Week of 26th April
President Howard welcomed 18 members and one guest to our weekly meeting, which featured talks by PDG John G and guest Mick O’Brien. John provided a brief history of the involvement of Australia and New Zealand in the early stages of WWI at Gallipoli, and his father’s involvement in same. John has been doing a bit of family genealogy lately, and was keen to share his findings with the club. Feel free to ask John for the details, but it was a most engaging and enlightening talk. Mick O’Brien followed with a tutorial on Two-Up, the gambling game popular among Aussie servicemen and allowed to played legally around Australia on ANZAC Day. Mick had previously conducted Two-Up “schools” (the term used for gambling sessions featuring Two-Up) for many years, but has recently retired. Mick did a great job explaining how the game is played; although the game is simple in concept, the wagering can get a bit complicated and tricky to follow after consumption of alcohol, which is a universal complement to Two-Up. Those in attendance were very appreciative of the interesting talks by John and Mick. As usual, the evening concluded with an amusing fine session led by Sergeant-At-Arms Albert and raffle, which was won by Garth.
ANZAC DAY 2021
* Monday 3rd May – Speaker meeting. Grahame Miles and Paul Weston will talk on cryptocurrency (e.g. BITCOIN); learn how it works and how it will become part of our lives. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.
Saturday 15th May – D9705 Assembly. Young Services Club, Young. 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Hennessey College Young.
* Monday July 5th: CRC Change Over Dinner at the Coolamon Sports Club, 6.30 for 7 pm
* denotes partner and guest night
23 April – This was such an amazing night of music. Sometimes we don’t realise what’s available to us in our own backyard. Thanks to everyone who supports our beautiful hall because it really is a town treasure.
JUST FOR LAUGHS
Answer to last week’s puzzler: Eyelashes.
This week’s puzzler:
Bruce needed to go to the store to buy some ingredients to cook with. He started writing them down:
What was Bruce making?
1) DISTRICT 9705 ASSEMBLY
To all members of District 9705:
Registrations are now open for the Club Development Seminars (previously known as District Assembly) that will be held at Young on the 15th May and Broulee on the 22nd May.
The Agenda has now been finalised and can be downloaded here
To register for either of the Seminars please click here Due to Covid the venues have limited us to only 200 at each seminar so please register early and if you need accommodation for the seminars please book this soon. There is no cost to attending the seminars and morning and afternoon teas and lunch will be provided so please ensure you add your dietary restrictions to the registration where asked.
Steve Hill PDG 2016 – 18
District 9705 Learning and Development Committee chair
2) DISTEC 21
Click on the image below for a close encounter with DISTEC 21 thanks to Paul Murray for this bit of clever editing.
- Photo, graphics, video and audio editing
- Video Conferencing and video streaming using Zoom
- Taking photos with your smartphone and uploading to ClubRunner and Facebook in minutes
April is Maternal & Child Care Month
Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.
ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2020-21
Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Howard Atkinson
President-Elect 2021-2022: Albert Suidgeest
President-Elect Nominee 2022-2023: Paul Weston
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Membership Director: Dick Jennings
Service Projects Director 1: Albert Suidgeest
Service Projects Director 2: Dave McKinley
Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski
Club Admin Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust
Sergeant @ Arms: Albert Suidgeest
Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
Webmaster: John Glassford