Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-23

Meeting of 10th December (last regular meeting of 2018)

President Daryl welcomed 24 members (almost a record) & guests Anne B, Lana Collins (trainee doctor working with Dr Amir for next 2 weeks), Susan G, Helen L & Barry L.

Daryl thanked those who helped with the catering at opening of the ambulance station.

Vale Roger Quine:  Roger passed away last Sunday and was a longstanding member of Junee Rotary club and a strong supporter of our club for many, many years. The funeral will be next Monday (17th Dec) at the Wagga Crematorium, commencing at 10:30 am.

Coolamon Rotary Christmas party this Saturday at the residence of Daryl & Jann Breust at 7 pm. The main course including salads will be provided by your hosts. Each couple are asked to bring a dessert or nibbles. The cost will be $15 per couple to cover cost of meats and salads, etc.

Bingo this Thursday; rostered on are Grahame, Ian J, Myffy & Garth. Please be there by 6:45 to help set up.

A roster sheet for NYE was passed around for volunteers to help out with catering, etc, on NYE. A copy will be distributed to members this week and again after Christmas as a reminder.

Paul gave a presentation on his recent trip to the US, where he was greeted with heavy snow storms, which is very unseasonal for November. He visited his daughter and her partner and other family members and had a weekend out deer hunting but didn’t see one; maybe they were pre-warned.

Ted H once again led a lively fine session. The evening concluded with a meat and port wine raffle, the first prize going to Lyn and second to Don.

Remaining presentation nights at local schools:

Coolamon Central: Thursday Dec 13,  – Daryl B

St.Michael’s (Coolamon):  Thursday Dec 13 – Wayne & Helen       

Ardlethan: Tuesday Dec 18,  – Garth

Beckom: Friday Dec 14, – Howard & Ann


Official Opening of Coolamon Ambulance Station

Coolamon Rotary was on hand to cater to the hunger of the officials and residents who came out for the official opening of the recently constructed ambulance station in Coolamon.  Rotarian Henk Hulsman deserves special mention for his role in helping to bring the much-needed station to Coolamon.  The club provided the eats in addition to serving it up for the crowd.

Maureen Hulsman colour-coordinating nicely with the food van.



Which famous person made this quote? 

” Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to David Attenborough.



Thursday,  December 13th – Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 – 10:00. Grahame (Captain), Bern, Myffy &  Garth (for Alex).

*Saturday, 15th December – Christmas Party. Residence of Daryl & Jan Breust. 7:00 pm. Bring nibblies or sweets.

Monday, 17th December – Extraordinary board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 – Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, 21st January – First dinner meeting of 2019.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday,  February 14th – Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 – 10:00. Henk  (Captain),  Dick, Anne  & Rod.

Saturday, 2nd March – PETS 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 09:15-17:00.

Saturday, 2nd March – D9700 District Leadership Team Training, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 14:00-16:30.

Saturday, 2nd March – PETS Dinner, Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 19:00.

Sunday, 3rd March – PETS Presidents Elect 2019-2020, DGE John McKenzie. Young 9:30-15:00.

Easter Saturday, 19th April – Coolamon Rotary Markets, Up-To-Date Store, Coolamon. Details TBA.

Sunday, 28th April – DisTec 2019, DGE John McKenzie. Young, 10:00-16:00.

Sunday, 26th May – District Assembly. Young, 9:30-15:00.

Friday-Sunday, 29-31 March – D9700 Conference, Griffith.

Saturday-Wednesday, 1st -5th June – 2019 RI CONVENTION, Hamburg.

* denotes partner & guest night


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

December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month