Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #1617-29

Week of 13 March

This week’s meeting featured a presentation by Liz Summerville, local rep for the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association (ALPA).  ALPA serves a number of roles, not the least of which is ensuring that livestock and property agents are well trained and represent their clients well, and are well versed in the marketing of livestock as well as residential and property.  They offer training for auctioneers and host an annual young auctioneer competition, the finals of which are held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Ian Durham thanked Liz for an interesting and entertaining presentation and presented her with a kangaroo-hide coin pouch in appreciation.  The evening concluded with a fine session and a raffle, which was won by Dave McKinley.

Members are reminded that we will have some special guests at our next meeting (20 March). Jackson Wykes, our nominee for Rotary Youth Exchange, and his parents will be our guests, along with two students who have participated in the Outward Bound program.  In addition, DGE George Weston and AG Bryan Short will be on hand and will help to induct Bruce Hamilton as he rejoins our club.  We hope to see you there! 


On the lighter side

Everyone’s favourite energy drink



What’s it called when you steal someone’s coffee?



How did the hipster burn his tongue?

He drank his coffee before it was cool.


What do you call sad coffee?



How are coffee beans like kids?

They’re always getting grounded!


How does a tech guy drink coffee?

He installs Java!


What’s black and doesn’t work?

Decaffeinated coffee.


Why are Italians so good at making coffee?

Because they know how to espresso themselves.


Why do they call coffee mud?

Because it was ground a couple of minutes ago.


How is divorce like espresso?

It’s expensive and bitter.


What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?



The puzzler

Okay, we need an easy puzzle after last week’s toughie. See if you can answer this puzzle:

A chook farmer has worked out that a hen and a half can lay an egg and a half in a day and a half. How many hens does the farmer need to produce one dozen eggs in six days?


Answer to the last Puzzler:

The third son bought a candle and a box of matches; when he lit the candle, the candle filled the room with light!



*Monday, 20th March YOUTH EXCHANGE.  Jackson Wykes, our proposed 2018 Youth Exchange student, and his family will meet AG Bryan Short, DGE George Weston and at least 2 Outward Bound Students who have returned from 12 months abroad.  In addition, we will be re-inducting Bruce Hamilton as a member. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 27 March: Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday, 15 April: Easter markets. Up-To-Date Store, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Sunday, 30 April: District 9700 Assembly (All Directors). West Wyalong High School 9:00 am.

10-14 June, 2017: Rotary International Convention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157  BY FRIDAY 12:00 pm.