JULY IS ROTARY NEW LEADERSHIP MONTH
OUR LEADERS FOR 2022-2023
R.I. President Jennifer Jones
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world. Jennifer is the first female President of Rotary International in its 117 year history.
Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.
R.I. Director Zone 8 Jessie Harman
Dr Jessie Harman, the first female Rotary International Director from Zone 8 and Chair of the RI Membership Board. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast in Ballarat and was Governor of District 9780, Australia in 2010-2011.
R. I. District 9705 Governor Geraldine Rurenga
Geraldine Rurenga will make history is the youngest Rotary District Governor in Zone 8. Geraldine is a member of the e-Club of Brindabella. Geraldine is also the youngest DG world wide for 2022-2023. Geraldine has been a member of the D9700 and D9705 Board of Directors since 2018-2019.
Area 3 Governor Elaine Almond
Elaine Almond was awarded the D9700 Bruce Gruber Outstanding Rotarian of the Year Award in Griffith in March 2019. Elaine is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga. AG Elaine is the current Area Governor for D9705 with 15 clubs to look after.
President Paul Weston
Dr. Paul Weston is our leader for 2022-2023 and this is the third time Paul has been our president. Paul joined Coolamon RC in November 2010 and was our president in 2012-2013 & 2017-2018. We look forward to 2022-2023 with Paul and his team.
WEEK OF JULY 4th
MEETING OF JULY 4th
CHANGE OVER DINNER MONDAY JULY 4th
HIGHLIGHT PAUL HARRIS FELLOW to RICKY HARD
Our 2022-2023 Rotary year started off with a bang with another fantastic changeover at the Coolamon Sport & Rec Club. The event was attended by ca. 70 Rotarians, partners, guests and local dignitaries. Immediate PDG Leo Farrelly was on hand to assist with formal proceedings such as the induction of our newest member (Dr Joe Yanasigawa) and presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow award to local signwriter Ricky Hard. Things moved along smoothly with veteran emcee Dick Jennings chairing the event, and attendees were well catered to courtesy of the fabulous Chinese smorgasbord prepared by Diane and Gilbert. Immediate Past President Albert provided a thoughtful summary of the past year’s activities, acknowledging members who played key roles in making things happen. The evening concluded with the induction of President Paul, who introduced his board for 2022-2023, and the raffle which saw numerous attendees leaving with a nice souvenir of the evening. Thanks to members and partners who made preparations for the evening and the many visiting Rotarians and guests that contributed to a very memorable event. Click on the thumbnails below for a larger view of the pics.
*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!
Monday 11th July – CRC ASSEMBLY including President Paul Weston’s plans for the 2022-2023 Rotary year. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.
Tuesday 12th July – 1st CRC 2022-2023 Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm (to be confirmed).
Friday, 15th July – Sustainable Farming Field Day. At the properties of Adrian & Wendy Lindner and Ian & Marilyn Jennings. 9.00 am – 3.00 pm.
Tuesday, 2nd August – Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).
Saturday/Sunday October 1st-2nd – Gears and Beers (Wollundry RC).
Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022 – Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).
JUST FOR LAUGHS
Answer to the last puzzlers:
Easier one: 1) Put the plow before the horse; 2) It takes two to tango; 3) Get hot under the collar; 4) To go from the frying pan to the fire; 5) Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Harder one: 150 miles. The key to solving this one was to put the fuel consumed by driving and that lost to leakage in the same units (e.g. gallons per hour), then working out how many hours the fuel would last based on the combined rates of fuel consumption and how much fuel was in the tank. The time travelled can easily be converted to distance because the vehicle travelled at a constant speed.
This week’s puzzlers:
Easier one: What question can you never answer ‘yes’ to?
Harder one: Albert and Daryl decided to play tennis against each other. They bet $1 on each game they played. Albert won three bets and Daryl won $5. How many games did they play?
1. RI PRESIDENT JENNIFER JONES
Jennifer Jones, Rotary International’s first female president, is the perfect leader to spread the word about the good Rotary does in the world, and inspire its members to keep going.
FULL STORY BELOW
RI President Jennifer’s theme for 2022-2023:
Imagine Rotary the theme for 2022-2023 explained by incoming President Jennifer Jones.
The logo for the theme was designed by Riki Salam, an Australian artist and graphic designer specializing in contemporary Indigenous art, design, and communications. He also created the 2023 Rotary International Convention logo which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, thus connecting the two by a shared visual language.
Circle – connections to one another
Dots around it – Our People
There are 7 Dots because of our Rotary’s 7 areas of focus
Circle + dots around it – Navigation star, our guiding light
Green solid line – digging stick (used when doing hard work); for us it’s People of Action, represents the tools for getting things done
Colours: Purple, Green & White – The colours of the suffragettes.
Celebrate DEI- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Freedom to express ourselves differently but still with a special connection.
The colours green, purple, and white are not necessarily connected to aboriginal culture. President-elect Jennifer Jones asked the new crew of Governors to use one, two, or all three when dressing for official events instead of using a theme jacket. “As we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, I wanted all of us to be able to express ourselves differently in what we wear, but still have connection,” she explained.
There are several ways to interpret the colours: Purple for example stands for polio eradication, green for the environment, the newest addition to our areas of focus, and white for peace, our core mission. Together, they are the colours of the women’s movement, the Suffragette – a subtle nod to this history as Jones pointed out, since she will be the first female RI president.
Represents Empowerment and Newness and also the colours were utilised for the women’s movement giving us the opportunity to grow our female membership.
2. UPDATE SUNFLOWERS SEEDS FOR UKRAINE
SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOR UKRAINE JUNE NEWSLETTER
Many clubs are now receiving seeds and we know this demand will increase, however we still have over 50kgs of seeds in stock. Junee Rotary took 20kgs of seeds and that makes the total they have collected to 31kgs. We look forward to the results of their efforts.
I have ordered 1,000 display/donation boxes. These will be available, now the artwork is done, and have been printed and will be delivered to us very soon. Once the word gets out there then I strongly believe that the demand will be excellent. So far, I have 250 boxes spoken for.
Update from the RAWCS Project (83 of 2014-15), With more than 13 million people having fled their homes in Ukraine, including 8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s), and 5 million forced into exile, this is a humanitarian crisis on an unimaginable scale, requiring a massive aid response. The prime objective is to meet immediate lifesaving needs of the crisis affected civilian population to preserve lives, ease suffering and promote self-sufficiency. Having met an initial target of $5 million, the scale of the tragedy in Ukraine is such that the need for further humanitarian aid is critical. The target has therefore been doubled to $10 million.
With more than 13 million people having fled their homes in Ukraine, including 8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s), and 5 million forced into exile, this is a humanitarian crisis on an unimaginable scale, requiring a massive aid response. The prime objective is to meet immediate lifesaving needs of the crisis affected civilian population to preserve lives, ease suffering and promote self-sufficiency. Having met an initial target of $5 million, the scale of the tragedy in Ukraine is such that the need for further humanitarian aid is critical. The target has therefore been doubled to $10 million.
FULL STORY BELOW:
THE STRENGTH OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE
Above: Students return to their Ukrainian high school. For a yearbook photo shoot . No words!
JULY IS ROTARY NEW LEADERSHIP MONTH
Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.
ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23
Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Paul Weston
President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Mary Potts
Membership Director: John Nulty
Service Projects Director 1: John Bond
Service Projects Director 2: Brian Pattison
Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski
Club Admin Director: Henk Hulsman
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin
Immediate Past President: Albert Suidgeest
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