Recent Club Meetings
President Geoff opened the meeting with Rotary Grace and welcomed our guests
Craig Dorward from Big River Plywood
Adelaide Kovak our CSU Scholarship recipient
Nellie Shepherd our Outbound exchange student
Willis Cheng our exchange student
Ed Clayton from DPI
Rennae Ross
 
Our Christmas Market will be held on the 10th of December and we are looking for a few extra
volunteers in addition to the rostered team to help with the extended hours on the day.
 
Darren Wallace gave a recap of the RYPEN weekend held last weekend. A very successful event with
over 60  young people enjoying speakers and activities designed to enhance their leadership skills.
Many topice were covered including health, road safety, youth exchange and leadership.
 
Peter Crozier from Projects Committee discussed a proposed donation to the Rail Trail Project.
As the issues were quite involved peter advised the proposal would be circulated to members and voted on in
two weeks time. The initial funding required was a donation of $5000 as part of a $40000 design phase for the
project.
 
Adelaide Kovak gave an update on her progress in equine studies at CSU
She is enjoying her course, and has completed her first year and done work experience at Kooringal Stud.
Adelaide thanked the club for its support of the CSU scholarship.
 
Richard Rossiter gave a formal thankyou to Craig Dorward from Big River Plywood for allowing us to
visiti their factory at Forest Hill which was an interesting and enjoyable tour of a local business.
 
 
Dr Ed Clayton from Department of Primary Industries gave an interesting talk on his research
and history of the Ag Department in Wagga. They are currently studying the effect of diet on lambing
percentage and gender balance with changes in Omega 3 and Omega 6 acids.
Interesting results are appearing with increases in twins and females in response to diet changes.
Ed is working with MLA and AWI as well as large corporates like Cargills.
 

FOUNDATION FACTS NUMBER 18

 

“Did you know that the number one per capita club in Australia in 2015-16 was Archerfield in D9630 at $US 13,264.13?” This club has 17 members and is also the number 2 per capita club in the world.

 

Bob Willis

 
 
 
 

Our Meeting.

Today's meeting was set aside for the AGM and to see the Wagga Rescue Squad demonstrate the item of equipment purchased with the BMW Food and Wine Festival 2015 funds.
 
 
 
 
 
John Rourke, From the Wagga Rescue Squad demonstrates the new jaws of life.
It is an Electronic Direct Drive, which saves a hose set up.
They replaced an existing set, which run on compressed air, through hoses from a compressor.
 
In fact, as soon as the truck rolled up at the Commercial Club at lunch time, it was called away to an accident to free the driver of a motor vehicle.
They took 3.5 minutes to complete the task of removing the door from the vehicle, and then back to the club for a demo.
 
The unit has a 26" spread, and maximum pressure at the strongest point of 34.9 tonne.
 
They also spent money on a couple of Auto Cribs, which are devices that act as a fail safe under a car as it is jacked up.
 
 
 
 
 
Ken Middleton presented President Geoff, a certificate of appreciation from the squad.
 
 

Fine session.

An very embarrassed David Benn, a cricket tragic, proceeded to collect money by asking Wallace ( Willis) to throw a couple of coins up in the air for a round of Heads and Tails, duly won by Andy Irvine.
 

Sprout and About Market report.

 
Team
David Byfield
Greg Conkey
Col Duff
David Foster
Gerry Gerlach
Geoff Hamilton
David Hodge
Pete McKinnon
Rob Nicholson
Wal Paton
Malcolm Robertson
Willis
Nick Leywood
 
Banked $1,073.80
 
17 stalls, including the BBQ.
 
 
Recommendations.
 

BBQ to be Moved to a site away from Trees

BBQ Trailer to have Wollundry Rotary branding placed on Esky's, BBQ etc

Need Plastic plates & Serviettes for next Market

Buy Bacon from Woolies (Riverina Berkshire too expensive ($110.20) & need to cancel standing order

Deja Vu (Entertainment) would like to be invited to next market)

No Water Needed for next Market

South Wagga Bakery to be paid $65.28 as per Invoice

Reteif Wines will Direct Deposit $55

 

AGM.

President Geoff opened the meeting, 
announced Minutes, and handed over to David Pyke for a very comprehensive accounts report.
 
 
Paul Milde announced the incoming Board.
 
Wollundry Rotary Club Board for 2017 – 2018.
 
President: Paul Milde.
Secretary: David Benn.
Treasurer: James Hamilton.
Club Directors.
Club Administration: Peter Green.
Service Projects: David Byfield.
Youth: Neil Pinto.
Foundation: Bob Willis.
Membership: Rob Nicholson.
Public Relations: Richard Rossiter.
Immediate Past President: Geoff Breust.
 
 
James Hamilton presented the changes needed to the By-Laws of the club, and the Constitution.
He and others had attended a course of instruction outlining amendments required as a result of electronic devices.
A copy of the minutes will be distributed in due course.
 
President Geoff nominated James Hamilton for Public Officer, Seconded Andy Irvine, carried.
 
 
Members Draw, 41, 59, and then 2, David Benn.
 
 
 

FOUNDATION FACTS:

 
Foundation Fact No:17
 
“Did you know that the number one per capita club in the world in 2015-2016 was in Maracay in Venezuela at US$ 16,179.99 ? This Club has 16 members.”
 
 
Bob Willis
 
 
 

Hume Business Lunch

 
DATE AND TIME

 

LOCATION

The International Hotel, cnr Lake Albert Road & Sturt HW

 

Join Hume Bank and Wagga Business Chamber for a very special luncheon with former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank and former inaugural chairmain of the Australian super fund, David Murray AO. Mr Murray will speak about leadership and the Australian global economic outlook.

Key insights for Wagga businesses on the economy.

ALL PROCEEDS from the lunch will be DONATED to country hope, which provides family centred support services to country children diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

President Geoff welcomed club members and visiting cricketing rotarians and friends to a
week of competition and fellowship in Wagga Wagga. The weather held off, and an outdoor
meeting was held at the Duke of Kent oval, with our visiting cricketing rotarians.
We had visitors from as far as India, Great Britain, New Zealand as well as Cairns, Perth and
Maryborough in Australia.
 
David Benn and John Gray welcome our VIP visitors:
IFCR President Ravi Raman and Vice President Vipul Patel, John Dean from New Zealand, Doug KIng
from Australia and Norman Brown from GreatBritain.
 
 
Wagga Wagga's Mr Cricket - Warren Smith gives an interesting talk on local cricket and the champions
it has produced, as well as displaying some cricketing memorabilia.
 
 
 
Secretary Gerry Gerlach reminds us about Rotaract Charter Dinner - please support if you can.
 

Rotary Information - Bob Willis 

ROTARY FOUNDATION REPORT

FOUNDATION FACTS

FACT 12        Did you know that THE ROTARY FOUNDATION is Rotary International’s ONLY charity?”

FACT 13.........”Did you know that Personal  Giving  to the Rotary Foundation in Australia is tax deductible if the contribution is given via THE AUSTRALIAN ROTARY FOUNDATION TRUST?”

 

WORLD POLIO DAY

World Polio Day is celebrated this Monday 24th October. Our Board has decided that at our meeting the following day, the proceeds from the fines session  will be given to the Polio appeal and topped up to a reasonable donation. So bring your money with you and give generously to this wonderful cause.

FOUNDATION CENTENARY

The Board has decided to encourage members to participate in a Lake Fun Run which district Rotary is organising to celebrate the centenary of Rotary Foundation. Further details to follow when available.

Bob Willis


 
 
President Geoff opened the meeting with Rotary Grace and a toast to the Queen andthe people of Australia.
Geoff introduced Christine Williams who ran through the new member benefits for the commercial club.
Geoff reminded us the new Rotaract Club is holding a charter night function at the RSL club on 29th October,
and an email invitation has been sent to all members.
Willis Cheng, our exchange student has had a great holiday to Hervey Bay and the Sunshine coast, and celebrated
his 18th birthday this week- Happy Birthday Willis!
Graham Burmeister Rotary Information.
Graham recalled how Wollundry Rotary has been involved in Rotary cricket events for over 25 years.
Our first match was against Coolamon Rotary, then a combined Wagga side, and then a District competition.
Sergeant Rob Fuller
Rob fined for various misdemeanours, particularly Volvo drivers who won at Bathurst on the weekend!
 
 
Sprout and About Market Ken Taylor
Ken stood in for Ken (cook) and reported a fine day and great team.
There five no show stallholders.
The total for the day was $1068.00
IFCR David Benn
David reported all is in hand for our Cricketing visitors.
The full program has been emailed to members and any members who would like to help with
functions can contact John Gray or David.
Grounds have been changed to the Duke of Kent due to bad weather, but all is ready.
Paul Milde may need some volunteers to help with barbecue on the day.
 
 
Paul Milde asked for all Hi-Viz safety vests to be returned please.
The Fusion 16 event is on this weekend and Paul will be emailing for volunteers to put up tents on Saturday.
 
Member Profile Craig Bromley
Craig is currently on leave but returned to fill us in on visiting down the coast at Vincentia.
He recalled for us a cruise he did on HMAS Parramatta frommelbourne to Sydney, with many
interesting facts on daily life onboard a warship.
 
Geoff Bruest Australian Aviation Hall of Fame
Geoff gave us an update on the progress of the AAHOF
It is based in Wagga Wagga and formed in 2011.
It recognises contribution to civil aviation, to honour the past and inspire the future.
The inaugural inductee was Lawrence hargreave.
The have partnered with major sponsors Jeppesen, Shell, Wagga Wagga City Council and GE.
 
James Hamilton was lucky draw winner.
 

The following is an extract from the Monday Oct 3rd Daily Advertiser :

Mother Nature has selected only a few events over the past few months to grace with perfect sunshine – Gears and Beers was the latest.

Almost 1100 riders registered and countless others attended the festival at the Victory Memorial Gardens after.

People travelled from as far as New Zealand to pedal through Riverina countryside.

“It’s been really, really good,” organising committee chairman Phillip McIntosh said.

“Everyone came out because it was a really sunny day.”

Mr McIntosh said participants provided positive feedback, especially the 250 people that rode the 130 kilometres.

“The conditions out there were challenging,” he said.

“There was water, there was mud but they just ate it.

“I’m blown away in all honesty.”

 
Welcome to Wollundry Rotary

President: Geoff Breust
We meet Tuesdays at 12:30 at the Commercial Club at 77 Gurwood St. Wagga Wagga. 

Postal Address:  PO Box 229 Wagga Wagga 2650

Wollundry Rotary is home to the Sprout & About (Farmers Markets), the Wagga Food and Wine Festival and the Gears and Beers Festival.

 

Club Directory 

 

 
Speakers
DARREN WALLACE
Dec 13, 2016
HANG GLIDING MADE EASY
MARK TAYLOR
Dec 20, 2016
DIABETES
NO MEETING
Dec 27, 2016
TBC
Jan 03, 2017
CLUB ASSEMBLY
Jan 10, 2017
TBC
Jan 17, 2017
TBC
Jan 24, 2017
TBC
Jan 31, 2017
 
 
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2015-16 Donations
$138,064

 Everywhere Welfare service 

 $     210

 Exchange student 

 $  6,700

 Spring Street Festival 

 $     300

 Nat Science Forum 

 $  2,950

 Rotary Men’s Health 

 $     520

 Anglican Parish of wagga 

 $ 3,000

 Immune deficiences Foundation 

 $      550

 Regional Oxygen Bank 

 $   1,600

 St Vincents de Paul 

 $   3,000

 Wagga Picnic races- Country Hope 

 $   2,700

 Kurrajong Early Intervention 

 $   2,500

 Coolamon Rotary 

 $   2,000

 Sth Wagga Rotary 

 $   1,100

 Sth wagga Apex 

 $   1,000

 Ashmont Public School 

 $      360

 Riverina Summer school of strings 

 $     500

 RYPEN 

 $   2,310

 Sunrise Rotary 

 $   1,125

 Wagga Wagga City Council 

 $   1,275

 Childrens Medical Research 

 $   1,350

 Sydney Rotary Club 

 $   2,500

 Kooringal Rotary Club 

 $   1,000

 Ashmont pre school 

 $   1,739

 Murrumbidgee Rotary 

 $      500

 Ashmont Combined Church’s 

 $   1,500

 WWCC  

 $   3,510

 Asmont Public School 

 $      360

 Seniors week 

 $   1,000

 Wagga Eisteddford 

 $  1,000

 Ashmont School 

 $     250

 Kurrajong Waratah 

 $      240

 Rotary Club Of Sth Wagga 

 $      600

 District 9700 

 $      100

 Noel Barnes Scolarship 

 $   1,000

 RAWCS- Fiji Disaster Appeal 

 $ 10,000

 Wagga Rescue Club 

 $ 40,000

 Pistis Academy- Kenya 

 $      750

 CSU Scholarships 

 $   7,000

 Rotaract training 

 $      500

Defib for Life Project  1 

 $   2,494

 Help Cambodia  

 $   6,000

 Bimbi Pre School 

 $      500

 Jane Leywood  

 $      550

 C4 Wagga 

 $      200

 ARH Indigenous Health Scholarship 

 $   2,500

 Anglicare 

 $   3,000

 Ronald McDonald House 

 $   3,000

 Fort McMurray 

 $   2,000

 Country Hope 

 $   3,000

 Wagga Men’s shed 

 $   2,470

 Defib for Life Project  2 

 $   3,751

 TOTAL 

$138,064

 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
President Elect
Club Service
Public Relations
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Youth Services
Administration
Immed PP
Executive Secretary
 
 

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