Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-17


Week of 25th October

President Albert welcomed 20 members to our weekly meeting. The meeting focussed on upcoming events and programs , and featured member John Nulty in the spotlight. Some of the upcoming events:

  • GEERS & BEARS – Rescheduled to March 26th 2022
  • SCOTT REARDON – The CRC Sportsman’s Committee (Henk, Albert, Daryl, Brian, Mary and Anne) are organising a fundraising function featuring local paralympian Scott Reardon in February or early March 2022. Details to come.
  • The Anglican and Uniting churches from Coolamon are preparing gift-filled shoe boxes to provide to children through churches in villages and towns in developing nations at Christmas. The Coolamon Anglican parish have packed some 70 boxes so far and are looking for donations to help with the postage for the boxes @$10 per box.  The matter has been referred to the board.

How to Pack a Shoebox


John Nulty in the Spotlight

This week was John Nulty’s turn in the spotlight.  As usual, we learned interesting things about one of our members. Of Irish descent, John’s ancestorsy arrived in Australia in 1863 from Ireland via Liverpool. John was born in Leeton in 1943, and has been married to Jan for 50 years. Jan and John have two sons, one daughter and eight grandchildren.  John loves listening to music and reading, and is a fan of rugby league and the Canberra Raiders.

John worked with the Leeton Shire as a surveyor and served for 6 years in the Australian Army. John is a Vietnam War veteran, having serving there in 1968-1969. Vietnam is John’s favourite country, and he has been back twice now since the Vietnam War ended.  John’s last career post was with the Junee Jail, where he worked for 5 years. John is now retired and lives in Coolamon. John joined the Coolamon RC in April of 2015.

The meeting concluded with a fine session and raffle.


Can You Spot Albert?

President Albert is pictured above in his younger years.  Can you spot him?



Monday 1st November – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 3rd November – Coolamon Community Chronicle Committee Meeting 7.00 pm at the Sports Club

Monday 8th November – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Wednesday 10th November – Last board meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7.00 pm.

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 29th November – Marrar Hotel. TBC.

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}.










Answer to last week’s puzzler:  The will be no handshakes.  Because shorter persons in the house will not shake hands with taller persons, and all of the people in the house are different in height, there is no way anyone can shake hands with anyone else.

This week’s puzzler:  Here’s a message that was received by NASA as they looked at signals picked up from a putative flying saucer recently:

wmoa eemn cfuu orrs
wkia eesn ltpe ihlt
hwth oeno pgem eewe
wsta auob rnpl ispe
aust lmmd laui hnse

After a bit of work, cryptographers deciphered the start of the message, which read:


Can you decipher the rest of the message to determine if the Uranians had good or evil intentions?




1.  Rotary District 9705 Foundation News

Welcome to our first edition of the Foundation News for District 9705 in the 2021-2022 year. The News provides updates in developments related to the Rotary Foundation and articles about club and District projects assisted by the Foundation through grants.
PDG John McKenzie
Rotary District 9705 Foundation Chair

The Rotary Foundation in Australia has recently developed a new website specifically for Rotarians in Australia. Click on the image below:


It has become the go-to source of information about the activities of the Foundation in Australia. The “My Foundation” page provides links to lots of resources you can use to learn more about The Rotary Foundation , our charity.

Read more by clicking on the link below:




The adoption of the new brand standard is part of an overall strategy to focus on telling Rotary’s Story more effectively.  A survey of the public perception of Rotary showed that 4 in 10 persons had never heard of Rotary, another 4 in 10 had heard of Rotary, but didn’t have any idea about Rotary actually does.  The remaining 2 in 10 had heard about Rotary, but had some very negative opinions about Rotary. The think that Rotary is generally a club for older men who go to boring meetings and eat bad food.  Obviously this is not the true picture about what Rotary is all about.

Having a consistent brand image is important to all organisations, Rotary is no exception.
In 2013, a new logo & brand image pack was developed, this was to ensure every club, in every district across the world could have the same high standard of brand recognition.
There a lot of old style Rotary graphics still being displayed on various publications, including newsletters & flyers, posts on social media and hardware items, such as banners and signs.
Please check your clubs portfolio, make sure they are updated.
If you’re still in doubt, download Rotary’s official Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines: (pdf)
You can read more here on how the Rotary emblem has evolved since 1905.

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