Next Meeting. No. 44

14th May 2019

Fellowship :   
Greeting visitors

David Benn

Helps Treasurer 

Geoff Breust

Furniture : 
Setup & pack away

Craig Bromley

Rotary Information:
Ric Priest


Miles Smith, cyclist

Bulletin Editor





May 14                      D. Sutton/P. Murray

May 21, 28, Jun 4 P.Mackinnon

Jun 11, 18, 25      J Egan

Jul 2, 9, 16          M.Knight



14th May  -  Peter Clucas
21st May  -  Peter Crozier
28th May  -  John Gray

Read the Bulletin Online

We are having problems including all stories and photos in the bulletin.  Some stories in the second half of the bulletin are not appearing when read in an email program.  
To ensure that you see everything in the bulletin, I would advise all members to read the bulletin online.   I am investigating the problem.
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 complete version of the bulletin.   
Cheers,    Paul
 Market Rosters
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
May 11th 2019

OIC John Flynn (for Doug Sutton)

Team (7:30am)  -  David Byfield, Nick Leywood (for Mal Robertson), Peter Mackinnon, Craig Bromley (for Tim McMullen), Kerry Pascoe, Rob Pearson, David Post (for David Benn), Jeremy Reithmuller (for Jonty Shuter), Ken Taylor (for Neil Pinto), Adrian Whiting, Bob Willis

Trailers (7:15am)  -  A. Whiting, C. Bromley

BBQ  -  K. Taylor 


June 8th 2019

OIC John Flynn. Craig Bromley, Shane Carroll, Ken Cook, John Ferguson, John Hawkins, John Ireland, Michael Knight, John Mason, Paul Milde, Rob Nicholson, Rick Priest, Jeremy Reithmuller, Ken Taylor

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Darren Wallace
May 2
James Ross
May 9
David Foster
May 13
Adrian Whiting
May 15
Richard Baguley
May 15
David Benn
May 19
John Smith
May 26
David Hodge
May 27
Geoff Breust
May 30
Spouse Birthdays
Dannyelle Gaiter
May 23
Nola Pinto
May 26
Graeme Obst
Carol Obst
May 6
Paul Milde
May 7
Shane Carroll
Mary Carroll
May 14
Doug Sutton
Kay Sutton
May 16
Neil Pinto
Nola Pinto
May 24
Join Date
James McNaughton
May 2, 2017
2 years
John Hawkins
May 11, 2010
9 years
Graham Burmeister
May 13, 1978
41 years
Ken Cook
May 13, 1978
41 years
Laurie Blowes
May 13, 2008
11 years
James Ross
May 20, 2003
16 years
Stuart Heriot
May 22, 2018
1 year
Geoff Breust
May 27, 2008
11 years
Frank Fuller
May 29, 2001
18 years
Bulletin Editor
Paul Murray
President's Report
President’s Report 7th May 2019
Thank you to all members who assisted Wagga Wagga Rotary Club with their book fair last Thursday for set up and Sunday for pack up at the Kyeamba Smith Hall at Wagga Wagga Showground. There were mountains of books, etc for sale an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 volumes.
Group 7 President’s and President’s Elect meeting to be held on 7th May chaired by AG Elaine Almond. The topics to be discussed are Driver simulator, Youth Exchange, Combined Wagga Wagga clubs web site, and drought applications.
Change over dinner committee to meet directly after today’s club meeting.
Rotary Four Way Test – Rotary’s central principles
  1. Is it the truth
  2. Is it fair to all concerned
  3. Does it build goodwill and better relationships
  4. Is it beneficial to all concerned
Enjoy your day serving the City of Wagga Wagga
Secretary's report
WOLLUNDRY ROTARY CLUB  -  Secretary’s Report for Meeting  No. 43  -  7th May 2019
Next Week’s Meeting  No. 44  -  14th May 2019
Exchange Student activities Roster :  Richard Rossiter from Sunday 12th May
Next Board meeting :  Monday 20th May, 5:30pm
Next Rotaract meeting : Monday 20th May, Union Club Hotel, 6:30pm
District Assembly : Sunday 26th May, Grenfell
Help Cambodia Movie Night :  "Rocket Man", Thursday 30th May, 6:00pm ($25)
Wagga Carevan fund-raiser :  "Cocktails with an author", Sulari Gentil, winner of the 2018 Best Crime Fiction Award, Friday 31st May, RSL Club, 6:00pm ($50pp)
Rotary International Convention : 1st to 5th June in Hamburg, Germany
Changeover Dinner : Tuesday 25th June 2019, Directors reports due by end of May
Responsibilities:       Please,
×          Find a Replacement if any of your rostered duties cannot be fulfilled.
×          Register an Apology by Monday 4pm if you are going to be absent from the next meeting.
×          Register a Makeup for a meeting absence whenever you can.
Our Meeting April 30 2019
David Post came to the podium and spoke of the extended work session conducted on the previous Monday afternoon and evening by the DCSI Committee, made up of Ken Engsmyr (Chair) and Stuart Heriot, Tim Hutchings and Paul Murray.  David is the Chair of the Joint Districts Drought Committee and also participated in the working session.  It was the culmination of several months of work recruiting and reviewing over 430 drought assistance applications from Farmers and farm related suppliers and workers.  A total of 308  debit cards of  $3,000 each were mailed out amounting to $924,000 of Commonwealth assistance to drought declared Local Government Areas.  An additional $75,000 is yet to be allocated.

Darren Wallace spoke about the upcoming movie night and said details would follow.   Details are below in his reprinted email.
Help Cambodia is running the Wagga premiere of Rocketman, the Elton John story, as a fund raising event.
We would love to see you at the event at Forum 6 Cinemas on Thursday 30th May at 6pm for a drink and nibbles before the movie at 7pm.
Click here to purchase your tickets.
Click here to watch the movie trailer.
Please come along and bring your friends!! Thanks for your support.
There's a new SERGEANT in town - and he bites like a Gator
Ward Gaiter came to the podium and asked us to be gentle with him as it was his first time as a sergeant.  It may have been his first time as a sergeant, but it certainly wasn't the first time in front of a crowd.  Aside from the fact that he spoke well, was prepared and gathered a considerable amount of fine money......he fined the Bulletin Editor.  Big mistake.  The Bulletin Editor always has the last word.
  • After his false and defamitory attack on the Bulletin Editor, he fined the honourable Mayor Greg Conkey for some political misadventure which we all know Greg was innocent of.
  • Then he questions the honesty of all but two members of the club regarding last week's question about ..."who had been to a strip club".
  • It got worse when he referenced friends and family of Wollunry Rotarians with the drunken debauchery of the main street
  • Then he picked on poor little Johnny Gray for being a good husband and taking Norma to lunch.
  • Other innocent victums were David Benn and the Directors of the RSL.
  • Fortunately all the abuse came to an end and he made amends with a good joke that was well received by the maligned members. 
There was a cross fine from from John Flynn who had an additional joke. 

David Pyke came to the podium and spoke about the profits from the 2019 Food and Wine Festival amounting to  $39,200.  He proposed that the club Projects Committee top up the amount to an even $40,000 and the money be distributed to Country Hope.  The proposal was moved and passed.

John Flynn won the bottle of wine.

John Smith announced that starting this Saturday we would be going on Winter time schedule and start the market setup at 7:30am.  Trailer drivers pickups start at 7:15.
Wollundry Photos
May 7th Meeting Photos
Alan Hunt was a guest of David Foster
David Benn is pictured with guests Max Burmeister and Parkes Rotarian Ken Engsmyr