Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-10

Week of 3rd September, 2018

President Daryl welcomed 19 members & guests Helen L, plus Phil McIntosh, Frank Fuller and David Byfield from Wollundry Rotary Club.

Daryl reminded members of the catering for the Junior Football & Netball awards night catering on Friday from 6 to 8 pm – 4 or so members required.

Paul read out correspondence, including reply letter from Coolamon Shire Council about our concern about toilets behind fire station.

Paul went to Junee Rotary Club as AG and had some interesting discussions; of the five clubs in our district that he oversees, Coolamon & Temora are the healthiest.  Paul is planning to meet with each of the clubs individually and discuss ways to build on their strengths.

Wayne spoke on his visit to the Temora club last Monday to talk about membership.  While there, their ‘moo-poo’ fundraiser was discussed; we might get some ideas as to an alternative way we might run our moo-poo fundraiser.

Wayne also talked on the ROC Coolamon Matekeeper Workshop and asked for our support of that night on Monday, September 24.

The District 9700 driving simulator will be at Coolamon Central School on Sept 20 & 21; our club is footing the bill, and we’re looking for member(s) to put up the two operators for the night to 20 Sept. If interested, please let President Daryl know.  

Guest speaker Phil McIntosh spoke on the planning for Gears & Beers, which will be held on on Sunday, September 30. He emphasised the importance of our own safety when on checkpoints.  The longest ride, the Dirty 130, will have about 800 riders, up from the 450 last year.  The two rides that come through Coolamon have been reversed and will now come out to Marrar first and then through Coolamon on their way to Wagga.  Due to the anticipated increase in riders, we will need extra food at the food station at the roundabout in Coolamon.

The raffle was won by John N.


On the lighter side



Which famous person made this quote? 

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently”.



Friday, 7th September – Catering for Junior Football & Netball Awards Night, Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:00 pm.

* Saturday, 8th September – Advance Ganmain Trivia Night, Ganmain Hall, 6:30 pm. See Community Events below for more details.

* Monday, 10th September – Guest speaker: John Nixon, on  CanAssist.   Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, 13th September – Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 7:00-10:00. Wayne L (Captain), Dave, Bruce & Howard.

* 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

Community Events

Saturday, 8th SeptemberAdvance Ganmain Trivia Night, Ganmain Hall. 6:30 pm. $15 at the door (tables of 8).  Complimentary tea/coffee and sweets. Bar facilities available (no BYO).

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