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.

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  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:

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(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!


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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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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.


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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

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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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