Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-14


Week of 4th October

There was no meeting this week because of the public holiday.  Our next meeting will be Monday, 11 October.  Oddly, even though COVID restrictions are being lifted as of Monday, the new restrictions limit the club (and similar venues) to 20 persons in the restaurant, a reduction from the previous limit of 26! In addition, all patrons of public venues will be required to be doubly vaccinated against COVID-19.



Monday 11th October –  Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday 13th October – Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

Monday 18th October – District Governor Leo Farrelly OAM Visit. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.  via Zoom – Area Governor Elaine Almond will join us in person at the Sports Club with a meeting at 6.00pm between AG Elaine and the CRC Board, prior to the DG’s Zoom meeting.  6.30-7.00pm fellowship.

Monday 15th November – CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for the President Elect Nominee 2023-2024 and the Board for PE Paul Weston 2022-2023.  Send your nominations to Paul and secretary John G–you can nominate yourself if interested in helping lead the club into the future.








Answer to last week’s puzzler: The sum of the first n odd numbers is always equal to (2n) × (n/2), which works out to n².  So, the sum of the first 25 odd numbers works out to be 50 × 12.5, which can also be expressed as 25 × 25 or 25², which of course is equal to 625. This works for any quantity of n odd numbers. So, Bondy was able to come up with the answer as quickly as it took to work out the square of the number given!

This week’s puzzler: Craig was catering for a camping trip by Coolamon Rotarians, and was told that he would need to provide enough food to fill 55 bowls of the same size and capacity with the same amount of food,  but was not told how many members would be attending.  He was able to work it out, though, with bit of algebra when provided this information:

1. Every member gets their own bowl of soup.
2. Every two members will get one bowl of spaghetti to share.
3. Every three members will get one bowl of salad to share.
4. All members are required to have their own helping of salad, spaghetti, and soup.

How many Rotarians were on the camping trip?





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World Polio Day 24th October.



Message from the RI President for World Polio Day


2. Cycling Without Age

Great idea sent to me by Ann Baker, Howard’s partner in life.  We ran a search for this project which is sponsored in this case in Parkes by the RC of Parkes.

Parkes has become the latest member of the international movement Cycling Without Age, a program that promotes social inclusion for people facing increasing immobility.

Despite the crisp autumn day, residents of Parkes’ Southern Cross Care were lined up, eagerly awaiting their turn for a ride on a trishaw.

Unlike its distant cousin the rickshaw, the trishaw is a light three-wheeled motorised tricycle with a basket in the front designed to transport two passengers.

“Essentially the trishaw is an electrically assisted bike, so it’s fairly easy to ride,” explains Cycling Without Age representative Peter Guppy.

“They were first developed in Denmark and quickly spread around the world.”




October is  Rotary Economic and Community Development 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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