Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2021-35


Week of 17th May

President Howard welcomed 13 members, 1 visiting Rotarian and 1 guest to our weekly meeting.  The meeting was a chance to catch up on recent club activities, a rundown of the District 9705 club development seminar in Young, and fellowship.  Paul reported that the district conference will be held on 18-20 March, 2022 at Temora and encouraged members to attend given that we’ll have few opportunities to attend a district conference so close to home, especially considering the large size of the new district.  Catering at John Bond’s clearing sale was a success despite the lower than expected turnout owing to the ordinary weather.  The evening concluded with an entertaining fine session led by Albert with a number of amusing cross-fines by members and the weekly raffle, which was won by Ted.



Wednesday May 19th – CRC Board Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday May 24th – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Sunday May 30th – DisTec21. Young Shire Council, 189 Boorowa St., Young, 10 am – 4 pm.

Saturday June 12 – Wednesday June 16th 2021 – Rotary International Convention (Virtual). Click here for more information.  Registration is only $65, so give it some thought!

Saturday June 19th – Ganmain Winter Markets. Ganmain Showgrounds from 12 pm.

Monday June 21st – Wollundry Wagga RC Change Over Dinner. Wagga Wagga RSL Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $30 per head.  Dress: jacket and tie.

Saturday July 3rd – Temora RC Change Over Dinner. Temora Golf Club, 6.30 for 7 pm, $40 per head. Dress: jacket and tie.

* Monday July 5th – Coolamon Rotary Club Changeover.  Coolamon Sport and Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* denotes partner and guest night



What, no ear muffs??!!!!

Only in Florida!





Answer to last week’s puzzler: Turn the page (screen) upside down! That will show the equation as 16 = 8 + 8.

This week’s puzzler: What word starts with `e`, ends with `e` and has only one letter in it?





District 9705 conducted the first of two club development seminars this one in Young last Saturday.  The event was well represented by 170 members of various clubs in our district including several from Canberra.  Coolamon was represented by PE Albert Suidgeest, PEN Paul Weston, Foundation Director Neil Munro and Secretary John Glassford.  John was one of the “teachers” and his session was on service projects.  John will also be teaching at the second seminar this time in Broulee on Saturday 22nd May.

The Rotary Club of Young did a great job with the catering and ran out of soup on a very cold day.  However there was plenty of food and hot tea and coffee.  The facilities at the Hennessey catholic College were very good and comfortable.  PDG Steve Hill was the coordinator and the day began with a message from Shekhar Mehta RI President-elect 2020-21 from the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar.

Click on the photo below for a video from RIPE Shekhar.




2.  District Grant Applications

To All D9705 Clubs,
It is that time of the year when we seek applications for Foundation District Grants for the 2021/22 Rotary Year.  As such an invitation to apply is attached.  The detail in relation to the process is included in the “invitation” but in summary:
  • Clubs must lodge an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Club and the District acknowledging the Clubs responsibilities when receiving and managing a District Grant.  To be eligible to lodge an MOU the Club must have had a member from the Club attend the Districts Foundation Seminar.  As a Foundation Seminar has not been held this year – this requirement will be met by:
  • The Clubs President Elect attending PETS in Temora where a District Grant presentation was made, or
  • Have a Club member attend District Training at Young (15 May) or Broulee (22 May) AND have that Club member attend the Foundation session run by DRFC John McKenzie.
  • Lodge an application for a District Grant with the District Grants Chair by 30 May 2021 – it is expected that late applications will be received up until 15 June for the current round of applications.
Prior to completion of the application it is recommended that the “District Grant Guidelines” are reviewed to ensure that your application meets the guidelines and that you are aware of the procedures and processes that are in place, and that they are adhered to.  These procedures and processes may have changed since the last time your Club applied for, or utilized a District Grant.
The Districts Grant Committee is here to assist Clubs to utilize Foundation Grants to do what you do best – “do good in the world”.  MOU’s, applications and guidelines should be available on the District Website but if you have any trouble finding them or you just have questions in relation to the process then please contact either myself or John McKenzie.
Phil Armstrong
9705 District Grants Chair 2020-21
9705 District Bushfire Recovery Committee Chair
Mobile: 0418 259 963



May is Youth Service Month


Graphics by Debbie Vance McKay from Canada.


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: Albert Suidgeest

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