Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #21

Monday 4th June

Paul welcomed 20 members plus guest Barry Lillywhite.

Paul thanked all those members who volunteered collecting for Red Shield Appeal over the past 2 weekends. Just over $2000 was collected.

Secretary John read out quite a bit of correspondence (see cheques in and receipts, etc. in email from John Bond sent to members).

Youth Director Dave gave an overview of how Lucia is going and places she will be staying over her remaining 6 weeks. Dave thanked Henk for  bookwork he’s done on his behalf for Lucia. She flies out for home on July 9th; hasn’t the year flown?!

Club Assembly discussions

Monies to be donated to organisations at the change-over – board to make those decisions at the next board meeting.

There was a bit of discussion about working with Coolamon Central School in conjunction with the Chronicle (e.g. adding a web version of the paper) and support for a student welfare officer at the school.

Discussion on proposed location for public toilets at back of fire museum and concerns regarding children crossing the main road. A letter will be sent to council to voice our concerns.

Discussion regarding fund-raising for a local family having issues with cancer – decision to be made by board.

John G discussed planning for the Changeover and suggests members book and pay for the night beforehand.

Daryl requested the food van committee have a meeting to discuss a few issues in restructuring the internals of the van – next Monday at 4.30 is proposed time at this stage, but to be confirmed by Grahame.

Ted led a very lively and somewhat controversial fine session.


Exchange student Lucie posing in front of the Big Merino in Goulburn on her recent trip to Sydney with Graham and Sharon.


Bingo – 14 June

Don’t forget bingo will be taking place at Allawah Lodge on Thursday, 14 June.  If you’re rostered on, please show up at 7:00 and help with set-up (see roster in diary listing below).  If you’re not rostered on, why not come and play–you might end up leaving with more money than you came with!


Quote of the Week

Who said this?

“You can run and hide, or you can take a bucket of cement and toughen up.”

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to Barnaby Joyce.


Monday, 11th June – no meeting (Public holiday).

Thursday, 14th  June – BINGO.  Grahame  (Captain), Wayne,  Howard  & Mark. 7.00 pm in  Allawah Community Centre Hall.

*Monday, 18th June – Guest Speaker: Club members (Lyn Schadel, Anne Rzeszkowski, John Nulty)Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, 20th  June – Board meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 23rd June to Wednesday, 27th June – Rotary International Convention. Toronto, Canada.

*Monday, 25th June – Farewell Dinner to Lucia.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 30th June – Street Raffle.   Outside Coolamon Newsagency

*Saturday, 30th June – Coolamon Rotary Changeover and District 9700 Changeover.  Ganmain Hall.

Monay July 9th – Guest Speaker. DG John Glassford visit to Coolamon Club


* denotes partner & guest night

Community Events

Up to date Art exhibition Friday 27th July  – 12th August, For further information please email: [email protected]


Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the Secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.




Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
President-Elect & Service Projects:  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 and Grahame Miles



June is Rotary Fellowships Month

Rotary Fellowships consist of members who share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions. These groups help expand skills, foster vocational development, and enhance the Rotary experience by exploring interests while developing connections around the world.




District 9700 Board 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 D9700 Board is coming together nicely and the restructure is going to work and work well.  DGN John McKenzie and DG George Weston are committed to making it work, as are the others on this much smaller Board: The 9700 district that the Coolamon Rotary club was a member of has now been split. Coolamon Rotary will now be a part of District 9705 as of 2020. Details will be updated as they arrive.

District Governor: John Glassford {Membership Retention} Coolamon

District Governor-Elect: John McKenzie {Service Projects} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District}: Michael Moore

Immediate Past District Governor: George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director: PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary: PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Treasurer Finance & Audit: PP Doug Conkey {Budget} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Communications Director: PP Paul Murray {Public Image} Wollundry

Millennials Director: PP Clare Lawlor {Membership Millennials} Wagga CSU Rotaract

Associate Member: AG Julie Poplin {Assistant Governors}

Other District Appointments

Executive Secretary and Web Master: PP Paul Murray Wollundry Wagga Wagga

District Trainer: PP Geraldine Rurenga Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee

PETS Facilitator: PDG Tony Monley D9810

Public Officer: PDG Ian Tooke Blayney

2019 Griffith D9700 Conference Chair: PP Ross Grillo Griffith

DIO Insurance/Risk Management: PP Sam Catanzariti Griffith

COL 2019 Representative: PDG Gary Roberts

We are still looking at appointing two more Assistant Governors.

We are also looking at the structure of all the Standing Committees and the Special Committees.

We will post all further news on D9700 2018-2019 on my DGJG Blog:

DG JG 9700 2018-2019


President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Nominee John McKenzie RC of Orange North