Recent Club Meetings
 
PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENTS  12 JULY 2016
 
 
 
Great farewell to Kat last Friday night at the Thirsty Crow – some 30 all together attended. Kat was quite teary again.
 
Yesterday about 20 of her school mates farewelled her at the airport – with the Fullers, Wallaces, Robertsons, Dave Foster and yours truly.
 
Kat had a great impact on Rob and Suzanne Fuller’s six year old son, Jack. He did not want her to go home to Sweden.
 
Pic attached
 
Sprout and About was cancelled due weather and state of the ground at the lagoon.
 
We are seeking guest speakers – an email was sent to all seeking assistance in nominating speakers.
 
Our first Board Meeting for the year is on next Monday evening here at the Commercial Club at 5.30pm.
All directors are requested to submit their reports to Gerry and myself by email this week to enable reporting and discussion.
I will send out agenda today and a copy of the minutes of the last meeting. Jim Gibson is to fill in for David Pyke, please.
 
Subject to the weather, I plan to be away next Monday and Tuesday – not a good sign for my second week in office,
but I have a very important task to do – pick up the new plane with my son James.
Neither of us have flown this type before so we will need to do some training and familiarisation before flying it home to Wagga.
Geoff Hamilton has very kindly agreed to step in and conduct the Board meeting and meeting next Tuesday.
 
Next week our guest speaker is Tom Black from Tumut who is the regional co-ordinator for Austyouth. He will be speaking to us about youth homelessness.
 
   
   
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
Outgoing President Geoff Hamilton is presented his Service Certificate from Incoming President Geoff Breust.
 
 

 
 
 
The 2016 Changeover evening was a great celebration of the fabulous achievements of Wollundry Rotary Club. Darren Wallace did an outstanding job as emcee for the evening. It was highly entertaining as we found out the inner secrets of members as well as finding out what their fantasy "Victoria's Secrets" are.
As we all know Darren has a wonderful singing voice and he provided one of the highlights of the evening as he crooned his way through a special tribute to Past President, Geoff Hamilton and sang "I Did It My Way"!!!!!
President for 2015-16, Geoff Hamilton welcomed everyone including the Mayor Rod Kendall and his wife Robyn and District Governor Gary Roberts and his wife Marilyn. He made special reference to the hard work and achievements of his Board and the members.
As we are aware Geoff and Jan are moving to live on their beautiful farm in Tasmania shortly. We will miss them both, but Geoff will return regularly as our first "fly in fly out" member.
The entertainment for the evening was not only provide by Darren Wallace, but also by our "Bush Bard" David Benn.
David provided us with a double dose of his bush poetry with his unique renditions of the "Cattle Dog's Revenge and the Cattle Dog's Return".
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S AWARDS
District Governor, Gary Roberts paid tribute to the many achievements of Wollundry during the past year. He made special mention of the work at district level of Paul Murray and John Egan. He also thanked Michael Knight for his tremendous effort in coordinating the organisation of this year's very successful District Conference held in Wagga Wagga.
DG Gary made special mention of Doug Sutton and his chairing of the District 9700 Global Grant Committee for the program in the Democratic Republic of The Congo.
Pictured with the District Governor are:
District 9700 Rotarian of the Year, Paul Murray
District 9700 Youth Award RYPEN, Darren Wallace
District 9700 Community Service Award for the domestic violence program at the Wagga Wagga Women's Health Centre.
Conference Attendance Award ($100 for the bar). This was for the club which made the loudest noise at the conference-no other club had a chance with Geoff playing the Bagpipes!!!!
Club members still haven't seen the $100 on the bar Geoff!
 
District Governor Gary made a special International Rotary Award to Maria Egan.
The award is the Rotary International Partner Award for Exemplar Service to Humanity.
Thoroughly deserved and well done Maria!
 
 
 
CLUB AWARDS
 
CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR
 
A thoroughly deserved presentation to the Wollundry Club Member of the Year, James Hamilton.
James does a magnificent job for the club, writing policies, chasing the red tape makers, ensuring the club's finances are always balanced and in the black. It is one club position he will never be challenged for!
 
 
 
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS
The two newest recipients of Paul Harris Fellowships, Phil McIntosh, President 2013-14 and John Ferguson, President 2014-15 are pictured with their family and friends after the presentations.
One is an avid cycling enthusiast, the other a passionate railway supporter. No wonder Wollundry has been on the "right Road and Track" to success for years!
 
 
THE ONE HUNDRED PERCENTAGERS!
 
Pictured are the members who have achieved 100% attendance for the year.
Headed by David Byfield at a massive 3600%!
 
Kat was granted honorary membership of this illustrious group for the night and it is obvious that James and Neil were very pleased she was!
 
THE BULLETIN EDITORS
 
Great job again, headed by Editor in Chief, Paul Murray.
2016-17 PRESIDENT AND BOARD
Past President Geoff Hamilton hands over to our 2016-17 President Geoff Bruest.
Congratulations Geoff!
The 2016-17 Board of Directors of Wollundry Rotary Club.
A great blend of old,ancient and new members!
 
 
 
 

 
 
HE DID IT HIS WAY!!!
A musical tribute to Past President Geoff!
Words by Darren Wallace
(A forgettable duet performed at the Changeover Dinner 2016)
 
And now the end is near, as he chairs his final meeting
My friends, I’ll say it clear, he won’t miss the members bleating
He’s planned his next move, it’s gonna be a little snazzy
Oh buggar the rest of you – he’s moving to Tassie
 
Regrets...what are they, he pushed through change at a pace
Although I’ve heard it said, he sings off key in Rotary Grace
And now his time is done, as he prepares to hit the highway
More, much more than this, he did it his way
 
For what is a man, what has he got
If he’s got Rotary, he’s got the lot
And through it all, when there was doubt
He led the club to work it out
The record shows and the members know
(with Geoff) I did it my way
 
 

 
Adelaide Kovac our special guest today was introduced by Bob Willis. Adelaide  is the recipient of our CSU Scholarship.
Adelaide addressed us thus:
 
“My name is Adelaide Kovac, and I am the proud recipient of the Rotary Club Wagga Wagga Wollundry scholarship. I am currently in my first year of a Bachelor of Equine Science at Charles Sturt University Wagga and completely appreciating it. I have always had an interest in the equine world throughout my life, and I have had experience working in the thoroughbred racing world at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it, particularly the more hands-on activities that involved direct contact with the racehorses at my old work. I have always known that I wanted to continue my studies to foster my education with equine science. As the equine industry contributes billions of dollars to the Australian economy each year, it is clear that it is a very important part of Australian culture, and there should be more of a focus on training students such as myself to work at a high level within the industry.
 
I would like to thank the Rotary Club and any other individuals that were involved in developing my passion, for this scholarship. It will and has already provided a wonderful opportunity for me to live my university life to the full, and allows me to really focus on my studies. I have already gained experience in the real world, particularly the equine industry, through many practical classes – from learning restraint of a horse to physically training young horses. So far, life at uni has been an absolute whirlwind, and I have loved absolutely every minute of it.
 
As this is the first time for me living away from home, the scholarship allows me to settle in even better to life on campus. The stresses of having to pay for rent, groceries, petrol and everything else in between, are all made so much more simple, for not just me, but my family as well, to whom I owe thanks for supporting me as I move into the next chapter of my life. With this gift, YOU will be helping shape my future and I hope for generations to come they experience the same. Thank you sincerely for this incredible opportunity.”
 
Wollundry Rotary members are confident that you will do well Adelaide and look forward to return visits to update us on your progress.
 
 
 

 
 
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
Jul 26, 2016
ANDREW HAMILTON 0427245446
OUTBACK AIR RACE 2015
Aug 02, 2016
Jan Roberts and Lauren - WWHC
Domestic Violence Project Update
Aug 09, 2016
DG Michael Milston
Rotary Serving Humanity
Aug 16, 2016
TBC
Aug 23, 2016
Aug 30, 2016
TBC
Sep 06, 2016
TBC
Sep 20, 2016
Sep 27, 2016
Andrew Hamilton
Outback Air Race 2015
Oct 04, 2016
TBC
Oct 11, 2016
TBC
Oct 18, 2016
TBC
Oct 25, 2016
TBC
Nov 01, 2016
TBC
Nov 08, 2016
TBC
Nov 15, 2016
TBC
Nov 22, 2016
TBC
Nov 29, 2016
TBC
Dec 04, 2016
Club Christmas Party
Hosted by Paul and Carolyn Murray
Dec 06, 2016
TBC
Dec 13, 2016
TBC
Dec 20, 2016
TBC
Dec 27, 2016
Jan 03, 2017
TBC
Jan 10, 2017
Jan 17, 2017
TBC
 
 
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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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Wollundry Leads the Way at the District Conference