Recent Club Meetings
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!
 
 
 
 

 
 
AROUND THE TABLES!
 
There was an aeronautical theme to the night!
President Geoff and his delightful wife, Ros.
   President Elect Paul with his wife, Margo.          
Secretary Gerry with his wife, Angie.
Kat enjoying the night with her exchange host parents the Fullers and the Pykes.
PP Geoff and his wife, Jan.      
 
        DG Gary with his wife, Marilyn.
 
 

 
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 05, 2016
Robyn Gillespie
Inner Wheel - Partners Day
Jul 12, 2016
FELLOWSHIP
NO GUEST SPEAKER
Jul 19, 2016
Mr Richard Long, CEO Assistance Dogs
Assistance Dogs actvities
Jul 26, 2016
TBA
TBA
Aug 09, 2016
DG Michael Milston
Rotary Serving Humanity
 
 
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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
Membership
Rotary Foundation
Youth Services
Administration
Immed PP
Executive Secretary
 
Bulletins
Bulletin Week 51
Jun 22, 2016
Week 49 June 14
Jun 14, 2016
Week 48 7th June 2016
Jun 07, 2016
Week 47 31st May 2016
May 31, 2016
bulletin week 44
May 10, 2016
Bulletin Week 43
May 06, 2016
Bulletin Week 42
Apr 26, 2016
bulletin Week 41
Apr 19, 2016
Bulletin Week 40
Apr 12, 2016
 

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Wollundry Leads the Way at the District Conference