Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for October 2023

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for the Month of October

The weekly bulletins published below click on the link:

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for October 15th 2023

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for October 22nd 2023

Coolamon Rotary Bulletin for October 29th 2023

Meeting of Wednesday 1st November 2023

President John Bond welcomed 23 members and their guests which included eight guests:

Bernadette Milne, Jan Nulty, Sharon Miles, Susan Glassford, Lorraine Hamilton, Maureen Hulsman, Marilyn Jennings and Jann Breust.  Together with 15 members we had an excellent night of social interactions.

The food was very good with generous helpings.  The Ganmain Sports Club caterers opened up especially for our group.  There was no business conducted nor did we have a raffle or a fines session.  Just good fellowship and some interaction with the few locals from Ganmain who were there.

Thank you to Grahame Miles for organising the social night.



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 4th November – Tackle the Track Bike Ride 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Monday 6th November – Normal Club Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday 11th November – Wagga Cycle Club Event.  CRC to cater lunch and dinner for cycling
event at Pomegolarna Reserve Wagga Wagga. Volunteers needed.

Monday 20th November – CRC Annual General Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

* Partner’s night

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!



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


The Puzzler

Answer to the last puzzlers:

  • Riddle: If you remove the first and last letter of ‘five’, you’re left with ‘iv’ (four in Roman numerals). Thus, removing half of five (two of its four letters) yields four!
  • Brain teaser: First, Alice and Ben cross the river in 2 minutes, and Alice returns in 1 minute. Then Cindy and Don cross the river together in 8 minutes, and Ben returns in 2 minutes. Finally, Alice and Ben cross the river again in 2 minutes, for a total elapsed time of 15 minutes (2 + 1 + 8 + 2 + 2).

This month’s puzzlers:

  • Riddle: What English word retains the same pronunciation even after you take away four of its five letters?
  • Brain teaser: I do not have any special powers, but I can predict the score of any cricket game before it begins. How can I do this?




The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

The Charity Navigator based in the USA has given The Rotary Foundation top billing of 4 stars now 14 years in a row.

“This charity’s score is 100%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 85% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 5% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.”

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission

The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

When we award a Paul Harris Fellow we invest in $1,000 to make this award and lately with the Bill Gates Foundation of $2:1 this accumulates to an  amount of $3,000 as long as we state the $1,000 is going to polio plus our flagship project.

Our club has been the beneficiary of two Global Grants for our projects in South Africa and Kenya.

Our Foundation At Work

November is our Rotary Foundation 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