Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #24
JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICES MONTH.
- Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.
- The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
- There will be a Vocational Services Meeting on Monday February 29th at Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions in Ganmain. This is a joint meeting with Wagga Wagga Sunrise.
Latest build by Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions at Rylstone.
MEETING MONDAY JANUARY 18th. 2016
Our first meeting for 2016 was a casual one with several guests including partners Marilyn Jennings, Helen Lewis, Heather McKinley, and Joan and Alan Bell guests of Ian Durham. As well 14 members were present.
President Wayne Lewis welcomed all and started the evening by thanking all the volunteers who made New Year’s Eve such a success. Wayne also read out a letter of thanks form Allawah Lodge for our donation of three power lift reclining chairs.
Ian Durham outlined the upcoming RYLA week and called for nominations of women and men between the ages of 18-28. The week will be held at the CSU Orange Campus form the 11-15th April 2016. RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
Myffy spoke on the proposed Coolamon and District Newspaper.
Grahame Miles invited all members and partners to consider going to “the Searchers” in Wagga Wagga on February 18th.
Next meeting will begin at the Fire Museum in Cowabbie Street opposite the Up-to-Date Store at 6.30 pm SHARP followed by dinner at the Sports Club.
On display at the Museum will be a vast collection of fire fighting memorabilia from around the state, the country and the world.
Striving to educate visitors of the history of our brave fire fighters and the equipment used throughout the years will be Manager/Owner Chris Berry who was a Retained Fireman and Engine Keeper for 22 years.
*Monday 25th January Vocational Services Meeting at the Coolamon Fire Station Museum. Followed by a talk by Graeme Callander RC of Wagga Wagga on the upcoming film starring Maggie Smith in support of polio plus. March 3rd 2016.
Tuesday 26th January AUSTRALIA Day at Marrar Public School from 8.00 am
Monday 8th February Normal Meeting Speaker TBA.
Wednesday 10th February Board Meeting at the Sports Club 7.00 pm. (No dinner).
BINGO: February 11th 2016 Neil Munro (Capt) Wayne Lewis, Ted Hutcheon, Dick Jennings.
*Monday 29th February Joint Vocational Service Meeting with WW Sunrise in Ganmain at Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions.
*Thursday March 3rd Polio Plus Film Night in Wagga Wagga. “the Lady in the Van”.
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th April 2016 D9700 Conference in Wagga Wagga.
*Saturday May 14th International Night at the Ganmain Hall in aid of RAGES Inc.
Saturday 28th May 2016 – Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea
*Partners and Guests Night.
Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157 BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
How many locks not locked first correct entry wins the 5 raffle tickets?
TRIVIA ABOUT CUISINE: FOOD, FOOD ORIGINS, BEVERAGES, AND RECIPES
A honey bee must tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
An etiquette writer of the 1840’s advised, “Ladies may wipe their lips on the tablecloth, but not blow their noses on it.”
Astronaut John Glenn ate the first meal in space when he ate pureed applesauce squeezed from a tube aboard Friendship 7 in 1962.
Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented in 1889, was the first ready-mix food to be sold commercially.
Caffeine: there are 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee, 10 milligrams in a six-ounce cup of cocoa, 5 to 10 milligrams in one ounce of bittersweet chocolate, and 5 milligrams in one ounce of milk chocolate.
Capsaicin, which makes hot peppers “hot” to the human mouth, is best neutralized by casein, the main protein found in milk.
Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world’s almonds and 20 percent of the world’s peanuts.
During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold. Potatoes were so valued for their vitamin C content that miners traded gold for potatoes.
Fortune cookies were invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodle maker.
Goulash, a beef soup, originated in Hungary in the 9th century AD.
Haggis, the national dish of Scotland: take the heart, liver, lungs, and small intestine of a calf or sheep, boil them in the stomach of the animal, season with salt, pepper and onions, add suet and oatmeal. Enjoy!
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
K.R. “RAVI” RAVINDRAN
I offer my sincere condolences to the victims of the deadly bomb attack outside a polio immunization center in Quetta, Pakistan.
Rotary condemns deadly attack on polio security personnel in Pakistan
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL THURSDAY, 14 JANUARY 2016
Rotary members and our partners in the fight to eradicate polio offer our heartfelt condolences and express a deep sadness in the wake of a horrific bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan, that took the lives of at least 15 security personnel today.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR GARY ROBERTS D 9700
RIPE JOHN GERM REVEALS ‘ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY’
AS THE 2016-17 PRESIDENTIAL THEME.
Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.
Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
“I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Germ.
Rotary members around the globe are serving humanity by providing clean water to underdeveloped communities, promoting peace in conflict areas, and strengthening communities through basic education and literacy. But none more important than our work to eradicate polio worldwide, he said.
Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, encouraged attendees to return to their clubs and communities and spread the word about Rotary’s role in the fight for a polio-free world.
“People who want to do good will see that Rotary is a place where they can change the world. Every Rotary club needs to be ready to give them that opportunity,” Germ said.
Enhancing Rotary’s image isn’t the only way to boost membership. “We need clubs that are flexible, so our service will be more attractive to younger members, recent retirees, and working people.”
He added: “We need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward.”
LATEST NEWS FROM RAGES.
Alamaya learns a new trick… it involves spraying our unsuspecting visitors with mud!
Alamaya has emerged as the joker of the Nursery group and has picked up a habit of standing on the edge of the mud bath, but close to the rope cordon during the 11am public visit. With the visitors busily taking pictures of him, he sucks mud up via his trunk and, before they know it, he sprays them all!
You can read more about this mischievous but gentle little bull who has had a tough start to life here:
Kudu Photographed by Etienne Oosthuizen.
ONLY IN AFRICA
Click on the image below for a snapshot of the programme in Seoul.
P.S. I have booked my hotel and flights to Seoul.
Please listen to the 2016 RI Convention Host Organization Committee Chair SangKoo Yun’s warm invitation message!
Bulletin Editor and Web Site: John Glassford
Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2014 -2016
Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran
Governor of District 9700 Gary Roberts
Coolamon Club President Wayne Lewis
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: http://coolamonrotary.com
Road MAPS to Africa a Coolamon Rotary Project: http://www.mountainsofthemoon.org/
Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub
Mount Kenya 2015 Web Site incorporating the ORK: http://theork.com/
Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org
Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species RAGES: http://www.endangeredrag.org/#