Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #42
MAY IS ROTARY’S
YOUTH SERVICE MONTH
MUNA MODEL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY
MUNA is underway at NSW Parliament
MEETING MONDAY MAY 23rd. 2016
Well this club continues to surprise. Last night with no guest speaker, no club assembly or special meeting 19 of our 25 members attended. Great effort all round followed by a moist enjoyable meeting with plenty of banter, some jokes and a very entertaining fines session carried out by Ted Hutcheon.
We did discuss a few subjects including:
The Bike Track Henk Hulsman reported on the finances of this project and together with two grants we will be up for $600. Some discussion on endangered species however no one seems to understand how a plant can grow on a used track.
John Glassford talked briefly about the upcoming Convention in Seoul as he leaves on Wednesday for Korea and the Seoul 2016 RICON.
Dave McKinley spoke on the next Moo Poo campaign and thanked Ted Hutcheon for offering up his shed and space to take delivery of the next truck load of steaming weed free feedlot Moo Poo. Members are reminded that next Monday night our guest speaker will be Shane Bullock Manager of the Jindalee Feedlot. As well Dan Fisher and Nicole will be joining us from Delta Ag. Delta Ag provided the printed Moo Poo bags for the project.
Dave McKinley also spoke on his progress with getting the Rotary signs at 5 entrances to Coolamon. Daryl Breust has offered to do the designs which will include space for three other signs e.g. Lions. These signs will be professionally done and probably powder coated for longevity. The committee to oversee this project will include, Wayne, Dave, Daryl, Don and Dick.
Myffy Collette spoke on the Coolamon Community Newspaper. Myffy and Bern have been working hard on this project and it is looking very promising for the first issue coming out in August. Myffy reported that the Coolamon Central School is very keen to work on this publication. The early proofs are of excellent quality. This project is one to watch and help where and when needed. Regular stories will be required.
Mark Reardon outlined the upcoming Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal set for this Saturday and Sunday in Coolamon and Ganmain. Mark will have the books and lanyards. Here is the roster:
Saturday May 28th Coolamon.
1. Coolamon Food Works
9.30-11 am Sharon Reardon and Paul Weston
11.00-12 pm Wayne Lewis and Trevor Parkes
12.30-2 pm Dick Jennings and Garth Perkin
2. Coolamon Rovers Football Club Gate
9.30 am-11 am Ian Jennings and Steve Exton
11.00-12.30 Ted Hutcheon and Mark Reardon
Sunday May 29th Ganmain
3. Ganmain Grong Grong Matong Lions Football Club
9.30 am-11.00 Bern Milne and Mark Reardon
11.00 am-12.30 Daryl Breust and Garth Perkin
P.S. Friends of Rotary Quilt Display at the Up-to-Date Store this Saturday and Sunday. Following the great success of the quilt project of Marilyn Roberts this Rotary year you are all encouraged to go along this weekend and support this very worthwhile effort and to say thanks.
Are you keeping snug as a bug in a rug this chilly season?
Featuring a fine collection of patchwork quilts and embroidery, teapots, cosies, vintage sewing machines and more, the Coolamon Patchwork and Craft Display will take place on Sat 28th and Sun 29th of May. Will we see you there? | Pictured: Ganmain Craft Cottage.
Saturday 28th May 2016 – Wednesday June 1st Seoul RICON South Korea
Saturday 28th May Red Shield Appeal Coolamon.
Sunday 29th May Red Shield Appeal Ganmain.
*Monday 30th May Guest Speaker is Shane Bullock on “The Beef Feedlot Industry”. Shane is The Manager of the Jindalee Feedlot at Stockinbingal. All members are asked to attend to say a big thank you to Shane for his generous donation of Moo Poo.
Wednesday June 8th Last Board Meeting for 2015-2016.
Thursday June 9th BINGO: Henk Hulsman (Capt), Trevor Parkes, Ted Hutcheon, Dick Jennings.
Saturday June 25th D9700 Change Over in Orange Hotel Conobolas.
*Monday June 27th Change Over Dinner at Coolamon.
*Partners and Guests Night.
Apologies for Monday meetings call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157 BY FRIDAY 12.00 pm.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Dame Edna’s Ute or Looute. This is a real ute. Click on the pic.
PRESIDENT K.R. RAVINDRAN “RAVI”
More than 42,000 Rotary members from over 100 countries will come together in Korea to celebrate Rotary. Photo Credit: Photo by Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Our full coverage will include photos, videos, a live blog, and social media pages
WORLD WATER SUMMIT
Immediately before the convention, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group will host its annual World Water Summit on 27 May, focusing on sustainable strategies for bringing water, sanitation, and hygiene to all communities around the world. The event will feature speeches from experts in the field, including Gary White of Water.org and Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for UNICEF.
3K WALK FOR PEACE
Attendees, wearing the traditional garb of their home countries, will walk in solidarity for a more peaceful world in the 3K Walk for Peace on 28 May. The event will be complemented by the Rotary Way exhibit, featuring photographs of 111 years of Rotary service.
Speakers from 29 May to 1 June include:
- Rosie Batty, family violence activist and 2015 Australian of the Year
- Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission
- Gary Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic Society
- Willie John McBride, former rugby star
- Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
We have made good friends in Rotary especially with the Collins family from Perth. This family is all about Rotary and Ken is a Past RI Director and Di is a dynamo in Rotary. Members of the RC of Freshwater Bay in Perth.
A very full bench of friends on the Buddy Bench on its presentation to North Cottesloe Primary this morning. The vibrant colours are proving to be very popular!
Another Buddy Bench presentation this morning – this time to North Cottesloe Primary School. Seen here trying out the bench is Kath and her daughter.
Look up their microscope project for schools; an excellent enterprise.
THE OBJECT OF ROTARY
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; in business, professions and community life; with the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship.
ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS
The worldwide network of Rotarians adopt the ideal of service in their personal, business and community lives.
The Rotary Network’s purpose and objective are really elementary and put simply is the greatest benefit of being a Rotarian developing friendships with other Rotarians and staying in touch to maintain these friendships regardless of the means.
Rotary International has only one purpose: to create and support Rotary clubs throughout the world. Rotary clubs have only one purpose: to create Rotarians.
Most people join local Rotary clubs because they want to establish additional friendships with like-minded people and to make an impact, first in their local community and then internationally.
It maybe for business reasons, social reasons or service reasons, but it’s still networking and developing friendships
This week a new Rotarian just joined in London, Trica Burgess, is passionate about pangolins. Trica has started a campaign called:
Here a couple of photos from Trica’s campaign:
ONLY IN AFRICA
Sharon and Grahame Miles in Japan 23 May 2016
We have experienced some of the best of Japanese cuisine in some highly rated restaurants from Tokyo, to Kyoto, to Okayama, to Kochi, to Takamatsu, to Hiroshama.
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/#