Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Next Meeting
Tues 10th May 2022
  Romano's Hotel 

Members Duties
May - 10 John Flynn
May - 10 John Ferguson
May 10 - David Foster

Guest Speaker
May 10 - Belinda Crain
May 17 - Club Assembly
May 24 - Steve Barker
May 31 - Michael Merrylees

Rotary Information
May 10 - Robert Hennessy-Hawks
May 17 - Stuart Heriot

May 10, 17  D Sutton.
May 24 P.Wilesmith
May 31 Jun 7 14 J Egan
Jun 21 28 Jul 5 P Murray
Jul 12, 19, 26 M Knight
Aug 2, 9, 16 P Wilesmith
Aug 23, 30 Sep 6 D Sutton  

 Members Choice 
May 10 - Peter Clucas
May 17 - Doug Conkey

Meeting Tech Setup
Peter Wilesmith -10
Paul Murray – May 17, 24

 Saturday Markets

14th May 2022
OIC -  Tim Hutchings
David Post
Peter Clucas
John Flynn
Doug Conkey
Bill Parker
John Ireland
Mark Hillis
Andrew Puckeridge
Doug Sutton
Jonty Schuter
David Benn
Andrew Whiting
Michael Knight
Signs - James Hamilton
11th June 2022
OIC - J. Ross
Team: G. Breust, G. Conkey, K. Cook, J. Ferguson, J. Flynn, D. Foster, P. McIntosh, G. Obst, W. Paton, D.Post, D. Wallace, P. Wilesmith, R. Willis
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Parker
May 2
Darren Wallace
May 2
James Ross
May 9
David Foster
May 13
Adrian Whiting
May 15
Richard Baguley
May 15
David Benn
May 19
John Smith
May 26
David Hodge
May 27
Geoff Breust
May 30
Spouse Birthdays
Margaret Schirmer
May 17
Dannyelle Gaiter
May 23
Nola Pinto
May 26
Paul Milde
May 7
Doug Sutton
Kay Sutton
May 16
Neil Pinto
Nola Pinto
May 24
Join Date
David Byfield
May 1, 1979
43 years
Graham Burmeister
May 13, 1978
44 years
Ken Cook
May 13, 1978
44 years
James Ross
May 20, 2003
19 years
Stuart Heriot
May 22, 2018
4 years
Geoff Breust
May 27, 2008
14 years
Frank Fuller
May 29, 2001
21 years
Bulletin Editor
Peter Wilesmith
Apologies. 12/04/22
Phil Burgess
Peter Clucas
Ken Cook
Andrew Crackanthorp
Peter Crozier
John Ferguson
Frank Fuller
Chris Kelly
Paul Murray
Jonty Schuter
Doug Sutton
Tim Hutchings
Bob Willis
Make Ups:12/04/22
James Ross - Saturday Markets
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President's Report
President's Report
Todays meeting was small with about only 30 or so members attending. I would like to hope more of us would make the time to attend the weekly meetings. The meeting was busy and a lot was aired today.
David Benn had a guest, Robert Etchels, a retired group captain from the Australian air force. There were no visiting Rotarians.
David Byfield did members choice and entertained us with a host of interesting facts and statistics over a whole range of areas; quite interesting and a lot it made us think a bit about the world we live in.
James Hamilton did a varied and wide story about the markets in the past in the main street, and that we have raised over two million dollars in the life of the club; an extraordinary sum of money from one club. He also talked about Penny the pig who was before  my time in rotary; it was also used as a fund raiser, and is still around at a members place apparently.
Our guests today were Helen Sturman and Barry Shields. Helen gave a fascinating and uplifting talk about special tricycles that pick up handicapped people who are housebound and take them (with a friend or carer) on e-bikes with two seats on the front and the driver behind. They stick to safe paths and the riders are all volunteers. The movement is called " Cycling without age "and is on the way to being global after starting in Copenhagen The are hoping to start chapters here, and need funds to buy the bikes; they are quite expensive. A video of the riders was quite moving seeing the smiles on the faces of the handicapped passengers.
David Benn did the secretaries report as Phil Burgess was away.
Doug Sutton is after help with RYDA which is coming up soon.
Frank Fuller has been ill recently so has not made recent meetings. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his attendance soon.
The 2 cupboards at the north Wagga Sheds are now in the very back room behind the curtains at the end of our meeting room. They contain the bits and pieces we need for each meeting. They are locked, and the key is obtainable for those rostered on furniture from the hotel office, returned after the meeting. It was hard yakka carrying the beasts from the shed to their current home.
The Board meeting on May will likely be the last before changeover, and that is coming up quickly.
All the best fellows and see you at our next meeting.
President Richard.
Guest Speakers
Guest Speakers
Helen Sturman and Barry Shields came to tell us about "Cycling without age"
Cycling without age is an organisation that commenced in Copenhagen ten years ago. Its aim is to give the elderly and disabled the opportunity to experience the pleasure of travelling in a tricycle. Each chapter is semi autonomous with the central body providing insurance and compliance with safety and health regulations.
Tumbarumba Rotary Club has purchased three tricycles which are made in Denmark and cost $18,000 each. The tricycles have a pilot and two side by side seats in front. They are driven by a electric motor and speed limited to 10 kph. Safety is of prime concern for the mostly frail passengers.
CWA (Cycling without age) has now spread to 52 countries with over 3,700 trishaws and 35,000 pilots (Riders). It arrived in Australia in 2016 and has a number of chapters in Australia.


    • First trishaws in Australia in 2016
    • Cycling Without Age Australia incorporated as a registered charity in 2019
    • Operational Chapters = 32
      • independently governed = 20
      • governed by Cycling Without Age Australia = 12 
    • Number of Cycling Without AgeAffiliates = 40
    • Number of volunteers = approx. 500
    • Oldest volunteer = 79
    • Number of Cycling Without Age trishaws operating in Australia
      • independently owned = approx. 50
      • owned by Cycling Without Age Australia = 25
All pilots are volunteers and passengers are taken on set routes for no charge. CWA is a not for profit and seeks donations only to sustain itself.
The looks on the passengers' faces says it all!
Secretary's Report
Please read Rosters and birthdays in left hand column of Bulletin.
Diary Dates:
Sat Market 14th May
Next Board Meeting Monday 16th May - Joint 21-22 and 22-23 Board Members.
District Training Goulburn 14th May.
District Training Parkes 21st May.
RYDA 10th to 13th May. Our Club duties on Wednesday 11th.
Wagga Rc book fair 14th/15th May - Volunteers to Ellen Brasier.4th to 8th June
International Rotary Convention 4th to 8th June 2022 Houston Texas. Register now.
Rotary Changeover 18th June 2022
Wollundry Changeover 28th June 2022
Next District Conference 21-23 Oct 2022, Joyes Hall CSU -see Website
Rotary Information
Rotary Information
James Hamilton gave a very interesting information session on Wollundry Rotary Club's years of fund raising via Sunday Markets. Here is his report:
Sunday Markets – further information
Collections from 1979 to Nov 1996 was equivalent to $1m, then from Nov 1996 to October 2009 the second $1m was raised. Sunday Market was placed into recess in March 2014. The total gross collections of $2,280,270 less total costs of $238,259 resulting in $2,020,167 donated to charitable organisations. 1994 was the best year collection of $102,716 with 250+ stall holders attending each Sunday with stall fee of $8 and entry donation of 50 cents.
Christmas Markets on Baylis street were conducted from 2000 to 2007 in early December which attracted over 10,000 people each year into the main street of Wagga Wagga
Special markets were conducted at Wagga Beach car park on Australia Day for 2016, 2017, & 2018.
Penny the Pig
Penny the pig was constructed in 1996 made from fibre glass and it was motorised by a golf buggy. The idea of Penny the pig was to collect coins from children at schools and elsewhere. The eye lids and tail of Penny would move when coins were placed into the slot and a sound would emanate from Penny. One & two cent coins were no longer used in the community so collecting those coins. The cost to construct was $28,000 and the collections over a couple of years was $26,000. Penny the pig was handed over to Annie St Claire foundation. Presently, Penny is sitting in Rob Vidler’s yard in Mortimer place.
PDG Dr Henry Gardiner
I had a catch up with Henry last week in Merimbula. He has joined Merimbula Rotary club. He sends his regards to all Wollundrians. Henry is PP of Goulburn rotary club (former 9710 district), and he is PP of Kooringal Rotary club (former 9700 district). As both districts have merged recently forming District 9705, as far as we know, Henry is the only Rotarian to be past President in both former districts.
Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world better place, and making peace a priority. Rotary programs are not just for club members but for general community members.

Seeking dynamic leaders to change themselves and the world?

One of the programs is Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where people develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.


What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

What’s involved?

RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants ages 14-30. Depending on community needs, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a weeklong camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics. Wollundry Club has been organising RYLA at district level for a number of years.
Your community might host a RYLA event for secondary school students to hone their leadership potential, for university students to develop creative problem-solving strategies, or for young professionals to learn ethical business practices.

How can you participate?

RYLA participants are nominated by local Rotary clubs. Contact your local Rotary club to find out more about RYLA events in your area, how to apply, and any costs of getting involved.
Examples of Rotary in action
RYLA in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, USA, challenged more than 80 students to participate in outdoor activities that developed team building, problem solving, and communication.
Outside of Warwickshire, England, RYLA participants learned to work together to accomplish a task and build trust.
In Helsingborg, Sweden, students from around the world learned from community leaders how to find solutions to everyday challenges.
Two teams of young leaders in Malawi worked together in a race against other teams to complete challenges that required teamwork and communication.
Our Meeting
Our Meeting
Our meeting commenced on time with Rotary grace and a welcome to visitors and guest speakers.
President Richard has pretty well summarised the meeting but there are  couple of issues to elaborate on:
RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness). This program is to be run next week for all our Year 11 State High School students. It is a collaborative effort among our Wagga Clubs and Wollundry will be responsible for running Wednesday's session.
TEAM: OIC Michael Knight, John Egan, David Golland, Tim Hutchings, Johnn Flynn, Bill Parker, Stuart Heriot.
Time: 9 am sharp Wednesday 10th May Wagga Showgrounds. Ellen Brazier will show you your roles.
Proof of vaccinations required.
David Byfield did the honours with a series of interesting bits of trivia: deepest ocean trench, longest river etc. A useful addition to our bank of useless knowledge, but fun nevertheless.
Stuart gets his own heading as he kept popping up and down with various pieces of information delivered with his usual tongue in cheek humour.
Firstly he told us that he has been in touch with Frank Fuller who is keen to get back to the club but is lying low because of his health concerns. He does not 
want to catch covid.
Secondy, Stuart has procured a set of keys to our storage cabinets at the rear of our meeting room, through the kitchen all the way to the back. The keys, for those rostered on furniture, will be left with the main office downstairs. Well done Stuart on reorganising our storage facilities!
Rob Etchells, Group Capatain RAAF (retired) with David Benn who met Rob when they played together for the Kooringal Colts Cricket club.
A hastily written attendance sheet on the back of an envelope (well done John Egan) produced a different numbering system for our draw and the lucky winner was Mal Robertson. Burmo, despite protests, was deprived of what otherwise might have been a win in normal circumstances. He was unanimously voted down.
Wollundry Bulletin Editors: 
Doug Sutton, Michael Knight, John Egan, David Pyke, Peter Wilesmith and Paul Murray