Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-23


Week of 6th December

Past President Daryl welcomed 18 members to our weekly meeting in Albert’s absence.  With many members absent on the night owing to the continuing harvest, business was light and focussed on catering for the dog shows coming up this weekend in Ganmain.  The club will be catering breakfast and lunch on Friday and breakfast on Sunday. In lieu of a fines session, Sergeant-at-Arms Bondy showed us how uncoordinated we were by having us rotate our legs while reciting the Greek alphabet, which cannot be done!  Someone won the raffle.


Friday, 10th December – Catering breakfast and lunch at Ganmain dog show. Ganmain Showgrounds. 7 am – 2 pm.

Sunday, 12th December – Catering breakfast at Ganmain dog show. Ganmain Showgrounds, 7 – 10 am.

Monday, 13th December – Last meeting for 2021. Visit by Phil McIntosh and 3 members of the Wollundry RC 2022 Gears and Beers committee.  NB Self Catering at the 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. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

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 – Sportsman’s Night featuring SCOTT REARDONThe CRC Sportsman’s Committee 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: 

Each of the cars was turning left.

This week’s puzzler:  

What is something you don’t want, but once you have you don’t want to lose?




Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award: Embracing diversity

Through Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFEs), we experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service opportunities while building life-long friendships. The Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award showcases memorable exchanges around the world. The 2021-22 award theme was Embracing Diversity. Participants were asked to show how their exchange embraced diversity and diverse ideas by learning something new and reimagining how their district could participate in an exchange during the pandemic. We received amazing photos and strategies that demonstrated diversity and are excited to announce this year’s winner and runner up.



The Coolamon Ganmain Kennel Club Dog Show is on this weekend and we are cooking breakfast and lunch on Friday and Breakfast on Sunday.  Thanks to our volunteers and so far (Friday) Garth Perkin brought the caravan to the Ganmain Show Grounds and set it up on Thursday ready for serving breakfast on Friday.  Cooking were Anne Rzeszkowski, Garth Perkin, Mary Potts, Henk Hulsman, Ian Jennings, Albert Suidgeest and John Glassford.

Some photos from Friday:

Garth setting up the caravan.

Can you find Anne?

The Westons fast asleep.

Bella wants to join the show my vote for Champion Dog!



December is Disease Prevention & Treatment 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