Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for August 21st 2023

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Simply AMAZING 75,000+ watching the Spain v England Final for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.



Ivana Andrés of Spain lifts the World Cup trophy.A shot from England’s Lauren Hemp, right, hits the crossbar in the 15th minute.








Congratulations to the Aussie Matildas on making the semi-final the first Australian football team male or female to have achieved this level in the world game.

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Clare Munro sent us this update on our good mate Neil:

“Dear John,

Neil continues to be a patient at Sydney’s St Vincent’s public hospital .
He was diagnosed with Pneumonia, Kidney Failure & Leukaemia ,
He has had one round of chemo & due for another.
His heart & a few other areas have been giving a few problems.
He has dialysis 3 times weekly.
He has become very weak & tired in body but the head & brain work well .
He loves to hear from you all at home, sometimes he can take the call. Other times he just enjoys listening to or reading the message.
I was home for a few days last week, I caught up with our grandchildren & some jobs.
Neil is currently treading a very tough road, the support of his friends is much appreciated. Please feel free to publish this in the newsletter.
Kind regards
Clare Munro.”



President John Bond welcomed 23 members tonight an excellent turn out.

We started with any news on our members who are not so well at the moment.  Grahame Miles spoke about Neil Munro and said that Neil is likely to remain in Sydney for the next two months.  Clare’s news on Neil is above.

Albert Suidgeest had news on Dick Jennings and his two knees.  Dick is up and about and is going swimming and Dick would welcome visitors after 11.00am.

President John gave a brief summary of the board meeting held before the regular meeting.  This included news on the Red Faces committee meeting next Monday at 6.00pm.

Howard Atkinson advised the meeting that our Coolamon and Ganmain towns have received a lot of publicity recently especially on the Ganmain Show.

Anne Rzeszkowski advised the meeting that we have been invited to support a bike event on the 11th November, more details will follow.

Leslie Weston had a few words to say about membership and recruiting and retaining new members.

Adrian Lindner thanked the 10 volunteers who helped with the car parking at the Ganmain Show on Saturday. Adrian also said that he now has enough volunteers for the Marrar Madness event.

Daryl Breust advised us that he had purchased three gazebo tents and that they are in his garage ready for the October long weekend for Gears & Beers.

Paul Weston said that the winner of the monthly puzzler was Scott Mudd.

An excellent meeting concluded with a heads and tails conducted by stand in S@A Garth Perkin which Barry Langtry won.  The raffle was won by Gary Truscott.


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!

*Saturday 26th August – Junee Rotary Club evening with Rtn Ken Hutt RC of Berry. Ken will talk on “The attempt to paraglide off Mt. Everest.”   Junee Ex Services Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm. Cost is $30.00 per head to benefit Polio Plus .

Fly off Everest for Polio

Details in the attached pdf file below:

Ken Hutt night 2

Monday 28th August – Normal Meting:   Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday 16th September – Marrar Madness  Car Parking volunteers needed.  10.00am-6.00pm

Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st. Gears & Beers Wollundry RC Weekend.

Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October – Volunteers needed see Mary Potts for the


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

* Partner’s night





N.B.  ALL of the above images were obtained from Facebook





Membership our lifeblood and our future.  We need to attract new members and at teh same time retain our current members.  This is a story form D5580 with 10 useful tips on how to attract and retain members.

Submitted by: Donald R. Cavalier, PDG, District Membership Chairperson
Give your potential members a meaningful Rotary experience by offering the opportunities to make a positive difference and connect with others in our communities and throughout the world.  They’ll make valuable friendships and feel good about Rotary and the work we’re doing to make the world a better place.  Remember, you have to “ASK”! and Follow-Up.

Make recruiting the top priority of your club. You can’t do everything as a club president, and knowing that will give you some freedom to focus on the most important thing.  Having new members – with new energy – will help you have more people to raise money for The Rotary Foundation, serve on your committees, and invite additional members/more smiling faces to your meetings and fun events. Let your members know this is the TOP priority so they can all help. Remember to appoint a Membership Chairperson for your club to help you be successful.

Know your club’s strengths.  Friendship, Service Above Self, projects, Club Strategic Plan, inclusion, volunteerism, Personal Growth, Leadership Development, “fun”, Family Programs, Development of Ethics, Cultural Awareness, the opportunities to serve.


Read the full story here:


August is Rotary’s Membership & New Club Development 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:  Adrian Lindner
  • 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
  • Webmaster: John Glassford