look!

Happy Christmas Lucia and I am sure that you will remember this Christmas for years to come.

Looks like we still have our priorities right as seeing Steve Smith make his double century was a genuine reason to delay dinner.

Thank you Paul for steering the ship over the past 6 months, it is not easy when you have a full time career, several hobbies all animal related, and being our President.  We look forward to the next 6 months under your leadership.

To all of my fellow Rotarians and your families I have enjoyed putting the bulletin together over the past 9-10 years, off and on, mostly on.  It is not easy to produce a bulletin small or large.  Our bulletin goes to many different people around our District and to clubs in Kenya, South Africa, USA, Canada, England and a few others.

It is also published on our Facebook page where we have nearly 600 followers.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

I will be back!

You can follow our progress as DG here:

 

DG JG 9700 2018-2019


 

P.S. Nota Bene!


The bulletin requires an editor as of January 1st 2018.  So far no one has come forward to be that person.  I have to stop being your editor as the workload of being a DG 2018-2019 is increasing daily.  I also have to give up being Chair of RAGES until at the earliest July 2019.  You all must decide on what you will do for the bulletin and in what shape it will take.

This is my last bulletin for a couple for years.  Happy to train whomever puts their hand up and will support them until they get the hang of our bulletin.

 

SOMETHING LIGHT!




 

DIARY.


New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

Sunday 14th January to Saturday 20th January 2108 Rotary International Assembly in San Diego.  DGE John Glassford will represent District 9700 and the Coolamon Rotary Club.

*Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018 Farewell to Jackson Wykes on his journey to Finland for 12 months.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Coolamon will be represented by PE Daryl Breust.

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL 2018-2019 Coolamon Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. District 9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!



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



Register Here Today Early Bird Discounts Three Days to go:

I have been to seven RI Conventions Toronto looks like a ripper.

Click on the thumbnails for an idea of what you get at a RI Convention.



As above: Chicago 2005, Los Angeles 2008, Montreal 2010, Bangkok 2012, Sydney 2014, Seoul 2016, Atlanta 2017.

*Saturday June 30th 2018, District 9700 and Coolamon RC Changeover Dinner at the Ganmain Hall.



Above May 2014 African Night at the Ganmain Hall with 280 seated to dinner, great night!


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*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

OUR CENTENNIAL TWIN CLUB HOUT BAY




I want to take this opportunity to write a wee bit about our Centennial Twin Club, the Rotary Club of Hout Bay, near Cape Town.  It was for the plight of HIV/AIDS orphans that I joined Rotary.  Susan and I visited Cape Town in 2002 and visited Mfuleni township in Cape Town.  I contacted several good friends on our return and after a kind donation of $1,000 in 2002 we simply had to do something with the problem.  The money was given to me by Dr. Nunce D'Angelo whom I first met in 1975 playing hockey for Randwick.  We have been great friends ever since and it was this money that led me to joining Rotary in 2003.


Nunce is kneeling directly in front of JG.


This $1,000 has turned into $300,000 for our Coolamon Road MAPS to Africa projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cote d'iVoire (the Ivory Coast) and South Africa.  With two grants from our Foundation one of which helped construct Coolamon House in Hout Bay. This club Hout Bay punches above it's weight and we are proud to be their twin club. We have visited Hout Bay 6 times now in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2015. Here are a few photos of those visits:



Above one of those rare moments where a club in another country presents one with a Paul Harris Fellow presented to Rtn. John Glassford in Hout Bay in 2007 following the Kilimanjaro Climb.


HOUT BAY ROTARY CLUB WEB SITE


LATEST NEWS FROM HOUT BAY 15th December 2017 

Hi John,


I know your club will be delighted to see your student  Azola being capped at her graduation Ceremony.  She studied Public Management and passed her final year with 6 distinctions. Azola has decided to stay one more year and complete her Honours degree. You will be delighted to know I have sourced another Australian family (the Horwoods) to sponsor Azola for 2018. Your Club has done so much for Hout Bay Rotary that I felt it was the right thing to find alternative financing.


The Horwoods are from Melbourne and are delighted to be involved in our Clubs Bursary scheme. They are sponsoring our Club with 4 Bursaries in 2018 much to our delight. I introduced the Horwoods to The Spirit Foundation (Cape Town Based)early this year and they have confirmed 12 Bursaries for them as well .


Also introduced them to The Hout Bay Lions Club who are now confirmed to receive 4 Bursaries from the Horwoods.  All wonderful news for us back here. Please give our best wishes to your Club and a big thank you for helping us educate Azola.  Incidentally  the Horwoods have for the past year also been sponsoring a Qualified Teacher in Early Learning at a Cresh in IY. Absolutely amazing. Incidentally they are not Rotarians.


Lots of Love from Lyn and Myself and all in our Club


Butch Liebenberg




 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


The call is out for a District Governor for the new District that we will become on July 1st 2020  The name will most likely be District 9705.  Nominations are being asked for to fill this position. The D9705 Governor nominating committee meets on March 10th to select the DG from the nominations received and the DG Selection Committee will be the following:

From D9700 DG George Weston, DGE John Glassford and DGN John McKenzie

From D9710 DG Steve Hill, DGE Margaret Hassall and DGN Peter Ford

Chair PDG Stephen Humphries D9675



There will be 6 Area Governors each with 15 clubs to help the Governor.  The new DG will not be required to attend every club and can even have cluster meetings where more than one club exists within a reasonable radius.  As well the Area Governor can take the place of the DG for the annual club visits.

Below is a flowchart of how the process of joining forces with D9710 will be done.



The TRG has the same people as the DG Nominating committee i.e. the G ' Train without the independent Chair.  the TMT is now appointing experienced Rotarians to the various Focus Teams who have the job to produce a system of management for all our points of interest.

 

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


 

 

FOOTNOTE




 

This will have to be my last bulletin for some time, for this wonderful Rotary club that I have served for 14 years and now entering my 15th year.  I enjoy every meeting and all that we do.  I have made some very good mates over the years and visited many clubs in D9700, around Australia and the world, especially Kenya my home.

Above all Rotary has changed my life like nothing else could do.  It is a privilege and an honour to be called a Rotarian and Service Above Self is our motto.  Our club is growing well and we have a great future for our service to our community both here in the Shire of Coolamon, Australia and over the seas.   We are all volunteers and we should always remember that and not to take too much too seriously above all have fun and enjoy the opportunities that Rotary gives us to just feel good!

As Susan and I prepare for 2018-2019 as the District Governor D9700, I just want to show a brief glimpse of our journey after being introduced to Rotary by PP David Benn from Wollundry Wagga Wagga RC.  David introduced me to PP Grahame Miles and several weeks later I joined Coolamon.  So in pictorial form I share my journey with you and there have been many many highlights, too many to put into this bulletin.

So here is a link to the pictorial story:

 

The Journey so far 


However my proudest Rotary moment was being awarded the Service Above Self Award by then RI President D.K. Lee.  As Rotary’s highest honour for individual Rotarians, this award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually, who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.  Current District Governors, RI Directors, and Past RI Directors may nominate up to three candidates by 1 September each year. Only up to 150 Rotarians from the 1,239,532 Rotarians in 35,660 clubs from 540 Districts in 220 countries in the world today, are selected for this award annually.

 

Below PRID Guiller E. Tumangan pins the SAS pin onto JG with PDG Fred Loneragan looking on. This was at the 2009 Griffith D9700 Conference.






 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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: VACANT
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

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

 



 


Aussie Jingle Bells-


Dashing through the bush,
in a rusty Holden Ute,
Kicking up the dust,
esky in the boot,
Kelpie by my side,
singing Christmas songs,
It's Summer time and I am in
my singlet, shorts and thongs
*
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia
on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.
*
Engine's getting hot;
we dodge the kangaroos,
The swaggie climbs aboard,
he is welcome too.
All the family's there,
sitting by the pool,
Christmas Day the Aussie way,
by the barbecue.
*
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia
on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.
*
Come the afternoon,
Grandpa has a doze,
The kids and Uncle Bruce,
are swimming in their clothes.
The time comes 'round to go,
we take the family snap,
Pack the car and all shoot through,
before the washing up.
*
Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia
on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.


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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #22

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #22




 

DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH




 

ONE ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP RFHA or


Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention

WALKS THE TALK!



Rotary Family Health Days is the signature program of Rotarians For Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA). The program promotes healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign in four countries in Africa and in India that provides comprehensive, free health care services tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.

The services include lifelong immunizations to children, such as polio and measles vaccines and comprehensive life-saving annual screens such as HIV, TB, Malaria, Diabetes, Hypertension and more.

RFHA WEB SITE

 


Above Marion Bunch the woman behind RFFA now RFHA an amazing story.


RFHA How it Began


Below in Montreal June 2010 RFHA Board Meeting:



L-R:  JG; "Olu" PDG Olugbemiga Olowu; Polio Plus Chair PRIVP Mike McGovern;  CEO & Founder Marion Bunch; Foundation Chair PRID Paul Netzel; PDG Mark Doyle and COO Len Lanzi.

 

MEETING December 4th. 2017


A great role up of members tonight 20 in all.  Our guests included Helen Lewis, Rose Lee Bond and Marilyn Jennings.

Tonight we inducted our latest member Sarah Collins.  Sarah is the daughter of our club secretary and lives in Coolamon.   Sarah is married to Graham and they have two young boys Patrick and Benjamin.  Sarah teaches at Wagga Wagga High School.  Proud parents John and Rose Lee Bond looked on and witnessed Sarah's induction.

Wayne Lewis is Sarah's sponsor and introduced Sarah to the club which was followed by President Paul Weston inducting Sarah into our club.  Sarah's classification is Teacher and will have Dave McKinley as her mentor.



Welcome to our club Sarah you are a breath of fresh air and we look forward to working with you for our community both here and over the seas!

During the meeting Paul Weston advised the members that our Christmas party will be at The Convent courtesy of Howard Atkinson.

The date Saturday December 16th from 6.30pm.

Arrangements:

Cost $20 per head numbers to John Nulty 0269273535    0439459196

Catering BBQ by volunteers

B.Y.O. ice will be provided

Partners please bring a plate and contact Jan Nulty for coordination.

In lieu of Christmas presents please bring a wrapped present for those children less fortunate than our children and grandchildren.

Paul also brought up New Year's Eve and our involvement in the proceedings in Coolamon.  A roster was passed around those present to get volunteers for the night.  This is one of our community related events that we support every year.  It is important that we get as many members as possible to volunteer.

GUEST SPEAKER ROTARIAN SARAH COLLINS

Well nothing like starting your life in Rotary than with a talk on your life and hobby.  Sarah gave us a detailed and interesting account of how she became a resident of Coolamon teaching in Wagga Wagga.

Sarah's dada John Bond or JB was in the Royal Australian Air Force and as a consequence Sarah had many schools in her life.  Sarah holds a degree in Environmental Management and a Diploma in Education. Sarah has been teaching at Wagga Wagga High School for 17 years now and loves our Youth Exchange programmes.

Husband Graham and Sarah are actively involved in the local community and graham runs a karate school in Coolamon and Alex Thompson is now a Black belt.

Sarah's hobby and passion is for Bonsai.

Wiki says: "The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation for the viewer, and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity for the grower.  By contrast with other plant cultivation practices, bonsai is not intended for production of food or for medicine. Instead, bonsai practice focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container".

Sarah is secretary of the Wagga Wagga Bonsai Society and brought two examples of her work to the meeting:



Coolamon Rotary growing and becoming a real force for our community and with members like Sarah we move upwards and onwards.

 

P.S. Nota Bene!


The bulletin requires an editor as of January 1st 2018.  So far no one has come forward to be that person.  I have to stop being your editor as the workload of being a DG 2018-2019 is increasing daily.  I also have to give up being Chair of RAGES until at the earliest July 2019.  Happy to train that volunteer but first you all must decide on what you will do for the bulletin and in what shape it will take.

So far no one has taken up the challenge to produce our weekly bulletin.  I will not be doing it after next week our last meeting for 2017.  Happy to train whomever puts their hand up and will support them until they get the hang of our bulletin.  First of all we need a discussion on its make up and to do that we need to meet.

 

SOMETHING LIGHT!








 

DIARY.


*Monday December 11th.  Wind up 2017 meeting!

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

*Saturday December 16th December.  Christmas Party at the Convent.

New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

*Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018 Farewell to Jackson Wykes on his journey to Finland for 12 months.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

*Saturday June 30th 2018, District 9700 and Coolamon RC Changeover Dinner at the Ganmain Hall.

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*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


UPDATE ON THE REAL SCHOOLIES




Here in this School in the south of Nepal in a village called Chitwan a few clients (can you guess their names?!) are painting a mural for the local school kids! 🎨

This painting, along with many others, are a small part of the contribution that the clients have made to local schools in the area.

Did you leave a legacy on your Schoolies?!



 

FOOTNOTE


FOR THE LADIES!


SOME AMAZING MAASAI DESIGNS "FROM" KENYA




 

 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

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

 

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #21

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #21




 





Mother Hadiza holds her 2-year-old daughter Hafsat as she receives oral cholera vaccine (OCV) at a health camp in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s conflict-affected north-eastern state of Borno. Hafsat will receive vital vaccinations against polio, cholera and measles and other routine immunization antigens with support from UNICEF-trained network of Volunteer Community Mobilisers, a workforce established to support the polio eradication effort. © Unicef and Rotary International together with the Bill Gates Foundation, the Centre for Disease Control CDC and the World Health Organisation WHO are partners in the eradication  of Polio.

 

See GPEI


 

MEETING NOVEMBER  27th. 2017


Best wishes to Leslie Weston for a speedy recovery!



 

YOUTH




Last night we had a presentation for our Youth Exchange Student and Ambassador for Coolamon, Jackson Wykes.

One of our best Rotary programmes is Youth Exchange and this year we have our inbound student Lucia Bohnsack staying with us for 12 months.  Lucia is doing very well at the Coolamon Central School.

We had a wonderful role up of members and guests.  Amongst our guest were Peta and Tim Wykes the very proud parents of Jackson.  As well Heather McKinley, Jann Breust, Jan Nulty, Marilyn Jennings, Helen Lewis and of course Lucia and Jackson.

On the weekend past Jackson received his green jacket from District Governor George Weston at a presentation in Wagga Wagga.  President Paul Weston gave Jackson several pins and an armband to add to his collection of pins to wear on his jacket.



Jackson's presentation was well received by all present and several questions and advice came Jackson's way.  We at Coolamon Rotary are very proud of this young man and we know that he will represent his family, our Rotary club and Australia proud in his 12 months in Finland.



Jackson gave a good account of his life, school, farm and hobbies.  Among his favourite is mountain bike riding especially around Bright in NE Victoria.  Jackson showed some examples of Aussie slang for his Finnish family and sponsor club in Finland, the RC of Urjalan in District 1410.

Rotary Club of Urjalan 

Rotary District 14120 Finland

 

 



We ended the night with a thank you to Jackson via John Nulty, a spirited fines session by Dick Jennings who spared no one.   Daryl Breust and Dave McKinley have put a lot of time and effort into making this programme of Youth Exchange the success that it is turning out to be, thanks Daryl and Dave.

Peta and Tim Wykes thanked Rotary and our club for this opportunity for Jackson we look to saying farewell to Jackson on our return from the Christmas holiday season on Monday January 15th 2018.



BTW two of our members are Alumni of the Youth Exchange programme, Wayne Lewis and Howard Atkinson.

Next week we induct our latest member Sarah Collins and Sarah will be talking on her life and her hobby/passion Bonsai.   All members and partners are encouraged to welcome Sarah in to our Rotary Club.

P.S. Nota Bene!


The bulletin requires an editor as of January 1st 2018.  So far no one has come forward to be that person.  I have to stop being your editor as the workload of being a DG 2018-2019 is increasing daily.  I also have to give up being Chair of RAGES until at the earliest July 2019.  Happy to train that volunteer but first you all must decide on what you will do for the bulletin and in what shape it will take.

 

SOMETHING LIGHT!








 

DIARY.


*Monday, December 4th: Newest Member Sarah Collins.  Sarah will be speaking about her hobby bonsai and her life.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

*Monday December 11th.  Wind up 2017 meeting!

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

*Saturday December 16th December.  Christmas Party at the Convent.

New Year's Eve ALL HANDS in Coolamon.

*Monday 15th January 2018  FIRST Meeting for 2018 Farewell to Jackson Wykes on his journey to Finland for 12 months.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

Sunday, March 5th, 2018. D9700 Assembly. ALL Club Board Members to attend.  Young, 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!

*Saturday June 30th 2018, District 9700 and Coolamon RC Changeover Dinner at the Ganmain Hall.

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*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 196 BY FRIDAY

 

FOOTNOTE


NEPAL REAL SCHOOLIES UPDATE

DREAM CRICKET!

Here is a taste of what they are doing. The REAL SCHOOLIES what a wonderful way to finish your year 12, not drunk not out of it but high on serving those who are far worse off than us but then they have spirit and joy of life there in Nepal. Read the banner it says so much.

 

 


We need to learn a lot more about Dream Cricket so have a look at their web site:

DREAM CRICKET



DREAM CRICKET IN NEPAL



 

 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:


 

The New District possibly called D9705 to take effect from July 1st 2020.  Size of England with 84 Rotary Clubs, 8 Rotaract Clubs and 13 Interact Clubs  The geographical centre is Young.  Number of Rotarians around 2,400.



We have our 3rd meeting of the TRG in Young on December 8th.  The TRG is the Transition reference Group and is made up of the G Train or the three "Governors" from each District.  The G Train is made up of:

D9710 DG Steve Hill, DGE Margaret Hassall, DGN Peter Ford

D9700 DG George Weston, DGE John Glassford and DGN John McKenzie.



 

 

A Friendly Reminder


John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 196.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

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: Julie Clark 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-2018

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

 

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