Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #14

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #14


Be a Gift to the World


OCTOBER IS ROTARY


Economic and Community Development Month.


October Theme

 

Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and develop opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also help strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

Example Oloimugi Maasai Eco-Village empowering the ladies in craft work and the men in growing vegetables for their village:

Oloi 2

Oloi 1

 

MEETING MONDAY OCTOBER 12th. 2015


CLUB ASSEMBLY

Last night we had our first Club Assembly for many a long year!  We had 17 members present a great effort from everyone who attended.

Some good conversations and ideas were discussed including a Shire Newspaper led by Myffy and Bernadette which kicked off the night in a positive way.

Dave spoke in detail on the progress of the Moo Poo project and called for volunteers for Saturday morning same place same time to complete the bagging.  So far 190 bags have been sold and we have 253 on hand.

Ian Durham spoke on Youth and the upcoming RYLA programme.  RYLA is for people 18 to 28 employed or in tertiary studies. All past participants are enthusiastic supporters of the programme, it is common for us to hear that it has been a life changing experience.  Our newest member Alex Thompson attended RYLA.

Planning ahead for the 2017 Coolamon Rotary Telephone Book.

Thanks to all those who worked on the Gears and Beers check points and ot those who also worked on the caravan for the scarecrow Festival in Coolamon.

Membership and promotion ideas for our club were also discussed including creating a slogan to attract new members.

The Queensland drought appeal was raised and will be discussed at the next board meeting.  Article at the end of the bulletin on the appeal.

Reminders that:

  • Board Meeting Wednesday (tomorrow)

  • Working bee Moo Poo Saturday 8.30 am

  •  AGM Monday 26th October

  • Next Club Assembly November 2nd.

  • Annual Christmas Party Friday 11th December at Marg and Garth Perkins' Home.


Thank you to Henk Hulsman who Chaired the meeting.

 

Diary Reminders


Wednesday October 14th October Board Meeting at the Club 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm snacks provided by the Sports Club $8/head.

*Monday 19th October Coolamon Shire Council Mayor John Seymour and General  Manager Tony Donoghue.  N.B. VOCATIONAL VISIT AT THE SHIRE OFFICES. 6.30 SHARP {Followed by dinner at the club).

Saturday 24th October Darkness to Light 6.00 pm. RC of Wagga Wagga Ajay Joshi Indian Food from Nilgiris Indian Restaurant in North Sydney.

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain. 3.00 pm START!

Saturday 24th October World Polio Day.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Monday 2nd November Club Assembly Fellowship and Planning Meeting.

Friday November 6th Light the Night Leukemia Foundation in memory of Greg Armstrong.  Details to follow.

*Monday 9th November Guest Speaker Dr. Leslie Weston and Leslie's Travelogue.

Wednesday 11th November November Board Meeting.

Thursday November 12th Henk Hulsman (Capt) Daryl Breust, Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne.

Thursday 12th November BINGO Roster: Henk Hulsman (Capt.), Daryl Breust, Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne.

*Monday 16th November Guest Speaker Ann Baker Sisters Housing Enterprises Inc. (SHE Inc.) is a community based not for profit organisation providing medium term supported accommodation for single women ....

*Friday December 11th Annual Christmas party at Marg and Garth Perkins' Home.

*Monday 29th February Joint Vocational Service Meeting with WW Sunrise in Ganmain at Huff 'n' Puff Constructions.

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


Beer 4 Way Test

Porsche

A fifteen-year-old came home with a Porsche and his parents began to yell and scream,

"Where did you get that car?"

He calmly told them, "I bought it today."

"With what money!?" demanded his parents. "We know what a Porsche costs."

"Well," said the boy, "this one cost me fifteen dollars."

The parents began to yell even louder. "Who would sell a car like that for fifteen dollars!?" they asked.

"It was the lady up the street," said the boy. "Don't know her name -- they just moved in.

She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I wanted to buy a Porsche for fifteen dollars.

"Oh my goodness!" moaned the mother, "she must be a child abuser. Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what's going on."

So the boy's father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting flowers. He introduced himself as the father of the boy to whom she has sold a Porsche for fifteen dollars and demanded to know why she did it.

"Well," she said, "this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I thought he was on a business trip, but I learned from a friend he has run off to Hawaii with his secretary and really doesn't intend to come back. He claimed he was stranded and asked me to sell his new Porsche and send him the money.

So I did."

 

Chines Cat

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


Ravi

 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


Ravi Kenya 1

I attended the Zone 20A Institute in Mombasa, Kenya and had the great honor of meeting with President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. In support of First Lady Kenyatta's Beyond Zero Campaign, the Rotary Club of Muthaiga, with the support of fellow Rotarians in Kenya and with sponsorship from Bank Tanzania Limited, have donated a new mobile clinic. With this clinic, Beyond Zero will continue to provide pre- and post-natal care to children and women throughout Kenya.

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Vanathy and I with RI Director Safak Alpay (far right).

 

 DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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Wagga Wagga Gears & Beers


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There were 100+ riders head out on the first running of the Dirty 130. The stories of courage, generosity and fellowship we have heard so far are truly epic and exactly why we chose to run this ride!

A massive thanks to Rapha for their support and for helping to grow our event!

See you all next year Thanks to the Wollundry Rotary Club !

Gears 4 DD

Coolamon RC had 12 volunteers as marshals for the event here is PE Don Dyce hard at work marshaling for the Dirty 130k bike ride near Coolamon.

 

District 9700 Web Site



ROTARY INFORMATION


Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention.  RFHA was RFFA.


Rotary Family Health Days RFHD:


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

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

RFHD 1 Hout Bay

What an incredibly rewarding 3 RFHD days we've just had in Hangberg, Hout Bay with Rotary Club of Hout Bay and RC Am Kap. Thanks to everyone for making it such a success! — with John Routley, Athol Rice and Christine Paterson.

RFHD 2 Hout Bay

Our Centennial Twin Club Rotary Club of Hout Bay Interactors were put to good use this week - teaching the kids how to hand wash and looking after our Kids' Corner!

Marion

Founder and CEO of Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, Marion Bunch, playing alongside the children. (Hold on Marion!) #RFHD — in South Africa.

 

Rotary International Convention 2016 SEOUL.


Who is going to Seoul come join me there I need help in the RAGES booth in the House of Friendship.

 

PAST CONVENTIONS  CHICAGO 2005


One of the best ways ot learn about Rotary is to attend a Rotary International Convention, RICON.  They are held every year in a different country.  The first RICON that I attended representing Coolamon Rotary Club was Chicago in the Centenary year of Rotary.  It was an eye opener and I learnt so much the plenary sessions were amazing with some wonderful speakers.  Above all I made life long friendships with Rotarains form all around the world.  Here are some memories of 2005 {Click on the thumb nail for a larger picture}:

Chicago 01 Chicago 02 Chicago 03 Chicago 04 Chicago 05 Chicago 06 Chicago 07 Chicago 08 Chicago 09 Chicago 10

The RICON started with a parade with many bands and 100s of marchers I represented ROTI or Rotarains On The Internet.  Chicago architecture is stunning.  The House of Friendship was an eye opener so many different projects form around the world.  I placed our Coolamon club banner and list of members in 2005 in a time capsule to be opened in 2105.  One of the highlights was dinner at the Field museum.

Join me in Seoul in May 2016!

Seoul 2016



The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

Seoul Food

Seoul Food!!!

Seoul is the ideal location for a Rotary convention and a delightful travel destination to explore. You’ll find traditional tea houses and regal palaces alongside posh shopping malls and bustling markets. Make sure to include extra time in your travel plans to experience the wonders of Seoul.

 

Warm, friendly people


Seoul may be the largest metropolis in Korea but its residents embrace visitors with a warmth more typical of a small town. Its high-tech transportation system and multilingual signs make getting around Seoul – and the convention – safe and easy. And you can stay connected to friends and family with free Wi-Fi at the convention venue.

Come to Seoul and experience the hospitality of a world-class city.

Seoul 1

 

LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


 


Great work K9 patrols and relocating rhino and protecting them. One of our RISK Boxes will be used for K9 patrol support.

DIAMOND RISK BOXES

 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


aaa Snakes

'Prophet' claims to change temperature, turn people into snakes

Congregants of the End Times Disciples Ministries try to keep warm after the 'prophet' supposedly lowers the temperature.

Pretoria - A church that claims to be able to turn people into snakes and allows a 'prophet' to jump on congregants without them feeling pain is being lambasted on Facebook.

 

FOOTNOTE


THE HAY RUN GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS ATTEMPT.


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This letter I received from Brendan Farrell this week.  Brendan is the man behind this project:



The Burrumbuttock to Bourke Hay run came off the back  of one night I was on the internet site Weatherzone and an article came up in relation to the MANNIX family struggling with the drought on their farm in Bourke. I have a young family just like Ben and Liarne .  It took me three days to track down Ben MANNIX's phone number and I called him, I promised him a load of donated hay to help him and his family. Once I started ringing friends with trucks and local farmers, it grew to 22 truck loads going to Bourke on the 7th February 2014, to help the farmers out there.


 


Since then we have completed 10 runs with over 16250 Squares and rolls of donated Hay and helped over 1800 farmers.


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The next run we have planned is into QLD and I am hoping to get 100 trucks on the weekend of the 9th of January 2016. So far I have 43 trucks, but we have no funding, these owner driver and companies are aware we have very little funds at this stage for fuel but have jumped on anyway donating their truck, time and fuel at this stage. We have embarked on some fund raising with the Drought Angels who also help drought stricken farmers in QLD.


We are hoping to raise enough funds to cover the cost of fuel for the trucks and any assistance in fund raising is greatly appreciated. Because I believe in doing these hay runs, we not only help farmers and their stock, we show them we care and we also help raise awareness in relation to the devastating drought that is occurring. 




Kind Regards


 


Brendan Farrell






 Hay run 6



PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #13

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #13


Be a Gift to the World


SEPTEMBER IS ROTARY Basic Education and Literacy Month


This week we feature our third sponsored girl who is vulnerable and at risk.  Neema Liza Monyancha from Nakuru.  Neema is doing well considering her story which we found on Facebook via the National Daily Nation in Nairobi.

NeemaNeema and Jaine and Mum Neema Mathare

  1.  Neema before we sponsored her.

  2. President Jaine Kamau RC of Nakuru, Neema and her Mother.

  3. The 4 Young Ladies, Susan, Neema, Quinter and Tracy.


Neema's Story

Neema letter Feb 2015

Letter from Neema {click to enlarge}.

 

MOO POO FOR SALE!!!


 

Saturday morning working bee bagging Rotary Moo Poo:

ID Moo Poo Web

(Photo by Ian Durham)

FOR SALE AT $8.00 per bag. 

OUTLETS: Delta Ag Coolamon, Marrar Sales and Service and Ag & Vet in Ganmain.

PLEASE CALL:

Dave 6927 8553

John 6927 3535

Trevor 0407 491 522

 

MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28th. 2015


Another great meeting tonight with many guests and the induction of Alex Thompson as a member of our club.  Our guest speaker was Alicia Clarke from Coolamon talking on her life of crime!  Alicia is a Forensics Scientist Senior Crime Officer and works with the Wagga Wagga Police.

Our guests included PP Marg Perkin, Sally Farmer, Heather Nixon, Helen Lewis, John and Lorraine Compangion, Marilyn Jennings, Susan Glassford, Gabby and Bill Thompson and Jan Nulty.  Visiting Rotarians included PDG Fred Loneragan, WW Sunrise, Mark Janetzki Henty, Chris Finkel Forbes, Harry Nixon Kooringal, Phil McIntosh WW Wollundry, Frank Fuller WW Wollundry.

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Frank Fuller and Phil McIntosh Wollundry RC.

Phil came to address the meeting on the conduct of the Gears and Beers Bike ride this Sunday 4th October.  See the story at the end of this bulletin.

Alex Thompson Induction:

President Wayne Lewis and PDG Fred Loneragan inducted Alex Thompson to the RC of Coolamon.  John Glassford is Alex's sponsor and mentor and Rotarian Alex joins the Foundation committee.

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Alex had many supporters there last night including a large contingent from the Rotary Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Day Climb:

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There is always ONE in the team!!!!

 

Message from the RC of Nyeri in Kenya for Alex:

"Rotarian Alex, wewe ni Kijana mzuri sana and sisi tulipokuwa tukipanda Mlima Kenya tulijua hali yako nzuri ya kua Rotarian wa Kesho.  Leo tumethibitisha kuwa wewe umekamilisha kuwa mmoja was KILABU chetu cha Coolamon.
KARIBU.
ROTARIAN ALEX,  YOU ARE A VERY  GOOD YOUNG MAN AND WHEN WE WERE CLIMBING MT KENYA WE ALREADY KNEW YOUR POTENTIAL OF YOU BEING A FUTURE ROTARIAN.  TODAY WE HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR MEMBERSHIP OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON .
WELCOME.

Rtn Harry and Rtn Josef
ROTARY CLUB OF NYERI D9212 Kenya

Alicia Clarke Guest Speaker:

Alicia was the guest of Rtn. John Nulty and gave us a most interesting talk on her work as a forensic scientist with the Wagga Wagga Police.  Alicia did say that the work was not as glamorous as the shows on commercial TV these days.  Alicia works as a Senior Crime Officer in Wagga Wagga.

Alicia said that they were under a heavy work load these days and understaffed.  In fact Alicia has attended over 6,500 crime scenes in the past 6 years.  Her work includes fingerprinting and DNA sampling.  These days results from the DNA data base can be available in 2-3 days, where once it took several months.

Alicia works as  a civilian in the police force and collects and records evidence from volume crime jobs such as break, enter and steal as well as car theft and crimes not involving violence.  Alicia gave us a demonstration of finger printing and took several finger prints from our members and guests present.

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Alicia at work.

 

Tom Jennings

All the members of our club wish Tom Jennings all the best for his upcoming wedding this weekend.

 

Diary Reminders


Sunday October 4th Gears & Beers Festival and Cycle Run by Wollundry Rotary Club.  We now have the list of check points call Don Dyce or Wayne Lewis for details. 

Monday 5th October NO MEETING Labor Day NSW Holiday.  

Wednesday October 7th Board Meeting at 7.00 pm @ Coolamon Sports Club.

Thursday 8th October BINGO Roster:  Ian Durham (Capt) Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett, Don Dyce.

Monday 12th October CLUB ASSEMBLY & Fellowship, Discussion and Planning Meeting.

*Monday 19th October Coolamon Shire Council Mayor John Seymour and General  Manager Tony Donoghue.  N.B. VOCATIONAL VISIT AT THE SHIRE OFFICES. 6.30 SHARP {Followed by dinner at the club).

Saturday 24th October Darkness to Light 6.00 pm. RC of Wagga Wagga Ajay Joshi Indian Food from Nilgiris Indian Restaurant in North Sydney.

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain. 3.00 pm START!

Saturday 24th October World Polio Day.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Monday 2nd November Club Assembly Fellowship and Planning Meeting.

Friday November 6th Light the Night Leukemia Foundation in memory of Greg Armstrong.  Details to follow.

*Monday 9th November Guest Speaker Dr. Leslie Weston and Leslie's Travelogue.

Wednesday 11th November November Board Meeting.

Thursday 12th November BINGO Roster: Henk Hulsman (Capt.), Daryl Breust, Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne.

*Monday 16th November Guest Speaker Ann Baker Sisters Housing Enterprises Inc. (SHE Inc.) is a community based not for profit organisation providing medium term supported accommodation for single women ....

*Monday 29th February Joint Vocational Service Meeting with WW Sunrise in Ganmain at Huff 'n' Puff Constructions.

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


A Rock Selfie

Rock Selfies

 

10 Penguins

A man was driving and saw a truck stalled on the side of the highway that had ten penguins standing next to it. The man pulled over and asked the truck driver if he needed any help. The truck driver replied, "If you can take these penguins to the zoo while I wait for AAA that will be great!" The man agreed and the penguins hopped into the back of his car. Two hours later, the trucker was back on the road again and decided to check on the penguins. He showed up at the zoo and they weren't there!

He headed back into his truck and started driving around the town, looking for any sign of the penguins, the man, or his car. While driving past a movie theater, the truck driver spotted the guy walking out with the ten penguins. The truck driver yelled, "What are you doing? You were supposed to take them to the zoo!" The man replied, "I did and then I had some extra money so I took them to go see a movie."

 

The Bell Ringer

 

A church's bell ringer passed away. The church posted the job opening in the local newspaper's classified ads and a man came in with no arms wanting the job. The clergy weren't sure he could do it, but he convinced them to let him try it.

They climbed the bell tower and the guy ran toward the bell and hit it with his head, producing a beautiful melody. They gave him the job on the spot. The next day he went to ring the bell, tripped, bounced off the bell and fell to the sidewalk below. Two priests were walking past. One asked, "Do you know this guy?" The other responded, "No, but his face rings a bell."

The next day, the dead man's twin brother came in for the again vacant bell ringer position. He also had no arms. The clergy led him up to the bell tower, where he ran at the bell, tripped and fell to the sidewalk below. The same two priests walked up. The first asked, "Do you know him?" The second responded, "No, but he's a dead ringer for his brother."

 

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


Ravi

 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


Aussie Rotary Guide Dog

 
 The Rotary Club of Hillarys in Australia inducted visually impaired James along with his his guide dog Hillsy, who was given a chain with a Rotary badge. Bravo!


dolphins

The Rotary Dolphin Wishing Well at the Hillarys Boat Harbour in Western Australia uniquely combines public art and community fund raising – and all because of three real life bottle-nosed dolphins:  Rajah, Mila and Echo. The idea for a community wishing well was conceived when three popular bottle-nose dolphins, Rajah, Mila and Echo, died mysteriously at Hillarys Boat Harbour in December 1999.

The wishing well  became a ten year joint project by the Rotary Clubs of Hillarys and Wanneroo, and since March 2010 every time a $2 coin is inserted in the wishing well the larger-than-life dolphin sculpture does a good turn – a complete 360 degree rotation. The net proceeds from the wishing well are now being distributed to local and other community projects identified by the two Rotary Clubs.


Every Monday except public hols at 6:30 for 7:00 pm

Refer to highlighted tabs in Calendar for Meeting and Speaker information

Venue:

Hillarys Yacht Club,
Northside Drive, Hillarys, WA.





DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700



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Nepal 1 Nepal 2 Nepal 3


D9700 Rotary volunteers in Nepal rebuilding after the earthquake in May.  Our fab team of volunteer builders & co from Orange. Arranged by John Spanger from Orange RC and Mary Brell from Orange Daybreak RC

 

District 9700 Web Site



ROTARY INFORMATION


ONE DOWN TWO TO GO!


Nigeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there.

With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there.

Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. . Once three years have passed without a case in WHO’s entire African region, officials will certify polio eradicated there.

 

VIDEO AND FULL STORY HERE


 

Rotary International Convention 2016 SEOUL.


Seoul 2016



The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

 

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Seoul has relatively few traces of its Joseon dynasty past. Here's one, a guard station, outside the Gyeongbokgung palace, near the primary gallery ...

Yi Seong-gye founded the Chosun Dynasty in 1392 and designated Hanyang (now Seoul) as the capital. He had a new palace built there and named it Gyeongbok (Felicitous Blessing) Palace. It was burned to ashes during the Japanese invasions of Korea from 1592 to 1598 and rebuilt in 1867. Visitors to the palace can watch the royal guard changing ceremony every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the main gate.

Seoul is the ideal location for a Rotary convention and a delightful travel destination to explore. You’ll find traditional tea houses and regal palaces alongside posh shopping malls and bustling markets. Make sure to include extra time in your travel plans to experience the wonders of Seoul.

 

Warm, friendly people


Seoul may be the largest metropolis in Korea but its residents embrace visitors with a warmth more typical of a small town. Its high-tech transportation system and multilingual signs make getting around Seoul – and the convention – safe and easy. And you can stay connected to friends and family with free Wi-Fi at the convention venue.

Come to Seoul and experience the hospitality of a world-class city.

Ice Cafe

Ice Gallery and Cafe in Seoul a must visit!

 

LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


LATEST RHINO POACHING FIGURES FROM SOUTH AFRICA 

Over 750 Rhinos in South Africa have been poached so far in 2015.

 

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Rhino horn is made of keratin, the same protein found in the human fingernail. Still, it fetches as much as $5,550 an ounce on the black market.


Conservationist have tried everything to stop the slaughter: They've relocated rhinos from Kruger to fenced-in private parks; they've protectively removed the rhino's horns; they've poisoned and dyed the horns.


None of it seems to have worked, however, and private and national reserves are now turning to military tactics.


Rhino-Poaching-Trend

So again, while the demand for rhino horn remains, the poaching of rhinos from the wild will continue; farmed rhino will not help as it is not seen as a substitute product by the Vietnamese elite who can afford genuine, wild rhino horn.

Value of Rhino Horn c.f.:

Silver $17 per ounce

Gold $1,220 per ounce

Cocaine $4,750 per ounce

Rhino Horn Up to $5,500 per ounce.

 

GREAT NEWS:


 

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WASHINGTON (Sept. 25, 2015) — In a historic accord to save Africa’s elephants from out-of-control poaching, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping agreed Friday to end commercial ivory sales in the United States and China.

The announcement marks the first public commitment by President Xi to end ivory sales in China, the world’s largest market, and follows a pledge made by Chinese officials in May to phase out the domestic trade. It also puts heavy pressure on Hong Kong, a global hub for commercial ivory, to ban its legal trade — one that has provided cover for smuggling and illicit sales of ivory from African elephants poached in recent years. A recent survey found that over 90% of ivory sold in Hong Kong was being smuggled into mainland China.

 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


VW Africa

VW

 

FOOTNOTE


GEARS & BEERS SUNDAY 4th October


WOLLUNDRY WAGGA WAGGA ROTARY CLUB

 

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Have you spotted the H van yet????  Making its way around town - so be sure to keep an eye out.  Jason and his team at The Blessed Bean will be serving up awesome coffee from it all day from starting ride and through the festival.

Have you registered?  With just a week to go make sure you do. We had 122 riders on the start line of the 105km ride at last years event and 440 total riders. This year we are aiming for a total of 800 riders. The community support blew us away last year and can't wait to have it bigger and better this year.

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 GEARS & BEERS WEB SITE





PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #12

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #12


Be a Gift to the World


SEPTEMBER IS ROTARY Basic Education and Literacy Month


This week we feature Tracy Monica Ochieng who we met in Mathare in November 2011 after the Mountains of the Moon Climb.  Tracy has worked hard since we started to sponsor her to High School.  Tracy is now in her last year at High School and is looking ot become a lawyer.

Mathare Tracy Speaks

A-Tracy

Mathare Speech

Click on the above pdf file on Tracy's speech to our Rotary team most inspiring.

 

COOLAMON ROTARY "MOO POO"


This weekend saw the beginning of the new club project "Moo Poo".  Dave McKinley and President Wayne Lewis went to a feedlot and took delivery of 27 tonnes of the best moo poo weed free and ready to work for the gardeners.  We had several volunteers on Saturday to bag part of the load.  Together with Dave OIC and Wayne were Henk Hulsman, Don Dyce, Ian Durham, Trevor Parkes, Alex Thompson, John Glassford, Paul Weston and Helen Lewis.  Click on the thumb nails for a larger image.  We managed to bag 250 all at around 20 kgs. each.

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FOR SALE AT $8.00 per bag. Trailer Loads @ $35.00 (Box trailer 6' x 4').

OUTLETS: Delta Ag Coolamon, Marrar Sales and Service and Ag & Vet in Ganmain.

PLEASE CALL:

Dave 6927 8553

John 6927 3535

Trevor 0407 491 522

 

 

MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21st. 2015


An excellent night with a very good guest speaker, Matt Quade.  Our guests included, Helen Lewis, Di, Marilyn Jennings and Alex Thompson for the last time as our guest, next week Alex joins our club.  Also attending 17 of our members.

The following items of interest for our members:

Moo Poo now bagged ready for sale.  Also volunteers required this Saturday, same place same time 8.30 am.

Gears and Beers Volunteers if you are still available for Sunday 4th October let us know please.  We have enough now but it will be a great event not to be missed and to be able to help Wollundry RC is essential.

The first Club Assembly for ALL our members to view their ideas and exchange ideas will be held on Monday 12th October.  It is intended to hold these on a monthly basis and shifting the board meeting to another night, probably a Wednesday night.  We hope that all members will take advantage of this monthly meeting to grow our club and make us stronger.

Matt Quade

PE Don Dyce presenting Matt Quade with our kangaroo money pouch.

Guest Speaker Matt Quade.

One of the best speakers we have had and we have had some excellent guest speakers this year.  Matt hails from Tallimba near West Wyalong.  Matt gave a great account of his work for a private security firm rebuilding Iraq.  However that is not the full story as Matt has also worked in Afghanistan, Libya, Haiti and currently in Somalia.   Matt has also served in the French Foreign Legion.  Matt's life has been full of adventure to say the least.

In 2003 Matt went to Iraq and he has so many very interesting stories to relate.  One of his observations was that it is easy to take a country but almost impossible to hold it, so true!  Matt is not a friend of journalists who stay in the Green Zone and have others do the hard yards often losing their lives.

Matt went on to talk about corruption, religion and foreign aid among some of the subjects that he covered.     He spoke on Libya and Haiti especially on the foreign aid that arrived from the Red Cross and how millions were siphoned into building a luxury hotel there.

His statement that President Putin will not make the same mistakes in Syria as the Russians did in Afghanistan struck a cord.  Matt finished up on a local issue with the AWB (Australian Wheat Board) and the UN kick backs and how this related ot his home town of Tallimba where the grass is growing between the rail tracks.

So many questions..............................

Buy Matt's book Mindless Thug available here:

Mindless Thug

Or order a copy via our club and we will put you in touch with Matt.

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Diary Reminders


Friday 25th September Comedy and Blue Grass with Pete Denahy at the Ganmain Hall 7.30 pm Tickets $20 call 6927 6010 or tickets at the door.

Saturday 26th September "Moo Poo" Working Bee 8.30 am start volunteers needed.

*Monday 28th September  Mrs Clarke   “My Life of Crime”

Sunday October 4th Gears & Beers Festival and Cycle Run by Wollundry Rotary Club.  We now have the list of check points call Don Dyce or Wayne Lewis for details.  More volunteers needed. 

Monday 5th October NO MEETING Labor Day NSW Holiday.  October Board Meeting at 7.00 pm TBC.

Thursday 8th October BINGO Roster:  Ian Durham (Capt) Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett, Don Dyce.

Monday 12th October CLUB ASSEMBLY & Fellowship, Discussion and Planning Meeting.

*Monday 19th October Coolamon Shire Council Mayor John Seymour and General  Manager Tony Donoghue.  N.B. VOCATIONAL VISIT AT THE SHIRE OFFICES. 6.30 SHARP {Followed by dinner at the club).

Saturday 24th October Darkness to Light 6.00 pm. RC of Wagga Wagga Ajay Joshi Indian Food from Nilgiris Indian Restaurant in North Sydney.

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain.

Saturday 24th October World Polio Day.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Monday 2nd November Club Assembly Fellowship and Planning Meeting.

Friday November 6th Light the Night Leukemia Foundation in memory of Greg Armstrong.  Details to follow.

*Monday 9th November Guest Speaker Dr. Leslie Weston and Leslie's Travelogue.

Wednesday 11th November November Board Meeting TBC.

Thursday 12th November BINGO Roster: Henk Hulsman (Capt.), Daryl Breust, Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne.

*Monday 16th November Guest Speaker Ann Baker Sisters Housing Enterprises Inc. (SHE Inc.) is a community based not for profit organisation providing medium term supported accommodation for single women ....

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


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While conducting some business at the Court House, I overheard a lady, who had been arrested for assaulting a Mammogram Technician, say, “Your Honor, I’m guilty, but…..there were extenuating circumstances.”

The female Judge said, sarcastically, “I’d certainly like to hear those extenuating circumstances.” I did too, so I listened as the lady told her story.

“Your Honor, I had a mammogram appointment, which I actually kept. I was met by this perky little clipboard carrier smiling from ear to ear and she tilted her head to one side and crooned, “Hi! I’m Belinda! All I need you to do is step into this room right here, strip to the waist, then slip on this gown. Everything clear?”

I’m thinking, “Belinda, try decaf. This ain’t rocket science.” Belinda then skipped away to prepare the chamber of horrors.

With the right side finished, Belinda flipped me (literally) to the left and said, “Hmmmm. Can you stand on your tippy toes and lean in a tad so we can get everything?” Fine, I answered.

I was freezing, bruised, and out of air, so why not use the remaining circulation in my legs and neck to finish me off? My body was in a holding pattern that defied gravity (with my other breast wedged between those two 4-inch pieces of square glass) when I heard and felt a zap!

Complete darkness, the power was off!

Belinda said, “Uh-oh, maintenance is working, bet they hit a snag.” Then she headed for the door.

“Excuse me! You’re not leaving me in this vise alone are you?” I shouted.

Belinda kept going and said, “Oh, you fussy puppy…the door’s wide open so you’ll have the emergency hall lights. I’ll be right back.”

Before I could shout NOOOO! she disappeared.

And that’s exactly how Bubba and Earl, “maintenance men Extraordinaire” found me…half-naked with part of me dangling from the Jaws of Life and the other part smashed between glass!

After exchanging a polite, 'Hi, how’s it going' type greeting, Bubba (or possibly Earl) asked, to my utter disbelief, if I knew the power was off.

Trying to disguise my hysteria, I replied with as much calmness as possible, “Uh, yes, I did but thanks anyway.”

“OK, you take care now,” Bubba replied and waved good-bye as though I’d been standing in the line at the grocery store.

Two hours later, Belinda breezes in wearing a sheepish grin.

Making no attempt to suppress her amusement, she said, “Oh, I am sooo sorry! The power came back on and I totally forgot about you! And silly me, I went to lunch. Are we upset?”

And that, Your Honor, is exactly how her head ended up between the clamps….”

The judge could hardly contain her laughter as she said, “Case Dismissed!”

 

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


Ravi

 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


Polio

 
 How close are we to a polio-free world? Join Rotary on 23 October for our third annual World Polio Day event. The event will be streaming live from New York City, so tune in at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time to watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Sign up: http://buff.ly/1MpgPPc



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 President Ravi last week in Mombasa giving polio vaccine.


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President Ravi at the Zone 20A Institute held at Diani Beach Kenya.

Details on what is a Rotary Zone Institute in our section on Rotary Information.

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700



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Our DG Gary and Marilyn Roberts have been busy with club visits nearly all done now.

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District 9700 Web Site



 

ROTARY INFORMATION


Rotary International Zone Institutes


 

Each year, past, present, and incoming district and senior leaders attend Rotary institutes to share information, build connections, and exchange ideas about Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. The institutes usually meet for three to five days, and the program includes:

An update on The Rotary Foundation and its programs
A report on our polio eradication efforts
A five-year forecast presented by a director or other Board representative
An open forum where participants can make recommendations to the Board
Local and international speakers sharing information on relevant topics
A chance to network, reconnect with friends, and find inspiration for continuing your service and leadership in your community
Entertainment and social outings
The world is broken up into 42 Zones and Australia is in Zone 8.  The Zone 8 Institute meets in Melbourne this year.

November 20-22.  Zone 8 Institute.

Here is  the story on the recent Zone 20A Institute held at Diani Beach in Kenya:

Zone 20A

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They had a lot of fun and did a lot of work over 5 days at Diani Beach many of the friends we made on our trip to Kenya were there.  Including IPDG Bimal Kantaria whose D9212 won the award for the most new members inducted world wide in 2014-2015.

 
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Rotary International Convention 2016 SEOUL.


Seoul 2016



The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

Seoul Palace

◆ Gyeongbok Palace

Yi Seong-gye founded the Chosun Dynasty in 1392 and designated Hanyang (now Seoul) as the capital. He had a new palace built there and named it Gyeongbok (Felicitous Blessing) Palace. It was burned to ashes during the Japanese invasions of Korea from 1592 to 1598 and rebuilt in 1867. Visitors to the palace can watch the royal guard changing ceremony every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the main gate.

Seoul is the ideal location for a Rotary convention and a delightful travel destination to explore. You’ll find traditional tea houses and regal palaces alongside posh shopping malls and bustling markets. Make sure to include extra time in your travel plans to experience the wonders of Seoul.

 

Warm, friendly people


Seoul may be the largest metropolis in Korea but its residents embrace visitors with a warmth more typical of a small town. Its high-tech transportation system and multilingual signs make getting around Seoul – and the convention – safe and easy. And you can stay connected to friends and family with free Wi-Fi at the convention venue.

Come to Seoul and experience the hospitality of a world-class city.

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Bukchon Hanok Village

 

LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


Ele Shot

Last month, a wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked by poachers. Wounded by poisoned arrows, they trudged across the African landscape to the one place that could help them: the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT).

Though the wild elephant had never been a resident at DSWT, he knew elephants who had. He had mated with two former orphans who were raised at DSWT’s Ithumba Reintegration Centre, who now lead their own wild herd. In 2011, he fathered babies with them, whom DSWT named Mwende and Yetu.

And DSWT is certain he knew this group of humans meant help.

FULL STORY HERE

RAGES supports the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust see our projects page:

RAGES PROJECTS

 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


1st Wives Kitchen

1st Wife's Kitchen.  Got to love Africa!

 

FOOTNOTE


NEWS FLASH FROM THE DG


Aus Gov't, please don't slash funding for polio eradication just when the end is in sight!


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Polio Victim in Kampala November 2011 pic by Mountains of the Moon Team.

Last year in Sydney, Rotarians from D9700 were part of almost 20,000 Rotarians from scores of countries around the world to witness then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, make a promise to the children of the world.  He said that the Australian Government would contribute $100 million to help finish the eradication effort.  A very proud moment for Australia!

Now, barely a year later, we read in the paper that the Australian Government is getting ready to renege on that promise and divert $36 million of the funding away from the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategy — and that's on top of an $8 million cut in May.

Apart from the breach of promise, this is not clever policy.

DG Gary Roberts would like us to Petition Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop:

 

PETITION TO JULIE BISHOP.


 

On September 20th, 2015, the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) officially verified the worldwide eradication of wild poliovirus Type 2 (WPV2)

 

Polio Type 22
 We have a long way to go and we will need a lot more funds to defeat polio BUT WE ARE THIS CLOSE!!


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PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #11

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #11


Be a Gift to the World


 

SEPTEMBER IS ROTARY Basic Education and Literacy Month


One of our sponsored vulnerable and at risk girls from the Mathare area of Nairobi, Quinter Ochieng, is now set to go to Teachers College.  Quinter has been a star pupil and is now qualified as a midwife.  Quinter now wants her teacher's diploma so that she can go back to Mathare and teach other young women.  We started funding Quinter and her sister following the Mountains of the Moon 2011 climb.

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MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14th. 2015


This week was a quiet one for our club however we had Bingo on Thursday, Cool Grass breakfast on Sunday and a general meeting followed by our September board meeting.  We had plenty of volunteers at Marg and Garth Perkin's home for the Cool Grass breakfast.

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The meeting tonight was a combination of a normal dinner followed by a board meeting.

There has been much discussion following the board meeting and President Wayne has consulted with several of our members and we are going to change the meeting structures, not by any great deal but with the welfare of the members in mind.  It is encouraging to see so many new members who want to become involved in the club so to this end we will have a monthly meeting for the members run by the members something like a Club Assembly, Planning Night, Discussion Night.  This will be on the 2nd Monday of each month to begin with.  The board will meet on another night.

"Moo Poo":  Dave McKinley and Wayne Lewis will be collecting 27 tonnes this week.  27 tonnes of the best quality of composted weed free Moo Poo.  The members who volunteered to start bagging this gold will meet at Wayne's property on Saturday at 8.30 am.  More volunteers are needed with a wide mouth shovel.

Join us with shovels at Gate 123 Lesterfield Lane off the Ganmain Coolamon Road.  So far we have 9 volunteers, well done.

N.B.  Remember to put in your diary Monday 12th October for a Club Assembly Fellowship Discussion and Planning Meeting.  Everyone will have a chance for their say and to work for the future of our club.

Guess Who has accepted our invitation to join our club?

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Diary Reminders


Saturday 19th September GANMAIN Markets. 

Saturday September 19th.  Rebuild Nepal Spirit of Community.  Speakers Marg and Garth Perkin at Allawah Community Centre at 3.00 pm.  With the Coolamon Dance Whisperers.

Sunday September 20th Royce Abbey Oration in Wagga Wagga.  Rotary Peace by Steven Marks AM. 

*Monday 21st September Matt Quade: "Security in Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia- A Hands on Experience."

Friday 25th September Comedy and Blue Grass with Pete Denahy at the Ganmain Hall 7.30 pm Tickets $20 call 6927 6010 or tickets at the door.

*Monday 28th September  Mrs Clarke   “My Life of Crime”

Sunday October 4th Gears & Beers Festival and Cycle Run by Wollundry Rotary Club.  We now have the list of check points call Don Dyce or Wayne Lewis for details.  More volunteers needed. 

Monday 5th October NO MEETING Labor Day NSW Holiday.  October Board Meeting at 7.00 pm TBC.

Thursday 8th October BINGO Roster:  Ian Durham (Capt) Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett, Don Dyce.

Monday 12th October CLUB ASSEMBLY & Fellowship, Discussion and Planning Meeting.

*Monday 19th October Coolamon Shire Council Mayor John Seymour and General  Manager Tony Donoghue.  N.B. VOCATIONAL VISIT AT THE SHIRE OFFICES. 6.30 SHARP {Followed by dinner at the club).

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain.

Saturday 24th October World Polio Day.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Monday 2nd November Club Assembly Fellowship and Planning Meeting.

Friday November 6th Light the Night Leukemia Foundation in memory of Greg Armstrong.  Details to follow.

*Monday 9th November Guest Speaker Dr. Leslie Weston and Leslie's Travelogue.

Wednesday 11th November November Board Meeting TBC.

Thursday 12th November BINGO Roster: Henk Hulsman (Capt.), Daryl Breust, Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne.

*Monday 16th November Guest Speaker Ann Baker Sisters Housing Enterprises Inc. (SHE Inc.) is a community based not for profit organisation providing medium term supported accommodation for single women ....

 

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


Titanic (2)

Three blokes were working on a high rise building project, Macca, Chook and Simmo. Chook falls off and is killed instantly. As the ambulance takes the body away, Simmo says,"Someone should go and tell his wife." Macca says, "OK, I`m pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it."
Two hours later, Macca comes back carrying a slab of VB. Simmo says,"Where did you get that, Macca?"
"Chook's missus gave it to me." "That's unbelievable, you told the lady her husband was dead and she
gave you beer?" Macca says, "Well not exactly. When she answered the door, I said to her, "You must be Chook`s widow."
She said, "No, I'm not a widow."
And I said, "Wanna bet me a slab"

 

 

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


Ravi

 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


Ravi Education

Every child has the right to go to school, but 58 million children around the world don't have access to basic education. Stand with Rotary and millions of other youth, teachers, parents, and advocates to Stand ‪#‎UpForSchool. Together we can create the biggest petition in history and show the world how Rotary can mobilize their communities to support education and literacy.



 WEB SITE HERE


 PRESIDENT'S SEPTEMBER MESSAGE


There was once a strong young man who was offered a job as a woodcutter. He set about his task with energy: The first week, he turned 18 trees into firewood. The second week, he worked just as hard, but was surprised to find he had chopped only 11 trees. The third week, despite working nonstop from morning till night, the number was six, and he went despairingly to the foreman to offer his resignation. "I am losing my strength. I can no longer cut as many trees as I once could."

The foreman looked at the young man, who seemed to him in fine health. "Have you thought of sharpening your ax?" he asked.

"Sharpen my ax? Who has time to sharpen an ax?" the young man asked indignantly. "I have been too busy chopping wood!"

 

FULL MESSAGE HERE.


 


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"Thank You, The President of the Republic of Kenya, for receiving the "Beyond Zero" mobile clinic on my behalf at State House, Nairobi".  First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

The mobile clinic was donated by Rotary International and delivered by Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran and members of the Rotary Clubs of Kenya.



DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700



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Young Youth

This weekend Young hosted the inbound / outbound exchange student training. The photo is of all the students involved. We wish them well on this amazing journey.

YOUTH EXCHANGE

 

Internationally-acclaimed lawyer to deliver Royce Abbey Oration in Wagga.  Sunday September 20th.


Steven Mark AM

STEVEN MARK AM

MODERN-DAY racism will be the theme of the keynote address at Rotary District 9700’s annual International Day of Peace in Wagga on September 20.

Steve Mark AM, chairman of the Australian section of the International Commission of Jurists and former president of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, will deliver the Royce Abbey Oration.

The speech will be part of Rotary’s International Day of Peace luncheon at the Wagga Country Club.

Wagga was declared a Peace City in 1993 and the concept, now known as peace communities, has spread around the world.

Cootamundra is the latest Riverina centre to me proclaimed a peace community, in November, 2014.

N. B.  Coolamon is the first Rotary Peace Town in the world.

District 9700 Web Site



ROTARY INFORMATION


Rotary Water Project

The Rollin' with Rotary team, clockwise from top left, Adam Barth, Kathy Fahy, Jason Browne, RI Director Jennifer Jones, and Marie Fallon, stop off at Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, on 6 August. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson.



Members of the news media had gathered, along with the mayor of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and a group of Rotary members, on the bank of the murky Detroit River. It was early August and the members were about to amaze the reporters on hand.



Jason Browne and Adam Barth, members of Rollin’ With Rotary, a four-person team of Rotary members who visited a dozen cities this summer, dipped a bucket into the polluted water. The reporters watched as they poured the brownish water into a filter, part of a $1,000 survival kit that Rotary and its project partner ShelterBox distribute to disaster victims worldwide. The water came out clear. Browne, Barth, and their teammates drank glassfuls and grinned broadly.

Then they invited Mayor Drew Dilkens to take a drink. “He survived,” says Rotary International Director Jennifer Jones, laughing. “And the media went nuts!” Jones, who is from Windsor, traveled with the team.


 FULL STORY HERE.


 

Rotary International Convention 2016 SEOUL.


Seoul 2016



The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

Seoul Palace

◆ Gyeongbok Palace

Yi Seong-gye founded the Chosun Dynasty in 1392 and designated Hanyang (now Seoul) as the capital. He had a new palace built there and named it Gyeongbok (Felicitous Blessing) Palace. It was burned to ashes during the Japanese invasions of Korea from 1592 to 1598 and rebuilt in 1867. Visitors to the palace can watch the royal guard changing ceremony every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the main gate.

Seoul is the ideal location for a Rotary convention and a delightful travel destination to explore. You’ll find traditional tea houses and regal palaces alongside posh shopping malls and bustling markets. Make sure to include extra time in your travel plans to experience the wonders of Seoul.

 

Warm, friendly people


Seoul may be the largest metropolis in Korea but its residents embrace visitors with a warmth more typical of a small town. Its high-tech transportation system and multilingual signs make getting around Seoul – and the convention – safe and easy. And you can stay connected to friends and family with free Wi-Fi at the convention venue.

Come to Seoul and experience the hospitality of a world-class city.

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Bukchon Hanok Village

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


 

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Sir David Attenborough Narrates.

Some of the richest and most biodiverse forests in Indonesia will soon be opened up for commercial exploitation under a plan drafted by the new government of Aceh.

The proposed spatial plan puts two huge forest conservation areas under threat. Nationally protected by Indonesian law, the 2.6 million-hectare tropical Leuser Ecosystem has been identified as one of the “world’s most irreplaceable protected areas” and is rapidly gaining support in Aceh and around the world to be fully recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Less than 6,300 Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutans remain. If this plan is passed by Indonesia’s Central Government, the Sumatran orangutan will slip into extinction within a few short years.

WEB SITE THE ORANGUTAN PROJECT

 

 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA   AUSTRALIA 


Aussie Snake

An eastern brown snake stealing a sausage right off a barbeque. The image by Newcastle reptile controller Geoff Delooze was taken at a picnic in the Blue Mountains. It shows an eastern brown snake eating a sausage whole.

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FOOTNOTE


 

Hay Run

GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS ATTEMPT HAY CONVOY TO QUEENSLAND.

The mission:  To help our farmers who are facing real hardship in the face of severe drought, get on board and help Brendan and his team out!  Phone  0439322605.

The Goal to get 100 trucks to Queensland in January so far 34 have been sponsored.

There are two ways to sponsor:

  1.  Pay for the fuel for one truck at $1,000 per truck

  2. Donate hay/straw one semi takes 42 large bales of hay or straw.


The "Burrumbuttock to Bourke" Hay run has completed 7 successful hay runs and hoping to continue helping our farmers in drought affected areas.

Donations are to be made to the Rotary Club of Sydney as they handle all monetary donations on our behalf as we are not an organisation, just a bunch of blokes trying to help out a fellow Aussie in times of hardship.


PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #10

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #10


Be a Gift to the World


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SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

 

SEPTEMBER IS ROTARY Basic Education and Literacy Month


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MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7th. 2015


Last night we had another great night of fellowship and one of our own new members as our guest speaker, Steve Exton.  Our guests were Helen Lewis and Alex Thompson, Alex has been invited to join our club and has accepted.

President Wayne welcomed all and here are his reminders for the upcoming week or so:

Volunteers needed for the Wollundry Gears and Beers Cycle event Sunday October 4th,  We have 7 volunteers now and require a further 5 at least to man the check points from 7.30 am to around lunch time.

AGM set for Monday October 26th to elect office bearers for the 2016-2017 Rotary year.

NYE Party looking great for a partnership with the Coolamon Shire and Coolamon Rotary as joint partners for this event.

N.B. Next Monday night is a board meeting with the Sports Club doing the catering.

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Steve Exton

Steve works for the Department of Primary Industries and his talk was called Cattle, Skiing, Fishing, Rugby and Family.   Steve and his family, his wife Alison and children Bill and Jenna, love to travel and has seen the Northern Lights in Scandinavia, skied at Cortina and done a lot of fishing.  Steve has fished ON a frozen river on the borders of Finland and Norway.

Steve also enjoys scuba diving meeting whale sharks and loves Rugby!  Not that there is any rugby played in Coolamon.

Steve went onto to talk in depth of his work in the Agricultural extension field as a Livestock Officer Beef Products.  Steve has been involved in many aspects of beef production including molecular genetics, the National Livestock Identification Scheme, Feedlots, drought management bush fires and floods.

Steve is now involved on some international travel with the Department and will be visiting Indonesia soon.

Welcome to our club Steve and we look forward to enjoying your company over the years to come.

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Steve Exton receives a vote of thanks and a Kangaroo money pouch from Leslie Weston.

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 BIG FISH!

 

Diary Reminders


Thursday 10th September BINGO Roster: Grahame Miles (Captain), Garth Perkin, Dick Jennings, Dave McKinley.

Friday-Sunday 11-13th September Cool Grass in Coolamon.  Volunteers for breakfast caravan duties on Sunday 13th morning at Marg and Garth's Home.  Details will follow.

Saturday September 19th.  Rebuild Nepal Spirit of Community.  Speakers Marg and Garth Perkin at Allawah Community Centre at 3.00 pm.  With the Coolamon Dance Whisperers.

Monday 14th Fellowship Meeting followed by the September Board Meeting.

*Monday 21st September Matt Quade: "Security in Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia- A Hands on Experience."

*Monday 28th September  Mrs Clarke   “My Life of Crime”

Sunday October 4th Gears & Beers Festival and Cycle Run by Wollundry Rotary Club.

*Monday 5th October NO MEETING Labor Day NSW Holiday.

Thursday 8th October BINGO Roster:  Ian Durham (Capt) Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett, Don Dyce.

*Monday 19th October Coolamon Shire Council Mayor John Seymour and General  Manager Tony Donoghue.  N.B. VOCATIONAL VISIT AT THE SHIRE OFFICES. 6.30 SHARP {Followed by dinner at the club).

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain.

Saturday 24th October World Polio Day.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Friday November 6th Light the Night Leukemia Foundation in memory of Greg Armstrong.  Details to follow.

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


 

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$Million Question

A contestant Sally, on 'Who wants to be a Millionaire?' had reached the final plateau. If she answered the next question correctly, she would win $1,000,000. If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $25,000 milestone money.

And as she suspected it would be, the million-dollar question was no pushover. It was, 'Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds? Is it:

A ) the condor

B ) the buzzard

C ) the cuckoo

D ) the vulture

The woman was on the spot. She did not know the answer. She had used up her 50/50 Lifeline and her Ask the Audience Lifeline. All that remained was her Phone-a-Friend Lifeline. She hoped she would not have to use it because her friend was, well, blonde. But she had no alternative.

She called her friend and gave her the question and the four choices.

The blonde responded unhesitatingly, 'that's easy. The answer is C: the cuckoo.'

The contestant had to make a decision and make it fast. She considered employing a reverse strategy and giving Meredith any answer except the one that her friend had given her. And considering her friend was a blonde that would seem to be the logical thing to do. But her friend had responded with such confidence, such certitude, that the contestant could not help but be convinced.

'I need an answer,' said Meredith.

Crossing her fingers, the contestant said, 'C: The cuckoo.'

'Is that your final answer?'

'Yes, that is my final answer.'

And Meredith replied, 'that answer is.... Absolutely correct! You are now a millionaire!'

Three days later, the contestant hosted a party for her family and friends, including the blonde who had helped her win the million dollars.

'Joni, I just do not know how to thank you,' said the contestant. 'How did you happen to know the right answer?'

'Oh, come on,' said the blonde. 'Everybody knows that cuckoos don't build nests. They live in clocks.'

 

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


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 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN




A wonderful story on membership from a fellow Rotarian in Mexico. Learn more about what Rotary clubs are doing to bring education and literacy to coastal communities in Nayarit, Mexico.

When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation.

In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the education of children in Nayarit since 2003, providing scholarships and libraries and rehabbing school buildings.

The lasting impact in the region is apparent.

 FULL STORY HERE.


DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700



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Some great news on the latest high ratings of our Rotary Foundation.  Often people give a donation based on emotion of a great speaker, TV show or advertisement, but never know how much ever gets to help the people. Check out the charities you support and see how they fare with this independent rating institution.

With Rotary, we volunteer and get to direct where the funds go. We often travel to visit and monitor humanitarian projects we help with. That ensures the funds get to their proper destination.

This is why I donate to our own Rotary Foundation.  Rotary gets things done. Rotary in Action!

 

Charity Navigator Results for Our Foundation.


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District 9700 Web Site



ROTARY INFORMATION


First RI Project

In 1907, the Rotary Club of Chicago, under the leadership of Rotary International Founder Paul Percy Harris, initiated the first Rotary public service project: creating a public comfort station (also known as a public toilet).

This project launched Rotary onto its "service above self" path.

Early on, Harris realized that Rotary needed a greater purpose. While Harris served as president of the Chicago Rotary Club in 1907, the club initiated its first public service project, the construction of public toilets in Chicago. This step transformed Rotary into the world’s first Service Club.  The Rotary Club of Chicago performs one of its first acts of community service. The club calls a meeting of civic organizations to establish a committee for installing city comfort stations, or public toilets, to improve sanitation.

 

Rotary International Convention 2016 SEOUL.


Seoul 2016



The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

 

Something for every Rotarian


Whether you’ve just joined Rotary or are a longtime club member, our annual convention will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Rotary. You’ll make personal connections on a global scale, discover new ideas for making positive change, and return to your club inspired and energized to take action. All this and the chance to explore Korea’s capital, Seoul.

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The Seoul convention will be a unique experience highlighted by once-in-a-lifetime activities arranged by the Host Organization Committee:

  • Tour Korea with local Rotary members

  • Enjoy stirring music and dance performances by local artists

  • Show off your talents at the Rotary Family Talent Contest


The Kintex Exhibition Centre Seoul where RICON 2016 will be held.

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LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


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Extinction is forever! September 7 is National Threatened Species Day. This national day is held each year to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936.

Our friends at www.thebrink.org.au are this year raising awareness of the plight of the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat. There are about 200 Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats left in existence. That makes them one of the most endangered mammal species in the world.

The most effective thing we can do to help the Northern Hairy-nosed wombat is to contact the Australian and Queensland Environment ministers, let them know about our concern, and ask them to help in ways that support the latest recovery plan for the Northern Hairy-nosed wombat. You will find all of the details and resources at:

http://www.thebrink.org.au/

 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


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ONLY IN AFRICA The Soft Life in Africa

A friend received this e-mail from a friend in Zim and sent me this picture and story I thought was delightful.

They had been away at a game park and on the first evening, while sitting in front of the fire in the bar, in walked a fully grown warthog.   He walked over to the bar and without a word the barman handed him a pillow.

He took the pillow in his mouth, dropped it next to the fire and promptly lay down with his head on the pillow and went to sleep where, apparently he spends the cold nights.

In the morning he's off into the bush again! My friend says that if the barman isn't there, he'll just grab a pillow off one of the couches!

Here he is, in all his glory

 

FOOTNOTE





Official Rotary International Group




What does your club do in light of this tragedy of humanity these days?


Discussion now on the LinkedIn Rotary Official page.

 

"The heartbreaking picture of a 3yo, drowned and washed ashore, has made its rounds in the media these days. Are there any clubs who have already taken action, and who can give inspiration?"


Franziska Luxhøj, Rotary Club Utrecht International

"There are several ways of helping these people. As the Rotary Club Berlin International (RCBI) we and our city are politically, regionally and locally in the middle of the biggest humanitarian challenge since World War 2. The main contribution we are currently focussing on is HELP THE HELPERS. It is almost impossible for us to be "first responders", social workers, care givers etc. as we do not have the appropriate education.

As the Director of Community Services of my club you are invited to join us in our efforts to supply the HELP FOR HELPERS. Moreover, your ideas and thoughts for an improved support are absolutely more than welcome as this humanitarian challenge is not only a tragedy but also a chance for us Europeans to prove and live humanistic values."

Best Rotarian regards from Berlin Ufu Ebcinoglu

 

Kobane Syria. {This is what the family of Aylan Kurdi left behind}. 

 
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Aylan Kurdi R.I.P.




PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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Be a Gift to the World


AUGUST IS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP MONTH


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Every club needs new members in order to be vibrant and active. New members introduce new ideas, bring fresh perspectives, and extend your club’s reach in the community.

Club members might be interested in joining a Rotary Fellowship or Rotarian Action Group, where they can have fun: • Sharing common interests or hobbies • Working with others in the same profession to make a difference • Making friends around the world • Exploring new opportunities for service

Join a Rotarian Action Group RAG

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Join our "own" RAG for Endangered Species RAGES. 

 

MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 31st. 2015


Last night we had another great turn out of members and guests.  Our guest speaker was Past President Phil McIntosh from the Rotary Club of Wollundry.  Other guests were Gabby and Bill Thompson fellow climber Alex Thompson, Di, Marilyn Jennings and Helen Lewis.

Announcements included:

Cool Grass will be in Coolamon and we need volunteers for breakfast on Sunday 13th at Garth and Marg Perkins home.  Garth Perkin reported on the Australian Rotary Health Foundation meeting in Wagga Wagga.

Dave McKinley mooted the idea of Moo Poo which was well received.

Only one entry for the bulletin prize which was wrong and the member did not attend the answer was 80.  Sorry Rod!

GUEST SPEAKER PP PHIL McINTOSH WOLLUNDRY RC

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Phil is the CEO of Commins Hendricks Solicitors and spoke on the upcoming cycling event that Wollundry are organising for Sunday October 4th.  Wollundry are looking for our club to supply 12 marshals for the event which will be coming to Coolamon.  Details can be found here:

 

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Phil went on to give a great talk on this exciting festival and how it came about due to falling income from their weekly markets in the Myers car park in Wagga Wagga.  The idea has taken shape and this year will be bigger and better and raise around $30,000.

Phil pointed out that Wollundry have raised over $2.6 million since their charter, still a young club however the largest in D9700 with around 80 members.  Their Wine and Food Festival is renowned as are their monthly farmers markets.  However Phil says that to stay relevant a club must continue to evolve and take on new ideas.

Wollundry have been great supporters of our Road MAPS to Africa projects and have donated many thousands to our projects in Africa.

This year the Gears and Beers cycle run will have a new category called The Dirty One Thirty sponsored by RAPHA Clothing. (The World's Finest Cycling Clothing and Accessories).

There are 5 categories in this event and all are timed to finish at the opening of the Beer and Cider Festival.

Rtn. Dave McKinley gave a vote of thanks to Phil.

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PP Phil receives a Kangaroo money pouch from Dave McKinley.

Following Phil's talk there was a short video shown on the PHFs presentation in Hout Bay last Tuesday night.  A full story follows in this bulletin.

 

MOUNT KILIMANJARO 8 YEARS ON:


Our team from Australia and representing Coolamon Road MAPS to Africa projects climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2007.  10 of the team of 16 reached Uhuru Peak at 19,340 feet high.  We also had 4 reach Stella Point.  We raised over $75,000 on this climb.  How time flies!

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The Climbers:  Anna Khuzwayo, Sharon Daishe, Narelle Rodway, Craig Corrigan, Bob Kendell, Tim Jenkinson, Mandy Watson, Linda O' Neill, Kate O' Neill, Kathryn Gettingby, Belinda Nowland, Quinn Hart, Peter Sparks, Michael Dorrian, Mark Horton & John Glassford.

 

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HOUT BAY NEWS


Coolamon Rotary through our Road MAPS to Africa projects and in particular the Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, recognised PP Butch Liebenberg with a PHF Sapphire pin.  We also recognised Sister Esther Carolus from Coolamon House in Hout Bay with a PHF.  There will be a full report in Bay Breezes the bulletin from our twin club enclosed.

 

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President Peter Dutton (with collar), presenting PP Butch Liebenberg with his PHF Sapphire Pin.  To Butch's left at the rostrum is PP Patrick McLaughlin PHF+1.



 

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Diary Reminders


Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.  Canberra Australian Rotary Success Conference & Youth Summit 2015 At the Hellenic Club.

*Monday 7th September Guest Speaker: Steve Exton “ Something Interesting”

Friday-Sunday 11-13th September Cool Grass in Coolamon.  Volunteers for breakfast caravan duties on Sunday 13th morning at Marg and Garth's Home.  Details will follow.

Saturday September 19th.  Rebuild Nepal Spirit of Community.  Speakers Marg and Garth Perkin at Allawah Community Centre at 3.00 pm.  With the Coolamon Dance Whisperers.

Thursday 10th September BINGO Roster: Grahame Miles (Captain), Garth Perkin, Dick Jennings, Dave McKinley.

Monday 14th Fellowship Meeting followed by the September Board Meeting.

*Monday 21st September Matt Quade: "Security in Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia- A Hands on Experience."

Sunday October 4th Gears & Beers Festival and Cycle Run by Wollundry Rotary Club.

*Monday 5th October NO MEETING Labor Day NSW Holiday.

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain.

Saturday 24th October World Polio Day.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Friday November 6th Light the Night Leukemia Foundation in memory of Greg Armstrong.  Details to follow.

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


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A doctor and his wife were having a blazing row at breakfast. He shouted at her "You're not very good in bed either". With that he stormed off to work. By dinner time he had calmed down and decided to phone his wife to apologise. He rang her and after about three minutes she finally answered.



"Why did you take so long answering the phone "



"I was in bed". 



"What were you doing in bed this time of the day?"



"Getting a second opinion."


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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


I visited Rotary club members in Reno, Nevada, where I attended a District 5190 dinner and visited Veterans House, a project supported by local Rotary clubs.

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With Rotarian CEO Noreen Leary at Veterans Guest House, a special facility that provides free accommodations to veterans and their families receiving treatment at an adjacent veterans hospital. Great involvement from local Rotary clubs.

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700



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Australia Rotary Health held very successful workshop last week, introducing three of our Indigenous medical Scholarship holders and outlining their dreams for the future. Each of them comes from Broken Hill and is studying at Charles Sturt Uni here in Wagga Wagga. The night was a perfect opportunity to have them all together as they were doing practical sessions on campus.

 

Taylor Degoumoi, Julieanne Hall, and Joanne Scoble all expressed their thanks to the sponsoring clubs, and outlined just what this meant for their future.  There were more than 40 Rotarians attending,representing a great number of clubs who were within reasonable driving reach, and all went home with a feeling that the programme was well worthwhile.


If you would like to sponsor an Indigenous Student, it is just $2500, which is then matched by ARH and its sponsors.
Six clubs from 9700 currently sponsor students, which is excellent.



It is very interesting that there is more than 93% of scholarship students who are able to graduate, which is outstanding.



District 9700 Web Site



ROTARY INFORMATION


UN Day

ROTARY DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Rotary’s relationship with the United Nations dates back to 1945 when some 49 Rotary members acted as delegates, advisors and consultants at the United Nations Charter Conference. Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status possible with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization.

Rotary and the United Nations have a long history of working together and sharing similar visions for a more peaceful world.

In 1942, Rotary clubs from 21 nations organized a conference in London to develop a vision for advancing education, science, and culture after World War II. That event was a precursor to UNESCO. In 1945, 49 Rotarians went to San Francisco to help draft the UN Charter. Rotary and the UN have been close partners ever since, a relationship that’s apparent through PolioPlus and work with UN agencies.

“The invitation to Rotary International to participate in the United Nations Conference as consultant to the United States delegation was not merely a gesture of good will and respect toward a great organization. It was a simple recognition of the practical part Rotary’s members have played and will continue to play in the development of understanding among nations. The representatives of Rotary were needed at San Francisco and, as you well know, they made a considerable contribution to the Charter itself, and particularly to the framing of provisions for the Economic and Social Council.”

 

Rotary International Convention 2016 SEOUL.


Seoul 2016



The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

 

Something for every Rotarian


Whether you’ve just joined Rotary or are a longtime club member, our annual convention will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Rotary. You’ll make personal connections on a global scale, discover new ideas for making positive change, and return to your club inspired and energized to take action. All this and the chance to explore Korea’s capital, Seoul.

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The Seoul convention will be a unique experience highlighted by once-in-a-lifetime activities arranged by the Host Organization Committee:

  • Tour Korea with local Rotary members

  • Enjoy stirring music and dance performances by local artists

  • Show off your talents at the Rotary Family Talent Contest


 

The Kintex Exhibition Centre Seoul where RICON 2016 will be held.

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LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


This week a major signature for the Say No! Campaign in Jeremy Irons.


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Jeremy Irons says no. A legend in our books. A total honour to have him on our campaign. A man with a big heart and a big voice. From “Save Ireland’s Forests”,“Climate Revolution”, abolishing the death penalty with “Amnesty International” to his work with “Greenpeace - Save The Arctic”, and his epic narration for the amazing films “Seeds Of Freedom” and "Trashed", which we adore, the list is endless.

His input in changing the world for a better place is outstanding, especially the plastic and pollution issues of our oceans and world. We can’t praise it enough.  An incredible man. Thank you Jeremy Irons

Welcome aboard Jeremy!

THE RED ELEPHANTS OF TSAVO NATIONAL PARK KENYA

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Aren’t Tsavo’s herds awe-inspiring?

Home to Kenya’s largest herds, right now, the Park is experiencing its dry season – typically a time when poaching activities increase.

It means we’re deploying the full force of our Aerial Support, Anti-Poaching Teams and Mobile Vet Units in the fight to keep these wondrous pachyderms safe. Find out more:www.dswt.org

 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


Zebra-Jumo

Not photo shopped:  I used to know a man in Nairobi who rode a zebra into town, a bit eccentric but he could ride.

 

FOOTNOTE


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G.S.E. Group Study Exchange.


Those of you who have been in Rotary for a wee while will remember the G.S.E. programme of the Rotary Foundation.   We had many such visits form G.S.E. teams and I am sure you will remember the Scottish team from District 1010.  I have kept in touch with all 4 members of the team and last week Anne Sutherland wrote with a photo of her brand new twins.  I do miss G.S.E.

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L-R , Jamie Harrison, Team Leader Peter Farr, Amanda Ingram, Mark Bryce and Anne Sutherland.

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Feel so thankful and blessed to have created the most amazing little humans in the world. We are choosing not to put pictures on Facebook so this is our one and only. Rosanna on the left cuddled into Roxanne on the right. Lots of love Anne xxxxx.

 

 
PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.






Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #08

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Be a Gift to the World


AUGUST IS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP MONTH


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Our three Lady Rotarians:


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Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne

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Dr. Leslie Weston

 

PROUD TO BE A ROTARIAN


Why did you join Rotary?  So many good reasons Service Above Self covers just about all the avenues we can serve within Rotary.  I chose international service but sometimes many other reasons and events go to confirm that there is no better organisation to belong to.  This week many Rotarian friends joined to present some of the proceeds from the Rotary Mount Kenya ANZAC Day 2015 Climb to Legacy Australia.  Here are a few photos from the event held at Legacy House in Wagga Wagga on Friday.

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So many excellent reasons to join Rotary.

 

MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 24th. 2015


Last night we had many guests too numerous to list here however notable guests were DG Gary Roberts and Marilyn Roberts with PDG John Egan and Maria Egan attending. The reason to hear Grahame Miles talk on Liverpool and the musicians that Liverpool produced.

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Grahame Miles in his shop Treats & Treasures in Coolamon.

Grahame and Sharon Miles visited Liverpool and other parts of the UK recently and came back with a wonderful talk on their visit to Liverpool and in particular to the Cavern.

Beatles

The first concert by the Beatles at The Cavern Club, over a lunchtime on 9th February 1961 - 54 years ago - was hardly an auspicious affair.

Grahame spoke at length of the artists that Liverpool produced in the 60's and we even sang along to some of the songs.  Liverpool was heavily bombed during WWII and the spirit of the people was lifted by music and some great music.

Grahame encouraged us all to visit Liverpool and the many museum there dedicated to that time when Cilla Black and The Beatles reigned supreme.   Grahame finished his talk with a tribute to the late Cilla Black.

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Diary Reminders


 *Monday 31st August. Guest Speaker PP Phil McIntosh Wollundry Rotary on the Wollundry Cycle Race Sunday October 4th including the Beer and Cider festival.

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.  Canberra Australian Rotary Success Conference & Youth Summit 2015 At the Hellenic Club.

*Monday 7th September Guest Speaker: Steve Exton “ Something Interesting”

Friday-Sunday 11-13th September Cool Grass in Coolamon.  Volunteers for breakfast caravan duties on Sunday 13th morning at Marg and Garth's Home.  Details will follow.

Saturday September 19th.  Rebuild Nepal Spirit of Community.  Speakers Marg and Garth Perkin at Allawah Community Centre at 3.00 pm.  With the Coolamon Dance Whisperers.

Thursday 10th September BINGO Roster: Grahame Miles (Captain), Garth Perkin, Dick Jennings, Dave McKinley.

Monday 14th Fellowship Meeting followed by the September Board Meeting.

*Monday 21st September Matt Quade: "Security in Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia- A Hands on Experience."

*Monday 5th October NO MEETING Labor Day NSW Holiday.

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Friday November 6th Light the Night Leukemia Foundation in memory of Greg Armstrong.  Details to follow.

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


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On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

So God agreed......

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God agreed......

On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed again...... On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God. "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.


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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


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August, Membership and New Club Development Month, is an ideal time to discuss membership strategies for the year.  Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

Jennifer Jacobson, a police constable in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, took part in a Rotary-sponsored Group Study Exchange (GSE) to Japan in 2009 after reading a post by a colleague and former participant.

“It was a life-changing experience, absolutely fantastic,” says Jacobson, who joined a physical therapist, a music therapist, and a retail manager on the trip.

“Because they had limited translators, we went everywhere together and learned about each other’s professions. Our Japanese hosts made sure we experienced everything.

“What really hooked me on Rotary, though, was the experience I got from the Rotarians in Japan. The kindness and the support and the welcoming nature were overwhelming.”

A few years later, Jacobson was accepted into the three-month Rotary Peace Center program at . The experience cemented her decision to join Rotary.



Why did you join Rotary?


 

Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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PDG Fred Loneragan, John Glassford David Scoble Legacy President Wagga Wagga and DG Gary Roberts.  

Presentation of the proceeds form the Rotary Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Day Climb at Legacy House in Wagga Wagga Friday 21st August 2015.

 

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From the Rotary Club of Kooringal..a unique incentive for Membership Development!

Sid Clarke generously offered to donate an excellent pewter mug, engraved, to new members who join this year. So, let’s keep a lookout for new members who can commit to community service and in return enrich their life. Membership month is still on, so it would be good if a member or two can take the initiative and invite a prospective member to the meeting this coming Wednesday, August 26, which features a useful speaker and topic.


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ROTARY INFORMATION


I have been asked to explain what is a Paul Harris Fellow?  This information comes from our neighbouring District 9710 centered around Canberra.

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What is a Paul Harris Fellow?


When $US 1,000 is contributed to The Rotary Foundation, a request can be made for an individual to be recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow; that person can be a Rotarian or a member of the community who is not a Rotarian.

Some of the misconceptions or misunderstanding surrounding a Paul Harris Fellow are:

  • There is no such thing as a Paul Harris Fellowship, and it is not an award; it is simply recognition. When a Club contributes $US 1000 to The Rotary Foundation, the Club sets its own criteria for naming a Paul Harris Fellow. Usually this is done to recognise an outstanding commitment to the Club or the community.

  • A personal contribution of $US1000 and the subsequent recognition of a Paul Harris Fellow should be encouraged not criticised; it is a donation to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own charity and, therefore, every Rotarian’s own charity.

  • Recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow was never intended to be an award and certainly is not Rotary International’s highest award, although it is an honour to be named a Paul Harris Fellow.

  • Honorary Membership is the highest distinction that a Club may bestow on a Rotarian and should only be bestowed in exceptional cases for meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals and for support of the Rotary cause.

  • Club Presidents may also award one Avenues of Service Citation each year to a Club Rotarian.

  • The highest award an individual Rotarian can receive is the Service Above Self Award; only a maximum of 150 are awarded each year by the Board of Rotary International.

  • Being named a Paul Harris Fellow is not unique. There are over 1.2 million Paul Harris Fellows worldwide.


MORE HERE.


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Rotary International Convention 2016 SEOUL.


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The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

 

Something for every Rotarian


Whether you’ve just joined Rotary or are a longtime club member, our annual convention will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Rotary. You’ll make personal connections on a global scale, discover new ideas for making positive change, and return to your club inspired and energized to take action. All this and the chance to explore Korea’s capital, Seoul.

The Seoul convention will be a unique experience highlighted by once-in-a-lifetime activities arranged by the Host Organization Committee:

  • Tour Korea with local Rotary members

  • Enjoy stirring music and dance performances by local artists

  • Show off your talents at the Rotary Family Talent Contest


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LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


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Our rhino consultant Dr. William Fowlds sends us a special message.



Besureis appeared in concert in London over the weekend singing this composition of theirs called Say NO!  It is a protest on hunting.



Duke Ingram and Rubin Besureis make up the core of this band great lyrics and an inspiring message.  Duke and Rubin are responsible for the amazing signatures that we have received for our poster campaign.

 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


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This for our friends in South Africa going through load shedding.

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This one for President Wayne and Helen Lewis.

 

FOOTNOTE


 

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RAGES and Coolamon Rotary on the big screen in Saint Pancras Church of England in London for Lion AID:

This last Friday Lion AID put on a concert in Trafalgar Square and Saint Pancras Church in London.  Part of the night included a video message from Dr Jane Goodall and John Glassford Chair RAGES.

Duke Ingram and his band Besureis sang for the lions and especially for Cecil.

Here are some photos of the night.  Click on the thumb nail for a larger version.

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PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


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Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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Be a Gift to the World


AUGUST IS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP MONTH


 

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INDUCTION OF DARYL BREUST.


Tonight our District Governor Gary Roberts inducted our newest member to our club Daryl Breust.  Daryl  is a builder and was accompanied by his wife Jan Breust.  A great start to our meeting with the DG.

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DG Gary Roberts, Rtn. Daryl Breust and President Wayne Lewis.

Welcome Daryl and Jan to our club and we look forward to working with you in Rotary.

 

MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 17th. 2015


DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S VISIT


Our guests tonight DG Gary Roberts, Marilyn Roberts, Marilyn Jennings, Helen Lewis, Susan Glassford, Maureen Hulsman, Jan Breust, Heather McKinley, Jan Nulty and Clare Munro.  Together with 14 of our members.

Tonight we had the pleasure of the visit of District Governor District 9700 Gary Roberts and his wife Marilyn Roberts on the annual visit of our Governor.   DG Gary started his Rotary journey in 1981 when he joined the Rotary Club of Kooringal.  Gary went onto create a new club in Wagga Wagga called WW Murrumbidgee where he is still a member.

DG Gary outlined his goals for his year as Governor including:

  •  Be a gift to the world in service above self and do great things.

  • Institute peace in society as Rotary's first peace town in the world Coolamon has led the way.

  • Keep Rotary in the mind of the people of Coolamon by leaving a strong club for the future generations of Coolamon.

  • Make our club THE club/association that the people of Coolamon want to join.

  • Attend the D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga 22nd - 24th April 2016.

  • Walk the streets of Coolamon and invite interested people to join us.

  • Support our Foundation.


As with all positions such as being a District Governor there is always a strong person behind the man/woman.  In this case it is Marilyn Roberts who spoke on the Rotary Foundation and Marilyn spoke passionately about maternal and child health one of the six areas of focus for our work around the world with the Rotary Foundation.

Marilyn asked us to join her in supporting the great work of the Foundation in this area where:

  • 30,000 women die each year in Africa through child birth.


Marilyn went on to outline how we can support our Foundation:

  1. Honouring partners behind the member with a Paul Harris Fellowship.

  2. Become a Centurion with an annual donation of $100.

  3. Attend a fund raising in Wagga Wagga on 12th November.


Wayne thanked Gary and Marilyn and went on to remind members that next week we have Grahame  Miles as our guest speaker on Liverpool and the Beatles.

Cool Grass Brunch Saturday 12th September volunteers wanted to man the caravan expected 50 customers.

ON this Friday at the Legacy Building in Wagga Wagga the Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Day team is presenting a cheque for $12,760 to the Lachlan Branch of Legacy. Time 2.00 pm and  you are all welcome to join us.

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DG Gary and Marilyn Roberts with Jan and Daryl Breust

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Ted Hutcheon new Grandfather of Rocco shouts the traditional port.

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Don Dyce, Grahame Miles  and Susan Glassford

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Jan Breust.

 

Diary Reminders


Friday 21st August Legacy Presentation 2.00 pm in Wagga Wagga All Welcome.


Friday 21st August Hospital Trivia Night at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club. Book a table of 8 $10 per person.  7.00 pm start call Kathy Goss 6927 3447 or Maree Jennings on 6927 3074.  

*Monday 24th August Grahame Miles History of Liverpool England.

*Monday 31st August. Guest Speaker PP Phil McIntosh Wollundry Rotary on the Wollundry Cycle Race Sunday October 4th including the Beer and Cider festival.

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.  Canberra Australian Rotary Success Conference & Youth Summit 2015 At the Hellenic Club.

*Monday 7th September Guest Speaker: Steve Exton “ Something Interesting”

Thursday 10th September BINGO Roster: Grahame Miles (Captain), Garth Perkin, Dick Jennings, Dave McKinley.

Monday 14th Fellowship Meeting followed by the September Board Meeting.

*Monday 21st September Matt Quade: "Security in Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia- A Hands on Experience."

*Monday 5th October NO MEETING Labor Day NSW Holiday.

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


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Proudly showing off his newly-leased downtown apartment to a couple of friends late one night, a drunk Maori led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong hanging on the wall.


'What's that big brass gong for?' one of the friend's asked.


'Issss nod a gong. Issss a talking Australian clock' he drunkenly replied.


'A talking Australian clock - seriously?'


'Yup.' 'Hmmm (hic).'


'How's it work?' the second friend asked, squinting at it.


'Just watch' he said. He picked up a hammer, gave the gong an 'ear-shattering bash' and stepped back.


His three mates stood looking at one another for a moment in astounded silence.


Suddenly, an Australian voice from the other side of the wall screamed, 'For goodness sake, you stupid Kiwi It's ten past three in the morning !!!'


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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


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Ravi in Seoul


I am currently in Seoul, Korea and had the great pleasure of meeting Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. He has promised his government's full support during the Rotary convention in  Seoul next year. Register now: http://www.riconvention.org

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Be sure to join me on 19 August at 1:00 pm CDT for a Twitter chat on Why You Joined Rotary. Follow me on Twitter (http://buff.ly/1PcNJA2) and use #RotaryChatto participate: http://buff.ly/1PcNJA5

 

Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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The cake cutting at Carrington Park in the Rotunda. We were entertained by Sing Australia and the Young School of Music Band and enjoyed the BBQ along with tea coffee and the cake . A great afternoon celebration for the Heritage Walk Opening.


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Young Rotary Club opened the Rotary Heritage Walk of Young. A big crowd witnessed the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon by Mayor John Walker, Indigenous junior representative Crystal Watterson and DG Gary Roberts.

This has been a long standing project of the Young club, and has come to fruition under the final leadership of Graham and Margaret Fathers. President Judith Hall also paid tribute to the others who had played a big leading part in finally seeing this project come alive.



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ROTARY INFORMATION


MAKE UP MEETINGS ON TRAVELING.

Did you know that you’re welcome to attend any club’s meeting, anywhere in the world? Use the Club Finder tool or download the Club Locator app to find a meeting when you travel. Find out more tips about your membership: http://bit.ly/adozenways

One of the best parts of being in Rotary is that when you travel just about anywhere in the world you will find a local Rotary club.  Here you can meet the locals and learn about their town, city and country.  You can also exchange our club  banner with the banner of the club you are visiting.  Then bring the banner and memories back to Coolamon and add them to our collection.

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Exchanging banners at the Rotary Club of Newlands in South Africa.  This club meets at the Western Province Cricket Club Sports Centre Newlands in Cape Town.

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Where our banners are displayed so many now from so many Rotary clubs.

 

RICON 2016 SEOUL.


Seoul 2016



The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

 

Something for every Rotarian


Whether you’ve just joined Rotary or are a longtime club member, our annual convention will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Rotary. You’ll make personal connections on a global scale, discover new ideas for making positive change, and return to your club inspired and energized to take action. All this and the chance to explore Korea’s capital, Seoul.

The Seoul convention will be a unique experience highlighted by once-in-a-lifetime activities arranged by the Host Organization Committee:

  • Tour Korea with local Rotary members

  • Enjoy stirring music and dance performances by local artists

  • Show off your talents at the Rotary Family Talent Contest


 

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LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.




Rhinos in the OUTBACK:


African rhinoceros to be moved to Australia to prevent extinction.


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African rhinoceros are to be flown to Australia to save them from extinction.

Secure breeding herds will be established in the Outback later this year to make sure the heavily poached species survive.

The group behind the ambitious plan - The Australian Rhino Project (ARP) - said it hoped to ensure the survival of the heavily poached species by creating secure breeding herds in the country.

African rhino currently face a relentless onslaught from organised poaching syndicates armed with high powered rifles and night vision equipment after their horn.

 

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JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


One man's trash is another man's eyewear! Meet Kenyan junk artist Cyrus Kabiru!

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FOOTNOTE


Following on Marilyn Robert's talk last night on our Foundation I would like to let our members new old and thinking of joining us that our Club Coolamon has raised a large amount of funds that we sent to our Foundation around $25,000 following the Mount Kilimanjaro Climb in 2007.  This money was returned to us as a matching grant for the Medical Care Clinic in Hout Bay, Cape Town South Africa.

This clinic known as Coolamon,on House saves lives each and every day through their programme Operation Medical Hope.  It is here that maternal health and child  care are front and centre with their work in the prevention of the transmission of the HIV virus from mother to child.  This among many programmes they have for the population of the township in Hout Bay.  Our small club has pulled it's  weight for our Foundation and enjoyed the returns.

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PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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Be a Gift to the World

 

 

AUGUST IS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP MONTH


 

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MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 10th. 2015


Apologies President Wayne Lewis.

Our guest tonight was Daryl Breust attending his last meeting as a potential member of our club.  The Board has extended an invitation to Daryl to join our club.

Tonight we had a fellowship meeting followed by the August Board meeting.  Tonight it was the turn of Don Dyce our President Elect to give a 10 minute summary of his life to date.

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Don and Sally at Diani Beach Kenya.

Don Dyce has had a full and varied life however his love is farming and that is what he has been doing for many years.  Don has many old friends in the club going back to school in Coolamon and beyond.  His family settled in the Coolamon area in 1896.  Don has three children by his first wife.

Don is an enterprising man and started his journey by raising a few pigs and on sale were enough to get him started in real estate in Wagga.  He has been an artist and a writer and then went back to the land on the retirement of his father.  Don purchased the next door property from PP Bill Innes, now passed on,  so Don's connections ot Coolamon Rotary go back a long way and we look forward to his year as our President 2016-2017.

I got to know Don a whole lot better by climbing Mount Kenya with him.  It is here he was called "BP" the quiet achiever and that he is.  Don seen below leading the Rotary team up Mount Kenya to the summit of Point Lenana.

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Don Dyce Rotarian Climber and Farmer

So far we have raised around $45,000 from the climb for our beneficiaries including Legacy Australia.

Thank you Don for your support and leadership on this adventure!!!

 

 

***REMINDER***


Next Monday night we have the annual visit of our District Governor and his wife.  DG Gary Roberts and Marilyn Roberts will be with us from 5.30 pm for the Executive, 6.00 pm with the full Board and 6.30 pm for fellowship and to meet all of our members and their partners.

DG Gary will be our speaker for the night.  Smart casual is the go, ties if you want.  Please join us to hear what Rotary International and our District 9700 is doing this Rotary year.

DG Gary and Family

 

DG Gary Roberts and his family. {Photo credit PDG John Egan}.

 

Diary Reminders



BINGO Roster Thursday August 13th:   Ian Jennings (Captain), Henk Hulsman, Don Dyce, John Nulty.

*Monday August 17th DG Gary Roberts Official Visit. All welcome bring your partners.

Friday 21st August Hospital Trivia Night at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club. Book a table of 8 $10 per person.  7.00 pm start call Kathy Goss 6927 3447 or Maree Jennings on 6927 3074.  

*Monday 24th August Grahame Miles History of Liverpool England.

*Monday 7th September Guest Speaker: Steve Exton “ Something Interesting”

Monday 14th Fellowship Meeting followed by the September Board Meeting.

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.  Canberra Australian Rotary Success Conference & Youth Summit 2015 At the Hellenic Club.

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain.

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


 

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A funeral procession pulled into a cemetery. Several carloads of family members followed a black truck towing a boat with a coffin in it.
A passer-by remarked, "That guy must have been a very avid fisherman."
"Oh, he still is," remarked one of the mourners. As a matter of fact, he's headed off to the lake as soon as we bury his wife."

 

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


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Africa goes one year without a case of polio


Just a few days from now, on 11 August, we will mark a tremendous milestone: one full year without a single case of polio caused by wild poliovirus in Africa.

The magnitude of this achievement can hardly be overstated. A polio-free Africa has been within sight, so near and yet so far, for over a decade. The hard work and commitment that have brought us to this point have been nothing short of heroic. Tens of thousands of health workers reached hundreds of millions of children with vaccine, in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable. Together, we have done what once seemed impossible: We have stopped polio in Africa.

Yet this progress, momentous as it is, is still fragile. As long as polio exists in the two remaining endemic countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the virus still has the potential to spread and to spark new outbreaks. Now, more than ever, we need the power of all of Rotary to carry us through to the end: not just a polio-free Africa, but a polio-free world.

Wherever you live, whether your country has just conquered polio or has been polio-free for decades, we need your voice, and your help. I ask all of you to read and use the materials in thistool kit to find ways to raise awareness in your community, and beyond. We need every Rotarian, in every Rotary club, to be talking about polio: making sure that media outlets report on our progress and our elected officials see polio eradication as a global priority. Your grassroots work helps drive the increased media coverage we have seen in the past year, which in turn drives global backing of our work to eradicate polio. Together, we will keep polio front and center in our communities and on our national agendas, keeping up the energy and the momentum that will push us through to the finish.

The battle in Africa has, for the moment, been won, but we need the strength of every Rotarian to help us win the war. Together, we will End Polio Now and truly Be a Gift to the World.

Warm regards,
K.R. Ravindran
President, Rotary International

Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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 Experience: Victor Escat from France, Katarina Janzon from Sweden and Yohsuke Takata from Japan are enjoying studying in Wagga. Picture: Les Smith. Wagga Wagga Advertiser.

 

While the rest of us are shivering this winter Swedish exchange student, Katarina Janzon, feels quite comfortable with winters at home generally getting down to minus 20 degrees.



Katarina is currently studying at Wagga High School with two other exchange students, Victor Escat  from France and Yoh Takata from Japan.

The three students are on the Rotary Youth Exchange for 12 months staying with host families around Wagga.

With 1040 students Wagga high is a lot bigger than Katarina’s school at home which has just 150 students.

At home, the school day is shorter, classes are longer and students cannot choose their subjects.

Victor’s school in France is around the same size as Wagga and he cannot choose subjects and the school day is much longer.

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District 9700 Web Site

 


ROTARY INFORMATION


THE LOST GIRLS OF SOUTH SUDAN AND THE ROTARIAN WHO FOUND THEM.


 

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Photo Credit: LuAnn Cadd


Groenendijk and younger kids take a break from jumping on the center's trampoline. Staff say it's her energy that holds Confident Children out of Conflict together.

From the of The Rotarian

The girls were alone. Their families were dead, or gone, or lost in the broken landscape of southern Sudan. They had nowhere to turn, and no one to turn to. Some lived in the market, others in the cemetery. When Cathy Groenendijk saw them, she couldn’t help herself. She offered them tea, then some food, then a place to sleep in her guesthouse.
“In the morning, we would sit together and talk about what had happened the night before,” Groenendijk remembers. “And what I heard I could not believe. I could not believe it.”

One girl’s father had died, and after the funeral, she never saw her mother again. She was living on the streets with some other kids when four men started chasing them. The other girls were faster. She fell behind and was caught and raped by all four men. Groenendijk knew a doctor who repaired the physical damage, saving her life.

 

 

FULL STORY HERE


 

RICON 2016 SEOUL.


Seoul 2016



The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.

 

Something for every Rotarian


Whether you’ve just joined Rotary or are a longtime club member, our annual convention will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Rotary. You’ll make personal connections on a global scale, discover new ideas for making positive change, and return to your club inspired and energized to take action. All this and the chance to explore Korea’s capital, Seoul.

The Seoul convention will be a unique experience highlighted by once-in-a-lifetime activities arranged by the Host Organization Committee:

  • Tour Korea with local Rotary members

  • Enjoy stirring music and dance performances by local artists

  • Show off your talents at the Rotary Family Talent Contest


RICON 2016

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


Surfers

A huge thanks to Martin “Pottz” Potter, Kelly Slater, Owen Wright for signing our Say No poster. You guys are amazing. What an honour.

Please check out their incredible day arranged by Brent Cook from Chipembere Rhino Foundation (CRF) along with the World Surf League (WSL) who spear-headed the involvement of the top athletes competing on the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour with CRF and the foundation’s efforts in rhino conservation.

http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/130857/chipembere-slater-wright?isearch=true&scategory=all

 

Today August 10th is World Lion Day


Here is a stark reminder of what has happened ot their population.

Lions

 

JOIN RAGES HERE.




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RAGES WEB SITE


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


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Elephant plumber!

 

FOOTNOTE


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Ian H.S. Riseley, of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2017-18. He will become the president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge him.

Riseley says that meaningful partnerships with corporations and other organizations are crucial to Rotary’s future.

“We have the programs and personnel and others have available resources,” says Riseley. “Doing good in the world is everyone’s goal. We must learn from the experience of the polio eradication program to maximize our public awareness exposure for future partnerships.”

 

 
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PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species


Don’t  forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.


Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston

Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/

Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#
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The Kilimanjaro Guinness World Record Climb.. is for Rotarians in Action

Challenge yourself join the Rotary Club of Nairobi East and climb Kili!



 
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