Next Meeting. No. 6

6th August 2019

Fellowship :   
Greeting visitors

Tim McMullen

Helps Treasurer 

James McNaughton

Furniture : 
Setup & pack away

Paul Milde

Rotary Information:


DG John Mckenzie

Bulletin Editor


Aug 6                     P. Murray

Aug 13, 20, 27        D. Sutton



6th August  -  Phil Burgess
13th August  -  David Byfield
20th August  -  Shane Carroll
27th August  -  Peter Clucas
 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.
Aug 10th
OIC  - Mark Hillis (for David Foster)

Team (7:30am) David Post (for David Benn), Geoff Breust, Doug Conkey, Ward Gaiter (for Craig Bromley), John Ireland, Ken Taylor (for Raoul Mascarenhas), Phil McIntosh, James McNaughton, Graham Obst, Nick Leywood (for Andrew Puckeridge), Malcolm Robertson

Swap needed  -  Doug Conkey, John Hawkins


Sept 14th

OIC -  John Flynn

Team -  Richard Baguley, Phil Burgess (needs a swap), Graham Burmeister, John Egan, Jerry Gerlach ,John Gray, John Hawkins, Mark Hillis, David Hodge, Pat Ingram, Paul Murray, Adrian Whiting


Oct -14th

OIC -  James Hamilton

Team -  David Byfield, Shane Carroll, David Wishart (for Ken Cook), Colin Duff, John Ferguson,  Stuart Heriot, Tim Hutchins , Steve McCoy, Robert Pearson, David Post, James Ross, Jonty Shuter


Nov 9th

OIC -  Neil Pinto

Team - Geoff Breust, Greg Conkey, Frank Fuller, Peter Green , Nick Leywood, James McNaughton, Kerry Pascoe, Wal Paton, Malcolm Robertson, Doug Sutton, Darren Wallace, Bob Willis


Dec 14th

OIC -  Phil McIntosh.

Team -  David Benn, Phil Burgess, Ken Cook, Ward Gaitor, Michael Knight,  Paul Murray, Graeme Obst, Andrew Puckeridge, Rick Priest, Jeremy Reithmuller, Ken Taylor, David Wishart


Feb 18th 2020

OIC -  John Ireland

Team -  Craig Bromley, Doug Conkey, Greg Conkey, Peter Crozier, John Flynn, John Ferguson, Tim Hutchins, John Hawkins, John Mason, Peter MacKinnon,  Paul Milde

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Puck Puckeridge
August 8
Frank Fuller
August 9
Malcolm Robertson
August 14
Doug Conkey
August 17
John Flynn
August 31
Spouse Birthdays
August 8
Di Hutchings
August 10
John Mason
Kerry Mason
August 7
John Ferguson
August 25
Pat Ingram
August 28
David Foster
August 30
Join Date
David Benn
August 1, 1984
35 years
Doug Conkey
August 1, 1996
23 years
John Mason
August 11, 2009
10 years
John Gray
August 23, 1982
37 years


July 30, 2019


David Rathven
Craig Bromley, John Ferguson, John Hawkins
Shane Carroll, Col Duff, Gerry Gerlach, David Hodge, Pat Ingram, John Ireland, Nick Leywood, John Mason, James Mac Naughton, Rob Nicholson, Rob Pearson, David Pyke,  Jonty Shuter, John Smith and Doug Sutton
Rotary World News

A collaboration between Rotary and Heifer continues to produce big results, helping small farms provide healthier, locally-sourced


Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnershipEvanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years,


Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed


Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes; one of Hamburg’s most multicultural, non-profit gatheringsMore than 26,000 registrants representing 3,605 Rotary clubs in 170 countriesRotary commits US$102 million

Bulletin Editor
Paul Murray
AED Presented to Anglican Parish Arch Deacon
At our Tuesday July 30th meeting, Geoff Breust came to the Podium  to present an  Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to Arch Deacon David Ruthven, Rector of the Anglican Parish of Wagga Wagga. 
An AED is vital in treating a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, they are simple and easy to use, and no harm can be done by using one.  Geoff recognised former Wollundry Rotarian Travis Downie, for starting this program and says if it saves one life, it is extremely well worth it.  
Arch Deacon David said he knew how important these were as he had a heart attack about 4 years ago. He said that it will be a big relief to know that if something happens to someone , they will have an AED available.  David Thanked the club on behalf of the Parish.
President's Report
President Pykies latest email - July 22, 2019
 Hi fellow Rotarians
Finished the Irish golfing experience yesterday with the local Irishman winning The Open. Wet and cold so local knowledge was a help. A Japanese golfing tourist asked the question “ I wonder if they have ever thought of having it in the summer”
Doug and Wendy Conkey went off to Scotland yesterday. Doug with crushed fingers and Wendy with cut of requiring stitches. Dangerous game this golf. Pyke’s are in England with friends before heading to the island of Guernsey for about a week before turning east for Oz. 
Have not found a Rotary Club for a make up but have looked....well had a cursory glance. 
Will only miss one more meeting after this one and will be Home for next Saturday market as well.  
Hope Paul Milde and James Hamilton are running the ship. Does not seem that difficult leading from afar. With that in mind we need a President Elect for next year. 
I think I am still missing you all
Secretary's report
WOLLUNDRY ROTARY CLUB  -  Secretary’s Report for Meeting  No. 5  -  30th July 2019
Next Week’s Meeting  No. 6  -  6th August 2019
DG's Visit :  Tuesday 6th August
Wagga High Schools Performing Arts Extravaganza :  Saturday 10th August, Civic Theatre, 2:00 and 7:30pm, in aid of Wagga Carevan
next Board meeting :  Monday 12th August, Commercial Club, 5:30pm
next Rotaract Meeting :  Monday 12th August, venue in town tba, 6:30pm
National Lefthander Day :  Tuesday 13th August
next Gears & Beers Committee meeting :  Wednesday 14th August, Commins Hendriks, 5:30pm, every fortnight
Rotaract Changeover :  postponed to August, venue tba
Catering:  Eater or Non-Eater, please advise John Mason.
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 July 30, 2019


Burmo came to the Podium and spoke about NAIDOC week.  NAIDOC Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
At the meeting last weekend  he met a young man that he knew who now has a construction company that employs 60 people, thirty-five of them are Aboriginal.  He mentioned that he is friends with the Williams family that recently had a relative die in Tumut.

Sergeant Session

John Gray was Sargeant this week.  He asked members who did not attend last week to pay a fine and those who will be an apology  next week to pay a fine. 
John mentioned Raoul how he is going to go to Melbourne University and then come back and work with Neil …and it will be an expensive exercise when you add in all of the holidays Neil takes.
John fined Paul Murray for slipping David Benn $50 and assumes that David wants a copy of some American poetry.  
John made comment of Mark Hillis’s sailing outfit and told a story (joke) about Burmo attending Law school and another couple of stories (jokes).

Remembrance of Brenda

Rick Priest addressed the members and presented David Byfield with a plant as a remembrance for Brenda. David thanked all the members for their support and for the flowers that were sent.


Authors Lunch for Help Cambodia

Darren Wallace gave an update for Help Cambodia and spoke of the Literary lunch that Northcotte used to run and is now taken over by  Help Cambodia.  An Australian author by the name of Joy Rhoades is coming and will talk about her book the “The Burnt Country” Darren sent around a flyer advertising the event.

Update on Gears and Beers

Phil McIntosh came to the podium to talk about the Gears’n’Beers. He said it is only ten weeks away and the next meeting is Wednesday night, the 31st. There are 1600 entries in the system to date … there are 855 in the Dirty 130 and that ride is capped at 1,000 and sponsors still have to be fitted in so that will close soon.
Anderson in 1993
Tour de France
Phil Anderson, another well known rider has registered to come to the Gears’n’Beers.  He is nicknamed “Skippy” and he is the first Australian to hold the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. If you look at his career, he is the top of the tree in Australian cycling. He comes because he knows other cyclists that come and it just seems to keep spreading.

He talked about a sponsorship pack that can go out electronically and the Gears’n’Beers is looking for more sponsors. It details the growth of the Festival. Phil encouraged members to follow Gears’n’Beers on Instagram and Facebook and help spread the word.

Phil noted that Paul Murray had started to contact the Rural Fire Brigades about being involved in the Dirty 130 and one of them had asked if they could bring families and Phil thought that was a great idea.  The more people on the roads really helps.

He asked that all the members help with the Ride and also need to be very aware of safety for all involved. Phil encouraged friends and relatives to come sit on the assigned corner with the member and it was a great introduction to Rotary and Rotary’s role in the community.
Rosters are very important and David will start circulating them and members and partners are encouraged to put their names down.
The Coolamon Club is being encouraged to make their stop bigger than Ben Hur this year. Last year was brilliant … all the coffee and food was bought, this year the committee is thinking of getting the Coolamon Business to come down on the side of the road and sell pies, etc.  1500 people will be riding through Coolamon for a couple of hours that Sunday Morning so it is a great opportunity for the town of Coolamon.
Phil said he could talk another half hour but wouldn’t.  He said he is looking forward to a great event. 
Paul Milde thanked him for the update.

David Post takes Two in a Row

The Lucky members draw was won by David Post … two weeks in a row!
Please Review your Eating Habits


Are You an Eater

At July 23rd meeting Treasurer Adrian informed members that we had ordered 9 meals more than we needed.  This means that people are not sending in their apologies or are not correctly recorded as Eaters or Non Eaters.  
Everyone...Please review the Eaters/Non Eaters list below and if your status is not correct..send an email to John Mason correcting it. 
Wollundry Photos
Photos of July 30 2019 Meeting
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