Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for February 25th 2024

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 25/02/2024

Meeting of Monday 19th February 2024

Tonight PP Henk Hulsman was in the chair as President John Bond has a family health issue to look after.

We had 20 members and one guest (our next new member) Vicki Langtry attend our meeting tonight.

All in all a good role up of members and we had a shorter meeting than usual however we did discuss:

  • Mary advised us that we were sent a cheque for $1,200 for our help at the recent Marrar Madness weekend.
  • Garth spoke about the visit to Coolamon with the Health Van and that we will need a roster of volunteers.  The event will be held in Coolamon on Saturday May 11th.
  • The Coolamon pre-School are looking for funds these funds to help with the completion of their new building:
  • Henk said that the board meeting will be held next Monday at 5.15pm.
  • Anne is looking for support for the Wagga Wagga bike event on Sunday April the 14th with catering.  More details to follow.
  • Henk advised us that the working with children checks are going well.  If any members need help it is available.
  • John G gave a quick report on the progress of the CRCTB 2024 edition.  Our thanks go to Bear, Vicky, Anne, Henk and Grahame for the work done to date.  JG is collating the data for the advertisers and Vicky is looking after the white pages entries with help from Anne.  The whole project is looking very positive for a great result for our community here and beyond.

It was good to see our S@A and his Cpl. in full swing tonight and no one was spared.  Another crazy and happy fines session.

The raffle was won by Anne and Henk won second prize.

The meeting closed at 8.30pm and several of the CRCTB 2024 committee met in two groups to updating the advertisers master sheet.  Paul advised us via email that he will set up an easier way to achieve this via the cloud!!!!

Another positive and fun evening at the CRC!

DIARY

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

Monday 26th February 2024 – Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 5.15 pm.

Monday 26th February 2024 – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Tuesday 12th March.  Advance Coolamon Group meeting with guest speakers Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 pm.  Contact Joanne and Chris Berry 0410 641 260.  RSVP by 7th March.

PETS & Learning & Development for all incoming Presidents Elect, Board Members, New Members and Directors.

  • Fri Mar. 08, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 10, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.  Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay.  OR
  • Fri Mar. 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club, Cootamundra.

Sunday April 14thWagga Cycle Club Event:  CRC catering lunch and dinner for cycling event at the  Pomingalarna Reserve Wagga Wagga. Volunteers needed.  Details to follow.

Saturday May 11th:  Health Van visits Coolamon.

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

 

https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/

 

*Friday 25th- Sunday 27th October 2024. D9705 Conference.  Mittagong RSL.  Bookings open now for early bird registrations:  https://www.discon24.com/

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

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

ROTARY NEWS

1.  Rotary International is launching a new peace centre at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Next month, Rotary International and administrators at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Türkiye, will begin recruiting fellowship candidates for a new peace centre opening at the university. The Otto and Fran Walter Rotary Peace Centre will offer experienced peacebuilders based in the Middle East and North Africa the opportunity to complete a one-year professional development certificate program, earning postgraduate diplomas in peace and development studies.

“The centre will bring together peacemakers from across the Middle East and North Africa — people with different backgrounds and viewpoints, but who share common goals —……….

FULL STORY HERE

 

2.  ROTARY CLUBS AT THE END OF THE WORLD.

In Nuuk, Greenland, the aurora borealis fill the sky

Members of the Rotary club of Tarawa, Kiribati

There are Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries, including some of the world’s most remote locations. Indeed, it’s accurate to say Rotary has spread to virtually every corner of the globe. Here, meet six far-flung clubs and learn what they do.

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

St. John’s has five Rotary and Rotaract clubs. Founded in 1921, the 60-member Rotary Club of St. John’s is the oldest in this Canadian province. “Rotary is wonderfully represented in our small city,” says Ron Burke, the club’s president. The provincial capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s has just under 110,000 inhabitants. The city’s Rotary clubs do not see themselves as competitors, but pool their forces to make a difference. Together, they created the Rotary Sunshine Park, a recreational area with a water pier, a leisure centre, and a chalet that can be rented for overnight stays.

FULL STORY HERE BY  Insa Fölster and Florian Quanz

 

February is Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for February 18th 2024

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 18/02/2024

Meeting of Monday 12th February 2024

President John Bond welcomed 19 members and three guests to our meeting tonight.  Our guests were Marilyn Jennings, Bernadette Milne and Vicky Langtry.

Tonight we did not have a lot of business to discuss apart from:

  • Mary sent round a sheet for new Rotary club shirts.
  • Henk spoke on the preceding CRCTB 2024 Committee meeting.  All is going as well as can be at this stage.  Members are now obtaining advertisers for the new book and Bear has over 80 potential advertisers including those who advertised in the 2018 book.  John G is collating all the information as it comes in.
  • Anne read out a letter of thanks from the Coolamon Central School.
  • Garth our Area Governor promoted the upcoming meeting in Coolamon to form an Advance Coolamon Group.  This is on the 12th March at 6.30pm at the Sports Club.
  • Garth said that the Rotary Health Van will be in Coolamon on Saturday May 11th. (An auspicious day!).

There was a spontaneous fines session as our S@A Dick and his Cpl Garth were back.  The raffle was won by Ian Jennings.

Another good evening of fun and fellowship was had by all of us and a good turn up of members.

A request was made to all members to find suitable guest speakers for future meetings.

DIARY

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

Monday 19th February 2024 – Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 5.15 pm.

Monday 19th February 2024 – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Tuesday 12th March.  Advance Coolamon Group meeting with guest speakers Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 pm.  Contact Joanne and Chris Berry 0410 641 260.  RSVP by 7th March.

PETS & Learning & Development for all incoming Presidents Elect, Board Members, New Members and Directors.

  • Fri Mar. 08, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 10, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.  Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay.  OR
  • Fri Mar. 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club, Cootamundra.

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

 

https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/

 

*Friday 25th- Sunday 27th October 2024. D9705 Conference.  Mittagong RSL.  Bookings open now for early bird registrations:  https://www.discon24.com/

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

This is a post on Facebook on how India is going in the cricket, I think this chap is from Pakistan!

Khalistan posted:  India losing is my source of happiness. I love seeing this team lose. It’s my daily medicine, my weekly energy, my monthly inspiration and my yearly motivation. This team’s loss is the only reason I’m still alive. I was born to love and enjoy that, long may it continue.

Cry more 😂😭 i love your tears.”

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

ROTARY NEWS

1.   The Seven Centres of Peace

Situated in different parts of the world, the Rotary Peace Centres offer tailor-made curricula to train individuals devoted to peacebuilding and conflict resolution — no matter where they land.

Rita Lopidia vividly recalls her experiences as a Rotary Peace Fellow at the University of Bradford in England. “The classes in African politics and UN peacekeeping were my favourite,” she says. “The politics course challenged me to dig deeper into research to understand the history of the continent, and the peacekeeping class aided my understanding of global politics. As a practitioner, that was an eye-opener to have a global view of events happening around the world.”

Lopidia’s time at the Rotary Peace Centre profoundly affected her. “After graduation, I travelled back to Africa and settled in Uganda due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan,” she explains. “There I established the EVE Organization for Women Development and started engaging the South Sudanese refugees in Uganda……

FULL STORY HERE

 

2.  RC of East Nassau Million $ Dinner

One Club, the Rotary Club of East Nassau, set a goal of US$ 1 million for The Rotary Foundation and last Saturday at the special dinner THEY reached the goal. RC of East Nassau is making our world better for millions of people.  Amazing effort and result from ONE Rotary Club in the Bahamas to raise US$ 1 million.

They had a dinner to celebrate this milestone which was attended by PRIP Jennifer Jones and one of their members who we all know PRIP Barry Rassin who is the current Chair of our Foundation.

February is Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for February 11th 2024

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 11/02/2024

Meeting of Monday 5th February 2024

President John Bond welcomed 17 members to our meeting tonight.

Tonight we discussed several items which included:

  • Paul read out a thank you letter from the CCS for their annual prize giving.  Another correspondence which included the ink for the Chronicle.
  • Mary reminded members that the 6 monthly fees for membership are well and truly due.
  • Anne spoke on the driver simulator’s increase in fees.
  • Grahame advised the members that there is a meeting of interest on creating an Advance Coolamon Committee similar to the very active and successful Advance Ganmain Committee.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday the 12th of March at 6.30pm at the Sports Club.  Grahame would like to see a few of us at the meeting.
  • Henk spoke on the Working With Children Checks and encouraged those whose WWCC# has expired or non existent to please renew and apply.  John G is willing to help anyone navigate the application on line.
  • Henk advised us on the progress of the CRCTB 2024 edition.  Henk thanked Brian Bear for his efforts with Junee and ongoing in Temora and Marrar.
  • Bear said that he was getting excellent response from advertisers old and new.  The Junee Funeral Services want the front page.  To date there are now 7 who are going to advertise and we have just begun.
  • Bondy said that PE Adrian is in the Himalayas and will be back around the 22nd February.

We had plenty of time for fellowship and banter as both the S@A and the Cpl. were not present tonight, we did not have a fines session.

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 12th February 2024 –  Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 19th February 2024 – Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 5.15 pm.

Monday 19th February 2024 – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Tuesday 12th March.  Advance Coolamon Group meeting with guest speakers Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 pm.  Contact Joanne and Chris Berry 0410 641 260.  RSVP by 7th March.

PETS & Learning & Development for all incoming Presidents Elect, Board Members, New Members and Directors.

  • Fri Mar. 08, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 10, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.  Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay.OR
  • Fri Mar. 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club, Cootamundra.

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

 

https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/

 

*Friday 25th- Sunday 27th October 2024. D9705 Conference.  Mittagong RSL.  Bookings open now for early bird registrations:  https://www.discon24.com/

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

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

ROTARY NEWS

1. ROTARY PARTNERS with the UNITED NATIONS.

***

A new collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme empowers Rotary members to clean up, protect, and monitor their local waterways. The strategic partnership aligns with both the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Rotary’s environment area of focus.

The partnership “brings together Rotary’s community-based solutions and UNEP’s technical expertise,” RI President-elect Stephanie Urchick said when announcing the partnership on 10 January. She spoke at Rotary’s International Assembly, the organization’s gathering of incoming district governors.

At the centre of the partnership is a program enabling Rotary and Rotaract clubs to make commitments to the health of their own nearby waterways. Called Community Action for Fresh Water……..

FULL STORY HERE

***Oloimugi Maasai village and the Osinoni Environment project.  Email me on how you can get involved.

2.  ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIPS

Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centres.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals to become effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and internship and field-study expenses.

 

February is Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for January 2024

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for January 2024

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

Bulletin for Week of 29/01/2024

Bulletin for Week of 22/01/2024

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 5th February 2024 Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 12th February 2024 Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 19th February 2024 Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 5.15 pm.

Monday 19th February 2024 Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

PETS & Learning & Development for all incoming Presidents Elect, Board Members, New Members and Directors.

  • Fri Mar. 08, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 10, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.  Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay.

OR

  • Fri Mar. 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club, Cootamundra.

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

 

https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/

 

*Friday 25th- Sunday 27th October 2024. D9705 Conference.  Mittagong RSL.  Bookings open now for early bird registrations:  https://www.discon24.com/

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

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

THE PUZZLER

Answers to the last puzzle:

Christmas rebus puzzle (puzzle board is repeated below to make it easier to associate the answers with the actual rebuses):

  1. Noel; 2. Three Wise Men; 3. Kisses under the mistletoe; 4. Last Christmas; 5. Little Donkey; 6. Mince pies; 7. Away in a Manger; 8. Leftover turkey; 9. Holy Night; 10. Opened presents; 11. North Pole; 12. Jack Frost; 13. White Christmas; 14. Season’s Greetings; 15. Peace on Earth; 16. Pigs in blankets; 17. Donner; 18. Decorate; 19. Carols; 20. Presence over presents

This month’s puzzles:

Riddle: What kind of coat is best put on wet?

World geography quiz: How many of the countries below can you guess from their shapes alone?

 

 

ROTARY NEWS

1.  D9705 CONFERENCE 2024

Having now attended 20 DISCONS since I became a member of CRC I can testify to the benefits of attending our annual DISCON.  It looks like with regionalisation that the 2024 DISCON could be the last.  Attendance to our DISCONS has been dropping for some time now even with the merging of D9700 and D9710 with over 2,000 members, the DISCONS have not been supported.

So do yourselves a favour and register for the 2024 DISCON in Mittagong.

2.  OUR TRACY UPDATE

We heard from Tracy Ochieng this week and Tracy is going well.

Tracy is looking to get a scholarship to study in Europe or the USA for her masters degree.  Tracy is not looking for help form our club and will move onwards with Kenyan Rotary clubs.  Tracy’s future is looking wonderful and we are very proud of her success to date.

 

January is Vocational Service Month

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for January 29th 2024

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 29/01/2024

AUSTRALIA DAY 2024

This year the Australia Day celebrations were held at the new Matong Community Hall.

  • 2024 Australia Day Award Recipients & Official Opening of the Matong Community Hall.  Coolamon Shire Council celebrated Australia Day with a community breakfast hosted by the Advance Matong Committee at the new Matong Community Hall.
  • This year the Coolamon Shire welcomed our 2024 Australia Day Ambassador Mrs Sandra Ireson. Sandra is passionate about education and creating leadership and networking opportunities for women, especially in rural, regional and remote Australia.
  • Congratulations to all winners:
⭐️Citizen of the Year – Stephen Hatty
⭐️Young Citizen of the Year – Edward Hatty
⭐️Shane Till Memorial Sporting Achievement – Peter Corbett
⭐️Young Sportsperson of the Year – Riley Bradshaw
⭐️Community Event / Community Group – Advance Matong

Our own Mary Potts attended the Mawang Gaway community gathering in Wagga Wagga on January 26th at the CSU Riverina Playhouse.  The RC of Wagga Wagga Sunrise did some catering.

Mary sent in some photos of the event:

Meeting of Monday 29th January 2024

President John Bond welcomed 23 members and 7 guests which included Susan Glassford, Marilyn Jennings, Trish Truscott, Ruth Morgan, Sharon Miles, Vicky Langtry and Corey Higgins.  A great role up to hear Area Governor Garth Perkin talk on his trip to Cambodia.

President Bondy then opened the meeting up for general business which included:

  • Corey Higgins looking for volunteers with a RSA ticket to help on weekends.  There was no one in the club who had a current RSA certificate.
  • Henk Hulsman reported on the previous CRCTB 2024 telephone book committee’s meeting which went very well and Henk said that we are on target to start the selling of advertising space in the 2024 CRCTB.
  • Albert Suidgeest advised members and guest present that he now has 7 gardens for the Open Garden days to be held on Sunday 20th and Saturday 26th October.  These gardens included some town gardens and other larger gardens.  Leonie Farrelly has agreed to do Devonshire teas as part of her garden viewing.  Other gardens will include the Breust and the Exton gardens.
  • Mary Potts advised all members present that the January 1st membership fees are now due.
  • Daryl Breust advised the club that the Coolamon Junior Football club is looking for prizes for the 2024 season as of the 2023 season where we sponsored 2 weekly awards for the 18 rounds of football and netball.
  • The next Board meeting will be held on Monday 19th February at 5.15 pm.
  • The Junee Rotary Club’s Australian Army Band performance set for Sunday February 11th has been postponed.  A new date will be set for this event which we have been asked to support by our presence.

We then had a slide show by Garth on his recent visit to Cambodia.  The main reason was to support four schools there with personal support packs for young girls.  Our club did contribute $250 for these kits which make a huge difference to the lives of these young ladies.  Good on you Garth and here are some photos of his visit to Cambodia;

The meeting closed with the usual fines session by S@A Dick Jennings and Cpl. Garth Perkin.  The session was amusing and at times out of control with the antics of these two Rotarians.  The funniest fine was for the reason that Coolamon residents woke up to a “smelly” town which was due to 4000 tonnes of chook manure being spread over 1,000 acres belonging to one of our members, no names no pack drill!!!!

The raffle was won by Ted Hutcheon.  All in all an excellent evening with much laughter, banter and good fellowship.

 

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 5th February 2024 – Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 12th February 2024 –  Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 19th February 2024 – Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 5.15 pm.

Monday 19th February 2024 – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

PETS & Learning & Development for all incoming Presidents Elect, Board Members, New Members and Directors.

  • Fri Mar. 08, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 10, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.  Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay.

OR

  • Fri Mar. 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club, Cootamundra.

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

 

https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/

 

*Friday 25th- Sunday 27th October 2024. D9705 Conference.  Mittagong RSL.  Bookings open now for early bird registrations:  https://www.discon24.com/

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

Above ACME CEO and his late wife.

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

 

January is Vocational Service Month

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for January 22nd 2024

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 22/01/2024

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2023

From all accounts this year’s NYE street party and fireworks put on by our Coolamon Shire Council was a great success.  Our club and our volunteers played their part and Bear Brian Pattison gave a detailed report on the night.  Bear started by thanking the following volunteers:

  • Dick and Maree for the use of their cool room.
  • Anne for organising the food for the night.
  • Gary, Howard, Dick and of course Bear for working in the caravan.
  • The raffle tickets were sold by: Vicki, Grahame, Henk, Gary, Albert and his brother Michael, Paul, Leslie, Myffy, Bondy, Alex, Dick and Anne.  (I hope I did not miss anyone).

Bear also made a suggestion or two on how we can improve for the next NYE catering and raffle.  Bear feels that we could have sold a lot more raffle tickets if we had more volunteers to help sell the tickets.

Our thanks got to Vicky Langtry for obtaining the prizes with generous donations from Delta Ag, Riverina Coop and Bunnings.

 

Photos by Paul Weston

Meeting of Monday 22nd January 2024

President John Bond welcomed 18 members and one new member nominee in Vicky Langtry.  It was so good to be back together again after the holiday period.  Plenty of catching up was done with good banter and fellowship long after the meeting was over.

Bondy went over some of the discussions at the board meeting which was held before our weekly meeting.  These items included:

  • New Year’s Eve (See report at the start of this bulletin)
  • The Coolamon Community Chronicle
  • Our annual Christmas party.

Mary’s Treasurer’s report was also presented with the results of NYE.

The shared BBQ proceeds with Lions grossed $1994.00 costs of $1,423.00 Net $570.00

The raffle which was held over two days yielded a net result of $1,687.75, a great result.  Bondy thanked all who helped on the two days and especially Vicky Langtry for getting all the prizes donated for the wheel barrow, which was also donated.

The catering van sold out of steaks and sausages by 9.00pm which included the 450 sausages that we gave away to the children who attended.  We could have sold a lot more on the night as it was a good crowd with good weather.

Bear Brian Pattison spoke at length on NYE and that is in the start of this bulletin.

PE Adrian Lindner reminded those members on his upcoming board, that PETS this year is in 2 places, Batemans Bay on March 8th to March 10th and Cootamundra on March 22nd to March 24th.  Adrian will be going to the Batemans Bay PETS.  ALL members are welcome to attend and learn how Rotary works.

Albert Suidgeest spoke on the proposed Open Garden Days in October and that no gardens have been chosen as yet and asked members to look out for any outstanding gardens in Coolamon.

John G spoke about the CRC Telephone Book and that there will be a meeting of the CRCTB 2024 Committee very soon.  John also suggested that we look at going to the Bright Autumn Festival next year 2025 and we would need to start planning now.  Grahame Miles supported the idea.

We sang a belated happy birthday to Anne Rzeszkowski.

The evening meeting closed with a great fines session by the two characters in our club S@A Dick Jennings and his Corporal, Garth Perkin.  Great fun as always was had by all.

The raffle was won by Vicky even though Vicky drew her own ticket.

 

DIARY

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

Monday 22nd January – 1st Board Meeting for 2024. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 5:15 pm.

Monday 22nd January – 1st Regular Meeting for 2024. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

*Monday 29th January – Guest Speaker: Garth Perkin on his recent trip to Cambodia.  Bring your partners.

PETS & Learning & Development for all incoming Presidents Elect, Board Members, New Members and Directors.

Fri Mar. 08, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 10, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.  Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay.

OR

Fri Mar. 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club, Cootamundra.

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

 

https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/

* Partner’s night

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

RABBIE BURNS NIGHT JANUARY 25th 2024

Those of us who have Scottish heritage will appreciate these stories on the haggis, neeps and tatties.

The Hunting of the Haggises by the esteemed artist A.I. McBing (1792-1866)

The cruelty of modern-day farm raised haggis

These days, thankfully, we can just go down to your local butcher or God forbid, Tesco, and purchase a farmed one from there.

 

Always ask for organic wild caught haggis if you can find it.

Douglas McTavish was a great haggis hunter but it was not until his later years before finally getting his quad in one single hunt. Here he is presenting his winning catch…

 

We talk a lot about haggis in this group, but less about the neeps – or indeed, the tatties. Pictured here is Hector McClure, who has been shovelling mashed potato from the falls of Tubermory for the last 80 years, come rain or shine, to make sure we have enough on our plates for Burns Night:

“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the pudding-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm : Weel are ye wordy o’a grace As lang’s my arm”.

 

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

ROTARY NEWS

1.  VOCATIONAL SERVICE

What is Vocational Service in Rotary?

The contribution of your vocational talents to the problems and needs of society. The values expressed in The 5-Way Test and the Declaration for Rotarians in Business and Professions, which promote high ethical standards in the workplace, a central theme of Rotary throughout its history.

Vocational Service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world. Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others acquire or refine skills and advance their professional opportunities.

Originally only one representative from each business or profession (vocation) was invited to join a club. Paul Harris felt that if several members of the same profession were to join, they would either sit together and “talk shop” or compete against each other for other members’ business. The idea of “trade-boosting” was gradually eliminated and by 1912, Rotarians were no longer required to exchange business with one another.

Of Rotary’s five Avenues of Service* – Club, Vocational, Community, New Generations and International – Vocational is difficult to define, so it is sometimes called the “Forgotten Avenue of Service”. One reason is Club, Community, International and Youth Service activities usually involve groups of Rotarians. They enjoy the fellowship of Club Service, the satisfaction of serving the needs of their communities, and the hope that their International Service promotes world peace and understanding. But Vocational Service – the second Avenue of Service — is generally conducted by individual members.

Vocational Service focuses on:

  • Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.
  • The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.

Rotary’s Vocational Service Month is a great time to start leveraging vocational service in club projects and activities. The Vocational Service in Action handbook can help you gain a better understanding of vocational service and provide you with ideas to practice it through your service activities, in your personal life, and in your career. Download the handbook and share it with your club members.

 

2.  RI PRESIDENT’S THEME 2024-2025

The RI President always announces their theme for their year as president at the International Assembly.  This is where all 560+ District Governors Elect go for training before the start of the upcoming Rotary year.  This year it was in Orlando Florida.

RIPE Stephanie Urchick announced that the 2024-25 presidential theme is The Magic of Rotary and called on members to recognize and amplify the organization’s power to save lives.

“Don’t misunderstand me – we are not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand and saying some funny words,” Urchick told incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly on 8 January. “It’s up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member.”

Urchick, a member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, said she saw the magic of Rotary on display when she was helping install water filters in the Dominican Republic. Two boys were watching as dirty water entered the filter, then ran out clean at the other end.

“One of the boys grabbed my sleeve and said, ‘Show me the magic again,’” she said. “Obviously, the water filter wasn’t magic. We worked hard to transport those filters, install them, and work with community leaders in the area to maintain them. But those boys knew that easy access to clean water would change their lives. Knowing that I played a small part in that certainly changed my life.”

 

January is Vocational Service Month

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for December 2023

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for the Month of December 2023

The December weekly bulletins published below click on the link:

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for December 4th 2023

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for December 14th 2023

 

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EDITION

Happy Christmas to all our members, partners and friends and a happy and prosperous 2024!

Our Rotary club had their annual Christmas party at President John Bond’s home in Coolamon.  We had 38 in attendance and that included the majority of our members present with their partners.

Roselee and John Bond were our generous hosts this year at their brand new home.

The food was wonderful and plenty there to feed all.  Thank you to all who brought a salad or a sweet to compliment the trays of chicken, ham and silverside beef.  A special thanks go to Henk Hulsman for organising the food for the evening.

All in all a wonderful time of reflection and friendship was had over the evening.  To all those who helped wash up the dishes and tidy up the home a special thanks.

Here are a few pics from the party:

 

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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 30th December – Street Raffle.  Click here for roster.

Sunday 31st December – New Year’s Eve Festival.  Coolamon, 4:30 – 10 pm. Click here for roster.

Monday 22nd January – 1st Board Meeting for 2024. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 5:15 pm.

Monday 22nd January – 1st Regular Meeting for 2024. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* Partner’s night

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

 

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.

Join us 25-29 May 2024 in Singapore where we’ll be Sharing Hope With the World!

It’s never too early or late to register for Rotary International Convention—especially Rotary24 in Singapore, Asia’s dazzling garden city, rich in culture and unique experiences. The last day for the early registration discount is 15 December. Register today!

https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

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

 

THE PUZZLER

Answers to the last Puzzlers:

Riddle:  If two’s company, and three’s a crowd, then four and five are nine. Brain teaser: The next number in the 2 4 8 10 20 is 22.

This month’s Puzzlers:

How many musical artists can you identify in this doctored photo? (click on the pic for a larger version)

If music isn’t your thing, then try your hand at these Christmas carol rebus puzzles:

 

ROTARY NEWS

SOME RANDOM ROTARY CLUB CHRISTMAS EVENTS

 

 

 

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford

NYE 2023 Promotion

NYE 2023 Flyer by the Coolamon Shire Council.

Rotary and Lions will be serving the community on NYE with sausages for the children (FREE) and cooking up a storm in our caravan. We will also be selling tickets to our NYE Raffle with some great prizes.

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for December 11th 2023

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 11/12/2023

BREAKING NEWS COOLAMON MISSES OUT

Roo-ver, which is expected to weigh around 20 kilograms and be roughly the size of a check-in suitcase, is set to travel to the Moon as part of NASA’s Moon to Mars initiative.

The Australian-made, semi-autonomous rover is expected to land in the South Pole region of the Moon, before spending around 14 Earth days (equal to about half of one Moon day) collecting lunar soil, known as regolith.

Aussie Moon Rover called Roo-ver

Meeting of Monday 11th December

President John Bond welcomed 19 members and two guests Marilyn Jennings and Vicki Langtry.

This was our last meeting for 2023 and began with the results of the great potato growing competition organised by Albert Suidgeest.  The competition rules was the heaviest potato would be declared the winner.  We all purchased seed potatoes from Albert at $5 each and planted them!  The total prize money was $175.00.

In order of weight:

Daryl too small to weigh 1 gram we believe; Anne 34 grams; Gary 50 grams, Mary 59 grams, Bondy 84 grams, Albert 89 grams and the winner was:

The late Neil Munro at a whopping 150 grams.  Clare has asked that the prize money be donated to the club.

Below Neil’s winning potato with Daryl’s magnificent 1 gram spud:

Thanks Albert for organising the competition, a lot of fun and learning was had by all.

Paul reminded the Chronicle committee that there is a meeting Tuesday 12th at 4.00pm

Henk advised the members that the Christmas Party at John Bond’s home is 6.30 for 7.00pm at Wallace Street Coolamon.  Names of those providing salads and deserts were handed around and that the cost was set at $15 per person.

Henk reminded members to bring a chair although John Bond said he has 30 chairs and there are 32 booked in so far.  BYO is a given and glasses if you need them.

Brian Bear and Vicki Langtry are organising prizes for the NYE raffle and a roster was sent round which is attached in a pdf file.  Members may donate suitable gardening materials for the raffle.  Bear is organising a wheel barrow from Rural Supplies.  Our thanks go to those members already donating a prize for the wheel barrow.

Vicki Langtry said that she will join our club next year, wonderful and very welcome news indeed.

S@A Dick Jennings did his usual job of fining members and the prize for the meat voucher was won by Dick.  There were several bags of potatoes that Albert brought along and these were won by various members.

Hannah our regular waitress made some lovely biscuits for our last meeting.  Dick then auctioned a few of these off which fetched up to $4 each, thanks Hannah.

Henk then thanked Di and Gilbert for all the meals they have prepared for us this year.

Another year of meetings comes to an end.

Rosters NYE 23

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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 16th December – CRC Annual Christmas Party. President John Bond’s residence, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday 30th December – Street Raffle. Attached.

Sunday 31st December – New Year’s Eve Festival.  Coolamon, 4:30 – 10 pm.

Monday 22nd January – 1st Board Meeting for 2024. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 5:15 pm.

Monday 22nd January – 1st Regular Meeting for 2024. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* Partner’s night

 

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

 

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.

Join us 25-29 May 2024 in Singapore where we’ll be Sharing Hope With the World!

It’s never too early or late to register for Rotary International Convention—especially Rotary24 in Singapore, Asia’s dazzling garden city, rich in culture and unique experiences. The last day for the early registration discount is 15 December. Register today!

https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/

 

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

 

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

ROTARY NEWS

1.  THE ENVIRONMENT AND ROTARY AT COP28 UAE

The website below gives you a good description of what COP28 is all about:

https://unfccc.int/

 

Above RI Past President Barry Rassin 2018-2019, currently the Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair.

“Rotary is here at COP 28 in strength. Talking about our significant work in eradicating Polio, impacting the reduction of malaria and the new focus on the environment.  More incredible speakers at the Rotary International Pavilion. I wish everyone could hear these messages about energy and the need to change

An historic signing and partnership happened at the Rotary International Pavilion at COP28. Between the National Mission for Clean Ganges, the River system in India, and the Mississippi River City and Towns Initiative. Rotary bringing together the Mayors along the Mississippi along with the program in India.”

Above RI President Gordon McInally 2023-2024. 

“Being part of the Rotary delegation at COP 28 was an honour. Rotary International had such a robust place within the inner Blue Zone. So many informative presentations and opportunities to have meaningful conversations with the UAE Government, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) on potential partnerships in the field of mental health.”  Gordon McInally at COP 23.

2.  SHELTERBOX IN MOROCCO

Distributions of ShelterBoxes in Morocco are complete!

Tens of thousands of people in Morocco have been without shelter since a deadly earthquake hit in September. But thanks to your support, over 1,200 of the most vulnerable families now have tents, blankets, solar lights, and kitchen sets to help them stay warm this winter.

A big thank you to Rotary in Morocco for their tremendous efforts in this response!

SHELTERBOX AUSTRALIA

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for December 4th 2023

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 4/12/2023

Meeting of Monday 4th December

President John Bond welcomed  20 members and 2 guests, Marilyn Jennings and Michael Suidgeest.  We also welcomed back PP Albert Suidgeest from his trip to Sri Lanka.  Albert was resplendent in a Sri Lankan Lungi Sarong and matching orange shirt.  Welcome back Albert!

In memory of PP Neil Munro we held a silent reflection on his life, serving our community.

The meeting opened with Paul Weston giving us details of a Rotary project run by the Rotary Club of Warner’s Bay involving free health checks in their travelling caravan.  The full time nurse that goes with the van will give both men and women checks for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure.  This takes around 10 minutes per person.  The van will be  in our area in May 2024 and they need a local Rotary club to provide accommodation for the nurse and her driver and a site with power for the van. They are coming to Coolamon via Gundagai and Cootamundra and will be in Coolamon on May 11th 2024.

Scott Mudd spoke about a wonderful prospect for the upcoming RYLA course to be held in Murrumbateman from the 6th to the 12th of January 2024.  Scott has proposed that we support Corey Higgins to attend RYLA.  Scott spoke highly of Corey and Scott requested that we support Corey in next year’s RYLA course.  The board approved the sponsorship for Corey following the meeting.

Henk Hulsman gave out the details for Neil Munro’s funeral and said that he had sent flowers to Clare on behalf of our members.

Henk also advised the members that the Christmas party will be held at John Bond’s home from 6.30 pm on Saturday the 16th of December.  The cost will be around $25.00 per head (but could be less than that).  A list of those wanting to attend our annual Christmas party was sent around for members to sign up.

AG Garth Perkin spoke about international service and a brief summary of his recent trip to Cambodia.  Garth encouraged us all to consider volunteering overseas as part of being a member of Rotary.  Garth emphasised how fulfilling this type of volunteering is, and how much impact we can have on developing countries such as Cambodia.

Grahame Miles suggested that we should hold our first meeting for 2024 on Monday January 22nd.  After some discussion it was put to the board for a decision. The board met after the meeting and voted in favour of the motion.  The board will meet on that day at 5.15 pm as per normal.

Albert Suidgeest then gave a brief description of his visit to Sri Lanka. Albert had a wonderful time and even got to see wild elephants and a very rare leopard.

 

S@A Garth conducted a brief fine session and the raffle was won Michael Suidgeest.

 

RIP NEIL MUNRO

Just a few more photos of Neil’s time at our Rotary club in memory of a fine Rotarian and a gentleman:

 

 

 

{Click on the above images for a larger photo}

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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 11th December – Last regular meeting for 2023. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

*Saturday 16th December – CRC Annual Christmas Party. President John Bond’s residence, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday 30th December – Street Raffle. Roster TBD.

Sunday 31st December – New Year’s Eve Festival.  Coolamon, 4:30 – 10 pm.

Monday 22nd January – 1st Board Meeting for 2024. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 5:15 pm.

Monday 22nd January – 1st Regular Meeting for 2024. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* Partner’s night

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS

A group of 40 year old girlfriends discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally, it was agreed that they should meet at the ocean view restaurant because the waiters there had tight pants and nice buns.

10 years later, at 50 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the ocean view restaurant because the food there was very good and the wine selection was good also.

10 years later at 60 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the ocean view restaurant because they could eat there in peace and quiet and the restaurant had a beautiful view of the ocean.

10 years later, at 70 years of age ,the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the ocean view restaurant because the restaurant was wheelchair accessible and they even had an elevator.

10 years later, at 80 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the ocean view restaurant because they had never been there before.

 

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

ROTARY NEWS

ROTARY DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT IN ACTION

COOLAMON HOUSE HOUT BAY SOUTH AFRICA

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation have identified seven areas of focus for the new grant structure. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. They will align Rotary with other international development efforts and will strategically further the Foundation’s mission.

Coolamon Rotary Club is very active in Disease Prevention and Treatment, one of Rotary’s 7 areas of focus.  We have also through Rotarians For Fighting AIDS been working on Maternal & Child Care through Coolamon House, which is another area of focus.

Coolamon House is now a medical care centre for the 40,000 residents of Imizamo Yethu; which is an informal settlement in Hout Bay itself.  Coolamon House provides perinatal HIV medicine to those women who are HIV+. They also provide anti retroviral therapy including drugs.  This prevents in most cases the transmission of the HIV virus to the unborn child.  Coolamon House also provides TB testing.  Click on the images below for a larger version.

CRC worked with the Rotary Club of Hout Bay from 2005 until the present day.  We raised the funds through climbing the three highest mountains in Africa.  Together with a matching grant from our Foundation we donated around $100,000 to the Hout Bay Rotary Club.  Their members led by PP Butch Liebenberg and PP Patrick McLaughlin did the buildings and the renovation of the old one, which was totally inadequate to service 40,000.

 

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2023-24

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

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  Adrian Lindner
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
  • Webmaster: John Glassford