Coolamon Rotary News Bulletin #17-18-3

Week of 24 July

This week’s meeting featured a special event, the induction of our newest member, Howard Atkinson! Howard and his wife Ann moved to Coolamon fairly recently and have been making extensive renovations to the old convent, in which they reside and will be using to host weddings and other functions. Howard is originally from Finley, NSW, and recently moved to Coolamon to be near his wife’s family after living for a number of years in Queensland. Howard was gracious enough to share his life story with us after the induction and will be an excellent addition to the club. Following Howard’s presentation, Professor Paul quizzed those present on some acronyms we often see but may not know; we won’t reveal how many answered the questions correctly, but you might want to have a crack at these yourself and see if you know what these acronyms stand for: NAIDOC, RADAR and TWAIN (no fair using Goggle!). John Bond won an extra raffle ticket for correctly identifying the words that make up RADAR, which is all the boost he needed to eventually win the raffle. Ted led an entertaining fine session, as usual, but for some reason has the mistaken impression that President Paul was responsible for the cold bug that has stricken most of the members of the club since our changeover.


Don’t forget about Christmas in July!

Next week’s meeting (31 July) will be another meeting not to miss, when the club hosts its first Christmas in July in recent memory. Diane and Gilbert will be serving up a Christmas feast of roast ham and turkey with all the trimmings and, if rumour is correct, Christmas pudding for desert. The cost will be only $23 pp, and all are asked to bring a wrapped gift to the amount of no more than $10 (or you can bring a homemade treasure). The gifts will be distributed via a Yankee Swap (see Wikipedia for a description). Partners are certainly welcome for this primarily social event.  We will also introduce our Rotary exchange student from Germany, Lucia Bohnsack, on the night.  Please be there!


And Choirs at the Club!

As if we didn’t have enough going on next week, don’t forget about Choirs at the Club, to be held at the Coolamon Sport & Rec Club on Thursday, 3 August.  This special event will feature two fabulous choirs from Wagga Wagga, the Wagga Men’s Rugby Choir and Murrumbidgee Magic, a female choir from Wagga.  The festivities will kick off at 7:00 f0r 7:30 pm, and the $15 admission will include finger food as well as the choir performances.  RSVP by 31 July to Don Dyce (0427 981 456) or Dick Jennings (0427 273 074).  All proceeds will benefit mental health education.



Monday, 31 July*: Christmas in July. Bring a gift to the value of $10. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 pm for 7 pm. Welcome to German Rotary exchange student Lucia Bohnsack.

Thursday, 3 August*: Choirs at the Club. Wagga Men’s Rugby Choir and Murrumbidgee Magic will perform. Admission $15 (includes finger foods). RSVP by 31 July to Don Dyce 0427 981 456 OR Dick Jennings 0427 273 074. All proceeds to benefit mental health education. Coolamon Sports & Rec Club, 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

Monday, 7 August*: Regular meeting. Guest speaker: TRAC students will talk about their recent trek on the Kakoda Track.  Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Thursday,10 August: Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 6.45 for 7.30 pm. Roster: Paul (Captain), Rod, Myffy, Bernie.

Monday, 14 August: Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Saturday, 19 August: Street raffle. Coolamon Newsagency, 6.30 am – noon.

Monday, 21 August: Regular meeting. Coolamon Sport & Rec Club, 6.30 for 7 pm.

Thursday, 14 September: Bingo. Allawah Lodge, 6.45 for 7.30 pm. Roster: Henk (Captain) Wayne, Dave, Ivan.

Sunday, 12 November: DisTec17 in Young 10.00 am-4.00 pm. Internet and computer skills for bulletin editors and club webmasters.

*Partners and Guests Night

Apologies for Monday meetings: call Ian Jennings on 0428 492 157 BY FRIDAY