Tues 01st2022
Next Meeting
Tues 08th March 2022
  Romano's Hotel 

Members Duties
March 08 - Gerry Gerlach
March 15 - Peter Green
March 22 - David Hodge
March 08 - Ward Gaiter
March 15 - John Gray
March 22 - Mark Hillis
March 08 - Peter Mackinnon
March 15 - James Hamilton
March 22 - Stuart Heriot

Guest Speaker
Michael Merryleese - tbc

Rotary Information
March 08 - Tim Hutchings
March 15 - Peter Green
March 22 - John Mason

Bulletin Editor
Mar 8, 15, 22 P Murray
Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, M. Knight 

 Members Choice 
March 08 - John Smith
March 15 - Doug Sutton
March 22 - Darren Wallace

Meeting Tech Setup
David Pyke - Mar 8,15
John Smith - Mar 22, 29
Doug Sutton - Apr 5, 12
Darren Wallace - Apr 19, 26
Peter Wilesmith - May 3, 10
Paul Murray – May 17, 24

 Saturday Markets

12th March 2022

OIC - James Hamilton
Team: R. Baguley, C. Bromley, D Pyke, P. Clucas, W Paton, P. Green, S. Heriot, D. Hodge, M. Knight, P. Murray,  R. Pearson, D. Post.
Signs - John Flynn
09th April 2022
OIC - Peter Mackinnon
Team: P. Burgess, D. Byfield, P. Crozier, F. Fuller, T. Hutchings, M. Hillis, P. Ingram, S. McCoy, B. Parker, N. Pinto, M. Robertson, D. Sutton, K. Taylor.
Signs: David Pyke
14th May 2022
OIC - Col Duff
Team: G. Burmeister, S. Carroll, Peter Clucas, Gerry Gerlach, David Golland, John Ireland, John Mason, Andrew Puckeridge, Ric Priest, Jonty Shuter, John Smith, Andrew Whiting, David Wishart.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Ireland
March 6
Pat Ingram
March 20
Robert Pearson
March 20
Peter Wilesmith
March 21
Spouse Birthdays
March 1
March 2
March 3
Mark Hillis
Chrissie Hillis
March 1
James Hamilton
March 3
Bob Willis
March 4
John Gray
March 6
Col Duff
March 25
Join Date
Paul Murray
March 1, 1995
27 years
Phil McIntosh
March 7, 2006
16 years
Stephen McCoy
March 7, 2006
16 years
Stephen Anderson
March 17, 2020
2 years
Robert Pearson
March 23, 2010
12 years
Bulletin Editor
John Egan
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Presidents Report 
Today was another very busy meeting. The board met last night. As many programmes are still in limbo there has not been a lot to report. The Food and Wine festival was a great success with a front page article on it in the Daily Advertiser, that curiously did not mention us at all ! As it was financially a success it will enable more programmes in our club needing funding to be resurrected. Many thanks to all involved in the event.
Today's meeting was graced by Michael Georgiou's widow Dawn and her friend Christine Kompos. John Gray did the introductions. Michael was a well liked and respected member in his days with us. Appropriately we were able to view a video interview with him done a while ago, about his life overseas and then in Australia. It was a good insight about the man he was, and appreciated by all.
David Byfield asked for people to put their names to the jobs needed for Gears and Beers. Can people please do this as quickly as possible to help with planning. Phil McIntosh updated  us on where things are at present and also asked for names for jobs. John Gray informed us the packs for the riders are getting ready for packing soon.
Chris Kelly did a short talk on his experiences with Rotary, and Jonty Shuter talked about his father, an incredible man who flew a tiger month for years, with the odd hair raising moments along the way. Then in has eighties he built a boat in heavy steel, and sailed with two friends off to adventures on the east coast. Unfortunately they struck an reef and foundered, but all survived. Sadly the boat was not repairable.  By all accounts a remarkable man.
Neil Pinto advised us the Rotaract club have decided to no longer man the BBQ so it will return to us to run it at the Saturday markets. I am not sure why this came about, but means they lose that income that will revert back to us.
All in all the meeting only went a few minutes over time, but there was not a lot of time for socialising this week. I hope in future the number of  speakers does not impact as much as it did today. With the relaxing of Covid planning it was good to no longer sign in and wear masks. Nice to have some normacie again
James Ross was acting Secretary today as Phil Burgess was away.
Have a great week and see you on the meeting 8th of March.
Our Meeting March 1st 2022
President Richard opened our meeting with Rotary Grace and the loyal toast. He then proceeded to introduce our two guests, Dawn Georgiou and Christine Kompos.
Dawn was visiting in lieu of her son Nicholas who unfortunately wasn't able to join us.
He then asked Paul Murray to run a video which outlined the Wagga adventure of our old friend Michael. The video was very enlightening and told of Michael's journey to Australia as a nine year old, coming to Australia with no English at all. ( In fact he found school impossible, but scooped the class each time with his mathematical ability...left them all for dead he used to tell me!) Michael passed away about this time three years ago, but he left a lasting legacy of community involvement, both in the Greek community but especially in civil life. An outstanding Australian. 
Jonty Shuter in Members Choice told us of the adventures of his father.
His Dad joined the RAAF at age 18, just as the war was ending. He trained as a pilot, firstly on Tiger Moths and then graduated to fighters. His job was to ferry repaired aircraft to Papua New Guinea, but perhaps more dangerously to fly shot up planes back to Australia for repair.
The family chose to be soldier settlers at the end of the war, and took up rice farming block at Wakool. Eventually he took on the job of crop spraying , using a modified Tiger Moth..tank in the front and pilot to the rear. Jonty fondly remembers flying in that tank with his Dad at the controls. After a near fatal crash, Dad took up a hobby of boat building which culminated in him buying an ocean going yacht, after he sold his all metal ketch that he built himself. As a result of the earlier crash his Dad wore a brace that he built for himself out of sheep pen grating.
But the drama continued. He wrecked the new boat in 2005 off Gabo Island, when he was 80 yrs old. The yacht ran aground twice on that occasion and was eventually scrapped. Before that he was rescued by Water Police after a storm forced him to anchor off South Head in Sydney.
So back to flying..this time in gliders. His life would make a great movie!!
Chris Kelly gave us Rotary Information, highlighting why he was so keen to rejoin the Club. His father was a charter member, and his sister Maryanne was President of the Wagga Wagga club, so he had a family history. He likened us to his beloved Kangaroos Football Club, where he said the members got in and did things for the community. The same way he said that Wollundry was the leader in the wider Wagga Community. It was the opportunity to roll up his sleeves and dig in.
By way of interest, he researched what clubs were doing in Russia and found them highly involved in inutero research on unborn children. The Ukraine club he found was assisting homelessness in the Dominican Republic.
David Byfield distributed Roster lists for the Gears and Beers which is coming up rapidly. Expect to find a copy of this in your inbox shortly. Please fill it in and get it back to him as soon as you can.
Phil McIntosh also gave an update of his and the committee's progress. A power of work has gone into this event. Well done.
Paul Murray also requested the loan of laptops. If you can help he would be grateful. (totally rejected my offer of a MacBook Pro!!!!) 
The Members Draw went to Stuart Heriot.
Apologies today were received from Phil Burgess, Ken Cook, Andrew Crackenthorp, Peter Crozier, Colin Duff, Robert Hennessy-Hawks, David Hodge, John Ireland, Michael Knight, John Mason, Tim McMullen, Wal Paton, John Smith, Doug Sutton and Darren Wallace.
Makeups were claimed by David Pyke, and James Ross.
Our Guests today were Dawn Georgiou and Christine Kompos
Gerry Gerlach asked us to consider coming to Temora for the District Conference from the 18th to 20th March 2022. The venue is at Temora so it will be easy to go over, even for the one day. Its a great way to get together with old friends and hopefully meet some new people.
The Air Museum is well worth the visit alone!
You can register online at Pictured are some of the displays at the Temora Aviation Museum. Most of the aircraft are flown on Warbirds display days and are a sight to behold. With exceptional speakers, entertainment and Rotary Fellowship this should be a fantastic conference. If you would like to know more before deciding check out the website and/or talk to Gerry.
What is ROMAC?
Rotary Oceania Medical Aid to Children.
ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from
our Pacific Region in the form of Life Giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in
their home country.

First and foremost, ROMAC is quite a rare not-for-profit humanitarian organisation being run entirely with volunteers – no paid staff, no leased offices and so, it has minimal fixed costs. We can proudly state that every dollar donated goes to Giving Life and our small expenses are recovered from our investments.

ROMAC comprises a five-member Board, plus an Operations committee of eight, which includes the six Regional Chairs across Australia and New Zealand. The Regional committee then coordinates through District Chairs and their committees, which align and work closely with local Rotary Clubs.

Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise to run this Rotary project that encompasses all the Districts of Australia and New Zealand.Assisted by many eminent Australian and New Zealand surgeons who generously donate their time for the treatment of our patients, this humanitarian program has provided life-giving surgery to over 500 children from more than 20 developing countries, with urgent medical treatment that was not available to them in their own country.

The core of our organisation is life-giving surgery and our process begins with a referral of a child from overseas (or visiting Australia/New Zealand doctors) directly into the ROMAC database. From this single form, the Medical and Operation’s Directors evaluate, in collaboration with specialist Regional Medical Consultants, whether the referred child meets the ROMAC guidelines and what Region may be able to provide the necessary surgery.

All in all, our team in Australia and New Zealand is nearing 200 totally voluntary individuals plus Rotarians and medical personnel who support ROMAC in the nations we serve. These are people who help with passport and visa applications, finding and communicating with our potential patients, organising medical checks and ensuring they are on time to board their plane.

Secretary's Report
Secretary Phil was away today, but the Rosters are up to date. Be sure to check them and to fill-in  the roster sheet for Gears and Beers.
It will be another "all hands on deck" event, but well worth the effort.
Wollundry Bulletin Editors: 
Doug Sutton, Michael Knight, John Egan, David Pyke, Peter Wilesmith and Paul Murray