Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-15

Meeting of 15th October, 2018

Fourteen members and two guests (Helen L and Russ B) enjoyed a fairly sedate dinner meeting where we discussed some recent and upcoming Rotary activities and shared a bit of fellowship.  Some of the topics under discussion included:

  • Gears & Beers – additional comments regarding improvements for next year’s event, which mostly went quite well.  Representatives from Wollundry Rotary will be at our regular meeting on 29 October for a follow-up meeting.
  • Upcoming catering events including catering for a birder’s club at the Coolamon wetlands (Government Tank) this upcoming Thursday and the spring markets to be held at the Sport & Rec Club on Saturday.
  • Also on Saturday, Howard and Ann have offered space at their Convent property for Rotarians to sell items in the all-of-town garage sale. Proceeds of any sales will go to the club.
  • The driving simulator made quite an impression on students and others while it was at the Coolamon Central School a few weeks ago.  Next up for prospective student drivers is RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness), which will take place in Wagga in March.  Stay tuned for details.

A very enjoyable meal was followed by a rather weak fine session led by our Sargent-At-Arms, Ted.  We’re hoping that Ted will up his game in future.  The evening closed with a meat raffle, which was embarrassingly won by Helen after she drew her own number.  Perhaps those extra raffle tickets won by Wayne by guessing the author of the quote of the week.



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Which famous person made this quote? 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Source of last week’s quote: Mario Andretti.



* 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.

Thursday,  25th October – Catering for birders. Government tank, time TBA.  A roster will be circulated at meeting of 22nd October.

Saturday,  27th October – Catering for Spring Markets. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club (morning).  More details and a roster will be circulated at meeting of 22nd October.

Monday,  29th October – Visit from Wollundry Rotary – Gears and Beers Wrapup. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, 14th November – Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, 19th NovemberAGM. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

* Saturday, 15th December – Christmas Party. Residence of Daryl & Jan Breust. Details to be finalised.


* 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

October 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