COOLAMON ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY

This year our Christmas party was at President Ian’s home with catering done by Marg and Christine and others.

We also had the happy occassion of inducting our two new members Leslie Weston and  Paul Weston.  So we finished the year on a high note and we wish Leslie and Paul all the best in their association with Rotary and the Coolamon Rotary Club.

President Ian Inducts Leslie and Paul Weston

BELOW SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AND LAST MEETING FOR 2010

Rotary Club of Battersea Park London

Rotary Club of Battersea Park

What some Rotary Clubs are doing this Christmas:

ROTARY CLUB OF BATTERSEA PARK LONDON

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH AND TEA PARTY FOR THE ELDERLY PEOPLE OF WANDSWORTH

Do you want to have a fun Christmas but would like to do something worthwhile at the same time? Are you fed up with the meaningless commercial greed of Christmas and wish you could give some of your time as a gift to others?

If the answer to these questions is “yes”, then come to the Christmas Events Marquee in Battersea Park and help the Rotary Club of Battersea Park give a joyful Christmas Day party to elderly people who would otherwise be alone, without the company of family and friends, on Christmas Day.

We have been providing a special Christmas Day Party for elderly people for over forty years. From small beginnings, catering for only about fifty guests, the numbers have grown so much that over the years we have moved venues several times to cope with the demand. Now we are in a huge marquee in the ‘Battersea Evolution’ events arena in Battersea Park, kindly donated to us by Greg Lawson of Quantum Leap Events.

Rotary Club of Battersea Park London

President Elect Marg Perkin

Last night at our AGM Marg Perkin was voted in as President Elect for 2011-2012.

Congratulations Marg and we wish you well for your year as President.

Marg Perkin in Hout Bay Cape Town

Marg’s classification within Rotary is Teacher-Hearing Impaired.   Here Marg is teaching children in Hout Bay Cape Town on a recent visit to South Africa.

Marg Perkin in Cape Town

The board for Coolamon Rotary Club for 2011-2012 is as follows:

President Marg Perkin

Secretary and Bulletin Editor John Glassford

Treasurer Henk Hulsman

Club Administration Director Garth Perkin

Service Projects Director Grahame Miles

Membership Director Ian Durham

Foundation Director Ian Jennings

New Generations Director (vacant)

Public Relations Director Craig Corrigan

Bulletin and Assistant Secretary Paul Weston

Web Site John Glassford and Paul Weston

World AIDS Day December 1st 2010

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge World AIDS Day

Sydney Opera House in Red

Sydney Harbour Bridge World AIDS Day 2010

What are you doing for World AIDS Day?  How about joining Rotary and then becoming a member of Rotarians For Fighting AIDS.  Only $100 life time mebership go to the RFFA web site for details on what Rotary is doing for the World AIDS pandemic.

Join RFFA Today

Watch Bono and Austraian Prime Minister Julia Gillard turn Sydney Red

Welcome to Coolamon Rotary Lelsie and Paul Weston

Last night we welcomed Leslie and Paul Weston to our club as members of the Rotary Club of Coolamon.  Their induction will take place soon.

The Weston Family

Paul, Leslie and Nicole Weston

The NSW Government has been successful in encouraging one of the world’s ‘best and brightest’ minds to relocate to inland NSW to carry out innovative research into the development of natural herbicides. Professor Leslie Weston, from Cornell University, one of the United State’s premier research universities, has relocated to the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation at Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Wagga Wagga Campus under the government’s Life Science Research Awards. The NSW Minister for Science and Medical Research, Ms Verity Firth said, “Professor Weston is a recognised leader in her field of research and her relocation to the state is a major scientific coup and will cement NSW at the leading edge of scientific research into natural herbicides.” CSU Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), Professor Paul Burnett has welcomed Professor Weston’s move, stating it is a fantastic outcome for the University. The EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is a collaborative alliance between CSU and the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Leslie was our guest speaker last Monday night.   Originally from Western in New York State, USA

A special congratulations also to Nicole Weston who made her riding debut in Australia at the National show. Nicki was Reserve National Champion in Amateur Western Pleasure and Reserve Jackpot Futurity Champion in Amateur Western Pleasure aboard Time To Be Radical! Way to go Nicki!

Dr Paul Weston, BS Cornell University; MS & PhD Michigan State University.  Paul also works at CSU in Wagga Wagga

  • Insect ecology and behaviour
  • Intergrated pest management
  • Isolation and identification of biologically active natural products
  • Simulation modelling of insect behaviour and population dynamics
  • Degree-day modelling of insect development
  • Invasion and establishment of exotic insect pests
  • Biological control of insects and weeds
  • Web-based information delivery.

We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding association with the Weston Family.

Their passion:

Theo

SING Campaign

Annie Lennox is doing remrakable work for the AIDS orphans of Africa and here is one example of why we should all do our bit to help these, the most vulnerable children on the planet.

When Vilele and his brothers lost both their mother and father to AIDS, they became what is commonly described as a “child headed household”. There are an estimated twelve million orphaned children like them living in Sub Saharan Africa.

Since our first encounter 2007, the SING Campaign has followed their story. And with help from SING and the Treatment Action Campaign, their lives have been been supported and changed for the better.