Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin # 4
VISIONING MEETING DINNER JULY 23rd 2012
President Paul welcomed all present and especially John Burns on his return from 2 weeks in China with his wife Val. They took over 2,000 photos had numerous Chinese banquets and were amazed by all the new technology with wealth and poverty on show, from BMWs to beggars in the streets. We look forward to hearing about their travels at a later meeting.
Grahame Miles prepared a list of people we should invite to Linda Tillman’s talk on the 6th August, each member took on individual people to invite personally to the talk by Linda on ‘Marketing the Coolamon Shire’.
Monday the 23rd July also saw the induction of our latest member to join Coolamon Rotary for the new Rotary year 2012-2013.
We welcome Christine Atkinson to our ranks with the classification of Aged Care.
President Paul Weston presents Christine with her member’s dinner badge.
So I thought that you might all be interested in the following article from the RC of Sydney on “Rotary Means Business Networking” meetings.
Rotary Club of Sydney
The Rotary Means Business networking events are held every two months when 50 – 70 Rotarians and their business associates undertake some serious networking.
The idea behind this networking activity is to gain useful and reliable business contacts, while at the same time opening the door for others to use your services and refer to their friends – in other words, Rotary members helping Rotary members and their associates.
There is no charge to attend. Drinks, including coffee/tea, may be purchased from the bar area of the venue, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.
If you have not already registered to receive Rotary Means Business notices, please email or call Tony Benner on 9279 1194 for further information.
Photos and story from the RC Sydney’s Tuesday 24th July the Castlereagh Hotel, Sydney.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Golfing with an older man
A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in nine holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him.
To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn’t hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn’t waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball – and directly between his ball and the green.
After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, “You know, when I was your age I’d hit the ball right over that tree.”
With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay.
The old man offered one more comment, “Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only three feet tall.”
“How was your golf game, dear?” asked Jack’s wife Tracy.
“Well, I was hitting pretty well, but my eyesight’s gotten so bad I couldn’t see where the ball went.”
“But you’re seventy-five years old, Jack!” admonished his wife, “Why don’t you take my brother Scott along?”
“But he’s eighty-five and doesn’t even play golf anymore,” protested Jack.
“But he’s got perfect eyesight. He could watch your ball,” Tracy pointed out.
The next day Jack teed off with Scott looking on. Jack swung, and the ball disappeared down the middle of the fairway. “Do you see it?” asked Jack.
“Yup,” Scott answered.
“Well, where is it?” yelled Jack, peering off into the distance.
Last week we looked at Fellowships and this week we will focus on the Rotary Golfing Fellowship.
- To develop and promote worldwide friendship in a sporting, relaxing way
- To serve the community and humanity, through golfing
- To promote international understanding and peace
- To ensure the organization of the annual World Golf Championship of Rotarians
- Activities to be organized by clubs in different countries, whenever possible, all within the scope of Rotarian friendship
Members – every Rotarian of any nationality can apply for membership. entries are made in writing, stating name, address, telephone number, and date of birth, and Rotary club and its address and telephone number. Membership requires payment of either an annual or lifetime membership fee.
50th World Championship
THE ANSWER IS TO WHO IS IN THE PHOTO AT THE RC OF SYDNEY IS :
Rotary International President Elect Ron Burton.
President of Rotary International 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: http://coolamonrotary.com
Rotary Down Under on line: http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/26587/49598/pub
Rotarians For Fighting AIDS: http://www.rffa.org
Our Rotary Centennial Twin Club Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.rotaryhoutbay.org
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.