Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-33

Week of March 14th

Albert was back from his holidays in Far North Queensland and looked refreshed.  Albert welcomed our guests which included 16 members and Mary Potts’s two sisters as well as visiting Rotarians Phil McIntosh and David Byfield from the Wollundry Wagga Wagga Rotary Club. The meeting was dedicated to the upcoming Gears and Beers event on Sunday 27th March.

After our usual excellent Chinese dinner, Phil McIntosh with David Byfield in support outlined the very important part our club plays for the event.  There are some areas where good marshals are needed to make sure that the riders only enter a main road where there is traffic as we cannot STOP cars!

Phil pointed out that a number of riders have pulled out but they still have a good rollup, with some 3,000 registered for the various rides over the weekend.  There will be two rides going through Coolamon: the Dirty 130 and the 100 km ride.  Phil went through the intersections where we are most needed in the vicinity of Coolamon.

Dead Camel Lane is rougher than ever and Phil explained how advanced bike tyres are these days, so flat tyres won’t be a problem for many riders.

Phil thanked our club for the continuing support and handed over to Daryl Breust who with his committee have done a great job on organising things from our end.  Next Monday Daryl will go through in detail our duties, the roster and the logistics of baking ANZAC biscuits and supplying water, bananas and safety vests for our marshals.

Some epic ruts on Dead Camel Lane

​How good is your bunny hop game this year!? (jokes) You can ride around them,

The D9705 Conference have the following volunteers going to cook and serve at the welcome BBQ at the Temora Rural Museum from 5.00 pm:  Garth, Ian ,Dick, Brian, JG, Anne, Neil, Adrian and Paul.

All in all an it was an excellent meeting with an abbreviated fines session due to our S@A John Bond being in hospital — we wish Bondy a quick recovery.

The raffle was won by Leslie.



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.

You can now buy tickets from the Coolamon Post Office.

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: A golf ball.

This week’s challenge: Two teams are playing footy on the planet of Tralfamadore. The game is similar to Aussie Rules footy except the point values are different.  If the score of the match between the Troggs and the Croods is 8-1-67 to 16-2-134, what are the point values of major and minor goals? The point values for major and minor goals are whole numbers, and the point value for major goals is greater than the point value for minor goals. [In the unlikely event you’re not familiar with scoring in Aussie Rules, the first number is the number of major goals, the second is the number of minor goals, and the last number is the total number of points.]




Rotary Australia World Community Service have two projects that we can promote that are both current and topical:

A.  National Flood Appeal (RARF) Project # 47 of 2021-22

Image from the Daily Telegraph









National Flood Appeal – To raise funding to provide financial assistance to flood victims in Queensland and Northern New South Wales – February 2022.  Around 15000 homes have been flooded and some owners will be needing assistance to clean and refurbish their residences.

Individuals who are adversely affected and require assistance will be identified and be given funds to help with their recovery. It is our priority to get funds quickly to those who are in need to help them with the clean up and damage caused by the floods.


PDG Adrian Froggatt
(M) 0400 074 342
Email: [email protected]


B.  Ukrainian Relief appeal 83 of 2014-15



Ukrainian Relief Aid – To meet immediate lifesaving needs of the crisis-affected civilian population in Ukraine & provide early recovery assistance as soon as feasible. To save & preserve lives, easy suffering & promote self-sufficiency.

The Ukraine Crisis Appeal – a collaboration between the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO), Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and Caritas Ukraine – is the largest Australian tax-deductible fundraising effort for Ukraine.

Our club has started the Sunflowers for Ukraine project and more details will follow next week after the District 9705 Conference.  Our Acting DG Michael Moore AM will be launching our project in Temora over the weekend. In the mean time there is plenty of information on our website:

Sunflowers for Ukraine.


PP Guy Glenny 0418 695 803  Email: [email protected]



Just in case you are asked what Rotary is doing for the disaster in Ukraine, please refer to the following stories.  Rotary is answering the call and helping out, and are calling for support.  We will do our best in Australia via RAWCS however I think it is important to know what else Rotary is doing around the world.

A.  Ukrainian describes leaving Kyiv, using Rotary network to help others

By Iryna Bushmina, District 2232 (Ukraine) Rotaract Representative

I left Kyiv in the first hours of the war. My sister, her husband, her 3-month-old baby and a cat were in the car. When we reached the border, men were already not allowed to leave the country, so I went on with my sister and a little nephew. We were five days in the car, six days until we got to Vienna.

We stayed for the night in different countries……………

Click here for more

B.   Rotary’s network enables rapid humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees

By Rotary International

The crisis in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 2 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 1 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.

Click here for more

ROTARY DISTRICT 2231 POLAND don’t slow down because the needs are huge💛💙
Today another transport with refugees from Ukraine went to Szczecin and from there 🇩🇰 further to Denmark. 🇺🇦
Thank you everyone for your help !



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.





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