Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #03

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #03


Be a Gift to the World

 

 

JULY IS ROTARY NEW YEAR MONTH




During July, Rotarians celebrate the new Rotary year with new leaders new plans and renewed focus on Service Above Self.  Have a great Rotary New Year!

DG Gary Roberts and Marilyn Roberts visit is on Monday 17th August.

Bring your goals and ideas along for this Rotary year.  Maybe write them down on coloured post notes for the DG's wall!


 

 

 

MEETING MONDAY JULY 20th. 2015


We had several guests including our speaker Dr Jane Quinn from Charles Sturt University.  In all 13 members attended with some potential new members.  Daryl Breust, John Franklin, John Bond, Andrew Quinn and Helen Lewis.

President Wayne Lewis welcomed everyone and we got straight down to business.  There is a fund raising at the Allawah Lodge on August 1st for Nepal.  Contact Annette on 0428 560 082.

Dick Jennings informed us that the cut off for donations ot the Operation Hope appeal is set for Monday 27th July.

John Glassford reminded members that there is a Mount Kenya Climb Post Mortem on Saturday at 11.00 am in Temora at the Ex-Services Club.

Dr Jane Quinn gave a very interesting talk on toxicity in some of our plants grown in the area.  Jane said that the toxic plants cost upwards of $180 million in stock losses annually in the Southern region some of these plants are the panicum species such as Hairy Panic.  Grazing hairy panic causes severe liver damage.

Jane went on to describe a toxicological detective story on a case where the poisoning was not diagnosed correctly until they traced the movement of the animals. In this case it was due to grazing on the amaranthus plant found in a paddock where the animals only stayed for a short period the property was near Uranquinty.

Monday 21 August 01 Monday 21 August 02 Monday 21 August 03

Grazier PE Don Dyce presents Jane with our Kangaroo Money Pouch.


Diary Reminders


Saturday July 25th Mount Kenya Post Mortem Meeting Temora Ex Services Club 11.00 am.

*Monday July 27th.  Guest Speaker Steven Grinter Coolamon on INDIA Hands on Volunteering.

Monday August 3rd Meeting with Past AG Alan Sharp: Rotary Back to Basics

Monday 10th August Normal Meeting followed by Board Meeting.  All welcome to attend.

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

*Monday August 17th DG Gary Roberts Official Visit.

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

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

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


 

 

Fishing

 

 

The Bagpipes

Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.
There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late.

I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man

And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head was hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothing like that before and I've been puttin' in septic tanks for more than twenty years................"

 

James Pond

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


Ravi in Hawaii

I traveled to Hawaii to take part in the centennial celebrations of the Rotary Club of Honolulu. While there, Vanathy and I visited the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, where the Rotary Club of Honolulu is modernizing their gym as part of their centenary project.

 



Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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DG GARY AND HIS GIFT WALL

DG Wall

At District Changeover I requested all guests to write on a post it note their Gift To The World.  I was amazed at the responses and have created a “Gift Wall” in my Rotary office at home. I find them inspirational, gifts included, love, time, enthusiasm leadership, New Rotarians, New Clubs.

Marilyn and I are looking forward to meeting as many club members and partners as possible. The program for my visits will focus on making our clubs “The Place To Be” and inclusion of our partners in Rotary.

Please encourage all to come and bring their partners.  I promise an interesting program and Marilyn will assist with a presentation to your partners. It will not be a dull D.G visit but hopefully inspiring and uplifting as we talk about Peace, Youth Programs and Business in Rotary.

I look forward to “breaking the mould” and bringing new life to Rotary D9700 at Coolamon on Monday August  17th.

D9700 E Directory

Available now on the D9700 Web Site.

District 9700 Web Site

 


ROTARY INFORMATION


AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS TAKE OPPORTUNITY BY THE HORNS




The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long.

The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of schooling in Australia, an alternative education for students with troubled backgrounds. For many of them, Bisley Farm is the best chance for them to improve their lives.

 

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.


This bouncing bundle of energy is the calf of poaching survivor Thandi.

Read more about Thandi’s story.

Rhino are known to be able to reach speeds of 48 – 64 km per hour (30 - 40 miles per hour), something that our young Thembi is working very hard to achieve! A rhino calf will more than likely never meet its father but rhino mothers have a very nurturing nature. Thandi will be close to her calf Thembi for the next 2.5 years to keep an eye on her and protect her.

Did you meet Thandi and Thembi while on safari at Kariega? We would love to hear about your encounters with this inspiring pair.



Thembi playing with the wildebeests.
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Thembi and her mum Thandi taken by JJG May 2015 at Kariega.

 

Russell

Next to Say NO!

 

JOIN RAGES HERE.




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RAGES WEB SITE


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


scardy cats

King of the jungle??

 

FOOTNOTE


 

Shark

 

 

 

Shark Sprongbok



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 #02

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #02


Be a Gift to the World

 

 

 

JULY IS ROTARY NEW YEAR MONTH




During July, Rotarians celebrate the new Rotary year with new leaders new plans and renewed focus on Service Above Self.  Have a great Rotary New Year!

NYRotary


Yes we have New Rotary Year Resolutions!

 

 

MEETING MONDAY JULY 13th. 2015


Group 1


Last night we had a general meeting followed by a board meeting.  15 members attended a good roll up especially as it was a very cold night.  Myffy Collette gave a 3 minute presentation on her life which was most enjoyable.


Myffy was born in Yorkshire and went to a boarding school.  At 19 Myffy was working as a beauty consultant for Elizabeth Arden where she met an Australian girl and decided to migrate to Australia.  5 weeks on a boat and Myffy arrived in Sydney.  Myffy eventually met and married Dr Brian Clarke and they went for the country lifestyle starting in the Blue Mountains.


Myffy and Brian eventually settled in Ganmain and are a wonderful asset to our community.  President Wayne presented Myffy with a bouquet of flowers.


Myffy


Some reminders:


1.  DG Gary Roberts visit is on Monday August 17th.


2.  New Bingo roster out shortly.


3.  Get your working with children certificates.


RAGES Makes News.


Last week Rotary International published a story on the formation of RAGES the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species:



New action group unites leaders to protect endangered species






Jane Goodall joins the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species’ “Say No!” campaign to promote animal conservation. Photo courtesy of RAGES

By Philip Merritt, vice chair of the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species and a member of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

About three years ago, Rotary member John Glassford sent a message to the Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI) Fellowship’s discussion list asking if anyone had any ideas on how we could help stop the poaching of elephants. I responded: “Why don’t we start a Rotarian Action Group (RAG)?”, and from that point forward, it was a long journey to finally get the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species (RAGES) recognized by the RI Board in January.









Diary Reminders


Monday July 20th Jane Quinn from CSU “Pasture Innovations”

Friday July 17th -25th Up2Date Art Exhibition Opening Night Details Follow.

Postcard Postcard2

*Monday July 27th.  Guest Speaker Steven Grinter Coolamon on INDIA Hands on Volunteering.

*Monday August 17th DG Gary Roberts Official Visit.

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

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

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


No worries

Poker

Six Irish men were playing poker when one of them played a bad hand and died.

The rest drew straws to see who would tell his wife. One man draws the shortest straw and goes to his friend’s house to tell the wife.

The man says to her, “Your husband lost some money in the poker game and is afraid to come home.”

The wife says, “Tell him to drop dead!”

The man responds, “I’ll go tell him.”

Greece

 

A couple from Henk Hulsman most of them cannot be published here, thanks Henk.

Angela Merkel arrives at Passport Control in Athens airport.
"Nationality?" asks the immigration officer.
"German," she replies.
"Occupation?
"No, just here for a few days."

I saw my mate Charlie this morning, he's only got one arm bless him.
I shouted - Where you off to Charlie?
He said, I'm off to change a light bulb.
Well I just cracked up, couldn't stop laughing, then said,
- That's gonna be a bit awkward isn't it.
- Not really. he said. I still have the receipt, you insensitive bastard.

 

 

 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


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RI President Ravi works outside the family cottage in the Kelburne Mountains in Sri Lanka.

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran is CEO and founder of Printcare PLC, a publicly listed printing, packaging, and digital media solutions company. It is arguably the world’s largest supplier of tea bag packaging, catering to nearly every major tea brand, with manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka and India. Printcare is the winner of national and international awards of excellence. Ravindran has been a featured speaker at several international print and packaging forums.

 

PRESIDENTIAL CITATION FOR ROTARY CLUBS


You can help strengthen your club and Rotary's reputation for doing good by taking part in the Presidential Citation program. All activities must be completed and verified in Rotary's database by 1 April 2016.


MANDATORY ACTIVITIES

MORE INFORMATION AND DOWNLOADS HERE.

Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

 

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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 Aunty Flo



WIRADJURI elder Aunty Flo Grant has been named a Rotary Inspirational Woman of the Year.

The Wagga woman was presented with her award at a recent changeover dinner for Rotary District 9700.

Aunty Flo said she felt absolutely amazed to receive the recognition.  “I can’t believe you get such a wonderful award for doing what you like doing,” she said.

A submission prepared by the Kooringal Rotary Club said Aunty Flo’s innovative contributions and demonstrated leadership among her people and in the general community have established her as a significant and powerful role model. The submission said Aunty Flo had contributed significantly to an understanding of Australian history from an Aboriginal perspective.

Rotaract Griffith


Griffith Rotaract Club Charter Night.


Thanks to everyone that attended and supported our Charter Night Maternity Ward Fundraiser, it was a great night and with everyone's generosity we managed to raise over 2000 dollars for the Griffith Base Maternity Ward. Well done to all, Watch this space!


D9700 E Directory


 Available now on the D9700 Web Site.


District 9700 Web Site


ROTARY INFORMATION


Isabeli Fontana

Happy Birthday to our Polio Ambassador Isabeli Fontana! Thank you for your support of Rotary and our fight to end polio. Find out more about her work with Rotary: Isabeli Fontana



 

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.


WHEN GIANTS FALL A TRAILER


 



Africa Elephant Census

The Great Elephant Census is halfway through and there is good news

Beginning in February 2014, the project is an independent, 2 year survey that deploys research planes over Africa to get up-to-date data on the latest elephant figures. This data will equip governments and scientists with a better sense of poaching trends. Four nations—Botswana, Gabon, Namibia, and Uganda—have actually seen increases in their elephant populations.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1IEHapL

 

JOIN RAGES HERE.




 

 

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RAGES WEB SITE


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


Cow

Close

He came this close taken in Sibuya Reserve near Port Elizabeth (JJG Photographer).

 

FOOTNOTE


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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 #01

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #01


Be a Gift to the World

 

 

 

JULY IS ROTARY NEW YEAR MONTH




During July, Rotarians celebrate the new Rotary year with new leaders new plans and renewed focus on Service Above Self.  Have a great Rotary New Year!

Here are some photos from the RI Presidents change over in Evanston:

 


RI CO 1

 

At the changeover ceremony, Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang thanked Rotary headquarters staff for their hard work during his year as president.

RI CO 4

 

RI President Huang, along with guest speaker and Past RI President MAT Caparas and RI President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran.

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RI President "Ravi" Ravindran and his wife Vanathy (far left), Past RI President MAT Caparas, Immediate Past RI President Gary Huang and his wife Corinna, and RI President-nominee John Germ and his wife Judy (2nd from right).

Photo by Monika Lozinska.

 

Coolamon Rotary 2015-2016:


The new board:

President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President Elect:  Don Dyce 6929 1215
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: John Glassford 6926 6027
Club Admin Director: Dick Jennings  6927 3074
Service Projects Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Services Director:  Ian Durham 6927 3900
Vocational Services Director: Dave McInley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Leslie Weston 6927 2972
Public Relations Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Garth Perkin 6927 3377
Sergent @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor and Web Master: John Glassford 6927 6027
 

 

MEETING MONDAY JULY 6th. 2015



 Tonight we kicked off the new Rotary year with our guest speaker John Franklin from Coolamon speaking on the 25 years he worked in the Northern territory.


We had 14 members present to welcome President Wayne Lewis into the hot seat.  We also had 5 guests including Marilyn Jennings, Helen Lewis, Maureen Franklin and Christine Lorraine along with our guest speaker John Franklin.


President Wayne outlined some upcoming events and other items of interest including:


1.  That there will be a 3 minute talk based on alphabetical order each week form one of our members on their life!  Next Monday it will be Myffy Collette.

2.   We need to keep a record of our community hours, local, national and international.

3.  Wayne  passed around a list of Rotary Fellowships.

4.  We also discussed getting accredited to work with children.

5.  Myffy reported on the Coolamon Networking Meeting organised by Bronwyn Hatty.

6.  Thanks to Ted Hutcheon and Bernadette Milne for donating the prizes for the raffles at our change over night which raised $303.

6.  A request for all members to support the late Christine Atkinson's container for Africa.



Dick Jennings put out a call for the following items to go to Bathurst to fill a container for our recently departed Christine Atkinson.  Unknown to us Christine was supporting an orphanage in Kenya before her untimely death.  Please bring items to next Monday night's meeting as we need to fill a trailer.

"exercise books, mathematics books, reading books, textas, stickers, maps, posters, scissors, rulers, shoe laces, paintbrushes, paint, play dough, any craft bead items, marbles, matchbox cars, puzzles, cards, games, balls, hand washers, material, cottons, wool, knitting needles, elastic, buttons, ribbons, CD's, dress up clothes, skipping ropes, black shoe polish, The schools colours are navy, brown and maroon and school uniform items, (red polo shirts, navy shorts, navy trousers, brown slacks and black shoes).



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John Franklin Guest Speaker


John gave an excellent narrative of his time in the Northern Territory as a Pastoral Officer.  Tonight John concentrated on Aboriginal Culture in the Northern Territory.  The Aboriginal community of the NT comprise 25% of the population of which 50% are gainfully employed.  25% are stay at home with home schooling for the children. 25% of the population are on welfare.  Herein lies the major problem facing them with the major drug of choice being alcohol.


John went on to describe many different problems facing the community due to alcohol and the reliance on welfare.  John was also very passionate about these people and feels that if left alone to make their own decisions on what is needed for their people and culture things would be far better off.  It was at times a controversial talk but most enlightening and thought provoking.


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PP Garth Perkin presents John Franklin with a coolamon.


Helen Lewis and John Glassford won the raffles.  [email protected] Ted Hutcheon had a good time with the fines session.



Diary Reminders


Thursday July 9th BINGO: Roster Paul Weston Capt., Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett and Leslie Weston. 

Monday July 13th Fellowship Meeting followed by a Board Meeting.

Friday July 18th Up2Date Art Exhibition Opening Night Details Follow.

Postcard Postcard2

 

*Monday July 27th.  Guest Speaker Steven Grinter Coolamon on INDIA Hands on Volunteering.

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

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


Art Parking Ticket

 

Parking Ticket? Answer below!


7 Days in Australia

In the beginning God created day and night. He created day for footy matches, going to the beach and barbies. He created night for going prawning, sleeping and barbies. God saw that it was good.

Evening came and morning came and it was the second Day.

On the Second Day God created water - for surfing, swimming and barbies on the beach. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Third Day.

On the Third Day God created the Earth to bring forth plants - to provide tobacco, malt and yeast for beer and wood for barbies. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Fourth Day

On the Fourth Day God created animals and crustaceans for chops, sausages, steak and prawns for barbies. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Fifth Day.

On the Fifth day God created a bloke - to go to the footy, enjoy the beach, drink the beer and eat the meat and prawns at barbies. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Sixth Day.

On the Sixth Day God saw that this bloke was lonely and needed someone to go to the footy, surf, drink beer, eat and stand around the barbie with. So God created Mates, and God saw that they were good blokes. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Seventh Day.

On the Seventh Day God looked around at the twinkling barbie fires, heard the hiss of opening beer cans and the raucous laughter of all the Blokes, smelled the aroma of grilled chops and sizzling prawns and God saw that it was good. well almost good. God saw that the blokes were tired and needed a rest.

So God created Sheilas - to clean the house, bear children, wash, cook and clean the barbie. God saw that it was not just good, it was better than that, it was bloody great! IT WAS AUSTRALIA

 


5 Rules

 

 


ONE FOR THE LADIES


A fairy tale for the assertive woman of the 21st century

Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat, contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.

The frog hopped into the princess' lap and said, "Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so."

That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on a repast of lightly sautééd frog legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled and thought to herself:

"I don’t think so."

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An overzealous traffic cop in Karlsruhe, Germany, is living up to his profession’s reputation for being merciless by slapping a ticket on a Mercedes-Benz truck.

But this is not just any Mercedes-Benz truck, it’s an art installation.

 

 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


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The family of 2015-16 RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran at his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka 10 January 2015. From left, his son Krishna Ravindran, Krishna's wife Neesha, his wife Vanathy, President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, his daughter Prashanthi Ravindran and her husband Nicolas Mathier.

 

JULY 2015


We in Rotary aspire to great deeds. We admire those who gave great gifts to humanity: Abraham Lincoln, who gave the gift of human dignity to the downtrodden; Mother Teresa, who gave the gift of compassion to the forgotten; Mahatma Gandhi, who gave the gift of peaceful change to the oppressed. Their very lives became gifts to the world.

We can be inspired by their example. We can be inspired to ask, how can I, in the life that I live – without neglecting the responsibilities that are so dear to me – how can I, too, become a gift to the world? As I considered my theme, I thought of the lessons I have learned through my Hindu faith. I thought especially of the story of Sudama.

Sudama was a poor child and a bosom friend of Krishna, who was born in a royal lineage as an avatar – an incarnation of the divine. As the two boys grow up, they drift apart, and while Krishna becomes a military leader and king of great repute, Sudama remains a humble villager.

FULL STORY HERE.

 

Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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 2015-16 District Governor Gary Roberts congratulates Immediate Past District Governor David Kennedy at the District Changeover Dinner on Saturday evening June 27th. 



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 DG Gary and Marilyn Roberts and family.



ROTARY INFORMATION


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.


RAGES have also changed over to the new Rotary year with a new board of directors for 2015-2016.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS


CHAIR 2014-2016 PP John Glassford  RC of Coolamon.  District 9700 AUSTRALIA


VICE-CHAIR  PP Philip Merritt  RC Mabalacat Clark.  District 3790 THE PHILIPPINES

Rtn. Jo Wilmot                           RC of Kenton-on-Sea.  District  9370 SOUTH AFRICA

PDG Barbara Shayeb-Helou    RC of Pleasantberg.  District 7750 USA

PDG Fred Loneragan               RC of Wagga Wagga Sunrise District 9700 AUSTRALIA

PRIVP Anne Mathews              RC Columbia East. District 7770 U.S.A.

IPDG Bimal Kantaria                   RC Nairobi Industrial Area. District 9212 KENYA

President Elect RIBI PDG Eve Conway RC Redbridge District 1130 ENGLAND

Our latest board member is RIBI President Elect 2016-2017.  RIBI Rotary International Britain and Ireland, seen signing the Say No poster below:

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RAGES WEB SITE


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


 Funeral


FOOTNOTE


STOP PRESS

David Gilmour from Pink Floyd signs the RAGES SAY NO! Poster:

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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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New Rotary Year 2015-2016

Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

 

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President Wayne Lewis takes over from IPP Garth Perkin our latest Paul Harris Fellow:

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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #42

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #42




 

 

LAST BULLETIN FOR 2014-2015


 

JUNE IS ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH




During June, Rotarians celebrate the fellowship of Rotary. Family and friends of Rotarians, as well as Rotarians, focus on their relationships. There are many opportunities to join Rotary Fellowships around the world which cater to different interests.  Join a Fellowship Today!

 


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Welcome to BREW Fellowship


The purpose of this fellowship is to foster and encourage fellowship between and among Rotarians of all nations who have a love for Beer and through this fellowship support international projects of the Rotary Foundation.

 

MEETING MONDAY JUNE 29th. 2015


COOLAMON'S 44th CHANGE OVER DINNER


We had our 44th Change Over dinner last night and well attended with 88 people in all.  Including;


The Hon Michael McCormack Federal member of parliament for the Riverina

Mayor Councilor John Seymour and Margaret Seymour for the Coolamon Shire

District Governor's Representative PDG Fred Loneragan and Rae Loneragan.

District Governor Elect Gary Roberts and Marilyn Roberts.

Assistant Governor Alan Sharp and Nona Sharp

The following Rotary Clubs were represented:

Wagga Wagga Kooringal, Wagga Wagga Sunrise, Junee, Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee, Lockhart and Wollundry.

Coolamon Lions Club.

Music by Gabrielle and Olivia.

We welcome President Wayne Lewis as our latest President to lead this great club.

Here are some photos from the night including the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow to Past President Garth Perkin, congratulations Garth and of course to Marg.

Many thanks to all of those who helped make the night a huge success.

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President Wayne Lewis 2015-2016




Diary Reminders


Monday July 6th President Wayne Lewis 1st Meeting.*Monday, 

Thursday July 9th BINGO: Roster Paul Weston Capt., Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett and Leslie Weston. 

Friday July 18th Up2Date Art Exhibition Opening Night Details Follow.

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*Partners and Guests Night.

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

 

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


The answer to the puzzle last week was 87 did you get it right?

 
 Rolls in Cape Tiown

 WHY?


 The Fridge



One morning at a doctor 's clinic a well built man arrives complaining of severe
back pain, the doctor examines him and asks OK what happened to your
back?


The patient replies "you know that I... work as a bouncer for a local night club? This morning I got home to my apartment early and heard a noise in my bedroom. On entering I knew someone had been with my wife and the balcony door was open. I rushed out the balcony door and did not find anyone.

As I looked down from the balcony I saw a man running out and he was dressing himself.

I grabbed the fridge and threw it at him.  That's how I strained my back"The 2nd patient arrives looking as if he has been in a car wreck.

The doctor said "My previous patient looked bad, but you look terrible. What the hell happened to you?"

He replied, "You know I have been unemployed for a while now. Today was the first day at my new job. I forgot to set my alarm and was running late. I was running out of the building, getting dressed at the same time, and you wont believe it but I was hit by a fridge."Then the 3rd patient arrives;

He even looks worse than the other two patients do and shivering like a reed.

The doctor is now shocked.

Again asks, "What the hell happened to you.....!!?""Well, it started like this.... I was sitting in my neighbor's fridge"


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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GARY HUANG


President Gary Huang signs off with a series of videos of his year visiting many many countries.  Here is the visit to India.

 

 Gary India


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Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang and District 3230 Governor I.S.A.K. Nazar (left) are presented with a certificate from Guinness World Records for the new record of the largest human national flag.

 

India Creates History Guinness World Record Achieved at Chennai




Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang has chosen 13 of his favorite Rotary Days videos, which were presented during the closing plenary of the convention in São Paulo. You can view all of the videos here:

http://ow.ly/Om8Kb ‪#‎RotaryDays‬

 

INTRODUCING THE INCOMING RI PRESIDENT:

RIPE Ravi Ravindran from the RC Of Colombo Sri Lanka.

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Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID KENNEDY D 9700


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Thank you DG David for your service in the past Rotary year as our Governor.

Our club is going from strength to strength with our membership, we have lit up Coolamon and surrounds and our future looks good.

Thank you also for your support of our joint club project, The Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Day Climb, with Wagga Wagga Sunrise.

Thank you also for helping us establish RAGES and we have work to do with this Action Group.

All our members wish you well in Rotary and we look forward to seeing you at our club again one day.


INTRODUCING DG GARY ROBERTS AND MARILYN ROBERTS.


Gary Ravi and Marilyn

Gift Wall

 My Gift Wall in my Rotary office at home.
Thanks to all the great ideas from District Changeover. Gary


ROTARY INFORMATION


EARLY CANCER DETECTION IS SAVING LIVES IN SRI LANKA


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Susan Jackson (center), of the Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA, greets staff at the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Centre. It's the only national facility dedicated to the detection and prevention of cancer.



Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson


More than 20,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in Sri Lanka, and many of them prove fatal. The Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka, set out 10 years ago to save some of those lives by establishing the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Centre.


In partnership with the National Cancer Control Programme and the Ministry of Health, the center in Colombo has screened more than 35,000 patients, mostly low-income, and detected more than 7,500 cases of abnormalities that required further investigation. The Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA, donated a mammography and ultrasound scanner to the center’s breast cancer screening facility.

The Colombo Rotary club is seeking to open early detection clinics in other easily accessible locations throughout Sri Lanka.

Learn more about

 

ONLY IN AFRICA


 Donkey Rover


 

FOOTNOTE


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THANKS GARTH ONCE A ROOSTER NOW A FEATHER DUSTER BUT STILL ALIVE!

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LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


Elephants are worth 76 times more alive than dead


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Africa's elephants are under siege. Driven by foreign demand for ivory, poachers are killing these iconic animals faster than they can reproduce. More than 120,000 African elephants were poached from 2010 to 2013, and on average, one is now killed every 15 minutes somewhere across the continent.


The motivation for this carnage is the high price of ivory: A pair of elephant tusks can bring in about $21,000 on the black market. But according to a new report by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's iWorry campaign, every living elephant can generate $1.6 million for its local economy by attracting eco-tourists. In other words, a live elephant is worth 76 times more than a dead one.


Read more:




 

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RAGES WEB SITE


 

PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2015
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 Gary Huang

Governor of District 9700 David Kennedy

Coolamon Club President  Garth Perkin

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 #41

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #41



JUNE IS ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH




During June, Rotarians celebrate the fellowship of Rotary. Family and friends of Rotarians, as well as Rotarians, focus on their relationships. There are many opportunities to join Rotary Fellowships around the world which cater to different interests.  Join a Fellowship Today!


International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians

Fellowship members have just returned from a 3 week tour of England and Scotland where they played 7 games of cricket against Rotary teams. The group won 6 and retained the “Ashes” at the test match played at Bourne in Lincolnshire. A DVD of photos taken on the tour and further information can be obtained from Bob Brigden (Vice-President of the Australian Fellowship) of the Norwood Rotary Club. Ph (08) 8332 0842(08) 8332 0842 (or just email [email protected])

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International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians



MEETING MONDAY JUNE 22nd. 2015



 Garth June 22

President Garth Perkin's last meeting.


Barney June 22

Dr Barney Dalgarno and Ted Hutcheon


 Meeting 22 June

 Dick Jennings holds a great fine session.


We had our last meeting for the 2014-2015 Rotary year.  A good roll up of 16 members two guests and our guest speaker Dr Barney Dalgarno.  Barney is a former member of our club and spoke on the NBN Internet connections that are currently available in our area.


Barney went onto explain in great detail the options available to us in the Coolamon area.  It seems that the fastest that we will get will be 25 mega bits per second via wireless.  In effect this will be around 12 mbs or 3 times faster than the current ADSL broad band.


Ted Hutcheon presented Barney with a kangaroo money pouch in his thanks to Barney.


Neil Munro reminded us that the following are on bingo roster for July 9th.  Capt Paul Weston, Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett and Leslie Weston.


All our members wish to thank President Garth Perkin for his year as our President.  We did much, made a difference and kicked some goals.  the club is getting stronger and we look forward to working with our incoming President Wayne Lewis.


Next Monday Night is our change over dinner 6.30 for 7.00 pm.  Around 80 guests are expected and some of us will be at the Club from 3.00 pm on Monday afternoon to set up the venue.


Diary Reminders


*Monday, June 29th.  Annual Change Over Dinner

Monday July 6th President Wayne Lewis 1st Meeting.

Thursday July 9th BINGO: Roster Paul Weston Capt., Steve Exton, Rod Jarrett and Leslie Weston. 

Friday July 18th Up2Date Art Exhibition Opening Night Details Follow.

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*Partners and Guests Night.

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

 

CLUB CHANGE OVER DATES:


RC Henty-24th June Henty Civic Centre, 6.30-7.15 p.m. $30

RC Grenfell-24th June Golf Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $25

RC Wagga Wagga-Thursday, 25th June Country Club, 6.-6.30 p.m.$40/pp

District Changeover-Saturday 27th June WW RSL Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $35

RC Junee Sunday 28th June at the EX Services Club Lunch Time 12.00 for 12.30 pm.

RC Coolamon-29th June Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $30

RC WW Sunrise-30th June Elements at the Garden, 6.00-6.30 p.m. $45

RC Wollundry 30th June Commercial Club Wagga Wagga 6.30 pm

RC Narrandera 1st July Narrandera Golf Club 6.30 pm $35

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE



 Irish


These workmen are installing cast-iron bollards to stop nurses from parking on the pavement outside the Royal Hospital in Belfast. They are cleaning up at the end of the day.Can spot why they're not going home?



A man and his wife are dining at a table in a plush restaurant,

and the husband keeps staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sits alone at a nearby table.
The wife asks, "Do you know her?”

"Yes," sighs the husband, "She's my ex-girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up seven years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" says the wife, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

 

Music





ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GARY HUANG


 Good bye Gary


Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang has chosen 13 of his favorite Rotary Days videos, which were presented during the closing plenary of the convention in São Paulo. You can view all of the videos here:

 

http://ow.ly/Om8Kb


INTRODUCING THE INCOMING RI PRESIDENT:

RIPE Ravi Ravindran from the RC Of Colombo Sri Lanka.

RIPE Ravi

Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID KENNEDY D 9700


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 NEPAL

Recognition for our District from Nepal.


We have been presented with this Certificate of Appreciation by the District Education Officer, Ganesh Dhakal to acknowledge to outstanding work being done in the Dhading region of Nepal.


Mary Brell and her team have also been formally recognised for their efforts to date. Well done all.


ROTARY INFORMATION


Feature----Polish-Learning-Center

Anna Wieczorek, a member of the Rotary Club of Warsaw City, teaches English to elementary school students.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Anna Wieczorek.


Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Russian was the predominant second language offered in Polish schools, leaving tens of thousands of Polish emigrants without the English skills they needed.




That has changed over the last 25 years. English proficiency drastically improved after the government reformed its education system in 1991. The country overhauled its teaching curriculum and materials and introduced English as the primary foreign language. As of 2013, Poland ranks 8th in the world in English proficiency.

However, one segment of the population isn’t reaping the benefits of the improved curriculum. Thousands of students in poor rural villages attend schools that don’t have the adequate resources or well trained personnel to properly teach English, putting them at a disadvantage in today’s global economy and labor market, says Anna Wieczorek, a Rotary Club of Warszawa City member and author of Poland’s English curriculum for grades 1-3.


FULL STORY HERE.

ONLY IN AFRICA


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MOUNT KENYA 2015 ANZAC DAY CLIMB


We met this young man who was one of the two cooks on the climb, Anthony Mwoka.  Anthony wants to go to College to do agriculture.  He will need a sponsor and funds.  We will have a meeting of the Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Day team to conduct a post mortem.  We will consider Anthony's request as we did for one of the cooks on the Mountains of the Moon 2011 climb.  Possiano has now graduated in business management.

Anthony

 

Anthony Mwoka

We will continue to promote and raise funds for this project the Mount Kenya ANZAC Day 2015 Climb until December 31st.

 



The Mount Kenya 2015 web site can be found here on clicking the banner below:



FOOTNOTE


THANKS GARTH WE HAD FUN!

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LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


Chris Packham 17 June 2015

Chris Packham - a television presenter, nature photographer, an author and one of the most amazing naturalists of our time. Mesmerising, gutsy, witty, funny and incredibly stylish. It’s such an honour for us. Growing up watching Chris’ shows and following his work to the present day. There’s nothing that you could not like about this genius of a man who will say it as it is. Simply amazing.

Thank you Chris Packham for all that you do.

Chris Packham Web Site

All of the following three legends in wildlife conservation have now joined the SAY NO! Campaign.  Well done Duke Ingram and Rubin Besureis for their amazing work for RAGES.

 

The Trio


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RAGES WEB SITE


 

PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2015
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 Gary Huang

Governor of District 9700 David Kennedy

Coolamon Club President  Garth Perkin

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 #40

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #40




 

 

JUNE IS ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH




During June, Rotarians celebrate the fellowship of Rotary. Family and friends of Rotarians, as well as Rotarians, focus on their relationships. There are many opportunities to join Rotary Fellowships around the world which cater to different interests.  Join a Fellowship Today!

From Rotary International, “Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotary members who share a common interest in recreational, activities, sports, hobbies, or professions, further their vocational development with others in the same profession or field, enhance their Rotary experience by exploring new opportunities and making connections around the world.”  Here’s a list to view:

Amateur Radio www.ifroar.org
Italian Culture www.ICWRF.net
Antique Automobiles www.achafr.eu
Jazz www.rotaryjazz.com
Authors and Writers www.linkedin.com/groups/FellowshipOfAuthorsAndWriters
Latin Culture www.rotarioslatinos.org
Beer www.rotarybrew.org
Bird Watching www.ifbr.org
Magicians www.rotarianmagician.org
Bowling www.rotariansbowling.org
Magna Graecia www.fellowshipmagnagraecia.org
Canoeing http://sites.google.com/site/canoeingrotarians/
Marathon Running www.rotarianrun.org
Caravanning www.rotarianscaravanning.org.uk
Motorcycling www.ifmr.org
Music www.ifrm.org
Old and Rare Books www.rotaryoldbooks.org
Computer Users http://www.icufr.org/
Cooking www.rotariangourmet.com
Photographers www.ifrp.info
Convention Goers www.conventiongoers.org
Police and Law Enforcement www.polepfr.org
Pre-Columbian Civilizations [email protected]
Cruising www.facebook.com/CruisingRotariansFellowship
Quilters and Fiber Artists www.rotariansquilt.org
Curling www.curlingrotarians.com
Railroads www.ifrr.info
Cycling www.cycling2serve.org
Recreational Vehicles www.rvfweb.org
Doctors www.rotariandoctors.org
Rotary Global History www.rotaryhistoryfellowship.org
Doll Lovers www.rotarydlf.org
Rotary Heritage and History www.rhhif.org
E-Clubs http://rotarianseclubfellowship.org/
Rotary Means Business www.rotarymeansbusiness.com
Editors and Publishers www.facebook.com/groups/IFREP/
Rotary on Stamps www.rotaryonstamps.org
Environment www.envirorotarians.org
Scouting www.ifsr-net.org
Esperanto http://radesperanto.monsite-orange.fr/index.html
Scuba Diving www.ifrsd.org
Fishing www.facebook.com/groups/International
Singles www.rsfinternational.net
Flying www.iffr.org
Skiing www.isfrski.org
Geocaching www.ifgr.org
Social Networks www.rosnf.net
Tennis www.itfr.org
Golf www.igfr-international.com
Total Quality Management www.rotarytqm.it
Home Exchange www.rotarianhomeexchange.com
Travel and Hosting www.ithf.org
Honorary Consuls [email protected]
Wellness and Fitness [email protected]
Horseback Riding [email protected]
Wine www.rotarywine.net

Learn More at: Rotary Fellowships 



MEETING MONDAY JUNE 15th. 2015



 Tonight we had Don Dyce, Alex Thompson and John Glassford, with help from Sally Farmer and Susan Glassford (members of the G&T team),  present a slide show on their recent adventures in Africa.


20 guests were present with 10 members a good turn out wit some potential new members in the audience.


Alex Thompson starred with his Maasai jumps and sheer enjoyment of life.


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The presentation covered Mount Kenya Climb, the G&T Safari team, Mount Kenya Safari Club, the Oloimugi Maasai Village, Mathare, The Giraffe Manor, The Sheldrick Elephant orphans, Amboseli National Park, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Kenton-on-Sea and RAGES.   PP Ian Jennings presented Alex with a kangaroo pouch.


My favourite two photos from the climb:


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Approaching the summit of point Lenana at 4,985 metres.


001 The Climb (33)


Looking down at the Harris Tarn way below us.



Dick Jennings put out a call for the following items to go to Bathurst to fill a container for our recently departed Christine Atkinson.  Unknown to us Christine was supporting an orphanage in Kenya before her untimely death.  Please bring items to next Monday night's meeting as we need to fill a trailer.


"exercise books, mathematics books, reading books, textas, stickers, maps, posters, scissors, rulers, shoe laces, paintbrushes, paint, play dough, any craft bead items, marbles, matchbox cars, puzzles, cards, games, balls, hand washers, material, cottons, wool, knitting needles, elastic, buttons, ribbons, CD's, dress up clothes, skipping ropes, black shoe polish, The schools colours are navy, brown and maroon and school uniform items, (red polo shirts, navy shorts, navy trousers, brown slacks and black shoes).


The O.R.K. School Uniform The O.R.K. Writing Materials The O.R.K. Sports Kit The O.R.K. Excercise Books


Diary Reminders


*Monday 22nd June Dr. Barney Dalgarno on the NBN and IT.

*Monday, June 29th.  Annual Change Over Dinner

Monday July 6th President Wayne Lewis 1st Meeting.

Friday July 18th Up2Date Art Exhibition Opening Night Details Follow.

Postcard Postcard2

 

*Partners and Guests Night.

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

 

CLUB CHANGE OVER DATES:


RC WW Kooringal-17th June Country Club, 6.00 p.m. $40

RC West Wyalong-20th June S&C Sports Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $35

RC Henty-24th June Henty Civic Centre, 6.30-7.15 p.m. $30

RC Grenfell-24th June Golf Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $25

RC Wagga Wagga-Thursday, 25th June Country Club, 6.-6.30 p.m.$40/pp

District Changeover-27th June WW RSL Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $35

RC Junee Sunday 28th June at the EX Services Club Lunch Time say 12.00 pm.

RC Coolamon-29th June Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $30

RC WW Sunrise-30th June Elements at the Garden, 6.00-6.30 p.m. $45

RC Wollundry 30th June Commercial Club Wagga Wagga 6.30 pm

RC Narrandera 1st July Narrandera Golf Club 6.30 pm $35

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE



 Are-you-smarter-than-a-6-year-old

 This Tricky Puzzle Can Be Solved In 20 Seconds By Most 6-Year Olds. Can You Solve It?

 What number is the car parked over?



You have 20 seconds to solve this. GO!




ANZAC Bickies


An elderly man lay dying in his bed While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favourite Anzac bickies wafting up the stairs.



He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning on the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs. With laboured breath, he leaned against the door-frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven, for there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favourite Anzac bickies!



Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of love from his devoted Aussie wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?
Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in rumpled posture. His aged and withered hand trembled towards a biscuit at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked by his wife with a spatula........



"Leave them alone" she said, "they're for the funeral."




Boat for Oldies.



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GARY HUANG


HUANG BIDS FAREWELL


RI President Gary C.K. Huang joined Ravindran on stage to exchange club banners, a convention tradition that unofficially marks the changing of the guard.

The four-day convention in São Paulo attracted more than 14,500 attendees from more than 150 countries. Huang told convention goers that it was an honor to serve them as Rotary president.

“But what I value most [as president] are the conversations with Rotarians that, taken together, tell the story of Rotary,” he said. “Some of their stories make me laugh. Others, which may sound simple and ordinary, deeply move me.”

Huang talked about the projects he visited all over the world during his term, and how much they inspired him.

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Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang and his wife, Corinna, visited Rotary club members in Kenya. They also visited a project site in the Korogocho area of Nairobi, Kenya by the Rotary Club of Muthaiga

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RI President-elect K.R. Ravindran and his wife, Vanathy, are introduced to the audience at the 2015 Rotary Convention closing plenary session on 9 June in São Paulo, Brazil. The four-day convention attracted more than 14,500 attendees from more than 150 countries.

Be a Gift to the World

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID KENNEDY D 9700


 
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I would like to take the opportunity to say THANK YOU.


Thank You for the opportunity to represent the District as your Governor and for the new friends and acquaintances I have been fortunate enough to have made while travelling in the District and beyond.


We are blessed in District 9700 to have the depth of Rotary experience and knowledge to provide willing mentors and advisors for this and other roles and I will look forward to thanking those who have offered me that support and knowledge base.


We have achieved much in this last year and the whole District is able to share I that sense of pride that I certainly feel.





We have seen the establishment of:-


  • a new Rotaract Club, (Griffith)

  • our first Interact Club, (Bathurst)

  • our first Rotary Action Group (RAGES),

  • a Global Grant to Nepal,

  • a nett increase in membership, (approx 2%)

  • a successful new approach to Conferencing,

  • and we are still working on the formation of a new club, our first eclub which I hope will be completed before the end of June,

  • We have generously donated as both individual Clubs and the District to disaster areas such as Vanuatu and Nepal,

  • While still in its infancy we have joined every other District in Australia to have its own Paul Harris Society, one you should consider joining,

  • Many Clubs have begun to “Lighten Up Rotary” by simplifying protocols and have subsequently seen an upward swing in membership – coincidence? Probably not!

  • For the tech savvy we have successfully increased the exposure of our District projects through a PR vehicle called facebook – (thanks Julie Stott)


As a group of like-minded people we achieve many great things and without the District Secretary, District Treasurer, Foundation Director, Conference Chair, Assistant Governors, District Directors, Chairs, Coordinators, Trainers, Newsletter Editors and their spouses much of that work may not be completed – so, THANK YOU everyone that helps.


A special thanks to a couple of people that have been essential in maintaining my equilibrium through this year – you know who you are!



ROTARY INFORMATION


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Geetha Jayaram, psychiatrist and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (center), is presented the 2014-15 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award by RI President Gary C.K. Huang (left) and Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Kenny. Jayaram has dedicated her life to helping people in her native India overcome mental illnesses.

John Kenny São Paulo, Brazil 8 June 2015 It is both a privilege and an honor to address you this morning as the chairman of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation and to speak to you about the Foundation. Our Foundation. Rotary’s charity. Indeed, Rotary’s only charity. Most of the great foundations in the world have been created by powerful and rich families, but our Foundation has been created by the giving and the goodwill of thousands of Rotarians, just like you. This is why we are proud to call it our Foundation.

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Trustee Chair


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


 Maasai Cricket


It’s just NOT cricket… without a rhino!


Known for their fierce hunting culture, these Maasai warriors show they are just as skilful when exchanging their spears for cricket bats.


The team today took part in a charity match against the British Army Training Unit Kenya in Nanyuki, at the foot of Mount Kenya.


The Maasai Cricket Warriors team are known for using the sport to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS, women's issues and poaching.


Today's game was held at the 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy and organised in conjunction with the Australian High Commission.


The cricketers were also pictured with Sudan, who is now the last male of only five remaining northern-white rhinoceroses in the world.


The group also organise cricket safaris into Laikipia, where teams can play the sport in a nature reserve while being watched by wildlife.


Cricket was introduced to the Maasai in 2009 by South African primate researcher Aliya Bauer, who missed the sport while living in Kenya.


She began by teaching schoolchildren, before young Maasai warriors started watching the training sessions and then decided to join in.



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MOUNT KENYA 2015 ANZAC DAY CLIMB


The result from the climb will not be know until we close the books at the end of the year December 31st 2015.  What we do know is that we have several projects ot support and one being education of the vulnerable and at risk girls from the slums of Nairobi.  Here are 4 of the girls that we will support and continue to support into the future.

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Neema, Susan, Quinter and Tracy our star pupil.  Tracy is doing very well and Quinter is ready to start her college degree for midwifery and then return to Mathare where she lives to help her people.  We will continue to raise funds for these girls.

 



The Mount Kenya 2015 web site can be found here on clicking the banner below:



FOOTNOTE


Singer

Advice 1949 for your wife!

 

LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


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Staff at the International Animal Rescue centre in Indonesia use the barrows to take 80 young orangutans from their sleeping quarters to 'school' each morning.The International Animal Rescue centre in Indonesia houses 80 orangutans, mostly rescued from captive pet trade.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/We-don-t-wanna-walk-like-oo-oo…

WHY? Because of palm oil and the way to stop this is to stop buying palm oil!

We will work on endangered primates in RAGES as we get mobile.

 

BESUREIS Band rehearsing for the concert in September.


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RAGES WEB SITE


 

PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2015
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 Gary Huang

Governor of District 9700 David Kennedy

Coolamon Club President  Garth Perkin

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 #39

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #39



JUNE IS ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH



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Why not join ROTI or the fellowship for Rotarians On The Internet?


Current ROTI membership: 2065 members in 100 different countries


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Glo with Marilyn Axler and Madhumita Bishnu in Sao Paulo.  Good Friends!


How to join ROTI


NO MEETING MONDAY 8th. June Public Holiday


Diary Reminders


Thursday 11th June, BINGO Ian  Durham (Captain), Myffy Collette, Ted Hutcheon, Bernadette Milne


Sunday 14th June PE Wayne Lewis New Board Planning Meeting 7.00 pm at the Club.

*Monday 15th June Don Dyce and John Glassford on the Mount Kenya ANZAC Day Climb

*Monday 22nd June Dr. Barney Dalgarno on the NBN and IT.

*Monday, June 29th.  Annual Change Over Dinner

Monday July 6th President Wayne Lewis 1st Meeting.

*Partners and Guests Night.

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

 

CLUB CHANGE OVER DATES:


RC Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee-12th June Mercure Motel, 6-6.30 p.m. $45

RC WW Kooringal-17th June Country Club, 6.00 p.m. $40

RC West Wyalong-20th June S&C Sports Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $35

RC Henty-24th June Henty Civic Centre, 6.30-7.15 p.m. $30

RC Grenfell-24th June Golf Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $25

RC Wagga Wagga-Thursday, 25th June Country Club, 6.-6.30 p.m.$40/pp

District Changeover-27th June WW RSL Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $35

RC Junee Sunday 28th June at the EX Services Club Lunch Time say 12.00 pm.

RC Coolamon-29th June Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30-7.00 p.m. $30

RC WW Sunrise-30th June Elements at the Garden, 6.00-6.30 p.m. $45

RC Wollundry 30th June Commercial Club Wagga Wagga 6.30 pm

RC Narrandera 1st July Narrandera Golf Club 6.30 pm $35

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE



 Whales

The Meteor



As a jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day, the copilot was providing his passengers with a running commentary about landmarks over the PA system.
Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor Crater, which is a major tourist attraction in northern Arizona. It was formed when a lump of nickel and iron, roughly 150 feet in diameter and weighing 300,000 tons, struck the earth 50,000 years ago at about 40,000 miles an hour, scattering white-hot debris for miles in every direction. The hole measures nearly a mile across and is 570 feet deep.
The Blonde lady sitting next to me exclaimed: Wow, look! It just missed the highway!

 

door bell



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GARY HUANG




DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID KENNEDY D 9700


 

DG

 

August is Membership Month -- the perfect time to recruit new club members and find ways to get members more involved. Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary clubs are all powered by members. Our clubs thrive when we connect with new friends, welcome new voices at our meetings, and work together to improve life in our communities.

What’s the easiest way to invite new members? Just ask! At your next club meeting, brainstorm a compelling answer to the question, “What is Interact?” or “What is Rotaract?” or “What is Rotary?” so that a prospective member’s next question will be, “How do I join?”

 

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ROTARY INFORMATION


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ONLY IN AFRICA


Seen in Cape Town


 

Teeth again

 

Teeth 4 sale

Teeth for sale.

 

MOUNT KENYA 2015 ANZAC DAY CLIMB


After the climb and the safari by the ladies we all met up at the Mount Kenya Safari Club on the Equator.  This hotel was first built by William Holden the actor. Beautiful way to unwind and rest after the mighty effort we all put into the climb itself.

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The Mount Kenya 2015 web site can be found here on clicking the banner below:



FOOTNOTE


VIVID SYDNEY WELL WORTH THE VISIT.


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LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.



Please welcome - one of the star guests of our campaign.

Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE PhD, is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Helen is one of the most remarkable, beautiful, enigmatic woman that we have ever met. And it is our biggest pleasure and honour to have her on this campaign. Please stay tuned for our video channel where Helen is our star guest and her message for One Fight. Unite.

 

Helen Sharman UK

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RAGES WEB SITE


 

PLEASE CALL ME ANYTIME 02 6927 6027.

Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2015
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 Gary Huang

Governor of District 9700 David Kennedy

Coolamon Club President  Garth Perkin

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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