Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #11

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #11

MEETING September 17th. 2012


Today DG Greg Brown and his wife Lyn Brown paid us a visit for the annual Governor’s visit.

L-R Mark Reardon, Christine Atkinson, John Burns, AG Alan Sharp, Grahame Miles, Garth Perkin, Paul Weston, DG Greg Brown, Lyn Brown, Ian Jennings, Henk Hulsman, Ian Durham, John Glassford.


Wagga Wagga peace Conference

Past RI President Bill Boyd and PDG Henry Gardiner



Rotary Peace Conference Wagga Wagga September 21st. – 23rd.

*Monday 24th September 2012 Guest Speaker the Hon. Michael McCormack MP Federal Member for Riverina Gilbert Catering.

Tuesday October 2nd Joint Meeting at Junee Rotary Club.  ALL members are asked to attend this important meeting in Junee.
*Partners and Guests Night.


RI President Sakuji gets around this week he is in Brazil.  I hope that you enjoy reading about his travels.

While attending the RI Institute for Zones 22 &
23A in Vitória, Brazil, RI Director José Antonio F. Antiório and City Councilman Sergio Magalhães presented me with this certificate making me an honorary citizen of Vitória. Thank you so much, and I look forward to visiting Brazil again soon.


The RI Institute for Zones 22 & 23A in Vitória, Brazil helped Rotary gain traction in this region, due in large part to generous support from past RI presidents D.K. Lee and Luis Vicente Giay, RI Director José Antonio F. Antiório and Trustee Antonio Hallage. Thank you all for making this meeting a success.

Brazil will be the host of the Rotary Convention in 2015 from 5-8 June 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Sao Paulo Night Club and other scenes of Brazil.



As promised I have managed to get some lovely jewelery made by the deaf ladies at Sasa Designs in Nairobi.  UNEKE in Wagga have them and will be selling them in their shop.  If you need a unique African gift for a lady then here is a way to help the deaf ladies in Nairobi.  The Sasa Designs project is being managed by a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar from California, Megan MacDonald.  Here are some of the pieces now at Uneke.




A busload of politicians were driving down a country road when all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old cockie’s paddock.

The old cockie, after seeing what had happened, went over to investigate.

He then proceeded to dig a hole to bury the politicians.

A few days later the local policeman came out, saw the crashed bus, and asked the old cockie where all the politicians had gone.

The old cockie said he had buried them.

The policeman asked the old cockie, “Were they all dead?”

The old cockie replied, “Well, some of them said they weren’t, but I didn’t believe them.”


A man and his ever nagging wife went on vacation to Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away.

The undertaker told the husband, “You can have her shipped home for $5,000 or you can bury her here, in the Holy Land, for $150.”

The man thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home.

The undertaker asked, “Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your wife home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $150”.

The man replied, “Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later, he rose from the dead. I just can’t take that chance.”

{Thanks to Tom Telfer of ROTI fame for these jokes}


Too Cute Part 3



Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment (RYPEN)

The aim of Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment is to provide an enriching and challenging experience for Year 9 high school students. The weekend camp is a balance of social interaction, adventures and speakers to assist the students in developing life skills. RYPEN provides students with a wider experience than many have previously had. They interact with Rotarians and their peers from across the District and undertake challenging activities and adventures.

Coolamon RYPEN Team 2011 with Rtn. Leslie Weston

District 9700 Committee Members

Name   Position

Neil Pinto(Chairman) Wollundry-Wagga Wagga
David Mills (Bathurst)
Greg Conkey (Wollundry Wagga Wagga)
Geoff Breust (Wollundry Wagga Wagga)
Darren Wallace (Wollundry Wagga Wagga)

Contact the committee members by visiting here

RYPEN 2012:  – Borambola Sport and Recreation camp approximately 13km east of Wagga Wagga on the Sturt Highway

Dates are Friday 23, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November 2012

Buses are organised to transport students from across the District:
– A coach travelling between Bathurst and Wagga Wagga will pick up and drop off participants to the north of Wagga Wagga.
– A minibus travelling between Griffith and Wagga Wagga will pick up and drop off participants to the west of Wagga Wagga



Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka

Governor of District 9700  Greg Brown

Coolamon Club President  Paul Weston

Coolamon Club Secretary  John Glassford

Coolamon Club Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Coolamon Rotary Club Inc. P.O. Box 23 COOLAMON N.S.W. 2701

Websites of Interest

NEW! ROTI Rotarians On The Internet September Newsletter

Coolamon Rotary Club:

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project:

Rotary Down Under on line:

Rotarians For Fighting AIDS AUSTRALIA:

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa:


Don’t forget to regularly check our club web site for current information such as bingo rosters and various newsletters from the District Governor, the School of St. Jude’s, the monthly membership on the move newsletter as well as several other club bulletins.