Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-27

Meeting of 11 February 

Past President Paul welcomed 18 members along with  guests Marilyn J, Lorraine H, Maureen H, Maree J, Helen L, Russell B, Greg & Janice Menzies (guest speaker) and John & Val Burns (Rotary Club of Woden/ACT). Apologies from Howard A, Daryl B,  Myffy C, Bern M, Lyn S, Anne R & Alex T.

Reminder: the Long Table Charity event will be held on Saturday, March 2 – raising funds for our local Hospital & Kindra Park Sporting precinct. 

Dave talked on Rotary Youth Exchange and the meeting last weekend at Young, which was also attended by Sarah as well as Jackson Wykes & family.  Neil spoke on the Peace Ceremony and the need for numbers.  RSVP is 18th Feb.

Stop Press:  Neil has managed to renegotiate price for the dinner;  it will now be only $20 and a smorgasbord, with choice of lamb or fish.

Delta Ag breakfast catering on Tuesday 26th Feb – 3 members needed.

‘Swimming With Men’ movie is on Friday March 1 to raise funds for End Polio Now; let Daryl or Neil know if you want to book a seat; $20 a ticket.  Every dollar raised from proceeds of this movie will be doubled by the Bill Gates Foundation.

Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday, March 3.

Janice Menzies spoke on her work with Doin’ It For Drought Affected Kids and thanked Rotary for all its assistance with the project.  Paul presented a cheque from our club and Val Burns a cheque from their club in Canberra.  Ian J thanked Janice for her initiative & enthusiasm for the project.

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!).

The raffle was won by Neil.





This week’s poser tests your knowledge of Australian traffic laws.

In the diagram below, which vehicle has the right of way, A or B? 

The source of the last Quote of the Week was Billy Connolly.



*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.

Monday, 25th February – Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, March 2 –  Long Table Charity Event. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 pm til late. Click here for details.

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.

Sunday, March 3 –  Clean Up Australia Day.

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.



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

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