Meeting of March 16th
President Daryl welcomed 18 members including guest Chez Post. Apologies from John G, Lyn, Dave, Grahame, Bernie, John N, Garth, and Marie-Anne.
- Bingo last Thursday night (Paul) – 14 players. Approximately $115 dollars profit. Jackpot didn’t go off.
- District Conference, Ditch the Dust, Markets – all cancelled because of COVID-19.
- Discussion on suspending Coolamon Rotary meeting until 4th May– very little business or activities now happening. All in agreement.
- Bingo to e suspended until further notice because of COVID-19.
- Garth invited members to come with on a three-day Blaze Aid fencing trip, while club is in limbo.
- Daryl asked members to think about ideas to make meetings more enjoyable with a social focus.
Following the discussion of business items, the meeting was adjourned early and members were invited to share fellowship for the rest of the evening.
Editor’s note: over the next few weeks, I’ll be including informational pieces on viruses in general and the coronavirus in particular. After doing a bit of reading on the topic, I thought sumarising this information in non-technical terms might help members to better understand the nature of viruses and the biological basis of the current pandemic.
Answer to last puzzler: The misspelled word was “receipt”.
This week’s puzzler: What am I?
- You have me today,
- Tomorrow you’ll have more;
- As your time passes,
- I’m not easy to store;
- I don’t take up space,
- But I’m only in one place;
- I am what you saw,
- But not what you see.
NB: All face-to-face Rotary events have been cancelled until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. Board meetings will be held as previously scheduled but will be virtual meetings (conducted via Zoom). Regular meetings will be held via Zoom on a trial basis starting on 30 March.
Monday, March 30th – Zoom meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. See meeting invitation in SMS or email message sent to members for login details.
Joint meeting with Junee and Temora. Roundhouse Museum (5:00 pm) followed by dinner at the Junee Ex-Services Club, 7:30. Thursday, April 9th – BINGO. Rostered on are Neil (captain), Leslie, Bern and Rod (or MarieAnne). Saturday, April 11th – Coolamon Rotary Easter Markets. Up To Date Store, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the door and outside the newsagency. The markets will be accompanied by the UTD Art Battle and will be followed by the town party being run by the Coolamon Shire Council (“Ditch the Dust”). Monday, April 13th – No meeting (public holiday).
Wednesday, April 15th – Board meeting. Zoom, 7:30-8:30 pm.
Sunday, April 19th – DisTec20 (District 9700 technology workshop), Young. Saturday, April 25th (ANZAC Day) – Catering for Trotting Club, Coolamon Showgrounds. Saturday & Sunday, May 16th & 17th – District Assembly, Young. Income board members expected to attend. Monday, May 18th – Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.
Wednesday, May 20th – Board meeting. Zoom, 7:30-8:30 pm.
June 6-10th – RI Convention, Honolulu.
Wednesday, June 17th – Board meeting. Zoom, 7:30-8:30 pm.
*Monday, June 29th – Coolamon Rotary Changeover. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club.
* 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.
ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2019-20Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140 President-Elect: Howard Atkinson Secretary: John Glassford Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486 Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro Membership Director: Paul Weston Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson Youth Director: Anne Rzeszkowski Club Admin Director: Dave McKinley Club Services Director: Albert Suidgeest Public Image Director: Grahame Miles Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140 Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest Bulletin Editors: Grahame Miles and Paul Weston Webmaster: John Glassford