Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #36

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #36



Be a Gift to the World



APRIL IS ROTARY'S


MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH MONTH


 April Theme


Quilts

 
These four quilts were made by Jan Nulty and Heather McKinley from the Coolamon sewing group. They are being donated to the Rotary Foundation Fund Raising quilt sale in Wagga Wagga.

 

MEETING MONDAY APRIL 11th. 2016


Rotarian Ted Hutcheon regaled with the Reader’s Digest version of the story of his life at tonight’s meeting.  Ted certainly has led an interesting life, and his story had numerous surprises for many of us.  We weren’t surprised to hear that Ted was not a standout at primary school, but were surprised to hear that he completed an advanced uni degree, including several years of accounting.

After working for Jerilderie Shire as a clerk (the youngest clerk to serve in NSW) for a few years, he returned to Coolamon to work in the family business (Hutcheon & Pearce) selling farm machinery.  Ted eventually took over a few John Deere franchises in NSW, and made a career out of selling tractors and making a range of loans to farmers (and friends!).  Ted has made numerous trips to America to tour John Deere facilities, and has some interesting stories to tell (too numerous to recount here!).

Apart from selling farm equipment, Ted has been involved in a number of interesting hobbies, including racing cars, flying small aircraft, and shooting targets (he was state champion two years ago).  Ted’s son Aaron has taken over the family business, so Ted’s legacy will carry on.

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Diary Reminders


Wednesday April 13th Board Meeting

Thursday April 14th BINGO Roster: Ian Durham (Capt) Wayne Lewis, Paul Weston, Leslie Weston.

*Monday April 18th Honeywell Summer Science School with Georgia Booth from Golden Ganmain. 

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

Monday April 25th ANZAC Day 2016 USA District 5610 USA Friendship Exchange.

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.

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

*Monday June 27th Change Over Dinner at Coolamon. DEFINITE.

*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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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

 

APRIL 2016 Presidential Message


Many years ago, in Kolkata, India, I had the chance to meet Mother Teresa. She was an incredible woman with an incredible force of personality. When she walked down the street, the crowd parted in front of her like the Red Sea. Yet when you talked to her, if you mentioned the tremendous things she had done, she almost did not engage in this topic at all. By many reports, if you asked her what her greatest achievement was, she would answer, "I am an expert in cleaning toilets."

The answer was both humorous and absolutely serious. Her business was caring for others. Toilets had to be cleaned, so she cleaned them. There was no question of a job being beneath her. Helping people who needed help was her work, and there was nothing higher, nothing in the world more important than that.

 

FULL MESSAGE HERE.


 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700






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9700 DISCON

2016 District Conference ‐ Wagga Wagga

April 23–24, 2016

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

Beatnix





ROTARY INFORMATION


 Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for your commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.


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PDG Bimal Kantaria and his family in Evanston being recognised as a member of the Arch Klumph Society last week.


Bimal is a member of the RAGES Board and we got to know him well in Kenya last April on our way to climb Mount Kenya.  In his year as DG of D9212 East Africa Bimal chartered 31 new Rotary Clubs and a few Rotaracat Clubs as well.


Congratulations Bimal!



RAGES NEWS


Rhinos


Today, only 29,000 rhinos survive in the wild. Four of the five rhino species are threatened. Three are critically endangered.

Learn more at rhinos.org

 

Missing For 9 Years, Ahmed The Elephant Returns.


Andrea Turkalo, who’s gotten to know some 4,000 forest elephants over the past 20 years, has recently spent months focused on a bit of sad detective work: Through careful observation, she’s been slowly piecing together a list of the dead and of the living.

Each day, as many as 100 elephants materialize in front of her viewing platform in the Dzanga Bai forest clearing in Central African Republic. While the elephants socialize, wrestle, mate, and drink mineral-rich water, the Wildlife Conservation Society researcher figures out which of her study elephants were killed during a 2013 raid by Seleka rebels, and which survived. It is difficult work for someone who considers these animals to be family.

FULL STORY HERE

 

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RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


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FOOTNOTE


Susan and I are currently in Western Australia conducting a straw bale workshop at Calingiri NE of Perth.

During last weekend I was interviewed by the selection committee for our District Governor for 2018-2019 via Skype.

I am humbled and honoured to have been selected to serve our District 9700 as Governor for 2018-2019.

Susan and I look forward to the challenge ahead and to be mindful of the legacy left for us by all the Governors Past, Present and Future who have worked so hard to maintain our Rotary presence in our District with some 41 Rotary Clubs.

This is the first time that a Governor has been selected from the Coolamon Rotary Club.

 

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 #35

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #35



Be a Gift to the World



APRIL IS ROTARY'S


MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH MONTH


 April Theme


Our own Tracy Monica Ochieng is going to University once Tracy has chosen the course that she wants to attend.  We have helped Tracy through High School and now Tracy has graduated Tracy will obtain qualifications in Maternal and Child Health.

Then Tracy is going back to Mathare to work  for the women and children in that slum that we have visited many times now.  We are all very proud of this young lady who we met in Mathare in 2011 after climbing the Mountains of the Moon.

Quinter and Tracy Email.

Quinter and Tracy Ochieng Tracy is in her school uniform.

Quinter Mathare

Recent visit by the Mount Kenya ANZAC Day 2015 Team to Mathare.

April 2nd 2016, Latest news from Tracy:

How are you and your family? Hope this New Year you are having new experiences like I am. I passed my KCSE exams and am glad I have a direct entry to the public universities here in Kenya.

I had 60 aggregate points that's a B. a C+ in maths, B+ in English, B+ in biology, C+ in chemistry, B-in Swahili, B- in Geography, and a D+ in computer studies.

I thank God for the results and for your unending support, your pride and belief in me, I am who I am because of you, I have an education, I am empowered because you made me feel like a champion. I'm eager to join the university with all aggressiveness to do something that will enable me give out to my society and have a better Mathare.

Tracy Monica

 

MEETING MONDAY APRIL 4th. 2016


Tonight 16 members attended our monthly Club Assembly.

It was wonderful to have Ted Hutcheon back after his very recent car accident and his stay in the ICU at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.

The following topics were discussed some at length and with passion:

  • Easter Markets a great result with a net return of around $1,200.

  • District Assembly due to the upcoming sowing of crops only 3 Directors will be going to Grenfell on Sunday morning.  Don Dyce, Dave McKinley and Dick Jennings will represent Coolamon.

  • A discussion on the meaning of a Paul Harris Fellow explained by John Glassford.

  • RYLA Coolamon has sponsored two candidates this year.

  • Guest speakers Ian Jennings is doing a great job and next week we have the life and fun times of Ted Hutcheon followed by Georgia Booth on Golden Ganmain Garlic on Monday 18th April.

  • We allocated the billets for the visit of the Rotary Friendship team from D 5610 USA  Serving 43 clubs in South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, southwestern Minnesota, and Sioux City, Nebraska.

  • A committee, made up of the hosts for the American team has been formed.  We need to meet asap to plan the stay of these friends from Dakota!  Don Dyce will coordinate the committee.

  • DISCON 2016 Wagga Wagga we now have around 10 members going on Saturday 23rd April.  We need more members to attend please.  To our new members it is a great way to learn about Rotary and to have two past RI Presidents in attendance is very rare indeed.  Bill Boyd is a wonderful speaker and worth the price of admission alone.

  • A Taste of Africa Night Saturday May 14th flyers will be ready next week and Alex Thompson will collect them and give you each some to send to and give to your friends.

  • ShelterBox stay tuned for a ShelterBox day in Coolamon this Friday 8th April contact Wayne Lewis. URGENT!


 

Diary Reminders


Friday April 8th SHELTERBOX in Coolamon.

Sunday April 10th District Assembly Club Directors Training at Grenfell High School 9.00 am start.

Monday April 11th The Life and Fun Times of Ted Hutcheon.

Wednesday April 13th Board Meeting

Thursday April 14th BINGO Roster: Ian Durham (Capt) Wayne Lewis, Paul Weston, Leslie Weston.

*Monday April 18th Garlic Night with Georgia Booth from Golden Ganmain. 

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

Monday April 25th ANZAC Day 2016 USA District 5610 USA Friendship Exchange.

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.

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

*Monday June 27th Change Over Dinner at Coolamon. DEFINITE.

*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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Eagles

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Polio Jordon 1 Polio Jordon 2 Polio Jordon 3

Following the Syrian polio outbreak and the influx of refugees, the country of Jordan faced a possible outbreak in their country. Through their diligence and commitment, the country has not reported a single case of polio within its borders.

http://on.rotary.org/1ZNHKHI




 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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Humanity in Motion!!




Here is a great story from Wagga Wagga Rotary Club. 

Rex Flores granted permanent residency after campaign by Wagga community.





FULL STORY HERE.


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What a couple of days we've had! (aka some VERY early mornings!) here Claire & Tina are representing Rotaract Club of Griffith Inc. on Sunrise this morning - did you see our signs on all the weather crosses?

Also really happy that our Burrumbuttock Hay Runners effort on the highway made it to a few media outlets (even the 7News Sydney 6pm bulletin & Pauline Hanson's Facebook Page) - and even the man himself, Brendan Farrell for Australian of the year stopped to take a photo! We will announce our final fundraised amount this afternoon! 

Thank you again to our friends, family and community for helping us raise money to this worthwhile cause!!

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Some photos click on the thumb nails below for the larger version:

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9700 DISCON

2016 District Conference ‐ Wagga Wagga

April 23–24, 2016

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

Beatnix





ROTARY INFORMATION


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Kerstin Jeska-Thorwart (left) talks with a nurse at the Mahamodara Teaching Hospital in Galle, Sri Lanka.  Photo Credit: Rotary International / Alyce Henson




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Rotarians equipped the neonatal intensive care unit. More than 160,000 babies have been delivered in the hospital since Rotarians became involved.

What Kerstin Jeska-Thorwart remembers is the silence. No birds chirping, no dogs barking, no car engines revving. Nothing. “I’ve never heard such a silence before, and never since,” she says. “I knew something must have happened.”

It was 9:35 the morning after Christmas 2004, and in Sri Lanka, it was a Poya Day, a Buddhist public holiday held every full moon. Jeska-Thorwart, a lawyer from Germany, was on vacation in Hikkaduwa, on the island’s southwestern coast. Any other morning of her holiday she and her husband would have been on the beach, but today they stayed back at their vacation home, up a small hill about a half-mile from the water’s edge, to clean and prepare for guests.

After a few minutes, sound returned, as though it had been switched on. Now she heard people running, crying. She went down the main road to see what had happened. She saw people in swimming suits, shoeless, covered in blood.

They told her there was a big wave.

The tsunami, as she later learned, was caused when an earthquake with the estimated force of 23,000 atomic bombs rattled the floor of the Indian Ocean. The seabed rose 10 feet, displacing 7 cubic miles of water. A wall of water, in some places up to 100 feet high, slammed into countries throughout Southeast Asia and as far away as Africa. All told, more than 230,000 people died in 14 countries, and 1.7 million were left homeless. More than half of the dead were in Indonesia, followed by Sri Lanka, where 35,000 people were killed.

 FULL STORY HERE 


RAGES NEWS


Orangutan Borneo


In the picture above, an orangutan can be seen exploring the bleak landscape they must once have called home, with a dart lodged into their back. Sadly, orangutans are often shot on sight if they wander onto a palm oil plantation. Over the past two decades alone, an estimated 20,000 of these animals lost their lives at the hands of the palm oil industry, and it has been estimated that they could be extinct in just thirty years if their current declining population trend continues.

Ivory Italy Crush

Rome hosts Italy's first ivory crush

Almost one ton of seized ivory, with an estimated value of USD $5 million, was destroyed at the Circus Maximus in Rome last week.

Government officials helped to load the tusks and carved models into an industrial stone crusher and a steamroller before the pieces were disposed of permanently.


Thanks to our friends Pengolifeproject per amore degli elefanti we are able to share these exclusive images of the event.

The ivory crush comes one month before Kenya destroys the majority of its ivory stockpile, at 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn on 30th April in Nairobi.

Read more: http://ind.pn/1Vg7UlL


 

RAGES NEWS BULLETIN MARCH 2016


 


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RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


 The Lion Watches


FOOTNOTE


CRUISING  YESTERDAY AND TODAY

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This is how we used to travel to England from Kenya in the 50s. Union Castle Line or the BI Line through the Suez Canal onto Naples, Gibraltar then into the Bay of Biscay before Tilbury in London. The ships used to stand on their heads in the Bay of Biscay. Great fun! This was the Rhodesia Castle of the Union Castle Line.

The ship hit a hurricane in the Bay of Biscay, and the storm and size of the waves are etched into my memory. The ship rolled so far from side to side that she shuddered each time to regain her equilibrium. All we could hear was furniture and glassware and china crashing everywhere and muffled screams, as everyone had been ordered to their cabins by the Captain.

All except my Mother, sister and I and another woman and her daughter, who decided in all our wisdom, that up in the lounge was by far the best place in a storm. We were duly thrown about with the rest of the furniture (not bolted down in those days), the grand piano ended up in the Bay of Biscay in pieces.

NOT TODAY Cruising is for sissies with all the stabalisers!

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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 #34

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #34



Be a Gift to the World



MARCH IS ROTARY'S WATER & SANITATION MONTH


 Water Month


Message from the Oloimugi Maasai Village on water!


Armicus Water Tank

All thanks to John James Glassford and the Coolamon Rotary Club for the water tank in our Cultural centre please have a Happy Easter.

Armicus Philip Mayan.

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ROTARY EASTER MARKETS 2016


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A picture is worth 1000 words so they say.  Here are a few photos of our Rotary Easter Markets held on Easter Saturday.  Although the stalls in number were down the quality was excellent and the patronage excellent.

The Markets committee have done a great job and thanks to you all.

The committee would like to thank all who volunteered:

On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to thank all those who pitched in yesterday to help make our markets a big success.  Although the event is not a huge money spinner for the club, it generates a bit of income and creates a great environment for the community on the day.  We had a very good number of visitors to the markets, and helped raise funds as well for the Up-to-Date-Store art committee by hosting the art battle (which was quite a bit of fun itself!).  Thanks also to the other members of the organising committee, who have earned a well-deserved holiday.


Paul Weston.


Those who came and worked included:

Heather McKinley, Maureen Hulsman, Trevor Parkes, Leslie Weston, Paul Weston, Don Dyce, Dave McKinley, Wayne Lewis, Neil Munro, Myffy Collette, Bern Milne, Dick Jennings (THE Auctioneer), Ian Durham, John Glassford and Henk Hulsman.

 

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No meeting this Monday being a public holiday.

Our next meeting is very important and will be a club assembly to discuss and plan the Friendship Exchange from the USA and the upcoming District Conference among other items of importance and of interest to all our members.

 

N.B. Note Bene


Reminder to attend the meeting on Monday April 4th where we will allocate billets for the USA Visitors from D 5610.

DISTRICT 5610 USA SOUTH DAKOTA, IOWA 

 

 

Diary Reminders


Monday April 4th Club Assembly and Planning of Friendship USA Exchange from D5610.

Sunday April 10th District Assembly Club Directors Training at Grenfell High School 9.00 am start.

Monday April 11th TBA

Wednesday April 13th Board Meeting

Thursday April 14th BINGO Roster: Ian Durham (Capt) Wayne Lewis, Paul Weston, Leslie Weston.

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

Monday April 25th ANZAC Day 2016 USA District 5610 USA Friendship Exchange.

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.

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

*Monday June 27th Change Over Dinner at Coolamon. DEFINITE.

*Partners and Guests Night.

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

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE


Esater

Joke 23

Canadian

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

 

Ravi HQ

While back at Rotary headquarters this week, General Secretary John Hewko, Past General Secretary Ed Futa, Don Garner, and I hosted officials from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Organization (TECO). Pictured with us is (from left to right): Deputy Director General Samuel Kuo, Director General Calvin Ho, and Director Joseph Sun.

I would like to thank Taipei officials for their support of Rotary. In the past five years, membership has grown to 726 clubs with more than 34,000 members in Taiwan.

TRF Book




Read about The Rotary Foundation’s rich history and the incredible impact members have made around the world. Order your copy of the book at:

http://on.rotary.org/DoingGoodBook




DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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ROTARY SIGNS by Rtn. Evan Burrell


From Evan Burrell - Rotarian We certainly have a presence in the community, but isn't it time we give our public image some TLC?

signs 1 It's frustrating for me to see our signs, our parks or our town clocks looking so shabby, old and tired.signs 2







Either we should all get off our bums and give them all a new lick of paint, replace the stickers or we could just give in and pull them all down and throw away all that free publicity and community goodwill.

Rotarians and the family of Rotary I need your help with this. Let's start the greatest Australian public relations campaign to take back our public image from the rust, the mold, the damage and the dust let's put some pride back into Rotary!!!

Are you with me??

 

9700 DISCON

 

2016 District Conference ‐ Wagga Wagga

April 23–24, 2016

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

Friday April 22nd.

Registration Civic Theatre Foyer downstairs 4‐6 pm

Club Night‐A night to enjoy fellowship with your friends

Saturday April 23rd

Registration Civic Theatre 8.00 am

Opening Ceremony 9.30 am

Session One PEACE

PRIP Kalyan Banerjee Peace

Steven Killalea Positive Peace

Sarah Yahya Refugee Viewpoint

Lauren Darley‐Bently Domestic Violence

Lunch 12.30 pm

Session Two BUSINESS AND ROTARY 1.30 pm

PDG Garry Browne Business & Rotary

Charles Tarbey Partnerships

Mayor Rod Kendall Civic Benefits

PRIP Bill Boyd Relationships

We have a completely new idea for Saturday evening’s social program. Join Wagga Rotarians for dinner either in their homes or at a restaurant before returning to the Civic Theatre for the Conference Concert. You can indicate your preference on the registration form.

Beatnix

Saturday Night Beatnix Concert at 8.00 pm.

Sunday April 24th

Session Three YOUTH PROGRAMS  9.30 am

William Wood Rotaract

Luke Helson Exchange Rebound

Mary Brell The Real Schoolies

Fran Raymond Y.E My Story

Sarah Yahya RYLA My Story

Closing Ceremony

Lunch 12.30pm




 D9700 2016 DISCON in Wagga Wagga. 


Conference Chairman:

Michael Knight 

Wollundry  -  Wagga Wagga



6922 3164 (home)

0412 376 570




PS Coolamon will be manning the RAGES display in the Upper Foyer at the Civic Centre during the DISCON.   Give us a hand please on Saturday, thanks.

Say NO!

 

 



ROTARY INFORMATION





THE ROTARY BELL


The Bell

 

In 1922, U.S. Rotarians organized an attendance contest; the challenge was that the losing clubs would join in giving the winning club a prize. The Rotary Club of New York City was declared the winner and to them was awarded as a prize a bell from a popular patrol boat, which was placed on wood that came from HMS "Victory", Admiral Nelson's vessel at the battle of Trafalgar.

Since then, the bell used in Rotary meetings started to represent, as on the ships, order, discipline and the time to guide us through the weekly hour and a half meetings. The bell informs us with its sound the beginning of the Rotary meeting, at which time people present should stand, same as at the end, in order to salute the national and Rotary flags. The gavel symbolizes the authority invested in the Rotarian elected to the highest position in Rotary, and through him, reminds those present of his authority.

When presidents transmit their positions to their successors at the end of their mandate, they give the bell their last hit turning the gavel over to their successor, symbolizing the transfer of authority.

 

RAGES NEWS


A sad day for rhinos in South Africa the killing continues BUT this time at a conservancy that we visited in May 2015 after climbing Mount Kenya. Three rhinos were killed of which one Bingo a male was left alive until he died from the injury suffering for 3 days.  The men and women at Sibuya did everything to save Bingo and they are devastated.  Two orphans as a result are now in the care of the Shamwari Reserve nearby.

Here are a couple of photos and I make no apology for the content this is the reality that we face today and RAGES will do all we can to support these conservancies into the future.

Sibuya 1


Bingo 2

This is personal and here are some of the rhinos that we met in Sibuya last May:

Sibuya 5 Sibuya 6

VERY ANGRY RIGHT NOW!

 

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RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

 

ONLY IN AFRICA INDIA


 India Cricket


 CONGRATULATIONS INDIA WELL PLAYED!

  

FOOTNOTE


Maths

This will form the raffle prize question this week.

 

 

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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STOP PRESS! URGENT.


We need volunteers for the Easter Markets and the ShelterBox appeal both at the Up-to-Date Store this Saturday morning.  Please contact Leslie Weston or Paul Weston ASAP.

 

 

Be a Gift to the World



MARCH IS ROTARY'S WATER & SANITATION MONTH


 Water Month


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750 million people worldwide don't have clean water.

World Water Day is March 22. Clean water, better lives!

 

CLEAN WATER DAY


SHELTERBOX ARRIVES IN FIJI


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Last Saturday we held a ShelterBox morning in Ganmain. On hand were Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne, Trevor Parkes, Don Dyce, Wayne Lewis, John Glassford, Paul Weston, Leslie Weston and Bogart Weston.  As always the Ganmain people are very generous.

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RYDA program held in Wagga this week, a big thank you to Ian Durham and Henk Hulsman for volunteering their day last Friday to look after the contingent from the Coolamon Central School and other schools that took part.

RYDA Rotary Youth Driver Awareness now comes under RSE or Road Safety Education a Non for Profit Organisation and Rotary is one of their Corporate Partners.  The Patron is Sir William Deane and the Chair is Kerry Chikarovski.

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MEETING MONDAY MARCH 21st. 2016


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Tonight we met at the Temora Aviation Museum as guests of the Temora Rotary Club.  Assistant Governor Tony Sinclair Group 4 in D9700 was our Chair.  Coolamon was well represented by 14 members and their partners including, Jan Nulty, Jann Breust, Chez Post, Susan Glassford, Helen Lewis, Sally Farmer and Bethany.

It was a social meeting in the Temora Aviation Museum.  Temora Rotary did a great job and around 92 people were present including the Temora Probus Club.  Chair AG Tony Sinclair welcomed the guests and while we were waiting for our dinner Temora RC conducted a spirited fines session followed by a raffle with many many prizes and Coolamon did well.

The guest speaker was Rtn. Kenny Love who was supported by his wife Rtn. Lisa Love.  Kenny is the CEO of the Temora Aviation Museum and Lisa is the Assistant Manager.  It was an excellent presentation of the recent Warbirds Downunder Show held last November over four days.  This is the biggest Warbirds Show in the Southern Hemisphere and is only held every 2 years.

The Temora Aviation Museum's President and the Founder is David Lowy, AM.  This is a spectacular museum and a wonderful asset for the Riverina and right on our doorstep.

Over 20,000 people visited the Warbirds Show last November and here is the web site for further information

TEMORA AVIATION MUSEUM

 



Here are some photos from the wonderful evening we spent with our fellow Rotarians from Temora, click on the thumb nails for the big picture.  THANK YOU TEMORA ROTARY CLUB!

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Reminder to attend the meeting on Monday April 4th where we will allocate billets for the USA Visitors from D 5610.

DISTRICT 5610 USA SOUTH DAKOTA, IOWA 

 

Diary Reminders


Saturday March 26th Rotary Easter Markets. Up-to-Date Store 9.00 am start.

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Monday March 28th Easter Monday NO MEETING

Monday April 4th Club Assembly and Planning of Friendship USA Exchange from D5610.

Sunday April 10th District Assembly Club Directors Training at Grenfell High School 9.00 am start.

Monday April 11th TBA

Wednesday April 13th Board Meeting

Thursday April 14th BINGO Roster: Ian Durham (Capt) Wayne Lewis, Paul Weston, Leslie Weston.

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

Monday April 25th ANZAC Day 2016 USA District 5610 USA Friendship Exchange.

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.

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


Wife logic

Joke 19

Smooth landing

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Ravi Ed

Rotary works to support literacy and reduce gender disparity in education. Make an impact:

http://on.rotary.org/RotaryGive

Japan 1961

Did you know that the first Rotary Convention in Japan was held in Tokyo in 1961? Learn more about Rotary conventions and test your knowledge by taking our quiz:

http://on.rotary.org/ConventionQuiz

 

 



DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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Share Your Story, Rotary Club members of Club 99 in Little Rock, Arkansas help us show the world the new face of Rotary. Highlight your Rotary experience by making a short video about why you joined.


RYDA WEEK IN WAGGA WAGGA


 

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RYDA program held in Wagga this week, a big thank you to all the Rotary volunteers and wonderful facilitators who shared their time and program with over 500 local school children.


Coolamon Central School were there on Friday and the club's volunteers were Ian Durham and Henk Hulsman.


 D9700 2016 DISCON in Wagga Wagga. 



9700 DISCON

District 9700 Web Site


Conference Chairman:

Michael Knight 

Wollundry  -  Wagga Wagga



6922 3164 (home)

0412 376 570





ROTARY INFORMATION





INSTITUTE EQUIPS REGIONAL LEADERS TO ADVANCE ROTARY’S STORY



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Regional leaders from around the globe gathered at Rotary World Headquarters in Evanston in early March for training they will use to inspire members in their respective areas.

Several participants - most of whom will begin their term on 1 July - noted that the true measure of the institute's success will be how well the information they learned is transmitted to Rotary members.

"We have to realize that training doesn't stop at the district level," said Michael Boyer, a Rotary public image coordinator from Pismo Beach, California, USA. "We train people really well to be governors and club presidents but we have to realize that we also have to train our members in how to talk about Rotary."

 

FULL STORY HERE


 


RAGES NEWS


PALM OIL FREE EASTER


 


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What's the best ingredient for an orangutan friendly Easter?  Certified Sustainable Palm Oil or palm oil free!

Unsustainable palm oil production is driving orangutans to extinction - it's the leading cause of deforestation and peatland destruction in Indonesia. It's also contributing to climate change. Choosing products that contain Certified Sustainable Palm Oil or are palm oil free this Easter means you are making a difference.

Relaxed labeling laws make it difficult to know which products contain Palm Oil, so we've put together a list of CSPO and Palm Oil free products to help you choose orangutan and climate friendly treats this Easter.

Palm Oil Free
-Woolworths: hot cross buns
-Whittaker's: all chocolate products
-Lindt & Sprungli: Lindt Excellence and Lindt Creation chocolate blocks
-Green & Black's: most chocolate blocks (except Butterscotch, Raisin & Hazelnut)
-Cadbury: Dairy Milk, Old Gold, Dream chocolate blocks
-Choceur, Just Organics, Moser-Roth (from Aldi): all chocolate products
-Haigh's: all chocolate products
-Carob Kitchen: all carob chocolate products

Palm Oil Free & Vegan
-Moo free: most chocolate products (except mint and orange flavoured)

CSPO
-Cadbury: chocolate products other than Dairy Milk, Old Gold, Dream chocolate blocks (e.g. filled chocolates like Caramello)
-Lindt & Sprungli – chocolate products other than Lindt Excellence and Lindt Creation chocolate blocks (e.g. filled chocolates like Lindt balls)

So remember, eat all the chocolate you like this Easter, just make sure it contains CSPO or is palm oil free.

Milo

 

ELEPHANT WORTH.


 

Learn below how much more an elephant is worth alive than as blood ivory.  (Click on the image for the full picture).

 

Elephant $$$

 

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RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA


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FOOTNOTE








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 #32

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #32


Be a Gift to the World



MARCH IS ROTARY'S WATER & SANITATION MONTH


 Water Month


 

MEETING MONDAY MARCH 14th. 2016


Another great meeting at Coolamon.

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Dr. Paul Weston thanks Dr. Allan Ernest of CSU for his amazing talk on gravitational waves.

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

The club was treated to an excellent presentation Monday night by Dr Allan Ernest, professor of astrophysics at CSU and a former resident of Coolamon.  Allan gave a thoroughly engaging talk describing the recent discovery of gravitational waves, how they were detected, and the significance of this discovery for science and humanity.  Even though much of the content was challenging to understand because it dealt with concepts that were unfamiliar to most of us, Allan did a great job explaining things and illustrating his points with very helpful graphics.

The full significance of the findings actually remains to be seen, but Allan likened their potential impact to the changes that followed Galileo's exploration of the heavens with a telescope.  Although gravity waves are very difficult to detect, the technological advances required to detect them will likely have scientific applications far beyond cosmological research.  The engagement of the audience with Allan's talk was evident from the extensive number of questions asked of the speaker at the end of his talk.  Paul thanked Allan for his excellent talk and presented him with our usual token of appreciation, a kangaroo hide change purse.

The ShelterBox fundraiser for victims of the cyclone in Fiji is on for Ganmain on Saturday morning.   Rostered on from 8:00-10:00 are Wayne, Trevor, Ted, Myffy, Bernie, and Don; Leslie, Paul, John and Garth are rostered on from 10:00-12:00.

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Diary Reminders


Saturday March 19th ShelterBox in Ganmain.

Sunday March 20th International Night Committee Meeting in Coolamon at 5.00 pm

Monday March 21st Temora Aviation Museum joint meeting with Temora Rotary.

Spitfire

We are meeting at the Coolamon Golf Club at 5.45 pm to collect meeting badges and organize vehicles etc. BYO drinks and glasses.

Saturday March 26th Rotary Easter Markets. Up-to-Date Store 9.00 am start.

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Monday March 28th Easter Monday NO MEETING

Monday April 4th TBA

Sunday April 10th District Assembly Club Directors Training at Grenfell High School 9.00 am start.

Wednesday April 13th Board Meeting

Thursday April 14th BINGO Roster: Ian Durham (Capt) Wayne Lewis, Paul Weston, Leslie Weston.

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

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.

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


Windows

WINDOWS

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Wife v Dog

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

Ravi in Rwanda

Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran met with the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame to discuss how Rotary can work with Rwanda to enhance their health sector.

http://on.rotary.org/1QvSs38

Here's why I joined Rotary. Why did you? I would like to hear about your experiences, your accomplishments and your favorite moments. Share your Rotary Story by adding a photo, a video or just a few sentences:

http://buff.ly/21llYKD

 

Ravi and John

 

 



DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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 D9700 2016 DISCON in Wagga Wagga. 



9700 DISCON

District 9700 Web Site


Conference Chairman:

Michael Knight 

Wollundry  -  Wagga Wagga



6922 3164 (home)

0412 376 570





ROTARY INFORMATION





Women's Day Rotary

Clara Montanez attends a reception in 2013 for the Champions of Change honorees at the White House in Washington D.C. Photo Credit: Rotary Images



When Clara Montanez was a student, she never heard the word mentoring. The idea of having a role model help you pursue your ambitions was unfamiliar to her.



"You basically chose your career based on personal interest and hoped you could find a job," says Montanez, senior director of investment for Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. "I went the route of getting married and having children first, and started my career later in life. I had no model for how to do that."

That changed for Montanez the day a friend invited her to join Rotary.

"Frankly, I was dragged into Rotary. I didn't see a connection at first," says Montanez, who's been a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C., since 2003. "But then I met several women, including Doris Margolis, who took me under her wing and started mentoring me on how to get more involved. I began seeing the value in having someone I could count on as a mentor, and I have become more of a leader in our club, in my community, and at work."

Rotary's mentoring opportunities motivated Montanez, Rotary's alternate representative to the Organization of American States, to help organize an event for International Women's Day, 8 March. The event, to be held at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, will feature Deepa Willingham and Marion Bunch, both previously honored as . Rotary International Director Jennifer Jones will moderate the event, which will be streamed on .


 

RAGES NEWS


David Pocock

One Fight Unite RAGES want to thank David Pocock most sincerely for signing the ‘SAY No’ poster. David signed the poster shortly after the match recently played in Perth Western Australia showing his support for the campaign even though he had just sustained an injury.
David Pocock, a rugby player extraordinaire grew up in a farming area in Zimbabwe. Due to political unrest in this country his family moved to Brisbane, Australia to start a new life in 2002.


David captained the Australian U20s at the Junior World Championship in 2008 and later that year made his Wallaby debut against New Zealand in Hong Kong. In 2010 he was awarded the John Eales Medal. In 2011 he played in the Rugby World Cup.


 
 Rhino horns are piled up before being burned during the Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony on the eve of World Rhino day at Dvur Kralove zoo in Dvur Kralove September 21, 2014. REUTERS/David W Cerny

 Rhino horns are piled up before being burned during the Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony on the eve of World Rhino day at Dvur Kralove zoo in Dvur Kralove September 21, 2014. REUTERS/David W Cerny


(Reuters) - An executive with a Beverly Hills gallery and auction house has pleaded guilty of conspiring to smuggling at least $1 million in animal products that included rhino horn and elephant ivory, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.


Joseph Chait, 38, a senior auction administrator with I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers, could be sentenced to up to five years in prison on the wildlife smuggling charge, the U.S. Justice Department said.


He also faces a maximum prison term of five years after pleading guilty to violating a federal law that bans trade involving illegally gained wildlife, they said.


Chait falsified customs forms by stating ivory and rhino horn were made of bone, wood or plastic. After a rhino carving sold at auction for $230,000, Chait made false documents putting the value at $108.75, and saying the object was made of plastic, the U.S. Department of Justice said.


Lawyers for Chait were not immediately available for comment.


The case comes as conservationists and law enforcement officials in the United States and globally have been trying to crack down on the illegal trade in products from the two threatened species.


Rhino horn sells at prices higher than gold in places such as Vietnam, where a belief with no basis in science has emerged in the past few years that it can be used to cure cancer.


South Africa, which has more rhinos than any other country in Africa, saw nearly 1,200 of the animals killed by poachers in 2015, its environment ministry said.





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RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

ONLY IN AFRICA KENYA


 Kenyan Police

 

FOOTNOTE


Making up a meeting.  It is customary in Rotary that when you travel to another area away fomr your club that you attend the nearest Rotary Club to make up a missed meeting at your own club.  I do not do this as a habit or because I have ot but because I want to.  Meeting other Rotarians in other ares around teh world is one way of making great new friends and learning about that club and the area that they represent.

This week I attended the  Rotary Club of Beechworth in NE Victoria.  A delightful town and very pretty this time of year being Autumn.  The members at Beechworth made Susan and I very welcome indeed.  The meeting was a membership night where Beechworth invited prospective members to attend and learn about Rotary and what Rotary does.

President George Browne welcomed all the members and the prospective new members and invited a few including myself to do a 5 minute spot.

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The banner reflects the work that Beechworth Rotary Club has done for the Beechworth Chinese Gardens.

Beechworth Rotary Club

 

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 #31

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #31


Be a Gift to the World



MARCH IS ROTARY'S WATER & SANITATION MONTH


 Water Month


Water

Feb 2016. In the midst of a serious drought it is interesting to see how certain animals manage the situation. This hole in a 'dry' riverbed was dug by an Elephant which becomes an important life line for other animals to make use of. Here a Kudu bull is quenching his thirst whilst two male Impala wait their turn. There were a number of different species that made use of this waterhole that I saw. From Baboons, Bushbuck, various birds etc.

 

MEETING MONDAY MARCH 7th. 2016


Another very busy week for the Rotary Club of Coolamon.

Last week we went to Wagga Wagga to support Polio Plus by going to the movies.  30 members, partners and friends attended.   It was also an excellent turn out from the Wagga and surrounding Rotary clubs.  Dame Maggie Smith starred and it was based on a true story.  Most enjoyable night which started with a meal at the Thirsty Crow!

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DG's Second Coming March 7th 2016

Monday night we had the pleasure of the second visit by our DG Gary Roberts and Marilyn Roberts.  Also present were the AG Bryan Short and his wife the AG Group 4 from Temora, Tony Sinclair and some of the members of Temora RC.

Present 13 members from Coolamon and our guests were:

DG Gary Roberts and Marilyn Roberts, AG Group 5 Bryan Short and Sally Short, AG Group 4 Tony Sinclair and visiting Rotarians from Temora, Brendon Fritsch, Peter Glasgow, Arthur Bradley and Lisa Love.

Also Helen Lewis and Susan Glassford.

We had a jovial meeting with DG Gary promoting the upcoming D9700 DISCON. One of teh highlights of the conference will be Saturday night with a move from tradition in that we will be at a Beatnix Concert.  DG Gary and Marilyn have lined up some excellent speakers and the RIP representative will be PRIP Kalyan Banerjee.  Also PRIP Bill Boyd is teh key note speaker as Chair of WASRAG.

Marilyn Roberts who is also the D9700 Secretary spoke on the Governor's partner's project:




Quilts for Mothers 



Be A Gift to the World is the theme for this year and it has made us think about what gifts we have to give to the world. While visiting the clubs we have met many women who are patch workers and together we devised a plan to use our gifts and to make quilts and sell them at the District Conference in Wagga Wagga in April.
Partners who are not patch workers are knitting, crocheting blankets and other items for sale. All donations are gratefully accepted. The money will be donated to Foundation- Maternal and Child Health. For those who cannot sew, this is a great opportunity to purchase a valuable homemade quilt at a reasonable price. Click here to go to the Quilts for Women Rotary Facebook page.  - See more at:  QUILTS for MOTHERS.




CLUB MATTERS:

PE Don Dyce spoke on the PETS training that he attended.  Don presented President Wayne with the Membership Development Award that our club received at PETS for achieving the highest retention rate over the past 3 years n D9700.

Reminder that D9700 Assembly is on at Grenfell on Sunday April 10th all incoming board members are requested ot attend.  Starts at 10 am at teh Grenfell High School.

JUST IN:  Monday 21st March we have been invited to attend the Temora meeting at the Temora Aviation Museum.

Spitfire

Board meeting tomorrow Wednesday night.

ShelterBox for FIJI appeal to be discussed at the board meeting.  See Footnote.

 

Diary Reminders


Tuesday March 8th International Women's Day 2016

Wednesday 9th March Board Meeting.

BINGO: Thursday March 10th Grahame Miles (Capt) Dave McKinley, Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne.

Monday March 14th TBA

Sunday March 20th International Night Committee Meeting in Coolamon at 5.00 pm

Monday March 21st TBC Temora Aviation Museum joint meeting with Temora Rotary.

Monday March 28th Easter Monday NO MEETING

Monday April 4th TBA

Sunday April 10th District Assembly Club Directors Training at Grenfell High School 9.00 am start.

Wednesday April 13th Board Meeting

Thursday April 14th BINGO Roster: Ian Durham (Capt) Wayne Lewis, Paul Weston, Leslie Weston.

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

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.

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


Grand parents

Editor's note: No child was harmed in this story.

Joke 13

Trump and the Queen

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE


MARCH 2016 

Some years ago, I was asked to speak at an Interact club in my home city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. I have always taken my interactions with Rotary youth very seriously, so I prepared my remarks carefully and put the same effort into my presentation that I would for any other event. After the meeting, I stayed to chat with a few of the Interactors, answering their questions and wishing them well.

I came out of the classroom where we had met into the autumn afternoon. The bright sun was shining directly into my eyes, so I found a bit of shade behind a pillar where I could wait for my ride.

As I stood there, hidden from view, I overheard a group of the very Interactors who had just listened to my speech. Naturally I was curious: What would they be saying? What had they taken away from my presentation? I quickly realized that what they had taken away was not at all what I had intended.

FULL MESSAGE HERE





DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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 Another Great Science and Engineering Challenge in Wagga Wagga. Well done everyone.


Bidgee School 1 Bidgee School 2 Bidgee School 3


Well done Trevor Webb once again for a great Science and Engineering challenge day. A big well done to Albury High school and good luck for Dubbo.


 D9700 2016 DISCON in Wagga Wagga. 



9700 DISCON

 

District 9700 Web Site


Conference Chairman:

Michael Knight 

Wollundry  -  Wagga Wagga



6922 3164 (home)

0412 376 570





ROTARY INFORMATION





Vietnam Goodwill

The fierce July sun beat down on us as we approached the field where the match was to take place. It wasn’t much of a soccer pitch, with its uneven terrain and rusty poles for goalposts, but the local teens we had met came ready to play. They guided us over the piles of bricks and broken tiles that separate their neighborhood community center from the field behind it and took their positions.

Much like any schoolyard competitors, incursions from grazing cows notwithstanding, players stretched and warmed up, took turns retrieving out-of-bounds balls, and, after the final goal, lined up to exchange high-fives. The Vietnamese contingent handily outscored our group of American Rotary volunteers, but the defeat was far from bitter. The five Rotarians, four Interactors, and two 20-something alumni of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards had already achieved what they had come to Vietnam to do: distribute durable soccer balls to promote play and to spread Rotary’s message of service and goodwill.

FULL STORY HERE




 

RAGES NEWS





Australia First Country to Place Immediate Ban on Lion Trophies.


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Above two members of a pride of lions that we met in South Africa, protected and as they should be.

Australian environment minister Greg Hunt made a bold and important move for the welfare of lions by signing an order banning any import or export of any trophy body part of a lion.

Hunting of lions for sport, show, and profit has become a major problem for wild lion populations over the past 25 years especially. A practice known as “canned hunting” has become unfortunately widespread in which lions are intentionally bred in captivity only to be more or less handed over to international hunters for sport. Often times in these circumstances the lions are drugged or baited, further adding to the gruesome inhumanity of it.

Due to a multitude of factors, the lion population has fallen to 40,000, 50% less than it was 25 years ago, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare. There are many factors contributing to this such as habitat loss, human conflict, and skewing of the genetic balance within lion communities by removing large male lions for illegal hunting purposes.

Hunt announced the new policy during a “global march for lions” at Melbourne’s Federation Square and said the practice of canned hunting was “cruel” and “barbaric.”



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RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.


 

Hope Update - Saving the Survivors

 

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As with everything our Rhino girl does, Hope is taking everything in her stride! She is unflappable (or she is saving up all the cheekiness for later on - which is entirely possible knowing Hope).

Over the weekend she seemed to settle into her new surroundings. There was very little pacing or aimless trotting around her boma (enclosure). The one thing she definitely is, is hungry! She is polishing off all the feed that gets put out for her. This is great sign as animals who are under great stress tend not to eat and drink.

 



ONLY IN AFRICA INDIA





Only in India

 

FOOTNOTE


Fiji 2

 

DESPERATE NEED FOR SHELTER IN FIJI IN THE WAKE OF CYCLONE WINSTON


ShelterBox Response Teams are working across Fiji to provide shelter for families after Cyclone Winston, the worst storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.

The storm hit on 20 February, bringing torrential rain, wind speeds of 200 mph, and 40ft waves to the country’s 330 islands. The sheer force of the storm has obliterated up to 90% of structures and left an estimated 120,000 people without shelter.

We're ramping up our response to Cyclone Winston in Fiji and are planning to send 2,000 ShelterBoxes plus other essential aid. We need your help!  Click on the ShelterBox logo for their web site.

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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 Easter Markets & Art Battle

Our annual craft and produce markets will be held on Saturday, 26 March, 2016 (Easter Saturday) at the Up To Date Store in Coolamon.  

The market will open at 9:00 am and run through 2:00 pm, and will feature a unique event to Coolamon, the first ever Up To Date Store Art Battle!  Local artists and patrons of the market will contribute to artwork that will be judged and then raffled off afterward.  With running commentary by our own illustrious Dick Jennings, it will be an event you won't want to miss!

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If you'd like to run a stall at the event, please download the application by clicking on the link below, and follow the instructions in the document.  Please note that all stallholders need to have public liability insurance (or operate under an entity with such insurance).

 


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Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #30

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #30


Be a Gift to the World



MARCH IS ROTARY'S WATER & SANITATION MONTH


 

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WASRAG


WATER & SANITATION ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP


Mission Statement

Providing human,  technical and financial support to Rotary clubs and districts seeking to help communities to gain sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Officers:

PRIP Bill Boyd (Chair - District 9920, New Zealand)
Nicholas Mancus (Vice Chair - District 9220, Uganda)
Stan Galanski (Treasurer – District 5890, USA)

Mark Bella

 

Rotarian Mark Balla Shares His Story


Recently, Mark (a presenter at WWS7 in Sao Paulo in May 2015) presented at TEDx, New Zealand. In the talk you will hear about his organization and their first project in India completed very recently. This project is to build 15 toilets in a school of 500 kids. The Rotary Club of Box Hill Central in Australia (district 9810) and the Rotary Club of Nasik Road in India (district 3030) were partners.

They are now developing a more ambitious project, this time involving seven or eight schools and as many as 5000 children. Beyond that, over the next few years they intend to reach tens of thousands of children. Listen to the TEDx talk or visit the facebook page to learn more!

Mark Balla Story

 

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MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 29th. 2016


This week has been a very busy one for our members starting with the Presidents Elect Training Seminar held in Young at the weekend.  PE Don Dyce attended and will report to the club soon.  here are the 41 Presidents for 2016-2017 thanks Paul Murray for the photo.

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On Saturday morning our club conducted a street raffle in Coolamon.  The winner of the load of firewood was Ricky Hard.  Thanks go to the volunteers; Daryl Breust, Ted Hutcheon, Garth Perkin, Wayne Lewis, Myffy Collette and Paul Weston.

Monday night's meeting was held as a Vocational Services meeting in conjunction with Wagga Wagga Sunrise RC.  This was held in Ganmain at the Huff 'n' Puff Constructions complex of straw bale buildings.

Susan and John welcomed all 50 Rotarians and their partners to Huff n Puff and we all went on a tour of the 14 straw bale buildings that Huff and Puff have built in Ganmain.  This was followed by dinner at the Ganmain Hall catered for by the Ladies from St. Brendan's Primary School.  Thanks go to Stephanie Plane and her team.  It was a great meal followed by a slide show of just some of the straw bale buildings that Huff n Puff Have built since 1998 all around Australia.

Special thanks go to the Wagga Wagga Sunrise club for making the effort to come out to Ganmain and share our Vocational visit with them.  Thanks also to Dave McKinley as Vocational Services Director of our club.  PE Don Dyce did a great job as Chair of the meeting.

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Below some of the straw bale buildings that Huff n Puff Constructions have built click on the thumb nails for a larger photo.

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Diary Reminders


*Thursday March 3rd Polio Plus Film Night in Wagga Wagga. "The Lady in the Van". Meet at The Thirsty Crow at 6.00 pm movie starts at 7.00 pm.

Monday 7th March DG Gary Roberts 2nd Coming.

Wednesday 9th March Board Meeting.

BINGO: Thursday March 10th Grahame Miles (Capt) Dave McKinley, Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne.

Sunday April 10th District Assembly Club Directors Training at Grenfell High School 9.00 am start.

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

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.

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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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

 

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Vanathy and I had the great honor of meeting Mrs. Danuta Wałęsa, wife to the former President of Poland, Lech Wałęsa. I gifted her with a Rotary crystal during our visit.



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 RI President K R Ravindran, Vanathy and Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith with the members of the organizing committee of the Presidential Conference in Cape Town.



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PDG Patrick Chisanga from Zambia with RI President Ravi Ravindran at the start of the RI Economic Conference which he is currently chairing in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Patrick Chisanga and I served on the RFFA Board together).





Today, more than 200 million people worldwide are unemployed. South Africa’s unemployment rates are among the highest in the world: 35% of people there are out of work, including 63% of the youth labor force. Rotary is responding to this challenge by leading initiatives to enhance economic and community development and creating opportunities for decent and productive work for all.

Join us in Cape Town, South Africa—The Fairest Cape in all the World—on 27 February for the 2016 Presidential Conference on Economic Development.

 

FULL STORY


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DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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FAIRFAX Media photographer Clare Lewis was at the Blayney Shire Community Centre on Saturday night for the Rotary Club of Blayney's masquerade ball, which raised funds to renovate the palliative care unit at Blayney Hospital.

Glitz and glamour was the theme for the night as the Blayney Community Centre was transformed for the Rotary Club of Blayney's masquerade ball on Saturday.

178 guests showed up in their best evening wear to raise funds to renovate the palliative care ward at Blayney Hospital.

Blayney Shire Mayor Scott Ferguson and his wife Michelle, Western NSW Health palliative care specialist Dr Louis Christie and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole with wife Joanne attended the evening, showing their support for the cause.

Mr Toole announced a $30,000 donation on behalf of the State Government, adding onto the previous $10,000 donated at the Blayney Big Brekky.

"This ward provides a place of rest, comfort and final memories for many families and if we can help make these last days a little brighter and more comfortable, then let's make it happen," he said.

"I am constantly hearing praise for the wonderful staff that operate out of this ward, so it's only fitting for the environment to match their service.

"Supporting the Rotary Club of Blayney to achieve what they have been working so hard to achieve is an honour.

"Thank you to the wonderful volunteers that are driving this project so tirelessly."
 Rotary had been hard at work for months planning the event and publicity officer Linda Alexander said the evening was unforgettable with guests treated to great entertainment and fine food courtesy of Nellie Ryan's, Michael Manners and the Old Mill.







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ROTARY INFORMATION







In rural Ghana, Rotary members supply clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.

While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Members start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.

and help extend the flow of clean water to everyone.
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READ NEWS ABOUT ROTARY'S WORK WITH WATER AND SANITATION


 

 

RAGES NEWS


 

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This week we welcome Simon Reeve Aussie TV personality to the Say No! Poster campaign.  Simon is a passionate animal rights conservationist.



He commenced his career working as a sports producer and reporter. In 1982, he moved to London to take up a position as a news presenter. In 1984 he returned to Australia and joined a current affairs program and also worked on a sports program. He won an award for a human interest report and was also involved in the commentary team broadcasting the America’s Cup defence in 1987. The same year he moved to the eastern states of Australia and worked as a journalist for Beyond 2000.  

In 1994 Simon moved to Botswana with his family and established Kwando Productions and co-produced Mad Mike and Mark a television series broadcast internationally on Animal Planet. In 2001 he returned to Australia where he has continued his work on television as host, commentator and presenter.  

Recently Simon travelled from Perth to Zambia with Painted Dog Conservation where he visited the South Luangwa Conservation and the Zambian Carnivore Program where he filmed a documentary of the work that is being done there to save these animals. This documentary was aired in Australia this year. 

A huge thank you Simon Reeve for your dedication and ongoing contribution to wildlife and endangered species.

 

A Future for Gorillas, Built on Community (see video)





 This is a great project and involves education and conservation.  You can also view it here:


Facebook Gorillas


 

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RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.





ONLY IN AFRICA





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Seen at a Sunday markets near Pretoria.

 

FOOTNOTE


RIKKI TIKKI TAVI by Rudyard Kipling


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The boomslang snake is native and restricted to Sub-Saharan Africa.

The boomslang snake has a highly potent venom, which it delivers through large fangs located in the back of the jaw. Boomslangs are able to open their jaws up to 170° when biting.  The venom of the boomslang is primarily a hemotoxin; it disables the blood clotting process and the victim may die as a result of internal and external bleeding. The venom has been observed to cause hemorrhage into tissues such as muscle and brain. Other signs and symptoms include headache, nausea, sleepiness, and mental disorders.

The mongoose which this story is about is the bravest little fellow that I came to know and loved in Kenya . This story by Rudyard Kipling was my favourite when I was a child.  Please down load it here and read it to your grandchildren, they will love it.

The illustrations are wonderful and the 8 photos at the end were taken in South Africa.

 

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At the hole where he went in

Red-Eye called to Wrinkle-Skin.

Hear what little Red-Eye saith:

“Nag, come up and dance with death!”

Eye to eye and head to head,

(Keep the measure, Nag.)

This shall end when one is dead;

(At thy pleasure, Nag.)

Turn for turn and twist for twist —

(Run and hide thee, Nag.)

Hah! The hooded Death has missed!

(Woe betide thee, Nag!)

 

 

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 #29

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #29


Be a Gift to the World


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FEBRUARY IS ROTARY'S


Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month


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The University of Queensland is proud to partner with The Rotary Foundation to provide a tailored Masters Degree, aimed at potential world and community leaders, designed to have a practical effect on addressing international and regional conflicts.


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MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 22nd. 2016


 

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Last night we celebrated two birthdays that of Rotary and that of our Secretary and PP Dr. Paul Weston.

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We had a great night with three guests Helen Lewis, Chez Post and Susan Glassford.  As well we had our Group 5 Assistant Governor Bryan Short from the Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga visit us.  16 members attended to celebrate Rotary and Paul's birthday.

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The very lovely birthday cake made by Marie Jennings, many thanks Marie it was very much appreciated by all.

President Wayne Lewis welcomed all and some reminders:

  • Saturday street raffle roster.

  • Friendship exchange billets April 25th-27th.  Don Dyce coordinating.

  • Easter markets committee meeting 25th Feb at the Sports Club 7.30 pm.

  • March 3rd The Lady in the Van movie night meet at the Thirsty Crow from 6.00 pm movie starts at 7.00 pm.

  • Next Monday Vocational Visit with Wagga Wagga Sunrise meet in Cave Street Ganmain at 6.30 pm sharp.


There was a short slide show on the history of the birth of the Rotary Club of Chicago and Rotary International.

The first four Rotarians:

The first four Rotarians: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul P. Harris, circa 1905-1912.

Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul P. Harris.


The first Rotary meeting took place on 23 February 1905 Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago.

As of October 2015 Rotary has grown and now boasts:

ROTARY Members  1,228,076   ROTARY Clubs  35,221

ROTARACT Members      194,028  ROTARACT Clubs    8,436

INTERACT Members     429,203  INTERACT Clubs  18,661

PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS   >1,200,000

Women in Rotary:

Until 1989, the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary club membership was for males only. In 1978 the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, invited three women to become members. The RI board withdrew the charter of that club for violation of the RI Constitution. The club brought suit against RI claiming a violation of a state civil rights law which prevents discrimination of any form in business establishments or public accommodations.

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1 July 2008, Catherine Noyer-Riveau, of Paris, France, Zone 11, elected to serve as the first woman on the Rotary International board.

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Women in Rotary Web Site.


PRIVP (Past Rotary International Vice President) Anne L. Matthews the first woman elected as a VP for Rotary.  Anne is also a RAGES Board member.  We look forward to the first woman becoming world President of Rotary.



 

Diary Reminders


Saturday 27th February Street Raffle from 6.30 am - 11.00 am.

6.30-8.00 Daryl Breust and Ted Hutcheon

8.00-9.30 Garth Perkin and Wayne Lewis

9.30-11.00 Myffy Collette and Paul Weston

*Monday 29th February Joint Vocational Service Meeting with WW Sunrise in Ganmain at Huff 'n' Puff Constructions.  START 6.30 pm in Cave Street Ganmain.

*Thursday March 3rd Polio Plus Film Night in Wagga Wagga. "The Lady in the Van". Meet at The Thirsty Crow at 6.00 pm movie starts at 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 8th March Board Meeting.

BINGO: Thursday March 10th Grahame Miles (Capt) Dave McKinley, Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne.

Sunday April 10th District Assembly Club Directors Training at Grenfell High School 9.00 am start.

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

*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.

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


Bagpipes in hell

 

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT


K.R. RAVINDRAN "RAVI"


2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

I would personally like to invite you all to join me in Rome, Italy on 30 April as we celebrate the Jubilee of Rotarians, a special event hosted by Rotary District 2080 and the Vatican. His Holiness Pope Francis will celebrate a Jubilee mass at St. Peter’s Square, where we will have 8,000 seats reserved for Rotarians, as well as friends and family.




For more information and to register by the 15 March deadline:  http://buff.ly/1ovjNIG

https://www.facebook.com/RotaryPresident/videos/1116121235086569/


Pope Jubilee RI




DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700


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Muyatwa Sitali (Duke-UNC 2012-14) has teamed up with Rotarians to provide basic resources to communities recovering from violence.

Read more about Sitali's work providing clean water: http://on.rotary.org/peacesitali



Creating Sustainable Peace.


Knowledge can open doors for these Akha hill tribe children piling onto a truck returning to the Akha Training Centre in Mae Suai, Thailand after attending a local Thai school. In 2005 the center housed 300 children from 27 Akha villages and is located in northern Thailand's area known as the "Golden Triangle" where drug trafficking and civil unrest along the Laos and Myanmar (Burma) border caused many various hill tribes to flee into Thailand. These insular villages of subsistence farm families then became a source, especially, for young girls to be sold into Thailand's commercial sex industry. Among other things, the center teaches Akha children English and Thai languages which allows them to then be educated at Thai schools making them less vulnerable and more adept in Thai society. Rotarians from Australia, Singapore, Thailand, USA and Canada have volunteered and/or provided donations to the Akha Training Centre. Appeared in "The Rotarian," June 2006, p. 12-13.

Building sustainable peace projects requires holistic thinking and a community-driven approach.  Rotarians are uniquely positioned to foster healthy, resilient and more peaceful communities.


Violent conflict can devastate a country’s society, economy and political governance. Coordinating projects that prevent or resolve conflict requires a tailored, sensitive approach. Rotarians can play a vital role in the peace building process by galvanizing members of their communities to identify and address the underlying causes of conflict. While the types of projects Rotarians develop vary greatly, the following examples may help your club or district identify action-oriented approaches to building and sustaining peace:

 

FULL STORY HERE


 

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This year the RIPR is PRIP Kaylan Banaerjee.

 
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Also a wonderful bonus is that PRIP Bill Boyd will be a key note speaker on WASRAG as Chair of the Water and Sanitation RAG.


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District 9700 Web Site







ROTARY INFORMATION


WHAT IT'S LIKE TO GO TO JAIL FOR YOUR BELIEFS ... AND FORGIVE YOUR CAPTORS


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Illustration by Gwen Keraval

Naing Ko Ko

Rotary Peace Fellow

University of Queensland, Australia, 2012-13

In 1988, when I was 16, I began to protest with other students for democracy, human rights, and social justice in my home country of Burma, now called Myanmar. Four years later, I was arrested and tortured for two months in an interrogation camp. I was shackled and beaten. I was not allowed to sleep. They put a cloth over my eyes and a hood over my head, so I could not tell the day from the night. They asked me the same questions over and over. It was quite similar to George Orwell’s 1984. After this, I was sent to a special court. I was given no lawyer, just sent directly to prison.

They did not want us to learn in prison, but I had a dream to go and study overseas when I was released. I convinced a guard to smuggle books to me. I received a dictionary to learn English and books on economics and philosophy. I dug a hole in the wall of my cell and hid the books and covered the hole with an image of the Buddha. I studied English at night and in the day I slept.

 

FULL STORY HERE


 

 LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.


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Please click on the link below and me know if you are unable to view the video.

 

Elephant Family Pays their Respects by Sir David Attenborough  


This is simply amazing and tells us that he elephants have a developed brain and family structure way ahead of us humans. 








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Dr. Dame Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots 25th Birthday.


 RAGES is celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the best education and wildlife conservation programmes established by Jane Goodall.  We are honouring Jane with the Say No poster second edition:



First to sign is Sir Peter Blake:




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What an honour to have Sir Peter Blake open up our new Say No poster in celebration of Dr. Jane Goodall's 25th anniversary of Roots & Shoots.

Sir Peter Thomas Blake, CBE, RDI, RA is an English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.


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During the late 1950s, Blake became one of the best known British pop artists. His paintings from this time included imagery from advertisements, music hall entertainment, and wrestlers, often including collaged elements. Blake was included in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and had his first solo exhibition in 1960.

In the 'Young Contemporaries' exhibition of 1961 in which he exhibited alongside David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj, he was first identified with the emerging British Pop Art movement. Blake won the (1961) John Moores junior award for Self Portrait with Badges. He came to wider public attention when, along with Pauline Boty, Derek Boshier and Peter Phillips, he featured in Ken Russell's Monitor film on pop art, Pop Goes the Easel, broadcast on BBC television in 1962.

From 1963 Blake was represented by Robert Fraser placing him at the centre of swinging London and brought him into contact with leading figures of popular culture.

 

RAGES WEB SITE       JOIN RAGES HERE.





ONLY IN AFRICA





Africa Hotel

A 5 Star Hotel on the Ivory Coast.

 

FOOTNOTE


RI WORLD AUSTRALIAN PRESIDENTS;

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1948-1949 Sir Angus Mitchell  RC of Melbourne

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1978-1979 Sir Clem Renouf  RC of Nambour

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1988-1989 Royce Abbey  RC of Essendon

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1997-1998 Glen  Kinross  RC of Brisbane

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2017-2018 Ian Riseley  RC of Sandringham

 




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 Street Raffle Saturday February 27th.

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Coolamon Street Raffle Saturday 27th February:

The following have volunteered to man the street raffle in Coolamon on Saturday 27th February:

6.30 am - 8.00 am Ted Hutcheon and Daryl Breust


8.00 am - 9.30 am Steve Exton and Heather McKinley

9.30 am - 11.00 am Myffy Collette, Wayne Lewis and Paul Weston

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