Week of 28th June
President Howard welcomed 15 members and one guest (prospective member Mary Potts) to his last weekly meeting as president. The meeting was primarily social in nature, as dictated by el presidente, so there’s little to report in the way of business. The members in attendance voted to make our changeover a members-only affair, compelled by the desire to reduce the risk of becoming a “super-spreader” event and keep in line with NSW regulations regarding indoor gatherings. While it’s true that we could have proceeded with the event and still adhere to state guidelines, it would have required awkward spacing and reconfiguration of the meeting venue on top of the need to have attendees wear face masks except while eating and drinking. Although we would have preferred to proceed with the event, the consensus was that in light of the above reasons, the prudent course of action was to conduct the changeover without guests, and have a more celebratory gathering at a later date.
The only other item of note was PE Albert’s announcement that he had booked a street raffle date of 24 July for the club. A roster will be distributed at a later date. The meeting concluded with an entertaining fine session comprised mainly of cross-fines as Albert’s spy network was apparently on leave for the past week. The raffle was won by Paul, with secondary prizes going to Chez and Henk. The members applauded Howard for his year of service at the helm and a job well done.
Saturday July 3rd – Temora RC Changeover 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. Members only.
Saturday July 10th – Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee RC Changeover Dinner.
Sunday July 11th – Junee RC Changeover Luncheon.
Monday July 12th – First Meeting for the 2021-2022 Rotary Year.
* denotes partner and guest night
JUST FOR LAUGHS
Answer to last week’s puzzler: DOZENS
This week’s puzzler: Here’s an oldie but a goodie. A man is on a journey with a lion, a goat, and a basket of vegetables. On the way, he comes to a river, which he must cross with a boat moored to the riverbank. The boat can carry only two things at a time. If he takes the vegetables, the lion will eat the goat. If he takes the lion, the goat will eat the vegetables. How does he cross the river with everything intact?
1. ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS
There are around 90 different Rotary Fellowships that you can join with like minded people from around the world.
One that some members may like is the International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians.
IFRP- The INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF ROTARIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS is for Rotarians & Rotaractors only, who practice Photography in Professional, advanced, amateur, hobby or in beginner levels.
Photo by Alessandro Lari
Cremations of the dead take place in the surroundings of the Pashupatinath temple, the most important Hindu temple in Nepal in Kathmandu, along the Bagmati River.
Many Sadhus live along the river (consider that between Nepal and India it is thought that they exceed 6/7 million individuals) practicing tapas (mantra recitation, magical rituals, breath control, yoga, unifying the body and soul ) which tends to increase their spiritual energy allowing them to reach a state of semi-divinity.
The sādhu shivaïti sprinkle their bodies with ashes, a symbol of death and rebirth. In the image and likeness of Shiva, they wear extremely long hair and, as Shiva used to do, large numbers ritually consume hashish (tolerated by the government despite being forbidden) to “lift the veil of maya” which means to finally perceive the all-creating and all-connecting matrix ceaselessly, and this vision generates liberation. Being aware of it is the only way to conquer the meaning of life, to be “awakened to life”!
2. Coolamon Rotarians Out & About
Leslie and Paul Weston on the weekend showing their prize dogs and winning.
End of the Rotary year approaches and some of our members are out and about at change over dinners:
PDG John Glassford and Susan Glassford at the Wollundry Wagga RC change over dinner held at the Wagga RSL. John was representing the District Governor.
PP David Benn reciting bush poems at the Wollundry change over as always most entertaining.
Photos above by PDG John Egan
June is Rotary Fellowship 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: 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