Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-34

Highlights from the DISCON BBQ in Temora

Week of March 21st

We had 21 members present–a great rollup–and one apology.  President Albert welcomed those present and announced that the meeting was to consolidate our part in Gears and Beers, which will take place this coming Sunday, the 27th of March.  However Albert asked the three Temora conference goers for their short appraisals.  Adrian gave a very good and concise report on the events of the weekend.  Paul spoke on the inspirational aspect of district conferences and learning new ideas from other clubs.  John G spoke about meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

Daryl Breust then went through the duties of the marshals and the roster for Gears and Beers.  Daryl showed where all the marshals will be stationed and what to expect.  The baking of the ANZAC biscuits will take place on Saturday morning from 9.30am at the school.

Two rides will be coming through Coolamon in opposite directions, the Dirty 130 and the 115km ride.

Daryl requested that all marshals read through the Gears and Beers manual, which was forwarded to all member via email on the 21st of March.

Here is the roster–just click on the image for a larger version:

Other business on the night included discussion of the Sportsman’s Night on April 2nd at Kindra Park.  Mary Potts and Anne  Rzeszkowski have been selling raffle tickets and handed out 20 tickets per member for them to sell at $2 each or 3 for $5.  Albert then gave out some of the entry tickets for the night; don’t forget to record to whom you sold the tickets. Entry tickets are also for sale at the Coolamon Post Office and via Albert.

Dick Jennings was the stand in S@A and left no one out in his amusing fines session.

The raffle was won by Chez (1st prize) and Alex (2nd prize). An investigation has been launched to determine how Chez seems to have rigged the raffle to land in her favour far too often!





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

Monday, 28th March – Speaker Meeting. Bethany Crocker will speak on her participation in the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) earlier this year. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

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.

Monday April 18th – Easter Monday. NO Meeting

Monday April 25th – ANZAC Day. NO Meeting

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.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd October DGE Geraldine Rurenga’s Wagga Wagga D9705 Conference.

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  Rotary Zone 8 Conference Canberra.

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference.



This is a conversation between a man and his wife. Please note that she asks five or six questions which he answered quite simply; but, then she is speechless after answering only one question. l bet this happens more often than not to most husbands out there:
Woman: Do you drink beer?
Man: Yes.
Woman: How many beers a day?
Man: Usually about three.
Woman: How much do you pay per beer?
Man: $5.00 which includes a tip (this is where it gets scary!).
Woman: And how long have you been drinking?
Man: About 20 years, I suppose.
Woman: So a beer costs $5 and you have three beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5400, correct?
Man: Correct.
Woman: If in 1 year you spend $5400, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000 correct?
Man: Correct.
Woman: Do you know that if you didn’t drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought an airplane?
Man: Do you drink beer?
Woman: No.
Man: Where is your airplane?


Answer to the last Puzzler: A major goal is worth 8 points and a minor goal is worth 3.

This week’s challenge: The NCAA college basketball tournament is underway in America, an annual rite of spring for basketball fans.  In the tournament, 64 teams play single elimination games to end up with a champion after five rounds (the number of teams remaining is halved after each round is played). How many games in total are played to determine the winner?



1. Sunflowers for Ukraine

The “launch” of our project in Temora was done by Acting Governor Michael Moore at the start of the conference on Saturday morning.  As the proceeds will be going to RAWCS Caritas Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Aid I was invited to share the RAWCS booth at Temora.  This worked out well and most of the 80 bags of seeds and flyers went quickly.  Many enquiries and expression of interest to support the project.

I was asked several times what Rotary is doing for Ukraine and here is a very recent article from the Rotary magazine in Ukraine (22nd March 2022).  Sent by a good friend of mine from Rotarians On The Internet.

Rotary in Ukraine 23 March 2022

I have been working on the art work and need to comply with Rotary’s branding so here is my latest attempt:

Some great news from the Rotary club of Hall via Rtn. Emma Bell:

“Thanks for the link to your website. Do you have/want a similar page on the district website since this is a project for the district to get behind?

I have reached out to a Rotarian who is fabulous with graphic design. She is super busy so no guarantees but I will let you know if she is able to assist with the artwork for the cards and flyers.

Couldn’t agree more that this is an important and worthwhile effort and I hope to support you in any way I can.

I can also flag that the RC of Hall is interested in supporting this project and we would like seeds.”

Emma Bell PHF

District 9705 Chair of Communications



Above Dick Jennings head BBQ chef cooking gluten free sausages and beef patties! 

There are four pages on our website with photos and stories of the Temora Conference.  Just click on the links below.



1.  The Welcome BBQ Friday Night  (Coolamon Chefs well BBQ Specialists)
2.  Part 2 Temora DISCON Saturday Proceedings   (With a repeat of the BBQ.)



Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.





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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

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