SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOR UKRAINE AUGUST NEWSLETTER



The demand continues for seeds and information on this initiative for sunflower seeds for Ukraine.

Please click on the following links to get the pdf files:

 

Sunflower August News -Part 1


Sunflower August News Part 2


 

 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-11


 


 

MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 19th


President Paul welcomed 16 members and one guest (Matthew Higgonson) to our weekly meeting. "Bear" Pattison reported that the Marrar Campdraft Association was very appreciative of the assistance provided by members of CRC in manning the gate on September 17th and will be making a generous donation to the club. Thanks to those members who assisted on the day. Much of the meeting was taken up with planning for two upcoming major events, Beers & Gears (2nd October) and the garden viewing (16th and 22nd October). Final postings of members for Beers & Gears will be discussed at our next weekly meeting (26th September) and baking of ANZAC biscuits will take place on Saturday (24th September). Mary Potts generated a bit of envy when she described her recent hot air balloon ride over Temora and surrounds. Mary will share photos of her adventure at a later date, but it must have been an impressive sight to see the vast acreages of blooming canola in the district (but she also reported seeing flooded paddocks to the north and east that were anything but yellow because of the extremely wet weather we've endured this winter). The meeting concluded with another rousing fines session led by [email protected] Garth and his offsider, Rotary Dick. The major raffle prize was won by Craig Lambert.

 

DIARY


*N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Monday, 26th September - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Sunday 2nd October - Daylight Saving Starts at 2.00 am - clocks go forward one hour.

Sunday 2nd October - Gears and Beers.  Roster to be set at meeting of 26 September.

Monday 3rd October - NO MEETING (Public Holiday).

Monday, 10th October - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Sunday, 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.

 

BABY PHOTO COMPETITION - WEEK 4




 

Who is the Rotarian Above?  First correct answer gets a free raffle ticket at the next meeting.



Last week's entry above: No one guessed that the Rotarian above was a much younger President Paul.

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


 







 


 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: Albert is Don's uncle.

Harder one: a map

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: What belongs to you, but everyone else uses it?

Harder one: What are the next three letters following this sequence: OTTFFSS?


 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


 

1. Regionalisation pilot for Rotary Zone 8 (that's us!)




Zone 8, which coves Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, is planning to embark on a pilot plan to develop alternative administrative structures overseeing Rotary activities. The plan seems a bit vague because the governance structures are intentionally left unspecified to allow flexibility in adapting new structures as needs arise, but RI is to be commended in allowing this sort of exploration to happen even though it has the potential to diminish the role of RI in the day-to-day operations in the zone. At the end of three years, the experimental structures will be evaluated and decisions regarding their merits of adopting some or all of he alternative structures will be made. Before the pilot can begin, however, there needs to be buy-in by the clubs in Zone 8. Club presidents are voting on behalf of their clubs through 29th of September.

For more information on the regionalisation plan, click here.

 

 


SEPTEMBER IS BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY MONTH


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


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


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford

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Tracy’ Graduation

Well, it was a wonderful day in Nairobi yesterday I will post more later.  Tracy is on my mind this morning in Nairobi. Yesterday was one of those days that makes one very proud to be a Rotarian. Susan and I travelled to Nairobi from Ganmain to witness the graduation of our Tracy. What an amazing journey and my eternal thanks to Rotary and all the Rotarians who supported our Road MAPS to Africa project through Coolamon Rotary my club. Here are some photos that tell the culmination of the story of 11 years sponsoring this young lady. From Mathare to the world of opportunity that now awaits Tracy.










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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-10


 



VALE YOUR MAJESTY!


Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom thanking ‘Estimate’ for winning the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup





The painting, by Irish artist Tony O'Connor, is unfinished and has attracted a lot of attention on Facebook.  Most comments suggest he  leave the painting in its current unfinished state.



WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5th


Visit of Griffith Avanti Rotary Club




On Sunday 4th September we hosted the Griffith Avanti RC who were on a "caravan" trip in our area.  They visited the June Liquorice and Chocolate Factory and stayed overnight in Junee on Saturday.  Six members of our club had lunch with them at the Sports Club and  were entertained by Griffith Avanti with a road trip quiz which included questions like when was the hall in Binya opened and so on.  This is a very active club which has breakfast meetings and 60% female members.  They have also gotten behind our Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine Initiative.  One of their main fund-raising activities is recycling vehicle batteries.

Griffith Avanti RC Facebook Page

 



 

Regular meeting - 5th September


Wollundry RC paid us a visit to discuss the upcoming Gears and Beers festival over the October long weekend.  PP Phil McIntosh and PP David Byfield were the speakers from Wollundry RC.



President Paul welcomed our two visiting Rotarians and 19 members, which a very good rollup. Paul reported on the very successful ten-pin bowling night in Wagga which took place on the 5th Monday social night. Grahame Miles presented Alex Thompson with the newly instituted perpetual trophy for winning against the 14 members who took part in the bowling.



We had several items for discussion before the talk on this October's Gears and Beers weekend including:

  • Notice of the meeting at the Wagga Wagga RC on Thursday 15th to hear form the Deputy Head of Mission from the Ukraine Embassy in Canberra, Mr. Volodymyr Shalkivsky.

  • Anne and Mary reported on the catering in Ganmain for the SW Hack event.

  • Flyer on the mango project sent by PDG John Egan on behalf of the RC of Woden Daybreak.

  • Induction of the Rev. Scott Mudd will take place on Monday 12th.

  • Dr. Sumera Amir passed on a her sincere thanks for the relief efforts of ShelterBox in the flooded areas of Pakistan.

  • Albert spoke on the upcoming garden viewing days and advised that there would be a meeting of the committee on 7th September.

  • Paul thanked Anne for distributing the latest issue of the Coolamon Chronicle.

  • Marrar Madness roster to assist with manning the gate this Saturday at the Marrar Sports Ground.

  • Adrian and Wendy are off to Europe.

  • [email protected] Garth and his Corporal Dick managed to fine every person attending.

  • The raffle was won by John G.


GEARS AND BEERS


Phil McIntosh gave a good detailed account of the upcoming Gears & Beers event on Sunday, 2nd of October.  We will need plenty of volunteers.

Phil explained that they had to run the March 2022 event this year owing to the disruptions to Gears & Beers due to Covid in 2020 and 2021.  Phil said that the March event was totally different to the October events of the past due to the dry hot dusty and sometimes windy condition that weekend.  A lot of riders experienced multiple tyre punctures.

The upcoming event has a totally different look due to the generally pleasant conditions and picturesque scenery typical of this time of year in the Riverina.  Bookings are down c.f. to March and previous years, but at present there are 1,200-1,300 booked.  All accommodation in Wagga Wagga is booked out for the October long weekend.

Phil then described how our club will be involved on the Sunday and PP Daryl Breust is across the event on behalf of CRC.  Above all, Wollundry have a brand to protect and reminded us all that we are ambassadors for Gears and Beers.

President Paul thanked Phil and David for the information and for their continued reliance on our club to make this event a success.

Go to their website below for further information: Gears & Beers October 2022



 

MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 12th


President Paul welcomed guests Marilyn Jennings, Sharon Miles, Susan Glassford, Sally Farmer and Scott Mudd along with 19 of our members.  Paul thanked the volunteers that manned the gate at the Marrar Madness event on Saturday, which included Brian, Anne, Mary, Albert, Don, Alex and Howard as well Paul.  There was a large crowd--over 500 attended--and Brian Pattison believes it will become an annual event.

Daryl flagged that the next meeting he will be calling for volunteers for the fast-approaching Gears and Beers event on Sunday, 2nd October.  Daryl also said that on Saturday 24th September we will be baking ANZAC biscuits again for the event; more information will be provided at next Monday's meeting.

 

INDUCTION of Rev. Scott Mudd


Tonight was a special night as President Paul inducted the Rev. Scott Mudd into our club.  Ian Jennings is Scott's sponsor and mentor.  All our members welcomed Scott in the usual manner and wished him well as a member of our wonderful Rotary club.  We are now 30 members strong. Scott is the Anglican priest for our shire and his Rotary classification is Anglican Priest.





(Editor's note we need to get a portrait of King Charles III).

Auctioneer Dick conducted a spirited auction of two dinners--no need for a microphone when Dick is in full flight!



The members and guests then signed a card congratulating Tracy Ochieng on her graduation (see story in Rotary news below).

Talk by Susan and John Glassford from Huff  'n' Puff



Tonight Susan and John spoke about the past 19-23 years on starting a new business in Ganmain.  John celebrated 19 years as a member of the Coolamon RC and thanked David Benn from Wollundry who introduced JG to Grahame Miles who became JG's sponsor.   The last time we had a talk on straw bale building was in 2003 so it was a good opportunity to see what Huff 'n' Puff have done during that time.

Here is a small sample of what has been done during those years.



As usual the meeting ended up with a raffle with two prizes and a very entertaining fines session with [email protected] Garth and Cpl. Dick.

 

DIARY


*N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Monday, 19th September - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday, 26th September - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Sunday 2nd October - Daylight Saving Starts at 2.00am - clocks go forward one hour.

Sunday 2nd October - Gears and Beers.  Roster to be set at upcoming meetings.

Monday 3rd October - NO MEETING (Public Holiday).

Monday, 10th October - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Sunday, 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.

 

BABY PHOTO COMPETITION - WEEK 4




Who is the Rotarian Above?  First correct answer gets a free raffle ticket at the next meeting.



Last week's entry above: Several correct answers in that it was Dick Jennings.



In the previous week Jann Breust correctly answered that the Rotarian above is John Glassford.

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: A towel.

Harder one: Silence

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: Albert is the brother of Bruce. Bruce is the brother of Craig. Craig is the father of Don. So how is Albert related to Don?

Harder one: I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?


 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  HONORARY ROTARIANS


Honorary Rotarians.

Section 6 — Honorary Membership. This club may elect honorary members for terms set by the board, who shall:

(a)   be exempt from paying dues;

(b)   not vote;

(c)   not hold any club office;

(d)   not hold classifications; and

(e)   be entitled to attend all meetings and enjoy all other privileges in the club, but have no rights or privileges in any other club, except to visit without being a Rotarian’s guest.

 
One famous Honorary Rotarian is King Charles III seen below wearing his Rotary pin.   Charles III is an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Banchory-Ternan  in District 1010 Scotland.  The town of Banchory (pop 7,650 in 2016) lies on the north side of the River Dee some 18 miles west of Aberdeen, Europe's oil capital.





2.  TRACY MONIQUE OCHIENG




This story is coming to an ending and a beginning of the next chapter in Tracy's life.  The Coolamon Rotary Club's Mountains of the Moon team first met Tracy in the slums of Nairobi, Mathare.  That was in November 2011 where the Rotary Club of Nairobi (Chartered 1933) had invited us to a school presentation.  This was to thank us for helping with the Orphan Rescue Kits which enabled many children to attend school in Mathare.

THE ORPHAN RESCUE KITS

Tracy was one of two primary school children from Mathare to make a presentation and PDG Fred Loneragan and John G were very impressed with this young lady.  They contacted Tracy through the RC of Nairobi and asked if they could sponsor her through high school.  Tracy's future was very bleak indeed if Tracy could not attend high school.  So began a long journey of 11 years.  Fred and John funded her education at the Bishop Okoth Secondary School for Girls on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Fred and John then decided to make sure that Tracy went on to college, so they sponsored her to attend the United States International University.  Tracy started studying pharmacy but found this was not for her so she switched to journalism and media phycology.  Tracy graduates on Saturday September 24th and both Susan and John G will be in Nairobi to witness her graduation.

The vast majority of the funds for Tracy's education  came from the Mountains of The Moon climb in 2011 and the Mount Kenya climb in 2015.  These funds for Tracy only represented a small percentage of the $300,000 that Road MAPS to Africa has raised, since 2007, with the three climbs in East Africa and other fund raising activities including donations from many Rotary clubs including Coolamon. Congratulations, Tracy, on reaching this important milestone--we wish you success in the next phase of your life!





 

 

 


SEPTEMBER IS BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY MONTH


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


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


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-09


 


 

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 29th


SOCIAL NIGHT IN WAGGA WAGGA




On the 5th Monday for months that have five Mondays we organise a social evening away from our club.  On 29th August a number of members and partners journeyed  to Wagga Wagga for dinner and ten pin bowling.

The Riverina Hotel was booked and we had an excellent dinner of above-average pub food.  We then went around the corner to the ten pin bowling alley near the Forum 6 Cinema.

We had 15 players in three groups of 5.  The overall winner was Alex Thompson, who won the bowling pin trophy.  Some of us have never played this game before and it showed!  The evening was a good way to forget about Rotary matters and just enjoy our own company.

Here are some photos of the evening:



 

DIARY


*N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Sunday, 4th September - Luncheon with Griffith Avanti Rotarians. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 12:30 pm.

Monday, 5th September - Guest speaker meeting. Phil McIntosh and other Rotarians from Wagga Wollundry will present plans for Gears & Beers. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 8th September - Board Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Saturday, 10th September - Marrar Madness. CRC will assist with parking at the Marrar Sport Ground. Rostered on from 9:00-noon are Anne, Mary and Bear; noon-3:00 Albert, Don and Bear; 3:00-6:30 Howard, Paul and Bear.

*Monday, 12th September - Guest speaker: John Glassford of Huff n Puff Constructions will speak on advances in straw bale buildings. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 19th September - Guest speaker meeting.

Sunday, 2nd October - Gears and Beers  (details forthcoming).

Sunday, 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.

 

BABY PHOTO COMPETITION - WEEK 3


The photos are coming in albeit slowly, don't be shy.



WHO IS THE ROTARIAN ABOVE?

Last week's entry:





 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


 

 

 









 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: A tea bag

Harder one: There are four girls and three boys in the family.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: What gets wet while drying?

Harder one: What disappears as soon as you say its name?


 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


 

1. MANGOES IN CANBERRA




Mangoes in Canberra RC of Woden Daybreak


[NB: Just a note to those outside Canberra area. The mangos are being picked up from Canberra so you might need to make some arrangements. It seems a good deal to me, either way.]



Mangoes are coming!









The end of winter is definitely in sight when the word 'mangoes' appears in a subject line!


Woden Daybreak Rotary's mango fundraiser is on again and the details are above.


We have been in touch with the farmers and are very happy to report that the mango crop looks good this year.


This year the fundraiser supports two wonderful Rotary programs: the eradication of polio and Operation Cleft.:




GREEN MANGO CURRY RECIPE



2. ROTARY ZONE 8 CONFERENCE CANBERRA 2022



Welcome to the 2022 Conference




 

The 2022 Rotary Zone Conference is a partnership between Rotaract and Rotary. Learn more in the video from conference organisers below:

 

Zone 8 Conference Canberra 2022


There is a very good line up of speakers organised including:



Alex Rubin is a Major in the Australian Army with a background in operational planning, military instruction, humanitarian assistance and diplomatic engagement with allied partners.

Alex is one of the highest qualified Thai linguists in Defence and uses these skills to enhance bilateral relations and international engagements. During 2018, Alex was deployed on short notice to the Thailand Cave Rescue mission as the Australian military contingent commander and lead planner. For his work in this mission Alex was awarded the Companion of Direkganabhorn and a royal acknowledgement by the King of Thailand.

Will you join me in Canberra?

 

 

 

 


SEPTEMBER IS BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY MONTH


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


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


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-08


 


 

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 22nd


President Paul welcomed 20 members and 9 guests (mainly partners) to our weekly meeting which featured a presentation by the intrepid Larapinta trekkers, Mary, Garth, Don and Mary's friend Lesley Lashbrook. The many photos and videos included in the presentation led by Leslie nicely illustrated the terrain and gorgeous vistas on offer, and provided some idea of the rigours of the trek, which was certainly no walk in the park. The experience left quite an impression on the participants of the trek, which raised $20,000-25,000 in total for ShelterBox.  Paul presented Lesley with a token of appreciation for the presentation and thanked the trekkers for sacrificing their time and enduring the rigours of the trail for the cause. The presentation and ensuing questions and discussion from the audience left little time for anything else, so the fines session and raffle were forewent for the evening.

Photo © Copyright by World Expeditions Travel Group Pty Ltd





Photo © Copyright Auswalk Walking Holidays Pty Ltd.

Photos below from the actual trekkers:



 

DIARY


*N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Sunday, 28th August - Catering for the South West Hack Association Show. Ganmain Showgrounds, 8 am - 2 pm. Roster: 8-11 am  - Mary, Anne, Garth, Don; 11 am - 2 pm - Albert, Ian, Paul.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Dinner at the Riverina Hotel for 5:30 pm followed by ten pin bowling in Wagga by 6.45 pm.

Sunday, 4th September - Luncheon with Griffith Avanti Rotarians. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 12:30 pm.

Monday, 5th September - Guest speaker meeting. Phil McIntosh and other Rotarians from Wagga Wollundry will present plans for Gears & Beers. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Sunday, 2nd October - Gears and Beers  (details forthcoming).

Sunday, 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.

 

BABY PHOTO COMPETITION - WEEK 2/3


We had a very positive reaction to this competition at the meeting on Monday.  In order to continue this bit of fun please send us your earliest photo that you have of your self as a baby.  Send an image via email if you can or bring a photo to Rotary and give it to Paul Weston or John Glassford and they will scan the image.   The first correct entry wins a raffle ticket at the next dinner meeting.

Last week's entry:





WHO IS THE ROTARIAN ABOVE?

NO ANSWERS LAST WEEK SO WE WILL LEAVE IT UP HERE FOR THE NEXT MEETING IN COOLAMON WITH ANOTHER PHOTO A FEW MONTHS LATER.

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: The letter 'r'

Harder one: Take a piece of fruit from the crate labelled 'apples and oranges'. If the fruit is an apple, we know it must be the crate of apples because it can't be the crate of apples and oranges since we're told all of the crates are mislabelled. That means the crate labelled 'oranges' must contain apples and oranges and the one labelled 'apples' must contain oranges. Similar reasoning applies if we pull out an orange from the crate labelled 'apples and oranges'.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: It goes in dry, it comes out wet, the longer it is in, the stronger it gets. What is it?

Harder one: A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many boys and girls are in the family?


 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


 

1. COOLAMON ROTARY KILI 28/8 15 YEARS


 



This week is the 15 year anniversary of our Kilimanjaro 28/8 Climb to raise funds for the Coolamon RC Road MAPS to Africa projects.  There were 16 members in the team that attempted Kilimanjaro led by John Glassford.  Eight of the team were Rotarians and 8 were not in Rotary.  We had two guides Moses and Elias and 60 porters with 3 cooks.  We had portable chemical toilets and a mess tent along with two man tents for the team of climbers.

Anna Khuzwayo Hout Bay RC Cape Town
Sharon Daishe from Forbes Ipomoea Rotary
Narelle Rodway
Craig Corrigan Coolamon RC
Bob Kendell Lockhart RC
Tim Jenkinson Horsham RC
Mandy Watson Burleigh Heads RC
Linda O' Neill
Kate O' Neill
Kathryn Gettingby
Belinda Nowland
Quinn Hart
Peter Sparks Griffith Avanti RC
Michael Dorrian
Mark Horton Dubbo West RC

Team Leader John Glassford Coolamon RC

This web site shows you part of the story scroll down the page for some great stories from our club at the time, including the open garden day at Kiambo, Father Ed Byford and Grahame Miles induction as President and a ShelterBox display.

Coolamon RC Website 2007


This was the Kilimanjaro website again a most interesting trip down memory lane and one that brings back many happy memories of our first mountain in Africa.

Kilimanjaro 2007


Funds Raised From Kili 28/8

Operation Medical Hope Hout Bay, South Africa: sub-total $25,896

School of Saint Jude, Arusha Tanzania, East Africa: sub-total $26,396

Rotarians For Fighting AIDS Orphan Rescue: sub-total $25,895

TOTAL RAISED $78,187

 

2. COOLAMON OPEN GARDEN DAYS


These photos are an example of one of the gardens that will be part of the open days in October;



 

 

 


AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada


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ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


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


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-07


 



BABY PHOTO COMPETITION - WEEK 2 


We had a very positive reaction to this competition at the meeting on Monday.  In order to continue this bit of fun please send us your earliest photo that you have of your self as a baby.  Send an image via email if you can or bring a photo to Rotary and give it to Paul Weston or John Glassford and they will scan the image.   The first correct entry wins a raffle ticket at the next dinner meeting.

This week's entry:



WHO IS THE ROTARIAN ABOVE?

LAST WEEK IT WAS JOHN NULTY 



 

WEEK OF AUGUST 15th


President Paul welcomed our guest Rev. Scott Mudd as well as 22 members to our weekly meeting.  A special welcome back to Mary, Don and Garth on their return from the Larapinta Trek.  Tonight's meeting was dedicated in the main to the future of the Coolamon telephone directory, but there were other items to discuss, including:

  • The success at the recent BBQ at Charles Sturt University. Albert, Paul, Mary and Adrian were the volunteers on both days for the lunch BBQ.  CRC were donated $800 for the two luncheons.

  • Anne and Grahame made a trip around the shire to collect donations from the sunflower boxes and replenish the packets of seeds.  They noted that the Ganmain Chemist box was doing exceptionally well.

  • The Ganmain Show, which is featured in this bulletin.


THE CRC TELEPHONE DIRECTORY



President Paul chaired what was in effect a club assembly style of meeting.  Every member present and one soon to be member had their say and Paul did a great job with the conduct of the meeting.

Members were asked to put cases for and against going ahead with the next edition of our telephone directory.  Paul pointed out that over the years the telephone directory has been the mainstay of our charity giving.  The past two books 2014 and 2018) made the club around $105,000 with 50% going  to local charity, 25% to Rotary projects in Australia and 25% going to international Rotary projects such as ShelterBox and the fight to end polio.

Some points made during the discussions included:

  1.  The directory has been our best money earner and will be hard to replace

  2.  Concern regarding phishing and hence the generation of spam calls.

  3.  People in the shire are asking when the next edition will be published so demand is there.

  4.  Will the phone book take advertisers away from the Coolamon Community Chronicle?

  5.   It is hard work but with all the members helping the committee it can be made light work.


Those were the main points and a vote was taken on a recommendation to be made to the board as follows: That the CRC compile and print the next Coolamon telephone directory with the goal of publishing in July 2023.

The vote of recommendation was carried 22-0.

Paul then called for a member to convene a committee and be the overall chair.  Henk Hulsman volunteered to be that person.  The board will now vote at the next meeting on the recommendation of the members.

Henk got the easy puzzler correct and Bear got it half correct; no one answered the hard puzzler correctly.

[email protected] Garth Perkin is back from the centre of Australia and with his corporal Dick Jennings fined us all.  The weekly raffle was won by

 

 

BREAKING NEWS


Mary Potts does it again! Fresh from the Larapinta Trek in central Australia, Mary completed the Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon; according to Mary a fantastic event out in the rain. The run was hard with lots of hills and mud and rain but everyone had a great time.



PS a full report on the Larapinta Trek which Mary, Garth and Don completed last week will be in next week's bulletin.  Mary, Garth and Don will be speaking on their adventure next week.

 

DIARY


*N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Monday, 22nd August - Speaker meeting. Garth, Mary and Don will talk on the Larapinta Trek. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Dinner at the Thirsty Crow followed by ten pin bowling in Wagga.

Monday, 5th September - Guest speaker meeting. Phil McIntosh and other Rotarians from Wagga Wollundry will present plans for Gears & Beers. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Sunday October 2nd - Gears and Beers  (details forthcoming).

Sunday 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: Half way. After that, you'd be walking out of the woods.

Harder one: Each son gets three full barrels, one half full barrel and three empty barrels (after pouring the wine from one of the full barrels into two of the half full barrels and combining the wine from two of the half full barrels).

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?

Harder one: There are three crates, one with apples, one with oranges, and one with both apples and oranges mixed. Each crate is closed and labeled with one of three labels: Apples, Oranges, or Apples and Oranges. The label maker broke and labeled all of the crates incorrectly. How could you pick just one fruit from one crate to figure out what’s in each crate?


 

ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  THE GANMAIN SHOW


Now 112 years old the Ganmain Agricultural Show was held on Saturday and we had a part to play in conjunction with Lions Coolamon supervising the car parking.  We also had a ShelterBox on display with Garth Perkin and Don Dyce.  This was a wonderful event run by the Ganmain Show Committee who do a great job year in year out.

Thanks to Brian Bear Pattison, Dick Jennings, Adrian Lindner, Henk Hulsman, John Glassford and Bruce Hamilton for the car parking and Garth Perkin and Don Dyce for looking after the ShelterBox.

Paul and Leslie Weston were at the 3 day dog show also at the Ganmain Showgrounds.

Some photos click on the thumb nail for a larger image.



 

2.  ECO CLUB in ITALY DRAWS ‘MEMBERS OF THE FUTURE’


 



Members of the Rotary Club of Eco Milano, Italy, including (from left) Olderico Caviglia, Lorenza Mazzoni, Franz Müller, and Yasir Khan, promote environmental sustainability.

Photograph by Lavinia Parlamenti


By Frank Bures


When Lorenza Mazzoni joined her first Rotary club in 2017 in a small town outside Milan, it had a sizeable membership of around 45 people. Less than four years later, the number had fallen by at least a third. "This has happened in many clubs in Italy," Mazzoni says. "During the pandemic, I think it got worse."

Mazzoni also left the club — but she didn't leave Rotary. Instead, she joined the new Rotary Club of Eco Milano, Italy, one of a growing number of clubs in non-traditional formats dedicated to a particular issue or cause — in this case, the environment.

 

FULL STORY HERE


 

 

 

 


AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada


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ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


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


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-06


 



NEW COMPETITION


Your editors thought that it would be a bit of fun to have a weekly baby photo competition.  That is, provided we get your photos!  So send us your earliest photo that you have of your self as a baby.  The first correct entry wins a raffle ticket at the next dinner meeting.

This week's entry:



WHO IS THE ROTARIAN ABOVE?

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 8th


President Paul welcomed two guests--Rev. Scott Mudd and Mathew Higginson from Coolamoon--as well as 17 members to our weekly meeting.  We had some lively discussions including:

  • We have collected $440 so far from the sunflower seeds boxes in the Coolamon shire according to Anne.

  • D9705 Promotes Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine:  D9705 Story on Sunflowers.

  • Thank you letter from the Coolamon and Ganmain Hospital Auxiliary for our donations of $2,000 to each.

  • The Coolamon Community Chronicle was printed after a brief delay and distributed by Anne and Neil.

  • The CCC is now on line on our website or on Facebook:  CCC Facebook Page

  • Volunteers called for the BBQ at the CSU for lunch on Wed and Thurs 11/12 August.

  • Volunteers are needed to man the gate at the Ganmain Show on Saturday 20th August.

  • Anne spoke about the upcoming bike day on Saturday 1st October at Wantabadgery.

  • Social night for Monday 29th August (fifth Monday) - ten pin bowling is being investigated.

  • Possible participation in CSU meat tasting project to earn money for the club.

  • Marrar Madness Rodeo volunteers will be needed for car parking duties.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT JOHN BOND (BONDY)


 



 



Tonight it was President-elect John Bond's turn in the spotlight.  Some of his many highlights in his life to date:

  • Born in Naracoorte South Australia near Penola.




  • Favourite colour: ultraviolet!  In the visible wavelengths: blue.

  • Favourite actor is Meryl Streep and the movie starring Meryl Streep Music of the Heart.

  • Lived on a dairy farm that belonged to his parents near Casterton.

  • Bought his own farm and worked out that there was no future in farming for him.

  • Bondy joined the RAAF and was posted to various locations around Australia and the USA and trained in satellite tracking.

  • John spent 20 years in the Department of Defence and specialised in radio and data engineering and communications.

  • John received a good offer to join TAFE where he stayed for 25 years, first in Sydney and then in Wagga Wagga.  John says that he never got away from farming!

  • Roselee and John have three children including Sarah Collins who was a member of our club when Sarah was teaching at Coolamon Central before moving to Victoria several years ago.




  • John is very proud of his grandfather who served in the 39th Battalion an infantry unit of the Australian Army. Pvt. Millard was gassed on the Western Front and received a letter from King George Vth for a speedy recovery.




Thank you Bondy!

As usual, the meeting concluded with an entertaining fines session and our weekly raffle.

 

DIARY


*N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Monday, 15th August - Regular meeting. Discussion of the future of the Coolamon Telephone Directory. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday, August 20th - Ganmain Agricultural ShowClub members will be working the gate with Lions.

Monday, 22nd August - Speaker meeting. Garth, Mary and Don will talk on the Larapinta Trek. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Social night (details later).

Monday, 5th September - Speaker meeting

Sunday October 2nd - Gears and Beers  (details forthcoming).

Sunday 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS












 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: Lunch and dinner

Harder one: Your left hand

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: How far can you walk into the woods?

Harder one: The owner of a winery has passed away and left 21 barrels to his three sons. Seven of the barrels are filled with wine, seven are half full of wine, and seven are empty.  However, the wine and barrels must be evenly divided among the sons such that each son gets the same number of full barrels, the same number of half-full barrels, and the same number of empty barrels. Note that there are no measuring devices handy. How can the barrels and wine be evenly divided among the sons?

 


ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  Membership: United in friendship and service



Rotary International’s recent member survey reveals where Rotary is today, while suggesting where it needs to go tomorrow.

This is a very good and informative article that we should all read IMO.  The article backs up why I joined on invitation and why I have stayed.

The motive power of Rotary is friendship,” said Paul Harris in his address to the Rotary convention held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1921. His remarks were greeted with a round of applause — and were endorsed 100 years later by current members of Rotary.

In the most recent annual survey of Rotary members, 45% of respondents cited friendship as the reason they remain in Rotary, and 84% said they were satisfied with their ability to connect with friends through Rotary. Meanwhile, 42% of respondents cited the opportunity to make an impact on their communities as the reason they remained in Rotary — another response that would have delighted Rotary’s founder.

FULL STORY HERE

 

2.  D9705 Promotes Respect in Relation to DEI


D9705 promotes Respect in relation to DEI Rotary - Respect in relation to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion



The Rotaract Club of Woolloongabba Pride celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Photo courtesy of Rotary Down Under


Rotary International has committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and has stated that:

 
“As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action and has to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”


District D9705 strongly endorses this statement and notes that the respectful treatment of all members – as well as of all others with whom Rotarians connect -
is essential to furthering goodwill and cooperation.  Whatever our condition, we cannot expect respect ourselves if we fail to give it to others.

 

 


AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH


 

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.


 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


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


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-05


 


 

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 1st. 2022


President Paul welcomed 16 members to our weekly meeting.  We had some lively discussions including:

  • Daryl Breust reported on the Sportsman's Night and advised the meeting that the committee had cancelled the night altogether due to lack of ticket sales.  The raffle will cover the deposit to the organisers. Brian Pattison said that the Marrar Football Club may take it on.

  • CSU sensory testing offer to our club to raise $1,000 if we supply 60 food tasters.

  • Canola Balloon Flight in September may be of interest to our members.

  • RYLA for 18-35 year-olds is on again in January 2023 Saturday 7th - Friday 13th January 2023.  Closing date for nominations is 31st October; details with Anne.

  • Request for a scholarship to attend Newcastle University from a Ganmain resident, Sophie Quinn.

  • Members are invited to an online meeting about the proposed regionalisation for Rotary Australasia.  Details are with John Glassford.

  • Grahame Miles brought a quilt along valued at $150 to be auctioned.

  • Discussion on the upcoming Ganmain Show and the dog show.  We are required on the gate on Saturday 20th with the Lions.   Volunteers from 7.00 am to 12.00 midday are so far:  Dick Jennings, Bruce Hamilton, Brian Pattison, Adrian Lindner and John Glassford.

  • Brain Pattison spoke about  a request to our club to supply members for traffic control for the Marrar Madness Rodeo on Saturday the 10th September from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.  They require 2 persons in 2 shifts.

  • Ideas called for our 5th Monday of the month, August 29th.  A social night is being planned.  These are the upcoming 5th Monday nights:  29th August; 31st October;  30th January 2023 and the 29th May.

  • Albert reminded the members that the Coolamon garden viewing will be on two days in October, Sunday 16th and Saturday the 22nd. October.

  • The raffle was won by Paul Weston and Grahame Miles got one of the puzzlers correct.

  • As always a spirited fines session carried out by stand in [email protected] Dick Jennings.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT BRIAN PATTISON (BEAR)


 



Tonight it was Brian Pattison's turn in the spotlight and we learned from Brian:

  • Brian was born in Wagga Wagga.

  • Brian has 4 siblings: 2 sisters and 2 brothers.  One sister works at the Coolamon Library.

  • His favourite movie is Blue Dog and favourite actors are Tom Cruise and Julie Roberts.

  • Favourite colour is blue

  • He attended St Michael's to year 4 and then went to school in Temora.

  • Brian played football for Marrar as well as enjoying cricket and tennis.

  • Brain left school in year 10 and worked as a shed hand and went crutching and shearing part time.

  • Brian has been farming now for 40 years and his farm adjoins that of Dick & Maree Jennings.

  • Brain's mother came from Temora and his father from Shepperton.

  • Brian and Fiona intend to travel to England in 2 years time.


All in all it was most interesting to learn of Brian's life to date and Bear has been a very valuable member of our club and continues to walk the talk.

 



 

 

THE ADVENTURES OF MARY POTTS


One of intrepid Larapinta trekkers has had quite a week. Mary, Garth and Don are now on the Larapinta Trek raising funds for ShelterBox.  This week Mary was featured in the Daily Advertiser:



Mary also sent us some photos of her time in Alice Springs before the Trek started on Wednesday 3rd.



 

DIARY


*N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Tuesday, 2nd August thru Monday, 8th August - Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox


Monday, 8th August - Regular meeting. John Bond in the spotlight. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 11th August - CRC board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Monday, 15th August - Regular meeting. Discussion of the future of the Coolamon Telephone Directory. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday, August 20th - Ganmain Agricultural ShowClub members will be working the gate with Lions.

Monday, 22nd August - Speaker meeting. Garth, Mary and Don will talk on the Larapinta Trek. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Social night (details later).

Saturday/Sunday October 1st-2nd - Gears and Beers (Wollundry RC). 

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/



Sunday 16th October Coolamon Garden Viewing


Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).


Saturday 22nd October Coolamon Garden Viewing

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 

 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: He got the truck unstuck by letting some air out of the tyres.

Harder one: All they had to do was slowly tip the barrel on its side, and when the wine was about to pour out of the open barrel, notice where the wine level was inside the barrel. If any part of the bottom of the barrel was visible inside, it would mean the barrel was less than half full; if the bottom was obscured by wine, the barrel was more than half full.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

Harder one: What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand?

 


ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  2022 ROTARY ZONE 8 CONFERENCE


We are super excited for Rotaractors and Rotarians from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to come together in Canberra at the end of October. The conference will be a fun filled weekend showcasing the best of Rotaract and Rotary working together.

To be held in Canberra, Australia 28th-30th October. For more information - conference.rotaryzone8.org

 



 

ZONE 8 CONFERENCE.


 

The last time we met was October 2019 in Christchurch.  It was a lot of fun, fellowship and great friendship and hospitality shown to us by the Kiwis:



 

 

 

2.  SUNFLOWER SEEDS LATEST NEWS


It has been a very busy July for the Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine project.

Plenty of inquiry and a lot of seeds and display boxes have been sent to several clubs.  These include:

  • RC of Kerang in Victoria

  • RC of Eaglehawk near Bendigo Victoria

  • RC of Blackwood in South Australia

  • RAWCS AGM Eastern Region AGM want seeds and a box or three to present to the Ukraine Consul from Sydney who is a guest speaker.

  • RC of Wagga Wagga who are taking a lot of boxes and seeds for Wagga Wagga outlets.

  • Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup / Lang Lang Victoria.

  • Several clubs who took seeds early in the project now want display boxes.

  • Tuggeranong Girl Guides are very active and have taken on teh project with the help of the Tuggeranong RC.


There is a section in the latest Rotary Down Under August edition on what Rotary in Australia is doing for Ukraine.  This includes the story on our Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine and it was written by PDG Bob Aitken the former Editor of RDU.

Here is the July newsletter for our initiative:

 

Sunflower July News






 

 


AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH


 

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.


 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


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


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director: vacant

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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SUNFLOWER SEEDS LATEST NEWS JULY 2022

SUNFLOWER SEEDS LATEST NEWS.


It has been a very busy July for the Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine project.

Plenty of inquiry and a lot of seeds and display boxes have been sent to several clubs.  These include:

  • RC of Kerang in Victoria

  • RC of Eaglehawk near Bendigo Victoria

  • RC of Blackwood in South Australia

  • RAWCS AGM Eastern Region AGM want seeds and a box or three to present to the Ukraine Consul from Sydney who is a guest speaker.

  • RC of Wagga Wagga who are taking a lot of boxes and seeds for Wagga Wagga outlets.

  • Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup / Lang Lang Victoria.

  • Several clubs who took seeds early in the project now want display boxes.

  • Tuggeranong Girl Guides are very active and have taken on teh project with the help of the Tuggeranong RC.


There is a section in the latest Rotary Down Under August edition on what Rotary in Australia is doing for Ukraine.  This includes the story on our Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine and it was written by PDG Bob Aitken the former Editor of RDU.

Here is the July newsletter for our initiative:

 

Sunflower July News




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