Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-19


Week of 8th November

This Monday night we had a self catering night with some 23 attending including three guests, Sally Farmer, Ruth Morgan and Susan Glassford. The atmosphere was conducive to fellowship as we were seated around one long table for the group. This week was Grahame’s turn in the spotlight.

Grahame Miles in the Spotlight

Past President Grahame Miles had his turn in the spotlight this week. Grahame has had a very interesting life and provided many interesting details of his past:

  • Grahame’s great great grandfather arrived in Australia in 1810 having been sentenced for horse stealing and on his release started a butcher’s shop in The Rocks.
  • Grahame’s ancestors have been traced back to 1488 on his mother’s side of the family and to 1680 on his father’s side from Wilshire in England.
  • Grahame and Sharon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month.
  • Grahame spent many hours at night school having left school in 1961 and in his learning he became a pattern maker.

Grahame completed his HSC at night school and went on to become a teacher and moved to Coolamon in 1976. He took up a teaching post at the Coolamon Central School and recently retired.  Grahame is an avid gardener and is a huge Rolling Stones fan and has been to several of Stones concerts.

Sharon opened and operated Treats Restaurant in the shop where Grahame now operates his antiques and collectibles shop, Treats and Treasures.  Grahame and Sharon built a new home in McGaigs Lane now 15 years ago. Grahame joined the Coolamon Rotary Club in November 1982 and was our president in 2007-2008.

The meeting concluded with an entertaining fines session and the weekly raffle.  The main raffle prize was won by Adrian.




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. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

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

Monday 29th November – Social meeting at Marrar Hotel (5th Monday). TBC.

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

Monday 13th December – Last meeting for 2021. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Friday 31st December – New Year’s Eve Festival. Cowabbie Street, Coolamon (CRC food van).

Wednesday 19th January 2022 – First Board Meeting for 2022.

Monday 24th January – First meeting for 2022. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 February – PETS President Elect Training Session {PE Paul Weston}. Cowra.

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

Saturday and Sunday 26-27th March Gears and Beers

Saturday 2nd April SCOTT REARDON – The CRC Sportsman’s Committee (Henk, Albert, Daryl, Brian, Mary and Anne) have organised a fundraising function featuring local Paralympian Scott Reardon.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.





A keeper!







Answer to last week’s puzzler: 

There were three travelers: a boy, his father and his grandfather: two fathers and two sons. Each one got one of the coins.

This week’s puzzler:  

Pizzza Paul sells pizza with a range of toppings which are sold in pairs. How much does each topping cost by itself? Each price is whole-dollar increments.

Pineapple & Hot Peppers $7
Broccoli & Extra Cheese $6
Mushrooms & Onions $2
Black Olives & Hot Peppers $5
Pepperoni & Mushrooms $4
Onions & Black Olives $3
Extra Cheese & Mushrooms $5






Rtn. Benjamin List. 

(This interview is reproduced from Rotary Magazin, the regional magazine from Germany)

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a Rotarian.

Benjamin List, a member of the Rotary Club Mülheim a. d. Ruhr-Schloß Broich, and the Scottish-born U.S. researcher David W.C. MacMillan received this year’s prestigious award. Both have developed methods for accelerating chemical reactions.

Rotary Magazine held a brief interview with Benjamin List, who conducts research at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim, Germany.

Mr. List, how did you learn about winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

This is an incredible story. I was on a city trip in Amsterdam with my wife that day {read the full story below}:

Benjamin List Nobel Prize




Nomination for DG9705

Nominations are called for from Rotarians within District 9705 to fill the position of District Governor in the new District for the Rotary year 2024 – 2025.

District 9705 has over 80 Rotary and Rotaract clubs, with approximately 2000 Rotarians. These clubs are organised into six regions each with no more than 15 clubs, and administered by an Area Governor who assists the District Governor in the administration of the District.

The current District Governor is Leo Farrelly (PP Belconnen), District Governor-Elect is Geraldine Rurenga (PP Brindabella E-Club) and the District Governor-Nominee is Andrea Grosvenor (PP Queanbeyan).

Duties of the District Governor:

The governor is the officer of RI in the district, functioning under the general control and supervision of the board. The governor shall inspire and motivate the clubs in the district. The governor shall ensure continuity within the district by working with past, current, and incoming district leaders. The governor is responsible for see information sheet below:



November is The Rotary Foundation Month.


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.




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