Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #38

Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #38


Kenyan International Night in Ganmain FULLY BOOKED

Please pay for your tickets as soon as possible to avoid a queue on the night and to avoid missing out on the event.

Mail your cheques to me John Glassford, P.O. Box 71 Ganmain NSW 2702







Here are some front covers of the Rotarian Magazine over the years:

Just click on the image above  for a larger photo.





Last night we had a regular meeting followed by a board meeting.

  • Reminder to all incoming board members to attend the D9700 Assembly at Grenfell on Sunday May 4th starting at 9.00 am at the Grenfell High School.
  • Easter Markets Saturday volunteers needed please contact Ian Jennings.  Ian will send a roster out.
  • Ian Durham reported on the progress of the Rotary Coolamon Telephone book.  Ian handed out some spread sheets for 10 of our members to proof read the entries.
  • President Dick Jennings thanked Ian Durham for his mighty effort and all those who helped in the preparation of the new 2014 telephone book and made special note of the work done by Bernadette Milne and Miffy Collette.  It has been a huge success.
  • Neil Munro and Grahame Miles reported on bingo and called for members to honour their roster duties.  If you are unable to attend your roster you are required to get a replacement.
  • The Board decided to support the Brad’s Fight for Life Day in Coolamon to support the Snowy Mountain Rescue Helicopter.  The Board chose to offer help to man the gates on both days being  Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th of June.  Volunteers are needed; this is the Queen’s Birthday long weekend holiday.  The Board also decided to donate $500 to the cause, which is a fund raising event to thank the Snowy Hydro South Care, which was involved in saving a  local business man, farmer and family man Garry Bradley.  The event is being run by the the Coolamon Team Yarding with their Stockman’ s Challenge at the Coolamon Showground.  Garry’s family are indebted to those who played a major role in saving his life: Snowy Hydro South Care Helicopter


Diary Reminders.

Saturday 19th April EASTER MARKETS in Coolamon.

Monday April 21st EASTER No Meeting.

Monday April 28th TBA.

Sunday 4th May D9700 Assembly in Grenfell

Monday May 5th Libby Cruikshank Guest Speaker Community Health.

Thursday May 8th BINGO Rostered ON: Bernadette Milne, Miffy Collette, Ian Durham, Mark Reardon

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

Saturday 24th May Red Shield Appeal Street Stall.

Saturday May 31st to Wednesday June 4th.  SYDNEY 2014 RI Convention See promotion at the end of this bulletin.

Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th Brad’s Fight for Life at the Coolamon Showground Volunteers needed.

Wednesday June 11th Meeting of the 2014-2015 Board at PE Garth Perkin’s Home.

Thursday June 12th BINGO Rostered ON: John Glassford, Neil Munro, Christine Atkinson, Henk Hulsman

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June Wagga Wagga Book Fair.

Saturday 28th June D9700 Change Over Dinner in Orange.


Saturday 9th August Coolamon Street Raffle

*Partners and Guests Night.

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



Maryland, USA, Rotary members Christopher Puttock and Rachel Blair (left), pay a visit to the Mammobus last year to check on the project’s status. With them are Dr. K. N Srinivasan (far right) and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi, who coordinates the bus’s schedule for the K Shantha Breast Cancer Foundation.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rotary Club of Srirangam

In Tamil Nadu, India, two doctors, both members of the Rotary Club of Srirangam, discovered an alarming trend in the remote city outskirts of Trichy, women dying of breast cancer.

Drs. K. Govindaraj and K.N. Srinivasan knew that much of the death and suffering could be avoided, and both were motivated by their personal experiences with the disease. Govindaraj watched his mother die of breast cancer a decade earlier, and helped found the Dr. K. Shantha Breast Cancer Foundation in her memory.  Srinivasan, an oncologist, witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of younger patients coming to his clinic with advanced stages of the disease.

According to the National Cancer Registry of India, 20 to 40 women per 100,000 are suffering from breast cancer.  And because many women lack the resources to travel to the city, or the$50 fee for proper screening , the doctors needed a unique approach. During a trip to South Korea, Govindaraj saw a large van outfitted with X-ray equipment parked outside a mall, and thought a moving doctor’s office and lab — or “mammobus” — could overcome the challenges they faced.






God Answered …

A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter.

When returning to her car she found she had locked her keys in the car. She was in a hurry to get home to her sick daughter, she didn’t know what to do, so she called her home and told the baby sitter what had happened and she did not know what to do.

The baby sitter told her that her daughter was getting worse. She said, “You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.”

The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been thrown down on the ground possibly by someone else who at some time or other had locked their keys in their car.

Then she looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t know how to use this.” So she bowed her head and asked God to send her some help. Within five minutes an old rusty car pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head. The woman thought, “Great God. This is what you sent to help me????”

But, she was desperate, so she was also very thankful. The man got out of his car and asked her if he could help. She said “Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car, I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car.”

He said, “SURE.” He walked over to the car, and in less than one minute the car was opened. She hugged the man and through her tears she said,”THANK YOU SO MUCH….. You are a very nice man.”

The man replied, “Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison today. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for about an hour.”

The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud….. “THANK YOU GOD FOR SENDING ME A PROFESSIONAL!”

“Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa



The #Rotary Foundation will celebrate 100 years in 2016-17. To commemorate this occasion, we commissioned Rotary member and author David Forward to write the definitive history of our Foundation. Every great book deserves an equally great name, so we’re asking your help to choose one.

From now through 15 June, you can vote for one of four selected titles or submit your own.

Learn more at



Last seen in Hout Bay!



One of the prints of the oil paintings done by Paula Wiedmink from Perth.  This print will be one of three to be auctioned at the Kenyan International Night on May 10th in Ganmain.



Fighting indoor air pollution in Nepal

By Yale Jones, Rotary Club of Taos-Milagro, New Mexico, USA

I first met George Basch when he joined our Rotary Club some years ago. In 2009 we spent two weeks together hiking in the Upper Mustang region in Nepal, one of the main areas now served by the Himalayan Stove Project.

In 2010, George’s desire to give back to the people of the Himalayas, an area he loves and has visited often, led to a plan to distribute clean-burning, vented cook stoves for free.






The deadline to mail or fax your registration was March 31st. After this time, you will only be able to register online or on site. The fees will increase on April 1st.




During five plenary sessions you’ll be inspired by Rotary International’s president and other leaders as they share stories about Rotarians worldwide who exemplify Service Above Self. Rotary Foundation leaders will present the latest news about polio eradication and updates on Foundation grants. Simultaneous interpretation will be offered in Mandarin Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish, and possibly other languages, depending on registrants’ needs. The schedule below represents the latest information available, and is subject to change.


Brett Lee former Australian cricket star and founder of Mewsic, a foundation which supports music centers for disadvantaged children in India.

Read more about Brett Lee

Founder of the World Toilet Organization and the World Toilet College.

Read more about Jack Sim

Tommy Spaulding

Monday 2nd June 2nd Plenary Session 10.00 am.

World-renowned expert on leadership and president of Spaulding Companies Corporation, a national leadership development and excecutive coaching organization. Topic: Changing the World One Relationship at a Time

Read more about Tommy Spaulding

The programme Click to Enlarge:



If you are going to Sydney and can help us man our booth please let us know.



An exhibition of DreamCricket will be one of the highlights during the Great Aussie Barbecue at#ricon14 on Sunday 1st June.

DreamCricket is a program of adapted cricket activities for boys and girls between the ages of 8 – 12 with a wide range of disabilities.

DreamCricket is a not-for-profit organisation with 3 partners: Rotary Clubs, Bradman Foundation and Movement Disorder Foundation.


Yours in Rotary John Glassford Chair 2013 -2014

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 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: