Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #19

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #19

MEETING November 12th. 2012


Our monthly business and board meeting followed our AGM for 2012.  Amongst the business discussed was the election of our office bearers for 2013-2014:


President Elect 2013-2014:  Dick Jennings

Secretary:  Paul Weston

Treasurer:  Henk Hulsman

Foundation Director:  John Glassford

Club Administration Director: Ian Jennings

Service Projects Director:  Garth Perkin assisted by Christine Atkinson (raffles) and Neil Munro (bingo).

Membership Director.  Grahame Miles.

Youth New Generations Director.  Ian Durham

Vocational Services Director.  Neil Munro

Public Relations Director.  Leslie Weston

Vice President & Immediate Past President:  Paul Weston

Bulletin Editor and Club Web Site.  John Glassford

Sergeant @ Arms. Garth Perkin


Venue Historic Up-to-Date Store in Coolamon

All members are asked to assist the running of the markets and volunteers are called for so far we have:

John Glassford, Paul Weston 8.30am -11.00am

Ian Durham, Ian Jennings and John Burns 11.00am-1.00pm

Paul Weston and Garth Perkin 1.00pm-3.30pm

Please contact Grahame Miles to volunteer.


Monday 19th November Ian Durham Speaker on his journey of life.  Partners night please bring a guest.

Sunday November 25th Rotary Markets in Coolamon.

Monday December 3rd Business Meeting and last meeting for 2012

Thursday December 13th BINGO rostered on: Garth Perkin,  Ian Jennings, Ian Durham, Mark Reardon

Friday December 21st Christmas Party

Monday 4th February 1st Meeting for 2013

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April 2013   D9700 Conference Leeton

June 23-26 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon. RI Convention Lisbon

*Partners and Guests Night.


We celebrated Interact’s golden anniversary at the World Headquarters in grand style with this beautiful cake. Happy anniversary Interactors! We are all very proud of you.



The Nun

A cab driver picks up a nun. She gets into the cab, and the cab driver won’t stop staring at her.

She asks him why he is staring and he replies, “I have a question to ask you but I don’t want to offend you.”

She answers: “My dear son, you cannot offend me. When you’re as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I’m sure that there’s nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive.”

“Well, I’ve always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me.” She responds,

Well, let’s see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2 you must be a Catholic.”

The cab driver is very excited and says, “Yes, I am single and I’m Catholic too!”

The nun says, “OK, pull into the next alley.” He does and the nun fulfills his fantasy.

But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying. “My dear child.” said the nun, “Why are you crying?”

“Forgive me sister, but I have sinned. I lied, I must confess, I’m married and a I’m a Baptist.”

The nun says, “That’s OK, I am on the way to a Halloween party, and my name is Kevin.”







Hello Folks,

Ever wanted to participate in immunizing children against Polio? Here’s your chance. As some of you already know, the February National Immunization Day (NID) in India may well be the last Indian NID, although regional or Sub-NIDs may continue. The last reported case of polio in India was in January 2010. Because the polio virus may survive for up to 3 years in the environment, it is thought that a country must be absent a case of polio for that period of time to be confirmed as “Polio Free.” In other words, if there are no further cases of polio in India to January 2014 then the NID in February 2013 will be the last needed in India.

I will be leading a team of Rotarians to India in February to participate in the NID. There is room for additional participants. I’d enjoy meeting and getting you know you. If you are interested in joining us, more information is available on our facebook page: Click here –

INDIA Polio NID 2013

At your request via private email, I will send you further information regarding the trip and how to join us. The exact NID dates between Feb 4 and Feb 20 are determined by the Indian Government, which have not yet been announced. However, our team will immunize children in the Mewat region, in and around the village of Punhana, South of Delhi. Punhana is the site of the last reported polio case in India. Concurrent with the NID will be visits to Agra/Taj Mahal, Jaipur, flights to Cochin and Chennai and contacts with Rotary clubs, Rotary projects and Rotarians. Side trips are possible to both Kathmandu and Chandigarh.

This may be the last chance to participate in an NID in India. Let me know as soon as possible of your interest. Contact can be made via my address above: Put “India NID” in a personal email. Full details of itinerary, expenses, and other arrangements will be sent to you directly. Serious inquiries only please.

Onward and upward,

Jon Deisher, PP

Anchorage Rotary/D5010

Anchorage, ALASKA.


THANK YOU Jon Deisher for the story and the photos hope it inspires some Aussies to join your team in India next year.

You can contacy Jon through me, John Glassford at Coolamon.







Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka

Governor of District 9700  Greg Brown

Coolamon Club President  Paul Weston

Coolamon Club Secretary  John Glassford Coolamon

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:

The Orphan Rescue Kit a Coolamon RC Project:

Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa:

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.