Next Week's Meeting

No.17- 24th Oct - '17

Fellowship: Geoff Breust

Reception: Craig Bromley

Furniture: Graham Burmeister

Rotary Information: Rick Priest

Speaker: Clive Murphy - Mental Health Depression 



Club Rosters

Bulletin Editors






Oct 24,31   Doug Sutton

Nov 7, 14, 21    John Egan

Nov 28, Dec 5, 12  P MacKinnon

Dec 19, Jan 9, 16 Michael Knight

Jan 23, Feb 6, 13 Paul Murray



Peter Clucas - 24 Oct & 19 Dec
Mark Hillis - 31st Oct.
Geoff Breust - 7th Nov.
David Pyke -  14th Nov.
Laurie Blowes - 21st Nov.
John Gray 28th Nov.
John Flynn - 05th Dec.
Peter Crozier - 12th Dec
 Market Rosters
11 Nov 2017
OIC Michael Knight
David Benn
David Byfield
Ken Cook
John Ferguson
John Ireland
Tim Barter
Phil McIntosh
Rob Nicholson
Greg O'Hare
Rick Priest
Ken Taylor
OIC Craig Bromley
Doug Conkey
Peter Crozier
Travis Downie
John Egan
John Flynn
Michael Georgiou
Jim Gibson
John Hawkins
Peter MacKinnon
John Mason
Paul Milde
Sep 26, 2017
RMS. Follow up from visit.
Oct 03, 2017
Hillis Day.
Oct 10, 2017
Rotary Health. Camping in the Dessert.
Oct 17, 2017
CSU Team Nepal
Oct 24, 2017
Mental Health Depression.
Oct 31, 2017
Riverina Water New Plant
Nov 07, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
New Board Elections
Nov 21, 2017
Members Presentations
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Ferguson
October 15
Greg O'Hare
October 27
Jim Gibson
November 2
Ken Cook
November 9
James Hamilton
November 20
Paul Murray
November 22
Neil Pinto
November 23
Spouse Birthdays
Cathy Pyke
October 1
October 4
Cathy Willis
October 6
Ros Breust
October 26
Judi Dunning
October 27
Dee McNaughton
October 30
Jenni Riethmuller
November 15
November 19
Helen Paton
November 22
Cassandra Nicholson
November 23
Robyn Rossiter
November 24
November 29
Renae Elrington
November 30
John Flynn
October 1
Peter Clucas
October 7
Robert Nicholson
Cassandra Nicholson
October 10
James McNaughton
Dee McNaughton
October 11
Jim Gibson
October 14
Malcolm Robertson
November 5
David Pyke
Cathy Pyke
November 11
Richard Rossiter
Robyn Rossiter
November 14
Wal Paton
Helen Paton
November 14
Ken Taylor
Jacqui Stumpel
November 15
Kerry Pascoe
November 15
Craig Bromley
November 25
Daniel Burns
Danielle Goss
November 28
Robert Pearson
November 28
Join Date
Pat Ingram
October 15, 1985
32 years
David Wishart
October 27, 2015
2 years
Mark Hillis
October 28, 1994
23 years
Gerry Gerlach
October 30, 2007
10 years
John Ferguson
October 30, 2007
10 years
Kerry Pascoe
October 30, 2007
10 years
James Hamilton
November 1, 1990
27 years
John Flynn
November 1, 1993
24 years
Jeremy Riethmuller
November 5, 2013
4 years
Tim Barter
November 9, 2010
7 years
Daniel Burns
November 19, 2015
2 years
John Ireland
November 20, 1984
33 years

Wagga Clubs

South Wagga
Pres: Milena Dunn
meets:Wagga RSL Club
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Wagga CSU Rotaract
Pres:Clare Lawlor
Meets: CSU  Campus
Every 2nd Wed at 6:15pm
Wagga Wagga
Pres:Elaine Almond
Meets: Wagga Country Club
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Wagga Kooringal
Pres: Rodney Francis
Meets: Wagga Country Club
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Wagga Murrumbidgee
Pres: George Chapman
Meets: The Mantra Pavilion
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Wagga Sunrise
Pres: Deidre Tome
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Meeting 7.30am
Geoff is "Going with the Flow"  in the HITH (Hospital in the Home) program,  allowed  at times to go home, to his Docklands address. 
Jan has taught him knitting, and to pass the time he is making a beanie. 
You can share and support Geoff Hamilton at his Blog:
You can leave comments at this site.
Bulletin Editor
Doug Sutton
President Elect 18/19

Our current President Paul Milde announced that our new President from Changeover June 2018 will be James Hamilton.
The news was received enthusiastically by members. James brings a wealth of Rotary experience to the job having served as Treasurer, Secretary and Public Relations Officer on a number of occasions. He is also regarded as somewhat of a guru on our constitution. There is no doubt he will run a tight ship and lead the Club with great skill. He will be ably supported by Gina. Congratulations James from all of us in Wollundry
Guest Speaker Wendy De Luca
Guest Speaker Wendy De Luca

The Country of Nepal was Wendy's topic today. 
Wendy was introduced to the Club by Rotarian Bob Willis who told us that Wendy is a lecturer in Adult and Vocational Education at CSU. She is also a former Rotarian being the Charter President of the Murrumbidgee Club.
Wendy was an Education Officer in the regular Army for 15 years and serves in the Army Reserve as the Regional Manager of the Defence Services Support Council - a body that offers support to employers of the Defence Reservists.
In her role at CSU, Wendy has led two trips to Nepal and is currently preparing for her third Professional Student Placement trip which will leave in November.
Wendy, who is extremely passionate about Nepal started by talking about the Geography of the country which is set in the Himalayas. It is about the same distance North of the Equator as Brisbane is South of the Equator.
Nepal has three distinct Geographic regions: Plains; Elevated flatlands and hills; The Mountain Region. The Himalayas, the highest Mountain range in the world can be seen from all over Nepal. In one picture that Wendy showed, the Himalayas and Everest could be seen from 500 kilometres distant!
The Nepalaese are a very proud of the fact that they have never been colonised.
The Regional Town that Wendy visits is Sindhuli which is about 140 kilometres from Kathmandu the capital. The journey by car takes 6 hours. The "main" road traverses very rugged country and the side roads to the various villages along the way are mainly for foot traffic and comprise many suspension bridges over the deep gorges. 
Nepal has a population slightly greater than Australia with about 28 million people located in area about the size of Victoria.
There are sights of the Himalayas from every high point in the country.
Sindhuli is a commercial hub equivalent to Wagga. The community has some issues around educating their children and providing health care. A RAWCS project initiated through a local men's group, built a community college for technical training. Rotarian Bruce Duffy from Wagga has been heavily involved.
The college has 120 students of whom 35 are young women. Work Place Health and Safety and First Aid are important topics in the curriculum.
Wendy said she has never felt so embraced by a community of strangers as when she is in Nepal. Nepalese children are most treasured and family life is paramount although sadly, as in our community, domestic violence is an issue.
Wendy has seen what Rotary in action can do on the other side of the world and is proud of what can be achieved. Her wisdom advice is to embrace a community in a holistic manner. There is another RAWCS team proposed for Sindhuli in March and Wendy would welcome anyone who can swing a hammer.
President Paul thanked Wendy on behalf of members who showed their appreciation by warm applause.
Presidents Report Oct 17th 
We sure know how to pack many things into one hour. Club members enjoyed our Guest Speaker Wendy Deluca who reported on the CSU Project in Nepal. Thank you to the members who helped at the DA Open Day and help raise $207.55 for "Lift the Lid on Mental Health". Board has approved a matching dollar for dollar. We will now remit $1,000 to Australian Rotary Health.
Sprout and About Market was a success on Saturday with Mal's BBQ being a winner.Well done to David Hodge and his team. 
It was a very pleasing moment when I announce to the Club our President elect for 2018-19 is James Hamilton. The announcement was certainly very popular. Our Club will be in safe hands and I know James will do a fantastic job. Congratulations James.
Fusion 17 the multi culture event is Saturday 21st October and thank you to all the members who have volunteered to complete this community project.
Hopefully we will have the Christmas Cakes on sale again this year. More details will be out soon.
On Monday night we held our Board meeting which had a very large agenda to review. At the Club Meeting we didn't have time to report on the Board Meeting but I will present a summary to club members over the next couple of weeks. My apologies to Board members for the meeting going pass 7.30 pm.
Club Christmas Party is on Sunday 10th December and will be held at Carolyn and Paul Murray's residence. A big thank you to Carolyn and Paul.
Thank you for your support. Have a great week.
Again we have embedded videos, which your email program may not be able to display.  To ensure that you see everything in the bulletin, I would advise all members to read the bulletin online.  To read the bulletin online, just click on the sentence that appears above the bulletin banner.  The link that starts with the question... "Having trouble viewing this email.?.." and then it gives you the online link..."click here to view online" .  Click on that link, above the banner, and you will see the best possible version of the bulletin.   
Cheers,    Paul
Secretary's Report 18th Oct
Next Sprout & About Market Roster: for 11th November.
OIC Michael Knight
David Benn David Byfield Ken Cook John Ferguson John Ireland
Tim Barter Phil McIntosh Rob Nicholson Greg O'Hare Rick Priest Ken Taylor
 Please advise Michael and the Secretary, of you availability or replacement.
Did you register your make-up (if you needed one) for last Saturday's Farmers Market? Remember if you cannot make our regular meeting there are five other Clubs in WW plus an e-Club. If you are unable to do a make up at one of these Clubs please remember you can register a makeup with James or the Secretary after attending committee meetings or some other activity when representing Wollundry.
Food and Wine Committee meeting next Wednesday 25/10 5.30pm at the Commercial Club.
November 21st Programme will be a Poets Day. Please see me if you are interested in presenting your favourite poem, piece of prose or some other short literary extract. We have 20 minutes to fill so first in best dressed. Your recital should be limited to four (4) minutes therefore will have room for five (5) performers.
Our Meeting October 17th
Sergeant John Gray
Sergeant John extracted some individual fines commencing with Darren Wallace for acting like the guest speaker when he wasn't. Richard Baguley, James McNaughton, Chris O'Sullivan and Adrian Whiting for flying below the radar and never copping a fine. Kerry Pascoe was fined in absentia for ,well being in absentia.
The rest of us had to put in to hear a story about a lady who was in desperate financial straits and who appealed to God via a letter through her local Post Shop.
The Posties opened the letter (since it was addressed to God) and seeing that she needed a hundred dollars they whipped the hat around and collected $96 which they duly sent to the Lady. In appreciation she wrote again to God to thank Him. The Posties opened the second letter and read: Thank you God for answering my prayers but I only received $96,those Bastards at the Post Office must have stolen the other four dollars!
Rotary Information
Rick Priest provided a somewhat unusual Rotary information: He elicited information from three randomly chosen members by asking each What does belonging to Wollundry Rotary Club mean to you?
James McNaughton said it was about meeting others and building community. Greg Conkey said it was about fellowship and service and getting around the community and Rick Priest  said it has given a lot to his life and enabled him to meet people that he would not otherwise have met. Fellowship was the central theme.
While on his feet Rick advised members that John Ireland, Col Duff, Peter MacKinnon and John Mason had all been named Citizens of the Men's Shed in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the work of the Men's Shed.
Visitors, Guests and Apologies 
Claire Lawlor, Wendy DeLuca, Chris Nash, Tim Hutchings, Cathy Willis
Peter Crozier, Jim Gibson, Frank Fuller, Rob Pearson, Graham Burmeister, John Hawkins, Peter Clucas, Steve McCoy, Ken Cook, Tim Barter, John Mason.
David Byfield, Lawrie Blowes, Michael Georgiou, David Pyke, David Wishart, Richard Rossiter, Malcolm Robertson.
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)
Darren Wallace spoke at length on RAWCS and informed the club that the project help Cambodia which has been driven by members of our Club and others in Wagga, is now an official RAWCS project and can therefore receive funding from the overseas aid fund. It is also an eligible project for visits by Rotarians to assist with construction of infrastructure e.g. buildings etc.
Darren pointed out that RAWCS has been in existence for 52 years and in the last twelve months has given $20 million to developing countries. It has provided $10 million of donated goods and given $2 million to Australian projects.
RAWCS has seven arms: Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund; Rotary Australia Benevolent Society; Donations in Kind; Rotarians against Malaria; Disaster Relief Fund; Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants Fund; and Public Auxiliary Fund.
Rotaract Thank You

Phil McIntosh Chairman of Gears and Beers invited Claire Lawlor to the podium to thank her and Rotaract for their assistance with the recent successful Gears and Beers Event. He presented Claire with a cheque for $600.
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
Neil Pinto informed club members that Darren Wallace and Daniel Burns had run a training program for mentors. Neil, who ran the RYPEN camp at Borambola each year for a number of years, encouraged members to support this program which gives young teenagers the opportunity to experience group discussion, learn new skills and have fun with other young people in a safe environment.
Domestic Violence Awareness
Greg Conkey invited as many members as possible to a group photo activity to show men against Domestic Violence. The photo shoot will be at  the Council Chamber steps next Wednesday, 25th at 12.30 p.m. Please wear your white Rotary Polo Shirt if you are participating.
Sprout and About Markets
Held in beautiful Spring weather, the Sprout and About market last Saturday attracted 15 paying stalls including an excellent fruit and veg. stall from Cobram.
OIC David Hodge lead an efficient team consisting of David Byfield, David Wishart, David Pyke, Mal Robertson, Laurie Blowes, Kerry Pascoe, Mark Hillis, Col Duff, Doug Sutton, John Flynn, Graham Burmeister and John Smith.
Team members had plenty of time for fellowship as can be seen. John Smith gets the feel of Mark Hillis' Triumph Stag with plenty of comments from David Hodge, David Byfield, Col Duff and Nick Leywood.
Stalls raised $850, Gate $436 and the Barbecue $411. $1547 was banked after the entertainer was paid.
Mal and Laurie man the barbecue while Kerry samples the results.
Well done all for a successful day.
Lucky Draw Prize
Today's winner was James McNaughton
District Technology Training Nov 12th
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Defibrillator Training Video
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Photos from Oct 17th meeting