Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2122-37





We had 18 members along to a self catered evening of fellowship and fun.  President albert had a few things to say including birthday wishes to Ian Jennings and presenting Ian with a bottle of wine.

John Bond is out of intensive care and Neil Munro visited Bondy in hospital in Sydney and gave us a report on his condition.  Bondy also sent us an email and asked us to fine John Nulty if he got a banana split.  John Nulty followed up with some very amusing insights into his wisdom highlights (grey hair).

Albert advised us that the wood drive before ANZAC Day is postponed as we now have enough wood for a trailer or two.  Trevor Jose has been invited to the Wednesday board meeting at Trevor’s request.

Dinner was cooked by several of the lads and many salads appeared following Albert’s call for salads via SMS.  It is unknown as to why the call was put out in the first place, but members rallied to the cause and we had enough salads for an army.  Chez created a dubious jelly; it was not the jelly, but the chocolate eggs buried in the jelly that caused quite a reaction.

Henk made a suggestio9n that we may be asked to cater for the ANZAC Day Trotting meeting at the Coolamon Showgrounds; be prepared if a call goes out for help.

Anne (still in COVID isolation), has already filled 250 bags for the Sunflowers for Ukraine project.  JG brought the members up to date and reported that the 500 kg of seeds will be collected on Thursday by JG and stored in Ganmain ready for packing into 1- to 2-kg bags for distribution.  JG said that we will launch the project on May 1st.  There are 20 clubs around Australia and 2 Districts who will join us, but more are expected as it’s only early days.

Acting S@A Ian fined a few members including Albert and JG for the WW Daily Advertiser Dangerous headline.

The raffle was won by Howard, Daryl and Mary.

Thanks to all the members who contributed by cooking, making salads and sweets as well as washing up that made the night a happy event.

NB:  NO MEETING Easter Monday and NO MEETING ANZAC Day; we will be back on the 2nd May.


Vale Brian Clarke

Dr Brian Clarke, longtime partner of former Coolamon Rotarian Myffy Colette, passed away peacefully at his residence in Ganmain this past week. Funeral plans are being finalised, but members are advised that men are requested to wear a tie to the service (Brian was a huge fan of ties and Myffy can provide one to members without one) and that flowers should not be sent to Myffy’s residence but should accompany the coffin to the cemetery.



*N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!

Wednesday April 13th – Board of Directors Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Monday April 18th – Easter Monday. NO Meeting (public holiday).

Monday April 25th – ANZAC Day. NO Meeting (public holiday).

Monday May 2nd – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Monday May 9th – Regular Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

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 – District Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we’re having two district conferences in 2022).

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

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference



The crew of a British Airways A380 Flt 268 made a wrong turn during taxi for departure at Heathrow, and came nose to nose with another aircraft. The furious ground controller (a female) started yelling: “Speedbird 268″ where are you going? I instructed you to turn right on ‘Charlie’ taxiway; you turned right on ‘Delta’. Stop right there”

Continuing her verbal lashing of the embarrassed crew, she shouted: ” It’ll take forever to sort this out due to your screw up. Hold your position and don’t move until I tell you to. You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about a half hour and I expect you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you. You got that?”

The frequency went very quiet until an unknown male pilot broke the silence… “Wasn’t I married to you once?”






Answer to the last Puzzlers: Riddle – the letter ‘s’; Harder one – two mares and two fillies, with one of the mares being the daughter of the other.

This week’s puzzlers:

1. Easier one: He has married many women, but has never been married. Who is he?

2. Harder one: What time should be displayed on clock 5 below if it follows the pattern exhibited in clocks 1 through 4?






Rotary has had many champions working for the cause … and one such champion is Ken Hutt of the Rotary Club of Berry, New South Wales Australia.

In 2014 Ken climbed the World’s sixth highest mountain, Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet, and then successfully paraglided back to Base Camp, all for raising awareness for the PolioPlus campaign. Now, he is taking on another challenge for PolioPlus … by planning a World Record assault and paraglide from the summit of Everest in May 2022.

“Dear Fellow Rotarians in our District 9705

Our quest for the eradication of Polio has endured many challenges, interruptions and obstacles over the past 35 years but still we hold the course with eradication as close as ever.

With wars, pandemics, bushfires, floods and the need to spread our very hard earned dollars across many important and very deserving areas it is difficult to maintain our commitment to Polio eradication.  With our Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrangement, a small investment soon becomes a considerable amount that we know, really makes a difference.

I am making a plea with your club being involved in a united effort and making a very big difference to our collaborative contribution to Polio eradication.

In the next 8 weeks I will be travelling to Mount Everest, with the intention of flying a Paraglider from as high a possible on the mountain, even from the summit itself, and creating history in the name of Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign , as we all are creating history if we can achieve our goal in eradicating Polio.

Ken Hutt

Rotary Club of Berry, NSW

0418 205225”






The sunflower seeds are in the bin! Some photos from last week’s harvest. Thanks so much Doug Bruckner you are a champion. We look forward to collecting your generous donation for Ukraine.





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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