Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819 – 6

Week of 6th August, 2018

President Daryl welcomed 13 members plus guest Helen L.

We all enjoyed some delicious steamed dumplings for entree & a beaut chicken main course.

Points of discussion for the night included:

  • Daryl reminded members of the guest speaker Robyn Lewis next week.
  • Neil did a little promo for Bingo, which generated some ideas from members, including posting a sign indicating the location of Allawah Community Centre.
  • If apologising later than midday on Monday, please give the restaurant a call directly on 6927 3552 or Gilbert on 0438 273 438;  please avoid phoning John N after that time as numbers have been given to restaurant by then.
  • Dave Post has asked Wayne to talk to us about gathering more Mate Keepers in our local community & the possibility of having a public meeting to promote the concept – a date to be organised.
  • Wayne is asking for volunteers to help cut firewood out front of his place.
  • Trivia Night in Ganmain, on Saturday September 8th – Rotary Club asked to support with a table or two.
  • Neil promoted Centurian Club for more members to sign up by finding forms on the District website.
  • Our club will provide catering out of the food van for the Fire Engine Muster on Sept. 30th.
  • After discussion, we will pursue further the opportunity of having retro or vintage caravans here on the Easter Saturday market day.

On the Lighter Side

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Thursday, 9th August – Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 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. No dinner, just finger foods.

Wednesday, 15th August – Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 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.

Saturday, 25th August – Randle Family ‘More Than Words’ Charity Day

* Saturday, 8th September – Advance Ganmain Trivia Night in Ganmain Hall

* Monday, 10th September – Guest speaker: John Nixon, .on  CanAssist.   Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 13th – Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 7:00-10:00. Wayne L (Captain),  Dave, Bruce & Howard.

Sunday, 30th September – Beers & Gears  & then Fire Engine Muster

* denotes partner & guest night

Community Events

Guest speaker Robyn Lewis will be speaking at the Coolamon sports and recreation club from 7:30 on drug and alcohol awareness. All community members are welcome. 


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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: 
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

August is International Month of Membership and New Club Development Month

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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