Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-25



HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF OUR READERS


 



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

Week of JANUARY 1st 2022


Friday, 31st December - New Year's Eve Street Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon.









 


DIARY


Wednesday, 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday, 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday, 26-27th March - Gears and Beers

Saturday, 2nd April - Sportsman's Night featuring SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.



 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS
















THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last Puzzler will appear in the bulletin following our first meeting of 2022.




ROTARY NEWS



1. 2022 ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT



2022 Rotary Rose Parade Committee Float Theme:


Changing Lives Through Education


The 2022 Rose Parade marks the 42nd consecutive year the RRPFC has spearheaded Rotary’s representation in America’s New Year Celebration.  This year’s theme, “Changing Lives Through Education,” aligns with one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus, Basic Education and Literacy.   A sixteen-foot-tall owl embodies both the spirit of self-improvement and Rotary’s determination to make the tools of education available to everyone in every land. Books, a quill pen and a hybrid apple/globe  symbolize the importance of education throughout the world.

ROTARY ROSE PARADE

The video below is a good one after you get through the ads which on their own are interesting!

VIDEO NEWS ITEM



Above the float being judged in Pasadena on New Years Eve December 31st, prior to the parade on New Years Day 2022.  Photo taken 2.30pm New Years Day Australian time.







2.  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TRACY IN KENYA.



Tracy Ochieng our star pupil from Nairobi sends her greetings to all of our members at Coolamon RC.

Tracy writes:

"I had a wonderful Christmas. I was with the whole family. Mum is recuperating well and her progress wasn’t something we expected. We really thank God. Quinter (my sister), and her family visited. It was a full house!

Next semester is will be second last semester in school and I’m super ready to complete this journey.


The Covid cases keep surging over. We are hopeful that in the next coming months that things might change.


Praying that you make it to the graduation next year.


Send my love to Susan and the rest of your family and to the members of the Coolamon Rotary Club.


All my love to you☺️

Merry Christmas and A happy new year 🎆 "



 I got to visit Mfangano island here in Homa Bay on the shores of Lake Victoria during Christmas.










January is Rotary Vocational Service Month.


 



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-24



HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF OUR READERS




Week of December 13


Our last meeting for 2021 was a self catering meeting and we did have guests present including one of our past members Sarah Colins (nee Bond).  It was wonderful to catch up with Sarah in Coolamon visiting her family.  We had four members from the Wollundry Rotary Club in Phil McIntosh, David Byfield,  Frank Fuller and PE Phil Burgess, who were on hand to discuss plans for Gears & Beers, which will be held in March after being postponed by COVID.  Also present were 17 members.





After dinner Phil McIntosh from Wollundry RC outlined the upcoming Bears and Gears event to be stage in March 2022.  Our club's involvement will be on the 27th March.

Phil showed maps of where we will be needed to guide riders at intersections and where best to cater for the riders and public on the day.  Phil said that so far they have received over 3,100 registrations for the weekend.  Gears and Beers 2022 will be held at the regular time over the October log weekend.

For more information on Gears and Beers please go top their Facebook page and their website listed below:

https://www.facebook.com/gearsandbeersfestival

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/

Sarah our visiting Rotarian and past member won the raffle!

Thanks to all who cooked, helped set up and clean up following the meeting.

Now one of the salads had a secret ingredient and I wonder how many knew of this particular fruit it was in the HOT salad with red chillies, mangoes, papaya,  rock melon, capsicum, cheese, croutons and various greens.  This mystery fruit is green on the outside and pink in the middle, is 125 mm in diameter has a pithy outside; any ideas?





 

MORE CHRISTMAS TREES


Paua shell Christmas tree, Napier New Zealand



Northern Lights!



The scientist's Christmas tree



'Christmas Tree on a Snowy Night', Trumansburg, NY



 

DIARY


Friday, 31st December - New Year's Eve Street Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Members are asked to keep an eye out for details on the roster which will require volunteers for NYE.





Wednesday, 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday, 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday, 26-27th March - Gears and Beers

Saturday, 2nd April - Sportsman's Night featuring SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.



 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS






 







 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last Puzzler: A lawsuit.

Here are some rebus puzzles to ponder over the holiday break!





ROTARY NEWS


1. Letter from our Rotary Centennial Twin Club, Hout Bay RC.




"Dear Paul and John,
The last couple of year have not been easy for Rotary in Hout Bay and indeed Coolamon.  Zoom is not my favourite form of contact and how I miss the Rotary spirit of a meeting.


Our meeting room has wonderful reminders of the links with yourselves in Coolamon. Not least the table mats (who ever said that Rotarians were untidy eaters?) and of  course  we pass the framed blazer of the exchange student Ashley Kaimowitz who brought to the Club's attention the wonders of the Nonceba Centre."




"Some of the Coolamon members who came to SA to climb will remember the special place the Nonceba Centre held and the few members who sat in on a consultation with a young rape victim. My fellow Rotarians will wonder why Nonceba gets a mention before the amazing project headed by PP Patrick Mclaughlin."




"I refer to the project to extend the Hout Bay Clinic at the height of the Aids pandemic, this was Rotary working not just locally but internationally and particularly the really wonderful support from Coolamon. There is no way for us to measure the "good" this project has and continues to do now mainly with feeding programmes. The many inhabitants of Imuzu Yethu have a warm feeling towards Rotary and continue to help with a great support of the IY Team.  Their help makes projects requiring manpower possible and for the HBRC to further support this growing community."







"But this missive was mainly to extend to you all at Coolamon Rotary (with President Ali's approval given perhaps unknowingly)


A WONDERFUL HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A SUPER 2022.

Cheers
Don Peters"




2.  LIONS CLUB OF COOLAMON




Coolamon Shire Wide Christmas Light Competition is on NOW!🎆



This year, Coolamon Lions Club is offering cash prizes for the best efforts in the following categories

• Best residential decoration - $500 and $250 runner up

• Best decorated shop front or business house - $500 and $250

runner up

• Best decorated mailbox or front farm gate (RMB addresses) -

$300 (proudly sponsored by Coolamon Chaser Bins).



There is no entry fee, simply decorate your house or shop front by 14th December and send a photograph to the Lions Club Facebook Page to be in the running for a prize. If you don’t use social media, you can email your picture to the Lions Club secretary, David McCann at [email protected]



There’s just one catch—Your display must have a LION 🦁 included somewhere in it. The Lion can be a toy, a picture anything, as long as it’s a LION 🦁and can be seen in your picture!

The competition starts on 29th November, entries for all sections must be submitted by the 10th December. Judging will take place on 11th & 12th December and winners announced on the 15th of December 2021.








CONGRATULATIONS LIONS CLUB OF COOLAMON!





 

December is Disease Prevention & Treatment Month.




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-23





 

Week of 6th December


Past President Daryl welcomed 18 members to our weekly meeting in Albert's absence.  With many members absent on the night owing to the continuing harvest, business was light and focussed on catering for the dog shows coming up this weekend in Ganmain.  The club will be catering breakfast and lunch on Friday and breakfast on Sunday. In lieu of a fines session, Sergeant-at-Arms Bondy showed us how uncoordinated we were by having us rotate our legs while reciting the Greek alphabet, which cannot be done!  Someone won the raffle.

 

CHRISTMAS TREES


Do you have your Christmas Tree up yet?  Here are some ideas and one not so good:



DIARY


Friday, 10th December - Catering breakfast and lunch at Ganmain dog show. Ganmain Showgrounds. 7 am - 2 pm.

Sunday, 12th December - Catering breakfast at Ganmain dog show. Ganmain Showgrounds, 7 - 10 am.

Monday, 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Visit by Phil McIntosh and 3 members of the Wollundry RC 2022 Gears and Beers committee.  NB Self Catering at the Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday, 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday, 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday, 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday, 26-27th March - Gears and Beers

Saturday, 2nd April - Sportsman's Night featuring SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.





 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS














 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

Each of the cars was turning left.

This week's puzzler:  

What is something you don't want, but once you have you don't want to lose?

 


ROTARY NEWS


1.  ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE


Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award: Embracing diversity





Through Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFEs), we experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service opportunities while building life-long friendships. The Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award showcases memorable exchanges around the world. The 2021-22 award theme was Embracing Diversity. Participants were asked to show how their exchange embraced diversity and diverse ideas by learning something new and reimagining how their district could participate in an exchange during the pandemic. We received amazing photos and strategies that demonstrated diversity and are excited to announce this year’s winner and runner up.


 

2.  CRC AT WORK


The Coolamon Ganmain Kennel Club Dog Show is on this weekend and we are cooking breakfast and lunch on Friday and Breakfast on Sunday.  Thanks to our volunteers and so far (Friday) Garth Perkin brought the caravan to the Ganmain Show Grounds and set it up on Thursday ready for serving breakfast on Friday.  Cooking were Anne Rzeszkowski, Garth Perkin, Mary Potts, Henk Hulsman, Ian Jennings, Albert Suidgeest and John Glassford.

Some photos from Friday:



Garth setting up the caravan.



Can you find Anne?







The Westons fast asleep.



Bella wants to join the show my vote for Champion Dog!

 

 

December is Disease Prevention & Treatment Month.




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-22





 

Week of 29th. November


CHRISTMAS PARTY AT DIANNE AND ALBERT'S HOME



HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALBERT!!!!




Dianne and Albert Suidgeest were our hosts for this year's CRC Christmas party.  Our thanks to the Suidgeest's' for their hospitality and for all the work they and others put in to make the night a memorable one.  Special thanks to all those who brought a salad or a sweet or both.

34 members, partners and guests attended the gathering.  The garden is special and well worth a visit at the next open garden day.  It was also Albert's birthday!

We all met down at "Lake Albert" where we had entrees prepared by Mary and Anne and went down well.  The first highlight of the night was the bogged Merc.  It took a bogged attempt by a 4-wheel to bring out the big guns: Albert and a long strap.  Eventually both bogged vehicles were free; thanks Albert and apologies for the ruts!

The meal, which included a whole lot of prawns and ham plus salads and sweets, was definitely another highlight of the evening.

Leo de Kroo, a well known Coolamon identity, then entertained us with a few Christmas songs, inviting those assembled to sing along and chiding us when we reflexively used the traditional words to Jingle Bells instead of those of the Aussie version! If for some reason you're not familiar with the Aussie version of Jingle Bells, you can find it here in a video complete with bogan humour!  BTW, Leo is listed in Wikipedia.

BTW Chez did not catch anything!!!

We all had a great night of fellowship and friendship.

 

MONDAY AT MARRAR


This Monday, being a fifth Monday, led Coolamon Rotarians to the Marrar Hotel for a social night.  Twenty-four members and guests attended the meeting.



So good to have a change of venue and catering.  The dinner was plentiful with two courses prepared by one of our members, Craig Lambert, who works at the Marrar Hotel.   After some great fellowship we sat down in the dining room and were entertained by Grahame Miles and Ian Jennings "singing" our old grace!  We now know why we have stopped singing grace! A good time was had by all.

 

RAINING FOALS


Leslie and Paul Weston have had two foals during this week. Leslie writes:

23/11/21 - So pleased to welcome our new arrival Eva this morning…… to mum Zsa Zsa and dad Theo. Another beautiful bay filly from RQH Ala Natural and Time To Be Radical born at 5 am and running around by 8 am.



26/11/21 - So pleased with the safe arrival of Rosa on Saturday am! The first foal for mom Time To Be Stylish and first appaloosa foal for dad Potentially Lazy!! A lovely filly with big white blaze and one sock…she’s a pretty colour too… light bay or dark buckskin…. time will tell but she’s loping already!!!



 

DIARY


Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday, 10th December - Catering breakfast and lunch at Ganmain dog show. Ganmain Showgrounds. 7 am - 2 pm.

Sunday, 12th December - Catering breakfast at Ganmain dog show. Ganmain Showgrounds, 7 - 10 am.

Monday, 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Visit by Phil McIntosh and 3 members of the Wollundry RC 2022 Gears and Beers committee.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday, 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday, 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday, 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday, 26-27th March - Gears and Beers

Saturday, 2nd April - Sportsman's Night featuring SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.





 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS












 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

Thanksgiving comes after Christmas in the dictionary, of course!

 

This week's puzzler:  

Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction. They can't decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time. They don't crash into each other, but all four cars make it through the intersection. How is this possible?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  GOOD NEWS NOT ROTARY RELATED




While all social networks are full of hatred and negativity, I want to dissolve it with pleasant news and facts. The world isn't that bad, look back:

The Norwegians have decided not to drill oil wells in the Lofoten Islands (with $53,000,000,000,000 in oil reserves) to preserve the islands ecosystem.

For the first time in Malawi history, a woman has been elected as the speaker of the country's parliament. Esther Challenge cancelled 1500 marriages with underage girls and sent them back to school.

Swedish donors receive a thank you text every time their blood saves people.

Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the almost endangered species population of sea turtles has increased by 980%.

Thai supermarkets gave up plastic bags and began wrapping up their purchases in banana leaves.

Holland became the first country without stray dogs.

South Korea organizes dance parties for people after 65 years. To fight dementia and loneliness;

In Rome, you can pay for a ticket in the subway using plastic bottles. Thus, 350,000 bottles have already been collected.

California restrictions the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in stores so people can take pets from shelters;

Rice farmers around the world are starting to use duck fields instead of pesticides. Ducks eat insects and pinch weeds without touching rice;

Canada passed a law prohibiting the use of mows and dolphins in the entertainment industry;

Holland sows roofs of hundreds of bus stops with flowers and plants - specifically for bees;

Iceland became the first country in the world to legalize equal salaries for men and women;

German circuses instead of animals use their holograms to stop the exploitation of animals in circuses;

LarvalBot underwater robot sows the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef with microscopic corals, grown specifically for ecosystem restoration

To reduce the number of suicides, Sweden organized the world's first psychiatric ambulance

4855 people stood in line for hours in the rain to test stem cells to save the life of a five-year-old boy;

An Indian village celebrates the birth of every girl by planting 111 trees. 350,000 trees have already been planted so far

Thanks to the ban on humpback whale hunting, their population has grown from several hundred to 25,000

The Netherlands has built five artificial islands specifically for the conservation of birds and plants. Two years later, there are already 30,000 birds living there and 127 species of plants are growing

NASA satellites recorded that the world has become greener than 20 years ago

Since 1994, the number of suicides has decreased by 38%. It saved about four million lives

 

2. RAGES To The Moon


 



RAGES Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species this Rotary Action Group or RAG was started in our club by John Glassford and Phillip Merritt from the RC of Mabalacat Clark in The Philippines.  John and Phillip are friends and members of ROTI or Rotarians On The Internet.  Rotary approved this RAG in July 2013 and John was it's 1st Chair.

The painting Tears of the Rhino by artist Paula Wiegmink originally of Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) will be going to the moon.



RAGES received permission to use the painting as the logo for RAGES from Paula Wiegmink.  It has taken a life of it's own following the meeting between John, Susan and Dr. Jane Goodall in Sydney in 2014.





Paula with her partner in her studio in Dunsborough WA.  On the wall is Kushundwe painted by Paula from a photo that JJG took in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Uganda in 2011.





JJG with RIDE Eve Conway at the RI Convention in Seoul 2016.  Eve is a director of RAGES and now a RI Director Elect for 2023-2025.



The Say NO poster was created and printed here in Wagga and has since had many well known conservationists sign the poster thanks to Duke Ingram and Ruben Besureis who took the poster over and had it signed.  See how many of those that signed the poster above you can recognise, just click on the thumb nail pics above.



Duke Ingram, a poet and a motivational spiritual speaker and currently chosen by RAGES Rotary action group to head the world wide Say No campaign with his band Besureis for endangered species protection, which is the first ever Rotary campaign approved to include animals and global climate issues the main focus extinction, which has attracted some of the biggest names leaders and freedom fighters with the likes of Dr. Jane Goodall, Jeremy Irons, Noam Chomsky, Sir David Attenborough, Jean-Claud Van Damme, David Icke and many many more.

Besureis Eco-Pop Band

 
SO 'Tears of the Rhino' will be the first rhino on the moon!


To find out more follow this link:


 

 

December is Disease Prevention & Treatment Month.




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-21





 

Week of 22nd November


President Albert reminded all present that the Christmas Party will be at his residence on Saturday from 5.30 pm.  A form was passed around to get names from our members who will attend.  A request was made for salads and sweets.  Please bring garden chairs to sit around "Lake Albert".

Scott Reardon Visit to Coolamon.  A discussion ensued on the upcoming visit of Scott Reardon on April 2nd. 2022.  Daryl Breust and Brian Pattison outlined some of the ideas being discussed by the committee including:

  • Coolamon FC will run the bar.

  • Funds raised will go to the  Park Trustees, Allawah Lodge and our Hospital.

  • Marketing ideas were discussed and will be discussed in greater depth by the committee.

  • There was a bit of discussion on the ticket price; again, the committee will discuss this further.

  • The committee will work out the best way to proceed.


This coming Monday (29th November) is a 5th Monday, so in lieu of our regular meeting we will be going to the Marrar Hotel for a two course meal prepared by Craig Lambert.  This is a social gathering and the cost is $25 per head.  If you have not already given your name and any guests please let Ian Jennings know as soon as possible.



"Marrar 1900:  The first building of any substance in Marrar was the Royal Hotel which was completed in 1900.  Construction was by Grosvenor Flood, a gentleman with great confidence in the future of Marrar.  'Grover' Flood, as he was generally known, built several other buildings in York Street and all were built to last.  These same buildings stand solid today, a memorial to Flood, the pioneer.

The Royal Hotel was built of mud, or Pise as it was generally known.  This was a method used centuries before in the American West and Spanish settlements in South America, called Adobe.  Flood, who was a good tradesman, did quite a lot of the construction himself, assisted by George Jackson, a man of many trades.  Extra labour was provided by 'bush carpenters' who were always plentiful at that time."

 

Mary Potts in the Spotlight






Monday night Mary Potts was in the spotlight:

  • Cootamundra born, and attended Backhom PS, Ardlethan CS and Wagga Wagga High School.

  • Mary has 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

  • Mother of 2 daughters and grandmother to 2 grandchildren

  • Enjoys hiking, gardens and running marathons!

  • Enjoyed netball and softball in her youth.

  • Favourite movie is Sister Act and Whoopi Goldberg is her favourite actor.

  • Has visited Scotland and Ireland and wants to visit Italy.

  • Mary has a an interesting family history going back to Ireland.  In 1850, Mary's great grandfather migrated from Ireland to Australia via England and the USA, eventually settling on a soldier settler's block in Murrumburrah.

  • Mary has worked as an accountant with Touche Ross in Canberra and Adams Kenneally White Chartered Accountants in Wagga Wagga.

  • We look forward to Mary as our club Treasurer in 2022-2023.


The meeting concluded with the usual fine session and raffle, which was won by Chez.

 


 

DIARY


Saturday 27th November - CRC Christmas Party at Albert and Dianne Suidgeest's 's home. Cost is $15.00 per head. BYO.  PARTNERS NIGHT

Monday 29th November - Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). PARTNERS NIGHT (Cost is $25 per head for a 2 course meal).

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Visit by Phil McIntosh and 3 members of the Wollundry RC 2022 Gears and Beers committee.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday 26-27th March - Gears and Beers

Saturday 2nd April - Sportsman's Night featuring SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.



 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


Something Different:

Swiss photographer John Wilhelm is a photoholic who surprised the internet with his amazing montages in which he features his little family. His 3 daughters and his wife become the actresses of the creative and crazy drama that will make you smile.













 

 

 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

The smart choice is Door C.  If the lion hasn't eaten for three years, it must be dead!

This week's puzzler:  

Thanksgiving is a major holiday in many countries, notably the US and Canada.  In America, Thanksgiving is observed on the third Thursday in November, while in Canada the observance date is the second Monday in October.  Where does Thanksgiving come after Christmas?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  District 9705 Board Vaccination Recommendation




The District 9705 Board recommends that clubs in our district decline attendance at meetings for eligible people who are not fully vaccinated.

The major points are summarised below.  The full text of the guidance for each jurisdiction can be found at https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid19-restriction-checker/gatherings-and-work/. These guidelines may change and it is the Club's responsibility to stay abreast of, and remain compliant with current guidelines.


The guidance of the ACT Chief Health Officer should be followed by all Clubs in the ACT, and the guidance of the NSW Government for all NSW Clubs








 

2.  WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SYRIA?




Over 900,000 people have fled the violence since December 2019 alone. Coronavirus is also an additional threat for families fleeing the violence.

Since ShelterBox began in 2000, your support has helped us provide shelter for more than two million people.

Working through our partners we’ve supported 250,000 people fleeing the unimaginable danger with essential aid.



When in the morning you wake up angry and complain for no reason, always remember that being born in the right place in the world is just a matter of luck.

FULL STORY HERE:



 

November is The Rotary Foundation Month.


 



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-20





 

Week of 15th November


President Albert opened the meeting following our self catering BBQ which was assisted by Dick and JG as the chefs.  It appears that both chefs like their steaks and sausages well done!  There was plenty to eat and thanks to all who brought salads and desserts.

We had 17 members attend the meeting a good rollup for the AGM!

Two birthdays were celebrated, that of John Bond and Dick Jennings.  There was also a rare 50th wedding anniversary, that of Sharon and Grahame Miles. Congrats to all!

Reminders:

  • Christmas Party - Saturday 27th November at Dianne and Albert Suidgeest's home. $15.00 per head. Partners welcome.

  • Marrar Hotel social night - Monday 29th November. Partners welcome.


The meeting concluded with the usual fine session and raffle.

 

CRC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


The meeting was held to elect our board for 2022-2023.  PP Paul Weston and PE 2022-2023 chaired the AGM and the following member were elected to run our club in 2022-2023.  ALL the positions were filled and it is good to see a few new faces putting their hands up to work for our club.

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS & BOARD 2022/2023

Elections for the following positions were all nominated by Paul Weston and then approved by all present by acclamation and motion.

President: Paul Weston

Vice-President {Immediate Past President): Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Foundation: Neil Munro

Membership: John Nulty

Club Administration: Henk Hulsman

Service Projects: John Bond

Youth Services: Anne Rzeszkowski

Public Image: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

 

 

DIARY


Monday 22nd November - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday 27th November - CRC Christmas Party at Albert and Dianne Suidgeest's 's home $15.00 per head BYO.  PARTNERS NIGHT

Monday 29th November - Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). PARTNERS NIGHT

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022.

Monday 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday 26-27th March Gears and Beers

Saturday 2nd April SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee (Henk, Albert, Daryl, Brian, Mary and Anne) have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.

 



 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS














 

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

The prices of the toppings were as follows: onions $1, mushrooms $1, pepperoni $3, black olives $2, extra cheese $4, broccoli $2, hot peppers $3, pineapple $4

This week's puzzler:  

You’re trapped in a room that has three exit doors. Door A leads to an inferno. Door B leads to an assassin. Door C leads to a lion that hasn’t eaten in three years. Which door should you pick?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.   Rotary Projects Around the Globe


This article in My Rotary highlights several wonderful projects in several countries including Canada, the USA, Serbia and Nepal a good read this one below is on a project in Tanzania.



 

Tanzania


For girls in the developing world, a lack of safe transportation can be a barrier to education. At the Ndevelwa Secondary School outside Tabora, Tanzania, for instance, “typically only the boys had the benefit of bikes to help with the journey,” says Elizabeth Demichelis, a member of the Rotary Club of Modesto Sunrise, California. “Thus the concept of pink bikes was born.”

The Modesto Sunrise club, with help from the local Rotary Club of Arusha, arranged for the bicycles to be made available to girls; the conspicuous colour is a theft deterrent. The girls, their families, and the head of school signed contracts denoting responsibility for the care of the assigned bikes.

FULL STORY HERE

 

2.  RC Ngong Hills, Kenya, Launches Mentorship Program.




By Rtn Virginia Wangari

The Rotary Club of Ngong Hills (RCNH) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of Ngong Hills has launched a mentorship program at the Oloolua Secondary School in Oloolua, Ngong.

Mr. Boniface Mutinda, the Principal, Oloolua Secondary School said the mentorship program was timely. ‘These students need a lot of support since most of them come from very humble backgrounds around Ngong. They will be writing their form four examinations next year and this initiative will help give them the right information to make wise decisions,’ he said.

FULL STORY HERE

Below:  From Karen Blixen's verandah the Ngong Hills



 

 

November is The Rotary Foundation Month.


 



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-19





 

Week of 8th November




This Monday night we had a self catering night with some 23 attending including three guests, Sally Farmer, Ruth Morgan and Susan Glassford. The atmosphere was conducive to fellowship as we were seated around one long table for the group. This week was Grahame's turn in the spotlight.

Grahame Miles in the Spotlight






Past President Grahame Miles had his turn in the spotlight this week. Grahame has had a very interesting life and provided many interesting details of his past:

  • Grahame's great great grandfather arrived in Australia in 1810 having been sentenced for horse stealing and on his release started a butcher's shop in The Rocks.

  • Grahame's ancestors have been traced back to 1488 on his mother's side of the family and to 1680 on his father's side from Wilshire in England.

  • Grahame and Sharon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month.

  • Grahame spent many hours at night school having left school in 1961 and in his learning he became a pattern maker.




Grahame completed his HSC at night school and went on to become a teacher and moved to Coolamon in 1976. He took up a teaching post at the Coolamon Central School and recently retired.  Grahame is an avid gardener and is a huge Rolling Stones fan and has been to several of Stones concerts.

Sharon opened and operated Treats Restaurant in the shop where Grahame now operates his antiques and collectibles shop, Treats and Treasures.  Grahame and Sharon built a new home in McGaigs Lane now 15 years ago. Grahame joined the Coolamon Rotary Club in November 1982 and was our president in 2007-2008.

The meeting concluded with an entertaining fines session and the weekly raffle.  The main raffle prize was won by Adrian.

 

 

DIARY


Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday 27th November - CRC Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday 29th November - Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). TBC.

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday 19th January 2022 - First Board Meeting for 2022.

Monday 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

Saturday and Sunday 26-27th March Gears and Beers

Saturday 2nd April SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee (Henk, Albert, Daryl, Brian, Mary and Anne) have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.

 



 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS




A keeper!



 





 

 

 

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

There were three travelers: a boy, his father and his grandfather: two fathers and two sons. Each one got one of the coins.

This week's puzzler:  

Pizzza Paul sells pizza with a range of toppings which are sold in pairs. How much does each topping cost by itself? Each price is whole-dollar increments.

Pineapple & Hot Peppers $7
Broccoli & Extra Cheese $6
Mushrooms & Onions $2
Black Olives & Hot Peppers $5
Pepperoni & Mushrooms $4
Onions & Black Olives $3
Extra Cheese & Mushrooms $5

 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  2021 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY TO A ROTARIAN



Rtn. Benjamin List. 


(This interview is reproduced from Rotary Magazin, the regional magazine from Germany)


This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a Rotarian.

Benjamin List, a member of the Rotary Club Mülheim a. d. Ruhr-Schloß Broich, and the Scottish-born U.S. researcher David W.C. MacMillan received this year’s prestigious award. Both have developed methods for accelerating chemical reactions.


Rotary Magazine held a brief interview with Benjamin List, who conducts research at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim, Germany.

Mr. List, how did you learn about winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

This is an incredible story. I was on a city trip in Amsterdam with my wife that day {read the full story below}:

Benjamin List Nobel Prize


 

2.  NOMINATIONS CALLED FOR DISTRICT 9705 GOVERNOR


 

Nomination for DG9705

Nominations are called for from Rotarians within District 9705 to fill the position of District Governor in the new District for the Rotary year 2024 - 2025.

District 9705 has over 80 Rotary and Rotaract clubs, with approximately 2000 Rotarians. These clubs are organised into six regions each with no more than 15 clubs, and administered by an Area Governor who assists the District Governor in the administration of the District.

The current District Governor is Leo Farrelly (PP Belconnen), District Governor-Elect is Geraldine Rurenga (PP Brindabella E-Club) and the District Governor-Nominee is Andrea Grosvenor (PP Queanbeyan).

Duties of the District Governor:

The governor is the officer of RI in the district, functioning under the general control and supervision of the board. The governor shall inspire and motivate the clubs in the district. The governor shall ensure continuity within the district by working with past, current, and incoming district leaders. The governor is responsible for see information sheet below:

information-sheet-dg-2024-25

 

November is The Rotary Foundation Month.




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-18





 

Week of 1st November


President Albert welcomed 20 members to our weekly meeting, which ended up mostly as a social meeting with an early mark to allow the Sportsman's Night committee of CRC to discuss plans for their planned event. Leslie was given a bottle of wine in observance of her upcoming birthday.  Several events planned for this spring have been postponed, including Gears & Beers, which will take place in late March, and our garden viewing, which will likely be postponed until next spring. CRC will be assisting with the NYE street festival in Coolamon, so keep your calendar clear!

John G organised a Melbourne Cup sweep for members, and the meeting concluded with the usual fine session and weekly raffle.  The Sergeant was a bit light on fines, but plenty of cross-fines made up for the shortfall.  The main raffle prize was won by Chez, with minor prizes going to several lucky members.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.




President Albert is in the back row, 2nd from the right.


 


DIARY


Monday 8th November - Self-catered regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 10th November - Last board meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

Saturday 27th November - CRC Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday 29th November - Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). TBC.

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December - New Year's Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Monday 24th January - First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Venue yet to be decided, probably Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS








BTW this is false information. We all know that Bald Eagles are almost as big as our Wedge Tails however Facebook claim I have posted fake news!!!!!!!



 

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: 

The full message reads:

WE LIKE THIS PLANET.
HOPE WE GET NEW HOME.
WAR IS UNSTOPPABLE.
ALL HUMANS MUST DIE.

Definitely not good intentions!  The message can be deciphered by stringing together the letters from each line of the message, selecting the first letter from each block of four letters in the line, then the second letter, and so on, inserting spaces as necessary to form English words. Each sentence in the deciphered message corresponds to one line in the original, coded message.

This week's puzzler:  

Two fathers and two sons were walking along a road. They happened to find three silver coins lying in their path. They picked up the coins and divided them evenly--each of them receiving one coin. How is this possible?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. RI President's Message - November 2021






I first discovered the value of service when I saw how a few simple acts can immeasurably change lives. It began when I joined others in my club for a project to bring toilets and clean drinking water to rural villages near our city. It moved forward when we promoted sanitation and provided opportunities for education across the country, thanks to generous gifts from supporters who believed in our projects as much as those of us on the ground did.

There is no better time of the year to be reminded of that generosity than November, which is Rotary Foundation Month.

As the charitable arm of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation is the engine that powers so many Rotary projects throughout the world. The Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives. It is the Foundation that helps us to get closer to our goal of eradicating polio, to show more people how we promote peace through tangible actions, and to demonstrate the impact our projects have in our areas of focus.

Consider some recent projects that were made possible by the Foundation:

  • The Rotary clubs of Guatemala La Reforma, Guatemala, and Calgary, Alberta, received an $80,000 global grant to organize a comprehensive plan to train nurses and rural health care workers to prevent and treat cervical cancer and to implement a sustainable system of referrals in seven regions of Guatemala.

  • More than two dozen hospitals in Honduras received personal protective equipment for their medical staff thanks to a $169,347 global grant sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Villa Real de Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Waldo Brookside-Kansas City, Missouri.

  • The Rotary clubs of Cotonou Le Nautile, Benin, and Tournai Haut-Escaut, Belgium, received a $39,390 global grant to provide agricultural training at an ecologically responsible permaculture mini-farm connected to a center for children in Sowé, Benin. This will help a new generation of farmers become economically self-sufficient.


I like comparing The Rotary Foundation to the Taj Mahal, a monument of one man’s love for a woman. The Foundation is a dynamic monument of our love for all of humanity.

This month I am asking all Rotary clubs to bring attention to the Foundation. It is what connects all Rotarians worldwide and transforms our collective passions into projects that change lives. Visit ; once there, you will have an opportunity to give directly to the program you’re most passionate about.

Thank you for giving your all to Rotary. You are the reason that Rotary is able to do more and grow more. Let’s continue to represent that important legacy this month, this year, and beyond as we Serve to Change Lives.



Shekhar Mehta

President 2021-22


2.  The Rotary Foundation




When people ask me what The Rotary Foundation is, I tell them it’s the heart of Rotary. You may have heard before that Rotary has an intelligent heart. The Foundation combines our emotional response of compassion with pragmatic action. With both heart and brains, you can change the world.

So, what does the Foundation mean to you? November is Rotary Foundation Month, but do you really know our Foundation?

First, it truly is our Foundation. The Rotary Foundation doesn’t belong to me or the other 14 trustees, nor to the RI Board of Directors, nor to the RI president. It belongs to each Rotarian around the world.

And it’s there for all of us to change the world. We save mothers and children because we have compassion, and we know how to plan. We provide clean water and sanitation where they’re needed to those who need them, because we build strategies based on a community’s needs. We combine support for peace, education, and economic stability for at-risk communities with an ability to manage big projects.

Giving to the Foundation is smart, too, because in doing so, you multiply the value of that gift. How many other foundations can you think of that identify the projects, fund them, and run them on the ground themselves? Ours is the only one I know. And we get it all done at such a relatively low administrative cost. This is one reason Charity Navigator consistently gives the Foundation a four-star rating.

I sometimes get asked a question: How much should I be giving to the Foundation? Each year, make a gift of what you can afford to give. For some, that is $100, and for others, more. What’s most important is that you give something, because each generous gift helps us meet the increased demand we’re seeing from members for global grants and our other programs.

This year, we want to raise $50 million for PolioPlus, which will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of $150 million. If every Rotary club contributed just $1,500, we would surpass this goal. We have other goals as well — for the Annual Fund, the Endowment Fund, and outright gifts — adding up to a grand total of $410 million.

We will get there if we set our hearts — and minds — to it. But remember, it’s not about the money; it’s what the money can do.

There’s a saying that goes, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

The Foundation is that stone, so let us turn ripples into great waves with it, using our hearts and our minds.

John F. Germ



Trustee Chair 2021-22



November is The Rotary Foundation Month.




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-17





 

Week of 25th October


President Albert welcomed 20 members to our weekly meeting. The meeting focussed on upcoming events and programs , and featured member John Nulty in the spotlight. Some of the upcoming events:

  • GEERS & BEARS - Rescheduled to March 26th 2022

  • SCOTT REARDON - The CRC Sportsman's Committee (Henk, Albert, Daryl, Brian, Mary and Anne) are organising a fundraising function featuring local paralympian Scott Reardon in February or early March 2022. Details to come.

  • The Anglican and Uniting churches from Coolamon are preparing gift-filled shoe boxes to provide to children through churches in villages and towns in developing nations at Christmas. The Coolamon Anglican parish have packed some 70 boxes so far and are looking for donations to help with the postage for the boxes @$10 per box.  The matter has been referred to the board.


How to Pack a Shoebox

 

John Nulty in the Spotlight






This week was John Nulty's turn in the spotlight.  As usual, we learned interesting things about one of our members. Of Irish descent, John's ancestorsy arrived in Australia in 1863 from Ireland via Liverpool. John was born in Leeton in 1943, and has been married to Jan for 50 years. Jan and John have two sons, one daughter and eight grandchildren.  John loves listening to music and reading, and is a fan of rugby league and the Canberra Raiders.

John worked with the Leeton Shire as a surveyor and served for 6 years in the Australian Army. John is a Vietnam War veteran, having serving there in 1968-1969. Vietnam is John's favourite country, and he has been back twice now since the Vietnam War ended.  John's last career post was with the Junee Jail, where he worked for 5 years. John is now retired and lives in Coolamon. John joined the Coolamon RC in April of 2015.

The meeting concluded with a fine session and raffle.

 

Can You Spot Albert?




President Albert is pictured above in his younger years.  Can you spot him?


 


DIARY


Monday 1st November - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 3rd November - Coolamon Community Chronicle Committee Meeting 7.00 pm at the Sports Club

Monday 8th November - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 10th November - Last board meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

Saturday 27th November CRC - Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday 29th November - Marrar Hotel. TBC.

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021.

Friday 31st December 2021 New Year's Eve - CRC Caravan in Coolamon.

Monday 24th January 2022 - First meeting for 2022

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Venue yet to be decided, probably Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 

 

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler:  The will be no handshakes.  Because shorter persons in the house will not shake hands with taller persons, and all of the people in the house are different in height, there is no way anyone can shake hands with anyone else.

This week's puzzler:  Here's a message that was received by NASA as they looked at signals picked up from a putative flying saucer recently:

wmoa eemn cfuu orrs
wkia eesn ltpe ihlt
hwth oeno pgem eewe
wsta auob rnpl ispe
aust lmmd laui hnse

After a bit of work, cryptographers deciphered the start of the message, which read:

WE COME FROM URANUS

Can you decipher the rest of the message to determine if the Uranians had good or evil intentions?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  Rotary District 9705 Foundation News


Welcome to our first edition of the Foundation News for District 9705 in the 2021-2022 year. The News provides updates in developments related to the Rotary Foundation and articles about club and District projects assisted by the Foundation through grants.





PDG John McKenzie

Rotary District 9705 Foundation Chair

The Rotary Foundation in Australia has recently developed a new website specifically for Rotarians in Australia. Click on the image below:

 


It has become the go-to source of information about the activities of the Foundation in Australia. The "My Foundation" page provides links to lots of resources you can use to learn more about The Rotary Foundation , our charity.

Read more by clicking on the link below:



 

2.  ROTARY WHEEL BRAND OF EXCELLENCE


 



The adoption of the new brand standard is part of an overall strategy to focus on telling Rotary's Story more effectively.  A survey of the public perception of Rotary showed that 4 in 10 persons had never heard of Rotary, another 4 in 10 had heard of Rotary, but didn't have any idea about Rotary actually does.  The remaining 2 in 10 had heard about Rotary, but had some very negative opinions about Rotary. The think that Rotary is generally a club for older men who go to boring meetings and eat bad food.  Obviously this is not the true picture about what Rotary is all about.


Having a consistent brand image is important to all organisations, Rotary is no exception.


In 2013, a new logo & brand image pack was developed, this was to ensure every club, in every district across the world could have the same high standard of brand recognition.


There a lot of old style Rotary graphics still being displayed on various publications, including newsletters & flyers, posts on social media and hardware items, such as banners and signs.




Please check your clubs portfolio, make sure they are updated.

If you're still in doubt, download Rotary's official Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines: (pdf)


You can read more here on how the Rotary emblem has evolved since 1905.







October is  Rotary Economic and Community Development Month.


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-16





 

Week of 18th October


President Albert welcomed 21 members and one special guest to our weekly meeting (plus Grahame joining in via Zoom). This week's meeting featured a meeting with our new district governor, Leo Farrelly (via Zoom) and our new area governor, Elaine Almond (in person). DG Leo outlined RI President Shekar Mehta's vision for the growth of Rotary and for Rotary to become more relevant to the youth of the world as well to encourage members to stay the course.  DG Leo pointed out that over the past 10 years we have gained 1.3 million members BUT we also lost 1.3 million members.  So we have a problem retaining members.

DG Leo spoke on TRF (The Rotary Foundation), 7th Area of Focus that is Protecting the Environment.

The presentation by DG Leo was well received and he praised us for our website, Facebook page and our bulletin.  DG Leo also encouraged all members to log in to the D9705 website and to personally update their information.



Good to see straw bale buildings in DG Leo's slide show!



Elaine met with the CRC Board prior to the meeting to discuss our plans for the year and reminded us of important upcoming dates:

  • PETS President Elect Training Seminar will be in Cowra in February 2022.  PE Paul Weston to attend.

  • D9705 DISCON (District Conference) is on March 18-20th at Temora. Hosted by the RC of Temora.  The Sat. night dinner is not to be missed as it will be in the Aviation Museum.  Theme of the DISCON is regeneration.




President Albert thanked Elaine for her visit and presented her with a memento of the CRC. You can visit Elaine's Area 3 website HERE. The meeting concluded with the usual entertaining fine session and raffle.



 

 

 

District Governor Leo Farrelly's contribution to scouting recognised

Congratulations DG Leo on your recent award for Scouting.  DG Leo was awarded the Silver Kangaroo very recently  for exceptional service to Scouting since 1979.



 

 

 

 

 

DIARY


Monday 25th October - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 10th November - Last board meeting for 2021. 

Monday 15th November - CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G--you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.

Saturday 27th November CRC - Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday  6th December - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December - Last meeting for 2021.

Friday 31st December 2021 New Year's Eve - CRC Caravan in Coolamon.

Monday 24th January 2022 - First meeting for 2022

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February - PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Venue yet to be decided, probably Cowra.

Friday - Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 - Temora DISCON {District Conference}.

 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS






Only in Africa!





 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler:  

  1. Rid - Relieve

  2. Graze - Feed

  3. Nail - spike

  4. Pen - Coop

  5. Carve - Cut

  6. Caress - Pet

  7. Save - Salvage

  8. Whirled - Spun


This week's puzzler:  

There are ten people in a house. Each of them will shake hands only with people shorter than themselves. Assume all the people are different in height and all of them know the height of each other. How many hand shakes are made?

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.   REGENERATING ROTARY


Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project:


Rotary Regionalisation Project Zone 8

 
Rotary International is considering establishing a regional governance pilot to address membership, public image, communication, and fundraising challenges to ensure our organisation thrives long into the future.


Should this proceed, in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands we have an opportunity to be one of a small number of regions across the globe to pilot this new governance structure, created by RI’s Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee (SRF). Read the background of this project here.

Briefing from Past Rotary International President (PRIP) Barry Rassin.


Barry Rassin, Chair of RI’s Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee, presented a briefing to the Regionalisation Reference Group, available for you to view.

The briefing provides a detailed explanation of the proposed regional governance pilot, including questions and responses from those in attendance.




PRIP Barry Rassin Explains Regionalisation

 

2.  ROTARY ACRONYMS DECIPHERED


AG Area Governor

ARH Australian Rotary Health

AVAC Australian Vocational Advisory Committee

CRC Coolamon Rotary Club

DDF District Designated Funds

DRRAG Disaster Relief Rotarian Action Group

DG District Governor

DGE District Governor Elect

DGN District Governor Nominee

DIK Donations In Kind

DISCON District Conference

ESRAG Environment and Sustainability Rotarian Action Group

FAIM Fourth Avenue In Motion

GSE Group Study Exchange

3H / HHH Health, Hunger & Humanity

HESS Honeywell Engineering Summer School

IPAC International Projects Advisory Committee

MOP Manual of Procedure

MUNA Model United Nations Assembly

MPHF Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

NYSF National Youth Science Forum

PACE Pacific Australian Cultural Exchange

PDG Past District Governor

PE President-Elect

PEN President-Elect Nominee

PETS Presidents-Elect Training Session

PHF Paul Harris Fellow

PHSM Paul Harris Sustaining Member

PP Past President

PRID Past Rotary International Director

PRIP Past Rotary International President

PROBUS Professional & Business Club

RAG Rotary Action Group

RAGES Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species

RAM Rotarians Against Malaria

RAWCS Rotary Australia World Community Service

RDU Rotary Down Under

RFHA Rotarians For Family Health and AIDS

RI Rotary International

RICON Rotary International Conference

RID Rotary International Director

RIP Rotary International President

ROMAC Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

ROTEX / RX Rotary Exchange Students Organisation

ROVE Rotary Overseas Vocational Exchange

RRVF Recreation & Vocational Fellowships

Rtn. Rotarian

RYAG Rotary Youth in Agriculture

RYDA Roadside Youth Driver Awareness

RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYPEN Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

SPPO South Pacific & Philippines Office of Rotary International

SWSL Save Water Save Lives

TRF / RF The Rotary Foundation

VTT Vocational Training Team

WASRAG Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

WCS World Community Service

WFA World Fellowship Activities

YEA Youth Exchange Australia

There will be a test at the next meeting to see how many you know!

 

 

October is  Rotary Economic and Community Development Month


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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