Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-13

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #13


Congratulations Tigers supporter Daryl Breust great game!!!


{Guest Editor John Glassford}



Rise of the female Honduran entrepreneur

BUSINESS: Coffee Growing & Harvesting



It takes over three hours to get out to Silvia’s tiny village from La Esperanza, the hub of the Western Highlands in Intibucá, but it is well worth the journey.

It takes over three hours to get out to Silvia’s tiny village from La Esperanza, the hub of the Western Highlands in Intibucá, but it is well worth the journey.

“I have suggested to other women the benefits of working with Adelante. You learn so much. You learn how to manage your loans. If you don’t have the funds you can’t learn how to manage them. You can have good ideas and ambition but until you have the funds you cannot learn how to use them”


Adelante collaborates, through Rotary’s global grants, with the Rotary Club of Real de Minas-Tegucigalpa (Honduras), the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps (California, USA), and several other clubs from District 5340 (California, USA). With the help of Rotary, Adelante has been able to provide business training and 600 loans to its clients. The partnership continues to grow in the departments of Intibucá and La Paz.


Week of 2nd October

Geers & Bears Sunday to help the Wollundry Wagga Wagga Rotary Club with this amazing event.  All hands on deck as marshalls and cooks.  A full report next week.  However we hear that Bernadette’s Anzac cookies were a great hit.

John Bond on duty.

Leslie Weston wrote:

Today was a great day for the 3rd annual Gears and Beers Ride developed by Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga Wagga and supported by Coolamon Rotary Club. This year there were over 1700 riders from across Australia who entered in the ride with longest race the “Dirty 130” km and the shortest 10 km. Over 800 entered the Rapha sponsored Dirty 130……this year! John Bond and I marshalled the Dirty 130 turn from Millwood Road to Williamson Lane and there were a few spills and some bandaging, given the speed of the competitive riders (but only two spills thankfully).

You can see the turn is steep and the dirt is long and tricky with hills and bumps. They complete in less than 2 hours. The 105 km race goes right through Coolamon with a rest stop across from the Coolamon Hotel, all supported by Rotary Club of Coolamon. Was great fun but an early start, given daylight savings! Next year we anticipate over 2000 riders. Following on is the Beers and Gears craft beer and cider festival which is open to the public all day today !


Also on the weekend Coolamon hosted the Great Fire Engine Muster organised by the Coolamon Fire Museum.  Rotary managed the Rotary food van.

Downtown Coolamon was hopping with heaps of visitors on hand to see new and historic fire engines as well as antique and modern sports cars, supported by the Wagga Wagga Historic Car Club, the MG club and Holden Commodore clubs. Open all day with demonstrations and music!

Thank you Leslie!


Looks like Bernadette’s ANZAC cookies!



A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, “Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can’t figure out how to get it started.”

He asks, “What is it supposed to be when it’s finished?”
The blonde says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a rooster.”

Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle. She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.

He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says, “First of all, no matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster.”

He takes her hand and says, “Second, I want you to relax, and then…..” he sighed, “we’ll put all these Corn Flakes back in the box.”



Monday, October 9th. Joint Meeting with Junee Rotary*. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, October 12th. BINGO. Allawah Lodge, 6:45 pm. Roster: Neil (Capt.), Don, Alex, Dick.

Sunday, October 15th. D9700 AGM and President’s Forum. Young Country Club, 10.00 am-1.00 pm.

Wednesday, October 18th. Board meeting.

Thursday, November 9th. BINGO. Roster: Ian (Capt.), Daryl, Garth, John N.

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

Wednesday, November 15th. Board Meeting.

Monday, November 20th.  AGM and Election of Officers.

Thursday December 14th. BINGO. Grahame (Capt.), Bernadette, Myffy, John B.

Thursday February 8th 2018. BINGO. Henk (Capt.), Rod, Dick, Alex.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th, 2018. PETS (President Elects Training Seminar).

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

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

Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. D9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.  Book accommodation early!


*Partners and Guests Night

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





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.