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
Paul Murray
Read your Bulletin On Line
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
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President's Report
President’s Report for the 4th December 2018
The Rotary theme for the month of December is Disease Prevention and Treatment.
District Governor John is asking that all members open and read monthly District Newsletter. DG John sent out the November District Newsletter to over 1,000 e mail addresses of 97% of the e mail messages received but only 44% were opened and read.    
Rotary Youth Leadership awards (RYLA) – application closing date has been extended to 6th December. RYLA is for young people between the ages of 18 to 25 years. Clare Lawlor of Rotaract is coordinating RYLA programme for 2019 plus she is a mentor for the programme.
Club’s Christmas party is to be held Sunday 9th December at Michael Knight’s residence at 2 Kauri Place Springvale from 4pm to 9pm. Bring your own drinks, your #9 iron and camp chairs. Directions are - go past Country Golf club turn right into Springvale road, then left into Mallee Road (travel about 500M) then left into Kauri Place (travel about 100M).
Enjoy your day and club’s Christmas party
Secretary's Report Dec 4th  - 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.
Club Speakers Announcements   Dec 4, 2018

Irene Talks about her Week 

Exchange Student Irene Chung reported to the members on her activities of the preceding week. 
It is noticable how well Irene is progressing with her spoken English.
Irene also reported that on Wednesday evening she was going to cook a meal with Carolyn, her counsellor.  She did cook that meal and Paul and Carolyn were the beneficiaries of her cullinary skills.  See photos below.

Raffle Tickets
John Egan came to the podium.  John said that he had dropped raffle tickets from the Men’s Carmalite Committee and talked about the prizes.

How to Hear John Gray  joke from Nov 27th  Meeting
I added a video with a rather good joke John Gray told as Sergeant last week.  I heard from a number of members that they couldn't see Johns picture... so they couldn't hear the joke. 
If you couldn't see the picture, the reason was because you were viewing it in you email program and not online.  Over the past few years there has been quite a few videos in the bulletin...and subsequently a short article in the bulletin titled  Read the Bulletin Online .  I have reprinted it in this bulletin in the left column.  Please read it if you haven't yet.  Do what it says and you will hear John's joke, which I have reprinted below.
John then told a rather good joke.....Click on the photo below to hear John tell his  joke.

Christmas Party Reminder

The Christmas party is at Michael Knights on December 9th at 4pm 

Directions  from town to Michael Knights home 2 Kauri Place Springvale Road (off Mallee Road)
  • Go past country club, turn right into Springvale Road
  • go 500 metres and turn Left into Mallee Road  
  • Go 100 metres and turn Left into Kauri Place 
  • Look for the big 2 at the end of the road
Guests are asked to bring:
  • Drinks,
  • Camp chairs
  • Their #9 iron


 Sergeant Peter Clucas  Dec 4th

Sergeant Peter came to the podium and reminded members to Bring Your Own drinks  to the party and Wollundry  is paying for the food and it will not cost the members anything to attend.  Peter said that correct numbers were needed for catering. 
Peter switched to his Sargeant role and said it was funny when you are prepared for the sergeant role and have people in mind … they don’t show up.  Peter asked Pat Ingram to stand up and explain his recent injuries involving a cat.
Peter asked all members who have not purchased a Christmas Cake from Paul Milde to pay up. All those members  who do not have a Christmas tree up were fined. Peter talked about how great the members of this club were but he said that he had to fine David Foster, Darren Wallace and Nick Leywood for being mean to Mark Hillis who is still sulking. 
David Benn has putting in some ordinary performances lately.  Peter said that all members who put in a coin at the beginning of the Sargeant session … that is a donation.... and if they are mentioned by the Sargeant … that is a additional fine.
He also fined Doug Conkey for breaking over 100 at golf.

Financial Report
President James  introduced Adrian Whiting, treasurer of the club.  Adrian gave an overview of the  financial situation of the club, specific copies of the financial statement are available if you contact Adrian directly. Adrian said that the Community Account was healthy and this is a quiet time of the year. 
He encouraged members if they knew of any community organisations that needed money to encourage them to apply so that Wollundry can spread the money around.
President James said that last year’s financial report is back and passed by the Auditors. Various motions were moved and passed.

Donations to Individuals
David Byfield came to the podium and talked about Food and Wine, which is scheduled for March 23rd,  and asked that members who have RSA’s …make sure they are current. He also encouraged members who wanted to obtain their RSA , that the club would assist financially and it would be greatly appreciated.
David brought up the subject of whether the club should change the current policy from giving a donation only to an organisationan and not an individual.   Much discussion ensued and it was moved and passed that the Board will review whether in special cases money can be given to an individual for medical reason.  The board ill report back to the members.

Attendance and Makeups
Paul Milde came to the podium to discuss attendance.  He said that in the past RI said that a member needed to maintain 65% attendance.  That has all changed, but Wollundry has in their constitution that members need to maintain 50% to stay a member. 
Paul talked about how to make make-ups that help if meetings can’t be made.  If new members have any questions … please see Paul Milde.

Part time Clerical Worker
James Hamilton came to the podium with the last motion of Wollundry hiring a part-time clerical worker to help with the admin of the Food and Wine and Gear’n’Beers. 
Much discussion ensued and it was passed that it be a 12 month trial and the job would be closed to Wollundry members.

Winner - 

John Gray

Wollundry Photos
Meeting Photos Dec 4th 2018