Wagga Wagga Peace Conference

Past RI President Bill Boyd and PDG Henry Gardiner

Today being International Peace Day 2012 was a fitting way to start the Wagga Wagga Peace Conference.   We had three members form Coolamon Rotary attend, Neil Munro, Dick Jennings and John Glassford.  Presentations today included welcome to Wiradjuri Country by Elder Uncle Stan Grant.  Mayor Rotarian Kerry Pascoe and the Hon Michaeal McCormack.  Speakers were of the higehst quality including Professor John Braithwaite, Dr Barbara Ferguson, Jenn Weidman form the Centre of Peace Studies at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and Professor Jake Lynch from the Centre for Peace Studies at the University of Sydney.

Congratulations to PDG Fred Loneragan and PDG Ray King for organising this special event which deserves our full support.

Wagga Wagga Rotary Meeting

Thursday night 16th February Wagga Wagga Rotary Club held a Mountains of the Moon evening with PDG Fred Loneragan and John Glassford as guest speakers for the night.  It was a most enjoyable evening of fellowship and fun.   Coolamon Rotary was well received along side our projects for RFFA in Africa.

Their Sargent at Arms was in fine form and we laughed a lot and he raised a bit of cash at the same time.

The presentation went very well and Fred and John gave a good account of the adventure in Uganda.  The Nonceba Project was the emphasis so that the members of  Wagga Wagga would consider supporting Hout Bay Rotary and this amazing project on a long term basis.  The evening ended with a rousing Advance Australia Fair the Wagga Wagga Rotarians have some fine voices.

The MoM Team

Left to Right: John Glassford, Susan Wingate-Pearse, Helen Maxwell, Rae Loneragan, Mark Janetzki, PDG Fred Loneragan, Mary Henley-Collopy and Wagga Wagga President Barry Francis.

The cheque $5,109

Thank you Wagga Wagga Rotary and your donation is most generous at 1 $ per metre climbed or $5,109.