Coolamon Club Receives Gears and Beers Money
Phil McIntosh and David Byfield attended the Coolamon Rotary Club meeting and presented a cheque for $8,000 for their assistance with the Gears and Beerd
Coolamon members in the photo are Greg Breust and Paul

Ken Cook talks ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children)   
ROMAC  is a combined Australia and New Zealand Multi-district Rotary project.  Commenced out of the actions of a single Rotarian, Barrie Cooper OAM in March 1988, when a member of the Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat in Victoria, visited Lambasa in Fiji with a group of Australian surgeons.
ROMAC has provided specialist treatment by many eminent surgeons to over 500 children from more than 20 developing countries, mainly in the Pacific Rim, in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery, not accessible to them in their home country.
Rotarians and other volunteers assist the family and the patient when arriving in Australia or New Zealand with accommodation, taking the child to medical appointments and visiting the patient whilst in hospital.
Each year ROMAC is providing approximately 50 children with vital surgery,  making a huge difference to their lives.
Sergeants Session  John Gray
John was in fine form with a number of Melbourne Cup trivia questions such as:
  • When was the first cup race ?  1861
  • What trainer won the most times?  Bart Cummings 12
  • What was the largest crowd?  122,000
He then proceeded to fine the following for a variety of well conceived and recognizable accomplishments/misdemeanours.
  • Phil Burgess
  • Phil McIntosh
  • Gerry Gerlach
  • David Post,
  • Adrian Whiting and
  • Darren Wallace.

 Emergency at the Airport  -  John Smith
John Smith told members of an emergency at the airport where a fellow worker dropped unconscience and his heart stopped.  John ran and got the AED and followed the instructions to shock the fellow back to life.  After the ambulance arrived and worked on the guy he finally began to show a pulse. 
John emphasised the importance of knowing first aid and what to do in an emergency.  Peter Clucas also relayed an incident where he needed an AED machine and the skills to know what to do in an emergency.  They both recommended members update their skills.