Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #1920 – 18


 Dinner Meeting – November 18

President Wayne welcomed 18 members and guests Janice Menzies, Lachlan, Amanda & Chontal Costello and Brian Pattison.

Apologies from John N,  Howard, Daryl, Myffy, Don, Bruce, Bernie, Neil, Albert and Alex.


  • Invitations to Presentation evenings from –
    • CCS Presentation Night on Monday, Dec. 9 – (Sarah will represent our Club)
    • Beckom PS on Friday, Dec 6 (Garth)
    • Marrar PS on Thursday, Dec 4
    • Ardlethan CS on Tuesday, Dec 17 (Wayne & Helen)


  • President Wayne brought up his idea of a donation to an indigenous health scholarship to ARH (Australian Rotary Health)
  • Marie-Anne introduced her two daughters Chontal & Amanda who are in Year 9 at school and will be representing our club at RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment).


  • Janice Menzies DDAK (Doing it for Drought Affected Kids) gave a talk on the work they’re doing for the School of the Air at Broken Hill.  There is $9000 left from the funds collected this past year so Janice is proposing to organise Christmas parties for families in drought-affected areas. Janice read out letters from two groups (one near Condobolin and the other near Manila) who would appreciate help towards the idea.  She proposed giving $1500 to each group in need and asked for our OK.


  • Grahame gave a Bingo report from last Thursday.  There were 17 players, including many young people. A profit of $200 was generated on the night, which will be donated to the hospital, as per usual. The jackpot is building, but did not go off.  Maybe a lucky player will win the jackpot at the upcoming Christmas bingo?
  • Henk gave a report on the food van shed which nearing completion.  Fitting of the doors is the last major task.
  • Wayne proposed a family push bike ride day to raise funds for drought relief, to be held in Coolamon in late summer/early autumn.  Stay tuned for details.
  • Coolamon Stockman’s challenge will take place from Thursday, 28th November to Sunday, Dec 1.  The club will be managing the gates over those 4 days; a roster will be drawn up at Monday’s meeting.
  • Dick took on the Sargent at Arms job and ended up fining almost every member plus some of our guests.  This was followed by some humorous cross fines.   
  • The raffle was won by Janice Menzies



Who is responsible for this quote?  

“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

The author of last week’s quote was Martin Luther King, Jr.



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Monday, November 25th – Regular meeting.  Laura & Jess from Council to talk on plans for Australia Day.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 2nd – Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, December 9th – Annual General Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Thursday, December 12th – Christmas Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6.45 – 10:00.  Rostered on are Daryl (captain),  Albert, Bern & Myffy.

*Saturday, December 14th – Coolamon Rotary Christmas Party.  Old Convent, Coolamon.

*Monday, January 20th – First meeting back – social night.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, January 22th – Board Meeting – Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Monday, February 3rd – Club Assembly – no guests please.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

February 15 -16, 2020 – PETS (President Elect Training Session) is now 15 -16 Feb, 2020.

March 20-22nd 2020 – D9700 Conference, Temora.

June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night



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Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles, Sarah Collins and Paul Weston
Webmaster: John Glassford

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