Meeting of 22nd July 2019
President Wayne welcomed 19 members, with guests Chez & guest speakers Michelle Booth & Karen Fryer from Ganmain.
Apologies from Dave, Henk, Dick, Lyn, Ian and Howard.
Matters of Business
- Reminder to ALL members to check you have the Working with Children Check. This has become more important than ever.
- Our new Secretary John G sent minutes of the July board meeting to all members. Decisions by the board can be discussed at the upcoming club assembly (5th August).
- Potential fund raiser for Polio Plus: Rotary (and other service clubs) can organise a pre-release viewing of the movie ‘Ride Like a Girl’. Any members interested in organising such an event should talk to President Wayne.
- Up-2 Date Art Exhibition – opening on Friday night & then on for the following 2 weeks until August 11th.
- Over those 2 weeks, running at the same time as the Art Exhibition, there is a Vintage & Pre-Loved Clothing Pop-up shop in Nadeem’s building opposite UTDS, which is raising funds for Wagga Womens’ Refuge; please feel free to call in to see the significant range of garments.
- Christmas in July this Saturday at the Sports Club. Bookings by 25 July.
- Trivia Night, Friday August 23rd – Daryl is planning on organising two Rotary tables.
- Kevin Farrell from the Hot Rodders Association will talk this coming week on the hot rod association AGM in Coolamon next March 14-15th 2019. We’re being asked to do some catering.
- Marianne Costello from Fusion (from Matong) will speak at the same meeting on Youth Learning Difficulties.
Guest Speakers: Michelle Booth & Karen Fryer
Myffy introduced our two guest speakers Karyn Fryer & Michelle Booth from Ganmain to talk on their project of recycling bottle tops as a fund raiser for Ganmain Public School. The program, called ‘Lids for Limbs’, will collect milk bottle and soft drink bottle lids (which can’t be recycled with normal recycling) and send them to Melbourne for recycling into prosthetic limbs for children in developing countries.
They plan to set out special recycling bins at various shops in Ganmain for people to donate their bottle tops. The plastic is then recycled to make prosthetic limbs for children by Envision Hands. Michelle and Karen came to present their idea to our club and request our help in collecting and storing lids in Coolamon, Marrar and Matong and to arrange to have them transported to a collection point in Albury. October 16 will be launch day of the project in Ganmain.
Myffy thanked Karen and Michelle for their talk and presented them with Coolamon Rotary pens as a token of our appreciation. The evening closed with a raffle (featuring two prizes, which were won by Daryl and Bern) and a condensed fine session (which elicited a surprising number of self-admissions of goof-ups in recent weeks!).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Who made this quote?
“My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”
Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Aristotle.
JUST FOR LAUGHS
To commemorate the moon landing:
* Monday, July 29 – Speaker meeting. Guest speakers: Kevin Farrell (speaking on hot rods coming to Coolamon in March) and Marianne Costello/Fusion (speaking on youth learning difficulties). Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.
Monday, August 5 – Club Assembly.Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.
Thursday, August 8 – Bingo. Community Centre Hall, 6.45 – 10:00. Capt. Henk H, Bruce H, Lyn S & Anne R
September 20-22 Australian New Zealand Rotary Conference, Christchurch.
Friday, October 4 – Fannie Lumsden concert in Old Junee. Tickets cost $30.
* 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.
Subs are now due.