Next Meeting

No.29 30th Jan-2018

Fellowship (greeting visitors, giving out name badges): Rob Nicholson

Reception (sits with Treasurer):Graeme Obst

Furniture (set up and put away items for the meeting): Greg O'Hare

Rotary Information: John Hawkins

Speaker: Michael Knight - 2018 Music Quiz

Club Rosters

Bulletin Editors






Jan 30,   Michael Knight

Feb 6, 13 Paul Murray

Feb 20, 27,Mar 6 Doug Sutton

Mar 13, 20,27      John Egan

Apr 3, 10, 17        P MacKinnon

Apr 24,May 1, 8   Michael Knight

May 15,22,29      Paul Murray



John Gray - Jan 30 & Mar 27
John Flynn - Feb 06
Mark Hillis - Feb 13
Peter Crozier - Feb 20
Peter Clucas - Feb 27
Laurie Blowes - March 06
David Pyke - Mar 13
Geoff Breust - Mar 20
 Market Rosters
Next Sprout and About Market is Saturday 10th February 2018.
OIC Colin Duff - Confirmed
Confirmed - Frank Fuller, Pat Ingram, Tim Macgillycuddy, Peter Mackinnon, Steve McCoy, Jeremy Reithmuller,
Tim McMullen, James McNaughton, Paul Murray.
Wal Paton has Swaped and is now replaced by Malcolm Robertson.
To be Confirmed - Mark Hillis.
Jan 30, 2018
Music Quiz 2018
Feb 06, 2018
Feb 13, 2018
Days For Girls
Feb 20, 2018
North Wagga Shed.
Feb 27, 2018
Wollundry Rotary Club.
Mar 06, 2018
Mar 13, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
Food & Wine Festival Up Date.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Laurie Blowes
January 22
David Wishart
January 24
Nicholas Leywood
January 27
Stephen McCoy
January 28
Jeremy Riethmuller
February 3
David Byfield
February 4
Greg Conkey OAM
February 5
David Pyke
February 7
Timothy McMullen
February 18
Richard Rossiter
February 20
Daniel Burns
February 25
Mark Hillis
February 28
Spouse Birthdays
January 4
Diane Wishart
January 5
January 15
January 23
January 27
February 1
Chrissie Hillis
February 3
Pam Green
February 8
Kay Sutton
February 14
Jacqui Stumpel
February 16
Timothy Macgillycuddy
Susan Macgillycuddy
January 2
David Benn
Cherie Benn
January 4
Jonty Shuter
Lou Shuter
January 5
Rick Priest
January 5
Geoff Breust
Ros Breust
January 12
Puck Puckeridge
Sally Puckeridge
January 21
Greg Conkey OAM
Jenny Conkey
January 24
John Egan
January 26
Peter Green
Pam Green
February 4
Paul Murray
Carolyn Murray
February 27
Join Date
Adrian Whiting
January 17, 2017
1 year
Doug Sutton
February 1, 1990
28 years
John Egan
February 1, 1985
33 years
Michael Knight
February 1, 1983
35 years
Paul Milde
February 1, 1995
23 years
Craig Bromley
February 7, 2012
6 years
Ken Taylor
February 21, 2012
6 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
Bulletin Editor
Paul Murray
Steve Barker Speaks at Wollundry
Darren Wallace introduced our guest speaker Steve Barker.  Steve is from the UK and joined the Royal Air Force at age 16 and spent 26 years in the service all over the world.  He moved to Wagga in 2013 on secondment and fell in love with the city.  He resigned from the RAF and started his own personal training business … “I am Enough Coaching”.
Steve thanked Wollundry for inviting him back as he had been at the club ten months ago.  On his last visit he met Darren and Daniel who invited him to speak at RYPEN.
Steve told a story about walking down a road and falling in a hole several times and eventually learning from the experience and learning to choose another road. He helps people to be the best version of themselves.
He, then talked about RYPEN. He began his involvement working with young people who had previously attended RYPEN and were chosen to help as leaders for the upcoming RYPEN.  He was impressed with the quality of the young people who had completed  the weekend in 2016. Steve complimented Darren and Daniel for writing the exceptional leadership course. 

Moving on to the RYPEN in 2017 … Steve turned up not knowing what to expect. He talked about the common fear everyone has about how they would fit in or be perceived.  Once, they realised that they were not alone … they could start relaxing and enjoying the weekend. 


 RYPEN provided a safe environment … no bigotry... everyone accepted for themselves. After each speaker, there were breakout discussion groups reviewing the talks and everyone could express their opinion. At the end of RYPEN, there were tears and much sharing of Facebook pages,etc.  He gave Rotarians credit for raising money to be able to support RYPEN and stop kids going down the rabbit hole.


President Paul thanked Steve for his talk.

Presidents Report Jan 23
Once again we filled the hour to the max. Guest Speaker Steve Barker certainly got us all interested when he gave a 
talk on RYPEN and his involvement. We also thank Steve for his assistance with our RYPEN Team and the professionalism and experience he offered. Steve has already told Darren he is on the Team for 2018. We also wish John Ferguson a quick recovery from his recent surgery. Enjoy the tennis John! Don't forget I'm available anytime if you are interested in becoming President Elect 2019-20. Give me a call! Half way through the year and next year's theme is already out " Be The Inspiration." Time moves fast!  A big THANK YOU to the Club Members who answer the late call to help put up tents at the Big Bash on the weekend. Rotary certainly made a difference and the patrons were very appreciative for the cover.   Please place the following dates in your 2018 Diary: Sunday 18th February 2018 Gumi Festival Apex, Tuesday 27th February 2018 Club 40th Birthday Dinner, Saturday 24th March 2018 Food & Wine Festival and 5th & 6th May 2018 District Conference in Leeton.
 Thank you for your support. See you on Tuesday at 12.30 pm. Have a great week!
Secretaries Report Jan 25 
It is your responsibility to find a replacement if any of your rostered duties can not be fulfilled.
Next Sprout & About Market Roster: 10th February 2018.  
OIC Colin Duff - Confirmed
Confirmed - Frank Fuller, Pat Ingram, Tim Macgillycuddy, Peter Mackinnon, Steve McCoy, Jeremy Reithmuller,
Tim McMullen, James McNaughton, Paul Murray.
Wal Paton has swaped and now replaced by Malcolm Robertson.
To be confirmed - Mark Hillis,
Next meeting Food and Wine Now held fortnightly. Next meeting will be held on Wednesday 31/1 and every second Wednesday thereafter to 21/3 2018 at 5.30 pm at the Commercial Club.

27/02/18 – 40-year Club Anniversary Dinner. Keep an eye and ear out for further details of arrangements.
Please register a makeup whenever you can or after attending committee meetings or some other activity when representing Wollundry.
Our Meeting Jan 23

Rotary Information

Rick Priest came to the podium for Rotary Info.  Rick thanked President Paul for the timely reminder to check in with the doctor for an examination.  He relayed his own issues with sleep apnia.


Rick spoke extensively about Rotary International, our membership makeup and our position of respect and recognition as the World's largest service organization.  He noted that Rotary is friendship, fellowship and community. In this technical age, Rotary plays more of an important role in human relationships.  He stressed the importance of business development in networking. Rotarians help each other collectively and help other people in the community.  Rotarians are most active in community involvement. Rotary has over 30,000 clubs throughout the world and Rotarians are welcome at each club. Rotary has a 4-way test that helps govern their personal behaviour.


Rick's Rotary information was possibly a record in terms of the the actual amount of details provided to members.



Geoff Bruest came to the podium for the Sergeant  Session and fined Rick Priest, noting that we all want Rotary Information but not all in one go.
He fined Pikey, James Ross, Tim Macgillycuddy and Pat Ingram for being late for a working bee.  Wally Paton for going on a cruise again. Doug Sutton for walking anti-clockwise around Lake Albert.  Michael Georgiou for looking trim and being nominated for Citizen of the Year.  Michael Knight for missing Food and Wine Meeting last week.  Burmo for wearing out the medical system in China.  Geoff then fined everyone who did not attend the Women's great Bash last weekend.
Michael Knight contributed a story of Greek history as a crossfine.

Feb 5th Online Training in Video Conferencing and ClubRunner

Before the holidays there was some discussion of conducting an online training session in ClubRunner using Zoom video conferencing software.  Things are relatively quiet now, so it is a good time to have that training. 
The session will be held on a Monday evening February 5th at 8pm.  You join in session by turning on your computer and clicking a link.
We will review:
  • How to use Zoom Video conferencing software (free)
  • How to best use the Club Directory and District Directory
  • How to login to our Club website and:
    • Update your personal profile information
    • Send an email to all members
    • Print a member’s report
All interested members and especially newer members are invited to attend.  Simply click here to send me an email.  You will receive a reply with all the necessary details.  
Be assured, this will be a relaxed session.
Paul Murray

Rural Outreach Program

Geoff Bruest, as Immediate Past President, is able to allocate the bank interest received over the past year, to a worthy cause of  their choice.  Geoff chose the rural outreach programme that works with mental health in the bush.





David Byfield Wins the Members Draw

The wine door prize drawing was won by David Byfield

Defibrillator Training Video
Click on the video below for Defibrillator training.
Photos of Jan 23 meeting