Week of 10 July
The first meeting of our new Rotary year was a planning meeting and an orientation meeting to the new directors. President Paul Weston listed some of the projects planned for the coming year, and Vocational Services director Ian Jennings described his portfolio and some of his plans for the year. John Glassford, the District Governor Elect (DGE) for District 9700, provided an update on plans for the district changeover which will take place in one year’s time in Coolamon or Ganmain. The meeting concluded with a brief fine session and meat raffle. Our next meeting will be a continuation of this meeting, with further elaboration of plans for the coming year and description of the portfolios and plans of additional directors. This is meant to be the last bulletin edited President Paul, who will be handing off duties of bulletin editor to Julie Clark.
On the lighter side
It is common practice to expect new Rotarians to give a talk to their fellow Rotarians about themselves, their early life, their training and their job. Later in Rotary life the Rotarian is often expected to fill the speaker diary by giving a talk which is NOT connected with his or her work. A hobby such as stamp collecting or model trains would be a good example.
Fred arrived at the meeting of his Rotary club to be reminded that he was the speaker for the evening and this was not a “Job Talk”.
He had forgotten and was not prepared. He sat at the head table, beside the Chairman for the evening, and thought about a subject during the meal.
When he was announced he spoke about sex. The members listened to every word and asked many questions. It was a success.
When he arrived home, Mary his wife, asked “How was Rotary?”
“It was a good meeting” he said.
“What was for dinner?” she asked.
“Beef, and it was good” he answered.
“Who was the speaker?” she continued.
“I was” he replied.
“What did you speak about?”
Now he can see trouble looming!
“Sailing” he lied.
The next morning Mary was shopping in town and visited the butcher who was also a Rotarian.
“Fred gave a wonderful talk last night” he said.
“Yes” said Mary, “but I don’t understand why he chose the subject. The first time he did it he was sick and the second time his hat blew off”.
Answer to the last puzzler: A sponge!
Monday, 17 July: Regular meeting. Planning meeting for 2017-2018 (continued). Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.
Wednesday, 19 July: Board meeting. Weston residence, 7:30 pm.
Monday, 24 July: Regular meeting. Guest speaker TBA. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.
Wednesday, 26 July: Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 4:00 pm.
Wednesday, 26 July: Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Healthy Brain Ageing and Memory Van visit (noon-3:00 pm). Presentation at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Monday, 31 July: Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.
*Partners and Guests Night
Apologies for Monday meetings: call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157 BY FRIDAY