Next Week's Meeting

No.13 - 26th Sept - '17

Fellowship: Jonty Schuter

Reception: John Smith

Furniture: Doug Sutton (needs a swap) 

Rotary Information: Ken Cook


Programme this week:  Susan Davies

Roads and Maritime Services.

Road User Safety



Club Rosters

Bulletin Editors





Sep 26, Oct 3,10     Paul Murray

Oct 17, 24, 31        Doug Sutton

Nov 7, 14, 21         John Egan

Nov 28, Dec 5, 12   P MacKinnon

Dec 19, Jan 9, 16   Michael Knight




David Pyke -   26th Sept
John Flynn -     3rd Oct
John Gray -      10th Oct
Laurie Blowes - ?
Peter Crozier - ?
Mark Hillis - ?
Peter Clucas - ?
Geoff Breust - ?
 Market Rosters
14 Oct 2017
OIC Neil Pinto replaced by David Hodge
Frank Fuller has swapped with Malcolm Robertson
Kerry Pascoe - ?
David Wishart - ?
Laurie Blowes - confirmed
Greg Conkey - ?
Peter Green - looking for a swap
Graham Burmeister - confirmed
Geoff Breust - confirmed
Colin Duff - confirmed
Tim McGillycuddy - looking for a swap
Doug Sutton - confirmed
11 Nov 2017
OIC Michael Knight
David Benn
David Byfield
Ken Cook
John Ferguson
John Ireland
Tim Barter
Phil McIntosh
Rob Nicholson
Greg O'Hare
Rick Priest
Ken Taylor
Sep 26, 2017
RMS. Follow up from visit.
Oct 03, 2017
Hillis Day.
Oct 10, 2017
Rotary Health. Camping in the Dessert.
Oct 17, 2017
CSU Team Nepal
Oct 24, 2017
Mental Health Depression.
Oct 31, 2017
Riverina Water New Plant
Nov 07, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
New Board Elections
Nov 21, 2017
Members Presentations
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Doug Sutton
September 12
Ken Taylor
September 12
Craig Bromley
September 26
John Ferguson
October 15
Greg O'Hare
October 27
Spouse Birthdays
September 11
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
Dee McNaughton
October 30
Phil McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
September 9
Frank Fuller
September 21
John Flynn
October 1
Peter Clucas
October 7
Robert Nicholson
Cassandra Nicholson
October 10
James McNaughton
Dee McNaughton
October 11
Jim Gibson
October 14
Join Date
Robert Nicholson
September 23, 2014
3 years
Pat Ingram
October 15, 1985
32 years
David Wishart
October 27, 2015
2 years
Mark Hillis
October 28, 1994
23 years
Gerry Gerlach
October 30, 2007
10 years
John Ferguson
October 30, 2007
10 years
Kerry Pascoe
October 30, 2007
10 years

Visiting Rotarians
Dennis Vanscoven
Club Guests
Dr Richard Baguley
Holly Chisholm
Rotary Partners
Carolyn Murray
Make ups
Jim Gibson - Sprouts - 9 Sept
 Laurie Blowes
Craig Bromley
Doug Conkey
Ken Cook
John Egan
John Flynn
Gerry Gerlach
David Hodge
John Mason
Stephen McCoy
Tim McMullen
Rick Priest
Adrian Whiting
David Wishart
Peter McKinnon
Robert Nicholson
Jeremy Reithmuller
Bob Willis
Travis Downie
2016-17 Executives & Directors
President Elect
Club Service
Public Relations
Youth Services
Immed PP
Executive Secretary

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 7:15 AM
Bulletin Editor
Michael Knight
Presidents Report September 19
We can certainly pack things into one hour. Thank you for your patience today. Welcome to Richard Baguley our newest member. Congratulations to Phil McIntosh and his team as it looks like another great Gears & Beer Festival. Many hours have been put in by Phil & his team. Thank you to the members who volunteered to help at the The Little Kids Big Day Out.
Hopefully we can get Dennis van Someren to come back and talk more on Shine For Kids. He certainly enjoyed our club meeting today.
Don't forget the Geoff Hamilton Challenge to give blood and send your photo to him.
Next week's meeting will be chaired by Geoff Breust in my absence. 
Gears & Beer Festival is not far away so please place your name on the roster.
Please keep Past President Geoff Hamilton in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for your support. Have a great week!
Secretary's Report 21st Sept
Next Sprout and About Market 14th October.
Please check this weeks updated roster and advise your availability or otherwise in good time and confirm with me and your OIC David Hodge.
The Rotaract Ten Pin Bowling Challenge is to be held this Saturday 23rd September 6.00pm . The A Team = Richard Rossiter, James Ross and David Benn.
Fellows if you cannot make our meeting and you are unable to do a makeup at one of the five other Clubs in WW plus an e-Club, please try to register a makeup whenever you can after attending to committee meetings or some other activity when representing Wollundry. Our District Club attendance for July was only 62.24% which is below average. Just advise James or myself and I will pass it on to him. I am sure many of you do work for the Club that would count as a make up that you do not report. Please do, as it will help not only your attendance record but also the Club's average.
New Member Induction.
Richard Baguley was a member of Wollundry Rotary from 1991 until 1993, and resigned when he took up an appointment to staff of Junee Goal, as Medical Officer. 
Paul Murray has maintained a close friendship with Richard, nominated him as a prospective member, and presented him with regalia and apparel essential for his new role.
Richard will have the classification of Medical Practitioner, and will serve on the Sprout and About Market committee.
In comments acknowledging his induction, Richard told us that he had served a life sentence at Junee - 22 years.  Richard's wife, Anne Marie died recently while travelling overseas, and the club members look forward to providing support and fellowship to our newest member.
Gears and Beers Briefing
Our program this week was a briefing for club members on the Gears and Beers Ride and Festival.
The committee that runs the festival are active all year, thinking, planning, probing and networking.
Then the meetings start, and every detail is listed, allocated, delegated and eventually consummated.
This Bulletin is not a reference for information on the festival - The Marshals Handbook serves that purpose.
However, the highlights off Phil's presentation were:
Set up and layout, from Midday Saturday.
Saturdays Registration process. 
Transfer Ride Arrival.
AFL final coverage on big screen, if it transpires.
Baylis Street set up for starting rides including sponsors exposure. To commence at 5.30am, after adjustment for daylight saving.
Despatch of various Rides between 7.00am and 10.00am
Security of Cycles, each of which is valued up to $10 000.
Sunday Festival layout.
Entertainment, organised by Darren Wallace.
Festival Entry, security, wristbands, fences, toilets, parking for stalls.
Location of sponsor's vehicles, and our responsibilities for their care.
Then we moved on to details of the rides.
Our Bible for the rides is the Traffic Control Plan - and safety drives all the rules incorporated into this document.
Baylis Street will be closed all day.
Marshalls need to know intimately all details of the rides that they will encounter.
Keep riders on the correct side of the road. They are not racing, and we don't call it a race.
Safety, First Aid, Course Signage, Navigation and  rider welfare are all important considerations, and warrant a deep degree of planning.
We have a supply of cowbells, supplied by Rapha, and are keen for marshals and spectators to follow the French tradition, and ring bells as cyclists pedal by.
The course is rated "fast". The surface is smooth, unlike last years rutted conditions.
Phil completed his comments by acknowledging Paul Murray, who has written a software program to facilitate the registration process. Peddling to an event, and then waiting in line to pick up your ride number is frustrating, so Gears and Beers is ahead of the pack.
Shine for Kids.
Dennis Vanscoven and Holly Chisholm represented the community group, Shine for Kids, providing support for the families of prisoners throughout Australia. We learned that there are sixty thousand children in that situation, and 20% of them, statistically, will end up in prison themselves. Among prison populations, there is a 70% recidivism rate - the extra 20% involving children is the target of Shine's activity.
Among the costs that Dennis quoted are the Capital cost of housing prisoners NSW, $1.5 billion per year, and $8 billion spent on indigenous housing. The annual budget of Shine, nationally is just $3 million.
Shine has been going for 30 years, and had a presence in Junee for 8 years. Holly runs the local operation, with volunteers.
One of the activities that is providing positive results is "colourful dreaming" where kids visit their father, and they paint together.
Dennis is a member of the Rotary club of Kenthurst, dressed in a smart jacket, spoke confidently and looked every bit the successful "business or professional Man." A few at our meeting would have been surprised when he told us that his father had been in goal, but that added some authority to his work within Shine.
Donations requiring Ratification
David Byfield reported that, at last nights board meeting, two projects were approved. 
We have sponsored the Riverina Summer School for Strings to the tune of $500. This is part of the Wagga Wagga cultural heritage, and has been a feature for over thirty years. David mentioned that if members were interested, a season ticket for the series of concerts was available.
The second project exceeded $1000, and required Ratification at a club meeting.
We propose to purchase a defibrillator at cost of $2500, to be available at our Rotary events - The Food and Wine Festival and The Gears and Beers Festival.
It is proposed to mount the defibrillator in a secure box on the Trailer BBQ. 
There was no suggestion that an old phone box be purchased to house the equipment, although a precedent has been set in Ireland.
Sergeant Geoff
Geoff Breust was Sergeant for a day.
First comment - What is this flag doing here - is there any significance" Geoff ran an airline with around 40 Swedish built aeroplanes in his fleet, so that is a flag that deserves some respect.
Swans supporters were targeted, despite their despondence from the weekend. Hawthorn too was a source of fines - do they have supporters?
The story of Peter Clucas, his drone and the kangaroo has been doing the rounds, but it was fodder for the sergeant. The greatest disappointment - no video of the roo defending itself.
Michael Knight and John Gray were asked to stand, and accept comment on dress standards.  Did Geoff seriously think that Michael's coral pink pullover, and John Gray's red one have  anything in common?
Wal Paton needed to check what day it was, he used his phone. Sergeant Geoff pinged him for texting, and there's no excuses.
A wheel meal deal at Burmo's was analysed for fine potential. There was plenty. Graham had a bad back, but managed to bend his arm with a glass of red wine attached. Ken Taylor got lost on the way to Wantabadgery - Geoff was worried about how his drones perform with navigation!!!!
Richard Baguley was reminded that he had been here before. A new member may be exempt from fines, but only completely new, not recycled.
What do these guys have in common ............They are all Richmond supporters. They have never owned up to that before.
Rotary Information
Paul Murray had been delegated to provide Rotary Information. His first initiative was to remind us that he needed about 10 laptops, to be used in the registration for Gears and Beers. It appears that he has 6 - needs 4 more.
The core message in Rotary Information was that District 9700 has arranged a seminar on Technology, called Distek 17. Unfortunately, the powerpoint presentation to "sell" the event failed to proceed, so we had to rely on Paul's memory. It will be held on 12 November, in Young. The seminar is free, and will have sessions on Clubrunner, Graphics, Photo Editing, and Zoom, a new Confrencing facility that the District has purchased.
District Conference 2018
Gerry Gerlach addressed the club, not with a "thought of the day," but to remind the members that the next District 9700 Conference will be staged in Leeton, on the weekend of May 4, 5, and 6, 2018. This will be five weeks after our Food and Wine Festival.
Accomodation has been booked at the Leeton Heritage Motor Inn, six rooms at this stage, but we can still get more as required!!!!!!
There are preliminary discussions to have Wollundry Rotary provide a presentation on staging major festivals on the scale of Food and Wine, or Gears and Beers. Do we want to give away secrets??
A man with Balls
A Vocational visit to an insurance Brokers office is an unlikely event - not much to see, not much to get your hands on. We are unlikely to be invited to David Benn office, so here's what you are missing out on.
Geoffs Blog
Peter Clucas provided an update on Geoff Hamilton.
Peter urged Wollundry Rotarians to keep up with Geoff's story, respond to his daily Blog entries and provide support for the great positive attitude that Geoff is exhibiting.
Blood donations are high on Geoff's priorities - and if you can help, get a photo of your blood bank session, and post it to Geoff's blog
You can share and support Geoff Hamilton at his Blog:
You can leave comments at this site.
Laptops Wanted For Gears and Beers
We would like to borrow some laptops.  We are planning on setting up a bank of computers to quickly and efficiently process all the riders for the Gears and Beers.  We need approximately 10 laptops. 
The laptops need to be running a version of Windows and have Excel software on them.  Also a mouse would be good. 
We only need them on Saturday and Sunday, however we would like to borrow them from Friday till Monday.  If you would be willing to loan us your laptop, please call or email Paul Murray (Ph: 6928 5562  Mobile: 0408 285 562  email:  We promise to be very careful with them,  Many thanks.
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