Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #20

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #20






  • Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, when you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.
  • Benefactor, when you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.
  • Paul Harris Fellow, when you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. You are recognized as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow with each additional gift of $1,000.
  • Paul Harris Society member, when you give $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.
  • Bequest Society member, when you give $10,000 or more via your estate plans. All society members receive recognition from the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, and donors can choose to receive an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin.
  • Major Donor, when your cumulative donations reach $10,000. You can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:
    • Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999
    • Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999
    • Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999
    • Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999
  • Arch C. Klumph Society, when your cumulative giving reaches $250,000. We will invite you to an induction ceremony at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA and include your picture and biography in the Arch C. Klumph Society interactive gallery. You will also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at these levels:
    • Trustees Circle: $250,000 to $499,999
    • Chair’s Circle: $500,000 to $999,999
    • Foundation Circle: $1 million and above


MONDAY MEETING 18th November 2013

Tonight we had a small gathering of 8 of our members and one guest Christine Lorraine.  Although small in number we had plenty to talk about and among the discussions were:

  • Scarecrow Festival October 2014
  • Shop Locally Banners
  • The Markets in Coolamon on December 8th should we provide our food van.
  • Easter Rotary Markets sub committee to meet.
  • Bingo
  • ShelterBox

Ian Jennings advised the meeting that the Hart Family had donated ONE ShelterBox to the cause.

We decided to display the ShelterBox tent, {arriving from Canberra on Thursday}, in Coolamon on Friday and in Ganmain on Saturday.  We will set the display up at 7.00 am on Friday morning in Coolamon.  Volunteers are needed for both days please contact John Glassford.



November 17th 2013 ShelterBoxes being delivered in Cebu.

ShelterBox already had a Response Team on the ground, following October’s earthquake in Bohol, when the Typhoon struck. Relief tents were taken down and safely stored as the ferocious storm swept through the area. Over 500 relief tents and other vital equipment has already been distributed in and around Bohol. Further volunteer Response Teams are now working in Cebu, one of the worst affected areas. 224 ShelterBoxes and 567 relief tents arrived in Cebu today, whilst another team clears 504 relief tents in Manila. ShelterBox has committed to help 4,000 families and launched a major worldwide appeal.

Jeremiah, his daughter Jingle Heart and their family have now moved into a ShelterBox disaster relief tent.

ShelterBox Response Team member, Simon Clarke (UK), recounts: ‘There is now torrential rain on Bantayan Island, but the new recipients of ShelterBox tents will be dry tonight. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported ShelterBox and donated to the Philippines.’


Diary Reminders

Friday 22nd November ShelterBox Display Coolamon

Saturday 23rd November ShelterBox Display Ganmain

Monday 25th November membership meeting, the THINK TANK.


Wednesday 27th November Music for Mates Meeting

Monday 2nd December Board Meeting

Thursday 12th December BINGO Garth Perkin,  Myffy Collette, Ian Durham, Mark Reardon

Saturday January 25th Coolamon Street Raffle.

Thursday 13th February BINGO Dick Jennings, Rodney Jarrett, Neil Munro, Christine Atkinson

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February PETS in Young

Friday 14th March Trike Convention Catering in Wagga Wagga proceeds to Ronald McDonald House in Wagga Wagga.

Friday March 21st-Sunday March 23rd D9700 Conference in Orange.

Monday March 17-Friday March 21st RYDA in Wagga Wagga (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness)

Saturday 22nd March Music for Mates Concert in Coolamon.

*Saturday May 10th International Night in Ganmain for AFRICA’S rhinos.

Sunday 18th May D9700 Assembly in Grenfell

Saturday 24th May Red Shield Appeal Street Stall.

Sunday June 1st-Wednesday June 4th.  SYDNEY 2014 RI Convention See promotion at the end of this bulletin.

*Partners and Guests Night.



Rotaractors at the event included district Rotaract representive Winfred Karungi (standing) as well as the host District Governor Emmanuel Katongole (District 9211)
Presidential New Generations conference in Uganda on 5 November.
The event, which was the second in a series of presidential New Generations conferences, highlighted how Rotary can empower the next generation to make a difference.
The next Presidential New Generations conference will be 15 March in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.



{Answer at the bottom of the bulletin}

The Crumpled Note

“Have you ever seen Twenty Dollars all crumpled up?” the woman asked her husband.

“No”…said her husband.

She gave him a sexy little smile, unbuttoned the top 3 buttons of  her blouse…and slowly reached down into the cleavage created by  a soft,silky push-up bra…and pulled out a crumpled Twenty>Dollar bill.

He took the crumpled Twenty Dollar bill from her …and smiled

“Have you ever seen Fifty Dollars all crumpled up?” she then asked her husband?

“Uh…no, I haven’t” he said with an anxious tone in his voice.

She gave him another sexy little smile, pulled up her skirt, and
seductively reached into her tight, sheer panties and pulled out a crumpled Fifty Dollar bill.

He took the crumpled Fifty Dollar bill… and started breathing a
little quicker with anticipation.

“Now,” she said, “Have you ever seen $50,000 Dollars all crumpled up?”

“No way” …he said (while obviously becoming even more aroused… and excited).

“Well go look in the garage!”





Cecil “Pancho” Padilla speaks during his induction into the Arch C. Klumph Society 19 October 2012.

Cecil “Pancho” Padilla’s emotions hover so close to the surface that at times they engulf him. As he recalls his involvement in setting up a dental clinic in Mulege, Mexico, his voice wavers: “There was a polio-stricken girl we’d helped on an earlier visit, and on this visit we were able to find her a golf cart so she wouldn’t have to crawl through the dirt any longer.”

After a lengthy pause, he continues in a halting voice, barely audible. He talks about spotting the girl’s father standing alone, apart from a group gathered to celebrate the arrival of his daughter’s golf cart.

“I went over and asked him why he wasn’t part of the celebration. He said, ‘I’m so embarrassed. I’m ashamed. You provided my daughter what I can’t provide.’” Padilla wipes his eyes with the back of his hand, breathes deeply, and composes himself before finishing the story.

But Padilla’s passion for Rotary goes beyond his collection of memorabilia. After years of donating to The Rotary Foundation, he reached $250,000 in contributions in 2011, and he was inducted into the Arch C. Klumph Society the following year. At the ceremony, he reminisced about the time his boss at Pacific Gas and Electric asked him to join the Rotary Club of Placerville. “I had no idea that what started out as a company requirement would ultimately become a passion and a lifetime of service.” Today, he is a member of the Rotary Club of Winters.





Surprise One!




Surprise Two!




We received this message from our twin club Hout Bay re the typhoon in the Philippines:

“Hi John,

Hope all is well your side, and please wish Susan a belated happy birthday from Lyn and I.

Our club was wondering if your Rotary club would like to join us in sending a Shelter Box to the disaster area in the Phillipines. It is not so much that we don’t have the funds but we thought as our twin Club it would be good to do something on the international front together. We are going to contribute a box anyway but it would be more meaningful to do one together. Total cost in Rands is R8400.00 which is about 900.00 Aus Dollars, we would be in for half of this amount each.. Let me know and if you decide to go ahead and Don Peters will put the details together for you and send an e-mail explaining.

Good wishes from us all in Hout Bay .


Butch and Lyn

Dear John

Butch has emailed you on my suggested plan for twin efforts with a shelter box and I do hope you will be able to oblige. Of course the Aussie contribution already has been magnificent but I really feel that sharing as twins would is the right way to go to keep our amazing contact really alive and well.
Best wishes
Both Don Peters and Butch Liebenberg are Past Presidents of Hout Bay RC.


The response from ShelterBox Australia with a Shelter Box Response Team on the ground.

PHILIPPINES UPDATE: The ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) in Bantayan Island have been meeting with local community leaders as well as conducting site assessments and seeing for themselves the extent of the damage caused by the typhoon. The team has also begun train-the-trainer sessions with local authorities to enable swift set-up of tents upon arrival of the ShelterBoxes.





The Host Organising Committee for the Rotary International Convention 2014 looks forward to welcoming you to Sydney, Australia’s beautiful harbour city and host of the 2000 Olympic Games.

The Rotary International Convention 2014 will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from Sunday 1st June to Wednesday 4th June 2014. There will be plenty of exciting and interesting things going on during the Sydney Convention, only some of which will be at the convention itself. We invite you to get out and explore our wonderful city and experience our Aussie culture first hand. This section of our site will help you uncover what’s on in Sydney and around our island nation during the 2014 Sydney Convention.


Register early for Sydney convention and save

Register early for the 2014 Rotary International Convention in  Sydney, Australia, 1-4 June, and pay US$100 less than the on-site  registration fee. Rotary’s annual convention is a wonderful way to experience the true internationality of Rotary, as you connect with leaders, exchange ideas, and get inspired to take action to benefit communities worldwide.

The programme Click to Enlarge:


Rotary International Convention event presented by District 9675 Rotary Clubs of Sydney

A Bumper Value Party Cruise on Sydney Harbour

Tuesday 3rd June 2014, boarding at 7pm from Wharf 6, Circular Quay, returning at 10.15pm

Enjoy Sydney’s “Vivid” Festival City Lights Show, Wine and Dine to live Jazz, Popular Opera or have fun at an Aussie Bush Dance – each on separate decks – your choice!

Vivid Image

So many things to do whilst on a short stay in Sydney? This special cruise has been put together by the District 9675 Rotary Clubs of Sydney, Darling Harbour and Sydney Cove, coordinated by The Rotary Club of Sydney Cove

Capture four great experiences in one evening!

Price A$120 per person (includes 3 course dinner, wine, beers and soft drinks)

Early bookers will be seated at the deck of your choice, ie. Opera, Jazz or Bush Dance

And please remember that it will be Winter in Sydney, so wear something warm when you go outside!

Rotary International Convention & District 9675 Rotary Clubs of Sydney Presents Feast on Sydney Harbour:


Queries?  Email us at [email protected].




True Story!


News Flash from the English coastal waters

The Royal Navy intercepted three boatloads of people off the coast of Kent today. This placed the Navy in an awkward position, as the boats were not heading to, but away from Kent towards France. Another surprise finding was that they were loaded with British people who were all seniors of pension age.

Their claim was that they were trying to get to Calais so as to be able to return to the UK as illegal immigrants and therefore be entitled to far more benefits than they were receiving as legitimate UK pensioners. The Navy, it is believed, gave them food, water and fuel and assisted them on their journey. We are booking the next boat out; let me know if you want to come.

{Answer:  The moon is in the background not planet earth!}


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 Ron Burton

Governor of District 9700 Geoff Tancred

Coolamon Club President  Dick Jennings

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: