Next Week's Meeting

No.16- 17th Oct - '17

Fellowship: Tim Barter

Reception: Laurie Blowes

Furniture: David Benn

Rotary Information: Rick Priest

Speaker:  Wendy Deluca

CSU Team Napal


Club Rosters

Bulletin Editors





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



Peter Crozier -17 Oct & 12 Dec
Peter Clucas - 24 Oct & 19 Dec
Mark Hillis - 31st Oct.
Geoff Breust - 7th Nov.
David Pyke -  14th Nov.
Laurie Blowes - 21st Nov.
John Gray 28th Nov.
John Flynn - 05th Dec.
 Market Rosters
14 Oct 2017
OIC Neil Pinto replaced by David Hodge
David Wishart - confirmed
Laurie Blowes - confirmed
Graham Burmeister - confirmed
Doug Sutton - confirmed
Colin Duff - confirmed
Tim McGillycuddy - has swaped with David Pyke
Frank Fuller - has swapped with Malcolm Robertson
Peter Green - has swapped with John Flynn
Greg Conkey - has swapped with Doug Conkey
Geoff Breust - has swapped with Mark Hillis
Kerry Pascoe - ? TBA
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
John Ferguson
October 15
Greg O'Hare
October 27
Jim Gibson
November 2
Ken Cook
November 9
James Hamilton
November 20
Paul Murray
November 22
Neil Pinto
November 23
Spouse Birthdays
Cathy Pyke
October 1
October 4
Cathy Willis
October 6
Ros Breust
October 26
Judi Dunning
October 27
Dee McNaughton
October 30
Jenni Riethmuller
November 15
November 19
Helen Paton
November 22
Cassandra Nicholson
November 23
Robyn Rossiter
November 24
November 29
Renae Elrington
November 30
John Flynn
October 1
Peter Clucas
October 7
Robert Nicholson
Cassandra Nicholson
October 10
James McNaughton
Dee McNaughton
October 11
Jim Gibson
October 14
Malcolm Robertson
November 5
David Pyke
Cathy Pyke
November 11
Richard Rossiter
Robyn Rossiter
November 14
Wal Paton
Helen Paton
November 14
Ken Taylor
Jacqui Stumpel
November 15
Kerry Pascoe
November 15
Craig Bromley
November 25
Daniel Burns
Danielle Goss
November 28
Robert Pearson
November 28
Join Date
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
James Hamilton
November 1, 1990
27 years
John Flynn
November 1, 1993
24 years
Jeremy Riethmuller
November 5, 2013
4 years
Tim Barter
November 9, 2010
7 years
Daniel Burns
November 19, 2015
2 years
John Ireland
November 20, 1984
33 years

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 7:00 AM
Meeting 7.30am
Geoff is "Going with the Flow"  in the HITH (Hospital in the Home) program,  allowed  at times to go home, to his Docklands address. 
Jan has taught him knitting, and to pass the time he is making a beanie. 
You can share and support Geoff Hamilton at his Blog:
You can leave comments at this site.
Bulletin Editor
Paul Murray
Guest Speaker Graham Burmeister
Our Guest speaker on Tuesday was our own Graham Burmeister, talking on the subject "Camping in the Desert".  Burmo noted that he has addressed the club 8 time over the 40 yrs he has been in the club.  That averages out to speaking every 5 yrs.
His talk was accompanied by slides in the background of his trips to the outback and the desert. 
He combined his love of family, camping and travel into his presentation.  His photos showed road direction signs from all over central Australia. The many stops at remote communities were accompanied by camping and fishing and evenings in the local pub getting to know the colourful characters of the bush. 
       One would imagine some great stories being told. 
Camping with his father was an important and meaningful part of his life memories and he continues the tradition camping with his family.One trip turned out to be a challenge to his Toyota with a blown radiator while in the middle of the desert and a gearbox go out while on the last leg of the trip in Wagga. 
     Family fishing and camping...the heart of Burmo's talk
Very little food was taken on trips, just the basics of flour, salt and tea.  They would live off the land on yabbies, ducks and other game.  They were heavily armed with a number of rifles.
Burmo said he can't understand why Bourke and Wills perished.  There was so much food avaliable.
Burmo gave us an bit of history into his father's background. His father was born in 1922 of a German heritage.  He reflected that it was not a good time for Germans as it was only 4 years after WWI.  His Aboriginal ancestry also meant there was no chance of being born in a hospital or assisted by a midwife at birth.  His close knit German community protected him from being a member of the stolen gereration.
    Burmo discribed a photo as pornographic...this may be it..
His father left school at the age of 13.and joined the Army as an underage soldier at the outbreak of WWII.   He pedal biked all the way to Wagga to  join up.
He fought in the Siege of Tobruk and the battle of El Alamein .  He was an Australian who was part German, part Aboriginal fighting in a Polish Brigade in Libya against the Africa Corps.  He could have written a book.
Burmo concluded his speech and warned us that with a little luck, he was coming back in 5 years to speak again and to tell more of the story. He received a strong round of applause and he was thanked by President Paul.
Presidents Report Oct 10th 
This week's meeting was "Hat Day" and we certainly lift the lid on mental illness.  Thank you to everyone who participated. We raised $219.90 which the Board will match dollar for
Little Kids Big Day Out and Light The Night were successful community projects and thank you
to the members who assisted at these events.
DA Open Day BBQ is on this Friday. Our membership night for Wednesday 18th October has been cancelled due to lack of nominations.
Fusion 17 the multi culture event is Saturday 21st October and I will be seeking members next Tuesday to help at this event in setting up tents and 
Club Christmas Party is on Sunday 11th December and will be held at Carolyn and Paul Murray's residence. A big thank you to Carolyn and Paul.
Thank you for your support. Have a great week.
Again we have embedded videos, which your email program may not be able to display.  To ensure that you see everything in the bulletin, I would advise all members to read the bulletin online.  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 best possible version of the bulletin.   
Cheers,    Paul
Hat Day 2017 at Wollundry
Hat Day October 10th at Wollundry Rotary in Wagga Wagga.  Over $200 was donated by members with the club matching it totaling just under $500 going to Australian Rotary Health
Click on the video below to view Millenary Mayhem.
Andy Pike From Rapha Speaks to Members
Andrew Pyke a representative from Rapha spoke to members on Tuesday.   He was in town for a meeting about the recent highly successful Gears and Beers.  He told members it was a privledge to be involved with such a great event.  He also announced that Rapha would be a proud sponsor of the Gears and Beers for the next three years.
He said he was always happy to come to Wagga Wagga and it was a very special community.  He was very pleased with the planning and implementation of the event and was looking forward to the continuation of this very special partnership.
He said that if he could be of any additional assistance to just ask.
President Paul thanked him and Rapha for their continued support of the Gears and Beers.
Our Meeting October 10th
Rotary Gazumpted by Legacy
Doug Conkey came to the podium and spoke of behalf of Legacy. 
As it turns out, Wagga Legacy Gazumped Rotary  for the Wagga Rotary movie night.  Legacy is holding a 9th of November movie night for the "Murder on the Orient Express" remake..  The movie has quite a few big stars and the cost is $20 per head and it goes to Legacy.  See Doug for tickets.
Sergeant Peter Crozier
Pete was in fine form witha healthy round of fines for the following:
  • Doug Conkey for Gazumping  Rotary for Legacy 
  • Frank Fuller who forgot to attach the trailer to the car
  • Greg Conkey  for being seen leaning on shovel (typical council worker)
  • Gerry Gerlach and Travis Downie for playing with drones and Ken Taylor for not.
  • Rick Priest, Richard Baguley and James Hamilton for attending Lockhart picnic races 
  • Members unable to attend the Gears and Beers
  • Those without hats had to pay for red hats  (Cricketers hats)
  • Those who missed the Light in the Night Walk for Leukemia Foundation
  • Two members travel papers found on Footpath on the way in.
  • Cross fine to Burmos Badge
Rotary Information
Ken Cook provided the following Rotary Information.
Have you ever wondered why the Rotary year begins on the 1st July?    The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year. 
Rotary’s first fiscal year began the day after the first international convention ended on the 18th August, 1910.  However the 1911-12 fiscal year related to the first day of the international convention on the 21st August .  
At its August 1912 meeting, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs’ finances and the auditors recommended the organisation end its fiscal year on the 30th June.  At its April 1913 meeting, the executive committee concurred with the recommendation and the end of the Rotary year has remained the 30th June.
Visitors, Guests
 and Apologies 
Chris Hillis, Andy Pike, David Post, Angus Barrell, Carolyn Murray, Max Burmeister, Maria Egan
Geoff Breust, Travis Downie, Gerry Gerlach, John Ferguson< Steve McCoy, Pat Ingram, Rob Nicholson, Rob Pearson, David Pyke, Jonty Shuter, James McNaughton
Geoff Breust, Nich Leywood
Thank You from the Men's Shed
Rick Priest thanked the club for everything the club has done for the Men's Shed.  Wollundry has been a major contributor. 
More specificly he thanked John Ireland  for his Legal advice, John Mason  for his accounting work and Colin Duff for the great electrical support.  After the fire they only missed one morning without tea, thanks to Col.
RYDA Representative Needed
Darren Wallace asked members for a volunteer to attend RYDA meetings and take on the role.  There is nothing happening till next year but we need someone to represent the club.
   Hat Day Prize Winners
Place Winner
Mal Robertson
Place Winner
Ken Taylor
Place Winner
Graham Burmeister
Place Winner
Paul Murray
Door Prize 
John Mason
Secretary's Report 12th Oct
Next Sprout and About Market 14th October.
 OIC David Hodge is all set to go with his team this weekend and has arranged the trailer roster. The only one we have not heard from is Kerry Pascoe so have to assume he is available.
A reminder for all Board members that our next Board meeting number four (4) will be held at the Commercial Club at 5.30pm next Monday 16th October.  Reports to the President and Secretary and any Agenda items you would like discussed.
Please remember if you cannot make our regular meeting there are five other Clubs in WW plus an e-Club. If you are unable to do a make up at one of these  Clubs please remember you can register a makeup with James or the Secretary after attending committee meetings or some other activity when representing Wollundry. There are currently 11 members below the minimum requirement of 50% attendance including 5 members who are below 30% attendance.
November 21st Programme will be a Poets Day. Please see me if you are interested in presenting your favourite poem, piece of prose or some other short literary extract. We have 20 minutes to fill so first in best dressed. Your recital should be limited to four (4) minutes therefore will have room for five (5) performers.
Please keep an eye out for the Defribulator (AED) training Video that Paul Murray is loading up to a link on our Website and in our Bulletin for us all to look at and make ourselves familiar with.
District Technology Training Nov 12th
Click on the video below about DisTec Training
                        Register NOW
Defibrillator Training Video
Click on the video below for Defibrillator training.
Photos from Oct 10th Meeting