Meeting of 21 January (first meeting of 2019)
President Daryl welcomed 19 members & guests to our first meeting for 2019. Guests included Peta, Tim, Charlie & Jackson Wykes (our guest speaker), Heather McK, Jan N, Maree J, Lorraine H, Jan B, Claire M, Helen L, Anne B, Susan G & her guests from Germany, Oemer, Lotta & Marcel. Apologies from Ian J, Henk H, John B, Myffy C, Bern M & Garth P.
President Daryl thanked all those who helped out on NYE with setting up the food van, cooking & cleanup, plus selling raffle tickets, which brought in a great figure of $1100.
Daryl also mentioned there would be no meeting next Monday due to public holiday & asked if anyone would be interested in attending Wagga Rotary Club meeting on Thursday night, Jan 31 in lieu of our meeting.
Neil M spoke on the upcoming Peace Ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 23, at 4 to 4.30 followed by fellowship and dinner. Please keep it in mind to support; much planning has to be undertaken.
Our exchange student Jackson Wykes has returned from his year in Finland and gave a verbal & slide show on his experiences, mainly outside of school. He was hosted by three different families, most of whom had children of similar ages to him. Jackson spent much of his time out of school hunting, mainly deer, birds & rabbits, which he got huge satisfaction from. When the snow was around he also spent lots of time on the snow skiing, which he also loved, and playing ice hockey. Jackson concluded by thanking our Rotary Club for sponsoring him for the experience of a lifetime. Daryl thanked Jackson for his presentation and for representing our club (and Australia!) well during his stay overseas. It was clear to those who saw Jackson speak before and after his stay in Finland that Jackson has matured significantly over the year and become a more confident speaker (with a more refined accent!).
The raffle was won by Howard’s partner, Anne.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Which famous person made this quote?
“I don’t swear much; I’ve taken those words out of my vocabulary, and having kids, you have to have two sets of language!””
Saturday, 2nd February – Doing it for Drought-Affected Kids. Wagga, 9:00-11:30 am: Dick, Bruce, Don; 11:30-2:00: Alex, Daryl, Wayne.
Monday, 4th February – Regular meeting & planning for 2nd half of the Rotary year. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.
Monday, 11th February – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.
Thursday, 14th February – Bingo. Community Centre Hall, 6:45 – 10:00. Henk (Captain), Dick, Anne & Rod.
*Monday, 18th February – Speaker meeting: Leo De Kroo. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.
*Saturday, 23rd February – Rotary Peace Ceremony. Lion’s Park, Coolamon, 4:00-4:30, followed by fellowship and dinner.
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.
Thursday, 14th March – Bingo. Community Centre Hall, 6:45 – 10:00. Neil (Captain), Don, Leslie & Dave.
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.