Next Week's Meeting

No.15- 10th Oct - '17

Fellowship: Adrian Whiting

Reception: Bob Willis

Furniture: David Wishart

Rotary Information: Ken Cook

Speaker:  Hat Day Burmo -

Camping in the Desert


Club Rosters

Bulletin Editors





Oct 10, 17    Paul Murray

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




John Gray - 10th Oct. & 28th Nov.
Peter Crozier - 17th Oct. & 12th Dec
Peter Clucas - 24th Oct. & 19th Dec
Mark Hillis - 31st Oct.
Geoff Breust - 7th Nov.
David Pyke -  14th Nov.
Laurie Blowes - 21st Nov.
John Flynn - 05th Dec.
 Market Rosters
14 Oct 2017
OIC Neil Pinto replaced by David Hodge
David Wishart - confirmed
Laurie Blowes - confirmed
Graham Burmeister - confirmed
Doug Sutton - confirmed
Colin Duff - confirmed
Tim McGillycuddy - has swaped with David Pyke
Frank Fuller - has swapped with Malcolm Robertson
Peter Green - has swapped with John Flynn
Greg Conkey - has swapped with Doug Conkey
Geoff Breust - looking for a swap
Kerry Pascoe - ? TBA
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
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
Bulletin Editor
Paul Murray
We are beginning to include advanced features into the Bulletin, which your email program may not be able to display. As an example, this weeks' bulletin has 4 embeded videos which you may not see. 
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.   
Gears and Beers Triumph 
Click on the Video below for a short Gears & Beers movie
The 2017 Gears and Beers can certainly be referred to as a triumph for Phil and Tim and the committee and the club.   
Phil gave members a overview of the financial results and a heartfelt thank you to all the members for their dedication to the event.   He mentioned a few members by name.
1) Frank Fuller - he must have driven 1000km in the last 2 weeks picking up sponsor banners, and organising and packing nearly 1700 rider bags - unloading pallets of water and so much more. 
2) Paul Murray - for the computerised rider bag pickup process programming - for his sleepless nights just brilliant.
3) Tim McGillicuddy   - for his calm organisation of the festival and getting all that gear to turn up on queue.
4) Dave Foster - nothing was a hassle - he was responsible for making the festival look as good as it did with signage that was first class. You don't see what he does in the background to make the signage workout on the roads. It's this stuff that makes everyone feel so safe. 
5) David Byfield - organising and rostering 225 positions on the event was masterful. 
Phil also recognised President Paul Milde, Geoff Breust and Jim Gibson for their hard work. 
Phil noted that a lot of people in the Wagga Wagga community will be a lot better off because of the funds you all assisted in raising.
Presidents Report October 03
Another "Hillis Day" packed with plenty of fellowship. Thank you to Geoff Breust for chairing the meeting on 26th September in my absence. 
What a weekend! Gears & Beer Festival 2017 one fantastic event. Thank you to all club members for a Top Team effort in putting on this great community event. Thank you to Phil McIntosh and his committee for the great work they have done. I'm going to claim a great community event presented by Wollundry Rotary Club.
Congratulations to our Bowling Team who competed in the Rotaract/Rotary Bowling Challenge. Some big scores by David, Richard and James. Also congratulations to Rick Priest and the Wagga Men's Shed for winning "Mens Shed of The Year." Congratulations John Smith in being made a Life Member of the Wagga Aero Club. 
This Thursday we will be helping at "The Little Kids Big Day Out". Thank you to the nine members who volunteered to help at this community event.
Don't forget next week's meeting is a "Ladies Day" & "Hat Day". Burmo is our guest speaker. 
Please don't forget to keep Geoff Hamilton in your thoughts and prays.
Thank you for your support. Have a great week!
Secretary's Report 04th Oct
Next Sprout and About Market 14th October.
Please check this weeks updated roster and advise your availability or otherwise in good time and confirm with me and your OIC David Hodge.
Fellows if you cannot make our meeting and you are unable to do a makeup at another Club, there are five other Clubs in WW plus an e-Club please try to register a makeup whenever you can after attending to committee meetings or some other activity when representing Wollundry. Our District Club attendance for July was only 62.24% which is below average.
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.
Please keep an eye out for the Defribulator (AED) training Video that Paul Murray is loading up to a link on our Website and in our Bulletin for us all to look at and make ourselves familiar with. It will, in future, be on hand and display for use by our members should the need arise at one of our various events. Please make yourself familiar with it.
Defibrillator Training Video
Click on the video below for Defibrillator training.
Our Meeting Oct 3rd
Wagga Mens Shed No 1 in Australia
Rick Priest apologised for missing the Gears and Beers last weekend.   
He was attending a conference in the Gold Coast of all the Men's Sheds in Australia.  It was a special conference for Rick since he was the founding President of the Wagga Men's Shed  and the shed was voted Men's Shed of the Year. 
The award is a national recognition with over 900 Men's Sheds in Australia.  Congratulations, Rick.
Notice Ricks Men's Shed Logo on his shirt.
Sergeant John Flynn
John started his fine session by fining Paul Murray for answering one of Johns computer questions using gobbly-dee-gook computer speak...(the fact is John wasn't listening).   
He went on to fine a number of members for a number of things which I can't remember because I wasn't listening.
He did finish up with a couple good jokes.   He told of two Irishmen who bought a couple budgies from the pet store and went to a cliff top.  One tied the budgies to his ears and jumped off the cliff.  He went splat to the bottom.  The other Irishman observed this and decided not to take up budgee jumping.
John told another story about an Irishmen who jumped off a cliff Parrot shooting.....with similar results. 
John is a significant contributer to the cultural and ethnic education of Wollundry members.  Well done John
Forrest Centre Golf Day
Doug Conkey came to the podium and spoke about the October 13 Forrest Centre Golf Day Fundraiser.  There will be a BBQ lunch followed by golfing and lots of Prizes.  Cost is $50 per head.
Seniors Dinner
Tuesday evening the gray haired members of the club and their partners gathered for the Annual Over 20's Dinner.  The black tie evening at the Riverine Club celebrated members with over 20 years service to Wollundry and the community.  To see a photo album of the on the picture.
District Technology Training Nov 12th
Click on the video below about DisTec Training
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Geoffs Blog
Geoff has been allowed to go home, to his Docklands address, after 25 days treatment in hospital. There is no commentary that could get near to Geoff's blog in detailing his treatment, his feelings, his attitude and his family's support. 
You can share and support Geoff Hamilton at his Blog:
You can leave comments at this site.
October 3rd Meeting Photos