Coolamon Rotatory Bulletin #1920-10

Dinner Meeting of September 2nd

President Wayne welcomed 23 members & guests PDG John Egan & Maria, Marilyn J, Chez & prospective member Maryanne Costello.

Apologies from Myffy, Paul and Lyn.

Business for the evening:

  • Sarah has been successful in gaining two RYPEN applicants (Amanda and Chontal Costello). No takers as yet for RYLA. 
  • Catering for Junior Football  & Netball presentation night for about 120 people on Saturday, Sept 14 at 5 pm – see roster below
  • Neil announced the 9th Royce Abbey Peace Oration & Dinner is on Sat 21st Sept, from 6.30 pm, to observe UN International Day of Peace at the Wagga Wagga Commercial Club.
  • Daryl spoke on Gears & Beers on October 6th; he has been talking with David Byfield, from Wollundry Club, to be informed the course has changed a little, which may need fewer marshalls.  John Egan, also from Wollundry club, thanked our club for their support for the event.
  • Neil Munro showed some historic newspaper clippings from the past, which generated some discussion and brought back memories.


Guest Speaker PDG John Egan

John Egan initially gave a presentation on RAWCS, which he described as the charitable arm of Australian Rotary; a group which assists disadvantaged  groups & individuals & is tax deductible. Other projects include distributing drought funds, etc. 

He then talked about Australian Rotary Health (ARH). ARH was started about 30 years ago when there were a lot of cot deaths and has been instrumental in reducing them from 150 cases per year to less than 3 per year now.

ARH has worked to lessen the stigma of mental health problems, which afflict 1 in 5 people in one form or another.  John made the point that a conversation with someone who may be suffering could change a life. ARH also works with young children.  

ARH has also introduced Indigenous Medical Scholarships.  John gave an example of an indigenous person who has taken advantage of the scholarship and has worked his way up to be a doctor.  Indigenous Scholarships cost $2500 per year.

After his presentation,discussion ensued dealing with the importance of education, which couldn’t be emphasised enough. 

President Wayne thanked John for his presentation.


Who is responsible for this quote?

“Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind”

Last week’s Quote of the Week was attributed to President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, .




Saturday, September 7thThe Hall Committee play, Ganmain Hall, 7:30 pm.

*Monday, September 9th – Dinner meeting. Will Studholm and his family will be our special guests.  BBQ dinner at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, September 12th – Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 – 10:00. Neil (captain), Rod, John N and Howard.

Monday, September 16th – Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Wednesday September 18thCoolamon Rotary Club Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

September 20-22 Australian New Zealand Rotary Conference, Christchurch.

September 21, at 6.30pm – Royce Abbey Peace Oration & Dinner at Commercial Club

*Monday, September 23rd – Regular meeting.  Phil Mackintosh and David Byfield from Wollundry Rotary will be on hand to discuss plans for Gears and Beers.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Friday, October  4 – Fannie Lumsden concert in Old Junee. Tickets cost $30.

Sunday, October 6 – Gears and Beers cycling classic & Fire Engine Muster in Coolamon.
Thursday, October 10th – Bingo.  Community Centre Hall, 6:45 – 10:00. Paul (captain), John B, Sarah and Don.
*Monday October 14th –  Speaker meeting.  Craig Gruber of NSW Ambulance will present on the Coolamon ambulance station.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.
Monday, November 4  – Annual General Meeting, Coolamon Sport & Rec. Club.
Thursday November 7 – RSL Coolamon Sub Branch Centenary
March 20-22nd 2020 – D9700 Conference, Temora.
June 6-10th 2020 RI Convention, Honolulu.

* denotes partner & guest night



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Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
President-Elect: Howard Atkinson
IPP & V. President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary: John Glassford
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro
Club Admin Director:  Dave McKinley
Service Projects Director: Howard Atkinson
Youth Director: Sarah Collins 0448 118 003 
Membership Director: Paul Weston
Public Image Director: Grahame Miles
Immediate Past President: Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
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