MEETING March 5 th 2018 #8


MEETING March 5 th 2018 #8

President Paul welcomed members to the meeting & handed over to Secretary John who spoke on correspondence which included annual hire of PO Box due  & Coolamon Butchery $200 bill for 8 raffle prizes  -> both of which were referred to Henk.

The assembly then proceeded with the following discussion points:

  • Guest speaker next week is Auntie Gail Clark
  • Daryl gave a report on his w/e at Young for PETS and was most impressed with the organisation and info he gleaned from the presentations
  • Paul gave a report on the District Assembly on the Sunday, which was attended also by  Wayne and Dave, and made special mention of Rotary Foundation & all its purposes & benefits.  He also discussed the benefits of the Centurion program which also benefits the Foundation.
  • Meeting to change from the Monday to Tuesday, May 15, with RI Director Noel Trevaskis speaking on his experience with mental health; Junee & Temora Clubs will be invited.
  • Neil commented on the Peace w/e celebrations and thanked all those who helped & contributed to the event.  Neil also spoke on the Centurion program and encouraged members to seriously consider becoming a member on the night of the Foundation dinner.
  • Club Assembly discussed  -> All decisions made at extraordinary meetings & Board meetings to be presented to all members in an email and presented at club assemblies – minimal discussion on this motion and was passed.
  • Report on renewal of food van from Grahame, after committee met with Mark Reardon at the van last week. Henk has approval from Council/Showground Committee to erect a shed at the Showground to house the food van.
  • DGE John Glassford spoke very well on the Centurion program with a number of very good arguments as to why we should support it.  A number of those in attendance expressed a range of viewpoints on whether the club should pay the fees to make all members of the club Centurions.  Paul called for a straw vote to assess the support for this motion (or lack thereof); those in attendance were nearly unanimously opposed to the idea.

Raffle was won by Sarah C

See Quote of the Week & Club Diary below

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 Mental Health First Aid

While the Rotary assembly was being held, the Sport and Rec Club was also hosting a metal health first aid course which from all appearances was exceptionally well attended with approximately 30 participants which is a great turnout for the Local Health Advisory Committee (LHAC). Coolamon Rotary provided catering on the night and will be doing so again on Thursday. Thanks go out to the Rotary members that volunteered to do the catering for this worthwhile community initiative. 

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Quote of the Week

Who said this ?

When you speak you talk of what you already know;  If you listen you might learn something new.”

Last week’s Quote of the Week is attributed to Abraham Lincoln and was guessed correctly by John Glassford.


Thursday March  8th – BINGO.  Neil M (Captain),  Don D (for Dave McK), Leslie W & Bruce H.

*Monday 12th March – Regular meetingGuest Speaker: Auntie Gail Clark.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 17th March – Street Raffle outside Newsagent – Roster to come.

Monday, 19th March – Foundation Dinner Evening. Saint Michael’s Convent with guest speaker on Rotary Foundation being PDG Fred Loneragan. Cost will be $35 a head & a reminder it is a fund-raising night for Rotary Foundation.

Saturday, 31st March – Easter Markets & U2D  Art Battle. UTDS, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Thursday, 12th April – BINGO.  Daryl B (Captain),  Dave McK (for Don D),  Ian J & Alex T

(please note change from roster sent out)

*Monday 23rd April – Guest Speaker. Denise Winkler on ‘Education’ at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Saturday & Sunday, 5th-6th May – District 9700 CONFERENCE. Roxy Theatre, Leeton.

   Suggest booking accommodation early!

Tuesday 15th May – Guest Speaker. Noel Trevaskis at Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 23rd June to Wednesday, 27th June – Rotary International Convention. Toronto, Canada.

*Saturday, 30th June – Coolamon Rotary Changeover and District 9700 Changeover.  Ganmain Hall.

* denotes partner & guest night


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Community Events

Saturday March 17th 2018 –  The long Table Charity Event at Kindra Park Oval






Chartered March 3rd 1971 Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club
President: Paul Weston  6927 2972
President Elect & Service Projects :  Daryl Breust 0409 551 140
Secretary:  John Bond 0427 273 226
Treasurer: Henk Hulsman 6927 3486
Rotary Foundation Director: Neil Munro 6927 3156
Club Admin Director: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Youth Director: Dave McKinley 6927 8553
Service Projects {Vocational} Director: Ian Jennings 6927 3390
Membership Director: Wayne Lewis 6927 3501
Public Image Director: Myffy Collette 6927 6313
Immediate Past President: Don Dyce 6929 1215
Sergeant @ Arms: Ted Hutcheon 6927 3349
Bulletin Editor: Sarah Collins 0448118003 and Grahame Miles

March is WATER and SANITATION  month

More than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Our projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.
Learn more about what Rotary is doing in the area of Vocational service Rotary International Web Site

District 9700 Board 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 D9700 Board is coming together nicely and the restructure is going to work and work well.  DGN John McKenzie and DG George Weston are committed to making it work, as are the others on this much smaller Board: The 9700 district that the Coolamon Rotary club was a member of has now been split. Coolamon Rotary is now a part of District 9705. Details will be updated as they arrive.

District Governor John Glassford {Membership & Public Image} Coolamon

District Governor Elect John McKenzie {Service} Orange North

District Governor Nominee {New District} To be appointed

Immediate Past District Governor George Weston {Youth} Leeton

Foundation Director DRFC PDG David Kennedy {Foundation} Blayney

Secretary PP David Benn {Administration} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Treasurer Finance & Audit PP Doug Conkey {Budget} Wollundry Wagga Wagga

Other District Appointments

Executive Secretary and Web Master PP Paul Murray Wollundry Wagga Wagga

District Trainer PP Geraldine Rurenga Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee

PETS Facilitator PDG Tony Monley D9810

Public Officer PDG Ian Tooke Blayney

2019 Griffith D9700 Conference Chair PP Ross Grillo Griffith

DIO Insurance/Risk Management PP Sam Catanzariti Griffith

COL 2019 Representative PDG Gary Roberts

We are still looking at appointing two more Assistant Governors.

We are also looking at the structure of all the Standing Committees and the Special Committees.

We will post all further news on D9700 2018-2019 on my DGJG Blog:


DG JG 9700 2018-2019


President Ian Riseley RC of Sandringham Melbourne

President Elect Barry Rassin RC of East Nassau The Bahamas

District 9700 Governor George Weston RC of Leeton

District 9700 Governor Elect John Glassford RC of Coolamon

District 9700 Governor Nominee John McKenzie RC of Orange North