Meeting of Monday 6th February
We had a good role up of members 19 in all with 5 guests Sally Farmer, Marilyn Jennings, Lexi Furner, Lorraine Hamilton and Sharon Miles.
- Garth spoke on his appointment as our Area 3 Governor for the next two Rotary years. Area 3 has 12-13 clubs within District 9705. All present congratulated Garth and wished him well. Garth then reminded members that Orange PETS and Club training is on March 31st, April 1st and 2nd in ORANGE. All members are encouraged to attend.
- President Paul suggested that we should enter a table of 8 for the trivia night in Coolamon on Saturday 4th March, for Andrew Veigel to raise funds so that Andrew can attend the 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth. Tables of 8 per team will go for $15 per person. More information about the World Transplant Games can be found here. Charity Trivia Night for Andrew Veigel on 0406 899 386 for bookings .
- We had a spirited fines session with S@A Garth and Cpl Dick.
Our guest speaker tonight was Leslie Weston and Leslie spoke about her recent visit to The Netherlands, Romania and England. Leslie was on a working trip however was able to take in a few museums and Basset Hounds!
Leslie was able to catch up with her daughter Nikki and over 10 days covered a lot of territory. Starting in the Netherlands visits included the The Hague and the Van Gogh Museum. They got around by walking, using trams, bikes and even by water. They met a very good friend a vet who breeds Basset Hounds, Rudi. They ended up in the South of the Netherlands in a little village that dates back to the 1200s. Here Leslie visited the University of Wageningen.
Leslie then went to Romania where most people speak French or Russian and visited the city of Lasi. Lasi is a university city in Eastern Romania.
Lasi is one hour from the Ukraine border and the church is of great importance in Romania being Russian Orthodox. Romania is a member of the European Union.
Leslie had a lot of problems with luggage at Heathrow in London and took 2 days to get her luggage back and then returned home to Coolamon with a dose of Covid.
A most enjoyable well presented talk, thankyou Leslie.
Here are some photos taken off the slide show last night:
N.B. You are always welcome to bring guests to most of our meetings, just advise Ian Jennings if you want to bring a guest along when you respond to the weekly dinner roll call!
Monday 20th February – CRC Board Meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 5 pm.
*Monday 20th February – Guest speaker. Scott Mudd will give a talk titled “From Palate to Pulpit”. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.
*Monday 27th February – Guest speaker. Alicia Carey, mother of Henley Carey, Following Alicia’s talk, we will vote on adoption of the new Constitution and Club Bylaws. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.
Saturday 4th March – 2023 Charity Trivia Night for Andrew Veigel on 0406 899 386 for bookings. to raise funds so that Andrew can attend the 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth. Tables of 8 per team at $15 per person.
Monday March 6th. – Don Dyce will give a talk on his recent trip to Nepal. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm
Saturday March 18th & Sunday March 19th – PETS & D9705 Training Seminar. Merimbula, NSW.
*Monday, 20th March 2023 – The Rotary Foundation talk by Rob Byrnes from RI Sydney. Visiting clubs will be invited to attend. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm
Saturday to Wednesday 27-31 May — Rotary International Convention, Melbourne, Australia
* Partner’s night