Recent Club Meetings
The official launch of the 2017 Riverina BMW Food and Wine Festival took place Monday afternoon at Riverina BMW showrooms.  The selection of the major beneficiary has been completed, and this year Wollundry will be supporting the Riverina Cancer Care centre. Pictures from left are:  Festival Chairman Tim Barter, Riverina BMW Manager Steve Hodgson Former MP Joe Schipp,  from Damasa Pty Ltd Danial Donebus, Cancer Care Center Director Damien Williams, Wollundry Rotary President Geoff Breust.  Other Wollundry Rotarians in attendance were Tim McMullen, Doug Conkey, Bob Willis, David Byfield Paul Milde, David Hodge and Paul Murray.  Photo by Tim McMullen.
 
The centre opened in 2002, and was supported by Wollundry Rotary in its initial fundraising phase. It can no longer meet the requirements of all patients needing cancer treatments, and will effectively double in size.
 
 
 
 
 
Today's Guest Speaker, Phil Roy was intoduced by Craig Bromley.
Phil is a director of systems and applications at CSU. There are some 230 applications that the crew at CSU manages.
 
The theme of his talk was that the rate of change was increasing and that technology was rapidly becoming both necessary and accepted in the community. There is disruption ahead! There are complete changes coming in the way we use technology, and its effect on current businessses will be profound. Phil used Kodak as an example. Although Kodak owns many of the patents that make digital image capture possible, they didn't capitalise on the advances that they themselves introduced and so lost 90% of their business.
The Taxi business is another classic example with the introduction of Uber, music sales have changed in character completely, as has TV with live streaming. Newsprint is under huge pressure, as is journalism itself. The AFL media unit will soon be a broadcast station in itself.
 
There are unintended consequences. Amazon began as on line selling service, but now uses its cloud facility to support other retailers, such as Canon, AON etc, SMS developed in the same way.
 
The Internet of Things connects us to things by WIFI. Examples are door locks, sprinkler systems, refrigeration, light control, security etc. It seems strange, but the average household even now has somewhere around 7 devices attached to WIFI. Weather stations are a popular use of this technology. The particularly clever ones can monitor the weather and rainfall, and adjust your water system accordingly. An estimated 40% saving on water usage.
 
Phil concluded by drawing our attention to backing up our computer continuously, either to a physical hard drive or to a cloud server.
Change your password often, and make sure it consists numbers symbols and letters. Use different passwords for different application. It won't guarantee that you have absolute security but it will make it harder to hack.
 
And finally, don't open something that is suspicious! Its if seems to good to be true, on the web it is!!
After fielding several questions that related mostly to NBN, Phil was thanked warmly by PP David Benn.
 
Chris Hillis sent us new photos from Thailand and the email below.  
Click here to see all the photos
 
Hello Gentlemen,
 
An update from Kae re your Thailand kitchen project.  
 
The school had a great crop of fish and rice.  Kae said they have rice for the next 12 months for the school and were able to sell the excess rice as well as the fish.  
 
The money will be used to buy more school kitchen supplies and equipment.
 
Congratulations, you guys have made it possible for this community to feed their school children in a self sustaining way.
 
Many thanks for your generosity
 
Chris
 
 

 
President Geoff Breust

Welcome to Wollundry Rotary
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
JOANNE CHESHIRE MANAGER ROAD USER SAFETY RMS
Apr 11, 2017
ROAD RULES YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF.....
CLUB ASSEMBLY
Apr 18, 2017
ANZAC DAY
Apr 25, 2017
TBC
May 02, 2017
Mac Armytage
May 09, 2017
David Benn and other tales
TBC
May 16, 2017
PAUL MEGGISON
May 23, 2017
SAILING THE HIGH SEAS....
TBC
Jun 06, 2017
JAMES ROSS - RMS
Jun 13, 2017
APPLICATION OF THE LANDS ACQUISITION (JUST TERMS COMPENSATION) ACT 1991
TBC
Jun 13, 2017
TBC
Jun 20, 2017
CHANGEOVER DINNER
Jun 27, 2017
 
 
March 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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