Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for March 10th 2024

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for Week of 10/03/2024

Meeting of Monday 4th March

President John Bond “Bondy” welcomed 19 members and one guest being Michael Suidgeest.

Another excellent evening of fellowship and fun.

  • Paul Weston spoke on the Coolamon Community Chronicle and thanked Anne for her hard work distributing the CCC on time.  Paul said that they had some trouble with the printer which was fixed by the technicians and excellent response.
  • John G advised the members present that Wollundry RC have an evening with Author Fleur MacDonald speaking on domestic violence and on her books.  This will be at Romano’s on this Thursday evening.  Contact John G for information.  All members received an email on the event.
  • Ian Jennings spoke on the Clean Up Australia day held at the weekend and thanked our members who volunteered on the day.  Some photos by Mary and Adrian are in this bulletin.  Well done to all who took part.
  • Grahame Miles reminded members present that next Tuesday the 12th March there will be the meeting of teh Advance Coolamon proposed committee.
  • Garth Perkin invited members to attend the upcoming PETS weekend in Batemans Bay or in Cootamundra on the 22nd of March weekend.
  • Bondy reported that he had advised that the Rotarian couple from Launceston and riding from Adelaide to Sydney on a tandem bike that we will look after them in Coolamon.  Details to follow.
  • Paul announced the two winners for last week’s puzzler were Mary Potts and Daryl Breust each receives a free $5 raffle ticket.

Another fun filled fines session conducted by our S@A Dick and his Corporal Garth and no one was spared.  Bear was serenaded for his birthday and the raffle was won by Dick Jennings with two second prizes of Albert’s tomatoes to Garth and Anne.

The new table settings were given another workout.


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 March 11th Normal Meeting- Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

Tuesday 12th March.  Advance Coolamon Group meeting with guest speakers Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 6.30 pm.  Contact Joanne and Chris Berry 0410 641 260.  RSVP by 7th March.

Monday March 18th Board Meeting – Coolamon Sport  Rec Club, 5.00 for 5.15 pm.

Monday March 18th Normal 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.  OR
  • 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.

Sunday April 14thWagga Cycle Club Event:  CRC catering lunch and dinner for cycling event at the  Pomingalarna Reserve Wagga Wagga. Volunteers needed.  Details to follow.

Saturday May 11th:  Health Van visits Coolamon.

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



The Coolamon Landcare Group held a working bee on Clean Up Australia Day last Sunday:

“A big thank you to everyone who turned up and participated in our Clean Up Australia event yesterday, members from the community, Coolamon Landcare and Rotary Club. You all did so well, collecting close to 20 bags worth of rubbish that will now be disposed of appropriately, rather than sitting on roadsides. Great outcomes for CUA 2024, let’s hope your efforts can encourage as many as possible to advocate against littering.”

Here are some examples of the litter collected and the volunteers who took part:




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