Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-30



Week of February 21st

Tonight President welcomed 18 members to this week’s meeting which was a Club Assembly.

Items discussed were:

  • Garth Perkin kicked of the discussions with an idea to raise funds for ShelterBox by hiking the Larapinta Trek starting on August 2nd, Marg Perkin’s birthday.  Each entrant has a goal of raising $3,000 for three ShelterBoxes.  Trekkers will also need to cover the cost of a flight to Alice Springs. Garth is looking for members who might accompany him on the trek. This is a wonderful initiative by Garth in memory of Marg and you can find details here:

ShelterBox Larapinta Trek 2022

  • Grahame Miles brought up the idea of the Welcome to Coolamon arch which might be a joint project with Lions in Coolamon. This is an arch in Berry, NSW which gave Grahame the idea:

  • Grahame Miles brought up the idea of painting the Brushwood Silos, which is being proposed by Ricky Hard. The silo art has taken hold around Northern Victoria and New South Wales. The first silo to be painted in NSW is  in Weethalle:

More details about the NSW Art Trail can be found here: NSW Silo Art Trail.

  • Discussion ensued on the grants available from the NSW Government as relayed to Grahame Miles by Steph Cooke.  Funds from the program might be used to upgrade the printer used for printing the Chronicle or purchasing it outright.  John Bond will do some research into the matter.
  • The Coolamon Shire Council are giving away $10,000 for worthy projects that attract visitors to the Coolamon Shire.  Applications for up to $3,000 are being sought by the council.
  • Paul Weston spoke on revitalising our annual markets.  Further discussion will take place at a subsequent meeting when time permits.

The meeting concluded with a brief fine session and raffle.


Friday 25th February – Opening of the Batlow Men’s Shed


Eleven members of Coolamon Rotary (8 Rotarians and 3 partners) attended the opening of the Batlow Men’s Shed.  The following travelled to Batlow in support of the RC of Batlow whose idea it was to establish a Men’s Shed in Batlow following the devastating bush fires of 2020:

Coolamon Shire Councillor and PP Garth Perkin
Rtn. Mary Potts
Rtn. Bernadette Milne
Rtn. Anne Rzeszkowski
PP Henk Hulsman and Maureen Hulsman
PP Ian Jennings
PP Howard Atkinson and Ann Baker
PDG John Glassford and Susan Glassford
There was a large crowd present and the Batlow Men’s Shed was opened by Kristy McBain, the Federal Member for Eden-Monaro and Dr. Joe McGirr, the State member for the seat of Wagga Wagga.  Batlow Men’s Shed president Gene Cowin received a cheque from the Batlow RC for the balance of the funds raised.
Fundraisers were the Batlow RC, the RC of Belconnen, the RC of Coolamon and the Yazidi refugee Community from the Wagga Multicultural Council.  The Yazidi community of Wagga Wagga wanted to give back to the community for the kindness shown to them and the Batlow story was one they wanted to support.

Here is the story of why Coolamon Rotary got involved following the bushfires of 2019-2020:


Batlow Men’s Shed and Coolamon Rotary



Friday – Sunday, 18th-20th March – Temora DISCON {District 9705 Conference}.  See:  TEMORA 2022

Monday, 28th February – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 7th March – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 14th March – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday, 16th March – CRC Board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Monday, 21st March – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, 26-27th March – Gears and Beers. See: Gears and Beers WEBSITE.

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.  Time 6.00-10.00 pm.

To all our Facebook users please start sharing the CRC Facebook page which will have all the details for this night uploaded soon.:

Sportsman’s Night featuring Scott Reardon

Saturday 21st May 2022, D9705 Club Development Seminar – West Wyalong  ALL 2022-2023 Board Members need to attend; starting time 9.00am.  {Was called the District Assembly}.

Monday 4th July 2022 CRC 51st Change Over Dinner at the Sports Club.








Answer to the last Puzzler: 1. FRAGRANT, 2. PAINTING, 3. NECKLINE, 4. BANDSTAND, 5. LEAFLET

This week’s challenge: 

Leslie had five flowers with five petals each. She removed petals from the flowers until there were only two flowers with all the petals intact and three with three petals each. How many petals are there now?




One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

The Four-Way Test, created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (served as RI president, 1954-1955)


The 4 Way Test

Yours in Rotary Service, through Music
Rod Fivelstad
Global Chair, International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians

2.  FEBRUARY 23rd. 1905

The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris.

On  23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting.

Harris’ desire for camaraderie among business associates brought together these four men and eventually led to an international organization of service and fellowship.

Each of the first four Rotarians, and Harry L. Ruggles, who is often called the “fifth Rotarian,” brought different professional perspectives to the organization.



February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution 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