Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-10


Week of 6th September

We had a great rollup on Zoom on Monday night, with 15 members in attendance and getting involved.

Well done Bernadette on getting your system working well.


Some points from last night:

  1. Albert will have 200 tomato plants ready in 2 weeks time at $2/plant. Proceeds will go to the social committee.
  2. There is also plenty of composted horse manure available from the Westons.  Contact Paul if interested.
  3.  Discussion on an online raffle — the decision was not to proceed at present.
  4. Insurance and registration for the caravan passed for payment.
  5. Chez had some good ideas for fund-raising.
  6. CRC AGM is on Monday 15th November.  All members are encouraged to put their hands up for the 2022-2023 Board including President Elect Nominee for 2023-2024.

We had two presentations via YouTube, the first being of a virtual tour of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre.  Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass is the first VR (virtual reality) experience presented to the public by the Louvre Museum and is conceived as part of the Museum’s seminal Leonardo da Vinci exhibition which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death in France.

Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass reveals the latest scientific research on da Vinci’s artistic innovation and his painting techniques and processes through exceptional visualization in virtual reality, bringing them to life.

Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass at The Louvre I HTC VIVE ARTS.   You can view it here:

Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass


Grahame Miles presented a tribute to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones. Click HERE to view/listen to it.




Monday 13th September – Zoom meetings until further notice of easing of Covid restrictions.

Wednesday 15th September – Board Meeting via Zoom. 7.30pm start.

Monday 4th October – No meeting (public holiday).

Monday 18th October – District Governor Leo Farrelly OAM Visit.

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September:  Online Zone 8 Conference. 





Africa is not for sissies!

Still plenty of COVID memes making the rounds.  Some of the better ones:



Answer to last week’s puzzler: Here are the clues and the answers:

1. hair-control foam – moose (mousse)
2. very exposed – bear (bare)
3. tellin’ falsities – lion (lyin’)
4. a lamenting cry – whale (wail)
5. a dull person – boar (bore)
6. a precious or loved one – deer (dear)
7.  these make up a chain – lynx (links)

This week’s puzzler:  Each pair of words below contains a pair of smaller words. By putting “&” between the words, you can make a familiar phrase. For example, “thighbone/swallowtail” conceals “high & low.” Give it a go!

1. Gulliver/clearness
2. tragicomedy/pentagon
3. chinchilla/Magdalene
4. terrestrial/ecoterrorist
5. thundershower/intellectual




1.  African region marks one year since being certified wild polio-free


WHO’s African region one year wild polio-free On 25 August, Rotary joined our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in marking the first anniversary of the World Health Organization’s African region being certified free of wild polio.
The infrastructure and innovations developed continue to benefit children’s and public health across the continent and play an important role in fighting COVID-19. Read how the GPEI’s new strategy aims to overcome the remaining hurdles to finish the job.

2.  Trek New Zealand’s Southern Alps for disaster relief

Join ShelterBox Australia as we trek New Zealand’s incredible South Island to help give families who have experienced disaster the most basic human need: shelter.

Photo by JG.

On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you’ll spend six days trekking the spectacular wilderness of the great Southern Alps. Immersed in picturesque alpine scenery, you’ll be in awe of the glaciers and snow-capped peaks, rocky canyons and native forest.

Read More Here




Enjoy the online Zone Conference from anywhere you choose – alone or together with others.
Learning, Leading, Action is this year’s Zone 8 conference theme, putting a spotlight on the essence of Rotarians and the way we get things done.

The theme also gives a clue to the conference content. Hear from speakers who are leading our organisation and our impact, learn from thought leaders and be impressed by a host of Rotarians taking action to change lives in our communities.

Be inspired to Lead Learn Act in new ways that deepen our engagement and increase Rotary’s impact.

Go to this WEBSITE to register


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month



Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club

President: Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2022-2023: Paul Weston

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Henk Hulsman

Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro

Membership Director: Dick Jennings

Service Projects Director: Daryl Breust

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Ian Jennings

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: John Bond

Immediate Past President: Howard Atkinson

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

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