Next Meeting

No. 9  Aug 28th  2018

Fellowship :  Ken Cook
(greeting visitors)
Reception : Bob Willis (for Peter Crozier)
(helps Treasurer)  
Furniture :  Col Duff
(setup & pack away)

Rotary Information: Rick Priest (tbc)

Speaker:   tba or Hillis Day

Bulletin Editor






 Aug 28, Sep 4, 11, Michael Knight

Sep 18, 25, Oct 2, D Sutton

Oct 9,16,23            J Egan

Oct 30 Nov 6, 13    P McKinnon

Nov 20, 27 Dec 4   P Murray


28th August  -  David Benn
4th September  -  John Flynn
 Market Rosters
Next Saturday Market is Saturday 8th September 2018.  Roster :
OIC - position vacant, fill-in needed, opportunity for short-term promotion
Team - Tim Barter, John Flynn, Gerry Gerlach, John Hawkins, Andrew Puckeridge (for Mark Hillis), David Hodge, Tim McMullen (for Pat Ingram), James McNaughton, Adrian Whiting
Swap needed - Wal Paton
Trailers  -  Rick Priest, 3 others needed
Saturday 13th October 2018 :
OIC  -  Steve McCoy
Team  -  Colin Duff, Tim Hutchings, Paul Murray, John Gray (for Wal Paton), Robert Pearson, Jeremy Reithmuller, Malcolm Robertson, James Ross, Jonty Shuter, Darren Wallace, Bob Willis
Saturday 10th November 2018 :
OIC  -  Neil Pinto
Team  -  Laurie Blowes, Geoff Breust, Greg Conkey, Frank Fuller, Peter Green, Nick Leywood, James McNaughton, Kerry Pascoe, David Pyke, Doug Sutton, David Wishart

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Puck Puckeridge
August 8
Frank Fuller
August 9
Malcolm Robertson
August 14
Michael Georgiou
August 14
Doug Conkey
August 17
John Flynn
August 31
Doug Sutton
September 12
Ken Taylor
September 12
Craig Bromley
September 26
Spouse Birthdays
August 8
Di Hutchings
August 10
Carmela Millemaggi
August 22
September 11
Barb Heriot
September 17
Carolyn Murray
September 23
Rachel Whiting
September 28
John Mason
Kerry Mason
August 7
John Ferguson
August 25
Pat Ingram
August 28
David Foster
August 30
Phil McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
September 9
Frank Fuller
September 21
Join Date
David Benn
August 1, 1984
34 years
Doug Conkey
August 1, 1996
22 years
John Mason
August 11, 2009
9 years
John Gray
August 23, 1982
36 years
Richard Baguley
September 19, 2017
1 year
Robert Nicholson
September 23, 2014
4 years
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Tania Tellus Talks about Palliative Care and the New Hospice
Our guest speaker on Tuesday was Tania Tellus, Director of Nursing at The Forrest Centre, Palliative Care Center.  Tanya started her speech about the Palliative Care Hospice stating that everyone has probably had a personal experience with Palliative Care.  Palliative Care is not limited only to patient care but also involves the family. She noted that the entire experience is very confronting and support is needed.  
Some of the bigger challenges in palliative care are bedsores and pain management.  Key objectives are to provide the patient with comfort and dignity.
Once the hospice is up and going, they will have Registered Nurses, Enrolled nurses and personal carers.    Pastoral care workers are available after hours and on weekends. 
Part of the objective includes sensitivity to cultural differences.  The staff organise and participate in round table discussions with the family to outline support routines and provide information. 
They have a volunteer program if anyone is interested.  There will be training sessions to give people the necessary background. 
The hospice rooms are large and geared for relatives to stay overnight., including a kitchenette and lounge chairs that make into beds.  The official opening is planned for the 15th of September and the facility is at 6 Lewisham Avenue.  The Hospice will have ten beds and is open to the public. 
Tanya also mentioned a Fund Raiser Movie Night that is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th with Ewan McGregor starring in movie “Christopher Ryan” at 7pm.  Tickets are available from the Forrest Centre Reception or calling 0407 289 805.
Paul Milde gave a vote of Thanks and President James added a bit of history about Ethel Forrest and Tony Ireland’s effort to raise money for the centre over a two year period.
President's Report
Presidents Report 21st August 2018
In relation to the drought situation an e mail message was distributed at the close of last week detailing some of the logistics in how drought relief funds will be distributed.
Members were reminded to place their name on the roster for Gears & Beers festival especially for road marshals positions. All members are expected to participate as it is one of our major fund raising events and it generates a large benefit to the general community in many ways. Phil & David will be visiting Coolamon Rotary club on 27th August to engage their club members in marshaling the cycling challenge component of the festival in their district.
WWCC news released last Saturday that Wagga Wagga will be home to the biggest multisport cycling complex in NSW with $9.2M facility to be built at Pomingalarna Reserve by 2020.
Treasurer advised that 9 members are still to pay their annual subscription.
There was a query from a member about the Tathra Bush fire appeal. The advice from DG John is that the appeal is closed as no request received from Bega Rotary club.
Wagga Women’s Health Centre sent an invitation to the club asking for a club representative to attend a function at 12 noon at time of our meeting, to be part of the group to witness an significant announcement to be made by NSW Minister of Family & Community Services & Social Housing on domestic violence. John Ferguson is representing our club.
From the monthly board meeting:
Paul, Peter and Rob are reviewing the induction booklet for new members.
Board approved the advertising fund (approx $2,000) component for AED’s be used to assist in the purchase of the physical units.
Board agreed that the number of occasions for equipment hire be restricted with maximum number of occasions to be 4 in the 2018/19 period similar to last year.
In relation to the NYSF (National Youth Science Forum) to be held in January 2019 there is one candidate for the club to sponsor in lieu of two. The board approved the budget allocation as $2,000 as part of total cost of $3,150.
The Board agreed to the sale of Rotary Christmas cakes to members.
Peter Green is following up with a few members about working with children’s check approved ID number and expiry date.
Program dates approved by the board are Vocational visit to Men’s shed on the 23rd October, meetings on the 18th & 25th September will be devoted to Gears & Beers updates and presentations, Club Christmas party on Sunday 9th December at Michael Knight’s residence. Thanks to Michael for offering his residence as venue for our Christmas party. Thanks to Carolyn and Paul Murray for making their residence available for the past 2 club Christmas parties.
A number of projects were approved by the board and one project needed club ratification.
I will be out of the city next week. Geoff Breust has graciously accepted my request to chair of next week’s meeting.
Enjoy your day            
Tue Aug 21st Meeting

Projects Committee

David Byfield came to the podium and announced the following Projects Committee donations: 
  1. Riverina Pregnancy and Baby Loss  $500
  2. Riverina Summer School of Strings $500
  3. Anglicare Winter Appeal $3,000  (required club approval) Moved by Michael Knight and Seconded David Benn and passed.
Two defibrillators have been purchased for the Uniting Church and will be based at South City and Wesley Church.

A Drought Project

Geoff Breust came to the podium and discussed how he went to Forbes and caught up with a few local Rotarians and the drought was discussed. The discussion came up with the idea of Farm Sitting … to give farmers a respite.  The idea would be Rotarians physically farm sitting to look after the farm to let farmers have a break.  Also, a rural counsellor would be involved to help identify families that would benefit from this service.  Geoff said he came back with the idea of some funds and volunteers who would be interested.  It would happen in November and December and Geoff would send an email to members to assess viability of such a scheme.

Rotary Information

Rick Priest said he had no Rotary information but he did update members on a petrol app he mentioned last week.  He asked Paul Murray to give his opinion on the app and Paul said the reviews had been rather unsupportive giving it a 2 out of five and he had problems with it due to the fact that his regular CalTex station would not accept the app.  As a result he couldn't accurately test it.  It might be a while until local CalTex petrol stations accept the app.
On a personal note, Rick has inlaws visiting from Russian and is in need of a Russian interpreter and Michael Knight volunteered the information.  Rick said that as Rotary Information Rotary members were a valuable source of community knowledge. Rick is looking for a replacement for OIC for the next market.

Cars and Motorcycles for Gears and Beers

Neil Pinto discussed Gears and Beer’s Roster. If you are volunteering for cars or motor cycles, please Contact Neil directly.

Irene's Hosting Roster

For the Roster for hosting Irene Chung, you do not have her for a week.  He said you need to coordinate with the host family. Irene came to the podium to say “Hello.”  “Nice to see you.”  Irene said that Maths were her favourite subject in school and she went to the footy with Pucks.


Sergeant Session

Paul Milde stepped in and acted as sergeant for the session since none of the registered sergeants were in attendance.    He conducted a heads and tails which Bob Willis won.


Drought Appeal 

David Benn announced the Wollundry representatives (Stuart Heriot, Geoff Breust, Tim Hutchings, John Ireland, and David Post). David thought Geoff’s idea was a good way to help the farmers experiencing the drought.All clubs are autonomous and come up with their own ideas to help deal with the drought.  If clubs do not have an idea, of course, there is RAWCS and the Channel 9 appeal.


Door Prize Winner - President James Hamilton

ClubRunner Training
We have a number of new members and a few older members that are unfamiliar with Clubrunner.  It is quite easy to learn to use the program.   To help those members become familiar with the software, and learn how to send emails to all our members, I will be having a online training  session (using Zoom) on Sunday evening September 9th at 7pm.  You will also become familiar with our Zoom conferencing software. 
If you are interested in attending the session, please send me an email at and I will add you to the list.    
Secretary's Report
Reminders - Dates for the Diary :
Now  -  Wollundry Rotarians' Fees due, some still
from Sunday 26th August  -  Exchange Student activities roster, (Tim Barter)
Monday 27th August  -  next Gears & Beers Committee meeting, Commins Hendriks, 5:30pm
Monday 27th August  -  next Rotaract meeting (Changeover), Union Club Hotel, 6:00 for 6:30pm
Friday 31st August  -  Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch (Prostate Cancer)
Thursday 13th September  -  "Christopher Robin" Movie Night in aid of The Forrest Centre Hospice, 7pm Forum 6 Cinema
Saturday 15th September  -  The Forrest Centre Hospice Opening, 10:30am  Lewisham Ave.
Photos of Aug 21 meeting