Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17


Be a Gift to the World


NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH.


Arch C. Klumph

 

"WE SHOULD NOT LIVE FOR OURSELVES ALONE, BUT FOR THE JOY IN DOING GOOD FOR OTHERS."

— ARCH C. KLUMPH, LETTER TO ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENTS, 5 FEBRUARY 1929

The seed for The Rotary Foundation was planted by Rotary President Arch Klumph at the Atlanta Convention in 1917. From the first gift of $26.50, the Foundation's assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion has been spent on programs and projects — transforming millions of lives across the globe.



 

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 MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 2nd. 2015


Last night we held a club assembly and many items were discussed including the NYE Festival, Girl Guide hall, Easter markets, bike track update, moo poo update, and a couple of other items.  Next week's Foundation dinner, which will be held in Wagga on Thursday (12 November).  We discussed possibly attending that function in lieu of our weekly meeting, but decided against it because four of our members will be running bingo that night. Members are encouraged to attend the Foundation dinner on Thursday if they're able to.  If they do plan to attend, members need to notify Wayne by this Friday (6 November) so that numbers can be provided to the organisers for catering purposes.

The Dinner will be held at the Wagga Wagga Country Golf Club, Plumpton Rd, Lake Albert, at 6 for 6.30pm. The guest speakers will be Professor Elaine Dietsch, an academic and midwife who has worked in Africa on many occasions. Elaine has received the Rotary District Vocational Excellence Award and also works with Dr Luc, who many of you may have heard speak at the District Conference in Cowra this year. She will speak on Maternal and Child Health, one of the key Focus Areas for the Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation Manager from RI Parramatta, Bruce Allen, will tell us his Rotary story and how the Foundation does “Good in the World”. Wagga Wagga and surrounding clubs are asked to change their meeting night that week to the Thursday to support this event.

The cost is $25/head and members are encouraged to bring partners and friends.

Next Monday night November 9th. Dr Leslie Weston will be talking about her travels especially to China where Leslie is this week.  Please bring your partners and guests to learn about Leslie's work around the world. 

A reminder that there is a board meeting on Wednesday November 11th at the Sports Club.

 

Diary Reminders


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

Wednesday 11th November November Board Meeting.

Thursday 12th November Rotary Foundation Dinner in Wagga Wagga.

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


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Traveling in a train were a Wallaby, an All Black, a spectacular looking blonde and an older lady. After several minutes of the trip, the train happens to pass through a dark tunnel, and the unmistakable sound of a slap is heard.

When they leave the tunnel, the Wallaby had a big red slap mark on his cheek.
(1) The blonde thought - "That horrible Wallaby wanted to touch me and by mistake, he must have put his hand on the lady, who in turn must have slapped his face."
(2) The older lady thought - "This dirty Wallaby laid his hands on the blonde and she smacked him."
(3) The Wallaby thought - "That bloody All Black put his hand on that blonde and by mistake she slapped me."
(4) The All Black thought - "I hope there's another tunnel soon so I can smack that stupid Wallaby again."

 

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


 

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 K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN


ROTARY WILL HONOR SIX ‘GLOBAL WOMEN OF ACTION’ AT THE UNITED NATIONS FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICE.



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EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 19, 2015) — Rotary will honor six women – all members of Rotary clubs across the globe – at its "" event on Nov. 7. Rotary's 'Global Women of Action' will be recognized for donating their time, talents and expertise towards helping thousands of people in need throughout the world.

Since the volunteer service organization's founding more than 100 years ago, Rotary has harnessed the strength of professional and community leaders to tackle humanitarian challenges at home and abroad. Today, Rotary provides a platform for successful men and women of all ethnicities, faiths and cultures to make the world a better place through volunteer service.

FULL STORY HERE.

 
Rotary has released $40.4 million in new funding to support the fight to end polio. Watch this global update to find out how close we are to ending this devastating disease: https://youtu.be/XofHgcfe1Os


 DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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Ice Orange

In May 2015 the Rotary Club of Orange Calare conducted a series of very successful presentations to high school students which were designed to create an awareness of problems caused by addiction to the drug known as ICE.

This is part of the local media publicity which followed.

There is also an excellent article reporting on the Forums in the latest edition of Rotary Down Under.

The forums were briefly discussed at the recent Presidents forum and several Clubs expressed interest in learning more, possibly with a view to arranging similar forums in their own communities.

Orange Calare is very willing to share their knowledge and experience and we’ve attached a summary outline prepared by them for your information.

For further information please contact Orange Calare President, Peter Gilbank phone 6365‐6292.

 

District 9700 Web Site



ROTARY INFORMATION


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FOUNDATION CENTENNIAL


THE ROTARY FOUNDATION IS TURNING 100!








Rotary is marking the Foundation's centennial with a year of festivities. The celebration kicks off at the 2016 Rotary Convention in  and will culminate at the 2017 convention in

Join in and show your support for The Rotary Foundation. Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Plan an event in your community to raise awareness of Rotary and its Foundation.

  • Promote projects your club or district is involved in that are funded by the Foundation.

  • Empower The Rotary Foundation to support the good work of Rotary clubs around the world by making a special contribution.

  • Apply for a from the Foundation to fund a project.

  • Attend the Rotary Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June 2016, and in Atlanta, 10-14 June 2017.

  • If you're an incoming district governor, look for more centennial information at the in January.


Come back to find more ideas and resources for celebrating the centennial over the coming months.








ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION SEOUL 2016


PAST CONVENTIONS  BANGKOK 2012


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 fourth RICON that I attended representing Coolamon Rotary Club was Bangkok.  Here are some memories of 2012 {Click on the thumb nail for a larger picture}:

01 Bangkok Day 105 Bangkok Day 1 06 Bangkok Day 1 21 Bangkok Day 3 30 Performance by children dressed in traditional outfits from around the world at the House of Friendship Grand Opening during the RI Convention 34 Youth Exchange Students sing the Sawadee Song 44 Bangkok Day 4 Doi Sutep 7 Doi Sutep 11

Join me in Seoul in May 2016!

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RICON SEOUL 2016 WEB SITE


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

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.

 

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LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage Nairobi.

Only hours after giving birth, Wendi brought her tiny bundle of joy to meet the Ithumba orphans and her human family.

Here's a short film of those first moments from yesterday morning, which we hope will warm your hearts and fill you with hope, as it does for us.

WIVA Arrives!

Please do share this video and help show the world the importance of saving the life of a single orphan baby elephant. How when grown and reintegrated back into the wild, they go on to enjoy the life they deserve and even to have their own babies and to bring new life into the world. It is the ultimate testament to the Orphans' Project and the hard work of our teams on the ground and the dedication of all of you that support our efforts.

 


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RAGES WEB SITE


JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


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FOOTNOTE


On the way to Wanaka we went through Omarama!  They call it McCaw Country.  "Sir" Richie McCaw comes from near here in a town called Kurow and goes gliding at Omarama.

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The Rotary wishing well in Geraldine not far from Christchurch.

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Lake Tekapo McCaw Country!

 

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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