Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-38



 



 

Week of 7th June


We welcomed back president Howard following the passing of his mother recently.  Also back was Albert who missed his flight to Broome and to apply salt in the wounds Garth was also back from Broome.  Several regular attendees were away this week and our number was down to 14 in attendance.

Several reminders to all our members included our Changeover Dinner for the 5th July and advice on our neighbouring clubs and their plans for their change over dinners.

JG presented Tracy Ocheng's semester results. Tracy is doing very well and will be certain to graduate in June 2022.

No meeting next Monday due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday.

All in all, it was a good meeting catching up with two fishermen who had to be fined and you can see why:



We think Garth has the bragging rights to this fishy story.

Chez won the  raffle again and Albert did a good job with the fines tonight and Howard was fined for losing his pet rooster who starred at our Zoom meetings:



Look over the reminders in the diary below. There are two important meetings upcoming, one for the last board meeting of 2020-2021 and the other for PE Albert's planning meeting on June 23rd at Albert's home starting at 6.30 pm.

 

 

DIARY


Saturday June 12th - Wednesday June 16th 2021 - Rotary International Convention (Virtual). Story in this bulletin for more information.  Registration is only $65, so give it some thought!



You can update your Facebook profile with this frame!

Monday June 14th - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday - NO meeting.

Wednesday June 16th - FINAL Board Meeting for 20-21.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Thursday June 17th - Wagga Wagga RC Changeover Dinner

Saturday June 19th - Ganmain Winter Markets. Ganmain Showgrounds from 12 pm.



 

Monday June 21st - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday June 21st - Wollundry Wagga RC Changeover Dinner. Wagga Wagga RSL Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $30 per head.  Dress: jacket and tie.

Wednesday June 23rd - PE Albert Suidgeest's Board Planning Meeting. 6.30 pm at Albert's house (Coolamon Boarding Kennels, Doubleday Lane).

Wednesday June 23rd - Wagga Wagga Kooringal Changeover Dinner @ Romano's.

Saturday June 26th - RI District 9705 Changeover Dinner.  Young Ex-Services Club 6.00 - 8.30 pm.

Monday June 28th - Final CRC Meeting for the 20-21 Rotary Year. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday June 28th - RC of South Wagga Wagga Changeover Dinner.  Rules Club Wagga Wagga  6.00 for 6.30pm Cost $45 per head.  RSVP Karen McNally:  [email protected]

Wednesday June 30th - RC of Narrandera Changeover Dinner

Saturday July 3rd - Temora RC Changeover Dinner. Temora Golf Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $40 per head. Dress: jacket and tie.

* Monday July 5th - Coolamon Rotary Club Changeover.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday July 10th - Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee RC Changeover Dinner.

Sunday July 11th - Junee RC Changeover Luncheon.

Monday July 12th - First Meeting for the 2021-2022 Rotary Year.



* denotes partner and guest night

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: Stop imagining that you're in the room!


This week's puzzler: What is represented by the following?

HANY
HAEY
HAEY
HADY
HALY
HAEY

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS


There are around 90 different Rotary Fellowships that you can join with like minded people from around the world.

One that some members may like is the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians

Follow them on their web site below.  Welcome to the website of IFRM, the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians:

IRFM Musicians

 



At the LA 2008 RI Convention.

 

Please, DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED by thinking: "Well, I am not a musician, this must not be for me."  Au contraire my friend.  If you enjoy music, this Rotary Fellowship is for you. Our members come from countries all around the world.  The musical skills that range from professional musicians to those who can play a recording on their phone or computer.  The common denominator is "we all love and enjoy music."  We are a Rotary Fellowship.  Fellowships and Rotary Action Groups were designed to help Rotarians connect with other Rotarians outside of their local club around areas of common interest.  IFRM was among one of the earliest Fellowships to form.

 

2.  Rotary Magazine 2021 Photo Awards


It was a challenging year for photographers. Once the pandemic hit, travel plans had to be changed or cancelled. That was reflected in many of the submissions for Rotary magazine’s 2021 photo awards: Many more photos than usual were taken close to home, sometimes as close as the backyard.

We did see breath-taking images of some photographers’ journeys, many from the days before the pandemic limited travel. Others took this year to experiment with extreme close-ups of a flower petal or a bird in flight. Many photos captured the way COVID-19 has transformed our world and our daily lives. And, perhaps reflecting the fundamental optimism of Rotarians, there were many images of hope, joy, and simple beauty.



 

First place


Photographer: Hansruedi Frutiger
Rotary Club of Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Location: Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China

FULL STORY HERE IN MY ROTARY

 

 

June is Rotary Fellowship Month




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Albert Suidgeest

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-37



 



 

Week of 31st May


This week's meeting was primarily a social meeting, with Monday being the 5th Monday of the month (when we try to mix it up a bit).  The club self-catered the dinner; thanks to the members who stepped up and prepared the food and cleaned up afterward.  Fifteen members showed up and enjoyed a good meal and fellowship, plus a bit of light Rotary business (some people just can't let go!).  The evening concluded with an entertaining fines session led by fill-in Sergeant-at-Arms Dick, who found a way to fine nearly all in attendance, as thin as the reason might have been (some were fined because of notable good things they had done during the week!) and our weekly raffle, which was won by Neil.

 

Super Blood Moon


Some wonderful photos from around the world of the recent Super Blood Moon Eclipse:



 

DIARY


Monday June 7th - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday June 12th - Wednesday June 16th 2021 - Rotary International Convention (Virtual). Story in this bulletin for more information.  Registration is only $65, so give it some thought!

Monday June 14th - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday (NO meeting).

Wednesday June 16th - FINAL Board Meeting for 20-21 Sports Club at 7.00pm

Saturday June 19th - Ganmain Winter Markets. Ganmain Showgrounds from 12 pm.



 

Monday June 21st - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday June 21st - Wollundry Wagga RC Changeover Dinner. Wagga Wagga RSL Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $30 per head.  Dress: jacket and tie.

Wednesday June 23rd - PE Albert Suidgeest's Board Planning Meeting. 6.30 pm at Albert's house (Coolamon Boarding Kennels, Doubleday Lane).

Saturday June 26th - RI District 9705 Changeover Dinner.  Young Ex-Services Club 6.00 - 8.30 pm.

Monday June 28th - Final CRC Meeting for the 20-21 Rotary Year. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday June 28th - RC of South Wagga Wagga Change Over Dinner.  Rules Club Wagga Wagga  6.00 for 6.30pm Cost $45 per head.  RSVP Karen McNally:  [email protected]

Saturday July 3rd - Temora RC Changeover Dinner. Temora Golf Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $40 per head. Dress: jacket and tie.

* Monday July 5th - Coolamon Rotary Club Changeover.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* denotes partner and guest night

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS













THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: Queue


This week's puzzler: Imagine you are in a dark room. How do you get out?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.  ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS


There are around 90 different Rotary Fellowships that you can join with like minded people from around the world.

One that some members may like is the Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide Fellowship.



Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW) Fellowship is one of the newest officially recognized Rotary fellowships. The fellowship was created for Rotarians around the worlds who love to drink and make beer.

BREW was started and organized in 2013 by Past District 5160 Governor Steve Lack, a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill, California, USA; Moses Aryee, Past President of the Rotary Club of Accra-West, Ghana; and Past District 5440 Governor Martin Limbird of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

The primary goal of BREW is to create the largest fellowship in Rotary: an international community of Rotarians who share a love of beer. Another goal is to support efforts and projects to bring clean water to those in thirst since water is the primary ingredient in beer.

Follow them on their web site below:

BREW Website

You can get a list of the Rotary Fellowships from the document below.

02 Fellowships

 

2.  Rotary Approved Logos


We have been advised that we in Rotary need to look at our logos and make sure we are complying with the protocols.  So here are some correct versions of the logo we should be using.  One of the logos below is no longer allowed.







You can learn more by going to this document below:

Protocol 2

 

 

June is Rotary Fellowship Month




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Albert Suidgeest

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-36





 

Week of 24th May


President-Elect Albert welcomed 18 members on a chilly autumn evening to our weekly meeting. A good night of fellowship and project planning was enjoyed by those in attendance. A roster was passed around for the Red Shield Appeal, which will be conducted at the entrance to the Coolamon Foodworks this coming Saturday and Sunday morning (see roster in the diary below).  Dick and Garth conducted a very entertaining fine session, eliciting fines from nearly all those in attendance.  The raffle was won by Craig L.

Members are reminded that we will have a fellowship-only meeting next Monday, 31 May since it is the 5th Monday of the month (which doesn't happen too often!).  We had considered meeting at another venue, but concluded that there are no options for a meal on a Monday evening, so we will self-cater the meeting.  As usual, reply to Ian's message if you will not be in attendance.

 

Super Blood Moon


Australians had an opportunity to witness a rare celestial event on Wednesday, 26th May: a super blood moon. A supermoon occurs when the full moon appears larger than usual because of its proximity to the Earth (it's orbit is elliptical, so the distance between the Earth and moon fluctuates periodically).  When the Earth lines up directly between the sun and full moon, it casts a shadow over the moon, temporarily darkening it (referred to as a lunar eclipse).  When a lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon, we get a super blood moon because the moon takes on a reddish tint in the shadowed area because the refracted sunlight that reaches the moon passes through the Earth's atmosphere.  Super blood moons do not occur frequently; one occurs every several years, but is visible only from limited areas of the Earth.  The next super blood moon will occur in 2033.  Below are some pics that I took of the super blood moon, one at the start of the eclipse and another at totality.  The pics were taken with a Canon D5200 digital SLR with a 55-300 mm lens. - Paul Weston





 

DIARY


Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th May - Red Shield Appeal. Coolamon Foodworks, 8 am - noon. Rostered on for Saturday are 8:00-9:00 Mark; 9:00-10:00 Ted & Bern; 10:00-11:00 Alex & Henk; Sharon R. Rostered on for Sunday are 8:00-9:00 Mark; 9:00-10:00 Ted; 10:00-11:00 Paul; 11:00-12:00 Sharon.

Sunday May 30th - DisTec21. Young Shire Council, 189 Boorowa St., Young, 10 am - 4 pm.



Monday May 31st - Self-catered Fellowship Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday June 7th - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday June 12th - Wednesday June 16th 2021 - Rotary International Convention (Virtual). Story in this bulletin for more information.  Registration is only $65, so give it some thought!

Monday June 14th - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday (NO meeting).

Wednesday June 16th - FINAL Board Meeting for 20-21 Sports Club at 7.00pm

Saturday June 19th - Ganmain Winter Markets. Ganmain Showgrounds from 12 pm.



 

Monday June 21st - Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday June 21st - Wollundry Wagga RC Changeover Dinner. Wagga Wagga RSL Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $30 per head.  Dress: jacket and tie.

Wednesday June 23rd - PE Albert Suidgeest's Board Planning Meeting. 6.30 pm at Albert's house (Coolamon Boarding Kennels, Doubleday Lane).

Saturday June 26th - RI District 9705 Changeover Dinner.  Young Ex-Services Club 6.00 - 8.30 pm.

Monday June 28th - Final CRC Meeting for the 20-21 Rotary Year. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday July 3rd - Temora RC Changeover Dinner. Temora Golf Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $40 per head. Dress: jacket and tie.

* Monday July 5th - Coolamon Rotary Club Changeover.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* denotes partner and guest night

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS












Impossible dachshunds



 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: envelope


This week's puzzler: What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1.   ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION



Registration is open for the 2021 Virtual Convention.


12-16th JUNE 2021 Programme HERE



The 2021 Virtual Convention will be better than ever, opening more innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. You’ll be able to network in virtual lounges, meet new partners in service, and join fun activities with Rotary members from around the world.

COMING SOON: More information about this year’s upgraded virtual experiences including our new fast-paced programs that will have inspiring stories, powerful interviews, and multi-cultural entertainment.

Please continue to check back for more details and updates.

FAQs

 

 

2.  PAST ROTARY CONVENTIONS


Here are some pictorial highlights from 7 past Rotary International Conventions.


2005 Chicago USA, 2008 Los Angeles USA, 2010 Montreal Canada, 2012 Bangkok Thailand, 2014 Sydney Australia, 2016 Seoul South Korea, 2017 Atlanta USA.


{PS  Can you guess who was playing at the Hollywood Bowl?}


 

May is Youth Service Month




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Albert Suidgeest

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-35





 

Week of 17th May


President Howard welcomed 13 members, 1 visiting Rotarian and 1 guest to our weekly meeting.  The meeting was a chance to catch up on recent club activities, a rundown of the District 9705 club development seminar in Young, and fellowship.  Paul reported that the district conference will be held on 18-20 March, 2022 at Temora and encouraged members to attend given that we'll have few opportunities to attend a district conference so close to home, especially considering the large size of the new district.  Catering at John Bond's clearing sale was a success despite the lower than expected turnout owing to the ordinary weather.  The evening concluded with an entertaining fine session led by Albert with a number of amusing cross-fines by members and the weekly raffle, which was won by Ted.

 

DIARY


Wednesday May 19th - CRC Board Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday May 24th - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Sunday May 30th - DisTec21. Young Shire Council, 189 Boorowa St., Young, 10 am - 4 pm.



Saturday June 12 - Wednesday June 16th 2021 - Rotary International Convention (Virtual). Click here for more information.  Registration is only $65, so give it some thought!

Saturday June 19th - Ganmain Winter Markets. Ganmain Showgrounds from 12 pm.



Monday June 21st - Wollundry Wagga RC Change Over Dinner. Wagga Wagga RSL Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $30 per head.  Dress: jacket and tie.

Saturday July 3rd - Temora RC Change Over Dinner. Temora Golf Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $40 per head. Dress: jacket and tie.

* Monday July 5th - Coolamon Rotary Club Changeover.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* denotes partner and guest night

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS




What, no ear muffs??!!!!



Only in Florida!



 



 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: Turn the page (screen) upside down! That will show the equation as 16 = 8 + 8.


This week's puzzler: What word starts with `e`, ends with `e` and has only one letter in it?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. REPORT ON D9705 CLUB DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR




District 9705 conducted the first of two club development seminars this one in Young last Saturday.  The event was well represented by 170 members of various clubs in our district including several from Canberra.  Coolamon was represented by PE Albert Suidgeest, PEN Paul Weston, Foundation Director Neil Munro and Secretary John Glassford.  John was one of the "teachers" and his session was on service projects.  John will also be teaching at the second seminar this time in Broulee on Saturday 22nd May.

The Rotary Club of Young did a great job with the catering and ran out of soup on a very cold day.  However there was plenty of food and hot tea and coffee.  The facilities at the Hennessey catholic College were very good and comfortable.  PDG Steve Hill was the coordinator and the day began with a message from Shekhar Mehta RI President-elect 2020-21 from the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar.

Click on the photo below for a video from RIPE Shekhar.

 



 

 

2.  District Grant Applications



To All D9705 Clubs,



It is that time of the year when we seek applications for Foundation District Grants for the 2021/22 Rotary Year.  As such an invitation to apply is attached.  The detail in relation to the process is included in the “invitation” but in summary:


  • Clubs must lodge an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Club and the District acknowledging the Clubs responsibilities when receiving and managing a District Grant.  To be eligible to lodge an MOU the Club must have had a member from the Club attend the Districts Foundation Seminar.  As a Foundation Seminar has not been held this year – this requirement will be met by:

  • The Clubs President Elect attending PETS in Temora where a District Grant presentation was made, or

  • Have a Club member attend District Training at Young (15 May) or Broulee (22 May) AND have that Club member attend the Foundation session run by DRFC John McKenzie.

  • Lodge an application for a District Grant with the District Grants Chair by 30 May 2021 – it is expected that late applications will be received up until 15 June for the current round of applications.



Prior to completion of the application it is recommended that the “District Grant Guidelines” are reviewed to ensure that your application meets the guidelines and that you are aware of the procedures and processes that are in place, and that they are adhered to.  These procedures and processes may have changed since the last time your Club applied for, or utilized a District Grant.


The Districts Grant Committee is here to assist Clubs to utilize Foundation Grants to do what you do best – “do good in the world”.  MOU’s, applications and guidelines should be available on the District Website but if you have any trouble finding them or you just have questions in relation to the process then please contact either myself or John McKenzie.


Phil Armstrong

9705 District Grants Chair 2020-21

9705 District Bushfire Recovery Committee Chair


Mobile: 0418 259 963


 

 

May is Youth Service Month




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Albert Suidgeest

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-34




MOTHERS DAY 2021


Hope that you all remembered Mothers day in your way!'



 

Week of 10th May


President Howard was back at the helm and welcomed 19 members and 2 guests to our weekly meeting. The meeting was an opportunity for planning and fellowship, but there were a few notable highlights.  The first was a hearty chorus of "Happy Birthday" for PDG John Glassford, who celebrated a milestone birthday (at his age, every birthday is a milestone!). Susan had arranged for an awesome cake from Nayz Cakes, which tasted as good as it looked and was enjoyed by all.



The second highlight was the announcement that Adrian Lindner has been approved for membership by the board, and will be inducted at a meeting in late May.  Congratulations, Adrian! We'll provide more info on Adrian following his induction.  Following the business proceedings, fill-in Sergeant-at-Arms Dick Jennings fined nearly all those in attendance, including our incoming newest member!  The meeting concluded with the weekly raffle, which was won by Garth.

 

DIARY


Friday 14th May - John Bond's Clearing Sale. Kincora (Millwood Road), 8:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Saturday 15th May - D9705 Assembly. Hennessey Catholic College, Young, 9.00 am  - 5.00 pm.  Click on the map below for a larger version.



 

Monday May 17th - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday May 19th - CRC Board Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Sunday May 30th - DisTec21. Young Shire Council, 189 Boorowa St., Young, 10 am - 4 pm.



Saturday June 12 - Wednesday June 16th 2021 - Rotary International Convention.

Saturday June 19th - Ganmain Winter Markets. Ganmain Showgrounds from 12 pm.



* Monday July 5th - Coolamon Rotary Club Changeover.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* denotes partner and guest night

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS








 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: The back of the dartboard!


This week's puzzler:

How can you make the following equation mathematically correct without making any changes to it?

8 + 8 = 91


 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION




 

Registration is open for the 2021 Virtual Convention.



The 2021 Virtual Convention will be better than ever, opening more innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. You’ll be able to network in virtual lounges, meet new partners in service, and join fun activities with Rotary members from around the world.

COMING SOON: More information about this year’s upgraded virtual experiences including our new fast-paced programs that will have inspiring stories, powerful interviews, and multi-cultural entertainment.

Please continue to check back for more details and updates.

 

2.  Kenyan Rotary clubs sow seeds:




In 2007, Agnes Kiraithe was invited to speak at the Rotary Club of Muthaiga, in Nairobi. At the time, Kiraithe was the chief administrator of what is now the Kenya Children’s Home, and she had come to talk about the organization, which takes in orphaned children from around the city. After her presentation, she looked around the club.

“Initially, I thought Rotary is a place you go and pitch for support,” she says. “But after the first meeting, I started to talk to people, and I said, ‘Hmm, this looks interesting.’ So I started coming to the meetings and made friends, and I stayed on for the fellowship.” She joined in 2008.


Find your tongue


Kenya has a rich and ever-evolving linguistic landscape.

The country, with 48 million people, has two official languages, Swahili and English; a street language spoken in Nairobi, known as Sheng, mixes the two.

Throughout the country, more than 60 other languages are spoken, most of which fall into one of three families: Bantu, Nilotic, and Cushitic.

Kenya is also home to tens of thousands of speakers of Punjabi, Gujarati, and Arabic, evidence of the country’s history as a center of trade.

In addition to their mother tongue, many Kenyans speak at least a few words of English or Swahili.



It wasn’t long before Kiraithe saw the power of Rotary at work. Around that time, a series of violent clashes had broken out in Kenya’s Rift Valley after a deeply divisive national election. A member of the Muthaiga club had connections to communities in that region, where houses had been burned to the ground and people were living in tents. The club raised funds to buy hoes, seedlings, and containers of beans and potatoes for residents to plant.

 

FULL STORY HERE


 

 

 

May is Youth Service Month




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Albert Suidgeest

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-33





 

Week of 3rd May


President-Elect Albert, filling in for President Howard, welcomed 17 members and 1 guest to our weekly meeting.  After a delicious roast dinner, Grahame and Paul gave a talk on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  Because a number of members were absent on the night, the talk was more of a teaser, with a more fully developed talk to be given at a later date.  Nonetheless, the talk was a good introduction to a fairly complicated topic.  Grahame discussed the investment aspects of cryptocurrencies, noting that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have increased in value substantially over the past year, despite numerous ups and downs.  From an opening price of ca. $175 AUD in 2013, the current price of Bitcoin is > $71,000 AUD!  Although lower in price than Bitcoin, Ethereum has shown some impressive increases in value over the past year: from $319 AUD in May 2020, it has risen to > $4,350 AUD today.  As with all investments, there are no guarantees of unlimited growth, but wise investment decisions can yield handsome gains.

Although cryptocurrencies are starting to be accepted for payment for some goods, they should be viewed as investments at this point.  Paul described some of the arcane aspects of the technology behind Bitcoin, describing blockchain technology and the "mining" process that produces more Bitcoin. Blockchain technology in a transparent ledger system used to validate Bitcoin transactions (to help prevent counterfeiting), and has found uses in many other accounting and engineering systems beyond cryptocurrency exchange.  New Bitcoins are produced by a process called mining, which involves the use of computers to guess a random number that serves to validate each Bitcoin transaction; the first person or group to complete a block of Bitcoin transactions is awarded a number of Bitcoins (or fraction thereof). Because a lot of computing power is needed to correctly complete a substantial number of Bitcoin transactions, a lot of electricity is consumed, which is one of the main criticisms of Bitcoin.  There was a surprising amount of interest in the talks, but those who missed out on Monday will be able to catch up on the more detailed talk promised in a few weeks' time.

Image copyright Getty Images



The evening concluded with a fine session let by fill-in Sergeant-at-Arms Dick, who spared no one with his entertaining fines.  The raffle was won by Paul.

 



 

DIARY


Friday 14th May - John Bond's Clearing Sale. Kincora (Millwood Road), 8:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Saturday 15th May - D9705 Assembly. Young Services Club, Young.  9.00 am  - 5.00 pm.  Hennessey College Young.



 

Sunday May 30th - DisTec21. Young Shire Council, 189 Boorowa St., Young, 10 am - 4 pm.



* Monday July 5th:  CRC Change Over Dinner at the Coolamon Sports Club, 6.30 for 7 pm

* denotes partner and guest night

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS












THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: He was making a shopping list!


This week's puzzler: 

Henk, unbeknownst to most Rotarians, is a master dartsman, and was bragging to his bar mates that he was such a consummate player, he could hit the dartboard in any location at will.

"I'll wager a hundred dollars that, no matter what position you name on the board, I'll be able to hit it."

Albert, tired of Henk's windbaggery, shouted out an answer.

Henk stammered for a few moments and at first refused to pay. The other bar patrons, however, made sure he held up his end of the wager. Henk slammed a hundred dollar bill on the counter and stormed out.

Where on the dartboard did Albert suggest?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1. Rotary Coolamon and Wagga Wagga Sunrise Joint Project.


Mount Kenya 2015 April 23-May 3rd


6 Years ago we climbed Mount Kenya to Point Lenana the third highest peak on Mount Kenya.  Some of us who were there are thinking of doing it again to raise funds for Tracy Ochieng's Big Sisters project.  Just thinking that is!!



 

2. Rotary involvement in COVID-19 vaccinations




Rotary is taking action in response to the pandemic as our clubs support COVID-19 vaccination and continued prevention efforts around the world.


Tapping into decades of experience in bringing polio to the brink of eradication, Rotary members worldwide are helping health authorities communicate lifesaving information about COVID-19 and vaccination, combatting misinformation, supporting fair and equal access to vaccines, and curbing the spread of the virus by donating protective gear and other supplies to clinics and hospitals that are under strain.

What is a Vaccine Cold Chain?

Message from the RI President




May is Youth Service Month




 

Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Week of 26th April


President Howard welcomed 18 members and one guest to our weekly meeting, which featured talks by PDG John G and guest Mick O'Brien.  John provided a brief history of the involvement of Australia and New Zealand in the early stages of WWI at Gallipoli, and his father's involvement in same.  John has been doing a bit of family genealogy lately, and was keen to share his findings with the club.  Feel free to ask John for the details, but it was a most engaging and enlightening talk.  Mick O'Brien followed with a tutorial on Two-Up, the gambling game popular among Aussie servicemen and allowed to played legally around Australia on ANZAC Day.  Mick had previously conducted Two-Up "schools" (the term used for gambling sessions featuring Two-Up) for many years, but has recently retired.  Mick did a great job explaining how the game is played; although the game is simple in concept, the wagering can get a bit complicated and tricky to follow after consumption of alcohol, which is a universal complement to Two-Up.  Those in attendance were very appreciative of the interesting talks by John and Mick. As usual, the evening concluded with an amusing fine session led by Sergeant-At-Arms Albert and raffle, which was won by Garth.

 



ANZAC  DAY 2021




DIARY


* Monday 3rd May - Speaker meeting. Grahame Miles and Paul Weston will talk on cryptocurrency (e.g. BITCOIN); learn how it works and how it will become part of our lives.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday 15th May - D9705 Assembly. Young Services Club, Young.  9.00 am  - 5.00 pm.  Hennessey College Young.



* Monday July 5th:  CRC Change Over Dinner at the Coolamon Sports Club, 6.30 for 7 pm

* denotes partner and guest night

 

GANMAIN HALL


23 April - This was such an amazing night of music.  Sometimes we don't realise what's available to us in our own backyard. Thanks to everyone who supports our beautiful hall because it really is a town treasure.

What a fabulous night!!! If you were one of the lucky ones who saw Bobby Alu & This Way North tonight we hope you enjoyed the show! Thank you to Festival of Small Halls Australia for bringing such talent to our village.


Thanks also to AGC volunteers & friends who cooked soups, ran the bar & spread the word, Rob for the Welcome to Country, Nik for being a great MC, Kate for her production magic, Harry for setting the mood, Bobby, Leisha & Cat... it was an EPIC show.  Thank you all for your support.








JUST FOR LAUGHS








 

ELDERLY While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'



THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: Eyelashes.


This week's puzzler:

Bruce needed to go to the store to buy some ingredients to cook with. He started writing them down:
Butter
Milk
Eggs
Baking Soda
Cashews
Oranges
Vinegar
Lemon Juice

What was Bruce making?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


1)  DISTRICT 9705 ASSEMBLY




To all members of District 9705:

Dear John

Registrations now open

Registrations are now open for the Club Development Seminars (previously known as District Assembly) that will be held at Young on the 15th May and Broulee on the 22nd May.

The Agenda has now been finalised and can be downloaded here

To register for either of the Seminars please click here  Due to Covid the venues have limited us to only 200 at each seminar so please register early and if you need accommodation for the seminars please book this soon.  There is no cost to attending the seminars and morning and afternoon teas and lunch will be provided so please ensure you add your dietary restrictions to the registration where asked.

Steve Hill  PDG 2016 - 18

District 9705 Learning and Development Committee chair


2) DISTEC 21


Click on the image below for a close encounter with DISTEC 21 thanks to Paul Murray for this bit of clever editing.







Welcome to the DisTec21 website.  This page is the main resource for all information relating to the District 9705 Technology Training Seminar in Young on May 30th 2021.  The day starts at 10 am and goes till  4 pm.  The address is Young Shire Council, 189 Boorowa Street, Young.   Morning tea and lunch are included.


The training is targeted at club Presidents and Secretaries, however all Rotarians are welcomed. There is a very limited number of places available.   50 Rotarians is the maximum we can train.   So if you wish to participate in the training you must register first.  We are attempting to encourage clubs in the former district 9710 to attend the training since they have had less experience in the normal use of ClubRunner.  We are planning on providing a LIVE streaming of the day on the district's Youtube Channel and providing video recordings of speakers.

You are advised to register as soon as possible.  This training is a valuable opportunity that would commercially be very expensive to attend.  The day is funded by district 9705, and included with the training is morning tea and lunch and considerable resource materials.


We will provide training in beginning, intermediate and advanced ClubRunner.  In addition to this and perhaps more important, we will be training in the creation and development of news and stories...the basic building blocks of a newsletter, booklet, bulletin, web page, web story and directories.  The Rotarians from DisTec19's produced the stories for the DisTec Dispatch which is avaliable for your review.  We will be refining and building upon this publication.   The use of ClubRunner to communicate our message to ourselves, our families, friends, communities and the general public is the core of the training day.


In addition to ClubRunner training, we will be using valuable software tools that will advance your I.T. skills.  A sample of the sessions include:



  • Photo, graphics, video and audio editing

  • Video Conferencing and video streaming using Zoom

  • Taking photos with your smartphone and uploading to ClubRunner and Facebook in minutes









April is  Maternal & Child Care Month



Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-31




ANZAC DAY SUNDAY 25th APRIL


One of the most poignant photos of WWI:



George William Ladd Thomson, a sergeant in the Main Body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, is farewelled by his mother. He served in the New Zealand Medical Corps and left Wellington along with the 1st Reinforcements aboard 10 troopships on 16 October 1914. My father George Glassford was in the same convoy that day that left Wellington for Albany and then Egypt.

 

Week of 19th April


President Howard welcomed 19 members and one guest to our weekly meeting, which was largely a bit of a catch-up and fellowship.  A range of topics were discussed, including the upcoming District 9705 Rotary Club Development Seminars (previously called District Assembly), to be held in Young on 15th May.  President-Elect Albert encouraged all incoming board members (as well as any members in general) to attend.  Attendance is free of charge, but attendees need to register for catering purposes (and also to ensure that we do not exceed the limit of 200 imposed because of COVID restrictions).  So, if interested, please register at your earliest convenience (click here to be taken to the registration page).  Carpooling with other members will be an option.

As usual, the evening closed with an entertaining fine session led by Sergeant-at-Arms Albert and our weekly raffle.  Chez once again won the raffle, aided no doubt by the extra raffle ticket awarded for being the first to correctly answer the Puzzler from last week.

 

DIARY


Sunday 25th April ANZAC Day

Monday 26th April - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday 15th May - D9705 Assembly. Young Services Club, Young.  9.00 am  - 5.00 pm.  Hennessey College Young.



* denotes partner and guest night

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS


Above a very rare photo of a stork delivering a baby



 

Astra and Zenaka from Paris



 

We need more well-trained horses



 



Two Queensland Police Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on the Cunningham Highway, just west of the Amberley Air force Base at Ipswich.

The officers were using hand held radar devices to check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill. The officers were suddenly surprised when their radar guns began reading 500 kms per hour.

The officer attempted to reset the radar guns, but they would not reset and then turned off. Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to an RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location.

Back at the QLD Police Headquarters the Patrol Sergeant fired off a complaint to the RAAF Base Commander.

The reply came back in true RAAF style:

Thank you for your letter. We can now complete the file on this incident.

You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down. Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment location. Fortunately, the Senior Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defence system before the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position.

The pilot also suggests you cover your mouths when cursing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech.

Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the left radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.

Thank you for your concern.
Wing Commander Brown, SFO
RAAF. Amberley. Ipswich, Qld.

 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: The song was 'Happy Birthday'.


This week's puzzler: I am used to bat with, yet I never get a hit. I am near a ball, yet I am never thrown. What am I?


ROTARY NEWS


1. THE ENVIRONMENT



Dear John


Please forward this email to Rotarians in your Club who have an interest in Rotary's new Area of Focus: Environmental Sustainability, which was launched in our District at the Conference last month.


There is a webinar, one of a series, on 4 May at 6pm, on the realities of Net Zero emissions by 2050 in Australia and Asia - there is more info and registration link on our D9705 website


Regards



PDG Michael Milston

Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak

0419 414 959


Governor 2016-2017 | District 9700 – in Wiradjuri Country




2/.  DISTRICT 9705 ASSEMBLY




To all members of District 9705

Dear John

Registrations now open

Registrations are now open for the Club Development Seminars (previously known as District Assembly) that will be held at Young on the 15th May and Broulee on the 22nd May.

The Agenda has now been finalised and can be downloaded here

To register for either of the Seminars please click here  Due to Covid the venues have limited us to only 200 at each seminar so please register early and if you need accommodation for the seminars please book this soon.  There is no cost to attending the seminars and morning and afternoon teas and lunch will be provided so please ensure you add your dietary restrictions to the registration where asked.

Steve Hill  PDG 2016 - 18

District 9705 Learning and Development Committee chair



April is  Maternal & Child Care Month



Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-30





Week of 12th April


President Howard Atkinson welcomed 13 members and 5 guests to our weekly meeting.  The members in attendance were treated to a most interesting talk by Wayne McPherson on the topic of freshwater fish of Australia, with an emphasis on species at risk of extinction. Wayne's passion for the topic and his impressive knowledge were evident throughout the talk, and were overshadowed only by some of the depressing statistics regarding the number of species of freshwater fish that have gone extinct over the past 50 years (the number is substantial) and the number that are presently endangered or threatened with extinction.  Sadly, most of those extinctions have been the result of mismanagement of rivers by governmental agencies and water management groups. Removal of favourable habitats in rivers (e.g. "desnagging") and the introduction of problematic species such as European carp have made the situation worse.  Despite all the bad news, there's hope for the freshwater fish of Australia, especially with the passion of people like Wayne and their inclusion on various boards responsible for making decisions that impact water management in the rivers of Australia.  Ian thanked Wayne for a most interesting talk and presented him with a memento of the Rotary Club of Coolamon.

Wayne McPherson making a point.



Ian thanks Wayne for his talk.



Wayne's son showing off a beaut Murray cod.



The evening concluded, as usual, with an entertaining fine session led by Sergeant-at-Arms Albert and our weekly raffle, which was won by someone.

 

 

DIARY


Monday 19th April - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday April 21st CRC Board Meeting  Starting @ 7.00pm at the Sports Club NB Time.  Confirmed.

Saturday 15th May - D9705 Assembly. Young Services Club, Young.  9.00 am  - 5.00 pm.  Hennessey College Young.



* denotes partner and guest night

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS








 


THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: Albert: red - 1st; John G: yellow - 2nd; Howard: blue - 3rd; Henk: green - 4th


This week's puzzler:

A man is sitting in a pub feeling rather poor. He sees the man next to him pull a wad of $50 notes out of his wallet. He turns to the rich man and says to him, "I have an amazing talent; I know almost every song that has ever existed."

The rich man laughs, but the poor man says, "I'm willing to bet you all the money you have in your wallet that I can sing a real song with a lady's name of your choice in it."

The rich man laughs again and says, "OK, how about my daughter's name, Joanna Armstrong-Miller?"

The poor man goes home with all the rich man's money. What song did he sing?

Hint: It's a genuine song that nearly everyone knows.

 


ROTARY NEWS



Holger Knaack


President 2020-21


April 2021


This year, we celebrate Earth Day on 22 April with a new sense of purpose. The environment is now an area of focus for Rotary. Solutions for all great tasks always start with you and me, and there is much we as individuals can do simply by changing our behavior: Cutting down on our use of plastic and using energy wisely are just two examples. But now we have the opportunity to do more together.

Supporting the environment is not new to Rotary; clubs have long worked on environmental issues based on local needs. Now climate change — a problem that affects us all, rich and poor — requires us to work together more closely than ever. Alberto Palombo, a Venezuelan engineer living in Brazil and a member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers, shares his view.

For 30 years, my work has been to connect with communities and policy officials to take care of the environment. Today, I am excited about Rotary’s opportunities to help reduce environmental degradation and make communities more environmentally sustainable.

In every community where we have a Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club or a Rotary Community Corps, there are environmental challenges. As Rotary members, we can become stewards of environmental sustainability and adopt the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in our daily lives at home and in our clubs. Then we can incorporate them into our Rotary projects.

My club has been involved with water and environment projects since day one. We seek opportunities to empower Rotarians and foster partnerships in our region and beyond, working with groups such as the Inter-American Water Resources Network and the World Water Council. Local clubs worked with the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group (wasrag.org) to help Rotary get a seat at the table during the 2018 World Water Forum in Brasilia, where we discussed how communities can recover from environmental disasters like the one caused by the failure of a mining dam on Brazil’s Rio Doce in 2015.

Taking care of the earth is an effort that never stops. To make an impact, we must align our knowledge, abilities, and enthusiasm — and Rotary is already great at doing this. As a volunteer with the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (esrag.org), I have seen how our work for the environment dovetails with much of what we are already doing in water and in our other areas of focus. Rotary members are not passive spectators; we take action. Let’s work together and make a positive impact.

Support from The Rotary Foundation will define this new chapter in our service. Through district and global grant projects, we will build upon our previous projects that help the environment. We will look for ways to collaborate more closely and make a greater impact on global environmental issues. And we will incorporate environmental concerns into all of our programs, projects, and events.

Rotaractors and participants in our youth programs expect Rotary to take a clear position and provide leadership with vision. We will work with them, seeking intelligent solutions to the problems they will inherit. Our incredible members, networks, and Foundation give us the capacity to make an important and lasting contribution. Now, we will discover together how Rotary Opens Opportunities to help us expand our service to preserve the home we all share.

 

April is  Maternal & Child Care Month



Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.





ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-29




Week of 29th March 2021


HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OF OUR READERS!


Meeting of Monday, March 29th


President Howard welcomed 19 members and guests Maureen Hulsman and Tony Williams (Chez Thompson's grandfather) to our weekly meeting.  After a few routine business items, the members and guests were entertained by two of our own, Paul and John G, who described their recent adventures in exploration of their family genealogies.  The approaches taken by the two speakers was markedly different, but both were able to uncover rich veins of family history and even solve some family mysteries!

Part One - Paul Weston

Paul described how he used online tools to help unravel his family's genealogy.  Paul's challenge to unearth his ancestry was complicated by the fact that prior to his grandparents' generation, all of his ancestors lived in Poland.  Paul described how he was able to learn a lot about his ancestors with the aid of Ancestry.com and other online tools.  The results of a DNA test provided by Ancestry.com confirmed what Paul understood about the origin of his ancestors (Eastern Europe, mostly Poland), and provided some names of distant cousins who might be able to fill in genealogical gaps.  Paul stumbled upon a Polish website which provided access to a rich database of genealogical records maintained in churches in Poland, which allowed him to trace his ancestry back to the early 1800s.  However, going back much further than that will be difficult because many older records were lost or destroyed as the result of repeated invasions of Poland by neighbouring countries and bombing of churches during WWII.  Paul discovered that not one, but two, of his grandmothers were victims of the Spanish Flu when it swept through New York City, where his ancestors settled when they emigrated to the US in the late 1800s.  In case you're wondering, Paul's father changed the family name at the time he married, which was quite common in the US at that time; if he hadn't, Paul would be Paul Wisniewski, not Weston!  Paul's family tree is chockers with dozens and dozens of "skis" and other Polish surnames.

Wedding portrait of Paul's paternal grandfather and grandmother after the loss of the first wife to Spanish Flu



Paul's paternal great-grandmother



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part Two - John Glassford

John spoke on his research into his family mainly on the Glassford side going back to 1632 mostly Scottish with many Glassfords migrating to New Zealand in the early 1800s from England and Scotland.

One of John's early ancestors, William Glassford, in 1838 created a family tree for the clan going back to 1632.  John's mother engaged Somerset House in Edinburgh in the 1950s to trace this side of his family.  Since then a cousin of the family travelled the world especially New Zealand from Devon to bring the family tree up to date.  With the help of a box of photos from his late mother, John is continuing to get the stories behind his immediate ancestors.

One photo opens up answers and at the same time more questions to be answered.  In point is this photo of John's Grand Aunt, Cis Heron, with her nephew and John's Father George James Glassford taken in 1892 in Napier.  It is an original photo and unique.  This photo has enabled John to find his Grandfather on his Grandmother's side.

Another is of George Glassford born in 1821 in Scotland and died in 1903 in Cheshire, a farmer and JG's Great Grandfather.  JG's  Great Great Grandfather's obituary is on the right, just click on the thumb nails for a larger version.  This was a tribute to James Glassford at a clan gathering in Glasgow in 1860.



 

 

DIARY


Monday 5th April - NO Meeting (Easter Monday).

*Monday 12th April - Speaker meeting. Wayne McPherson on "Impact of the 2019-20 Bushfires on Freshwater Fish".  This promises to be a very interesting talk and you are all invited to bring your partners along. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday 19th April - Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday April 21st CRC Board Meeting  Starting @ 7.00pm at the Sports Club NB Time.  Confirmed.

Saturday 15th May - D9705 Assembly. Young Services Club, Young.  9.00 am  - 5.00 pm.  Hennessey College Young.



* denotes partner and guest night

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


THE SUEZ CANAL




Yorkshire holds its breath as main shipping route of flat caps, whippets and ale is blocked. Ernie Slatherswaite, Master of the vessel told us 'One minute we were fine then a small gust of wind took us.  Yorkshire is set to lose upwards of £3.67 a day until the carnage is cleared, which according to Our Uncle Eric in the pub, could take weeks.







JG Above late 1950s on the way to England on the Braemar Castle from Mombasa via the Suez Canal





 

 

THE PUZZLER


Answer to last week's puzzler: Friday

This week's puzzler: It was Easter in Coolamon and all the Rotarians were happy. The annual Easter egg hunt was just finished. The Easter egg hunt requires four Rotarians to search for one of four coloured eggs and then race to the finish line. Can you figure out which Rotarian found which egg and in which place they finished?

Rotarians - Henk, John G, Albert, and Howard

Easter eggs - blue, red, green, and yellow

Clues:

  • Albert did not finish in 2nd place.

  • John G did not finish in 1st.

  • Albert found the red Easter egg.

  • The Rotarian that finished in 2nd did not find the green egg.

  • Henk did not find the blue egg.

  • Howard did not finish in 2nd.

  • The Rotarian that found the blue egg did not finish in 1st or 2nd.

  • Henk finished in 4th.


 

 

ROTARY NEWS




The Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 12-16 June 2021, in Taipei, Taiwan, will now be a virtual event in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

This decision, made by the Rotary Board of Directors, is necessary to protect the health of everyone involved. Rotary will share more details about the 2021 Rotary International Virtual Convention soon.

Virtual Convention Registration

The Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration will open in mid-April and will include a promotional fee of $49 for 21 days, with an increase afterward to $65. The cost of each preconvention event is $20. Both the convention and preconvention events include access to the House of Friendship.

 

 

March is Rotary Water and Sanitation Month


Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada




ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21


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


President: Howard Atkinson

President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest

Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Paul Weston

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust

Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford



 

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