Next Meeting. No. 25

18th Dec. 2018

Fellowship :  Tim Barter
(greeting visitors)
Reception David Benn
(helps Treasurer)  
Furniture :  Laurie Blowes
(setup & pack away)

Rotary Information:
Rick Priest (tbc)

Speaker:  Rev. Harvey Sloane, Anglican Parish of Wagga


Bulletin Editor






Dec 18, Jan 8     M Knight

Jan 15, 22, 29     D Sutton

Feb 5, 12, 19      J. Egan

Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, P. McKinnon

Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, P. Murray


18th December  John Gray
8th January  -  Laurie Blowes
 Market Rosters
Next Saturday Market is Saturday 9th February 2019.  Roster :
OIC -  Craig Bromley, John Hawkins
Team  -  Doug Conkey, Darren Wallace (for Greg Conkey), Peter Crozier, John Egan, John Flynn, Richard Baguley (for Tim Hutchings), John Ireland, Peter Mackinnon, John Mason, Paul Milde
Swapping - Members are reminded that it is the individual's responsibility to organise a swap. One of the best ways to do that is to check whether you are rostered on well ahead of time and contact someone who is on a market further down the track to arrange a swap
Sat 9th March 2019 :
OIC John Gray
Team -  Richard Baguley, Laurie Blowes, Geoff Breust, David Foster, Gerry Gerlach, Peter Green, David Hodge, David Pyke, James Ross, Darren Wallace, David Wishart
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Laurie Blowes
January 22
David Wishart
January 24
Nicholas Leywood
January 27
Phil Burgess
January 27
Stephen McCoy
January 28
Bob Willis
December 1
Graham Burmeister
December 1
John Mason
December 8
Jonty Shuter
December 29
Spouse Birthdays
January 4
Diane Wishart
January 5
January 15
January 23
January 27
December 6
December 9
December 18
December 27
David Benn
Cherie Benn
January 4
Ward Gaiter
Dannyelle Gaiter
January 4
Jonty Shuter
Lou Shuter
January 5
Rick Priest
January 5
Geoff Breust
Ros Breust
January 12
Puck Puckeridge
Sally Puckeridge
January 21
Greg Conkey OAM
Jenny Conkey
January 24
John Egan
January 26
Peter Mackinnon
December 7
John Ireland
December 27
Gerry Gerlach
December 30
Join Date
Adrian Whiting
January 17, 2017
2 years
Tim Hutchings
December 12, 2017
1 year
Greg Conkey OAM
December 13, 1993
25 years
Peter Clucas
December 14, 1999
19 years
Peter Green
December 16, 2014
4 years
David Pyke
December 18, 2012
6 years
Graeme Obst
December 19, 2017
1 year
Bulletin Editor
Michael Knight
Club Guests:
Irene Chung - Exch Student
Elaine Almond - Group 7
Rachel Whiting
Elliot Lee - speaker
Bianca Lubke - Exch Student
Jason Lubke - her Father.
Shane Carroll.
Raoul Mascarenhas.
Make Ups:
Craig Bromley X2
Ken Taylor
Ward Gaitor
Rick Priest
Bob Willis
John Gray.
Tim Barter
Phil Burgess
David Byfield
John Ferguson
Kerry Pascoe
Doug Sutton.
John Hawkins
Jeremy Reithmuller
John Ferguson
Peter Green
David Hodge
John Ireland
Nick Leywood
John Mason
Steven McCoy
James McNaughton
Paul Murray
David Post
Malcolm Robertson
John Smith
Ken Taylor
Michael Georgiou
Richard Rossiter.
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
President's Report
President’s Report 11th December 2018
A big thankyou to Michael Knight and Sandra for hosting Club’s Christmas party last Sunday. The location and food were great. Thanks to Michael for organising the catering. Thanks to all volunteers and social committee members who assisted with the Christmas party. Great fellowship was experienced by all in the social setting.  Thank you to Deagan from Rotaract for his assistance. A number of members enjoyed swinging the #9 iron.
Next weeks meeting is Christmas lunch and it is ladies day. Reverend Harvey Sloane will be delivering the Christmas message.
There are no club meetings on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Michael Georgiou was admitted to hospital on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael and family at this time.
It is good to see Frank at the meeting after his recent operation.
Enjoy your day and may the Christmas spirit be with all of you
Secretary's Report Dec 11th  - 2018
Dates for the Diary :
Sunday 16th December  -  Exchange Student Activities Roster  -  James Hamilton
Monday 17th December  -  Board Meeting, Commercial Club, 5:30pm
Sunday 13th to Friday 18th January  -  RYLA
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March  -  Dist. 9700 Conference, Griffith (register on-line)
1st to 5th June 2019  -  Rotary International Convention, Hamburg, Germany
Responsibilities :  please,  
-  find a replacement if you cannot fulfil a rostered duty,
register an Apology by 4pm on Monday if you are going to be absent from the next meeting, and
register a Make-up for a meeting absence whenever you can.
A visit from AG Elaine
Elaine Almond was a visitor at our meeting today, and was introduced by President James, to speak to us with information from DG John Glassford.
Last Sunday, there was a meeting of Club Presidents from group 7 of our district. This clashed with our Christmas party, and President James understood where his loyalties lay, so today was an opportunity to brief members on district hierarchy concerns and priorities.
Now is the time to mark your diary with District Conference dates. It will be held in Griffith on 29th to 31st March, 2019. One idea being floated involves clubs in the district setting up a marquee at the conference to feature their activities, projects and membership aspirations.
John Glassford is keen to cooperate with Legacy and on a project involving a time capsule. Not much detail on this, but I love the idea. April was proposed as the date / time for this.
New District Rotarians in the July to Sept Quarter for the whole district were just seven, and this figure did not impress the DG. We were urged to redouble our recruitment efforts. John also asked that information and a photo of new Rotarians be forwarded to him for his newsletter.
A report to the DG from club presidents is required quarterly. Elaine let us know that the Wollundry report from President James in October was considered adequate - more information than all the other district clubs combined.  We love you James.
Shelter Box support continues, and clubs can earn levels of achievement. Elaine was not aware of our ranking - gold, silver or bronze, but she acknowledged past donations.
RYLA is coming up in January, and will be held in Canberra. Two districts preparing to merge will combine to run the project. Wollundry will not be represented at the camp.
There will be a Polioplus fundraiser in March, organised by Deidre Tome, a member of Sunrise Rotary. This is a film Preview evening. Need a Christmas present? Deidre can arrange tickets for this function if you give her a call.
Rachael and Elliot
The guest speaker today was Elliot Lee, but Paul Milde didn't know that - he thought it was Rachael Whiting and Elliot Lee. We should keep Paul more in the loop - perhaps let him sit at the head table so that he knows what is going on!!!!!
Elliot is a research officer with Regional Development Australia, and that group took on a research project to assess the Economic Impact of the Gears and Beers festival, and to collect data for Destinations NSW.
Peter Green coordinated a group of TRAC student volunteers, and they conducted almost 500 interviews with visitors to the festival. This data was analysed to provide benefits under direct effect, Supply Chain effect, Consumption Effect, Total Effect, Type 1 Multiplier and Type 2 multiplier. Further extraction of results provided figures for long term employment growth, Wages and Salaries, and Value Added benefits. Are you still reading?????
There was a disclaimer at the bottom of the page:
Figures only based money spent at the festival and on other tourism costs. Does not contain impact of rider registrations or donations.
The Christmas Party
Around sixty of our Members, Partners and Family gathered in Springvale on Sunday to socialise and catch up in different environment - away from procedure, agendas and deadlines fitting in guest speakers. The emphasis was to enjoy each others company, meet the families and dispense with the pressure of being the successful Wollundry Rotarians.
The only activity organised for the guys was the "nearest the pin" competition, and after a rethink, the tee was moved around 30 metres closer to the flag, which was still too long for many of the hackers. The benefit to the lawn though, was immeasurable.
The competition over the shorter distance resulted in a win for Peter Clucas (or Peter Crozier????) with a ball between 2 and 3 metres from the Pole - there was no hole.
The Longest shot that was able to be recovered was marked "NL" Congratulations Nick Leywood.
Organised as an afterthought, we had a Ham Carving demonstration. I hope that the crowd watching get lasting value out of this lesson, and that the Packer family do not take too seriously any guilt for deteriorating standards of Christmas carving during the second half of the twentieth century.
A Green Jacket.
Bianca Lubke is off to Germany in January, as a Rotary Exchange Student to Herzogenaurach, near Nurenburg in Bavaria. Mark Hillis reminded us today that Bianca is just 15 years old, and challenged us to relate to our youth and maturity as we navigated that era of our lives.
Her father, Jason was at todays meeting to see jacket with no more than an embroided badge presented to his daughter. No doubt it will return after the exchange loaded with memories of fantastic experiences provided by the host club.
Sergeant Chopper:
The person responsible for discipline in the club was invited to exercise his authority. He nominated Stuart Heriot to carry the collection box.
There was lost property from the Christmas Party, hats and wine glasses, but no claimants could be found. There are perks for Michael and Sandra.
Christmas Party acceptances that failed to show were asked to contribute - they missed the Ham Carving.
Paul Milde provided chocolates to a select group at the Christmas Party - the girls. Croz pressed the case for "Me Too"
Rick Priest appeared with a visor and significant hair growth. The two could not be separated.
Frank Fuller, back at the meeting had 6 books on rehabilitation, only to be corrected - they were on palliative care. Thanks to Mark Hillis.
Recent publicity for new RAAF fighter aircraft, the F35's each at a cost of $125 million drew fines from our Luftwagga. Malcolm Robertson will wait till they have been pensioned off, and make an offer.
Croz related a story about a mature married couple, each granted a wish by a fairy. For the punchline, ask the sergeant.
Stuart Heriot History
Stuart Heriot's family were Soldier Settlers around Holbrook. After schooling in Holbrook and Albury, Stuart headed for Scotch College in Melbourne, where he was involved in Cadets and in sport, including Rowing and Rugby. Back to the farm, and after a few years, he partnered with one of his brothers and purchased an adjacent farm.
Restless to succeed, he travelled to the USA and to UK on a study tour, and remained at the cutting edge of agricultural progress for the rest of his career.
Stuart was heavily involved in Industry Associations during his working life, with positions on NSW Farmers General Council, National Farmers Federation, The Cattle Council, Pastures Protection Board and he has a long association with the Masons. Hereford and then Angus cattle were his focus, but Hybrid vigour also got a mention.
He remains very proud of a forty six year marriage to Barbara, and they had two children. Rachael died in an accident at a waterfall near Tumut, and James has carried on the family farm tradition, until he recently sold the property.
Stuart has moved into the Grange - That enclave of Wollundry Rotary south of the lake!!!!!
The Market Report
Gerry Gerlach was not on the Saturday Market team for December 8th, but presented the results - no doubt delegated by his boss, Ken Taylor. The fully scripted report was handed on to the bulletin editor, and we love a bit of "cut and paste" journalism.
It was a very hot day, and trade seemed a bit slow, though most stallholders, and the market was full of them, were happy with their sales. Cold drinks sold better than the hot food from the BBQ.
John Smith had arranged for each of the stallholders to get a small gift from Wollundry Rotary, and this proved to be really popular. John's rapport with the traders is building nicely, and we can see enthusiasm growing for our Saturday Market.
Those in Attendance: 
OIC Ken TaylorDavid BennCraig Bromley
Bob WillisKen CookRick Priest
Doug SuttonJohn Ferguson
John Gray
David ByfieldWard Gaiter
Kerry Pascoe
Geoff Breust - guest appearanceJohn Smith - Ex officioTim Barter - ex officio
Irene Chung - Cameo Role  
The hotter conditions that we work under need to be monitored - one of our team - no names, suffered stress from the extreme heat, and nearly fainted. The message from Ken was to keep an eye out for each other and work within reasonable limits of endurance.
The Financials:
Stall Collections
Donations at the Gates$478.75
Bar-B Que Profits$392 25
Less Entertainment allowance$150
Total Banked     $2026