Next Meeting. No. 22

27th Nov. 2018

Fellowship :  Richard Rossiter
(greeting visitors)
Reception Jonty Shuter
(helps Treasurer)  
Furniture :  John Smith
(setup & pack away)

Rotary Information:
Rick Priest (tbc)

Speaker:  Ken Taylor 

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Bulletin Editor






Nov 20, 27, Dec 4   P Murray

Dec 11,18, Jan 8,  M Knight

Jan 15, 22,29        D Sutton


27th November  -  David Benn (tbc)
4th December  -  Peter Clucas
 Market Rosters
Next Saturday Market is Saturday 8th December 2018.  Roster :
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
Trailers  - 4 needed 
Barbeque  -
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 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
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
Helen Paton
November 22
Cassandra Nicholson
November 23
Robyn Rossiter
November 24
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
Peter Mackinnon
December 7
John Ireland
December 27
Gerry Gerlach
December 30
Join Date
James Hamilton
November 1, 1990
28 years
John Flynn
November 1, 1993
25 years
Pat Ingram
November 1, 1985
33 years
Jeremy Riethmuller
November 5, 2013
5 years
Tim Barter
November 9, 2010
8 years
Daniel Burns
November 19, 2015
3 years
John Ireland
November 20, 1984
34 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
John Egan
Presidents report 6th November 2018
Presidents Report 6th November 2018
Next week is Club’s Annual General Meeting and the election/announcement of Board members for 2019/20.
The 7 presidents of Wagga Wagga Rotary and Rotaract clubs will be meeting on the 7th November at 8.15pm to discuss Drought Relief schemes. Attending the meeting will be representatives from NSW Country Women's Association, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Local Land Services and Rural Counsellor.
Mental Health First Aid training course is organised for 17th & 18th November 2018 at Romano’s. Organisers of the course are asking for two volunteers from each rotary club to attend. The club will pay costs for attendance at the training course. Please contact me if you are interested. 
Frank Fuller is in hospital and an operation is planned for this Thursday. We wish Frank all the best and a speedy recovery.
John Gray advised that Norma has been admitted to Mater Hospital Sydney for an operation is planned for this Thursday. We wish Norma all the best and a speedy recovery.
The month of November is focused on Rotary Foundation.
Have an enjoyable day serving the community.
Secretary's Report
Dates for the Diary :
Wednesday 14th November  -  Cooking Dinner at Lillier Lodge
Wednesday 14th November  -  Committee Chair Reports to Directors
Thursday 15th November  -  Wollundry Think Tank, 5:30pm
Fri. 16th-Sun. 18th  -  RYPEN, Borambola S&R Centre
Sat 17th-Sun 18th November  -  Mental Health First Aid, Romano's Hotel, 8:30am-4:15pm
Mon 19th-Tues 20th November  -  MHERV at Bunnings (Men's Health Van)
Monday 19th November  -  next Board meeting, 5:30pm
Friday 23rd November  -  White Ribbon Walk, Lake Albert, 6:30am
Sunday 9th December  -  Christmas Party  @  Michael Knight's
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.
Our Meeting 6th November 2018
President James welcomed all with Rotary Grace and sweeps for Melbourne Cup Day
were organised by chief bookie David Pyke.
President James reminded the club the AGM is next week, and we wished Frank Fuller and
Norma Gray all the best in their hospital visits.
Paul Murray on behalf of the club wished our exchange student Irene a happy 18th birthday!
Sergeant Peter Crozier
  A roll call of Melbourne cup runners meant fines for most members of the club, but some connections were pretty tenuous!
David Post
David gave an update to the club on the drought relief funds for our district.
$290,000 has been organised through the national farmers federation and RAWCS and a
district drought relief committee has been formed.
The dispersal of the funds is governed by strict protocols.
A voucher system has been developed.
Clubs can "adopt" local towns and areas if they want to.
The committee is keen for the funds to be spent in the smaller towns of the area.
Application forms have been sent to all districts.
Rotary information
Rotary Information for 23rd of October
With the big emphasis on raising monies for the drought affected communities, a lot of focus has come on to Mental Health.
Australian Rotary Health was a prime mover in bringing mental health to the forefront and de stigmatising it, in the whole of Australia. They have held Forums all over our district in past years and will soon be holding a Mental Health First Aide course here in Wagga .
ARH is the leading NGO providing research grants into both the causes of mental health problems and how it is possible to treat them. The Black Dog doesn't discriminate as has been affirmed by the very privileged in society such as Prince Harry, or the very wealthy such as Packer. Sports people, politicians, mums and dads are all equal targets ! We must find a treatment, and ARH is at the forefront of that fight.
As an aside, a lot of Rotarians confect the Rotary Foundation with ARH. They are separate entities entirely.
The Foundation is the funding arm of Rotary International and makes fund available to all Districts to perform various projects. They also provide grants on a world scale, Global Grants, one of which our club applied for and succeeded in the Congo.
ARH on the other hand is an  Australian venture raising funds for the principal purpose of improving health outcomes in Australia.
They provide research scholarships for Phd students, and for undergraduates who are following a particular line of inquiry. Money has been allocated to such areas as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone, Heart disease. That list goes on. Our own club provided a Phd Scholarship researching Melanoma. in memory of our long standing member Gordon Braid