Coolamon Rotary New Bulletin #19

Monday 21st May

Paul welcomed 15 members plus guests Helen L & Barry Lillywhite. Point of discussion for the evening were: 

  • Secretary John read out correspondence & Henk announced monies made at the two clearing sales. 
  • We all enjoyed a delicious dinner followed up by banana fritters for desert.
  • Bernie reminded members to pay for shirts they have ordered
  • Paul organised a roster for Red Shield appeal collection this w/e and the one after. More members are required; please let Mark or Paul know. Roster will be emailed out to all.
  • John B announced there are two probable candidates for the National Youth Science Forum; Sarah commented they were both excellent candidates.
  • This Wednesday night at 7.30pm there is the meeting of ‘new ideas’ fund-raising projects at the Sports Club. All members interested are most welcome.
  • Daryl B presented a $600 cheque from Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club towards tree planting projects.
  • Wayne announced that Noel Trevaskis emailed John G  and stated that the meeting he had with our club last week was one of the best he’d been too.
  • Myffy announced that CCS Journalism Club has been successful in winning a ‘Reading Culture Award’ from the Riverina Regional Library for their work in producing the Coolamon Community Chronicle. Congratulations to Coolamon Central School & Coolamon Rotary for this significant award.
Daryl accepted the cheque from the Lower blue mountains Rotary club so we can plant their share of trees here.
CCS Journalism Club has been successful in winning a ‘Reading Culture Award’


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For those with midweekitis


Red Shield Appeal Roster

The Red Shield Appeal coming up this weekend and next weekend.  Below are the people who volunteered to fill a slot at Monday’s meeting.  If you are able to fill one of the empty slots (indicated by blanks below), please respond via email to Paul to get rostered on.
Saturday, 26 May (Foodworks)
8:30-11:00   Mark, Alex
11:00-1:30  Sharon R, Sharon M
1:30-3:00    Sarah, Leslie
Sunday, 27 May (Foodworks)
8:30-11:00  Mark, Paul
11:00-1:30  Sharon, Henk
1:30-3:00    Dave, Bernie
Saturday, 2 June (Ganmain Footy)
10:00-12:00  Myffy, __________
12:00-2:00   ____________, _____________
Saturday, 2 June (Coolamon Footy)
10:00-12:00  Daryl, Wayne
12:00-2:00    Daryl, Bondy

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Quote of the Week

Who said this?

“You’ve got to give something back. You can’t just sit there “.

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Muhammad Ali.


*Monday May 28 – Guest Speaker: Daryl Bruest on Kokoda trek, at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 4th June – Club Assembly. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Monday, 11th June – no meeting (Public holiday).

Thursday, 14th  June – BINGO.  Grahame M  (Captain), Wayne L,  Howard A & Mark R. 7.15pm in  Allawah Community Centre Hall.

*Monday, 18th June – Guest Speaker (TBA). Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, 20th  June – Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 23rd June to Wednesday, 27th June – Rotary International Convention. Toronto, Canada.

*Monday, 25th June – Farewell Dinner for Lucia.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 30th June – Street Raffle.   Outside Coolamon Newsagency.

*Saturday, 30th June – Coolamon Rotary Changeover and District 9700 Changeover.  Ganmain Hall.

Monday July 9th – Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Club

* denotes partner & guest night

Community Events

Up to date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  – 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the Secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.




Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
President-Elect & Service Projects:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles



May is Youth Service Month

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May is the month when Rotary focuses on Youth. The link between Rotary and youth for all our Clubs is amazing. Every club that I have visited engages with our Youth Programmes in some way or another, whether it be Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN), Rotary Youth Driving Award, Rotaract, Interact, District Scholarships, Rotary International Youth Exchanges, Peer Support Programmes in schools, Cure Kids, Life Education vans, Literacy Programmes in schools, and many others.


Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of youth services  Rotary International Web Site



District 9700 Board 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 D9700 Board is coming together nicely and the restructure is going to work and work well.  DGN John McKenzie and DG George Weston are committed to making it work, as are the others on this much smaller Board: The 9700 district that the Coolamon Rotary club was a member of has now been split. Coolamon Rotary will now be a part of District 9705 as of 2020. Details will be updated as they arrive.

District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Treasurer Finance & Audit: PP Doug Conkey {Budget} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

Other District Appointments

Executive Secretary and Web Master: PP Paul Murray Wollundry Wagga Wagga

District Trainer: PP Geraldine Rurenga Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee

PETS Facilitator: PDG Tony Monley D9810

Public Officer: PDG Ian Tooke Blayney

2019 Griffith D9700 Conference Chair: PP Ross Grillo Griffith

DIO Insurance/Risk Management: PP Sam Catanzariti Griffith

COL 2019 Representative: PDG Gary Roberts

We are still looking at appointing two more Assistant Governors.

We are also looking at the structure of all the Standing Committees and the Special Committees.

We will post all further news on D9700 2018-2019 on my DGJG Blog:

DG JG 9700 2018-2019


President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Nominee John McKenzie RC of Orange North