Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-26

Meeting of 4 February 

For our second meeting of the year, President Daryl welcomed 21 members, together with guests Steph Cooke (guest Speaker) and visiting guests Sharon Walsh, Dezi Patterson (new editor of the Guardian), Carolyn Cox, Helen L, Jan B, Sharon M, Marilyn J, Maureen H, Barry L, Susan G & Russ Farrell. Apologies from Howard & Dave.

Steph Cooke gave a great talk on her life and upbringing in Temora and working in her parents’ small business and then in her own business as a florist and then how she came to get into the role she has now of the local member of parliament. She then presented President Daryl with a cheque for $27K for the construction of a large shed to store our food van (see photos below).

John G gave a talk on the Polio bike relay in March and how our club need to become involved in The Coolamon to Junee leg and maybe beyond (to assist Junee).  For every dollar we raise in this venture, we get $2 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The movie ‘Swimming with Men’ is on Friday March 1 to raise funds for End Polio Now; let Daryl or Neil know if you plan to attend. The cost is $20 per ticket. Every dollar raised from the proceeds of this movie will also be doubled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

A reminder that our guest speaker on February 18 is Leo DeKroo. As Leo is such an entertaining presenter, it was suggested this would be a great opportunity to invite guests along, especially potential new members.  So, if you have any one in mind, please make a point of inviting them along (and let John N know if they’re coming!).

There were three raffle prizes this week; the winners were Myffy, Don and Paul.





Which famous person made this quote? 

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!”

The source of the last Quote of the Week was Keith Urban.



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



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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

February is World Understanding Month