Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #04

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #04


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!

Next Month is Rotary Membership Month let us set realistic goals on how we can increase our membership base.

Start by looking up this web site for ideas:


RI Membership.


 

MEETING MONDAY JULY 27th. 2015


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Steven Grinter 1 (2)

Last night we had a good gathering with 4 guests and 10 members present.  Our guest speaker was Steven Grinter who spoke on volunteering in India.  Steven is a graduate of Wollongong University and spoke well of his experience in Bangalore.  Steven went with an organisation called 40K on a social impact programme for 4 weeks.

40K Volunteering.

Steven told us that the only other time he has traveled overseas was to Canada where he studied at McMaster University in Hamilton  Ontario.  The project that Steven worked on with his mates below was a project to empower women to become sustainable in small micro credit projects making such items as place mats, man bags, jewelry and the like.  They also had a lot of fun and visited places like Goa.

Steven in India

 

 
 40K GLOBE IS ALL ABOUT YOUNG AUSTRALIAN’S getting a practical experience in an unfamiliar environment and culture. Globe sends you out to rural villages in India where we see enormous opportunity for young Australians to be creating real social impact. You will apply the skills you have learnt in your tertiary and professional life to be able to work on a social impact project that works through the stages of developing sustainable solutions surrounding the identified needs of the locals. We ensure that the projects are designed to help you learn new skills and that your new found skills are used to benefit the communities you work in.



 MOUNT KENYA ANZAC DAY 2015 CLIMB RESULTS TO DATE


John Glassford reported on the funds raised so far for the Mount Kenya ANZAC Day 2015 Climb.


Sumitt Email

On Saturday 25th July 2015 the Mount Kenya Team met in Temora for a post mortem on the results of the fund raising and to plan the future.


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John Glassford Coolamon, Chris Finkel Forbes, PDG Fred Loneragan Wagga Wagga Sunrise, Margaret Moore Griffith Avanti, Don Dyce Coolamon, Sally Farmer Coolamon, Mark Janetzki Henty, Lyn & Peter Sparks Griffith Avanti, Colin Wiese Lockhart and Kiprono Langat CSU Wagga Wagga.



Gross Result Funds Raised to Date:                       Cr $44,878.00



Expenses:

Mount Kenya 2015 Expenses                                       $  6,503.00

Net Proceeds for Distribution:

ORK Mathare Education Global Grant                       $  4,265.00

ORK RC Nairobi Hope Sponsorships                           $  4,265.00

ORK RC Nyeri Oloimugi School                                $  4,215.00

Coolamon House Hout Bay RC                                      $12,790.00

Legacy Australia                                                         $12,790.00

 

Diary Reminders



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.

Friday 21st August Hospital Trivia Night at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club details will follow.

*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


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The Mule

A busy farmer needed some help with tending to the animals. His mother-in-law offered to spend some time on his farm, and being as busy as he was, the farmer had no choice but to accept her offer.

A few days later, the farmer's mother-in-law was killed when his mule kicked her.

Thousands of people from town who had heard about the death came to the poor lady's funeral, many that the farmer didn't even know. A minister noticed this, came up to the farmer, and asked him, "Why are there so many people here?"

The farmer answered, "Oh, they're not here for the funeral. They want to buy the mule."

 

A man and his wife were sitting in the living room and he said to her,

"Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."
His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all of his beer.

 

Stoned cow

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


Nigeria

 

 



Today marks one year since Nigeria's last polio case. I want to thank you all for your contribution in the battle against this disease. To reach a polio-free Africa, we must maintain high-quality immunization activities and increase surveillance capacity. Donate today to help Rotary finish the fight: endpolio.org/donate

 

Rotary and Be a Gift to the World

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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 Young 2 Young



Young Rotary are developing a Heritage Walk.

Official opening August 15, come join the fun.

Available now on the D9700 Web Site.

District 9700 Web Site

 


ROTARY INFORMATION


This is BIG news from Rotary International and our polio plus campaign.


 

Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease.

The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August.



Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease.

The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August.

 

 

 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.


One of the saddest results of poaching is the fact that the poachers are now using tranquilizers to sedate the victim before they cut off the horn.. They then leave the rhino to bleed to death not m,any survive this.  Tranquilizers are quiet versus a gun. Some like Hope do survive and then begins the traumatic work to mend the wounds.  This team of vets in South Africa are working so hard to save this rhino Hope.

Hope 1 Hope 2 Hope 3 Hope 4 Hope 5The Vets

Dr William Fowlds from the Chipembere Rhino Foundation on the right in the above photo is the rhino advisor and consultant to RAGES.  RAGES will be supporting the Chipembere team and their amazing work to protect and save rhinos.

 

JOIN RAGES HERE.




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RAGES WEB SITE


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


Baboon

Looking for Don Dyce heard he was here in Cape Town!

 

FOOTNOTE


The Up2Date Art Exhibition has come and gone and I am told a great success all round.  Congratulations to Marilyn Jennings and the committee.  Thank you to Christine Blair & Marilyn Jennings for all of their amazing work for the past 10 years! They created this event from scratch & have nurtured it into the incredible regional event that our community is so proud of today.

During Marilyn's talk there was a shock announcement of their retirement from the event. It was however re-assured that the event would continue as a community run exhibition with Coolamon Shire Council as a supporting role.

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Here are some photos from the week:

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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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