Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-9


Week of 27th August, 2018


President Daryl welcomed 21 members & guests Ann, Lorraine, Jan, Chez, Warren Charlton & Lee Steer

Though our guest speaker was unfortunately unable to attend on the evening a enjoyable night was had by all. Points of discussion were;

  • Daryl thanked all those who helped with the catering on Saturday’s charity event for the Randle family. Henk reported did that the food van went at above event - made $550

  • Food van has to be registered soon & Mark R has completed doing the electrics in the van.

  • Our proposed guest speaker Jake forgot to turn up to do his talk, so there were some disappointed guests

  • David Post to talk on Sept 24 to talk on Mate Keeper program.

  • Wayne reminded members that we need to help cut up the firewood opposite his place for the next firewood raffle.

  • Neil reminded those rostered onto the next Bingo on Sept 13

  • - see diary below

  • Myffy was commended on the last issue of the Chronicle

  • Howard offered to have the garage sale to raise funds for the Rotary sponsored drought appeal at the Old Convent on the same day as the Monster Town Garage Sale


Jan N won the raffle

See Quote of the week,  Club Diary & Community events below.


On the lighter side


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QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Which famous person made this quote? - To win a  raffle ticket

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving".

 

Diary


Monday, 3rd  September - Guest speaker:  Phil McIntosh from Wollundry Club to inform us about planning for Beers & Gears.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club,           6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Friday, September 7th - Catering for Junior Football & Netball at Sports Club

* Saturday, 8th September - Advance Ganmain Trivia Night in Ganmain Hall

* Monday, 10th September - Guest speaker: John Nixon, .on  CanAssist.   Coolamon Sport and Rec Club,           6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 13th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 7:00-10:00. Wayne L (Captain),  Dave, Bruce & Howard.

* Monday, 24th September - Guest speaker: David Post, .on  Mate Keeper program.   

Coolamon Sport and Rec Club,           6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Sunday, 30th September - Beers & Gears  & then Fire Engine Muster

Monday, 1st  October -  no meeting   

* denotes partner & guest night


Community Events


Saturday, 8th September - Advance Ganmain Trivia Night in Ganmain Hall

Beers & Gears event & Fire Engine Muster, on September 30th


Reminders


Annual subscription fees are due

Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2018-19


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: vacant
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

August is International Month of Membership and New Club Development


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DISTRICT 9700 2018-19



District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-8


Week of 20th August, 2018


President Daryl welcomed 13 members and presented Dave McK with his director's badge as he was away on the changeover night. We all then enjoyed a beautiful steak and veges & banana fritters for desert.

As there was no speaker on the evening we discussed upcoming events, including:

  •  the planning for catering at this w/e event for the Randall family fundraiser. A roster sent around, but there are a few gaps to be filled.  If you are able to help on the day please let Secretary Paul know.

  • Jake the local police officer will be guest speaker next week. Should be an interesting evening!

  • Friday Sept 7 -  Junior football & netball presentation night;  we are catering at the back of the Sport & Rec Club & our club is covering the cost of the meat.

  • Motion approved that we donate $1000 to the drought appeal which we will send to David Benn, the local coordinator.

  • Daryl brought up the possibility of changing venue for Bingo to the Uniting Church hall;  it was decided that the 6 captains will have a meeting to discuss.


The winner for the correct answer in the Bulletin was Dick J.

John Bond was the lucky winner of the raffle.

See Quote of the week,  Club Diary & Community events below.


WE STAND WITH YOU


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For all the those on the land doing it tough in the drought, please know that Coolamon Rotary will help you stand strong when your legs start to give out. Just say the word.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Which leader made this quote? 

'The future starts today, not tomorrow!'

 

Diary


Saturday, 25th August - Randall Family ‘More Than Words’ Charity Day - see roster in recent email.

*Monday, 27th August - Guest speaker: Jake our local police officer.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club,  6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 3rd September - Guest speakers: Phil McIntosh & David Byfield (Wollundry Rotary) / Gears & Beers 2018.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club,  6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Friday, September 7th - Catering for Junior Football & Netball at Sports Club

* Saturday, 8th September - Advance Ganmain Trivia Night in Ganmain Hall

* Monday, 10th September - Guest speaker: John Nixon, CanAssist.   Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 13th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 7:00-10:00. Wayne L (Captain), Dave, Bruce & Howard.

Sunday, 30th September - Beers & Gears  followed by Coolamon Fire Engine Muster.

* denotes partner & guest night


Community Events


Saturday, 8th September - Advance Ganmain Trivia Night in Ganmain Hall, put your name down if you want to be a part of the rotary table/s

Beers & Gears event & Fire Engine Muster, on September 30th


Reminders


Annual subscription fees are due

Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2018-19


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: vacant
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

August is International Month of Membership and New Club Development


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DISTRICT 9700 2018-19



District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North
Posted in Bulletins by Sarah Collins. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-8

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-7


Week of 13th August, 2018


In lieu of a regular meeting, this week we hosted a special speaker in the form of Robyn Lewis, a former ice addict who spoke about her remarkable recovery.   Several member of the Coolamon Lions club were present, along with a few students at Coolamon Central School and other members of the community.  Robyn described how she became addicted to numerous substances (simultaneously) and wrestled with this crippling affliction for 17 years.  Along the way, she became estranged from her daughter and saw her partner and several friends meet violent ends, either at the hands of others in the drug community or their own hand.  Robyn supported her drug habit mainly by shoplifting, which is apparently a common source of income for many drug addicts and has become a significant financial burden on many retailers.  Amazingly, Robyn has been able to turn her life around, largely due to the efforts of SMART Recovery, an international program that assists addicts in kicking their drug habits.

It was truly inspiring to see how Robyn has been able to resume a normal, productive life.  Robyn is now employed full time and has made it her mission to inform others about the dangers of ice and other addictive substances, mostly on her own dime.  Robyn has been frustrated, however, by the unwillingness of school districts to allow her to spread the word to school-aged children, which is probably where this education is needed most.  The club will be pursuing various angles to see if inroads can be made to the schools.

President Daryl thanks Robyn Lewis after her presentation.



The club thanked Robyn by presenting her with a financial contribution to help defray the cost of travelling to various locations in the area to give similar presentations.



ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


A lesson on how consultants can make a difference in an organization:

Last week, we took some friends to a new restaurant, 'Steve's Place,' and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little strange. When the bus-boy brought our water and utensils, I observed that he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets. When the waiter came back to serve our soup I inquired, 'Why the spoon?'

'Well, 'he explained, 'the restaurant's owner hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all of our processes. After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. It represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.'

As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced it with his spare. 'I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now.' I was impressed.

I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter's fly. Looking around, I saw that all of the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies. So, before he walked off, I asked the waiter, 'Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?'

'Oh, certainly!' Then he lowered his voice. 'Not everyone is so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also learned that we can save time in the restroom.
By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39%.'

I asked quietly, 'After you get it out, how do you put it back in?'

'Well,' he whispered, 'I don't know about the others, but I use the spoon.'

 

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Answer to last week's Quote of the Week: The 'J' stands for "genius"!  Hardly!


Diary


*Monday, 20th August - Guest speaker: Phil McIntosh & David Byfield, Wollundry Rotary (Gears & Beers).  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 25th August - Randle Family ‘More Than Words’ Charity Day. Roster will be established at Monday's meeting, so if you're unable to attend on Monday but would like to help out on the day, please let Daryl know.

Monday, 27th August - Regular meeting.   Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

* Saturday, 8th September - Advance Ganmain Trivia Night in Ganmain Hall

* Monday, 10th September - Guest speaker: John Nixon, CanAssist.   Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 13th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 7:00-10:00. Wayne L (Captain),  Dave, Bruce & Howard.

Sunday, 30th September - Beers & Gears  & then Fire Engine Muster

* denotes partner & guest night


Community Events


 


Reminders


Annual subscription fees are due

Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2018-19


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: vacant
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

August is International Month of Membership and New Club Development


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DISTRICT 9700 2018-19



District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North
Posted in Bulletins by Paul. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-7

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819 – 6


Week of 6th August, 2018


President Daryl welcomed 13 members plus guest Helen L.

We all enjoyed some delicious steamed dumplings for entree & a beaut chicken main course.

Points of discussion for the night included:

  • Daryl reminded members of the guest speaker Robyn Lewis next week.

  • Neil did a little promo for Bingo, which generated some ideas from members, including posting a sign indicating the location of Allawah Community Centre.

  • If apologising later than midday on Monday, please give the restaurant a call directly on 6927 3552 or Gilbert on 0438 273 438;  please avoid phoning John N after that time as numbers have been given to restaurant by then.

  • Dave Post has asked Wayne to talk to us about gathering more Mate Keepers in our local community & the possibility of having a public meeting to promote the concept - a date to be organised.

  • Wayne is asking for volunteers to help cut firewood out front of his place.

  • Trivia Night in Ganmain, on Saturday September 8th - Rotary Club asked to support with a table or two.

  • Neil promoted Centurian Club for more members to sign up by finding forms on the District website.

  • Our club will provide catering out of the food van for the Fire Engine Muster on Sept. 30th.

  • After discussion, we will pursue further the opportunity of having retro or vintage caravans here on the Easter Saturday market day.



On the Lighter Side


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QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Recently Putin asked Trump:  what does the ‘J’ stand for in Donald J Trump”?   What was his answer to Putin?


Diary


Thursday, 9th August - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 7:00-10:00. Neil (captain), Garth, Bern & Ivan.

*Monday, 13th August - Guest speaker: Robyn Lewis, drug addiction awareness. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm. No dinner, just finger foods.

Wednesday, 15th August - Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 20th August - Guest speaker: Phil McIntosh, Wollundry Rotary (Gears & Beers).  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 25th August - Randle Family ‘More Than Words’ Charity Day

* Saturday, 8th September - Advance Ganmain Trivia Night in Ganmain Hall

* Monday, 10th September - Guest speaker: John Nixon, .on  CanAssist.   Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 13th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 7:00-10:00. Wayne L (Captain),  Dave, Bruce & Howard.

Sunday, 30th September - Beers & Gears  & then Fire Engine Muster

* denotes partner & guest night


Community Events


Guest speaker Robyn Lewis will be speaking at the Coolamon sports and recreation club from 7:30 on drug and alcohol awareness. All community members are welcome. 


Reminders


Annual subscription fees are due

Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2018-19


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: 
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

August is International Month of Membership and New Club Development Month


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DISTRICT 9700 2018-19



District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North
Posted in Bulletins by Sarah Collins. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819 – 6

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819 – 5


Week of 30th July


Sixteen members plus guests Helen were present to enjoy our weekly meeting. A delicious steak was served and the discussion for the general meeting was held. Discussion points for the evening included:

  • New benches for the food van have been installed and are looking good. The electrical work still needs to be completed and will be done so shortly so the van can be ready for the 25th of August for the Randle family fund raiser. Some discussion ensued about the gas powered water heater in the van with concerns that it cannot be emptied effectively because it's bolted to the benchtop. There was general agreement to look into the possibility of getting an electrical water heater that can be emptied, however the electrical load in the van will be a consideration.

  • The club was successful in getting a grant from the Dick Smith Compassionate Giving program that is run through Rotary. Initially the application was for the amount of $3200, with $1600 being donated by our club. However the program suggested increasing the funding to $5000 if the club could find additional donors.  Beyond Band will contribute $900, making up the shortfall.   The money will go to the Studholm family who have ongoing care needs as Will Studholm recovers from a brain aneurism suffered two years ago.

  • Rural Outreach Counselling, Inc has approached the Coolamon Shire to help implement the Mate Keepers program in Coolamon. Mate Keepers will be community members who will keep their 'ear to the ground' in order to support people in the local community with mental health issues. Rotary members in attendance all agreed it was worthwhile and agreed to lend support any way they could to get the program running as a part of Rural Outreach Counselling.

  • Representatives from Wollundry will be here on the 20th to discuss the club's assistance with Gears and Beers, which will be held on the October long weekend.

  •  A committee needs to be formed to start planning for the New Year's Eve celebration in Coolamon.

  • Neil is planning to hold another Peace Day dinner in March of next year. In mid-February there will be a ceremony conducted in Coolamon by both Christian and Muslim representatives to demonstrate that peace is for everyone.

  • Wayne gave us the good news that there are two potential new members for the club. There was the suggestion that we run a small advertising campaign that Rotary is not just a 'men's club' and that it has representatives from both genders and all walks of life.

  • Congratulations to the Chronicle which is starting its third year.

  • There was a suggestion that we hold a music festival  with Music 4 Mates as a community event to lift spirits given the dry currently being experienced.

  • Wayne has had contact from the End Trachoma project of District 9700 and lent his experience and connections to helping to transport much needed goods to Alice Springs.

  • Robin Lewis will be coming to talk drug and alcohol issues on the 13th August.  It will be a general community night starting at 7:30 pm with finger food to be served. An invitation to the community will be posted and the school will be invited.

  • The opening night for the art exhibition at the Up To Date store went off really well with approximately 180 people in attendance. Carol Stuart won the Rotary-sponsored section of Fakes and Forgeries for $200.

  • Community Youth Worker Lewis Greer was recently appointed and has been invited as a guest speaker to talk on his role.

  • A roster will be put out for the Randle Family fund raiser on the 25th August. Profits on the day will go to support the family.

  • Lions has asked if Rotary can assist with the food van for the Fire Museum muster on Sunday the 31st September.


On the Lighter Side


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Diary


Monday, 6th August - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, 9th August - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Neil (captain), Garth, Bern & Ivan.

*Monday, 13th August - Guest speaker: Robyn Lewis, drug addiction awareness. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, 15th August - Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 20th August - Guest speaker: Phil McIntosh, Wollundry Rotary (Gears & Beers). Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 13th - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Wayne (Captain),  Dave,  Bruce & Howard.

* denotes partner & guest night


Community Events


Up to Date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  - 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]




Reminders


Annual subscription fees are due

Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the Secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2018-19


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: 
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

August is International Month of Membership and New Club Development Month


Image result for Rotary august month


DISTRICT 9700 2018-19



District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North
Posted in Bulletins by Sarah Collins. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819 – 5

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-4


Week of 23rd July


Sixteen members plus guests Helen L, Jann N and Jan B were on hand to enjoy our weekly meeting.  The meeting kicked off with a group phone call to our outbound exchange student Jackson, who is halfway through his stay in Finland.  Jackson is apparently thoroughly enjoying his time in Finland and getting quite thoroughly immersed in the culture.

phone conversation

Jann N, Jan B and Bernie chat to Jackson on the other side of the world.



The highlight of the evening was John Nulty’s talk about his recent trip to Vietnam, where he, his two sons and a group of army comrades visited a number of sites of significance to his army detachment, mainly to honour fallen mates.  It was an emotional experience for John, but quite satisfying to see how the country has largely mended after the devastating military conflict that took place there in the 1960s.  Vietnam is now a tourist destination, with modern hotels catering to the tourist trade.  Judging from the number of rubber plantations John and his crew visited, rubber seems to be a major crop.  John was particularly impressed with a military museum in Hanoi which had displays documenting military uniforms and techniques through the ages. Daryl thanked John for a most interesting presentation and presented him with one of our new Coolamon Rotary pen and torch sets.

Daryl thanks John N

John N looks very pleased with his new Coolamon Rotary pen and torch set, presented to him by President Daryl.



Ted led an entertaining fine session, as usual, and the evening concluded with a raffle which was won by Julie.

 

On the Lighter Side




Diary


Monday, 30th July - Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 6th August - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, 9th August - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Neil (captain), Garth, Bern & Ivan.

*Monday, 13th August - Guest speaker: Robyn Lewis, drug addiction awareness. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 20th August - Guest speaker: Phil McIntosh, Wollundry Rotary (Gears & Beers). Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 13th - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Wayne (Captain),  Dave,  Bruce & Howard.

* denotes partner & guest night


Community Events


Up to date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  - 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]




Reminders


Annual subscription fees will be due from next week

Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the Secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2018-19


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: 
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

 


DISTRICT 9700 2018-19



District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North
Posted in Bulletins by Paul. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-4

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-3


Week of 16th July


We once again had a small but dedicated turn out of Rotarians this week and Wayne brought his lovey wife Helen along for a very nice meal. As it was a fellowship  and brainstorming meeting, there was no guest speaker on the night but the conversation was exceptionally interesting and productive. A number of charities that Coolamon Rotary might like to fund were discussed as were potential guest speakers. On other news, Lucia arrived home safely. There will be a briefing by Wollundry Rotary on our involvement with the Gear and Beers event for this year on the 20th of August - it is apparently shaping up to be a big year with approximately 725 participants for the Dirty 130 ride. Neil also informed us that bingo had a small but dedicated showing. Wayne informed us he had a yarn with Trevor who is apparently very lethargic but slowly recovering and looking on the bright side of life. He is hoping to get back to Rotary at some point. Members also discussed the possibility of a social function this year in hopes of promoting fellowship.

A lengthy discussion ensued when Myffy raised some the issues she had encountered while producing the Chronicle. She has found that a number of service organisations in the shire are struggling and in many instances doubling up on events and causes. This raised a discussion on how to better coordinate community efforts in order to better benefit those in need. A solution was not clearly forthcoming but all members acknowledged the issue and agreed that a concerted effort was bound to yield some meaningful results.

The club would like to remind members to please put in their apologies if they do not intend to come to the Monday meeting. Not doing so is creating difficulty for the restaurant and the club in terms of preventing waste and containing costs. From now on, if an apology is not given, you will be charged for the cost of the meal.

Charity funding options

President Daryl is very interested in your ideas for charity funding so if you have one please get in contact with him.  The potential charities that were discussed were :

  • Bear Cottage - A palliative care facility for children which is community funded

  • End Trachoma - Trachoma is an eye infection that causes blindness in and is endemic in rural and remote aboriginal populations in Australia, the only first world nation that has this disease prevalent in a population

  • Mental Health awareness

  • Drug and alcohol awarenss

  • Purple House

  • ROMAC

  • Legacy - which is being supported by our district and looking to make a centennial time capsule to commemorate the anniversary of the armistice to end WWI. District Governor John is looking to form a committee of interested people; if you would like to participate please let John know.

  • Polio Plus - District Governor John is going to be putting on a district-wide bike relay to raise money to help finally eradicate polio. He is looking for committee members that would be interested in helping with the Coolamon leg of the relay.


Potential Guest speakers

A number of guest speakers are hoping to be lined up over the next few months. These include:

  • West Wylong resident Robyn Lewis who is a recovering ice addict. We are looking to get her to speak in the 13th of August. Her story sounds absolutely fascinating and very informative.  Robyn has recently been asked to serve on a national committee for drug and alcohol abuse.

  • John Nixon from Can Assist  for cancer patient treatment and care

  • Jason from the Office of Environment and Heritage to talk on environmental legislation, particularly regarding trees

  • John Nulty on his recent trip to Vietnam

  • The local police officer to talk on road safety and other community related issues.


 

Lucia now safely home in Germany


Lucia, our exchange student for the past year, is now at home in Germany.  We received the photo below from Lucia showing the welcome she received at the airport from her mother and brothers.  Keep in touch, Lucia!



 

 

 



 


Diary


Monday, July 23rd - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, July 30th - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 13th August - Guest speaker: Robyn Lewis, drug addiction awareness. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 20th August - Guest speaker: Phil McIntosh, Wollundry Rotary (Gears & Beers). Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, August 9th - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Neil (captain), Garth, Bern & Ivan.

Thursday, September 13th - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Wayne (Captain),  Dave,  Bruce & Howard.

* denotes partner & guest night


Community Events


Up to date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  - 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]




Reminders


Annual subscription fees will be due from next week

Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the Secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2018-19


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: 
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

 


DISTRICT 9700 2018-19



District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North

 
Posted in Bulletins by Sarah Collins. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-3

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-2


Week of 9th July


A small but dedicated turn out of members and their guest were at the meeting to greet newly minted President Daryl and District Governor John this week. Daryl asked the members put their thinking hats on regarding the efforts and direction of Coolamon Rotary over the course of the next 12 months. Wayne also informed members of  an opportunity to help remote aboriginal populations in the prevention and treatment of trachoma by funding the cost of transporting a container of goods and medicines that will aid in the battle against this condition. The Fred Hollows foundation has more information if you are interested.

Guest Speaker:  District Governor John Glassford


Our very own John Glassford, the new District Governor, gave a talk on his vision of what he and District 9700 are aiming to achieve for Rotary and its causes in the coming year.  Central to his message was that he and the district are there to serve the members in Rotary to do the good work that they do in their communities and he encouraged clubs to tell him what they need. However, he also reminded us that we can support Rotary by talking about what it is we do and why we do it  - because we care about each other and our communities.

John then went on to outline some of the causes he will be supporting as DG for the year. These included:

  • A legacy time capsule in each peace town and village to commemorate the 100 anniversary of armistice  to end World War 1. The capsules will be opened 100 years from now and will raise money for Legacy.

  • A Polio Plus bike torch relay  with a goal to raise $500,000 by riding through every town in the district. The money raised will help eradicate polio worldwide and with only 11 cases diagnosed this year this is a real possibility

  • The District Conference in Griffith with fantastic line up of guest speakers to help celebrate and promote women in Rotary.


We all look forward to an exciting Rotary year ahead.

District Govenor John Glassford



 


Diary


*Monday, July 16th - Fellowship and brainstorming meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 18th - Board meeting.

Thursday, August 9th - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Neil (captain), Garth, Bern & Ivan.

Thursday, September 13th - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Wayne (Captain),  Dave,  Bruce & Howard.

* denotes partner & guest night



Community Events


Up to date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  - 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]




Reminders


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the Secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: 
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: 
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

 



 


District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North

 
Posted in Bulletins by Sarah Collins. Comments Off on Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-2

Coolamon News Bulletin #1819-1


Week of 2 July


Because of the changeover on Saturday, there was no meeting this week.  This issue of the bulletin features a number of photos from the changeover and a letter from Immediate Past President Paul.



 

Parting words from IPP Paul Weston


Well, another Rotary year is over, and it’s time to look toward the new year.  Before we do, I just wanted to reflect on the past year, review our accomplishments and acknowledge those that helped to make this past year memorable.

Our year started with welcoming the arrival of Lucia Bohnsack, a Rotary exchange student from Germany.  Lucia is our first exchange student in some time, and has added an interesting dimension to Rotary events, the lives of her host families, and to the Coolamon Central School community.  It has been a very full year for Lucia, who heads back to Germany next week.  It was a great experience for all, and we wish Lucia the best in her future endeavours.  We look forward to future visits from Lucia, and know that if we ever visit Germany, we’ll have a home waiting for us there.

Early in the year we celebrated Christmas in July, another first in many years.  Although there was no snow, the cold weather made it feel a bit like a Northern Hemisphere winter, even to transplants such as Leslie and me.  I hope this is a tradition that continues.  From there, we sped through the Rotary year, helping out with Gears and Beers, the Historic Fire Engine Muster, New Year’s Eve, Easter Markets, the Red Shield Appear and, finally, the changeover, a historic one for the club because the incoming District Governor was one of our own.  Punctuating the major activities were our monthly bingo, periodic District 9700 happenings (e.g. DisTect, PETS, and the district conference), street raffles, catering at several clearing sales, and this year, a number of events focussed on mental health (two mental health forums and the Mental Health First Aid training course).  The completion of another edition of the Coolamon Rotary telephone directory and monthly issues of the Coolamon Community Chronicle rounded out our club activities.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the several social events we held at the newly renovated convent courtesy of member Howard and his partner Anne, and the pleasantly numerous induction ceremonies we held this year!

All of these events required substantial person-power, which was largely provided by the members of Coolamon Rotary.  I appreciate the dedication of our members and their willingness to put service above self, one of our key guiding principles.  I am proud of our achievements over the past year, and I hope our members share that sense of pride.  I think we ended the Rotary year in a stronger position that we started, which is all a leader can ask for.  I thank all of our members for their contributions over the year, and thank Leslie for her patience with my time commitment to our club and Rotary as a whole.  Finally, I hope that recognising several of our members (Myffy Colette, Wayne Lewis and Bernadette Milne) with PHFs will convey to them how much we deeply appreciate their personal sacrifices and commitment to Rotary.  I’m sure all the members join me in wishing President Daryl and DG John the best as they start the new Rotary year, and will be there to help out throughout the year.


Diary


*Monday, July 9th - Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Rotary, Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm. Meeting with board beforehand.

Thursday, July 12th - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Henk (captain), John B, Ivan, Sarah.

Monday, July 16th - TBA.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 18th - Board meeting.

* denotes partner & guest night



Community Events


Up to date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  - 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]




Reminders


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the Secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 


ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2017-2018

Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
 
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: 
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: 
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

 



 


District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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 one more Assistant Governor.

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 2018-2019

President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North

 
Posted in Bulletins by Paul. Comments Off on Coolamon News Bulletin #1819-1

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #23


Monday 25th June


President Paul welcomed 20 members, including infrequently seen Will C, plus guests Helen L, Peta & Charlie Wykes, Jan N, Jan B, Sharon M, Maureen H, Digby, Jodie & Abigail Graham, Lexi F & last but not least our exchange student Lucia.

Secretary John B read out correspondence before we settled down for a beaut Chinese banquet, which was enjoyed by all except John N, who was spoilt with prawn cutlets, etc.   

Paul called for volunteers for several activities taking place this week  -

Cutting/splitting firewood on Thursday arvo for Saturday's street raffle. Contact Wayne (6927 3501) for directions if you're able to help.

Setting up Ganmain Hall on Friday at 1 pm for the changeover on Saturday night. 

Street raffle on Saturday morning (6:00-noon).

President Paul thanked all members for their contributions over the past year, noting that Monday's meeting was the last of his year as president.

 

Guest Speaker, Lucia Bohnsack


Lucia then did a fantastic presentation of her experiences during her year in Australia, showing slides of her host families, many of the places she has visited, Australian holidays she has experienced and how they differ from those in Germany, some of the Aussie colloquialisms she has learnt, and some of the uniquely Aussie foods she has come to enjoy such as Vegemite, meat pies, Golden Gaytimes, Pavlova, Milo, snags, Tim Tams, etc. Paul thanked Lucia and presented her with a pair of earrings to serve as an additional souvenir of her time in Coolamon, Lucia's new home on the other side of the world.  Lucia invited all in attendance to visit her and her family if they're ever in Germany.

 

Lucia gave a wonderful talk on her experiences in Australia. Her bright and open personality means touched everyone heart in some way and she will be missed by her host families and the rotary club in general when she returns home.



 

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Quote of the Week


Who said this?

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Tony Abbott.


IMPORTANT REMINDER:


A number of members have not been sending in apologies when they are unable to attend our weekly meeting.  This causes problems for the caterer and our club, and results in wasted food.  We will be strictly enforcing the policy of charging members for meals if they have not sent in an apology, whether they are in attendance or not.

 

For those of you following the Soccer this week 

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Diary


Saturday, 30th June - Street Raffle.   Coolamon Newsagency, 7:00 am - noon.

*Saturday, 30th June - Coolamon Rotary Changeover and District 9700 Changeover.  Ganmain Hall, 6:00 pm til finish.

Monday July 2nd - No meeting owing to changeover.

Monay July 9th - Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Rotary, 6:30 for 7:00 pm. Meeting with board beforehand.

Thursday, July 12th - Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Henk (captain), John B, Ivan, Sarah.

* denotes partner & guest night



Community Events


Up to date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  - 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]




Reminders


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the Secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.

 

 


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 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

 

 

June is Rotary Fellowships Month






Rotary Fellowships consist of members who share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions. These groups help expand skills, foster vocational development, and enhance the Rotary experience by exploring interests while developing connections around the world.

 

 


 

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: The 9700 district that the Coolamon Rotary club was a member of has now been split. Coolamon Rotary will now be a part of District 9705 as of 2020. Details will be updated as they arrive.

District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

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

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

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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