Next Meeting. No. 14

2nd Oct. 2018

Fellowship :  David Hodge
(greeting visitors)
Reception Tim Hutchings
(helps Treasurer)  
Furniture :  Pat Ingram
(setup & pack away)

Rotary Information: Rick Priest (tbc)


Bulletin Editor






Oct 2                       D Sutton

Oct 9,16,23             J Egan

Oct 30, Nov 6, 13    P McKinnon

Nov 20, 27, Dec 4   P Murray


2nd October  -  Laurie Blowes
9th October  -  David Benn
 Market Rosters
Next Saturday Market is Saturday 13th October 2018.  Roster :
OIC Col Duff,
Laurie Blowes (for Phil Burgess),
John Ferguson (for Bob Willis),
John Gray (for Wal Paton),
Nick Leywood (for Mal Robertson),
James McNaughton (for Tim Hutchings),
Steve McCoy (requires a swap),
Paul Murray,
Rob Pearson,  
David Pyke (for David Post),
James Ross,
Jonty Shuter,
Darren Wallace (requires a swap)
Swapping Members are reminded that it is the individual's responsibility to organise a swap. One of the best ways to do that has been 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
Trailers  -  4 needed
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
Sat 8th December 2018:
OIC Michael Knight
Team - Tim Barter, David Benn, Phil Burgess, David Byfield, Ken Cook, John Ferguson, Ward Gaiter, Stuart Heriot, Phil McIntosh, Graham Obst, Andrew Puckeridge, Rick Priest, Ken Taylor
Sat 9th Feb 2019
OIC Craig Bromley
Team - Doug Conkey, Greg Conkey, Peter Crozier, John Egan, John Flynn, John Hawkins, Tim Hutchings, John Ireland, Peter MacKinnon, John Mason, Paul Milde.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Doug Sutton
September 12
Ken Taylor
September 12
Craig Bromley
September 26
John Ferguson
October 15
Spouse Birthdays
Helen Fuller
September 11
Barb Heriot
September 17
Carolyn Murray
September 23
Rachel Whiting
September 28
Cathy Pyke
October 1
October 4
Cathy Willis
October 6
Karen Walsh
October 11
Ros Breust
October 26
Judi Dunning
October 27
Phil McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
September 9
Frank Fuller
Helen Fuller
September 21
John Flynn
October 1
Peter Clucas
October 7
Robert Nicholson
Cassandra Nicholson
October 10
Join Date
Richard Baguley
September 19, 2017
1 year
Robert Nicholson
September 23, 2014
4 years
Puck Puckeridge
October 24, 2017
1 year
David Wishart
October 27, 2015
3 years
Mark Hillis
October 28, 1994
24 years
Gerry Gerlach
October 30, 2007
11 years
John Ferguson
October 30, 2007
11 years
Kerry Pascoe
October 30, 2007
11 years
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Presidents Report
President’s Report 25th September 2018
Good news story on the front page of the Daily Advertiser today to see Phil McIntosh, David Foster and David Post promoting the Gears & Beers Festival. Second news article was on page 3 of DA promoting G & B festival.
Congratulations to David Post for been appointed as Chair of the District Drought Relief Steering Committee.
Congratulations to Greg Conkey for being re-elected as Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga.
This Men’s Shed week. Men’s shed at Ashmont had an open day last Friday to commence the celebrations for the week.
Friday 28th September is National Police Remembrance day. 
Secretary's Report
Dates for the Diary :
Sunday 30th September  -  Exchange Student activities roster -  Peter Clucas
Sunday 30th September -  Gears & Beers Festival
Monday 1st October  -  next Rotaract meeting, at CSU, 6:00 for 6:30pm
Sunday 7th October  -  Daylight Savings starts
Tuesday 9th October  -  Austn Rotary Health Hat Day
Tuesday 16th October  -  Wollundry Poets' Day
Thursday 1st November  -  Creating Hope in Cambodia, "Bohemian Rhapsody" Film Night
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.
Gears and Beers
Gears and Beers Chairman Phil McIntosh welcomed Liam O'Neil to our meeting. He told us that Liam is responsible for the pink and blue advertising material with which riders have been peppered. The early bird registrations started in April and we have just hit the 2000 rider mark and have $145,000 pre-race registration dollars in the bank.
Our advertising has largely moved away from traditional sources of print and television to internet and social media through the cycling community. This has been driven by Liam and has been hugely successful. Four to Five posts are received every day on our web site of prospective participants training for the event and wanting to share with other riders. Bike shops and Cyclists all around Australia are talking about this event.
Phil then addressed preparation plans for the next few days including setting up  rider bags, picking up Mercedes Benz sponsor cars on Friday. Phil especially thanked Frank Fuller for his efforts in covering many miles chasing up sponsors equipment and bags.
Members are reminded to read their booklets carefully and make note of their positions as per the rosters. 
  • Gears and Beers Festival will be the very first Wagga Event advertised on Destination NSW Events
  • Over 2000 riders are expected
  • This is a No Dog event.
  • 12 noon start time for set up. Critical that all be there at that time.
  • Ride Bag Pickup from 3 p.m.
  • Big Tent, Toilets, Rubbish Bins, Big Screen and Security.
  • AFL Grand Final will be live on the Big Screen.
  • Cycle Registrations from 6 a.m. Those rostered on are encouraged to be there at 5.30 a.m.
  • Ride starts 7 a.m.
  • Once riders have gone begin set up for the festival.
  • Speakers Sound - Steve McCoy
  • Street Signage - Andrew Puckeridge, Paul Milde
  • Fencing
  • Packup Sunday night starts at 6 p.m.
  • Carry 1st aid kits and bile pumps
  • pick up gas canisters and tubes from start of ride.
  • signs and lights for vehicles.
  • From 7 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
  • Must wear a Safety Vest. Pick up form start from David Byfeld.
  • Carry First Aid Kits and Water.
  • We have no authority to stop vehicles but we can direct cyclists.
  • Be careful where you stand. Roads are open to traffic. Remember your own safety!
  • Be at your spot 15 minutes before time.
  • Load up your phone with critical phone numbers especially the numbers of:
  • John Ferguson 0412005491, John is incident control room captain.
  • Phil Hoey 0418673186 Paramedic.
  • Neil Pinto 0417445565 Motorcycle and escort control.
  • Police 69226955.
  • Emergency 000.
Have a great festival
Our Meeting
President James called us to order on time and led Rotary Grace. He then welcomed our visitors Elaine Almond PP Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga and current Assistant Governor, Irene Chung our Exchange Student, Chris Longhurst and Liam O'Neil who has beEen responsible for a lot of the marketing success for our gears and beers festival.
Our re-elected Mayor of Wagga, PP Greg Conkey was singled out for congratulations and ribald comment. Well done Greg.
Returning travellers to Alberta, Canada, Neil Pinto and Doug Coney were welcomed back. They reported that they had met up with Brent Pickard and his new spouse. Brent has attended many of our meetings when he visited our club for extended periods.
President James then highlighted a number of issues which are included in his report above.
Our Sergeant this week was Frank Fuller. He asked everyone to contribute and began by fining Mayor Greg Conkey ('back on the gravy train"), Phil McIntosh, all Collingwood Supporters, David Post for being on the front page of the Advertiser, Paul Milde for NOT sitting on the top table, (you can't win Paul), and Andrew Puckeridge.
Irene Chung our International exchange student was asked to give us an update on her activities. She is already making good progress with her English and was able to tell us about her visit to the Henty Field Days where she said she saw many sheep.
Darren Wallace invited members to come to the screening of Bohemian Rhapsody on the 1st of November. This is a fund raiser for the Cambodian project which is promoted by a group of Wagga citizens most of whom are members of Wollundry. The cost is $25 and you are encouraged to attend to support this great cause.
PDG John Egan with Assistant Governor Elaine Almond. Other visitors were Irene Chung, Chris Longhurst (guest of David Benn) and Liam O'neil
Richard Baguley, Tim Barter, Geoff Breust, Daniel Burns, Peter Cozier, John Ferguson, Gerry Gerlach, Peter Green, Stuart Heriot, John Ireland, Nock Leywood, John Mason, Steve McCoy, Tim McMullen, Wal Paton, Jonty Shuter.
David Byfield, Neil Pinto, David Pyke
Winner this week was Col Duff
Liam O'Neil was a special guest at our Club today. Liam is responsible for the advertising design and marketing of our Gears and Beers Festival and was given a special thank you by Phil McIntosh in his address to the club.
Chris Longhurst, a marriage celebrant, was a special guest of David Benn.