Oct 6th 2020
Next Meeting.
13th October
Riverine Club + Zoom
Links to go out Monday

Peter Green
Stuart Heriot
Mark Hillis

James McTavish

Rotary Information
Paul Murray

Bulletin Editor
Oct 13, 20 P. Murray
Oct 27, Nov 3, 10 D. Sutton
Nov 17, 24, Dec 1 M Knight
Dec 8, 15, 22 D. Pyke

13th Oct Col Duff
20th Oct John Egan
27th Oct Ken Cook

10th Oct 2020
OIC: Ken Taylor
Team: Phil Burgess, Greg Conkey, Mal Robertson (for Colin Duff), Peter Crozier (for John Ferguson), Paul Milde,(for Bill Parker) David Hodge, John Mason, David Post, Pat Ingram (for Andrew Puckeridge), James Ross, John Egan (for Doug Sutton), Bob Willis, Frank Fuller (for David Wishart)
Signs: John Flynn
14th Nov 2020
OIC: Darren Wallace
Team: Craig Bromley, David Byfield, Doug Conkey, Doug Sutton (for John Egan), John Gray, James Hamilton, Pat Ingram, Bill Parker (for Paul Milde), Rob Nicholson, Kerry Pascoe, Rick Priest, Colin Duff (for Mal Robertson)
Signs: James Hamilton
12th Dec 2020
OIC: John Ireland
Team: Ken Cook, John Ferguson, David Foster, Ward Gaiter, Peter Green, David Hodge, Steve McCoy, Graeme Obst, Wal Paton, John Smith, Darren Wallace, Adrian Whiting
Signs:  John Flynn

Beginning Sunday
Sun 04/10 Paul Milde
Sun 11/10 Paul Murray
Sun 18/10 Robert Nicholson
sun 25/10 Graeme Obst


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Ferguson
October 15
Spouse Birthdays
Cathy Pyke
October 1
October 4
Cathy Willis
October 6
Karen Walsh
October 11
Ros Breust
October 26
Judi Dunning
October 27
John Flynn
October 1
Peter Clucas
October 7
Robert Nicholson
Cassandra Nicholson
October 10
Join Date
Puck Puckeridge
October 24, 2017
3 years
David Wishart
October 27, 2015
5 years
Mark Hillis
October 28, 2008
12 years
Gerry Gerlach
October 30, 2007
13 years
John Ferguson
October 30, 2007
13 years
Kerry Pascoe
October 30, 2007
13 years
Bulletin Editor
Paul Murray
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Welcome to our Newest Member - David Golland
It's always a special occasion when we induct a new member into Wollundry Rotary  and the induction of David Golland was no exception.  Neil Pinto nominated David and gave a brief introduction before the ceremony.  David will have the classification Veterinary Services.
President James, to add a level of dignity to the event, removed his orange haired headgear.  He then proceeded to formally induct David, present him with his name badge and  welcome him into the Club.   President James then invited all members to join him in welcoming David.   
David then came to the microphone and thanked Neil and all the members and said he looked forward becoming a member of Wollundry. 
A Very Successful Hat Day
Tuesday was  another very successful Hat day for Australian Rotary Health.  Everyone attending wore some form of head attire and some were truly exceptional.  The day brought in $200 and everyone, especially John Egan, the co-ordinator of Hat day, had a good time.   Our winners are pictured below.
Tim Hutchings took First place and all the prizes
Ward Gaiter was wearing the crown jewels
Rick Priest was the  Blooming Florist for the day 
President's Report
We welcome new member David Golland who was introduced and will be mentored by Neil Pinto.  Apparently David cannot recall having met Neil for the first time about 20 years ago.  Could that be because he was unconscious in Neil's chair?  David is entrusted with the classification Veterinarian Services and has been appointed to the Gears & Beers Committee.
Well done all members who wore a hat for ARH Hat Day including some Zoomers.  We raised an impressive sum from a relatively small audience and enjoyed the sight of a few elaborate creations which we will continue to enjoy viewing on the Club website until this time next year.  We were able to fit 32 in the room.  When we return to more normal conditions we should fit in more.
Phil McIntosh reported that a virtual Gears & Beers Festival was held on the long weekend which keeps the brand alive.  We look forward very much to next year's event being back on.  Well done Phil.
We also welcome back to home soil our Charter Member Ken Cook who is in hotel quarantine with his family having brought them home from Dubai.  It could be a saga well worth telling us about some time.
The Club Doctor has agreed that it is too risky to sing the National Anthem at the present time, despite the obvious appeal of the anthem, and so a Presidential Joke was in order instead.  You had to be there.
Stay well Fellows.
President James
Secretary's Report
Hi Fellows,
A successful Hat Day meeting, well attended and supported.
Congratulations to David Golland on his new membership.
Well done to Phil McIntosh for his ongoing behind the scenes efforts for the Gears and Beers festival.
Saturday Markets this weekend. You are invited to attend for fellowship, even if you are not rostered on.
See the left hand side of the page for all roster information for the Market Team and next week's meeting.
Stay safe,
Phil Burgess
Our Meeting October 6th  2020

Peter Crozier - Sergeant 
Croz fined all of the following:

  • Those without hats, which there were very few if any.
  • Air boys for straying into Queensland
  • Ken Cook whose is in isolation
  • Flynny on his return
  • Ward Gaiter - no sandwiches for Hugh
  • All the golfers who played twice over the long weekend
  • Croz asked what celebrity was a Rotary Exchange student to Africa? Answer: Rebel Wilson
  • Pat Ingram for being late
  • Peter Whilesmith and Gerry Gerlach for something

David Byfield reviews 2003-2004 - his year as President

I felt very privileged to be inducted President for 2003-2004 after taking over from John Flockton.
I had a dedicated team of Directors of
Secretary – Paul Murray
Treasurer – Pat Ingram
Club Service – Peter Clucas
Community Service – Tony Elphick
International Service – John Ireland
Vocational Service – Paul Milde
Youth Service – Tony Petersen
The year started with the departure of our bubbly Canadian exchange student Holly Chiasson who returned home to Canada after 12 months with us. Our outbound exchange student Alex Tibbets was in Ecuador and during the year we welcomed Luis Villacres from Ecuador.
The Bulletin editor in my year was Michael Knight who did a great job in producing the Bulletin with good content and many great photos. Those were the days of a printed Bulletin.
Gordon Braid and his committee did a great job of arranging a great mix of interesting and entertaining guest speakers.
Those of notable or somewhat infamous fame were Gerald Pieper (GM of Riverina Water), Phil Perram (the then GM of WWCC) and Daryl Maguire (the then Member for Wagga Wagga)
Peter Crozier came up with the innovative social idea called Wollundry Food and Wine Club which later became known as the Wheel Meal Deal. This proved very popular and ran for a number of years until interest waned.
Wollundry Rotary were the co-ordinators for the sponsorship of the Employee of the Year award for the combined Rotary Clubs of Wagga, Coolamon and Junee. This was a major event for Pride of Workmanship with Rotary and Wollundry receiving excellent publicity through the partnership with Wagga Chamber of Commerce.
Fund raising activities were very successful with Food and Wine Festival raising $7,963  Farmers Markets under the control of Pat Ingram and Col Duff raised $28,654  Race Day Markets $5,000   Sunday Markets under the watchful eye of Chairman John Egan raised      $71, 331 and equipment hire $1,967 making a total of $114,915. This included a very successful Christmas on Main Street Markets.
We had two very successful vocational visits to RAAF Base for BBQ and guided tour of Ground Training Wing and to Lillier Lodge.
Our club hosted a very successful RYPEN camp at Borambola under the control of Neil Pinto.  Quite a number of charities and organisations benefitted from our yearly total of Donations of $84,696, the most notable being $16,500 to Lillier Cancer Lodge.
We inducted 2 new members during the year of Michael Doyle and Rob Lawson.  District Governor during my year was Peter Chivas from Cowra.  
I became a feather duster on 22nd June 2004 and handed over the Charter of the club to Will Blackwell.

The Unofficial 2020 Gears and Beers
Phil McIntosh came to the podium and showed us some great cycling photographs of this years unofficial Gears and Beers.
We could't run the official Gears and Beers, nevertheless unofficial Gears and Beers rides were being held all over the state. 
This group included our Gears and Beers Chair Phil McIntosh and his son Nathan on the route of the Dirty 130.  Phil is always on site at the festival so this was a chance for him to get out and enjoy the ride, and the  spectacular day. 
To view the photos click here.

Members Photos
Peter Green and Craig Bromley enjoy some conversation before the meeting.
Pykie Pyke and Paul Milde are all smiles and confident their hats are unbeatable.
Wollundry Bulletin Editors: 
Doug Sutton, Michael Knight, John Egan, David Pyke, Peter Wilesmith and Paul Murray