Next Week's Meeting

No.20- 14th Nov - '17

Fellowship: Peter Crozier

Reception: Travis Downie

Furniture: Colin Duff

Rotary Information: AGM - No Information this week

Speaker: AGM


Club Rosters

Bulletin Editors






Nov 14, 21    John Egan

Nov 28, Dec 5, 12  P MacKinnon

Dec 19, Jan 9, 16 Michael Knight

Jan 23, Feb 6, 13 Paul Murray

Feb 20, 27,Mar 6 Doug Sutton




David Pyke -  14th Nov.
Laurie Blowes - 21st Nov.
John Gray 28th Nov.
John Flynn - 05th Dec.
Peter Crozier - 12th Dec
Peter Clucas19 Dec
Mark Hillis -
Geoff Breust - 
 Market Rosters
11 Nov 2017
OIC Michael Knight (The Boss has confirmed)
David Benn (confirmed)
David Byfield (Confirmed)
Ken Cook (Confirmed)
John Ferguson (Confirmed)
Tim Barter (Confirmed)
Phil McIntosh (Confirmed)
Rob Nicholson (Confirmed)
Greg O'Hare (Confirmed)
Rick Priest (Confirmed)
Ken Taylor (TBA)
John Ireland (TBA)
OIC Craig Bromley
Doug Conkey
Peter Crozier
Travis Downie
John Egan
John Flynn
Michael Georgiou
Jim Gibson
John Hawkins
Peter MacKinnon
John Mason
Paul Milde
Oct 31, 2017
Riverina Water New Plant
Nov 07, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
New Board Elections
Nov 21, 2017
Members Presentations
Nov 28, 2017
My Career and Aboriginal Engagement.
Dec 05, 2017
Rural Counsellor. Riverina Blue Bell.
Dec 12, 2017
Corowa Whisky & Junee Liquorice.
Dec 19, 2017
Christmas Message 2017
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Gibson
November 2
Ken Cook
November 9
James Hamilton
November 20
Paul Murray
November 22
Neil Pinto
November 23
Bob Willis
December 1
Graham Burmeister
December 1
John Mason
December 8
Jonty Shuter
December 29
Spouse Birthdays
Jenni Riethmuller
November 15
November 19
Helen Paton
November 22
Cassandra Nicholson
November 23
Robyn Rossiter
November 24
November 29
Renae Elrington
November 30
December 6
December 9
December 18
December 27
Malcolm Robertson
November 5
David Pyke
Cathy Pyke
November 11
Richard Rossiter
Robyn Rossiter
November 14
Wal Paton
Helen Paton
November 14
Ken Taylor
Jacqui Stumpel
November 15
Kerry Pascoe
November 15
Craig Bromley
November 25
Daniel Burns
Danielle Goss
November 28
Robert Pearson
November 28
Travis Downie
Kym Hampton
December 5
Peter Mackinnon
December 7
John Ireland
December 27
Gerry Gerlach
December 30
Join Date
James Hamilton
November 1, 1990
27 years
John Flynn
November 1, 1993
24 years
Jeremy Riethmuller
November 5, 2013
4 years
Tim Barter
November 9, 2010
7 years
Daniel Burns
November 19, 2015
2 years
John Ireland
November 20, 1984
33 years
Greg Conkey OAM
December 13, 1993
24 years
Peter Clucas
December 14, 1999
18 years
Peter Green
December 16, 2014
3 years
Travis Downie
December 16, 2014
3 years
David Pyke
December 18, 2012
5 years
Jim Gibson
December 24, 2002
15 years

Wagga Clubs

South Wagga
Pres: Milena Dunn
meets:Wagga RSL Club
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Wagga CSU Rotaract
Pres:Clare Lawlor
Meets: CSU  Campus
Every 2nd Wed at 6:15pm
Wagga Wagga
Pres:Elaine Almond
Meets: Wagga Country Club
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Wagga Kooringal
Pres: Rodney Francis
Meets: Wagga Country Club
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Wagga Murrumbidgee
Pres: George Chapman
Meets: The Mantra Pavilion
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Wagga Sunrise
Pres: Deidre Tome
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Meeting 7.30am
Geoff is "Going with the Flow"  in the HITH (Hospital in the Home) program,  allowed  at times to go home, to his Docklands address. 
Jan has taught him knitting, and to pass the time he is making a beanie. 
You can share and support Geoff Hamilton at his Blog:
You can leave comments at this site.
Bulletin Editor
John Egan
Our Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker.

Our guest speaker was our own Peter Clucas, who told us a great story of the trip to Birdsville which he undertook with quite a few club members.

The highlights for him were of course the races (horses, what horses?) and the list of fatalities he found in BrokenHill. The incidents were listed as to the cause of death and then some were just accidents!

The famous Boxing Tent at Birdsville, Fred Brophys, puts on great entertainment

Any one can have a go and a lot do!!

The description of the Birdsville Races as "schoolies for oldie" is very neat!

There is a lot to see and do out there, and air travel seems to be the way to go.

They flew from Wagga to Birdsville via Marree, Broken Hill and William Creek.

The Marree Man is still prominent and the greenies are prosecuting the author for "disturbing native  grasses "!!

They stopped at the Dig Tree on Father's Day, then came home via the Coomera Camel Farm,  Cobar, then Wagga.

All in all  they flew 1668 nautical mile, with ten aircraft, and 28 persons..12 0f whom were Wollundry members.

Presidents Report Nov 7th 
The bookies were the winners today. Thank you  to our club bookies Pykie and Ken Taylor for conducting our Melbourne Cup Sweeps. The winners will be lining up for their winnings next week. Hopefully Pykie will return!! Thank you to our guest speaker Peter Clucas who step in at short notice to give us a small presentation on the Wagga Aero Club's trip to the Birdsville Races. Some great photos and stories were told. The boys certainly survived the trip and have many good memories. What happens on camp stays on camp!
Don't forget the Wagga Wagga Community March Against Domestic Violence is on this Thursday. You need to assemble in Baretta Lane near the Townhouse Hotel between 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm. 
The date of Food & Wine is 24th March 2018. Pencil the date in your diary!
Don't forget Men's Health Education Rural Van is coming to Wagga on 14th & 15th November from District 9670. John Egan is looking for members to man the van on those two special days. The van will be stationed at Bunnings on these days. Why not come out for a health check! It only takes a few minutes.
We also wish Laurie Blowes a quick recovery from his recent shoulder operation.
There are a few emails coming out this week just letting you know of events you may wish to participate in.
Next week's meeting is our annual AGM.
Thank you for your support. Have a great week!
Secretary's Report 07th Nov
Next Sprout & About Market Roster: for 11th November.
OIC Michael Knight - Confirmed
Confirmed team = David Benn, David Byfield, John Ferguson, Tim Barter,
Phil McIntosh, Rob Nicholson, Greg O'Hare, Rick Priest and Ken Cook.
 John Ireland, Ken Taylor
 Please advise Michael of your availability or replacement.
Thank you to those members registering your make-ups. 
If you cannot make our regular meeting there are five other Clubs in WW plus an e-Club.
You can register a makeup with James or the Secretary after attending committee meetings or some other activity when representing Wollundry.
Next Food and Wine Committee meeting is Wednesday 08th Nov. 5.30pm at the Commercial Club.
November 21st Programme will be a Poets Day. We have David Pyke, Rick Priest, Malcolm Robertson, Paul Milde and David Benn presenting their favourite piece of prose or some other short literary extract limited to four (4) minutes.
Last Monday 31st October 2017, the 100th anniversary of the last Light Horse charge at Beersheba featured by the ABC Regional Radio created a lot of interest. The interview they did with me and my cousin that they posted to Facebook about my Grandfather, Roy James Dunk's involvement has had over 2,000 hits.
Also of interest this week to members has been the wedding of Graham Burmeister' son Max to Maggie at a very lavish ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam on Friday 3rd Nov. Max is the first child borne to a serving member of Wollundry after it was chartered. There are some photos of the event being published in the Bulletin this week.
Our Meeting Nov 7th 2017
The Melbourne Cup.
Today's meeting was relatively quiet as many members were trying their lick at a few courses around the traps. David and Ken were in the ring, and sold sweeps at $5 and $10. Someone somewhere was bound to be lucky.
However we had a visit from Jack Hillis,, Mark's son, who was lucky enough to win a great prize from the Men's Shed...courtesy of Rick. A packet of string beans.
Men's Health
John Egan and David Byfield have a team of volunteers to man the MHERV  at Bunnings, but more are very welcome. We will be the face of Rotary in Wagga. The idea of the van is to encourage men to come in for a blood and urine test which will give some basic indicators that might require referral to their GP.
Sergeant for today was Mark Hillis.
He cleverly extracted many contributions for misdemeanours real and imaginary, even with links to the little round Kim!!











Domestic Violence

Further to our great support for the initiative of our member and Mayor Greg Conkey, we are invited to the

Wagga Wagga Community March Against Domestic Violence, Thursday 9 November 2017 

Listen to community leaders speak about local initiatives and enjoy a sausage sizzle and entertainment by Melbourne Rock Band - Gen2 

We welcome your support in marching with us as a community. 

The march will assemble in Baretta Lane (behind the Townhouse Hotel) between 5pm - 5:30pm, before proceeding down Bayliss Street and concluding at the Victory Memorial Gardens. We are supported by Kapooka Army Base, RAAF Base Wagga, Wagga Police Command, NSW Ambulance, Wagga Wagga City Council and community support services. 

We are also inviting individuals, local sporting groups, community organisations, schools, businesses and local service organisations to participate in the march to show their support for this whole of community issue.



Apologies and Makeups

Visitors. Tim Hutchins, Jack Hillis

Apologies. David Benn, Laurie Blowes, Craig Bromley, Graham Burmeister, Daniel Burns, John Ferguson, Frank Fuller, John Gray, Peter Green, John Hawkins, David Hodge, John Ireland, Peter MacKinnon, Tim McMullen, Robert Pearson, Jeremy Riehmuller, Jonty Shuter, Doug Sutton, Robert Nicholson, Darren Wallace.

Make ups. Daniel Burns, Darren Wallace, Neil Pinto.


Burmo is overseas celebrating his son's wedding with a few old mates, as well as JG and Benny!!



Max Burmeister married the beautiful Maggie in a Vietnamese ceremony, surrounded by their family and special Australian friends.
Max was the first baby born to a member of Wollundry Rotary!! 
Its with some sadness that we announce the death of a Rotarian who is a personal friend of many in our club. Graham Booth , from Henty , passed away this morning (Wednesday).
He was actvely involved with Youth Exchange for many years and served on that committee with John Gray and Ken Cook
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
District Technology Training Nov 12th
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Defibrillator Training Video
Click on the video below for Defibrillator training.
Photos from Oct 31st Meeting
Food and fellowship before the tour
Wal back doing a great job. Richard is ready to go.
Croz getting his lunch with Laurie Blowes and Richard Rossiter giving their thoughts in the background.
David Benn and David Wishart at the security briefing.