Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-4

Week of 23rd July

Sixteen members plus guests Helen L, Jann N and Jan B were on hand to enjoy our weekly meeting.  The meeting kicked off with a group phone call to our outbound exchange student Jackson, who is halfway through his stay in Finland.  Jackson is apparently thoroughly enjoying his time in Finland and getting quite thoroughly immersed in the culture.

phone conversation
Jann N, Jan B and Bernie chat to Jackson on the other side of the world.

The highlight of the evening was John Nulty’s talk about his recent trip to Vietnam, where he, his two sons and a group of army comrades visited a number of sites of significance to his army detachment, mainly to honour fallen mates.  It was an emotional experience for John, but quite satisfying to see how the country has largely mended after the devastating military conflict that took place there in the 1960s.  Vietnam is now a tourist destination, with modern hotels catering to the tourist trade.  Judging from the number of rubber plantations John and his crew visited, rubber seems to be a major crop.  John was particularly impressed with a military museum in Hanoi which had displays documenting military uniforms and techniques through the ages. Daryl thanked John for a most interesting presentation and presented him with one of our new Coolamon Rotary pen and torch sets.

Daryl thanks John N
John N looks very pleased with his new Coolamon Rotary pen and torch set, presented to him by President Daryl.

Ted led an entertaining fine session, as usual, and the evening concluded with a raffle which was won by Julie.


On the Lighter Side


Monday, 30th July – Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 6th August – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, 9th August – Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Neil (captain), Garth, Bern & Ivan.

*Monday, 13th August – Guest speaker: Robyn Lewis, drug addiction awareness. Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 20th August – Guest speaker: Phil McIntosh, Wollundry Rotary (Gears & Beers). Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 13th – Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 7:00-10:00. Wayne (Captain),  Dave,  Bruce & Howard.

* denotes partner & guest night

Community Events

Up to date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  – 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]


Annual subscription fees will be due from next week

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: 
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


DISTRICT 9700 2018-19

District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Treasurer Finance & Audit: PP Doug Conkey {Budget} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

Other District Appointments

Executive Secretary and Web Master: PP Paul Murray Wollundry Wagga Wagga

District Trainer: PP Geraldine Rurenga Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee

PETS Facilitator: PDG Tony Monley D9810

Public Officer: PDG Ian Tooke Blayney

2019 Griffith D9700 Conference Chair: PP Ross Grillo Griffith

DIO Insurance/Risk Management: PP Sam Catanzariti Griffith

COL 2019 Representative: PDG Gary Roberts

We are still looking at appointing one more Assistant Governor.

We are also looking at the structure of all the Standing Committees and the Special Committees.

We will post all further news on D9700 2018-2019 on my DGJG Blog:

DG JG 9700 2018-2019


President: Barry Rassin, RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor: John Glassford, RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Elect: John McKenzie RC of Orange North