Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for 10th July 2023


Meeting of Monday 10th July

President John Bond welcomed his guest cousin Rod and 19 members to his first meeting as our president.

IPP Paul Weston thanked all those who volunteered for the setting up and organising the changeover dinner last Monday July 3rd.  In particular IPP Paul thanked Henk for stepping up with the CV for Trevor Jose and the presentation of his Paul Harris Fellow award.

Some items that we discussed were:

  • The bulletin – weekly or monthly? Most members it would seem would prefer a weekly with less content.
  • First board meeting for 23-24 will be Monday 17th July at 5.15 pm.
  • Monday 17th July our “guest speaker” will be D9705 Area Governor Garth Perkin.
  • Request for information from Lucy O’Brien for an exchange to the USA.
  • President John reported that the Red Faces event is coming along.

S@A Dick Jennings concluded the evening with another classic fines session.  However Dick said that he missed his Cpl Garth.



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 July 17th – First Board Meeting of 23-24.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 5.00 for 5.15 pm.

*Monday July 17th – Speaker Meeting. Area 3 Governor Garth Perkin will present his jdeas for the new Rotary year. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd October – Rotary District 9705 Annual Conference. Queanbeyan.

* Partner’s night


ALL cartoons and jokes were sourced from Facebook.


The second Rotary president from Scotland embarks on his hope-filled agenda

A young bagpiper parades out of a hotel banquet room playing the familiar refrain of “Scotland the Brave.” Behind him, carrying a plated ceremonial haggis and wearing blue, green, black, and yellow Gordon Modern tartan, is 2023-24 Rotary International President Gordon McInally.

It’s Burns Night…….  FULL STORY HERE


July is Rotary’s Maternal & Child Health Month

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada



Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club

  • President: John Bond
  • President-Elect 2024-2025: Adrian Lindner
  • Secretary: Paul Weston
  • Treasurer: Mary Potts
  • Membership Director: Leslie Weston
  • Service Projects Director:  VACANT
  • Youth Services Director: Scott Mudd
  • Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman
  • Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
  • Sergeant @ Arms: Dick Jennings
  • Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Paul Weston
  • Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford
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