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.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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, .
JUST FOR LAUGHS
Saturday, September 7th – The 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 18th – Coolamon 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.
* denotes partner & guest night
Please get your working with children check completed and give the number and expiry date to the secretary ASAP. Failure to do so may mean you are not covered insurance wise when you volunteer at events.
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