Sept 1st  2020
Next Meeting.
8th September
Riverine Club + Zoom
Links to go out Monday
David Wishart
        Stephen Anderson                     Furniture
           Richard Baguley
              Grant Bell
      Rotary Information
              Ric Priest
Bulletin Editor
Sep 8 D Pyke
Sep 15, 22, 29 J Egan
Oct 6,13, 20 D Sutton
Oct 27, Nov 3, 10 P Murray
Nov 17, 24, Dec 1 M Knight
8th Sept Peter Clucas
15th Sept Shane Carroll
22nd Sept Greg Conkey
29th Sept Doug Conkey
12th Sept 2020
OIC Neil Pinto (for John Flynn)
Richard Baguley, Geoff Breust, Shane Carroll, Tim Hutchings, Michael Knight, Peter Mackinnon, Paul Milde, Graeme Obst, Jonty Shuter, John Smith, Peter Wilesmith, Wal Paton 
Beginning Sunday
Sun 06/09 John Mason
Sun 13/09 Stephen McCoy
Sun 20/09 Phil McIntosh
Sun 27/09 Tim McMullen


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Doug Sutton
September 12
Ken Taylor
September 12
Craig Bromley
September 26
Spouse Birthdays
Helen Fuller
September 11
Barb Heriot
September 17
Carolyn Murray
September 23
Rachel Whiting
September 28
Phil McIntosh
Lynette McIntosh
September 9
Frank Fuller
Helen Fuller
September 21
Join Date
David Post
September 4, 2018
2 years
Richard Baguley
September 19, 2017
3 years
Robert Nicholson
September 23, 2014
6 years
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President's Report
It was a great pleasure to have three generations of the Burmeister family with us at our last meeting.  Don't they all say, "He looks like his grandfather"?
We wish the 'father of the year' all the very best with his next career move which should be a very interesting one.  Max has been a visitor to our club for many years and hopefully we will see them again some time to report in.  If we knew what goes on behind the scenes to keep us safe we might be amazed (I'm just not sure).  Apologies also to Burmo for not fitting in cross-fines this week.
A recurring theme with Rotary Information is that it is a great experience and honour to be President of this fine club. This week we learnt that Mark Hillis was not only a boy of 12 but also a member when John Egan was President in 1992-93.  We also keep being reminded of how profitable the Sunday Markets used to be back in the day.
Thankyou to the several members who have volunteered to prepare a hot meal for Lilier Lodge.
Stay well Fellows.
President James
Secretary's Report 
A good roll up for meeting number 9. The social distancing appeared to be better with the new table and seating arrangements.
A great sargeant's session by David Byfield. Well done David. These sessions are important, as they provide the opportunity for all members to take a turn at speaking to the members, and also allow for much needed funds to be collected, in the form of fines.
Diary Dates,
Lillier Lodge Dinner 16th September 2020.
We will provide meals only, that is, not attend due to Covid.   Paul Milde has the volunteers names who will be providing the meals. Thank you to those fellows.
Hat Day 6th October 2020
AGM November, the date to be fixed.
Xmas Party 13th December. At Chrissie and Mark Hillis's Home.
Next Board Meeting 21st September 2020
Cheers Phil B
Our Meeting
The meeting today was busy with a bundle of guests including Bruce Dicker (who was recently awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by Wagga Rotary Club), Mayan, Nick Georgio, David Gollan and guest speaker Max Burmeister.
Preso James asked if anyone was returning from holidays and, sheepishly, David Hodge admitted he had been to Thredbo and had skied in sensational snow. We know that John and Annette Flynn are in Qld and likely to return sometime in 2022. Ken Cook is in Dubai. This time of year in Dubai the temp is usually about the 30 to 40 mark day and night. We also have no idea when Ken will be home or allowed back into Oz
Exchange Student  
Sofi followed up from her DJ duties last weekend at 2AAAFM with gardening on Saturday and a trip to Canberra on Sunday. Sofi greeted the Rotarians with her usual "gday Rotarians". We are a very lucky Club to have such a bubbly16 year old from Brazil making the most of her trip to Wagga but missing out on the great Safari and all the other associated travel which is treasured by previous exchange students. Lets hope that we can arrange some travel for Sofi between now and her departure in January.
David Byfield extracted some money from us all and happened to find an old letter to a Mother from a youngster attending a scout camp. The story went on for a while and managed to convey the message to Mum that all was well in the scout camp. The story was amusing and was full of incidents which were horrifying. All worked out OK in the end...I think that was the message.
Secretary Phil 
Phil Burgess made a plea to members to advice him of any changes in any roster. It is important that Phil is notified of any change

Quick quiz for all you maths guns

How much dirt is there in a hole... that measures two feet by three feet by four feet? Answer see below

Rotary Information
Past President John Egan gave us an update of the 1991-1992 years in which he was President. That period of time was the day of the huge Sunday markets making large amounts of money. There remains 19 members from that year which is 30% of our current members. That must be a very strong retention rate in Rotary Clubs. In that year they distributed $94K. The Club had a an outbound and inbound Exchange student. John remberes Burmo organizing  a cricket match between Wagga Rotary Clubs. The editor remembers Burmo playing cricket for The Riverine Club who always fielded in the slips, not much running required there. The annual fees were $110 per year. One of the guest speakers during the year was Wendy Hucker. Wendy was from the Roberts family who owned 2WG. That family gave a very large parcel of the land to The Haven in Bourke Street., hence the nursing home is named the Wendy Hucker Nursing Home. In that year Col Duff travelled to Nepal as part of a FAM team.
Michael Knight took the podium and thanked all the members from Wollundry Rotary who  attended and helped at his monster garage sale. It was shocking weather during the whole of the day. Well done to Wollundry Rotarians who always stand up when required.
Guest speaker Max Burmeister
Max was introduced by John Gray who had been a friend of the Burmeister family for many years. He introduced Max who, John said, proudly holds the record for ice creams consumed at the Sydney Cricket ground. That is how you keep a youngster quite at a cricket match when under the guidance of a cricket loving father.
Max commenced his Police career in the NSW Police Force after graduating in May 2011 at Goulburn. Max had previously graduated form ANU with an honours degree in Policy studies and Political Science. After Goulburn, Max was sent to his home town in Wagga and has enjoyed his time at the front line of policing.
In 2014 and 2015 Max led a project called "Bowen" in the Wantabadgery area. This was a a Police and Community awareness campaign recognising the contribution of Senior Constable Bowen who was killed by bushrangers in the 1800's. A memorial was established at Wantabadgery in his honour.
In recent times Max has become aware of the stress levels of front line policing and his desire for a change of direction. His University qualifications were not being adequately used and he found a new section of NSW Police in Sydney which is taking up in the next few months.
Max was thanked by David Benn who remembered Max helping out the Wollundry Sunday markets on the gate. David handed Max a gift in a brown paper bag. Frank Fuller trained us well
We wish Max all the best in his career change.
Members draw
The members draw was won by Tim Hutchings
Another quiz for us all....Concentration needed

This is seriously silly so should suit Wollundrians.

  1) You are reading this.

  2) You are human.

3) You can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips.

  4) You just attempted to do it.

  6) You are laughing at yourself.

  7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.

8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.  

And the answer to the maths question. There is no dirt in a hole