President's Report
Wollundry Rotary     2 June 2020
Hi Wollundry members
At last we have some relaxing of the guidelines to enable people to move around and share time in gatherings of various numbers for particular events. Any venue we use is subject to strict rules as to numbers and the various sanitising, listing of all people attending and contact details etc.
We have made a temporary booking at Romano’s for the changeover on June 30 at 12.30pm. We will have an executive meeting and work out the logistics of running a changeover without partners and any guests. Watch this space
Paul Murray has done a great job running the Zoom meetings and today operating the video clip from David Benn and the audio clip from Tim McMullen. I am sure we all agree when Paul Murray has some challenging moments with computer issues, we all breathe a big sigh of relief.
It was also suggested that we offer all members who would like to provide us with a one or two minute video clip of them locked up or doing something of interest so go for it. Ken Taylor started to day advising us how he locked Jacquie out of the house. Nothing sensible about that Ken and potentially putting “you out of bounds”!
As I mentioned today and in my email yesterday, I attended the budget meeting for District 9705 last Saturday. We can put that all behind us and get on with the wonderful fellowship and community events on the agenda. It is important for you to know that at all times through the long period we had issues with the current and the new District, our current DG John McKenzie was always helpful and prepared to listen to our thoughts.
Sofi has moved to her new home and has settled in well. Sofi has changed her phone number so we will give everyone the new number when available. Her email remains the same at
The Zoom meetings have been well attended and seem to be achieving a continuity of dialogue between members. We canvassed a straw poll today as to having a Face to Face meeting next Tuesday and that appeared very promising.  I will be doing all I can to achieve that on the basis that the venue is up to date with all the Government guidelines and restrictions.
Don’t forget keep in touch with other members. Our Club has so much to offer each other, we need to ensure that we keep our membership numbers healthy into the future
Cheers. You only have me in the chair for another 4 weeks. Woohoo I hear you say…shame on you
2 June 2020
Our Meeting
After a few technical difficulties President David opened the meeting to 30 participants including our exchange student Sofi. This may be our last Zoom meeting although future meetings may be Zoomed for those who can't make physical meetings due to ill health or caution about the corona virus.
David Byfield is recovering in Calvary Hospital. David was admitted with a severe case of pneumonia. Members "signed" a card wishing him a speedy recovery. Even David "signed" the card.
President David said the District Budget had been passed with just enough members present to make a quorum. 23% of those present voted against the budget.
Col Duff reported on the increasing amount of used furniture being transported to Tumba bushfire victims by Ron Lee Removalists, free of charge. (Remember to use Ron if you are moving house.) Col has a press release prepared also including our Club's donation of $15,000 to Tumbarumba Rotary for bushfire victims. 
James Hamilton introduced the proposed changes to our constitution. James explained the 11 constitutional changes and why we should pass a motion supporting them. James' motion was seconded by Gerry Gerlach and passed unanimously by members. John Gray proposed a vote of thanks to the committee tasked with updating the constitution for their excellent work.
Sofi, whose English is improving rapidly, told us that she has moved to her second host family and likes her new situation very much. Her new family is very similar other own family in Brazil. Sofi is changing her phone number but has the same email. This weekend she is going to Canberra to sightsee. She said she is very excited as this will be her first excursion after the corona virus lockdown.
In response to a question from Mal Robertson, she said her family is doing well in the midst of a poorly managed corona virus outbreak in her country.
She explained that her parents don't live in a big city where the outbreak is very bad. Despite the difficult times Sofi is happy and enjoying her exchange.
Ken Taylor told us what he has been doing in the lockdown. It appears he spent a lot of time telling Dad jokes and annoying his hairdresser (Do you want it cut all over? No just on my head.) Jacqui and Andrew were the main sufferers. Still his stories were worth a dollar each to be contributed when we meet again.
David commissioned a very professional video promoting his business with a testimonial from a good client. Paul Murray was able to play the video for us showing a well managed farm with some beautiful aerial shots and some typical farmers. here are a couple of stills from the video showing a suitably attired David looking very dapper, farmer style in his a akubra and moleskins.
Phil McIntosh said that with the coronavirus changes happening at an ever increasing rate, plans for a form of the rides are a moveable feast. He therefore requested a meeting of his committee to discuss potential options. Phil also alerted us to funds available through community partnership grants being offered by the NSW government. Is there someone in the club who would like to pursue this?
OIC John Smith said that the plan is to recommence the markets on Saturday 11th July. Check the roster.
Pykie wound the meeting up at approximately 1.30 p.m following a Zoom rendition of Advance Australia Fair at various pitches and timing.
Still the spirit was there.
Jun 2 2020
Next Meeting. No. 47
9th June. 2020
Zoom Meeting
Links to go out   
 Bulletin Editor 
June 2, 9, 16   J Egan
June 23, 30, Jul 7 D. Sutton
Jul 14, 21, 28 P. Murray
Aug 4, 11,18 M Knight
Aug 25 Sep 1, 8 D Pyke
  Ken Taylor      2nd June         Darren Wallace   9th June
Adrian Whiting   16th June       Bob Willis        23rd June
Dave Wishart    30th June



Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Green
June 3
John Gray
June 6
Paul Milde
June 20
Spouse Birthdays
Lynette McIntosh
June 2
Jenni Duff
June 7
June 13
June 17
June 19
Lou Shuter
June 22
Stuart Heriot
Barb Heriot
June 10
Join Date
Darren Wallace
June 1, 2010
10 years
David Byfield
June 2, 1979
41 years
Peter Mackinnon
June 18, 2002
18 years
Ward Gaiter
June 19, 2018
2 years
Timothy McMullen
June 21, 2016
4 years
Phil Burgess
June 26, 2018
2 years
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