Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-29


Meeting of February 25th


President Daryl welcomed 17 members, together with  guests Chez P, Chi-ann H, Graeme C,  Albert S, Helen L, and Lachlan Doulton.

Apologies from Ian, Myffy, Howard, Henk, John N, Anne and Lyn.

Daryl thanked Neil for the great organisation of the Peace Ceremony on Saturday and its huge success as well as the fantastic input from the Muslim community.





John G gave a brief account of the Peace ceremony held in Wagga on Sunday.

Mooney’s March will be held on Saturday, 16th March at 10 am to honour and commemorate the 57th birthday of Garry "Mooney" Armstrong and to raise funds for cancer research.

Wayne spoke on membership and the potential of corporate membership to encourage greater involvement with the community and perhaps draw in younger members to our club.

We have one or two new members wanting to join our great club; we look forward to inducting them soon.

Our next street raffle will be on Saturday 16th March outside the Coolamon newsagency.

Bingo roster:  Grahame will be updating the Bingo roster in next week or so;  if you know you can’t do it any particular month in the next year, please let him know, to avoid having to find replacements at the last minute. Dick tells us he is not available July /August as he’ll be off overseas.

Dave gave a brief talk on Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) which will be held on Friday, March 29 with about 28 Coolamon Central School students going in the two school buses.

Paul gave a talk on Easter markets on April 20th and the need to hold the markets in Pieper Park (Coolamon) as UTDS is not available.   120 hot rodders are coming to Ganmain and are planning to attend the markets.

Sarah spoke on the Science & Engineering Challenge to be held on Thursday, March 7th at Mater Dei school.  Approximately 30 students in teams of four from CSC are planning to attend. The club has been asked to fund $390 to hire a bus from Allen's to transport students to Wagga, which was passed by the Board.

The End Polio Now bike relay is arriving in Coolamon on Thursday March 7; John will be bringing a vintage iron lung to Coolamon on Thursday night.

On Wednesday, March 6th the Wagga Wagga clubs will ride down Baylis Street to the WW City Council Chambers where they will be greeted by the Mayor at 10.00am.  The Mayor will then hand the baton on to the WW Cyclists who will take the baton to Coolamon on Thursday morning March 7th.

The iron lung will be in Coolamon on Friday morning, March 8th in a place to be nominated.  The iron lung will remain in the trailer as it's very heavy. 

The Coolamon cyclists depart for Junee at a time of their choice; Mayor John Seymour may want to send them off.

Ted ran another lively fine session. The evening concluded with a meat raffle (won by a very surprised Dick) and fellowship.


 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE





QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Which famous person made this quote? 

“I actually think I think better in high heels.”

The author of last week's Quote of the Week was Freddie Mercury.

 

DIARY


Saturday, March 2 -  Long Table Charity Event. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 pm til late. Click here for details.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 09:15-17:00.

Saturday, 2nd March - D9700 District Leadership Team Training, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 14:00-16:30.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS Dinner, Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 19:00.

Sunday, 3rd March - PETS Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young 9:30-15:00.

Sunday, 3rd March - Clean Up Australia Day. Volunteers to meet at Coolamon P.O. at 9:00 am.

Thursday 7th March and Friday 8th March Polio PARADE arrives in Coolamon

Friday, 8th March - International Womens’ Day breakfast. The old Convent (Coolamon), 7 to 8:30 am.

Thursday,  14th March - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Neil (Captain), Don, Leslie & Dave.

Saturday, 16th March - Mooney’s March for cancer research. 10 am.

Saturday, 16th March - Rotary Street Raffle outside Coolamon newsagent, 7 am-noon.

Friday, 29th March - RYDA in Wagga Wagga.

Friday 29th March-Sunday 31st March Griffith 2019 D9700 Conference.


Easter Saturday, 19th April - Coolamon Rotary Markets, Pieper Park, Coolamon. Details TBA.

Sunday, 28th April - DisTec 2019, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 10:00-16:00.

Sunday, 26th May - District Assembly. Young, 9:30-15:00.

Friday-Sunday, 29-31 March - D9700 Conference, Griffith.

Sunday, 26th May - District Assembly (incoming officers and directors to attend).

Saturday-Wednesday, 1st-5th June - RI CONVENTION, Hamburg.

* denotes partner & guest night


 

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. 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
 

February is World Understanding Month

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-28


Meeting of 18 February 


President Daryl welcomed 22 members, together with  guests Leo & Marianne DeKroo, Mel & Eleanor Meyer, Mick & Gail O’Brien, Albert Suidgeest, Maureen H, Sharon M, Marilyn J, Anne B, Heather McK, Lexi F, Jan N, Barry L, Helen L, Sally F, Lorraine H, Russ Barrow, and Minnie Lewis.

Several diary items of note:

  • Neil announced that 40 people have signed up to come to the Peace Ceremony in Lions Park at 4.15 next Saturday, 23rd Feb.  Please let Neil know if you are planning to attend.

  • Catering on Tuesday morning, 26th Feb, at 8 am for Delta Ag breakfast; need about 5 members. Please let Dick know if you can help out.

  • PETS training will be held in Young on 2 & 3 March. Contrary to what was said at the meeting, PETS training is just for incoming presidents, not incoming board members.

  • Clean-up Australia Day on Sunday March 3, 9 am at Coolamon PO.

  • International Womens’ Day on Friday March 8 will be celebrated with a breakfast at the Old Convent, from 7 to 8.30am.  Guest Speaker is Heather Ward on the theme ‘Balance for Better’.


Daryl announced that Janice Menzies & her team (Doin' it for Drought-Affected Kids) distributed 270 school packages in Broken Hill.

Bingo Roster:  Grahame will be updating the Bingo roster in next week or so.  If you know you won't be able to work at bingo for any particular month in the next year, please let Grahame know to avoid having to find replacements at the last minute.

Guest Speaker Leo DeKroo gave us the second instalment of the most interesting story of his life in the music & radio industry. He started with a brief rehash of the story he gave us last time, of his life in the entertainment industry in the 1960’s, working with the likes of Brian Henderson, Col Joye, Judy Stone, Bee Gees, etc

He then spoke of another part of his life when he moved to Eumungerie, near Dubbo, in the early 1970’s.  This is where Leo met Marianne; they married in 1978.

Leo recounted some most interesting stories of experiences he had when he was working as a radio announcer on local radio station 2DU.  One story involved a phone call in the early hours from a guy who claimed he had just murdered someone & all the ramifications of that event;  far too much to recount here.

Henk thanked Leo for his talk and presented him with one of our kangaroo hide coin pouches.



The meeting concluded with a brief fine session, during which Sargent-At-Arms Ted managed to fine most of the guests in attendance--a bit harsh, don't you think, Ted?  The raffle was won by Sally.


 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE





QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Which famous person made this quote? 

“I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.”

The answer to last week's poser was vehicle B.

 

DIARY


*Saturday, 23rd February - Rotary Peace Ceremony.  Lion's Park, Coolamon, 4:00-4:30, followed by fellowship and dinner.

Monday, 25th February - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, March 2 -  Long Table Charity Event. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 pm til late. Click here for details.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 09:15-17:00.

Saturday, 2nd March - D9700 District Leadership Team Training, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 14:00-16:30.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS Dinner, Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 19:00.

Sunday, 3rd March - PETS Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young 9:30-15:00.

Sunday, March 3 -  Clean Up Australia Day.

Friday, March 8 - International Womens’ Day breakfast. The old Convent (Coolamon), 7 to 8:30 am.

Thursday,  14th March - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Neil (Captain), Don, Leslie & Dave.

Easter Saturday, 19th April - Coolamon Rotary Markets, Up-To-Date Store, Coolamon. Details TBA.

Sunday, 28th April - DisTec 2019, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 10:00-16:00.

Sunday, 26th May - District Assembly. Young, 9:30-15:00.

Friday-Sunday, 29-31 March - D9700 Conference, Griffith.

Saturday-Wednesday, 1st -5th June - 2019 RI CONVENTION, Hamburg.

* denotes partner & guest night


 

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. 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
 

February is World Understanding Month

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-27


Meeting of 11 February 


Past President Paul welcomed 18 members along with  guests Marilyn J, Lorraine H, Maureen H, Maree J, Helen L, Russell B, Greg & Janice Menzies (guest speaker) and John & Val Burns (Rotary Club of Woden/ACT). Apologies from Howard A, Daryl B,  Myffy C, Bern M, Lyn S, Anne R & Alex T.

Reminder: the Long Table Charity event will be held on Saturday, March 2 - raising funds for our local Hospital & Kindra Park Sporting precinct. 

Dave talked on Rotary Youth Exchange and the meeting last weekend at Young, which was also attended by Sarah as well as Jackson Wykes & family.  Neil spoke on the Peace Ceremony and the need for numbers.  RSVP is 18th Feb.

Stop Press:  Neil has managed to renegotiate price for the dinner;  it will now be only $20 and a smorgasbord, with choice of lamb or fish.

Delta Ag breakfast catering on Tuesday 26th Feb - 3 members needed.

‘Swimming With Men’ movie is on Friday March 1 to raise funds for End Polio Now; let Daryl or Neil know if you want to book a seat; $20 a ticket.  Every dollar raised from proceeds of this movie will be doubled by the Bill Gates Foundation.

Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday, March 3.

Janice Menzies spoke on her work with Doin’ It For Drought Affected Kids and thanked Rotary for all its assistance with the project.  Paul presented a cheque from our club and Val Burns a cheque from their club in Canberra.  Ian J thanked Janice for her initiative & enthusiasm for the project.



A reminder that our guest speaker on February 18 is Leo DeKroo. As Leo is such an entertaining presenter, it was suggested this would be a great opportunity to invite guests along, especially potential new members.  So, if you have any one in mind, please make a point of inviting them along (and let John N know if they’re coming!).

The raffle was won by Neil.

 

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE





POSER OF THE WEEK


This week's poser tests your knowledge of Australian traffic laws.

In the diagram below, which vehicle has the right of way, A or B? 



The source of the last Quote of the Week was Billy Connolly.

 

DIARY


*Monday, 18th February - Speaker meeting: Leo De Kroo.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Saturday, 23rd February - Rotary Peace Ceremony.  Lion's Park, Coolamon, 4:00-4:30, followed by fellowship and dinner.

Monday, 25th February - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, March 2 -  Long Table Charity Event. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 pm til late. Click here for details.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 09:15-17:00.

Saturday, 2nd March - D9700 District Leadership Team Training, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 14:00-16:30.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS Dinner, Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 19:00.

Sunday, 3rd March - PETS Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young 9:30-15:00.

Sunday, March 3 -  Clean Up Australia Day.

Thursday,  14th March - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Neil (Captain), Don, Leslie & Dave.

Easter Saturday, 19th April - Coolamon Rotary Markets, Up-To-Date Store, Coolamon. Details TBA.

Sunday, 28th April - DisTec 2019, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 10:00-16:00.

Sunday, 26th May - District Assembly. Young, 9:30-15:00.

Friday-Sunday, 29-31 March - D9700 Conference, Griffith.

Saturday-Wednesday, 1st -5th June - 2019 RI CONVENTION, Hamburg.

* denotes partner & guest night


 

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. 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
 

February is World Understanding Month

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-26


Meeting of 4 February 


For our second meeting of the year, President Daryl welcomed 21 members, together with guests Steph Cooke (guest Speaker) and visiting guests Sharon Walsh, Dezi Patterson (new editor of the Guardian), Carolyn Cox, Helen L, Jan B, Sharon M, Marilyn J, Maureen H, Barry L, Susan G & Russ Farrell. Apologies from Howard & Dave.

Steph Cooke gave a great talk on her life and upbringing in Temora and working in her parents’ small business and then in her own business as a florist and then how she came to get into the role she has now of the local member of parliament. She then presented President Daryl with a cheque for $27K for the construction of a large shed to store our food van (see photos below).

John G gave a talk on the Polio bike relay in March and how our club need to become involved in The Coolamon to Junee leg and maybe beyond (to assist Junee).  For every dollar we raise in this venture, we get $2 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The movie ‘Swimming with Men’ is on Friday March 1 to raise funds for End Polio Now; let Daryl or Neil know if you plan to attend. The cost is $20 per ticket. Every dollar raised from the proceeds of this movie will also be doubled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

A reminder that our guest speaker on February 18 is Leo DeKroo. As Leo is such an entertaining presenter, it was suggested this would be a great opportunity to invite guests along, especially potential new members.  So, if you have any one in mind, please make a point of inviting them along (and let John N know if they’re coming!).





There were three raffle prizes this week; the winners were Myffy, Don and Paul.

 

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE





QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Which famous person made this quote? 

"Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?... He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!"

The source of the last Quote of the Week was Keith Urban.

 

DIARY


Monday, 11th February - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday,  14th February - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Henk  (Captain),  Dick, Anne & Rod.

*Monday, 18th February - Speaker meeting: Leo De Kroo.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Saturday, 23rd February - Rotary Peace Ceremony.  Lion's Park, Coolamon, 4:00-4:30, followed by fellowship and dinner.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 09:15-17:00.

Saturday, 2nd March - D9700 District Leadership Team Training, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 14:00-16:30.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS Dinner, Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 19:00.

Sunday, 3rd March - PETS Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young 9:30-15:00.

Thursday,  14th March - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Neil (Captain), Don, Leslie & Dave.

Easter Saturday, 19th April - Coolamon Rotary Markets, Up-To-Date Store, Coolamon. Details TBA.

Sunday, 28th April - DisTec 2019, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 10:00-16:00.

Sunday, 26th May - District Assembly. Young, 9:30-15:00.

Friday-Sunday, 29-31 March - D9700 Conference, Griffith.

Saturday-Wednesday, 1st -5th June - 2019 RI CONVENTION, Hamburg.

* denotes partner & guest night


 

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. 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
 

February is World Understanding Month

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-25


Meeting of 21 January (first meeting of 2019)


President Daryl welcomed 19 members & guests to our first meeting for 2019.  Guests included Peta, Tim, Charlie & Jackson Wykes (our guest speaker), Heather McK, Jan N, Maree J, Lorraine H, Jan B, Claire M, Helen L, Anne B, Susan G & her guests from Germany, Oemer, Lotta & Marcel.  Apologies from Ian J, Henk H, John B, Myffy C, Bern M & Garth P.

President Daryl thanked all those who helped out on NYE with setting up the food van, cooking & cleanup,  plus selling raffle tickets, which brought in a great figure of $1100.

Daryl also mentioned there would be no meeting next Monday due to public holiday & asked if anyone would be interested in attending Wagga Rotary Club meeting on Thursday night, Jan 31 in lieu of our meeting.

Neil M spoke on the upcoming Peace Ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 23, at 4 to 4.30 followed by fellowship and dinner.  Please keep it in mind to support;  much planning has to be undertaken.

Our exchange student Jackson Wykes has returned from his year in Finland and gave a verbal & slide show on his experiences, mainly outside of school. He was hosted by three different families, most of whom had children of similar ages to him.  Jackson spent much of his time out of school hunting, mainly deer, birds & rabbits, which he got huge satisfaction from.  When the snow was around he also spent lots of time on the snow skiing, which he also loved, and playing ice hockey.  Jackson concluded by thanking our Rotary Club for sponsoring him for the experience of a lifetime.  Daryl thanked Jackson for his presentation and for representing our club (and Australia!) well during his stay overseas.  It was clear to those who saw Jackson speak before and after his stay in Finland that Jackson has matured significantly over the year and become a more confident speaker (with a more refined accent!).



The raffle was won by Howard's partner, Anne.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE




QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Which famous person made this quote? 

"I don't swear much; I've taken those words out of my vocabulary, and having kids, you have to have two sets of language!”"

 

DIARY


Saturday, 2nd February - Doing it for Drought-Affected Kids. Wagga, 9:00-11:30 am: Dick, Bruce, Don; 11:30-2:00: Alex, Daryl, Wayne.

Monday, 4th February - Regular meeting & planning for 2nd half of the Rotary year.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 11th February - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday,  14th February - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Henk  (Captain),  Dick, Anne & Rod.

*Monday, 18th February - Speaker meeting: Leo De Kroo.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Saturday, 23rd February - Rotary Peace Ceremony.  Lion's Park, Coolamon, 4:00-4:30, followed by fellowship and dinner.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 09:15-17:00.

Saturday, 2nd March - D9700 District Leadership Team Training, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 14:00-16:30.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS Dinner, Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 19:00.

Sunday, 3rd March - PETS Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young 9:30-15:00.

Thursday,  14th March - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Neil (Captain), Don, Leslie & Dave.

Easter Saturday, 19th April - Coolamon Rotary Markets, Up-To-Date Store, Coolamon. Details TBA.

Sunday, 28th April - DisTec 2019, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 10:00-16:00.

Sunday, 26th May - District Assembly. Young, 9:30-15:00.

Friday-Sunday, 29-31 March - D9700 Conference, Griffith.

Saturday-Wednesday, 1st -5th June - 2019 RI CONVENTION, Hamburg.

* denotes partner & guest night


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. 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
 

January is Vocational Service Month

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-24 – Special Holiday Edition


1 January, 2019


We hope you all had a wonderful silly season and were able to spend some quality time with near and dear ones.  We have some pics to share of our Christmas party and New Year's Eve festival, along with a letter from Jackson Wykes, our outbound Rotary Exchange student who will be returning from Finland later this month.  Best wishes for a healthful and productive new year!









 

Bring on winter in Finland


Jackson Wykes, exchange student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coolamon currently living in Finland

Hello again everyone …….

I still cannot believe how fast the year is flying by. Who would think we only have three months to go! Writing this makes me think how I need to make the most of every moment that I have left of this exchange.

Not a great deal has happened the past three months. Summer holidays had to come to an end and I have returned to school. It was a bit strange to have to get into a routine again, like getting out of bed early, but it didn’t take me long to adjust. School has changed a lot since returning from the break. I am now in senior school and everyone is very studious and striving to do their best. I attend all my classes but probably distract others in the class as I know school is not counting towards anything for me. Recently my school had exams. I had to do the maths exam. I wouldn’t say I did great as it was all written in Finnish and my ability to read Finnish is not great and possibly I haven’t listened all that well in class!

I’m doing all the basic subjects at school. I do one Finnish class a week which is helping me with learning the language. This has been really hard as everyone just speaks English to me. I love spending time with my friends at school and in my free time.

One big change recently was when I moved to my last host family, the Ilvankas. They are a really nice family and have made me feel like part of their family. On my first night at their house we put an Australian flag up on the wall in the living room. My bedroom is so cool.

My host dad is Jari and my host mum is Terhi. I now have one older host brother, Eero and younger host brother, Arvo. The Ilvankas have decided to only speak Finnish to me, so hopefully I learn a bit before I come home. I am understanding most things they say, but speaking it is a different story.



 

Eero goes to university, so I don't see him too much. I’m very close with my younger host brother Arvo. I play in his ice hockey team and I go hunting with him almost every day. The Ilvankas go hunting all the time. Almost every weekend I hunt with my host father around where I live. It is a lot of fun and something that I am enjoying a lot.



I have been playing ice hockey a few times a week in Arvo’s team. I’m not very good, but I’m getting better. I really like ice hockey.

I have had one district camp in the last 3 months. At this camp we met in Tampere and I got to meet all the new exchange students in my district. Time has gone so fast that I can’t believe that was me 9 months ago! I have also had the opportunity to meet up with the rest of the new exchange students in Helsinki and Tampere.

I have also had a trip to the coast, a place called Pori. The beach is not the same as in Australia. It was not the best day, weather wise, but it was still very nice and a lot of fun.

I am really looking forward to the cold weather again. I loved winter in Urjala and I’m looking forward to the snow. I need to make the most of my time where there is snow in my backyard as it won’t be the same when I get back home.

Thanks for reading my report. With only 1 month left there is still so much to see and do.

Jackson Wykes



 

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 Editors: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 , Grahame Miles 0428 694 448 & Paul Weston 6927 2972
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Meeting of 10th December (last regular meeting of 2018)


President Daryl welcomed 24 members (almost a record) & guests Anne B, Lana Collins (trainee doctor working with Dr Amir for next 2 weeks), Susan G, Helen L & Barry L.

Daryl thanked those who helped with the catering at opening of the ambulance station.

Vale Roger Quine:  Roger passed away last Sunday and was a longstanding member of Junee Rotary club and a strong supporter of our club for many, many years. The funeral will be next Monday (17th Dec) at the Wagga Crematorium, commencing at 10:30 am.

Coolamon Rotary Christmas party this Saturday at the residence of Daryl & Jann Breust at 7 pm. The main course including salads will be provided by your hosts. Each couple are asked to bring a dessert or nibbles. The cost will be $15 per couple to cover cost of meats and salads, etc.

Bingo this Thursday; rostered on are Grahame, Ian J, Myffy & Garth. Please be there by 6:45 to help set up.

A roster sheet for NYE was passed around for volunteers to help out with catering, etc, on NYE. A copy will be distributed to members this week and again after Christmas as a reminder.

Paul gave a presentation on his recent trip to the US, where he was greeted with heavy snow storms, which is very unseasonal for November. He visited his daughter and her partner and other family members and had a weekend out deer hunting but didn’t see one; maybe they were pre-warned.

Ted H once again led a lively fine session. The evening concluded with a meat and port wine raffle, the first prize going to Lyn and second to Don.

Remaining presentation nights at local schools:

Coolamon Central: Thursday Dec 13,  - Daryl B

St.Michael's (Coolamon):  Thursday Dec 13 - Wayne & Helen       

Ardlethan: Tuesday Dec 18,  - Garth

Beckom: Friday Dec 14, - Howard & Ann

 

Official Opening of Coolamon Ambulance Station


Coolamon Rotary was on hand to cater to the hunger of the officials and residents who came out for the official opening of the recently constructed ambulance station in Coolamon.  Rotarian Henk Hulsman deserves special mention for his role in helping to bring the much-needed station to Coolamon.  The club provided the eats in addition to serving it up for the crowd.

Maureen Hulsman colour-coordinating nicely with the food van.



ON THE LIGHTER SIDE




QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Which famous person made this quote? 

" Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to David Attenborough.

 

DIARY


Thursday,  December 13th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Grahame (Captain), Bern, Myffy &  Garth (for Alex).

*Saturday, 15th December - Christmas Party. Residence of Daryl & Jan Breust. 7:00 pm. Bring nibblies or sweets.

Monday, 17th December - Extraordinary board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, 21st January - First dinner meeting of 2019.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday,  February 14th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00. Henk  (Captain),  Dick, Anne  & Rod.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 09:15-17:00.

Saturday, 2nd March - D9700 District Leadership Team Training, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 14:00-16:30.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS Dinner, Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 19:00.

Sunday, 3rd March - PETS Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young 9:30-15:00.

Easter Saturday, 19th April - Coolamon Rotary Markets, Up-To-Date Store, Coolamon. Details TBA.

Sunday, 28th April - DisTec 2019, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 10:00-16:00.

Sunday, 26th May - District Assembly. Young, 9:30-15:00.

Friday-Sunday, 29-31 March - D9700 Conference, Griffith.

Saturday-Wednesday, 1st -5th June - 2019 RI CONVENTION, Hamburg.

* denotes partner & guest night


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. 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
 

December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819 – 22


Meeting of 3rd December, 2018


President Daryl welcomed 18 members & guests Anne B, Lana Collins (trainee doctor working with Dr Amir for next 2 weeks), Helen L, Barry L & Russell B. Apologies from Myffy, Bern, Sarah, Don, Ian, and Anne.

The Coolamon ambulance station opening will take place on Friday, 7 December. Set up will be at 8.30; official opening is at 9:30 and finish about 11 am.  The following member are rostered on from 8:30:  Ted, John B, Dave, Dick, Lyn  & John G. 

Late meeting apologies
Daryl has asked that all members who cannot attend a meeting because of last-minute/unforeseen circumstances to let John Nulty know by midday on the day of the meeting at the latest.  If this is not possible, it is imperative to contact Diane & Gilbert on 6927 3552. The restaurant is charging the club for all members listed to attend, even if they don’t turn up.  It is patently unfair to expect the club to pay for these meals when it is in fact the responsibility of the individual member.

Please let John Nulty know numbers ASAP for Christmas Party at Daryl & Jann’s, so we know how much meat & salads have to be purchased.

Invitations to school presentation nights have been received; the following members and partners are representing our club. Contact the listed members if you wish to attend as well.

Ganmain: Tuesday, 4 Dec.  - Bern & Myffy

St. Brendan’s (Ganmain): ?? Dec   - Bern & Myffy

Marrar: Thursday, Dec 6,  - Alex & Ted

Matong: Tuesday, Dec 17, -  Dick J

Coolamon Central: Thursday Dec 13,  - Daryl B

St.Michael's (Coolamon):  Thursday Dec 13 - Wayne & Helen       

Ardlethan: Tuesday Dec 18,  - member needed

Beckom: Friday Dec 14, - Howard & Ann

 Thanks to those members who helped with catering last w/e at Steve Exton's property, which made about $400 from food sales.

DG John G discussed planning for district conference.  John would like our club to look after registrations.

Trainee doctor Lana Collins gave a brief talk on her experience under the John Flynn programme.  President Daryl presented her with a gift pen set as a thank you.

Ted led a lively fine session.  The evening concluded with a raffle, which was won by 

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE




QUOTE OF THE WEEK


Which famous person made this quote? 

‘The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?’

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Jim Morrison.

 

DIARY


Friday, 7th December - Catering at Official Opening of Ambulance Station.  See roster above

Monday, December  10th - Last regular meeting for 2018. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday,  December 13th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 - 10:00.      Grahame (Captain), Bern, Myffy &  Garth (for Alex).

*Saturday, 15th December - Christmas Party. Residence of Daryl & Jan Breust. Details to be finalised.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.


Monday, 21st January - First dinner meeting of 2019.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.


Saturday, 2nd March - PETS 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 09:15-17:00.

Saturday, 2nd March - D9700 District Leadership Team Training, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 14:00-16:30.

Saturday, 2nd March - PETS Dinner, Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 19:00.

Sunday, 3rd March - PETS Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young 9:30-15:00.

Sunday, 28th April - DisTec 2019, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 10:00-16:00.

Sunday, 26th May - District Assembly. Young, 9:30-15:00.

Friday-Sunday, 29-31 March - D9700 Conference, Griffith.

Saturday-Wednesday, 1st -5th June - 2019 RI CONVENTION, Hamburg.

* denotes partner & guest night


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
 

November is Rotary Foundation month


 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819 – 21



 

 

NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH


Meeting - November 26th, 2018


President Daryl welcomed 13 members & guests Barry Lillywhite, Anne B, Asta Doongarna & Helen Lewis


Apologies from John Bond, Ian Jennings, John Nulty, John Glassford, Dave McKinley, Paul Weston, Steve Exton, Bruce Hamilton, Dick Jennings & Neil Munro.


Catering at Steve Exton’s Clearing sale this Saturday


8 - 9.30am   - Daryl, Howard & Anne, Anne R


9.30 - 11am  - Alex T, Don D, Ted H & Henk H


Invitations to school presentation nights; please consider if you can represent our Club at one of these not committed


Ganmain Tuesday, 4 Dec.  - Bern & Myffy


Ganmain St. Brendan’s,   - Bern & Myffy


Marrar Thursday, Dec 6,  - Alex, Chez & Ted


Matong Tuesday, Dec 11, -  member needed


Coolamon Central Thursday Dec 13,  - Daryl B


Coolamon St. Michaels,   - Wayne & Helen


Ardlethan Tuesday Dec 18,  - member needed


Beckom School on Friday, 14th Dec, - Howard & Ann


Wayne announced some great news:


President Elect for 2020-2021 will be Howard Atkinson;   Congratulations Howard


Because it is our DG’s District Conference, we should all be supporting it if we can. Bulk booking accommodation for District Conference at Griffith was brought up for discussion. If you would like to be included in the bulk booking in onsite cabins please let Grahame know.


Trainee doctor Asta, who is working with our Doctor Amir for 2 weeks and is staying with Howard & Anne, gave a brief talk on her life & goals.  President Daryl presented her with a gift for her presentation



See the Quote of the week & Club Diary below


Who famously made this quote? - To win a  raffle ticket

‘A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself’


Please email your answer to Grahame at   [email protected]


or to  Paul at  [email protected]



DIARY


Saturday,  1st December -  Clearing Sale at Steve Exton’s.  Details to be announced

Monday December  10th Last Meeting for 2018

Thursday,  December 13th - Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 - 10:00.      Grahame (Captain), Bern M,, Myffy C &  Alex T

* Saturday, 15th December - Christmas Party. Residence of Daryl & Jan Breust. Details to be finalised.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.


Monday, 21st January - First Dinner meeting for 2019.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.


Saturday 2nd March 09.15-17.00 PETS Young President Elects 2019-2020 DGE John McKenzie

Saturday 2nd March 14.00-16.30 D9700 District Leadership Team Training Young DGE John McKenzie

Saturday 2nd March 19.00 PETS Dinner Young President Elects 2019-2020 DGE John McKenzie

Sunday 3rd March 09.30-15.00 PETS Young President Elects 2019-2020 DGE John McKenzie

Sunday 28th April 10.00-16.00 DisTec 19 I.T. Young DGE John McKenzie

Sunday 26th May 2019 09.30-15.00 District Assembly Young DGE John McKenzie

Friday 29-31 March 2019 D9700 Conference Griffith DG JG D9700

Saturday 1st -5th June 2019 RI CONVENTION HAMBURG

* denotes partner & guest night

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


 ROTARY DISTRICT 9700 CONFERENCE GRIFFITH 2019



BRIEF BIO OF ONE OF OUR SPEAKERS FEATURING:




PATRICIA GARCIA A.O. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

National Program Manager UN Sustainable Development Goals

Rotary Peace Scholar Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok Thailand.

“Over 20 years experience working in the world's conflicts including Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Bosnia and Burma I have managed humanitarian aid and development programmes to assist refugees and IDPS. I have been engaged as Programme Manager and Director with international NGOs and UN agencies (Oxfam, Peace Winds Japan, German Agro Action, Norwegian Church Aid UNOPS, and UNHCR) and with Austcare and Act for Peace in Australia. I have recently completed a short term consultancy with Concord is International as their Sudan Country Director.

I continue to be actively engaged in humanitarian advocacy and research and training in peacebuilding and human rights with a focus on gender based violence and disarmament issues.

Currently, I am a Casual Academic and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. My languages in addition to English are Spanish and French. In 2011 I received an Australian Federal Government award for services to the overseas humanitarian sector.

In 2014 I was selected as one of the subjects for the UNSW Australian Human Rights Centre Faculty of Law photographic exhibition project entitled "Positively Remarkable People Ending Violence Against Women" (www.positivelyremarkable.wordpress.com).

I was awarded the 2016 State Finalist Australian of the Year and have recently joined the group of inspirational speakers at Celebrity Speakers.

http://www.celebrityspeakers.com.au/patricia-garcia/

I received the Queen's Birthday Honours Award of Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) on 13th June 2016. In November 2016 I received a Rotary Peace Fellowship for professional development study at the Rotary Peace Centre at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok Thailand.”

 

RI CONVENTION 2019


HAMBURG




Join us in Hamburg for the Rotary Convention! Don't miss the early registration deadline on 15 December.

Important deadlines

27 June 2018: Last day for special promotional discount

15 December 2018: Last day for early-registration discount

31 March 2019: Last day for preregistration discount

30 April 2019: Last day to request to cancel registrations or tickets

5 June 2019: Last day for online registration

 

HAMBURG 2019


FOOTNOTE




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
 
 
 
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Mates!

Rotary making friends for life

DG JG and PDG Fred Loneragan on Mount Kenya in 2015.

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