Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-16


Week of 18th October

President Albert welcomed 21 members and one special guest to our weekly meeting (plus Grahame joining in via Zoom). This week’s meeting featured a meeting with our new district governor, Leo Farrelly (via Zoom) and our new area governor, Elaine Almond (in person). DG Leo outlined RI President Shekar Mehta’s vision for the growth of Rotary and for Rotary to become more relevant to the youth of the world as well to encourage members to stay the course.  DG Leo pointed out that over the past 10 years we have gained 1.3 million members BUT we also lost 1.3 million members.  So we have a problem retaining members.

DG Leo spoke on TRF (The Rotary Foundation), 7th Area of Focus that is Protecting the Environment.

The presentation by DG Leo was well received and he praised us for our website, Facebook page and our bulletin.  DG Leo also encouraged all members to log in to the D9705 website and to personally update their information.

Good to see straw bale buildings in DG Leo’s slide show!

Elaine met with the CRC Board prior to the meeting to discuss our plans for the year and reminded us of important upcoming dates:

  • PETS President Elect Training Seminar will be in Cowra in February 2022.  PE Paul Weston to attend.
  • D9705 DISCON (District Conference) is on March 18-20th at Temora. Hosted by the RC of Temora.  The Sat. night dinner is not to be missed as it will be in the Aviation Museum.  Theme of the DISCON is regeneration.

President Albert thanked Elaine for her visit and presented her with a memento of the CRC. You can visit Elaine’s Area 3 website HERE. The meeting concluded with the usual entertaining fine session and raffle.




District Governor Leo Farrelly’s contribution to scouting recognised

Congratulations DG Leo on your recent award for Scouting.  DG Leo was awarded the Silver Kangaroo very recently  for exceptional service to Scouting since 1979.







Monday 25th October – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 10th November – Last board meeting for 2021. 

Monday 15th November – CRC Annual General Meeting.  Nominations called for 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.

Saturday 27th November CRC – Christmas Party (Details to be announced soon).

Monday  6th December – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Monday 13th December – Last meeting for 2021.

Friday 31st December 2021 New Year’s Eve – CRC Caravan in Coolamon.

Monday 24th January 2022 – First meeting for 2022

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February – PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Venue yet to be decided, probably Cowra.

Friday – Sunday 18th-20th March 2022 – Temora DISCON {District Conference}.





Only in Africa!



Answer to last week’s puzzler:  

  1. Rid – Relieve
  2. Graze – Feed
  3. Nail – spike
  4. Pen – Coop
  5. Carve – Cut
  6. Caress – Pet
  7. Save – Salvage
  8. Whirled – Spun

This week’s puzzler:  

There are ten people in a house. Each of them will shake hands only with people shorter than themselves. Assume all the people are different in height and all of them know the height of each other. How many hand shakes are made?




Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project:

Rotary Regionalisation Project Zone 8


Rotary International is considering establishing a regional governance pilot to address membership, public image, communication, and fundraising challenges to ensure our organisation thrives long into the future.
Should this proceed, in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands we have an opportunity to be one of a small number of regions across the globe to pilot this new governance structure, created by RI’s Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee (SRF). Read the background of this project here.
Briefing from Past Rotary International President (PRIP) Barry Rassin.
Barry Rassin, Chair of RI’s Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee, presented a briefing to the Regionalisation Reference Group, available for you to view.
The briefing provides a detailed explanation of the proposed regional governance pilot, including questions and responses from those in attendance.

PRIP Barry Rassin Explains Regionalisation



AG Area Governor

ARH Australian Rotary Health

AVAC Australian Vocational Advisory Committee

CRC Coolamon Rotary Club

DDF District Designated Funds

DRRAG Disaster Relief Rotarian Action Group

DG District Governor

DGE District Governor Elect

DGN District Governor Nominee

DIK Donations In Kind

DISCON District Conference

ESRAG Environment and Sustainability Rotarian Action Group

FAIM Fourth Avenue In Motion

GSE Group Study Exchange

3H / HHH Health, Hunger & Humanity

HESS Honeywell Engineering Summer School

IPAC International Projects Advisory Committee

MOP Manual of Procedure

MUNA Model United Nations Assembly

MPHF Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

NYSF National Youth Science Forum

PACE Pacific Australian Cultural Exchange

PDG Past District Governor

PE President-Elect

PEN President-Elect Nominee

PETS Presidents-Elect Training Session

PHF Paul Harris Fellow

PHSM Paul Harris Sustaining Member

PP Past President

PRID Past Rotary International Director

PRIP Past Rotary International President

PROBUS Professional & Business Club

RAG Rotary Action Group

RAGES Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species

RAM Rotarians Against Malaria

RAWCS Rotary Australia World Community Service

RDU Rotary Down Under

RFHA Rotarians For Family Health and AIDS

RI Rotary International

RICON Rotary International Conference

RID Rotary International Director

RIP Rotary International President

ROMAC Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

ROTEX / RX Rotary Exchange Students Organisation

ROVE Rotary Overseas Vocational Exchange

RRVF Recreation & Vocational Fellowships

Rtn. Rotarian

RYAG Rotary Youth in Agriculture

RYDA Roadside Youth Driver Awareness

RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYPEN Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

SPPO South Pacific & Philippines Office of Rotary International

SWSL Save Water Save Lives

TRF / RF The Rotary Foundation

VTT Vocational Training Team

WASRAG Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

WCS World Community Service

WFA World Fellowship Activities

YEA Youth Exchange Australia

There will be a test at the next meeting to see how many you know!



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

Webmaster: John Glassford