Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-31

Week of February 28th

PP Grahame Miles was in the chair this week as President Albert is away on holidays.  Grahame welcomed 18 of our members and the following guests: Ann Baker (Howard’s partner), Heather and Ken Parker from Adelaide (guests of Anne) and Ken Plane from Marrar (a guest of Brian Pattison).

Discussion included:

  • The Temora Conference BBQ on Friday 18th March has the following volunteers in Daryl Breust, Paul Weston, JG, Ian Jennings, Dick Jennings, Don Dyce, Neil Munro and Brian Pattison. Wonderful support.  Setup time is 5.00 pm at the Temora Rural Museum.
  • Grahame thanked the 11 representatives of our club (8 members and 3 partners) who attended the opening of the Batlow Men’s Shed on the 25th.
  • The members learnt that Hannah, who has been serving our food for some time now, has been accepted at CSU for her nursing studies.  We all wished Hannah the very best for her future, although Hannah says that she will be still working at the club on Mondays.
  • Grahame raised the idea of a welcome archway to Coolamon.  A committee made up of Grahame, Alex Thompson, Garth Perkin, Neil Munro and JG was formed to look at the feasibility of doing this.
  • Paul Weston spoke briefly on the Coolamon Community Chronicle going online.  Paul is looking into copyright issues of posting photos and other content.
  • John Bond spoke on the payout costs for the CCC printer and the possibility of buying the printer (or a faster one) outright.
  • Henk Hulsman spoke about the theft of the Australian flag from Lions Park.
  • Daryl Breust advised the meeting that tickets will on sale from the 1st March for the Scott Reardon night on April 2nd.  You can buy your tickets on line via our Facebook page ( or the Eventbrite page (



This week Dick Jennings was in the spotlight:

  • Dick was born in Temora and has a bother and two sisters. His mother was Dorothy and his father was George.
  • Dick married Maree Thomas and has 4 children: Katrina, Tracy, Natalie and Richard. Richard is the 5th generation to be farming the property since Dick’s great grandfather settled in Coolamon.
  • All that Dick ever wanted to do was to be a farmer.  Dick attended Coolamon Central School and then moved on to the Canberra Grammar boarding school to further his education.
  • Favourite colour: green; favourite actor: Hugh Grant; and favourite movie: 4 Weddings and a Funeral.
  • Dick has not travelled extensively, but the favourite country he has visited is Vietnam.
  • The farm is now in the control of Dick’s son Richard and they have not had any stock for 10 years; all the land is now being cropped.  Dick has truly earned a rest, however he still works as hard as ever.
  • Dick joined the Rotary Club of Coolamon in October 1979 and has been a member 42.  Dick was our president in 1986/1987 and 2013/2014.
  • Dick can always be counted on for advice and is always one of the first to put his hand up to help our work.  We look forward to many more years with Dick as a member of our club.  Thank you Dick Jennings for your service and for sharing your very interesting life story!


Sunday 6th March – Clean Up Australia Day. 9.00-11.00 am. Volunteers Needed go to:


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

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: There are still 25 petals, although only 19 of them are still on the flowers.

This week’s challenge: What common words/phrases do the following pictograms represent?





WASH Rotary Action Group supports and ensures sustainable long-lasting clean water, sanitation, and hygiene programs to communities in need.


About Us

The WASH Rotary Action Group was formed in 2007 by a group of Rotarians, recognized by Rotary International, and focused on WASH projects. Since then it has facilitated many hundreds of projects – helping clubs find partners, ensuring sustainability, stressing the importance of a needs-driven approach, and developing best practices. We encourage a holistic, integrated approach in which water is not the end in itself, but is rather the means to a better life and livelihood in the community. Most importantly, WASH Rotary Action Group links water and sanitation to improved hygiene, better health, and empowerment of the community – especially women, irrigation and agriculture, education and literacy and, ultimately, child mortality.

Calling all Rotarians

As a Rotary Action Group, WASH invites Rotarians from around the world to join them and engage in the battle to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all.  Any Rotarian interested in supporting us can get involved with our activities and be Linked to global WASH assistance efforts.



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.

John Glassford has started getting interest on an idea to support the people of Ukraine.  So far after only 48 hours the offer of support is significant and our Rotary International Director of Zone 8 Jessie Harman is in total support:

Hi John,

I’ll do what I can to promote it.  If you can get some FB/social media activity going, I’ll share it wherever I can.  I can also send some emails.
The TRF Trustees have also agreed to prioritise disaster response grant applications which support districts affected by the Ukraine crisis and to enable districts to divert unspent DDF to the TRF Disaster Response Fund for this purpose.  It’s not public knowledge yet, but will be shortly.  This will also complement your great efforts.
Thanks for caring John,

The idea or the germ of the idea can be found in this document:






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