Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-12

Week of 10th September, 2018

President Daryl opened the meeting with 14 members in attendance. Members sat down to another wonderful meal and discussed the following:

  • Wayne reminded all members of the Rural Outreach Counseling Matekeepers evening next week with David Post as guest speaker. This is open to all community members.  Come along, learn a bit about mental health and maybe you may just save a life.
  • We had 12 players at our last bingo evening. Wayne discussed with participants the possibility of changing venue and all participants agreed to the move. The board will now finalise the decision.
  • The Driver Simulator is coming to Coolamon Central School. It was at the school on Thursday and Friday and all accounts indicate that is was a big hit with he students with all year 10,11 and 12 having the opportunity to have a go. Big thanks go to Dave for organising it and to Bernie for putting Frank up for the night.
  • The Gears and Beers roster is out. We still need a member on the Cowabbie and Wade St corner from 8:30 am. If you can help out it would be much appreciated. The food van roster for the afternoon is still to come. The van will be in the Parkhurst carpark. We  also need to be promoting Coolamon on the day, so please get baking with some ANZAC biscuits and let Daryl know how many you have available for the day
  • Dave informed members of two new opportunities for the youth in Coolamon. The first is RYLA open to 18-25 year olds with workshop and talks on youth leadership. Nominations close in November, so if you know anyone that fits that bill please let us know. It was also suggested that RYLA be advertised in the Chronicle.  The second opportunity is RYPEN, a youth leadership opportunity for 15-year-olds in yr 9. The Coolamon Central School will be approached for nominations for this opportunity. However, members are reminded that many of Coolamon’s youth go to Wagga for school, and that this opportunity is open to these students as well. So if you have a worthy nomination let Dave know.
  • Henk gave us a report and informed use that the club was doing well finacially, but we are still waiting on some membership fees.
  • $600 dollars will be donated to the Randall family, from the proceeds from sale of steak and sausage sandwiches at last months ‘More than Words’ event
  • The Coolamon Rotary Local Community Compassionate Giving Program has a sponsor in Beyond Bank. The first recipients of this program, the Studholme family, will receive  $5000 dollars in total (a combination of club funds, matching funds from the Dick Smith Compassionate Giving program, and the contribution from Beyond Bank).
  • There was a discussion about how Coolamon Rotary could help Temora residents with Brody’s Bounce this year, to help support Nate Harden and his children who recently lost both wife and mother to cancer. Unfortunately our club is somewhat stretched at the moment.
  • Reminder that there is still some firewood to be cut at Wayne’s. Strong backs and skills with a chainsaw welcome on Saturday soon.
  • There was a discussion on the constitutional requirements for honorary members.
  • The Ganmain bike track is looking good. Currently waiting on funding from council to get the gravel for the track.


Hopefully the students in the driver simulator are not as scary as this is

Image result for driving memes funny


Which famous person made this quote? 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

Source of last week’s quote: Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.



* Monday, 24th September – Guest speaker: David Post, on Rural Outreach Counselling’s Mate Keeper program. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Sunday, 30th September – Beers & Gears followed by Antique Fire Engine Muster, Coolamon.

Monday, 1st  October –  no meeting (public holiday).

* Monday,  22nd October – Guest speaker: Leo De Kroo on his  life in the 60’s – De Kroo Brothers  up until now. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

* denotes partner & guest night


Sunday, 30th SeptemberBeers & Gears followed by Antique Fire Engine Muster, Coolamon.

Gears and Beers so far has raised!!!!!


Annual subscription fees are due.

Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.




Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
President-Elect: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Service Projects: vacant
Secretary: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Directors: Myffy Collette 6927 6313 / Bernadette Milne
Immediate Past President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles

September is Basic Education & Literacy Month


DISTRICT 9700 2018-19

District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Treasurer Finance & Audit: PP Doug Conkey {Budget} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

Other District Appointments

Executive Secretary and Web Master: PP Paul Murray Wollundry Wagga Wagga

District Trainer: PP Geraldine Rurenga Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee

PETS Facilitator: PDG Tony Monley D9810

Public Officer: PDG Ian Tooke Blayney

2019 Griffith D9700 Conference Chair: PP Ross Grillo Griffith

DIO Insurance/Risk Management: PP Sam Catanzariti Griffith

COL 2019 Representative: PDG Gary Roberts

Assistant Governor (Area 6): Paul Weston

We are also looking at the structure of all the Standing Committees and the Special Committees.

We will post all further news on D9700 2018-2019 on my DGJG Blog:

DG JG 9700 2018-2019



President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North