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

 
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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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Rotary Convention in Toronto Opens



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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #22


Monday 18th June


Paul welcomed 19 members & guest Helen L.  Secretary John read out correspondence.

Next week is send off evening for Lucia.

Daryl & Paul met with Assistant Principal Josh Celi at Coolamon Central School to discuss working relationship with Rotary in conjunction with RYDA, CCC,  Youth Exchange, etc. The main item of discussion was financial support for a community youth welfare officer, which the club is eager to support.  Both parties are keen to develop a stronger relationship with the goal of enriching educational and other support for students at the school and in the community.

The night featured talks by three of our members.  Lyn Schadel gave a brief talk on her life and her great tribe of grandchildren, which was followed by a brief talk by Ann Rzeszkowski on her life, including her very interesting work with the irrigation district in Coleambally.

John Nulty then made a presentation on his time serving in Vietnam back in 1968/69 and showed a wealth of revealing photos from 50 years ago.

Ted finished the night with an entertaining fine session.

The evening concluded with a brief discussion of plans for the upcoming changeover.

 

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.

 

 

Quote of the Week


Who said this?

"It's pretty obvious that, well, sometimes shit happens, doesn't it?"

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Jacqui Lambie.


Diary


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

*Monday, 25th June - Farewell dinner to Lucia.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

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.

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

 

* 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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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #21


Monday 4th June


Paul welcomed 20 members plus guest Barry Lillywhite.

Paul thanked all those members who volunteered collecting for Red Shield Appeal over the past 2 weekends. Just over $2000 was collected.

Secretary John read out quite a bit of correspondence (see cheques in and receipts, etc. in email from John Bond sent to members).

Youth Director Dave gave an overview of how Lucia is going and places she will be staying over her remaining 6 weeks. Dave thanked Henk for  bookwork he’s done on his behalf for Lucia. She flies out for home on July 9th; hasn’t the year flown?!

Club Assembly discussions

Monies to be donated to organisations at the change-over - board to make those decisions at the next board meeting.

There was a bit of discussion about working with Coolamon Central School in conjunction with the Chronicle (e.g. adding a web version of the paper) and support for a student welfare officer at the school.

Discussion on proposed location for public toilets at back of fire museum and concerns regarding children crossing the main road. A letter will be sent to council to voice our concerns.

Discussion regarding fund-raising for a local family having issues with cancer - decision to be made by board.

John G discussed planning for the Changeover and suggests members book and pay for the night beforehand.

Daryl requested the food van committee have a meeting to discuss a few issues in restructuring the internals of the van - next Monday at 4.30 is proposed time at this stage, but to be confirmed by Grahame.

Ted led a very lively and somewhat controversial fine session.

 

Exchange student Lucie posing in front of the Big Merino in Goulburn on her recent trip to Sydney with Graham and Sharon.



 

Bingo - 14 June


Don't forget bingo will be taking place at Allawah Lodge on Thursday, 14 June.  If you're rostered on, please show up at 7:00 and help with set-up (see roster in diary listing below).  If you're not rostered on, why not come and play--you might end up leaving with more money than you came with!

 

Quote of the Week


Who said this?

"You can run and hide, or you can take a bucket of cement and toughen up.”

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Barnaby Joyce.


Diary


Monday, 11th June - no meeting (Public holiday).

Thursday, 14th  June - BINGO.  Grahame  (Captain), Wayne,  Howard  & Mark. 7.00 pm in  Allawah Community Centre Hall.

*Monday, 18th June - Guest Speaker: Club members (Lyn Schadel, Anne Rzeszkowski, John Nulty)Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, 20th  June - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

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

*Monday, 25th June - Farewell Dinner to Lucia.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 30th June - Street Raffle.   Outside Coolamon Newsagency

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

Monay July 9th - Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Club

 

* 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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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #20


Monday 28th May


Paul welcomed 19 members plus guests Anne, Jan, Russell Barrow (CSU) & friends of Daryl & Jan,  Bob & Val Robertson & Bill & Michelle Roberts.

Secretary John read out correspondence.

President Paul had to compete with raffle ticket seller Dick to tell us about an New Ideas planning meeting on June 15; further suggestions for projects are welcome, so if you have an idea let Paul know. 

On 15 June from 9.30 to 12.30 at the Up-To-Date Store is a workshop for community & sporting groups, clubs & communities in The Coolamon Shire.  To register for the event, RSVP to Jess Inch by 1 June.

 

Guest Speaker Daryl Bruest


Guest Speaker Daryl spoke on his trek of Kokoda 30 months ago when he spent 8 days there.  It had been a dream of Daryl’s to conquer the track & so to celebrate his 60th birthday he invited family members to join him.

They flew into Port Moresby, which they didn’t find to be a very safe place. They then travelled to Popendetta, where they were all packed into open back trucks to travel 2 hours along mostly unsealed roads to the start of the track. They trekked in groups of 20 & had to carry their own rations.

The troupe started about 7 in the morning and had a rest every 2 or 3 hours for up to 30 mins.   The track is very rough with exposed tree roots, etc, which meant you can't take your eyes off the ground to avoid tripping.   They stayed in a village each night. The trek lasted for 7 days with the last day being the hardest. Daryl greatly admired the strength and fortitude of the porters; and his son donated all his clothes and boots to one of the porters at the end of the trek and received a beautiful hand-carved plaque in return. 

There are many memorials along the way, most of which were funded by Australian Government, as is the school at  Kokoda

After an absorbing presentation, Daryl was thanked by Henk.

Daryl's talk was very inspirational



Daryl points out the members of the trek as they take a rest break


Red Shield Appeal Roster



We had a good showing by members and a good taking at the Red Shield Appeal at Foodworks this past weekend, but we have more work to do.  We'll be collecting donations at the footy this weekend, both in Ganmain and Coolamon.  It looks like the games are on SUNDAY, and not Saturday as previously advertised.  We need additional bodies on the day, especially the later shift (12:00-2:00) in Ganmain (see roster below).  Please let Paul know ASAP if you're able to help!


Coolamon footy (Sunday, 3 June)

10;00-12:00 Daryl & Wayne

12:00-2:00   Daryl & Bondy


Ganmain footy (Sunday, 3 June)

10:00-12:00  Myffy & helper

12:00-2:00   ___________________________


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Quote of the Week


Who said this?

"That’s the fluffy stuff that sits in the ceiling for rats and mice to urinate on ".

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Prince Harry.


Diary


Monday, 4th June - Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 11th June - no meeting (Public holiday).

Thursday, 14th  June - BINGO.  Grahame M  (Captain), Wayne L,  Howard A & Mark R. 7.15 pm in  Allawah Community Centre Hall.

Monday, 18th June - Guest Speaker. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, 20th  June - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

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

*Monday, 25th June - Farewell Dinner to Lucia.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 30th June - Street Raffle.   Outside Coolamon Newsagency

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

Monay July 9th - Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Club

 

* 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

 

 

May is Youth Service Month




Image result for rotary month may

May is the month when Rotary focuses on Youth. The link between Rotary and youth for all our Clubs is amazing. Every club that I have visited engages with our Youth Programmes in some way or another, whether it be Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN), Rotary Youth Driving Award, Rotaract, Interact, District Scholarships, Rotary International Youth Exchanges, Peer Support Programmes in schools, Cure Kids, Life Education vans, Literacy Programmes in schools, and many others.





 
Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of youth services  Rotary International Web Site

 


 

District 9700 Board 2018-2019


The 2018-2019 D9700 Board is coming together nicely and the restructure is going to work and work well.  DGN John McKenzie and DG George Weston are committed to making it work, as are the others on this much smaller Board: 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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Coolamon Rotary New Bulletin #19


Monday 21st May


Paul welcomed 15 members plus guests Helen L & Barry Lillywhite. Point of discussion for the evening were: 

  • Secretary John read out correspondence & Henk announced monies made at the two clearing sales. 

  • We all enjoyed a delicious dinner followed up by banana fritters for desert.

  • Bernie reminded members to pay for shirts they have ordered

  • Paul organised a roster for Red Shield appeal collection this w/e and the one after. More members are required; please let Mark or Paul know. Roster will be emailed out to all.

  • John B announced there are two probable candidates for the National Youth Science Forum; Sarah commented they were both excellent candidates.

  • This Wednesday night at 7.30pm there is the meeting of ‘new ideas’ fund-raising projects at the Sports Club. All members interested are most welcome.

  • Daryl B presented a $600 cheque from Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club towards tree planting projects.

  • Wayne announced that Noel Trevaskis emailed John G  and stated that the meeting he had with our club last week was one of the best he’d been too.

  • Myffy announced that CCS Journalism Club has been successful in winning a ‘Reading Culture Award’ from the Riverina Regional Library for their work in producing the Coolamon Community Chronicle. Congratulations to Coolamon Central School & Coolamon Rotary for this significant award.


Daryl accepted the cheque from the Lower blue mountains Rotary club so we can plant their share of trees here.



CCS Journalism Club has been successful in winning a ‘Reading Culture Award’



 

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For those with midweekitis



 

Red Shield Appeal Roster


The Red Shield Appeal coming up this weekend and next weekend.  Below are the people who volunteered to fill a slot at Monday's meeting.  If you are able to fill one of the empty slots (indicated by blanks below), please respond via email to Paul to get rostered on.



Saturday, 26 May (Foodworks)

8:30-11:00   Mark, Alex

11:00-1:30  Sharon R, Sharon M

1:30-3:00    Sarah, Leslie


Sunday, 27 May (Foodworks)

8:30-11:00  Mark, Paul

11:00-1:30  Sharon, Henk

1:30-3:00    Dave, Bernie


Saturday, 2 June (Ganmain Footy)

10:00-12:00  Myffy, __________

12:00-2:00   ____________, _____________



Saturday, 2 June (Coolamon Footy)

10:00-12:00  Daryl, Wayne

12:00-2:00    Daryl, Bondy


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Quote of the Week


Who said this?

"You’ve got to give something back. You can’t just sit there ".

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Muhammad Ali.


Diary


*Monday May 28 - Guest Speaker: Daryl Bruest on Kokoda trek, at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 4th June - Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 11th June - no meeting (Public holiday).

Thursday, 14th  June - BINGO.  Grahame M  (Captain), Wayne L,  Howard A & Mark R. 7.15pm in  Allawah Community Centre Hall.

*Monday, 18th June - Guest Speaker (TBA). Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, 20th  June - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

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

*Monday, 25th June - Farewell Dinner for Lucia.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 30th June - Street Raffle.   Outside Coolamon Newsagency.

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

Monday July 9th - Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Club

* 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

 

 

May is Youth Service Month




Image result for rotary month may

May is the month when Rotary focuses on Youth. The link between Rotary and youth for all our Clubs is amazing. Every club that I have visited engages with our Youth Programmes in some way or another, whether it be Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN), Rotary Youth Driving Award, Rotaract, Interact, District Scholarships, Rotary International Youth Exchanges, Peer Support Programmes in schools, Cure Kids, Life Education vans, Literacy Programmes in schools, and many others.





 
Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of youth services  Rotary International Web Site

 


 

District 9700 Board 2018-2019


The 2018-2019 D9700 Board is coming together nicely and the restructure is going to work and work well.  DGN John McKenzie and DG George Weston are committed to making it work, as are the others on this much smaller Board: 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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Coolamon Roratry New Bulletin #18


Tuesday 15th May 2018


President Paul welcomed Coolamon Roatary members as well as representative members from across the region including Temora, Junee, Wollundry and Wagga. A few housekeeping issues were addressed (please see the diary) before we sat down to enjoy our meal prior to listening to our guest speaker, RI director Noel Trevaskis. The opportunity to converse with members of other Rotary clubs was fantastic. 

Guest Speaker, Noel Trevaskis


Noel gave the members in attendance a rousing talk on Rotary membership and the purpose of Rotary and pointed out a number of issues that have real implications for the future of Rotary.

Noel Joined Rotary in Bega in 1996, with a strong interest in Australia Rotary health after having suffered a serious bout of depression.  He later became president of the club with a focus on community mental health awareness. Noel informed us that it was his desire to be of service to the community in a field where he felt he could share his experience was a major motivation for joining Rotary himself, and his efforts have helped to break down the stigma attached to mental illness. In 2003 Rotary International awarded him the Service Above Self award and in 2005 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his work in this area.

In 2005-2006 Noel served as governor of district 9710, then in 2007 he was regional Rotary International membership coordinator for Zone 8 before going on in 2011 to Rotary coordinator of Zone 8. Currently Noel is project lead for membership for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

His experience working with membership in Rotary has highlighted a number of major issues challenging Rotary as we move into the future, the biggest among them being that in the next 10-15 years the world wide membership of Rotary will change significantly because the average age is of Rotarians in the Western nations of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America  is 71. The average age of members in the Asian, African and South American nations is significantly younger, with the result being that Rotary within the next 10 years is predicted to have over 50% of its members in these nations. It also means the ageing membership in western nations will be forced to amalgamate clubs and districts, as is currently happening in Australia.

A second major concern Noel raised was that in 1990 Rotary had 1.2 million members, but that number has remained static despite the world population increasing by 40% in that time. In other words, per capita Rotary membership is on the decline.

Noel then hit the audience with some hard facts illustrating with a personal anecdote the cold reception he got from another community service club and said that Rotary is no exception to this type of attitude. He then went on to tell the audience that the top two reasons that people want to join Rotary is to give back to the community via community service and to meet people and form meaningful relationships and that when many leave two years later they say that they left because there was no opportunity for community service or forming  new friendships.

Noel illustrated that this was primarily because many clubs had their priorities backward, focusing on fundraising efforts with no real idea about what they are going to raise funds for before the end of year when they send a check away. Noel said that clubs need to state up font to the community at all their events that they are raising money for a particular community service so people in the community know what they are supporting with their dollars.

On the friendship side of things, Noel stressed that clubs must be inclusive, to not worry about how often members can attend meetings as long as they were still engaging with Rotary. He also strongly suggested that each club form subgroups of three which are responsible for bringing in one new person into the club each year, saying that groups of three tend to have the greatest success rate.

Noel finished by saying that the time is "Now" to start doing things to prepare Rotary for the future; we can no longer spend the time thinking or putting it off. By the end all members in attendance were raring to take on the challenge.

Noel named John Harper of Temora an honorary Rotarian for his community service in relation to mental health.



Dick thanked Noel for his rousing talk.



Quote of the Week


Who said this?

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth ".

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Nelson Mandela.


Diary


Friday, 18th May - Catering at clearing sale at Karinyah, Buchanan's property on Millwood Rd.

Saturday, 19th May - Catering at clearing sale at Rand's Tank, Marg & Garth Perkin's property on Millwood Rd.

Monday, May 21 - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, 21st May - New Ideas meeting.  Come and share your ideas for new ventures for our club.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:30 pm.

*Monday, 28th May - Guest Speaker. Daryl Bruest on his Kokoda trek, at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 4th June - Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 11th June - no meeting (public holiday).

Thursday, 14th  June - BINGO.  Grahame M  (Captain), Wayne L,  Howard A  &  Mark R in Allawah Community Centre.

Wednesday, 20th  June - Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

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

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

Monday, July 9th - Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Club.

* 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

 

 

May is Youth Service Month




Image result for rotary month may

May is the month when Rotary focuses on Youth. The link between Rotary and youth for all our Clubs is amazing. Every club that I have visited engages with our Youth Programmes in some way or another, whether it be Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN), Rotary Youth Driving Award, Rotaract, Interact, District Scholarships, Rotary International Youth Exchanges, Peer Support Programmes in schools, Cure Kids, Life Education vans, Literacy Programmes in schools, and many others.





 
Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of youth services  Rotary International Web Site

 


 

District 9700 Board 2018-2019


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

Tracy Monica Ochieng our star pupil that we are supporting into University has completed her 1st year at the United States International University in Nairobi.

The Rotary Mountains of the Moon team 2011 met Tracy at the Rotary Community Corps meeting in Mathare.  Tracy impressed us so much that we decided ot send her to High School and there Tracy excelled and was granted entry to the USIU in Nairobi to do her degree in Pharmacy.

Here are Tracy's results form her 1st year at Uni.  No repeats and four straight As.  Tracy is going to take 7 subjects in her second year.

Tracy is also on the front cover of Rotary Africa and I will get my copy soon.





PS Tracy is coming to Griffith as a keynote speaker at our 2019 D9700 Conference.
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17


Monday 7th May 2018


President Paul welcomed members and guest to the evening. The highlights of the District conference were then discussed with the following making a particular impact on those that attended:

  • Keynote speaker Sarah Brown. She is the Chief executive Officer of Western Desert Nganampa, Walytja, Polyantjaku, Tjutaku Aboriginal corporation and has been working to provide greater access to dialysis treatment for Aboriginal communities. This limits the travel time Aboriginal community members need to travel for this life saving treatment each week. Through the sales of Aboriginal art a number of units have been established in fixed locations as well as mobile unit.

  • Richard Woodburn, Eastern District chair, spoke on Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) which brings children in need of critical medical care from the Pacific islands to Australia for treatment. Currently ROMAC has coordinated the treatment of over 250 children.

  • Keynote speaker Brendan Farrell, founder of the Burrumbuttock hay runners, spoke on the hay runs and donations that the runners make to drought stricken farmers across Australia. Since it's inception in 2014, Brendan has coordinated 13 truck runs, the latest having over 250 trucks and trailers and delivering $1.72 million in donated hay and other goods. The hay runs not only supply hay to desperate farmers but also lift the community with concerts and food parcels.

  • Michael Milston, former 9700 district governor in 2016-17, spoke on the need to end Trachoma in remote communities. This eye infection can lead to permanent vision loss if left untreated and the remoteness of the locations means that the chances of this happening can be very high.


Each of the initiatives above were recommended for possible funding into the future.

Members then enjoyed a delicious meal before listening to our guest speaker

Sarah Brown of Purple House. Her talk was a highlight for many



Lucia with Judith Hall and fellow exchange students.


Guest Speaker, exchange student Lucia


Lucia spoke on her recent Safari Tour around Australia and it was abundantly clear she had a fantastic time. The tour consisted of exchange students from 5 districts, the Riverina, the Boarder (SA and Vic), two from Adelaide and Tasmania with students from across the world going on the 7000 km tour. 

The tour began in Wagga Wagga and then went on to Horsham, before going to Adelaide where they collected the last of their touring companions and had a chance to visit the city of churches (which Lucia informed use she did get a chance to actually see any churches).

They then travelled north going to Uluru, Alice Springs and Kings Canyon where they watched the great rock change colour at sunset, rode on camels, walked the canyon rim and swam in waterholes - while keeping a close eye out for crocodiles, which according to the reptile man had a taste for German tourists.

The Tour then moved on  - after some very long driving days - to the East coast where they dived the great barrier reef at Cairns with some close encounters with turtles, sharks and 'big fish'. They also met the fresh water crocodile Dave and swam in a waterfall. Moving next onto the Gold Coast, they toured the city and finally made it to Coffs Harbour and then Sydney where they walked the bridge.

The next day Lucia had to say goodbye to her friends when the tour finished in Wagga Wagga. She had a great time  - and even managed to come back with a bit of a tan - and is hoping to become a Rotaract in the future.

Dick thanked Lucia for her delightful talk and we all marvelled at the number of badges she had collected



Lucia and her host families


Update From Jackson in Finland


My first 3 months in Finland

Leaving Wagga Wagga in mid-January seems like a long time ago. It was great to leave with the other people from my district. The flight was long, over 40 hours so I was pretty happy to land in Helsinki. I spent my first night in an old military camp in Helsinki. This was pretty cool as I got to know the other exchange students. From there I went to a language camp and had so much fun. There was snow everywhere and pretty cold, about -15 degrees, compared to 38 degrees when I left home. The language camp was great. I really got to know the other exchange students and learning about life in Finland. I got to try a sauna, the Finnish way (use your imagination for this)! I also learnt a few words in Finnish.

My family, the Talabacca’s, picked me up from the camp. My host parents are Sari and Jari and there are 3 children, Senja, Jakko and Sara.  I had a bit of drive to my home town of Urjala. The Talabacca’s are a great family and I have settled in well with them. I spend a lot of time with Jakko as we are about the same age. The family are very hospitable and have helped me settle in well. They have given me a lot of fun times so far. Jakko is a great to hang out with. I pretty much do everything with him.

This is me with my host sibblings, Jakko, Senja and Sara and my neighbour Mette - Urjala Cross Country skiing champions.



I go to the local high school. I am in the 10th grade with Jakko. I am really enjoying school and have made a lot of friends. I have been to some friends’ houses and done a lot of different and interesting things with them. I have tried ice skating and I’m getting better at it. I spend some of my spare time also cross country skiing, playing and training for ice hockey, hunting and ice fishing. The school is like a central school. There are about 350 students there. The younger students at the school are very keen in getting to know me, which is a lot of fun. I really enjoy my classes and am learning more Finnish. My friends do a lot of translating for me in class when I’m not sure what the teacher is saying.

When I went hunting I caught a rabbit. I caught an 85cm pike fish when I went ice fishing. This is a completely new experience. Cutting a hole in the ice and sitting in the cold to wait for a bite is hard work, but catching a fish makes it worthwhile. I have played some ice hockey with a team. I am not very good at this but I have 9 more months to get better at it! I spend a bit of time cross country skiing which I really enjoy. I have been in a few local races and am actually the under 18 cross country champion of Urjala. I should possibly mention I was the only one in this age group! I also really enjoy having a sauna. I do this regularly with my family. I have mentioned to my parents back in Australia that I think we should build a sauna when I get home.

The best part of my experience so far was when my family took me on a holiday to Lapland for a week. We spent the week cross country and downhill skiing. I really loved this. It was amazing and very cold, but I coped really well. I learnt to go over some pretty big jumps and even ski some rails. I also got to visit Santa’s village and meet the real Santa. The holiday was an amazing experience. I really appreciate my family taking me on this fantastic holiday.

This is at Santa’s Village



I am really enjoying my time in Finland so far. I love the snow, but don’t really enjoy it when the sun comes out and the snow starts to melt, everything gets wet and sloshy. The snow and cold weather is something very knew for me. I am not feeling the cold really. My host Rotary club has bought me some snow boots which have been wonderful. This has allowed me to go out and keep my feet dry. I have been to one Rotary meeting which was interesting. I did my presentation about Australia and they enjoyed it a lot. The meeting was very different to what I have experienced in Coolamon as there are no females and the meeting was over and done very fast. Everyone was really friendly and very interested in getting to know me. My next host family is with the president of the Rotary club.

So far everything I am experiencing has definitely been fantastic. I am really having a wonderful time and cannot believe how fast the time is going. I am looking forward to everything that is in front of me. Learning the language is very difficult but I think I am getting better at it. Thanks to everyone for the support and experiences so far.

At my first Rotary meeting in Finland



Until next time – Jackson Wykes

Sponsor Club – Rotary club of Coolamon

Fun in the snow




Quote of the Week


Who said this?

"The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow".

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to John Lennon.


Diary


 

Monday, 14 May  - no meeting tonight in lieu of tomo night

*Tuesday, 15th May - Guest Speaker: RI director Noel Trevaskis at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

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

Friday, 18th May - Catering at clearing sale at Karinyah, Buchanan's property on Millwood Rd.

Saturday, 19th May - Catering at clearing sale at Rand's Tank, Marg & Garth Perkin's property on Millwood Rd.

*Monday, May 28 - Guest Speaker. Daryl Bruest on Kokoda trek, at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, 14th  June - BINGO.  Grahame M  (Captain), in Community Centre Hall

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

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

Monday, July 9th - Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Club.

* 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

 

 

May is Youth Service Month




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May is the month when Rotary focuses on Youth. The link between Rotary and youth for all our Clubs is amazing. Every club that I have visited engages with our Youth Programmes in some way or another, whether it be Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN), Rotary Youth Driving Award, Rotaract, Interact, District Scholarships, Rotary International Youth Exchanges, Peer Support Programmes in schools, Cure Kids, Life Education vans, Literacy Programmes in schools, and many others.





 
Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of youth services  Rotary International Web Site

 


 

District 9700 Board 2018-2019


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