Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-14

Meeting of 8th October, 2018

The fellowship meeting on Monday evening was attended by 19 members and guests. A fantastic meal and evening of companionship was  enjoyed by all in attendance. Issues discussed on the evening were:

  • Gears and Beers was a great success with approximately 1200 riders passing through Coolamon and 2514 riders in total. Big thank you to all those that helped on the day. Wollundry Rotary reported that they made over $100,000 dollars on the day, which is a massive effort. Some issues to think about for next year included:
    •  The signs needed to be clearer, especially for those traveling different routes. The riders couldn’t hear the marshals very well when riding. Signs for different groups would be a big help here.
    • Spare tire tubes, sunscreen and greater access to toilet facilities will be a must for next year.
  • The fire engine muster was on the same day. Rotary was asked to bring out our food van but as the Lions club was serving similar items and the club would also be quite busy that morning with Gears & Beers, Daryl and other board members decided it would be best to decline.
  • The Rotary club will be selling bacon and egg rolls on the 27 October for the whole town garage sale. Howard and Ann are opening the convent for the garage sale for Rotarians out of town who may have items to sell. So, if you have items that are lying around and you are prepared to donate them for the sale, drop them off at the convent and help raise some money for the club. Howard and Ann would welcome some help with the sale as well.
  •  We are still looking for nominations for RYLA. Nominees must be 18-25 year old youth with leadership potential.
  • The board has decided to keep Bingo at the community hall until next year.
  • Wayne reminded people to remain active in inviting people to our dinner meetings. Ask them to enjoy a free meal with us and see how it goes.
  • The ROC Matekeepers evening had 25 people in attendance, comprised of Rotarians and community members.  A number of those in attendance indicated interest in doing the QPR training to become a Matekeeper. Every mate could save a life.
  • The wood still needs cutting up outside Wayne’s place. The club will be organising a working bee to get the job done soon.
  • It’s also time to start thinking about the Christmas party. Howard has offered to host the event at the convent.


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To all our friends


Which famous person made this quote? 

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.”

Source of last week’s quote: Willie Nelson (American songwriter & musician)



Monday,  15th October – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday,  20th October – District 9700 President’s Forum & AGM. Young Golf Club, Young. President’s forum: 10:00 am – 12:30; AGM: 1:00 – 1:45 pm.

* 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.

Monday, 29th October – AGM

* denotes partner & guest night


27th October, Gamain Twilight Markets


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 Economic and Community Development month


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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