Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1819-8

Week of 20th August, 2018

President Daryl welcomed 13 members and presented Dave McK with his director’s badge as he was away on the changeover night. We all then enjoyed a beautiful steak and veges & banana fritters for desert.

As there was no speaker on the evening we discussed upcoming events, including:

  •  the planning for catering at this w/e event for the Randall family fundraiser. A roster sent around, but there are a few gaps to be filled.  If you are able to help on the day please let Secretary Paul know.
  • Jake the local police officer will be guest speaker next week. Should be an interesting evening!
  • Friday Sept 7 –  Junior football & netball presentation night;  we are catering at the back of the Sport & Rec Club & our club is covering the cost of the meat.
  • Motion approved that we donate $1000 to the drought appeal which we will send to David Benn, the local coordinator.
  • Daryl brought up the possibility of changing venue for Bingo to the Uniting Church hall;  it was decided that the 6 captains will have a meeting to discuss.

The winner for the correct answer in the Bulletin was Dick J.

John Bond was the lucky winner of the raffle.

See Quote of the week,  Club Diary & Community events below.


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For all the those on the land doing it tough in the drought, please know that Coolamon Rotary will help you stand strong when your legs start to give out. Just say the word.



Which leader made this quote? 

‘The future starts today, not tomorrow!’



Saturday, 25th August – Randall Family ‘More Than Words’ Charity Day – see roster in recent email.

*Monday, 27th August – Guest speaker: Jake our local police officer.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club,  6:30 for 7:00 pm.

*Monday, 3rd September – Guest speakers: Phil McIntosh & David Byfield (Wollundry Rotary) / Gears & Beers 2018.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club,  6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Friday, September 7th – Catering for Junior Football & Netball at Sports Club

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

* Monday, 10th September – Guest speaker: John Nixon, 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  followed by Coolamon Fire Engine Muster.

* denotes partner & guest night

Community Events

Saturday, 8th September – Advance Ganmain Trivia Night in Ganmain Hall, put your name down if you want to be a part of the rotary table/s

Beers & Gears event & Fire Engine Muster, on September 30th


Annual subscription fees are due

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

August is International Month of Membership and New Club Development

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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