Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-20


Week of 15th November

President Albert opened the meeting following our self catering BBQ which was assisted by Dick and JG as the chefs.  It appears that both chefs like their steaks and sausages well done!  There was plenty to eat and thanks to all who brought salads and desserts.

We had 17 members attend the meeting a good rollup for the AGM!

Two birthdays were celebrated, that of John Bond and Dick Jennings.  There was also a rare 50th wedding anniversary, that of Sharon and Grahame Miles. Congrats to all!


  • Christmas Party – Saturday 27th November at Dianne and Albert Suidgeest’s home. $15.00 per head. Partners welcome.
  • Marrar Hotel social night – Monday 29th November. Partners welcome.

The meeting concluded with the usual fine session and raffle.



The meeting was held to elect our board for 2022-2023.  PP Paul Weston and PE 2022-2023 chaired the AGM and the following member were elected to run our club in 2022-2023.  ALL the positions were filled and it is good to see a few new faces putting their hands up to work for our club.


Elections for the following positions were all nominated by Paul Weston and then approved by all present by acclamation and motion.

President: Paul Weston

Vice-President {Immediate Past President): Albert Suidgeest

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Foundation: Neil Munro

Membership: John Nulty

Club Administration: Henk Hulsman

Service Projects: John Bond

Youth Services: Anne Rzeszkowski

Public Image: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin




Monday 22nd November Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7.00 pm.

Saturday 27th November – CRC Christmas Party at Albert and Dianne Suidgeest’s ‘s home $15.00 per head BYO.  PARTNERS NIGHT

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

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.









Answer to last week’s puzzler: 

The prices of the toppings were as follows: onions $1, mushrooms $1, pepperoni $3, black olives $2, extra cheese $4, broccoli $2, hot peppers $3, pineapple $4

This week’s puzzler:  

You’re trapped in a room that has three exit doors. Door A leads to an inferno. Door B leads to an assassin. Door C leads to a lion that hasn’t eaten in three years. Which door should you pick?




1.   Rotary Projects Around the Globe

This article in My Rotary highlights several wonderful projects in several countries including Canada, the USA, Serbia and Nepal a good read this one below is on a project in Tanzania.



For girls in the developing world, a lack of safe transportation can be a barrier to education. At the Ndevelwa Secondary School outside Tabora, Tanzania, for instance, “typically only the boys had the benefit of bikes to help with the journey,” says Elizabeth Demichelis, a member of the Rotary Club of Modesto Sunrise, California. “Thus the concept of pink bikes was born.”

The Modesto Sunrise club, with help from the local Rotary Club of Arusha, arranged for the bicycles to be made available to girls; the conspicuous colour is a theft deterrent. The girls, their families, and the head of school signed contracts denoting responsibility for the care of the assigned bikes.



2.  RC Ngong Hills, Kenya, Launches Mentorship Program.

By Rtn Virginia Wangari

The Rotary Club of Ngong Hills (RCNH) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of Ngong Hills has launched a mentorship program at the Oloolua Secondary School in Oloolua, Ngong.

Mr. Boniface Mutinda, the Principal, Oloolua Secondary School said the mentorship program was timely. ‘These students need a lot of support since most of them come from very humble backgrounds around Ngong. They will be writing their form four examinations next year and this initiative will help give them the right information to make wise decisions,’ he said.


Below:  From Karen Blixen’s verandah the Ngong Hills



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