Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-42

WEEK OF MAY 23rd

Meeting of Monday, 23rd May

This week we were back at the Sports Club with Gilbert catering.

President-Elect and Past President x 2 Paul Weston was in the chair.  13 members attended and no guests this week.

We had some excellent discussions including an idea from Dick Jennings to get 30 highly visible vests with Coolamon Rotary printed on them.  These could be modelled on the ones that Temora RC have had made and printed in Temora:

We have received invites to a number of changeover dinners.  Our own changeover dinner will take place on 4th July at the Coolamon Sport & Rec Club at our usual dinner time.  See the listing of changeover dinners below, after the Diary.

Members were reminded to consider attending the premiere viewing of Top Gun/Maverick at the Forum  in Wagga Wagga on 26 May at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and net proceeds will benefit the All Ability Dragon Boat team in Wagga. [Editor’s note: Those who attending the viewing on Thursday were not disappointed; it was a gripping plotline with amazing footage of modern and vintage military aircraft.  – PW]

The meeting concluded with a brief fine session led by stand-in [email protected] Dick, who admittedly had little advance notice to compile noteworthy fines.  The raffle was won by Leslie. Members enjoyed an extended bit of fellowship after the formal proceedings concluded.

 

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

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

Thursday 9th June – Board Meeting 7.00pm at the Sports Club

Monday 13th June – No meeting (public holiday).

Monday 20th June – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 4th July – CRC 51st Changeover. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Friday, 15th July – Sustainable Farming Field Day. 9.00 am-3.00 pm Details in this bulletin.

Tuesday, 2nd August – Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox

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

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd October – District 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

 

CHANGEOVER DINNERS

Lions Club of Coolamon: 17th June 6.30 pm at the Marrar Café.

Temora RC: Saturday 25th June at the Temora Golf Club 7.00 pm.

Junee RC: Sunday 26th June 12.30 pm at the Ex-Services Club in Junee.

Wollundry RC: Tuesday 28th June 6.30 pm at the Wagga Wagga RSL Club.

Narrandera RC Wednesday 29th June 6.30pm at the Narrandera Golf Club.

Wagga Wagga Sunrise RC: Tuesday 28th June 6.30 pm at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant in Wagga Wagga.

Wagga Wagga RC: Thursday 30th June at the Wagga Wagga Country Club 7.00 pm.

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

 

 

 

 

 

THE PUZZLER

Answer to the last Puzzlers: 

Easier one: Apologies, but this one only works with American pronunciation, in which the word ‘herb’ is pronounced ‘erb’ (for some reason, ‘herb’ and ‘herbal’ are pronounced with a silent ‘h’ in America). With that in mind, the three words are pronounced differently when their first letter is capitalised.

Harder one: The man has three daughters: one redhead, one blonde and one brunette.

This week’s puzzlers: 

Easier one: A red house is made from red bricks. A blue house is made from blue bricks. A yellow house is made from yellow bricks. What is a green house made from?

Harder one: How can you boil an egg for exactly 15 minutes using a 7-minute hourglass and an 11-minute hourglass?

 

ROTARY NEWS

 

1.  SUSTAINABLE FARMING FIELD DAY

Rotarian Adrian Lindner is our club’s Environmental Representative and together with PP Ian Jennings are organising a sustainable farming day on their respective properties.  Details below:
1. Ian Jennings (a past President of Coolamon RC) is also the Chairman of Coolamon Landcare, CRC Environmental Representative and Treasurer of Coolamon Landcare.
2. Ian and Adrian have hatched an event to bring a rural landcare focus to Coolamon Landcare, which has mainly had an urban and town focus to date.
3. Bidgee North (the northern arm of Murrumbidgee Landcare) has taken on the role of facilitator for a sustainable farming field day on Adrian’s and Ian’s farms on Friday 15 July, 9 am to 3 pm. Adrian undertook a 14,000 tree and shrub biodiversity and forestry plantation in 2007 which will be the focus of the visit to his farm. Arian’s farm is on the Malebo range that forms a green corridor along the range from Pomingalarna to The Gap and then on to Coolamon and straddles the range between the Gap and Coolamon and is classified as endangered box grassy woodlands. In addition, Adrian been working on farm dam health with some initiatives. Ian has worked on shelter belts and tree plantations along fence lines that will be the focus for visiting his farm.
4. Speakers for the field day include Kevin Chapin (Biodiversity Conservation Trust), Richard Beggs (ANU’s Sustainable Farms), Rob Kuiper (ex CMA and LLS), Jeremy Crocker (Riverina Eastern Noxious Weeds Authority) and Dale Stringer (NSW Drought Hub and Murray LLS)
5. Adrian and Ian hope to have up to 40 attendees at the field day, the goal of which is to inform rural landholders and managers on sustainable farm best practice and to learn from our successes and failures.

More Information is available — ask Adrian or Ian for a flyer.

“A fabulous initiative, Adrian. Well done to all concerned and it looks like Coolamon RC will come on board. Please promote the initiative by posting on our “Rotary D9705 Environmental Community” Facebook page for all to see.”

Regards

David W Brawn 

Past District Governor, Rotary District 9675

District Leader, Environmental Envoys Team, Rotary District 9705

 

2.  CRC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

  1.  LESLIE WESTON

 

2.  GRAHAME AND SHARON MILES

 

3.  ALBERT SUIDGEEST AND JOHN GLASSFORD

 

 

 

 

MAY IS YOUTH SERVICE MONTH

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22

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

President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford

 

UPDATE ON THE SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOR UKRAINE

SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOR UKRAINE NEWS MAY 2002

INITIATIVE OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON D9705

 

Click on the link below for the full news letter.

 

Sunflowers News May 27th 2022

PDG SUSAN WAKEFIELD

All I do is tell the story and offer a bag of seeds for a donation. I leave the amount up to the person. I have received a number of $50 notes as well as handfuls of small change”.

John Glassford is pictured with his PDG classmate Susan Wakefield and Club President Garry Smith (left) during a recent visit to the Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains, when he handed over the first bag of Ukraine Sunflower (Photo courtesy of PDG Bob Aitken RC of Lower Blue Mountains).

 

ROTARY CLUB OF BRISBANE WATERS GOSFORD N.S.W.

The Scarlett Table Café in Ettalong joins Ettalong Diggers in taking a tray of sunflower seeds for people to brighten their gardens with Ukraine’s national flower while helping Rotary International’s aid for Ukrainians caught up in the war. Other businesses set to follow.  See photo bottom left:

 

ROTARY CLUB OF GRIFFITH AVANTI N.S.W.

We had a great response from the public with this stall last weekend. Many just gave a donation to assist the RAWCS fund to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. While the initial impact of the war has almost left the news headlines, the people still need assistance. Buying a packet of seeds and growing them in your garden is a wonderful means of helping others in dire straits. Catch us at Coles Plaza on Friday and Saturday!

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-41

WEEK OF MAY 16th

Town Entry Signs
Coolamon Shire Council would like to present the final and completed concepts for the new town entry and exit signs for each town in the shire.
Each town will be represented with their individual colour and identifying symbol. Please be mindful that the digital images are as close as possible to the colours that will be used on the actual signage but there may be slight variations upon completion. All aspects of the design will be visible and identifiable entering and leaving each town.

Meeting of Monday, 16th May

This week’s meeting was held at the Top Pub as Gilbert is still away.  Past President Daryl Breust was in the chair as president since President Albert Suidgeestis away on a well-earned holiday to Western Australia.

In attendance were 15 members and 4 guests.  Guests included Holly Wright, English teacher from the Coolamon Central School, students Bethany Crocker and school captain Summer Buchegger, and Adrian Lindner’s guest, Ross Walters. After Daryl welcomed those in attendance, the meeting took place in two parts.  First Daryl spoke on the upcoming Red Shield Appeal and asked for volunteers for the two days that we are collecting. The roster for Sunday, 29th May can be found below in the diary. Daryl reported that the street raffle was won by Glen West and that we netted $400.95 in sales.  Thanks to Albert for getting the trailer of wood split and loaded into the trailer and parking it in Cowabbie Street.

Part two of the meeting was a presentation by John Glassford on the progress and the logistics of the Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine initiative by our club.  Full report in this bulletin.

The evening concluded with a fines session led by Ian and Dick Jennings and the raffle, which was won by  John Nulty.

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!

Saturday 21st May – D9705 Club Development Seminar {formerly called District Assembly}.ALL 2022-2023 Board Members need to attend. Parkes, 9 am start.

Monday 23rd May – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday 28th May – Red Shield Appeal. Footy at Kindra Park.

Sunday 29th May – Red Shield Appeal. Coolamon Foodworks. Roster: 9.00 – 10.30 am – Paul Weston and Mark Reardon; 10.30 – 12.00 pm – Henk Hulsman and Sharon Reardon; 12.00pm – 2.00pm – Mary Potts and Anne Rzeszkowski.

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

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

Monday 13th June – No meeting (public holiday).

18th, 19th 20th June – Catering for Southern Region Dog Show. Ganmain showgrounds.

Monday 4th July – CRC 51st Changeover. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Tuesday August 2nd – Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox

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

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd October – District 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

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

 

More witticisms

  • You’re not fat, you’re just… easier to see.
  • If you think nobody cares whether you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.
  • My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I’m pretty sure she was hitting on me.
  • My 60-year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I’m worried about the 75 kilos I’ve gained since then.
  • The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today. I’m pretty sure she’s going to get me something.
  • The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe before you start looking like an escaped mental patient.
  • Money can’t buy happiness, but it keeps the kids in touch!
  • The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk.

 

 

 

THE PUZZLER

Answer to the last Puzzlers: 

Easier one: The scene described is 10-pin bowling.

Harder one: The wise man told the two sons to switch camels; if they reached the destination first on their brother’s camel, their camel would come in last and they would win the inheritance!

This week’s puzzlers: 

Easier one: What is special about these words: job, polish, and herb?

Harder one: A man describes his daughters as follows: “They are all blonde, but two; all brunette but two; and all redheaded but two.” How many daughters does he have?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS

1.  SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOR UKRAINE

John started by asking Mary and Anne to speak on their district training in Goulburn over the weekend.  Anne and Mary enjoyed the day very much, learned a lot and said that every member should attend these training sessions.

Mary and Anne said that they displayed our mock up display/donation box and had a lot of enquiries and several donations for a packet of seeds.

It was so encouraging to have Holly Wright, Bethany Crocker and Summer Buchegger attend our meeting.  It was Holly who first wrote to us offering the school’s help.  Holly said:

My name is Holly Wright, and I am the SRC coordinator at Coolamon Central School for 2022. I know you have been in contact with Bethany Crocker about us helping you out with the Sunflowers for Ukraine project being run by your Rotary club. We are very keen to help out in any way we can and would love to hear more about it, and how we can get involved.”

John went into the logistics of the project and gave Bethany and Summer 2kgs. of seeds, 1000 cards and 1000 packets.  They are going to get their classmates and others involved in filling the packets with the seeds.  We will then start to sell these in the community.

John advised the meeting that he had ordered 1000 display boxes.  So far, we have pledges for 250 and the artwork will be ready this week.

The boxes will be displayed at high traffic places such as sports clubs, RSL Clubs, supermarkets and the like.  The RC of Brisbane Waters in Gosford have asked for 100 boxes.

At the recent Wagga Wagga Sunrise meeting John gave a presentation on the project and WW Sunrise have set aside $1.000 for 100 of the boxes and several thousand cards.  They are going to leave the boxes and seeds at many different venues in Wagga.

Latest news is that Past Editor of Rotary Down Under, PDG Bob Aiken, has written an article for Rotary on the Move on our initiative.  It starts:

“Coolamon Rotary Club and Past District Governor John Glassford, (a member of the Coolamon Rotary Club), have hit on the unique concept of selling sunflower seeds to raise funds to support the Ukraine Crisis Appeal…..

You will have to read the rest when it is published.

John Glassford is pictured with his PDG classmate Susan Wakefield and Club President Garry Smith (left) during a recent visit to the Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains, when he handed over the first bag of Ukraine Sunflower Seeds. — Image by: Issa Shalhoub.

 

2.  CRC BLAST FROM THE PAST

More memories and if you have any photos of the past please send them to us, thanks.  In no particular order.

 

 

 

MAY IS YOUTH SERVICE MONTH

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22

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

President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford

 

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-40

 

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

Trust that you all enjoyed Mothers Day 2022.  This is from New Zealand:

 

World of WearableArt (WOW)

Seraph is inspired by the strong and regal Greco-Roman goddesses. She evokes power, authority, and femininity. A great day to celebrate the strength of women and mothers. Happy Mothers Day! We hope all mothers are being looked after goddess-style today. Garment: Seraph, Amelia Taverner & Eleanor Beeden, New Zealand.

 

WEEK OF MAY 9th

We had 13 members and 5 guests to our meeting on Monday night, which was self-catered by our members. Our guests were Dr. Joe again, Susan Glassford, Myffy Collette, Phil McIntosh and David Byfield, both visiting Rotarians from the Wollundry RC. The steaks were very tender and well cooked by Henk Hulsman and Daryl Breust:

Sorry about the blurred photo but they were both going so fast!

The main event of the night was the presentation to our club from Wollundry RC for our work for the recent Gears and Beers weekend.  Phil thanked our members and said that without us turning up in force they could not hold the Dirty 130 or the 115 events.  Special mention for the hard work that Daryl Breust put in again this year for this event.

Phil said that the gross funds raised so far were around $300,000 for the March event for Gears and Beers.  This is an amazing result and gets bigger every time they run this event.  The next one will be on the long weekend in October from October 1st and 2nd.

Albert briefly discussed some upcoming events including the Ganmain dog show in June which on advice form Leslie Weston will be the Southern Region Dog Society’s biggest classic dog show this year.  It is likely that our catering skills will be needed for the three-day event.

Saturday is the street raffle in Coolamon.  The prize this time is a trailer load firewood.

Brian Pattison has requested the use of our club food van for the Marrar camp draft event at the end of May.

Red Shield appeal is on Saturday 28th May at Foodworks and on Sunday 29th May at the football at Kindra Park.

We have also been asked to work with the Coolamon Lions on the gate for the Ganmain Show in August.

Stand-in [email protected] Ian Jennings conducted a fine session and the raffle was won by Anne (meat voucher) and Susan (bottle of wine).

All in all, a good evening of friendship and fellowship with great steaks.

 

 

 

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 May 17th – Club Assembly (focus on Sunflowers for Ukraine).  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday 21st May – D9705 Club Development Seminar {formerly called District Assembly}.ALL 2022-2023 Board Members need to attend. Parkes, 9 am start.

Saturday 28th May – Red Shield Appeal. Footy at Kindra Park (roster to be circulated) AND Coolamon Foodworks (roster to be circulated).

Sunday May 29th – Red Shield Appeal. Coolamon Foodworks (roster to be circulated).

18th, 19th 20th June – Catering for Southern Region Dog Show. Ganmain showgrounds.

Monday 4th July – CRC 51st Changeover. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Tuesday August 2nd – Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox

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

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd October – District 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

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

Some random observations on life…

  • I just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year.  Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn’t that be an even number?
  • Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.
  • If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.
  • A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.
  • Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
  • My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.
  • I think my neighbour is stalking me because she’s been googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.
  • They say that money talks …but all mine ever says is good-bye

 

 

 

 

 

THE PUZZLER

Answer to the last Puzzlers: 

Easier one: The river was frozen. Harder one: Albert should question Mark.  If you listen to the message rock tied on the  read out, the answer will jump out at you (try it!).

This week’s puzzlers: 

Easier one: Dead on the field lie ten soldiers in white,
felled by three eyes, black as night.
What’s going on here?

Harder one: An Arab sheik is getting old and must leave his fortune to one of his two sons. He makes a proposition: Both sons will ride their camels in a race, and whichever camel crosses the finish line LAST will win the fortune for its owner. During the race, the two brothers wander aimlessly for days, neither willing to cross the finish line. In desperation, they ask a wise man for advice. He tells them something, then the brothers leap onto the camels and charge toward the finish line. What did the wise man say?

 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS

1.  LARAPINTA TREK UPDATE

Click on the photo above for a video on Larapinta.

We now have three trekkers for Larapinta in August.

Mary Potts, Don Dyce and Garth Perkin.  They start the trek on August 2nd.  The goal is to each trekker to raise $3,000 for ShelterBox Australia.

Further information can be found on their relative donation pages on the ShelterBox Larapinta website:

Situated in the heart of Northern Territory’s Outback, the Larapinta Trail is one of Australia’s premier long distance hikes.

Winding its way some 231 km along the incredible West MacDonnell ranges, it traverses ridges and plains, and passes through some of the most amazing gorges in the country. 

Distance :   143.5 miles (231 km)

Avg. Time :   13 – 15 days

 

2.  CRC BLAST FROM THE PAST

Just going through some of the archives and thought that some of you may enjoy these photos and I have many.

Still going strong and we may post a few more in the next bulletins.  Click on the thumb nail for a larger image.

 

 

 

 

MAY IS YOUTH SERVICE MONTH

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22

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

President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford

 

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-39

 

WEEK OF MAY 2nd

President Albert welcomed our guests Charles McClintock and Dr. Joe from Coolamon Medical Centre along with 16 of our members.

Albert made a few announcements which included next week’s meeting being self catered, street raffle scheduled for Saturday May 14th, board meeting on Tuesday May 1oth, Club Assembly on Monday May 16th to discuss the Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine initiative, and the Red Shield Appeal on May 28th and 29th.

 

Our guest speaker was Charles McClintock, a committee member of the Riding for the Disabled Association of Wagga Wagga.  Charles was the guest of Chez and Alex, who are volunteers with RDA.  Charles described the program, which provides therapeutic horse-riding opportunities for people with mental and physical disabilities.  The program is mostly run by volunteers, and requires a substantial operating budget.  The Wagga affiliate alone needs ca. $250,000 annually to operate.  They have an op shop in Wagga Wagga that makes them $80-90,000 per annum, so there is a large shortfall that needs to be made up, which is largely filled by corporate donations, fund-raising events and, above all, small donations from the public.  If you wish to make a donation, visit the Wagga Wagga RDA website (Wagga Wagga RDA) or click on this link: Donate to RDA Wagga Wagga.  Chez thanked Charles for his interesting presentation, and presented him with a token of appreciation
Chez presenting Charles McClintock with a token of appreciation for his presentation.

The meeting concluded with the weekly raffle, which was won by guest Dr Joe and Henk.

 

 

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 May 9th – Speaker meeting. Phil McIntosh (Wollundry RC) will provide a recap of Gears & Beers. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Tuesday May 10th – BoD Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Monday May 17th – Club Assembly (focus on Sunflowers for Ukraine).  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday 21st May – D9705 Club Development Seminar {formerly called District Assembly}.ALL 2022-2023 Board Members need to attend. Parkes, 9 am start.

Monday 4th July – CRC 51st Changeover. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Tuesday August 2nd – Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox

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

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd October – District 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

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

 

 

 

 

 

THE PUZZLER

Answer to the last Puzzler: The rebus answers from top left to bottom right are: around-the-world trip, lemonade, long legs, advice, spaceman, big bad wolf, many thanks, download, no idea, comfortable, forty years, and excuse me.

This week’s puzzlers:

Easy one: A man is standing alongside a river, and his dog is on the other side. The man calls his dog, who immediately crosses the river without getting wet and without using a bridge or a boat. How did the dog do it?

Tougher one: One winter evening, Albert was in his lounge sitting by the wood fire. All of a sudden, a rock crashed through his window.  He got up and looked out the window just in time to see three neighborhood kids, who were brothers, run around a corner. Their names were Steven, Mark and Lachie Jones. The next day Albert found a note on his door that read “? Jones. He broke your window.” Which of the three Jones brothers should Albert question about the incident?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS

1.  DISTRICT 9705 2022 Learning and Development Seminar

It is hoped that all incoming Directors which includes the President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer will attend one of the venues for what we all know as District Assembly and Training for the incoming board members of our club. There will be two seminars, one in Goulburn (May 14th)  and one in Parkes (May 21st)  to cover the size of this District of ours.

These Seminars are NOT just for the Board but for all Club members.  I encourage you all to try and attend one of them! 

 

This year the District Learning and Development seminar days will be held in two places to enable as many people as possible to attend. The first one will be held in Goulburn on Saturday 14 May at the Goulburn Services Club, and the second one on Saturday 21 May in Parkes at the Parkes Leagues Club.
These seminars are designed to provide information about Rotary at the club level, all the way up to Rotary International. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas on club projects, different types of clubs and the many different approaches to the running of clubs. This is particularly important for those who are taking on Board positions, committee members or project organisers in the coming Rotary year. The seminars are also a way for any Rotarians interested in learning more about Rotary, the Foundation, the roles of Presidents, Treasurers, Secretaries, and the general organisation of clubs.
Each seminar day will begin at 9.00am and finish by 4.30pm. There will be a dinner organised for those people who intend staying over at each location.  There will be a place on the registration site to indicate if you intend staying for the dinner.
The Federal Election has now been called and will be held on Saturday 21 May. This is the same day the District seminar will be held in Parkes and this may cause some people a problem if they are involved in election activities on the day.  However, there is the option for those people to attend the Goulburn seminar instead. For others, there is the option of pre polling or postal votes if Parkes is a more convenient location.

Registrations Here

 

The District Website now has the registration available for both venues and you are encouraged to register as soon as possible. 
These Seminars used to be called The District Assembly
Saturday 14 May in Goulburn at the Goulburn Services Club
Saturday 21 May in Parkes at the Parkes Leagues Club

2.  UKRAINE UPDATES

“We all understand Ukrainians need a place of peace. No one would want to be pushed out of their country. When I see what Rotarians are doing worldwide to support Ukraine, it makes me proud to be a Rotarian.”

Thank you to Per Høyen and his wife, who, after communicating with friends in the Lviv International Rotary Club, learned of a young man from Ukraine who needed a place to stay.

They provided him with a place of peace, learn more: https://on.rotary.org/3F4OqwD

 

SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOR UKRAINE

N.B. CLUB ASSEMBLY MONDAY 16th. MAY DEDICATED TO THE PROJECT.

 

May 1st is as good a day as any to get this project up and running.
We now have 11 clubs from the Coomera River RC in Queensland to the Highton RC in Victoria with sunflower seeds all sent to them by the 27th April.  There are other clubs who do not need seeds as they can get them locally.
There are still many who will need seeds, however we still have 150kgs or so in stock which will be plenty.
Still working on the display/donation boxes and those who I have spoken with feel it is a good idea however, we need 1,000 boxes to bring the cost down from $17.00 per box for 100 to $4.00 per box for 1,000.  In the meantime this should not stop us from getting donations in the Rotary way.  I was given another $20 on Friday for one packet of seeds.
It is early days and the good news is that the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations, through their Humanitarian Aid Initiatives Director, Diahanna Senko, wants to get their youth to sell the packets of seeds around Australia.  Diahanna is in touch with Guy Glenny, our RAWCS Project Manager for the Ukraine Appeal, and they speak on a regular basis.
The latest news of the partnership with the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations, RAWCS and Caritas Ukraine can be viewed here:

 

 

 

Street Art Kiev

 

MAY IS YOUTH SERVICE MONTH

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2021-22

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

President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford