Next Meeting

No. 10   4th Sept. 2018

Fellowship :  John Egan
(greeting visitors)
Reception : John Ferguson
(helps Treasurer)  
Furniture :  Frank Fuller (for John Flynn)
(setup & pack away)

Rotary Information: Rick Priest (tbc)

Speaker:   tba

Bulletin Editor






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


4th September  -  Frank Fuller (for John Flynn)
11th September  -  Peter Clucas
18th September  -  Peter Crozier
25th September  -  John Gray
 Market Rosters
Next Saturday Market is Saturday 8th September 2018.  Roster :
OIC - Michael Knight
Team - Tim Barter, John Flynn, John Hawkins, David Hodge, Paul Milde (for Wal Paton for John Gray), Tim McMullen (for Pat Ingram), James McNaughton, Andrew Puckeridge (for Mark Hillis), Adrian Whiting
Swap needed -  Ken Taylor
Trailers  -  Rick Priest, 3 others needed
Saturday 13th October 2018 :
OIC  -  Steve McCoy
Team  -  Colin Duff, Tim Hutchings, Paul Murray, John Gray (for Paul Milde), 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
Doug Sutton
September 12
Ken Taylor
September 12
Craig Bromley
September 26
John Ferguson
October 15
Spouse Birthdays
September 11
Barb Heriot
September 17
Carolyn Murray
September 23
Rachel Whiting
September 28
Cathy Pyke
October 1
October 4
Cathy Willis
October 6
Ros Breust
October 26
Judi Dunning
October 27
Phil McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
September 9
Frank 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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Bulletin Editor
Michael Knight
Week 9 Meeting - 28 August
Geoff Breust had been conscripted to run his first meeting today - both President James and PP Paul were away. Their absence from the head table was duly noted. John Flynn led the Rotary Grace - John Egan led the Grand Amen. Then we drank a toast to the monarch - Charles' Mum.
Returning Rotarians were welcomed back from diverse destinations, Mal Robertson from Turkey, Colin Duff from a more general area - Europe, John Smith from the coast, Frank Fuller from a paper bag destination somewhere, John Flynn has been on Grandfather duty, and John Ferguson back from.............Parramatta.
A call for visiting Rotarians was pointless - the DG was not with us today, but we did have a guest - Rod McMullen and our exchange student, Irene.
Geoff advised that Mayor, Greg Conkey has organised a concert in support of drought affected farmers. The concert will be held at the Victory Memorial Gardens on Sunday August 23rd, between 1.00pm and 3.30pm. A free concert, but with buckets circulated to collect cash for the cause.
Greg requested support from Wollundry Rotary with the use of our tents, and a sausage sizzle. There was discussion about any commitment, and a decision made to provide the tents, erected and dismantled, but to allow another group to provide the hot food.
Our club committee involved with drought relief and support was to meet after the club meeting. A few of the guys were away, but we still had quality.
Secretary's Report
Reminders -
Dates for the Diary :
Friday 31st August  -  Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch (Prostate Cancer), tickets at Commercial Club
Sunday 2nd September  -  Exchange Student activities roster commences.
Monday 3rd September  -  next Gears & Beers Committee meeting, Commins Hendriks, 5:30pm
Monday 10th September  -  next Rotaract meeting, CSU, 6:00 for 6:30pm
Thursday 13th September  -  "Christopher Robin" Movie Night for The Forrest Centre Hospice, 7pm.
Saturday 15th September  -  The Forrest Centre Hospice Opening, 10:30am  Lewisham Ave.
Sunday 23rd September  -  Council Drought Concert, Victory Memorial Gardens, 1:00-3:30pm
Sunday 30th September - Gears and Beers Festival
Georgiou as Sergeant
David Benn was called up for duty as Sergeant, or more accurately to introduce the sergeant. David related an anecdote about someone on a high hill, the relativity of cash and time, and a loan of a million dollars. "in a minute". 
Then David relented on behalf of all Wollundry Rotarians, and asked Michael Georgiou to tell jokes.
It is impossible to convey Michael's exquisite comic timing in print, so we must resist the urge and just list the headings to remind each of you of these gems.
The Irish Strawberry picker.
The eight year old boy - unfinished.
Luigi the migrant, and language barrier.
Irishmen in cinema, usher on Bike.
No rest for God or man after creation of woman.
Eating Candy Bars? Mind your own business.
Need curtains for your computer? it has windows.
The entire session was recorded, and will be available as a podcast upon application to the Bulletin Editor.
Gears and Beers Planning
This Cycle ride and Festival are now just a month away. The committee is highly organised, working to a plan and ticking off each of the points on the checklists.
The group is meeting weekly to iron out final details, and review the progress on Rosters. The festival layout requires close scrutiny, and is a work in progress - it develops further each year. Peter McKinnon will run the festival, taking over from Tim Macgillycuddy.
The new musette for rides other than the "Dirty 130" has arrived, and has the committee are excited at the distinctive design. Frank Fuller will be responsible for assembly of all the kit to be handed out to cyclists.
Who is the real Indian??
Neil and Nola couldn't be in Wagga Wagga's this week. At Lake Louise, they are only an hours drive from Brent in Canmore.
Neil is regretting that he didn't take his "dress ups" with him on this trip. He had to debate the question - who is the real Indian.
Wagga Womens Health Centre.
I attended the announcement of funding of $1.2 million to the  Wagga Women's Health Centre last Tuesday by Minister Pru Goward.      
Following is quote from Gail Meyers, Manager of the Wagga Women's  Health Centre to me. Photo shows Gail Meyers with Pru Goward at  the announcement.
John, Thank you for your attendance today  at the announcement of a little over $1.2 million for the next stage of the DVproject:2650 by the Hon. Pru Goward.    
Please pass on our thanks and gratitude  to all the members of the Rotary Club of Wollundry for their   support of this project. Without Wollundry's initial funding of  a grant of $40,000 from the 2015 Food & Wine Festival for  research into domestic violence in Wagga Wagga, this larger  grant from the government would not have been possible.
TheDVproject:2650 has three phases:
To understand what domestic violence looks like in Wagga Wagga and to establish evidence base for future interventions.
Work with the community to develop prevention activities across multiple settings, based on best practice and local research.
Such as prevention activities in multiple settings.
Rotaract Changeover
Rotaract Club of CSU Wagga Wagga.
The Rotaract Club of CSU Wagga Wagga held their Changeover on Monday 27thAugust.
In attendance were Rotaract club members, PDG George Weston and Carol, PDG Gary Roberts and Marilyn, PDG Fred Loneragon, District Secretary, David Benn, AG Elaine Almond, and representatives of Wollundry Rotary Club, Sunrise Rotary Club and Murrumbidgee Rotary Club. 
Clare Lawlor, presented her final report on the success of the past year and detailed the highlights of the year’s participation in activities.  The Rotaractors have supported Wollundry Rotary Club and Murrubidgee Rotary Club with their projects. 
Clare inducted a new member to the Rotaract Club and presented her with the club badge. 
Clare then inducted the new President of the club, Georgie Spora who in turn presented her new Board the meeting. The Board comprise of the following members. 
President: Georgie Spora
Vice President: Francis Elliott – Rudder
Secretary: Deagar Newell
Treasurer: PP Clare Lawlor
We wish the Rotaract Club of CSU a successful and rewarding year.
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.    
Information from Barbara Ferguson
Update on the Democratic Republic of The Congo
As many of you know Wollundry has supported my sister Barbara’s work in the DRC over many years and indeed Doug Sutton headed our major district initiative for the DRC last year.
I was speaking at length with Barbara yesterday on the report of a doctor being murdered by terrorists in the DRC when he was administering anti Ebola injections. UN troops accompany such parties but are sometimes powerless to intervene! 
She mentioned that she had received information from an area of the DRC where she has worked for the last 10 years - which is very near where Wollundry Rotary have been providing help - she said the Mai Mai terrorists and Rwandan troops have been attacking villages there and killing a lot of people in thelast few months - the situation is worsening - but of course, the Australian Media does not report this!
Recommend you watch AlJazeera News- it reports on more than the current Canberra Circus-the news is not FAKE news!
A bit of background--- At least seventy armed groups are believed to be currently operating in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Despite the stabilizing presence of nineteen thousand UN peacekeepers, the stronger militant groups in the region, like the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), continue to terrorize communities and control weakly governed areas of the country, financing their activities by exploiting the country’s rich natural resources. This eastern region of the DRC has been in war since 1960 mainly due to the way colonial powers carved up the African countrys’ boundaries in the 1880s. Millions of civilians have been forced to flee the fighting in the DRC: the United Nations estimates that currently there are at least 2.7 million internally displaced persons in the DRC, and approximately 450,000 DRC refugees in other nations. There are a growing number in Australia and indeed some in our region.
A bit more about Ebola-----As of August 25, a total of 111 cases were reported, of which 83 are confirmed and 28 probable. This includes 72 deaths.
Fourteen health-care workers have been infected, with one dead.
The disease is endemic to Congo, and this is the nation's 10th outbreak since the discovery of the virus in the country in 1976.
The Ebola virus is transmitted from person to person by infected bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, faeces and breast milk. Humans can also be exposed to the virus, for example, by butchering infected animals. It is highly infectious disease.
News from  Canmore
Brent Pickard hasn't been in Australia for a few years, but many members of Wollundry Rotary would be keen to keep in touch, and older members can remember that Brent brought his mother to a meeting as guest. Brent's mum is still in great shape, living in what he calls a "landlocked cruise ship" in Canmore.
Cousin John McBride finally came down from Riverbend Farms (where the best purebred black Angus are raised) to Canmore and it was just great to see him.  Of course - this was due to a steadily decreasing number of requests from Mother to have a ride on his Harley Davidson.  Well here are the before and after photos - a video of the actual ride has been been deleted and will soon be released as a Disney Movie - with the video and their state of the art animation - in time for the Christmas season - just before her 99th birthday - Brent