Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #18

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #18



Arch Klumpf

PRIP Arch C Klumph  RI President 1916-1917

Founder of the Rotary Foundation

1917 Arch C. Klumph, Rotary’s sixth president, proposed to the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the creation of an “endowment fund for Rotary . . . for the purpose of doing good in the world in charitable, educational, and other avenues of community service.”

1928 The endowment fund had grown to $US5,739.07, and it was renamed The Rotary Foundation. It became a distinct entity within Rotary International. Five Trustees, including Klumph, were appointed to “hold, invest, manage, and administer all of its property. . . as a single trust, for the furtherance of the purposes of RI.”

1930 The Foundation made its first grant of US $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, which grew into the Easter Seals organization

1945 Forty-nine Rotarians help draft the United Nations Charter in San Francisco. Many of the delegates from around the world were also members of Rotary clubs

Read the history of our Foundation below:


Our Foundation’s History.




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President Elect 2015-2016 Wayne Lewis and Helen Lewis with Christine Lorraine.

Tonight we held our AGM and election of office bearers for 2015-2016 under President Elect Wayne Lewis.

Here is the full list of those members who volunteered to serve on our board:

President Elect Wayne Lewis

President Elect Nominee  Don Dyce

Secretary  Paul Weston

Treasurer  Henk Hulsman

Club Administration Director  Christine Atkinson

Service Projects Director  Don Dyce

Membership Director  Leslie Weston

Foundation Director  John Glassford

Youth Services Director  Ian Durham

Public Relations Director  Myffe Clarke

Vocational Services Director  Dick Jennings

Vice-President {Immediate Past President) Garth Perkin

Sergeant @ Arms  Ted Hutcheon

Congratulations to all!

Trivia 4

 President Elect Nominee 2016-2017 Don Dyce and Sally Farmer well done Don.


Diary Reminders

Monday 17th November Planning Meeting Membership.

Tuesday 18th November Junee RC Commandant at ARTC (i.e. Kapooka) Colonel Stephen Jobson Guest Speaker.

Thursday 20th November Mount Kenya Planning Meeting in Wagga Wagga.

Monday 24th November TBA.

Wednesday 26th November Mount Kenya Presentation at Henty.

*Friday December 5th ROTARY  INTEREST BBQ at Marg and Garth’s home Rands Tank Coolamon.

Monday 8th December Board meeting.

Thursday  11th December, BINGO Grahame Miles (Captain), Myffy Collette, Garth Perkin, Bernadette Milne

*Monday 15th December Guest Speaker Scott Martin Coolamon Shire Council Last Meeting for 2014. 

*Sunday December 21st Annual Christmas Party at Marg and Garth’s home “Rands Tank.”

NYE December 31st Coolamon Fireworks Food Van.

Wednesday 4th February 2015 Joint Lions Rotary Meeting in Coolamon.

Thursday 12th February BINGO:   Ian  Durham  (Captain), Paul Weston, Rod Jarrett, Leslie Weston

Saturday 21st March to Sunday 22nd March D 9700 CONFERENCE at Cowra.  Book Now for early bird discounts.

Saturday 6th June – Tuesday 9th June 2015 RI Convention Sao Paulo BRAZIL.

*Partners and Guests Night.

Apologies for Monday meetings call Christine Atkinson on 0427 880 158 or 6927 3521 BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.



 Gary and the Pope

Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang gave Pope Francis the Rotary International Award of Honor.

Gary Brazil

Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang loves Brazil and invites you to join him at the 2015 Rotary Convention in São Paulo, from 6 to 9 June!

Using hashtag #ricon15 and mentioning Rotary on your social media channels, tell your friends that you’re going to the convention. For an extra twist, use social media to challenge five of your Rotary or Rotaract friends to register for convention, too.




A great honour to be involved in the declaration of Cootamundra as a Rotary Peace Town and the opening of the new rotunda. Also a great pleasure to meet the Governor of NSW, His Excellency David Hurley who was kind enough to attend this auspicious occasion. Congratulations to the Cootamundra Rotary Club and The Council headed by Mayor Jim Slattery for bringing this all to fruition.


DG and the Governor

DG at Cootamundra



Hokey Pokey

The Meteor

As a jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day, the copilot was providing his passengers with a running commentary about landmarks over the PA system.

Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor Crater, which is a major tourist attraction in northern Arizona. It was formed when a lump of nickel and iron, roughly 150 feet in diameter and weighing 300,000 tons, struck the earth 50,000 years ago at about 40,000 miles an hour, scattering white-hot debris for miles in every direction. The hole measures nearly a mile across and is 570 feet deep.

The Blonde lady sitting next to me exclaimed: Wow, look! It just missed the highway!

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Chicago improv coach Dina Facklis (center) demonstrates how to participate in an improvisational session on the first day of the summit, which served as an icebreaker for attendees.

Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson

A two-day Young Professionals Summit, held in Chicago in September, gave 32 Rotary leaders ages 25 to 40 the opportunity to share their thoughts about their Rotary experiences, reflect on their stories, and exchange ideas.

Although there are many young leaders within Rotary’s global community, there are few opportunities for them to connect with other young professionals and to add their voices to the discussion. The aim of the Young Professionals Summit was to engage participants in open and candid discussions about what’s working now in Rotary, ideas for improvements, and ways to extend positive experiences with Rotary to young professionals around the world. Organizers hope that the participants will hold similar events in their own cities to bring more young professionals’ voices into conversations about membership, diversity, and the transition from Rotaract and Rotary.




The bike



Big Tim who featured at the Kenyan Night in Ganmain has had an attempt on his life lucky that Paula Kahumbu saw him in pain and called the Kenyan Wildlife Service and the David Sheldrick Foundation who went to his aid and saved him.

Big Tim 1

 Successfully darted, Tim’s wound is treated, as he lies with his tusks framing Mount Kilimanjaro

Big Tim 2

 Back on his feet post treatment, Tim watches as those that helped him depart.



This will be a permanent section for the next 12 months in our weekly bulletin and I will update stories to this article as and when we get them.   The Australian Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs have approved our application to be part of the Centenary for ANZAC and we are allowed to use the logo below with some rules on it’s use:

The Mount Kenya 2015 web site can be found here on clicking the banner below:


So far the following people have indicated that they will be going to Kenya to climb Mount Kenya:

PDG Fred Loneragan Wagga Wagga Sunrise Rotary

John Glassford Coolamon Rotary

Mark Janetzki Henty Rotary

Don Dyce Coolamon Rotary

Alex Thompson Coolamon

Harry Nixon Kooringal Rotary

David Nixon RAAF Newcastle

Chris Finkel Forbes Rotary

Peter Sparks Griffith Avanti Rotary

Sean Glassford Wentworth Falls

Mathew Joseph Rotorua Rotary  New Zealand

There are two others who are still uncertain at the moment.

Major Lacey has the support of her future Commandant Air Commodore AG Clements from the Australian Defence Force Academy ADFA.  We look forward to Major Lacey joining us with her team of ladies, all Majors, who will do the technical climb on Batian.

We need a few more to join the Safari Team or the G&T Team!


Mount Kenya yesterday the rains have come a bit late but leave a lot of snow.

Mathew Joseph

 Mathew Joseph and his Niece at Kerala.

I have been a Rotarian for 5 years, Rotary Club of Rotarua Lakes, NZ. I was born in India 63 years ago and lived on top of the pile most of my life. I graduated from medical school in India, specialised as an anaesthetist in England and did a fellowship in Chicago. I have lived in many countries among people of different religions and beliefs and philosophies.

What I have learned is that no people have a monopoly on kindness or cruelty. We as a species are capable of the noblest of actions while we remain the only species capable of extreme cruelty to our own.


At the age of 63 I am beginning to learn that there is no greater satisfaction than to help those who are less fortunate than me. It is my turn to help those at the bottom of the pile. If we do not level the playing field, we do so at our peril. History teaches us that revolutions are born out of discontent.
Your club motto captures my sentiments so well. The journey of discovering oneself by losing oneself in the service of others, what a fascinating journey, the destination is not important.
Welcome aboard Mathew!



Last Sunday President Garth Perkin attended the D9700 Presidents meeting in Temora.  Garth tells us that he found out a few new and interesting ideas during the meeting of the 40 club Presidents from D 9700.

Temora Presidents

 Can you spot President Garth?

Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2015

Proposed Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species



Bulletin Editor and Web Site:  John Glassford


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 Gary Huang

Governor of District 9700 David Kennedy

Coolamon Club President  Garth Perkin

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:

Proposed Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: