Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for May 2024


There are 14,000+ delegates to this year’s RICON in Singapore.  Here is RI President Gordon McInally opening the convention.  There are several photos in Rotary news at the end of this bulletin.  Book now for Calgary 2025!


Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for May 2024

Click on the links below for the weekly bulletins from May:

Bulletin for Week of 12/05/2024

Bulletin for Week of 19/05/2024

Bulletin for Week of 26/05/2024

Meeting of Monday 27th May

Our President John Bond “Bondy” welcomed 16 members to the meeting tonight.

A low turnout of members but to be expected with sowing almost done by our farmer members.  We also have some members away on holidays.

We had some business including:

  • Henk reported on the progress of the telephone book which is going well with many invoices sent out and the funds are coming in.  Henk handed out a list of the committed advertisers so that members can see who we may have missed.
  • Anne read out a letter of thanks from the organisers of the recent MHERV van visit to Coolamon, thanking our Rotary Club for doing a wonderful job.  Thy are talking about another visit in 6 months.
  • John G advised the meeting on the progress of the Singapore RI Convention with over 14,000 delegates attending.  There is a pictorial of Singapore24 in Rotary News below.  The next RICON will be in Calgary in 2025.
  • It was announced that Bear had won this week’s weight loss competition.
  • Henk advised members present that we need to register any event that we organise with our District 9705 insurance officer.
  • Mary spoke on the upcoming Red Shield Appeal.
  • Adrian sent an email advising us that we have a “Street Raffle” set for Friday 7th and Saturday the 8th of June to be held at Foodworks.  Volunteers are needed please.

Paul started a joke telling episode and some good jokes were told with Vicki getting the most laughs with her joke on a group of nuns.

Daryl was stand in S@Arms and did a great job at short notice.

Lexi won first prize in the raffle and John G won the second prize.

The meeting finished earlier than usual which gave us all plenty of time for some good fellowship.


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 25th – Wednesday 29th May 2024- Rotary 24 SINGAPORE Convention.

Monday 3rd June – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 7th June/Saturday 8th June – Street Raffle at Foodworks.

Monday 10th June – NO Meeting (King’s Birthday public holiday).

Monday 17th June – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 24th June – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

*Monday 1st July – CRC Annual Changeover Dinner. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.  Details and cost to follow. Guests and partners are very welcome.

*Friday 25th/Sunday 27th October – D9705 Conference.  Mittagong RSL.  Bookings open now for early bird registrations:



Answers to the last puzzles:

Brain teaser: The man was able to see the woman and brake in time because it was in broad daylight!

Wordy one: All five words contain the five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) once and only once, but the vowels are in alphabetical order only in the word ‘facetious’.

This month’s puzzles: 

Wordy one: I am a five-letter word beginning with the letter ‘o’. Add a letter at the beginning of the word to create a six-letter word meaning the opposite of the five-letter word. What are the two words?

Rebus puzzles: What common expressions are depicted in the rebus puzzles below?



This dad sends edited photos to his wife every time she calls to check on the kids.

N.B.  ALL of the above images were obtained from Facebook




Our twin Centennial Rotary Club Hout Bay in South Africa have sent us this letter of thanks for our donation.

 From PP Keith Bull

 “Hi John,

Just to confirm that R37,640 received by RCHB and invoice paid.

We will send update and photos as the work progresses.

Please thank your team once again! 

Best wishes


From President Ralph Tobergte

“Hi John,

Thank you very much for your support to upgrade the Coolamon Clinic again. I am attaching a bank confirmation letter (Page2) If you want to verify the letter then use the guideline on page 1

Ralph Tobergte”

Rotary Club Hout Bay | President 2023-2024

and Community Services 2023-2024


Photos from their 2024-2025 Change Over Dinner:

534 Spectacles

The Rotary Club of Hout Bay recently delivered 534 pairs of spectacles to Hout Bay learners. We partnered with Jonga Trust, a specialist eye-care NGO, to provide vision screening and testing for over 1979 learners at Disa, Kronendal, Sentinel, Oranjekloof and Hout Bay Primary Schools, plus Silikamva and Hout Bay High School. Over 25% of the learners screened needed spectacles. Since the start of this programme in 2019, over 1200 Hout Bay children have received new spectacles, helping them to see properly in the classroom.

The Rotary Club of Hout Bay is committed to supporting the youth of Hout Bay with various projects. If you are interested in learning more about The Rotary Club of Hout Bay and our projects, please visit our website –


The Rotary convention is where friendship and learning come together to inspire you. In Singapore you’ll connect with people of action from around the globe at Rotary’s biggest event of the year.

We’ll share fresh perspectives, inspiration, and hope – with each other and the world! The convention features world-class dining and cultural attractions, distinguished speakers, energizing breakout sessions, and much more.

Singapore 2024 is well under way and as you may know I have attended 7 RI Conventions to date.  The first was in Chicago in 2005.  I strongly recommend that when you have the time you should attend a Rotary International world conference.  Here are some photos from Singapore.

I have compiled a thumbnail size gallery below, just click on the thumbnail for a larger version.

Part 1 Pre-Convention Activities:

Part 2 The Convention Underway Saturday May 25th:

Part 3 The Convention Continues May 26-27th:


Part 3 The Convention Closes Wednesday May 27th:

By all accounts this was a very successful RI Convention.  There were up to 15,000 delegates attending including many from our D9705 including our DG Andrea Grosvenor and our DGE Rob Uhl.  here are a few more photos:





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