Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #15

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #15

Be a Gift to the World


Economic and Community Development Month.

October Theme




Last Saturday morning we bagged and loaded the remaining few tonnes of our 100% weed free top quality moo poo for sale and distribution.  We had a great role up of volunteers albeit a few turned up late probably forgot to put their watches into Eastern Australian Daylight Saving Time.  A good time was had by all despite the flies.

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Heads down tails up, Daryl, Mark and Ian tying bags, the Man from Snowy River Don and Daryl and Mark share a joke.



Council Oct 2015

Tonight we held a Vocational Services meeting at the Coolamon Shire Council Chambers.  We were met by our Mayor John Seymour and General Manager Tony Donoghue .  Our members and their guests had many many questions that both John and Tony were more than happy to answer.

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We had several guests tonight including Mayor John Seymour and Margaret Seymour as well as Tony Donoghue and Donna Donoghue.  Welcome back to Christine Lorraine and other guests included Helen Lewis, Susan Glassford, Heather McKinley and Carmel Jarrett.   There were 17 members present a good turn out.

We then moved on  to the Sports Club where we shared dinner with our guests and the night concluded after several more questions for the Council.  All in all we learnt that our Council ticked all the 7 boxes required for a good Council.  The main topic was the push by the NSW Government for inefficient councils to amalgamate.  Tony feels strongly that Coolamon Shire Council is not one of them and that the Shire is in good financial state as are the roads and the citizens that they look after.

Thanks go to Rtn. Dave McKinley as Vocational Services Director for organising one of our rare vocational services visits.  The next one is on February 29th a joint Coolamon and Wagga Wagga Sunrise Vocational meeting at the Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions enterprise in Ganmain.

President Wayne Lewis reminded members that next Monday night is our AGM and election of office bearers for 2016-2017 and encouraged everyone to attend and volunteer to join the board and committees of PE Don Dyce.

Reminders to members that next Saturday at 2.30 pm we volunteer for the Coolamon and Ganmain Hospital fete in Ganmain at Victory Gardens.

Rtn. Dave McKinley thanked all of the volunteers who turned up to bag the last of the semi load of Moo Poo.

Rtn. Daryl Breust leaves for the Kokoda Track this week and all our members wish Daryl all the best for this arduous trek, around 100 ks.

Thursday 2 pm there is a meeting at the Sports Club on the proposed Cycle Track and members are encouraged to attend if they are able to do so.


Diary Reminders

Saturday 24th October Darkness to Light 6.00 pm. RC of Wagga Wagga Ajay Joshi Indian Food from Nilgiris Indian Restaurant in North Sydney.

Saturday 24th October Coolamon & Ganmain Hospital Fete at Ganmain. 3.00 pm START!

Saturday 24th October World Polio Day.

Monday 26th October AGM and Election of Office Bearers for 2016-2017.

Monday 2nd November Club Assembly Fellowship and Planning Meeting.

Friday November 6th Light the Night Leukemia Foundation in memory of Greg Armstrong.  Details to follow.

*Monday 9th November Guest Speaker Dr. Leslie Weston and Leslie’s Travelogue.

Wednesday 11th November November Board Meeting.

Thursday November 12th Henk Hulsman (Capt) Daryl Breust, Myffy Collette, Bernadette Milne.

Thursday 12th November BINGO Roster: Henk Hulsman (Capt.), Daryl Breust, Myffy Collette and Bernadette Milne.

*Monday 16th November Guest Speaker Ann Baker Sisters Housing Enterprises Inc. (SHE Inc.) is a community based not for profit organisation providing medium term supported accommodation for single women ….

*Saturday December 12th Annual Christmas party at Marg and Garth Perkins’ Home.

*Monday 29th February Joint Vocational Service Meeting with WW Sunrise in Ganmain at Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions.

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.

Saturday 28th May 2016 – Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea  Seoul 2016

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.





A dinner speaker was in such a hurry to get to his engagement that when he arrived and sat down at the head table, he suddenly realized that he had forgotten his false teeth. Turning to the man next to him he said, “I forgot my teeth…”

The man said, “No problem.” He reached into his pocket and pulled out a pair of false teeth. “Try these,” he said.

The speaker tried them. “Too loose,” he said.

The man then said, “I have another pair – try these.”

The speaker tried them and responded, “Too tight.”

The man was not taken back at all. He then said, “I have one more pair. Try them.”

The speaker said, “They fit perfectly.” With that he ate his meal and gave his speech. After the dinner meeting was over, the speaker went over to thank the man who had helped him.

“I want to thank you for coming to my aid. Where is your office? I’ve been looking for a good dentist.”

The man replied, “I’m not a dentist. I’m an undertaker.”






On Friday, 16 October, I will be attending the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah. I will also have a live discussion with Forbes contributor and fellow Rotarian Devin Thorpe about the role of religion in business and social entrepreneurship. Join us at 12 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.A.).


Devin Thorpe

I cover social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

I’m an author and speaker who focuses on helping those doing good in the world. I call myself a “champion of social good.” As a Forbes Contributor I cover social entrepreneurship and impact investing. My books on personal finance and crowdfunding draw on my entrepreneurial finance experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer, and mortgage broker in order to help people use financial resources to do good. Previously I worked on the U.S. Senate Banking committee staff and earned an MBA at Cornell.

This week, I am attending the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions here in Salt Lake City, a gathering of 10,000 religious people looking to advance world peace, many through some form of social entrepreneurship.

K.R. Ravindran, President of Rotary International, a global organization with 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members, most of whom are business and community leaders, will speak at the conference. He shared excerpts from his speech with me in advance.

Highlighting the importance of respect, he said, “ In Rotary, every religion is respected, every tradition is welcomed, and every conviction is honored, for in Rotary, we join in friendship and we are bonded by our dedication to service.



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 West Wyalong 1

We had a very successful day at the Evolution Mining Open Day. Our Rotary club members worked on the BBQ and sold raffle tickets on both days. All proceeds fromthe raffle were generously donated back to our Rotary Club. As you can see, it wasn’t all hard work, our members managed to engage in some of the activities offered on the day such as the face painting. Photos courtesy of Lorraine Williams.

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District 9700 Web Site







Interact gives students ages 12-18 the chance to make a real difference while having fun. Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.

Clubs meet at least twice a month and are sponsored by their local Rotary club. When you sponsor an Interact club, you’re helping young people:

  • connect with community leaders
  • develop leadership skills
  • make international connections
  • discover more opportunities to connect with Rotary, including Rotaract, RYLA, and Youth Exchange

Learn more about .

During World Interact Week, 2-8 November, Interactors around the world will take action in their communities and show how their clubs make a difference.




One of the best ways to learn about Rotary is to attend a Rotary International Convention, RICON.  They are held every year in a different country.  The second RICON that I attended representing Coolamon Rotary Club was Los Angeles.  Here are some memories of 2008 {Click on the thumb nail for a larger picture}:

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It was a great RICON and I was with RFFA now RFHA then and spent most of the time in the RFFA Booth.  Went to the Hollywood Bowl and listened ot Burt Bacharach and many other well known LA artists.  The Hollywood Bowl was hired by RI for one of the events held during the RICON.  One of the plenary sessions had Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General, from WHO as a key note speaker on polio and our partnership with WHO, CDC and UNICEF.

Join me in Seoul in May 2016!



Seoul 2016


The 2016 Rotary Convention is your chance to meet Rotary members from around the globe. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make new ones while exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas for a better world.



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Myeong-dong -Shopping in Seoul

Seoul is the ideal location for a Rotary convention and a delightful travel destination to explore. You’ll find traditional tea houses and regal palaces alongside posh shopping malls and bustling markets. Make sure to include extra time in your travel plans to experience the wonders of Seoul.

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Seoul Hotel 2

Creto Hotel Seoul


Warm, friendly people

Seoul may be the largest metropolis in Korea but its residents embrace visitors with a warmth more typical of a small town. Its high-tech transportation system and multilingual signs make getting around Seoul – and the convention – safe and easy. And you can stay connected to friends and family with free Wi-Fi at the convention venue.

Come to Seoul and experience the hospitality of a world-class city.



Biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years.

Ele Hunted

Will it ever end? This is 2015 not 1915 such a magnificent bull in the prime of his breeding life. SICKOS all of them.

German hunter pays nearly £40,000 to shoot one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe, while conservationists and safari guides mourn the loss of ‘magnificent’ animal.



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No Titi Tavern

Seen in South Africa.



Drinking beer could prevent the damage of the brain cells!!!!!


Drinking beer could prevent the damage of the brain cells, says a research carried out by Jianguo Fang and his colleagues of Lanzhou University’s school of chemistry. Drinking liquor is not a much appreciated practice in the past but partying has become a part of life these days. While the goodness of the wine is well known, it’s time to know something more about beer.Beer is not usually considered an evil for health when taken in reasonable quantity, but the goodness of beer is sure to amaze the beer lovers.

A compound called xanthohumol present in the beer is observed to have anti-carcinogenic, anti-oxidation and cardiovascular-protection properties.During brewing, an ingredient called hops is added to the beer that gives a bitter and tangy taste to it. Hops are the female flower of the hops plant known to have quite some medicinal values. Hops are the source of the compound xanthohumol present in the beer that renders goodness to the beer.

These xanthohumol are observed to protect neuronal cells present in the brain and thereby slows down the development of brain disorders, reports Fangs and his team.The oxidative damage to the neuronal cells is responsible for the development of brain diseases, according to the research, said Fang.

Brain defects like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions could be prevented or slowed down by the preventing the oxidative damage to these neuronal cells.Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes interruption in memory, thinking and behaviour in a person’s regular life, whereas Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder due to the death of vital nerve cells or neurons.

No cure has been found for these neurodegenerative diseases so far, and if this research is to be believed, then it is no wonder a joy to the beer brewers and beer lovers.   


Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species
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.

Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran

Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts

Coolamon Club President  Wayne Lewis

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:

Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project:

Rotary Down Under on line:

Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK:

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

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: