Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-09


 


 

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 29th


SOCIAL NIGHT IN WAGGA WAGGA




On the 5th Monday for months that have five Mondays we organise a social evening away from our club.  On 29th August a number of members and partners journeyed  to Wagga Wagga for dinner and ten pin bowling.

The Riverina Hotel was booked and we had an excellent dinner of above-average pub food.  We then went around the corner to the ten pin bowling alley near the Forum 6 Cinema.

We had 15 players in three groups of 5.  The overall winner was Alex Thompson, who won the bowling pin trophy.  Some of us have never played this game before and it showed!  The evening was a good way to forget about Rotary matters and just enjoy our own company.

Here are some photos of the evening:



 

DIARY


*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!

Sunday, 4th September - Luncheon with Griffith Avanti Rotarians. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 12:30 pm.

Monday, 5th September - Guest speaker meeting. Phil McIntosh and other Rotarians from Wagga Wollundry will present plans for Gears & Beers. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 8th September - Board Meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Saturday, 10th September - Marrar Madness. CRC will assist with parking at the Marrar Sport Ground. Rostered on from 9:00-noon are Anne, Mary and Bear; noon-3:00 Albert, Don and Bear; 3:00-6:30 Howard, Paul and Bear.

*Monday, 12th September - Guest speaker: John Glassford of Huff n Puff Constructions will speak on advances in straw bale buildings. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 19th September - Guest speaker meeting.

Sunday, 2nd October - Gears and Beers  (details forthcoming).

Sunday, 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.

 

BABY PHOTO COMPETITION - WEEK 3


The photos are coming in albeit slowly, don't be shy.



WHO IS THE ROTARIAN ABOVE?

Last week's entry:





 

JUST FOR LAUGHS


 

 

 









 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: A tea bag

Harder one: There are four girls and three boys in the family.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: What gets wet while drying?

Harder one: What disappears as soon as you say its name?


 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


 

1. MANGOES IN CANBERRA




Mangoes in Canberra RC of Woden Daybreak


[NB: Just a note to those outside Canberra area. The mangos are being picked up from Canberra so you might need to make some arrangements. It seems a good deal to me, either way.]



Mangoes are coming!









The end of winter is definitely in sight when the word 'mangoes' appears in a subject line!


Woden Daybreak Rotary's mango fundraiser is on again and the details are above.


We have been in touch with the farmers and are very happy to report that the mango crop looks good this year.


This year the fundraiser supports two wonderful Rotary programs: the eradication of polio and Operation Cleft.:




GREEN MANGO CURRY RECIPE



2. ROTARY ZONE 8 CONFERENCE CANBERRA 2022



Welcome to the 2022 Conference




 

The 2022 Rotary Zone Conference is a partnership between Rotaract and Rotary. Learn more in the video from conference organisers below:

 

Zone 8 Conference Canberra 2022


There is a very good line up of speakers organised including:



Alex Rubin is a Major in the Australian Army with a background in operational planning, military instruction, humanitarian assistance and diplomatic engagement with allied partners.

Alex is one of the highest qualified Thai linguists in Defence and uses these skills to enhance bilateral relations and international engagements. During 2018, Alex was deployed on short notice to the Thailand Cave Rescue mission as the Australian military contingent commander and lead planner. For his work in this mission Alex was awarded the Companion of Direkganabhorn and a royal acknowledgement by the King of Thailand.

Will you join me in Canberra?

 

 

 

 


SEPTEMBER IS BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY MONTH


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada


 



 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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SUNFLOWER SEEDS FOR UKRAINE AUGUST NEWSLETTER



The demand continues for seeds and information on this initiative for sunflower seeds for Ukraine.

Please click on the following links to get the pdf files:

 

Sunflower August News -Part 1


Sunflower August News Part 2


 

 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-08


 


 

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 22nd


President Paul welcomed 20 members and 9 guests (mainly partners) to our weekly meeting which featured a presentation by the intrepid Larapinta trekkers, Mary, Garth, Don and Mary's friend Lesley Lashbrook. The many photos and videos included in the presentation led by Leslie nicely illustrated the terrain and gorgeous vistas on offer, and provided some idea of the rigours of the trek, which was certainly no walk in the park. The experience left quite an impression on the participants of the trek, which raised $20,000-25,000 in total for ShelterBox.  Paul presented Lesley with a token of appreciation for the presentation and thanked the trekkers for sacrificing their time and enduring the rigours of the trail for the cause. The presentation and ensuing questions and discussion from the audience left little time for anything else, so the fines session and raffle were forewent for the evening.

Photo © Copyright by World Expeditions Travel Group Pty Ltd





Photo © Copyright Auswalk Walking Holidays Pty Ltd.

Photos below from the actual trekkers:



 

DIARY


*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!

Sunday, 28th August - Catering for the South West Hack Association Show. Ganmain Showgrounds, 8 am - 2 pm. Roster: 8-11 am  - Mary, Anne, Garth, Don; 11 am - 2 pm - Albert, Ian, Paul.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Dinner at the Riverina Hotel for 5:30 pm followed by ten pin bowling in Wagga by 6.45 pm.

Sunday, 4th September - Luncheon with Griffith Avanti Rotarians. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 12:30 pm.

Monday, 5th September - Guest speaker meeting. Phil McIntosh and other Rotarians from Wagga Wollundry will present plans for Gears & Beers. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Sunday, 2nd October - Gears and Beers  (details forthcoming).

Sunday, 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.

 

BABY PHOTO COMPETITION - WEEK 2/3


We had a very positive reaction to this competition at the meeting on Monday.  In order to continue this bit of fun please send us your earliest photo that you have of your self as a baby.  Send an image via email if you can or bring a photo to Rotary and give it to Paul Weston or John Glassford and they will scan the image.   The first correct entry wins a raffle ticket at the next dinner meeting.

Last week's entry:





WHO IS THE ROTARIAN ABOVE?

NO ANSWERS LAST WEEK SO WE WILL LEAVE IT UP HERE FOR THE NEXT MEETING IN COOLAMON WITH ANOTHER PHOTO A FEW MONTHS LATER.

 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: The letter 'r'

Harder one: Take a piece of fruit from the crate labelled 'apples and oranges'. If the fruit is an apple, we know it must be the crate of apples because it can't be the crate of apples and oranges since we're told all of the crates are mislabelled. That means the crate labelled 'oranges' must contain apples and oranges and the one labelled 'apples' must contain oranges. Similar reasoning applies if we pull out an orange from the crate labelled 'apples and oranges'.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: It goes in dry, it comes out wet, the longer it is in, the stronger it gets. What is it?

Harder one: A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many boys and girls are in the family?


 

 

 

ROTARY NEWS


 

1. COOLAMON ROTARY KILI 28/8 15 YEARS


 



This week is the 15 year anniversary of our Kilimanjaro 28/8 Climb to raise funds for the Coolamon RC Road MAPS to Africa projects.  There were 16 members in the team that attempted Kilimanjaro led by John Glassford.  Eight of the team were Rotarians and 8 were not in Rotary.  We had two guides Moses and Elias and 60 porters with 3 cooks.  We had portable chemical toilets and a mess tent along with two man tents for the team of climbers.

Anna Khuzwayo Hout Bay RC Cape Town
Sharon Daishe from Forbes Ipomoea Rotary
Narelle Rodway
Craig Corrigan Coolamon RC
Bob Kendell Lockhart RC
Tim Jenkinson Horsham RC
Mandy Watson Burleigh Heads RC
Linda O' Neill
Kate O' Neill
Kathryn Gettingby
Belinda Nowland
Quinn Hart
Peter Sparks Griffith Avanti RC
Michael Dorrian
Mark Horton Dubbo West RC

Team Leader John Glassford Coolamon RC

This web site shows you part of the story scroll down the page for some great stories from our club at the time, including the open garden day at Kiambo, Father Ed Byford and Grahame Miles induction as President and a ShelterBox display.

Coolamon RC Website 2007


This was the Kilimanjaro website again a most interesting trip down memory lane and one that brings back many happy memories of our first mountain in Africa.

Kilimanjaro 2007


Funds Raised From Kili 28/8

Operation Medical Hope Hout Bay, South Africa: sub-total $25,896

School of Saint Jude, Arusha Tanzania, East Africa: sub-total $26,396

Rotarians For Fighting AIDS Orphan Rescue: sub-total $25,895

TOTAL RAISED $78,187

 

2. COOLAMON OPEN GARDEN DAYS


These photos are an example of one of the gardens that will be part of the open days in October;



 

 

 


AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada


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ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-07


 



BABY PHOTO COMPETITION - WEEK 2 


We had a very positive reaction to this competition at the meeting on Monday.  In order to continue this bit of fun please send us your earliest photo that you have of your self as a baby.  Send an image via email if you can or bring a photo to Rotary and give it to Paul Weston or John Glassford and they will scan the image.   The first correct entry wins a raffle ticket at the next dinner meeting.

This week's entry:



WHO IS THE ROTARIAN ABOVE?

LAST WEEK IT WAS JOHN NULTY 



 

WEEK OF AUGUST 15th


President Paul welcomed our guest Rev. Scott Mudd as well as 22 members to our weekly meeting.  A special welcome back to Mary, Don and Garth on their return from the Larapinta Trek.  Tonight's meeting was dedicated in the main to the future of the Coolamon telephone directory, but there were other items to discuss, including:

  • The success at the recent BBQ at Charles Sturt University. Albert, Paul, Mary and Adrian were the volunteers on both days for the lunch BBQ.  CRC were donated $800 for the two luncheons.

  • Anne and Grahame made a trip around the shire to collect donations from the sunflower boxes and replenish the packets of seeds.  They noted that the Ganmain Chemist box was doing exceptionally well.

  • The Ganmain Show, which is featured in this bulletin.


THE CRC TELEPHONE DIRECTORY



President Paul chaired what was in effect a club assembly style of meeting.  Every member present and one soon to be member had their say and Paul did a great job with the conduct of the meeting.

Members were asked to put cases for and against going ahead with the next edition of our telephone directory.  Paul pointed out that over the years the telephone directory has been the mainstay of our charity giving.  The past two books 2014 and 2018) made the club around $105,000 with 50% going  to local charity, 25% to Rotary projects in Australia and 25% going to international Rotary projects such as ShelterBox and the fight to end polio.

Some points made during the discussions included:

  1.  The directory has been our best money earner and will be hard to replace

  2.  Concern regarding phishing and hence the generation of spam calls.

  3.  People in the shire are asking when the next edition will be published so demand is there.

  4.  Will the phone book take advertisers away from the Coolamon Community Chronicle?

  5.   It is hard work but with all the members helping the committee it can be made light work.


Those were the main points and a vote was taken on a recommendation to be made to the board as follows: That the CRC compile and print the next Coolamon telephone directory with the goal of publishing in July 2023.

The vote of recommendation was carried 22-0.

Paul then called for a member to convene a committee and be the overall chair.  Henk Hulsman volunteered to be that person.  The board will now vote at the next meeting on the recommendation of the members.

Henk got the easy puzzler correct and Bear got it half correct; no one answered the hard puzzler correctly.

[email protected] Garth Perkin is back from the centre of Australia and with his corporal Dick Jennings fined us all.  The weekly raffle was won by

 

 

BREAKING NEWS


Mary Potts does it again! Fresh from the Larapinta Trek in central Australia, Mary completed the Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon; according to Mary a fantastic event out in the rain. The run was hard with lots of hills and mud and rain but everyone had a great time.



PS a full report on the Larapinta Trek which Mary, Garth and Don completed last week will be in next week's bulletin.  Mary, Garth and Don will be speaking on their adventure next week.

 

DIARY


*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, 22nd August - Speaker meeting. Garth, Mary and Don will talk on the Larapinta Trek. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Dinner at the Thirsty Crow followed by ten pin bowling in Wagga.

Monday, 5th September - Guest speaker meeting. Phil McIntosh and other Rotarians from Wagga Wollundry will present plans for Gears & Beers. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Sunday October 2nd - Gears and Beers  (details forthcoming).

Sunday 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: Half way. After that, you'd be walking out of the woods.

Harder one: Each son gets three full barrels, one half full barrel and three empty barrels (after pouring the wine from one of the full barrels into two of the half full barrels and combining the wine from two of the half full barrels).

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?

Harder one: There are three crates, one with apples, one with oranges, and one with both apples and oranges mixed. Each crate is closed and labeled with one of three labels: Apples, Oranges, or Apples and Oranges. The label maker broke and labeled all of the crates incorrectly. How could you pick just one fruit from one crate to figure out what’s in each crate?


 

ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  THE GANMAIN SHOW


Now 112 years old the Ganmain Agricultural Show was held on Saturday and we had a part to play in conjunction with Lions Coolamon supervising the car parking.  We also had a ShelterBox on display with Garth Perkin and Don Dyce.  This was a wonderful event run by the Ganmain Show Committee who do a great job year in year out.

Thanks to Brian Bear Pattison, Dick Jennings, Adrian Lindner, Henk Hulsman, John Glassford and Bruce Hamilton for the car parking and Garth Perkin and Don Dyce for looking after the ShelterBox.

Paul and Leslie Weston were at the 3 day dog show also at the Ganmain Showgrounds.

Some photos click on the thumb nail for a larger image.



 

2.  ECO CLUB in ITALY DRAWS ‘MEMBERS OF THE FUTURE’


 



Members of the Rotary Club of Eco Milano, Italy, including (from left) Olderico Caviglia, Lorenza Mazzoni, Franz Müller, and Yasir Khan, promote environmental sustainability.

Photograph by Lavinia Parlamenti


By Frank Bures


When Lorenza Mazzoni joined her first Rotary club in 2017 in a small town outside Milan, it had a sizeable membership of around 45 people. Less than four years later, the number had fallen by at least a third. "This has happened in many clubs in Italy," Mazzoni says. "During the pandemic, I think it got worse."

Mazzoni also left the club — but she didn't leave Rotary. Instead, she joined the new Rotary Club of Eco Milano, Italy, one of a growing number of clubs in non-traditional formats dedicated to a particular issue or cause — in this case, the environment.

 

FULL STORY HERE


 

 

 

 


AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH


Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada


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ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-06


 



NEW COMPETITION


Your editors thought that it would be a bit of fun to have a weekly baby photo competition.  That is, provided we get your photos!  So send us your earliest photo that you have of your self as a baby.  The first correct entry wins a raffle ticket at the next dinner meeting.

This week's entry:



WHO IS THE ROTARIAN ABOVE?

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 8th


President Paul welcomed two guests--Rev. Scott Mudd and Mathew Higginson from Coolamoon--as well as 17 members to our weekly meeting.  We had some lively discussions including:

  • We have collected $440 so far from the sunflower seeds boxes in the Coolamon shire according to Anne.

  • D9705 Promotes Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine:  D9705 Story on Sunflowers.

  • Thank you letter from the Coolamon and Ganmain Hospital Auxiliary for our donations of $2,000 to each.

  • The Coolamon Community Chronicle was printed after a brief delay and distributed by Anne and Neil.

  • The CCC is now on line on our website or on Facebook:  CCC Facebook Page

  • Volunteers called for the BBQ at the CSU for lunch on Wed and Thurs 11/12 August.

  • Volunteers are needed to man the gate at the Ganmain Show on Saturday 20th August.

  • Anne spoke about the upcoming bike day on Saturday 1st October at Wantabadgery.

  • Social night for Monday 29th August (fifth Monday) - ten pin bowling is being investigated.

  • Possible participation in CSU meat tasting project to earn money for the club.

  • Marrar Madness Rodeo volunteers will be needed for car parking duties.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT JOHN BOND (BONDY)


 



 



Tonight it was President-elect John Bond's turn in the spotlight.  Some of his many highlights in his life to date:

  • Born in Naracoorte South Australia near Penola.




  • Favourite colour: ultraviolet!  In the visible wavelengths: blue.

  • Favourite actor is Meryl Streep and the movie starring Meryl Streep Music of the Heart.

  • Lived on a dairy farm that belonged to his parents near Casterton.

  • Bought his own farm and worked out that there was no future in farming for him.

  • Bondy joined the RAAF and was posted to various locations around Australia and the USA and trained in satellite tracking.

  • John spent 20 years in the Department of Defence and specialised in radio and data engineering and communications.

  • John received a good offer to join TAFE where he stayed for 25 years, first in Sydney and then in Wagga Wagga.  John says that he never got away from farming!

  • Roselee and John have three children including Sarah Collins who was a member of our club when Sarah was teaching at Coolamon Central before moving to Victoria several years ago.




  • John is very proud of his grandfather who served in the 39th Battalion an infantry unit of the Australian Army. Pvt. Millard was gassed on the Western Front and received a letter from King George Vth for a speedy recovery.




Thank you Bondy!

As usual, the meeting concluded with an entertaining fines session and our weekly raffle.

 

DIARY


*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, 15th August - Regular meeting. Discussion of the future of the Coolamon Telephone Directory. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday, August 20th - Ganmain Agricultural ShowClub members will be working the gate with Lions.

Monday, 22nd August - Speaker meeting. Garth, Mary and Don will talk on the Larapinta Trek. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Social night (details later).

Monday, 5th September - Speaker meeting

Sunday October 2nd - Gears and Beers  (details forthcoming).

Sunday 16th October - Coolamon Garden Viewing.  There will be five gardens on display, three on house blocks and two on acreage. Registration will take place at 26 Doubleday Lane.  Cost is $15 per adult with children under 16 free.

Saturday 22nd October - Coolamon Garden Viewing. Details as above.

Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS












 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: Lunch and dinner

Harder one: Your left hand

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: How far can you walk into the woods?

Harder one: The owner of a winery has passed away and left 21 barrels to his three sons. Seven of the barrels are filled with wine, seven are half full of wine, and seven are empty.  However, the wine and barrels must be evenly divided among the sons such that each son gets the same number of full barrels, the same number of half-full barrels, and the same number of empty barrels. Note that there are no measuring devices handy. How can the barrels and wine be evenly divided among the sons?

 


ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  Membership: United in friendship and service



Rotary International’s recent member survey reveals where Rotary is today, while suggesting where it needs to go tomorrow.

This is a very good and informative article that we should all read IMO.  The article backs up why I joined on invitation and why I have stayed.

The motive power of Rotary is friendship,” said Paul Harris in his address to the Rotary convention held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1921. His remarks were greeted with a round of applause — and were endorsed 100 years later by current members of Rotary.

In the most recent annual survey of Rotary members, 45% of respondents cited friendship as the reason they remain in Rotary, and 84% said they were satisfied with their ability to connect with friends through Rotary. Meanwhile, 42% of respondents cited the opportunity to make an impact on their communities as the reason they remained in Rotary — another response that would have delighted Rotary’s founder.

FULL STORY HERE

 

2.  D9705 Promotes Respect in Relation to DEI


D9705 promotes Respect in relation to DEI Rotary - Respect in relation to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion



The Rotaract Club of Woolloongabba Pride celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Photo courtesy of Rotary Down Under


Rotary International has committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and has stated that:

 
“As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action and has to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”


District D9705 strongly endorses this statement and notes that the respectful treatment of all members – as well as of all others with whom Rotarians connect -
is essential to furthering goodwill and cooperation.  Whatever our condition, we cannot expect respect ourselves if we fail to give it to others.

 

 


AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH


 

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.


 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director:  John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-05


 


 

 

WEEK OF AUGUST 1st. 2022


President Paul welcomed 16 members to our weekly meeting.  We had some lively discussions including:

  • Daryl Breust reported on the Sportsman's Night and advised the meeting that the committee had cancelled the night altogether due to lack of ticket sales.  The raffle will cover the deposit to the organisers. Brian Pattison said that the Marrar Football Club may take it on.

  • CSU sensory testing offer to our club to raise $1,000 if we supply 60 food tasters.

  • Canola Balloon Flight in September may be of interest to our members.

  • RYLA for 18-35 year-olds is on again in January 2023 Saturday 7th - Friday 13th January 2023.  Closing date for nominations is 31st October; details with Anne.

  • Request for a scholarship to attend Newcastle University from a Ganmain resident, Sophie Quinn.

  • Members are invited to an online meeting about the proposed regionalisation for Rotary Australasia.  Details are with John Glassford.

  • Grahame Miles brought a quilt along valued at $150 to be auctioned.

  • Discussion on the upcoming Ganmain Show and the dog show.  We are required on the gate on Saturday 20th with the Lions.   Volunteers from 7.00 am to 12.00 midday are so far:  Dick Jennings, Bruce Hamilton, Brian Pattison, Adrian Lindner and John Glassford.

  • Brain Pattison spoke about  a request to our club to supply members for traffic control for the Marrar Madness Rodeo on Saturday the 10th September from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.  They require 2 persons in 2 shifts.

  • Ideas called for our 5th Monday of the month, August 29th.  A social night is being planned.  These are the upcoming 5th Monday nights:  29th August; 31st October;  30th January 2023 and the 29th May.

  • Albert reminded the members that the Coolamon garden viewing will be on two days in October, Sunday 16th and Saturday the 22nd. October.

  • The raffle was won by Paul Weston and Grahame Miles got one of the puzzlers correct.

  • As always a spirited fines session carried out by stand in [email protected] Dick Jennings.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT BRIAN PATTISON (BEAR)


 



Tonight it was Brian Pattison's turn in the spotlight and we learned from Brian:

  • Brian was born in Wagga Wagga.

  • Brian has 4 siblings: 2 sisters and 2 brothers.  One sister works at the Coolamon Library.

  • His favourite movie is Blue Dog and favourite actors are Tom Cruise and Julie Roberts.

  • Favourite colour is blue

  • He attended St Michael's to year 4 and then went to school in Temora.

  • Brian played football for Marrar as well as enjoying cricket and tennis.

  • Brain left school in year 10 and worked as a shed hand and went crutching and shearing part time.

  • Brian has been farming now for 40 years and his farm adjoins that of Dick & Maree Jennings.

  • Brain's mother came from Temora and his father from Shepperton.

  • Brian and Fiona intend to travel to England in 2 years time.


All in all it was most interesting to learn of Brian's life to date and Bear has been a very valuable member of our club and continues to walk the talk.

 



 

 

THE ADVENTURES OF MARY POTTS


One of intrepid Larapinta trekkers has had quite a week. Mary, Garth and Don are now on the Larapinta Trek raising funds for ShelterBox.  This week Mary was featured in the Daily Advertiser:



Mary also sent us some photos of her time in Alice Springs before the Trek started on Wednesday 3rd.



 

DIARY


*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!

Tuesday, 2nd August thru Monday, 8th August - Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox


Monday, 8th August - Regular meeting. John Bond in the spotlight. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 11th August - CRC board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Monday, 15th August - Regular meeting. Discussion of the future of the Coolamon Telephone Directory. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday, August 20th - Ganmain Agricultural ShowClub members will be working the gate with Lions.

Monday, 22nd August - Speaker meeting. Garth, Mary and Don will talk on the Larapinta Trek. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Social night (details later).

Saturday/Sunday October 1st-2nd - Gears and Beers (Wollundry RC). 

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/



Sunday 16th October Coolamon Garden Viewing


Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).


Saturday 22nd October Coolamon Garden Viewing

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 

 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: He got the truck unstuck by letting some air out of the tyres.

Harder one: All they had to do was slowly tip the barrel on its side, and when the wine was about to pour out of the open barrel, notice where the wine level was inside the barrel. If any part of the bottom of the barrel was visible inside, it would mean the barrel was less than half full; if the bottom was obscured by wine, the barrel was more than half full.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

Harder one: What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand?

 


ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  2022 ROTARY ZONE 8 CONFERENCE


We are super excited for Rotaractors and Rotarians from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to come together in Canberra at the end of October. The conference will be a fun filled weekend showcasing the best of Rotaract and Rotary working together.

To be held in Canberra, Australia 28th-30th October. For more information - conference.rotaryzone8.org

 



 

ZONE 8 CONFERENCE.


 

The last time we met was October 2019 in Christchurch.  It was a lot of fun, fellowship and great friendship and hospitality shown to us by the Kiwis:



 

 

 

2.  SUNFLOWER SEEDS LATEST NEWS


It has been a very busy July for the Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine project.

Plenty of inquiry and a lot of seeds and display boxes have been sent to several clubs.  These include:

  • RC of Kerang in Victoria

  • RC of Eaglehawk near Bendigo Victoria

  • RC of Blackwood in South Australia

  • RAWCS AGM Eastern Region AGM want seeds and a box or three to present to the Ukraine Consul from Sydney who is a guest speaker.

  • RC of Wagga Wagga who are taking a lot of boxes and seeds for Wagga Wagga outlets.

  • Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup / Lang Lang Victoria.

  • Several clubs who took seeds early in the project now want display boxes.

  • Tuggeranong Girl Guides are very active and have taken on teh project with the help of the Tuggeranong RC.


There is a section in the latest Rotary Down Under August edition on what Rotary in Australia is doing for Ukraine.  This includes the story on our Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine and it was written by PDG Bob Aitken the former Editor of RDU.

Here is the July newsletter for our initiative:

 

Sunflower July News






 

 


AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH


 

 

Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.


 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director: vacant

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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SUNFLOWER SEEDS LATEST NEWS JULY 2022

SUNFLOWER SEEDS LATEST NEWS.


It has been a very busy July for the Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine project.

Plenty of inquiry and a lot of seeds and display boxes have been sent to several clubs.  These include:

  • RC of Kerang in Victoria

  • RC of Eaglehawk near Bendigo Victoria

  • RC of Blackwood in South Australia

  • RAWCS AGM Eastern Region AGM want seeds and a box or three to present to the Ukraine Consul from Sydney who is a guest speaker.

  • RC of Wagga Wagga who are taking a lot of boxes and seeds for Wagga Wagga outlets.

  • Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup / Lang Lang Victoria.

  • Several clubs who took seeds early in the project now want display boxes.

  • Tuggeranong Girl Guides are very active and have taken on teh project with the help of the Tuggeranong RC.


There is a section in the latest Rotary Down Under August edition on what Rotary in Australia is doing for Ukraine.  This includes the story on our Sunflower Seeds for Ukraine and it was written by PDG Bob Aitken the former Editor of RDU.

Here is the July newsletter for our initiative:

 

Sunflower July News




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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-04


 


 

 

WEEK OF JULY 25th


President Paul welcomed 18 members to our weekly meeting.  We had some lively discussions including:

  • Board decided to have a dedicated meeting regarding the future of the Coolamon Rotary telephone directory; the meeting of Monday 15th August will be set aside to discuss this project in depth.

  • Garth Perkin and the intrepid trekkers Mary Potts and Don Dyce will be away for the next few weeks on the Larapinta Trek for ShelterBox.  On Monday 22nd Garth, Mary and Don will give a talk on their trek.

  • Looking for ideas for a social night typically set for the 5th Monday of the month. The first 5th Monday of this Rotary year will be Monday 29th August.

  • Daryl Breust reported on the men's BBQ hosted by Rev. Scott Mudd at the Anglican church rectory in Coolamon and reported that the firewood was well received and that 10 people attended.  Scott plans to make this a monthly event.

  • Garth Perkin reported on the Sunflowers For Ukraine boxes which now number 31 in the Shire.  Garth has been around them replenishing some of the boxes.  While the trekkers are away Anne Rzeszkowski and John Nulty will look after the boxes.

  • Brian "Bear" Pattison will be in the spotlight at this Monday's meeting.

  • Paul asked JG to bring along empty packets, cards and seeds to the next meeting so that we can fill up additional packets to replace the ones that have already been "sold".

  • The raffle was won by Don Dyce.

  • [email protected] Garth and Cpl. Dick raised a few dollars with another one of their classic fines sessions, all in good humour and a lot of fun.


 

DIARY


*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, 1st August - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Tuesday, 2nd August thru Monday, 8th August - Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox


Thursday, 11th August - CRC board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Monday, 15th August - Regular meeting. Discussion of the future of the Coolamon Telephone Directory. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Saturday, August 20th - Ganmain Agricultural ShowClub members will be working the gate with Lions.

Monday, 22nd August - Speaker meeting. Garth, Mary and Don will talk on the Larapinta Trek. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6:30 for 7 pm.

Monday, 29th August - Fifth Monday. Social night (details later).

Saturday/Sunday October 1st-2nd - Gears and Beers (Wollundry RC). 

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/



Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 

 



THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: The doctor is the boy's mother.

Harder one: The next number is 22. The sequence is determined by alternately adding two to the previous number or multiplying it by two.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: A truck is stuck under a bridge and the driver cannot get it out. A man walks by and stops to help. He easily gets the truck unstuck. How did he do it?

Harder one: Dick and Ian were rummaging around Dick's barn and found a barrel with no lid and some wine in it. “I reckon this barrel is more than half full of wine,” says Dick. “No, it's not,” says Ian. “It’s less than half full.” Without any measuring implements and without removing any wine from the barrel, how can they easily determine who is correct?

 


ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  BILL THE BASTARD


You may wonder what Bill the Bastard has to do with Rotary.  An icon is Bill the Bastard and his story is well told from WW1.  Now a fellow Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Murrumburrah-Harden, Carl Valerius has created this life size statue depicting one of Bill's heroic acts in WW1.  This was at the Battle of Romani.  The battle was from August 3rd to August the 5th 1916.

View the amazing sculpture of Australia's best-known war-horse, Bill the Bastard on your next visit to Harden-Murrumburrah. The life-size sculpture by Carl Valerius commemorates an epic feat when Bill and his rider Major Michael Shanahan saved four Tasmanian soldiers from no man's land at the Battle of Romani during World War 1.

Bill, a fierce and powerful 730 kg chestnut stallion was one of 130,000 Australian horses that served in World War 1 and were never to return home. His is a remarkable tale that touches on many features of Australian history.

The sculpture recently completed and previously viewed in the artist's studio at Harden-Murrumburrah, is now positioned on a plinth in parkland at the corner of Bathurst Street and the Burley Griffin Way. The positioning of Bill in this outdoor setting is the culmination of a long-held dream by the local sculptor and the many people who have supported this exciting project.



 



FULL STORY HERE


2.  CIRCUS QUIRKUS



Our club has always supported Circus Quirkus hosted by the Rotary Club of South Wagga.  This year we invested in 6 tickets for the show held on the 27th July.  This is a report from South Wagga RC:



"What a day of great excitement! South Wagga Rotary once again hosted Circus Quirkus, and what sensational shows they were. Our biggest audience ever for the morning show and another large audience for the evening show, went wild for the great Circus Quirkus performers.

This is a wonderful project for the Club to be involved in, as it lets us give many young people the opportunity to take a break from the difficulties of their day to day lives, to laugh and scream for the performers, and just have a wonderful time enjoying great skills and a lot of fun.

Of course the Club could not do this without the amazing, generous support of so many businesses throughout the Riverina. These businesses pay for the seats for the show, and this funds the Circus to get out into communities like ours - to give this great opportunity to the young people. Words cannot express our gratitude to all these businesses for their magic support!!

Can't wait for 2023!!"




 

 

JULY IS ROTARY  NEW LEADERSHIP MONTH




Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.


 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director: vacant

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-03


 


 

 

WEEK OF JULY 18th


President Paul welcomed 15 members to our weekly meeting, our guest tonight was the Rev. Scott Mudd.

The meeting was an enjoyable one some highlights:

  • Our Treasurer reminded all of our members that half-year memberships are now due.

  • Adrian Lindner reported on the Coolamon Landcare field days--see the full report elsewhere in this bulletin.

  • President Paul enlightened us with a future glimpse of storage of media.  A US-based company has developed a robust archival method that is assured of keeping data intact for hundreds of years. Surprisingly, the information storage medium is synthetic DNA; the technology used for creating genetically modified organisms can construct sequences of the same building blocks used to store genetic information to encode any type of information. Even more amazing than the longevity of the data is the small amount of space required; it is estimated that the entire content of the internet (currently ca. 40 zettabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes) could be stored in a container about the size of a shoebox when encoded on DNA (pretty amazing when you consider that a typical computer hard drive stores a measly 500 gigabytes).

  • JG gave a quick update on the sunflower seeds with news that PDG Brian Coffey from D9670 (Newcastle to Tamworth) wants 100 boxes.

  • Scott Mudd spoke on his upcoming BBQ on Wednesday past.  The idea is for an open house for men mainly who are in need of help with mental health issues.  It was a BYO chair and self event. Scott asked for some help with firewood.  This was done.

  • Garth spoke on the imminent Larapinta Trek for ShelterBox.  Garth has been appointed the ShelterBox Ambassador for the Riverina.  Garth now has a brand new ShelterBox to use for fund-raising events for ShelterBox.

  • Mary advised the meeting that the Bunnings BBQ raised $1,196 for the Larapinta Trekkers target of $3,000 per trekker.  You can still support our intrepid trekkers by donating on line:


DONATE TO THE COOLAMON TREKKERS HERE.




  • Paul reminded the members that we are working with Lions at the gate for the Ganmain Show on Saturday 20th August.

  • Another outstanding fines session by the [email protected] Garth and his Cpl. Dick Jennings.


 

 

DIARY


*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!

Thursday, 11th August - CRC board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Monday, 25th July - Regular meeting Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm

Monday, 1st August - Regular meeting.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm

Tuesday, 2nd August - Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox


Monday, 15th August - Coolamon Telephone Book Meeting.

Saturday August 20th Ganmain Agricultural Show.  On the gates with Lions.

Monday, August 22nd Larapinta Trek talk: with Garth Perkin and the trekkers.

Saturday/Sunday October 1st-2nd - Gears and Beers (Wollundry RC). 

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/



Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

Monday 7th November CRC Annual General Meeting including election of office bearers for 2023-2024.


 

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS










 

 

 




THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: The future is always in front of you but cannot be seen!

Harder one: Five minutes.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: A boy is walking down the road with a doctor. While the boy is the doctor’s son, the doctor is not the boy’s father. Then who is the doctor?

Harder one: What number comes next in the following sequence? 2 4 8 10 20 __

 


ROTARY NEWS


 

1. COOLAMON LANDCARE GROUP FIELD DAY








From Ian Jennings and Adrian Lindner:

SUSTAINABLE FARMING FIELD DAY

Murrumbidgee Landcare hosted a successful Sustainable Farming Field Day on the 15th of July on two farms south and north of Coolamon. The event was assisted by Coolamon Landcare and the Rotary Club of Coolamon. Rotary’s 7th area of focus being supporting the Environment. 35 attended on the day, with some attendees travelled from Tumbarumba and Young.

The emphasis was demonstrating how environmental enhancements can be undertaken on productive mixed farming enterprises. Such environmental projects not only protect or enhance the environment, they can improve productivity with initiatives such as shelter belts for livestock, reducing land degradation and encouraging biodiversity and pollinators. We highlighted success stories, particularly around restoring degraded landscapes but also how there were some failures and lessons learnt, such as vegetation species selection and seed provenance.

The morning was very brisk but the sun came out and the fog rolled away leaving us with a perfect day.

The topics we talked about were.

Farm overview: Adrian Lindner, Farmer

Plantation projects: Kevin Chapin, Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Farm dam regeneration: Richard Beggs, ANU Sustainable Farms Ecologist

Farm forestry: Rob Kuiper, Farm Forestry

Farm overview: Ian Jennings, Farmer

Weed management: Jeremy Crocker, Senior Weeds Inspector

Drought resilience: Dale Stringer, Drought Hub

If you were unable to make it or want to get some resources from the day please contact Annika Brown an email E: [email protected]

or call M:0429458717

 

2.  BUNNINGS BBQ NEWS.




Last Saturday our Rotary Club was able to run a Bunnings BBQ in Wagga Wagga.  It was well serviced by Mary Potts, Don Dyce, Garth Perkin,  Paul Weston, Albert Suidgeest, Dick Jennings, Jannette and Eric Board.  They raised $1,196.00 for the ShelterBox Larapinta Trek.

Bunnings BBQs have been in the news lately and one news article can be read here:

One shopper would rather “give up driving my damn car” than miss out on this iconic Bunnings staple despite a big change.


The price of a snag and bread at Bunnings is set to increase for the first time in 15 years.


A Bunnings sausage sizzle will go up from $2.50 to $3.50 at stores across Australia from July 23, as community groups struggle to cover the rising cost of ingredients.

The price of drinks will remain at $1.50.

It is the first time the price has risen in 15 years. In that time, the price of food and non-alcoholic drinks has gone up by more than 51 per cent, according to ABS data.

FULL STORY HERE

 

3.  SUNFLOWER SEEDS NEWS


Garth Perkin has installed 31 display/donation boxes in our Shire.  Well done Garth.

Boxes are going out to various clubs and districts and the latest is Parkes RC who are now under way:



The Rotary Club of Parkes will join a District project initiated by the Rotary Club of Coolamon to support the Ukraine Appeal. At various venues around town community members will be able to purchase sunflower seeds for planting. The sunflower is the National floral emblem of Ukraine, so purchasing them will provide financial support, but also show solidarity with Ukraine.

Funds raised will go to the Rotary's Ukrainian Aid Fund, which has already received around a million dollars in donations. Money is being streamed directly into the Ukraine through the Eastern European branch of the International Charity group CARITAS. Rotarian, Liz Noakes, with the help of incoming and outgoing Rotary Exchange students will coordinate the local effort.

 

 

JULY IS ROTARY  NEW LEADERSHIP MONTH




Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.


 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director John Bond

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President and Vice-President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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Coolamon Rotary Bulletin #2223-02


 


 

 

WEEK OF JULY 11th


President Paul welcomed 18 members to our weekly meeting, which was a club assembly where members had their say in our future projects.  It was lively meeting all round, and included a discussion on our various committees.

President Paul gave a detailed account of the various portfolios that go to make up our own Board of Directors.  Each Director present gave an account of what their roles are.  Rotary International have a 7th Area of Focus the Environment and our representative is Adrian Lindner.

Highlights of the meeting included the following:

  • Members recommended to the Board that we donate $1,000 to the digitisation of the 1895-1905 Coolamon Echo Newspaper.

  • John Bond is still recovering from his recent medical episode and at the same time is building a new home.  We wish Bondy continued recovery.

  • The Saturday street raffle prize winner was drawn.

  • The Coolamon garden viewing is set for the 16th and 22nd of October--details to follow.

  • Albert spoke on the letter of support he received from the Coolamon Shire on tree planting for Leary's Lane.

  • CRC is doing the catering (morning tea and lunch) for Friday's Landcare Field Day to take place at Lindoris (Adrian and Wendy's farm) and Raywood (Ian and Marilyn's farm).

  • CRC is running the Sunday BBQ at Bunnings in support of ShelterBox and the upcoming Larapinta trek to be undertaken by Mary, Garth and Don (plus Mary's friend Leslie). See roster in the diary (below).

  • Pros and cons of proceeding with the telephone directory were presented and briefly discussed. A more in-depth discussion will take place at a later date.


The meeting concluded with the weekly raffle (no fine session this week because discussion occupied most of the available time.

 

 

 

DIARY


*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, 18th July - Regular meeting Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Tuesday, 19th July - CRC board meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 7 pm.

Tuesday, 2nd August - Larapinta Trek (benefit for ShelterBox) (with Garth Perkin, Mary Potts and Don Dyce).

Larapinta Trek 2022 for ShelterBox


Saturday/Sunday October 1st-2nd - Gears and Beers (Wollundry RC). 

https://gearsandbeers.org.au/



Friday-Sunday 21st-23rd OctoberDistrict Conference.  Joyes Hall, CSU campus, Wagga Wagga (details forthcoming). [NB The district conference will be moving to an October timeslot as of this year, which is why we're having two district conferences in 2022).

Friday-Sunday 28th-30th October 2022  - Rotary Zone 8 Conference (Canberra).

Rotary Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands Conference

 


JUST FOR LAUGHS












 




THE PUZZLER


Answer to the last puzzlers: 

Easier one: Are you awake?

Harder one: They played 11 games in total. In order for Daryl to have won $5, he would have had to won five games plus three more to make up for the $3 he lost to Albert, whom we know won three games.

This week's puzzlers: 

Easier one: What's always in front of you but can't be seen?

Harder one: If five cats can catch five mice in five minutes, how long would it take for one cat to catch one mouse?

 


ROTARY NEWS


 

1.  PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE JULY 2022


Jennifer Jones


President 2022-23


July 2022




Every month since I joined Rotary, I’ve looked forward to reading this magazine, especially the opening essay from our Rotary president. I’ll admit that as much as I appreciate a digital copy, I still revel in the tactile sensation of sitting down and leafing through the glossy pages. They are a treasure trove of photos and memorable stories about our great organization — the one we all know and love. I have learned so much over the years about service projects and lives that each of you have transformed.

As a communications professional, I have longed for the day that our stories were a regular part of mainstream media and that our flagship magazine might populate doctor’s offices, coffee shops, or anywhere else people sit, wait, and browse. It’s great that Rotary members are better informed about all we do, and wouldn’t it be that much better if more people knew our stories.

FULL STORY HERE

 

2.  UPDATE SUNFLOWERS SEEDS FOR UKRAINE


THE BOXES HAVE ARRIVED




The Sunflower Donation/Display boxes have arrived in Ganmain.  So far we have sent out around 300 mainly by hand i.e. locally.

Postage is expensive so we are thinking of getting three depots for distribution, namely Canberra, Melbourne/Geelong and Sydney/Gosford.  Members can then collect their boxes rather than having us send them via post.  If any of you can help please let me know.  We can get them in bulk to you, say 150 or 300 boxes.  We have around 700 in stock now.  It was the most economical way to buy them (in a 1,000 lot).

They look great and are easy to put together as they come in a flat pack.

Our own small experiment with our handmade box at five venues (all passive) showed that 126 people donated for one packet of seeds we made $930 from the one box.  So it is a goer!

The latest news from RAWCS can be found here:

RAWCS Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Thanks to Mary, Anne and Garth for getting the boxes out there.  Garth says they have put out  31 boxes in Coolamon, Marrar and Ardlethan and I know there are 3 in Ganmain.

 

 

 

JULY IS ROTARY  NEW LEADERSHIP MONTH




Graphics by Debbie Vance from Canada.


 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF COOLAMON Inc. 2022-23


Chartered March 3rd, 1971; Sponsoring Club Narrandera Rotary Club


President: Paul Weston

President-Elect 2023-2024: John Bond

Secretary: John Glassford

Treasurer: Mary Potts

Membership Director: John Nulty

Service Projects Director

Youth Services Director: Anne Rzeszkowski

Club Admin Director:  Henk Hulsman

Public Image Director: Grahame Miles

Sergeant @ Arms: Garth Perkin

Immediate Past President: Albert Suidgeest

Bulletin Editors: Paul Weston and John Glassford

Webmaster: John Glassford


 
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