Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #07
AUGUST IS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP MONTH
First take care of the exit gate !
Something is seriously wrong if Rotarians leave alive (unless they are shifting to another location).
The other thing wrong in the cartoon is the number of women in Rotary, we need many more to join.
RUN TO RAISE HALF MARATHON
Danny Milne runs in In Memory of Kellie Wall, Danny’s sister. Photos Courtesy of Bianca Marie Photography
Well done Danny!
MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 18th. 2014
On Thursday night at Bingo Past President Paul Weston hands over the cheque for the electric trolley to Ray Wall from the Coolamon and Ganmain District Hospital. The funds having been raised at our Rotary monthly BINGO!
Last night we had as our guest speaker Bruce Spinks form Wollundry Grove Olives near Wagga Wagga. Bruce is also a member of the Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga. We had 11 members and two guests, being Marilyn Jennings and Helen Lewis. Bruce spoke with passion and he is enjoying his vocation. Bruce handed out some bread and olive oil and some table olives for our enjoyment. Thanks go to Marilyn Jennings for supplying the bread.
Past President Paul Weston presented Bruce with the Kangaroo Money Pouch and thanked Bruce for the effort coming over to our club last night.
Wollundry Grove have 2,000 olive trees and are in the main harvested mechanically. We learnt that olives like water, boron fertiliser and pruning. Bruce showed us the development of their crushing methods and we learnt that the whole olive fruit and stone are crushed to get the oil. Here are some photos from Bruce’s talk:
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*Monday 25th August Guest Speaker Winfried Holzapfel (science forum)
*Saturday 30th August The Delltones at the Civic Theatre Wagga Wagga.
*Monday 1st September Guest Speaker Liam Armstrong: “Harness racing from a drivers perspective”
Friday 5th September Blokes Biggest Lunch for Prostrate Cancer Research Wagga Wagga RSL.
Saturday 6th September Ganmain Trivia Night
Monday 8th September Board Meeting.
Thursday 11th September BINGO Roster Ian Durham (Captain), Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne, John Glassford
*Monday 15th September Guest Speaker Luke Mulley: ” Desert Marathons and long distance running in general”
Thursday -Saturday 12-14th September Rural Womens Conference and Workshops in Coolamon.
*Monday 22nd September Guest Speaker PP Barry Lillywhite and Anton Green on the proposed Cheese Factory for Coolamon.
*Monday 29th September 2014 DG David Kennedy’s Visit
Saturday 4th October Scarecrow Festival by the Coolamon Men’s Shed
* Tuesday October 7th Joint Foundation Meeting at Junee with PDG Ian Simpson D9700 DRFC. In lieu of Monday Meeting N.B.
Thursday 9th October BINGO Roster Neil Munro (Captain), Ted Hutcheon, Wayne Lewis, Don Dyce
Monday 11th November AGM.
*Partners and Guests Night.
Apologies for Monday meetings call Christine Atkinson on 0427 880 158 or 6927 3521 BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GARY HUANG
Rotary International president is honored in Diamond Bar
DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVID KENNEDY D 9700
FOLKS in the rakish blue – and plain clothes – will be recognised later this month at the inaugural Wagga Local Area Command (LAC) police officer of the year awards.
The awards, organised by the Rotary Club of Wagga Sunrise, allow the public to acknowledge outstanding acts of kindness, compassion, courage and devotion to duty by any male, female, uniform or plain clothes, office staff or volunteers, of the NSW police service in the Wagga LAC.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
50 Years Married
At Saint Mary’s Catholic Church they have a weekly husband’s marriage seminar.
At the session last week, the Priest asked Luigi, who was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman for all these years.
Luigi replied to the assembled husbands, “Wella, I’ve tried to treat her nice, spend money on her, but best of all is that I took her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!”
The priest responded, “Luigi, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here!” Please tell us what you’re planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary.”
Luigi proudly replied, “I’m gonna go get her.”
In a factory: A man standing on the floor and looking aimlessly……
CEO of that factory came and asked his salary…
Man replied “5000 sir”
CEO took out his wallet and gave 15000 and told him…
“I pay people here to work and not to waste time, This is your 3 months salary.
Now get out of here. Never come back”
That guy left………….
Then CEO asked workers “Who was that guy?”
Workers replied “Pizza delivery Boy Sir”..
Moral: Don’t overreact in every situation!
YOUNG WRITERS GET PUBLISHED WITH THE HELP OF ROTARY
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family.
The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan’s story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations.
The best stories, including Jordan’s, were published in “The Butterfly StoryBook,” an e-book produced by the club and sold through Amazon.com. Rotary members and others are encouraged to donate copies to school libraries. Proceeds are used to support other literacy efforts.
OUT OF AFRICA
Chipembere Rhino Foundation requested 2 more collars to assist with their rhino population. A challenging collaring was experienced when this rhino decided to head into a forest before the drugs had taken full effect. The day ended successfully with 2 more rhino safely collared. Thank-you to all our donors with special thanks to John Glassford and the Rotary Club of Coolamon in NSW Australia via the Kenton Rotary Club in the Eastern Cape of South Africa for this donation.
MOUNT KENYA 2015 ANZAC DAY CLIMB
This will be a permanent section for the next 12 months in our weekly bulletin and I will update stories to this article as and when we get them. The Australian Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs have approved our application to be part of the Centenary for ANZAC and we are allowed to use the logo below with some rules on it’s use:
The Mount Kenya 2015 web site can be found here on clicking the banner below:
IN EUROPE IPP DICK JENNINGS AND MAREE JENNINGS
Maree Jennings said that she still can’t believe they are there, it so green everywhere and very mild. Dick starred as a music man at the museum in Rudesheim today. This would have to be one of the prettiest places they had ever seen.
Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2015
RAGES WEB SITE
Bulletin Editor and Web Site: John Glassford
Rotary International President Gary Huang
Governor of District 9700 David Kennedy
Coolamon Club President Garth Perkin
Coolamon Club Secretary Paul Weston
Club Treasurer Henk Hulsman
Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701
Websites of Interest
Coolamon Rotary Club: http://coolamonrotary.com
Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/
Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub
Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/
Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org
Proposed Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#