Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819 – 20





AGM Meeting – November 19th, 2018

President Daryl Breust welcomed 17 members & guests Barry Lillywhite & Helen Lewis

Apologies from John B, Henk H, Paul W, Don D, Steve E, Bruce H, Dick J & Neil M

Great news announced by Daryl that we were successful in grant application for storage shed for Food Van which will be located on the showground site.

Invitations to school presentation nights; please consider if you can represent our Club at one of these

Ganmain Tuesday, 4 Dec.

Marrar Thursday, Dec 6,

Matong Tuesday, Dec 11,

Coolamon Central Thursday Dec 13

Ardlethan Tuesday Dec 18

Letter from NSW Health asking our Club to cater for Opening of Ambulance Station from 9.30 to 11.30 on Friday, December 7th. Members agreed to cater at this event.

AGM 2018

President Elect Wayne Lewis was elected to chair the AGM

He explained the possibility of having a buddy system to assist those elected to director positions

Stand-in secretary John Glassford read out minutes of last year’s AGM 2017

Financial report read out by President Daryl Breust

Board Positions nominated & voted

President: 2019-2020: Wayne Lewis

Immediate Past President & Vice President: Daryl Breust

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Club Admin: Dave McKinley

Service Projects: Howard Atkinson

Youth: Sarah Collins

Foundation: Neil Munro

Public Relations: Grahame Miles

Membership: Paul Weston with buddy Dick Jennings

Bulletin Editor: Grahame Miles & Sarah Collins

Sergeant-at-Arms: Ted Hutcheon & buddy Alex Thompson


Which famous musician made this quote? – To win a raffle ticket

‘With our love, we could save the world’.

Please email your answer to Grahame at [email protected]

or to Paul at [email protected]



Saturday,  1st December –  Clearing Sale at Steve Exton’s.  Details to be announced

Sunday 9th December 10.00-16.00 DisTec18 I.T. Young DGE John McKenzie

DisTec 18 Postponed to Sunday April 28th 2019

Thursday,  December 13th – Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 – 10:00.      Grahame (Captain), Bern M,, Myffy C &  Alex T

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

Saturday 2nd March 09.15-17.00 PETS Young President Elects 2019-2020 DGE John McKenzie

Saturday 2nd March 14.00-16.30 D9700 District Leadership Team Training Young DGE John McKenzie

Saturday 2nd March 19.00 PETS Dinner Young President Elects 2019-2020 DGE John McKenzie

Sunday 3rd March 09.30-15.00 PETS Young President Elects 2019-2020 DGE John McKenzie

Sunday 28th April 10.00-16.00 DisTec 19 I.T. Young DGE John McKenzie

Sunday 26th May 2019 09.30-15.00 District Assembly Young DGE John McKenzie

Friday 29-31 March 2019 D9700 Conference Griffith DG JG D9700


Saturday 1st -5th June 2019 RI CONVENTION HAMBURG

* denotes partner & guest night







Above STEPHANIE WOOLLARD with DG John Glassford 

Rotary Peace Scholar & Member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne

  • Nominee for Australian of the Year 2016
  • Rotary International Peace Fellow, Recipient of the Rotary International Responsible Business Award presented at the United Nations in NY in 2016
  • Moral Fairground’s National ‘Most Ethical Enterprise Award 2014’, La Trobe Uni. Young Achiever Alumni of the Year Award 2016
  • Masters in Peace & Conflict Research from Uppsala University, Sweden

Stephanie Woollard began Seven Women at 22 after meeting seven disabled women working in a tin shed in Kathmandu.

These seven women were struggling to make a living in the face of harsh discrimination. With her last $200, Steph paid for a trainer to teach the women how to produce products for sale locally and abroad – and Seven Women was born.

Since 2006 Steph has built up the Seven Women team and launched an Australian arm for fundraising and a sales channel for our ever growing operation in Nepal.

12 years after her meeting in a tin shed that started it all, over 5,000 women have been educated, trained and employed by Seven Women.

Seven Women is empowering Nepali women, transforming their lives and their communities.


Seven Women Trailer




Join us in Hamburg for the Rotary Convention! Don’t miss the early registration deadline on 15 December.




Bunnings OH&S Onions on the bottom!!!

Dear Presidents

I’m aware that Bunnings have slipped in some cruel standards for how we serve our sausages, which is causing some of our long-standing ‘expert’ BBQers some angst!

I have been asked to make an executive ruling as to whether we need to obey these harrowing standards which are being imposed upon us. From what I understand, Bunnings have, because of OHS issues, proclaimed that we must put the onions on the bottom of the sandwich with the sausage on top.

More info available just message me!

DG Sue Hayward D9675


Reports Suggest. Local Bunnings Warehouse has suspended operations due to a near fatal onion slipping incident.
Multiple rescue helicopters were called in to help local chippie Dazza when he slipped a little bit on an onion but recomposed himself like a champion.

Bunnings elf in an apron and manager Trevor said “we aren’t taking chances with Dazza … it could have been 10 times worse”.

Dazza can be seen in the photo being winched to safety and is currently on route to Westmead Hospital for scans and a hug. Dazza could be heard shouting “ Mate I’m alright it was just a bit of a slip and I was more upset about the lack of BBQ sauce.”


Local Orange RSPCA have taken Dazza’s kelpie who witnessed the incident to the local animal shelter for psychological tests as the animal showed signs of stress.

Two other people were flown out in separate helicopters due to gluten intolerance.
Several vegans were also counselled at the scene as they found it too traumatic.

Local member Andrew Whizz will petition parliament for an “Onion Buy Back Scheme” on Monday sighting the potential for onions to be a major cause of injury to the general public shopping for hardware. 😂


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