Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-10

Week of 11th September

This weeks meet was attended by 15 members and 1 guests. The AGM looks like being held on the 20th November

Neil Munro raised the idea of having the Peace and Bali plaques freshened up for Peace Day in 2019. This will be discussed further at the Board Meeting. Neil, advised that the Lifter for the Hospital cost is $4950.

Wayne Lewis updated us on the kind donation of 1500 round bales of hay by Barry McKay. Barry would like the money raised to help the local community. Wayne suggested the Rural Outreach Counselling which is a self funded service helping the local community. Finding a suitable storage location for the Rotary Food Van is still on going. Wayne found a storage location which would be suitable at the cost of $38 a week for 1 year. A more permanent solution was raised at the meeting and is being investigated. This option is is to investigate if an area can be found at the Coolamon Show Ground and a shed erected for a permanent home for the food van. The meeting voted on an passed a motion for Mark Reardon to go ahead with the purchase of a new exhaust fan for the Van, this will make working in the van a bit more comfortable.

Daryl Breust advised that the roster for Beers and Gears has been sent off and waiting to be finalised. Daryl will email the roster to the members who have volunteered to man check points when it has been sent to him.

Leslie and Paul Weston continue to have great success with their dachshunds!

There was a good turn out by members to help with the catering for the Junior Football Presentation night. Graham Dennis from the Lions Club also put in a big effort on one of the BBQ. Thank you to Clare Munro for getting the bread organised for the sausages and rissoles to be served up. It was a good night everyone was happy with the food and it was good to see everyone enjoying themselves.


Howard busy cooking.

Beers and Gears

Wollundry Rotary members will be attending Monday 25th September to give an update on the Beers and Gears weekend.

DG George and Carol Weston’s Visit

Monday 25th September dress code Ladies smart, Gentlemen jackets and Ties. 

Mental Health Forum

Wayne Lewis is still busy  organising the second Mental Health Forum to be held on the 27th September 6pm, at the Coolamon Sports and Recreation Club. Wayne has been approached by local people who are dealing with Mental Health issues, who will be present on the night and will be telling their personal stories. This event is being supported by the combined charity groups of Coolamon. There will be a BBQ and salads on the night for a gold coin donation. It would be a appreciated if those attending could bring a plate of cake, slice or biscuits to share over a cuppa after the guest speakers have finished their presentation.

There will be a number of HELP organisations present, Riverina Bluebell, Music for Mates, Mate Helping Mate, Calo’s Riding Club and Introspective. David Post will be launching his Rural Outreach Service and a presentation and screening of the DVD, Our Stories of Depression.





Thursday September 14th 2017, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Dave McKinley, Wayne Lewis, Ivan Furner

Monday September 25th.  DG George and Carol Weston’s visit. Executive and Directors to meet with DG George before the meeting. Please bring your partners and support our District Governor. Gentlemen ties and jackets please.  Ladies smart as always.

Wednesday 20th November Board Meeting at the Westons.

Sunday October 1st Gears & Beers ALL Hands on Deck for Marshall duty

Thursday October 12th 2017, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Alex Thompson, Don Dyce, Dick Jennings

Sunday October 15th D9700 AGM and President’s Forum 2017-2018 Presidents. YOUNG, 10.00am-1.00pm.

Thursday November 9th 2017, BINGO Ian Jennings Capt, Daryl Breust, Garth Perkin, John Nulty

Sunday, 12th November:  DisTec17 in Young 10.00am-4.00pm.  Internet and computer skills for bulletin editors and club web masters training.

Monday 20th November: AGM and Election of Officers.

Thursday December 14th 2017, BINGO Grahame Miles Capt, Bernadette Milne, Myffy Collette, John Bond

Thursday February 8th 2018, BINGO Henk Hulsman Capt, Rod Jarrett, Dick Jennings, Alex Thompson

Saturday, 4th March and Sunday 5th March 2018 PETS.  Young.  President Elects Training Seminar.

Sunday 5th March 2018 D9700 Assembly ALL Club Board Members to attend in Young from 09:00-16:00

Thursday March 8th 2018, BINGO Neil Munro Capt, Dave McKinley, Don Dyce, Leslie Weston

Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2018 D9700 CONFERENCE in Leeton venue the Leeton ROXY Theatre.  Book accommodation early!

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call John Nulty on 0439 459 296 BY FRIDAY



Just a section for our DGE to keep you in touch with District matters:

JG is back from Darwin and had an amazing time learning how to be a DG  and above all making new friends.  here is an example of what Rotary does and can do across the oceans:

JG with Susan and DGN Joe Otin from D9212 East Africa.  Joe is from Nairobi in Kenya.

Joe had a great time and here is his email:

G’day John and Susan,

We have an African saying that goes ‘if you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far go together’.

This week we went together and in my mind we went far (and returned fast too) and it will be one of the most memorable trips of my life. It’s less about the Outback and more about the company and conversations we had during the trip to Kakadu.

I’ve got to say that the TV series Neighbours doesn’t portray the special people Down Under and experiencing your culture for myself greatly surpassed the high expectations I had of your country and people.

I’m glad that we got the chance to talk about Kenya and I didn’t get to feel home sick because I was with a fellow Kenyan through the trip.

Susan, your sense of humor and your passion for life are beyond measure. By the end of the trip I was wondering why I couldn’t hear the distinctive Australian accent with the people we met along the way, but perhaps it was because I had began to assimilate with your infectious culture and philosophy of consuming life with a big spoon.

I had no idea that this was going to be such a momentous trip and I feel that I have gained so much by spending time with you and I’m looking forward to exchanging ideas and strengthening Rotary in our respective regions as well as looking at opportunities for our businesses.

Cheers mate and have a safe flight back to Wonga Wonga.


A Friendly Reminder

John Nulty is looking after the apologies for our Monday meetings; could you please make sure you let John know if you are unable to attend a meeting so catering can be finalised before the meeting. John can be contacted on  or 0439 459 296.