Tuesday 22nd March 2022
Next Meeting
Tues 29th March 2022
  Romano's Hotel 

Members Duties
March 29 - Peter Mackinnon
April 05 - John Ireland
April 12 - Tim McMullen
April - Ric Priest
March 29 - Pat Ingram
April 05 - John Mason
April 12 - Phil McIntosh
April 19 - David Post
March 29 - Tim Hutchings
April 05 - Chris Kelly
April 12 - Steve McCoy
April 19 - Neil Pinto

Guest Speaker

Rotary Information
March 29 - Steve McCoy
April 05 - Gerry Gerlach
April 12 - David Golland
April 19 - John Gray

Bulletin Editor
Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, M. Knight
Apr 19, 26, May 3 P Wilesmith
May 10, 17, 24 D Sutton
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 
March 29 - Peter Wilesmith
April 05 - David Benn
April 12 - Geoff Breust
April 19 - Craig Bromley

Meeting Tech Setup
John Smith - Mar 29,
Doug Sutton - Apr 5, 12
Darren Wallace - Apr 19, 26
Peter Wilesmith - May 3, 10
Paul Murray – May 17, 24

 Saturday Markets

09th April 2022
OIC - David Foster
Team: P. Burgess, D. Byfield, J. Ross, David Benn, T. Hutchings, John Mason, P. Ingram, S. McCoy, B. Parker, N. Pinto, M. Robertson, Ric Priest, S. Heriot
Signs: David Pyke
14th May 2022
OIC - Col Duff
Team: G. Burmeister, S. Carroll, Peter Clucas, Gerry Gerlach, Bill Parker, John Ireland, John Mason, Andrew Puckeridge, Ric Priest, Jonty Shuter, John Smith, Andrew Whiting, David Wishart.
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
John Ireland
March 6
Pat Ingram
March 20
Robert Pearson
March 20
Peter Wilesmith
March 21
Spouse Birthdays
March 1
March 2
March 3
Mark Hillis
Chrissie Hillis
March 1
James Hamilton
March 3
Bob Willis
March 4
John Gray
March 6
Col Duff
March 25
Join Date
Paul Murray
March 1, 1995
27 years
Phil McIntosh
March 7, 2006
16 years
Stephen McCoy
March 7, 2006
16 years
Stephen Anderson
March 17, 2020
2 years
Robert Pearson
March 23, 2010
12 years
Bulletin Editor
John Egan
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President Richard
Today was a well attended meeting. It was good to see Burmo back on deck with his delightful wife, Mayan. As usual it was pretty busy but there was time for some fellowship. John Smith talked about a huge aerial event that he attendeed in the USA. The photos were spectacular; it is a huge event attracting thousands each year. Peter Green talked about the scholarship we used to do each year, one major one of $10,000 over 3 years, and a couple of $1.000 one of runners up. It has gone in abeyance the last few years, and it would be good to see it resurrected. I was on that committee one year and it was a well received by the recipients.
Andrew Crackanthorp talked about the new endeavours our water supplier is unfolding for green energy, hopefully fully in due course.
Phil Macintosh briefly talked about the upcoming G and B festival. Volunterrs are still needed on the out of town routes at strategic points, so please consider volunteering as time is pressing. A lighter note ws ordering 3,000 snakes (Lollies not the fauna!) that wollies decided to give us as a donation. The word is out there on the event and its charitable nature so a big thanks to Woolies.
Could as many hands as possible turn up to fill the gears and beers bags at 9.30 Thursday. It is a huge job so please see if you can make it. Same site as before.
The changeover dinner is at the RSL club on the evening of the 28th of June. If any members or their partners  has food allergies or other dietary issues so I can work around this for those affected. It will be at the RSL as for last year, and as before there will be a subsidy by the club to the cost of the meal for the evening. It should be a great night.
Keep well and see you next week President Richard

Our Guest Speaker
Riverina Water Goes Neutral
Our guest speaker today was Andrew Crackenthorp
Andrew, one of our own members, is chairman of Riverina Water, which is heavily dependant on electricity to move water around the city and to run the purification plants. Recently they won an award for the most improved Water Supply Utility in the state which was a big achievement
They have decided to become carbon neutral within the next 10 years, and have bought land to establish a Solar Array which will cover 5 acres. This will more than supply the current needs of the plant and coupled with a 5MgW battery system will be able to operate all year round. He reckons that will cut down some 9000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, and hopefully stabilise the climate to some degree. Eventually they will have electric heavy vehicles as well, and not into the distant future. These are already operating in other areas 
Our Meeting March 15th 2022

John Smith and Oshkosh

John told us of an amazing aviation event he attends as regularly as he can. The EAA Airventure at Oshkosh in Wisconsin started in its present form in 1969, growing from a backyard organisation for aircraft restorers  by Paul Poberezny.
Oshkosh has a population of around 66,000, but 700,000 people descend on it in the last week in July. There are upwards of 10,000 aircraft on the ground at any one time. That's more than all the registered aircraft in Australia! Every manufacturer in the world is represented, including AirVan, Jabiru and Brumby from Australia.
There are aerial displays by night and day, and almost every experimental aircraft being considered. Warbirds from the past, to the restricted F22, along with huge "fly-ins" from enthusiasts of aircraft types such as Mooney, Cirrus, Cessna and Beechcraft. You can get up close and personal with the U2 and Blackbird spy planes of the Cold War, and buy anything from wings, nuts or jet engines! 
It is a fantastic event, and well worth the visit even if you don't fly!
Peter Green and Rotary Information
Peter spoke of the CSU Scholarship which we have been part of since 1992. John Ashton was president that year and at the suggestion of the District Governor of the time, undertook to establish the Scholarships. Burmo was one of the driving forces behind this and insisted that it be a Science based programme, as we are a rural, agricultural area.
In the time we have given over $200,000 to students, and as far as we can ascertain, all of our selected students have completed their studies.
This is a testament to the small committee who vet the students carefully and award the scholarships according to ability, need and likelyhood of completion. It is awarded to rural based students.
Phil Macintosh took the opportunity to thank everyone for the enormous support he has felt in the organisation of The Gears and Beers event. He spoke highly of the Coolamon Club for their ability to get things done, and their willingness to assist on the day.
We just need the Traffic Management Plan approved and we are ready to go!
Please be sure to get your name down on the rosters. Yes you are needed!
John Gray also asked that we get as many as possible to Hammond Ave THURSDAY at 9.30 to pack bags. Unit 3 181 Hammond Avenue. The entrance is off Gillard Rd, the first street on the left after the Caltex Service Station, when heading East. 
The Saturday Market Report
OIC James Hamilton reported a beautiful Autumn day with many people taking advantage of a day out.
The team, Richard Baguley, David Pyke, Peter Clucas, Wal Paton,  Peter Green, Craig Bromley, Stuart Herriot, David Hodge, John Egan, Paul Murray, Robert Pearson, Neil Schirmer, and Steve Anderson worked together like a well oiled machine, returning some $3000  for the day. The BBQ was back in our hands and the team had to send out for supplies twice, and at least two stall holders had sold out by 11am. James recommends that we provide EFPOS machines for each gate as we are rapidly becoming cashless (The same is happening at the Club meetings). Another note to the BBQ people to put perishables into the fridge at North Wagga on return.
The crew after pickup went out to Hammond Ave to set up for the bag packing, delivering 30 tables. (This has been suggested as a second makeup....but that's up to James.:):):)
 Paul Murray learning the superior qualities of the Apple Watch from Neil Schirmer.
Make Ups, Apologies and Guests.
Apologies: Craig Bromley, John Flynn, Frank Fuller, David Hodge, John Mason, Jonty Shuter, Darren Wallace.
Guests. Mayan Burmeister
Doug Sutton won the bottle of wine on the fifth attempt. It was drawn by Mayan, who was sitting beside him!!
Secretary's Report 15.03.22
Hi all,
A well attended meeting today. Good presentations from John Smith - Members Choice, Peter Green - Rotary Information, Andrew Crackanthorp - Guest Speaker, well don to all.
Good to see that the members rostered for meeting duties were all present and on time, well done again.
James Hamilton reported on a very successful Saturday Market. Good returns all round culminating in a healthy addition to our bank balance, well done to all concerned.
The rider bags for Gears and Beers will be packed on Thursday 17th from 9:30am at
Unit 3 181 Hammond Avenue, the entrance is off Gillard Rd, the first street on the left after the Caltex Service Station, when heading East. Many hands make light work.
Looking forward to the District Conference at Temora this weekend. It should be a good weekend, especially with Bennie providing the entertainment at the dinner on Saturday night. A great line up of speakers have been lined up.
There will be a Board meeting next Monday night. Committee chairs please get your reports into your respective directors.
If have any issues for the Board please advise me asap.
Diary Dates:
Gears and Beers Meeting - 16th March at Commins Hendricks 5:30pm
Board Meeting - 21st March at Romano's Hotel
District Conference - 19th-20th March - Temora
Hugh Tea Fundraiser - 20th March at Borambola winery - Tickets $50 on Eventbrite
Gears and Beers Festival - 26th-27th March
Sec Phil
March 8th Meeting Photos
Wollundry Bulletin Editors: 
Doug Sutton, Michael Knight, John Egan, David Pyke, Peter Wilesmith and Paul Murray