Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for February 2024

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for February 2024

Click on the links below for the weekly bulletins from February:

Bulletin for Week of 5/02/2024

Bulletin for Week of 12/02/2024

Bulletin for Week of 19/02/2024

Meeting of Monday 26th February 2024

President John or Bondy was back in the chair tonight and welcomed 21 members and one guest, Michael Suidgeest.

Paul Weston reported on the board meeting held prior to tonight’s meeting and said that the board approved the following items:

  • A $1,000 donation to the Coolamon Pre School appeal for their new building.
  • PE Adrian Lindner was appointed as the delegate to the upcoming PETS weekend. PS Welcome back Adrian!
  • The membership application for Vicki Langtry was approved.
  • May 11th the Rotary Men’s Health Education Rural Van will be in Coolamon giving out medical advice not just to men but to women.  Check their web site:  MHERV
  • We have approved a donation of $300 to MHERV to cover accommodation of the MHERV nurse for two nights.

Bondy asked for all members to invite interesting people to be a guest speaker.  We need some good speakers!

Daryl Breust requested confirmation that the board had approved donations to the the Coolamon netball/football competition that will last 18 weeks.  Mary confirmed that this was approved online by board members recently.  Daryl is now able to advise the netball and footy committees that they will get their weekly prizes.

Daryl Breust has a potential guest speaker in Nicole Dixon, an artist who painted the Breust’s home.  Nicole lives down Brushwood Road and Daryl will invite her to be our guest speaker.

Ian Jennings invited our members to volunteer for Clean Up Australia Day being supported by the Coolamon Landcare Group this coming Sunday, March 3rd, meeting at 9.00 am at Redgrave Park in Coolamon.

Paul announced the winners of the last two Puzzlers, Adrian Lindner and Scott Mudd, who both received a free $5 raffle ticket.

The raffle was drawn and the winner was John Nulty.

Our Corporal Dick Jennings then entertained us all with another fines session that had us all laughing.

The meeting closed at 8.30pm and a good time was had by all.

BTW we did try another table seating arrangement which looks good but needs some tuning.  More info next week.


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 4th March 2024 Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

PETS & Learning & Development for all incoming Presidents Elect, Board Members, New Members and Directors.

  • Fri Mar. 08, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 10, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.  Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay.


  • Fri Mar. 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. – Sun Mar. 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club, Cootamundra.

Saturday 25th – Wednesday 29th May 2024- Rotary 24 SINGAPORE Convention.


*Friday 25th- Sunday 27th October 2024. D9705 Conference.  Mittagong RSL.  Bookings open now for early bird registrations:



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


Answers to the last puzzles:

Riddle: A coat of paint is best put on wet! Geography quiz: A) USA, B) Afghanistan, C) Brazil, D) Norway, E) Turkiye, F) Spain, G) Myanmar, H) Canada, I) Ukraine, J) France

This month’s puzzles:

Riddle: What goes up but never comes down?

Brain teaser: A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?





The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris.

On  23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting.

Harris’ desire for camaraderie among business associates brought together these four men and eventually led to an international organization of service and fellowship.

Each of the first four Rotarians, and Harry L. Ruggles, who is often called the “fifth Rotarian,” brought different professional perspectives to the organization.




The Rotary Foundation is changing the world by providing grants for projects and activities around the globe and in your own backyard:

WASH Global Grant Projects: Since 2013, The Rotary Foundation has invested in more than $130 million in over 2000 projects worldwide. Through this investment, our volunteers of action have improved access to safely managed and basic WASH services to communities, schools and healthcare facilities, while protecting and conserving water resources. 

Rotary-USAID WASH Partnership: Rotary and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) assist communities and governments to plan, finance and deliver safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, while sustainably managing water resources.

WASH in Schools Target Challenge: Rotary challenges our members to develop sustainable projects that comprehensively address the most pressing water, sanitation, hygiene and education needs  in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Kenya.



March is Rotary’s Water & Sanitation 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