Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #16

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #16


Be a Gift to the World


OCTOBER IS ROTARY


Economic and Community Development Month.


October Theme

Help Rotary

 

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK.


BIKE TRACK MEETING.


Our Rotary Club is looking at providing the Coolamon Community a push bike or mountain bike track for the use of families and individuals to enjoy the State Forest on the outskirts of Coolamon.  This wee a meeting was called by some concerned residents of Coolamon on this development.  There we a number of people present including the Forestry Manager Stephen Campbell from Dubbo.

The Coolamon Landcare Group called for the meeting.  Everyone had plenty to talk about and the end result was a committee to be formed with representatives from all parties.  It was a cordial meeting and all parties now know what Rotary is proposing and what little impact this bike track will have on the local environment.  Dick Jennings, Wayne Lewis, Graham Miles and John Glassford attended on behalf of Rotary.

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ANNUAL COOLAMON GANMAIN HOSPITAL FETE.


Last Saturday the Hospital auxiliary held their annual fete and this year it was held at Victory Park in Ganmain.  As always Coolamon Rotary was responsible for the chocolate wheel raffle.  Our volunteers were Bern Milne, Myffy Collette, Heather McKinley, Wayne Lewis, Dick Jennings and John Glassford.  Ganmain is one third the size of Coolamon BUT we managed to get through 11 spins of the wheel at $2 per ticket.  Something we find hard to achieve when the fete is held in Coolamon.  Well done Ganmain.

This was a record year for this annual fete and $5,500 was raised by the people of Ganmain including $1,240 from the Rotary chocolate wheel.

 

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MEETING MONDAY OCTOBER 26th. 2015


A.G.M. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2016-2017


Last night we held our AGM for 2015.

Our President Elect is Don Dyce:

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PE Don Dyce.

The Executive

President 2016-2017:  Don Dyce

Secretary:  Steve Exton

Treasurer:  Henk Hulsman

Foundation Director:  John Glassford

Membership Director.  Leslie Weston

Other Directors

President Elect Nominee 2017-2018:  Paul Weston

Club Administration Director:  Dave McKinley

Service Projects Director.  Paul Weston

Youth Services Director.  Dick Jennings

Vocational Services Director.  Daryl Breust

Public Relations Director.  Bernadette Milne and Myffy Collette

Vice President & Immediate Past President:  Wayne Lewis

Bulletin Editor and Club Web Site. John Glassford.

Sergeant @ Arms. Ted Hutcheon

Following the AGM we had some good discussion on several items including supporting the Burrumbuttock to Queensland Hay Run on January 9th.  Details to follow.

Other items included the Bike Track proposal, Moo Poo garage sale roster at the Ag 'n" Vet shop in Coolamon:

7.30 - 9.30 am  Trevor Parkes and Dave McKinley.

9.30 am - 11.30 am Alex Thompson with Ian Durham (until 10 am) and Steve Exton (from 10 am).

11.30 am - 1.00 pm Henk Hulsman and Steve Exton

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm Paul Weston and Wayne Lewis

Confused?  So am I!!!

Off to New Zealand see you in 3 weeks!

Check the diary below for your information.

 

Diary Reminders


Monday 2nd November Club Assembly Fellowship and Planning Meeting.

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

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

Wednesday 11th November November Board Meeting.

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

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

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

*Saturday December 12th Annual Christmas party at Marg and Garth Perkins' Home.

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

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

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

*Partners and Guests Night.

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

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


M.C. Escher's personal automobile!

 

It Hurts!

A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor's office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it.

"Impossible!" says the doctor. "Show me."

The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left breast and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed in even more. She pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream.

The doctor said, "You're not really a redhead, are you?

"Well, no" she said, "I'm actually a blonde."

"I thought so," the doctor said. "Your finger is broken."

 

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


Ravi

 

 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


WORLD POLIO DAY OCTOBER 24th. 2015


World Polio Day

Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson

Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine editor at large (left), talks with Dr. John Vertefeuille, polio incident manager for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of Rotary's World Polio Day event on 23 October in New York City.



After a historic year during which transmission of the wild poliovirus vanished from Nigeria and the continent of Africa, the crippling disease is closer than ever to being eradicated worldwide, said top health experts at Rotary’s third annual World Polio Day event on 23 October in New York City.



More than 150 people attended the special co-sponsored by UNICEF, and thousands more around the world watched online. , Time magazine’s editor at large, moderated the event.

Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, lauded the ’s efforts. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on the cusp of ending polio. It would be only the second human disease ever to be eradicated.



FULL STORY HERE


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 Rotary Club of Millimani in Nairobi on World Polio Day with AG Jaine Mberia.




 DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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How close are we to a polio-free world? What’s needed to finish the job? Can we make history together?

Watch our third annual World Polio Day webcast for a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation.

Time magazine Senior Editor Jeffrey Kluger is our moderator, and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake is a keynote speaker. The webcast features appearances by Emmy Award-winner Archie Panjabi, Grammy Award-winner Angelique Kidjo, actress Kristen Bell, WWE Superstar John Cena, The Doctors co-host Dr. Jennifer Berman, CDC Polio Eradication Branch Chief John Vertefeuille, and other special guests.

Help us make history today. Share your voice online, advocate with your government, or create your own World Polio Day event.

District 9700 Web Site




ROTARY INFORMATION


“WHATEVER ROTARY MAY MEAN TO US, TO THE WORLD IT WILL BE KNOWN BY THE RESULTS IT ACHIEVES.”


—PAUL P. HARRIS


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Paul P. Harris

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

 

OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT


Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:

We’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.

We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.

Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2015, only TWO countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.

 

NOTABLE ROTARIANS


Rotarians are your neighbors, your community leaders and some of the world’s greatest history-makers:


  • Warren G. Harding, U.S. president

  • Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer

  • Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of Mayo Clinic

  • Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor of the wireless radio and Nobel laureate

  • Thomas Mann, German novelist and Nobel laureate

  • Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and Nobel laureate

  • Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American explorer

  • Jan Masaryk, foreign minister of Czechoslovakia

  • H.E. Soleiman Frangieh, president of Lebanon

  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. senator

  • Manny Pacquaio, Filipino world-champion boxer and congressman

  • Richard Lugar, U.S. senator

  • Frank Borman, American astronaut

  • Edgar A. Guest, American poet and journalist

  • Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer

  • Franz Lehar, Austrian composer

  • Lennart Nilsson, Swedish photographer

  • James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney Co.

  • Carlos Romulo, UN General Assembly president

  • Sigmund Sternberg, English businessman and philanthropist



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION SEOUL 2016


PAST CONVENTIONS  MONTREAL 2010


One of the best ways to learn about Rotary is to attend a Rotary International Convention, RICON.  They are held every year in a different country.  The third RICON that I attended representing Coolamon Rotary Club was Montreal.  Here are some memories of 2010 {Click on the thumb nail for a larger picture}:

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Join me in Seoul in May 2016!

South Korea Bell House

 

RICON SEOUL 2016 WEB SITE


Seoul 2016

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

 

 

Seoul 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 South Korea.

South Korea Bell

 

South Korea Belles

 

 

LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


ORANGUTANS HABITAT ON FIRE


Orangutan 1 Orangutan 2

A CRISIS WE CANNOT IGNORE!

This is the worst threat in a century to people, orangutans, and other wildlife in Indonesia... and the Western media is not even mentioning it! The following message came in from the director of a sanctuary for orangutans in Borneo. Please take the time to read it and help:


'FIRE EMERGENCY SITUATION:

We have fires in forests which are full of orangutans. We have rescued 4 orangutans in Pelansi in the last couple of weeks and have just rescued another male near the centre. Our Human-orangutan conflict teams are currently following 3 more orangutans at risk in other locations. The situation is just getting worse and worse ... We are going to need lots more people, equipment and funds to combat fires, the worst is to come...
I hope we can send the message out about the situation here.

In central Kalimantan, forests which are home to the two main populations of orangutans are on fire.


 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


ROTARIANS AT WORK PROVIDING WATER.


 

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Rotary Club of Nairobi East Project.

 

FOOTNOTE


MOUNT KENYA CLIMB BENEFICIARY


GRIFFITH LEGACY.


 

 

 Legacy


From left to right Greg Walton Margaret Moore Graham Young and Peter Sparks


GRIFFITH LEGACY BENEFITS FROM MT KENYA ROTARY CLIMB.  Members of the Rotary Club of Griffith Avanti who participated in the Mount Kenya Climb Fundraiser (in Black) had the pleasure of meeting members of Griffith Legacy for a cheque presentation on Wednesday 7th October.

The Mount Kenya Climb raised over $30,000 which was divided between two beneficiaries in Africa one helping education in Nairobi Kenya and the other supporting the fight against AIDS and TB at Coolamon House Hout Bay South Africa.

The third beneficiary was Legacy as 2015 was the centenary of ANZAC. The Legacy portion of the climb fundraiser money was further split between the various local Legacy organisations that the climbers had represented.   Griffith Legacy received a cheque for $3,000.

 



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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