Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-32

Week of March 7th

PP Paul Weston was in the chair this week as President Albert is still away on holidays.  Fourteen members were in attendance, and three were apologies: Leslie, Albert and Mary.  It was a busy evening!  The following subjects were discussed:

  1. Grahame would like the Coolamon Archway committee to meet at Lions Park at 6.00 pm before the meeting on the 14th March. Committee members include Grahame, Alex, Garth, Neil and JG.
  2. Neil spoke about the illness of Mark who puts up our flags in Lions Park.  It was agreed that Ian J. would send some flowers to Mark and wish him a speedy recovery.
  3. Grahame suggests that the club supports the flood appeal being conducted by RAWCS at the moment.  This is set for discussion at the next board meeting.  Ian Jennings advised the club that his sister who lives in Lismore lost everything in the floods and is not insured.
  4. Daryl Breust spoke about the Scott Reardon and Vanessa Low night on Saturday April 2nd.  Daryl asked for help in promoting the event via social media.  John G. will post the news to all of our media outlets including printing 40 A4 flyers to be placed in all the shops.  Daryl reminded the members present that the funds raised go to our hospital, Allawah Lodge and the Kindra Park Trustees.  Details of the night are listed in this bulletin.
  5. Daryl then spoke about the upcoming Gears and Beers where we are looking for 17 volunteers to man important sections in our area.  Daryl said that so far the Wollundry RC has received around 1,600 entries including 1234 for the Dirty 130 and amazing result.  We are needed on Sunday 27th March and Daryl will have details at the next meeting where Phil Macintosh will be coming along to outline the details.
  6.  John G brought the members up to date on Sunflowers for Ukraine.  So far after only 5 days since the idea was first created we have 3 Australian districts who want to support the project.  As well several clubs have contacted John including Forbes, Nowra, Young, Wagga Wagga Sunrise and Bundaberg.  We also have the support from our stand in IPDG Michael Moore, DGE Geraldine Rurenga and DGND Rob Uhl.  JG advised the members that he will have a presence at the District conference in Temora after an invite by our IPDG Michael Moore.  JG will be visiting the sunflower farmer this week.




Monday, 14th March – Regular meeting visit of Phil Mackintosh from the Wollundry RC to go through regarding our involvement with supporting the Gears and Beers event on the 27th March,. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 2nd April – Sportsman’s Night featuring SCOTT REARDON and VANESSA LOW. The CRC Sportsman’s Committee have organised a fundraising function featuring local paralympian Scott Reardon and his wife Vanessa Low, also a paralympian.  The event will take place in conjunction with the Coolamon Football Club at Kindra Park.  Time 6.00-10.00 pm.

To all our Internet users: please start sharing the CRC Facebook page, our website and the booking form links which will have all the details for this night.

A Night with Vanessa Low and Scott Reardon Links.

Saturday 21st May – D9705 Club Development Seminar {formerly called District Assembly}.ALL 2022-2023 Board Members need to attend. West Wyalong, 9 am start.

Monday 4th July – CRC 51st Changeover. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.







Answer to the last Puzzler: 

From top left: forehead, good looking, waterfall, wake up, tuna fish, foreign language, seahorse, middle aged, broken heart, seesaw, missing you, teabag

This week’s challenge: What can be driven although it doesn’t have wheels, sliced but stays whole?



1.  An evening with Paralympians Scott Reardon and Vanessa Low

To make the Internet work for this very important event for  our Coolamon community please share the following links that apply to you and how you use the Internet:
1.  CRC Facebook Page:
I have fixed this post to the top of the page and the booking link is also at the top of the page.
2.  CRC Website
The post on our CRC website is also made to appear at the front of the landing page and will remain there until after the event:
3.  Booking via Eventbrite
This is the important link so book now online which is the only way to get a ticket:


  1.  Coolamon and Ganmain Hospital
  2.  Allawah Lodge
  3.  Kindra Park Trustees




John Glassford continues to get a lot of interest on an idea to support the people of Ukraine.

John met up with Doug Bruckner from the Gnadbro Pastoral Company on the Berry Jerry Station.
Just reporting in met with Doug Bruckner from Gnadbro Pastoral Company or Berry Jerry Station.  What a magnificent property and very large one on the Murrumbidgee with magnificent red gum trees.
Doug now knows what we need and he suggests that 500kgs would be more than enough to get going and he would have more if needed.  He is happy to donate the 500kg and get more if we need them however I doubt it.  Right now I am told that sunflower seeds are hard to come by.
He sprays them this week with a herbicide to speed up drying and will be harvesting in 4 weeks time approx. 100 hectares.
Doug suggests that we take a 500kg pack.  Doug will have the seed cleaned.  Once we have it home, wherever that might be, we have a forklift here.  Then we can look at what size bags we need to send in bulk to the various clubs maybe 2 kgs. would be more than enough.
Now the challenge: how many sunflower seeds in one kg?  I have no idea however it is important as it will determine the number of seeds per packet.

One flower how many seeds?






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

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